List of men's national basketball teams

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This is a list of the men's national basketball teams in the world. There are more than 200 national basketball teams, the second sport with more national teams,[1] with teams representing all UN member states except Liechtenstein, as well as several dependent territories, sub-national entities and states who are not members of the United Nations.

This list excludes other teams, which generally play outside FIBA's recognition. Excluded teams include those who represent ethnic groups, sub-national entities and dependent territories other than those recognized by FIBA or its confederations, competitors at the Island Games, unrecognized states, separatist movements, and pseudo or micro-nations.

Members of FIBA affiliated confederations

Map of the World with the five confederations:

This section lists the current 213 men's national basketball teams affiliated to FIBA, through their national basketball associations. FIBA members are eligible to enter the FIBA Basketball World Cup and matches between them are recognized as official international matches.

The five confederations are:

FIBA runs the World Cup as a tournament for national teams to find the world champion. Each confederation also runs its own championship to find the best team from among its members:

Members of FIBA include a majority of United Nations member states, as well as one state that is an observer at the United Nations (Palestine). They also include several constituent countries, autonomous areas, associated states, dependent territories, and two sovereign states who are neither UN members or observers (Kosovo and the Republic of China). The team from the Republic of China is designated as "Chinese Taipei" by both FIBA and its affiliated continental confederations.

FIBA Africa

FIBA Africa subzones.

FIBA Africa, which has 54 national teams,[2] is divided into 7 zones.

FIBA Americas

FIBA Americas subzones.

FIBA Americas (formerly the Pan-American Basketball Confederation), which controls North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, has 43 national teams, divided into three areas.[3] The Central American and Caribbean Confederations of Basketball (CONCECABA) is further divided into the Central America and Caribbean zone.[4]


FIBA Asia subzones.

FIBA Asia (formerly the Asian Basketball Confederation) is divided into 6 zones and has 44 national teams.[5]

FIBA Europe

FIBA Europe subzones.

FIBA Europe has 50 member nations under it.[6]

 Great Britain, a combined team of England, Scotland and Wales, competed in Eurobasket 2009 and played at the 2012 Olympics. Starting September 30, 2016, England, Scotland and Wales rescinded their FIBA memberships and operate internationally as the British Basketball Federation.[9]

FIBA Oceania

FIBA Oceania has 22 member nations under it.[10]

Non-affiliated teams

Former teams

The three Baltic states and Russia which played international basketball prior to 1945 inherited their old records prior to being merged with  Soviet Union:
The Unified Team (a.k.a. the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) team) for the 1992 Summer Olympics was a one-off team.
Later split into two teams:

FIBA country codes

FIBA uses IOC country codes for most countries which are IOC members. For non-IOC members and exceptions, FIBA uses the following codes:

See also


  1. ^ Brown, Michael. "Biggest Global Sports". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ - Zones:FIBA Africa
  3. ^ - Zones: FIBA Americas
  4. ^ About FIBA Americas Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ - Zones: FIBA Asia
  6. ^ - Zones: FIBA Europe
  7. ^ "FIBA Europe". Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Kosovo becomes 215th National Member Federation of FIBA". FIBA. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  9. ^ "PR N°36 - Decisions aplenty as FIBA Central Board concludes". FIBA. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  10. ^ - Zones: FIBA Oceania
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