|Pero Antić Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||July 29, 1982|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Pero Antic is a Macedonian basketball executive and former professional player who is best known for being president of the Basketball Federation of North Macedonia. He served as the captain of the Macedonian national basketball team in the past and had also played for teams like Rabotnički, AEK Athens, Spartak St. Petersburg, Atlanta Hawks, and Lokomotiv Kuban. During the course of his career, he has won several tournaments such as EuroLeague, Greek League, Russian Cup, Bulgarian League, and has been the recipient of honors like “Russian Cup MVP” and “Bulgarian League MVP”.
Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
In Skopje, Pero was honored with the Honoris causa academic title by FON University in Lithuania after the FIBA EuroBasket 2011.
He has played for numerous clubs including PBC Lukoil Academic.
Professional Basketball Player
- Siblings – Aleksandar Antic (Younger Brother) (Former Basketball Player)
Pero is signed with Misko Raznatovic.
Center, Power Forward
21 – He wore number 21 in Crvena Zvezda.
6 – Wore number 6 in Olympiacos and Atlanta Hawks.
12 – Wore number 12 in Fenerbahce Ulker.
6 ft 11 in or 211 cm
118 kg or 260 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
In 2006, Pero married Ruzica Antic. They are parenting 3 sons, Luka (b. 2007), Pavel (b. 2013), and Petar (b. March 24, 2016).
Race / Ethnicity
Pero is of Serbian descent.
Antic’s natural hair color is Dark Brown.
However, nowadays he is bald.
- Numerous tattoos on his chest, and arms.
- Long beard
- Muscular and big body
- Towering height
- Deep voice
Best Known For
- Being the first Macedonian basketball player ever to play in the best basketball league in the world, the NBA.
- Also for being a 2 time Euroleague Champion in 2012 and 2013 with Olympiacos.
- Leading the Macedonian basketball team to the fourth place at the FIBA EuroBasket 2011.
First Basketball Match
Antic debuted for Atlanta Hawks on October 30, 2013, in a match against Dallas Mavericks. Pero spent only 7:50 minutes on the court and managed to achieve a total of 2 rebounds. His team Atlanta lost the match by 7 with the final score being 118-109 for the Mavericks.
- Game sense
- 3 point shooting
- Athletic abilities
- Post moves
Pero Antic Favorite Things
- Sports Team – Crvena Zvezda
- Movie – The Godfather (1972)
- Food – Italian
Source – NBA.com
Pero Antic Facts
- He speaks Macedonian, Serbian, Bulgarian, English, Russian, and Greek fluently.
- He has a dual citizenship of Macedonia and Bulgaria.
- Pero owns two dogs Ahil and Zara.
- If he hadn’t made it as a basketball player, Pero would have been a car racing driver.
- Antic loves his Ford Mustang and he once stated that he couldn’t live without it.
- Pero began his basketball career in the youth ranks of Rabotnicki Skopje, from where he was later promoted to the first team.
- In 2001, Antic shifted to the Greek team AEK Athens where he stayed until 2005.
- He signed for Crvena Zvezda in 2005.
- Pero was a member of the Russian team Spartak St. Petersburg and managed to play in the EuroChallenge Final Four in the 2010-2011 season.
- On September 26, 2011, Antic penned a two-year deal with Olympiacos. Besides winning two Euroleague titles, Pero helped Olympiacos to win the 2011-2012 Greek League title.
- On July 25, 2013, Pero signed a two-year deal with the NBA team Atlanta Hawks.
- He is the former captain of the Macedonian basketball team from which he retired in 2013 after the team was eliminated in the group stage of the FIBA EuroBasket 2013.
- On June 30, 2015, Antic shifted to the Turkish team Fenerbahce. He agreed on a two-year contract with an option of plus one year.
- He won the Turkish League and the Turkish Cup with Fenerbahce in 2016.