EuroBasket 1977

The 1977 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1977, was the twentieth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe.

EuroBasket 1977
EuroBasket 1977 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryBelgium
Dates14–24 September
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (3rd title)
Runners-up Soviet Union
Third place Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Dalipagić
Top scorerNetherlands Kees Akerboom
(27.0 points per game)
1975
1979

VenuesEdit

Ostend Liège
Sportcentrum
Capacity 2 000
Country Hall du Sart Tilman
Capacity 5 000
 

Group stageEdit

Group A – LiègeEdit

  Soviet Union   Austria 101–61
  Bulgaria   Israel 88–86
  Italy   France 70–59
  Bulgaria   Soviet Union 96–117
  France   Austria 86–81
  Italy   Israel 78–73
  France   Bulgaria 76–87
  Italy   Austria 85–70
  Israel   Soviet Union 69–103
  Austria   Israel 87–103
  Italy   Bulgaria 100–81
  Soviet Union   France 115–74
  Austria   Bulgaria 85–92
  Israel   France 96–82
  Italy   Soviet Union 95–87
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Italy 5 5 0 428 370 +58 10
  Soviet Union 5 4 1 523 395 +128 9
  Bulgaria 5 3 2 444 464 −20 8
  Israel 5 2 3 427 438 −11 7
  France 5 1 4 377 449 −72 6
  Austria 5 0 5 384 467 −83 5

Group B – OstendEdit

  Netherlands   Czechoslovakia 73–90
  Belgium   Finland 81–81 aet. 107–98
  Spain   Yugoslavia 76–79
  Finland   Yugoslavia 80–88
  Netherlands   Spain 114–95
  Belgium   Czechoslovakia 61–67
  Finland   Netherlands 67–87
  Czechoslovakia   Spain 73–70
  Belgium   Yugoslavia 83–111
  Czechoslovakia   Finland 100–85
  Yugoslavia   Netherlands 111–75
  Belgium   Spain 93–94
  Spain   Finland 85–78
  Yugoslavia   Czechoslovakia 103–111
  Belgium   Netherlands 107–86
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Czechoslovakia 5 5 0 441 392 +49 10
  Yugoslavia 5 4 1 492 425 +67 9
  Belgium 5 2 3 451 456 −5 7
  Netherlands 5 2 3 435 470 −35 7
  Spain 5 2 3 420 437 −17 7
  Finland 5 0 5 408 467 −59 5

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Italy 69
 
 
 
  Yugoslavia 88
 
  Yugoslavia 74
 
 
 
  Soviet Union 61
 
  Czechoslovakia 76
 
 
  Soviet Union 91
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  Italy 81
 
 
  Czechoslovakia 91

5th to 8th placeEdit

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Bulgaria 108
 
 
 
  Netherlands 85
 
  Bulgaria 78
 
 
 
  Israel 88
 
  Belgium 74
 
 
  Israel 81
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
  Netherlands 104
 
 
  Belgium 89

9th to 12th placeEdit

 
Classification roundNinth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  France 72
 
 
 
  Finland 73
 
  Finland 89
 
 
 
  Spain 106
 
  Spain 88
 
 
  Austria 84
 
Eleventh place
 
 
 
 
 
  France 89
 
 
  Austria 71


 1977 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Yugoslavia
3rd title

Final standingsEdit

  1.   Yugoslavia
  2.   Soviet Union
  3.   Czechoslovakia
  4.   Italy
  5.   Israel
  6.   Bulgaria
  7.   Netherlands
  8.   Belgium
  9.   Spain
  10.   Finland
  11.   France
  12.   Austria

AwardsEdit

1977 FIBA EuroBasket MVP: Dražen Dalipagić (  Yugoslavia)
All-Tournament Team[1]
  Zoran Slavnić
  Miki Berkovich
  Dražen Dalipagić (MVP)
  Kees Akerboom
  Atanas Golomeev

Team rostersEdit

1. Yugoslavia: Krešimir Ćosić, Dražen Dalipagić, Mirza Delibašić, Dragan Kićanović, Zoran Slavnić, Žarko Varajić, Željko Jerkov, Vinko Jelovac, Ratko Radovanović, Duje Krstulović, Ante Đogić, Joško Papič (Coach: Aleksandar Nikolić)

2. Soviet Union: Sergei Belov, Anatoly Myshkin, Vladimir Tkachenko, Aleksander Belostenny, Stanislav Eremin, Mikheil Korkia, Valeri Miloserdov, Vladimir Zhigili, Aleksander Salnikov, Viktor Petrakov, Vladimir Arzamaskov, Aleksander Kharchenkov (Coach: Alexander Gomelsky)

3. Czechoslovakia: Kamil Brabenec, Stanislav Kropilak, Zdenek Kos, Jiri Pospisil, Vojtech Petr, Jiri Konopasek, Vlastimil Klimes, Zdenek Dousa, Gustav Hraska, Josef Necas, Vladimir Ptacek, Pavol Bojanovsky (Coach: Pavel Petera)

4. Italy: Dino Meneghin, Pierluigi Marzorati, Marco Bonamico, Renzo Bariviera, Carlo Caglieris, Lorenzo Carraro, Fabrizio della Fiori, Gianni Bertolotti, Giulio Iellini, Renzo Vecchiato, Vittorio Ferracini, Luigi Serafini (Coach: Giancarlo Primo)

ReferencesEdit