Dejan Bodiroga Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Dejan Bodiroga

Nick Name

Bodi Bond, White Magic

Dejan Bodiroga in 2015
Dejan Bodiroga in 2015

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Klek, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia

Nationality

Serbian

Education

Dejan’s educational background is not known.

Occupation

Retired professional basketball player

Family

  • Father – Vaso Bodiroga
  • Mother – Milka Bodiroga
  • Siblings – Zeljko Bodiroga (Older Brother)

Manager

Bodiroga’s agent is not known.

Position

Small Forward / Shooting Guard

Shirt Number

4, 10, 15

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 8¾ in or 205 cm

Weight

110 kg or 243 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

On July 13, 2003, Dejan married to the Serbian model Ivana Medic. Together they have a son Nikola (b. July 23, 2004).

Dejan Bodiroga and Ivana Medic
Dejan Bodiroga and Ivana Medic

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Towering height
  • Big body

Measurements

Dejan Bodiroga’s body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 46.5 in or 118 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
  • Waist – 36 in or 91.5 cm
Dejan Bodiroga in action during his time with the Greek side Panathinaikos Athens
Dejan Bodiroga in action during his time with the Greek side Panathinaikos Athens

Shoe Size

Unknown

Brand Endorsements

Dejan has not been seen in a TV advert yet.

Religion

Christianity

Best Known For

  • Being one of the best Serbian players that have ever played the game of basketball.
  • Bodiroga is known for his large set of accomplishments as a player such as being the 1998 FIBA World Cup MVP, 1998-1999 Greek League MVP, 2001-2002 Euroleague Top 16 MVP, 2x Euroleague Final Four MVP in 2001-2002 and 2002-2003, 2x Yugoslavian Athlete of the Year in 1998 and 2002, etc.
  • During his time, he won three golden medals at the 1995, 1997 and 2001 European Championships with the national team of Yugoslavia.

First Basketball Match

In 1991, Bodiroga debuted for FSFR Yugoslavia at the 1991 Mediterranean Games in Athens, Greece.

Strengths

  • Vision
  • Game Sense
  • Technique
  • Fundamentals
  • Post Plays
  • Clutch
  • Shooting of dribble and under contact
  • Defense

Weaknesses

3 point shooting

First Film

In 2000, Dejan showed up as an actor in the Serbian drama war movie Sky Hook.

First TV Show

Other than basketball matches itself, Bodiroga has guested in numerous TV shows in his home country Serbia and also in other countries where he used to play in.

Personal Trainer

Dejan’s workout and diet programs are not known.

Dejan Bodiroga Favorite Things

Bodiroga’s favorite things are not known.

Dejan Bodiroga celebrates a win for his team Barcelona in a match against CSKA Moscow
Dejan Bodiroga celebrates a win for his team Barcelona in a match against CSKA Moscow

Dejan Bodiroga Facts

  1. He began his basketball journey at Proleter Zrenjanin in 1989.
  2. At the age of 15, Bodiroga was already 2.05 m tall.
  3. Dejan shifted to Zadar at the age of 17.
  4. He was about to leave basketball because of the Yugoslav wars.
  5. Despite Bodiroga had offers from AEK and Olympiacos, he decided to continue his career at Stefanel Trieste, a team coached by Bogdan Tanjevic.
  6. In his first year with Stefanel, Bodiroga averaged 21.3 points per game after playing 30 league matches.
  7. He shifted to the Spanish side Real Madrid before the start of 1996-1997 basketball season. Bodiroga penned a deal worth 1 million dollars. At the time, Real was led by the Serbian trainer Zeljko Obradovic.
  8. In the period from 1998 until 2002, Bodiroga competed for the Greek team Panathinaikos. He managed to lift the Euroleague trophy twice during the 1998-1999 and 2001-2002 seasons.
  9. Dejan moved to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2002. There, he achieved two domestic league titles and 1 Euroleague title which was the first one in Barcelona’s history.
  10. In 2007, he finished his basketball career playing for the Italian team Lottomatica Roma.
  11. Bodiroga officially retired from professional basketball on June 8, 2007.
  12. In June 2007, he became the general manager of Lottomatica Roma. Dejan left his position after two years in June 2009.
  13. Dejan Bodiroga is the second cousin of the famous Croatian basketball player Drazen Petrovic. Drazen lost his life in a car accident on June 7, 1993.
  14. Dejan is one of the founders of Group Seven Children’s Foundation.
  15. He is a huge fan of soccer club FK Partizan.
  16. Dejan is not on social media.

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