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EuroBasket 1949

FIBA EuroBasket 1949
6th FIBA European Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Egypt
Dates 15–22 May
Teams (from 25 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Egypt (1st title)
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points Hüseyin Öztürk (19.3)
Official website
EuroBasket 1949 (archive)
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The 1949 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1949, was the sixth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Seven national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. The competition was hosted by Egypt after the Soviet Union refused to host it, as was the Soviet's obligation as defending champion under FIBA Europe rules. Czechoslovakia, the silver medallist at EuroBasket 1947, had been the host that year, so was not asked to repeat hosting duties and those duties fell to bronze medallist Egypt.

The event took place in Cairo, with travel difficulties cited by many nations as the reason for not competing. Only four of the seven competing teams were European.


  • Results 1
    • Results 1.1
  • Final standings 2
  • Team rosters 3
  • External links 4


The 1949 competition was in the same format as EuroBasket 1939. Each team played each of the other teams once. A win was worth 2 standings points, a loss worth 1. The rankings were based on those standing points.


Greece  46–28  Netherlands
Egypt  71–44  Syria
Lebanon  36–45  Greece
France  58–35  Netherlands
Netherlands  40–37  Syria
France  43–26  Lebanon
Greece  54–41  Turkey
France  47–33  Turkey
Lebanon  28–38  Syria
Netherlands  23–54  Egypt
France  41–36  Greece
Lebanon  30–57  Egypt
Syria  33–43  Turkey
Lebanon  22–34  Netherlands
Turkey  44–57  Egypt
Syria  45–49  Greece
Turkey  38–24  Netherlands
Egypt  50–39  Greece
France  56–22  Syria
Turkey  48–41  Lebanon
France  36–57  Egypt
 1949 FIBA European Champions 

1st title

Final standings

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Final Result
1  Egypt 6 6 0 346 216 +130 12 Champion
2  France 6 5 1 281 199 +82 11 Runner-up
3  Greece 6 4 2 269 241 +28 10 Third Place
4  Turkey 6 3 3 247 256 −9 9
5  Netherlands 6 2 4 174 255 −81 8
6  Syria 6 1 5 219 287 −68 7
7  Lebanon 6 0 6 183 265 −82 6

Team rosters

1. Egypt: Youssef Mohammed Abbas, Youssef Kamal Abouaouf, Fouad Abdelmeguid el-Kheir, Gabriel Armand "Gaby" Catafago, Nessim Salah el-Dine, Abdelrahman Hafez Ismail, Hussein Kamel Montasser, Mohammed Ali el-Rashidi, Wahid Chafik Saleh, Mohammed Mahmud Soliman, Albert Fahmy Tadros, Medhat Mohammed Youssef, (Team Captain: Ahmed Hassaan) (Coach: Carmine "Nello" Paratore)

2. France: André Buffière, Robert Busnel, René Chocat, Jacques Dessemme, Maurice Desaymonnet, Louis Devoti, Jacques Favory, Fernand Guillou, Jean Perniceni, Jean-Pierre Salignon, Jean Swidzinski, André Vacheresse, Jacques Freimuller, Marc Quiblier (Coach: Robert Busnel)

3. Greece: Georgios Karatzopoulos)

4. Turkey: Hüseyin Öztürk, Samim Gorec, Avram Barokas, Vitali Benazus, Hasim Tankut, Ali Uras, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Tevfik Tankut, Sacit Selduz, Erdogan Partener, Ayduk Koray, Candas Tekeli

External links

  • FIBA Europe EuroBasket 1949
  • FIBA article discussing venue
  • FIBA Europe article on 1940s EuroBaskets
  • 1949 EChampionship
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