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Encyclopedia > Eurobasket 1955

The 1955 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1955, was the ninth regional championship held by FIBA Europe. Eighteen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by Hungary, silver medal winners of Eurobasket 1953. Budapest was the location of the event. FIBA Europe is a zone within the FIBA association which contains all 50 national European FIBA federations. ... The International Basketball Federation (French: Fédération Internationale de Basketball) is an association of national organizations which governs international competitition in the basketball. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... The 1953 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1953, was the eighth regional championship held by FIBA Europe. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Paris of the East, Pearl of the Danubeor Queen of the Danube Location Location of Budapest in Hungary Government Country   County Hungary   none Mayor Gábor Demszky (SZDSZ) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 525,16 km²    - Land   n/a km²    - Water   n/a km² Population    - City (2005...

Contents


Final rankings

  1. Hungary
  2. Czechoslovakia
  3. Soviet Union
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Poland
  6. Italy
  7. Romania
  8. Yugoslavia
  9. France
  10. Finland
  11. Turkey
  12. England
  13. Austria
  14. Switzerland
  15. Luxembourg
  16. Sweden
  17. West Germany
  18. Denmark

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Results

Preliminary round

In the preliminary round, the 18 teams were split up into four groups. Two of the groups had five teams each, with the other two having four each. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final round, while the other ten teams were relegated to classification play.


Group A

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Poland Poland 8 4 0 346 214 +132
2 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 7 3 1 270 220 +50
3 Austria Austria 6 2 2 252 252 0
4 France France 5 1 3 245 219 +26
5 England England 4 0 4 195 404 -209
France 56 - 72 Austria
Poland 69 - 64 Yugoslavia
England 50 - 97 France
Poland 80 - 50 Austria
England 44 - 140 Poland
Yugoslavia 68 - 61 Austria
Yugoslavia 98 - 53 England
France 55 - 57 Poland
Austria 69 - 48 England
France 37 - 40 Yugoslavia

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Group B

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Hungary Hungary 6 3 0 235 171 +64
2 Italy Italy 5 2 1 232 197 +35
3 Turkey Turkey 4 1 2 201 218 -17
4 Finland Finland 3 0 3 183 265 -82
Italy 86 - 63 Turkey
Hungary 94 - 58 Finland
Finland 66 - 83 Turkey
Hungary 75 - 58 Italy
Italy 88 - 59 Finland
Turkey 55 - 66 Hungary

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Group C

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Soviet Union Soviet Union 8 4 0 372 179 +193
2 Romania Romania 7 3 1 280 210 +70
3 Switzerland Switzerland 6 2 2 233 252 -19
4 Sweden Sweden 5 1 3 189 314 -125
5 Luxembourg Luxembourg 4 0 4 179 298 -119
Sweden 52 - 72 Switzerland
Luxembourg 36 - 103 Soviet Union
Sweden 54 - 53 Luxembourg
Romania 63 - 79 Soviet Union
Switzerland 73 - 50 Luxembourg
Romania 86 - 52 Sweden
Soviet Union 103 - 31 Sweden
Switzerland 39 - 63 Romania
Romania 68 - 43 Luxembourg
Soviet Union 87 - 49 Switzerland

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Group D

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 6 3 0 286 161 +125
2 Bulgaria Bulgaria 5 2 1 272 160 +112
3 West Germany West Germany 4 1 2 171 246 -75
4 Denmark Denmark 3 0 3 97 259 -162
Bulgaria 107 - 33 Denmark
West Germany 65 - 113 Czechoslovakia
Bulgaria 97 - 54 West Germany
Czechoslovakia 100 - 28 Denmark
Czechoslovakia 73 - 68 Bulgaria
Denmark 36 - 52 West Germany

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Classification round 1

The first classification round was played in two round-robin groups. Teams advanced into the second classification round depending on their results in the first round--first and second place teams played in the 9-12 segment of classification round 2 while third and fourth place teams played for 13th to 16th places. The fifth place teams played one game against each other for 17th and 18th places.


Group 1

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Finland Finland 8 4 0 279 203 +76
2 England England 6 2 2 220 262 -42
3 Switzerland Switzerland 6 2 2 194 199 -5
4 Austria Austria 5 1 3 184 213 -19
5 West Germany West Germany 5 1 3 196 196 0
West Germany 67 - 50 England
Finland 55 - 49 Austria
Switzerland 65 - 41 Austria
West Germany 53 - 65 Finland
England 60 - 94 Finland
Switzerland 35 - 34 West Germany
England 59 - 53 Switzerland
Austria 46 - 42 West Germany
Austria 48 - 51 England
Finland 65 - 41 Switzerland

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Group 2

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 France France 8 4 0 314 130 +184
2 Turkey Turkey 7 3 1 279 188 +91
3 Luxembourg Luxembourg 6 2 2 200 246 -46
4 Sweden Sweden 5 1 3 192 277 -85
5 Denmark Denmark 4 0 4 131 275 -144
Turkey 72 - 59 Luxembourg
Denmark 41 - 51 Sweden
France 84 - 36 Sweden
Turkey 82 - 33 Denmark
Luxembourg 46 - 31 Denmark
France 50 - 38 Turkey
Sweden 46 - 87 Turkey
Luxembourg 30 - 84 France
Denmark 26 - 96 France
Sweden 59 - 65 Luxembourg

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Classification round 2

Classification 17/18

West Germany 51 - 49 Denmark

Classification 13-16

Luxembourg 55 - 80 Austria
Switzerland 54 - 43 Sweden

Classification 15/16
Luxembourg 56 - 52 Sweden

Classification 13/14
Austria 52 - 47 Switzerland

Classification 9-12

France 103 - 55 England
Finland 55 - 54 Turkey

Classification 11/12
Turkey 77 - 54 England

Classification 9/10
Finland 48 - 65 France

Final round

The final round was played as an 8-team round robin, with no further playoffs.

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1 Hungary Hungary 13 6 1 514 427 +87
2 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 12 5 2 533 447 +86
3 Soviet Union Soviet Union 12 5 2 538 467 +71
4 Bulgaria Bulgaria 11 4 3 483 465 +18
5 Poland Poland 10 3 4 461 516 -55
6 Italy Italy 9 2 5 434 510 -76
7 Romania Romania 9 2 5 473 516 -43
8 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 8 1 6 397 485 -88
Poland 56 - 69 Romania
Bulgaria 84 - 66 Yugoslavia
Hungary 65 - 75 Czechoslovakia
Italy 48 - 54 Soviet Union
Czechoslovakia 49 - 52 Yugoslavia
Romania 70 - 73 Italy
Soviet Union 82 - 62 Bulgaria
Hungary 98 - 66 Poland

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Bulgaria 73 - 46 Romania
Italy 65 - 81 Hungary
Poland 72 - 68 Czechoslovakia
Yugoslavia 52 - 75 Soviet Union

The Soviet team remained undefeated with an easy win over Yugoslavia, while Bulgaria and Hungary followed closely at 2-1 as the other 5 teams trailed at 1-2.

Czechoslovakia 81 - 74 Soviet Union
Romania 93 - 69 Yugoslavia
Hungary 69 - 59 Bulgaria
Poland 67 - 59 Italy

Ending the Sovet Union's undefeated streak that had spanned 31 games and was into its 4th tournament, Czechoslovakia won 81-74 to bump the Soviet Union to 3-1, tied with a Hungarian team it had yet to face in direct competition in the final round.

Bulgaria 62 - 57 Poland
Yugoslavia 34 - 48 Hungary
Italy 48 - 96 Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union 84 - 66 Romania

The Soviet Union and Hungary each won their fifth-round games, moving up to 4-1 apiece with two games left. The sixth round would pit the two against each other, however, so the tie for the lead of the group was about to be broken. Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia remained close behind at 3-2, followed by Romania and Poland at 2-3. Yugoslavia and Italy brought up the rear with 1-4 records.

Soviet Union 68 - 82 Hungary
Italy 72 - 76 Bulgaria
Poland 67 - 59 Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia 91 - 69 Romania

The host Hungarian team dealt the Soviet Union its second loss in Eurobasket history. The Soviets were for the first time no longer in control of their own destiny--the Hungarians had taken lead of the group and the Soviets could not directly take it back. They were now in a three-way tie for second place with Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia.

Yugoslavia 66 - 69 Italy
Bulgaria 67 - 73 Czechoslovakia
Hungary 71 - 60 Romania
Soviet Union 101 - 76 Poland

Hungary's defeat of Romania clinched the gold medal for the hosts, who were the only 6-1 team in the final round. The Soviets and Czechoslovakia both finished at 5-2, with Czechoslovakia taking the silver medal and the Soviet Union, three-time gold medal winners, finished with a bronze medal. Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ...


Team rosters

  • Hungary - László Bánhegyi, János Bencze, Pál Bogár, Tibor Cselkó, Tibor Czinkán, János Dallos, János Greminger, János Hódy, László Hódy, Tibor Mezöfi, Péter Papp, János Simon, László Tóth, Tibor Zsiros
  • Czechoslovakia - Jiri Baumruk, Zdenek Bobrovsky, Evzen Hornak, Lubomir Kolar, Jan Kozak, Boris Lukasik, Jiri Matousek, Milan Merkl, Ivan Mrázek, Zdenek Rylich, Jaroslav Sip, Radoslav Sip, Miroslav Skerik, Jaroslav Tetiva
  • Soviet Union - Arkadi Botschkarjew, Anatoli Konjew, Otar Korkija, Mart Laga, Algirdas Lauritėnas, Alexander Moisejew, Juri Oserow, Kazys Petkevičius, Lew Resetnikow, Gunārs Siliņš, Stasys Stonkus, Michail Semjonow, Wladimir Torban, Wiktor Wlassow

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