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FIBA Basketball World Cup records

List of records attained in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

General performances

Performances of host countries

From 1959 to 1982, the host qualified directly to the final round, thus bypassing the preliminary round (group stages). As a result, the host's final rank would no worse than the number of teams in the final round (between six to eight); however from 1986 the host was made to compete in the preliminary round.

However, the success rate of hosts winning the tournament is rather low (19%, 3 of 16), as compared to the FIFA World Cup's success rate of 32% (6 of 19); furthermore, no host has won the championship since Yugoslavia won in 1970, and only one host since then has won any type of medal (Turkey with a silver medal in 2010).

Year Host country When hosting When not hosting
Performance Stage Performance Stage
1950 23x15px Argentina Champions Final round (1st of 6) Runner-up Final
1954 23x15px Brazil Runner-up Final round (2nd of 8) Champions Final round (1st of 7)
1959 23x15px Chile Third place Final round (3rd of 7) Third place Final round (3rd of 6)
1963 23x15px Brazil Champions Final round (1st of 7) Champions Final round (1st of 7)
1967 23x15px Uruguay Seventh place Final round (7th of 7) Third place Final round (3rd of 7)
1970 23x15px Yugoslavia Champions Final round (1st of 7) Champions Final
1974 23x15px Puerto Rico Seventh place Final round (7th of 8) Fourth place Semifinals
1978 23x15px Philippines Eighth place Final round (8th of 8) Third place Final round (3rd of 7)
1982 23x15px Colombia Seventh place Final round (7th of 7) Not applicable - only appearance is when they hosted
1986 23x15px Spain Fifth place 5th-place playoffs Champions Final
1990 23x15px Argentina Eighth place Second round (4th of 4) Runner-up Final
1994 23x15px Canada Seventh place 5th-place playoffs Sixth place Final round (6th of 8)
1998 23x15px Greece Fourth place Semifinals Runner-up Final
2002 23x15px United States Sixth place Quarterfinals Champions Final
2006 Template:Country data JPN Seventeenth place Preliminary round (5th of 6) 11th place Classification round (4th of 6)
2010 23x15px Turkey Runner-up Final Sixth place Quarterfinals
2014 23x15px Spain Fifth place Quarterfinals Champions Final

By top four finishes

Rank Nation Number of
appearances
Years in
semifinals
1. 23x15px United States 14 (1950, 1954, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2014)
2. 23x15px Yugoslavia[1] 8 (1963, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)
23x15px Brazil 8 (1950, 1954, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1970, 1978, 1986)
23x15px Soviet Union 8 (1963, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)
5. 23x15px FR Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)/
23x15px Serbia[2]
4 (1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)
6. 23x15px Greece 3 (1994, 1998, 2006)
23x15px Argentina 3 (1950, 2002, 2006)
8. 23x15px Chile 2 (1950, 1959)
23x15px France 2 (1954, 2014)
23x15px Italy 2 (1970, 1978)
23x15px Lithuania 2 (2010, 2014)
23x15px Russia 2 (1994, 1998)
23x15px Spain 2 (1982, 2006)
14. 23x15px Philippines 1 (1954)
23x15px Formosa 1 (1959)
23x15px Cuba 1 (1974)
23x15px Puerto Rico 1 (1990)
23x15px Croatia 1 (1994)
23x15px Germany 1 (2002)
23x15px New Zealand 1 (2002)
23x15px Turkey 1 (2010)

Most Valuable Players

Tournament MVP[7]
1950
23x15px Oscar Furlong
<center>1954 23x15px Kirby Minter
<center>1959 23x15px Amaury Pasos
<center>1963 23x15px Wlamir Marques
<center>1967 23x15px Ivo Daneu
<center>1970 23x15px Sergei Belov
<center>1974 23x15px Dragan Kićanović
<center>1978 23x15px Dražen Dalipagić
<center>1982 23x15px Rolando Frazer
<center>1986 23x15px Dražen Petrović
<center>1990 23x15px Toni Kukoč
<center>1994 23x15px Shaquille O'Neal
<center>1998 23x15px Dejan Bodiroga
<center>2002 23x15px Dirk Nowitzki
<center>2006 23x15px Pau Gasol
<center>2010 23x15px Kevin Durant
<center>2014 23x15px Kyrie Irving

Top scorer by tournament

Top 10 cumulative points scorers

[8]

Player Games Played Points Scored Scoring Average
23x15px Oscar Schmidt <center>35 <center>843 <center>24.1
23x15px Andrew Gaze <center>29 <center>594 <center>20.5
23x15px Dražen Dalipagić <center>36 <center>563 <center>15.6
23x15px José Ortiz <center>33 <center>511 <center>15.5
23x15px Dragan Kićanović <center>26 <center>491 <center>18.9
23x15px Panagiotis Giannakis <center>26 <center>469 <center>18.0
23x15px Luis Scola <center>27 <center>456 <center>16.9
23x15px Wlamir Marques <center>33 <center>437 <center>13.2
23x15px Antonello Riva <center>18 <center>434 <center>24.1
23x15px Dirk Nowitzki <center>18 <center>425 <center>23.6

Top 10 career scoring averages

[9]

Player Games Played Points Scored Scoring Average
23x15px Nikos Galis <center>10 <center>337 <center>33.7
Template:Country data South Korea Shin Dong-Pa <center>8 <center>261 <center>32.6
23x15px Zhang Weiping <center>7 <center>177 <center>25.3
23x15px Eddie Palubinskas <center>7 <center>172 <center>24.6
23x15px Antonello Riva <center>18 <center>434 <center>24.1
23x15px Oscar Schmidt <center>35 <center>843 <center>24.1
23x15px Dirk Nowitzki <center>18 <center>425 <center>23.6
23x15px Wilfredo Ruiz Bruno <center>7 <center>164 <center>23.4
23x15px Yao Ming <center>14 <center>320 <center>22.9
23x15px Kevin Durant <center>9 <center>205 <center>22.8

Top scorers in a single game

[10]

Player Points Scored Opponent Year
Template:Country data South Korea Hur Jae <center>62 23x15px Egypt <center>1990
23x15px Nikos Galis <center>53 23x15px Panama <center>1986
23x15px Oscar Schmidt <center>52 23x15px Australia <center>1990
23x15px Jordi Villacampa <center>48 23x15px Venezuela <center>1990
23x15px Dirk Nowitzki <center>47 23x15px Angola <center>2006
23x15px Dražen Petrović <center>47 23x15px Netherlands <center>1986
Template:Country data South Korea Lee Chung-Hee <center>45 23x15px Brazil <center>1986
23x15px Kamil Brabenec <center>44 23x15px Puerto Rico <center>1978
23x15px Ricardo Duarte <center>42 Template:Country data Japan <center>1963
23x15px Arturo Guerrero <center>42 23x15px Central African Republic <center>1974

Players with the most number of tournaments and games played

[11]

Player Number of World Cups Games Played Years Played
23x15px Jerome Alfred Mincy <center>5 <center>38 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
23x15px Dražen Dalipagić <center>4 <center>36 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986
23x15px Fabricio Oberto <center>4 <center>36 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
23x15px Aleksandar Belostenny <center>4 <center>35 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990
23x15px Sergei Belov <center>4 <center>35 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978
23x15px Andrés Jiménez <center>4 <center>35 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994
23x15px Marcelo Gustavo Milanesio <center>4 <center>35 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
23x15px Oscar Schmidt <center>4 <center>35 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990
23x15px Ruben Wolkowisky <center>4 <center>35 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
23x15px Philip Smyth <center>4 <center>34 1978, 1982, 1990, 1994
23x15px Pereira Maciel Ubiratan <center>4 <center>34 1963, 1967, 1970, 1978
23x15px João José Vianna <center>4 <center>34 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998

Top medalists

[12]

Player Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Total Medals
23x15px Wlamir Marques <center>2
(1959, 1963)
<center>2
(1954, 1970)
<center>0 <center>4
23x15px Krešimir Ćosić <center>2
(1970, 1978)
<center>2
(1967, 1974)
<center>0 <center>4
23x15px Amaury Pasos <center>2
(1959, 1963)
<center>1
(1954)
<center>1
(1967)
<center>4
23x15px Sergei Belov <center>2
(1967, 1974)
<center>1
(1978)
<center>1
(1970)
<center>4
23x15px Carmo De Souza <center>2
(1959, 1963)
<center>1
(1970)
<center>0 <center>3
23x15px Jathyr Eduardo Schall <center>2
(1959, 1963)
<center>0 <center>1
(1967)
<center>3
23x15px Modestas Paulauskas <center>2
(1967, 1974)
<center>0 <center>1
(1970)
<center>3
23x15px Priit Tomson <center>2
(1967, 1974)
<center>0 <center>1
(1970)
<center>3
23x15px Vlade Divac <center>2
(1990, 2002)
<center>0 <center>1
(1986)
<center>3
23x15px Stephen Curry <center>2
(2010, 2014)
<center>0 <center>0 <center>2
23x15px Rudy Gay <center>2
(2010, 2014)
<center>0 <center>0 <center>2
23x15px Derrick Rose <center>2
(2010, 2014)
<center>0 <center>0 <center>2
23x15px Dejan Bodiroga <center>2
(1998, 2002)
<center>0 <center>0 <center>2
23x15px Predrag Drobnjak <center>2
(1998, 2002)
<center>0 <center>0 <center>2
23x15px Dejan Tomašević <center>2
(1998, 2002)
<center>0 <center>0 <center>2

Players with the most total medals won

Player Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Total Medals
23x15px Wlamir Marques <center>2
(1959, 1963)
<center>2
(1954, 1970)
<center>0 <center>4
23x15px Krešimir Ćosić <center>2
(1970, 1978)
<center>2
(1967, 1974)
<center>0 <center>4
23x15px Amaury Pasos <center>2
(1959, 1963)
<center>1
(1954)
<center>1
(1967)
<center>4
23x15px Sergei Belov <center>2
(1967, 1974)
<center>1
(1978)
<center>1
(1970)
<center>4
23x15px Aleksandar Belostenny <center>1
(1982)
<center>3
(1978, 1986, 1990)
<center>0 <center>4
23x15px Dražen Dalipagić <center>1
(1978)
<center>1
(1974)
<center>2
(1982, 1986)
<center>4

All-time team records

      FIBA Africa,       FIBA Americas,       FIBA Asia,       FIBA Europe,       FIBA Oceania

Team Games played Wins Losses Winning percentage Points for Points against Point differential Goal average Margin/game
23x15px United States 149 122 27 .819 13,158 10,719 +2,439 1.228 +16.4
23x15px Brazil 133 81 52 .609 10,717 9,904 +813 1.082 +6.1
23x15px Yugoslavia* 87 66 21 .759 7,289 6,378 +911 1.143 +10.5
23x15px Argentina 103 58 45 .563 8,166 7,814 +352 1.045 +3.4
23x15px Soviet Union* 80 66 14 .825 7,157 5,666 +1,491 1.263 +18.6
23x15px Spain 90 61 29 .678 7,661 6,797 +864 1.127 +9.6
23x15px Canada 98 33 65 .337 7,518 7,817 −299 0.962 −3.1
23x15px Puerto Rico 90 37 53 .411 7,048 7,285 −237 0.967 −2.6
23x15px Italy 68 40 28 .588 5,480 5,217 +263 1.050 +3.9
23x15px Australia 79 35 44 .443 6,306 6,491 −185 0.971 −2.3
23x15px Greece 56 33 23 .589 4,439 4,301 +138 1.032 +2.5
23x15px China 58 15 43 .259 4,829 5,650 −821 0.855 −14.2
23x15px Uruguay 49 17 32 .347 3,238 3,617 −379 0.895 −7.7
23x15px France 53 26 27 .491 3,407 3,508 −101 0.971 −1.9
23x15px Russia 32 21 11 .656 2,547 2,421 +126 1.052 +3.9
23x15px Cuba 34 17 17 .500 2,695 2,676 +19 1.007 +0.6
23x15px Angola 44 13 31 .295 3,286 3,674 −388 0.894 −8.8
Template:Country data KOR 45 8 37 .178 3,558 4,395 −837 0.810 −18.6
23x15px Germany 29 18 11 .621 2,377 2,277 +100 1.044 +3.4
23x15px Czechoslovakia* 30 17 13 .567 2,703 2,618 +85 1.032 +2.8
23x15px Lithuania 34 23 11 .676 2,677 2,500 +177 1.071 +5.2
23x15px Philippines 35 13 22 .371 2,624 3,006 −382 0.873 −10.9
23x15px Egypt 41 6 35 .146 2,611 3,350 −739 0.779 −18.0
23x15px Serbia 33 20 13 .606 2,833 2,528 +305 1.121 +9.2
23x15px Mexico 33 14 19 .424 2,443 2,502 −59 0.976 −1.8
23x15px Turkey 29 19 10 .655 2,235 2,136 +99 1.046 +3.4
23x15px New Zealand 32 12 10 .375 2,397 2,707 −310 0.885 −9.7
23x15px Peru 25 8 17 .320 1,450 1,572 −122 0.922 −4.9
23x15px Panama 24 9 15 .375 2,018 2,145 −127 0.941 −5.3
Template:Country data JPN 24 5 19 .208 1,510 1,819 −309 0.830 −12.9
23x15px Chile 19 9 10 .474 1,025 1,071 −46 0.957 −2.4
Template:Country data ISR 19 7 12 .368 1,262 1,440 −178 0.876 −9.4
23x15px Chinese Taipei 18 7 11 .389 982 1,077 −95 0.912 −5.3
23x15px Croatia 20 12 8 .600 1,637 1,449 +188 1.130 +9.4
23x15px Slovenia 22 12 10 .545 1,796 1,786 +10 1.006 +0.5
23x15px Venezuela 16 5 11 .313 1,301 1,493 −192 0.871 −12.0
23x15px Senegal 17 2 15 .118 1,185 1,400 −215 0.842 −13.0
23x15px Ivory Coast 17 1 16 .059 1,211 1,586 −375 0.764 −22.1
23x15px Lebanon 13 3 10 .231 948 1,202 −254 0.789 −19.5
23x15px Nigeria 11 4 7 .364 790 814 −24 0.971 −2.2
23x15px Paraguay 12 3 9 .250 678 888 −210 0.764 −17.5
23x15px Bulgaria 9 5 4 .556 532 512 +20 1.039 +2.2
23x15px Poland 9 4 5 .444 666 676 −10 0.985 −1.1
23x15px Dominican Republic 13 4 9 .308 1,020 1,120 −100 0.911 −7.7
23x15px Netherlands 5 2 3 .400 422 405 +17 1.042 +3.4
23x15px Ecuador 5 2 3 .400 222 232 −10 0.957 −2.0
23x15px West Germany* 5 2 3 .200 382 397 −15 0.962 −3.0
23x15px Central African Republic 7 0 7 .000 477 757 −280 0.630 −40.0
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran || 10
2 8 .200 645 773 −128 0.834 −12.8
23x15px Ukraine 5 2 5 .400 344 369 −25 0.932 −5.0
23x15px Finland 5 1 4 .200 342 408 −66 0.838 −13.2
Template:Country data JOR 5 0 5 .000 361 446 −85 0.809 −17.0
23x15px Tunisia 5 0 5 .000 300 407 −107 0.737 −21.4
23x15px Qatar 5 0 5 .000 310 456 −146 0.680 −29.2
23x15px Colombia 5 0 5 .000 394 549 −155 0.718 −31.0
23x15px Malaysia 5 0 5 .000 313 539 −226 0.581 −45.2
23x15px Algeria 3 0 3 .000 212 308 −96 0.688 −32.0
Total 1,004 games 156,538 points
*Defunct country.

Source[13]

Notes and references

  1. FIBA considers this team to be a separate entity from any of the national teams from the area of former Yugoslavia following its initial breakup in 1991.
  2. FIBA considers the current Serbia national team, which competed under that name for the first time in 2010, to be the same team as the FR Yugoslavia team that competed as Yugoslavia in the 1998 and 2002 Worlds and the Serbia and Montenegro team that competed in the 2006 Worlds.
  3. FIBA.com Archive - Medal Count: FIBA World Championship.
  4. FIBA.com Archive - Yugoslavia.
  5. FIBA.com Archive - Medal Count: FIBA World Championship.
  6. FIBA.com Archive - Serbia.
  7. FIBA Archive - Most Valuable Player.
  8. FIBA Archive - All time top scorers (Top 10).
  9. FIBA Archive - All time highest scoring average (Top 10).
  10. FIBA Archive - Most points scored in a game (Top 10).
  11. FIBA Archive - Most participations & games played (Top 10).
  12. FIBA Archive - All time medallist (Top 10).
  13. "Men World Championship : Event statistics". The-Sports.org. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
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