EuroBasket 1981

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FIBA EuroBasket 1981
22nd FIBA European Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Czechoslovakia
Dates May 26 – June 5
Teams 12 (from 33 federations)
Venues 3 Prague, Bratislava, Havířov (in 3 host cities)
Champions  Soviet Union (13th title)
MVP Soviet Union Valdis Valters
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Poland Mieczyslaw Mlynarski (23.1 PPG)  Soviet Union (99.7)
Official website
EuroBasket 1981 (archive)
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The 1981 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1981, was the 22nd FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Czechoslovakia and took place from May 26 to June 5, 1981.

Venues[edit]

Havířov Bratislava Prague
Ice Stadium Havířov
Capacity 7 000
Ondrej Nepela Arena
Capacity 10 000
Sportovní hala
Capacity 15 000
HC Havirov Panthers.JPG OndrejNepela1.JPG Praha T-Mobile Arena (6).JPG

Participants[edit]

Twelve national teams took part in the competition, divided in 2 six-teams groups.

Group A Group B

First stage[edit]

The winner of each match earns two points, the loser one. The first three teams advance to the final stage, the last three team take part in the classification round.

Group A – Bratislava[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Spain 5 5 0 452 362 +90 10
 Czechoslovakia 5 4 1 393 358 +35 9
 Israel 5 3 2 418 396 +22 8
 France 5 2 3 402 409 −7 7
 England 5 1 4 313 371 −58 6
 Greece 5 0 5 356 438 −82 5
Israel 82 – 74 England
Greece 70 – 95 Czechoslovakia
Spain 102 – 93 France
Greece 81 – 86 France
Spain 89 – 81 Israel
Czechoslovakia 71 – 62 England
Greece 62 – 64 England
Czechoslovakia 72 – 69 Spain
France 76 – 88 Israel
England 47 – 78 Spain
France 47 – 78 Czechoslovakia
Greece 71 – 82 Israel
Israel 85 – 86 Czechoslovakia
Greece 72 – 111 Spain
England 66 – 78 France

Group B – Havířov[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 489 377 +112 10
 Yugoslavia 5 4 1 489 439 +50 9
 Italy 5 3 2 418 407 +11 8
 Poland 5 2 3 429 429 0 7
 West Germany 5 1 4 334 395 −61 6
 Turkey 5 0 5 346 458 −112 5
West Germany 66 – 51 Turkey
Soviet Union 101 – 89 Poland
Yugoslavia 99 – 88 Italy
Soviet Union 86 – 54 West Germany
Yugoslavia 92 – 89 Poland
Italy 94 – 73 Turkey
Yugoslavia 112 – 68 Turkey
Poland 81 – 71 West Germany
Italy 67 – 97 Soviet Union
Turkey 79 – 97 Soviet Union
Poland 81 – 90 Italy
Yugoslavia 98 – 86 West Germany
West Germany 57 – 79 Italy
Turkey 75 – 89 Poland
Yugoslavia 88 – 108 Soviet Union

Places 7 – 12[edit]

 Greece  Poland 78–89
 England  West Germany 58–65
 France  Turkey 67–70
 Turkey  Greece 64–72
 Poland  England 92–69
 France  West Germany 83–70
 West Germany  Greece 67–71
 England  Turkey 60–63
 France  Poland 93–102


Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
7  Poland 5 5 0 453 386 +67 10
8  France 5 4 1 407 379 +28 9
9  Greece 5 2 3 364 370 −6 7
10  West Germany 5 2 3 339 344 −5 7
11  Turkey 5 2 3 313 354 −41 7
12  England 5 1 4 317 360 −43 6

Places 1 – 6 in Prague[edit]

 Israel  Yugoslavia 87–102
 Spain  Italy 87–86
 Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union 84–110
 Spain  Soviet Union 101–110
 Israel  Italy 98–116
 Yugoslavia  Czechoslovakia 95–86
 Soviet Union  Israel 112–84
 Italy  Czechoslovakia 83–100
 Spain  Yugoslavia 72–95


Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 5 0 537 424 +113 10
2  Yugoslavia 5 4 1 479 441 +38 9
3  Spain 5 3 2 421 441 −20 8
4  Czechoslovakia 5 2 3 425 445 −20 7
5  Italy 5 1 4 440 481 −41 6
6  Israel 5 1 4 435 505 −70 6

Finals[edit]

Placement Team 1 Team 2 Res.
3rd place  Spain  Czechoslovakia 90–101

Finals[edit]

Placement Team 1 Team 2 Res.
1st place  Soviet Union  Yugoslavia 84–67


 1981 FIBA European Champions 

Soviet Union
13th title

Final rankings[edit]

  1.  Soviet Union
  2.  Yugoslavia
  3.  Czechoslovakia
  4.  Spain
  5.  Italy
  6.  Israel
  7.  Poland
  8.  France
  9.  Greece
  10.  West Germany
  11.  Turkey
  12.  England

Awards[edit]

1981 FIBA European Championship MVP: Valdis Valters (Soviet Union Soviet Union)
All-Tournament Team[1]
Soviet Union Valdis Valters (MVP)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Kićanović
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Dalipagić
Soviet Union Anatoly Myshkin
Soviet Union Vladimir Tkachenko

Team rosters[edit]

1. Soviet Union: Valdis Valters, Anatoly Myshkin, Vladimir Tkachenko, Sergėjus Jovaiša, Aleksander Belostenny, Stanislav Eremin, Sergei Tarakanov, Andrei Lopatov, Nikolai Deriugin, Aleksander Salnikov, Gennadi Kapustin, Nikolai Fesenko (Coach: Alexander Gomelsky)

2. Yugoslavia: Krešimir Ćosić, Dražen Dalipagić, Mirza Delibašić, Dragan Kićanović, Andro Knego, Peter Vilfan, Predrag Benacek, Ratko Radovanovic, Boban Petrović, Branko Skroce, Zeljko Poljak, Petar Popović (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)

3. Czechoslovakia: Kamil Brabenec, Stanislav Kropilak, Zdenek Kos, Vlastimil Klimes, Vojtech Petr, Vlastimil Havlik, Jaroslav Skala, Juraj Zuffa, Peter Rajniak, Zdenek Bohm, Justin Sedlak, Gustav Hraska (Coach: Pavel Petera)

4. Spain: Juan Antonio Corbalán, Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Wayne Brabender, Fernando Martín, Candido "Chicho" Sibilio, Manuel Flores, Ignacio "Nacho" Solozabal, Rafael Rullan, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Joaquim Costa, Josep Maria Margall, Fernando Romay (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)

References[edit]