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Germany
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FIBA ranking11 Steady (1 March 2022)[1]
Joined FIBA1934
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationDeutscher Basketball Bund (DBB)
CoachGordon Herbert
Nickname(s)Die Mannschaft (The Team)
Olympic Games
Appearances6
FIBA World Cup
Appearances6
MedalsBronze Bronze: (2002)
EuroBasket
Appearances24
MedalsGold Gold: (1993)
Silver Silver: (2005)
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The Germany men's national basketball team (German: Deutsche Basketballnationalmannschaft or Die Mannschaft) represents Germany in international basketball competition. They are organized by the German Basketball Federation (Deutscher Basketball Bund), the governing body for basketball in Germany. Currently, Germany is ranked 11th in the FIBA World Rankings.[2]

Germany's biggest achievements to date have been competing in 24 appearances at the EuroBasket winning the gold in 1993 (on home soil), and silver in 2005 respectively. Germany have also made six appearances at the World Cup, with their best finish coming in 2002, when the national team won bronze.

History[edit]

The team is the successor of the West Germany national basketball team, that represented West Germany in international competition. Between 1955 and 1973, Germany temporarily competed with an East German national basketball team as well.

EuroBasket 1951[edit]

The first German presence in the European Basketball Championship was at EuroBasket 1951 in Paris. West Germany finished the preliminary round with a (1–2) record, finishing in third place in their group. They were again (1–2) in the first classification round, but this combined with a three-way tie-breaker put them second in that group. They then lost the classification 9th–12th place game and the 11th/12th game to finish in 12th place in the then 18 team tournament

EuroBasket 1953[edit]

West Germany competed again at the EuroBasket 1953 in Moscow. Their (1–2) record in preliminary pool play put them third in their four-team group, relegating them to the classification rounds. In the preliminary round, they once again finished in 3rd place with a (1–2) record. They then beat Lebanon 58–56 in the 13th–16th place semi-finals to advance to the 13th/14th place game, in which they were defeated by Romania 59–69.

EuroBasket 1955[edit]

At the EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest, West Germany again was (1–2) in the preliminary round, taking third place in the four-team group to be relegated to the classification tournament. They won one game in the first classification round, losing three to take fifth place of the five-team group despite having scored exactly as many points as their opponents over the course of the four games. Their final game was a match-up against Denmark for 17th place, which West Germany won 51–49.

EuroBasket 1957[edit]

West Germany competed in Sofia at the EuroBasket 1957. They had no success in the preliminary round, losing all three games. They were relegated to the classification round, in which they were able to gather a few victories. Germany finished the round in fifth place at the record of (3–4), taking 13th place overall.

A "new" competitor[edit]

At the EuroBasket 1959, East Germany entered the tournament when their counterpart from West Germany did not qualify. Altogether, East Germany's team only qualified for the EuroBasket five times.

After German reunification[edit]

Until the German reunification in 1990, the team played as the West Germany national basketball team. In decades of competitive basketball, West Germany only had moderate success with a few strong showings in the 1980s. This was because in that time, the NBA made it near-impossible for German internationals to play on both their NBA teams and the national team. For this reason, important players like Detlef Schrempf, Uwe Blab or Christian Welp often were unavailable in big tournaments.

An unexpected title[edit]

The win of the 1993 edition of the European Basketball Championship at home in Germany, thanks to the superb clutch play of tournament MVP Christian Welp (who had returned from the USA),[3] came totally unexpected. The team was later elected "Team of the Year" by the German press. There was a huge wave of enthusiasm, but arguably due to lack of infrastructure and professionalism, tangible results were rare. German basketball stayed in the shadows, the next generation of youth shunning the native league while being glued to the NBA with Michael Jordan. For the next three EuroBasket tournaments, the national team did not come close to repeating this success.

Dirk Nowitzki helped Germany to compete among the world elite.

The Nowitzki era[edit]

German basketball soon found their new superstar, a lanky youth named Dirk Nowitzki who had become a star for the Dallas Mavericks. He created new enthusiasm for basketball in Germany, and in his slipstream, the national team had a renaissance.[4]

In 2001, Germany played Turkey and was one second away from the final, when Turkey hit a buzzer beater to send the game into overtime.[5] Turkey won, and a demoralized Germany lost the third-place match and ended fourth.

However, success at last came in 2002, when Nowitzki led Germany to win the bronze medal at the 2002 FIBA World Cup. Nowitzki was also named FIBA Basketball World Cup Most Valuable Player.

One year later, however, the team suffered its worst setback in years. At the EuroBasket 2003, which was also the qualifier for the 2004 Olympic Games, the talented, but inexperienced team blundered through the tournament, blowing late-game leads with appalling anti-clutch play. Germany was eliminated early and failed to qualify for the Olympics.

Before the EuroBasket 2005, expectations were not too high. The German roster was depleted by injury, and remembering the disaster of two years ago, nobody dared to dream of a medal. However, an inspired Dirk Nowitzki powered the team into the final, eliminating favorites like Spain and Slovenia on their way. In the final, the team was blown out by Greece, but Nowitzki was named MVP of the tournament, and the team were once again elected "Team of the Year" by the German press.

At the 2006 FIBA World Cup in Saitama, Germany won most of its first-round matches, only losing to Spain. In the knock-out phase, Germany fought in a tough match versus underdogs Nigeria, ending in a 78–77 win when Nigerian star Ime Udoka missed a last-second layup. In the quarter-finals, Germany were up against the tournament favourites United States, and managed to play an excellent first half, trailing only 39–41. However, led by Carmelo Anthony, the USA outplayed Germany 20–8 in the third quarter and won 65–85. In the consolation round, Germany lost 73–75 against France, losing a lead in the last 18 seconds with two turnovers.

Germany qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by grabbing the final spot with their third-place finish in the qualification tournament in Athens, Greece. The team went on to have an subpar showing during the Olympic tournament, finishing with an (1–4) record and failing to make it out of the group phase.

Nowitzki's later years and retirement[edit]

Two years later, Germany qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Cup as a wild card. They were eliminated from the competition following an overtime loss against Angola, and finished with a (2–3) record overall, beating only Serbia and Jordan. At the EuroBasket 2011, Germany qualified for the second round with wins over Israel, Italy and Latvia, but in the second round they only managed a win over Turkey, losing to Spain and Lithuania, and failed to reach the knockout stage. Nowitzki competed in both of these tournaments and announced his retirement from the team following the 2011 EuroBasket.

In 2015, Dennis Schröder became Germany's leading player.

Following an unbeaten qualifying campaign, Germany participated at EuroBasket 2013. Drawn into Group A, they started off the tournament with a surprise win over France (who would later go on to win the tournament), but then suffered losses to Ukraine, Belgium and Great Britain, the latter two eliminating them from contention. They won their final game over Israel 80–76 but it wasn't enough, as France, Ukraine and Belgium qualified from the group.

Nowitzki's return[edit]

Germany then qualified for the next edition of the EuroBasket in 2015, despite a turbulent qualification which saw two defeats to Poland. In September, following qualification, Germany was announced as one of the four new hosts of the tournament following the relocation from Ukraine.[6] In the same month, Dirk Nowitzki announced that he would come out of retirement to play for the national team in the tournament.[7] Germany were drawn into Group B at the Euro finals, seen by many as the "Group of Death", with Spain, Italy, Turkey, Serbia and Iceland. However, the team failed to advance past the group stage, ending the tournament with a (1–4) record with their only victory coming against Iceland.

EuroBasket 2017[edit]

EuroBasket 2017 was the first tournament after Dirk Nowitzki went back into retirement from international play. Germany surprised many with their best performance at the Euros since 2005. Led by rising star Dennis Schröder, they finished second in Group B with victories against Ukraine, Georgia, and Italy. Their (3–2) record was enough to move on to the knockout stage. There, they defeated rivals France in a hard-fought tussle 84–81.[8] However, in their quarter-finals match the team came up short, falling to the eventual bronze medalist Spain 84–72. While the team didn't finish the way they wanted, the stellar efforts of Dennis Schröder stood out. He finished the tournament second in scoring for the second consecutive EuroBasket, this time at (23.7 ppg).[9]

EuroBasket 2022[edit]

Germany will co-host the EuroBasket 2022, and they have automatically qualified for the 2022 tournament. It will make it the twenty-fifth successive time that Germany has qualified for the event overall. Berlin will host a few group phase matches and will host the final phase matches, while Cologne will host several group phase matches as well.

Competitive record[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Loss

2020[edit]

21 February 2020 Germany  83–69  France Vechta, Germany
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 15–16, 26–18, 24–20, 18–15
Pts: Benzing 22
Rebs: Jallow, Zirbes 8
Asts: Akpınar 5
Boxscore Pts: Michineau 16
Rebs: Fall 8
Asts: three players 2
Arena: RASTA Dome
Referees: Manuel Mazzoni (ITA), Boris Krejič (SLO), Saša Maričić (SRB)
24 February 2020 Great Britain  81–73  Germany Newcastle, England
21:00 Scoring by quarter: 17–22, 23–17, 16–22, 25–12
Pts: Nelson 26
Rebs: Soko 10
Asts: Hesson 5
Boxscore Pts: Obst 24
Rebs: four players 6
Asts: Saibou 6
Arena: Eagles Community Arena
Referees: Ademir Zurapović (BIH), Michał Proć (POL), Tanel Suslov (EST)
27 November 2020 Germany  74–80  Montenegro Pau, France* [note 1]
21:00 Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 15–20, 16–21, 19–21
Pts: Benzing 21
Rebs: Obst 5
Asts: Obst 4
Boxscore Pts: Cobbs 20
Rebs: Nikolić 8
Asts: Cobbs 6
Arena: Palais des Sports de Pau
Referees: Manuel Mazzoni (ITA), Luis Castillo (ESP), Gatis Saliņš (LAT)
29 November 2020 France  86–74  Germany Pau, France* [note 1]
15:00 Scoring by quarter: 25–22, 17–19, 19–18, 25–15
Pts: Ouattara 24
Rebs: Bouteille, M'Baye 5
Asts: Albicy 7
Boxscore Pts: Obst 16
Rebs: Jallow 5
Asts: Akpınar 4
Arena: Palais des Sports de Pau
Referees: Oskars Lucis (LAT), Lorenzo Baldini (ITA), Gatis Saliņš (LAT)

2021[edit]

20 February 2021 Germany  81–83  Great Britain Podgorica, Montenegro* [note 1]
17:00 Scoring by quarter: 21–28, 24–19, 23–19, 13–17
Pts: Zirbes 14
Rebs: four players 5
Asts: Wimberg 4
Boxscore Pts: Olaseni 20
Rebs: Olaseni 8
Asts: Mockford 5
Arena: Bemax Arena
Referees: Wojciech Liszka (POL), Tanel Suslov (EST), Beniamino Attard (ITA)
22 February 2021 Montenegro  82–75  Germany Podgorica, Montenegro*[note 1]
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 24–22, 21–10, 17–22, 20–21
Pts: Ivanović 26
Rebs: Radončić 9
Asts: Ivanović 8
Boxscore Pts: Akpınar 19
Rebs: Ogbe 9
Asts: Akpınar 3
Arena: Bemax Arena
Referees: Antonio Conde (ESP), Martin Horozov (BUL), Wojciech Liszka (POL)
18 June 2021
Friendly
Germany  95–62  Czech Republic Hamburg, Germany
20:30 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 27–17, 24–16, 28–13, 16–16
Pts: Saibou 20
Rebs: Wagner 8
Asts: Voigtmann 7
Boxscore Pts: Šiřina 21
Rebs: Balvín, Vyoral 5
Asts: Schilb 5
Arena: Edel-optics.de Arena
19 June 2021
Friendly
Germany  102–75  Tunisia Hamburg, Germany
20:30 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 29–19, 26–14, 26–19, 21–23
Pts: Saibou 22
Rebs: Stanić 6
Asts: Saibou 11
Boxscore Pts: Marnaoui 31
Rebs: Slimane 5
Asts: Haddad 4
Arena: Edel-optics.de Arena
20 June 2021
Friendly
Germany  91–79  Italy Hamburg, Germany
20:30 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 22–18, 20–28, 29–12, 20–21
Pts: Saibou 18
Rebs: Voigtmann 9
Asts: Voigtmann 7
Boxscore Pts: Melli 21
Rebs: Polonara 9
Asts: Ruzzier 6
Arena: Edel-optics.de Arena
29 June 2021 Germany  82–76  Mexico Split, Croatia
16:30 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 21–20, 22–25, 20–9
Pts: Saibou 17
Rebs: Voigtmann 10
Asts: Voigtmann 5
Boxscore Pts: Cruz 30
Rebs: Ayón 15
Asts: Cruz, Stoll 6
Arena: Spaladium Arena
Referees: Matthew Kallio (CAN), Eddie Viator (FRA), Takaki Kato (JPN)
1 July 2021 Russia  67–69  Germany Split, Croatia
16:30 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 17–15, 18–17, 18–18, 14–19
Pts: Vorontsevich 17
Rebs: Antonov 8
Asts: Astapkovich 4
Boxscore Pts: Voigtmann 13
Rebs: Voigtmann 7
Asts: Benzing, Saibou 3
Arena: Spaladium Arena
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Michael Weiland (CAN), Takaki Kato (JPN)
3 July 2021 Germany  86–76  Croatia Split, Croatia
16:00 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 19–23, 24–22, 13–18, 30–13
Pts: 29
Rebs: Barthel 6
Asts: 8
Boxscore Pts: Bogdanović 38
Rebs: Hezonja, Žižić 6
Asts: Hezonja 3
Arena: Spaladium Arena
Referees: Matthew Kallio (CAN), Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Michael Weiland (CAN)
4 July 2021 Germany  75–64  Brazil Split, Croatia
19:30 CEST (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 14–17, 22–17, 16–12, 23–18
Pts: Wagner 28
Rebs: Voigtmann 11
Asts: 5
Boxscore Pts: Varejão 14
Rebs: Benite, Caboclo 5
Asts: Benite, Huertas 3
Arena: Spaladium Arena
Referees: Ademir Zurapović (BIH), Matthew Kallio (CAN), Michael Weiland (CAN)
25 July 2021 Germany  82–92  Italy Saitama, Japan
13:40 (UTC+9) Scoring by quarter: 32–22, 14–21, 26–25, 10–24
Pts: 24
Rebs: Voigtmann 6
Asts: three players 4
Boxscore Pts: Fontecchio 20
Rebs: Melli 9
Asts: Mannion 7
Arena: Saitama Super Arena
Referees: Antonio Conde (ESP), Ahmed Al-Shuwaili (IRQ), Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ)
28 July 2021 Nigeria  92–99  Germany Saitama, Japan
10:00 (UTC+9) Scoring by quarter: 21–24, 29–26, 24–24, 18–25
Pts: Nwora 33
Rebs: Nwora 7
Asts: Emegano 6
Boxscore Pts: Voigtmann 19
Rebs: Thiemann 10
Asts: Lo 9
Arena: Saitama Super Arena
Referees: Omar Bermúdez (MEX), Mārtiņš Kozlovskis (LAT), Rabah Noujaim (LBN)
31 July 2021 Australia  89–76  Germany Saitama, Japan
17:20 (UTC+9) Scoring by quarter: 18–22, 26–18, 22–19, 23–17
Pts: Mills 24
Rebs: Ingles 5
Asts: Mills 6
Boxscore Pts: Obst 17
Rebs: Voigtmann 13
Asts: 5
Arena: Saitama Super Arena
Referees: Juan Fernández (ARG), Steven Anderson (USA), Omar Bermudez (MEX)
3 August 2021 Slovenia  94–70  Germany Saitama, Japan
10:00 (UTC+9) Scoring by quarter: 25–14, 19–23, 22–17, 28–16
Pts: Dragić 27
Rebs: Tobey 11
Asts: Dončić 11
Boxscore Pts: 11
Rebs: Bonga 7
Asts: Bonga 3
Arena: Saitama Super Arena
Referees: Ademir Zurapović (BIH), Matthew Kallio (CAN), Omar Bermudez (MEX)
25 November 2021 (2021-11-25) Germany  66–69  Estonia Nuremberg
19:00 Scoring by quarter: 18–17, 16–13, 19–25, 13–14
Pts: Sengfelder 21
Rebs: Sengfelder 8
Asts: Benzing, Hollatz 3
Boxscore Pts: Kullamäe, Vene 15
Rebs: Nurger 6
Asts: Kullamäe 7
Arena: KIA Metropol Arena
Attendance: 900
Referees: Boris Krejić (SLO), Andrei Sharapa (BLR), Geert Jacobs (BEL)
Note:
28 November 2021 (2021-11-28) Poland  69–72  Germany Lublin
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 13–16, 17–24, 21–21, 18–11
Pts: Schenk 17
Rebs: Balcerowski, Kolenda 6
Asts: Schenk 7
Boxscore Pts: Kramer 24
Rebs: Kratzer, Lockhart 7
Asts: Hollatz 7
Arena: Globus Arena
Attendance: 3,002
Referees: Yohan Rosso (FRA), Mārtiņš Kozlovskis (LAT), Igor Mitrovski (MKD)
Note:

2022[edit]

25 February 2022 (2022-02-25) Israel  67–71  Germany Tel Aviv
14:30 Scoring by quarter: 15–12, 18–23, 18–14, 16–22
Pts: Ginat 20
Rebs: Ginat 7
Asts: Timor 6
Boxscore Pts: Benzing 17
Rebs: Krämer 7
Asts: Hollatz 8
Arena: Drive in Arena
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Ademir Zurapović (BIH), Fernando Calatrava (ESP), Beniamino Attard (ITA)
Note:
28 February 2022 (2022-02-28) Germany  84–80  Israel Heidelberg
19:30 Scoring by quarter: 20–20, 19–14, 15–31, 30–15
Pts: 18
Rebs: Thiemann 9
Asts: Lô 7
Boxscore Pts: Ginat 18
Rebs: Ginat 10
Asts: Blatt 6
Arena: SNP Dome
Attendance: 2,413
Referees: Marius Ciulin (RMA), Radomir Vojinović (MNE), Alexandre Deman (FRA)
Note:
30 June 2022 (2022-06-30) Estonia  vs.  Germany Tallinn
19:00
Boxscore Arena: Saku Suurhall
Note:
3 July 2022 (2022-07-03) Germany  vs.  Poland Bremen
18:00
Boxscore Arena: ÖVB Arena
Note:

Team[edit]

2020 Olympic roster[edit]

The roster was announced on 5 July 2021.[11]

Germany national basketball team – 2020 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 0 Isaac Bonga 21 – (1999-11-08)8 November 1999 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Washington Wizards United States
SG 1 Joshiko Saibou 31 – (1990-03-07)7 March 1990 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Champagne Châlons-Reims France
PG 4 Maodo Lô 28 – (1992-12-31)31 December 1992 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Alba Berlin Germany
SF 5 Niels Giffey 30 – (1991-06-08)8 June 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Žalgiris Lithuania
PF 6 Jan Niklas Wimberg 25 – (1996-02-11)11 February 1996 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Niners Chemnitz Germany
C 7 Johannes Voigtmann 28 – (1992-09-30)30 September 1992 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) CSKA Moscow Russia
PF 12 Robin Benzing 32 – (1989-01-25)25 January 1989 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Basket Zaragoza Spain
PF 13 Moritz Wagner 24 – (1997-04-26)26 April 1997 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Orlando Magic United States
SF 19 Lukas Wank 24 – (1997-01-19)19 January 1997 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Löwen Braunschweig Germany
PF 22 Danilo Barthel 29 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Fenerbahçe Turkey
PF 32 Johannes Thiemann 27 – (1994-02-09)9 February 1994 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Alba Berlin Germany
SG 42 Andreas Obst 25 – (1996-07-13)13 July 1996 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) ratiopharm Ulm Germany
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 25 July 2021

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Daniel Theis Isaiah Hartenstein Oscar da Silva
PF Maxi Kleber Moritz Wagner Johannes Voigtmann
SF Franz Wagner Paul Zipser Niels Giffey
SG Isaac Bonga Andreas Obst Joshiko Saibou
PG Dennis Schröder Maodo Lô İsmet Akpınar

International influence[edit]

In Germany, professional basketball is known for developing players whose parents or grandparents are immigrants. The national team routinely uses many players who have family roots in Africa, Eastern Europe, United States or others, but have grown up in Germany, speak fluent German and are native Germans. Famous examples are:

While most German players develop through the club system, several players over the years have played U.S. college basketball. Past and present national team players who have done so include:

Notable players[edit]

Centers[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Guards[edit]

Head coach history[edit]

source[13]

Past rosters[edit]

As Germany

1936 Olympic Games: finished 17th among 21 teams

1 Bernhard Cuiper, 2 Robert Duis, 3 Karl Endres, 4 Emil Göing, 5 Otto Kuchenbecker, 6 Emil Lohbeck, 7 Hans Niclaus, 8 Kurt Oleska, 9 Siegfried Reischies, 10 Heinz Steinschulte (Coach: Hugo Murero)


As West Germany

1951 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 17 teams

3 Kurt Siebenhaar, 4 Ulrich Konz, 5 Felix Diefenbach, 6 Wolfgang Heinker, 7 Rudi Hohner, 8 Rudolf Beyerlein, 9 Franz Kronberger, 10 Willi Leissler, 11 Markus Bernhard, 12 Gunter Piontek, 13 Oskar Roth, 14 Theodor Schober, 15 Harald Muller, 16 Arthur Stolz (Coach: Theo Clausen)


1953 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 17 teams

3 Kurt Siebenhaar, 4 Theodor Schober, 5 Richard Mahrwald, 6 Gunter Piontek, 7 Friedrich Mahlo, 8 Hans Bayer, 10 Hartmut Kruger, 11 Oskar Roth, 12 Rolf Heinker, 13 Gerd Konzag, 14 Rudolf Beyerlein, 15 Richard Griese, 16 Markus Bernhard (Coach: Anton Kartak)


1955 EuroBasket: finished 17th among 18 teams

4 K. Pfeiffer, 5 L. Waldowski, 6 R. Vogt, 7 Rudolf Beyerlein, 8 E. Friebel, 9 Kurt Siebenhaar, 10 Theodor Schober, 11 Oskar Roth, 12 Arthur Stolz, 13 U. Schmitt, 14 Harald Muller, 15 Richard Griese, 16 K. Brehm (Coach: Anton Kartak)


1957 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 16 teams

3 Auxer, 4 Lamade, 5 Horst Stein, 6 R. Vogt, 7 Arthur Stolz, 8 Rigauer, 9 Gerhard Biller, 10 Ottmar, 11 Hans Brydniak, 12 Peter, 14 Klaus Schulz, 15 Richard Griese, 16 Scherer (Coach: Theodor Vychodil)


1961 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 19 teams

4 Hans Gruttner, 5 Horst Stein, 6 Richard Pull, 7 Arthur Stolz, 8 Hannes Neumann, 9 Hans Brydniak, 10 Klaus Weinand, 11 Oskar Roth, 12 Gerhard Biller, 13 Volker Heindel, 14 Klaus Schulz, 15 Jürgen Langhoff (Coach: Branimir Volfer)


1965 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams

4 Klaus Urmitzer, 5 Heinz Neef, 6 Hans-Dieter Niedlich, 7 Dietmar Kienast, 8 Hannes Neumann, 9 Bernd Roder, 10 Klaus Weinand, 11 Dieter Sarodnik, 12 Klaus Jungnickel, 13 Udo Wolfram, 14 Klaus Schulz, 15 Jorg Kruger (Coach: Yakovos Bilek)


1971 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 12 teams

4 Helmut Uhlig, 5 Rolf Dieter, 6 Dieter Pfeiffer, 7 Jurgen Loibl, 8 Gerd Brand, 9 Rainer Pethran, 10 Jochen Pollex, 11 Klaus Urmitzer, 12 Holger Geschwindner, 13 Jürgen Wohlers, 14 Dietrich Keller, 15 Norbert Thimm (Coach: Theodor Schober)


1972 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 16 teams

4 Helmut Uhlig, 5 Klaus Weinand, 6 Dieter Kuprella, 7 Karl Ampt, 8 Hans-Jörg Krüger, 9 Rainer Pethran, 10 Jochen Pollex, 11 Joachim Linnemann, 12 Holger Geschwindner, 13 Jürgen Wohlers, 14 Dietrich Keller, 15 Norbert Thimm (Coach: Theodor Schober)


1981 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 12 teams

4 Hans-Gunther Ludwig, 5 Joseph Waniek, 6 Sebastian Brunnert, 7 Matthias Strauss, 8 Jorg Heidrich, 9 Klaus Zander, 10 Michael Pappert, 11 Volkert Asshoff, 12 Holger Arpe, 13 Lutz Wadehn, 14 Armin Sowa, 15 Ingo Mendel (Coach: Terry Schofield)


1983 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 12 teams

4 Christoph Körner, 5 Frank Hudson, 6 Uwe Brauer, 7 Matthias Strauss, 8 Ulrich Peters, 9 Klaus Zander, 10 Michael Pappert, 11 Armin Sowa, 12 Detlef Schrempf, 13 Uwe Blab, 14 Lutz Wadehn, 15 Gunther Behnke (Coach: Chris Lee)


1984 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 12 teams

4 Christoph Körner, 5 Vladimir Kadlec, 6 Uwe Brauer, 7 Uwe Sauer, 8 Ulrich Peters, 9 Klaus Zander, 10 Michael Pappert, 11 Armin Sowa, 12 Detlef Schrempf, 13 Uwe Blab, 14 Ingo Mendel, Christian Welp (Coach: Ralph Klein)


1985 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 12 teams

4 Ulrich Peters, 5 Stephan Baeck, 6 Christoph Körner, 7 Uwe Sauer, 8 Michael Jackel, 9 Christian Welp, 10 Uwe Blab, 11 Armin Sowa, 12 Detlef Schrempf, 13 Lutz Wadehn, 14 Burkhard Schröder, 15 Gunther Behnke (Coach: Ralph Klein)


1986 FIBA World Cup: finished 16th among 24 teams

4 Ralf Risse, 5 Armin Andres, 6 Michael Koch, 7 Jan Villwock, 8 Rainer Greunke, 9 Holger Arpe, 10 Christian Welp, 11 Armin Sowa, 12 Hansi Gnad, 13 Lutz Wadehn, 14 Gunther Behnke, 15 Burkhard Schröder (Coach: Ralph Klein)


1987 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 12 teams

4 Armin Andres, 5 Christoph Körner, 6 Michael Koch, 7 Henning Harnisch, 8 Jens Kujawa, 9 Christian Welp, 10 Sven Meyer, 11 Michael Pappert, 12 Hansi Gnad, 13 Lutz Wadehn, 14 Gunther Behnke, 15 Michael Jackel (Coach: Ralph Klein)


As Germany

1992 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 12 teams

4 Gunther Behnke, 5 Henrik Rödl, 6 Armin Andres, 7 Stephan Baeck, 8 Arndt Neuhaus, 9 Henning Harnisch, 10 Uwe Blab, 11 Detlef Schrempf, 12 Hansi Gnad, 13 Kai Nurnberger, 14 Jens Kujawa, 15 Michael Jackel (Coach: Svetislav Pešić)


1993 EuroBasket: finished 1st Gold among 16 teams

4 Moritz Kleine-Brockhoff, 5 Henrik Rödl, 6 Michael Koch, 7 Christian Welp (MVP), 8 Teoman Öztürk, 9 Henning Harnisch, 10 Gunther Behnke, 11 Stephan Baeck, 12 Hansi Gnad, 13 Kai Nürnberger, 14 Jens Kujawa, 15 Michael Jackel (Coach: Svetislav Pešić)


1994 FIBA World Cup: finished 12th among 16 teams

4 Henning Harnisch, 5 Michael Koch, 6 Sascha Hupmann, 7 Henrik Rödl, 8 Hansi Gnad, 9 Gunther Behnke, 10 Kai Nurnberger, 11 Patrick King, 12 Detlef Musch, 13 Arndt Neuhaus, 14 Oliver Herkelmann, 15 Mike Knorr (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)


1995 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 14 teams

4 Ingo Freyer, 5 Henrik Rödl, 6 Michael Koch, 7 Detlef Musch, 8 Denis Wucherer, 9 Christian Welp, 10 Teoman Öztürk, 11 Patrick King, 12 Hansi Gnad, 13 Kai Nürnberger, 14 Ademola Okulaja, 15 Michael Knörr (Coach: Vladislav Lučić)


1997 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 16 teams

4 Henrik Rödl, 5 Jörg Lütcke, 6 Gerrit Terdenge, 7 Vladimir Bogojević, 8 Denis Wucherer, 9 Henning Harnisch, 10 Sascha Hupmann, 11 Jürgen Malbeck, 12 Patrick Femerling, 13 Ademola Okulaja, 14 Tim Nees, 15 Alexander Kühl (Coach: Vladislav Lučić)


1999 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 16 teams

4 Henrik Rödl, 5 Jörg Lütcke, 6 Kai Nürnberger, 7 Vladimir Bogojević, 8 Denis Wucherer, 9 Drazan Tomic, 10 Patrick Femerling, 11 Gerrit Terdenge, 12 Stephen Arigbabu, 13 Ademola Okulaja, 14 Tim Nees, 15 Dirk Nowitzki (Coach: Henrik Dettmann)


2001 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 16 teams

4 Mithat Demirel, 5 Ademola Okulaja, 6 Robert Garrett, 7 Marko Pešić, 8 Stefano Garris, 9 Drazan Tomic, 10 Marvin Willoughby, 11 Stipo Papić, 12 Stephen Arigbabu, 13 Patrick Femerling, 14 Dirk Nowitzki, 15 Shawn Bradley (Coach: Henrik Dettmann)


2002 FIBA World Cup: finished 3rd Bronze among 16 teams

4 Mithat Demirel, 5 Ademola Okulaja, 6 Jörg Lütcke, 7 Marko Pešić, 8 Pascal Roller, 9 Henrik Rödl, 10 Misan Haldin, 11 Stefano Garris, 12 Stephen Arigbabu, 13 Patrick Femerling, 14 Dirk Nowitzki (MVP), 15 Robert Maras (Coach: Henrik Dettmann)


2003 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 16 teams

4 Mithat Demirel, 5 Ademola Okulaja, 6 Jörg Lütcke, 7 Marko Pešić, 8 Sven Schultze, 9 Steffen Hamann, 10 Misan Haldin, 11 Stefano Garris, 12 Stephen Arigbabu, 13 Patrick Femerling, 14 Dirk Nowitzki, 15 Robert Maras (Coach: Henrik Dettmann)


2005 EuroBasket: finished 2nd Silver among 16 teams

4 Mithat Demirel, 5 Robert Garrett, 6 Demond Greene, 7 Marko Pešić, 8 Denis Wucherer, 9 Pascal Roller, 10 Misan Haldin, 11 Sven Schultze, 12 Stephen Arigbabu, 13 Patrick Femerling, 14 Dirk Nowitzki (MVP), 15 Robert Maras (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)


2006 FIBA World Cup: finished 8th among 24 teams

4 Mithat Demirel, 5 Ademola Okulaja, 6 Sven Schultze, 7 Robert Garrett, 8 Johannes Herber, 9 Steffen Hamann, 10 Demond Greene, 11 Pascal Roller, 12 Guido Grünheid, 13 Patrick Femerling, 14 Dirk Nowitzki, 15 Jan Jagla (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)


2007 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 16 teams

4 Mithat Demirel, 5 Ademola Okulaja, 6 Stephen Arigbabu, 7 Robert Garrett, 8 Johannes Herber, 9 Steffen Hamann, 10 Demond Greene, 11 Pascal Roller, 12 Guido Grünheid, 13 Patrick Femerling, 14 Dirk Nowitzki, 15 Jan Jagla (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)


2008 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 12 teams

4 Tim Ohlbrecht, 5 Philip Zwiener, 6 Sven Schultze, 7 Robert Garrett, 8 Konrad Wysocki, 9 Steffen Hamann, 10 Demond Greene, 11 Pascal Roller, 12 Chris Kaman, 13 Patrick Femerling, 14 Dirk Nowitzki, 15 Jan Jagla (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)


2009 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 16 teams

4 Lucca Staiger, 5 Heiko Schaffartzik, 6 Sven Schultze, 7 Tim Ohlbrecht, 8 Konrad Wysocki, 9 Steffen Hamann, 10 Demond Greene, 11 Tibor Pleiß, 12 Elias Harris, 13 Patrick Femerling, 14 Robin Benzing, 15 Jan Jagla (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)


2010 FIBA World Cup: finished 17th among 24 teams

4 Lucca Staiger, 5 Heiko Schaffartzik, 6 Per Günther, 7 Tim Ohlbrecht, 8 Christopher McNaughton, 9 Steffen Hamann, 10 Demond Greene, 11 Tibor Pleiß, 12 Elias Harris, 13 Philipp Schwethelm, 14 Robin Benzing, 15 Jan Jagla (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)


2011 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 24 teams

14 Dirk Nowitzki, 12 Chris Kaman, 15 Jan-Hendrik Jagla, 9 Tim Ohlbrecht, 7 Sven Schultze, 6 Steffen Hamann, 4 Robin Benzing, 8 Heiko Schaffartzik, 11 Tibor Pleiß, 13 Lucca Staiger, 5 Johannes Herber, 10 Philipp Schwethelm (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)


2013 EuroBasket: finished 17th among 24 teams

4 Alex King, 5 Niels Giffey, 6 Per Günther, 7 Philip Zwiener, 8 Heiko Schaffartzik (C), 9 Karsten Tadda, 10 Lucca Staiger, 11 Tibor Pleiß, 12 Robin Benzing, 13 Bastian Doreth, 14 Andreas Seiferth, 15 Maik Zirbes (Coach: Frank Menz)


2015 EuroBasket: finished 18th among 24 teams

4 Maodo Lô, 5 Niels Giffey, 7 Alex King, 8 Heiko Schaffartzik (C), Karsten Tadda, 9 Tibor Pleiß, 12 Robin Benzing, 14 Dirk Nowitzki, 17 Dennis Schröder, 21 Paul Zipser, 25 Anton Gavel, 77Johannes Voigtmann (Coach: Chris Fleming)


2017 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 24 teams

4 Maodo Lô, 7 Johannes Voigtmann, 8 Lucca Staiger, 9 Karsten Tadda, 10 Daniel Theis, 12 Robin Benzing (C), 17 Dennis Schröder, 18 İsmet Akpınar, 22 Danilo Barthel, 32 Johannes Thiemann, 33 Patrick Heckmann, 55 Isaiah Hartenstein (Coach: Chris Fleming)


2019 FIBA World Cup: finished 18th among 32 teams

4 Maodo Lô, 5 Niels Giffey, 7 Johannes Voigtmann, 8 İsmet Akpınar, 10 Daniel Theis, 12 Robin Benzing (C), 17 Dennis Schröder, 21 Paul Zipser, 22 Danilo Barthel, 24 Maxi Kleber, 32 Johannes Thiemann, 42 Andreas Obst (Coach: Henrik Rödl)


2020 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 12 teams

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  1. ^ a b c d Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all matches in the November 2020 and February 2021 windows were played behind closed doors in select host cities.[10]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ FIBA.com – FIBA World Ranking for men
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  5. ^ "GAME REPORT – TURKEY GERMANY", fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Germany named as one of four co-hosts for EuroBasket 2015". Retrieved 8 September 2014.
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  8. ^ "Germany eliminates France in Round of 16 clash". Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Germany at the EuroBasket 2017". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Statement regarding the November 2020 and February 2021 Qualifiers". Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Basketballer im Team Deutschland für Tokio". dosb.de. 5 July 2021. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Team Roster Germany" (PDF). olympics.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  13. ^ Simon, Sven (2011). "Die Trainermaschine wird locker – von Murero bis Dettmann". Five : Basketball for Life (in German). FIVE – Basketball for life – issue 81: 96. ISSN 1614-9297.

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