Sweden women's national basketball team

The Sweden women's national basketball team (Swedish: Sveriges damlandslag i basket) represents Sweden in international women's basketball competition and is controlled by the Swedish Basketball Federation. The national team has entered five EuroBasket Women finals, the first in 1978 where they lost all of their matches and finished in 13th place. At the EuroBasket Women 1987 Sweden finished in 7th place, a feat repeated in 2013. In 2019 Sweden reached the quarter-finals and was ranked 5th, a result that secured a spot in the 2020 Olympic qualifying tournament.

Sweden
FIBA ranking27 Steady (15 February 2024)[1]
Joined FIBA1952
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationSBBF
CoachMarco Crespi
Nickname(s)Blågult
(The Blue and Yellow)
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
Appearances8
MedalsNone

Comparing with earlier decades, Sweden improved significantly during the 2010s. This was much thanks to the "Golden Generation" who won medals in junior championships on both European and world levels.[2]

Competitive record

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EuroBasket Women

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EuroBasket Women
Year Round Position GP W L
1952–1976 Did not enter/qualify
  1978 Classification round 13th 7 0 7
1980 Did not qualify
  1981 Match for 11th place 11th 7 1 6
  1983 Match for 9th place 10th 7 2 5
1985 Did not qualify
  1987 Match for 7th place 7th 7 3 4
1989–2011 Did not qualify
  2013 Match for 7th place 7th 9 4 5
   2015 Preliminary round 14th 4 1 3
2017 Did not qualify
   2019 Quarterfinals 5th 6 3 3
   2021 Quarterfinals 8th 6 2 4
   2023 Did not qualify
     2025 To be determined
   2027
Best: 5th place 53 16 37

Team

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Current roster

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Roster for FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021.[3][4]

Sweden women's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PF 4 Nathalie Fontaine 27 – (1993-10-03)3 October 1993 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Olympiacos  
F 5 Kalis Loyd 32 – (1989-04-05)5 April 1989 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Toulouse  
SG 6 Frida Eldebrink 33 – (1988-01-04)4 January 1988 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Uni Girona CB  
PG 7 Klara Lundquist 21 – (1999-08-28)28 August 1999 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Arka Gdynia  
F 8 Ellen Nyström 27 – (1993-09-15)15 September 1993 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Luleå Basket  
G 9 Elin Eldebrink 33 – (1988-01-04)4 January 1988 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Tango Bourges Basket  
F 10 Binta Drammeh 29 – (1992-05-21)21 May 1992 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Uni Girona CB  
F 12 Matilda Ekh 19 – (2002-04-19)19 April 2002 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Luleå Basket  
SG 16 Stephanie Visscher 22 – (1999-03-04)4 March 1999 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks  
C 22 Emma Johansson 17 – (2003-08-28)28 August 2003 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Wetterbygden Sparks  
C 24 Paulina Hersler 27 – (1994-05-16)16 May 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Pallacanestro Battipaglia  
F 58 Allis Nyström 27 – (1993-12-12)12 December 1993 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Luleå Basket  
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  •   Viktor Bengtsson
  •   Mats Levin

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 17 June 2021

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 15 February 2024. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Basket: Basketlandslagets historiska OS-jakt visas i SVT". 24 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Damlandslagets EM-trupp uttagen". basketlandslagen.se (in Swedish). 12 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Team Roster Sweden". fiba.basketball. 16 June 2021.
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