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FIBA Basketball World Cup records are the records attained throughout the history of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Contents

General performancesEdit

Performances of host countriesEdit

 
Map of countries' best results

From 1959 to 1982, the host qualified directly to the final round, thus bypassing the preliminary round (group stages). As a result, the host's final rank would no worse than the number of teams in the final round (between six and eight); however, from 1986 the host was made to compete in the preliminary round.

However, the success rate of hosts winning the tournament is rather low (19%, 3 of 16), as compared to the FIFA World Cup's success rate of 32% (6 of 19); furthermore, no host has won the championship since Yugoslavia won in 1970, and only one host since then has won any type of medal (Turkey with a silver medal in 2010).

Year Host country When hosting Better when hosting? When not hosting
Performance Stage Performance Stage
1950   Argentina Champions Final round (1st of 6) Yes Runner-up Final
1954   Brazil Runner-up Final round (2nd of 8) No Champions Final round (1st of 7)
1959   Chile Third place Final round (3rd of 7) No Third place Final round (3rd of 6)
1963   Brazil Champions Final round (1st of 7) No Champions Final round (1st of 7)
1967   Uruguay Seventh place Final round (7th of 7) No Third place Final round (3rd of 7)
1970   Yugoslavia Champions Final round (1st of 7) No Champions Final
1974   Puerto Rico Seventh place Final round (7th of 8) No Fourth place Semifinals
1978   Philippines Eighth place Final round (8th of 8) No Third place Final round (3rd of 7)
1982   Colombia Seventh place Final round (7th of 7) Not applicable - only appearance is when they hosted
1986   Spain Fifth place 5th-place playoffs No Champions Final
1990   Argentina Eighth place Second round (4th of 4) No Runner-up Final
1994   Canada Seventh place 5th-place playoffs No Sixth place Final round (6th of 8)
1998   Greece Fourth place Semifinals No Runner-up Final
2002   United States Sixth place Quarterfinals No Champions Final
2006   Japan Seventeenth place Preliminary round (5th of 6) No 11th place Classification round (4th of 6)
2010   Turkey Runner-up Final Yes Sixth place Quarterfinals
2014   Spain Fifth place Quarterfinals No Champions Final
2019   China TBD TBD TBD Eighth place 7th place classification game
2023   Philippines TBA TBA TBD Third place Final round (3rd of 7)
  Indonesia Not applicable - only appearance is when they hosted
  Japan TBD Eleventh place Classification round (4th of 6)

By top four finishesEdit

Rank Nation Number of
appearances
Years in
semifinals
1.   United States 14 (1950, 1954, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2014)
2.   Yugoslavia/
  FR Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)
10 (1963, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002)
3.   Brazil 8 (1950, 1954, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1970, 1978, 1986)
  Soviet Union 8 (1963, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)
5.   Greece 3 (1994, 1998, 2006)
  Argentina 3 (1950, 2002, 2006)
7.   Chile 2 (1950, 1959)
  France 2 (1954, 2014)
  Italy 2 (1970, 1978)
  Lithuania 2 (2010, 2014)
  Russia 2 (1994, 1998)
  Spain 2 (1982, 2006)
  Serbia 2 (2010, 2014)
14.   Philippines 1 (1954)
  Formosa 1 (1959)
  Cuba 1 (1974)
  Puerto Rico 1 (1990)
  Croatia 1 (1994)
  Germany 1 (2002)
  New Zealand 1 (2002)
  Turkey 1 (2010)

Most Valuable PlayersEdit

Top scorer by tournamentEdit

FIBA Basketball World Cup All-Tournament TeamEdit

Top 10 cumulative points scorersEdit

[4]

Player Games Played Points Scored Scoring Average
  Oscar Schmidt 35 843 24.1
  Andrew Gaze 29 594 20.5
  Luis Scola 33 573 17.4
  Dražen Dalipagić 36 563 15.6
  José Rafael Ortiz 33 511 15.5
  Dragan Kićanović 26 491 18.9
  Pau Gasol 24 482 20.1
  Panagiotis Giannakis 26 469 18.0
  Juan Carlos Navarro 33 462 14.0
  Kirk Penney 27 447 16.6

Top 10 career scoring averagesEdit

[5]

Player Games Played Points Scored Scoring Average
  Nikos Galis 10 337 33.7
  Shin Dong-pa 8 261 32.6
  Zhang Weiping 7 177 25.3
  Ed Palubinskas 7 172 24.6
  Antonello Riva 18 434 24.1
  Oscar Schmidt 35 843 24.1
  Dirk Nowitzki 18 425 23.6
  Wilfredo Ruiz Bruno 7 164 23.4
  Yao Ming 14 320 22.9
  Kevin Durant 9 205 22.8

Top scorers in a single gameEdit

[6]

Player Points Scored Opponent Year
  Hur Jae 62   Egypt 1990
  Nikos Galis 53   Panama 1986
  Oscar Schmidt 52   Australia 1990
  Jordi Villacampa 48   Venezuela 1990
  Dirk Nowitzki 47   Angola 2006
  Dražen Petrović 47   Netherlands 1986
  Lee Chung-Hee 45   Brazil 1986
  Kamil Brabenec 44   Puerto Rico 1978
  Ricardo Duarte 42   Japan 1963
  Arturo Guerrero 42   Central African Republic 1974

Players with the most number of tournaments and games playedEdit

[7]

Player Number of World Cups Games Played Years Played
  Jerome Alfred Mincy 5 38 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
  Dražen Dalipagić 4 36 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986
  Fabricio Oberto 4 36 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
  Alexander Belostenny 4 35 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990
  Sergei Belov 4 35 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978
  Andrés Jiménez Fernández 4 35 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994
  Marcelo Milanesio 4 35 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
  Oscar Schmidt 4 35 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990
  Rubén Wolkowyski 4 35 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
  Phil Smyth 4 34 1978, 1982, 1990, 1994
  Ubiratan Pereira Maciel 4 34 1963, 1967, 1970, 1978
  João José Vianna 4 34 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
  Juan Carlos Navarro 4 34 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
  Felipe Reyes 4 34 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Top medalistsEdit

[8]

Player Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Total Medals
  Wlamir Marques 2
(1959, 1963)
2
(1954, 1970)
0 4
  Krešimir Ćosić 2
(1970, 1978)
2
(1967, 1974)
0 4
  Amaury Pasos 2
(1959, 1963)
1
(1954)
1
(1967)
4
  Sergei Belov 2
(1967, 1974)
1
(1978)
1
(1970)
4
  Carmo De Souza 2
(1959, 1963)
1
(1970)
0 3
  Jatyr Eduardo Schall 2
(1959, 1963)
0 1
(1967)
3
  Modestas Paulauskas 2
(1967, 1974)
0 1
(1970)
3
  Priit Tomson 2
(1967, 1974)
0 1
(1970)
3
 /  Vlade Divac 2
(1990, 2002)
0 1
(1986)
3
  Stephen Curry 2
(2010, 2014)
0 0 2
  Rudy Gay 2
(2010, 2014)
0 0 2
  Derrick Rose 2
(2010, 2014)
0 0 2
  Dejan Bodiroga 2
(1998, 2002)
0 0 2
  Predrag Drobnjak 2
(1998, 2002)
0 0 2
  Dejan Tomašević 2
(1998, 2002)
0 0 2

Players with the most total medals wonEdit

Player Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Total Medals
  Wlamir Marques 2
(1959, 1963)
2
(1954, 1970)
0 4
  Krešimir Ćosić 2
(1970, 1978)
2
(1967, 1974)
0 4
  Amaury Pasos 2
(1959, 1963)
1
(1954)
1
(1967)
4
  Sergei Belov 2
(1967, 1974)
1
(1978)
1
(1970)
4
  Alexander Belostenny 1
(1982)
3
(1978, 1986, 1990)
0 4
  Dražen Dalipagić 1
(1978)
1
(1974)
2
(1982, 1986)
4

All-time team recordsEdit

  FIBA Africa,   FIBA Americas,   FIBA Asia,   FIBA Europe,   FIBA Oceania

Team Games played Wins Losses Winning percentage Points for Points against Point differential Goal average Margin/game Best finish
  United States 149 122 27 .819 13,158 10,719 +2,439 1.228 +16.4 5 winners
  Brazil 133 81 52 .609 10,717 9,904 +813 1.082 +6.1 2 winners
  Yugoslavia* 87 66 21 .759 7,289 6,378 +911 1.143 +10.5 5 winners
  Argentina 103 58 45 .563 8,166 7,814 +352 1.045 +3.4 1 winners
  Soviet Union* 80 66 14 .825 7,157 5,666 +1,491 1.263 +18.6 3 winners
  Spain 90 61 29 .678 7,661 6,797 +864 1.127 +9.6 1 winners
  Canada 98 33 65 .337 7,518 7,817 −299 0.962 −3.1 Final round
  Puerto Rico 90 37 53 .411 7,048 7,285 −237 0.967 −2.6 Final round
  Italy 68 40 28 .588 5,480 5,217 +263 1.050 +3.9 Final round
  Australia 79 35 44 .443 6,306 6,491 −185 0.971 −2.3 Final round
  Greece 56 33 23 .589 4,439 4,301 +138 1.032 +2.5 Runners-up
  China 58 15 43 .259 4,829 5,650 −821 0.855 −14.2 Round of 16
  Uruguay 49 17 32 .347 3,238 3,617 −379 0.895 −7.7 Final round
  France 53 26 27 .491 3,407 3,508 −101 0.971 −1.9 Third place
  Russia 32 21 11 .656 2,547 2,421 +126 1.052 +3.9 Runners-up
  Cuba 34 17 17 .500 2,695 2,676 +19 1.007 +0.6 Final round
  Angola 44 13 31 .295 3,286 3,674 −388 0.894 −8.8 Round of 16
  South Korea 45 8 37 .178 3,558 4,395 −837 0.810 −18.6 Preliminary round
  Germany 29 18 11 .621 2,377 2,277 +100 1.044 +3.4 Third place
  Czechoslovakia* 30 17 13 .567 2,703 2,618 +85 1.032 +2.8 Final round
  Lithuania 36 24 12 .676 2,677 2,500 +177 1.071 +5.2 Third place
  Philippines 35 13 22 .371 2,624 3,006 −382 0.873 −10.9 Third place
  Egypt 41 6 35 .146 2,611 3,350 −739 0.779 −18.0 Final round
  Serbia 33 20 13 .606 2,833 2,528 +305 1.121 +9.2 Runners-up
  Mexico 33 14 19 .424 2,443 2,502 −59 0.976 −1.8 Final round
  Turkey 29 19 10 .655 2,235 2,136 +99 1.046 +3.4 Runners-up
  New Zealand 32 12 20 .375 2,397 2,707 −310 0.885 −9.7 Fourth place
  Peru 25 8 17 .320 1,450 1,572 −122 0.922 −4.9 Final round
  Panama 24 9 15 .375 2,018 2,145 −127 0.941 −5.3 Preliminary round
  Japan 24 5 19 .208 1,510 1,819 −309 0.830 −12.9 Preliminary round
  Chile 19 9 10 .474 1,025 1,071 −46 0.957 −2.4 Third place
  Israel 19 7 12 .368 1,262 1,440 −178 0.876 −9.4 Final round
  Chinese Taipei 18 7 11 .389 982 1,077 −95 0.912 −5.3 Fourth place
  Croatia 20 12 8 .600 1,637 1,449 +188 1.130 +9.4 Third place
  Slovenia 22 12 10 .545 1,796 1,786 +10 1.006 +0.5 Quarter-finals
  Venezuela 16 5 11 .313 1,301 1,493 −192 0.871 −12.0 Preliminary round
  Senegal 17 2 15 .118 1,185 1,400 −215 0.842 −13.0 Round of 16
  Ivory Coast 17 1 16 .059 1,211 1,586 −375 0.764 −22.1 Preliminary round
  Lebanon 13 3 10 .231 948 1,202 −254 0.789 −19.5 Preliminary round
  Nigeria 11 4 7 .364 790 814 −24 0.971 −2.2 Round of 16
  Paraguay 12 3 9 .250 678 888 −210 0.764 −17.5 Preliminary round
  Bulgaria 9 5 4 .556 532 512 +20 1.039 +2.2 Final round
  Poland 9 4 5 .444 666 676 −10 0.985 −1.1 Final round
  Dominican Republic 13 4 9 .308 1,020 1,120 −100 0.911 −7.7 Round of 16
  Netherlands 5 2 3 .400 422 405 +17 1.042 +3.4 Preliminary round
  Ecuador 5 2 3 .400 222 232 −10 0.957 −2.0 Preliminary round
  West Germany* 5 2 3 .200 382 397 −15 0.962 −3.0 Preliminary round
  Central African Republic 7 0 7 .000 477 757 −280 0.630 −40.0 Preliminary round
  Iran 10 2 8 .200 645 773 −128 0.834 −12.8 Preliminary round
  Ukraine 5 2 5 .400 344 369 −25 0.932 −5.0 Preliminary round
  Finland 5 1 4 .200 342 408 −66 0.838 −13.2 Preliminary round
  Jordan 5 0 5 .000 361 446 −85 0.809 −17.0 Preliminary round
  Tunisia 5 0 5 .000 300 407 −107 0.737 −21.4 Preliminary round
  Qatar 5 0 5 .000 310 456 −146 0.680 −29.2 Preliminary round
  Colombia 5 0 5 .000 394 549 −155 0.718 −31.0 Preliminary round
  Malaysia 5 0 5 .000 313 539 −226 0.581 −45.2 Preliminary round
  Algeria 3 0 3 .000 212 308 −96 0.688 −32.0 Preliminary round
  Indonesia 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 TBD
Total 1,005 games 229,338 points

*Defunct country

Source[9]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ FIBA Archive - Most Valuable Player.
  2. ^ Top scorer of each FIBA Basketball World Cup.
  3. ^ World Championship for Men.
  4. ^ FIBA Archive - All time top scorers (Top 10).
  5. ^ FIBA Archive - All time highest scoring average (Top 10).
  6. ^ FIBA Archive - Most points scored in a game (Top 10).
  7. ^ FIBA Archive - Most participations & games played (Top 10).
  8. ^ FIBA Archive - All time medallist (Top 10).
  9. ^ "Men World Championship : Event statistics". The-Sports.org. Retrieved 2014-05-31.

External linksEdit