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Alexander Belov Biography »
Alexander Alexandrovich Belov (Russian: Александр Александрович Белов) (November 9, 1951 in Leningrad – October 3, 1978) was a Soviet basketball player who won gold with the Soviet basketball team in Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics, scoring the winning basket in the gold medal game. He was the star player of Spartak Leningrad, leading the club to the Soviet national league title in 1975, and three European Saporta Cup finals, in 1971, 1973 and 1975, winning the last two. Belov died from a very rare disease - cardiac sarcoma in 1978 at the age of 26. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. He was enshrined in the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.