Andorra national basketball team

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Andorra Andorra
Andorra Basketball Federation New.png
FIBA ranking77 Increase 4 (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1988
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationFederació Andorrana de Basquetbol
CoachDavid Eudal
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
AppearancesNone
Championship for Small Countries
Appearances13
MedalsGold medal with cup.svg (5) 1998, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2014
Silver medal with cup.svg (2) 2010, 2016
Bronze medal with cup.svg (1) 2006
Games of the Small States of Europe
Appearances14
MedalsGold medal with cup.svg (1) 1989
Bronze medal with cup.svg (1) 2015
First international
Andorra Andorra – Luxembourg 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 23 May 1985)
Biggest win
 Moldova 43–97 Andorra Andorra
(Serravalle, San Marino; 30 June 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Cyprus 97–56 Andorra Andorra
(Monaco; 6 June 2007)
Andorra Andorra 49–90 Montenegro 
(Serravalle, San Marino; 31 May 2017)

The Andorra national basketball team is the national team of Andorra. The national team has always represented in the EuroBasket Division C, it also takes part well in Games of the Small States of Europe.

History[edit]

Despite not joining FIBA until 1988, Andorra made its debut in the 1985 Games of the Small States of Europe where, after winning their first game ever against Luxembourg, finished in the last position after losing to Cyprus and Malta.

Andorra would come back to competition in 1989, where it achieved its first great success by winning the tournament at the 1989 Games of the Small States of Europe, played in Cyprus after beating the home team in the final by 54–52.[2] In 1991, the team could not repeat success and ended in the fourth position of the 1991 edition, that Andorra hosted.

In 1994, Andorra would make its debut at the FIBA Promotion Cup. In its first participation, the team ended in the seventh position after losing all its five games.

Four years later, the team conquered its first Promotion Cup title by ending unbeaten in the 1998 edition. Andorra would repeat success in 2000 European Promotion Cup for Men for starting to be one of the top teams in the Promotion Cup, later renamed as European Championship for Small Countries.

In 2009, Andorra achieved the bronze medal at the 2009 Games of the Small States of Europe by taking advantage to Iceland in a three-way tie.

During the 2010s, Andorra always qualified for the final of the Championship for Small Countries, being only beaten by more powerful teams like Denmark or Armenia.

Competitive record[edit]

At the Championship for Small Countries[edit]

Championship for Small Countries
Year Position Pld W L
Malta 1988 Did not enter
Wales 1990
Cyprus 1992
Republic of Ireland 1994 8th 5 0 5
San Marino 1996 6th 5 1 4
Gibraltar 1998 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 4 0
Andorra 2000 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0
Malta 2002 4th 5 2 3
Andorra 2004 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 4 0
Albania 2006 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 3 2
Scotland 2008 4th 5 2 3
Malta 2010 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1
San Marino 2012 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 4 0
Gibraltar 2014 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 4 0
Moldova 2016 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1
San Marino 2018 5th 4 2 2
Total 60 39 21

At the Games of the Small States[edit]

Games of the Small States of Europe
Year Position Pld W L
San Marino 1985 4th 3 1 2
Monaco 1987 Did not enter
Cyprus 1989 1st, gold medalist(s) 3 3 0
Andorra 1991 4th 5 2 3
Malta 1993 4th 5 2 3
Luxembourg 1995 6th 3 0 3
Iceland 1997 6th 3 0 3
San Marino 2001 7th 3 0 3
Malta 2003 5th 4 2 2
Andorra 2005 5th 4 0 4
Monaco 2007 4th 5 1 4
Cyprus 2009 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 3 2
Luxembourg 2013 4th 4 1 3
Iceland 2015 4th 3 0 3
San Marino 2017 5th 5 2 3
Montenegro 2019 Did not enter
Total 55 17 38

Roster[edit]

This was the Andorran list for the 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries.

Andorra men's national basketball team - 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
PG 4 Serrato, Jordi 21 – (1997-04-05)5 April 1997 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Sedis Hidrology–Piros Seguretat Spain
PF 5 Isern, Xavier 31 – (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) MoraBanc Andorra B Andorra
PF 6 Pons, Albert 17 – (2001-03-07)7 March 2001 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) MoraBanc Andorra B Andorra
SF 7 Peña, Eric 19 – (1998-08-26)26 August 1998 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Outletmoto.com Grup Barna Spain
SG 8 Colom, Guillem 26 – (1991-09-16)16 September 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) MoraBanc Andorra Andorra
PG 11 Lliteras, Roger 22 – (1996-02-04)4 February 1996 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Cornellà Spain
SF 12 Schneider, Hugo 20 – (1998-04-04)4 April 1998 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) MoraBanc Andorra B Andorra
PF 13 Bartolomé, Alexis 19 – (1998-09-23)23 September 1998 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Gallofa Spain
C 15 Gabriel, Cinto 31 – (1987-06-19)19 June 1987 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) MoraBanc Andorra B Andorra
C 16 Guzmán, Aarón 19 – (1998-07-09)9 July 1998 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Minibasket Milazzo Italy
PG 19 Martí, Dot 20 – (1997-11-28)28 November 1997 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) MoraBanc Andorra B Andorra
PF 21 Bartolomé, Bruno 18 – (1999-11-20)20 November 1999 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Gallofa Spain
Head coach
  • Andorra David Eudal
Legend
  • Age – describes age
    on 1 July 2018

Head to head against other national basketball teams[edit]

  • Included all FIBA competitions and all GSSE editions.
  • Updated as of 1 July 2018.
Team GP W L Pct.
 Albania 2 0 2 .000
 Armenia 2 1 1 .500
 Austria 1 0 1 .000
 Azerbaijan 1 1 0 1.000
 Cyprus 10 1 9 .100
 Denmark 1 0 1 .000
 Gibraltar 11 9 2 .818
 Ireland 1 0 1 .000
 Iceland[3] 13 2 11 .154
 Luxembourg 11 4 7 .364
 Malta 16 11 5 .688
 Moldova 9 7 2 .778
 Monaco 3 2 1 .667
 Montenegro 2 0 2 .000
 San Marino 17 11 6 .647
 Scotland 7 2 5 .286
 Wales 8 5 3 .625
Total 115 56 59 .487

Individual records[edit]

As of 1 July 2018

Notable players[edit]

Progression in the FIBA World Ranking[edit]

Date Change Pos. Points
11 Oct 2017 Steady 88th 27.6
28 Nov 2017 Decrease 3 91st 27.6
28 Feb 2018 Decrease 15 106th 22.9
3 Jul 2018 Increase 6 100th 33.8
18 Sep 2018 Increase 6 94th 60.4
4 Dec 2018 Increase 11 83rd 113.6
26 Feb 2019 Increase 2 81st 113.6
16 Sep 2019 Increase 4 77th 113.6

Youth teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. ^ Cyprus results of the 1989 GSSE at the Cyprus Basketball Federation
  3. ^ "Iceland national basketball team results". Icelandic Basketball Association. Retrieved 13 July 2016.

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