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FIBA EuroBasket 1983
23rd FIBA European Basketball Championship
Official website
EuroBasket 1983
Tournament details
Host nation France
Dates May 25 – June 4
Teams 12 (from 33 federations)
Venues 3 Limoges, Cannes, Nantes (in 3 host cities)
Champions  Italy (1st title)
MVP Spain Juan Antonio Corbalán
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Greece Nikos Galis (33.0)  Soviet Union (97.3)

The 1983 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1983, was the 23rd FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe.

Venues[edit]

City Arena Round/Group Capacity
Caen Palais des Sports Groups B 4,000
Limoges Palais des Sports de Beaublanc Groups A 6,000
Nantes Palais des Sports de Beaulieu Qualification and finals 6,000

Group stage[edit]

Group A – Limoges[edit]

 Sweden  Greece 66–69
 Italy  Spain 75–74
 France  Yugoslavia 76–80
 Sweden  Italy 74–89
 France  Greece 79–77
 Yugoslavia  Spain 90–91
 Greece  Italy 83–108
 Yugoslavia  Sweden 103–84
 France  Spain 73–75
 Yugoslavia  Greece 77–76
 France  Italy 80–105
 Spain  Sweden 81–76
 France  Sweden 91–71
 Italy  Yugoslavia 91–76
 Spain  Greece 100–79
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Italy 5 5 0 468 387 +81 10
 Spain 5 4 1 421 393 +28 9
 Yugoslavia 5 3 2 426 418 +8 8
 France 5 2 3 399 408 −9 7
 Greece 5 1 4 384 430 −46 6
 Sweden 5 0 5 371 433 −62 5

Group B – Cannes[edit]

 Israel  Netherlands 72–78
 Czechoslovakia  West Germany 74–86
 Soviet Union  Poland 88–76
 West Germany  Netherlands 67–79
 Czechoslovakia  Poland 66–66 aet. 72–75
 Soviet Union  Israel 92–87
 Poland  Israel 62–64
 Soviet Union  West Germany 90–69
 Czechoslovakia  Netherlands 90–63
 West Germany  Poland 85–82
 Soviet Union  Netherlands 112–63
 Czechoslovakia  Israel 81–81 aet. 89–93
 Netherlands  Poland 73–62
 Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union 80–100
 West Germany  Israel 77–70
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 482 375 +107 10
 Netherlands 5 3 2 356 403 −47 8
 West Germany 5 3 2 384 395 −11 8
 Israel 5 2 3 386 398 −12 7
 Poland 5 1 4 357 382 −25 6
 Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 405 417 −12 6

Places 9 – 12[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Greece  Czechoslovakia 85–88
 Poland  Sweden 82–70

Places 5 – 8[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Israel  Yugoslavia 99–88
 France  West Germany 90–82

Places 1 – 4[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Italy  Netherlands 88–69
 Soviet Union  Spain 94–95

Finals[edit]

Placement Team 1 Team 2 Res.
11th place  Greece  Sweden 91–91 aet. 102–97
9th place  Poland  Czechoslovakia 77–73
7th place  Yugoslavia  West Germany 104–88
5th place  France  Israel 92–88
3rd place  Soviet Union  Netherlands 105–70
Final  Spain  Italy 96–105


 1983 FIBA European Champions 

Italy
1st title

Final rankings[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

1983 FIBA European Championship MVP: Juan Antonio Corbalán (Spain Spain)
All-Tournament Team[1]
Spain Juan Antonio Corbalán (MVP)
Greece Nikos Galis
Spain Juan Antonio San Epifanio
Czechoslovakia Stanislav Kropilák
Soviet Union Arvydas Sabonis

Team rosters[edit]

1. Italy: Dino Meneghin, Pierluigi Marzorati, Antonello Riva, Roberto Brunamonti, Renato Villalta, Marco Bonamico, Enrico Gilardi, Romeo Sacchetti, Ario Costa, Alberto Tonut, Renzo Vecchiato, Carlo Caglieris (Coach: Sandro Gamba)

2. Spain: Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Fernando Martín, Candido "Chicho" Sibilio, Ignacio "Nacho" Solozabal, Joan "Chichi" Creus, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, Fernando Romay, Josep Maria Margall, Andrés Jiménez, Fernando Arcega (Coach: Antonio Díaz-Miguel)

3. Soviet Union: Valdis Valters, Anatoly Myshkin, Arvydas Sabonis, Aleksander Belostenny, Valdemaras Chomičius, Sergėjus Jovaiša, Stanislav Eremin, Sergei Tarakanov, Nikolai Deriugin, Heino Enden, Andrei Lopatov, Viktor Pankrashkin (Coach: Alexander Gomelsky)

4. Netherlands: Dan Cramer, Al Faber, Rene Ridderhof, Ronald Schilp, Randy Wiel, Mitchell Plaat, Jelle Esveldt, Jos Kuipers, Cock van de Lagemaat, Henk Pieterse, Roland van den Bergh, Rob van Essen (Coach: Vladimir Heger)

References[edit]