Ivory Coast national basketball team

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Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast
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FIBA ranking 40 Steady
Joined FIBA 1961
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Fédération Ivoirienne de Basket-Ball
Coach Natxo Lezkano
Nickname(s) Les Éléphants
(The Elephants)
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 3
Medals None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 22
Medals Gold medal africa.svg Gold: 1981, 1985
Silver medal africa.svg Silver: 1978, 1980, 2009
Uniforms
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Team colours
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
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The Ivorian Coast national basketball team are the men's basketball side that represent Ivory Coast in international competition. The team competes regularly in the African Championship, and is administered by the Fédération Ivoirienne de Basket-Ball.[1]

With two AfroBasket titles and five overall finals appearances, the country is traditionally home to one the continent's finest basketball national teams.

History[edit]

Ivory Coast reached the final of the FIBA Africa Championship for the first time in 1978, but they were defeated by Senegal in the final. They reached the final again in the following tournament, in 1980, but again had to settle for silver, as Senegal took the gold. Another run the following year, in 1981, saw Côte d'Ivoire finally break through and win their first title, as they defeated Egypt for the championship. Four years later, Côte d'Ivoire won their second championship, as they hosted the tournament in 1985, and beat Angola, to win the championship. Côte d'Ivoire finished second at the 2009 FIBA Africa Championship, for their first podium finish since their victory in 1985. They participated in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, which was their first FIBA World Cup appearance since 1986. The team went 1–4 at the tournament, finishing last in Group C. In their final group game, the Ivorians defeated Puerto Rico, for their first ever FIBA World Cup win, but they came up just short in the tiebreaker to see which team would advance to the knockout stage.

Competitive record[edit]

Summer Olympic Games[edit]

yet to qualify

FIBA World Cup[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1982 13 1982 FIBA World Championship Colombia
1986 23 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
2010 21 2010 FIBA World Championship Turkey
2019 To Be Determined 2019 FIBA World Cup China

FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1962 FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Cairo, Egypt
1964 FIBA Africa Championship 1964 Casablanca, Morocco
1965 FIBA Africa Championship 1965 Tunis, Tunisia
1968 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
1970 FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1972 10 FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
1974 FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1975 FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
1978 2nd, silver medalist(s) FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
1980 2nd, silver medalist(s) FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981 1st, gold medalist(s) FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
1985 1st, gold medalist(s) FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
1987 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
1989 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1992 11 FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
1993 6 FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997 8 FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 8 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 8 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 11 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005 10 FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 8 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009 2nd, silver medalist(s) FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
2015 12 FIBA Africa Championship 2015 Radès, Tunisia
2017 To Be Determined FIBA Africa Championship 2017 Republic of the Congo

African Games[edit]

  • 1965 : Did not qualify
  • 1973 : ?
  • 1978 : 2nd, silver medalist(s)
  • 1987 : 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
  • 1991-99 : Did not qualify
  • 2003 : 4th
  • 2007 : 6th
  • 2011 : 8th
  • 2015 : 7th
  • 2019 : To be determined

Roster[edit]

At the 2015 AfroBasket:[2]


Ivory Coast National Basketball Team - AfroBasket 2015 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
F 4 Aselaini, Serzhi 23 – (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) TSU Tbilisi Georgia (country)
G 5 Diabate, Mouloukou 28 – (1987-07-21)21 July 1987 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) MZT Skopje Aerodrom Republic of Macedonia
G 6 Zahoui, Jean-Yves 17 – (1998-03-08)8 March 1998 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Saint-Brieuc France
G 7 Kouadio, Cédric 29 – (1986-07-24)24 July 1986 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) JCA Abidjan Ivory Coast
F 8 Oulai, Kehasson 19 – (1995-10-20)20 October 1995 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) ABC Ivory Coast
C 9 Bangoura, Morlaye 36 – (1979-02-18)18 February 1979 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) ABC Ivory Coast
G 10 Meite, Alassane 23 – (1991-09-21)21 September 1991 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) ABC Ivory Coast
G 11 Koffi, Andaman 30 – (1985-05-18)18 May 1985 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Pays d'Ollones France
G 12 Bahin, Yoli 32 – (1983-07-10)10 July 1983 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Kénitra Morocco
F 13 Tapé, Éric 33 – (1981-10-25)25 October 1981 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Fecamp France
F 14 Meite, Namori 27 – (1988-02-05)5 February 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Oullins France
C 15 Aboubacar, Seydou 21 – (1994-05-09)9 May 1994 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Palencia Spain
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 August 2013

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Seydou Aboubacar Morlaye Bangoura
PF Éric Tapé Serzhi Aselaini
SF Namori Meite Kehasson Oulai
SG Andaman Koffi Yoli Bahin
PG Mouloukou Diabate Alassane Meite Cédric Kouadio

Notable players[edit]

Other current notable players from Ivory Coast:

Ivory Coast roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G Pape-Philippe Amagou 31 – (1985-02-27)27 February 1985 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Le Mans Sarthe Basket France
G/F Guy Landry Edi 27 – (1988-12-26)26 December 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) STB Le Havre France
F/C Herve Lamizana 35 – (1981-01-22)22 January 1981 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Al Moutahed Tripoli Lebanon
PF Herve Toure 34 – (1982-02-25)25 February 1982 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Chemidor Tehran Iran
C Louri Frejus Zerbo 27 – (1989-04-02)2 April 1989 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Limoges CSP Elite France

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age on 23 June 2016

Head coach position[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

Scroll down to see more.

Team for the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship.

Ivory Coast national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
F 4 Abouo, Charles 23 – (1989-11-04)4 November 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) CB Peñas Huesca Spain
G 5 Diabate, Mouloukou 26 – (1987-07-21)21 July 1987 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) SLUC Nancy Basket France
F 6 Soumahoro, Issife 24 – (1988-10-31)31 October 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Strasbourg IG France
G 7 Amagou, Pape-Philippe 28 – (1985-02-27)27 February 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Chorale Roanne Basket France
G 8 Konate, Kinidinnin 32 – (1980-08-23)23 August 1980 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Abidjan Basket Club Ivory Coast
C 9 Lamizana, Hervé 32 – (1981-01-22)22 January 1981 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
F 10 N'Diaye, Ismaël 31 – (1982-04-20)20 April 1982 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Basket-club Boncourt Switzerland
G 11 Toti, Mickaël 26 – (1987-04-11)11 April 1987 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Reims Champagne Basket France
C 12 Kale, Jonathan 27 – (1985-10-18)18 October 1985 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) CB Coruña Spain
C 13 Zerbo, Louri 24 – (1989-04-02)2 April 1989 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) BCM Gravelines France
F 14 Edi, Guy 24 – (1988-12-26)26 December 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Gonzaga United States
F 15 Koné, Mohamed 32 – (1981-03-24)24 March 1981 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Chorale Roanne Basket France
Head coach


Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 August 2013

Kit[edit]

Manufacturer[edit]

Peak [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – Cote d'Ivoire, fiba.com, accessed 27 July 2013.
  2. ^ Cote d'Ivoire|2015 Afrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  3. ^ Head coaches, fiba.com, accessed 8 May 2013.
  4. ^ 2015 FIBA Africa Championship - Cote d'Ivoire, FIBA.com, Retrieved 23 June 2016.

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