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EuroBasket 1981
22nd FIBA European Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Czechoslovakia
Dates May 26 – June 5
Teams 16 (from federations)
Venues (in 3 host cities)
Champions  Soviet Union (13th title)
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
PPG Poland Mieczyslaw Mlynarski 25.3
Rebounds
Assists

The 1981 FIBA European Basketball Championship, commonly called EuroBasket 1981, was the 22nd regional championship held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Czechoslovakia and took place from May 26 to June 5, 1981. Tournament Most Valuable Player was Valdis Valters (Soviet Union).

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Participants

Twelve national teams took part in the competition, divided in 2 six-teams groups.

Group A Group B

First stage

The winner of each match earns two points, the loser one. The first three teams advance to the final stage, the last three team take part in the classification round.

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Group A – Bratislava

Team G W L PF PA Pts Diff
 Spain 5 5 0 452 362 10 +90
 Czechoslovakia 5 4 1 393 358 9 +35
 Israel 5 3 2 418 396 8 +22
 France 5 2 3 402 409 7 -7
 England 5 1 4 313 371 6 -58
 Greece 5 0 5 356 438 5 -82
Israel 82 - 74 England
Greece 70 - 95 Czechoslovakia
Spain 102 - 93 France
Greece 81 - 86 France
Spain 89 - 81 Israel
Czechozlovakia 71 - 62 England
Greece 62 - 64 England
Czechoslovakia 72 - 69 Spain
France 76 - 88 Israel
England 47 - 78 Spain
France 47 - 78 Czechoslovakia
Greece 71 - 82 Israel
Israel 85 - 86 Czechoslovakia
Greece 72 - 111 Spain
England 66 - 78 France


Group B – Havířov

Team G W L PF PA Pts Diff
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 489 377 10 +112
 Yugoslavia 5 4 1 489 439 9 +50
 Italy 5 3 2 418 407 8 +11
 Poland 5 2 3 429 429 7 0
 West Germany 5 1 4 334 395 6 -61
 Turkey 5 0 5 346 458 5 -112
West Germany 66 - 51 Turkey
Soviet Union 101 - 89 Poland
Yugoslavia 99 - 88 Italy
Soviet Union 86 - 54 West Germany
Yugoslavia 92 - 89 Poland
Italy 94 - 73 Turkey
Yugoslavia 112 - 68 Turkey
Poland 81 - 71 West Germany
Italy 67 - 97 Soviet Union
Turkey 79 - 97 Soviet Union
Poland 81 - 90 Italy
Yugoslavia 98 - 86 West Germany
West Germany 57 - 79 Italy
Turkey 75 - 89 Poland
Yugoslavia 88 - 108 Soviet Union

Final rankings

  1.  Soviet Union
  2.  Yugoslavia
  3.  Czechoslovakia
  4.  Spain
  5.  Italy
  6.  Israel
  7.  Poland
  8.  France
  9.  Greece
  10.  West Germany
  11.  Turkey
  12.  England

Team rosters

1.Soviet Union: Valdis Valters, Anatoly Myshkin, Vladimir Tkachenko, Sergejus Jovaisa, Aleksander Belostenny, Stanislav Eremin, Sergei Tarakanov, Andrei Lopatov, Nikolai Deriugin, Aleksander Salnikov, Gennadi Kapustin, Nikolai Fesenko (Coach: Alexander Gomelsky)

2.Yugoslavia: Kresimir Cosic, Drazen Dalipagic, Mirza Delibasic, Dragan Kicanovic, Andro Knego, Peter Vilfan, Predrag Benacek, Ratko Radovanovic, Boban Petrovic, Branko Skroce, Zeljko Poljak, Petar Popovic (Coach: Bogdan Tanjevic)

3.Czechoslovakia: Kamil Brabenec, Stanislav Kropilak, Zdenek Kos, Vlastimil Klimes, Vojtech Petr, Vlastimil Havlik, Jaroslav Skala, Juraj Zuffa, Peter Rajniak, Zdenek Bohm, Justin Sedlak, Gustav Hraska (Coach: Pavel Petera)

4.Spain: Juan Antonio Corbalan, Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Wayne Brabender, Fernando Martin, Candido "Chicho" Sibilio, Manuel Flores, Ignacio "Nacho" Solozabal, Rafael Rullan, Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Joaquim Costa, Josep Maria Margall, Fernando Romay (Coach: Antonio Diaz Miguel)


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