Catalonia national basketball team

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National federation Federació Catalana de Basquetbol
Coach Salva Maldonado
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The Catalonia autonomous basketball team is the basketball team of Catalonia. The team is not affiliated to FIBA, so only plays friendly games. Last appear was in summer 2010, in the Torneo de las Naciones. Catalonia won this tournament.


Catalonia started to play in 1927 a friendly game against Hindú Club of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Catalonia lost by 50–16.

From 1929 to 1936, the team played several friendly games with another European regions.

In April 1980, Catalonia plays several games against Basque Country, and other games against important teams like the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia or Yugoslavia.

In 1992, Catalonia played a game against Croatia; Croatia won by 118-82 led with 30 points of Toni Kukoč and 21 point of Dražen Petrović. The game was played as the opening of new Olympic arena, [1] before the special qualifying tournament that was held for European teams to allocate four extra berths.

Several years later, on 2002 Catalonia plays against Croatia in Palau Sant Jordi, with a record attendance of 16,471 spectators. With players like Juan Carlos Navarro or Pau Gasol, Catalonia wins by 82–75.

On 2005, Catalonia played against Cuba at Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona winning by a huge margin: 101–70.

Last Catalonia appearances were in the Torneo de las Naciones, a tournament co-organized with Galicia and Basque Country. It was played from 2008 to 2010 and Catalans won the last edition.

Several players couldn't play with Catalonia this tournament due to their call ups with the Spain national basketball team.

Games played[edit]

Date Venue Home Team Visitor Score
Apr 1980 Valls  Catalonia  Basque Country
Apr 1980 Vic  Catalonia  Basque Country
Apr 1980 Vitoria-Gasteiz  Basque Country  Catalonia
Apr 1980 Bilbao  Basque Country  Catalonia
Apr 28 1980 Badalona  Catalonia  Soviet Union
Jun 1982 Barcelona  Catalonia  Brazil
Jun 1982 Barcelona  Catalonia  France
Jun 1982 Barcelona  Catalonia  Czechoslovakia
Dec 26 1987 Barcelona  Catalonia  Yugoslavia
May 24 1992 Badalona  Catalonia  Croatia
Jun 27 2002 Barcelona  Catalonia  Croatia
Jun 30 2005 Badalona  Catalonia  Cuba
Jun 6 2008 Girona  Catalonia  Basque Country
Jun 7 2008 Girona  Catalonia  Portugal
Jun 26 2009 Bilbao  Catalonia  Canada
Jun 26 2009 Bilbao  Catalonia  Galicia
Jul 2 2010 Lugo  Catalonia  Basque Country
Jul 3 2010 Lugo  Catalonia  Lithuania 'B'


This was the roster of the Catalonian team for the 2010 Torneo de las Naciones.

Catalonia Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 5 Rodríguez, Dani CB Tarragona Spain
SF 7 Blanch, Marc 28 – (1982-01-12)12 January 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Bàsquet Mallorca Spain
PG 8 Colom, Quino 21 – (1988-11-01)1 November 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada Spain
PF 9 Fornas, Roger 27 – (1982-10-24)24 October 1982 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) BC Andorra Andorra
SF 10 Rabaseda, Xavier 21 – (1989-02-24)24 February 1989 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) CB Cornellà Spain
PF 11 Matalí, Andreu BC Andorra Andorra
PF 12 Ortega, Josep CB Sant Josep Spain
SF 15 San Epifanio, Edgar 22 – (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) CB Cornellà Spain
C 16 Rubio, Guille 27 – (1982-10-14)14 October 1982 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) CB Málaga Spain
SG 23 Navarro, David 30 – (1980-05-25)25 May 1980 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) CB Sant Josep Spain
Head coach
  • Spain Salva Maldonado

  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes pro club
    during the 2010–11 season

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Croatian) Crošarka Prije 20 godina: Sve utakmice Hrvatske do Olimpijskih igara u Barceloni, Autor: Sanjin Vučković/ Foto: , Aug 08, 2012

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