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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.

Denmark (Danmark) Denmark
Danish Basketball.jpg
FIBA ranking59 Increase 10 (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1951
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationDBBF
CoachErez Bittman
Nickname(s)De rød-hvide
(The Red and White)
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
Appearances3
MedalsNone
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances1
MedalsGold Gold: (2010)

The Denmark national team once competed at the top European tournament being the EuroBasket regularly back in the early 1950s. But, have struggled ever since to maintain the level it takes to play on the international stage with the elites. They have yet to reach qualification to global competitions such as the FIBA World Cup or Summer Olympics.

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

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the EuroBasket 2021 Pre-Qualifiers

Denmark men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 4 Darboe, Adama 32 – (1986-04-26)26 April 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Bakken Bears  
PG 5 Colman, Chanan 34 – (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Hapoel Be'er Sheva B.C.  
C 6 Zohore, Jonas 27 – (1991-07-06)6 July 1991 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) TF Budapest  
G 7 Voskuil, Alan 32 – (1986-09-10)10 September 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Bakery Basket Piacenza  
F 8 Jukić, Darko 28 – (1990-08-23)23 August 1990 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Bakken Bears  
PF 10 Elbaek, Lasse 25 – (1994-02-24)24 February 1994 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Horsens IC  
PG 12 Nielsen, Frederik 30 – (1988-07-27)27 July 1988 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Real Murcia Baloncesto  
PF 20 Rungby, Frederik 25 – (1993-06-07)7 June 1993 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Horsens IC  
C 21 Larsen, Kevin 25 – (1993-07-17)17 July 1993 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Palencia Baloncesto  
SG 23 Lundberg, Gabriel 24 – (1994-12-04)4 December 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Iberostar Tenerife  
F 31 Gilling, Jonathan 27 – (1991-06-21)21 June 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Club Melilla Baloncesto  
SF 91 Hertz, Philip 26 – (1992-07-16)16 July 1992 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Hapoel Be'er Sheva B.C.  
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    team before the competition
  • Age – describes age
    on 3 February 2019

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C
PF
SF
SG
PG

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

EuroBasket 2021 Pre-QualifiersEdit

First roundEdit

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 4 4 0 336 282 +54 8 Advance to second round
2   Armenia 4 2 2 299 296 +3 6 Withdrew after first round
3   Albania 4 0 4 275 332 −57 4 Transfer to third round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Second roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 4 2 2 298 282 +16 6 Qualification to EuroBasket qualifiers
2   Denmark 4 2 2 327 329 −2 6 Transfer to third round
3   Belarus 4 2 2 310 324 −14 6
Source: FIBA

Third roundEdit

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 4 4 0 313 274 +39 8 Qualification to EuroBasket qualifiers
2   Belarus 4 2 2 314 267 +47 6
3   Albania 4 0 4 247 333 −86 4
Source: FIBA

Past rostersEdit

1951 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 18 teams

3 Knud Lundberg, 4 Knud Norskov, 5 Erik Korsbjerg, 6 Erik Wilbek, 7 Peter Tantholdt, 8 Belger Can, 9 Bent Sondergaard, 10 Erik Melbye, 11 Sven Thomsen, 12 John Christensen, 13 Ove Nielsen, 14 Kai Sogaard, 15 Erik Carlsen, 16 Niels Mygind (Coach: ?)


1953 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 17 teams

3 Kai Sorensen, 4 Knud Norskov, 5 Knud Lundberg, 6 Peter Tantholdt, 7 John Christensen, 8 Erik Madsen, 10 Torben Starup-Hansen, 11 Ivan Rasmussen, 12 Ove Nielsen, 13 Erik Wilbek, 14 Pierre Meilsej, 15 Willi Mouritsen, 16 John Nielsen (Coach: ?)


1955 EuroBasket: finished 18th among 18 teams

3 Kai Sogaard, 4 Erik Korsbjerg, 5 Peter Tantholdt, 6 Pierre Meilsej, 7 An Lillelund, 8 Ivan Rasmussen, 9 Ove Nielsen, 10 T Storup, 11 P Hintz, 12 T Malmquist, 13 Willi Mouritsen, 14 S Sparre (Coach: ?)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.

External linksEdit