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EuroBasket 1991

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EuroBasket 1991
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Tournament details
Host countryItaly
Dates24–29 June
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (5th title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place Spain
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč
Top scorerGreece Nikos Galis
(32.4 points per game)

The 1991 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1991, was the 27th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. It was held in Italy between 24 and 29 June 1991. Eight national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The Palazzo dello Sport in Rome was the hosting venue of the tournament. Yugoslavia won its fifth FIBA European title by defeating hosts Italy with an 88–73 score in the final. Yugoslavia's Toni Kukoč was voted the tournament's MVP.

This was the first EuroBasket tournament in which currently active NBA players, that had also already played in an official NBA regular season game were allowed to participate.


All games were played at the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome.

Palazzo dello Sport
Capacity: 12,000
Opened in 1960


A total of eight teams qualified for the tournament via a qualifying stage:



  • The teams were split in two groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals. The winners in the knockout semifinals advance to the Final, and the losers figure in a third-place playoff.
  • The third and fourth teams from each group competed in another bracket to define 5th through 8th place in the final standings.

Preliminary round

Qualified for the semifinals

Group A

Times given below are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 3 0 268 196 +72 6
 Spain 3 2 1 234 236 −2 5
 Poland 3 1 2 211 251 −40 4
 Bulgaria 3 0 3 236 266 −30 3
24 June
 Bulgaria 75–83  Poland
Scoring by half: 43–46, 32–37
Pts: Mladenov 18 Pts: Zelig 24
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Richard Steeves (CAN), Vittorio Fiorito (ITA)
24 June
 Yugoslavia 76–67  Spain
Scoring by half: 37–22, 39–45
Pts: Rađa 17 Pts: Martín Espina 18
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Costas Rigas (GRE), Viliam Koller (TCH)
25 June
 Spain 94–93  Bulgaria
Scoring by half: 43–51, 51–42
Pts: Villacampa 32 Pts: Mladenov 26
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Vittorio Fiorito (ITA), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)
25 June
 Yugoslavia 103–61  Poland
Scoring by half: 49–29, 54–32
Pts: Paspalj 21 Pts: Zelig 12
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Viliam Koller (TCH), Colin Gerrard (ENG)
26 June
 Poland 67–73  Spain
Scoring by half: 40–36, 27–37
Pts: Zelig 19 Pts: Martín Espina 23
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Colin Gerrard (ENG), James Burr (USA)
26 June
 Bulgaria 68–89  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 37–50, 31–39
Pts: Mladenov 15 Pts: Divac 20
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Costas Rigas (GRE), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Italy 3 3 0 259 224 +35 6
 France 3 1 2 257 248 +9 4
 Greece 3 1 2 278 286 −8 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 283 319 −36 4
24 June
 France 104–80  Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 56–45, 48–35
Pts: Dacoury 25 Pts: Petruška 14
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Colin Gerrard (ENG), Kamen Toshev (BUL)
24 June
 Greece 72–82  Italy
Scoring by half: 45–31, 27–51
Pts: Galis 19 Pts: Pittis 16
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Mikhail Davydov (URS), Vicente Sanchís (ESP)
25 June
 Greece 113–123 (OT)  Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 57–48, 48–57 Overtime: 8–18
Pts: Galis 32 Pts: Svoboda 30
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Richard Steeves (CAN), Danko Radić (YUG)
25 June
 Italy 75–72  France
Scoring by half: 34–39, 41–33
Pts: Riva 18 Pts: Ostrowski 15
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: James Burr (USA), Wieslaw Zych (POL)
26 June
 Greece 93–81  France
Scoring by half: 42–32, 51–49
Pts: Galis 39 Pts: Ostrowski 22
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Wieslaw Zych (POL), Richard Steeves (CAN)
25 June
 Italy 102–80  Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 59–40, 43–40
Pts: Riva 21 Pts: Ježdík, Michalík 16
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Danko Radić (YUG), Kamen Toshev (BUL)

Knockout stage

Championship bracket

28 June – 18:30
29 June – 20:45
28 June – 20:45
Third place
29 June – 18:30


28 June
 France 76–97  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 44–50, 32–47
Pts: Dacoury 17 Pts: Kukoč 24
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Colin Gerrard (ENG), Viliam Koller (TCH)
28 June
 Italy 93–90  Spain
Scoring by half: 50–51, 43–39
Pts: Gentile 23 Pts: San Epifanio 25
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: James Burr (USA), Wieslaw Zych (POL)

Third place

29 June
 Spain 101–83  France
Scoring by half: 51–38, 50–45
Pts: Martín Espina 26 Pts: Ostrowski 19
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Vittorio Fiorito (ITA), Danko Radić (YUG)


29 June
 Italy 73–88  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 41–48, 32–40
Pts: Pessina 14 Pts: Rađa 23
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: udc: Taroni, Santambrogio, Calli; Arbitri: Costas Rigas (GRE), Richard Steeves (CAN)

5th to 8th place

Classification roundFifth place
28 June – 14:30
29 June – 16:30
28 June – 16:30
Seventh place
29 June – 14:30
28 June
 Greece 110–83  Bulgaria
Scoring by half: 52–41, 58–42
Pts: Galis 35 Pts: Mladenov 20
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Danko Radić (YUG), Richard Steeves (CAN)
28 June
 Czechoslovakia 85–72  Poland
Scoring by half: 29–39, 56–33
Pts: Hrubý 24 Pts: Duda 21
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA), Vittorio Fiorito (ITA)
29 June
 Bulgaria 86–90  Poland
Scoring by half: 42–42, 44–48
Pts: Amiorkov 25 Pts: Zieliński 25
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: Vicente Sanchís (ESP), Mikhail Davydov (URS)
29 June
 Greece 95–79  Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 53–39, 42–40
Pts: Galis 37 Pts: Okáč 15
Palazzo dello Sport, Rome
Referees: James Burr (USA), Kamen Toshev (BUL)


 1991 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 

5th title
1991 FIBA EuroBasket MVP: Toni Kukoč (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia)
All-Tournament Team[1]
Italy Nando Gentile
Greece Nikos Galis
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč (MVP)
Spain Antonio Martín Espina
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vlade Divac

Final standings

Rank Team Record
1st, gold medalist(s)  Yugoslavia 5–0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy 4–1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Spain 3–2
4  France 1–4
5  Greece 3–2
6  Czechoslovakia 2–3
7  Poland 2–3
8  Bulgaria 0–5
Zoran Sretenović
Velimir Perasović
Aleksandar Đorđević
Toni Kukoč
Žarko Paspalj
Jure Zdovc
Predrag Danilović
Zoran Jovanović
Vlade Divac
Arijan Komazec
Dino Rađa
Zoran Savić
Alessandro Fantozzi
Ferdinando Gentile
Walter Magnifico
Sandro Dell'Agnello
Andrea Gracis
Roberto Brunamonti
Roberto Premier
Riccardo Pittis
Antonello Riva
Davide Pessina
Ario Costa
Stefano Rusconi
Jordi Villacampa
Mike Hansen
José Miguel Antúnez
Rafael Jofresa
Quique Andreu
Manel Bosch
Pep Cargol
Fernando Arcega
Juan Antonio Orenga
Silvano Bustos
Antonio Martín Espina
Juan Antonio San Epifanio
Frédéric Forte
Valéry Demory
Antoine Rigaudeau
Richard Dacoury
Philip Szanyiel
Stéphane Ostrowski
Hugues Occansey
Didier Gadou
Félix Courtinard
Georges Adams
Jim Deines
Jim Bilba


External links

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