1954 FIBA World Championship

The 1954 FIBA World Championship (also called the 2nd World Basketball Championship – 1954) was an international basketball tournament held by the International Basketball Federation in Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 23 October to 5 November 1954. Twelve nations participated in the tournament.[1][2]

1954 FIBA World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Basquetebol Masculino de 1954
Photograph of the United States Basketball Team Playing Brazil in the Title Game of the 1954 World Basketball Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - DPLA - d84052404bddc1cbfecd46d56b7117b5.JPG
United States versus Brazil match
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Dates23 October – 5 November
Teams12
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Philippines
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
MVPUnited States Kirby Minter
Top scorerUruguay Oscar Moglia
(18.7 points per game)
1950
1959

Competing nationsEdit

Group A Group B Group C Group D

  Brazil
  Paraguay
  Philippines

  Canada
  Peru
  United States

  France
  Uruguay
  Yugoslavia

  Chile
  Formosa
  Israel

Preliminary roundEdit

 
Teams competed

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 2 2 0 160 114 +46 4 Final round
2   Philippines 2 1 1 126 151 −25 3
3   Paraguay 2 0 2 104 125 −21 2 Classification round
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(H) Host
October 23
21:00
Philippines   64–52   Paraguay
Scoring by half: 26–27, 38–25
Pts: Loyzaga 15 Pts: Zapattini 22
October 24
21:45
Brazil   99–62   Philippines
Scoring by half: 44–22, 55–40
Pts: Bonfietti 18 Pts: Mumar 22
October 25
21:10
Paraguay   52–61   Brazil
Scoring by half: 17–33, 35–28
Pts: Bendlin 13 Pts: Facci 14

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 2 2 0 132 88 +44 4 Final round
2   Canada 2 1 1 105 117 −12 3
3   Peru 2 0 2 109 141 −32 2 Classification round
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
October 23
22:30
Canada   37–59   United States
Scoring by half: 18–33, 19–26
Pts: Ridd 11 Pts: Minter 16
October 24
23:12
Peru   51–73   United States
Scoring by half: 26–24, 25–49
Pts: Chocano 15 Pts: Johnson 22
October 25
19:00
Canada   68–58   Peru
Scoring by half: 28–33, 40–25
Pts: Ridd 25 Pts: Salas 20

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Uruguay 2 2 0 113 98 +15 4 Final round
2   France 2 1 1 113 118 −5 3
3   Yugoslavia 2 0 2 112 122 −10 2 Classification round
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
October 24
18:30
Yugoslavia   52–55 (OT)   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 23–23, 28–28 Overtime: 1–4
Pts: Ćurčić 17 Pts: Moglia 22
October 25
22:50
France   67–60   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 33–26, 34–34
Pts: Beugnot 25 Pts: Ćurčić 16
October 26
Uruguay   58–46   France
Scoring by half: 34–15, 24–31
Pts: Lombardo 14 Pts: Haudegand 11

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Formosa 2 2 0 115 113 +2 4 Final round
2   Israel 2 1 1 100 98 +2 3
3   Chile 2 0 2 117 121 −4 2 Classification round
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
October 24
18:30
Israel   45–49   Formosa
Scoring by half: 27–25, 18–24
Pts: Cohen 12 Pts: Tong S.F. 18
October 25
19:00
Formosa   66–68   Chile
Scoring by half: 28–27, 38–41
Pts: Tong S.F. 19 Pts: Badria 22
October 26
22:15
Israel   55–49   Chile
Scoring by half: 18–25, 37–24
Pts: Schneor 21 Pts: Badria 13

Classification roundEdit

All teams play one game against each other for a total of three games.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
9   Paraguay 3 3 0 193 177 +16 6
10   Chile 3 2 1 179 170 +9 5
11   Yugoslavia 3 1 2 210 221 −11 4
12   Peru 3 0 3 190 204 −14 3
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
October 29
17:30
Yugoslavia   62–70   Chile
Scoring by half: 25–35, 37–35
Pts: Muller 13 Pts: Badria 21
October 30
17:30
Paraguay   66–58   Peru
Scoring by half: 28–34, 38–24
Pts: Yegros 19 Pts: Salas 25
October 31
17:30
Yugoslavia   86–84 (OT)   Peru
Scoring by half: 39–44, 42–37 Overtime: 5–3
Pts: Muller 21 Pts: Salas 30
November 1
17:30
Chile   57–60   Paraguay
Scoring by half: 30–22, 27–38
Pts: Badria 14 Pts: Isusi 18
November 3
17:30
Yugoslavia   62–67   Paraguay
Scoring by half: 28–37, 34–30
Pts: Bjegojević 16 Pts: Isusi 21
November 4
22:00
Peru   48–52   Chile
Scoring by half: 25–30, 23–22
Pts: Salas 13 Pts: Badria 12

Final roundEdit

All teams play one game against each other for a total of seven games. The teams with the best records are awarded medals.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   United States (C) 7 7 0 482 300 +182 14
2   Brazil (H) 7 6 1 418 341 +77 13
3   Philippines 7 5 2 438 406 +32 12
4   France 7 3 4 371 392 −21 10
5   Formosa 7 2 5 345 405 −60 9[a]
6   Uruguay 7 2 5 422 446 −24 9[a]
7   Canada 7 2 5 433 498 −65 9[a]
8   Israel 7 1 6 330 451 −121 8
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(C) Champion; (H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: Formosa 1–1 (1.06 GAvg), Uruguay 1–1 (1.03 GAvg), Canada 1–1 (0.91 GAvg)
October 27
22:35
Canada   50–43   Israel
Scoring by half: 33–22, 17–21
Pts: Ridd 13 Pts: Cohen 13
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alberto Pedro (PAR), Noli Coutinho (BRA)
October 27
France   57–49   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 23–22, 34–27
Pts: Buffière 11 Pts: Moglia 19
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 27
Formosa   44–61   Brazil
Scoring by half: 26–32, 18–29
Pts: Wang Y.J. 16 Pts: Marques 14
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Juan M. Rossini (URU)
October 27
18:00
Philippines   43–56   United States
Scoring by half: 22–25, 21–31
Pts: Mumar 14 Pts: Minter 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Helio Louzada (BRA)
October 28
Uruguay   66–67   Canada
Scoring by half: 29–35, 37–32
Pts: Moglia 31 Pts: Ridd 14
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alberto Pedro (PAR), Orlando Tabuso (BRA)
October 28
Israel   46–68   Brazil
Scoring by half: 20–31, 26–37
Pts: Erez 13 Pts: Pasos 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 28
France   49–70   United States
Scoring by half: 21–32, 28–38
Pts: Haudegand 13 Pts: Minter 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Noli Coutinho (BRA)
October 29
19:00
Formosa   38–48   Philippines
Scoring by half: 21–21, 17–27
Pts: Wang Y.J. 12 Pts: Flores 12
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Renato Righetto (BRA), Juan M. Rossini (URU)
October 29
Canada   67–82   Brazil
Scoring by half: 22–43, 45–39
Pts: Gresham 19 Pts: Bonfietti 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 29
20:30
Uruguay   59–64   United States
Scoring by half: 26–30, 33–34
Pts: Lara 23 Pts: Born 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Helio Louzada (BRA)
October 30
Israel   56–90   Philippines
Scoring by half: 30–37, 26–53
Pts: Schneor 14 Pts: Loyzaga, Saldaña 20
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Aladino Astuto (BRA)
October 30
France   58–48   Formosa
Scoring by half: 27–22, 31–26
Pts: Beugnot 19 Pts: Wang Y.J. 17
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 30
Canada   50–84   United States
Scoring by half: 30–47, 20–37
Pts: Delkers 18 Pts: Born 17
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Alberto Pedro (PAR)
October 31
Brazil   57–41   Philippines
Scoring by half: 35–23, 22–18
Pts: de Almeida 15 Pts: Loyzaga 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alberto Pedro (PAR), Juan M. Rossini (URU)
October 31
Uruguay   67–62   Formosa
Scoring by half: 28–33, 39–29
Pts: Moglia 27 Pts: Wang Y.J. 18
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Renato Righetto (BRA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 31
18:30
Israel   48–45 (OT)   France
Scoring by half: 21–17, 22–26 Overtime: 5–2
Pts: Schneor 15 Pts: Dessemme 11
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Helio Louzada (BRA)
November 1
19:30
Canada   76–83   Philippines
Scoring by half: 35–41, 41–42
Pts: Ridd 37 Pts: Mumar 24
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Orlando Tabuso (BRA)
November 1
United States   72–28   Formosa
Scoring by half: 31–11, 41–17
Pts: Born 14 Pts: Ling J.H. 7
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Juan M. Rossini (URU)
November 1
Brazil   49–36   France
Scoring by half: 25–14, 24–22
Pts: Bonfietti 13 Pts: Haudegand 9
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
November 3
Uruguay   73–69   Israel
Scoring by half: 32–31, 41–38
Pts: Lombardo 22 Pts: Cohen 21
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Aladino Astuto (BRA), Pietro Reverberi (ITA)
November 3
Canada   61–74   Formosa
Scoring by half: 29–29, 32–45
Pts: Ridd 26 Pts: Tong S.F. 18
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Angelo Benvenuto (CHI), Orlando Tabuso (BRA)
November 3
Philippines   66–60   France
Scoring by half: 25–23, 41–37
Pts: Loyzaga 19 Pts: Haudegand 11
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Noli Coutinho (BRA)
November 4
19:00
United States   74–30   Israel
Scoring by half: 36–20, 38–10
Pts: Johnson 13 Pts: Schneor 6
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Angelo Benvenuto (CHI), Alberto Pedro (PAR)
November 4
Brazil   60–45   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 24–23, 36–22
Pts: Pasos 18 Pts: Moglia 18
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Eduardo Airaldi (PER)
November 4
Canada   62–66   France
Scoring by half: 32–27, 30–39
Pts: Ridd 22 Pts: Antoine 14
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Aladino Astuto (BRA)
November 5
Formosa   51–38   Israel
Scoring by half: 27–12, 24–26
Pts: Ling J.H. 12 Pts: Ofri 11
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Helio Louzada (BRA)
November 5
Philippines   67–63   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 32–32, 35–31
Pts: Loyzaga 31 Pts: Lombardo 14
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Aladino Astuto (BRA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
November 5
United States   62–41   Brazil
Scoring by half: 35–19, 27–22
Pts: Edward 14 Pts: Pasos 12
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Alberto Pedro (PAR)

AwardsEdit

 1954 World Championship Winner 
 
United States
First title
Most Valuable Player
  Kirby Minter

Top scorersEdit

Name Country Games Total points Average points
Oscar Moglia   Uruguay 9 168 18.7
Carl Ridd   Canada 9 164 18.2
Carlos Loyzaga   Philippines 9 148 16.4
Jean-Paul Beugnot   France 8 96 12.0
Kirby Minter   United States 9 100 11.1
Amaury Pasos   Brazil 9 100 11.1
Doug Gresham   Canada 9 98 10.8
Angelo Bonfietti   Brazil 9 97 10.7
Avraham Schneor   Israel 9 97 10.7
Wlamir Marques   Brazil 9 95 10.5

All-tournament teamEdit

Name Country
Carlos Loyzaga   Philippines
Kirby Minter   United States
Oscar Moglia   Uruguay
Zenny de Azevedo ("Algodão")   Brazil
Wlamir Marques   Brazil

Final rankingsEdit

Rank Team Record
1   United States 9–0
2   Brazil 8–1
3   Philippines 6–3
4   France 4–5
5   Taiwan 3–6
6   Uruguay 4–5
7   Canada 3–6
8   Israel 2–7
9   Paraguay 3–2
10   Chile 3–2
11   Yugoslavia 1–4
12   Peru 0–5

ReferencesEdit

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