Bulgaria women's national basketball team

The Bulgaria women's national basketball team (Bulgarian: България отбор жени национален по баскетбол) represents Bulgaria in international women's basketball, and is controlled by the Bulgarian Basketball Federation. Their achievements range from winning the 1958 EuroBasket Women's Championship, and the Balkan Championship in 1960. Other successes came with the team finishing as Runners-up at the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 1959 FIBA Women's World Cup. The national team has several members playing their professional basketball careers in the United States WNBA.

 Bulgaria
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FIBA ranking41 Increase 3 (1 March 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA1935
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationBulgarian Basketball Federation
CoachStefan Mihaylov
Nickname(s)лъвиците (The Lionesses)
Olympic Games
Appearances4
MedalsSilver Silver: (1980)
Women's World Cup
Appearances2
MedalsSilver Silver: (1959)
Bronze Bronze: (1964)
EuroBasket Women
Appearances20
MedalsGold Gold: (1958)
Silver Silver: (1960, 1964, 1972, 1983, 1985)
Bronze Bronze: (1954, 1962, 1976, 1989)
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 1 1
FIBA World Cup 0 1 1
EuroBasket 0 2 1
Balkan Championship 1 0 0
Friendship Games 0 1 0
Summer Universiade 1 0 1
Total 2 5 4

Competitive recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Result
  1976 Third place  
  1980 Runners-up  

Women's World CupEdit

Year Result
  1959 Runners-up  
  1964 Third place  

EuroBasket WomenEdit

Year Result
  1954 Third place  
  1958 Champions  
  1960 Runners-up  
  1962 Third place  
  1964 Runners-up  
  1972 Runners-up  
  1976 Third place  
  1983 Runners-up  
  1985 Runners-up  
  1989 Third place  

Friendship GamesEdit

Year Result
  1984 Runners-up  

Balkan ChampionshipEdit

Year Result
  1960 Champions  

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Year Result
  1961 Champions  
  1977 Third place  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2021.

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