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1950 FIBA World Championship

The 1950 FIBA World Championship, also called the 1st World Basketball Championship – 1950, was an international basketball tournament held by the International Basketball Federation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 22 to November 3, 1950. Ten nations participated in the inaugural tournament. All competition was held at the Luna Park, Buenos Aires. Argentina claimed the gold medal, by beating the United States 64–50.

1950 World Basketball Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Basquetebol Masculino de 1950
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
City Buenos Aires
Dates October 22 – November 3
Teams 10
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up  United States
Third place  Chile
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
MVP Argentina Oscar Furlong
Top scorer Spain Salvadores
(13.8 per game)
1954

Contents

VenuesEdit

Group City Arena Capacity
Final round Luna Park Estadio Luna Park 9,000

Competing nationsEdit

FIBA determined the requirements to qualify for the World Championship as follows: the three best teams in the previous Summer Olympics basketball, the two best teams from South America, Europe and Asia, plus the host country. France, Brazil and the United States were granted a place each, following their performances in the 1948 Summer Olympics held at London. Uruguay and Chile qualified as the top two teams in the 1949 South American Basketball Championship, and Egypt, with the first place at EuroBasket 1949. Since no Asian teams were present due to travel difficulties, invitations were extended to Ecuador, Yugoslavia and Spain. Uruguay withdrew from the tournament as well, for political reasons. Peru went instead.

Seeded to the 1st preliminary round Seeded to the 2nd preliminary round Withdrew

Preliminary roundsEdit

First round Second round First repass round
(1st and 2nd round losers)
Second repass round
(1st repass round winners)
     
          Chile 33  
          United States 37  
            Chile 40  
            Yugoslavia 24  
          Brazil 40  
  Peru 33       Peru 33  
  Yugoslavia 27         Chile 54
            Spain 40
             
             
               
               
                 
                 
     
First round Second round First repass round
(1st and 2nd round losers)
Second repass round
(1st repass round winners)
  Egypt 43  
  Ecuador 37       Egypt 57  
          Spain 56  
            Ecuador 43  
            France 48  
          Argentina 56  
          France 40  
            Peru 46
            France 49
             
             
               
               
                 
                 
     

First phaseEdit

October 22
Peru   33–27   Yugoslavia
Buenos Aires
October 22
Egypt   43–37   Ecuador
Buenos Aires
  • Egypt and Peru advance to the second preliminary phase.
  • Ecuador and Yugoslavia advance to the first repass round.

Second phaseEdit

October 23
United States   37–33   Chile
Buenos Aires
October 23
Argentina   56–40   France
Buenos Aires
October 23
Peru   33–40   Brazil
Buenos Aires
October 23
Spain   56–57   Egypt
Buenos Aires
  • Argentina, Brazil, Egypt and USA advance to the final round.
  • Chile and France advance to the first repass round
  • Peru and Spain advance to the second repass round.

Repass roundsEdit

First phaseEdit

October 24
Chile   40–24   Yugoslavia
Buenos Aires
October 24
Ecuador   43–48   France
Buenos Aires
  • Chile and France advance to the second phase.
  • Ecuador and Yugoslavia are relegated to the classification round.

Second phaseEdit

October 25
Spain   40–54   Chile
Buenos Aires
October 25
France   49–46 (OT)   Peru
Buenos Aires
  • Chile and France advance to the final round.
  • Peru and Spain are relegated to the classification round.

Classification roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
7   Peru 3 3 0 140 123 +17 6
8   Ecuador 3 2 1 142 141 +1 5
9   Spain 3 1 2 89 97 −8 4
10   Yugoslavia 3 0 3 83 93 −10 3
October 27
Ecuador   45–40   Yugoslavia
October 27
Peru   43–37   Spain
October 29
Peru   46–43 (OT)   Yugoslavia
October 29
Ecuador   54–50   Spain
October 30
Spain   2–0 (W/O)   Yugoslavia
October 30
Ecuador   43–51   Peru

Final roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Argentina 5 5 0 300 200 +100 10
2   United States 5 4 1 221 200 +21 9
3   Chile 5 2 3 209 233 −24 7
4   Brazil 5 2 3 214 182 +32 7
5   Egypt 5 2 3 158 208 −50 7
6   France 5 0 5 173 252 −79 5
October 27
Chile   48–44   France
October 27
Egypt   32–34   United States
October 29
Egypt   31–28   France
October 29
Argentina   40–35   Brazil
October 30
Argentina   62–41   Chile
October 30
Brazil   42–45   United States
October 31
Brazil   38–19   Egypt
October 31
Argentina   66–41   France
November 1
Chile   29–44   United States
November 1
Argentina   68–33   Egypt
November 2
France   33–48   United States
November 2
Brazil   40–51   Chile
November 3
Chile   40–43   Egypt
November 3
Brazil   59–27   France
November 3
Argentina   64–50   United States

AwardsEdit

 1950 World Championship Winner 
 
Argentina
First title

Final rankingsEdit

 
The Argentina squad that won their first World championship.
Rank Team Record
1   Argentina 6–0
2   United States 5–1
3   Chile 4–4
4   Brazil 3–3
5   Egypt 4–3
6   France 2–6
7   Peru 4–2
8   Ecuador 2–3
9   Spain 1–4
10   Yugoslavia 0–5

Team rostersEdit

All-Tournament TeamEdit

Top scorersEdit

  1.   Álvaro Salvadores (Spain) 13.8
  2.   Fortunato Muñoz (Ecuador) 13.2
  3.   Alfredo Arroyave (Ecuador) 11.4
  4.   Óscar Furlong (Argentina) 11.2
  5.   Rufino Bernedo (Chile) 10.8
  6.   Ricardo González (Argentina) 10.7
  7.   Eduardo Kucharski González (Spain) 9.8
  8.   Hussein Kamel Montasser (Egypt) 8.8
  9.   Eduardo Fiestas (Peru) 8.7
  10.   Alberto Fernández (Peru) 8.2

External linksEdit