Sweden national basketball team

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FIBA ranking 61 Steady
Joined FIBA 1952
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation SBBF
Coach Vedran Bosnic
Olympic Games
Appearances 1
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Appearances 10
Medals None
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The Swedish national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Sweden in international competitions. It is controlled by the Swedish Basketball Federation SBBF. (Swedish: Svenska Basketboll Förbundet)

Sweden qualified for the EuroBasket finals nine times where their best result was 11th place at the 1995 event. The Scandinavian squad entered the Olympic Basketball Tournament in 1980, reaching 10th place. They have yet to qualify for the Basketball World Championship.

2013 fixtures[edit]

12 August 2013 Lithuania  97 – 69  Sweden Panevėžys (LTU)
14 August 2013 Lithuania  95 – 64  Sweden Panevėžys (LTU)
23 August 2013 Great Britain  68 – 85  Sweden Lublin (POL)
24 August 2013 Sweden  74 – 86  Ukraine Lublin (POL)
25 August 2013 Poland  73 – 57  Sweden Lublin (POL)
30 August 2013 Germany  78 – 66  Sweden Bamberg (GER)
4 September 2013 Sweden  51 – 79  Greece Koper (SVN)
5 September 2013 Finland  81 – 60  Sweden Koper (SVN)
7 September 2013 Russia  62 – 81  Sweden Koper (SVN)
8 September 2013 Sweden  74 – 87  Turkey Koper (SVN)
9 September 2013 Italy  82 – 79  Sweden Koper (SVN)

Source: basket.se


EuroBasket 1953[edit]

Sweden's European championship debut came at EuroBasket 1953 in Moscow. The Swedes did not fare well in their first tournament, losing all 7 games to finish in last place of the 17 teams.

EuroBasket 1955[edit]

Sweden's first EuroBasket win came against Luxembourg in the preliminary round of EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest. They lost three in that round as well, however, and took 4th of the 5 teams and found themselves in the classification rounds. They again finished the pool with a 1–3 record, defeating Denmark. Two losses in the classification 13–16 semifinals and the 15/16 final (a rematch against Luxembourg) put Sweden at 16th place of the 18 teams.

Later years[edit]

Sweden qualified for the final round of the EuroBasket on more occasions and earned some more victories but the squad lacked the depth to become a serious medal contender. At some events, however, the country displayed potential. E.g. at the 2013 EuroBasket it beat the heavily favored former champion Russia by 19 points difference (81-62).


Roster for EuroBasket 2017 qualification.[1]

Sweden men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 4 Person, Jonathan 23 – (1993-02-10)10 February 1993 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Uppsala Basket Sweden
PG 5 Borg, Tobias 22 – (1993-11-02)2 November 1993 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Bilbao Basket Spain
C 6 Kjellbom, Joakim 37 – (1979-04-22)22 April 1979 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Norrköping Dolphins Sweden
SG 7 Pita, Dino 27 – (1988-09-20)20 September 1988 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Södertälje Kings Sweden
G/F 8 Gaddefors, Anton 26 – (1989-11-04)4 November 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Uppsala Basket Sweden
PG 9 Massamba, Thomas 31 – (1985-03-28)28 March 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
SG 10 Pahlmblad, Martin 30 – (1986-05-09)9 May 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Kymis B.C. Greece
SF 11 Liden, Tom 29 – (1987-07-11)11 July 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) BC Luleå Sweden
PG 12 Håkanson, Ludvig 20 – (1996-03-22)22 March 1996 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada Spain
SF 13 Czerapowicz, Chris 24 – (1991-09-15)15 September 1991 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Miasto Szkła Krosno Poland
PF 14 Lindqvist, Alexander 25 – (1991-02-12)12 February 1991 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Uppsala Basket Belgium
PF 16 Spires, Nicholas 22 – (1994-02-25)25 February 1994 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Södertälje Kings Sweden
C 40 Engstrom, Carl 24 – (1991-09-26)26 September 1991 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) Palencia Baloncesto Spain
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2016

Competitive record[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

1953 EuroBasket: finished 17th among 17 teams

Åke Larsson, Lars Olsson, Lars-Erik Keijser, Per-Åke Hallberg, Erik Sundell, Erik Gustavsson, Staffan Widen, Bo Widen, Örjan Widen, Rune Erkers, Kjell Eliasson, Sture Herrman (Coach: Lars-Åke Nilsson)

1955 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 18 teams

Staffan Widen, Bo Widen, Örjan Widen, Jan Oldenmark, Anders Renner, Gustaf Ragge, Lars Helgostam, Sture Herrman, Per-Åke Hallberg, Nils af Trolle, Jan Holmberg, Alvin Tornblom, Palle Cardell, Bengt Gustafsson (Coach: Lars-Åke Nilsson)

1961 EuroBasket: finished 18th among 19 teams

Staffan Widen, Udo Tohver, Bo Widen, Örjan Widen, Gunars Kraulis, Lars Andersson, Curt Wennström, Lennart Dahllöf, Alvin Törnblom, Bjorn Lundberg, Torbjörn Langemar, Svante af Klinteberg (Coach: Juris Reneslacis)

1965 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 16 teams

Björn Lundberg, Rune Leinas, Per-Olof Svensson, Ulf Lindelöf, Anders Grönlund, Lars Cullert, Per-Olof Lefwerth, Hans Albertsson, Jörgen Hansson, Egon Håkanson, Torbjörn Langemar, Kaj Håkansson (Coach: Rolf Nygren)

1969 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 12 teams

Per-Olof Lefwerth, Anders Grönlund, Ulf Lindelöf, Arturs Veigurs, Kjell Rannelid, Hans Albertsson, Ebbe Edström, Janos Fugedi, Jörgen Hansson, Kjell Gunna, Bo Lundmark, Jan Hjorth (Coach: Arne Jansson)

1980 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 12 teams

Roland Rahm, Peter Andersson, Sten Feldreich, Thomas Nordgren, Peter Gunterberg, Jon-Olof "Jonte" Karlsson, Jan Enjebo, Torbjörn Taxen, Leif Yttergren, Åke Skyttevall, Göran Unger, Bernt Malion (Coach: Mike Perry)

1983 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 12 teams

Göran Eriksson, Roland Rahm, Sten Feldreich, Bill Magarity, Kenny Grant, Jon-Olof "Jonte" Karlsson, Peter Nyström, Bernt Malion, Thomas Nordgren, Jerry Sehlberg, Åke Skyttevall, Bo Faleström (Coach: Sven Jensen)

1993 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 16 teams

Mattias Sahlström, Anders Marcus, Per Stumer, Jens Tillman, Olle Håkanson, Magnus Tegel, Henrik Gaddefors, Peter Borg, Torbjörn Gehrke, Henrik Evers, Martin Jansson, Örjan Andersson (Coach: Rolf Nilsson)

1995 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 14 teams

Mattias Sahlström, Joakim Blom, Christian Larsson, Henrik Evers, Henrik Gaddefors, Jonas Larsson, Vincent Lundahl, Oscar Lefwerth, Torbjörn Gehrke, Anders Marcus, Olle Håkanson, Örjan Andersson (Coach: Rolf Nilsson)

2003 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 16 teams

Joakim Blom, Paul Burke, Håkan Larsson, John Pettersson, Daniel Dajic, Oluoma Nnamaka, Jens Johnsson, Mats Levin, Jonas Larsson, Lesli Myrthil, Christian Maråker, Fredrik Jönzen (Coach: Jan Enjebo)

2013 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 24 teams

Anton Gaddefors, Viktor Gaddefors, Kenny Grant, Ludvig Håkanson, Jonas Jerebko, Joakim Kjellborn, Brice Massamba, Thomas Massamba, Dino Pita, Erik Rush, Jonathan Skjöldebrand, Jeffery Taylor (Coach: Brad Dean)


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