FIBA Europe

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FIBA Europe
FIBA Europe.svg
Formation1957; 62 years ago (1957)
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Region served
50 full member associations
Official language
Turkey Turgay Demirel [1]
Parent organization

FIBA Europe is a zone within the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) which includes all 50 national European basketball federations.

Headquarters of FIBA Europe, in Munich, Germany.


FIBA Europe is one of five Regions of FIBA and is responsible for controlling and developing the sport of basketball in Europe. Among many tasks, this includes promoting, supervising and directing international competition at the club and national team levels, as well as governing and appointing European international referees. FIBA Europe is an international federation whose membership consists of the national basketball federations of Europe, of which there are currently 50 members.[2]

The highest decision making body is the Board of FIBA Europe which consists of 25 persons elected by the National Federations; the Board of FIBA Europe meets twice a year and is the executive body which represents all 50 Federations that make up the membership of FIBA Europe. All 50 federations meet once a year at the General Assembly of FIBA Europe.[2]

The Board of FIBA Europe[edit]

The current Board members are:[3]

Current Executive Committee members[edit]

Office Officeholders[4]
President Turkey Turgay Demirel
Vice-presidents Belgium Cyriel Coomas
Italy Dino Meneghin
Ukraine Oleksandr Volkov
Treasurer Austria Karl Thaller
Members France Jean-Pierre Siutat
Germany Ingo Weiss
Sweden Lena Wallin-Kantzy


# Years Name
1 2002–2010 Greece George Vassilakopoulos
2 2010–2013 Iceland Olafur Rafnsson
3 2013–2014 Belgium Cyriel Coomas
4 2014–present Turkey Turgay Demirel

Executive Directors[edit]

Until January 1, 2015, the position was titled as a Secretary General.

# Years Name
1 2002–2012 Canada Nar Zanolin
2 2012–present Czech Republic Kamil Novak


National teams[edit]




Note: The men's EuroLeague and EuroCup are not operated by FIBA Europe, but rather by Euroleague Basketball. Both competitions are sanctioned by FIBA and play under FIBA rules.

Defunct club competitions[edit]

Current title holders[edit]

Competitions Champion Title Runners-up Next edition
FIBA EuroBasket Men's  Slovenia 1st  Serbia 2021 (September)
FIBA Europe U-20 Men's  Israel 1st  Croatia 2019
FIBA Europe U-18 Men's  Serbia 4th  Latvia 2019
FIBA Europe U-16 Men's  Croatia 4th  Spain 2019
FIBA EuroBasket Women's  Spain 3rd  France 2019 (June)
FIBA Europe U-20 Women's  Spain 8th  Serbia 2019
FIBA Europe U-18 Women's  Germany 1st  Spain 2019
FIBA Europe U-16 Women's  Italy 1st  Czech Republic 2019
Competitions (clubs) Champion Title Runners-up Next edition
EuroLeague Russia CSKA Moscow 8th Turkey Anadolu Efes 2019–20
EuroCup Spain Valencia Basket 4th Germany Alba Berlin 2019–20
Champions League Italy Virtus Bologna 1st Spain Iberostar Tenerife 2019–20
FIBA Europe Cup Italy Dinamo Sassari 1st Germany s.Oliver Würzburg 2019–20
EuroLeague Women Russia UMMC Ekaterinburg 5th Russia Dynamo Kursk 2019–20
EuroCup Women Russia Nadezhda Orenburg 1st France Lattes Montpellier 2019–20


Code Association National teams FIBA
ALB Albania Albania 1947 Yes
AND Andorra Andorra[n 1] 1988 Yes
ARM Armenia Armenia 1991 Yes
AUT Austria Austria 1934 Yes
AZE Azerbaijan Azerbaijan[n 2] 1991 Yes
BLR Belarus Belarus 1992 Yes
BEL Belgium Belgium 1933 Yes
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 Yes
BUL Bulgaria Bulgaria 1935 Yes
CRO Croatia Croatia 1992 Yes
CYP Cyprus Cyprus 1972 Yes
CZE Czech Republic Czech Republic 1932 Yes
DEN Denmark Denmark 1951 Yes
EST Estonia Estonia 1991 Yes
FIN Finland Finland 1939 Yes
FRA France France 1933 Yes
GEO Georgia (country) Georgia 1992 Yes
GER Germany Germany 1934 Yes
GIB Gibraltar Gibraltar[n 1] 1985 No[n 3]
GBR United Kingdom Great Britain 2005 Yes
GRE Greece Greece 1936 Yes
HUN Hungary Hungary 1935 Yes
ISL Iceland Iceland 1959 Yes
IRL Republic of Ireland Ireland[n 1] 1947 Yes
ISR Israel Israel 1939 Yes
ITA Italy Italy 1932 Yes
KOS Kosovo Kosovo 2015 Yes
LAT Latvia Latvia 1992 Yes
LTU Lithuania Lithuania 1992 Yes
LUX Luxembourg Luxembourg 1946 Yes
MKD Republic of Macedonia Macedonia[n 4] 1993 Yes
MLT Malta Malta[n 1] 1967 Yes
MDA Moldova Moldova[n 1] 1985 Yes
MON Monaco Monaco[n 2] 1987 Yes
MNE Montenegro Montenegro 2006 Yes
NED Netherlands Netherlands 1946 Yes
NOR Norway Norway[n 1] 1968 Yes
POL Poland Poland 1934 Yes
POR Portugal Portugal 1932 Yes
ROU Romania Romania 1932 Yes
RUS Russia Russia 1947 Yes
SMR San Marino San Marino[n 1] 1969 Yes
SRB Serbia Serbia 2006 Yes
SVK Slovakia Slovakia 1993 Yes
SLO Slovenia Slovenia 1992 Yes
ESP Spain Spain 1934 Yes
SWE Sweden Sweden 1952 Yes
SUI Switzerland Switzerland 1932 Yes
TUR Turkey Turkey 1936 Yes
UKR Ukraine Ukraine 1992 Yes

Defunct members[edit]

Code Association National teams FIBA
TCH Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1992
GDR East Germany East Germany 1992
ENG England England[n 5] 1937
SCG Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 1992 2006
SCO Scotland Scotland[n 5] 1947
URS Soviet Union Soviet Union 1992
WAL Wales Wales[n 5] 1956
YUG Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1949 1992


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Member with team participating in the 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries.
  2. ^ a b Member with team currently not participating in FIBA Europe-sanctioned tournaments.
  3. ^ Part of the British Olympic Association.
  4. ^ Officially recognised by FIBA as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  5. ^ a b c Integrated in the British Association.

FIBA Europe teams ranking[edit]

This section shows the position of the men's national team of the FIBA Europe members, as of 26 February 2019.[5] Monaco is the only member that is not ranked as they did not play any FIBA competition in the last eight years.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ FIBA Europe President
  2. ^ a b "Organisation of FIBA Europe". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Board of FIBA Europe". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  4. ^ "FIBA Europe Executive Committee". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  5. ^ "FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike". FIBA. Retrieved 4 December 2017.

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