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The 1991 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1991, was the 27th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. It was held in Italy between 24 and 29 June 1991. Eight national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The Palazzo dello Sport in Rome was the hosting venue of the tournament. Yugoslavia won its fifth FIBA European title by defeating hosts Italy with a 88–73 score in the final. Yugoslavia's Toni Kukoč was voted the tournament's MVP.

FIBA EuroBasket 1991
27th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 1991.png
Tournament details
Host nation Italy
Dates 24–29 June 1991
Teams (from 36 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Yugoslavia (5th title)
MVP Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points Greece Nikos Galis (32.4)  Greece (96.6)
Official website
EuroBasket 1991 (archive)
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This was the first EuroBasket tournament in which currently active NBA players, that had also already played in an official NBA regular season game were allowed to participate.

Contents

VenuesEdit

All games were played at the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome.

 
 
Palazzo dello Sport
Capacity: 12,000
Opened in 1960

QualificationEdit

A total of eight teams qualified for the tournament via a qualifying stage:

SquadsEdit

FormatEdit

  • The teams were split in two groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals. The winners in the knockout semifinals advance to the Final, and the losers figure in a third-place playoff.
  • The third and fourth teams from each group competed in another bracket to define 5th through 8th place in the final standings.

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the semifinals

Group AEdit

Times given below are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 268 196 +72 6
  Spain 3 2 1 234 236 −2 5
  Poland 3 1 2 211 251 −40 4
  Bulgaria 3 0 3 236 266 −30 3
24 June
14:30
  Bulgaria 75–83   Poland
Scoring by half: 43–46, 32–37
Pts: Mladenov 18 Pts: Zelig 24
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Richard Steeves (CAN), Vittorio Fiorito (ITA)
24 June
18:30
  Yugoslavia 76–67   Spain
Scoring by half: 37–22, 39–45
Pts: Rađa 17 Pts: Martín Espina 18
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Costas Rigas (GRE), Viliam Koller (TCH)
25 June
14:30
  Spain 94–93   Bulgaria
Scoring by half: 43–51, 51–42
Pts: Villacampa 32 Pts: Mladenov 26
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Vittorio Fiorito (ITA), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)
25 June
16:30
  Yugoslavia 103–61   Poland
Scoring by half: 49–29, 54–32
Pts: Paspalj 21 Pts: Zelig 12
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Viliam Koller (TCH), Colin Gerrard (ENG)
26 June
14:30
  Poland 67–73   Spain
Scoring by half: 40–36, 27–37
Pts: Zelig 19 Pts: Martín Espina 23
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Colin Gerrard (ENG), James Burr (USA)
26 June
18:30
  Bulgaria 68–89   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 37–50, 31–39
Pts: Mladenov 15 Pts: Divac 20
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Costas Rigas (GRE), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Italy 3 3 0 259 224 +35 6
  France 3 1 2 257 248 +9 4
  Greece 3 1 2 278 286 −8 4
  Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 283 319 −36 4
24 June
16:30
  France 104–80   Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 56–45, 48–35
Pts: Dacoury 25 Pts: Petruška 14
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Colin Gerrard (ENG), Kamen Toshev (BUL)
24 June
20:45
  Greece 72–82   Italy
Scoring by half: 45–31, 27–51
Pts: Galis 19 Pts: Pittis 16
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Mikhail Davydov (URS), Vicente Sanchís (ESP)
25 June
18:30
  Greece 113–123 (OT)   Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 57–48, 48–57 Overtime: 8–18
Pts: Galis 32 Pts: Svoboda 30
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Richard Steeves (CAN), Danko Radić (YUG)
25 June
20:45
  Italy 75–72   France
Scoring by half: 34–39, 41–33
Pts: Riva 18 Pts: Ostrowski 15
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: James Burr (USA), Wieslaw Zych (POL)
26 June
16:30
  Greece 93–81   France
Scoring by half: 42–32, 51–49
Pts: Galis 39 Pts: Ostrowski 22
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Wieslaw Zych (POL), Richard Steeves (CAN)
25 June
20:30
  Italy 102–80   Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 59–40, 43–40
Pts: Riva 21 Pts: Ježdík, Michalík 16
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Danko Radić (YUG), Kamen Toshev (BUL)

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

Semifinals Final
28 June – 18:30
   France  76  
   Yugoslavia  97  
 
29 June – 20:45
       Yugoslavia  88
     Italy  73
Third place
28 June – 20:45 29 June – 18:30
   Italy  93    France  83
   Spain  90      Spain  101

SemifinalsEdit

28 June
18:30
  France 76–97   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 44–50, 32–47
Pts: Dacoury 17 Pts: Kukoč 24
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Colin Gerrard (ENG), Viliam Koller (TCH)
28 June
20:45
  Italy 93–90   Spain
Scoring by half: 50–51, 43–39
Pts: Gentile 23 Pts: San Epifanio 25
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: James Burr (USA), Wieslaw Zych (POL)

Third placeEdit

29 June
19:00
  Spain 101–83   France
Scoring by half: 51–38, 50–45
Pts: Martín Espina 26 Pts: Ostrowski 19
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Vittorio Fiorito (ITA), Danko Radić (YUG)

FinalEdit

29 June
20:45
  Italy 73–88   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 41–48, 32–40
Pts: Pessina 14 Pts: Rađa 23
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: udc: Taroni, Santambrogio, Calli; Arbitri: Costas Rigas (GRE), Richard Steeves (CAN)

5th to 8th placeEdit

Classification round Fifth place
28 June – 14:30
   Greece  110  
   Bulgaria  83  
 
29 June – 16:30
       Greece  95
     Czechoslovakia  79
Seventh place
28 June – 16:30 29 June – 14:30
   Czechoslovakia  85    Bulgaria  86
   Poland  72      Poland  90
28 June
14:30
  Greece 110–83   Bulgaria
Scoring by half: 52–41, 58–42
Pts: Galis 35 Pts: Mladenov 20
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Danko Radić (YUG), Richard Steeves (CAN)
28 June
16:30
  Czechoslovakia 85–72   Poland
Scoring by half: 29–39, 56–33
Pts: Hrubý 24 Pts: Duda 21
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA), Vittorio Fiorito (ITA)
29 June
14:30
  Bulgaria 86–90   Poland
Scoring by half: 42–42, 44–48
Pts: Amiorkov 25 Pts: Zieliński 25
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Vicente Sanchís (ESP), Mikhail Davydov (URS)
29 June
16:30
  Greece 95–79   Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 53–39, 42–40
Pts: Galis 37 Pts: Okáč 15
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: James Burr (USA), Kamen Toshev (BUL)

AwardsEdit

 1991 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Yugoslavia
5th title
1991 FIBA EuroBasket MVP: Toni Kukoč (  Yugoslavia)
All-Tournament Team[1]
  Nando Gentile
  Nikos Galis
  Toni Kukoč (MVP)
  Antonio Martín Espina
  Vlade Divac

Final standingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit