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The 1961 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1961, was the twelfth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Eighteen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by Yugoslavia. The event was held at the Beograd City Fair.[1]

EuroBasket 1961
EuroBasket 1961 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryYugoslavia
CityBelgrade
Teams19
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (6th title)
Runners-up Yugoslavia
Third place Bulgaria
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radivoj Korać
Top scorerSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radivoj Korać
(24.0 points per game)
1959
1963

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
A1   Poland   England 47:15 31:19 78:34
A2   Yugoslavia   Greece 36:27 50:30 86:57
A3   England   Yugoslavia 18:49 40:73 58:122
A4   Poland   Greece 40:24 37:22 77:46
A5   Greece   England 39:25 39:18 78:43
A6   Poland   Yugoslavia 34:38 33:34 67:72
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   Yugoslavia 3 3 0 280:182 6 +98
2   Poland 3 2 1 222:152 5 +70
3   Greece 3 1 2 181:206 4 −25
4   England 3 0 3 135:278 3 −143

Group BEdit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
B1   East Germany   Hungary 24:40 40:23 64:63
B2   Hungary   Finland 34:16 31:42 65:58
B3   East Germany   Finland 38:27 39:37 77:64
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   East Germany 2 2 0 141:127 4 +14
2   Hungary 2 1 1 128:122 3 +6
3   Finland 2 0 2 122:142 2 −20

Group CEdit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
C1   Belgium   Soviet Union 25:39 23:50 48:89
C2   Belgium   Spain 41:29 29:38 70:67
C3   Spain   Soviet Union 28:46 21:36 49:82
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   Soviet Union 2 2 0 171:97 4 +74
2   Belgium 2 1 1 118:156 3 −38
3   Spain 2 0 2 116:152 2 −36

Group DEdit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
D1   Israel   West Germany 29:18 41:23 70:41
D2   West Germany   Bulgaria 23:32 24:38 47:70
D3   Bulgaria   Israel 21:27 27:15 48:42
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   Bulgaria 2 2 0 118:89 4 +29
2   Israel 2 1 1 112:89 3 +23
3   West Germany 2 0 2 88:140 2 −52

Group EEdit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
E1   Sweden   Czechoslovakia 14:29 19:29 33:58
E2   Czechoslovakia   Turkey 37:38 33:39 70:77
E3   Turkey   Sweden 30:11 25:29 55:40
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   Turkey 2 2 0 132:110 4 +22
2   Czechoslovakia 2 1 1 128:110 3 +18
3   Sweden 2 0 2 73:113 2 −40

Group FEdit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
F1   France   Romania 30:37 36:31 66:68
F2   Romania   Netherlands 46:32 38:34 84:66
F3   France   Netherlands 48:20 43:34 91:54
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   Romania 2 2 0 152:132 4 +20
2   France 2 1 1 157:122 3 +35
3   Netherlands 2 0 2 120:175 2 −55

Second roundEdit

Group 1Edit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
1/1   Yugoslavia   East Germany 34:37 48:36 82:73
1/2   Poland   Hungary 23:32 20:21 43:53
1/3   Soviet Union   Poland 38:26 29:27 67:53
1/4   Yugoslavia   Belgium 37:33 48:26 85:59
1/5   East Germany   Soviet Union 18:39 22:32 40:71
1/6   Belgium   Poland 35:28 31:34 66:62
1/7   Yugoslavia   Hungary 37:26 35:40 72:66
1/8   Belgium   East Germany 36:34 33:29 69:63
1/9   Hungary   Soviet Union 15:44 16:49 31:93
1/10   Hungary   Belgium 31:30 28:31 59:61
1/11   Poland   East Germany 35:34 47:37 82:71
1/12   Yugoslavia   Soviet Union 33:42 25:33 58:75
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   Soviet Union 5 5 0 395:230 10 +165
2   Yugoslavia 5 4 1 369:340 9 +29
3   Belgium 5 3 2 303:358 8 −55
4   Hungary 5 1 4 272:333 6 −61
5   Poland 5 1 4 307:329 6 −22
6   East Germany 5 1 4 311:367 6 −56

Group 2Edit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
2/1   Israel   Czechoslovakia 30:27 21:37 51:64
2/2   Bulgaria   Turkey 31:28 29:29 60:57
2/3   Romania   Israel 32:25 30:17 62:42
2/4   Bulgaria   France 22:42 36:29 58:71
2/5   Turkey   Romania 26:26 20:24 46:50
2/6   France   Israel 25:14 39:27 64:41
2/7   Bulgaria   Czechoslovakia 35:31 27:29 62:60
2/8   Czechoslovakia   Romania 30:31 22:24 52:55
2/9   France   Turkey 40:25 34:32 74:57
2/10   Czechoslovakia   France 27:28 35:38 62:66
2/11   Israel   Turkey 28:14 29:36 57:50
2/12   Bulgaria   Romania 34:28 29:23 63:51
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   France 5 4 1 341:286 9 +55
2   Bulgaria 5 4 1 291:281 9 +10
3   Romania 5 4 1 286:269 9 +17
4   Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 308:311 6 −3
5   Turkey 5 1 4 287:311 6 −24
6   Israel 5 1 4 233:288 6 −55

Classification RoundEdit

Group 1Edit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
1/1   Sweden   Netherlands 26:21 21:27 47:48
1/2   West Germany   Sweden 28:16 20:27 48:43
1/3   Netherlands   West Germany 24:21 24:25 48:46
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   Netherlands 2 2 0 96:93 4 +3
2   West Germany 2 1 1 94:91 3 +3
3   Sweden 2 0 2 90:96 2 −6

Group 2Edit

Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
2/1   Finland   England 25:16 46:22 71:38
2/2   Greece   Spain 17:37 29:36 46:73
2/3   Spain   England 44:24 55:26 99:50
2/4   Greece   Finland 40:37 31:40 71:77
2/5   Finland   Spain 30:57 23:42 53:99
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1   Spain 3 3 0 271:149 6 +122
2   Finland 3 2 1 201:208 5 −7
3   Greece 3 1 2 195:193 4 +2
4   England 3 0 3 131:248 3 −117

13th-16th place classification playoffsEdit

 
13th-16th place semifinals13th place game
 
      
 
55
 
 
  Finland79
 
59
 
  Netherlands72
 
  Spain61
 
56
 
  Finland60
 
  Spain62
 
 
  West Germany49
 
15th place game
 
 
58
 
 
  Netherlands56
 
 
  West Germany53
Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
55   Finland   Netherlands 40:35 39:37 79:72
56   Spain   West Germany 29:23 33:26 62:49
58   Netherlands   West Germany 27:20 29:33 56:53
59   Spain   Finland 36:34 25:26 61:60

17th-19th place classification playoffsEdit

 
17th-19th place semifinals17th place game
 
      
 
54
 
 
  England41
 
57
 
  Sweden70
 
  Sweden47
 
 
 
  Greece60
 
  Greece
 
 
BYE
 
19th place game
 
 
 
 
 
  England
 
 
 
Match Team 1 Team 2 1.H. 2.H. O.T
54   England   Sweden 20:27 21:43 41:70
57   Sweden   Greece 24:42 23:18 47:60

Final roundEdit

Medals RoundEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
64
 
 
  Yugoslavia75
 
71
 
  France65
 
  Yugoslavia53
 
65
 
  Soviet Union60
 
  Soviet Union77
 
 
  Bulgaria54
 
Third place
 
 
70
 
 
  France46
 
 
  Bulgaria55

5th-8th place playoffsEdit

 
5th-8th place semifinals5th place game
 
      
 
61
 
 
  Hungary71
 
69
 
  Romania60
 
  Hungary48
 
63
 
  Czechoslovakia53
 
  Belgium65
 
 
  Czechoslovakia74
 
7th place game
 
 
68
 
 
  Romania71
 
 
  Belgium61

9th-12th place playoffsEdit

 
9th-12th place semifinals9th place game
 
      
 
60
 
 
  East Germany50
 
67
 
  Turkey63
 
  Turkey59
 
62
 
  Poland74
 
  Poland74
 
 
  Israel59
 
11th place game
 
 
66
 
 
  East Germany80
 
 
  Israel83


 1961 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Soviet Union
6th title

Final rankingsEdit

Team rostersEdit

ReferencesEdit