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The 1981 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1981, was the 22nd FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Czechoslovakia and took place from May 26 to June 5, 1981.

EuroBasket 1981
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Tournament details
Host countryCzechoslovakia
Dates26 May – 5 June
Teams13
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (13th title)
Runners-up Yugoslavia
Third place Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
MVPSoviet Union Valdis Valters
Top scorerPoland Mieczysław Młynarski
(23.1 points per game)
1979
1983

Contents

VenuesEdit

ParticipantsEdit

Twelve national teams took part in the competition, divided in 2 six-teams groups.

Group A Group B

First stageEdit

The winner of each match earns two points, the loser one. The first three teams advance to the final stage, the last three team take part in the classification round.

Group A – BratislavaEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Spain 5 5 0 452 362 +90 10
  Czechoslovakia 5 4 1 393 358 +35 9
  Israel 5 3 2 418 396 +22 8
  France 5 2 3 402 409 −7 7
  England 5 1 4 313 371 −58 6
  Greece 5 0 5 356 438 −82 5
Israel 82 – 74 England
Greece 70 – 95 Czechoslovakia
Spain 102 – 93 France
Greece 81 – 86 France
Spain 89 – 81 Israel
Czechoslovakia 71 – 62 England
Greece 62 – 64 England
Czechoslovakia 69 – 72 Spain
France 76 – 88 Israel
England 47 – 78 Spain
France 47 – 78 Czechoslovakia
Greece 71 – 82 Israel
Israel 85 – 86 Czechoslovakia
Greece 72 – 111 Spain
England 66 – 78 France

Group B – HavířovEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Soviet Union 5 5 0 489 377 +112 10
  Yugoslavia 5 4 1 489 439 +50 9
  Italy 5 3 2 418 407 +11 8
  Poland 5 2 3 429 429 0 7
  West Germany 5 1 4 334 395 −61 6
  Turkey 5 0 5 346 458 −112 5
West Germany 66 – 51 Turkey
Soviet Union 101 – 89 Poland
Yugoslavia 99 – 88 Italy
Soviet Union 86 – 54 West Germany
Yugoslavia 92 – 89 Poland
Italy 94 – 73 Turkey
Yugoslavia 112 – 68 Turkey
Poland 81 – 71 West Germany
Italy 67 – 97 Soviet Union
Turkey 79 – 97 Soviet Union
Poland 81 – 90 Italy
Yugoslavia 98 – 86 West Germany
West Germany 57 – 79 Italy
Turkey 75 – 89 Poland
Yugoslavia 88 – 108 Soviet Union

Places 7–12Edit

  Greece   Poland 78–89
  England   West Germany 58–65
  France   Turkey 67–60
  Turkey   Greece 64–72
  Poland   England 92–69
  France   West Germany 83–70
  West Germany   Greece 67–71
  England   Turkey 60–63
  France   Poland 93–102


Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
7   Poland 5 5 0 453 386 +67 10
8   France 5 4 1 407 379 +28 9
9   Greece 5 2 3 364 370 −6 7
10   West Germany 5 2 3 339 344 −5 7
11   Turkey 5 1 4 313 354 −41 6
12   England 5 1 4 317 360 −43 6

Places 1–6 in PragueEdit

  Israel   Yugoslavia 87–102
  Spain   Italy 87–86
  Czechoslovakia   Soviet Union 84–110
  Spain   Soviet Union 101–110
  Israel   Italy 98–116
  Yugoslavia   Czechoslovakia 95–86
  Soviet Union   Israel 112–84
  Italy   Czechoslovakia 83–100
  Spain   Yugoslavia 72–95


Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Soviet Union 5 5 0 537 424 +113 10
2   Yugoslavia 5 4 1 479 441 +38 9
3   Spain 5 3 2 421 441 −20 8
4   Czechoslovakia 5 2 3 425 445 −20 7
5   Italy 5 1 4 440 481 −41 6
6   Israel 5 1 4 435 505 −70 6

FinalsEdit

Placement Team 1 Team 2 Res.
3rd place   Spain   Czechoslovakia 90–101

FinalsEdit

Placement Team 1 Team 2 Res.
1st place   Soviet Union   Yugoslavia 84–67


 1981 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Soviet Union
13th title

Final rankingsEdit

AwardsEdit

Team rostersEdit

ReferencesEdit