Drazen Petrovic the top European player ever, according to Eurobasket players

Drazen Petrovic the top European player ever, according to Eurobasket players

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Drazen Petrovic the top European player ever, according to Eurobasket players

The late Drazen Petrovic is the clear No. 1 in the results of a poll conducted among 38 Eurobasket players in which we asked who were the Top 5 Europeans ballers of all time.

The players competing at the tournament apparently put a lot of stock in the performances at FIBA championships as Petrovic, Arvydas Sabonis and Dejan Bodiroga – with 11 NBA seasons combined – made the Top 4 while All-Stars like Detlef Schrempf, Predrag Stojakovic and Zydrunas Ilgauskas were massively snubbed and Dirk Nowitzki, the only Euro to win regular season and Finals MVP, ended up in a surprising fifth position. 

Full results below.

PLAYERS 1st PLACE VOTES 2nd PLACE VOTES 3rd PLACE VOTES 4th PLACE VOTES 5th PLACE VOTES
1. Drazen Petrovic (Croatia) 9 10 5 5 1
2. Tony Parker (France) 10 1 3 3 4
3. Arvydas Sabonis (Lithuania) 5 4 4 7 6
4. Dejan Bodiroga (Serbia) 5 3 6 2 3
5. Dirk Nowitzki (Germany) 2 5 3 7 5
6. Pau Gasol (Spain) 2 1 2 6 4
7. Toni Kukoc (Croatia) 3 4 4
8. Predrag Danilovic (Serbia) 1 2 3
9. Juan Carlos Navarro (Spain) 2 3
10. Andrei Kirilenko (Russia) 2 2
11. Dimitrios Diamantidis (Greece) 1 1 1
12. Marc Gasol (Spain) 1 1 2
13. Aleksandr Djordjevic (Serbia) 1 1 2
14. Aleksandr Volkov (Ukraine) 1 1
15. Nando Gentile (Italy) 1
16. Dino Radja (Croatia) 1 1
17. Radivoj Korac (Serbia) 1
17. Vincenzo Esposito (Italy) 1
17. Zarko Paspalj (Serbia) 1
20. Rudy Fernandez (Spain) 1
21. Linas Kleiza (Lithuania) 1
22. Vlade Divac (Serbia) 3
23. Dino Meneghin (Italy) 1
23. Andrea Bargnani (Italy) 1
23. Jorge Garbajosa (Spain) 1
23. Zoran Savic (Serbia) 1
27. Marco Belinelli (Italy) 1
28. Vassilis Spanoulis (Greece) 1
29. Jim Bilba (France) 1

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