Igor Rakočević (Serbian Cyrillic: Игор Ракочевић; born March 29, 1978) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player. He is 1.94 m (6 ft 4 ½ in) tall. A two-time All-Euroleague Team member and three-time Alphonso Ford Trophy winner, he played at both the point guard and shooting guard positions, but spent the vast majority of his career playing as a shooting guard. He is the son of Serbian former basketball player Goran Rakočević, who played as a point guard for Crvena zvezda. Since February 2015, he has been a vice-president of the Basketball Federation of Serbia, in charge of men’s basketball.
Rakočević played with Crvena zvezda and Budućnost before going to the NBA. With Crvena zvezda, he won the YUBA League championship in the 1997–98 season, and finished second in the Korać Cup in the same season.
Rakočević was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2nd round (51st overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft. He did not play until the 2002–03 NBA season, in which he amounted 244 minutes in 42 games and averaged 1.9 points, 0.8 assists, and 0.4 rebounds per game. He was released after the season and signed by the San Antonio Spurs, who also released him shortly after.
In October 2003, Rakočević returned to Europe and signed with Crvena zvezda, where he was the top scorer of the Adriatic League Final Four. He was the captain and best player of Crvena zvezda in that season.
He continued his career in Spain where he played for Pamesa Valencia, Real Madrid and Tau Cerámica. In the Euroleague 2006–07 season he won the Alphonso Ford Trophy. He was also selected to the All-EuroLeague Second Team of that year's competition. With TAU Cerámica, Rakočević won the Spanish Supercup in 2006, 2007, and 2008, the Spanish King's Cup in 2008, and the Spanish ACB League championship in 2008.
In June 2009, he signed a three-year contract with the Turkish club Efes Pilsen. While playing for Efes, he was a two-time winner of the Alphonso Ford Trophy. In June 2011, he left Efes.
In October 2011, Rakočević signed with Montepaschi Siena for the 2011–12 season.
On August 9, 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Crvena zvezda, beginning his third stint with that team. In July 2013, Rakočević decided not to play for Crvena zvezda the following season, with the statement that he would play abroad one more season, or would retire and become the sports director of the team.
Rakočević made his debut with the senior Yugoslavian national team at the 2000 Olympic Basketball Tournament. After that he played in the EuroBasket 2001 in Turkey (where he won a gold medal) and at the EuroBasket 2005 in Serbia and Montenegro. He was a member of the team that became the FIBA World Champions in Indianapolis, at the 2002 FIBA World Championship, and he was the captain of the Serbia and Montenegro national team in Japan, at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He also played at the 2004 Olympic Basketball Tournament at Athens.
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.Crvena zvezda Belgrade
Yugoslav Basketball League (1): 1998
Serbia and Montenegro Cup (1): 2004
Radivoj Korać Cup (1): 2013
Serbia and Montenegro Cup (1): 2001
Lliga Valenciana (1): 2005
Community of Madrid Tournament (1): 2006
Spanish League (1): 2008
Spanish Cup (2): 2006, 2009
Spanish Supercup (3): 2006, 2007, 2008
Italian League (1): 2012
Italian Cup (1): 2012
Italian Supercup (1): 2012
Yugoslavian League Most Improved Player: (1998)
Adriatic League Final Four Top Scorer: (2004)
Adriatic League Top Scorer: (2004)
Spanish ACB League 3 Point Shootout Champion: (2007–08)
3x Alphonso Ford Trophy: 2007, 2009, 2011
All-EuroLeague Second Team: (2007)
All-EuroLeague First Team: (2009)
Spanish League Top Scorer: (2009)
1996 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: 03 ! Bronze
1997 FIBA Under-21 World Championship: 03 ! Bronze
1998 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: 01 ! Gold
1998 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: MVP
EuroBasket 2001: 01 ! Gold
2002 FIBA World Championship: 01 ! Gold