Malta national basketball team
The Maltese national basketball team is the national team of Malta. The Maltese national basketball team is member of FIBA Europe since 1967. The national team has always represented in the European Promotion Cup. It also takes part well in Games of the Small States of Europe.
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|FIBA zone||FIBA Europe|
|Championship for Small Countries|
|Games of the Small States of Europe|
(Serravalle, San Marino; 23 May 1985)
(Serravalle, San Marino; 30 June 2018)
(Valletta, Malta; 2 July 2001)
Malta made their official debut in the 1985 Games of the Small States of Europe, where they achieved the bronze medal. The team repeated success in the next edition and did not win other medal until the Games of 1997, when they surprisingly won the silver medal after defeating Luxembourg in the semifinals and losing to Cyprus in the final.
Malta also participated in all the editions of the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries, but did not win any medal until 2010, when they beat Moldova for the bronze medal. In 2012, they won a new bronze medal and in 2014, lost to Andorra in the final by 66–63.
On 1 July 2018, Malta won their first official title after beating Norway by 75–59 in the final of the 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries. Samuel Deguara claimed the MVP title. After this success, Malta decided to join again the competition of the Games of the Small States of Europe in 2019.
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At the Championship for Small Countries
At the Games of the Small States