Denmark national basketball team

Denmark national basketball team

The Danish national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Denmark in international competition.



Position Player Current Club
Guard Adama Darboe Denmark Svendborg Rabbits
Guard Frederik Nielsen Denmark Horsholm 79'ers
Guard Alan Voskuil Denmark Horsens IC
Guard Andreas Jakobsen Denmark Bakken Bears
Guard Chanan Colman Denmark Svendborg Rabbits
Forward Nicolai Iversen Denmark Svendborg Rabbits
Forward & Center Peter Johansen Denmark Team FOG Næstved
Center Chris Christoffersen Denmark Bakken Bears

Coach Peter Hoffman Assistant Coach Jesper Winther Serensen


Performance at Summer Olympics

Year Position Tournament Host
1936 - Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics Germany
1948 - Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics Great Britain
1952 - Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics Finland
1956 - Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics Australia
1960 - Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics Italy
1964 - Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics Japan
1968 - Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics Mexico
1972 - Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics Germany
1976 - Basketball at the 1976 Summer Olympics Canada
1980 - Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics Soviet Union
1984 - Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics USA
1988 - Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics Korea
1992 - Basketball at the 1992 Summer Olympics Spain
1996 - Basketball at the 1996 Summer Olympics USA
2000 - Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics Australia
2004 - Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics Greece

Eurobasket 1951

Denmark debuted in the European championships at Eurobasket 1951 in Paris. They were defeated in all four of their preliminary round games, going 0-4 to take 5th place in the group. In a direct elimination match against Luxembourg, the Danes took a 46-45 lead with 5 seconds left. A final half-court shot by Luxembourg bounced off the rim, giving Denmark its first win and advancing the team to the first classification round. They picked up another win there, against Scotland, finishing third place in the group at 1-2. Their third win of the tournament came against Portugal in the 13-16 classification semifinal before Denmark lost to Switzerland in the 13/14 match to finish 14th of 18 teams with a record of 3-7.

Eurobasket 1953

Two years later, at Eurobasket 1953 in Moscow, the Denmark squad did not fare as well. They dropped 8 decisions (3 in the preliminary round, 3 in the first classification round, and the two second-round classification games) on their way to a 16th place finish out of the 17 teams.

Eurobasket 1955

Denmark lost all 8 of their games again at Eurobasket 1955 in Budapest, this time finishing last of the 18 teams competing.