Yugoslavia women's national basketball team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the men's team, see Yugoslavia national basketball team.
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
FIBA ranking defunct
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Basketball Federation of Yugoslavia
Coach none
Olympic Games
Appearances 3
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver: 1988
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1980
Women's World Cup
Appearances 5
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver: 1990
EuroBasket Women
Appearances 20
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver: 1968, 1978, 1987, 1991
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1970, 1980

The Yugoslavia women's national handball team (Serbo-Croatian: Ženska košarkaška reprezentacija Jugoslavije / Женска кошаркашка репрезентација Југославије) was the women's basketball side that represented Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1943 until 1992 in the international basketball matches, controlled by the Basketball Federation of Yugoslavia (KSJ).

The team's first major tournament appearance was at the 1954 European Championship, hosted by Yugoslavia, in which it finished fourth. The team's biggest success in the following decades were bronze medal at the 1980 Moscow and silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympic games.

The team disappeared during the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and its last major tournament appearance was at the 1991 European Championship in Israel, where they finished as runners-up, losing to Soviet Union in the final.

Competition records[edit]

Olympic Games
  • 1976Did not qualify
  • 1980Med 3.png 3rd place
  • 1984 – 6th place
  • 1988Med 2.png 2nd place
FIBA World Championship for Women
  • 1953Did not qualify
  • 1957Did not qualify
  • 1959 – 4th place
  • 1964 – 6th place
  • 1967 – 6th place
  • 1971Did not qualify
  • 1975Did not qualify
  • 1979Did not qualify
  • 1983 – 8th place
  • 1986Did not qualify
  • 1990Med 2.png 2nd place
EuroBasket Women

Successor teams[edit]


  1. ^ "Note: Montenegrin women's national basketball team is a successor of the SFR Yugoslavia national basketball team; At the time of 1992, FR Yugoslavia was one of the successors (Later Serbian national basketball team); Although, none of these teams is a results successor of what has the SFR Yugoslavia national basketball team accomplished)".