Viktor Zubkov (basketball)
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Passed away on 16th October, 2016 aged 79.
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79 (age at death) years
24th April, 1937
16th October, 2016
Victor Alekseyevich Zubkov (Russian: Виктор Алексеевич Зубков; born 24 April 1937 in Rostov, Soviet Union) is a retired Soviet basketball player considered one of the most distinguished players of Soviet and European basketball in the 1950s and 1960s, who won two silver medals at the Olympics for the Soviet national team. A 2.04 m Center, at the club level Zubkov played for CSKA Moscow with whom he won 8 Soviet national league titles (1959–1966) and two European Champions cups (1961 and 1963). As a member for the national team for seven years (1956–1963) he won two Olympic silver medals (1956 and 1960), one world championship Bronze medal in 1963 (in which he was also team captain) and three European championships (1957, 1959, 1961). He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. He retired from basketball in 1966 and since then has worked as senior instructor and deputy chief of the military-engineering academy named after Valerian Kuybyshev and as the head coach of the Mozambique national team.
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