EuroBasket

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EuroBasket
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Basketball current event.svg EuroBasket 2022
EuroBasket logo.png
Sport Basketball
Founded1935;86 years ago (1935)
Inaugural season 1935
No. of teams24
Countries FIBA Europe member associations
Continent FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia (1st title)
Most titlesFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (14 titles)
Related
competitions
FIBA European Championship for Small Countries
EuroBasket Women
Official website EuroBasket.com
FIBA Europe

EuroBasket, also commonly referred to as the European Basketball Championship, is the main international basketball competition that is contested quadrennially, by the senior men's national teams that are governed by FIBA Europe, which is the European zone within the International Basketball Federation.

Contents

History

Beginning

The first championships was held three years after the establishment of FIBA, in 1935. Switzerland was chosen as the host country, and ten countries joined. Only one qualifying match was played between Portugal and Spain. With a complicated formula, the final would see Latvia as champions. According to the rule at the time, the winner had to hold the following games. The following two tournaments would be won by Lithuania and would see the introduction of Egypt which would compete in EuroBasket until 1953 winning one championship at home in 1949 along the way. [1] The 1941 edition of the tournament was scheduled be held in Lithuania as well, but was cancelled due to WWII.

Soviet dominance

After the 1946 edition saw the first jump shot performed by Italian player Giuseppe Stefanini, the following edition would see the Soviet Union compete in their first edition in the 1947 edition and would see the Soviets win the first of eleven out of the next thirteen European championships. [2] During the 50s, the Soviet Union won four of the five competitions held during the decade with the only tournament that they did not win being the 1955 edition. This was won by Hungary as they finished top while the Soviets finished in third place. It was also during that edition that the thirty-second shot clock was introduced, which changed the style of basketball. [3]

The Soviets would take out all of the championships during the 60s with them having a fifty-five game winning streak which would be broken by Yugoslavia in 1969. For Yugoslavia, they were starting to come to challenge the Soviets with the main player in Radivoj Korac aiding the team to two silvers and a bronze medal, in his career which stopped in 1967. The 1960s would see also a change in how the competition was viewed and run with FIBA putting a limit on the number of countries that entered to 16 with qualifiers being the way to bring them down to that number as it first appeared in 1963. The following edition would see the competition not be held in one city with Tbilisi joining Moscow in hosting games and in 1967 the first modern games were held, because the games were televised and international media were present. [4]

Rise of Yugoslavia

The 1970s were the competition between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. During the decade Yugoslavia won three gold medals and the Soviet Union taking out the remaining two. After the Soviets took out 1971, the 1973 edition would finally see Yugoslavia take out their first championship after Spain defeated the Soviets in the semi-finals to qualify for their first final since the first edition way back in 1935. Yugoslavia would finally have a chance to defeat the Soviets as at home, they would get the chance to defeat them and they did as they won by six points to take home 1975 edition. After following that up in 1977, the Soviets would get their revenge in the final round at EuroBasket 1979 when they defeated them 96–77 to qualify through to the final where they would defeat Israel who shocked the basketball world as they defeated Yugoslavia in the opening round by a point. [5]

Brewing under the Soviets and Yugoslavs, the west was starting to appear with the 1980s seeing the change happen. In 1983, the western side of Europe tasted success with Italy defeating Spain in the final to record their first of two titles. An important development happened in the following edition which was held in Germany. That edition saw the first three-point arc being used.

New winners emerge

Greece would win the next edition in 1987 at home and followed that with a silver medal at the 1989 edition in Yugoslavia. [6] EuroBasket 1991 was the first EuroBasket tournament in which currently active NBA players, that had also already played in an official NBA regular season game were allowed to participate. It would also be the first edition where the Soviets weren't entered into the competition, as the USSR didn't qualify for the main tournament and afterwards collapsed. Yugoslavia would take the title, but afterwards war would split the country up with Jure Zdovc being a "casualty" after Slovenia declared independence, two days into the tournament. 1993 saw a shock winner, with Germany taking the championship at home with a one-point victory over Russia. After being suspended in 1993, FR Yugoslavia came back and took the trophy after defeating Lithuania, which was making its first appearance, since it had been a country of the Soviet Union. But politics came into play with the crowd protesting "Lithuania is the champions", while the Croatian team who had defeated Greece for bronze step down from the podium in protest of the war that was happening at the time. [7] [8]

Qualification

24 European teams take part in the final competition. The qualification format that existed until the 2011 EuroBasket permitted 16 teams to compete. Eight spots were determined by the host nation and the top seven finishers of the previous EuroBasket. The remaining Division A teams compete in a qualification tournament. There, they were divided into four groups. Each group played a double round-robin. The top team in each group qualified for EuroBasket. The best three of the four runners-up also qualified.

Of the ten teams that did not qualify in the qualification tournament, the six best got another chance in the additional qualification round. The remaining four competed in a relegation round, with two being sent to Division B for the next qualification cycle (and replaced by the two best teams from Division B).

The final spot was determined by the additional qualifying round. The six teams were divided into two groups of three, with each group playing a double round-robin. The top team in each group played in the final against the other group's top team; the winner of that game received the final EuroBasket qualification spot.

In 2015, the national team of Iceland became the smallest nation to ever qualify for a EuroBasket final stage at the population of around 330.000 people. The team was led by the former Dallas Maverick, Jón Arnór Stefánsson followed by a great performance which drove them through the qualifiers. In 2017, Iceland made back to back qualification to a EuroBasket final stage, then led by the young Martin Hermansson.

Competition format

EuroBasket has used a number of different formats, ranging from the simple round-robin used in 1939, to a three-stage tournament, and now a two-stage tournament that is currently in use.

The current format begins with a preliminary round. The twenty-four qualified teams are placed into four groups of six, and each group plays a round-robin tournament. The top four teams in each group (16 overall) advance to the knockout stage. The knockout stage is a 16-team single-elimination tournament, with a bronze medal game for semi-final losers and classification games for the quarterfinal losers to determine fifth to eighth places.

Results

Summaries
YearHostsGold medal gameBronze medal gameNumber of teams
GoldScoreSilverBronzeScoreFourth place
1935 Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of Latvia.svg
Latvia
24–18Flag of Spain (1931-1939).svg
Spain
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
25–23Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
10
1937 Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940.svg
Lithuania
24–23Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg
Italy
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
France
27–24Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg
Poland
8
1939 Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940.svg  Lithuania Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940.svg
Lithuania
No playoffsFlag of Latvia.svg
Latvia
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg
Poland
No playoffsFlag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
France
8
1941 Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940.svg  Lithuania Cancelled due to World War II
1946 Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
34–32Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg
Italy
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg
Hungary
38–32Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
France
10
1947 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg
Soviet Union
56–37Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg
Egypt
50–48Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Belgium
14
1949 Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg  Egypt Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg
Egypt
No playoffsFlag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
France
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg
Greece
No playoffsFlag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
7
1951 Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg
Soviet Union
45–44Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
France
55–52Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
Bulgaria
18
1953 Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg
Soviet Union
No playoffsFlag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg
Hungary
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
France
No playoffsFlag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
17
1955 Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg
Hungary
No playoffsFlag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
No playoffsFlag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
Bulgaria
18
1957 Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
No playoffsFlag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
Bulgaria
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
No playoffsFlag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg
Hungary
16
1959 Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
No playoffsFlag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of France.svg
France
No playoffsFlag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
17
1961 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
60–53Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
Bulgaria
55–46Flag of France.svg
France
19
1963 Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
61–45Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg
Poland
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
89–61Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
16
1965 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
58–49Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg
Poland
86–70Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
16
1967 Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
89–77Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg
Poland
80–76Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg
Bulgaria
16
1969 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
81–72Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
77–75Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg
Poland
12
1971 Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
69–64Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
85–67Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg
Poland
12
1973 Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
78–67Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg
Spain
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
90–58Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
12
1975 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
No playoffsFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
No playoffsFlag of Spain (1945-1977).svg
Spain
12
1977 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
74–61Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
91–81Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
12
1979 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
98–76Flag of Israel.svg
Israel
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
99–92Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
12
1981 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
84–67Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
101–90Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
12
1983 Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
105–96Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
105–70Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
12
1985 Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
120–89Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
102–90Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
12
1987 Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
103–101
overtime
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
98–87Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
12
1989 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
98–77Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
104–76Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
8
1991 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
88–73Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
101–83Flag of France.svg
France
8
1993 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
71–70Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg
Russia
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
99–59Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
16
1995 Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg
FR Yugoslavia
96–90Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg
Lithuania
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
73–68Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
14
1997 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg
FR Yugoslavia
61–49Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
97–77Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
16
1999 Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
64–56Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg
FR Yugoslavia
74–62Flag of France.svg
France
16
2001 Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg
FR Yugoslavia
78–69Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
99–90Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
16
2003 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg
Lithuania
93–84Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg
Italy
69–67Flag of France.svg
France
16
2005 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
78–62Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
Flag of France.svg
France
98–68Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
16
2007 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
60–59Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Lithuania.svg
Lithuania
78–69Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
16
2009 Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
85–63Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg
Serbia
Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
57–56Flag of Slovenia.svg
Slovenia
16
2011 Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
98–85Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
72–68Flag of North Macedonia.svg
Macedonia
24
2013 Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Flag of France.svg
France
80–66Flag of Lithuania.svg
Lithuania
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
92–66Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
24
2015 Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
80–63Flag of Lithuania.svg
Lithuania
Flag of France.svg
France
81–68Flag of Serbia.svg
Serbia
24
2017 Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Flag of Slovenia.svg
Slovenia
93–85Flag of Serbia.svg
Serbia
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
93–85Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
24
2022 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
24

Medal table

Map of best finishes per country. EuroBasket countries.png
Map of best finishes per country.

The medal table below lists the national teams according to the respective table published by FIBA. [9] Countries in italics no longer compete at the EuroBasket.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 143421
2 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg / Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg Yugoslavia 85417
3Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 36413
4Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 3317
5Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 24410
6Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 2125
7Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 16512
8Flag of France.svg  France 1269
9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1124
10Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 1113
11Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1102
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 1102
13Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1012
14Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 1001
15Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 0202
16Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 0134
17Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0112
18Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 0101
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0101
20Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 0022
Totals (20 nations)404040120
Notes

Participating nations

Team Flag of Switzerland.svg
1935
Flag of Latvia.svg
1937
Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940.svg
1939
Flag of Switzerland.svg
1946
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
1947
Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg
1949
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
1951
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg
1953
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg
1955
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
1957
Flag of Turkey.svg
1959
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
1961
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg
1963
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
1965
Flag of Finland.svg
1967
Flag of Italy.svg
1969
Flag of Germany.svg
1971
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg
1973
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
1975
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
1977
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania ----14th----16th----------
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria ----12th-11th-13th14th16th--------12th
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 6th--7th4th-7th10th-12th7th8th8th-15th----8th
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 8th---8th-4th9th4th2nd5th3rd5th5th4th7th6th6th5th6th
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Part of Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 3rd7th-1st2nd-2nd4th2nd3rd2nd5th10th7th2nd3rd5th4th6th3rd
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark ------14th16th18th-----------
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany XXXXXX----14th12th6th10th14th-----
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt -8th--3rd1st-8th------------
Flag of England.svg  England ---10th----12th--19th--------
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia -5th5thPart of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland --8th---9th12th10th11th13th14th14th12th6th----10th
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia [11] Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of France.svg  France 5th3rd4th4th5th2nd3rd3rd9th8th3rd4th13th9th11th-10th10th-11th
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany/
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
------12th14th17th13th-16th-14th--9th---
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain --------------------
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece -----3rd8th----17th-8th12th10th-11th12th-
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 9th-7th3rd7th--2nd1st4th4th6th4th15th13th8th----
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland --------------------
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran ----------17th---------
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel XXXXX--5th--11th11th9th6th8th11th11th7th7th5th
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 7th2nd6th2nd9th-5th7th6th10th10th-12th4th7th6th3rd5th3rd4th
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 1st6th2ndPart of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon -----7th-15th------------
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania -1st1stPart of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg ---8th--17th-15th-----------
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands ---6th11th5th10th----15th16th-16th---10th7th
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland -4th3rd9th6th---5th7th6th9th2nd3rd3rd4th4th12th8th-
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal ------15th-------------
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 10th---10th-18th13th7th5th8th7th11th13th5th9th8th9th11th-
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland ------16th--15th----------
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union ----1st-1st1st3rd1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st3rd2nd2nd
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2nd---------15th13th7th11th10th5th7th2nd4th9th
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden -------17th16th--18th-16th-12th----
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 4th--5th--13th11th14th-----------
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria -----6th--------------
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey -----4th6th-11th9th12th10th15th---12th8th9th-
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia ----13th--6th8th6th9th2nd3rd2nd9th2nd2nd1st1st1st
Total1088101471817181617191616161212121212
Team Flag of Italy.svg
1979
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
1981
Flag of France.svg
1983
Flag of Germany.svg
1985
Flag of Greece.svg
1987
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
1989
Flag of Italy.svg
1991
Flag of Germany.svg
1993
Flag of Greece.svg
1995
Flag of Spain.svg
1997
Flag of France.svg
1999
Flag of Turkey.svg
2001
Flag of Sweden.svg
2003
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg
2005
Flag of Spain.svg
2007
Flag of Poland.svg
2009
Flag of Lithuania.svg
2011
Flag of Slovenia.svg
2013
Flag of France.svg
Flag of Croatia.svg
Flag of Germany.svg
Flag of Latvia.svg
2015
Flag of Finland.svg
Flag of Israel.svg
Flag of Romania.svg
Flag of Turkey.svg
2017
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Flag of Georgia.svg
Flag of Germany.svg
Flag of Italy.svg
2022
Total
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania --------------------2
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria --------------------6
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 12th------12th--------21st9th13th19thQ18
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 8th-15th15th13th15th13th--17th13th23rd-Q10
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 11th--8th-7th8th14th-----13th-13th13th---24
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 3rd3rd11th11th7th11th7th6th6th13th4th9th10thQ14
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Part of Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia ---12th---13th--13th7th20thQ6
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 4th3rd10th2nd8th-6thXXXXXXXXXXXXXX24
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark --------------------3
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany ------XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX5
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt ---------------------4
Flag of England.svg  England -12th-------------------4
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 6th---14th------20th-Q6
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland --------14th-------9th9th16th11thQ17
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia [11] Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia ---13th----9th4th21st19th-5
Flag of France.svg  France 8th8th5th6th9th6th4th7th8th10th4th6th4th3rd8th5th2nd1st3rd12thQ39
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union ---------11th17th15th17thQ5
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany/
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
-10th8th5th6th--1st10th12th7th4th9th2nd5th11th9th17th18th7thQ25
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain ---------------13th13th13th-22ndQ5
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 9th9th11th-1st2nd5th4th4th4th16th9th5th1st4th3rd6th11th5th8thQ28
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary ----------14th--------15thQ16
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland ------------------24th24th2
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran ---------------------1
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 2nd6th6th9th11th--15th9th9th9th10th7th9th11th13th13th21st10th21stQ30
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 5th5th1st3rd5th4th2nd9th5th2nd1st11th3rd9th9th-17th8th6th6thQ38
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 10th-16th-8th13th13th13th13th21st10th8th5th14
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon ---------------------2
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union -2nd6th5th12th1st5th3rd11th5th2nd2nd9thQ15
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg --------------------3
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Part of Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia --21st17th-13th3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 10th-4th12th10th8th------------21st-Q16
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 7th7th9th11th7th-7th--7th----13th9th17th21st11th18thQ29
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal --------------9th-21st---3
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania ---10th12th--------------23rd18
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 2nd7th3rd6th5th8th8th1st7th3rd21st17th4thQ14
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland ---------------------2
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Part of Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia 13th2nd8th7th4th2ndQ7
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Part of Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia 6th9thXXXXXXX2
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 14th12th14th10th15th10th6th7th4th7th5th12th1stQ14
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1st1st3rd1st2nd3rdXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX21
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 6th4th2nd4th4th5th3rd5th6th5th2nd3rd2nd4th2nd1st1st3rd1st3rdQ32
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden --12th----13th11th---16th----13th--10
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland --------------------5
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria ---------------------1
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey -11th-----11th13th8th8th2nd12th9th11th8th11th17th14th14thQ25
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union --13th-16th14th13th--17th6th22nd16thQ9
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 3rd2nd7th7th3rd1st1stX1st1st3rd1stXXXXXXXXX25
Total1212121212881614161616161616162424242424
Notes

Most successful players

Boldface denotes active basketball players and highest medal count among all players (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Multiple gold medalists

RankPlayerCountryFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Gennadi Volnov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1959196966
2 Sergei Belov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 196719794217
3 Predrag Danilović Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia
19891999415
Modestas Paulauskas Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 19651973415
Zurab Sakandelidze Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 19651973415
6 Armenak Alachachian Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1953196544
Aleksandr Petrov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1959196544
8 Krešimir Ćosić Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 196919813317
9 Pau Gasol Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 200120173227
10 Felipe Reyes Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 200120153216

Multiple medalists

The table shows those who have won at least 6 medals in total at the EuroBasket.

RankPlayerCountryFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Sergei Belov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 196719794217
2 Krešimir Ćosić Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 196919813317
3 Pau Gasol Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 200120173227
4 Gennadi Volnov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1959196966
5 Felipe Reyes Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 200120153216
6 Alexander Belostenny Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 197719893126
7 Valdemaras Chomičius Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
197919952226
Juan Carlos Navarro Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 200120172226

Awards

Below are the lists of all players voted as the MVPs [12] [13] and the Top Scorers of each EuroBasket edition. Krešimir Ćosić and Pau Gasol are the only players to win the MVP award twice. Nikos Galis and Radivoj Korać were the Top Scorers 4 times each. [14]

Bronze Member of the FIBA Hall of Fame.
Silver Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
GoldMember of both the FIBA Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Player (X)Denotes the number of times the player was selected the MVP or was the Top Scorer.
Tournament MVP Top Scorer PPG
EuroBasket 1935 Flag of Spain (1931-1939).svg Rafael Martín Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Livio Franceschini
16.5
EuroBasket 1937 Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940.svg Pranas Talzūnas Flag of Latvia.svg Rūdolfs Jurciņš
12.5
EuroBasket 1939 Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940.svg Mykolas Ruzgys
(de facto: Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940.svg Pranas Lubinas)
Flag of Estonia.svg Heino Veskila
16.7
EuroBasket 1946 Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg Ferenc Németh Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Paweł Stok
12.6
EuroBasket 1947 Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Joann Lõssov Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg Jacques Perrier
13.7
EuroBasket 1949 Flag of Turkey.svg Hüseyin Öztürk Flag of Turkey.svg Hüseyin Öztürk
19.3
EuroBasket 1951 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ivan Mrázek Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ivan Mrázek
17.1
EuroBasket 1953 Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg Anatoly Konev Flag of Lebanon.svg Ahmed Idlibi
15.9
EuroBasket 1955 Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg János Greminger Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miroslav Škeřík
19.1
EuroBasket 1957 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Baumruk Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eddy Terrace
24.4
EuroBasket 1959 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Viktor Zubkov Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoj Korać
28.1
EuroBasket 1961 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoj Korać Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoj Korać (2)
24.0
EuroBasket 1963 Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Emiliano Rodríguez Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoj Korać (3)
26.6
EuroBasket 1965 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Modestas Paulauskas Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoj Korać (4)
21.9
EuroBasket 1967 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Zedníček Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Giorgos Kolokithas
26.7
EuroBasket 1969 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Sergei Belov Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Giorgos Kolokithas (2)
23.5
EuroBasket 1971 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Krešimir Ćosić Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Edward Jurkiewicz
22.6
EuroBasket 1973 Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Wayne Brabender Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg Atanas Golomeev
22.3
EuroBasket 1975 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Krešimir Ćosić (2) Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg Atanas Golomeev (2)
22.9
EuroBasket 1977 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Dražen Dalipagić Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kees Akerboom
27.0
EuroBasket 1979 Flag of Israel.svg Miki Berkovich Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Mieczysław Młynarski
26.6
EuroBasket 1981 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Valdis Valters Flag of Poland.svg Mieczysław Młynarski (2)
23.1
EuroBasket 1983 Flag of Spain.svg Juan Antonio Corbalán Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Galis
33.0
EuroBasket 1985 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Arvydas Sabonis Flag of Israel.svg Doron Jamchi
28.1
EuroBasket 1987 Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Galis Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Galis (2)
37.0
EuroBasket 1989 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Dražen Petrović Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Galis (3)
35.6
EuroBasket 1991 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Toni Kukoč Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Galis (4)
32.4
EuroBasket 1993 Flag of Germany.svg Chris Welp Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1998).svg Sabahudin "Dino" Bilalović
24.6
EuroBasket 1995 Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg Šarūnas Marčiulionis Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg Šarūnas Marčiulionis
22.5
EuroBasket 1997 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg Saša Đorđević Flag of Israel.svg Oded Kattash
22.0
EuroBasket 1999 Flag of Italy.svg Gregor Fučka Flag of Spain.svg Alberto Herreros
19.2
EuroBasket 2001 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg Peja Stojaković Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Nowitzki
28.7
EuroBasket 2003 Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg Šarūnas Jasikevičius Flag of Spain.svg Pau Gasol
25.8
EuroBasket 2005 Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Nowitzki Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Nowitzki (2)
26.1
EuroBasket 2007 Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Kirilenko Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Nowitzki (3)
24.0
EuroBasket 2009 Flag of Spain.svg Pau Gasol Flag of Spain.svg Pau Gasol (2)
18.7
EuroBasket 2011 Flag of Spain.svg Juan Carlos Navarro Flag of France.svg Tony Parker
22.1
EuroBasket 2013 Flag of France.svg Tony Parker Flag of France.svg Tony Parker (2)
19.0
EuroBasket 2015 Flag of Spain.svg Pau Gasol (2) Flag of Spain.svg Pau Gasol (3)
25.6
EuroBasket 2017 Flag of Slovenia.svg Goran Dragić Flag of Russia.svg Alexey Shved
24.3

MVP and Top scorer by country

CountryTimes MVP YearsCountryTimes Top Scorer Years
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
7
1947, 1953, 1959, 1965, 1969, 1981, 1985Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
6
1967, 1969, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
7
1935, 1963, 1973, 1983, 2009, 2011, 2015Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
4
1999, 2003, 2009, 2015
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
6
1961, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1989, 1991Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
4
1946, 1971, 1979, 1981
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
4
1937, 1939, 1995, 2003Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
4
1959, 1961, 1963, 1965
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
3
1951, 1957, 1967Flag of France.svg  France
3
1947, 2011, 2013
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia
2
1997, 2001Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
3
2001, 2005, 2007
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2
1946, 1955Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
2
1951, 1955
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2
1993, 2005Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
2
1973, 1975
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
1
1949Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
2
1985, 1997
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
1
1979Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1
1935
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
1
1987Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
1
1937
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1
1999Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
1
1939
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1
2007Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
1
1949
Flag of France.svg  France
1
2013Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon
1
1953
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
1
2017Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
1
1957
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1
1977
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina
1
1993
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
1
1995
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1
2017

Most times MVP and Top scorer by Players

PlayerTimes MVP YearsPlayerTimes Top Scorer Years
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Krešimir Ćosić
2
1971, 1975 Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Galis
4
1983, 1987, 1989, 1991
Flag of Spain.svg Pau Gasol
2
2009, 2015 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoj Korać
4
1959, 1961, 1963, 1965
One time MVP, earned by 36 players Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Nowitzki
3
2001, 2005, 2007
Flag of Spain.svg Pau Gasol
3
2003, 2009, 2015
Flag of Greece.svg Giorgos Kolokithas
2
1967, 1969
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg Atanas Golomeev
2
1973, 1975
Flag of Poland.svg Mieczysław Młynarski
2
1979, 1981
Flag of France.svg Tony Parker
2
2011, 2013

Player scoring records

Most career points scored

List of All-Time Top 10 Scorers (Overall)
PlayerPoints ScoredGames PlayedScoring Average
Flag of Spain.svg Pau Gasol 1,1835820.4
Flag of France.svg Tony Parker 1,1046816.2
Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Nowitzki 1,0524921.4
Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Galis 1,0303331.2
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Kamil Brabenec 9486215.3
Flag of Israel.svg Miki Berkovich 9175118.0
Flag of Spain.svg Juan Antonio San Epifanio "Epi" 8895815.3
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Emiliano Rodríguez 8645515.7
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoj Korać 8443424.8
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Stanislav Kropilák 7695514.0
Flag of Greece.svg Panagiotis Giannakis 7695813.3

Highest career points per game average

List of All-Time Top 10 Scorers (By Average) [15]
PlayerPoints ScoredGames PlayedScoring Average
Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Galis 1,0303331.2
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoj Korać 8443424.8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Luol Deng 123524.6
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eddy Terrace 220924.4
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1998).svg Sabahudin "Dino" Bilalović 217924.1
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Dražen Petrović 6042623.2
Flag of Germany.svg Dennis Schröder 2711222.6
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rik Smits 154722.0
Flag of Poland.svg Mieczysław Młynarski 4822221.9
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Jackel 3471621.6

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