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Victor Alekseyevich Zubkov ( ; born 24 April, 1937 in Rostovmarker, Soviet Unionmarker) is a retired Sovietmarker basketball player considered one of the most distinguished players of Soviet and European basketball in the '50s and '60s, who won two silver medals at the Olympics for the Soviet national team.

A 2.04 m Center, at the club level Zubkov played for CSKA Moscow with whom he won 8 national league titles (19591966) and two European Champions cup (1961 and 1963).

As a member for the national team for seven years (19561963) he won two Olympic silver medals (1956 and 1960), one world championship Bronze medal in 1963 (in which he was also team captain) and three European championships (1957, 1959, 1961).

He retired from basketball in 1966 and since then has worked as senior instructor and deputy chief of the military-engineering academy named after Valerian Kuybyshev and as the head coach of the Mozambique national team.


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