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EuroBasket
Current season, competition or edition:
31px [[1951 Eurobasket]]
Founded 1935
Inaugural season 1935
No. of teams 14
Countries FIBA Europe member associations
Continent Flag of Europe FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Flag of France France (1st title)
Most titles Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940 Lithuania (2 titles)

EuroBasket, previously referred to as the European Basketball Championship, is the main basketball competition contested biennially by the men's national teams governed by FIBA Europe, the European zone within the International Basketball Federation. The championship was first held in 1935.

History

The first EuroBasket competition was held in Switzerland in 1935 which was held in Switzerland as FIBA was created in that country only three years earlier. In the first competition, Spain and Portugal had to play in a qualifier to see who would make it into the main draw. In the end, Switzerland would take out there only EuroBasket to date when they defeated Spain 24-22 in the final. The next two competitions would see Lithuania take out the trophy in an eight-team competition.

After the Second World War, the competition saw the rise of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia which first appeared in 1947 with the Soviet Union taking out the title in Czehoslovakia. The next edition saw the only edition that was played outside of Europe with Egypt hosting and coming runner up to the French who would take out the title.

Champions

Year Host (Final phase/game) Gold medal game Bronze medal game Number of teams
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1935 Flag of Switzerland (Pantone) Switzerland (Geneva) Flag of Switzerland
Switzerland
24–22 Flag of the Second Spanish Republic
Spain
Flag of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
22–16 Flag of Latvia
Latvia
10
1937 Flag of Latvia Latvia (Riga) Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940
Lithuania
31-19 Flag of Poland
Poland
Flag of Estonia proposed in 1919
Estonia
41–21 Flag of Latvia
Latvia
8
1939 Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940 Lithuania (Kaunas) Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940
Lithuania
No playoffs Flag of Latvia
Latvia
Flag of Estonia proposed in 1919
Estonia
No playoffs Flag of Poland
Poland
8
1946 Flag of Switzerland (Pantone) Switzerland (Geneva) Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned
Italy
35–28 Flag of Switzerland
Switzerland
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; 3-2 aspect ratio)
Hungary
40–32 Flag of France
France
10
1947 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia (Prague) Flag of the Soviet Union (1923-1955)
Soviet Union
64-35 Flag of Belgium
Belgium
Flag of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
52–41 Flag of Egypt (1922–1958)
Egypt
14
1949 Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Egypt (Cairo) Flag of France
France
No playoffs Flag of Egypt (1922–1958)
Egypt
Flag of Greece (1822-1978)
Greece
No playoffs Flag of Turkey
Turkey
7

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