List of men's national basketball teams


List of men's national basketball teams

This is a list of the men's national basketball teams in the world.

Active teams

The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA recognizes 213 national teams divided into 5 zones, each roughly corresponding to a continent (North America and South America are grouped under the Americas.)

The newest national team is Montenegro which was recognized on 2006.

It is interesting to note that there are more FIBA-recognized teams than FIFA-recognized teams (209).

FIBA Africa

FIBA Africa, which has 53 national teams, [ [http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/FIBA/fibaStru/fibaZone/p/openNodeIDs/983/selNodeID/983/fibaAfri.html FIBA.com - Zones:FIBA Africa] ] is divided into 7 zones. [ [http://www.fiba-africa.com/en/zone_fr_1.php FIBA-Africa.com] ]

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FIBA Americas

FIBA Americas (formerly the Pan-American Basketball Confederation), which controls North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, has 44 national teams, divided into three areas. [ [http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/FIBA/fibaStru/fibaZone/p/openNodeIDs/1007/selNodeID/1007/fibaAmer.html FIBA.com - Zones: FIBA Americas] ] . The Central American and Caribbean Confederations of Basketball (CONCECABA) is further divided into the Central America and Caribbean zone. [ [http://www.fibaamericas.com/fiba2_us.asp About FIBA Americas] ]

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FIBA Asia

FIBA Asia (formerly the Asian Basketball Confederation) is divided into 5 zones. [ [http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/FIBA/fibaStru/fibaZone/p/openNodeIDs/1006/selNodeID/1006/fibaAsia.html FIBA.com - Zones: FIBA Asia] ]

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FIBA Europe

FIBA Europe has 51 member nations under it. [ [http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/FIBA/fibaStru/fibaZone/p/openNodeIDs/1008/selNodeID/1008/fibaEuro.html FIBA.com - Zones: FIBA Europe] ]
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*:bk|Great Britain, a combined team of England, Scotland and Wales, is currently competing for Eurobasket 2009 qualification and will play at the 2012 Olympics.

FIBA Oceania

FIBA Oceania has 21 member nations under it. [ [http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/FIBA/fibaStru/fibaZone/p/openNodeIDs/1009/selNodeID/1009/fibaOcea.html FIBA.com - Zones: FIBA Oceania] ]
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Non-FIBA members

col-startcol-break
*bk|Anguilla
*bk|Bonaire
*bk|Chuuk
*bk|Curaçao
*bk|French Guiana
*bk|Guadeloupe|local
*bk|Falkland Islands
*bk|Kosovo
*bk|Martinique|local
*bk|Mayotte|local
*bk|Niue
*bk|Northern Ireland
*bk|Pohnpei
*bk|Réunion|local
*bk|Saba
*bk|Saint-Pierre and Miquelon|localcol-break
*bk|Saint Helena
*bk|Saint-Martin|local
*bk|Sint Eustatius
*bk|Sint Maarten
*bk|Somaliland
*bk|East Timor
*bk|Tokelau
*bk|Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
*bk|Vatican City
*bk|Wallonia
*bk|Wallis and Futuna|local
*bk|Western Sahara
*bk|Yap
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Other teams

Aragon, Catalonia, Gotland, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Menorca, Rhodes, Saaremaa

Defunct teams

* - split into bk|Czech Republic and bk|Slovakia, Czech Republic is the sole successor and carried the old records with it
* - merged into bk|West Germany; West Germany assumes the records of a unified bk|Germany team
* - successor of bk|FR Yugoslavia; FIBA recognizes bk|Serbia as the sole successor and attributes all records to it. bk|Montenegro is descended from Serbia and Montenegro.
* - merged into bk|North Vietnam; North Vietnam assumes the records of a unified bk|Vietnam team
* - merged into bk|North Yemen; North Yemen assumes the records of a unified bk|Yemen team
* - split into 15 different national teams; FIBA recognizes bk|Russia as the sole successor although the records achieved doesn't carry over. Other national teams descended from bk|Soviet Union are:col-startcol-break:*bk|Armenia:*bk|Azerbaijan:*bk|Belarus|1991col-break:*bk|Georgia|1990:*bk|Kazakhstan:*bk|Kyrgyzstancol-break:*bk|Moldova:*bk|Tajikistan:*bk|Turkmenistancol-break:*bk|Ukraine:*bk|Uzbekistancol-end:The three Baltic states and Russia which played international basketball prior to 1945 inherited their old records prior to being merged with bk|Soviet Union::*bk|Estonia:*bk|Latvia:*bk|Lithuania:*bk|Russia:The Unified Team (a.k.a. the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) team) for the 1992 Summer Olympics was a one-off team.
* - merged from bk|Egypt|1952 and bk|Syria|1932; FIBA recognizes bk|Egypt|1972 as the sole successor when Syria seceded; bk|Syria|1932 retained their old records.
* - FIBA recognizes bk|FR Yugoslavia as the sole successor although the records achieved doesn't carry over. Other national teams descended from bk|Yugoslavia are:
** bk|Bosnia and Herzegovina
** bk|Croatia
** bk|Republic of Macedonia|1992
** bk|Montenegro - from bk|Serbia and Montenegro
** bk|Serbia - from bk|Serbia and Montenegro
** bk|Slovenia
* - succeeded by Serbia and Montenegro, the records are carried over

FIBA country codes

FIBA uses IOC country codes for most countries which are IOC members. For non-IOC members and exceptions, FIBA uses the following codes:
*bk|England: ENG
*bk|Gibraltar: GIB
*bk|Marshall Islands: MIS (IOC: MHL)
*bk|Montserrat: MAT
*bk|New Caledonia: CAL
*bk|Norfolk Island: NIS
*bk|Northern Mariana Islands: SAI
*bk|Scotland: SCO
*bk|Tahiti: TAH
*bk|Turks and Caicos Islands: TCI
*bk|Wales: WAL

ee also

* List of women's national basketball teams

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