Bulgaria women's national basketball team

The Bulgaria women's national basketball team 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.

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FIBA ranking50 Decrease 1 (12 February 2020)[1]
Joined FIBA1935
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationBulgarian Basketball Federation
CoachStefan Mihaylov
Nickname(s)лъвиците (The Lionesses)
Olympic Games
MedalsSilver Silver: (1980)
Women's World Cup
MedalsSilver Silver: (1959)
Bronze Bronze: (1964)
EuroBasket Women
MedalsGold Gold: (1958)
Silver Silver: (1960, 1964, 1972, 1983, 1985)
Bronze Bronze: (1954, 1962, 1976, 1989)

Competitive recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Result
  1976 Third Place  
  1980 Runners-Up  

Friendship GamesEdit

Year Result
  1984 Third Place  

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  

Balkan ChampionshipEdit

Year Rank
  1960 Champions  

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Year Result
  1961 Champions  
  1977 Third Place  


  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020.

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