Iceland national basketball team

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Iceland Iceland
Icelandic Basketball Federation logo.gif
FIBA ranking T-84th[1]
Joined FIBA 1959
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation KKÍ
Coach Craig Pedersen
EuroBasket
Appearances 1 (2015)
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
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Friendly game between Iceland and Lithuania in Vilnius (2008).

The Icelandic national basketball team is the national basketball team of Iceland.

The team participates at European tournaments. It qualified for the FIBA Eurobasket 2015 and is well represented in the Games of the Small States of Europe.

EuroBasket 2015[edit]

On August 28, 2014, Iceland qualified for the EuroBasket 2015, joining for the first time in its history the Final Round of the top European competition. Iceland achieved two wins to Great Britain and two narrow losses to Bosnia and Herzegovina, which allowed them to qualify as one of the best second teams.[2]

Iceland could not win any of its five game in the Group B, played in Berlin, Germany.

Competitive record[edit]

EuroBasket[edit]

FIBA EuroBasket Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
Italy 1969 Did not qualify 3 1 2
West Germany 1971 Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1973
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1975 Did not qualify 5 1 4
Belgium 1977 5 3 2
Italy 1979 Did not enter Did not enter
Czechoslovakia 1981 Did not qualify 4 3 1
France 1983 5 2 3
West Germany 1985 4 1 3
Greece 1987 9 4 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1989 3 0 3
Italy 1991 4 0 4
Germany 1993 4 2 2
Greece 1995 5 3 2
Spain 1997 6 3 3
France 1999 15 3 12
Turkey 2001 15 4 11
Sweden 2003 6 0 6
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 Division B 4 2 2
Spain 2007 Division B 8 4 4
Poland 2009 Division B 8 3 5
Lithuania 2011 Did not enter Did not enter
Slovenia 2013 Did not qualify 10 1 9
Croatia France Germany Latvia 2015 24th 5 0 5 4 2 2
Finland Israel Romania Turkey 2017 To be determined
Total 5 0 5

Promotion Cup[edit]

Promotion Cup
Year Position Pld W L
1988 Champion 5 4 1
1990 Champion 5 5 0
1992 Third Place 5 3 2
Total 15 12 3

Games of the Small States[edit]

Games of the Small States of Europe
Year Position Pld W L
1995 Third Place 4 3 1
2001 Runners-up 5 4 1
2003 Runners-up 5 4 1
2005 Runners-up 4 3 1
2007 Champions 5 5 0
2009 Fourth Place 5 3 2
2013 Third Place 4 2 2
2015 Runners-up 3 2 1

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the EuroBasket 2015.[3]

Icelandic men's basketball national team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
SG 3 Hermannsson, Martin 20 – (1994-09-16)16 September 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) KR Reykjavík Iceland
SF 4 Kárason, Axel 32 – (1983-02-11)11 February 1983 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Værløse Basket Denmark
C 5 Nathanaelsson, Ragnar 23 – (1991-08-27)27 August 1991 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) Sundsvall Dragons Sweden
PG 6 Sigurðarson, Jakob 33 – (1982-04-04)4 April 1982 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Sundsvall Dragons Sweden
C 8 Bæringsson, Hlynur 33 – (1982-07-06)6 July 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Sundsvall Dragons Sweden
SG 9 Stefánsson, Jón Arnór 32 – (1982-09-21)21 September 1982 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) CAI Zaragoza Spain
SF 10 Magnússon, Helgi Már 32 – (1982-08-27)27 August 1982 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) KR Reykjavík Iceland
PG 13 Vilhjálmsson, Hörður 26 – (1988-12-18)18 December 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Aries Trikala B.C. Greece
SG 14 Gunnarsson, Logi 33 – (1981-09-05)5 September 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Njarðvíkur Iceland
PG 15 Ermolinskij, Pavel 28 – (1987-01-25)25 January 1987 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) KR Reykjavík Iceland
SF 24 Pálsson, Haukur Helgi 23 – (1992-05-18)18 May 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) ICL Manresa Spain
PG 29 Steinarsson, Aegir 24 – (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Sundsvall Dragons Sweden
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 5 September 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking for Men". Fiba.Com. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Iceland Fall But Still Make History". FIBA Europe. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Roster

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