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Ivory Coast national basketball team

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The Ivorian Coast national basketball team are the men's basketball side that represent Ivory Coast in international competition. The team competes regularly in the African Championship, and is administered by the Fédération Ivoirienne de Basket-Ball.[1]

Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast
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FIBA ranking 65 Decrease 25
Joined FIBA 1961
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Fédération Ivoirienne de Basket-Ball
Coach Hugues Occansey
Nickname(s) Les Éléphants
(The Elephants)
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 3
AfroBasket
Appearances 23
Medals Gold medal africa.svg Gold: (1981, 1985)
Silver medal africa.svg Silver: (1978, 1980, 2009)
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark


With two AfroBasket titles and five overall finals appearances, the country is traditionally home to one the continent's finest basketball national teams.

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HistoryEdit

Ivory Coast reached the final of the FIBA Africa Championship for the first time in 1978, but they were defeated by Senegal in the final. They reached the final again in the following tournament, in 1980, but again had to settle for silver, as Senegal took the gold. Another run the following year, in 1981, saw Côte d'Ivoire finally break through and win their first title, as they defeated Egypt for the championship. Four years later, Côte d'Ivoire won their second championship, as they hosted the tournament in 1985, and beat Angola, to win the championship. Côte d'Ivoire finished second at the 2009 FIBA Africa Championship, for their first podium finish since their victory in 1985. They participated in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, which was their first FIBA World Cup appearance since 1986. The team went 1–4 at the tournament, finishing last in Group C. In their final group game, the Ivorians defeated Puerto Rico, for their first ever FIBA World Cup win, but they came up just short in the tiebreaker to see which team would advance to the knockout stage.

Competitive recordEdit

FIBA World CupEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1982 13 1982 FIBA World Championship Colombia
1986 23 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
2010 21 2010 FIBA World Championship Turkey
2019 To Be Determined 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup China
2023 To Be Determined 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Philippines, Japan and Indonesia

FIBA Africa ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1962 FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Cairo, Egypt
1964 FIBA Africa Championship 1964 Casablanca, Morocco
1965 FIBA Africa Championship 1965 Tunis, Tunisia
1968 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
1970 FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1972 10 FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
1974 FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1975 FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
1978   FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
1980   FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981   FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
1985   FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
1987 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
1989 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1992 11 FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
1993 6 FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997 8 FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 8 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 8 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 11 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005 10 FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 8 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009   FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
2015 12 FIBA Africa Championship 2015 Radès, Tunisia
2017 14 AfroBasket 2017 Senegal/Tunisia

African GamesEdit

  • 1973 : ?
  • 1978 :  
  • 1987 :  
  • 2003 : 4th
  • 2007 : 6th
  • 2011 : 8th
  • 2015 : 7th
  • 2019 : To be determined

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

At the 2015 AfroBasket:[2]

Ivory Coast National Basketball Team - AfroBasket 2015 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F 4 Aselaini, Serzhi 23 – (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) TSU Tbilisi  
G 5 Diabate, Mouloukou 28 – (1987-07-21)21 July 1987 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) MZT Skopje Aerodrom  
G 6 Zahoui, Jean-Yves 17 – (1998-03-08)8 March 1998 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Saint-Brieuc  
G 7 Kouadio, Cédric 29 – (1986-07-24)24 July 1986 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) JCA Abidjan  
F 8 Oulai, Kehasson 19 – (1995-10-20)20 October 1995 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) ABC  
C 9 Bangoura, Morlaye 36 – (1979-02-18)18 February 1979 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) ABC  
G 10 Meite, Alassane 23 – (1991-09-21)21 September 1991 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) ABC  
G 11 Koffi, Andaman 30 – (1985-05-18)18 May 1985 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Pays d'Ollones  
G 12 Bahin, Yoli 32 – (1983-07-10)10 July 1983 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Kénitra  
F 13 Tapé, Éric 33 – (1981-10-25)25 October 1981 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Fecamp  
F 14 Meite, Namori 27 – (1988-02-05)5 February 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Oullins  
C 15 Aboubacar, Seydou 21 – (1994-05-09)9 May 1994 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Palencia  
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 August 2013

Depth ChartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Seydou Aboubacar Morlaye Bangoura
PF Éric Tapé Serzhi Aselaini
SF Namori Meite Kehasson Oulai
SG Andaman Koffi Yoli Bahin
PG Mouloukou Diabate Alassane Meite Cédric Kouadio

Notable playersEdit

Other current notable players from Ivory Coast:

Ivory Coast roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G Pape-Philippe Amagou 32 – (1985-02-27)27 February 1985 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Le Mans Sarthe Basket  
G/F Guy Landry Edi 28 – (1988-12-26)26 December 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Saint-Chamond Basket  
F/C Herve Lamizana 36 – (1981-01-22)22 January 1981 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Yulon Luxgen  
PF Herve Toure 35 – (1982-02-25)25 February 1982 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Estudiantes Concordia  
C Louri Frejus Zerbo 28 – (1989-04-02)2 April 1989 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Limoges CSP Elite  

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age on 8 June 2017

Head coach positionEdit

Past rostersEdit

Team for the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship.

Ivory Coast national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F 4 Abouo, Charles 23 – (1989-11-04)4 November 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) CB Peñas Huesca  
G 5 Diabate, Mouloukou 26 – (1987-07-21)21 July 1987 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) SLUC Nancy Basket  
F 6 Soumahoro, Issife 24 – (1988-10-31)31 October 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Strasbourg IG  
G 7 Amagou, Pape-Philippe 28 – (1985-02-27)27 February 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Chorale Roanne Basket  
G 8 Konate, Kinidinnin 32 – (1980-08-23)23 August 1980 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Abidjan Basket Club  
C 9 Lamizana, Hervé 32 – (1981-01-22)22 January 1981 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
F 10 N'Diaye, Ismaël 31 – (1982-04-20)20 April 1982 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Basket-club Boncourt  
G 11 Toti, Mickaël 26 – (1987-04-11)11 April 1987 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Reims Champagne Basket  
C 12 Kale, Jonathan 27 – (1985-10-18)18 October 1985 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) CB Coruña  
C 13 Zerbo, Louri 24 – (1989-04-02)2 April 1989 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) BCM Gravelines  
F 14 Edi, Guy 24 – (1988-12-26)26 December 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Gonzaga  
F 15 Koné, Mohamed 32 – (1981-03-24)24 March 1981 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Chorale Roanne Basket  
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 August 2013

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

Peak [4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – Cote d'Ivoire, fiba.com, accessed 27 July 2013.
  2. ^ Cote d'Ivoire|2015 Afrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  3. ^ Head coaches, fiba.com, accessed 8 May 2013.
  4. ^ 2015 FIBA Africa Championship - Cote d'Ivoire, FIBA.com, Retrieved 23 June 2016.

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