Krešimir Ćosić

1948 - 1995

Krešimir Ćosić

Krešimir "Krešo" Ćosić (Croatian pronunciation: [krěʃimir t͡ɕɔ̌ːsit͡ɕ]; 26 November 1948 – 25 May 1995) was a Croatian professional basketball player and coach. He was a collegiate All-American at Brigham Young University, lead the Yugolav national team to countless victories and revolutionized the game of basketball in Croatia, former Yugoslavia, Europe and BYU. Ćosić is referred to as the man ahead of his time because he was the first-ever basketball player in the world to play all five positions, he combined US and European basketball styles and was a game innovator. He is known for turning down NBA offers from the LA Lakers and Portland Trailblazers 15 years before other Europeans made their way to the NBA. In 1996, Ćosić became only the second international player ever elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Krešimir Ćosić has received more than 187,709 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular basketball player.

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Among basketball players, Krešimir Ćosić ranks 13 out of 925Before him are Dennis Rodman, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Larry Bird, Dražen Petrović, and Radivoj Korać. After him are Julius Erving, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Karl Malone, John Havlicek, and Bob Cousy.

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Among people born in 1948, Krešimir Ćosić ranks 112Before him are Barbara Hershey, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, James Faulkner, Donna Karan, Helmuth Koinigg, and Stevie Nicks. After him are Carel Struycken, Philippe Garrel, Bill Ward, Kathy Reichs, George Abela, and Wang Qishan. Among people deceased in 1995, Krešimir Ćosić ranks 79Before him are Robert Monroe, Chen Yun, Masashi Watanabe, Morarji Desai, Clair Cameron Patterson, and Edda Mussolini. After him are Arturo Frondizi, Selena, André Frossard, Józef Maria Bocheński, Annie M. G. Schmidt, and Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark.

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Krešimir Ćosić ranks 77 out of 376Before him are Goran Hadžić (1958), Zlatko Čajkovski (1923), Andrea Schiavone (1510), Mario Mandžukić (1986), Arsen Dedić (1938), and Herman Potočnik (1892). After him are Ivan Mažuranić (1814), Siniša Mihajlović (1969), Pietro Tradonico (null), Branimir of Croatia (850), Georg von Trapp (1880), and Neda Ukraden (1950).


Among basketball players born in Croatia, Krešimir Ćosić ranks 2Before him are Dražen Petrović (1964). After him are Toni Kukoč (1968), Dino Rađa (1967), Stojko Vranković (1964), Velimir Perasović (1965), Peja Stojaković (1977), Žan Tabak (1970), Arijan Komazec (1970), Marko Popović (1982), Ante Tomić (1987), and Mario Kasun (1980).

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