Uruguay national basketball team

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Uruguay Uruguay
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FIBA ranking 26 Increase 1
Joined FIBA 1936
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation Uruguayan Basketball Federation
Coach Pablo López
Olympic Games
Appearances 7
Medals Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1952, 1956
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 7
FIBA Americas Championship
Appearances 16
Medals Silver medal america.svg Silver: 1984
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The Uruguay national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Uruguay in international competitions.[1]

Uruguay is one of three South American countries to medal in basketball at the Summer Olympics. It won the bronze medal in both the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics.

Current roster[edit]

At the 2016 South American Basketball Championship:[2]

Uruguay men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 5 Bruno Fitipaldo 24 – (1991-08-02)2 August 1991 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Galatasaray Turkey
SF 6 Mauricio Agular 33 – (1983-02-03)3 February 1983 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Defensor Sporting Uruguay
PF 7 Mathias Calfani 24 – (1992-01-21)21 January 1992 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Malvin Uruguay
G 9 Gustavo Barrera 31 – (1985-04-06)6 April 1985 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Aguada Uruguay
PF 12 Juan Ducasse 17 – (1998-09-02)2 September 1998 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Club Trouville Uruguay
PF 13 Sebastian Vazquez 30 – (1985-09-04)4 September 1985 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Club Atlético Goes Uruguay
C 15 Esteban Batista 32 – (1983-09-02)2 September 1983 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Beikong Fly Dragons China
PF 19 Frederico Haller 28 – (1988-06-05)5 June 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Defensor Sporting Uruguay
G 11 Luciano Parodi 22 – (1994-02-16)16 February 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Hebraica Macabi Uruguay
C 22 Reque Newsome 34 – (1981-10-08)8 October 1981 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Malvin Uruguay
SF 24 Salvador Zanotta 21 – (1995-03-25)25 March 1995 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Hebraica Macabi Uruguay
C 33 Kiril Wachsmann 31 – (1984-11-12)12 November 1984 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Defensor Sporting Uruguay
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 June 2016


Olympic Games record[edit]

Pan American Games record[edit]

FIBA World Championship record[edit]

FIBA Americas Championship[edit]

South American Championship[edit]

Uruguay was the host and champion of the first major international basketball championship, the South American Basketball Championship 1930. The event was held in Montevideo and featured four South American national basketball teams. Teams played each of the other three teams twice each; Uruguay won all six of its games. In 1932, Uruguay lost its first game of the South American Basketball Championship series when it was defeated by Chile in one of the two matches it played against the Chileans in the preliminary round. When each team finished at 3–1 (each having defeated Argentina twice), the two countries played a third match to determine the champion, which Uruguay won.

The 1934 and 1935 competitions did not end so happily for the Uruguay team, as they finished in last place each year. With the larger fields of 5 teams each year in 1937, 1938, and 1939, Uruguay fared somewhat better. They took second place in 1937 and 1939, and third in 1938.

Uruguay won their third championship in 1940, which saw the return of the series to Montevideo. There were a record six teams in competition that year; Uruguay beat each of the other five in turn to finish undefeated. 1941 resulted in a bronze medal for Uruguay. The team played in their second tie-breaker final in 1942, this time losing to Argentina to take second place in the tournament. Uruguay advanced to the final round in the first two-round tournament, in 1943, finishing in second place overall.

Uruguay has won the South American Championship 11 times, the last two in 1995 and 1997. The team ranked in the top four in all editions as of 2016.

Rosters[edit]

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1936 Olympic Games: finished 6th among 21 teams

  • Héctor González, Alberto Martí, Amílcar Mesa, Rodolfo Braselli, Carlos Gabin, Leandro Gómez, Gregorio Agos, Tabaré Quintans, Humberto Bernasconi, Prudencio de Pena, Alejo González Roig, Víctor Latou (Coach: Juan Collazo)

1948 Olympic Games: finished 5th among 23 teams

  • Martín Acosta y Lara, Nelson Demarco, Héctor García Otero, Adesio Lombardo, Héctor Ruiz, Roberto Lovera, Carlos Rosello, Miguel Diab, Eduardo Folle, Abraham Eidlin Grossman, Gustavo Magarinos, Victorio Cieslinskas, Néstor Anton, Eduardo Gordon (Coach: Raúl Canale)

1952 Olympic Games: finished 3rd among 23 teams

  • Martín Acosta y Lara, Héctor García Otero, Adesio Lombardo, Roberto Lovera, Sergio Matto, Wilfredo Peláez, Carlos Rossello, Victorio Cieslinskas, Héctor Costa, Nelson Demarco, Enrique Balino, Tabaré Larre Borges

1954 World Championship: finished 6th among 12 teams

  • Oscar Moglia, Martín Acosta y Lara, Héctor García Otero, Roberto Lovera, Nelson Demarco, Adesio Lombardo, Carlos Rosello, Omar Zubillaga, Héctor Costa, Raúl Mera, Manuel Usher Ferrer, Julio César Gully, Sergio Matto, Enrique Balino (Coach: Prudencio de Pena)

1956 Olympic Games: finished 3rd among 15 teams

  • Oscar Moglia, Héctor García Otero, Carlos Blixen, Nelson Demarco, Raúl Mera, Héctor Costa, Ariel Olascoaga, Milton Scaron, Sergio Matto, Nelson Chelle, Carlos Gonzáles, Ramiro Cortés (Coach: Héctor López Reboledo)

1959 World Championship: finished 9th among 13 teams

  • Héctor García Otero, Carlos Blixen, Milton Scaron, Washington Poyet, Ramiro Cortés, Sergio Matto, Nelson Chelle, Raúl Mera, Manuel Usher Ferrer, Álvaro Roca, Octavio Pedragosa, Adolfo Lubnicki (Coach: Olguiz Rodríguez)

1960 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 16 teams

  • Carlos Blixen, Washington Poyet, Milton Scaron, Héctor Costa, Raúl Mera, Nelson Chelle, Sergio Matto, Adolfo Lubnicki, Manuel Gadea, Edison Ciavattone, Waldemar Rial, Danilo Coito (Coach: Héctor López Reboledo)

1963 World Championship: finished 10th among 13 teams

  • Carlos Blixen, Ramiro de León, Julio Gómez, Sergio Pisano, Manuel Gadea, Álvaro Roca, Waldemar Rial, Atilio Caneiro, Edison Ciavattone, Oscar Ledesma, Francisco di Matteo, Walter Márquez (Coach: Dante Méndez)

1964 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 16 teams

  • Washington Poyet, Julio Gómez, Edison Ciavattone, Álvaro Roca, Manuel Gadea, Ramiro de León, Sergio Pisano, Luis García, Waldemar Rial, Jorge Maya, Walter Márquez, Luis Koster (Coach: Raúl Ballefin)

1967 World Championship: finished 7th among 13 teams

  • Oscar Moglia, Washington Poyet, Julio Gómez, Víctor Hernández, Omar Arrestia, Sergio Pisano, Ramiro de León, Luis García, Walter Márquez, Manuel Gadea, Daniel Borroni, Juan Ceriani (Coach: Raúl Ballefin)

1970 World Championship: finished 7th among 13 teams

  • Omar Arrestia, Sergio Pisano, Manuel Gadea, Víctor Hernández, Ramiro de León, Luis García, Daniel Borroni, Valentín Rodríguez, José Barizo, Daniel Vannet, Walter Lage, Roberto Bomio (Coach: Héctor Bassaiztegui)

1982 World Championship: finished 11th among 13 teams

  • Wilfredo Ruiz, Álvaro Tito, Walter Pagani, Víctor Frattini, Horacio Perdomo, Carlos Peinado, Gerardo Jauri, Germán Haller, Mario Viola, Luis Larrosa, Luis Pierri, Hebert Núñez (Coach: Ramón Etchamendi)


1984 Olympic Games: finished 6th among 12 teams

  • Wilfredo Ruiz, Horacio López, Álvaro Tito, Víctor Frattini, Walter Pagani, Juan Mignone, Horacio Perdomo, Carlos Peinado, Luis Pierri, Hebert Núñez, Luis Larrosa, Julio Pereyra (Coach: Ramón Etchamendi)


1986 World Championship: finished 18th among 24 teams


1991 Pan American Games: finished 7th among 10 teams


1995 Pan American Games: finished 4th among 6 teams


1999 Pan American Games: finished 8th among 8 teams


2003 Pan American Games: finished 8th among 8 teams


2007 Pan American Games: finished 3rd among 8 teams


FIBA Americas Championship 2009: finished 6th among 10 teams


South American Basketball Championship 2010: finished 3rd among 8 teams


FIBA Americas Championship 2013: finished 7th among 10 teams

Roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.

Uruguay men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
SF 6 Aguiar, Mauricio 32 – (1983-02-03)3 February 1983 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Regatas Argentina
SG 41 Alvarez, Demian 30 – (1984-10-19)19 October 1984 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Atletico Aguada Uruguay
PF 14 Borsellino, Nicolas 29 – (1986-05-08)8 May 1986 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Atletico Aguada Uruguay
PF 13 Caceres, Hernando 21 – (1994-08-22)22 August 1994 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Club Atletico Goes Uruguay
C 7 Calfani, Mathías 23 – (1992-01-21)21 January 1992 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Club Malvín Uruguay
PG 5 Fitipaldo, Bruno 24 – (1991-08-02)2 August 1991 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Obras Argentina
C 22 Newsome, Reque 33 – (1981-10-08)8 October 1981 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Club Malvín Uruguay
G 11 Osimani, Martín (C) 34 – (1981-05-22)22 May 1981 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Defensor Sporting Uruguay
PG 21 Parodi, Luciano 21 – (1994-02-16)16 February 1994 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Hebraica y Macabi Uruguay
F 10 Souberbielle, Marcel 23 – (1991-11-29)29 November 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Club Malvín Uruguay
PG 4 Vidal, Santiago 26 – (1989-06-05)5 June 1989 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Trouville Uruguay
F/C 33 Wachsmann, Kiril 30 – (1984-11-11)11 November 1984 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Melilla Baloncesto Spain
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – Uruguay, fiba.com, accessed 25 March 2013.
  2. ^ Uruguay | 2016 South American Basketball Championship, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 24 August 2016.

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