1954 FIBA World Championship

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1954 FIBA World Championship
2nd FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Brazil
Dates October 22 – November 5
Teams 12
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (1st title)
1950
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The 1954 FIBA World Championship (also called the 2nd World Basketball Championship – 1954) was an international basketball tournament held by the International Basketball Federation in Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from October 22 to November 5, 1954. Twelve nations participated in the tournament.[1][2]

Competing nations[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D

 Brazil
 Paraguay
 Philippines

 Canada
 Peru
 United States

 France
 Uruguay
 Yugoslavia

 Chile
 Formosa
 Israel

Preliminary round[edit]

Teams competed

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Brazil 2 2 0 160 114 +46 4
 Philippines 2 1 1 126 151 −25 3
 Paraguay 2 0 2 104 125 −21 2
October 23
21:00
Philippines  64–52  Paraguay
Scoring by half: 26–27, 38–25
Pts: Loyzaga 15 Pts: Zapattini 22
October 24
21:45
Brazil  99–62  Philippines
Scoring by half: 44–22, 55–40
Pts: Bonfietti 18 Pts: Mumar 22
October 25
21:10
Paraguay  52–61  Brazil
Scoring by half: 17–33, 35–28
Pts: Bendlin 13 Pts: Facci 14

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 2 2 0 132 88 +44 4
 Canada 2 1 1 105 117 −12 3
 Peru 2 0 2 109 141 −32 2
October 23
22:30
Canada  37–59  United States
Scoring by half: 18–33, 19–26
Pts: Ridd 11 Pts: Minter 16
October 24
23:12
Peru  51–73  United States
Scoring by half: 26–24, 25–49
Pts: Chocano 15 Pts: Johnson 22
October 25
19:00
Canada  68–58  Peru
Scoring by half: 28–33, 40–25
Pts: Ridd 25 Pts: Salas 20

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Uruguay 2 2 0 113 98 +15 4
 France 2 1 1 113 118 −5 3
 Yugoslavia 2 0 2 112 122 −10 2
October 24
18:30
Yugoslavia  52–55 OT  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 23–23, 28–28 OT: 1–4
Pts: Ćurčić 17 Pts: Moglia 22
October 25
22:50
France  67–60  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 33–26, 34–34
Pts: Beugnot 25 Pts: Ćurčić 16
October 26
Uruguay  58–46  France
Scoring by half: 34–15, 24–31
Pts: Lombardo 14 Pts: Haudegand 11

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Formosa 2 1 1 115 113 +2 3
 Israel 2 1 1 100 98 +2 3
 Chile 2 1 1 117 121 −4 3
October 24
18:30
Israel  45–49  Formosa
Scoring by half: 27–25, 18–24
Pts: Cohen 12 Pts: Tong S.F. 18
October 25
19:00
Formosa  66–68  Chile
Scoring by half: 28–27, 38–41
Pts: Tong S.F. 19 Pts: Badria 22
October 26
22:15
Israel  55–49  Chile
Scoring by half: 18–25, 37–24
Pts: Shaneir 21 Pts: Badria 13

Classification round[edit]

All teams play one game against each other for a total of three games.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
9  Paraguay 3 3 0 193 177 +16 6
10  Chile 3 2 1 179 170 +9 5
11  Yugoslavia 3 1 2 210 221 −11 4
12  Peru 3 0 3 190 204 −14 3
October 29
17:30
Yugoslavia  62–70  Chile
Scoring by half: 25–35, 37–35
Pts: Muller 13 Pts: Badria 21
October 30
17:30
Paraguay  66–58  Peru
Scoring by half: 28–34, 38–24
Pts: Yegros 19 Pts: Salas 25
October 31
17:30
Yugoslavia  86–84 OT  Peru
Scoring by half: 39–44, 42–37 OT: 5–3
Pts: Muller 21 Pts: Salas 30
November 1
17:30
Chile  57–60  Paraguay
Scoring by half: 30–22, 27–38
Pts: Badria 14 Pts: Isusi 18
November 3
17:30
Yugoslavia  62–67  Paraguay
Scoring by half: 28–37, 34–30
Pts: Bjegojević 16 Pts: Isusi 21
November 4
22:00
Peru  48–52  Chile
Scoring by half: 25–30, 23–22
Pts: Salas 13 Pts: Badria 12

Final round[edit]

All teams play one game against each other for a total of seven games. The teams with the best records are awarded medals.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
1  United States 7 7 0 482 300 +182 14  
2  Brazil 7 6 1 418 341 +77 13  
3  Philippines 7 5 2 438 406 +32 12  
4  France 7 3 4 371 392 −21 10  
5  Formosa 7 2 5 345 405 −60 9 1.063
6  Uruguay 7 2 5 422 446 −24 9 1.031
7  Canada 7 2 5 433 498 −65 9 0.914
8  Israel 7 1 6 330 451 −121 8  

The tie between Canada, Formosa and Uruguay was broken by the goal averages of the games between those three teams, considering both had 1–1 records against each other.

October 27
22:35
Canada  50–43  Israel
Scoring by half: 33–22, 17–21
Pts: Ridd 13 Pts: Cohen 13
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alberto Pedro (PAR), Noli Coutinho (BRA)
October 27
France  57–49  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 23–22, 34–27
Pts: Buffière 11 Pts: Moglia 19
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 27
Formosa  44–61  Brazil
Scoring by half: 26–32, 18–29
Pts: Wang Y.J. 16 Pts: Marques 14
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Juan M. Rossini (URU)
October 27
18:00
Philippines  43–56  United States
Scoring by half: 22–25, 21–31
Pts: Mumar 14 Pts: Minter 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Helio Louzada (BRA)
October 28
Uruguay  66–67  Canada
Scoring by half: 29–35, 37–32
Pts: Moglia 31 Pts: Ridd 14
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alberto Pedro (PAR), Orlando Tabuso (BRA)
October 28
Israel  46–68  Brazil
Scoring by half: 20–31, 26–37
Pts: Erez 13 Pts: Pasos 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 28
France  49–70  United States
Scoring by half: 21–32, 28–38
Pts: Haudegand 13 Pts: Minter 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Noli Coutinho (BRA)
October 29
19:00
Formosa  38–48  Philippines
Scoring by half: 21–21, 17–27
Pts: Wang Y.J. 12 Pts: Flores 12
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Renato Righetto (BRA), Juan M. Rossini (URU)
October 29
Canada  67–82  Brazil
Scoring by half: 22–43, 45–39
Pts: Gresham 19 Pts: Bonfietti 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 29
20:30
Uruguay  59–64  United States
Scoring by half: 26–30, 33–34
Pts: Lara 23 Pts: Born 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Helio Louzada (BRA)
October 30
Israel  56–90  Philippines
Scoring by half: 30–37, 26–53
Pts: Shaneir 14 Pts: Loyzaga, Saldaña 20
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Aladino Astuto (BRA)
October 30
France  58–48  Formosa
Scoring by half: 27–22, 31–26
Pts: Beugnot 19 Pts: Wang Y.J. 17
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 30
Canada  50–84  United States
Scoring by half: 30–47, 20–37
Pts: Delkers 18 Pts: Born 17
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Alberto Pedro (PAR)
October 31
Brazil  57–41  Philippines
Scoring by half: 35–23, 22–18
Pts: de Almeida 15 Pts: Loyzaga 15
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alberto Pedro (PAR), Juan M. Rossini (URU)
October 31
Uruguay  67–62  Formosa
Scoring by half: 28–33, 39–29
Pts: Moglia 27 Pts: Wang Y.J. 18
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Renato Righetto (BRA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
October 31
18:30
Israel  48–45 OT  France
Scoring by half: 21–17, 22–26 OT: 5–2
Pts: Shaneir 15 Pts: Dessemme 11
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Helio Louzada (BRA)
November 1
19:30
Canada  76–83  Philippines
Scoring by half: 35–41, 41–42
Pts: Ridd 37 Pts: Mumar 24
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Orlando Tabuso (BRA)
November 1
United States  72–28  Formosa
Scoring by half: 31–11, 41–17
Pts: Born 14 Pts: Ling J.H. 7
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Juan M. Rossini (URU)
November 1
Brazil  49–36  France
Scoring by half: 25–14, 24–22
Pts: Bonfietti 13 Pts: Haudegand 9
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
November 3
Uruguay  73–69  Israel
Scoring by half: 32–31, 41–38
Pts: Lombardo 22 Pts: Cohen 21
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Aladino Astuto (BRA), Pietro Reverberi (ITA)
November 3
Canada  61–74  Formosa
Scoring by half: 29–29, 32–45
Pts: Ridd 26 Pts: Tong S.F. 18
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Angelo Benvenuto (CHI), Orlando Tabuso (BRA)
November 3
Philippines  66–60  France
Scoring by half: 25–23, 41–37
Pts: Loyzaga 19 Pts: Haudegand 11
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Noli Coutinho (BRA)
November 4
19:00
United States  74–30  Israel
Scoring by half: 36–20, 38–10
Pts: Johnson 13 Pts: Shaneir 6
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Angelo Benvenuto (CHI), Alberto Pedro (PAR)
November 4
Brazil  60–45  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 24–23, 36–22
Pts: Pasos 18 Pts: Moglia 18
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Eduardo Airaldi (PER)
November 4
Canada  62–66  France
Scoring by half: 32–27, 30–39
Pts: Ridd 22 Pts: Antoine 14
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Earl Schlup (USA), Aladino Astuto (BRA)
November 5
Formosa  51–38  Israel
Scoring by half: 27–12, 24–26
Pts: Ling J.H. 12 Pts: Ofri 11
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pietro Reverberi (ITA), Helio Louzada (BRA)
November 5
Philippines  67–63  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 32–32, 35–31
Pts: Loyzaga 31 Pts: Lombardo 14
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Aladino Astuto (BRA), Angelo Benvenuto (CHI)
November 5
United States  62–41  Brazil
Scoring by half: 35–19, 27–22
Pts: Edward 14 Pts: Pasos 12
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Eduardo Airaldi (PER), Alberto Pedro (PAR)

Awards[edit]

 1954 World Championship Winner 

United States
First title

Top scorers[edit]

Name Country Games Total points Average points
Oscar Moglia  Uruguay 9 168 18.6
Carl Ridd  Canada 9 164 18.2
Carlos Loyzaga  Philippines 9 148 16.4
Jean-Paul Beugnot  France 8 96 12.0
Kirby Minter  United States 9 100 11.1
Amaury Pasos  Brazil 9 100 11.1
Doug Gresham  Canada 9 98 10.8
Angelo Bonfietti  Brazil 9 97 10.7
Abraham Shaneir  Israel 9 97 10.7
Wlamir Marques  Brazil 9 95 10.5

All-tournament team[edit]

Name Country
Carlos Loyzaga  Philippines
Kirby Minter  United States
Oscar Moglia  Uruguay
Zenny de Azevedo ("Algodão")  Brazil
Wlamir Marques  Brazil

Final rankings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  United States 9–0
2  Brazil 8–1
3  Philippines 6–3
4  France 4–5
5  Taiwan 3–6
6  Uruguay 4–5
7  Canada 3–6
8  Israel 2–7
9  Paraguay 3–2
10  Chile 3–2
11  Yugoslavia 1–4
12  Peru 0–5

References[edit]

External links[edit]