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FIBA Ranking 12th
Joined FIBA 1979
FIBA Zone FIBA Africa
National Federation FAB Portuguese: Federação Angolana de Basquetebol
Coach Portugal Luís Magalhães
Olympic Games
Appearances 5
Medals None
World Championships
Appearances 5
Medals None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 16
Medals Gold: 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
Silver: 1983, 1985
Bronze: 1987, 1997

The Angola national basketball team represents Angola in international basketball matches and is controlled by the Federação Angolana de Basquetebol. Angola has been a member of FIBA since 1979. Ranking 14th in the world rankings, Angola is the top team in Africa and a regular competitor at the Summer Olympics and World Championships.


International Competitions

Angola has competed in many international competitions, including the 1992 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIBA World Championship, 2004 Summer Olympics, and the 2006 FIBA World Championships as well as the FIBA Africa Championship where the team has won 8 of the last 9 FIBA Africa Championships, with the first coming in 1989 and the most recent in 2007. In addition, they won the tournament for Basketball at the 2007 All-Africa Games.

2006 Basketball World Championships

They competed in the 2006 Basketball World Championships in Group B alongside Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Panama, and Spain. In group play, they finished with 3 wins (versus Panama, New Zealand and Japan) and 2 losses (versus Spain and Germany). They lost in the knockout stage to France for a total record of 3 wins and 3 loses, good for 10th place overall, ahead of traditional basketball powerhouses such as Serbia and Montenegro.



2008 Olympic tournament roster

Angola National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club Club nat.
SF 4 Cipriano, Olimpio &0000000000000026.00000026 - April 9, 1982(1982-04-09) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Primeiro de Agosto* Angola
G 5 Costa, Armando &0000000000000025.00000025 - June 3, 1983(1983-06-03) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Petróleos Luanda* Angola
SG 6 Morais (Angola), Carlos &0000000000000022.00000022 - January 16, 1985(1985-01-16) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Petróleos Luanda* Angola
PG 7 Barros, Milton &0000000000000024.00000024 - June 21, 1984(1984-06-21) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Petróleos Luanda* Angola
G 8 Costa, Luis &0000000000000030.00000030 - June 7, 1978(1978-06-07) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Petróleos Luanda* Angola
G 9 Geronimo, Vladimir &0000000000000030.00000030 - December 12, 1977(1977-12-12) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Primeiro de Agosto* Angola
F/C 10 Gomes, Joaquim &0000000000000027.00000027 - December 23, 1980(1980-12-23) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Primeiro de Agosto* Angola
F 11 Ambrosio, Felizardo &0000000000000020.00000020 - December 25, 1987(1987-12-25) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Primeiro de Agosto* Angola
C 12 Moussa, Abdel Aziz &0000000000000028.00000028 - April 8, 1980(1980-04-08) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Primeiro de Agosto* Angola
SG 13 Almeida, Carlos (C) &0000000000000031.00000031 - September 24, 1976(1976-09-24) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Primeiro de Agosto* Angola
F 14 Paulo, Leonel &0000000000000022.00000022 - April 30, 1986(1986-04-30) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Petróleos Luanda* Angola
F 15 Mingas, Eduardo &0000000000000029.00000029 - January 29, 1979(1979-01-29) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Petróleos Luanda* Angola
Head coach
Assistant coach
  • Angola

  • (C) Team captain
  • nat field describes country
    of last club
    before the tournament
  • Age field is age on August 9, 2008

Olympic Games record

FIBA World Championship record

African Championship record


1986 World Championship: finished 20th among 24 teams

Jean-Jacques Conceição, David Dias, Manuel Sousa "Necas", Anibal Moreira, Adriano Baiao, Josue Campos, Jose Carlos Guimaraes, Jose Assis, Ademar Barros, Paulo Macedo (Coach: Victorino Silva Cunha)

1988 Olympic Games: did not participate

1990 World Championship: finished 13th among 16 teams

Jean-Jacques Conceição, David Dias, Anibal Moreira, Paulo Macedo, Manuel Sousa “Necas”, Ademar Barros, Angelo Victoriano, Jose Carlos Guimaraes, Ivo Alfredo, Nelson Sardinha, Herlander Coimbra, Antonio Carvalho (Coach: Victorino Silva Cunha)

1992 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 12 teams

Jean-Jacques Conceição, David Dias, Jose Carlos Guimaraes, Manuel Sousa “Necas”, Benjamim Ucuahamba, Paulo Macedo, Benjamim Romano, Nelson Sardinha, Antonio Carvalho, Herlander Coimbra, Anibal Moreira, Angelo Victoriano (Coach: Victorino Silva Cunha)

1994 World Championship: finished 16th among 16 teams

Jean-Jacques Conceição, David Dias, Herlander Coimbra, Ivo Alfredo, Benjamim Romano, Anibal Moreira, Antonio Carvalho, Benjamim Ucuahamba, Paulo Macedo, Honorato Troso, Angelo Victoriano, Domingos Santos (Coach: Victorino Silva Cunha)

1996 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

Jean-Jacques Conceição, David Dias, Antonio Carvalho, Angelo Victoriano, Benjamim Ucuahamba, Honorato Troso, Anibal Moreira, Herlander Coimbra, Jose Carlos Guimaraes, Benjamim Romano, Edmar Vitoriano, Justino Victoriano (Coach: Wlademiro Romero)

1998 World Championship: did not participate

2000 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 12 teams

David Dias, Herlander Coimbra, Antonio Carvalho, Anibal Moreira, Edmar Victoriano, Victor Muzadi, Angelo Victoriano, Belarmino Chipongue, Buila Katiavala, Carlos Almeida, Miguel Lutonda, Domingos Santos (Coach: Mário Palma)

2002 World Championship: finished 11th among 16 teams

Antonio Carvalho, Eduardo Mingas, Angelo Victoriano, Victor Muzadi, Miguel Lutonda, Belarmino Chipongue, Edmar Victoriano, Joaquim Gomes, Afonso Silva, Carlos Almeida, Gerson Monteiro, Walter Costa (Coach: Mário Palma)

2004 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 12 teams

Olimpio Cipriano, Victor Muzadi, Edmar Victoriano, Antonio Carvalho, Eduardo Mingas, Abdelaziz Boukar, Miguel Lutonda, Angelo Victoriano, Joaquim Gomes, Carlos Almeida, Gerson Monteiro, Walter Costa (Coach: Mário Palma)

2006 World Championship: finished 10th among 24 teams

Olimpio Cipriano, Antonio Carvalho, Joaquim Gomes, Abdelaziz Boukar, Miguel Lutonda, Eduardo Mingas, Luis Costa, Milton Barros, Emanuel Neto, Armando Costa, Carlos Morais, Carlos Almeida (Coach: Alberto Carvalho)

Notable Players

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