FIBA Europe is a zone within the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) which includes all 50 national European basketball federations.

FIBA Europe
FIBA Europe.svg
Formation1957; 62 years ago (1957)
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Region served
50 full member associations
Official language
Turkey Turgay Demirel [1]
Parent organization
Headquarters of FIBA Europe, in Munich, Germany.



FIBA Europe is one of five Regions of FIBA and is responsible for controlling and developing the sport of basketball in Europe. Among many tasks, this includes promoting, supervising and directing international competition at the club and national team levels, as well as governing and appointing European international referees. FIBA Europe is an international federation whose membership consists of the national basketball federations of Europe, of which there are currently 50 members.[2]

The highest decision making body is the Board of FIBA Europe which consists of 25 persons elected by the National Federations. The Board of FIBA Europe meets twice a year and is the executive body which represents all 50 Federations that make up the membership of FIBA Europe. All 50 federations meet once a year at the General Assembly of FIBA Europe.[2]

The Board of FIBA EuropeEdit

The current Board members are:[3]

Current Executive Committee membersEdit

Office Officeholders[4]
President   Turgay Demirel
Vice-presidents   Cyriel Coomas
  Dino Meneghin
  Oleksandr Volkov
Treasurer   Karl Thaller
Members   Jean-Pierre Siutat
  Ingo Weiss
  Lena Wallin-Kantzy


# Years Name
1 2002–2010   George Vassilakopoulos
2 2010–2013   Olafur Rafnsson
3 2013–2014   Cyriel Coomas
4 2014–present   Turgay Demirel

Executive DirectorsEdit

Until January 1, 2015, the position was titled as a Secretary General.

# Years Name
1 2002–2012   Nar Zanolin
2 2012–present   Kamil Novak


National teamsEdit




Note: The men's EuroLeague and EuroCup are not operated by FIBA Europe, but rather by Euroleague Basketball. Both competitions are sanctioned by FIBA and play under FIBA rules.

Defunct club competitionsEdit

Current title holdersEdit

Competitions Champion Title Runners-up Next edition
FIBA EuroBasket Men's   Slovenia 1st   Serbia 2021 (September)
FIBA Europe U-20 Men's   Israel 1st   Croatia 2019
FIBA Europe U-18 Men's   Serbia 4th   Latvia 2019
FIBA Europe U-16 Men's   Croatia 4th   Spain 2019
FIBA EuroBasket Women's   Spain 3rd   France 2019 (June)
FIBA Europe U-20 Women's   Spain 8th   Serbia 2019
FIBA Europe U-18 Women's   Germany 1st   Spain 2019
FIBA Europe U-16 Women's   Italy 1st   Czech Republic 2019
Competitions (clubs) Champion Title Runners-up Next edition
EuroLeague   CSKA Moscow 8th   Anadolu Efes 2019–20
EuroCup   Valencia Basket 4th   Alba Berlin 2019–20
Champions League   Virtus Bologna 1st   Iberostar Tenerife 2019–20
FIBA Europe Cup   Dinamo Sassari 1st   s.Oliver Würzburg 2019–20
EuroLeague Women   UMMC Ekaterinburg 5th   Dynamo Kursk 2019–20
EuroCup Women   Nadezhda Orenburg 1st   Lattes Montpellier 2019–20


Code Association National teams FIBA
ALB   Albania 1947 Yes
AND   Andorra[n 1] 1988 Yes
ARM   Armenia 1991 Yes
AUT   Austria 1934 Yes
AZE   Azerbaijan[n 2] 1991 Yes
BLR   Belarus 1992 Yes
BEL   Belgium 1933 Yes
BIH   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 Yes
BUL   Bulgaria 1935 Yes
CRO   Croatia 1992 Yes
CYP   Cyprus 1972 Yes
CZE   Czech Republic 1932 Yes
DEN   Denmark 1951 Yes
EST   Estonia 1991 Yes
FIN   Finland 1939 Yes
FRA   France 1933 Yes
GEO   Georgia 1992 Yes
GER   Germany 1934 Yes
GIB   Gibraltar[n 1] 1985 No[n 3]
GBR   Great Britain 2005 Yes
GRE   Greece 1936 Yes
HUN   Hungary 1935 Yes
ISL   Iceland 1959 Yes
IRL   Ireland[n 1] 1947 Yes
ISR   Israel 1939 Yes
ITA   Italy 1932 Yes
KOS   Kosovo 2015 Yes
LAT   Latvia 1992 Yes
LTU   Lithuania 1992 Yes
LUX   Luxembourg 1946 Yes
MKD   Macedonia[n 4] 1993 Yes
MLT   Malta[n 1] 1967 Yes
MDA   Moldova[n 1] 1985 Yes
MON   Monaco[n 2] 1987 Yes
MNE   Montenegro 2006 Yes
NED   Netherlands 1946 Yes
NOR   Norway[n 1] 1968 Yes
POL   Poland 1934 Yes
POR   Portugal 1932 Yes
ROU   Romania 1932 Yes
RUS   Russia 1947 Yes
SMR   San Marino[n 1] 1969 Yes
SRB   Serbia 2006 Yes
SVK   Slovakia 1993 Yes
SLO   Slovenia 1992 Yes
ESP   Spain 1934 Yes
SWE   Sweden 1952 Yes
SUI   Switzerland 1932 Yes
TUR   Turkey 1936 Yes
UKR   Ukraine 1992 Yes

Defunct membersEdit

Code Association National teams FIBA
TCH   Czechoslovakia 1992
GDR   East Germany 1992
ENG   England[n 5] 1937
SCG   Serbia and Montenegro 1992 2006
SCO   Scotland[n 5] 1947
URS   Soviet Union 1992
WAL   Wales[n 5] 1956
YUG   Yugoslavia 1949 1992


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Member with team participating in the 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries.
  2. ^ a b Member with team currently not participating in FIBA Europe-sanctioned tournaments.
  3. ^ Part of the British Olympic Association.
  4. ^ Officially recognised by FIBA as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  5. ^ a b c Integrated in the British Association.

FIBA Europe teams rankingEdit

This section shows the position of the men's national team of the FIBA Europe members, as of 26 February 2019.[5] Monaco is the only member that is not ranked as they did not play any FIBA competition in the last eight years.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ FIBA Europe President
  2. ^ a b "Organisation of FIBA Europe". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Board of FIBA Europe". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  4. ^ "FIBA Europe Executive Committee". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  5. ^ "FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike". FIBA. Retrieved 4 December 2017.

External linksEdit