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Iceland men's national basketball team

The Icelandic men's national basketball team represents Iceland in international men's basketball.

Iceland Iceland
Icelandic Basketball Federation logo.gif
FIBA ranking 84 Steady[1]
Joined FIBA 1959
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation KKÍ
Coach Craig Pedersen
EuroBasket
Appearances 2
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark


First international
 Iceland 38–41 Denmark 
København, Denmark – May 16, 1959
Biggest win
 Iceland 123–59 Norway 
Reykjavík, Iceland – March 15, 1968
Biggest defeat
 Iceland 51–124 Croatia 
Murcia, Spain – June 24, 1992
Friendly game between Iceland and Lithuania in Vilnius (2008).

The team participates at European tournaments. It has qualified for the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 [2] and is well represented in the Games of the Small States of Europe.

Contents

EuroBasket 2015Edit

On August 28, 2014, Iceland qualified for the EuroBasket 2015, joining for the first time in its history the Final Round of the top European competition. Iceland achieved two wins to Great Britain and two narrow losses to Bosnia and Herzegovina, which allowed them to qualify as one of the best second teams.[3]

Iceland could not win any of its five game in the Group B, played in Berlin, Germany.

EuroBasket 2017Edit

On 17 September 2016, Iceland repeated it success and qualified again to the continental tournament. The Icelandic team finished its qualification group as runner-up below Belgium and over Cyprus and Switzerland, with four wins and two losses. [4] [5]

Competitive recordEdit

EuroBasketEdit

EuroBasket Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
  1969 Did not qualify 3 1 2
  1971 Did not enter Did not enter
  1973
  1975 Did not qualify 5 1 4
  1977 5 3 2
  1979 Did not enter Did not enter
  1981 Did not qualify 4 3 1
  1983 5 2 3
  1985 4 1 3
  1987 9 4 5
  1989 3 0 3
  1991 4 0 4
  1993 4 2 2
  1995 5 3 2
  1997 6 3 3
  1999 15 3 12
  2001 15 4 11
  2003 6 0 6
  2005 Division B 4 2 2
  2007 Division B 8 4 4
  2009 Division B 8 3 5
  2011 Did not enter Did not enter
  2013 Did not qualify 10 1 9
        2015 24th 5 0 5 4 2 2
        2017 Qualified 6 4 2
Total 5 0 5

Promotion CupEdit

Promotion Cup
Year Position Pld W L
1988   5 4 1
1990   5 5 0
1992   5 3 2
Total 15 12 3

Games of the Small StatesEdit

Games of the Small States of Europe
Year Position Pld W L
1987   3 2 1
1989   3 2 1
1991   4 4 0
1993   5 5 0
1995   4 3 1
1997   4 3 1
2001   5 4 1
2003   5 4 1
2005   4 3 1
2007   5 5 0
2009 4th 5 3 2
2013   4 2 2
2015   3 2 1
2017   5 2 3

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.[6]

Icelandic men's basketball national team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
SF 4 Kárason, Axel 33 – (1983-02-11)11 February 1983 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Svendborg Rabbits  
SF 6 Pálsson, Haukur Helgi 24 – (1992-05-18)18 May 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Rouen Métropole Basket  
C 8 Bæringsson, Hlynur 34 – (1982-07-06)6 July 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Stjarnan  
SG 9 Stefánsson, Jón Arnór 33 – (1982-09-21)21 September 1982 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) KR Reykjavík  
PG 10 Steinarsson, Ægir 25 – (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) CB Miraflores  
PF 11 Acox, Kristofer 22 – (1993-10-13)13 October 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) KR Reykjavík  
PG 12 Friðriksson, Elvar Már 21 – (1994-11-11)11 November 1994 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Barry Buccaneers  
PG 13 Vilhjálmsson, Hörður 27 – (1988-12-18)18 December 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Limburg United  
SG 14 Gunnarsson, Logi 34 – (1981-09-05)5 September 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Njarðvíkur  
SG 15 Hermannsson, Martin 21 – (1994-09-16)16 September 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Étoile de Charleville-Mézières  
C 34 Hlinason, Tryggvi 18 – (1997-10-28)28 October 1997 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Þór Akureyri  
SG 88 Bjornsson, Brynjar 28 – (1988-07-11)11 July 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) KR Reykjavík  
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 August 2016

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Reserve
C Hlynur Bæringsson Tryggvi Hlinason
PF Haukur Palsson Kristofer Acox
SF Jón Arnór Stefánsson Axel Kárason
SG Martin Hermannsson Logi Gunnarsson Brynjar Bjornsson
PG Hörður Vilhjálmsson Ægir Steinarsson Elvar Már Friðriksson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking for Men". Fiba.Com. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Ísland spilar í Helsinki á EM 2017 í körfubolta
  3. ^ "Iceland Fall But Still Make History". FIBA Europe. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Ísland á EM í annað sinn í röð
  5. ^ Eurobasket 2017 Qualifiers
  6. ^ [1]

External linksEdit