Zvezda welcomes back Simonovic

Jul 13, 2020 by Euroleague.net Print
Zvezda welcomes back Simonovic

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade brought back one of its former stars as it signed Marko Simonovic on a two-year contract, the club announced Monday. Simonovic (2.03 meters, 34 years old) joins Zvezda after playing last season with Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana and averaging 10.2 points while shooting 50.0 percent on three-pointers to go with 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 10 games in the 7DAYS EuroCup. Simonovic played just the one campaign with Olimpija after appearing in the EuroCup in 2017-18 and 2018-19 with Zenit St. Petersburg. Simonovic will be returning to the club where he had plenty of success. Playing with Zvezda from 2012 until 2014 and 2015 until 2017, Simonovic won the 2016 and 2017 Serbian League titles as well as 2016 and 2017 Adriatic League crowns and the 2013, 2014 and 2017 Serbian National Cup trophies. Simonovic played the 2014-15 season with French club EB Pau-Orthez and competed for ALBA Berlin in 2011-12. He started his career with Lavovi 063 Belgrade and also played for Serbian side Egronom Nis before moving to Belgium to play for Oostende. Upon returning to Serbia, he played for Hemofarm for two seasons - both of them also in the EuroCup Simonovic also found success at Buducnost, where he played for three seasons and won the Montenegrin League and Cup double in 2009, 2010 and 2011. And Simonovic has also collected hardware with the Serbian national team, taking the silver medal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 and the 2016 Rio Olympics.