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Medal record
Center
Gregor Fučka
Competitor for  Italy
European Championships
Silver 1997 Spain Italy
Gold 1999 France Italy

Gregor "Uncle" Fučka (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfutʃka]; born 7 August 1971 in Kranj, Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia) is an Italian basketball player of Slovenian origin. A 215 cm (7'1") forward-center, he was a Mister Europa Player of the Year and a Euroscar Player of the Year laureate in 2000.

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Pro career

He has played with Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia during the 1989-90 season, then he moved to Italy, playing for Stefanel Trieste (1990-1994), Stefanel Milano (1994-1997) and Teamsystem Bologna a.k.a. Paf Bologna a.k.a. Skipper Bologna (1997-2002). Then he played in Spain with FC Barcelona (2003-2006) and with Akasvayu Girona (2006-07). He then came back to Italy in the 2007-08 season, playing with Lottomatica Virtus Roma.

Titles and awards

Fučka has won numerous tournaments, including the 1996 Italian Championship and the 1996 Italian Cup with Stefanel Milano, and the 2000 Italian Championship, the 1998 Italian Cup and the 1998 Italian Super Cup with Fortitudo Bologna.

In the year 2003 with FC Barcelona, he won the Spanish ACB League, the Spanish King's Cup, and the Euroleague (thus winning the Triple Crown in Basketball). In 2004, he again won the Spanish ACB League with Barcelona and he also won the Spanish Super Cup with Barcelona in 2004.

He also played in the Korać Cup final in 1995 and 1996 with Stefanel Milano. In 2000, Fučka was named the 2000 Italian League Finals MVP. In 2001, he earned the Italian League All-Star Game MVP trophy.

Italian national team

Fučka played with Italy's junior national team at the 1991 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, where he won the silver medal. He also played at the FIBA Under-21 World Championship with Italy's junior national team in 1993.

With the senior Italian national basketball team, Fučka played at the 2000 Olympic Basketball Tournament and he won the gold medal at the 1999 European Championship, where he was named the tournament's MVP. Fučka also won a silver medal at the 1997 European Championship. He also played at the 1998 FIBA World Championship, and at the 1995 European Championship and the 2001 European Championship.

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