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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Sergei Belov, RussiaSergei Belov From HoopHall: The international basketball community may never see another player like Sergei Belov. As a four-time Olympian and member of numerous European Championship teams, Belov is widely considered the greatest international player of all time. In a career that has spanned the gamut of international competition, Belov is the first international player ever elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was regarded as a magician with the basketball and called the "Jerry West of Russia." After each Belov team victory, opponents used to say Belov could score at will. His playing skills were advanced for the international game, and Belov used his significant court presence to make the Soviet National Team a force in Olympic competition. With Belov, the Soviet Union won the bronze medal in the 1968, 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games. Many observers have suggested that the highlight of Belov's career was winning the 1972 Olympic gold medal. Belov led the Russian National Team to four European and two World championships. He also led the Central Sports Club of the Moscow Army to 11 Russian League Championships. Belov's team won Spartakiada USSR gold medals in 1971, 1975, and 1979. His club team won the European Cup for Champion Clubs title in 1969 and 1971 and was a finalist in 1970 and 1973. In addition, Belov participated in the international FIBA Cup in 1975, 1977 and 1979, and was a member of the USSR's silver medal William Jones Cup team in 1972.
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Name: Sergei Belov
Nickname: N/A
Born: January 23, 1944
Status: Retired
Origin: Nashevoko, Russia
Height: 6-3
Weight: 175lbs
Schools: N/A
Drafted: Undrafted
Languages: Russian
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Teams (jersey): Russian National Team, Uralmash (Sverdlovsk) (1964-67), CSKA (Central Sports Club of the Army) (1968-80), Russian National Team (1967-80), IBN Dream Team (First Team)
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Back in 1991, FIBA named Belov as one of  FIBA's 50 Greatest Players with the likes of other international basketball legends Arvydas Sabonis, Nikos Galis, Dino Meneghin, Juan Antonio Corbalan, Oscar Schmidt, Teo Cruz, Sergei Belov, Drazen Petrovic, Modestas Paulauskas, Toni Kukoc, Alexander Volkov, and Vlade Divac among others... the list was determined by votes from a group of international experts and coaches. 


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