EuroBasket 1963

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FIBA EuroBasket 1963
13th FIBA European Basketball Championship
Official website
EuroBasket 1963
Tournament details
Host nation Poland
Dates October 4–13
Teams 16 (from 30 federations)
Venues 1 Wrocław (in 1 host city)
Champions  Soviet Union (7th title)
MVP Spain Emiliano Rodríguez
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radivoj Korać (26.6)  Yugoslavia (85.4)

The 1963 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1963, was the thirteenth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Seventeen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by Poland and held at Wrocław.

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.  Yugoslavia 7 7 0 608:472 14 +136
2.  Hungary 7 5 2 499:455 10 +44
3.  Bulgaria 7 5 2 509:444 10 +65
4.  Belgium 7 4 3 520:512 8 +8
5.  Italy 7 4 3 467:459 8 +8
6.  Israel 7 2 5 463:505 4 −42
7.  Netherlands 7 1 6 453:588 2 −135
8.  Turkey 7 0 7 404:499 0 −95
 Yugoslavia  Netherlands 107–62
 Bulgaria  Israel 79–58
 Hungary  Italy 55–55 aet.71–74
 Belgium  Turkey 71–52
 Netherlands  Italy 60–73
 Bulgaria  Turkey 71–52
 Hungary  Belgium 71–69
 Yugoslavia  Israel 80–73
 Netherlands  Belgium 71–77
 Israel  Turkey 64–55
 Bulgaria  Hungary 55–64
 Yugoslavia  Italy 71–69
 Yugoslavia  Turkey 97–67
 Italy  Belgium 75–76
 Netherlands  Bulgaria 71–99
 Israel  Hungary 73–80
 Turkey  Hungary 42–50
 Israel  Netherlands 70–55
 Italy  Bulgaria 51–59
 Yugoslavia  Belgium 95–62
 Belgium  Bulgaria 72–80
 Turkey  Netherlands 72–74
 Italy  Israel 63–57
 Yugoslavia  Hungary 82–73
 Hungary  Netherlands 90–60
 Turkey  Italy 65–72
 Belgium  Israel 93–68
 Yugoslavia  Bulgaria 76–66

Group B[edit]

Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.  Soviet Union 7 7 0 558:392 14 +166
2.  Poland 7 6 1 542:454 12 +88
3.  East Germany 7 4 3 468:469 8 −1
4.  Spain 7 3 4 563:575 6 −12
5.  Romania 7 3 4 422:430 6 −8
6.  Czechoslovakia 7 3 4 479:514 6 −35
7.  France 7 1 6 427:521 2 −94
8.  Finland 7 1 6 399:503 2 −104
 France  East Germany 49–63
 Soviet Union  Finland 75–53
 Spain  Poland 76–79
 Czechoslovakia  Romania 55–56
 France  Czechoslovakia 72–79
 Spain  Romania 75–70
 Finland  East Germany 50–73
 Soviet Union  Poland 64–54
 Finland  Czechoslovakia 45–78
 Soviet Union  East Germany 76–52
 Poland  Romania 64–60
 Spain  France 86–70
 Finland  Spain 83–79
 East Germany  Czechoslovakia 61–62
 Poland  France 98–65
 Soviet Union  Romania 64–54
 East Germany  Spain 91–85
 Romania  France 59–51
 Poland  Finland 68–54
 Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia 96–56
 East Germany  Poland 62–93
 Romania  Finland 69–55
 Czechoslovakia  Spain 76–98
 Soviet Union  France 77–59
 Romania  East Germany 54–66
 France  Finland 61–59
 Czechoslovakia  Poland 73–86
 Soviet Union  Spain 106–64

Knockout stage[edit]

Places 13 – 16[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Netherlands  Finland 58–71
 France  Turkey 80–63

Places 9 – 12[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Italy  Czechoslovakia 66–70
 Romania  Israel 47–57

Places 5 – 8[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Bulgaria  Spain 66–70
 East Germany  Belgium 47–57

Places 1 – 4[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Yugoslavia  Poland 72–83
 Soviet Union  Hungary 89–51

Finals[edit]

Placement Team 1 Team 2 Res.
15th place  Turkey  Netherlands 64–62
13th place  France  Finland 60–50
11th place  Italy  Romania 66–85
9th place  Czechoslovakia  Israel 58–60
7th place  Belgium  Spain 83–86
5th place  East Germany  Bulgaria 62–77
3rd place  Yugoslavia  Hungary 89–61
Final  Soviet Union  Poland 61–45


 1963 FIBA European Champions 

Soviet Union
7th title

Final rankings[edit]

  1.  Soviet Union
  2.  Poland
  3.  Yugoslavia
  4.  Hungary
  5.  Bulgaria
  6.  East Germany
  7.  Spain
  8.  Belgium
  9.  Israel
  10.  Czechoslovakia
  11.  Romania
  12.  Italy
  13.  France
  14.  Finland
  15.  Turkey
  16.  Netherlands

Awards[edit]

1963 FIBA European Championship MVP: Emiliano Rodríguez (Spain Spain)

Team rosters[edit]

1. Soviet Union: Jānis Krūmiņš, Gennadi Volnov, Jaak Lipso, Armenak Alachachian, Guram Minashvili, Tõnno Lepmets, Juris Kalnins, Aleksander Travin, Aleksander Petrov, Viacheslav Khrinin, Vadim Gladun, Olgerts Jurgensons (Coach: Alexander Gomelsky)

2. Poland: Mieczyslaw Łopatka, Bohdan Likszo, Janusz Wichowski, Andrzej Pstrokonski, Leszek Arent, Zbigniew Dregier, Kazimierz Frelkiewicz, Wieslaw Langiewicz, Andrzej Nartowski, Stanislaw Olejniczak, Jerzy Piskun, Marek Sitkowski (Coach: Witold Zagórski)

3. Yugoslavia: Radivoj Korać, Ivo Daneu, Trajko Rajković, Slobodan Gordić, Borut Bassin, Nemanja Đurić, Miodrag Nikolić, Miloš Bojović, Živko Kasun, Emil Logar, Zvonko Petricevic, Dragoslav Ražnatović (Coach: Aleksandar Nikolić)

4. Hungary: János Greminger, Laszlo Gabanyi, János Simon, Janos Bencze, Miklos Bohaty, Gyorgy Polik, Gyorgy Vajdovics, Jozsef Prieszol, Arpad Glatz, Tibor Kangyal, Otto Temesvari, Pal Koczka (Coach: Tibor Zsiros)

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