Peter Vilfan

Peter Vilfan

 Dosežki

 Achievements

SP: 1 zlata, 1 bronasta WC: 1 gold, 1 bronze
EP: 1 srebrna, 1 bronasta EC: 1 silver, 1 bronze

Peter Vilfan je eden največjih in najbolj prepoznavnih slovenskih košarkarjev vseh časov. Košarkarsko pot je pri relativno poznih enajstih letih začel v rodnem Mariboru. Še pred polnoletnostjo ga je pot vodila v Split, kjer je na prvi tekmi dosegel več kot 40 točk. Bogato kariero je leta 1992 zaključil v Tivoliju. Že v mladosti je dokazal nesporen košarkarski talent, predvsem pa je bil eden redkih belcev na svetu, ki je v sebi nosil košarko, ki so jo igrali le v ligi NBA, kamor kljub ponudbam nikoli ni odšel. Za jugoslovansko reprezentanco je nanizal 121 nastopov in osvojil štiri kolajne na velikih prvenstvih na čelu z zlatom na SP leta 1978 v Manili. Vilfan je igral tudi za slovensko reprezentanco in zbral 11 nastopov ter dosegel 166 točk. Bil je tudi njen prvi kapetan.

Peter Vilfan is one of the biggest and recognisable Slovenian basketball names of all time. He took up basketball at a relatively late age of 11 in his home town of Maribor and moved to the Croatian first league club Split before the age of 18. In his first match in Split, he scored more than 40 points. He finished his distinguished career in Olimpija Ljubljana in 1992. An undisputed talent from an early age, Vilfan was one of the few Europeans who played a style which was more reminiscent of that in the NBA. Despite several offers from across the pond, he remained faithful to Europe throughout his career. He collected a total of 121 caps for the national team, winning four medals at major championships, includ-ing a gold at the World Championships in Manilla in 1978. After Slovenia’s independence in 1991, Vilfan became the captain of the national team, playing a total of 11 matches and scoring 166 points.