1979 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship

The 1979 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship (known at that time as 1979 European Championship for Cadets) was the 5th edition of the FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. The city of Damascus, in Syria, hosted the tournament. Yugoslavia won the trophy for the second time and tied with the Soviet Union as the most winning countries in the tournament.

1979 EuroBasket Under-16
5th FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship
Tournament details
Host nationSyria
Dates19–27 July 1979
Teams11 
(from 1 federations)
Champions Yugoslavia
(2nd title)
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TeamsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The eleven teams were allocated in two groups (one of five and one of six teams).

     Team advanced to Semifinals
     Team competed in 5th–8th playoffs
     Team competed in 9th–11th round

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
  Italy 4 4 0 380 279 8
  West Germany 4 3 1 305 288 7
  Syria 4 1 3 310 307 5
  Belgium 4 1 3 284 333 5
  Turkey 4 1 3 272 344 5

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 477 371 10
  Spain 5 4 1 506 352 9
  Soviet Union 5 3 2 447 389 8
  Bulgaria 5 2 3 412 399 7
  Greece 5 1 4 378 397 6
  Austria 5 0 5 287 599 5

Knockout stageEdit

     Ninth place
     Tenth place
     Eleventh place

9th–11th roundEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
  Greece 2 2 0 168 122 4
  Turkey 2 1 1 187 143 3
  Austria 0 0 2 106 196 2

5th–8th playoffsEdit

 
PlayoffsFifth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Syria79
 
 
 
  Bulgaria104
 
  Bulgaria75
 
 
 
  Soviet Union91
 
  Soviet Union111
 
 
  Belgium70
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
  Syria104
 
 
  Belgium74

ChampionshipEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Italy76
 
 
 
  Spain69
 
  Italy100
 
 
 
  Yugoslavia103
 
  Yugoslavia95
 
 
  West Germany73
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  Spain122
 
 
  West Germany82

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
    Yugoslavia
    Italy
    Spain
4th   West Germany
5th   Soviet Union
6th   Bulgaria
7th   Syria
8th   Belgium
9th   Greece
10th   Turkey
11th   Austria
 1979 FIBA Europe U-16 Championship 
 
Yugoslavia
Second title
Team Roster

Srđan Dabić, Nebojša Zorkić, Marko Ivanović, Matej Janžek, Milan Benčić, Zoran Čutura, Dragan Zovko, Tomislav Tiringer, Jurica Kos, Robert Medved, Željko Mrnjavac, and Jurid Kebe. Head Coach: Luka Stančić.

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