Iran national basketball team
|FIBA ranking||27 1 (26 February 2019)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Asia|
|FIBA World Cup|
|FIBA Asia Cup|
|Medals|| Gold: (2007, 2009, 2013)|
Silver : (2017)
Bronze : (2015)
|Medals|| Silver :(2014, 2018)|
Bronze : (1951, 2006, 2010)
The Iranian national team has had limited success on the international stage, with the most international experience being that of their 1948 Summer Olympics qualification, although they did not manage to make it past the group stage.
2007 FIBA Asia ChampionshipEdit
The Iranians then beat Lebanon 74–69, with Hamed Haddadi scoring 31 points. Not only did it avenge an 82–60 defeat in the quarterfinals, they also became the first Western Asian team to win the tournament, and thus make it to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
2008 Beijing Olympic GamesEdit
In being crowned the 2007 Asian Champions, the Iranians qualified for the 2008 Beijing games for the first time in 60 years. The Olympic experience led to a flurry of opportunities for the Iranian players, as they traveled across the world in preparation for the games, including a visit to the US. Iran was placed in Group A, along with Lithuania, Russia, Argentina, Croatia, and Australia, suffering five defeats. The Olympic experience opened doors for players such as Hamed Haddadi, and Iranian captain Samad Nikkhah Bahrami to play in the NBA (National Basketball Association) and sign in the top French League.
2009 FIBA Asia ChampionshipEdit
2010 FIBA World ChampionshipEdit
2013 FIBA Asia ChampionshipEdit
Winning the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship at Manila, Philippines, was a sign that the Iranian team has forgot the tragedy of their loss to Jordan in last tournament, 2011 FIBA Asia Championship, and reclaimed the top place in the FIBA Asia. Iran defeated the charged up hosts Philippines by an 85-71 win in the final. Iranian center Hamed Haddadi, who played a stellar role in Iran’s triumph at the 27th FIBA Asia Championship, became the most accomplished individual player of the competition winning two awards, including that of the MVP. Iran was the only team with two awards in the All Stars with Oshin Sahakian named for the Power Forward position.
2014 FIBA World ChampionshipEdit
- *Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil. Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicates 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament. B or U18 indicates that the team was represented by its B or U18 team.
|1936||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|1952||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|1992||Did not qualify||–||–||–|
|2012||Did not qualify||–||–||–|
|1950||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|1974||Did not qualify||–||–||–|
|1978||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|1982||Did not qualify||–||–||–|
|2023||To be determined|
|1960||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|1975||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|1987||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|1999||Did not qualify||–||–||–|
|1954||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|1978||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|2002||Did not enter||–||–||–|
FIBA Asia ChallengeEdit
|2004||Qualified but withdrew||–||–||–|
|2010||6th place (B)||7||3||4|
West Asian ChampionshipEdit
|2008||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|2015||Did not enter||–||–||–|
|Iran men's national basketball team – 2017 FIBA Asia Cup roster|
Note: The following list may not be complete
- "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
- "IRN/LIB – It's Iraaaaaan!". FIBA. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
- "Iran wins Asian Basketball Championships". WashingtonTV. Archived from the original on 24 August 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
- "Fan Thread". PersianFootball.com. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- 2017 FIBA Asia Cup roster