EuroBasket 1953


EuroBasket 1953

The 1953 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1953, was the eighth regional championship held by FIBA Europe. Seventeen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by the Soviet Union, champions of Eurobasket 1951. Moscow was the location of the event.

Final rankings

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Results

Preliminary round

In the preliminary round, the 17 teams were split up into four groups. One of the groups had five teams, with the other three having four each. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final round, while the remaining nine teams were relegated to classification play.

Group A

Group D

Lebanon's forfeit to Israel did not earn them the usual 1 standings point for a loss.

Classification round 2

Classification 13-16

Classification 9-12

Final round

The final round was played as an 8-team round robin, with no further playoffs. Egypt's forfeit to Israel did not earn them a rankings point, and they had only 7 to Italy's 8 despite having the same records.

Team rosters

1.Soviet Union: Otar Korkia, Stepas Butautas, Armenak Alachachian, Ilmar Kullam, Heino Kruus, Anatoly Konev, Alexander Moiseev, Kazimieras Petkevičius, Justinas Lagunavičius, Yuri Ozerov, Algirdas Lauritėnas, Viktor Vlasov, Gunars Silins, Lev Reshetnikov (Coach: Konstantin Travin)

2.Hungary: Janos Greminger, Tibor Mezőfi, Tibor Zsiros, Laszlo Banhegyi, Pal Bogar, György Bokor, Tibor Cselko, Tibor Czinkan, Janos Hody, Laszlo Hody, Ede Komaromi, Peter Papp, Tibor Remay, Janos Simon (Coach: Janos Pader)

3.France: André Buffiere, René Chocat, Jacques Dessemme, Jacques Freimuller, Claude Gallay, Robert Guillin, Roger Haudegand, Robert Monclar, Jean Perniceni, Bernard Planque, Marc Quiblier, Henry Rey, Justy Specker, André Vacheresse (Coach: Robert Busnel)

4.Czechoslovakia: Ivan Mrazek, Jiri Baumruk, Zdenek Bobrovsky, Miroslav Skerik, Jaroslav Sip, Jan Kozak, Zdenek Rylich, Radoslav Sip, Jaroslav Tetiva, Jindrich Kinsky, Lubomir Kolar, Rudolf Stancek, Evzen Hornak (Coach: Lubomir Dobry)

External links

* [http://www.fibaeurope.com/cid_f43ulKJBGLcVnbH-aqLVu2.season_1953.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9le2.html FIBA Europe Eurobasket 1953]
* [http://www.eurobasket.com/events/ec/ec53.asp Eurobasket.com 1953 EChampionship]


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