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Poland Polska


FIBA Ranking T-55th
Joined FIBA 1934
FIBA Zone FIBA Europe
National Federation Polski Związek Koszykówki (PZKosz.)
Coach Israel Muli Katzurin
(since March 20, 2008)
Nickname(s) Biało-czerwoni
Orły ("The Eagles")
Olympic Games
Appearances 6 (1936, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1980)
Medals None
World Championships
Appearances 1 (1967)
Medals None
Appearances 24
Medals Silver medal with cup.svg 1963
Bronze medal with cup.svg 1939, 1965, 1967
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Light jersey
Team colours
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Dark jersey
Team colours

The Polish national basketball team is the national basketball side that represents Poland in international competitions. It is administrated by the Polski Związek Koszykówki (Polish Basketball Federation). Their biggest successes are the silver medal in the 1963 European Championships at home in Poland and fourth place at the 1936 Summer Olympics.



Eurobasket 2009 Roster

Position Player Current Club
Guard David Logan Poland Asseco Prokom Gdynia
Guard Krzysztof Szubarga Poland Anwil Wloclawek
Guard Łukasz Koszarek Italy Juvecaserta Basket
Guard Robert Skibniewski Czech Republic BK Prostejov
Guard & Forward Krzysztof Roszyk Poland PGE Turów Zgorzelec
Forward Michał Chyliński Spain Clinicas Rincon Axarquia
Forward Michał Ignerski Spain Cajasol Sevilla
Forward Robert Witka Poland PGE Turów Zgorzelec
Forward Adam Wójcik Poland PGE Turów Zgorzelec
Center Marcin Gortat United States Orlando Magic
Center Maciej Lampe Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Center Szymon Szewczyk Italy Air Avellino

Basketball at the Summer Olympics


Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics

4th place

Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics

7th place

Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics

6th place

Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics

6th place

Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

10th place

Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

7th place

FIBA World Championship

1967 FIBA World Championship

5th place


Eurobasket 1937

The Poles took fourth place with an overall record of 2-3 at the second European basketball championship, the Eurobasket 1937 held by the International Basketball Federation's FIBA Europe continental federation. They took first place in their four-team preliminary group on a three-way tie-breaker after France and Latvia both matched the Polish team's 2-1 record. They then lost to eventual champions Lithuania in the semifinals and were defeated a second time by France in the bronze medal game.

Eurobasket 1939

Poland won the bronze medal in their second Eurobasket competition. The competition format was a single round-robin without playoffs; Latvia and Lithuania both defeated Poland whereas the other five teams in the competition fell to the Poles. With Lithuania undefeated and Poland and Latvia tied at 5-2, the loss to Latvia was decisive in pushing Poland to third place.

Eurobasket 1946

Due to World War II, the next European championship was Eurobasket 1946. The Poles started well, with a victory over Luxembourg. They lost their next two preliminary games to Italy and Hungary to finish in third place of the four-team group. This put them in the 7th-10th place classification semifinal, where they lost again, this time to Belgium. In the 9th/10th playoff, Poland defeated England.

Eurobasket 1947

The European championships returned to the odd-year schedule with Eurobasket 1947. Poland placed second in their preliminary group, losing only to eventual silver medallist Czechoslovakia en route to a 2-1 record. They then went 1-2 in their semifinal group, falling to the gold medal Soviet Union team and bronze medal Egypt. This put Poland in a 5th/6th place playoff against France, who had been 1-2 in the opposite semifinal group. France won, 62-29.

Eurobasket 1955

After an 8-year hiatus, Poland returned with Eurobasket 1955 in Budapest. They quickly showed that they could still play with the European field, winning all four of their preliminary round games to advance to the final round. Despite their mediocre 3-4 record in that round, the Poles had demonstrated that they could be effective against the best of the European pool with a 72-68 win over eventual silver medallist Czechoslovakia. They finished 5th overall of the 18 teams in the tournament.

Eurobasket 1957

Two years later in Sofia, Poland competed at Eurobasket 1957. Despite being seeded into the same preliminary pool as the Soviet Union, the Poles went 2-1 in the round-robin and advanced to the final round. They lost their first six of seven games in that round, getting their first win in the last game of the round, against France to take 7th place overall.

Eurobasket 2007

After a 10-year break, Poland returned with Eurobasket. It was a quite unexpected achievement. The Poles advanced from eliminations defeated their group rivals : Ukraine, Bulgaria and Sweden. Because of the injury, many key players stayed at home including such players like Michał Ignerski and Maciej Lampe. Nevertheless, the Polish national basketball team was very close to win in at least one game. Eventually, as everyone predicted the Poles lost all 3 games. Despite the losses they showed a good basketball.

  • Poland - France 66-74 (most points for Poland : Wójcik 19)
  • Poland - Slovenia 52-70 (most points for Poland : Pluta 12)
  • Poland - Italy 70-79 (most points for Poland : Pluta 15)


Performance at Eurobasket

Year Position Host
1955 5 Eurobasket 1955
1957 7 Eurobasket 1957
1959 6 Eurobasket 1959
1961 9 Eurobasket 1961
1963 2 Silver medal with cup.svg Eurobasket 1963
1965 3 Bronze medal with cup.svg Eurobasket 1965
1967 3 Bronze medal with cup.svg Eurobasket 1967
1969 4 Eurobasket 1969
1971 4 Eurobasket 1971
1973 12 Eurobasket 1973
1975 8 Eurobasket 1975
1977 - Eurobasket 1977
1979 7 Eurobasket 1979
1981 7 Eurobasket 1981
1983 9 Eurobasket 1983
1985 11 Eurobasket 1985
1987 7 Eurobasket 1987
1989 - Eurobasket 1989
1991 7 Eurobasket 1991
1993 - Eurobasket 1993
1995 - Eurobasket 1995
1997 7 Eurobasket 1997
1999 - Eurobasket 1999
2001 - Eurobasket 2001
2003 - Eurobasket 2003
2005 - Eurobasket 2005
2007 13-16 Eurobasket 2007
2009 9 Eurobasket 2009



Past Rosters

1936 Olympic Games: finished 4th among 21 teams
Pawel Stok, Andrzej Plucinski, Zdzislaw Kasprzak, Zdzislaw Filipkiewicz, Jakub Kopf, Edward Szostak, Ewaryst Loj, Janusz Patrzykont, Florian Grzechowiak, Zenon Rozycki (Coach: Walenty Klyszejko)

1937 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 8 teams
Pawel Stok, Andrzej Plucinski, Zdzislaw Kasprzak, Zbigniew Resich, Zenon Rozycki, Jaroslaw Smigielski, Stefan Gendera, Florian Grzechowiak, Michal Czajczyk, Janusz Patrzykont (Coach: Walenty Klyszejko)

1939 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 8 teams
Pawel Stok, Florian Grzechowiak, Zbigniew Resich, Stanislaw Pawlowski, Jerzy Rossudowski, Zdzislaw Kasprzak, Ewaryst Loj, Jerzy Gregolajtis, Bogdan Bartosiewicz, Jaroslaw Smigielski (Coach: Walenty Klyszejko)

1946 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 10 teams
Florian Grzechowiak, Pawel Stok, Zbigniew Resich, Jaroslaw Smigielski, Edward Jarczynski, Zdzislaw Kasprzak, Wladyslaw Maleszewski, Franciszek Szymura, Roscislaw Ruszkiewicz (Coach: Jozef Pachla)

1947 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 14 teams
Zbigniew Resich, Pawel Stok, Edward Jarczynski, Henryk Jaznicki, Wladyslaw Maleszewski, Jozef Zylinski, Bogdan Bartosiewicz, Jerzy Dowgird, Romuald Markowski, Ludwik Barszczewski, Tadeusz Ulatowski (Coach: Jozef Pachla)

1955 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 18 teams
Witold Zagorski, Slawomir Zlotkiewicz, Jerzy Mlynarczyk, Andrzej Nartowski, Ryszard Olszewski, Bogdan Przywarski, Jerzy Sterenga, Wincent Wawro, Leszek Kaminski, Tadeusz Pacula, Wladyslaw Pawlak, Stefan Wojcik, Jedrzej Bednarowicz (Coach: Wladyslaw Maleszewski)

1957 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 16 teams
Andrzej Pstrokonski, Janusz Wichowski, Wincent Wawro, Stefan Wojcik, Ryszard Olszewski, Tadeusz Pacula, Wladyslaw Pawlak, Andrzej Nartowski, Marek Sitkowski, Jerzy Mlynarczyk, Zdzislaw Skrzeczkowski (Coach: Wladyslaw Maleszewski)

1959 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 17 teams
Andrzej Pstrokonski, Janusz Wichowski, Zbigniew Dregier, Andrzej Nartowski, Bogdan Przywarski, Ryszard Olszewski, Jerzy Mlynarczyk, Zenon Matysik, Tadeusz Pacula, Jerzy Piskun, Marek Sitkowski, Wladyslaw Pawlak (Coach: Zygmunt Olesiewicz)

1960 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 16 teams
Mieczyslaw Lopatka, Andrzej Pstrokonski, Janusz Wichowski, Zbigniew Dregier, Marek Sitkowski, Bogdan Przywarski, Dariusz Swierczewski, Andrzej Nartowski, Jerzy Mlynarczyk, Jerzy Piskun, Ryszard Olszewski, Tadeusz Pacula (Coach: Zygmunt Olesiewicz)

1961 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 19 teams
Janusz Wichowski, Andrzej Pstrokonski, Andrzej Nartowski, Wladyslaw Pawlak, Jerzy Piskun, Ryszard Niewodowski, Ryszard Olszewski, Jerzy Mlynarczyk, Marek Sitkowski, Stanislaw Olejniczak, Zygmunt Wysocki, Leszek Arent (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1963 EuroBasket: finished 2nd among 16 teams
Mieczyslaw Lopatka, Bohdan Likszo, Janusz Wichowski, Andrzej Pstrokonski, Zbigniew Dregier, Jerzy Piskun, Marek Sitkowski, Leszek Arent, Kazimierz Frelkiewicz, Wieslaw Langiewicz, Andrzej Nartowski, Stanislaw Olejniczak (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1964 Olympic Games: finished 6th among 16 teams
Mieczyslaw Lopatka, Bohdan Likszo, Zbigniew Dregier, Andrzej Pstrokonski, Janusz Wichowski, Kazimierz Frelkiewicz, Krzysztof Sitkowski, Jerzy Piskun, Andrzej Perka, Stanislaw Olejniczak, Tadeusz Blauth, Krystian Czernichowski (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1965 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 16 teams
Bohdan Likszo, Mieczyslaw Lopatka, Andrzej Pstrokonski, Janusz Wichowski, Zbigniew Dregier, Kazimierz Frelkiewicz, Andrzej Perka, Jerzy Piskun, Edward Grzywna, Wieslaw Langiewicz, Czeslaw Malec, Stanislaw Olejniczak (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1967 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 16 teams
Mieczyslaw Lopatka, Bohdan Likszo, Wlodzimierz Trams, Boleslaw Kwiatkowski, Zbigniew Dregier, Grzegorz Korcz, Kazimierz Frelkiewicz, Waldemar Kozak, Czeslaw Malec, Henryk Cegielski, Miroslaw Kuczynski, Maciej Chojnacki (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1967 World Championship: finished 5th among 13 teams
Mieczyslaw Lopatka, Bohdan Likszo, Boleslaw Kwiatkowski, Janusz Wichowski, Wlodzimierz Trams, Kazimierz Frelkiewicz, Zbigniew Dregier, Igor Oleszkiewicz, Wieslaw Langiewicz, Andrzej Chmarzynski, Czeslaw Malec, Henryk Cegielski (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1968 Olympic Games: finished 6th among 16 teams
Edward Jurkiewicz, Mieczyslaw Lopatka, Bohdan Likszo, Wlodzimierz Trams, Boleslaw Kwiatkowski, Grzegorz Korcz, Kazimierz Frelkiewicz, Andrzej Kasprzak, Adam Niemiec, Andrzej Pasiorowski, Czeslaw Malec, Henryk Cegielski (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1969 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams
Edward Jurkiewicz, Bohdan Likszo, Andrzej Seweryn, Boleslaw Kwiatkowski, Grzegorz Korcz, Wlodzimierz Trams, Waldemar Kozak, Jan Dolczewski, Henryk Cegielski, Adam Niemiec, Marek Ladniak, Krzysztof Gula (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1971 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 12 teams
Edward Jurkiewicz, Andrzej Seweryn, Waldemar Kozak, Grzegorz Korcz, Henryk Cegielski, Jerzy Frolow, Janusz Ceglinski, Zbigniew Jedlinski, Jan Dolczewski, Miroslaw Kalinowski, Marek Ladniak, Eugeniusz Durejko (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1972 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 16 teams
Mieczyslaw Lopatka, Andrzej Seweryn, Waldemar Kozak, Grzegorz Korcz, Jan Dolczewski, Andrzej Pasiorowski, Franciszek Niemiec, Ryszard Bialowas, Eugeniusz Durejko, Andrzej Kasprzak, Janusz Ceglinski, Piotr Langosz (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1973 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 12 teams
Grzegorz Korcz, Andrzej Seweryn, Jan Dolczewski, Janusz Ceglinski, Andrzej Pasiorowski, Jacek Kalinowski, Zdzislaw Myrda, Tadeusz Grygiel, Eugeniusz Durejko, Jerzy Plebanek, Tomasz Tybinkowski, Piotr Langosz (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1975 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 12 teams
Edward Jurkiewicz, Andrzej Seweryn, Franciszek Niemiec, Adam Gardzina, Wojciech Fiedorczuk, Marek Ladniak, Dariusz Kwiatkowski, Piotr Langosz, Zdzislaw Myrda, Tomasz Garlinski, Eugeniusz Durejko, Tadeusz Grygiel (Coach: Witold Zagorski)

1979 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 12 teams
Mieczyslaw Mlynarski, Dariusz Zelig, Eugeniusz Kijewski, Andrzej Seweryn, Zdzislaw Myrda, Ryszard Prostak, Krzysztof Fikiel, Justyn Weglorz, Leszek Chudeusz, Zbigniew Kudlacz, Tomasz Garlinski, Wojciech Rosinski (Coach: Jerzy Swiatek)

1980 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 12 teams
Mieczyslaw Mlynarski, Dariusz Zelig, Zdzislaw Myrda, Eugeniusz Kijewski, Krzysztof Fikiel, Wojciech Rosinski, Justyn Weglorz, Ryszard Prostak, Jerzy Binkowski, Marcin Michalski, Leszek Dolinski, Ireneusz Mulak (Coach: Stefan Majer)

1981 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 12 teams
Mieczyslaw Mlynarski, Dariusz Zelig, Wojciech Rosinski, Eugeniusz Kijewski, Krzysztof Fikiel, Zbigniew Bogucki, Jerzy Binkowski, Miroslaw Boryca, Dariusz Szczubial, Jaroslaw Jechorek, Ryszard Prostak, Justyn Weglorz (Coach: Jerzy Swiatek)

1982 World Championship: did not qualify

1983 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 12 teams
Mieczyslaw Mlynarski, Dariusz Zelig, Jaroslaw Jechorek, Eugeniusz Kijewski, Ryszard Prostak, Krzysztof Fikiel, Jerzy Binkowski, Stanislaw Kielbik, Ireneusz Mulak, Justyn Weglorz, Stanislaw Reschke, Zbigniew Bogucki (Coach: Jerzy Swiatek)

1984 Olympics: did not qualify

1985 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 12 teams
Dariusz Zelig, Henryk Wardach, Jaroslaw Zyskowski, Krzysztof Fikiel, Jerzy Binkowski, Ireneusz Mulak, Adam Fiedler, Marek Sobczynski, Jaroslaw Jechorek, Andrzej Zurawski, Justyn Weglorz, Dariusz Szczubial (Coach: Andrzej Kuchar)

1986 World Championship: did not qualify

1987 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 12 teams
Dariusz Zelig, Henryk Wardach, Jaroslaw Jechorek, Jerzy Binkowski, Adam Fiedler, Krzysztof Fikiel, Dariusz Szczubial, Dariusz Kobylanski, Marek Sobczynski, Jerzy Kolodziejczak, Ryszard Prostak, Miroslaw Boryca (Coach: Andrzej Kuchar)

1988 Olympics: did not qualify

1989 EuroBasket: did not qualify

1990 World Championship: did not qualify

1991 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 8 teams
Maciej Zielinski, Dariusz Zelig, Adam Wojcik, Jerzy Binkowski, Dariusz Szczubial, Jaroslaw Jechorek, Jacek Duda, Mariusz Bacik, Wojciech Krolik, Tomasz Torgowski, Piotr Baran, Jaroslaw Marcinkowski (Coach: Arkadiusz Koniecki)

1992 Olympics: did not qualify

1993 EuroBasket: did not qualify

1994 World Championship: did not qualify

1995 EuroBasket: did not qualify

1996 Olympics: did not qualify

1997 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 16 teams
Adam Wojcik, Dominik Tomczyk, Maciej Zielinski, Andrzej Pluta, Mariusz Bacik, Tomasz Jankowski, Rafal Bigus, Piotr Szybilski, Krzysztof Dryja, Jaroslaw Darnikowski, Robert Kosciuk, Krzysztof Mila (Coach: Eugeniusz Kijewski)

1998 World Championship: did not qualify

1999 EuroBasket: did not qualify

2000 Olympics: did not qualify

2001 EuroBasket: did not qualify

2002 World Championship: did not qualify

2003 EuroBasket: did not qualify

2004 Olympics: did not qualify

2005 EuroBasket: did not qualify

2006 World Championship: did not qualify

2007 EuroBasket: finished 13th - 16th among 16 teams
Adam Wójcik, Filip Dylewicz, Andrzej Pluta, Kamil Pietras, Szymon Szewczyk, Robert Witka, Radosław Hyży, Robert Skibniewski, Bartłomiej Wołoszyn, Iwo Kitzinger, Łukasz Koszarek, Przemysław Frasunkiewicz (Coach: Andriej Urlep)

2008 Olympics: did not qualify

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