Dražen Petrović

1964 - 1993

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Dražen Petrović (Croatian pronunciation: [drǎʒen pětroʋitɕ]; 22 October 1964 – 7 June 1993) was a Yugoslav and Croatian professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional basketball in Europe in the 1980s, before joining the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1989. A star on multiple international basketball stages, Petrović earned two silver medals (1988, 1992) and one bronze (1984) at the Summer Olympic Games, a gold (1990) and a bronze (1986) at the FIBA World Cup, and a gold (1989) and a bronze (1987) at the FIBA EuroBasket. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dražen Petrović has received more than 2,904,102 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Dražen Petrović is the 13th most popular basketball player (down from 11th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Croatia (up from 61st in 2019) and the most popular Croatian Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Dražen Petrović ranks 13 out of 1,264Before him are Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, and Scottie Pippen. After him are Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, Radivoj Korać, LeBron James, Karl Malone, and Bob Cousy.

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Among people born in 1964, Dražen Petrović ranks 32Before him are Courtney Love, Duff McKagan, Ernesto Valverde, Tom Morello, Lenny Kravitz, and Chris Cornell. After him are Roberto Mancini, Salvatore Schillaci, Miguel Induráin, Clive Owen, Andy Serkis, and Melinda Gates. Among people deceased in 1993, Dražen Petrović ranks 43Before him are Masahiko Kimura, Pat Nixon, Horia Sima, Boris Christoff, Jimmy Doolittle, and Hans Baur. After him are Robert W. Holley, Stewart Granger, Hervé Villechaize, Severo Ochoa, Lucia Popp, and György Sárosi.

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Among people born in Croatia, Dražen Petrović ranks 44 out of 518Before him are Franciscus Patricius (1529), Davor Šuker (1968), Josip Skoblar (1941), Ilija Petković (1945), Piali Pasha (1515), and Matthias Flacius (1520). After him are Stjepan Filipović (1916), Stjepan Bobek (1923), Marko Marulić (1450), Luigi Dallapiccola (1904), Zoran Milanović (1966), and Francis, Duke of Teck (1837).


Among basketball players born in Croatia, Dražen Petrović ranks 1After him are Krešimir Ćosić (1948), Toni Kukoč (1968), Dino Rađa (1967), Aleksandar Petrović (1959), Stojko Vranković (1964), Andro Knego (1956), Peja Stojaković (1977), Velimir Perasović (1965), Žan Tabak (1970), Arijan Komazec (1970), and Mihovil Nakić (1955).