Iceland men's national basketball team

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Iceland Iceland
FIBA ranking50 Decrease 5 (4 December 2018)[1]
Joined FIBA1959
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationKKÍ
CoachCraig Pedersen
EuroBasket
Appearances2
Uniforms
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Team colours
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First international
 Denmark 38–41 Iceland 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 16 May 1959)
Biggest win
 Iceland 123–59 Norway 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 15 March 1968)
Biggest defeat
 Iceland 51–124 Croatia 
(Murcia, Spain; 24 June 1992)
Friendly game between Iceland and Lithuania in Vilnius (2008).

The Icelandic men's national basketball team represents Iceland in international men's basketball.

The team participates at European tournaments. It has qualified for the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 [2] and is well represented in the Games of the Small States of Europe.

History[edit]

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.[3]

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

EuroBasket 2017[edit]

On 17 September 2016, Iceland repeated it success and qualified again to the continental tournament. The Icelandic team finished its qualification group as runner-up below Belgium and over Cyprus and Switzerland, with four wins and two losses.[4][5]

As in the previous edition, Iceland finished its participation in the Group A with five losses in their five games played in Helsinki, Finland.

Competitive record[edit]

EuroBasket[edit]

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
CroatiaGermanyFranceLatvia 2015 24th 5 0 5 4 2 2
FinlandIsraelRomaniaTurkey 2017 24th 5 0 5 6 4 2
Total 10 0 10

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic Games Qualifying
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
1936 to 1972 Did not qualify
Canada 1976 5 0 5
1980 to 1988
Spain 1992 6 0 6
1996 to 2016

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Qualifying
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
China 2019 Did not qualify 6 2 4
IndonesiaJapanPhilippines 2023 To be determined

Promotion Cup[edit]

Promotion Cup
Year Position Pld W L
1988 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 4 1
1990 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0
1994 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 3 2
Total 15 12 3

Games of the Small States of Europe[edit]

Games of the Small States of Europe
Year Position Pld W L
San Marino 1987 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 2 1
Monaco 1989 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 2 1
Cyprus 1991 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 4 0
Andorra 1993 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0
Malta 1995 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 3 1
Iceland 1997 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 3 1
San Marino 2001 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1
Malta 2003 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1
Andorra 2005 2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 3 1
Monaco 2007 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0
Cyprus 2009 4th 5 3 2
Luxembourg 2013 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 2 2
Iceland 2015 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 2 1
San Marino 2017 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 2 3
Total 59 44 15

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017.[6]

The following is the squad in the EuroBasket 2017

Iceland men's national basketball team – EuroBasket 2017 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SG 1 Hermannsson, Martin 22 – (1994-09-16)16 September 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Champagne Basket France
PG 3 Steinarsson, Ægir 26 – (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) TAU Castelló Spain
PF 6 Acox, Kristófer 23 – (1993-10-13)13 October 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) KR Iceland
C 8 Bæringsson, Hlynur 35 – (1982-07-06)6 July 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Stjarnan Iceland
SG 9 Stefánsson, Jón Arnór 34 – (1982-09-21)21 September 1982 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) KR Iceland
PG 10 Friðriksson, Elvar Már 22 – (1994-11-11)11 November 1994 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Barry Buccaneers United States
PG 13 Vilhjálmsson, Hörður 28 – (1988-12-18)18 December 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Keflavík Iceland
SG 14 Gunnarsson, Logi 35 – (1981-09-05)5 September 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Njarðvíkur Iceland
PG 15 Ermolinskij, Pavel 30 – (1987-01-25)25 January 1987 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) KR Iceland
SF 24 Pálsson, Haukur Helgi 25 – (1992-05-18)18 May 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Cholet Basket France
C 34 Hlinason, Tryggvi 19 – (1997-10-28)28 October 1997 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Valencia Basket Spain
PG 88 Björnsson, Brynjar Þór 29 – (1988-07-11)11 July 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) KR Iceland
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Reserve
C Hlynur Bæringsson Tryggvi Hlinason
PF Haukur Pálsson Kristófer Acox
SF Jón Arnór Stefánsson Pavel Ermolinskij
SG Martin Hermannsson Logi Gunnarsson Brynjar Þór Björnsson
PG Hörður Vilhjálmsson Ægir Steinarsson Elvar Már Friðriksson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ Ísland spilar í Helsinki á EM 2017 í körfubolta
  3. ^ "Iceland Fall But Still Make History". FIBA Europe. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  4. ^ Ísland á EM í annað sinn í röð
  5. ^ Eurobasket 2017 Qualifiers
  6. ^ EuroBasket 2017 roster

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