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Iceland men's national basketball team

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The Iceland men's national basketball team (Icelandic: Íslenska karlalandsliðið í körfubolti) represents Iceland in men's international basketball tournaments. They are controlled by the Icelandic Basketball Association. The national team has qualified for the EuroBasket twice with their first ever appearance coming in 2015. They also participate at smaller European tournaments, such as the Games of the Small States of Europe. Though, they have yet to qualify for the Summer Olympics or FIBA World Cup.

Iceland (Ísland) Iceland
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FIBA ranking50 Steady (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1959
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationKKÍ
CoachCraig Pedersen
Nickname(s)Strákarnir okkar (Our Boys)
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
Appearances2
MedalsNone
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances3
MedalsGold Gold: (1988, 1990)
Bronze Bronze: (1994)
Games of the Small States of Europe
Appearances14
MedalsGold Gold: (1991, 1993, 2007)
Silver Silver: (1987, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2015)
Bronze Bronze: (1989, 1995, 1997, 2013, 2017, 2019)
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
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First international
 Denmark 38–41 Iceland 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 16 May 1959)
Biggest win
 Iceland 123–59 Norway 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 15 March 1968)
Biggest defeat
 Iceland 51–124 Croatia 
(Murcia, Spain; 24 June 1992)

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Friendly game between Iceland and Lithuania in Vilnius (2008).

EuroBasket 2015Edit

On 28 August 2014, Iceland qualified for the EuroBasket 2015, joining for the first time in its history the Final Round of the top European competition. The national team though didn't fair too well at their maiden voyage at the EuroBasket. Finishing (0-5) in their Group B pool, played in Berlin with defeats at the hands of Germany, Italy, Serbia, Spain, and Turkey. Overall it was a memorable moment for Iceland, where they finally achieved the feat of competing at a major international tournament, after numerous failed qualifications in the past.[2]

EuroBasket 2017Edit

On 17 September 2016, Iceland repeated it success and qualified again to the continental tournament. The national team finished its qualification group as runner-up below Belgium and over Cyprus and Switzerland, with four wins and two losses.[3][4][5]

As in the previous edition though, Iceland finished their participation with five loses in five matches played in their Group A pool in Helsinki.

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 24th 5 0 5 6 4 2
     2021 Did not qualify 8 3 5
Total 10 0 10

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games Qualifying
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
1936 to 1972 Did not qualify
  1976 5 0 5
1980 to 1988
  1992 6 0 6
1996 to 2016

FIBA World CupEdit

World Cup Qualifying
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
  2019 Did not qualify 6 2 4
    2023 To be determined

Championship for Small CountriesEdit

FIBA European Championship for Small Countries
Year Position Pld W L
1988   5 4 1
1990   5 5 0
1994   5 3 2
Total 15 12 3

Games of the Small States of EuropeEdit

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
  2019   4 2 2
Total 63 46 17

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017.[6]

The following is the squad in the EuroBasket 2017

Iceland men's national basketball team – EuroBasket 2017 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SG 1 Hermannsson, Martin 22 – (1994-09-16)16 September 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Champagne Basket  
PG 3 Steinarsson, Ægir 26 – (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) TAU Castelló  
PF 6 Acox, Kristófer 23 – (1993-10-13)13 October 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) KR  
C 8 Bæringsson, Hlynur 35 – (1982-07-06)6 July 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Stjarnan  
SG 9 Stefánsson, Jón Arnór 34 – (1982-09-21)21 September 1982 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) KR  
PG 10 Friðriksson, Elvar Már 22 – (1994-11-11)11 November 1994 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Barry Buccaneers  
PG 13 Vilhjálmsson, Hörður 28 – (1988-12-18)18 December 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Keflavík  
SG 14 Gunnarsson, Logi 35 – (1981-09-05)5 September 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Njarðvíkur  
PG 15 Ermolinskij, Pavel 30 – (1987-01-25)25 January 1987 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) KR  
SF 24 Pálsson, Haukur Helgi 25 – (1992-05-18)18 May 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Cholet Basket  
C 34 Hlinason, Tryggvi 19 – (1997-10-28)28 October 1997 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Valencia Basket  
PG 88 Björnsson, Brynjar Þór 29 – (1988-07-11)11 July 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) KR  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2017

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Reserve
C Hlynur Bæringsson Tryggvi Hlinason
PF Haukur Pálsson Kristófer Acox
SF Jón Arnór Stefánsson Pavel Ermolinskij
SG Martin Hermannsson Logi Gunnarsson Brynjar Þór Björnsson
PG Hörður Vilhjálmsson Ægir Steinarsson Elvar Már Friðriksson

Individual recordsEdit

Players with the most caps (games played)Edit

  • Players in bold, are players that are still active.
Rank Player Years Caps
1. Guðmundur Bragason 1987-2003 169
2. Valur Ingimundarson 1980-1995 164
3. Jón Kr. Gíslason 1982-1995 158
4. Logi Gunnarsson 2000-2018 147
5. Torfi Magnússon 1974-1987 131
6. Hlynur Bæringsson 2000-2019 125
7. Guðjón Skúlason 1988-1999 122
8. Jón Sigurðsson 1968-1984 120
9. Teitur Örlygsson 1986-2000 118
10. Friðrik Stefánsson 1997-2008 112
11. Herbert Arnarson 1991-2002 111
12. Falur Harðarson 1989-2000 106
13. Jón Arnar Ingvarsson 1990-2000 102
14. Jón Arnór Stefánsson 2000-2019 100

Past rostersEdit

2015 EuroBasket: finished 24th among 24 teams

Martin Hermannsson, Axel Kárason, Ragnar Nathanaelsson, Jakob Sigurðarson, Hlynur Bæringsson, Jón Arnór Stefánsson, Helgi Már Magnússon, Hörður Vilhjálmsson, Logi Gunnarsson, Pavel Ermolinskij, Haukur Pálsson, Ægir Steinarsson (Coach: Craig Pedersen)

2017 EuroBasket: finished 24th among 24 teams

Martin Hermannsson, Kristófer Acox, Tryggvi Hlinason, Elvar Már Friðriksson, Hlynur Bæringsson, Jón Arnór Stefánsson, Brynjar Þór Björnsson, Hörður Vilhjálmsson, Logi Gunnarsson, Pavel Ermolinskij, Haukur Pálsson, Ægir Steinarsson (Coach: Craig Pedersen)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Iceland Fall But Still Make History". FIBA Europe. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. ^ Ísland spilar í Helsinki á EM 2017 í körfubolta
  4. ^ Ísland á EM í annað sinn í röð
  5. ^ Eurobasket 2017 Qualifiers
  6. ^ EuroBasket 2017 roster

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