France national basketball team


France national basketball team

Infobox national basketball team
country=France
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national_fed=FFBB
coach=Michel Gomez
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joined_fiba = 1933
fiba_zone=FIBA Europe
fiba_ranking=17th
oly_appearances=7
oly_medals="Silver": 1948, 2000
wc_appearances=5
wc_medals=None
zone_championship=Eurobasket
zone_appearances=33
zone_medals="Silver": 1949
"Bronze": 1937, 1951, 1953, 1959, 2005
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The France national basketball team is the national basketball team representing France. It is administrated by the Fédération Française de Basket-Ball ("French Federation"). France is considered as a medium European basketball power. Despite some good results, they still haven't won a major international tournament. France as been a regular at EuroBasket, with 32 presences, but its best result to date was only the Silver Medal at EuroBasket 1949. The French Squad also won two Silver Medals at the Basketball Olympic Tournament, in 1948 and 2000. They failed to qualify for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Tournaments. France's best result at the Basketball World Championship was the 5th place in 2006.

Current squad

Famous players

*Jim Bilba
*Richard Dacoury
*Boris Diaw - forward for the Phoenix Suns and current team captain [http://www.fiba.com/pages/en/events/blockbusters/world_champ_men_06/article_World_Champ_Men.asp?cookietest=done&r_act_news=13993&r_cat=8&page_news=1/]
*Ian Mahinmi - center for the San Antonio Spurs
*Tony Parker - guard for the San Antonio Spurs
*Mickaël Piétrus - guard-forward for the Orlando Magic
*Antoine Rigaudeau - retired
*Frédéric Weis - center for Bilbao
*Ronny Turiaf - forward for the Golden State Warriors
*Johan Petro - center for the Oklahoma City Thunder
*Mickaël Gelabale - forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder


= Olympic Games record =

* 1936 - not classified
* 1948 - 2nd (Silver medal)
* 1952 - 8th place
* 1956 - 4th place
* 1960 - 10th place
* 1964 - "Did not qualify"
* 1968 - "Did not qualify"
* 1972 - "Did not qualify"
* 1976 - "Did not qualify"
* 1980 - "Did not qualify"
* 1984 - 11th place
* 1988 - "Did not qualify"
* 1992 - "Did not qualify"
* 1996 - "Did not qualify"
* 2000 - 2nd (Silver medal)
* 2004 - "Did not qualify"
* 2008 - "Did not qualify"

FIBA World Championship record

* 1950 - 6th place
* 1954 - 4th place
* 1959 - "Did not qualify"
* 1963 - 5th place
* 1967 - "Did not qualify"
* 1970 - "Did not qualify"
* 1974 - "Did not qualify"
* 1978 - "Did not qualify"
* 1982 - "Did not qualify"
* 1986 - not classified
* 1990 - "Did not qualify"
* 1994 - "Did not qualify"
* 1998 - "Did not qualify"
* 2002 - "Did not qualify"
* 2006 - 5th place


= European Championship record =

* 1935 - 5th place; 3-1 (lost preliminary, won all classification matches)
* 1937 - 3rd place; 3-2 (second in preliminary group, lost semifinal, won bronze medal match)
* 1939 - 4th place; 4-3 (won tie-breaker against Estonia, also 4-3, by head-to-head results)
* 1946 - 4th place; 2-2 (won preliminary group with 2-0 record, lost semifinal and then the bronze medal match)
* 1947 - 5th place; 4-2 (won preliminary group with 2-0 record, 1-2 in semifinal group, won 5th/6th playoff)
* 1949 - 2nd place; 5-1 (round robin tournament, no playoffs)
* 1951 - 3rd place; 6-3 (second in preliminary group at 3-1, won semifinal group in three-way tie-breaker with 2-1 record, lost semifinal, won bronze medal match)
* 1953 - 3rd place; 6-4 (second in preliminary group at 2-1, second position of four-way tiebreaker for 2nd place in final round with 4-3 record)
* 1955 - 9th place; 7-3 (fourth in preliminary group at 1-3, won classification group with 4-0 record, won classification 9-12 and 9/10 games)
* 1957 - 8th place; 2-8 (second in preliminary group at 2-1, 8th and last in final round at 0-7)
* 1959 - 3rd place
* 1961 - 4th place
* 1963 - 13th place
* 1965 - 9th place
* 1967 - 11th place
* 1969 - "Did not qualify"
* 1971 - 10th place
* 1973 - 10th place
* 1975 - "Did not qualify"
* 1977 - 11th place
* 1979 - 8th place
* 1981 - 8th place
* 1983 - 5th place
* 1985 - 6th place
* 1987 - 9th place
* 1989 - 6th place
* 1991 - 4th place
* 1993 - 7th place
* 1995 - 8th place
* 1997 - 10th place
* 1999 - 4th place
* 2001 - 6th place
* 2003 - 4th place
* 2005 - 3rd place
* 2007 - 8th place

Rosters

1935 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 10 teams

Pierre Boel, Robert Cohu, Etienne Roland, Raoul Gouga, Henri Hell, Charles Hemmerlin, Francis Rudler, Jacques Flouret (Coach: Marius Orial)

1936 Olympic Games: finished 20th among 21 teams

Pierre Boel, Georges Carrier, Robert Cohu, Jacques Flouret, Fernand Prudhomme, Etienne Roland, Lucien Theze, Pierre Caque, Jean Couturier, Edmond Leclere, Etienne Onimus

1937 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 8 teams

Henri Lesmayoux, Etienne Roland, Pierre Boel, Robert Cohu, Jacques Flouret, Henri Hell, Edmond Leclere, Fernand Prudhomme, Eugene Ronner, Marcel Verot (Coach: Henri Kretzschmar)

1939 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 8 teams

Robert Busnel, Henri Lesmayoux, Fernand Prudhomme, Etienne Roland, Robert Cohu, Vladimir Fabrikant, Jean Jeammes, Emile Frezot, Maurice Mertz, Abel Gravier, Andre Ambroise, Gaston Falleur, Gabriel Gonnet, Alexandre Katlama (Coach: Paul Geist)

1946 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 10 teams

Andre Buffiere, Robert Busnel, Rene Chocat, Henri Lesmayoux, Paul Chaumont, Jean Duperray, Etienne Roland, Emile Frezot, Maurice Girardot, Andre Goeuriot, Jacques Perrier, Lucien Rebuffic, Justy Specker, Andre Tartary (Coach: Paul Geist)

1947 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 14 teams

Robert Busnel, Rene Chocat, Marcel Beziers, Henri Lesmayoux, Jean Duperray, Jacques Faucherre, Jacques Favory, Emile Frezot, Maurice Girardot, Andre Goeuriot, Aime Gravas, Fernand Guillou, Jacques Perrier, Pierre Thiolon (Coach: Michael Rutzgis)

1948 Olympic Games: finished 2nd among 23 teams

Andre Buffiere, Rene Chocat, Andre Barrais, Michel Bonnevie, Rene Derency, Maurice Desaymonnet, Andre Even, Fernand Guillou, Maurice Girardot, Raymond Offner, Jacques Perrier, Yvan Quenin, Lucien Rebuffic, Pierre Thiolon (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1949 EuroBasket: finished 2nd among 7 teams

Andre Buffiere, Robert Busnel, Rene Chocat, Jacques Dessemme, Maurice Desaymonnet, Louis Devoti, Jacques Favory, Jacques Freimuller, Fernand Guillou, Jean Perniceni, Marc Quiblier, Jean-Pierre Salignon, Jean Swidzinski, Andre Vacheresse (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1950 World Championship: finished 6th among 10 teams

Jacques Dessemme, Maurice Desaymonnet, Robert Monclar, Jacques Perrier, Jean Swidzinski, Jean Perniceni, Fernand Guillou, Robert Marsolat, Jean-Pierre Salignon, Maurice Marcelot, Andre Vacheresse, Jacques Chalifour (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1951 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 17 teams

Andre Buffiere, Rene Chocat, Jacques Dessemme, Robert Monclar, Jean-Pierre Salignon, Louis Devoti, Jacques Freimuller, Robert Guillin, Justy Specker, Marc Peironne, Jean Perniceni, Marc Quiblier, Pierre Thiolon, Andre Vacheresse (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1952 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 23 teams

Andre Buffiere, Rene Chocat, Jacques Dessemme, Jean-Pierre Salignon, Louis Devoti, Robert Guillin, Robert Monclar, Jean Perniceni, Roger Haudegand, Andre Vacheresse, Bernard Planque, Andre Chavet, Robert Crost

1953 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 17 teams

Andre Buffiere, Rene Chocat, Jacques Dessemme, Robert Monclar, Jacques Freimuller, Claude Gallay, Robert Guillin, Roger Haudegand, Jean Perniceni, Justy Specker, Bernard Planque, Marc Quiblier, Henri Rey, Andre Vacheresse (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1954 World Championship: finished 4th among 12 teams

Jean-Paul Beugnot, Andre Buffiere, Roger Antoine, Henri Grange, Jacques Dessemme, Robert Monclar, Roger Haudegand, Robert Zagury, Jacques Freimuller, Jean Perniceni, Henri Rey, Louis Bertorelle, Paul Schlupp, Yves Gominon (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1955 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 18 teams

Jean-Paul Beugnot, Andre Buffiere, Henri Grange, Robert Monclar, Louis Bertorelle, Jacques Freimuller, Robert Giraud, Maurice Marcelot, Jacques Owen, Jean Perniceni, Bernard Planque, Gerard Pontais, Henri Rey, Andre Vacheresse (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1956 Olympic Games: finished 4th among 15 teams

Jean-Paul Beugnot, Roger Antoine, Henri Grange, Robert Monclar, Roger Haudegand, Christian Baltzer, Roger Veyron, Gerard Sturla, Henri Rey, Yves Gominon, Maurice Buffiere, Andre Schlupp (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1957 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams

Roger Antoine, Henri Grange, Christian Baltzer, Robert Monclar, Louis Bertorelle, Maurice Buffiere, Claude Desseaux, Roger Guillaume, Jean-Claude Lefebvre, Bernard Mayeur, Gerard Sturla, Roger Veyron (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1959 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 17 teams

Henri Grange, Maxime Dorigo, Philippe Baillet, Henri Villecourt, Christian Baltzer, Robert Monclar, Andre Chavet, Jerome Christ, Jean-Claude Lefebvre, Bernard Mayeur, Michel Rat, Lucien Sedat (Coach: Robert Busnel)

1959 World Championship: did not participate

1960 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 16 teams

Jean-Paul Beugnot, Roger Antoine, Henri Grange, Robert Monclar, Henri Villecourt, Maxime Dorigo, Jerome Christ, Jean Degros, Christian Baltzer, Bernard Mayeur, Philippe Baillet, Louis Bertorelle (Coach: Andre Buffiere)

1961 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 19 teams

Jean-Paul Beugnot, Henri Grange, Jerome Christ, Lucien Sedat, Bernard Mayeur, Michel Rat, Michel House, Michel le Ray, Christian Baltzer, Andre Goisbault, Jean-Claude Vergne, Andre Souvre (Coach: Andre Buffiere)

1963 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 16 teams

Alain Gilles, Jean Degros, Christian Baltzer, Michel Rat, Jean-Claude Lefebvre, Claude Marc, Jean-Claude Bonato, Jacques Caballe, Jean-Pierre Goisbault, Jean-Baptiste Re, Michel Audureau, Philippe Baillet (Coach: Andre Buffiere)

1963 World Championship: finished 5th among 13 teams

Alain Gilles, Jean Degros, Henri Grange, Christian Baltzer, Maxime Dorigo, Jean-Daniel Vinson, Michel le Ray, Bernard Mayeur, Jean-Baptiste Re, Jean-Claude Lefebvre, Michel Rat, Raphael Ruiz (Coach: Andre Buffiere)

1964 Olympic Games: did not participate

1965 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 16 teams

Alain Gilles, Jean-Claude Bonato, Jean Degros, Michel le Ray, Alain Schol, Daniel Ledent, Jean-Marie Jouaret, Hubert Papin, Laurent Dorigo, Gerard Capron, Ferruccio Biasucci, Maurice Boulois

1967 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 16 teams

Alain Gilles, Jean Degros, Alain Schol, Jean-Pierre Staelens, Michel le Ray, Jean-Claude Bonato, Francis Schneider, Charles Tassin, Michel Longueville, Gerard Lespinasse, Claude Peter, Alain Durand (Coach: Joe Jaunay)

1967 World Championship: did not participate

1968 Olympic Games: did not participate

1969 EuroBasket: did not participate

1970 World Championship: did not participate

1971 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 12 teams

Jacques Cachemire, Alain Gilles, Jean-Pierre Staelens, Jean-Claude Bonato, Daniel Ledent, Charles Tassin, Alain Durand, Carlo Wilm, Claude Gasnal, Bernard Magnin, Michel Longueville, Gerard Lespinasse (Coach: Joe Jaunay)

1972 Olympic Games: did not participate

1973 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 12 teams

Jacques Cachemire, Jean-Claude Bonato, Jean-Michel Senegal, Pierre Galle, Daniel Ledent, Charles Tassin, Yves-Marie Verove, Jean-Louis Vacher, Jacky Lamothe, Claude Gasnal, Firmin Onissah, Patrick Demars (Coach: Joe Jaunay)

1974 World Championship: did not participate

1975 EuroBasket: did not participate

1976 Olympic Games: did not participate

1977 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 12 teams

Herve Dubuisson, Jacques Cachemire, Eric Beugnot, Alain Gilles, Mathieu Bisseni, Barry White, Alain Larrouquis, Alain Durand, Didier Dobbels, Jacky Lamothe, Roger Duquesnoy, Jean-Louis Vacher (Coach: Pierre Dao)

1978 World Championship: did not participate

1979 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 12 teams

Herve Dubuisson, Jacques Cachemire, Eric Beugnot, Jean-Michel Senegal, Jacques Monclar, Mathieu Bisseni, Victor Boistol, Apollo Faye, Saint-Ange Vebobe, Bill Cain, Georges Brosterhous, Jacky Lamothe (Coach: Pierre Dao)

1980 Olympic Games: did not participate

1981 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 12 teams

Philip Szanyiel, Jacques Cachemire, Richard Dacoury, Herve Dubuisson, Frederic Hufnagel, Jacques Monclar, Eric Beugnot, Jean-Michel Senegal, Jean-Luc Deganis, Patrick Cham, Didier Dobbels, Jacky Lamothe (Coach: Pierre Dao)

1982 World Championship: did not participate

1983 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 12 teams

Philip Szanyiel, Herve Dubuisson, Richard Dacoury, Jacques Cachemire, Eric Beugnot, Georges Vestris, Jean-Michel Senegal, Apollo Faye, Jacques Monclar, Alain Larrouquis, Georges Brosterhous, Daniel Haquet (Coach: Pierre Dao)

1984 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

Richard Dacoury, Philip Szanyiel, Stephane Ostrowski, Herve Dubuisson, Eric Beugnot, Greg Beugnot, Jean-Michel Senegal, Jacques Monclar, Georges Vestris, Bengaly Kaba, Jean-Luc Deganis, Patrick Cham (Coach: Jean Luent)

1985 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 12 teams

Philip Szanyiel, Stephane Ostrowski, Herve Dubuisson, Frederic Hufnagel, Jacques Monclar, Valery Demory, Franck Cazalon, Patrick Cham, Christophe Gregoire, Daniel Haquet, Christian Garnier, Jean-Louis Hersin (Coach: Jean Luent)

1986 World Championship: finished 13th among 24 teams

Richard Dacoury, Stephane Ostrowski, Herve Dubuisson, Frederic Hufnagel, Valery Demory, Jacques Monclar, Jean-Luc Deganis, Eric Beugnot, Georges Vestris, Patrick Cham, Christian Garnier, Daniel Haquet (Coach: Jean Galle)

1987 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 12 teams

Herve Dubuisson, Richard Dacoury, Stephane Ostrowski, Frederic Hufnagel, Valery Demory, Jean-Luc Deganis, Eric Beugnot, Georges Vestris, Patrick Cham, Jean-Frederic Monetti, Pierre Bressant, Jean-Louis Hersin (Coach: Jean Galle)

1988 Olympic Games: did not participate

1989 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 8 teams

Herve Dubuisson, Richard Dacoury, Stephane Ostrowski, Jim Bilba, Frederic Hufnagel, Greg Beugnot, Franck Butter, Georges Vestris, Stephane Lauvergne, Stanley Jackson, Eric Occansey, Patrick Cham (Coach: Francis Jordane)

1990 World Championship: did not participate

1991 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 8 teams

Antoine Rigaudeau, Richard Dacoury, Philip Szanyiel, Jim Bilba, Stephane Ostrowski, Hugues Occansey, Didier Gadou, Frederic Forte, Valery Demory, Georges Adams, Felix Courtinard, Jim Deines (Coach: Francis Jordane)

1992 Olympic Games: did not participate

1993 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 16 teams

Antoine Rigaudeau, Yann Bonato, Stephane Ostrowski, Jim Bilba, Thierry Gadou, Frederic Forte, Georges Adams, Olivier Allinei, Christophe Soule, Stephane Risacher, Bruno Coqueran, Felix Courtinard (Coach: Francis Jordane)

1994 World Championship: did not participate

1995 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 14 teams

Antoine Rigaudeau, Yann Bonato, Jim Bilba, Stephane Ostrowski, Hugues Occansey, Thierry Gadou, Didier Gadou, Frederic Forte, Moustapha Sonko, Bruno Hamm, Franck Butter, Frederic Domon (Coach: Michel Gomez)

1996 Olympic Games: did not participate

1997 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 16 teams

Yann Bonato, Laurent Sciarra, Frederic Fauthoux, Laurent Foirest, Stephane Risacher, Thierry Gadou, Georges Adams, Laurent Pluvy, Fabien Dubos, Cyril Julian, Remi Rippert, Jerome Moiso (Coach: Jean-Pierre de Vincenzi)

1998 World Championship: did not participate

1999 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 16 teams

Tariq Abdul-Wahad, Antoine Rigaudeau, Alain Digbeu, Jim Bilba, Ronnie Smith, Moustapha Sonko, Stephane Risacher, Frederic Weis, Laurent Foirest, Laurent Sciarra, Thierry Gadou, Cyril Julian (Coach: Jean-Pierre de Vincenzi)

2000 Olympic Games: finished 2nd among 12 teams

Antoine Rigaudeau, Yann Bonato, Jim Bilba, Stephane Risacher, Moustapha Sonko, Frederic Weis, Cyril Julian, Laurent Sciarra, Laurent Foirest, Thierry Gadou, Crawford Palmer, Makan Dioumassi (Coach: Jean-Pierre de Vincenzi)

2001 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 16 teams

Tony Parker, Alain Digbeu, Jim Bilba, Stephane Risacher, Vasco Evtimov, Frederic Weis, Cyril Julian, Laurent Sciarra, Laurent Foirest, Crawford Palmer, Eric Micoud, Makan Dioumassi (Coach: Alain Weisz)

2002 World Championship: did not participate

2003 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 16 teams

Tony Parker, Tariq Abdul-Wahad, Boris Diaw, Florent Pietrus, Ronny Turiaf, Moustapha Sonko, Jerome Moiso, Cyril Julian, Alain Digbeu, Laurent Foirest, Thierry Rupert, Makan Dioumassi (Coach: Alain Weisz)

2004 Olympic Games: did not participate

2005 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 16 teams

Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Antoine Rigaudeau, Mickael Pietrus, Mickael Gelabale, Florent Pietrus, Cyril Julian, Frederic Weis, Frederic Fauthoux, Mamoutou Diarra, Sacha Giffa, Jerome Schmitt (Coach: Claude Bergeaud)

2006 World Championship: finished 5th among 24 teams

Boris Diaw, Florent Pietrus, Mickael Pietrus, Ronny Turiaf, Mickael Gelabale, Aymeric Jeanneau, Mamoutou Diarra, Laurent Foirest, Frederic Weis, Johan Petro, Yannick Bokolo, Joseph Gomis (Coach: Claude Bergeaud)

2007 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams

Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Tariq Kirksay, Ronny Turiaf, Yakhouba Diawara, Florent Pietrus, Frederic Weis, Joseph Gomis, Yohann Sangare, Sacha Giffa, Pape Badiane, Cedric Ferchaud (Coach: Claude Bergeaud)

External links

* [http://www.basketfrance.com/ Official site of the French basketball federation]


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