2006 FIBA World Championship squads

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The winning team from Spain

The 2006 FIBA World Championship had the following teams. The list includes the 12-men rosters of the 24 participating countries, totaling 288 players.

Group A[edit]

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Head coach: Sergio Hernández

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Center Luis Scola 1980 Spain TAU Cerámica
5 Guard Manu Ginóbili 1977 United States San Antonio Spurs
6 Guard Pepe Sánchez 1977 Spain Unicaja Málaga
7 Center Fabricio Oberto 1975 United States San Antonio Spurs
8 Forward Wálter Herrmann 1979 United States Charlotte Bobcats
9 Forward Gabriel Fernández 1976 Italy Whirlpool Varese
10 Guard Carlos Delfino 1982 United States Detroit Pistons
11 Guard Pablo Prigioni 1977 Spain TAU Cerámica
12 Forward Leonardo Gutiérrez 1978 Argentina Boca Juniors
13 Forward Andrés Nocioni 1979 United States Chicago Bulls
14 Guard Daniel Farabello 1976 Italy Whirlpool Varese
15 Center Rubén Wolkowyski 1973 Russia Khimki

France France[edit]

Head coach: Claude Bergeaud

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Joseph Gomis 1978 Spain Grupo Capitol Valladolid
5 Forward Mickaël Gelabale 1983 United States Seattle SuperSonics
6 Guard Aymeric Jeanneau 1978 France Cholet
7 Forward Laurent Foirest 1973 France ASVEL Villeurbanne
8 Guard Mickaël Piétrus 1982 United States Golden State Warriors
9 Forward Mamoutou Diarra 1980 France Chalon-sur-Saône
10 Guard Yannick Bokolo 1985 France Le Mans
11 Forward Florent Piétrus 1981 Spain Unicaja Málaga
12 Center Johan Petro 1986 United States Seattle SuperSonics
13 Forward Boris Diaw 1982 United States Phoenix Suns
14 Forward Ronny Turiaf 1983 United States Los Angeles Lakers
15 Center Frédéric Weis 1977 Spain Lagun Aro Bilbao

NB: Diarra replaced Tony Parker, who suffered a broken finger, just before the 24-hour deadline for submitting final squads.

Lebanon Lebanon[edit]

Head coach: Paul Coughter

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Jean Abdel-Nour 1983 Lebanon Blue Stars
5 Center Hussein Tawbe 1982 Lebanon Al-Riyadhi
6 Guard Ali Mahmoud 1983 Lebanon Al-Riyadhi
7 Guard Rony Fahed 1981 Lebanon Blue Stars
8 Guard Omar El Turk 1981 Lebanon Al-Riyadhi
9 Forward Brian Beshara 1977 Lebanon Blue Stars
10 Forward Bassem Balaa 1981 Lebanon Club Sagesse
11 Center Joe Vogel 1973 Lebanon Al-Riyadhi
12 Forward Ali Fakhreddine 1983 Lebanon Al-Riyadhi
13 Forward Sabah Khoury 1982 Lebanon Champville
14 Center Roy Samaha 1984 Lebanon Blue Stars
15 Forward Fadi El Khatib 1979 Lebanon Club Sagesse

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Head Coach: Sanni Ahmed

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Josh Akognon 1986 United States Washington State Cougars
5 Forward Ekene Ibekwe 1985 United States Maryland Terrapins
6 Guard Chamberlain Oguchi 1986 United States Oregon Ducks
7 Forward Ime Udoka 1977 United States New York Knicks
8 Guard Ebi Ere 1981 Belgium Liège
9 Guard Jeff Varem 1983 France Pau Orthez
10 Center Julius Nwosu 1971 Romania CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
11 Forward Derrick Obasohan 1981 France Hyéres-Toulon
12 Forward Tunji Awojobi 1973 Israel Hapoel Jerusalem
13 Forward Gabe Muoneke 1978 Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka
14 Forward Aloysius Anagonye 1981 Spain DKV Joventut
15 Center Ikenne Nwankwo 1973 Portugal Madeira

Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro[edit]

Head Coach: Dragan Šakota

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Bojan Popović 1983 Russia Dynamo Moscow
5 Forward Branko Jorović 1981 Spain Akasvayu Girona
6 Guard Vule Avdalović 1981 Spain Pamesa Valencia
7 Center Miroslav Raičević 1981 Russia Dynamo Moscow
8 Guard Igor Rakočević 1978 Spain TAU Cerámica
9 Center Mile Ilić 1984 United States New Jersey Nets
10 Guard Uroš Tripković 1986 Serbia and Montenegro Partizan
11 Center Darko Miličić 1985 United States Orlando Magic
12 Center Goran Nikolić 1976 Spain MMT Estudiantes
13 Guard Marko Marinović 1983 Spain Akasvayu Girona
14 Forward Ognjen Aškrabić 1979 Russia Dynamo Saint Petersburg
15 Center Kosta Perović 1985 Serbia and Montenegro Partizan

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Head Coach: Néstor Salazar

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Forward Víctor David Díaz 1968 Venezuela Cocodrilos de Caracas
5 Center Pablo Machado 1977 Venezuela Guaros de Lara
6 Guard Ernesto Mijares 1976 Venezuela Marinos de Anzoátegui
7 Center Richard Lugo 1973 Venezuela Trotamundos de Carabobo
8 Forward Tomás Aguilera 1977 Venezuela Trotamundos de Carabobo
9 Forward Óscar Torres 1976 Russia BC Khimki
10 Guard Carlos Cedeño 1985 Venezuela Guaiqueríes de Margarita
11 Center Miguel Ángel Marriaga 1984 Venezuela Gaiteros del Zulia
12 Forward Gregory Vallenilla 1980–2007 Venezuela Guaiqueríes de Margarita
13 Forward Alejandro Barrios 1979 Venezuela Trotamundos de Carabobo
14 Center Herbert Bayona 1978 Venezuela Guaiqueríes de Margarita
15 Forward Carlos Morris 1975 Venezuela Gatos de Monagas

Group B[edit]

Angola Angola[edit]

Head coach: Alberto de Carvalho

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Olimpio Cipriano 1982 Angola Primeiro de Agosto
5 Guard Armando Costa 1983 Angola Primeiro de Agosto
6 Guard Carlos Morais 1985 Angola Petro Atlético
7 Guard Milton Barros 1984 Angola Petro Atlético
8 Guard Luis Costa 1978 Angola Petro Atlético
9 Forward Victor de Carvalho 1969 Angola Petro Atlético
10 Forward Joaquim Gomes 1980 Netherlands EiffelTowers Den Bosch
11 Forward Emanuel Neto 1984 Angola ASA
12 Center Abdel Bouckar 1980 Angola Primeiro de Agosto
13 Guard Carlos Almeida 1976 Angola Primeiro de Agosto
14 Guard Miguel Lutonda 1971 Angola Primeiro de Agosto
15 Center Eduardo Mingas 1979 Angola Petro Atlético

Germany Germany[edit]

Head coach: Dirk Bauermann

Germany (in black) playing against Lithuania
# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Mithat Demirel 1978 Turkey Galatasaray
5 Forward Ademola Okulaja 1975 Russia Khimki
6 Forward Sven Schultze 1978 Italy Armani Jeans Milano
7 Forward Robert Garrett 1977 Germany GHP Bamberg
8 Guard Johannes Herber 1983 Germany ALBA Berlin
9 Guard Steffen Hamann 1977 Italy Climamio Bologna
10 Guard Demond Greene 1979 Germany ALBA Berlin
11 Guard Pascal Roller 1976 Germany Deutsche Bank Skyliners
12 Forward Guido Grünheid 1982 Germany RheinEnergie Köln
13 Center Patrick Femerling 1975 Spain Caja San Fernando
14 Forward Dirk Nowitzki 1978 United States Dallas Mavericks
15 Center Jan-Hendrik Jagla 1981 Turkey Turk Telekom Ankara

Japan Japan[edit]

Head coach: Željko Pavličević

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Takuya Kawamura 1986 Japan OSG Phoenix
5 Center Daiji Yamada 1981 Japan Toyota Alvark
6 Forward Ryota Sakurai 1983 Japan Toyota Alvark
7 Guard Kei Igarashi 1980 Japan Hitachi Sunrockers
8 Guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi 1981 Japan Aisin Seahorses
9 Guard Takehiko Orimo 1970 Japan Toyota Alvark
10 Forward Kosuke Takeuchi 1985 Japan Keio University
11 Forward Tomoo Amino 1980 Japan Aisin Seahorses
12 Guard Takahiro Setsumasa 1972 Japan Toshiba Brave
13 Forward Satoru Furuta 1971 Japan Toyota Alvark
14 Forward Shunsuke Ito 1979 Japan Toshiba Brave
15 Center Joji Takeuchi 1985 Japan Tokai University

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

Head coach: Tab Baldwin

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Mark Dickel 1976 Russia Lokomotiv Rostov
5 Guard Aaron Olson 1978 New Zealand New Zealand Breakers
6 Guard Kirk Penney 1980 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
7 Guard Paul Henare 1979 New Zealand New Zealand Breakers
8 Guard Phill Jones 1974 Italy Vertical Vision Cantù
9 Guard Paora Winitana 1976 New Zealand G&H Hawks
10 Guard Dillon Boucher 1975 Australia Brisbane Bullets
11 Forward Pero Cameron 1974 Turkey Bandirma Banvitspor
12 Forward Mika Vukona 1982 New Zealand Nelson Giants
13 Forward Casey Frank 1977 New Zealand Auckland Stars
14 Center Craig Bradshaw 1983 United States Winthrop Eagles
15 Center Tony Rampton 1976 Australia Wollongong Hawks

NB: Ben Hill was put on standby when Mark Dickel tested positive for cannabis after a July match against Australia. However his suspension did not rule him out from any Championship games.

Panama Panama[edit]

Head coach: Guillermo Vecchio

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Center Rubén Garcés 1973 Spain Pamesa Valencia
5 Guard Jair Peralta 1976 Venezuela Panteras de Miranda
6 Guard Rubén Douglas 1979 Spain Pamesa Valencia
7 Guard Maximiliano Gómez 1975 Panama Los Toros del Chorrillo
8 Center Kevin Daley 1976 United States Harlem Globetrotters
9 Center Jamaal Levy 1983 Uruguay Atlético Bigua
10 Forward Dionisio Gómez 1980 Argentina Central Entrerriano
11 Guard Michael Hicks 1976 Italy Scavolini Pesaro
12 Guard Ed Cota 1976 Israel Hapoel Jerusalem
13 Forward Antonio García 1976 Panama Los Toros del Chorrillo
14 Forward Jaime Lloreda 1980 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
15 Center Eric Cárdenas 1973 Uruguay Defensor

Spain Spain[edit]

Head coach: Pepu Hernández

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Center Pau Gasol 1980 United States Memphis Grizzlies
5 Forward Rudy Fernández 1985 Spain DKV Joventut
6 Guard Carlos Cabezas 1980 Spain Unicaja
7 Guard Juan Carlos Navarro 1980 Spain FC Barcelona
8 Guard José Manuel Calderón 1981 Canada Toronto Raptors
9 Center Felipe Reyes 1980 Spain Real Madrid
10 Forward Carlos Jiménez 1976 Spain Estudiantes
11 Guard Sergio Rodríguez 1986 Spain Estudiantes
12 Guard Berni Rodríguez 1980 Spain Unicaja
13 Center Marc Gasol 1985 Spain FC Barcelona
14 Forward Álex Mumbrú 1979 Spain DKV Joventut
15 Forward Jorge Garbajosa 1977 Spain Unicaja

Group C[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Head coach: Brian Goorjian

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Center Andrew Bogut 1984 United States Milwaukee Bucks
5 Forward David Barlow 1983 Australia Sydney Kings
6 Forward Sam Mackinnon 1976 Australia Brisbane Bullets
7 Guard Luke Kendall 1978 Australia Sydney Kings
8 Forward Brad Newley 1982 Australia Townsville Crocodiles
9 Forward C. J. Bruton 1978 Australia Brisbane Bullets
10 Forward Jason Smith 1974 Australia Sydney Kings
11 Forward Mark Worthington 1983 Australia Sydney Kings
12 Forward Daniel Kickert 1983 United States Saint Mary's Gaels
13 Center Russell Hinder 1975 Australia Sydney Kings
14 Guard Aaron Bruce 1984 United States Baylor Bears
15 Center Wade Helliwell 1979 Italy Lottomatica Roma

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Head coach: Lula Ferreira

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Marcelo Machado 1975 Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
5 Guard Nezinho dos Santos 1985 Brazil COC Ribeirão Preto
6 Forward Murilo Becker 1983 Brazil Franca
7 Center Estevam Ferreira 1978 Brazil Unitri Uberlândia
8 Guard Leandro Barbosa 1982 United States Phoenix Suns
9 Guard Marcelinho Huertas 1983 Spain DKV Joventut
10 Guard Alex Garcia 1980 Brazil COC Ribeirão Preto
11 Forward Anderson Varejão 1982 United States Cleveland Cavaliers
12 Forward Guilherme Giovannoni 1980 Italy Virtus Bologna
13 Center Caio Torres 1987 Spain MMT Estudiantes
14 Center Andre Bambú 1979 Brazil Joinville
15 Center Tiago Splitter 1985 Spain TAU Cerámica

Greece Greece[edit]

Head coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

The Greek team, winners of the Silver Medal
# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Theodoros Papaloukas 1977 Russia CSKA Moscow
5 Center Sofoklis Schortsanitis 1985 Greece Olympiacos
6 Guard Nikos Zisis 1983 Italy Benetton Treviso
7 Guard Vassilis Spanoulis 1982 Greece Panathinaikos
8 Forward Panagiotis Vasilopoulos 1984 Greece Olympiacos
9 Forward Antonis Fotsis 1981 Russia Dynamo Moscow
10 Guard Nikos Chatzivrettas 1977 Greece Panathinaikos
11 Forward Dimos Dikoudis 1977 Spain Valencia
12 Forward Kostas Tsartsaris 1979 Greece Panathinaikos
13 Guard Dimitris Diamantidis 1980 Greece Panathinaikos
14 Center Lazaros Papadopoulos 1980 Russia Dynamo Moscow
15 Forward Michalis Kakiouzis 1976 Spain Barcelona

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Head coach: Antanas Sireika

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Tomas Delininkaitis 1982 Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas
5 Forward Mindaugas Žukauskas 1975 Italy Scavolini Pesaro
6 Guard Arvydas Macijauskas 1980 Greece Olympiacos
7 Forward Darjuš Lavrinovič 1979 Russia UNICS Kazan
8 Guard Giedrius Gustas 1980 Russia Dynamo Moscow
9 Forward Darius Songaila 1978 United States Washington Wizards
10 Guard Mantas Kalnietis 1986 Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
11 Forward Linas Kleiza 1985 United States Denver Nuggets
12 Center Kšyštof Lavrinovič 1979 Russia UNICS Kazan
13 Guard Simas Jasaitis 1982 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
14 Forward Paulius Jankūnas 1984 Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
15 Center Robertas Javtokas 1980 Greece Panathinaikos

Qatar Qatar[edit]

Head coach: Joseph Stiebing

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Khalid Al Nasr 1980 Qatar Al Arabi
5 Guard Malek Saleem 1985 Qatar Al Rayyan
6 Guard Saad Abdulraham Ali 1985 Qatar As Saad
7 Guard Daoud Musa 1982 Qatar Qatar Club
8 Forward Khaled Suleyman 1987 Qatar As Saad
9 Forward Ali Turki 1982 Qatar Al Jaysh
10 Forward Baker Ahmad Mohammed 1986 Qatar Al Rayyan
11 Forward Erfan Ali Saeed 1983 Qatar Al Rayyan
12 Center Mohammed Saleem Abdulla 1982 Qatar Al Rayyan
13 Forward Hammam Ismail 1983
14 Center Hashim Zaidan 1980 Qatar Al-Ahli
15 Center Omer Abgader Salem 1983 Qatar Al Rayyan

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Head coach: Bogdan Tanjević

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Cenk Akyol 1987 Turkey Efes Pilsen
5 Center Ermal Kurtoğlu 1980 Turkey Efes Pilsen
6 Guard Engin Atsür 1984 United States North Carolina State Wolfpack
7 Guard Ender Arslan 1983 Turkey Efes Pilsen
8 Forward Ersan İlyasova 1987 United States Milwaukee Bucks
9 Guard Serkan Erdoğan 1978 Spain TAU Cerámica
10 Forward İbrahim Kutluay 1974 Turkey Ülkerspor
11 Center Fatih Solak 1980 Turkey Galatasaray
12 Center Kerem Gönlüm 1977 Turkey Efes Pilsen
13 Center Semih Erden 1986 Turkey Ülkerspor
14 Center Kaya Peker 1980 Spain TAU Cerámica
15 Guard Hakan Demirel 1986 Turkey Ülkerspor

Group D[edit]

China China[edit]

Head coach: Jonas Kazlauskas

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Chen Jianghua 1989 China Guangdong Southern Tigers
5 Guard Liu Wei 1980 China Shanghai Sharks
6 Guard Zhang Qingpeng 1985 China Liaoning Hunters
7 Forward Wang Shipeng 1983 China Guangdong Southern Tigers
8 Forward Zhu Fangyu 1983 China Guangdong Southern Tigers
9 Guard Sun Yue 1985 China Beijing Aoshen Olympian
10 Center Zhang Songtao 1985 China Beijing Aoshen Olympian
11 Center Yi Jianlian 1987 China Guangdong Southern Tigers
12 Center Mo Ke 1982 China Bayi Rockets
13 Center Yao Ming 1980 United States Houston Rockets
14 Center Wang Zhizhi 1979 China Bayi Rockets
15 Forward Du Feng 1981 China Guangdong Southern Tigers

NB: Age discrepancies exist for at least two of these players. Yi's age is currently a subject of controversy, with several reports indicating that he was actually born in 1984. Wang Zhizhi's passport lists his year of birth as 1979, but the NBA, where he played for several years, lists him as having been born in 1977.

Italy Italy[edit]

Head coach: Carlo Recalcati

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Fabio Di Bella 1978 Italy VidiVici Bologna
5 Guard Gianluca Basile 1975 Spain FC Barcelona
6 Forward Stefano Mancinelli 1983 Italy Climamio Bologna
7 Guard Matteo Soragna 1975 Italy Benetton Treviso
8 Center Denis Marconato 1975 Spain FC Barcelona
9 Guard Marco Belinelli 1986 Italy Climamio Bologna
10 Guard Andrea Pecile 1980 Italy Montepaschi Siena
11 Forward Andrea Michelori 1978 Italy VidiVici Bologna
12 Forward Mason Rocca 1977 Italy Carpisa Napoli
13 Guard Marco Mordente 1979 Italy Benetton Treviso
14 Center Luca Garri 1982 Italy Lottomatica Roma
15 Forward Angelo Gigli 1983 Italy Benetton Treviso

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico[edit]

Head coach: Julio Toro

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Center Peter John Ramos 1985 United States Washington Wizards
5 Forward Angelo Reyes 1982 Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas
6 Guard Roberto Hatton 1977 Puerto Rico Ponce Lions
7 Guard Carlos Arroyo 1979 United States Orlando Magic
8 Guard Rick Apodaca 1980 Poland Polpak Świecie
9 Guard Christian Dalmau 1975 Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot
10 Guard Larry Ayuso 1977 Puerto Rico Arecibo Captains
11 Forward Antonio Latimer 1978 Puerto Rico San German Atlethics
12 Guard Filiberto Rivera 1982 Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas
13 Center Manuel Narvaez 1981 Puerto Rico Ponce Lions
14 Forward Carmelo Antrone Lee 1977 Puerto Rico Guaynabo Conquistadores
15 Center Daniel Santiago 1976 Spain Unicaja Málaga

Senegal Senegal[edit]

Head coach: Moustapha Gaye

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Center Makthar N'Diaye 1972 France Levallois
5 Guard El Kabir Pene 1984 France Clermont-Ferrand
6 Guard Pape Ibrahim Faye 1980 Qatar Al Rayyan
7 Guard Babacar Cissé 1976 France Le Havre
8 Forward Sitapha Savané 1978 Spain Gran Canaria Grupo Dunas
9 Forward Maleye N'Doye 1980 France Dijon
10 Guard Mamadou Diouf 1983 Japan Sendai 89ers
11 Forward Souleymane Aw 1981 Senegal ASCC BOPP
12 Forward Moustapha Niang 1977 France Chorale Roanne
13 Center Mamadou N'Diaye 1975 Greece PAOK
14 Center Ndongo N'Diaye 1977 Angola Primeiro de Agosto
15 Forward Malick Badiane 1984 Germany Deutsche Bank Skyliners

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

Head coach: Aleš Pipan

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Forward Goran Jurak 1977 Italy Vertical Vision Cantù
5 Guard Jaka Lakovič 1978 Spain FC Barcelona
6 Guard Sašo Ožbolt 1981 Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
7 Guard Sani Bečirovič 1981 Greece Panathinaikos
8 Center Radoslav Nesterović 1976 Canada Toronto Raptors
9 Guard Beno Udrih 1982 United States San Antonio Spurs
10 Forward Boštjan Nachbar 1981 United States New Jersey Nets
11 Forward Željko Zagorac 1981 Slovenia Domžale
12 Guard Marko Milič 1977 Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
13 Guard Goran Dragić 1986 Slovenia Slovan Ljubljana
14 Center Uroš Slokar 1983 Canada Toronto Raptors
15 Center Primož Brezec 1979 United States Charlotte Bobcats

United States USA[edit]

Head coach: Mike Krzyzewski

# Pos Name Year Born Team
4 Guard Joe Johnson 1981 United States Atlanta Hawks
5 Guard Kirk Hinrich 1981 United States Chicago Bulls
6 Forward LeBron James 1984 United States Cleveland Cavaliers
7 Forward Antawn Jamison 1976 United States Washington Wizards
8 Forward Shane Battier 1978 United States Houston Rockets
9 Guard Dwyane Wade 1982 United States Miami Heat
10 Guard Chris Paul 1985 United States New Orleans Hornets
11 Center Chris Bosh 1984 Canada Toronto Raptors
12 Center Dwight Howard 1985 United States Orlando Magic
13 Center Brad Miller 1976 United States Sacramento Kings
14 Forward Elton Brand 1979 United States Los Angeles Clippers
15 Forward Carmelo Anthony 1984 United States Denver Nuggets

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