United Arab Emirates national basketball team

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United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates UAE
دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
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FIBA ranking T-63 Increase4
Joined FIBA 1976
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation United Arab Emirates Basketball Association
Coach Mounir Ben Slimane
Olympic Games
Appearances None
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Medals None
Asian Championship
Appearances 7
Medals None
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Former logo of the U.A.E. Basketball Association

The United Arab Emirates national basketball team, represents the United Arab Emirates in international basketball competitions and is controlled by United Arab Emirates Basketball Association.[1]

The UAE has qualified for more major international basketball tournaments than any other nation on the Arabian Peninsula. (Except Kuwait)

Performances[edit]

FIBA Asia Championship[edit]

  • best performance: 1997 : 5th
  • worst performance: 2007 : 16th

At the most recent event, the FIBA Asia Championship 2009 in Tianjin, China, the team finished 12th after qualifying for the eighth final round with an overtime victory over Indonesia in the first round.[2]

In 1997, the United Arab Emirates had its best performance in the championship, finishing in fifth place with a 4–3 record. The team beat traditional Asian powerhouse Chinese Taipei 78–62 in the fifth place game.

Year Position Tournament Host
1977 1977 ABC Championship Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1979 1979 ABC Championship Nagoya, Japan
1981 1981 ABC Championship Calcutta, India
1983 1983 ABC Championship Hong Kong
1985 1985 ABC Championship Malaysia
1987 1987 ABC Championship Bangkok, Thailand
1989 1989 ABC Championship Beijing, China
1991 1991 ABC Championship Kobe, Japan
1993 8th 1993 ABC Championship Jakarta, Indonesia
1995 9th 1995 ABC Championship Seoul, South Korea
1997 5th 1997 ABC Championship Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1999 10th 1999 ABC Championship Fukuoka, Japan
2001 10th 2001 ABC Championship Shanghai, China
2003 2003 ABC Championship Harbin, China
2005 2005 FIBA Asia Championship Doha, Qatar
2007 16th 2007 FIBA Asia Championship Tokushima, Japan
2009 12th 2009 FIBA Asia Championship Tianjin, China
2011 10th 2011 FIBA Asia Championship Wuhan, China
2013 - 2013 FIBA Asia Championship Philippines
2015 TBD 2015 FIBA Asia Championship China


FIBA Asia Champions Cup[edit]

In 2008, United Arab Emirates club Al-Wasl finished third in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, the first time that a UAE club had medaled at the championship.

Current squad[edit]

 United Arab Emirates[edit]

Head coach: Zoran Zupcevic

# Pos Name Club Date of Birth Height
4 G Younis Khamis United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl (1982-07-23)July 23, 1982 (age 27) 185
5 Saeed Ashoor (1986-06-18)June 18, 1986 (age 23) 204
6 G Mohamed Mubarak United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli (1987-10-06)October 6, 1987 (age 21) 182
7 Saleh Sultan (1989-09-23)September 23, 1989 (age 19) 175
8 Hussain Ahmed (1989-06-06)June 6, 1989 (age 20) 180
9 F Ayoub Ahmed United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl (1981-01-29)January 29, 1981 (age 28) 190
10 F Matar Abdullah United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr (1986-08-24)August 24, 1986 (age 22) 188
11 G Talal Salem (1988-09-26)September 26, 1988 (age 20) 180
12 F Rashed Naser United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl (1988-10-19)October 19, 1988 (age 20) 190
13 Ibrahim Obaid (1980-07-04)July 4, 1980 (age 29) 180
14 C Ali Mahmood (1979-11-20)November 20, 1979 (age 29) 202
15 C Jasim Mohamed United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl (1988-11-24)November 24, 1988 (age 20) 205

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