Fédération Internationale de Basketball
|Predecessor||International Amateur Handball Federation|
|Formation||18 June 1932|
|Founded at||Geneva, Switzerland|
|213 national federations|
| Borislav Stanković |
|Expenses (2018)||US$107.74 million|
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA // FEE-bə; French: Fédération internationale de basket-ball) is an association of national organizations which governs the sport of basketball worldwide. Originally known as the Fédération internationale de basket-ball amateur (hence FIBA), in 1989 it dropped the word amateur from its name but retained the acronym.
FIBA defines the rules of basketball, specifies the equipment and facilities required, organises international competitions, regulates the transfer of athletes across countries, and controls the appointment of international referees. A total of 213 national federations are now members, organized since 1989 into five zones: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
FIBA organizes both the men's and women's FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament and the Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament, which are sanctioned by the IOC.The FIBA Basketball World Cup is a world tournament for men's national teams held every four years. Teams compete for the Naismith Trophy, named in honor of basketball's American-Canadian creator James Naismith. The tournament structure is similar but not identical to that of the FIFA World Cup in association football; these tournaments occurred in the same year from 1970 through 2014, but starting in 2019, the Basketball World Cup will move to the year following the FIFA World Cup. A parallel event for women's teams, the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, is also held quadrennially; from 1986 through 2014, it was held in the same year as the men's event but in a different country.
The association was founded in Geneva in 1932, two years after the sport was officially recognized by the IOC. Before 1934 basketball was under the umbrella of the International Amateur Handball Federation. Its original name was Fédération Internationale de basket-ball amateur. The eight nation's basketball federations that were the founding members of FIBA were: Argentina's Basketball Federation, Czechoslovakia's Basketball Federation, Greece's Basketball Federation, Italy's Basketball Federation, Latvia's Basketball Federation, Portugal's Basketball Federation, Romania's Basketball Federation, and Switzerland's Basketball Federation. During the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, the Federation named James Naismith (1861–1939), the founder of basketball, as its Honorary President.
FIBA has organized a World Championship, now known as World Cup, for men since 1950 and a Women's World Championship, now known as the Women's World Cup, since 1953. From 1986 through 2014, both events were held every four years, alternating with the Olympics. As noted above, the men's World Cup was moved to a new four-year cycle, with tournaments in the year before the Summer Olympics, after 2014.
The Federation headquarters moved to Munich in 1956, then returned to Geneva in 2002. In 1991, it founded the FIBA Hall of Fame; the first induction ceremony was held on 12 September 2007, during EuroBasket 2007. During its 81st anniversary in 2013, FIBA moved into its new headquarters, "The House of Basketball", at Mies. Andreas Zagklis became the Secretary-General of FIBA on 7 December 2018.
In February 2022, Russia and Belarus were suspended from international competitions until further notice due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.It also banned the two countries from hosting any competitions.
|1960–1968||Antonio dos Reis Carneiro|
|1968–1976||Abdel Moneim Wahby|
|1976–1984||Gonzalo Puyat II|
|1990–1998||George E. Killian|
|1998–2002||Abdoulaye Seye Moreau|
During the 1936 Summer Olympics the FIBA honored James A. Naismith, the founder of basketball, as their honorary President.
|1932–1976||Renato William Jones|
|1976–2003||/ Borislav Stanković|
|Tournament||FIBA World Cup||Year||Olympics||Year|
|Men||Spain (2)||2019||United States (16)||2020|
|Women||United States (11)||2022||United States (9)||2020|
|U-19 Men||United States (8)||2021||Argentina (1)||2018|
|U-19 Women||United States (9)||2021||United States (2)||2018|
|U-17 Men||United States (6)||2022||N/A|
|U-17 Women||United States (5)||2022|
|Club competition||Year||Champion||Title||Runner-up||Next edition|
|Intercontinental Cup||2022||Flamengo||1st||San Pablo Burgos||2023|
|National teams||FIBA Africa||Year||Next edition||FIBA Americas||Year||Next edition||FIBA Asia||Year||Next edition||FIBA Europe||Year||Next edition||FIBA Oceania||Year||Next edition|
|Men||Tunisia (3)||2021||2025||Argentina (3)||2022||2025||Australia (2)||2022||2025||Spain (4)||2022||2025||Australia (19)||2015||N/A|
|Women||Nigeria (5)||2021||2023||United States (4)||2021||2023||Japan (6)||2021||2023||Serbia (2)||2021||2023||Australia (15)||2015|
|U-18 Men||Egypt (6)||2022||2024||United States (10)||2022||2024||South Korea (4)||2022||2024||Spain (5)||2022||2023||New Zealand (1)||2016|
|U-18 Women||Mali (8)||2022||2024||United States (11)||2022||2024||Australia (1)||2022||2024||Lithuania (2)||2022||2023||Australia (7)||2016|
|U-16 Men||Egypt (5)||2021||2023||United States (7)||2021||2023||Australia (2)||2022||2024||Lithuania (2)||2022||2023||Australia (2)||2019||2022|
|U-16 Women||Mali (7)||2021||2023||United States (6)||2021||2023||Australia (2)||2022||2024||France (4)||2022||2023||Australia (2)||2019||2022|
|Men's club competitions|
|Africa||Basketball Africa League||2022||US Monastir||1st||Petro de Luanda||2023|
|Americas||Basketball Champions League Americas||2021–22||São Paulo||1st||Biguá||2022–23|
|Asia||Asia Champions Cup||2019||Alvark Tokyo||1st||Al Riyadi Beirut||2021|
|Europe||Basketball Champions League||2021–22||Lenovo Tenerife||2nd||Baxi Manresa||2022–23|
|Europe Cup||2021–22||Bahçeşehir Koleji||1st||UnaHotels Reggio Emilia||2022–23|
|Women's club competitions|
|Africa||Africa Women's Clubs Champions Cup||2018||Ferroviário de Maputo||1st||Interclube||2021|
|Europe||EuroLeague Women (1st-tier)||2020–21||UMMC Ekaterinburg||6th||Perfumerías Avenida||2021–22|
|EuroCup Women (2nd-tier)||2020–21||Valencia Basket||1st||Reyer Venezia||2021–22|
|SuperCup Women||2021||Valencia Basket||1st||UMMC Ekaterinburg||2022|
|Tournament||FIBA 3x3 World Cup||Year||Olympics||Year|
|Men||Serbia (5)||2022||Latvia (1)||2020|
|Women||France (1)||2022||United States (1)||2020|
|U-23 Men||Poland (1)||2022||N/A|
|U-23 Women||France (1)||2022|
|U-18 Men||France (1)||2022|
|U-18 Women||United States (6)||2022|
|Tournament||Most Recent Awardee||Team||Year|
|Women||Breanna Stewart||United States||2018|
|U-19 Men||Chet Holmgren||United States||2021|
|U-19 Women||Caitlin Clark||United States||2021|
|U-17 Men||Izan Almansa||Spain||2022|
|U-17 Women||JuJu Watkins||United States||2022|
The following table has the Top 32 men's basketball countries in the world.The Top 32 is here due to the next iteration of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the world's major tournament in men's basketball, anticipating to have 32 countries compete. As such, this table shows the projected teams in the next FIBA Men's WC based on the ranking's algorithm. This list does not consider berths given to countries based on hosting or region status.
|*Change from 9 August 2021|
The following table has the Top 16 women's basketball countries in the world.The Top 16 is here due to the next iteration of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, the world's major tournament in women's basketball, anticipating to have 16 countries compete. As such, this table shows the projected teams in the next FIBA Women's WC based on the ranking's algorithm. This list does not consider berths given to countries based on hosting or region status.
|*Change from 9 August 2021|
The FIBA Basketball World Cup, also known as the FIBA World Cup of Basketball or simply the FIBA World Cup, between 1950 and 2010 known as the FIBA World Championship, is an international basketball competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the sport's global governing body. It is considered the flagship event of FIBA.
The Lebanon men's national basketball team, controlled by the Lebanese Basketball Federation (FLB), has represented Lebanon in basketball since its inception in 1947. The squad is governed by FIBA, and is part of the FIBA Asia zone.
The Norway men's national basketball team represents Norway in international basketball tournaments. The national team is administered by the Norwegian Basketball Federation.
The Albania men's national basketball team represents Albania in international basketball competitions. The national team is governed by the Albanian Basketball Association.
Syria national basketball team, nicknamed Nosour Qasioun , represents Syria in international basketball competitions. The squad is governed by SBF, and is part of the FIBA Asia zone. Based on the number of overall medals won, Syria is a major force among basketball teams of WABA and ABC. The team has won eight medals at the WABA Championship and five at the Arab Basketball Championship.
The Serbia men's national basketball team represents Serbia in international basketball competition and is controlled by the Basketball Federation of Serbia. Serbia is currently ranked sixth in the FIBA World Rankings.
The FIBA Asia Cup is an international basketball tournament which takes place every four years between the men's national teams of Asia and Oceania.
The FIBA Men's World Ranking are FIBA's rankings of national basketball teams. FIBA ranks both men's and women's national teams for both senior and junior competitions. It also publishes combined rankings for all mixed-sex competitions.
The Ireland men's national basketball team represents the island of Ireland in international basketball. It is governed by Basketball Ireland with players from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ireland plays their home matches at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin.
The Lithuania women's national basketball team represents Lithuania in international women's basketball competitions. They are regulated by the Lithuanian Basketball Federation, the governing body for basketball in Lithuania.
The Spain women's national basketball team represents Spain in international women's basketball competition, and are regulated by the Spanish Basketball Federation, the governing body for basketball in Spain. Spain has one of the most successful women's national teams in the world, being the current World Cup bronze medallists.
The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the 17th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the tournament previously known as the FIBA World Championship. Hosted by Spain, it was the last tournament to be held on the then-current four-year cycle. The next FIBA World Cup was held five years later, in 2019, to reset the four-year-cycle on a different year than the FIFA World Cup.
Qualifying for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey commenced as early as 2007 and will culminate in the five continental championships in each of the five FIBA zones. The final ranking of each continental championship determines which teams go to Turkey for the world championship, with FIBA allocating slots partly based on a zone's strength.
Basketballin Greece erupted with the win of the Greece men's national basketball team at the 1987 EuroBasket in Athens, which caused a general basketball euphoria in the country. Since then, the Greece men's national teams have achieved consistent international success, leading Greece to join Russia, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, and Lithuania in the circle of European basketball powers. In addition to the Greece national team's triumph in 1987, they won the gold medal at the 2005 EuroBasket, silver medals at the 1989 EuroBasket, and the 2006 FIBA World Cup, and the bronze medal at the 2009 EuroBasket.
3x3 basketball is a variation of basketball played three-a-side, with one backboard and in a half-court setup. According to an ESSEC Business School study commissioned by the International Olympic Committee, 3x3 is the largest urban team sport in the world. This basketball game format is currently being promoted and structured by FIBA, the sport's governing body. Its primary competition is an annual FIBA 3X3 World Tour, comprising a series of Masters and one Final tournament, and awarding six-figure prize money in US dollars. The FIBA 3x3 World Cups for men and women are the highest tournaments for national 3x3 teams. The 3x3 format has been adopted for both the 2020 Summer Olympics and 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification is the process that a national basketball team goes through to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup finals. Qualifiers are held within four FIBA continental zones Africa, Americas, Europe, and Asia-Oceania play in a combined Asia-Pacific region to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which are organized by their respective confederations. One extra berth is allocated for the specific continental zone that hosts the event, in addition to the set berths allotted for the region.
The basketball qualification for the Summer Olympics men's basketball tournament occurred from 2014 to 2016; all five FIBA zones sent in teams.
The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 19th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men's national basketball teams. The tournament will be the second to feature 32 teams. For the first time in its history, the World Cup will be hosted by multiple nations, the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia, from 25 August to 10 September 2023.
The men's qualification for the Olympic basketball tournament will occur between August 2023 and 2024 allocating twelve teams for the final tournament. All five FIBA zones are expected to have a representation in the Olympic basketball event.
The women's qualification for the Olympic basketball tournament will occur between 2022 and 2024; all five FIBA zones are expected to have a representation in the Olympic basketball event.