Mirza Begic

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Basketball player
Mirza Begic
Mirza Begić (right)
Player information
birthday July 9, 1985 (35 years 53 days)
place of birth Bijeljina , Yugoslavia
size 221 cm
position center
NBA draft undrafted ( 2007 )
Clubs as active
2001–2002 KK Sloboda Tuzla 2002–2003 KK Union Olimpija B 2003–2004 KK Triglav Kranj 2004–2006 Virtus Bologna 2004–2005 Huy Basket (loan) 2006–2007 KK Geoplin Slovan 2007–2009 KK Union Olimpija 2009–2011 Žalgiris Kaunas 2011 –2013 Real Madrid 2013–2014 Olympiacos PiraeusBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
National team 1
Since 2011 SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia
1 As of August 31, 2011

Mirza Begić (born July 9, 1985 in Bijeljina , SFR Yugoslavia ) is a Slovenian basketball player of Bosnian origin. He plays mostly on the position of the center .


The 2.21 meter tall Mirza Begić began his career in Bosnia , with Sloboda Dita Tuzla . In 2002, the then 17-year-old moved to Slovenia , first in the second team of KK Union Olimpija and in the following season to KK Triglav Kranj . In the summer of 2004, the traditional Italian club Virtus Bologna signed the talented center, but loaned it to the Belgian first division club Huy Basket for one season . After returning to the Italians, he got hardly any match practice and his contract was dissolved before the end of the 2005/06 season. Begić returned to Slovenia, where he finally moved to Union Olimpija for the 2007/08 season after a strong season at Geoplin Slovan . With the capital city, he was able to conquer the double of the championship and the cup in two seasons. In the summer of 2009, the traditional Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas signed him . In the following season he conquered the Baltic Basketball League with his club by a 73:66 in the final against Lietuvos Rytas . In January 2011 Begić moved to the Spanish record champions Real Madrid , where he signed a contract until 2013. In the 2011/12 season he was able to win the cup with his team . At the beginning of the 2012/13 season he won the Spanish Supercup , he also reached the final of the Euroleague with Real Madrid and ended the year with a victory in the championship . Mirza Begić moved to reigning Euroleague champion Olympiacos in the summer of 2013 . He signed a two-year contract with the Greeks.

National team

Mirza Begić played with the Slovenian U-20 national team in the 2005 European Championship and finished 10th with her. At the European Basketball Championships in Lithuania in 2011 , he was in the squad of the national team of Slovenia and finished the tournament in seventh place. With 1.9 shot blocks per game, he led the tournament statistics.


real Madrid

Žalgiris Kaunas

Union Olimpija

  • Slovenian Championship (2): 2007/08, 2008/09
  • Slovenian Cup (2): 2008, 2009

Individual evidence

  1. FIBA.com Mirza BEGIC Size: 221
  2. Mirza Begic, nuevo jugador del Real Madrid de baloncesto. (No longer available online.) In: realmadrid.com. January 18, 2011, archived from the original on January 21, 2011 ; Retrieved January 18, 2011 (Spanish). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.realmadrid.com

Web links

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