Algeria national basketball team

The Algeria national basketball team are the men's basketball side that represent Algeria in international competition, administered by the Fédération Algérienne de Basket-Ball.[2]

Algeria
FIBA ranking104 9 (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1963
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationFédération Algérienne de Basket-Ball
CoachAhmed Loubachria
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
Appearances1
MedalsNone
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances16
Medals Silver: 2001
Bronze: 1965

The squad finished in the final four every time it hosted a major international basketball tournament including the African Basketball Championship and the All-Africa Games. They played in the 2002 FIBA World Championship in the United States where they finished 15th.

History

Algeria team took part in the World Cup for the first time in 2002. It drew into the 'Group of Death' (alongside host United States, eventual Bronze medal winner Germany and Asian champion China), the Algerian Team struggled at its first Basketball World Cup appearance. They lost their first preliminary round game against the United States 60-100 and also their second and third first-round games against China (82-96) and Germany (70-102).[3] to a 4th place out of 4 finish. In their 2nd classification game, Algeria fared much better and dominated Lebanon to a 100-70 final score.

Competitive record

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Appearances: 0
Olympic Games finals AfroBasket/
Pre-Olympic
Year Position Pld W L PF PA PD Pld W L
1936 Part of  France
1948
1952
1956
1960
1964 Did not qualify
1968 523
1972
1976
1980 633
1984 523
1988 404
1992 624
1996 633
2000 633
2004 633
2008
2012
2016 734
2020 To be determined
Total

FIBA World Cup

World Cup record
Appearances: 1
World Cup finals AfroBasket/
WC Qualification
Year Position Pld W L PF PA PD Pld W L
1950 Part of  France
1954
1959
1963 Did not qualify
1967
1970
1974
1978
1982 642
1986
1990 523
1994 422
1998
2002 15th514395476−81 752
2006 Did not qualify 853
2010
2014 514
2019
2023 To be determined
Total514395476−81

AfroBasket

AfroBasket record
Appearances: 16
AfroBasket finals Qualification
Year Position Pld W L PF PA PD Pld W L
1962 Did not qualify
1964
1965 422210236−26
1968 8th523349353−4
1970 Did not qualify
1972
1974
1975
1978
1980 4th633550615−65
1981 4th642364335+29
1983 6th523337352−15
1985 Did not qualify
1987 8th404260315−55
1989 6th523399488−89
1992 9th624438434+4
1993 5th422197236−39
1995 4th633385363+22
1997 Did not qualify
1999 6th633379387−8
2001 752507451+56
2003 7th633458450+8
2005 4th853579571+8
2007 Did not qualify
2009 413
2011 202
2013 12th514308353−45 211
2015 6th734514517−3 321
2017 Did not qualify 404
2021 To be determined
Total81424962346456−222

African Games

African Games record
Appearances: 5
Year Position Pld W L PF PA PD
1965 4th523112178−66
1973 Did not qualify
1978 4th413315323−8
1987 Did not qualify
1991
1995 ?th
1999 Did not qualify
2003
2007 5th743451468−17
2011 4th734417455−38
2015 Did not qualify
2019 To be determined
2023
Total

Arab Championship

  • 1981 Tunisia : 2nd
  • 1994 Egypt : 2nd
  • 2000 Algeria : 2nd
  • 2005 Saudi Arabia : Winner

Mediterranean Games

Islamic Solidarity Games

Roster

Team for the 2015 FIBA Africa Championship.

Algeria men's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClubCtr.
G 4 Mostefai, Abderrahman 26 – (1989-05-03)3 May 1989 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) GS Pétroliers
G/F 5 Dekkiche, Abdesslem 29 – (1986-02-27)27 February 1986 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) GS Pétroliers
G 6 Sahraoui, Faycal 36 – (1979-07-27)27 July 1979 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Union Basket La Rochelle
PG 7 Mekdad, Samir 28 – (1986-10-12)12 October 1986 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Berck
PG 8 Benzegala, Mounir 28 – (1987-04-07)7 April 1987 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) GS Pétroliers
F 9 Harat, Mohamed 25 – (1990-06-09)9 June 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) FUS de Rabat
G 10 Zerouali, Mohamed 25 – (1990-03-27)27 March 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) CSM Constantine
C 11 Ghezzoul, Touhami 28 – (1987-01-05)5 January 1987 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) GS Pétroliers
F 12 Ammour, Kamel 24 – (1991-06-17)17 June 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Brissac Aubance
F 13 Gaham, Hocine 29 – (1986-05-01)1 May 1986 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) GS Pétroliers
F 14 Cheriet, Mehdi 28 – (1987-04-12)12 April 1987 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Roanne
C 15 Touati, Sedik 26 – (1987-01-25)25 January 1987 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) GS Pétroliers
Head coach
  • Ali Fellali
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2015

Notable players

There are several Algerian players playing professionally in Europe, mostly in France. As of 2010/2011, two play in the top level division.

Head coach position

  • Faid Bilal – 2001–2002, 2013-2014[4]
  • Sean Whalen - 2010-2012
  • Ali Filali – 2015
  • Ahmed Loubachria – 2016-now

Kit

Manufacturer

2015: Peak [5]

2015: Ooredoo [5]

References

  1. "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. FIBA National Federations – Algeria, fiba.com, accessed 14 July 2013.
  3. "Schedule & results | 2002 World Championship for Men | ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM". www.fiba.com. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  4. Head coaches, fiba.com, accessed 8 May 2013.
  5. 2015 Afrobasket - Final Round - Mohamed HARAT (ALG)'s profile - FIBA.com, Retrieved 3 October 2015.
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