Denmark national basketball team

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Olympic Games
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FIBA World Cup
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Appearances 3

The Danish national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Denmark in international competition.


Position Player Current club
Guard Adama Darboe Svendborg Rabbits
Guard Frederik Nielsen Horsholm 79'ers
Guard Alan Voskuil Horsens IC
Guard Andreas Jakobsen Bakken Bears
Guard Chanan Colman Svendborg Rabbits
Forward Nicolai Iversen Svendborg Rabbits
Forward & Center Peter Johansen Team FOG Næstved
Center Chris Christoffersen Bakken Bears

Coach Peter Hoffman Assistant Coach Jesper Winther Serensen

Competitive record[edit]

Eurobasket 1951[edit]

Denmark debuted in the European championships at Eurobasket 1951 in Paris. They were defeated in all four of their preliminary round games, going 0–4 to take 5th place in the group. In a direct elimination match against Luxembourg, the Danes took a 46–45 lead with 5 seconds left. A final half-court shot by Luxembourg bounced off the rim, giving Denmark its first win and advancing the team to the first classification round. They picked up another win there, against Scotland, finishing third place in the group at 1–2. Their third win of the tournament came against Portugal in the 13–16 classification semifinal before Denmark lost to Switzerland in the 13/14 match to finish 14th of 18 teams with a record of 3–7.

Eurobasket 1953[edit]

Two years later, at Eurobasket 1953 in Moscow, the Denmark squad did not fare as well. They dropped 8 decisions (3 in the preliminary round, 3 in the first classification round, and the two-second-round classification games) on their way to a 16th place finish out of the 17 teams.

Eurobasket 1955[edit]

Denmark lost all 8 of their games again at Eurobasket 1955 in Budapest, this time finishing last of the 18 teams competing.