Andorra national basketball team

The Andorra national basketball team is the national team of Andorra. The national team has always represented in the EuroBasket Division C. It also takes part well in Games of the Small States of Europe.

Andorra
FIBA ranking77 4 (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1988
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationFederació Andorrana de Basquetbol
CoachDavid Eudal
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
AppearancesNone
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances13
Medals (5) 1998, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2014
(2) 2010, 2016
(1) 2006
Games of the Small States of Europe
Appearances14
Medals (1) 1989
(1) 2015
First international
Andorra – Luxembourg 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 23 May 1985)
Biggest win
 Moldova 43–97 Andorra
(Serravalle, San Marino; 30 June 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Cyprus 97–56 Andorra
(Monaco; 6 June 2007)
Andorra 49–90 Montenegro 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 31 May 2017)

History

Despite not joining FIBA until 1988, Andorra made its debut in the 1985 Games of the Small States of Europe where, after winning their first game ever against Luxembourg, finished in the last position after losing to Cyprus and Malta.

Andorra would come back to competition in 1989, where it achieved its first great success by winning the tournament at the 1989 Games of the Small States of Europe, played in Cyprus after beating the home team in the final by 54–52.[2] In 1991, the team could not repeat success and ended in the fourth position of the 1991 edition, that Andorra hosted.

In 1994, Andorra would make its debut at the FIBA Promotion Cup. In its first participation, the team ended in the seventh position after losing all its five games.

Four years later, the team conquered its first Promotion Cup title by ending unbeaten in the 1998 edition. Andorra would repeat success in 2000 European Promotion Cup for Men for starting to be one of the top teams in the Promotion Cup, later renamed as European Championship for Small Countries.

In 2009, Andorra achieved the bronze medal at the 2009 Games of the Small States of Europe by taking advantage to Iceland in a three-way tie.

During the 2010s, Andorra always qualified for the final of the Championship for Small Countries, being only beaten by more powerful teams like Denmark or Armenia.

Competitive record

At the Championship for Small Countries

Championship for Small Countries
Year Position Pld W L
1988Did not enter
1990
1992
19948th505
19966th514
1998440
2000550
20024th523
2004440
2006532
20084th523
2010541
2012440
2014440
2016541
20185th422
Total603921

At the Games of the Small States

Games of the Small States of Europe
Year Position Pld W L
19854th312
1987Did not enter
1989330
19914th523
19934th523
19956th303
19976th303
20017th303
20035th422
20055th404
20074th514
2009532
20134th413
20154th303
20175th523
2019Did not enter
Total551738

Roster

This was the Andorran list for the 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries.

Andorra men's national basketball team - 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClub
PG 4 Serrato, Jordi 21 – (1997-04-05)5 April 1997 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Sedis Hidrology–Piros Seguretat
PF 5 Isern, Xavier 31 – (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) MoraBanc Andorra B
PF 6 Pons, Albert 17 – (2001-03-07)7 March 2001 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) MoraBanc Andorra B
SF 7 Peña, Eric 19 – (1998-08-26)26 August 1998 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Outletmoto.com Grup Barna
SG 8 Colom, Guillem 26 – (1991-09-16)16 September 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) MoraBanc Andorra
PG 11 Lliteras, Roger 22 – (1996-02-04)4 February 1996 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Cornellà
SF 12 Schneider, Hugo 20 – (1998-04-04)4 April 1998 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) MoraBanc Andorra B
PF 13 Bartolomé, Alexis 19 – (1998-09-23)23 September 1998 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Gallofa
C 15 Gabriel, Cinto 31 – (1987-06-19)19 June 1987 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) MoraBanc Andorra B
C 16 Guzmán, Aarón 19 – (1998-07-09)9 July 1998 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Minibasket Milazzo
PG 19 Martí, Dot 20 – (1997-11-28)28 November 1997 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) MoraBanc Andorra B
PF 21 Bartolomé, Bruno 18 – (1999-11-20)20 November 1999 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Gallofa
Head coach
  • David Eudal
Legend
  • Age – describes age
    on 1 July 2018

Head to head against other national basketball teams

  • Included all FIBA competitions and all GSSE editions.
  • Updated as of 1 July 2018.
Team GP W L Pct.
 Albania202.000
 Armenia211.500
 Austria101.000
 Azerbaijan1101.000
 Cyprus1019.100
 Denmark101.000
 Gibraltar1192.818
 Ireland101.000
 Iceland[3]13211.154
 Luxembourg1147.364
 Malta16115.688
 Moldova972.778
 Monaco321.667
 Montenegro202.000
 San Marino17116.647
 Scotland725.286
 Wales853.625
Total1155659.487

Individual records

As of 1 July 2018

Notable players

Progression in the FIBA World Ranking

DateChangePos.Points
11 Oct 201788th27.6
28 Nov 2017 391st27.6
28 Feb 2018 15106th22.9
3 Jul 2018 6100th33.8
18 Sep 2018 694th60.4
4 Dec 2018 1183rd113.6
26 Feb 2019 281st113.6
16 Sep 2019 477th113.6

Youth teams

References

  1. "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. Cyprus results of the 1989 GSSE at the Cyprus Basketball Federation
  3. "Iceland national basketball team results". Icelandic Basketball Association. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
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