1963 FIBA World Championship
|Campeonato Mundial de Basquetebol Masculino de 1963|
|Dates||12–25 May 1963|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 5 host cities)|
|Champions||Brazil (2nd title)|
|Third place||Soviet Union|
|Fourth place||United States|
|Top scorer|| Ricardo Duarte |
(23.1 points per game)
The Philippines was originally supposed to host the tournament but FIBA revoked hosting rights after the country refused to grant visas to players from communist countries. Brazil being the defending Champion and a previous host, fairly managed to re-host the Championship from May 12 to 25, 1963 and won the 1st back to back title with just six (6) games by seeding the well-rested host team in the final round only.
The Philippines was supposed to host the FIBA World Championship in 1962 but FIBA revoked hosting rights after the government of then President Diosdado Macapagal, refused to grant visas to players and officials of socialists countries including Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union.
The FIBA World Championship was held in 1963 in Brazil.
|Original Host nation||0|
|1959 FIBA World Championship/Host nation||16–31 January 1959||Chile||1||Brazil|
|1960 Summer Olympics||26 August–10 September 1960||Rome||1||United States|
|EuroBasket 1961||29 April–8 May 1961||Beograd||3|| Soviet Union|
|South American Basketball Championship 1961||20–30 April 1961||Rio de Janeiro||3|| Peru|
|Wild cards||5|| Canada|
- FIBA suspended the original host country Philippines after Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal refused to allow players from Yugoslavia and other communist countries to enter the host country. Brazil being the defending Champion and a previous host, fairly managed to re-host the Championship. Later, the Philippines, despite being the Asian champion, was forced to play in a pre-Olympic tournament in order to qualify in the 1964 Summer Olympics.
- Preliminary round: Three groups of four teams play each other once; top two teams progress to the final round, bottom two teams relegated to classification round.
- Classification round: All bottom two teams from preliminary round group play each other once. The team with the best record is ranked eighth; the worst is ranked 13th.
- Final round: All top two teams from preliminary round group, the 1960 Olympic champion, and the host team play each other once. The team with the best record wins the championship.
|Qualified for the final round|
|1963 World Championship Winner|
|Most Valuable Player|
Top scorers (ppg)Edit
- Ricardo Duarte (Peru) 23.1
- Aleksander Petrov (USSR) 17.6
- Luis Enrique Grajeda (Mexico) 17.5
- Radivoj Korać (Yugoslavia) 16.8
- Maxime Dorigo (France) 16.8
- Alfredo Tulli (Argentina) 16.1
- Alberto Desimone (Argentina) 16
- Rafael Valle (Puerto Rico) 15.8
- Nemanja Djuric (Yugoslavia) 14.6
- Paolo Vittori (Italy) 14.3
- Ramirez, Bert (4 August 2014). "Looking back: The 1978 World Basketball Championship in Manila (Part I)". Rappler. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
- "A roundup of the sports information of the week". Sports Illustrated. 17 December 1962. Retrieved 1 February 2016.