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Albania national basketball team

The Albania national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Albania in international competitions.

Current squad of Albanian National Team 2007

Position Player Height Current Club
Guard Sokol Kasmi 1.98 Ulcijn
Guard Afrim Bilali 1.98 Valbona
Guard Eni Cuka 1.88 Florida Atlantic University
Guard Arjonel Lame N/A Studenti Tirana
Forward Vildan Mitku 2.00 Valbona
Forward Marsel Aliaj 1.94 Teuta Durres
Forward Algert Gjonaj 1.94 Valbona Tropoje
Forward/Center Gerti Shima 2.05 AS Prishtine
Forward/Center Orion Garo 2.07 SK Tirana
N/A Klevis Cane N/A Dinamo Tirana
N/A Juxhin Talelli N/A Partizani Tirana
N/A Endrit Hysenagolli N/A Partizani Tirana

Eurobasket 1947

Albania first competed in the European championship at Eurobasket 1947. Their debut performance ended without a win, as they lost all three preliminary games, both semifinal round games, and the 13th/14th place classification match to finish 14th out of 14 teams.

Preliminary Round

15 - 60 11 - 114 19 - 104

Semi-Final Round

19 - 73 27 - 44

Final Round

13 - 90

Eurobasket 1957

Ten years later, at Eurobasket 1957 in Sofia, the Albanians fared no better. They lost three matches out of ten played, going 0-1 in the preliminary round and 0-2 in the classification round to finish 7th of 16.

Preliminary Round

57 - 89 37 - 71 24 - 62

Classification Round

42 - 91 42 - 82 64 - 97 45 - 58 48 - 90 43 - 72

EuroBasket 2005 (qualification)

The 2005 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 2005, was held in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro between 16 September and 25 September 2005. The FIBA European Basketball Championship is a bi-annual basketball competition between national teams organised by FIBA Europe, the sports governing body in Europe. This is the third time that championship is hosted by city of Belgrade (previously in 1961 and 1975).

Group C standings:

Team GP W L Pts
Austria 6 5 1 11
Belarus 6 4 2 10
Cyprus 6 3 3 9
Albania 6 0 6 6

September 11, 2004

September 15, 2004

September 18, 2004'

  • 19:00 Tirana, Albania: Albania 67 - 76 Cyprus

September 3, 2005

  • 17:00 Gomel, Belarus: Belarus 110 - 58 Albania

September 7, 2005

  • 19:00 Tirana, Albania: Albania 82 - 90 Austria

September 10, 2005

  • 18:15 Nicosia, Cyprus: Cyprus 96 - 75 Albania

Placments

Men competitions

European Promotion Cup

  • 2002: European Promotion Cup - 6th place
  • 2004: European Promotion Cup - 5th place
  • 2006: European Promotion Cup - 2nd place

European Championship

  • 1947: European Championship - 14th place
  • 1957: European Championship - 16th place
  • 1995: European Championship - Qualifying Round
  • 1997: European Championship - Qualifying Round
  • 1999: European Championship - Preliminary Round
  • 2005: Eurobasket - Division B
  • 2007: Eurobasket - Division B

European Olympic Qualifying Tournament

  • 1972: European Olympic Qualifying Tournament - Preliminary Round
  • 1992: European Olympic Qualifying Tournament - Preliminary Round

Women competitions

European Promotion Cup

  • 1996: European Promotion Cup - 2nd place
  • 2002: European Promotion Cup - 1st place

European Championship

  • 1997: European Championship - Qualifying Round

Youth competitions

  • 1999: European Promotion Cup for Junior Men - 7th place
  • 2001: European Promotion Cup for Junior Men - 4th place
  • 2003: European Promotion Cup for Junior Men - 1st place
  • 2005: U18 European Promotion Cup Women - 3rd place

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