Dragan Kićanović

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDragan•Kićanović
Used nameDragan•Kićanović
Original nameДраган•Кићановић
Born17 August 1954 in Čačak (SRB)
Measurements191 cm / 87 kg
AffiliationsPartizan Beograd, Beograd (SRB)
NOC Serbia and Montenegro Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbia


Dragan Kićanović grew up as a member of Borac Cacak. He was a guard known for his impressive dribbling. One of the leaders of the Yugoslav national team, he was on the podium with them for most of a decade. At the Olympics he won silver in 1976 and gold in 1980; added a gold, silver, and bronze medal at the World Championships between 1974 and 1982; and won three golds, one silver, and one bronze at the European Championships. While playing the formidable Italian team at the 1983 European Championships in Nantes, Kićanović got into a fight with Renato Villalta, which unleashed a furious brawl on the court.

At the club level, after his début in Borac, Kićanović played until the 1980-81 season with Partizan Beograd, winning three national titles (1976, 1979, 1981), a Yugoslav Cup (1979), and two consecutive Korac Cups (1978-79). He then moved to Italy, in Pesaro, where he played for two seasons, contributing in 1983 to the victory of the team’s first trophy, the Cup Winners’ Cup. He ended his career the following year with Racing Club Paris.

In 2013 the government of Beograd appointed him consul general of the Republic of Serbia in Trieste, Italy.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1976 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) YUG SRB Dragan Kićanović
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Yugoslavia 2 Silver
1980 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) YUG SRB Dragan Kićanović
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Yugoslavia 1 Gold

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC Nationality As
President Olimpijski komitet Srbije i Crne Gore 1996—2005 SCG SRB Dragan Kićanović

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