FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship

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FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship
Sport Basketball
Founded 1992
No. of teams 16
Continent Europe (FIBA Europe)
Most recent champion(s)  Serbia (5th title)
Most titles  Serbia (5 titles)
Official website u20men.fibaeurope.com

The FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, previously known as the European Championship for Men '22 and Under', is a basketball competition inaugurated in 1992. Until 2004, it was held biannually, but since 2004, it is held every year. The current champions are Serbia.

Since 2005, a Division B tournament, the second level of the European Under-20 Basketball Championship, is also organized. Since 2013, the top three placed teams at each year's Division B tournament are promoted to the next year's Division A Championship. This way, the three bottom teams of the Division A Championship are relegated to the next year's Division B Championship.

Division A[edit]

The Division A is the top level of the Under-20 championship organized by FIBA Europe.

These teams have always played in Division A, and have never been relegated to Division B:

Results[edit]

Summaries
Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1992
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 Greece (Athens)
Italy
65–63
Greece

France
63–60
Israel
1994
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 Slovenia (Maribor, Postojna & Ljubljana)
Belarus
96–91
Italy

Spain
83–69
Greece
1996
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 Turkey (Bursa & Istanbul)
Lithuania
85–81
Spain

FR Yugoslavia
67–62
Turkey
1998
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 Italy (Trapani)
FR Yugoslavia
92–73
Slovenia

Turkey
64–57
Spain
2000
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 Macedonia (Ohrid)
Slovenia
66–65
Israel

Spain
82–77
Croatia
2002
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 Lithuania (Kaunas, Alytus & Vilnius)
Greece
77–73
Spain

France
95–78
Russia
2004
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 Czech Republic (Brno)
Slovenia
66–61
Israel

Lithuania
92–63
Greece
2005
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 Russia (Chekhov)
Russia
61–53
Lithuania

Serbia & Montenegro
63–45
Israel
2006
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 Turkey (İzmir)
Serbia & Montenegro
64–58
Turkey

Slovenia
83–75
Italy
2007
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 Slovenia (Nova Gorica)
 Italy (Gorizia)

Serbia
87–78
Spain

Italy
74–63
Russia
2008
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 Latvia (Riga)
Serbia
96–89
Lithuania

Spain
91–72
Turkey
2009
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 Greece (Rhodes & Ialysos)
Greece
90–85
France

Spain
75–72
Italy
2010
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 Croatia (Zadar, Crikvenica & Makarska)
France
73–62
Greece

Spain
86–79
Croatia
2011
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 Spain (Bilbao)
Spain
82–70
Italy

France
66–50
Russia
2012
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 Slovenia (Ljubljana, Domžale & Kranjska Gora)
Lithuania
50–49
France

Spain
67–66
Serbia
2013
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 Estonia (Tallinn)
Italy
67–60
Latvia

Spain
70–63
Russia
2014
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 Greece (Heraklion & Rethymno)
Turkey
65–57
Spain

Serbia
79–66
Croatia
2015
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 Italy (Lignano Sabbiadoro & Latisana)
Serbia
70–64
Spain

Turkey
84–74
France

Performances by nation[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Serbia 5 0 3 8
2  Lithuania 2 2 1 5
2  Italy 2 2 1 5
4  Greece 2 2 0 4
5  Slovenia 2 1 1 4
6  Spain 1 5 7 13
7  France 1 2 3 6
8  Turkey 1 1 2 4
9  Russia 1 0 0 1
9  Belarus 1 0 0 1
11  Israel 0 2 0 2
12  Latvia 0 1 0 1

MVP Awards (since 1996)[edit]

Year MVP Award Winner
1996 Slovenia Rasho Nesterović
1998 Serbia and Montenegro Igor Rakočević
2000 Slovenia Sani Bečirovič
2002 Greece Nikos Zisis
2004 Slovenia Erazem Lorbek
2005 Russia Nikita Kurbanov
2006 Turkey Ersan İlyasova
2007 Serbia Miloš Teodosić
2008 Serbia Miroslav Raduljica
2009 Greece Kostas Papanikolaou
2010 France Andrew Albicy
2011 Spain Nikola Mirotić
2012 France Léo Westermann
2013 Italy Amedeo Della Valle
2014 Turkey Cedi Osman
2015 Serbia Marko Gudurić

Division B[edit]

Division B is the lower tier of the two Under-20 championships organized by FIBA Europe.

Results[edit]

Summaries
Year Host Final Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
2005
details
 Bulgaria (Varna)
Bulgaria
86–80
Hungary

Poland
96–76
Georgia
2006
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 Portugal (Lisbon)
Georgia
96–88
Macedonia

Finland
91–75
Poland
2007
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 Poland (Warsaw)
Montenegro
89–68
Ukraine

Finland
76–73
Germany
2008
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 Romania (Târgu Mureș)
Germany
110–102
Belgium

Sweden
80–71
Estonia
2009
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 Macedonia (Skopje)
Netherlands
88–77
Czech Republic

Poland
96–66
Sweden
2010
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 Austria (Oberwart & Güssing)
Austria
71–66
Sweden

Poland
86–76
Bulgaria
2011
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo)
Georgia
79–70
Estonia

Czech Republic
86–85
Belgium
2012
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 Bulgaria (Sofia)
Croatia
88–80
Czech Republic

Israel
101–67
Bulgaria
2013
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 Romania (Pitești)
Poland
83–71
Great Britain

Hungary
70–69
Belgium
2014
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
76–70
Belgium

Ukraine
77–62
Belarus
2015
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 Hungary (Székesfehérvár)
Finland
80–76
Sweden

Hungary
68–66
Montenegro

Note: Teams in bold were promoted to the following season's Division A

Performances by nation[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Georgia 2 0 0 2
2  Poland 1 0 3 4
3  Finland 1 0 2 3
4  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
 Montenegro 1 0 0 1
 Germany 1 0 0 1
 Netherlands 1 0 0 1
 Austria 1 0 0 1
 Croatia 1 0 0 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 0 1
11  Czech Republic 0 2 1 3
 Sweden 0 2 1 3
13  Belgium 0 2 0 2
14  Hungary 0 1 2 3
 Ukraine 0 1 1 2
16  Estonia 0 1 0 1
 United Kingdom 0 1 0 1
 Macedonia 0 1 0 1
19  Israel 0 0 1 1

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