1959 FIBA World Championship

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1959 FIBA World Championship
3rd FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Chile
Dates 16–31 January
Teams 13
Venues (in 5 host cities)
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
MVP Brazil Amaury Antônio Passos
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Taiwan James Chen (20.1)
1954
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The 1959 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Chile from January 16 to 31, 1959. Amaury Antônio Pasos was named the MVP.

The hosting cities for the competition were Antofagasta, Concepción, Temuco, Valparaíso, with the final stages being held at the capital of Santiago.

The final stages were supposed to be held at the newly constructed Metropolitan Indoor Stadium, but because the venue was not finished in time the games were postponed by a year from the original date and moved outdoors to the Estadio Nacional de Chile, configured in a way that the games were seen by a crowd of 16,000. The United States is represented by the United States Air Force Team.

Competing nations[edit]

Group A Group B Group C

 Argentina
 United Arab Rep.
 Formosa
 United States

 Brazil
 Canada
 Mexico
 Soviet Union

 Bulgaria
 Philippines
 Puerto Rico
 Uruguay

 Chile – advanced automatically to the final round as host

Competition format[edit]

  • Preliminary round: Three groups of four teams play each other once; top two teams progress to the final round, bottom two teams relegated to classification round.
  • Classification round:
    • First round: Two groups of three teams (A1, B2, C1 and A2, B1, C2) play each other once.
    • Second round: Top teams from each group play for eighth, second placers play for tenth, and last placers play for twelfth.
  • Final round: All top two from preliminary round group play each other once. The team with the best record wins the championship.

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the final round

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 271 204 +67 6
 Formosa 3 2 1 207 209 −2 5
 Argentina 3 1 2 197 202 −5 4
 United Arab Rep. 3 0 3 179 239 −60 3
January 16
United States  81–73  Argentina
January 16
Formosa  71–69  United Arab Rep.
January 17
Argentina  65–52  United Arab Rep.
January 17
United States  81–73  Formosa
January 18
Argentina  59–63  Formosa
January 18
United Arab Rep.  58–103  United States

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Brazil 3 2 1 211 175 +36 5 1W-1L; 1.064
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 229 199 +30 5 1W-1L; 1.000
 Canada 3 2 1 169 174 −5 5 1W-1L; 0.935
 Mexico 3 0 3 173 234 −61 3  
January 16
Canada  52–69  Brazil
January 16
Soviet Union  73–64  Mexico
January 17
Canada  54–51  Mexico
January 17
Soviet Union  73–64  Brazil
January 18
Canada  63–54  Soviet Union
January 18
Mexico  50–78  Brazil

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Bulgaria 3 3 0 217 174 +43 6
 Puerto Rico 3 2 1 209 194 +15 5
 Philippines 3 1 2 192 220 −28 4
 Uruguay 3 0 3 181 211 −30 3
January 16
Philippines  68–59  Uruguay
January 16
Bulgaria  67–55  Puerto Rico
January 17
Uruguay  64–78  Puerto Rico
January 17
Bulgaria  85–61  Philippines
January 18
Puerto Rico  76–63  Philippines
January 18
Bulgaria  65–58  Uruguay

Classification round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Philippines 2 2 0 145 120 +25 4
 United Arab Rep. 2 1 1 136 148 −12 3
 Canada 2 0 2 124 137 −13 2
January 21
Philippines  66–65  United Arab Rep.
January 22
Canada  69–71  United Arab Rep.
January 23
Canada  65–79  Philippines

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Uruguay 2 2 0 105 95 +10 4
 Argentina 2 1 1 123 117 +6 3
 Mexico 2 0 2 113 129 −16 2
January 21
Argentina  48–51  Uruguay
January 22
Mexico  47–54  Uruguay
January 23
Argentina  75–66  Mexico

Second round[edit]

January 25
12th place
Canada  64–56  Mexico
January 25
10th place
United Arab Rep.  59–61  Argentina
January 25
8th place
Philippines  78–70  Uruguay

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Brazil 6 5 1 472 382 +90 11  
 United States 6 4 2 372 382 −10 10  
 Chile 6 2 4 393 446 −53 8 86–85
 Formosa 6 2 4 315 350 −35 8 85–86
 Puerto Rico 6 1 5 397 471 −74 7  
 Soviet Union 6 5 1 365 264 +101 11  
 Bulgaria 6 4 2 372 382 −10 10  

The Soviet Union and Bulgaria refusal to meet Formosa in the final round led to their relegation to the last two places.

20 January
Chile  86–85  Formosa
21 January
Puerto Rico  55–85  Soviet Union
21 January
Bulgaria  58–63  United States
22 January
Brazil  94–76  Formosa
22 January
Chile  83–71  Puerto Rico
23 January
Brazil  62–53  Bulgaria
23 January
United States  54–53  Puerto Rico
26 January
Formosa  69–85  United States
26 January
Bulgaria  58–78  Soviet Union
27 January
Formosa  81–65  Puerto Rico
27 January
Chile  49–75  Soviet Union
28 January
Brazil  99–71  Puerto Rico
28 January
United States  37–61  Soviet Union
29 January
Bulgaria  70–62  Puerto Rico
29 January
Chile  55–64  United States
30 January
Formosa  2–0  Soviet Union
30 January
Brazil  81–67  United States
31 January
Bulgaria  0–2  Formosa
31 January
Brazil  73–49  Chile

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  Brazil 7–2
2  United States 7–2
3  Chile 2–4
4  Formosa 4–5
5  Puerto Rico 3–6
6  Soviet Union 7–2
7  Bulgaria 5–4
8  Philippines 4–2
9  Uruguay 2–4
10  Argentina 3–3
11  United Arab Republic 1–5
12  Canada 3–3
13  Mexico 0–6

Top scorers (ppg)[edit]

  1. James Chen (Formosa) 20.1
  2. Juan "Pachin" Vicens (Puerto Rico) 19.7
  3. Wlamir Marques (Brazil) 18.6
  4. Jerry Vayda (USA) 18
  5. Lio Jin Ron (Formosa) 16.7
  6. Dick Welsh (USA) 16.4
  7. Viktor Radev (Bulgaria) 15.25
  8. Amaury Pasos (Brazil) 15.22
  9. Jose Angel Cestero (Puerto Rico) 14.3
  10. Evelio Droz (Puerto Rico) 13.7

All-Tournament team[edit]

External links[edit]