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The Senegalese national basketball team a five time a gold medallist (in 1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, and 1997), a six time silver medallist, and a four time bronze medallist at the FIBA Africa Championship. Senegal was the first Sub-Saharan African team to qualify for the Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament.

Senegal Senegal
Senegal BBall Fed.jpg
FIBA ranking37 Increase 2 (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1962
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationFederation Senegalaise de Basketball
CoachMoustapha Gaye
Nickname(s)The Lions
Olympic Games
Appearances3
FIBA World Cup
Appearances5
AfroBasket
Appearances28
MedalsGold medal africa.svg Gold: (1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1997)
Silver medal africa.svg Silver: (1970, 1974, 1975, 1992, 1995, 2005)
Bronze medal africa.svg Bronze: (1983, 1989, 1993, 2013, 2017)

The team has included several players who have competed in the U.S. National Basketball Association, including former Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop and current Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, and is considered to be, along with those of Nigeria and Angola, a top African side.

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HistoryEdit

With its historic qualification for the 1968 Summer Olympics, Team Senegal gained international attention for the first time. The following years were marked by an at times, dominating performance on the African continent. Senegal has had many world-elite basketball players, especially at the center position, which helped the team to compete at many major international tournaments. At times, however, the team was overly dependent on its NBA-players. An example was in the mid-2000s, when it struggled with injuries. Having finished as the runner-up to Angola in the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship, Senegal qualified for play in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, where the squad finished last in Group D and twenty-second amongst the twenty-four sides to have contested the championship, having lost to the United States, Italy, Slovenia, China, and Puerto Rico.

Performance tableEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1968 15 Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics Mexico City, Mexico
1972 15 Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, Germany
1980 11 Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics Moscow, Soviet Union

FIBA World CupEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1978 14 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines
1998 15 1998 FIBA World Championship Greece
2006 22 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
2014 16 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Spain
2019 Qualified 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup China
2023 To Be Determined 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Philippines, Japan and Indonesia

FIBA Africa ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1962 FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Cairo, Egypt
1964 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1964 Casablanca, Morocco
1965 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1965 Tunis, Tunisia
1968   FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
1970   FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1972   FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
1974   FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1975   FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
1978   FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
1980   FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983   FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
1985 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
1987 6 FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
1989   FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1992   FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
1993   FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995   FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997   FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 7 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005   FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 9 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009 7 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 5 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013   FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Côte d'Ivoire
2015 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2015 Radès, Tunisia
2017   AfroBasket 2017 Senegal/Tunisia

African GamesEdit

  • 1965 :  
  • 1973 : 4th
  • 1978 :  
  • 1987 :  
  • 1991 :  
  • 1999 : 5th
  • 2003 :  
  • 2019 : To Be Determined

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[2]

Senegal national basketball team – 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SF 1 Ndour, Maurice 27 – (1992-06-18)June 18, 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Valencia Basket  
PF 2 Thiam, Djibril 33 – (1986-07-06)July 6, 1986 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Étoile Charleville-Mézières  
PG 5 D'Almeida, Xane 36 – (1983-01-21)January 21, 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Étoile Charleville-Mézières  
PF 7 Diop, Pape 23 – (1996-01-01)January 1, 1996 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) BC Tallinna Kalev  
PG 10 Sambe, Lamine 29 – (1989-12-15)December 15, 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) ADA Blois Basket 41  
PF 11 Faye, Mouhammad 33 – (1985-09-14)September 14, 1985 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Crvena Zvezda  
C 13 N'Diaye, Hamady 32 – (1987-01-12)January 12, 1987 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque  
C 15 Ndoye, Youssou 28 – (1991-07-15)July 15, 1991 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) JL Bourg  
SG 25 Ndoye, Momar 24 – (1995-07-13)July 13, 1995 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) JA Vichy  
SF 28 Fall Faye, Ibrahima 22 – (1997-01-10)January 10, 1997 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Antwerp Giants  
SG 31 Toure, Babacar 33 – (1985-11-14)November 14, 1985 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Fribourg Olympic  
C 35 Gueye, Makhtar 22 – (1997-01-07)January 7, 1997 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) UAB Blazers  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Dame Diouf
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2019

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Youssou Ndoye Hamady N'Diaye
PF Maurice Ndour Makhtar Gueye Djibril Thiam
SF Mouhammad Faye Babacar Toure Pape Diop
SG Ibrahima Fall Faye Momar Ndoye
PG Xane D'Almeida Lamine Sambe

Notable playersEdit

Other current notable players from Senegal:

Senegal roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
C Hamady N'Diaye 29 – (1987-01-12)12 January 1987 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) Bnei Hertzeliyya  

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age on 5 May 2016

Famous former playersEdit

Head coach positionEdit

Past rostersEdit

1968 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams

Cheikh Fall, Moussa Sene, Alioune Gueye, Babacar Dia, Papa Diop, Mousse N'Diaye, Babacar Traore, Claude Sadio, Claude Constantino, Babacar Seck, Mansour Diagne, Doudou Camara (Coach: Alioune Diop)

1972 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams

Cheikh Fall, Babacar Traore, Mohamadou Diop, Babacar Seck, Papa Diop, Alioune Gueye, Pierre Sagna, Abdourahmane N'Diaye, Sylvestre Lopis, Assane Thiam, Joseph Diandy, Doudou Camara (Coach: Amadou Diaw)

1978 World Championship: finished 14th among 14 teams

Mathieu Faye, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Madiagne N'Diaye, A.Diouf, B.Kaba, J.Lopez, M.Diagne, M.Gueye, J.Toupane, A.Diop, A.Dogue, L.Diop (Coach: I.Diagne)

1980 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

Mathieu Faye, Madiagne N'Diaye, Mohamadou Diop, Oumar Dia, Mamadou Diop, Bassirou Badji, Yamar Samb, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Yaya Cissokho, Modou Tall, Moussa M'Bengue, Hadrame N'Diaye (Coach: Ibrahima Diagne)

1998 World Championship: finished 15th among 16 teams

Makhtar N'Diaye, Mamadou Diouf, Mamadou N'Diaye, Cheikh Yaya Dia, Raymond Carvalho, Mouhamadou Sow, Assane N'Diaye, Boubacar Aw, Kader Malik Fall, Vincent Da Sylva, Samba Aly Ngone Niang, Omer Ba (Coach: Ousseynou Ndiaga Diop)

2006 World Championship: finished 22nd among 24 teams

Makhtar N'Diaye, Babacar Cisse, Mamadou Diouf, Sitapha Savane, Malick Badiane, Mamadou N'Diaye, El Kabir Pene, Pape Ibrahim Faye, Mouhamadou Niang, Souleymane Aw, N'Dongo N'Diaye, Meleye N'Doye (Coach: Moustapha Gaye)

2014 World Championship: finished 16th among 24 teams


Senegal men's national basketball team - 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 4 Niang, Thierno 24 – (1990-03-08)8 March 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Milwaukee Panthers  
G 5 D'Almeida, Xane 31 – (1983-01-21)21 January 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Tarbes–Lourdes  
F 6 Thomas, Ibrahima 27 – (1987-02-07)7 February 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Azad University  
G 7 N'Doye, Mamadou 34 – (1979-10-06)6 October 1979 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) UGB  
F 8 Diop, Mohamed 33 – (1981-05-14)14 May 1981 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) UGB  
F 9 N'Doye, Maleye 34 – (1980-08-19)19 August 1980 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Paris-Levallois Basket  
F 10 Thiam, Djibril 28 – (1986-07-06)6 July 1986 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Toyama Grouses  
F 11 Faye, Mouhammad 28 – (1985-09-14)14 September 1985 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Panelefsiniakos  
F 12 Ndour, Maurice 22 – (1992-06-18)18 June 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Ohio Bobcats  
C 13 N'Diaye, Hamady 27 – (1987-01-12)12 January 1987 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Guangxi Rhinos  
C 14 Dieng, Gorgui 24 – (1990-01-18)18 January 1990 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Minnesota Timberwolves  
F 15 Badji, Abdou 22 – (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Neuchâtel Basket  
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2014

Team for the 2015 AfroBasket:

Senegal men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 4 Niang, Thierno 25 – (1990-03-08)8 March 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Geish Army  
G 5 D'Almeida, Xane 32 – (1983-01-21)21 January 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Tarbes–Lourdes  
F 6 Thomas, Ibrahima 28 – (1987-02-07)7 February 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Al-Muharraq SC  
SF 7 Diop, Mohamed 34 – (1981-05-14)14 May 1981 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Escuela de Oficiales de la Fap  
F 8 Mendy, Antoine 32 – (1983-08-16)16 August 1983 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Orléans Loiret Basket  
F 9 N'Doye, Maleye 35 – (1980-08-19)19 August 1980 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Paris-Levallois Basket  
G 10 Mbengue, Ibrahima 32 – (1982-10-13)13 October 1982 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) AS Douanes Dakar  
F 11 Faye, Mouhammad 29 – (1985-09-14)14 September 1985 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Pallacanestro Varese  
C 12 Sene, Mouhamed 29 – (1986-05-12)12 May 1986 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) Austin Spurs  
C 13 Mbodj, Cheikh 28 – (1987-08-01)1 August 1987 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Czarni Słupsk  
C 14 Dieng, Gorgui 25 – (1990-01-18)18 January 1990 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Minnesota Timberwolves  
F/C 15 Badji, Abdou 23 – (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) SAM Massagno Basket  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Parfait Adjivon
  •   Raoul Toupane
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2015

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2015: Nike [4]

Edit

2015: Orange [4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Senegal announce final World Cup roster". FIBA.com. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  3. ^ Head coaches, fiba.com, accessed 8 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b 2015 FIBA Africa Championship - Senegal, FIBA.com, Retrieved 11 May 2016.

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