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The Swedish national basketball team is controlled by the Swedish Basketball Federation SBBF. (Swedish: Svenska Basketboll Förbundet)

 Sweden
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FIBA ranking 53 Steady (28 February 2018)
Joined FIBA 1952
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation SBBF
Coach Vedran Bosnić
Olympic Games
Appearances 1
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances 10
Medals None
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
Dark


Sweden qualified for the EuroBasket finals nine times where their best result was 11th place at the 1995 event. The Scandinavian squad entered the Olympic Basketball Tournament in 1980, reaching 10th place. They have yet to qualify for the Basketball World Championship.

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2013 fixturesEdit

12 August 2013 Lithuania   97 – 69   Sweden Panevėžys (LTU)
14 August 2013 Lithuania   95 – 64   Sweden Panevėžys (LTU)
23 August 2013 Great Britain   68 – 85   Sweden Lublin (POL)
24 August 2013 Sweden   74 – 86   Ukraine Lublin (POL)
25 August 2013 Poland   73 – 57   Sweden Lublin (POL)
30 August 2013 Germany   78 – 66   Sweden Bamberg (GER)
4 September 2013 Sweden   51 – 79   Greece Koper (SVN)
5 September 2013 Finland   81 – 60   Sweden Koper (SVN)
7 September 2013 Russia   62 – 81   Sweden Koper (SVN)
8 September 2013 Sweden   74 – 87   Turkey Koper (SVN)
9 September 2013 Italy   82 – 79   Sweden Koper (SVN)

Source: basket.se

HistoryEdit

EuroBasket 1953Edit

Sweden's European championship debut came at EuroBasket 1953 in Moscow. The Swedes did not fare well in their first tournament, losing all 7 games to finish in last place of the 17 teams.

EuroBasket 1955Edit

Sweden's first EuroBasket win came against Luxembourg in the preliminary round of EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest. They lost three in that round as well, however, and took 4th of the 5 teams and found themselves in the classification rounds. They again finished the pool with a 1–3 record, defeating Denmark. Two losses in the classification 13–16 semifinals and the 15/16 final (a rematch against Luxembourg) put Sweden at 16th place of the 18 teams.

Later yearsEdit

Sweden qualified for the final round of the EuroBasket on more occasions and earned some more victories but the squad lacked the depth to become a serious medal contender. At some events, however, the country displayed potential. E.g. at the 2013 EuroBasket it beat the heavily favored former champion Russia by 19 points difference (81-62).

RosterEdit

Roster for EuroBasket 2017 qualification.[1]

Sweden men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 4 Person, Jonathan 23 – (1993-02-10)10 February 1993 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Uppsala Basket  
SG 5 Borg, Tobias 22 – (1993-11-02)2 November 1993 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Bilbao Basket  
G/F 6 Gaddefors, Anton 26 – (1989-11-04)4 November 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Juvecaserta Basket  
SG 7 Pita, Dino 27 – (1988-09-20)20 September 1988 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Miasto Szkła Krosno  
PG 9 Massamba, Thomas 31 – (1985-03-28)28 March 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Södertälje Kings  
SG 10 Pahlmblad, Martin 30 – (1986-05-09)9 May 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Kymis B.C.  
PF 11 Ramstedt, Adam 25 – (1991-02-12)12 February 1991 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Södertälje Kings  
PF 14 Lindqvist, Alexander 25 – (1991-02-12)12 February 1991 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Uppsala Basket  
PF 16 Spires, Nicholas 22 – (1994-02-25)25 February 1994 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Södertälje Kings  
G/F 20 Eriksson, Marcus 22 – (1993-12-05)5 December 1993 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Herbalife Gran Canaria  
PG 29 Schüberg, Tim 21 – (1995-04-27)27 April 1995 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Norrköping Dolphins  
C 40 Engstrom, Carl 24 – (1991-09-26)26 September 1991 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) BC Tartu  
C Kjellbom, Joakim 37 – (1979-04-22)22 April 1979 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Norrköping Dolphins  
F Liden, Tom 29 – (1987-07-11)11 July 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) BC Luleå  
G Håkanson, Ludvig 20 – (1996-03-22)22 March 1996 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Movistar Estudiantes  
SF Czerapowicz, Chris 24 – (1991-09-15)15 September 1991 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Miasto Szkła Krosno  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2016

Competitive recordEdit