The Romanian national basketball team
is the basketball
side that represents Romania
in international competitions. Romania has 17 appearances for the EuroBasket
competition and reached two time the 5th place, but never managed to qualify for the Basketball World Championship
. Romania played once for the Basketball Olympic Tournament, in 1952.
The Romanian side came in tenth and last place at the first European basketball championship, the Eurobasket 1935
held by the International Basketball Federation
's FIBA Europe
continental federation. They lost all three of their games; 42-9 to Switzerland
, 66-23 to France
, and 24-17 to Hungary
Romania returned to the European championships twelve years later, in Eurobasket 1947
. They had a record of 1-2 in their preliminary round, eliminating them from championship contention but giving them their first Eurobasket win. The Romanians added two more in the classification semifinal, defeating Austria
. This put them in a classification match against Italy
for 9th and 10th places, which Romania lost 55-39. Romania thus placed tenth again, but this time they had outranked four teams to do so.
The Romanian team entered Eurobasket 1951
in Paris, but withdrew before any games were played, so official records gave them three preliminary round losses, each with a score of 2-0.
Summer Olympics 1952
Romania managed to qualify for the 1952 Summer Olympics
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