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Spain men's national basketball team

The Spain men's national basketball team (Spanish: Selección Española de Baloncesto) represents Spain in international basketball competition. They are managed by the Spanish Basketball Federation, the governing body for basketball in Spain.

Spain Spain
Baloncesto Espana.png
FIBA ranking2 Steady (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1934
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationFEB
CoachSergio Scariolo
Nickname(s)La ÑBA, La Roja
Olympic Games
Appearances12
MedalsSilver Silver: (1984, 2008, 2012)
Bronze Bronze: (2016)
FIBA World Cup
Appearances12
MedalsGold Gold: (2006, 2019)
EuroBasket
Appearances32
MedalsGold Gold: (2009, 2011, 2015)
Silver Silver: (1935, 1973, 1983, 1999, 2003, 2007)
Bronze Bronze: (1991, 2001, 2013, 2017)
First international
Spain Spain 33–12 Portugal Portugal
(Madrid, Spain; 15 April 1935)
Biggest win
Spain Spain 118–32 Libya Libya
(Madrid, Spain; 9 May 1963)
Biggest defeat
Soviet Union Soviet Union 118–58 Spain Spain
(Essen, West Germany; 12 September 1971)

Spain has appeared 32 times at the EuroBasket, winning three gold medals, six silver medals, and four bronze medals. They have also competed at the Summer Olympics 12 times, with three silver medals and one bronze medal as their accomplishments. They have reached the FIBA World Cup 12 times, winning it all twice, in 2006 and 2019.

Spain is currently ranked 2nd in the FIBA World Rankings only behind the United States.[2]

HistoryEdit

The Olympic GamesEdit

When Spain qualified for the 1936 Summer Olympics, where basketball was part of the games for the first time, expectations were high for the runner-up of the 1935 EuroBasket. Unfortunately, as one of the favorites to win medals, Spain could not attend the Games because of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War just days before the start of the Games.

Before the Spanish national team won the gold medal in the 2006 FIBA World Cup (see below), their greatest international success was reaching the final in the 1984 Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament which took place in Los Angeles. The other finalist was the USA national team (led by Patrick Ewing and featuring a young Michael Jordan), which won the final and with it the gold medal. Spain, thus, took the Olympic silver medal.

Continuing the success started at the 2006 FIBA World Cup, Spain again reached the final at the 2008 Summer Olympics. This proved to be a rematch of the 1984 Olympic final; this time, the USA team was led by Kobe Bryant and nicknamed the "Redeem Team". The Americans won after a remarkably close game 118-107. Four years later, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the USA faced Spain for the gold once again. The Americans repeated as champions by the score of 107–100, with Spain coming away with its third Olympic (and second straight) silver medal. During the 2016 Summer Olympics, Spain reached the bronze medal match against Australia, where they escaped with an 89-88 victory.

FIBA World CupEdit

In the early years of the FIBA World Cup, Spain struggled to establish a steady presence as a competitor. Between 1950 and 1970, the national team only qualified once. Then, beginning in 1974 Spain developed into a serious competitor and regularly finished among the tournaments top performers for years to come.

At the 2006 FIBA World Cup, the Spanish team finally achieved the ultimate victory, the greatest success in its history. The date was 3 September 2006, as Spain won the gold medal game against the Greek national team. Held in the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, the game ended with a final score of 70–47. Pau Gasol was named the tournament MVP, and Jorge Garbajosa also made the All-Tournament team. Shortly afterwards, the team were awarded with the 2006 Prince of Asturias Award in Sports.

At the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Spain achieved its second gold medal after defeating Argentina in the final by the score of 95-75. The spectacular play of Ricky Rubio during the tournament earned him the MVP, while Marc Gasol was named to the All-Tournament team. After this victory, Marc Gasol became the second player in tournament history to have won the NBA title and the World Cup in the same year, the other being Lamar Odom.

EuroBasketEdit

The first game in the history of the selection was a qualifier for the EuroBasket 1935, where Spain defeated Portugal 33–12.[3] This event, which was held in Geneva in the summer of 1935, was the first EuroBasket game in history. Spain finished 2nd and qualified for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin where basketball was introduced for the first time.

After several tries, Spain won its first continental championship in 2009, repeating its success in 2011 and 2015. Two years later after winning it in 2015, Spain followed it up with another strong performance at the 2017 edition, defeating Russia in the bronze medal match. It marked the fourth time Spain won the bronze at the EuroBasket, as they also won it in 1991, 2001, and 2013.

Other eventsEdit

Besides success at the "Big Three" events (Summer Olympic Games, FIBA World Cup, and EuroBasket) Spain has also shown success at the Mediterranean Games, where its selection won three gold medals, four silver and one bronze.

Medal recordEdit

The Spanish national team's medal record through the years:

Olympic Games
FIBA World Cup
EuroBasket
Mediterranean Games

Competitive recordEdit

For the national team's all-time results against all nations, see Spain's head-to-head records & stats page

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup:[6]

2019 FIBA World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 1 Colom, Quino 30 – (1988-11-01)1 November 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Valencia Basket  
PG 9 Rubio, Ricky 28 – (1990-10-21)21 October 1990 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Phoenix Suns  
PG 23 Llull, Sergio 31 – (1987-11-15)15 November 1987 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Real Madrid  
SG 5 Fernández, Rudy (C) 34 – (1985-04-04)4 April 1985 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Real Madrid  
SG 8 Ribas, Pau 32 – (1987-03-02)2 March 1987 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) FC Barcelona  
PF 10 Claver, Víctor 31 – (1988-08-30)30 August 1988 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) FC Barcelona  
SF 22 Rabaseda, Xavi 30 – (1989-02-24)24 February 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Herbalife Gran Canaria  
SF 33 Beirán, Javier 32 – (1987-05-22)22 May 1987 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Herbalife Gran Canaria  
PF 18 Oriola, Pierre 26 – (1992-09-25)25 September 1992 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) FC Barcelona  
SF 41 Hernangómez, Juan 23 – (1995-09-28)28 September 1995 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Denver Nuggets  
C 13 Gasol, Marc 34 – (1985-01-29)29 January 1985 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) Toronto Raptors  
C 14 Hernangómez, Willy 25 – (1994-05-27)27 May 1994 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Charlotte Hornets  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
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 Marc Gasol Willy Hernangómez
PF Víctor Claver Pierre Oriola
SF Juan Hernangómez Javier Beirán
SG Rudy Fernández Pau Ribas Xavi Rabaseda
PG Ricky Rubio Sergio Llull Quino Colom

Past rostersEdit

1935 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 10 teams

Pedro Alonso, Emilio Alonso, Cayetano Ortega, Rafael Ruano, Rafael Martín (MVP), Armando Maunier, Fernando Muscat, (Coach: Mariano Manent)


1950 FIBA World Cup: finished 9th among 10 teams

Ignacio Pinedo, Arturo Imedio, Jaime Basso, Andrés Oller, Álvaro Salvadores, Juan Dalmau, Julio Gámez, Eduardo Kucharski, Ángel González, Ángel Lozano, Domingo Bárcenas, Juan Ferrando, (Coach: Michael Paul Rutzgis)


1959 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 17 teams

Emiliano Rodríguez, Francisco Buscató, Joaquín Hernández, Alfonso Martínez Gómez, José Luis Martínez Gómez, Francisco Capel, Jorge Parra, José Lluis, José Brunet, Juan Canals, Francisco Borrell, Arturo Auladell, (Coach: Gabriel Alberti)


1960 Olympic Games: finished 14th among 16 teams

Emiliano Rodríguez, Francisco Buscató, Agustín Bertomeu, José Nora, Alfonso Martínez, Joaquín Ensenat, Santiago Navarro, José Lluis, Jorge Guillén, Jesús “Chus” Codina, Miguel Ángel González, Juan Martos, (Coach: Eduardo Kucharski González)


1961 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 19 teams

Emiliano Rodríguez, Francisco Buscató, Lolo Sainz, Carlos Sevillano, Lorenzo Alocén, Jesús “Chus” Codina, José Lluis, Alfonso Martínez, Santiago Navarro, Juan Martos, José Nora, Javier Sanjuán, (Coach: Fernando Font)


1963 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 16 teams

Lolo Sainz, Emiliano Rodríguez (MVP), Francisco Buscató, José Ramón Ramos, Carlos Sevillano, Moncho Monsalve, Jesús “Chus” Codina, Alfonso Martínez, José Lluis, Juan Antonio Martínez Arroyo, Miguel Ángel González, Arturo Auladell, (Coach: Joaquín Hernández Gallego)


1965 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 16 teams

Emiliano Rodríguez, Francisco Buscató, Lolo Sainz, José Ramón Ramos, Carlos Sevillano, Moncho Monsalve, José Lluis, Enrique Margall, Juan Antonio Martínez Arroyo, Miguel Ángel González, Juan Fa Busquets, Juan Bautista Urberuaga, (Coach: Pedro Ferrandiz González)


1967 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 16 teams

Francisco Buscató, Emiliano Rodríguez, José Ramón Ramos, Moncho Monsalve, Enrique Margall, José Luis Sagi-Vela, Antonio “Toncho” Nava, Alfonso Martínez, Ramón Guardiola, Ángel Serrano, Carlos Luquero, José Laso, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1968 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 16 teams

Clifford Luyk, Emiliano Rodríguez, Francisco Buscató, Vicente Ramos, Lorenzo Alocén, Enrique Margall, Antonio “Toncho” Nava, José Luis Sagi-Vela, Alfonso Martínez, Jesús “Chus” Codina, Juan Antonio Martínez Arroyo, Luis Carlos Santiago Zabaleta, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1969 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 12 teams

Victor Escorial, Vicente Ramos Cecilio, Cristobal Rodriguez, Jesus Codina, Enrique Margall, Antonio Nava, Emiliano Rodríguez, Clifford Luyk, Jose Luis Sagi-Vela, Francisco Buscató, Lorenzo Alocen, Alfonso Martínez, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1971 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 12 teams

Wayne Brabender, Clifford Luyk, Emiliano Rodríguez, Francisco Buscató, Vicente Ramos, Rafael Rullán, Luis Miguel Santillana, José Luis Sagi-Vela, Enrique Margall, Cristóbal Rodríguez, Juan Martínez, Juan Antonio Martínez Arroyo, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1972 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 16 teams

Wayne Brabender, Vicente Ramos Cecilio, Carmelo Cabrera, Enrique Margall, Luis Santillana, Jesús Iradier, Francisco Buscató, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Rafael Rullán, Clifford Luyk, Miguel Estrada, Gonzalo Sagi-Vela, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1973 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 12 teams

Wayne Brabender (MVP), Vicente Ramos Cecilio, Carmelo Cabrera, Enrique Margall, Luis Santillana, Rafael Rullán, Francisco Buscató, Manuel Flores, José Sagi-Vela, Clifford Luyk, Miguel Estrada, Gonzalo Sagi-Vela, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1974 FIBA World Cup: finished 5th among 14 teams

Juan Antonio Corbalán, Wayne Brabender, Clifford Luyk, Vicente Ramos Cecilio, Manuel Flores, Luis Miguel Santillana, Jose Luis Sagi-Vela, Rafael Rullán, Cristobal Rodriguez, Carmelo Cabrera, Jesus Iradier, Miguel Angel Estrada, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1975 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams

Wayne Brabender, Miguel Ángel Lopez-Abril, Cristóbal Rodríguez, Carmelo Cabrera, Luis Miguel Santillana, Juan Filba, Jesús Iradier, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Rafael Rullán, Clifford Luyk, Miguel Ángel Estrada, Manuel Flores, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1977 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 12 teams

Wayne Brabender, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Luis Miguel Santillana, Rafael Rullán, Manuel Flores, Carmelo Cabrera, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Josep Maria Margall, Gonzalo Sagi-Vela, Luis Maria Prada, Joan Filba, Juan Ramón Fernandez, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1979 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 12 teams

Juan Antonio Corbalán, Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, Wayne Brabender, Rafael Rullán, Manuel Flores, Luis Miguel Santillana, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, Quim Costa, José Luis Llorente, Josep Maria Margall, Pedro César Ansa, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1980 Olympic Games: finished 4th among 12 teams

Wayne Brabender, José Luis Llorente, Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, Josep Maria Margall, Manuel Flores, Fernando Romay, Luis Santillana, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Ignacio Solozábal, Juan de la Cruz, Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1981 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams

Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Wayne Brabender, Nacho Solozábal, Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, Fernando Martín Espina, Fernando Romay, Manuel Flores, Rafael Rullán, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Quim Costa, Josep Maria Margall, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1982 FIBA World Cup: finished 4th among 13 teams

Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, Wayne Brabender, Ignacio Solozábal, Fernando Martín Espina, Andrés Jiménez Fernández, Fernando Romay, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, Quim Costa, Josep Maria Margall, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1983 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 12 teams

Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, Juan Antonio Corbalán (MVP), Fernando Martín Espina, Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, Nacho Solozábal, Joan Creus, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, Fernando Romay, Josep Maria Margall, Andrés Jiménez Fernández, Fernando Arcega, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1984 Olympic Games: finished 2nd   among 12 teams

José Manuel Beirán, José Luis Llorente, Fernando Arcega, Josep Maria Margall, Andrés Jiménez, Fernando Romay, Fernando Martín Espina, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Ignacio Solozábal, Juan de la Cruz, Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1985 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams

Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, Fernando Martín Espina, Jordi Villacampa, Fernando Romay, Andrés Jiménez Fernández, José Luis Llorente, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, Quim Costa, Josep Maria Margall, Vicente Gil, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1986 FIBA World Cup: finished 5th among 24 teams

Fernando Martín Espina, Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, Ignacio Solozábal, Jordi Villacampa, Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, Joan Creus, Andrés Jiménez Fernández, Fernando Romay, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Quim Costa, Josep Maria Margall, Fernando Arcega, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1987 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams

Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, Jordi Villacampa, Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, Nacho Solozábal, Andrés Jiménez Fernández, Fernando Romay, Ferran Martínez, Josep Maria Margall, José Antonio Montero, Francisco Javier Zapata, Fernando Arcega, José Ángel Arcega, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1988 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 12 teams

Jordi Villacampa, José Luis Llorente, José Biriukov, Josep Maria Margall, Andrés Jiménez, Enrique Andreu, José Antonio Montero, Fernando Arcega, Ignacio Solozábal, Ferran Martínez, Antonio Martín Espina, Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1989 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 8 teams

Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, José Biriukov, Andrés Jiménez Fernández, José Antonio Montero, Juan Antonio Morales, Ferran Martínez, Pablo Laso, Enrique “Quique” Andreu, Rafael Vecina, Enrique Villalobos, José Ángel Arcega, Manuel Ángel Aller, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1990 FIBA World Cup: finished 10th among 16 teams

Manuel Bosch, Rafael Jofresa, Ferran Martínez, Francisco J. Zapata, Andrés Jiménez Fernández, José Antonio Montero, Jordi Villacampa, Fernando Romay, José Miguel Antúnez, Alberto Herreros, Enrique Andreu, José Angel Arcega, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1991 EuroBasket: finished 3rd   among 8 teams

Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, Jordi Villacampa, Mike Hansen, Josep “Pep” Cargol, Rafael Jofresa, Enrique “Quique” Andreu, Manel Bosch, Antonio Martín, Juan Antonio Orenga, José Miguel Antunez, Fernando Arcega, Silvano Bustos, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1992 Olympic Games: finished 9th among 12 teams

Jordi Villacampa, José Arcega, José Biriukov, Rafael Jofresa, Andrés Jiménez, Santiago Aldama, Tomás Jofresa, Xavi Fernández, Alberto Herreros, Juan Antonio Orenga, Enrique Andreu, Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1993 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 16 teams

Jordi Villacampa, Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, Alberto Herreros, Ferran Martínez, Andrés Jiménez Fernández, Rafael Jofresa, Tomas Jofresa, Juan Antonio Orenga, Juan Antonio Morales, Antonio Martín, Ignacio “Nacho” Azofra, Xavier “Xavi” Crespo, (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1994 FIBA World Cup: finished 10th among 16 teams

Jordi Villacampa, Rafael Jofresa, Pablo Laso, Juan Antonio Orenga, Andrés Jiménez Fernández, José Miguel Antúnez, Enrique Andreu, Alberto Herreros, José Cargol, Ferran Martínez, Rafael Vecina, Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1995 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 14 teams

Alberto Herreros, Mike Smith, Pablo Laso, Ferran Martínez, Juan Antonio Orenga, Antonio Martín, Ignacio Rodríguez, José Luis Galilea, Alberto Angulo, Javier “Xavi” Fernandez, Alfonso Reyes, Francisco José “Fran” Murcia, (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1997 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 16 teams

Alberto Herreros, Ferran Martínez, Mike Smith, Rafael Jofresa, Tomas Jofresa, Roberto Dueñas, Juan Antonio Orenga, Roger Esteller, Ignacio Rodríguez, Alfonso Reyes, José Antonio Paraiso, Alberto Angulo, (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1998 FIBA World Cup: finished 5th among 16 teams

Alberto Angulo, Nacho Rodilla, Nacho Azofra, Juan Antonio Orenga, Ignacio Rodríguez, Carlos Jiménez, Rodrigo De la Fuente, Alberto Herreros, José Antonio Paraíso, Iñaki de Miguel, Alfonso Reyes, Roberto Dueñas, (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1999 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 16 teams

Alberto Angulo, Nacho Rodilla, Iván Corrales, Ignacio Romero, Ignacio Rodríguez, Rodrigo De la Fuente, Alberto Herreros, Roger Esteller, Iñaki de Miguel, Alfonso Reyes, Roberto Dueñas, (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


2000 Olympic Games: finished 9th among 12 teams

4 Alberto Angulo, 5 Juan Carlos Navarro, 6 Raúl López, 7 Jorge Garbajosa, 8 Ignacio Rodríguez, 9 Carlos Jiménez, 10 Rodrigo De la Fuente, 11 Alberto Herreros, 12 Johnny Rogers, 13 Iñaki de Miguel, 14 Alfonso Reyes, 15 Roberto Dueñas, (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


2001 EuroBasket: finished 3rd   among 16 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Chuck Kornegay, 6 Paco Vázquez, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 Ignacio Rodríguez, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Carlos Jiménez, 11 Lucio Angulo, 12 José Antonio Paraíso, 13 Raúl López, 14 Alfonso Reyes, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Javier Imbroda)


2002 FIBA World Cup: finished 5th among 16 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Oriol Junyent, 6 Carles Marco, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 Ignacio Rodríguez, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Carlos Jiménez, 11 Lucio Angulo, 12 José Antonio Paraíso, 13 José Calderón, 14 Alfonso Reyes, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Javier Imbroda)


2003 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 16 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Roger Grimau, 6 Carles Marco, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 José Calderón, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Carlos Jiménez, 11 Alberto Herreros, 12 Rodrigo de la Fuente, 13 Antonio Bueno, 14 Alfonso Reyes, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Moncho López)


2004 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 12 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Iker Iturbe, 6 Jaume Comas, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 José Calderón, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Carlos Cabezas (C), 11 Óscar Yebra, 12 Roberto Dueñas, 13 Rudy Fernández, 14 Rodrigo De la Fuente, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Mario Pesquera)


2005 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 16 teams

4 Rudy Fernández, 5 Iker Iturbe, 6 Carlos Cabezas, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 José Calderón, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Carlos Jiménez, 11 Sergi Vidal, 12 Sergio Rodríguez, 13 Iñaki de Miguel, 14 Fran Vázquez, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Mario Pesquera)


2006 FIBA World Cup: finished 1st   among 24 teams

4 Pau Gasol (MVP), 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Carlos Cabezas, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 José Calderón, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Carlos Jiménez, 11 Sergio Rodríguez, 12 Berni Rodríguez, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Álex Mumbrú, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Pepu Hernández)


2007 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 16 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Carlos Cabezas, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 José Calderón, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Carlos Jiménez, 11 Sergio Rodríguez, 12 Berni Rodríguez, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Álex Mumbrú, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Pepu Hernández)


2008 Olympic Games: finished 2nd   among 12 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Ricky Rubio, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 José Calderón, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Carlos Jiménez, 11 Raül López, 12 Berni Rodríguez, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Álex Mumbrú, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Aíto García Reneses)


2009 EuroBasket: finished 1st   among 16 teams

4 Pau Gasol (MVP), 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Ricky Rubio, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 Víctor Claver, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Carlos Cabezas, 11 Raül López, 12 Sergio Llull, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Álex Mumbrú, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Sergio Scariolo)


2010 FIBA World Cup: finished 6th among 24 teams

4 Fernando San Emeterio, 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Ricky Rubio, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 Raül López, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Víctor Claver, 11 Fran Vázquez, 12 Sergio Llull, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Álex Mumbrú, 15 Jorge Garbajosa, (Coach: Sergio Scariolo)


2011 EuroBasket: finished 1st   among 16 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Ricky Rubio, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro (MVP), 8 José Calderón, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Víctor Claver, 11 Fernando San Emeterio, 12 Sergio Llull, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Serge Ibaka, 15 Víctor Sada, (Coach: Sergio Scariolo)


2012 Olympic Games: finished 2nd   among 12 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Sergio Rodríguez, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Víctor Claver, 11 Fernando San Emeterio, 12 Sergio Llull, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Serge Ibaka, 15 Víctor Sada, (Coach: Sergio Scariolo)


2013 Eurobasket: finished 3rd   among 24 teams

4 Pablo Aguilar, 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Sergio Rodríguez, 7 Xavi Rey, 8 José Calderón, 9 Ricky Rubio, 10 Víctor Claver, 11 Fernando San Emeterio, 12 Sergio Llull, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Germán Gabriel, 15 Álex Mumbrú, (Coach: Juan Antonio Orenga)


2014 FIBA World Cup: finished 5th among 24 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Sergio Rodríguez, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro (C), 8 José Calderón, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Víctor Claver, 11 Ricky Rubio, 12 Sergio Llull, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Serge Ibaka, 15 Álex Abrines, (Coach: Juan Antonio Orenga)


2015 EuroBasket: finished 1st   among 24 teams

4 Pau Gasol (MVP), 5 Rudy Fernández, 6 Sergio Rodríguez, 7 Willy Hernangómez, 8 Pau Ribas, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Víctor Claver, 11 Fernando San Emeterio, 12 Sergio Llull, 13 Pablo Aguilar, 14 Nikola Mirotić, 15 Guillem Vives, (Coach: Sergio Scariolo)


2016 Olympic Games: finished 3rd   among 12 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 5 Rudy Fernández, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 8 José Calderón, 9 Felipe Reyes, 10 Víctor Claver, 14 Willy Hernangómez, 21 Álex Abrines, 23 Sergio Llull, 44 Nikola Mirotić, 79 Ricky Rubio, (Coach: Sergio Scariolo)


2017 EuroBasket: finished 3rd   among 24 teams

4 Pau Gasol, 6 Sergio Rodríguez, 7 Juan Carlos Navarro, 9 Ricky Rubio, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Willy Hernangómez, 15 Joan Sastre, 16 Guillem Vives, 18 Pierre Oriola, 19 Fernando San Emeterio, 21 Álex Abrines, 41 Juan Hernangómez, (Coach: Sergio Scariolo)


2019 FIBA World Cup: finished 1st   among 32 teams

1 Quino Colom, 5 Rudy Fernández (C), 8 Pau Ribas, 9 Ricky Rubio (MVP), 10 Víctor Claver, 13 Marc Gasol, 14 Willy Hernangómez, 18 Pierre Oriola, 22 Xavi Rabaseda, 23 Sergio Llull, 33 Javier Beirán, 41 Juan Hernangómez, (Coach: Sergio Scariolo)

PlayersEdit

  • Bold denotes players still playing international basketball.
As of 15 September 2019, including all friendly matches[7]

Top highscorersEdit

Top highscorers in official games (friendlies not included).

As of 15 September 2019
PLAYER PTS OPPONENT EVENT DATE LOCATION
Jordi Villacampa 48   Venezuela 1990 World Cup Classification Round 1990.08.15 Salta (ARG)
Jordi Bonareu 45   Italy 1955 Mediterranean Games Main Round 1955.07.22 Barcelona (ESP)
Emiliano Rodríguez 43   Netherlands 1967 EuroBasket 1st Round 1967.10.05 Helsinki (FIN)
Pau Gasol 40   France 2015 EuroBasket Semifinal 2015.09.17 Lille (FRA)
Wayne Brabender 40   France 1980 Olympics qualification 1980.05.14 Geneva (SUI)
Pau Gasol 37   China 2004 Olympics Classification Round 2004.08.28 Athens (GRE)
Wayne Brabender 37   Philippines 1974 World Cup 1st Round 1974.07.05 Ponce (PUR)
Emiliano Rodríguez 37   East Germany 1963 EuroBasket 1st Round 1963.10.09 Wroclaw (POL)
Juan Carlos Navarro 36   Croatia 2005 EuroBasket Quarterfinal 2005.09.23 Novi Sad (SRB)
Pau Gasol 36   Lithuania 2003 EuroBasket Final 2003.09.14 Södertälje (SWE)
Epi 36   West Germany 1985 EuroBasket Quarterfinal 1985.06.11 Sttutgart (GER)

Top medallistsEdit

For a full list of all the 95 medallists with the senior team since 1935, see Medal winners in Spain men's national basketball team

Most medals won with the senior national team in (Olympic Games, World Cups and EuroBaskets):

Player Medals Details
Pau Gasol 11
Felipe Reyes 10
Rudy Fernández 10
Juan Carlos Navarro 10
Marc Gasol 9
José Manuel Calderón 8

Overall players recordsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

International competitionsEdit

Other notable achievementsEdit

Head coachesEdit

Years Name Competition
1935    Mariano Manent   1935 EuroBasket
1943   Santiago Monerris
1947–1950   Anselmo López
1950–1951    Mykolas Ruzgys 9th 1950 World Cup
1951   Fernando Font
1952    Freddy Borrás
1953–1958   Jacinto Ardevínez
1959–1960   Eduardo Kucharski 15th 1959 EuroBasket
14th 1960 Summer Olympics
1961   Fernando Font 13th 1961 EuroBasket
1962–1964   Joaquín Hernández 7th 1963 EuroBasket
1965   Pedro Ferrándiz 11th 1965 EuroBasket
1965–1992   Antonio Díaz-Miguel 10th 1967 EuroBasket
7th 1968 Summer Olympics
5th 1969 EuroBasket
7th 1971 EuroBasket
11th 1972 Summer Olympics
  1973 EuroBasket
5th 1974 World Cup
4th 1975 EuroBasket
9th 1977 EuroBasket
6th 1979 EuroBasket
4th 1980 Summer Olympics
4th 1981 EuroBasket
4th 1982 World Cup
  1983 EuroBasket
  1984 Summer Olympics
4th 1985 EuroBasket
5th 1986 World Cup
4th 1987 EuroBasket
8th 1988 Summer Olympics
5th 1989 Eurobasket
10th 1990 World Cup
  1991 EuroBasket
9th 1992 Summer Olympics
1993–2000   Lolo Sainz 5th 1993 EuroBasket
10th 1994 World Cup
6th 1995 EuroBasket
5th 1997 EuroBasket
5th 1998 World Cup
  1999 EuroBasket
9th 2000 Summer Olympics
2001–2002   Javier Imbroda   2001 EuroBasket
5th 2002 World Cup
2003   Moncho López   2003 EuroBasket
2004–2005   Mario Pesquera 7th 2004 Summer Olympics
4th 2005 EuroBasket
2006–2007   Pepu Hernández   2006 World Cup
  2007 EuroBasket
2008   Aíto García Reneses   2008 Summer Olympics
2009–2012   Sergio Scariolo   2009 EuroBasket
6th 2010 World Cup
  2011 EuroBasket
  2012 Summer Olympics
2013–2014   Juan Antonio Orenga   2013 EuroBasket
5th 2014 World Cup
2015–   Sergio Scariolo   2015 EuroBasket
  2016 Summer Olympics
  2017 EuroBasket
  2019 World Cup

Progression in the FIBA World RankingEdit

Date Change Pos. Points Dis.
11 Oct 2017   2nd 693.2 –126.4
28 Nov 2017   2nd 693.8 –142.4
28 Feb 2018   2nd 704.7 –30.3
3 Jul 2018   2nd 706.7 –41.4
18 Sep 2018   2nd 704.2 –62.9
4 Dec 2018   2nd 702.6 –80.4
26 Feb 2019   2nd 703.4 –90.3
19 Sep 2019   2nd 731.5 –54.9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. ^ FIBA.com – FIBA World Ranking for men
  3. ^ "La selección española de baloncesto cumple 75 años" (in Spanish). Libertad Digital. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  4. ^ http://archive.fiba.com/pages/eng/fa/event/p/sid/2931/_/1936_Olympic_Games_Tournament_for_Men/schedule.html
  5. ^ http://www.feb.es/Inicio.aspx?tabid=51&file=selecciones/se00-00003.html
  6. ^ "Oficial: España ya tiene a sus 12 jugadores elegidos para el Mundial". Marca.com (in Spanish). 21 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  7. ^ Spanish national team website
  8. ^ Histórico Pau Gasol: máximo anotador de la selección, marca.com, 19 août 2016

External linksEdit