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The 1963 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1963, was the thirteenth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Seventeen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by Poland and held at Wrocław.

EuroBasket 1963
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Tournament details
Host countryPoland
CityWrocław
Dates4–13 October
Teams16
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (7th title)
Runners-up Poland
Third place Yugoslavia
Fourth place Hungary
Tournament statistics
MVPSpain Emiliano Rodríguez
Top scorerSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radivoj Korać
(26.6 points per game)
1961
1965

Contents

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Yugoslavia 7 7 0 608 472 +136 14 Qualified for the semifinals
2   Hungary 7 5 2 499 455 +44 10[a]
3   Bulgaria 7 5 2 509 444 +65 10[a] Qualified for the 5th–8th place playoffs
4   Belgium 7 4 3 520 512 +8 8[b]
5   Italy 7 4 3 467 459 +8 8[b] Qualified for the 9th–12th place playoffs
6   Israel 7 2 5 463 505 −42 4
7   Netherlands 7 1 6 453 588 −135 2 Qualified for the 13th–16th place playoffs
8   Turkey 7 0 7 405 499 −94 0
Source: FIBA Archives
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored; 5) Drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Hungary–Bulgaria 64–55
  2. ^ a b Belgium–Italy 76–75
  Yugoslavia   Netherlands 107–62
  Bulgaria   Israel 79–58
  Hungary   Italy 55–55 aet.71–74
  Belgium   Turkey 71–52
  Netherlands   Italy 60–73
  Bulgaria   Turkey 71–52
  Hungary   Belgium 71–69
  Yugoslavia   Israel 80–73
  Netherlands   Belgium 71–77
  Israel   Turkey 64–55
  Bulgaria   Hungary 55–64
  Yugoslavia   Italy 71–69
  Yugoslavia   Turkey 97–67
  Italy   Belgium 75–76
  Netherlands   Bulgaria 71–99
  Israel   Hungary 73–80
  Turkey   Hungary 42–50
  Israel   Netherlands 70–55
  Italy   Bulgaria 51–59
  Yugoslavia   Belgium 95–62
  Belgium   Bulgaria 72–80
  Turkey   Netherlands 72–74
  Italy   Israel 63–57
  Yugoslavia   Hungary 82–73
  Hungary   Netherlands 90–60
  Turkey   Italy 65–72
  Belgium   Israel 93–68
  Yugoslavia   Bulgaria 76–66

Group BEdit

Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.   Soviet Union 7 7 0 558:392 14 +166
2.   Poland 7 6 1 542:454 12 +88
3.   East Germany 7 4 3 468:469 8 −1
4.   Spain 7 3 4 563:575 6 −12
5.   Romania 7 3 4 422:430 6 −8
6.   Czechoslovakia 7 3 4 479:514 6 −35
7.   France 7 1 6 427:521 2 −94
8.   Finland 7 1 6 399:503 2 −104
  France   East Germany 49–63
  Soviet Union   Finland 75–53
  Spain   Poland 76–79
  Czechoslovakia   Romania 55–56
  France   Czechoslovakia 72–79
  Spain   Romania 75–70
  Finland   East Germany 50–73
  Soviet Union   Poland 64–54
  Finland   Czechoslovakia 45–78
  Soviet Union   East Germany 76–52
  Poland   Romania 64–60
  Spain   France 86–70
  Finland   Spain 83–79
  East Germany   Czechoslovakia 61–62
  Poland   France 98–65
  Soviet Union   Romania 64–54
  East Germany   Spain 91–85
  Romania   France 59–51
  Poland   Finland 68–54
  Soviet Union   Czechoslovakia 96–56
  East Germany   Poland 62–93
  Romania   Finland 69–55
  Czechoslovakia   Spain 76–98
  Soviet Union   France 77–59
  Romania   East Germany 54–66
  France   Finland 61–59
  Czechoslovakia   Poland 73–86
  Soviet Union   Spain 106–64

Knockout stageEdit

13th–16th place playoffsEdit

 
Classification Semifinals13th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Netherlands
 
 
 
  Finland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  France
 
 
  Turkey
 
15th place match
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Team 1 Team 2 Res.
  Netherlands   Finland 58–71
  France   Turkey 80–63

9th–12th place playoffsEdit

 
Classification Semifinals9th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Italy
 
 
 
  Czech Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Romania
 
 
  Israel
 
11th place match
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Team 1 Team 2 Res.
  Italy   Czechoslovakia 66–70
  Romania   Israel 47–57

5th–8th place playoffsEdit

 
Classification Semifinals5th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Bulgaria
 
 
 
  Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  East Germany
 
 
  Turkey
 
7th place match
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Team 1 Team 2 Res.
  Bulgaria   Spain 102–70
  East Germany   Belgium 81–53

Final roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Soviet Union89
 
 
 
  Hungary51
 
  Soviet Union61
 
 
 
  Poland45
 
  Yugoslavia72
 
 
  Poland83
 
Third place game
 
 
 
 
 
  Yugoslavia89
 
 
  Hungary61

SemifinalsEdit

12 October 1963
18:30
Yugoslavia   72–83   Poland
Scoring by half: 40–47, 32–36
Pts: Korać 29 Pts: Lopatka 18

12 October 1963
20:00
Soviet Union   89–51   Hungary
Scoring by half: 38–27, 51–24
Pts: Volnov 27 Pts: Bencze 11

Bronze medal matchEdit

13 October 1963
17:00
Yugoslavia   89–61   Hungary
Scoring by half: 38–39, 51–22
Pts: Korać 27 Pts: Simon 13

FinalEdit

13 October 1963
18:30
Soviet Union   61–45   Poland
Scoring by half: 37–18, 24–27
Pts: Krūmiņš 17 Pts: Lopatka 11

FinalsEdit

Placement Team 1 Team 2 Res.
15th place   Turkey   Netherlands 64–62
13th place   France   Finland 60–50
11th place   Italy   Romania 66–85
9th place   Czechoslovakia   Israel 58–60
7th place   Belgium   Spain 83–86
5th place   East Germany   Bulgaria 62–77
3rd place   Yugoslavia   Hungary 89–61
Final   Soviet Union   Poland 61–45


 1963 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Soviet Union
7th title

Final rankingsEdit

AwardsEdit

1963 FIBA EuroBasket MVP: Emiliano Rodríguez (  Spain)

Team rostersEdit

ReferencesEdit