Victor Zubkov passed away

Victor Zubkov (photo: M. Serbin,
Victor Zubkov, glorified ex-player of our team and Team USSR, legendary center, passed away today. He was 79…

Zubkov was born on Apr 24, 1937 in Rostov-on-Don. He started playing basketball for Burevestnik Rostov-on-Don and moved to the Army team in 1957, spending 10 seasons here. He has become 2-times European Champions’ Cup winner (1961, 63), 8-times USSR champion (1959-66), 2-times USSR People Spartakiade winner (1959, 63) with CSKA Moscow; 2-times Olympic silver winner (1956, 60), World Championship bronze winner (1963), 3-times European champion (1957, 1959, 1961), best center of European Championship (1959) with Team USSR.

Players, coaches and staff of PBC CSKA express deepest condolences to Victor’s relatives and friends.