Iceland men's national basketball team
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.
|FIBA ranking||50 (26 February 2019)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Europe|
|Nickname(s)||Strákarnir okkar (Our Boys)|
|FIBA World Cup|
|Championship for Small Countries|
|Medals|| Gold: (1988, 1990)|
|Games of the Small States of Europe|
|Medals|| Gold: (1991, 1993, 2007)|
Silver: (1987, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2015)
Bronze: (1989, 1995, 1997, 2013, 2017, 2019)
| Denmark 38–41 Iceland |
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 16 May 1959)
| Iceland 123–59 Norway |
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 15 March 1968)
| Iceland 51–124 Croatia |
(Murcia, Spain; 24 June 1992)
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.
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.
FIBA World CupEdit
Championship for Small CountriesEdit
Games of the Small States of EuropeEdit
The following is the squad in the EuroBasket 2017
Iceland men's national basketball team – EuroBasket 2017 roster
Players with the most caps (games played)Edit
- Players in bold, are players that are still active.
|3.||Jón Kr. Gíslason||1982-1995||158|
|13.||Jón Arnar Ingvarsson||1990-2000||102|
|14.||Jón Arnór Stefánsson||2000-2019||100|
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)
- "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
- "Iceland Fall But Still Make History". FIBA Europe. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- Ísland spilar í Helsinki á EM 2017 í körfubolta
- Ísland á EM í annað sinn í röð
- Eurobasket 2017 Qualifiers
- EuroBasket 2017 roster