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Sani Bečirovič
Becirovic with Panathinaikos.
Becirovic with Panathinaikos.
Nickname Sany boy
Position Point Guard
Shooting Guard
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
League Italian league
Team AJ Milano
Born May 19, 1981 (1981-05-19) (age 28)
Maribor, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Draft 2nd round, 46th overall, 2003
Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1998–present
Former teams Bistrica (1995–96)
Maribor Ovni (1996–97)
Pivovarna Laško (1997–99)
Olimpija Ljubljana (1999–01)
Virtus Bologna (2001–02)
Krka Novo Mesto (2003–04)
Casti Group Varese (2004–05)
Climamio Bologna (2005–06)
Panathinaikos (2006–08)
Lottomatica Roma (2008–09)
Olimpija Ljubljana (2009)
Awards FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP 1998
FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship MVP 2000
Greek All Star Game 3 Point Shootout Champion 2007

Sani Bečirovič (born May 19, 1981 in Maribor, SR Slovenia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian 1.96 m (6'5") professional basketball player currently with the pro club AJ Milano, that plays at both point guard and shooting guard positions. His father is Memi Bečirovič, current coach of the Slovenian national team.

He was selected in the second round (46th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets.


Pro career

Bečirovič played for the Slovenian youth teams of KK Bistrica and he made his debut with them during the 1995-96 season. He then moved to the Slovenian club Maribor Ovni for the 1996-97 season. He then moved to the Slovenian Premiere A League team Pivovarna Laško, where he played from 1997-99 and next to the Slovenian team Olimpija Ljubljana, where he played from 1999-01. With Olimpija Ljubljana he won the 2001 Slovenian League Championship and the 2000 and 2001 Slovenian Cups. He also played in Slovenia with Krka Novo Mesto in the 2003-04 season.

He played in the Italian A1 league with Virtus Bologna during the 2001-02 season, where he won the 2002 Italian Cup. He also played with the Italian clubs Casti Group Varese in the 2004-05 season and Climamio Bologna in the 2005-2006 season, where he won the 2005 Italian Super Cup.

Bečirovič then moved to the Greek club Panathinaikos, where he won the Euroleague 2006-07 championship, 2 Greek Cups (2007, 2008) and 2 Greek Championships (2007, 2008).[1] He signed for his current club on January 16, 2010.[2]

Slovenian national team

Bečirovič was a member of the Slovenian national basketball teams that competed at the 1999 FIBA European Championship, the 2001 FIBA European Championship, the 2005 FIBA European Championship, and the 2006 FIBA World Championship.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP
Succeeded by
Tony Parker
Preceded by
Igor Rakočević
FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship MVP
Succeeded by
Nikos Zisis


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