Radivoj Korać

1938 - 1969

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Radivoj Korać (Serbian Cyrillic: Радивој Кораћ; 5 November 1938 – 2 June 1969) was a Serbian and Yugoslav professional basketball player. He represented the Yugoslavia national basketball team internationally. Korać is well-known for holding the EuroLeague's all-time single-game scoring record (since 1958), at 99 points scored, in a game versus Alviks, during the 1964–65 season, and for once making 100 out of 100 free throws on a live television show in Belgium.Korać died in a car crash in 1969, at the age of 30, and FIBA Europe later established the European-wide third-tier level FIBA Radivoj Korać Cup, in his remembrance, in 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Radivoj Korać has received more than 129,262 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Radivoj Korać is the 16th most popular basketball player (down from 12th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Serbia and the most popular Serbian Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Radivoj Korać ranks 16 out of 1,264Before him are Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Dražen Petrović, Oscar Robertson, and Julius Erving. After him are LeBron James, Karl Malone, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Charles Barkley, and George Mikan.

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Among people born in 1938, Radivoj Korać ranks 88Before him are Ian Stewart, Fela Kuti, Leiji Matsumoto, Ricardo Lagos, Klaus Schwab, and Juliet Anderson. After him are David Baltimore, Carlos Bilardo, McCoy Tyner, Connie Francis, Marcello Gandini, and Robert Smithson. Among people deceased in 1969, Radivoj Korać ranks 48Before him are Vjekoslav Luburić, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Erika Mann, Li Zongren, and Vito Genovese. After him are Enrique Ballestrero, Wilhelm Backhaus, Korney Chukovsky, Ernest Ansermet, Lucien Bianchi, and Léon Brillouin.

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Among people born in Serbia, Radivoj Korać ranks 66 out of 469Before him are Moša Pijade (1890), Paul Abraham (1892), Draga Mašin (1864), Filip Vujanović (1954), Dušan Simović (1882), and Vujadin Boškov (1931). After him are Thomas Nagel (1937), Bata Živojinović (1933), Vladica Popović (1935), Dragan Stojković (1965), Martin of Braga (520), and Velibor Vasović (1939).


Among basketball players born in Serbia, Radivoj Korać ranks 1After him are Svetislav Pešić (1949), Aleksandar Đorđević (1967), Dragan Kićanović (1953), Dejan Bodiroga (1973), Zoran Slavnić (1949), Vlade Divac (1968), Miloš Teodosić (1987), Željko Rebrača (1972), Marko Jarić (1978), Mirsad Türkcan (1976), and Boban Marjanović (1988).