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The Denmark national basketball team (Danish: Danmarks landshbasketballhold) represents Denmark in men's international basketball competition. They are controlled by the Danish Basketball Association. The national team once competed at top events like the EuroBasket regularly back in the early 1950s. But, they have struggled ever since trying to maintain the level it takes to play on the international stage with the elites. They have yet to qualify for the Summer Olympics and FIBA World Cup.

Denmark (Danmark) Denmark
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FIBA ranking69 Steady (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1951
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationDBBF
CoachPieti Poikola
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
Appearances3
MedalsNone
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances1
MedalsGold medal europe.svg Gold: (2010)
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HistoryEdit

EuroBasket 1951Edit

Denmark debuted in the European championships at EuroBasket 1951 in Paris. They were defeated in all of their preliminary round games, going 0–4 ending up in last place in their group. In a direct elimination match against Luxembourg, the national team took a 46–45 lead with 5 seconds left. A final half-court shot by Luxembourg bounced off the rim, giving Denmark its first ever win at the EuroBasket tournament and advancing the team to the first classification round. They picked up another win there, against Scotland, finishing in third place in the group at 1–2. Their third win of the tournament came against Portugal in the 13th–16th place classification semifinal. Denmark then lost to Switzerland in the 13th/14th place match to finish 14th of the 18 teams with a record of 3–7.

EuroBasket 1953Edit

Two years later, at the EuroBasket 1953 in Moscow, Denmark did not fare as well. They dropped 8 of their matches (3 in the preliminary round, 3 in the first classification round, and the two-second-round classification games) on their way to a 16th-place finish out of the 17 teams in the tournament.

EuroBasket 1955Edit

At the EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest, the national team struggled their as well just as they did at the prior EuroBasket they played in. Losing all 8 of their matches in non competitive fashion, this time finishing in last place of the 18 teams at the event.

Later yearsEdit

After EuroBasket 1955 the national team regressed to the point where that was the last major tournament they qualified for. Though, they did achieve some success on a lower level, at the European Championship for Small Countries, where they won Gold in 2010.

Competitive recordEdit

RosterEdit

The Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification

Denmark men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 0 Knudsen, David 22 – (1994-06-26)26 June 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Marist Red Foxes  
F 3 Bak, Alexander 25 – (1991-01-16)16 January 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Team FOG Næstved  
G 4 Adama Darboe 30 – (1986-04-26)26 April 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Bakken Bears  
G 9 Jukic, Darko 26 – (1990-08-23)23 August 1990 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) KK Krka  
C 11 Andersen, Nicolai 20 – (1996-03-14)14 March 1996 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Kouvot  
F 15 Jukic, Zarko 22 – (1993-10-28)28 October 1993 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Norrköping Dolphins  
C 18 Elbaek, Lasse 22 – (1994-02-28)28 February 1994 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Malbas  
G 20 Voskuil, Alan 29 – (1986-09-10)10 September 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Pallacanestro Virtus Roma  
G 23 Lundberg, Gabriel 21 – (1994-12-04)4 December 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Horsens IC  
F 31 Gilling, Jonathan 25 – (1991-06-29)29 June 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) CB Breogán  
F 42 Seilund, Mathias 26 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Bristol Flyers  
G 45 Reinholt, Esben 23 – (1993-04-13)13 April 1993 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Montbrison  
F 46 Rungby, Frederik 23 – (1993-06-07)7 June 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Horsens IC  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Other notable players from Denmark:

Denmark roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G Chanan Colman 32 – (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Hapoel Eilat  
F Kevin Larsen 23 – (1993-07-17)17 July 1993 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Lille  
G Shavon Shields 22 – (1994-06-05)5 June 1994 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Fraport Skyliners  
C Jonas Bergstedt 25 – (1991-07-06)6 July 1991 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Okapi Aalstar  
C Jacob Larsen 19 – (1997-05-05)5 May 1997 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Gonzaga Bulldogs  

Head coach positionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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