Open main menu

The 1947 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1947, was the fifth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Fourteen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. Czechoslovakia hosted the contest, which was held in Prague.

EuroBasket 1947
Tournament details
Host countryCzechoslovakia
CityPrague
Dates27 April – 3 May
Teams14
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up Czechoslovakia
Third place Egypt
Fourth place Belgium
Tournament statistics
MVPSoviet Union Joann Lõssov
Top scorerFrance Jacques Perrier
(13.7 points per game)
1946
1949

ResultsEdit

The 1947 competition consisted of a preliminary round, with two groups of four teams and two groups of three teams each. Each team played the other teams in its group once. The top two teams in each of the groups advanced into four-team semifinal groups 1 and 2 and were guaranteed a top-eight finish, with the remaining teams playing in three-team groups 3 and 4 for places 9–14.

Each team again played each other team in its group once. The bottom team in each of the three-team groups played its counterpart for 13th and 14th places. Similarly, middle teams in those groups played each other for 11th and 12th places and top teams played for 9th and 10th. The top eight places were determined in the same fashion, with top teams playing each other for gold and silver, second place teams in each playing for bronze and 4th, and so on.

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 208 61 +147 6 Upper bracket
2   Poland 3 2 1 108 106 +2 5
3   Romania 3 1 2 107 157 −50 4 Lower bracket
4   Netherlands 3 0 3 84 183 −99 3
Poland 51 – 32 Romania
Czechoslovakia 93 – 19 Netherlands
Poland 40 – 23 Netherlands
Romania 25 – 64 Czechoslovakia
Netherlands 42 – 50 Romania
Czechoslovakia 51 – 17 Poland

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Soviet Union 2 2 0 112 44 +68 4 Upper bracket
2   Hungary 2 1 1 83 89 −6 3
3   Yugoslavia 2 0 2 38 100 −62 2 Lower bracket
Soviet Union 50 – 11 Yugoslavia
Soviet Union 62 – 33 Hungary
Yugoslavia 27 – 50 Hungary

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   France 2 2 0 167 38 +129 4 Upper bracket
2   Bulgaria 2 1 1 88 80 +8 3
3   Austria 2 0 2 19 156 −137 2 Lower bracket
Bulgaria 56 – 13 Austria
France 100 – 6 Austria
France 67 – 32 Bulgaria

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Egypt 3 3 0 193 92 +101 6 Upper bracket
2   Belgium 3 2 1 183 78 +105 5
3   Italy 3 1 2 119 92 +27 4 Lower bracket
4   Albania 3 0 3 45 278 −233 3
Italy 60 – 15 Albania
Belgium 35 – 46 Egypt
Belgium 114 – 11 Albania
Egypt 43 – 38 Italy
Albania 19 – 104 Egypt
Italy 21 – 34 Belgium

Semifinal roundEdit

The middle team of each of the groups of three did not compete in the semifinal round, as they advanced directly to a 5th/6th place playoff in the final round. The top team of each of those groups played one of the top two teams of the group of four, with rankings 1st–4th at stake. Similarly, the bottom team in each group of three played one of the two lower teams in the group of four in a semifinal for 7th–10th places.

Lower bracketEdit

Group 4Edit
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Italy 2 1 1 93 72 +21 3
2   Netherlands 2 1 1 65 66 −1 3
3   Yugoslavia 2 1 1 65 85 −20 3
Italy 59 – 33 Yugoslavia
Italy 34 – 39 Netherlands
Yugoslavia 32 – 26 Netherlands
Group 3Edit
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Romania 2 2 0 142 42 +100 4
2   Austria 2 1 1 67 96 −29 3
3   Albania 2 0 2 46 117 −71 2
Austria 23 – 69 Romania
Albania 19 – 73 Romania
Albania 27 – 44 Austria

Upper bracketEdit

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Soviet Union 3 3 0 137 74 +63 6
2   Egypt 3 2 1 135 112 +23 5
3   Poland 3 1 2 78 115 −37 4
4   Bulgaria 3 0 3 89 138 −49 3
Poland 28 – 52 Egypt
Soviet Union 55 – 24 Bulgaria
Soviet Union 46 – 32 Egypt
Bulgaria 27 – 32 Poland
Egypt 51 – 38 Bulgaria
Poland 18 – 36 Soviet Union

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 116 99 +17 6
2   Belgium 3 2 1 86 85 +1 5
3   France 3 1 2 93 100 −7 4
4   Hungary 3 0 3 116 127 −11 3
Hungary 48 – 52 Czechoslovakia
France 26 – 27 Belgium
Belgium 30 – 27 Hungary
France 22 – 32 Czechoslovakia
Hungary 41 – 45 France
Czechoslovakia 32 – 29 Belgium

Final roundEdit

In the final round, each team played one last game to determine final rankings.

13th/14th place:

Yugoslavia 90 – 13 Albania

11th/12th place:

Netherlands 54 – 33 Austria

9th/10th place:

Italy 55 – 39 Romania

7th/8th place:

Hungary 59 – 29 Bulgaria

5th/6th place:

France 62 – 29 Poland

3rd/4th place:

Egypt 50 – 48 Belgium

Championship:

Soviet Union 56 – 37 Czechoslovakia


 1947 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Soviet Union
1st title

Final rankingsEdit

  1.   Soviet Union: 6–0
  2.   Czechoslovakia: 6–1
  3.   Egypt: 6–1
  4.   Belgium: 4–3
  5.   France: 4–2
  6.   Poland: 3–4
  7.   Hungary: 2–4
  8.   Bulgaria: 1–5
  9.   Italy: 3–3
  10.   Romania: 3–3
  11.   Netherlands: 2–4
  12.   Austria: 1–4
  13.   Yugoslavia: 2–3
  14.   Albania: 0–6

Team rostersEdit

External linksEdit