EuroBasket 1971

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FIBA EuroBasket 1971
17th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 1971 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation West Germany
Dates 10–19 September
Teams 12 (from 33 federations)
Venues 2 Essen, Böblingen (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Soviet Union (11th title)
MVP Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Krešimir Ćosić
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Poland Edward Jurkiewicz (22.6)  Soviet Union (89.0)
Official website
EuroBasket 1971 (archive)
1969
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The 1971 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1971, was the seventeenth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe.

Venues[edit]

Essen Böblingen
Grugahalle
Capacity 10 000
Sporthalle
Capacity 8 000
Grugahalle und Hotelneubau.JPG SporthalleBoeblingen img 0301.jpg

First round[edit]

Group A – Essen[edit]

 France  Spain 66–79
 Romania  Soviet Union 55–83
 Poland  West Germany 78–73
 Romania  France 65–64
 Spain  Poland 70–83
 Soviet Union  West Germany 91–54
 Poland  France 91–65
 Romania  West Germany 79–69
 Soviet Union  Spain 118–58
 Romania  Poland 74–80
 Soviet Union  France 75–63
 Spain  West Germany 73–69
 Soviet Union  Poland 94–73
 Romania  Spain 76–72
 France  West Germany 64–88
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.  Soviet Union 5 5 0 461:303 10 +158
2.  Poland 5 4 1 405:381 8 +24
3.  Romania 5 3 2 349:368 6 −19
4.  Spain 5 2 3 352:412 4 −60
5.  West Germany 5 1 4 353:385 2 −32
6.  France 5 0 5 322:398 0 −76

Group B – Böblingen[edit]

 Israel  Italy 68–87
 Czechoslovakia  Turkey 88–69
 Yugoslavia  Bulgaria 70–69
 Turkey  Israel 97–88
 Czechoslovakia  Yugoslavia 66–81
 Italy  Bulgaria 78–69
 Turkey  Yugoslavia 63–86
 Israel  Bulgaria 75–98
 Italy  Czechoslovakia 74–60
 Bulgaria  Czechoslovakia 85–74
 Israel  Yugoslavia 92–118
 Turkey  Italy 53–67
 Israel  Czechoslovakia 85–113
 Bulgaria  Turkey 87–60
 Yugoslavia  Italy 79–68
Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 434:358 10 +76
2.  Italy 5 4 1 374:329 8 +45
3.  Bulgaria 5 3 2 408:357 6 +51
4.  Czechoslovakia 5 2 3 401:394 4 +7
5.  Turkey 5 1 4 342:416 2 −74
6.  Israel 5 0 5 408:513 0 −105

Knockout stage[edit]

Places 9 – 12 in Essen[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 West Germany  Israel 99–76
 France  Turkey 82–60

Places 5 – 8 in Essen[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Spain  Bulgaria 84–95
 Romania  Czechoslovakia 74–87

Places 1 – 4 in Essen[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Poland  Yugoslavia 75–100
 Soviet Union  Italy 93–66

Finals – all games in Essen[edit]

Placement Team 1 Team 2 Res.
11th place  Turkey  Israel 74–84
9th place  France  West Germany 70–76
7th place  Spain  Romania 86–71
5th place  Bulgaria  Czechoslovakia 76–99
3rd place  Italy  Poland 85–67
Final  Soviet Union  Yugoslavia 69–64


 1971 FIBA European Champions 

Soviet Union
11th title

Final rankings[edit]

  1.  Soviet Union
  2.  Yugoslavia
  3.  Italy
  4.  Poland
  5.  Czechoslovakia
  6.  Bulgaria
  7.  Spain
  8.  Romania
  9.  West Germany
  10.  France
  11.  Israel
  12.  Turkey

Awards[edit]

1971 FIBA European Championship MVP: Krešimir Ćosić (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia)
All-Tournament Team[1]
Soviet Union Sergei Belov
Soviet Union Modestas Paulauskas
Poland Edward Jurkiewicz
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Krešimir Ćosić (MVP)
Bulgaria Atanas Golomeev

Team rosters[edit]

1. Soviet Union: Sergei Belov, Alexander Belov, Modestas Paulauskas, Anatoly Polivoda, Vladimir Andreev, Priit Tomson, Ivan Edeshko, Alzhan Zharmukhamedov, Zurab Sakandelidze, Mikheil Korkia, Aleksander Boloshev, Aleksei Tammiste (Coach: Vladimir Kondrashin)

2. Yugoslavia: Krešimir Ćosić, Nikola Plećaš, Aljoša Žorga, Vinko Jelovac, Ljubodrag Simonović, Dragutin Čermak, Borut Bassin, Dragan Kapičić, Blagoja Georgievski, Žarko Knežević, Dragiša Vučinic, Davor Rukavina (Coach: Ranko Žeravica)

3. Italy: Dino Meneghin, Pierluigi Marzorati, Massimo Masini, Ivan Bisson, Renzo Bariviera, Carlo Recalcati, Ottorino Flaborea, Marino Zanatta, Giulio Iellini, Giorgio Giomo, Luigi Serafini, Massimo Cosmelli (Coach: Giancarlo Primo)

4. Poland: Edward Jurkiewicz, Grzegorz Korcz, Andrzej Seweryn, Jan Dolczewski, Henryk Cegielski, Marek Ladniak, Jerzy Frolow, Janusz Ceglinski, Waldemar Kozak, Miroslaw Kalinowski, Eugeniusz Durejko, Zbigniew Jedlinski (Coach: Witold Zagórski)

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