Zoran Planinić

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Basketball player
Zoran Planinić
Player information
birthday September 12, 1982
place of birth Mostar, SFR Yugoslavia
size 201 cm
position Point guard
NBA draft 2003 , 22nd Pick, New Jersey Nets
Club information
society Anadolu Efes SK
league Türkiye Basketbol Ligi
Clubs as active
1999–2000 Benston Zagreb 2000–2003 Cibona Zagreb 2003–2006 New Jersey Nets 2006–2008 TAU Cerámica 2008–2010 CSKA Moscow 2010–2013 BK Chimki Since 2013 Anadolu Efes SKCroatiaCroatia
United StatesUnited States
National team
since 1999 Croatia

Zoran Planinić (born September 12, 1982 in Mostar , SR Bosnia and Herzegovina ) is a Croatian basketball player . He is 2.01 m tall and plays in the position of point guard .

Player career

Zoran Planinić was born in Mostar. His sporting career began with the Bosnian-Herzegovinian basketball club Brotnjo - Čitluk . He moved early to the Croatian basketball club KK Dubrava in Zagreb . In 2000, local rivals and Croatian record champions Cibona Zagreb signed him , where he played quite successfully for several years. In the 2003 NBA Draft , Planinić was selected in the first round in 22nd place by the New Jersey Nets , so far the best position for a player from Croatia. In the NBA , however, he could not make the breakthrough, and he broke his right hand in the course of the 2005/2006 season. He moved to the top Spanish division ACB to TAU Cerámica in the summer of 2006 , played there until the summer of 2008. Between 2008 and 2010, Planinić was two years under contract for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Super League , where he won the Russian championship twice with this club . From 2010 to 2013 he then played for the Russian competitor BK Chimki from the Moscow suburb of the same name, which, however, always won the runner-up behind CSKA. In his first season with Chimki, Planinić won against CSKA in the 2011 final, the Eastern European VTB United League 2010/11 and at the continental European club level the Eurocup 2011/12 . In 2013 Planinić moved to Türkiye Basketbol Ligi for Anadolu Efes SK from the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul .

Since 1999 Planinić has been in the current squad of the Croatian national basketball team .


Zoran Planinić won the bronze medal at the basketball world championship with the Croatian basketball juniors in 1999 and the silver medal at the European junior championships. At the basketball world championship for under 22-year-olds, which was held in Croatia in 2001 , he again won a silver medal.

He won the Croatian basketball championship and the league cup with Cibona Zagreb in the 2000/2001 and 2001/2002 season. With the New Jersey Nets Planinić won the championship in the Atlantic Division in the 2003/2004 season .

In the Spanish basketball league Planinić was in the basketball season 2007/08 with TAU Cerámica Spanish basketball champions.

With CSKA Moscow , Planinić became two-time Russian champions (2009 and 2010). With BK Chimki he won the VTB United League in 2011 and the ULEB Eurocup in 2012 .

Web links

Commons : Zoran Planinić  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ULEB : ANADOLU EFES plans future with Planinic ( Memento from August 22, 2013 in the web archive archive.today ) July 27, 2013. (English)
  2. 2nd place at the Junior Basketball World Cup 2001 in Croatia ( Memento from February 19, 2008 in the web archive archive.today ) on the website of the Croatian Broadcasting Corporation HRT , article from 2001 (accessed on August 9, 2008)