Spain men's national basketball team

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

Spain
Baloncesto Espana.png
FIBA ranking2 Steady (9 August 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA1934
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationFEB
CoachSergio Scariolo
Nickname(s)La ÑBA, La Roja
Olympic Games
Appearances13
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 33–12 Portugal 
(Madrid, Spain; 15 April 1935)
Biggest win
 Spain 118–32 Libya 
(Madrid, Spain; 9 May 1963)
Biggest defeat
 Soviet Union 118–58 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 13 times, with three silver medals and one bronze medal as their accomplishments. They have qualified for the FIBA World Cup 12 times, winning it twice, in 2006 and 2019.

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

HistoryEdit

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 runners-up of the 1935 EuroBasket. Unfortunately, as one of the favorites to win medals, Spain could not attend the Games due to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War just days before the start of the event.

Spain's first Olympic success came at the 1984 Summer Olympics. The team made it all the way to the gold medal game, before losing to the United States (led by Patrick Ewing and featuring a young Michael Jordan).

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Spain reached the gold medal game for the second time. However, in a rematch of the 1984 Olympic final, Spain fell to the United States once more. This time 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 United States faced Spain in the Olympic final for the third time. The USA would go on to win gold again, 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 narrow 89–88 victory.[3]

FIBA World CupEdit

During 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 World Cup top performers in the competitions to follow.

At the 2006 FIBA World Cup, Spain achieved their greatest success in its history as they defeated Greece in the final to capture their first World Cup title. Held at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, the game ended by the final score of 70–47. Furthermore, Pau Gasol was named the tournament MVP, while Jorge Garbajosa was selected to 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 won their second World Cup title by defeating Argentina in the final by the score of 95–75.[4] 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 win the NBA title and the World Cup in the same year; with the other being Lamar Odom.[5][6]

EuroBasketEdit

The first game in the history of the selection was a qualifier for the EuroBasket 1935, where Spain defeated Portugal 33–12.[7] This event, which was held in Geneva in the summer of 1935, was the first EuroBasket game in history. Spain went on to finish as runners-up in the tournament behind Latvia.

After coming in second in 1935, 1973, 1983, 1999, 2003, and 2007, Spain won their first continental championship in 2009; defeating Serbia to become European champions. The team repeated their success in 2011, taking out France in the final. At EuroBasket 2015, Spain once again reached the title game, and demolished Lithuania in the process 80–63.[8] Two years after winning it all in 2015, Spain followed it up with another strong performance at EuroBasket 2017, defeating Russia to win the bronze medal match.[9][10] 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 had success at the Mediterranean Games, where it has won several medals: three gold, four silver and one bronze.

Medal recordEdit

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

Olympic Games
FIBA World Cup
EuroBasket
Mediterranean Games

Competitive recordEdit

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Loss

2020Edit

28 November 2020 Israel   95–87
0
  Spain Valencia, Spain* [note 1]
0
19:30 Scoring by quarter: 21–27, 15–25, 31–20, 28–15
Pts: Blatt 21
Rebs: Ginat 5
Asts: Blatt 9
Boxscore Pts: Colom 24
Rebs: López-Arostegui, Pérez 6
Asts: Colom 5
Arena: Pavelló Municipal Font de Sant Lluís
Referees: Andrei Sharapa (BLR), Martin Vulić (CRO), Vladimir Jevtović (SRB)
30 November 2020 Spain   94–41
0
  Romania Valencia, Spain* [note 1]
0
19:30 Scoring by quarter: 27–12, 18–9, 13–12, 36–8
Pts: Brizuela 17
Rebs: Guerrero 12
Asts: Brizuela 5
Boxscore Pts: Tohătan 13
Rebs: Cățe 7
Asts: five players 1
Arena: Pavelló Municipal Font de Sant Lluís
Referees: Radomir Vojinović (MNE), Goran Šljivić (AUT), Blaž Zupančič (SLO)

2021Edit

19 February 2021 Poland   88–89
0
  Spain Gliwice, Poland* [note 1]
0
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 27–26, 16–17, 22–27, 23–19
Pts: Slaughter 27
Rebs: Cel, Waczyński 5
Asts: three players 3
Boxscore Pts: Barreiro 24
Rebs: Barreiro, Guerra 5
Asts: Guerra 5
Arena: Gliwice Arena
Referees: Aleksandar Glišić (SRB), Zdravko Rutešić (MNE), Andris Aunkrogers (LAT)
21 February 2021 Spain   78–73
0
  Israel Gliwice, Poland* [note 1]
0
17:30 Scoring by quarter: 19–13, 23–18, 17–27, 19–15
Pts: Brizuela 18
Rebs: Barreiro, Parra 9
Asts: Bassas 7
Boxscore Pts: Cohen 20
Rebs: Cohen 8
Asts: Blatt 9
Arena: Gliwice Arena
Referees: Igor Mitrosvki (MKD), Andris Aunkrogers (LAT), Zdravko Rutešić (MNE)
3 July 2021
Friendly
Spain   88–61   Iran Valencia, Spain
16:00 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 19–13, 18–23, 28–10, 23–15
Pts: Abalde 13
Rebs: Garuba 9
Asts: Abalde 5
Boxscore Pts: Yakhchali 12
Rebs: Haddadi 6
Asts: Bahrami 4
Arena: Fuente de San Luis
5 July 2021
Friendly
Spain   96–53   Iran Madrid, Spain
20:00 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 27–21, 31–13, 20–10, 18–9
Pts: Rubio 10
Rebs: W. Hernangómez 10
Asts: Rubio 7
Boxscore Pts: Bahrami, Yakhchali 9
Rebs: Kazemi 10
Asts: Jamshidi 9
Arena: WiZink Center
8 July 2021
Friendly
Spain   86–77   France Málaga, Spain
19:30 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 21–24, 23–14, 21–20, 21–19
Pts: Rubio 16
Rebs: M. Gasol 6
Asts: M. Gasol 5
Boxscore Pts: Fournier 20
Rebs: Poirier 6
Asts: de Colo 7
Arena: Palacio Martín Carpena
10 July 2021
Friendly
France   79–87   Spain Paris, France
20:30 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 20–23, 16–22, 21–14, 22–28
Pts: Fournier 15
Rebs: Yabusele 10
Asts: de Colo 4
Boxscore Pts: Rubio 23
Rebs: W. Hernangómez 5
Asts: López-Arostegui, Rodríguez 4
Arena: Accor Arena
18 July 2021
Friendly
United States   83–76   Spain Las Vegas, United States
18:00 (UTC-7) Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 22–20, 21–12, 26–26
Pts: Lillard 19
Rebs: Tatum 6
Asts: Lillard 6
Boxscore Pts: Rubio 23
Rebs: Garuba 8
Asts: Rodríguez 3
Arena: Michelob Ultra Arena
26 July 2021 Japan   77–88
0
  Spain Saitama, Japan
0
21:00 (UTC+9) Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 14–30, 28–21, 21–19
Pts: Hachimura 20
Rebs: Watanabe 8
Asts: Baba, Tanaka 5
Boxscore Pts: Rubio 20
Rebs: Claver 9
Asts: Rubio 9
Arena: Saitama Super Arena
Referees: Aleksandar Glišić (SRB), Mārtiņš Kozlovskis (LAT), Rabah Noujaim (LBN)
29 July 2021 Spain   81–71
0
  Argentina Saitama, Japan
0
21:00 (UTC+9) Scoring by quarter: 20–25, 20–9, 21–19, 20–18
Pts: Rubio 26
Rebs: P. Gasol 8
Asts: M. Gasol 5
Boxscore Pts: Laprovittola 27
Rebs: Deck 8
Asts: Laprovittola 4
Arena: Saitama Super Arena
Referees: Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Ademir Zurapovic (BIH), Omar Bermudez (MEX)
1 August 2021 Spain   87–95
0
  Slovenia Saitama, Japan
0
17:20 (UTC+9) Scoring by quarter: 24–20, 20–21, 26–27, 17–27
Pts: Rubio 18
Rebs: Claver, M. Gasol 6
Asts: Rubio 9
Boxscore Pts: Čančar 22
Rebs: Dončić, Tobey 14
Asts: Dončić 9
Arena: Saitama Super Arena
Referees: Ademir Zurapović (BIH), Yohan Rosso (FRA), Matthew Kallio (CAN)
3 August 2021 Spain   81–95
0
  United States Saitama, Japan
0
13:40 (UTC+9) Scoring by quarter: 21–19, 22–24, 20–26, 18–26
Pts: Rubio 38
Rebs: W. Hernangómez 10
Asts: W. Hernangómez 3
Boxscore Pts: Durant 29
Rebs: Booker 9
Asts: Booker, Holiday 5
Arena: Saitama Super Arena
Referees: Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Yohan Rosso (FRA), Michael Weiland (CAN)
26 November 2021 (2021-11-26) North Macedonia   vs.   Spain
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29 November 2021 (2021-11-29) Spain   vs.   Georgia
Boxscore
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2022Edit

24 February 2022 (2022-02-24) Spain   vs.   Ukraine
Boxscore
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27 February 2022 (2022-02-27) Ukraine   vs.   Spain
Boxscore
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4 July 2022 (2022-07-04) Georgia   vs.   Spain
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TeamEdit

2020 Olympic rosterEdit

A 16-player roster was announced on 6 July 2021.[14] The final squad was revealed on 19 July 2021.[15]

Spain men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F 3 Xabier López-Arostegui 24 – (1997-05-19)19 May 1997 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Valencia  
C 4 Pau Gasol 41 – (1980-07-06)6 July 1980 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Barcelona  
SF 5 Rudy Fernández 36 – (1985-04-04)4 April 1985 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Real Madrid  
PG 6 Sergio Rodríguez 35 – (1986-06-12)12 June 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Olimpia Milano  
PG 9 Ricky Rubio 30 – (1990-10-21)21 October 1990 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Minnesota Timberwolves  
F 10 Víctor Claver 32 – (1988-08-30)30 August 1988 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Valencia  
C 13 Marc Gasol 36 – (1985-01-29)29 January 1985 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Los Angeles Lakers  
C 14 Willy Hernangómez 27 – (1994-05-27)27 May 1994 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) New Orleans Pelicans  
C 16 Usman Garuba 19 – (2002-03-09)9 March 2002 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Real Madrid  
F 20 Alberto Abalde 25 – (1995-12-15)15 December 1995 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Real Madrid  
SF 21 Álex Abrines 27 – (1993-08-01)1 August 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Barcelona  
G 23 Sergio Llull 33 – (1987-11-15)15 November 1987 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Real Madrid  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Luis Guil
  •   Ángel Sánchez
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the competition
  • Age – describes age
    on 25 July 2021

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Marc Gasol Willy Hernangómez Pau Gasol
PF Víctor Claver Usman Garuba
SF Alberto Abalde Álex Abrines Xabier López-Arostegui
SG Rudy Fernández Sergio Llull
PG Ricky Rubio Sergio Rodríguez

Past rostersEdit

1935 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 10 teams

2 Juan Carbonell, 3 Pedro Alonso, 4 Emilio Alonso, 5 Cayetano Ortega, 6 Rafael Ruano, 7 Rafael Martín (MVP), 8 Armando Maunier, 9 Fernando Muscat (Coach: Mariano Manent)


1950 FIBA World Cup: finished 9th among 10 teams

3 Arturo Imedio, 4 Jaime Basso, 5 Andrés Oller, 6 Álvaro Salvadores, 7 Juan Dalmau, 8 Julio Gámez, 9 Eduardo Kucharski, 10 Ángel González, 11 Ángel Lozano, 12 Domingo Bárcenas, 13 Juan Ferrando, 14 Ignacio Pinedo (Coach: Michael Paul Rutzgis)


1959 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 17 teams

3 Alfonso Martínez, 4 José Luis Martínez Gómez, 5 Francisco Capel, 6 Jorge Parra, 7 Joaquín Hernández Gallego, 8 José Lluis, 9 José Brunet, 10 Emiliano Rodríguez, 11 Juan Canals, 12 Francisco Buscató, 13 Francisco Borrell, 14 Arturo Auladell (Coach: Gabriel Alberti)


1960 Olympic Games: finished 14th among 16 teams

3 Agustín Bertomeu, 4 José Nora, 5 Alfonso Martínez, 6 Joaquín Enseñat, 7 Santiago Navarro, 8 José Lluis, 9 Jorge Guillén, 10 Emiliano Rodríguez, 11 Jesús "Chus" Codina, 12 Miguel Ángel González, 13 Francisco Buscató, 14 Juan Martos (Coach: Eduardo Kucharski González)


1961 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 19 teams

4 Santiago Navarro, 5 Lorenzo Alocén, 6 Juan Martos, 7 Jesús "Chus" Codina, 8 José Lluis, 9 José Nora, 10 Emiliano Rodríguez, 11 Alfonso Martínez, 12 Carlos Sevillano, 13 Francisco Buscató, 14 Lolo Sainz, 15 Javier Sanjuán (Coach: Fernando Font)


1963 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 16 teams

4 Juan Antonio Martínez Arroyo, 5 Moncho Monsalve, 6 Miguel Ángel González, 7 Jesús "Chus" Codina, 8 José Lluis, 9 Arturo Auladell, 10 Emiliano Rodríguez (MVP), 11 Carlos Sevillano, 12 Alfonso Martínez, 13 Francisco Buscató, 14 Lolo Sainz, 15 José Ramón Ramos (Coach: Joaquín Hernández Gallego)


1965 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 16 teams

4 Juan Antonio Martínez Arroyo, 5 Joan Fa Busquets, 6 Miguel Ángel González, 7 Lolo Sainz, 8 José Lluis, 9 Enrique Margall, 10 Emiliano Rodríguez, 11 Carlos Sevillano, 12 Juan Bautista Urberuaga, 13 Francisco Buscató, 14 Moncho Monsalve, 15 José Ramón Ramos (Coach: Pedro Ferrandiz González)


1967 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 16 teams

4 Ramón Guardiola, 5 Ángel Serrano, 6 Carlos Luquero, 7 Enrique Margall, 8 José Luis Sagi-Vela, 9 Antonio "Toncho" Nava, 10 Emiliano Rodríguez, 11 José Laso, 12 Alfonso Martínez, 13 Francisco Buscató, 14 Moncho Monsalve, 15 José Ramón Ramos (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1968 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 16 teams

4 Juan Antonio Martínez Arroyo, 5 Vicente Ramos Cecilio, 6 Luis Carlos Santiago, 7 Jesús "Chus" Codina, 8 Enrique Margall, 9 Antonio "Toncho" Nava, 10 Emiliano Rodríguez, 11 Clifford Luyk, 12 José Luis Sagi-Vela, 13 Francisco Buscató, 14 Lorenzo Alocén, 15 Alfonso Martínez (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1969 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 12 teams

4 Víctor Escorial, 5 Vicente Ramos Cecilio, 6 Cristóbal Rodríguez, 7 Jesús Codina, 8 Enrique Margall, 9 Antonio Nava, 10 Emiliano Rodríguez, 11 Clifford Luyk, 12 José Luis Sagi-Vela, 13 Francisco Buscató, 14 Lorenzo Alocén, 15 Alfonso Martínez (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1971 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 12 teams

4 Juan Antonio Martínez Arroyo, 5 Vicente Ramos Cecilio, 6 Alfonso Martínez, 7 Enrique Margall, 8 Rafael Rullán, 9 Luis Miguel Santillana, 10 Emiliano Rodríguez, 11 Francisco Buscató, 12 José Luis Sagi-Vela, 13 Clifford Luyk, 14 Wayne Brabender, 15 Cristóbal Rodríguez (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1972 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 16 teams

4 Wayne Brabender, 5 Vicente Ramos Cecilio, 6 Carmelo Cabrera, 7 Enrique Margall, 8 Luis Miguel Santillana, 9 Jesús Iradier, 10 Francisco Buscató, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán, 12 Rafael Rullán, 13 Clifford Luyk, 14 Miguel Ángel Estrada, 15 Gonzalo Sagi-Vela (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1973 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 12 teams

4 Wayne Brabender (MVP), 5 Vicente Ramos Cecilio, 6 Carmelo Cabrera, 7 Enrique Margall, 8 Luis Miguel Santillana, 9 Rafael Rullán, 10 Francisco Buscató, 11 Manuel Flores, 12 José Luis Sagi-Vela, 13 Clifford Luyk, 14 Miguel Ángel Estrada, 15 Gonzalo Sagi-Vela (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1974 FIBA World Cup: finished 5th among 14 teams

4 Wayne Brabender, 5 Vicente Ramos Cecilio, 6 Cristóbal Rodríguez, 7 Carmelo Cabrera, 8 Luis Miguel Santillana, 9 Rafael Rullán, 10 Jesús Iradier, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán, 12 José Luis Sagi-Vela, 13 Clifford Luyk, 14 Miguel Ángel Estrada, 15 Manuel Flores (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1975 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams

4 Wayne Brabender, 5 Miguel Ángel Lopez-Abril, 6 Cristóbal Rodríguez, 7 Carmelo Cabrera, 8 Luis Miguel Santillana, 9 Joan Filbá, 10 Jesús Iradier, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán, 12 Rafael Rullán, 13 Clifford Luyk, 14 Miguel Ángel Estrada, 15 Manuel Flores (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1977 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 12 teams

4 Wayne Brabender, 5 Juan Domingo de la Cruz, 6 Juan Ramón Fernández, 7 Carmelo Cabrera, 8 Luis Miguel Santillana, 9 Joan Filbá, 10 Luis María Prada, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán, 12 Rafael Rullán, 13 Josep Maria Margall, 14 Gonzalo Sagi-Vela, 15 Manuel Flores (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1979 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 12 teams

4 Wayne Brabender, 5 Quim Costa, 6 José Luis Llorente, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Manuel Flores, 9 Pedro César Ansa, 10 Luis Miguel Santillana, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán, 12 Rafael Rullán, 13 Juan Domingo de la Cruz, 14 Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1980 Olympic Games: finished 4th among 12 teams

4 Wayne Brabender, 5 José Luis Llorente, 6 Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Manuel Flores, 9 Fernando Romay, 10 Luis Miguel Santillana, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán, 12 Ignacio "Nacho" Solozábal, 13 Juan Domingo de la Cruz, 14 Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1981 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams

4 Wayne Brabender, 5 Quim Costa, 6 Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Manuel Flores, 9 Fernando Romay, 10 Fernando Martín, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán, 12 Rafael Rullán, 13 Juan Domingo de la Cruz, 14 Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1982 FIBA World Cup: finished 4th among 13 teams

4 Wayne Brabender, 5 Quim Costa, 6 Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Andrés Jiménez Fernández, 9 Fernando Romay, 10 Fernando Martín, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán, 12 Ignacio "Nacho" Solozábal, 13 Juan Domingo de la Cruz, 14 Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1983 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 12 teams

4 Fernando Arcega, 5 Joan "Chichi" Creus, 6 Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Andrés Jiménez Fernández, 9 Fernando Romay, 10 Fernando Martín, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán (MVP), 12 Ignacio "Nacho" Solozábal, 13 Juan Domingo de la Cruz, 14 Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1984 Olympic Games: finished 2nd   among 12 teams

4 José Manuel Beirán, 5 José Luis Llorente, 6 Fernando Arcega, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Andrés Jiménez Fernández, 9 Fernando Romay, 10 Fernando Martín, 11 Juan Antonio Corbalán, 12 Ignacio "Nacho" Solozábal, 13 Juan Domingo de la Cruz, 14 Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1985 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams

4 Jordi Villacampa, 5 José Luis Llorente, 6 Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Andrés Jiménez Fernández, 9 Fernando Romay, 10 Fernando Martín, 11 Vicente Gil, 12 Quim Costa, 13 Juan Domingo de la Cruz, 14 Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1986 FIBA World Cup: finished 5th among 24 teams

4 Jordi Villacampa, 5 Quim Costa, 6 Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Andrés Jiménez Fernández, 9 Fernando Romay, 10 Fernando Martín, 11 Fernando Arcega, 12 Ignacio "Nacho" Solozábal, 13 Juan Domingo de la Cruz, 14 Joan "Chichi" Creus, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1987 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams

4 Jordi Villacampa, 5 Francisco Javier Zapata, 6 Cándido "Chicho" Sibilio, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Andrés Jiménez Fernández, 9 Fernando Romay, 10 José Antonio Montero, 11 Fernando Arcega, 12 Ignacio Solozábal, 13 Ferran Martínez, 14 José Ángel Arcega, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1988 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 12 teams

4 Jordi Villacampa, 5 José Luis Llorente, 6 José Biriukov, 7 Josep Maria Margall, 8 Andrés Jiménez Fernández, 9 Enrique “Quique” Andreu, 10 José Antonio Montero, 11 Fernando Arcega, 12 Ignacio Solozábal, 13 Ferran Martínez, 14 Antonio Martín Espina, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1989 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 8 teams

4 Rafael Vecina, 5 José Ángel Arcega, 6 José Biriukov, 7 Pablo Laso, 8 Andrés Jiménez Fernández, 9 Enrique “Quique” Andreu, 10 José Antonio Montero, 11 Enrique Villalobos, 12 Juan Antonio Morales, 13 Ferran Martínez, 14 Manuel Ángel Aller, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1990 FIBA World Cup: finished 10th among 16 teams

4 Jordi Villacampa, 5 José Angel Arcega, 6 José Miguel Antúnez, 7 Rafael Jofresa, 8 Andrés Jiménez Fernández, 9 Fernando Romay, 10 José Antonio Montero, 11 Alberto Herreros, 12 Manel Bosch, 13 Ferran Martínez, 14 Enrique Andreu, 15 Francisco J. Zapata (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1991 EuroBasket: finished 3rd   among 8 teams

4 Jordi Villacampa, 5 Mike Hansen, 6 José Miguel Antúnez, 7 Rafael Jofresa, 8 Enrique “Quique” Andreu, 9 Manel Bosch, 10 Josep “Pep” Cargol, 11 Fernando Arcega, 12 Juan Antonio Orenga, 13 Silvano Bustos, 14 Antonio Martín Espina, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1992 Olympic Games: finished 9th among 12 teams

4 Jordi Villacampa, 5 José Arcega, 6 José Biriukov, 7 Rafael Jofresa, 8 Andrés Jiménez, 9 Santiago Aldama, 10 Tomás Jofresa, 11 Xavi Fernández, 12 Alberto Herreros, 13 Juan Antonio Orenga, 14 Enrique Andreu, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)


1993 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 16 teams

4 Jordi Villacampa, 5 Rafael Jofresa, 6 Tomas Jofresa, 7 Juan Antonio Orenga, 8 Andrés Jiménez, 9 Juan Antonio Morales, 10 Ignacio “Nacho” Azofra, 11 Alberto Herreros, 12 Xavier “Xavi” Crespo, 13 Ferran Martínez, 14 Antonio Martín Espina, 15 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1994 FIBA World Cup: finished 10th among 16 teams

4 Andrés Jiménez, 5 Enrique Andreu, 6 Alberto Herreros, 7 José Cargol, 8 Ferran Martínez, 9 Juan Antonio Orenga, 10 José Miguel Antúnez, 11 Rafael Vecina, 12 Rafael Jofresa, 13 Pablo Laso, 14 Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio, 15 Jordi Villacampa (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1995 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 14 teams

4 Alberto Angulo, 5 José Luis Galilea, 6 Mike Smith, 7 Juan Antonio Orenga, 8 Ignacio Rodríguez, 9 Pablo Laso, 10 Xavi Fernández, 11 Alberto Herreros, 12 Alfonso Reyes, 13 Ferran Martínez, 14 Antonio Martín Espina, 15 Fran Murcia (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1997 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 16 teams

4 Alberto Angulo, 5 José Luis Galilea, 6 Tomás Jofresa, 7 Juan Antonio Orenga, 8 Ignacio Rodríguez, 9 Mike Smith, 10 Roger Esteller, 11 Alberto Herreros, 12 José Antonio Paraíso, 13 Ferran Martínez, 14 Alfonso Reyes, 15 Roberto Dueñas (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1998 FIBA World Cup: finished 5th among 16 teams

4 Alberto Angulo, 5 Nacho Rodilla, 6 Nacho Azofra, 7 Juan Antonio Orenga, 8 Ignacio Rodríguez, 9 Carlos Jiménez, 10 Rodrigo De la Fuente, 11 Alberto Herreros, 12 José Antonio Paraíso, 13 Iñaki de Miguel, 14 Alfonso Reyes, 15 Roberto Dueñas (Coach: Lolo Sainz)


1999 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 16 teams

4 Alberto Angulo, 5 Nacho Rodilla, 6 Iván Corrales, 7 Ignacio Romero, 8 Ignacio Rodríguez, 9 Carlos Jiménez, 10 Rodrigo De la Fuente, 11 Alberto Herreros, 12 Roger Esteller, 13 Iñaki de Miguel, 14 Alfonso Reyes, 15 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, 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)


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, 6 Sergio Rodríguez, 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 3 August 2021, including all friendly matches[17]

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)
Ricky Rubio 38   United States 2020 Olympics Quarterfinal 2021.08.03 Saitama (JPN)
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

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
6th 2020 Summer Olympics

Progression in the FIBA World RankingEdit

Date Change Pos. Points Dis.
11 October 2017   2nd 693.2 −126.4
28 November 2017   2nd 693.8 −142.4
28 February 2018   2nd 704.7 −30.3
3 July 2018   2nd 706.7 −41.4
18 September 2018   2nd 704.2 −62.9
4 December 2018   2nd 702.6 −80.4
26 February 2019   2nd 703.4 −90.3
19 September 2019   2nd 731.5 −54.9
3 March 2020   2nd 722.9 −58.7
2 March 2021   2nd 721.3 −60.5

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all matches in the November 2020 and February 2021 windows were played behind closed doors in select host cities.[13]

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "La selección española de baloncesto cumple 75 años" (in Spanish). Libertad Digital. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Spain crowned champions at EuroBasket 2015". Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Spain win Bronze to cap tournament run". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
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  12. ^ "FEDERACION ESPAñOLA DE BALONCESTO". www.feb.es.
  13. ^ "Statement regarding the November 2020 and February 2021 Qualifiers". Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  14. ^ "España viaja a Málaga con 16 jugadores". seleccionbaloncesto.es. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Spain load up for another run at Olympic gold". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  16. ^ "Team Roster Spain" (PDF). olympics.com. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Selecciones - Federación Española de Baloncesto". FEB.
  18. ^ "Juegos Olímpicos Río 2016: Histórico Pau Gasol: máximo anotador de la selección". Marca.com. 19 August 2016.

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