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The 1973 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1973, was the eighteenth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe.

EuroBasket 1973
XVIII Campeonato Europeo de Baloncesto
EuroBasket 1973 logo.jpg
Tournament details
CitySpain
Dates27 September – 6 October
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
MVPSpain Wayne Brabender
Top scorerBulgaria Atanas Golomeev
(22.3 points per game)
1971
1975

VenuesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group A – BadalonaEdit

  Poland   Soviet Union 83–104
  Czechoslovakia   Israel 92–89
  Turkey   Romania 69–84
  Czechoslovakia   Soviet Union 55–57
  Israel   Romania 85–80
  Poland   Turkey 64–65
  Soviet Union   Turkey 79–53
  Czechoslovakia   Romania 70–61
  Israel   Poland 98–84
  Czechoslovakia   Turkey 66–64
  Soviet Union   Israel 101–78
  Romania   Poland 60–66
  Romania   Soviet Union 84–98
  Czechoslovakia   Poland 81–79
  Turkey   Israel 94–93
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.   Soviet Union 5 5 0 439:353 10 +86
2.   Czechoslovakia 5 4 1 364:350 8 +14
3.   Turkey 5 2 3 345:386 4 −41
4.   Israel 5 2 3 443:451 4 −8
5.   Poland 5 1 4 376:408 2 −32
6.   Romania 5 1 4 369:388 2 −19

Group B – BarcelonaEdit

  Bulgaria   France 89–70
  Spain   Yugoslavia 59–65
  Greece   Italy 54–59
  Greece   Yugoslavia 68–84
  Spain   Bulgaria 85–69
  Italy   France 71–63
  Greece   France 67–62
  Yugoslavia   Bulgaria 76–65
  Italy   Spain 65–77
  Greece   Bulgaria 72–86
  France   Spain 80–85
  Yugoslavia   Italy 73–71
  Bulgaria   Italy 58–69
  Greece   Spain 74–86
  France   Yugoslavia 70–80
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.   Yugoslavia 5 5 0 378:333 10 +45
2.   Spain 5 4 1 392:353 8 +29
3.   Italy 5 3 2 335:325 6 +10
4.   Bulgaria 5 2 3 367:372 4 −5
5.   Greece 5 1 4 335:377 2 −42
6.   France 5 0 5 345:392 0 −47

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Soviet Union 76
 
 
 
  Spain 80
 
  Spain 67
 
 
 
  Yugoslavia 78
 
  Yugoslavia 96
 
 
  Czechoslovakia 71
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  Soviet Union 90
 
 
  Czechoslovakia 58

5th to 8th placeEdit

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Turkey 67
 
 
 
  Bulgaria 76
 
  Bulgaria 78
 
 
 
  Italy 96
 
  Italy 94
 
 
  Israel 73
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
  Turkey 78
 
 
  Israel 96

9th to 12th placeEdit

 
Classification roundNinth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Poland 62
 
 
 
  France 67
 
  France 69
 
 
 
  Romania 72
 
  Greece 78
 
 
  Romania 89
 
Eleventh place
 
 
 
 
 
  Poland 64
 
 
  Greece 65


 1973 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Yugoslavia
1st title

Final rankingsEdit

AwardsEdit

Team rostersEdit

ReferencesEdit