1981 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship

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1981 EuroBasket Under-16
6th FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Greece
Dates 18–28 August 1981
Teams 12 (from 1 federations)
Champions  Soviet Union (3rd title)
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The 1981 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship (known at that time as 1981 European Championship for Cadets) was the 6th edition of the FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. The cities of Thessaloniki and Katerini, in Greece, hosted the tournament. The Soviet Union won the trophy for the third time and became the most winning country in the tournament.

Teams[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The twelve teams were allocated in two groups of six teams each.

     Team advanced to Semifinals
     Team competed in 5th-8th playoffs
     Team competed in 9th-12th playoffs

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Italy 5 5 0 482 332 10
 West Germany 5 4 1 310 290 9
 Greece 5 3 2 346 345 8
 Turkey 5 2 3 357 381 7
 Poland 5 1 4 320 403 6
 Sweden 5 0 5 350 414 5

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 463 270 10
 Finland 5 3 2 388 415 8
 Israel 5 3 2 399 463 8
 Yugoslavia 5 2 3 497 471 7
 France 5 1 4 348 440 6
 Spain 5 1 4 403 439 6

Knockout stage[edit]

9th–12th playoffs[edit]

Playoffs Ninth place
  Poland  65  
  Spain  93  
 
      Spain  96
    France  63
Eleventh place
  Sweden  71   Poland  88
  France  97     Sweden  85

5th–8th playoffs[edit]

Playoffs Fifth place
  Turkey  100  
  Israel  99  
 
      Turkey  80
    Yugoslavia  97
Seventh place
  Yugoslavia  125   Israel  83
  Greece  76     Greece  96

Championship[edit]

Semifinals Final
  Soviet Union  90  
  West Germany  57  
 
      Soviet Union  72
    Italy  57
Third place
  Italy  104   West Germany  78
  Finland  65     Finland  64


 1981 FIBA Europe U-16 Championship 

Soviet Union
Third title

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Italy
Bronze medal icon.svg  West Germany
4th  Finland
5th  Yugoslavia
6th  Turkey
7th  Greece
8th  Israel
9th  Spain
10th  France
11th  Poland
12th  Sweden

References[edit]