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Venezuela national basketball team

The Venezuela national basketball team is organized and run by the Venezuelan Basketball Federation (FVB). (Spanish: Federación Venezolana de Baloncesto) They won the 2015 FIBA AmeriCup.

Venezuela Venezuela
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FIBA ranking20 Steady (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1938
FIBA zoneFIBA Americas
National federationVenezuelan Basketball Federation
CoachNéstor García
Nickname(s)La Vinotinto de las alturas
Olympic Games
Appearances2
FIBA World Cup
Appearances4
FIBA AmeriCup
Appearances16
MedalsGold medal america.svg Gold: (2015)
Silver medal america.svg Silver: (1992)
Bronze medal (Americas).svg Bronze: (2005)
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


Venezuela qualified for both the 1992 Olympics, and the 2016 Olympics. Venezuela hosted the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the country's most prestigious basketball event ever.[2] Later, the country also hosted the 2013 FIBA AmeriCup.

Overall, Team Venezuela has participated in International Basketball Federation (FIBA) competitions such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Summer Olympic Games, the FIBA World Cup, and the South American Championship. They have also competed at other sanctioned basketball events like the Pan American Games and the Bolivarian Games.

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HonoursEdit

AchievementsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1992 11 1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain
2016 10 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2020 To be determined 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan

FIBA World CupEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1950 1954 FIBA World Championship Buenos Aires, Argentina
1954 1954 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1959 1959 FIBA World Championship Chile
1963 1963 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1967 1970 FIBA World Championship Uruguay
1970 1970 FIBA World Championship Yugoslavia
1974 1974 FIBA World Championship Puerto Rico
1978 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines
1982 1982 FIBA World Championship Colombia
1986 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
1990 11 1990 FIBA World Championship Argentina
1994 1994 FIBA World Championship Canada
1998 1998 FIBA World Championship Athens, Greece
2002 14 2002 FIBA World Championship Indianapolis, United States
2006 23 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
2010 2010 FIBA World Championship Turkey
2014 2014 FIBA World Cup Spain
2019 Qualified 2019 FIBA World Cup China
2023 TBA 2023 FIBA World Cup Philippines, Japan and Indonesia

FIBA AmeriCupEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1980 1980 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 1984 Tournament of the Americas São Paulo, Brazil
1988 7 1988 Tournament of the Americas Montevideo, Uruguay
1989 4 1989 Tournament of the Americas Mexico City, Mexico
1992   1992 Tournament of the Americas Portland, United States
1993 6 1993 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1995 9 1995 Tournament of the Americas Tucumán, Argentina
1997 7 1997 FIBA Americas Championship Montevideo, Uruguay
1999 5 1999 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2001 5 2001 FIBA Americas Championship Neuquén, Argentina
2003 5 2003 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005   2005 FIBA Americas Championship Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2007 8 2007 FIBA Americas Championship Las Vegas, United States
2009 9 2009 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2011 5 2011 FIBA Americas Championship Mar del Plata, Argentina
2013 5 2013 FIBA Americas Championship Caracas, Venezuela
2015   2015 FIBA Americas Championship Mexico City, Mexico
2017 9 2017 FIBA AmeriCup four cities in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay

Pan American GamesEdit

FIBA South American ChampionshipEdit

Bolivarian GamesEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualification.

Venezuela men's national basketball team – 2018 FIBA roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
C Echenique, Gregory 26 – (1990-11-23)23 November 1990 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Guaros de Lara  
PF Carrera, Michael 24 – (1993-01-07)7 January 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo  
PG Vargas, Gregory 31 – (1986-02-18)18 February 1986 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Guaros de Lara  
SG Cox, John 36 – (1981-06-07)7 June 1981 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Medi Bayreuth  
PG Cubillán, David 29 – (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo  
PF Ruiz, Miguel 26 – (1990-12-20)20 December 1990 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Trotamundos de Carabobo  
PG Guillent, Heissler 30 – (1986-12-17)17 December 1986 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Guaros de Lara  
SG Chourio, Pedro 27 – (1990-03-13)13 March 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Estudiantes de Concordia  
SG Lewis, Dwight 29 – (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Gimnasia Comodoro  
PF Colmenares, Néstor 29 – (1987-09-05)5 September 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Guaros de Lara  
PF Graterol, Windi 30 – (1986-09-10)10 September 1986 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Universo Brasilia  
SF Vargas, José 35 – (1982-01-23)23 January 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Guaros de Lara  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 June 2016
  • (C) – Team Captain

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Gregory Echenique Windi Graterol Luis Carrillo
PF Nestor Colmenares Michael Carrera Miguel Ruiz Luis Bethelmy
SF Jose Vargas Anthony Perez Javinger Vargas
SG John Cox Dwight Lewis Pedro Chourio Jhornan Zamora
PG Gregory Vargas David Cubillan Heissler Guillent Edwin Mijares

Notable playersEdit

Other notable players from Venezuela:

Venezuela roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
SF Donta Smith 33 – (1983-11-27)27 November 1983 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Elan Bearnais  
G Greivis Vásquez 30 – (1987-01-16)16 January 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Free agent

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 11 July 2017

Head coach positionEdit

Past rostersEdit

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1990 World Championship: finished 11th among 16 teams

4 David Díaz, 5 Cesar Portillo, 6 Armando Becker, 7 Nelson Solorzano, 8 Rostin González, 9 Luis Jiménez, 10 Sam Shepherd, 11 Carl Herrera, 12 José Echenique, 13 Gabriel Estaba, 14 Iván Olivares, 15 Alexander Nelcha (Coach: Jesus Cordobés)

1992 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

4 Víctor Díaz, 5 David Diaz, 6 Melquiades Jaramillo, 7 Nelson Solorzano, 8 Rostin González, 9 Luis Jiménez, 10 Sam Shepherd, 11 Carl Herrera, 12 Omar Walcott, 13 Gabriel Estaba, 14 Iván Olivares, 15 Alexander Nelcha (Coach: Julio Toro)

2002 World Championship: finished 14th among 16 teams

4 Víctor Díaz, 5 Pablo Ezequiel Machado, 6 Yumerving Ernesto Mijares, 7 Richard Lugo, 8 Alejandro "Alex" Quiroz, 9 Óscar Torres, 10 Diego Guevara, 11 Carl Herrera, 12 Héctor "Pepito" Romero, 13 Vladimir Heredia, 14 Tomas Aguilera, 15 Carlos Morris (Coach: Jim Calvin)

2006 World Championship: finished 21st among 24 teams

4 Víctor Díaz, 5 Pablo Machado, 6 Yumerving Ernesto Mijares, 7 Richard Lugo, 8 Tomás Aguilera, 9 Óscar Torres, 10 Carlos Alberto Cedeno, 11 Miguel Marriaga, 12 Gregory Vallenilla, 13 Manuel Alejandro Barrios, 14 Heberth Alberto Bayona, 15 Carlos Morris (Coach: Néstor Salazar)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ FIBA.com – FIBA – Venezuela and Turkey to host 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments

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