EuroBasket

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

EuroBasket
Current season, competition or edition:
EuroBasket 2021
SportBasketball
Founded1935 (1935)
Inaugural season1935
No. of teams24
CountriesFIBA Europe member associations
ContinentFIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Slovenia (1st title)
Most titles Soviet Union (14 titles)
Related
competitions
FIBA European Championship for Small Countries
EuroBasket Women
Official websiteFIBAEurope.com

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]

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 semifinal losers and classification games for the quarterfinal losers to determine fifth to eighth places.

Results

Summaries
Year Hosts Gold Medal Game Bronze Medal Game Number of Teams
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth Place
1935   Switzerland (Geneva)
Latvia
24–18
Spain

Czechoslovakia
25–23
Switzerland
10
1937  Latvia (Riga)
Lithuania
24–23
Italy

France
27–24
Poland
8
1939  Lithuania (Kaunas)
Lithuania
No playoffs
Latvia

Poland
No playoffs
France
8
1941  Lithuania (Kaunas) Cancelled due to World War II
1946   Switzerland (Geneva)
Czechoslovakia
34–32
Italy

Hungary
38–32
France
10
1947  Czechoslovakia (Prague)
Soviet Union
56–37
Czechoslovakia

Egypt
50–48
Belgium
14
1949  Egypt (Cairo)
Egypt
No playoffs
France

Greece
No playoffs
Turkey
7
1951  France (Paris)
Soviet Union
45–44
Czechoslovakia

France
55–52
Bulgaria
18
1953  Soviet Union (Moscow)
Soviet Union
No playoffs
Hungary

France
No playoffs
Czechoslovakia
17
1955  Hungary (Budapest)
Hungary
No playoffs
Czechoslovakia

Soviet Union
No playoffs
Bulgaria
18
1957  Bulgaria (Sofia)
Soviet Union
No playoffs
Bulgaria

Czechoslovakia
No playoffs
Hungary
16
1959  Turkey (Istanbul)
Soviet Union
No playoffs
Czechoslovakia

France
No playoffs
Hungary
17
1961  Yugoslavia (Belgrade)
Soviet Union
60–53
Yugoslavia

Bulgaria
55–46
France
19
1963  Poland (Wrocław)
Soviet Union
61–45
Poland

Yugoslavia
89–61
Hungary
16
1965  Soviet Union
(two cities)

Soviet Union
58–49
Yugoslavia

Poland
86–70
Italy
16
1967  Finland (two cities)
Soviet Union
89–77
Czechoslovakia

Poland
80–76
Bulgaria
16
1969  Italy (two cities)
Soviet Union
81–72
Yugoslavia

Czechoslovakia
77–75
Poland
12
1971  West Germany (two cities)
Soviet Union
69–64
Yugoslavia

Italy
85–67
Poland
12
1973  Spain (two cities)
Yugoslavia
78–67
Spain

Soviet Union
90–58
Czechoslovakia
12
1975  Yugoslavia
(four cities)

Yugoslavia
No playoffs
Soviet Union

Italy
No playoffs
Spain
12
1977  Belgium (two cities)
Yugoslavia
74–61
Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia
91–81
Italy
12
1979  Italy (four cities)
Soviet Union
98–76
Israel

Yugoslavia
99–92
Czechoslovakia
12
1981  Czechoslovakia (three cities)
Soviet Union
84–76
Yugoslavia

Czechoslovakia
101–90
Spain
12
1983  France
(three cities)

Italy
105–96
Spain

Soviet Union
105–70
Netherlands
12
1985  West Germany (three cities)
Soviet Union
120–89
Czechoslovakia

Italy
102–90
Spain
12
1987  Greece (Piraeus)
Greece
103–101
overtime

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia
98–87
Spain
12
1989  Yugoslavia (Zagreb)
Yugoslavia
98–77
Greece

Soviet Union
104–76
Italy
8
1991  Italy (Rome)
Yugoslavia
88–73
Italy

Spain
101–83
France
8
1993  Germany
(three cities)

Germany
71–70
Russia

Croatia
99–59
Greece
16
1995  Greece (Athens)
Yugoslavia
96–90
Lithuania

Croatia
73–68
Greece
14
1997  Spain (three cities)
Yugoslavia
61–49
Italy

Russia
97–77
Greece
16
1999  France
(seven cities)

Italy
64–56
Spain

Yugoslavia
74–62
France
16
2001  Turkey
(three cities)

Yugoslavia
78–69
Turkey

Spain
99–90
Germany
16
2003  Sweden (five cities)
Lithuania
93–84
Spain

Italy
69–67
France
16
2005  Serbia and Montenegro (four cities)
Greece
78–62
Germany

France
98–68
Spain
16
2007  Spain (four cities)
Russia
60–59
Spain

Lithuania
78–69
Greece
16
2009  Poland
(seven cities)

Spain
85–63
Serbia

Greece
57–56
Slovenia
16
2011  Lithuania
(six cities)

Spain
98–85
France

Russia
72–68
Macedonia
24
2013  Slovenia
(four cities)

France
80–66
Lithuania

Spain
92–66
Croatia
24
2015  France (Lille, Montpellier)
 Croatia (Zagreb)
 Germany (Berlin)
 Latvia (Riga)

Spain
80–63
Lithuania

France
81–68
Serbia
24
2017  Turkey (Istanbul)
 Finland (Helsinki)
 Israel (Tel Aviv)
 Romania (Cluj-Napoca)

Slovenia
93–85
Serbia

Spain
93–85
Russia
24
2021  Germany (Berlin, Cologne)
 Czech Republic (Prague)
 Georgia (Tbilisi)
 Italy (Milan)
24

Medal table

The medal table below lists the national teams according to the respective table published by FIBA.[9]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union143421
2/Yugoslavia85417
3 Spain36413
4 Lithuania3317
5 Italy24410
6 Greece2125
7 Czechoslovakia16512
8 France1269
9 Russia1124
10 Hungary1113
11 Germany1102
 Latvia1102
13 Egypt1012
14 Slovenia1001
15 Serbia0202
16 Poland0134
17 Bulgaria0112
18 Israel0101
 Turkey0101
20 Croatia0022
Totals (20 nations)404040120
Notes
  • According to FIBA, Yugoslavia competed until 2001.[10]

Statistics

Participation details

Team
1935

1937

1939

1946

1947

1949

1951

1953

1955

1957

1959

1961

1963

1965

1967

1969

1971

1973

1975

1977
 Albania----14th----16th----------
 Austria----12th-11th-13th14th16th--------12th
 Belgium6th--7th4th-7th10th-12th7th8th8th-15th----8th
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaPart of  Yugoslavia
 Bulgaria8th---8th-4th9th4th2nd5th3rd5th5th4th7th6th6th5th6th
 CroatiaPart of  Yugoslavia
 Czech RepublicPart of  Czechoslovakia
 Czechoslovakia3rd7th-1st2nd-2nd4th2nd3rd2nd5th10th7th2nd3rd5th4th6th3rd
 Denmark------14th16th18th-----------
 East GermanyXXXXXX----14th12th6th10th14th-----
 Egypt-8th--3rd1st-8th------------
 England---10th----12th--19th--------
 Estonia-5th5thPart of  Soviet Union
 Finland--8th---9th12th10th11th13th14th14th12th6th----10th
 North Macedonia[11]Part of  Yugoslavia
 France5th3rd4th4th5th2nd3rd3rd9th8th3rd4th13th9th11th-10th10th-11th
 GeorgiaPart of  Soviet Union
 West Germany/
 Germany
------12th14th17th13th-16th-14th--9th---
 Great Britain--------------------
 Greece-----3rd8th----17th-8th12th10th-11th12th-
 Hungary9th-7th3rd7th--2nd1st4th4th6th4th15th13th8th----
 Iceland--------------------
 Iran----------17th---------
 IsraelXXXXX--5th--11th11th9th6th8th11th11th7th7th5th
 Italy7th2nd6th2nd9th-5th7th6th10th10th-12th4th7th6th3rd5th3rd4th
 Latvia1st6th2ndPart of  Soviet Union
 Lebanon-----7th-15th------------
 Lithuania-1st1stPart of  Soviet Union
 Luxembourg---8th--17th-15th-----------
 MontenegroPart of  Yugoslavia
 Netherlands---6th11th5th10th----15th16th-16th---10th7th
 Poland-4th3rd9th6th---5th7th6th9th2nd3rd3rd4th4th12th8th-
 Portugal------15th-------------
 Romania10th---10th-18th13th7th5th8th7th11th13th5th9th8th9th11th-
 RussiaPart of  Soviet Union
 Scotland------16th--15th----------
 Serbia Part of  Yugoslavia
 Serbia and Montenegro Part of  Yugoslavia
 SloveniaPart of  Yugoslavia
 Soviet Union----1st-1st1st3rd1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st3rd2nd2nd
 Spain2nd---------15th13th7th11th10th5th7th2nd4th9th
 Sweden-------17th16th--18th-16th-12th----
  Switzerland4th--5th--13th11th14th-----------
 Syria-----6th--------------
 Turkey-----4th6th-11th9th12th10th15th---12th8th9th-
 UkrainePart of  Soviet Union
 Yugoslavia ----13th--6th8th6th9th2nd3rd2nd9th2nd2nd1st1st1st
Team
1979

1981

1983

1985

1987

1989

1991

1993

1995

1997

1999

2001

2003

2005

2007

2009

2011

2013




2015




2017




2021
Total
 Albania--------------------2
 Austria--------------------6
 Belgium12th------12th--------21st9th13th19th17
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaPart of  Yugoslavia8th-15th15th13th15th13th--17th13th23rd-9
 Bulgaria11th--8th-7th8th14th-----13th-13th13th---24
 CroatiaPart of  Yugoslavia3rd3rd11th11th7th11th7th6th6th13th4th9th10th13
 Czech RepublicPart of  Czechoslovakia---12th---13th--13th7th20thQ6
 Czechoslovakia4th3rd10th2nd8th-6thXXXXXXXXXXXXXX24
 Denmark--------------------3
 East Germany------XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX5
 Egypt---------------------4
 England-12th-------------------4
 EstoniaPart of  Soviet Union6th---14th------20th-5
 Finland--------14th-------9th9th16th11th16
 North Macedonia[11]Part of  Yugoslavia---13th----9th4th21st19th-5
 France8th8th5th6th9th6th4th7th8th10th4th6th4th3rd8th5th2nd1st3rd12th38
 GeorgiaPart of  Soviet Union---------11th17th15th17thQ5
 West Germany/
 Germany
-10th8th5th6th--1st10th12th7th4th9th2nd5th11th9th17th18th7thQ25
 Great Britain---------------13th13th13th-22nd4
 Greece9th9th11th-1st2nd5th4th4th4th16th9th5th1st4th3rd6th11th5th8th27
 Hungary----------14th--------15th15
 Iceland------------------24th24th2
 Iran---------------------1
 Israel2nd6th6th9th11th--15th9th9th9th10th7th9th11th13th13th21st10th21st29
 Italy5th5th1st3rd5th4th2nd9th5th2nd1st11th3rd9th9th-17th8th6th6thQ38
 LatviaPart of  Soviet Union10th-16th-8th13th13th13th13th21st10th8th5th14
 Lebanon---------------------2
 LithuaniaPart of  Soviet Union-2nd6th5th12th1st5th3rd11th5th2nd2nd9th14
 Luxembourg--------------------3
 MontenegroPart of  YugoslaviaPart of  Yugoslavia Part of --21st17th-13th3
 Netherlands10th-4th12th10th8th------------21st-15
 Poland7th7th9th11th7th-7th--7th----13th9th17th21st11th18th28
 Portugal--------------9th-21st---3
 Romania---10th12th--------------23rd18
 RussiaPart of  Soviet Union2nd7th3rd6th5th8th8th1st7th3rd21st17th4th13
 Scotland---------------------2
 SerbiaPart of  Yugoslavia Part of  YugoslaviaPart of 13th2nd8th7th4th2nd8
 Serbia and Montenegro Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia 6th9thXXXXXXXX
 SloveniaPart of  Yugoslavia14th12th14th10th15th10th6th7th4th7th5th12th1st13
 Soviet Union1st1st3rd1st2nd3rdXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX21
 Spain6th4th2nd4th4th5th3rd5th6th5th2nd3rd2nd4th2nd1st1st3rd1st3rd31
 Sweden--12th----13th11th---16th----13th--10
  Switzerland--------------------5
 Syria---------------------1
 Turkey-11th-----11th13th8th8th2nd12th9th11th8th11th17th14th14th24
 UkrainePart of  Soviet Union--13th-16th14th13th--17th6th22nd16th8
 Yugoslavia3rd2nd7th7th3rd1st1stX1st1st3rd1stXXXXXXXXX25
Notes
  • According to FIBA, Yugoslavia competed until 2001.[10]

Individuals

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.
Gold Member 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 Rafael Martín Livio Franceschini
16.5
EuroBasket 1937 Pranas Talzūnas Rūdolfs Jurciņš
12.5
EuroBasket 1939 Mykolas Ruzgys
(de facto: Pranas Lubinas)
Heino Veskila
16.7
EuroBasket 1946 Ferenc Németh Paweł Stok
12.6
EuroBasket 1947 Joann Lõssov Jacques Perrier
13.7
EuroBasket 1949 Hüseyin Öztürk Hüseyin Öztürk
19.3
EuroBasket 1951 Ivan Mrázek Ivan Mrázek
17.1
EuroBasket 1953 Anatoly Konev Ahmed Idlibi
15.9
EuroBasket 1955 János Greminger Miroslav Skerik
19.1
EuroBasket 1957 Jiří Baumruk Eddy Terrace
24.4
EuroBasket 1959 Viktor Zubkov Radivoj Korać
28.1
EuroBasket 1961 Radivoj Korać Radivoj Korać (2)
24.0
EuroBasket 1963 Emiliano Rodríguez Radivoj Korać (3)
26.6
EuroBasket 1965 Modestas Paulauskas Radivoj Korać (4)
21.9
EuroBasket 1967 Jiří Zedníček Georgios Kolokithas
26.7
EuroBasket 1969 Sergei Belov Georgios Kolokithas (2)
23.5
EuroBasket 1971 Krešimir Ćosić Edward Jurkiewicz
22.6
EuroBasket 1973 Wayne Brabender Atanas Golomeev
22.3
EuroBasket 1975 Krešimir Ćosić (2) Atanas Golomeev (2)
22.9
EuroBasket 1977 Dražen Dalipagić Kees Akerboom
27.0
EuroBasket 1979 Miki Berkovich Mieczysław Młynarski
26.6
EuroBasket 1981 Valdis Valters[15] Mieczysław Młynarski (2)
23.1
EuroBasket 1983 Juan Antonio Corbalán Nikos Galis
33.0
EuroBasket 1985 Arvydas Sabonis Doron Jamchi
28.1
EuroBasket 1987 Nikos Galis Nikos Galis (2)
37.0
EuroBasket 1989 Dražen Petrović Nikos Galis (3)
35.6
EuroBasket 1991 Toni Kukoč Nikos Galis (4)
32.4
EuroBasket 1993 Chris Welp Sabahudin "Dino" Bilalović
24.6
EuroBasket 1995 Šarūnas Marčiulionis Šarūnas Marčiulionis
22.5
EuroBasket 1997 Saša Đorđević Oded Katash
22.0
EuroBasket 1999 Gregor Fučka Alberto Herreros
19.2
EuroBasket 2001 Peja Stojaković Dirk Nowitzki
28.7
EuroBasket 2003 Šarūnas Jasikevičius Pau Gasol
25.8
EuroBasket 2005 Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Nowitzki (2)
26.1
EuroBasket 2007 Andrei Kirilenko Dirk Nowitzki (3)
24.0
EuroBasket 2009 Pau Gasol Pau Gasol (2)
18.7
EuroBasket 2011 Juan Carlos Navarro Tony Parker
22.1
EuroBasket 2013 Tony Parker Tony Parker (2)[16]
19.0
EuroBasket 2015 Pau Gasol (2) Pau Gasol (3)
25.6
EuroBasket 2017 Goran Dragić Alexey Shved
24.3

MVP and Top scorer by country

Country Times MVP Years Country Times Top Scorer Years
 Soviet Union
7
1947, 1953, 1959, 1965, 1969, 1981, 1985  Greece
6
1967, 1969, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991
 Spain
7
1935, 1963, 1973, 1983, 2009, 2011, 2015  Spain
4
1999, 2003, 2009, 2015
 Yugoslavia
6
1961, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1989, 1991  Poland
4
1946, 1971, 1979, 1981
 Lithuania
4
1937, 1939, 1995, 2003  Yugoslavia
4
1959, 1961, 1963, 1965
 Czechoslovakia
3
1951, 1957, 1967  France
3
1947, 2011, 2013
 Serbia/
 Yugoslavia
2
1997, 2001  Germany
3
2001, 2005, 2007
 Hungary
2
1946, 1955  Czechoslovakia
2
1951, 1955
 Germany
2
1993, 2005  Bulgaria
2
1973, 1975
 Turkey
1
1949  Israel
2
1985, 1997
 Israel
1
1979  Italy
1
1935
 Greece
1
1987  Latvia
1
1937
 Italy
1
1999  Estonia
1
1939
 Russia
1
2007  Turkey
1
1949
 France
1
2013  Lebanon
1
1953
 Slovenia
1
2017  Belgium
1
1957
 Netherlands
1
1977
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
1
1993
 Lithuania
1
1995
 Russia
1
2017

Most times MVP and Top scorer by Players

Player Times MVP Years Player Times Top Scorer Years
Krešimir Ćosić
2
1971, 1975 Nikos Galis
4
1983, 1987, 1989, 1991
Pau Gasol
2
2009, 2015 Radivoj Korać
4
1959, 1961, 1963, 1965
One time MVP, earned by 36 players Dirk Nowitzki
3
2001, 2005, 2007
Pau Gasol
3
2003, 2009, 2015
Georgios Kolokithas
2
1967, 1969
Atanas Golomeev
2
1973, 1975
Mieczysław Młynarski
2
1979, 1981
Tony Parker
2
2011, 2013

EuroBasket Records

All-time leading scorers in total points scored

  • Counting all games played through the end of EuroBasket 2017, and not counting qualification games.
List of All-Time Top 10 Scorers (Overall)
Player Points Scored Games Played Scoring Average
Pau Gasol 1,183 58 20.4
Tony Parker 1,104 68 16.2
Dirk Nowitzki 1,052 49 21.4
Nikos Galis 1,030 33 31.2
Kamil Brabenec 948 62 15.3
Miki Berkovich 917 51 18.0
Epi 889 58 15.3
Emiliano Rodríguez 864 55 15.7
Radivoj Korać 844 34 24.8
Stanislav Kropilák 769 55 14.0
Panagiotis Giannakis 769 58 13.3

All-time leading scorers in points per game average

  • Counting all games played through the end of EuroBasket 2017, and not counting qualification games.
List of All-Time Top 10 Scorers (By Average)[17]
Player Points Scored Games Played Scoring Average
Nikos Galis 1,030 33 31.2
Radivoj Korać 844 34 24.8
Luol Deng 123 5 24.6
Eddy Terrace 220 9 24.4
/ Sabahudin "Dino" Bilalović 217 9 24.1
/ Dražen Petrović 604 26 23.2
Dennis Schröder 271 12 22.6
Rik Smits 154 7 22.0
Mieczysław Młynarski 482 22 21.9
Michael Jackel 347 16 21.6

See also

References

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