Jiří Baumruk

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Jiří Baumruk
Jiří Baumruk 1960.jpg
Jiří Baumruk in 1960
Personal information
Listed height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Listed weight84 kg (185 lb)
Career information
Playing career1950–1966
PositionSmall forward
Career history
1950–1951Sparta Prague
1952–1953Slavia Prague
1953–1954Ekonom Prague
1954–1964Sparta Prague
1965–1966Tatran Prague
Career highlights and awards

Jiří Baumruk (27 June 1930 – 23 November 1989) was a Czech professional basketball player.

Club career[edit]

Baumruk spent his club career playing with Slavia Prague (1952–1953), and namely with Sparta Prague (1950–1951, 1954–1964). With Sparta Prague, he earned nine medals in the Czechoslovak Basketball League (once champion, five times vice-champion, three times 3rd place). In the 1960–61 season, he and his team participated in the FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague), and reached the quarterfinals.[1]

Czechoslovak national team[edit]

Baumruk represented the senior Czechoslovak national team at the 1960 Pre-Olympic basketball tournament (scoring 68 points in 5 games), and a further two times in the Summer Olympic Games 1952 (4 points in 2 games), 1960 (147 points in 8 games),[2][3][4] and in six EuroBaskets, being the MVP of the EuroBasket 1957.[5]

With the national team, he won three silver medals at EuroBasket, in France 1951, Hungary 1955, and Turkey 1959; and a bronze medal at the EuroBasket in Bulgaria 1957. In 1960, with the national team, he finished in fifth place at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games, and he was the team's leading scorer, with an average of 18.4 points per game.[6]

Basketball coach[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Champions Cup 1960–61". linguasport.com. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Sports-Reference profile". Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  3. ^ "11 – Vladimir Baumruk FIBA profile". Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  4. ^ "3 – Jiri Baumruk FIBA profile". Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "X EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP (SOFIJA 1957)". linguasport.com. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  6. ^ Jiří Baumruk Archived 14 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com

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