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The FIBA U18 European Championship, originally known as the European Championship for Juniors, is a youth men's basketball competition that was inaugurated in 1964. It was held biennially until 2002. From 2004 onward, it has been held every year. The current champion is Serbia. It was originally an Under-20-age tournament, but is now an Under-18-age tournament.

FIBA U18 European Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 FIBA U18 European Championship
SportBasketball
Founded1964
Divisions3
No. of teams16 (division A)
ContinentEurope (FIBA Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Serbia (4th title)
Most titles Soviet Union (8 titles)
Related
competitions
FIBA Europe U-20
FIBA Europe U-16
Official websitewww.fiba.com/europe/u18

Contents

Division AEdit

ResultsEdit

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1964
details
  Italy
(Naples)
 
Soviet Union
62–41  
France
 
Italy
73–72  
Bulgaria
1966
details
  Italy
(Porto San Giorgio)
 
Soviet Union
71–50  
Yugoslavia
 
Italy
47–42  
Czechoslovakia
1968
details
  Spain
(Vigo)
 
Soviet Union
82–73  
Yugoslavia
 
Italy
53–44  
Turkey
1970
details
  Greece
(Athens)
 
Soviet Union
80–48  
Greece
 
Italy
62–57  
Yugoslavia
1972
details
  Yugoslavia
(Zadar)
 
Yugoslavia
89–65  
Italy
 
Soviet Union
73–60  
Israel
1974
details
  France
(Orléans)
 
Yugoslavia
80–79  
Spain
 
Italy
77–69  
Sweden
1976
details
  Spain
(Santiago de Compostela)
 
Yugoslavia
92–83  
Soviet Union
 
Spain
89–72  
Bulgaria
1978
details
  Italy
(Roseto degli Abruzzi, Teramo)
 
Soviet Union
104–100  
Spain
 
Yugoslavia
95–72  
Bulgaria
1980
details
  Yugoslavia
(Celje)
 
Soviet Union
83–81  
Yugoslavia
 
Bulgaria
96–90  
Spain
1982
details
  Bulgaria
(Dimitrovgrad, Haskovo)
 
Soviet Union
97–87  
Yugoslavia
 
Bulgaria
84–73  
Italy
1984
details
  Sweden
(Huskvarna, Katrineholm)
 
Soviet Union
75–74  
Italy
 
Yugoslavia
92–89  
Spain
1986
details
  Austria
(Vöcklabruck, Gmunden)
 
Yugoslavia
111–87  
Soviet Union
 
Italy
83–53  
West Germany
1988
details
  Yugoslavia
(Titov Vrbas, Srbobran)
 
Yugoslavia
84–75  
Italy
 
Czechoslovakia
88–70  
Greece
1990
details
  Netherlands
(Groningen, Emmen)
 
Italy
92–79  
Soviet Union
 
Spain
105–73  
Romania
1992
details
  Hungary
(Budapest, Zalaegerszeg, Szolnok)
 
France
94–83  
Italy
 
CIS
113–108  
Greece
1994
details
  Israel
(Tel Aviv)
 
Lithuania
73–71  
Croatia
 
Spain
87–76  
Italy
1996
details
  France
(Auch, Lourdes, Tarbes)
 
Croatia
64–51  
France
 
Yugoslavia
77–61  
Belgium
1998
details
  Bulgaria
(Varna)
 
Spain
81–70  
Croatia
 
Greece
97–91  
Latvia
2000
details
  Croatia
(Zadar)
 
France
65–64  
Croatia
 
Greece
71–65  
Italy
2002
details
  Germany
(Ludwigsburg, Esslingen, Böblingen)
 
Croatia
74–72  
Slovenia
 
Greece
82–67  
Lithuania
2004
details
  Spain
(Zaragoza)
 
Spain
89–71  
Turkey
 
France
74–68  
Italy
2005
details
  SCG
(Belgrade)
 
Serbia and Montenegro
78–61  
Turkey
 
Italy
88–83  
Spain
2006
details
  Greece
(Amaliada, Olympia, Argostoli)
 
France
77–72  
Lithuania
 
Spain
92–83  
Turkey
2007
details
  Spain
(Madrid)
 
Serbia
92–89  
Greece
 
Latvia
74–72  
Lithuania
2008
details
  Greece
(Amaliada, Pyrgos)
 
Greece
57–50  
Lithuania
 
Croatia
73–68  
France
2009
details
  France
(Metz)
 
Serbia
78–72  
France
 
Turkey
95–74  
Lithuania
2010
details
  Lithuania
(Vilnius)
 
Lithuania
90–61  
Russia
 
Latvia
75–49  
Serbia
2011
details
  Poland
(Wroclaw)
 
Spain
71–65  
Serbia
 
Turkey
69–65  
Italy
2012
details
  Lithuania (Vilnius)
  Latvia (Liepāja)
 
Croatia
88–76  
Lithuania
 
Serbia
66–56  
Russia
2013
details
  Latvia
(Liepāja, Riga & Ventspils)
 
Turkey
81–74  
Croatia
 
Spain
57–56  
Latvia
2014
details
  Turkey
(Konya)
 
Turkey
85–68  
Serbia
 
Croatia
75–71  
Greece
2015
details
  Greece
(Volos)
 
Greece
64–61  
Turkey
 
Lithuania
74–49  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016
details
  Turkey
(Samsun)
 
France
75–68  
Lithuania
 
Italy
74–68  
Germany
2017
details
  Slovakia
(Bratislava)
 
Serbia
74–62  
Spain
 
Lithuania
97–88  
Turkey
2018
details
  Latvia
(Liepāja, Riga & Ventspils)
 
Serbia
99–90  
Latvia
 
France
79–70  
Russia
2019
details
  Greece
(Volos)

Performances by nationEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union83112
2  Yugoslavia54211
3  France4329
4  Serbia4217
5  Croatia3429
6  Spain33511
7  Lithuania2428
8  Turkey2327
9  Greece2237
10  Italy14813
11  Serbia and Montenegro1012
12  Latvia0123
13  Russia0101
  Slovenia0101
15  Bulgaria0022
16  CIS0011
  Czechoslovakia0011
Totals (17 nations)353535105

Participating nationsEdit

Nation  
1964
 
1966
 
1968
 
1970
 
1972
 
1974
 
1976
 
1978
 
1980
 
1982
 
1984
 
1986
 
1988
 
1990
 
1992
  Austria 12th 16th 12th
  Belgium 12th 10th 10th 10th 11th 10th
  Bulgaria 4th 5th 7th 12th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 10th
  Czechoslovakia ✝️ 5th 4th 10th 8th 5th 9th 7th 8th 7th 6th 8th 3rd 11th
  Finland 8th 8th 15th 13th 8th 7th 7th 11th 8th
  France 2nd 7th 6th 8th 9th 12th 10th 10th 7th 1st
  West Germany 11th 10th 14th 11th 6th 5th 5th 4th 9th 12th 7th
  Greece 6th 2nd 9th 7th 7th 6th 9th 6th 4th 8th 4th
  Hungary 8th 11th 9th 11th
  Israel 7th 4th 11th 8th 7th 9th 10th 5th
  Italy 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 5th 5th 4th 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd
  Netherlands 12th 11th 12th 10th
  Norway 12th
  Poland 6th 9th 6th 10th 6th 6th 12th 11th 6th 9th
  Romania 9th 11th 4th
  Soviet Union ✝️ 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 5th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 5th 2nd 3rd
  Spain 8th 6th 5th 5th 7th 2nd 3rd 2nd 4th 6th 4th 5th 6th 3rd 6th
  Sweden 4th 12th 10th 12th 8th
  Turkey 4th 11th 11th 13th 9th 8th 9th 8th 7th 9th
  Yugoslavia ✝️ 7th 2nd 2nd 4th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 5th
Nation  
1964
 
1966
 
1968
 
1970
 
1972
 
1974
 
1976
 
1978
 
1980
 
1982
 
1984
 
1986
 
1988
 
1990
 
1992
Nation  
1994
 
1996
 
1998
 
2000
 
2002
 
2004
 
2005
 
2006
 
2007
 
2008
 
2009
 
2010
 
2011
 
 
2012
 
2013
 
2014
 
2015
 
2016
 
2017
 
2018
 
2019
Total
  Belgium 4th 16th 15th 15th 10
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 13th 12th 4th 6th 8th 16th 6
  Bulgaria 8th 12th 10th 12th 8th 14th 13th 10th 16th 8th 15th 20
  Croatia 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 11th 10th 7th 3rd 8th 5th 8th 1st 2nd 3rd 12th 14th 11th Q 19
  Czech Republic 16th 15th 12th 13th 16th 5
  Denmark 15th 1
  Estonia 12th 16th 2
  Finland 16th 13th 8th 10th 13th Q 15
  France 5th 2nd 10th 1st 7th 3rd 6th 1st 6th 4th 2nd 7th 7th 13th 7th 9th 6th 1st 6th 3rd Q 31
  Georgia 11th 1
  Germany 12th 8th 12th 14th 13th 9th 14th 11th 13th 11th 14th 8th 4th 11th 6th Q 27
  Great Britain played separately as  ,   and   7th Q 2
  Greece 6th 7th 3rd 3rd 3rd 7th 13th 6th 2nd 1st 13th 8th 14th 11th 11th 4th 1st 9th 7th 14th Q 32
  Iceland 15th 1
  Israel 10th 6th 10th 6th 8th 7th 11th 11th 10th 15th 15th 19
  Italy 4th 6th 12th 4th 4th 3rd 7th 13th 11th 7th 12th 4th 7th 10th 6th 11th 3rd 5th 10th Q 35
  Latvia 4th 8th 11th 12th 8th 12th 3rd 7th 9th 3rd 10th 6th 4th 8th 10th 13th 16th 2nd Q 19
  Lithuania 1st 12th 9th 7th 4th 9th 9th 2nd 4th 2nd 4th 1st 5th 2nd 5th 7th 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th Q 21
  Montenegro played as part of   11th 14th 13th 8th Q 5
  Netherlands Q 5
  Poland 8th 15th 6th 6th 16th 16th 16
  Romania 11th 16th 5
  Russia 8th 10th 5th 6th 10th 6th 5th 9th 10th 8th 6th 2nd 9th 4th 8th 10th 9th 7th 9th 4th Q 21
  Serbia played as part of   1st 6th 1st 4th 2nd 3rd 6th 2nd 5th 10th 1st 1st Q 13
  Slovakia 15th 1
  Slovenia 7th 7th 9th 2nd 10th 14th 15th 12th 10th 12th 10th 16th 11th 14th Q 15
  Spain 3rd 9th 1st 11th 9th 1st 4th 3rd 5th 5th 5th 11th 1st 5th 3rd 5th 7th 5th 2nd 9th Q 36
  Sweden 15th 16th 7
  Turkey 9th 5th 11th 5th 2nd 2nd 4th 8th 9th 3rd 9th 3rd 9th 1st 1st 2nd 12th 4th 12th Q 30
  Ukraine 11th 16th 12th 14th 14th 13th 12th 14th 15th 12th 15th 11
Nation  
1994
 
1996
 
1998
 
2000
 
2002
 
2004
 
2005
 
2006
 
2007
 
2008
 
2009
 
2010
 
2011
 
 
2012
 
2013
 
2014
 
2015
 
2016
 
2017
 
2018
 
2019
Nation
  Austria playing in lower divisions 3
  Hungary playing in lower divisions 4
  Norway playing in lower divisions 1
  England 9th 14th   Great Britain[2] 2
  Czechoslovakia ✝️ defunct 13
  Soviet Union ✝️ defunct 15
  Yugoslavia ✝️ defunct 14
  FR YugoslaviaA ✝️
  Serbia and Montenegro
✝️
3rd 5th 5th 1st 5th defunct 5
^A As FR Yugoslavia (1992–2002, 2 participations, 1 medal) and as Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006, 3 participations, 1 medal)

MVP Awards (since 1998)Edit

Year MVP Award Winner
1998   Sani Bečirović
2000   Tony Parker
2002   Erazem Lorbek
2004   Sergio Rodríguez
2005   Dragan Labović
2006   Nicolas Batum
2007   Kosta Koufos
2008   Donatas Motiejūnas
2009   Enes Kanter
2010   Jonas Valančiūnas
2011   Álex Abrines
2012   Dario Šarić[3]
2013   Kenan Sipahi
2014   Egemen Güven
2015   Vassilis Charalampopoulos
2016   Frank Ntilikina
2017   Nikola Mišković
2018   Marko Pecarski

Division BEdit

ResultsEdit

Year Host Promoted to Division A Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze * Score Fourth place
2005
details
  Slovakia  
Ukraine
82–56  
Iceland
 
Hungary
97–76  
Finland
2006
details
  Romania  
Romania
67–54  
Estonia
 
Portugal
76–74  
England
2007
details
  Bulgaria  
Belgium
86–58  
Ukraine
 
Poland
80–68  
Montenegro
2008
details
  Hungary  
Slovenia
68–60  
Czech Republic
 
Poland
70–60  
Slovakia
2009
details
  Bosnia and Herzegovina  
Sweden
87–71  
Poland
 
Montenegro
73–71  
England
2010
details
  Israel  
Czech Republic
78–46  
Finland
 
Montenegro
75–60  
Israel
2011
details
  Bulgaria  
Bulgaria
70–68  
Denmark
 
Sweden
71–65  
Montenegro
2012
details
  Bosnia and Herzegovina  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
76–64  
Czech Republic
 
England
73–59  
Finland
2013
details
  Macedonia  
Montenegro
64–63  
Poland
 
Belgium
70–45  
Macedonia
2014
details
  Bulgaria  
Germany
64–40  
Ukraine
 
Finland
70–50  
Sweden
2015
details
  Austria  
Sweden
73–72  
Israel
 
Slovenia
78–60  
Poland
2016
details
  Macedonia  
Montenegro
83–72  
Ukraine
 
Slovakia
63–62  
Hungary
2017
details
  Estonia
(Tallinn)
 
Croatia
90–84  
Great Britain
 
Estonia[note 1]
90–71  
Israel
2018
details
  Macedonia
(Skopje)
 
Netherlands
86–57  
Slovenia
 
Belgium[note 2]
73–67  
Estonia
2019
details
  Romania
(Oradea)
  • Since 2012, the 3rd team in Division B is also promoted to Division A for the next tournament.
  1. ^ Estonia was not promoted due to Latvia hosting the 2018 Division A tournament.
  2. ^ Belgium was not promoted due to Greece hosting the 2019 Division A tournament.

Performances by nationEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Montenegro2024
2  Sweden2013
3  Ukraine1304
4  Czech Republic1203
5  Slovenia1113
6  Belgium1023
7  Bosnia and Herzegovina1001
  Bulgaria1001
  Croatia1001
  Germany1001
  Netherlands1001
  Romania1001
13  Poland0224
14  England0112
  Estonia0112
  Finland0112
17  Denmark0101
  Iceland0101
  Israel0101
20  Hungary0011
  Portugal0011
  Slovakia0011
Totals (22 nations)14141442

Participating nationsEdit

Nation  
2005
 
2006
 
2007
 
2008
 
2009
 
2010
 
2011
 
2012
 
2013
 
2014
 
2015
 
2016
 
2017
 
2018
 
2019
Total
  Armenia 20th 1
  Albania 23rd 23rd 21st 21st 24th 5
  Austria 7th 7th 13th 5th 13th 10th 18th 12th 20th 16th 13th 18th 17th 16th Q 15
  Azerbaijan 22nd 20th 2
  Belarus 15th 18th 9th 18th 12th 18th 11th 20th 6th Q 10
  Belgium 8th 1st 9th 7th 9th 8th 3rd 9th 5th 9th 3rd Q 12
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8th 9th 7th 14th 8th 1st Q 7
  Bulgaria 19th 1st 14th 19th 12th 7th 11th Q 8
  Croatia 1st 1
  Cyprus 24th 1
  Czech Republic 15th 10th 6th 2nd 1st 2nd 8th 13th 5th Q 10
  Denmark 17th 8th 10th 15th 2nd 17th 12th 10th 15th 8th 22nd Q 12
  England 14th 4th 18th 18th 7th 6th 14th 3rd 7th 9th 2nd 11
  Estonia 10th 2nd 15th 5th 5th 6th 7th 17th 15th 7th 3rd 4th Q 13
  Finland 4th 12th 9th 10th 2nd 4th 9th 3rd 8
  Georgia 13th 8th 19th 15th 17th 21st 20th 8th 10th 18th 21st Q 12
  Germany 11th 1st 2
  Hungary 3rd 11th 8th 17th 5th 13th 8th 11th 13th 8th 5th 4th 12th 10th Q 15
  Iceland 2nd 6th 13th 9th 6th 13th 10th 15th Q 9
  Ireland 16th 19th 16th 20th 22nd 22nd 22nd 23rd 24th Q 10
  Israel 2nd 4th 7th 7th 5th 6th 2nd 4th 9th Q 10
  Kosovo Q 1
  Luxembourg 11th 16th 15th 24th 16th 17th 19th 19th 11th 24th 19th 23rd 19th Q 14
  North Macedonia 12th 21st 4th 15th 21st 16th 16th 18th Q 9
  Moldova 17th 1
  Montenegro 4th 11th 3rd 4th 5th 1st 1st 7
  Netherlands 6th 14th 14th 9th 11th 12th 6th 9th 8th 13th 11th 17th 6th 1st 14
  Norway 13th 11th 19th 16th 20th 14th 10th 13th Q 9
  Poland 6th 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 6th 5th 12th Q 10
  Portugal 5th 3rd 12th 7th 12th 18th 12th 10th 10th 7th 12th 14th 11th 8th Q 15
  Romania 17th 1st 12th 16th 20th 11th 15th 16th 18th 16th 20th 15th 23rd Q 14
  Scotland 18th 20th 14th 22nd 22nd 19th 20th 22nd 8
  Slovakia 13th 15th 10th 4th 17th 17th 10th 16th 18th 17th 3rd 14th Q 13
  Slovenia 1st 3rd 5th 3rd 2nd 5
  Sweden 9th 5th 5th 6th 1st 3rd 14th 6th 4th 1st 14th 7th Q 13
  Switzerland 19th 16th 14th 11th 13th 21st 15th 21st 14th 19th 17th Q 12
  Ukraine 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd Q 5

Division CEdit

ResultsEdit

Year Host Gold Medal Game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1997
details
  Andorra  
Moldova
85–78  
Andorra
 
Cyprus
114–81  
San Marino
1999
details
  Luxembourg  
Iceland
93–65  
Ireland
 
Luxembourg
93–90  
Andorra
2001
details
  Malta  
Cyprus
76–74  
Scotland
 
Luxembourg
74–69  
Albania
2003
details
  Malta  
Albania
 
Scotland
 
Andorra
 
Malta
2005
details
  Malta  
Andorra
97–85  
Scotland
 
Luxembourg
81–39  
Wales
2007
details
  Wales  
Scotland
Round-robin group  
Wales
 
Moldova
 
Andorra
2009
details
  Malta  
Malta
75–38  
Gibraltar
 
Andorra
76–71  
Moldova
2011
details
  San Marino  
Wales
Round-robin group  
San Marino
 
Moldova
Round-robin group  
Andorra
2013
details
  Andorra  
San Marino
103–100
(OT)
 
Moldova
 
Andorra
70–50  
Monaco
2014
details
  Andorra  
Monaco
66–38  
Gibraltar
 
Andorra
51–46  
San Marino
2015
details
  Gibraltar  
Andorra
80–66  
Azerbaijan
 
Wales
82–64  
Malta
2016
details
  San Marino  
Azerbaijan
74–57  
Andorra
 
Kosovo
100–57  
San Marino
2017
details
  Cyprus
(Nicosia)
 
Norway
84–53  
Cyprus
 
Malta
68–61  
Moldova
2018
details
  Kosovo
(Pristina)
 
Kosovo
73–64  
Cyprus
 
Ireland
93–91  
Monaco
2019
details
  Andorra
(Andorra la Vella)

Performances by nationEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Andorra2248
2  Scotland1304
3  Cyprus1214
4  Moldova1124
5  Wales1113
6  Azerbaijan1102
  San Marino1102
8  Kosovo1012
  Malta1012
10  Albania1001
  Iceland1001
  Monaco1001
  Norway1001
14  Gibraltar0202
15  Ireland0112
16  Luxembourg0033
Totals (16 nations)14141442

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All-Time Medalists". FIBA.basketball.
  2. ^ "FIBA SIGN OFF BRITISH BASKETBALL AGREEMENT". www.gbbasketball.com. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  3. ^ "MVP Saric Heads All Tournament Team". 19 August 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit