Denmark national basketball team

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Denmark
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FIBA ranking T-94 Steady
Joined FIBA 1951
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Danmarks Basketball-Forbund (DBBF)
Coach Pieti Poikola
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances 3
Medals None
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark


The Danish national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Denmark in international competition. It is governed by the Danmarks Basketball-Forbund (DBBF).[1]

Once a team that competed among Europe's elite, Denmark is nowadays a minor team that aims to become a weighty competitor again.

Roster[edit]

The Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification

Denmark men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club
G 0 Knudsen, David 22 – (1994-06-26)26 June 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Marist College United States
F 3 Bak, Alexander 25 – (1991-01-16)16 January 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Team FOG Næstved Denmark
G 4 Adama Darboe 30 – (1986-04-26)26 April 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Bakken Bears Denmark
G 9 Jukic, Darko 26 – (1990-08-23)23 August 1990 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) KK Krka Slovenia
C 11 Andersen, Nicolai 20 – (1996-03-14)14 March 1996 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Kouvot Finland
F 15 Jukic, Zarko 22 – (1993-10-28)28 October 1993 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Norrköping Dolphins Sweden
C 18 Elbaek, Lasse 22 – (1994-02-28)28 February 1994 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Malbas Sweden
G 20 Voskuil, Alan 29 – (1986-09-10)10 September 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Pallacanestro Virtus Roma Italy
G 23 Lundberg, Gabriel 21 – (1994-12-04)4 December 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Horsens IC Denmark
F 31 Gilling, Jonathan 25 – (1991-06-29)29 June 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) CB Breogán Spain
F 42 Seilund, Mathias 26 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Bristol Flyers United Kingdom
G 45 Reinholt, Esben 23 – (1993-04-13)13 April 1993 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Montbrison France
F 46 Rungby, Frederik 23 – (1993-06-07)7 June 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Horsens IC Denmark
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Other notable players from Denmark:

Denmark roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G Chanan Colman 32 – (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Hapoel Eilat B.C. Israel
F Kevin Larsen 23 – (1993-07-17)17 July 1993 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Lille Métropole Basket France
G Shavon Shields 22 – (1994-06-05)5 June 1994 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Fraport Skyliners Germany
C Jonas Bergstedt 25 – (1991-07-06)6 July 1991 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Okapi Aalstar Belgium
C Jacob Larsen 19 – (1997-05-05)5 May 1997 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Gonzaga Bulldogs United States

Competitive record[edit]

History[edit]

EuroBasket 1951[edit]

Denmark debuted in the European championships at EuroBasket 1951 in Paris. They were defeated in all four of their preliminary round games, going 0–4 to take 5th place in the group. In a direct elimination match against Luxembourg, the Danes took a 46–45 lead with 5 seconds left. A final half-court shot by Luxembourg bounced off the rim, giving Denmark its first win and advancing the team to the first classification round. They picked up another win there, against Scotland, finishing third place in the group at 1–2. Their third win of the tournament came against Portugal in the 13–16 classification semifinal before Denmark lost to Switzerland in the 13/14 match to finish 14th of 18 teams with a record of 3–7.

EuroBasket 1953 and 1955[edit]

Two years later, at the EuroBasket 1953 in Moscow, the Denmark squad did not fare as well. They dropped 8 decisions (3 in the preliminary round, 3 in the first classification round, and the two-second-round classification games) on their way to a 16th-place finish out of the 17 teams. At the EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest, Denmark lost all 8 of their games, this time finishing last of the 18 teams competing.

Later years[edit]

The EuroBasket 1955 was the last major tournament that Team Denmark qualified for. It did achieve success at the FIBA EuroBasket 2010 Division C, where Denmark won all games.

Head coach position[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile | Denmark, Fiba.com. Retrieved 24 September 2015.

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