Major achievements in basketball by nation


This article contains lists of achievements in major senior-level international basketball, 3x3 basketball and wheelchair basketball tournaments according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by teams representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by teams in major international tournaments, ranking the nations according to the most number of podiums accomplished by teams of these nations.

Results


For the making of these lists, results from following major international tournaments were consulted:

FormGoverning
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TournamentEdition
FirstLatestNext
BasketballFIBA & IOCBasketball at the Summer Olympics (quadrennially)193620162020
FIBAFIBA Basketball World Cup[lower-alpha 1] (quadrennially)195020192023
FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup[lower-alpha 2] (quadrennially)195320182022
3x3 basketballFIBA & IOC3x3 Basketball at the Summer Olympics (quadrennially)202020202024
FIBAFIBA 3x3 World Cup[lower-alpha 3] (annually)201220192020
Wheelchair basketballIWBF & IPCWheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics (quadrennially)196020162020
IWBFIWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championship (quadrennially)197320182022

Medals for the demonstration events are NOT counted. Medals earned by athletes from defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are NOT merged with the results achieved by their immediate successor states. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) do NOT combine medals of these nations or teams.[1][2]

The tables are pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, then most first-place results, second-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

Basketball, 3x3 basketball and wheelchair basketball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
Basketball 3x3 basketball Wheelchair basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Olympic Games World Cup Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Total
1 United States100010
2 France2428
3 Australia3227
4 Canada4116
5 Russia1236
6 Netherlands2305
7 Spain1405
8 Soviet Union*4004
9 Argentina3104
10 Yugoslavia*2204
11 Brazil2114
12 Germany1214
12 Serbia1214
14 Israel3003
15 China1203
15 United Kingdom1203
17 Czech Republic1102
17 Italy1102
17 Serbia and Montenegro*1102
20 Bulgaria0202
20 South Korea0202
Basketball 3x3 basketball Wheelchair basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Olympic Games World Cup Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Total
22 Chile0112
22 Croatia0112
22 Japan0112
22 Turkey0112
22 Ukraine0112
27 Cuba0022
27 Lithuania0022
27 Sweden0022
30 Qatar1001
30 Unified Team*1001
30 West Germany*1001
33 Czechoslovakia*0101
33 Greece0101
33 Hungary0101
33 Jamaica0101
33 Latvia0101
38 Belgium0011
38 Mexico0011
38 Philippines0011
38 Poland0011
38 Slovenia0011
38 Uruguay0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
Basketball 3x3 basketball Wheelchair basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Olympic Games World Cup Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Men Men Total
1 United States5005
2 France2215
3 Argentina2103
3 Canada2103
5 Netherlands1203
5 Serbia1203
5 Spain1203
8 Russia0123
9 Australia2002
9 Israel2002
9 Soviet Union*2002
9 Yugoslavia*2002
13 Great Britain1102
13 Serbia and Montenegro*1102
15 Brazil1012
16 Croatia0112
16 Germany0112
16 Turkey0112
19 Lithuania0022
19 Sweden0022
21 Qatar1001
22 Greece0101
22 Italy0101
22 Latvia0101
25 Chile0011
25 Cuba0011
25 Mexico0011
25 Philippines0011
25 Poland0011
25 Slovenia0011
25 Ukraine0011
25 Uruguay0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
Basketball 3x3 basketball Wheelchair basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Olympic Games World Cup Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Women Women Women Women Women Women Total
1 United States5005
2 Australia1225
3 Canada2013
4 China1203
5 Russia1113
6 France0213
7 Soviet Union*2002
8 Brazil1102
8 Czech Republic1102
8 Germany1102
8 Netherlands1102
12 Bulgaria0202
12 South Korea0202
12 Spain0202
12 Yugoslavia*0202
16 Japan0112
17 Argentina1001
17 Israel1001
17 Italy1001
17 Unified Team*1001
17 West Germany*1001
22 Chile0101
22 Czechoslovakia*0101
22 Great Britain0101
22 Hungary0101
22 Jamaica0101
22 Ukraine0101
28 Belgium0011
28 Cuba0011
28 Serbia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Basketball and 3x3 basketball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
Basketball 3x3 basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Total
1 United States6006
2 Russia1236
3 France0426
4 Soviet Union*4004
5 Yugoslavia*2204
6 Brazil2114
7 Spain1304
8 Serbia1214
9 China1203
10 Australia1113
11 Argentina2002
12 Czech Republic1102
12 Italy1102
12 Serbia and Montenegro*1102
15 Bulgaria0202
15 South Korea0202
17 Canada0112
17 Chile0112
17 Croatia0112
17 Ukraine0112
21 Cuba0022
21 Lithuania0022
Basketball 3x3 basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Total
23 Qatar1001
23 Unified Team*1001
25 Czechoslovakia*0101
25 Greece0101
25 Hungary0101
25 Japan0101
25 Latvia0101
25 Netherlands0101
25 Turkey0101
32 Belgium0011
32 Germany0011
32 Mexico0011
32 Philippines0011
32 Poland0011
32 Slovenia0011
32 Uruguay0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
Basketball 3x3 basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Total
1 United States3003
2 Serbia1203
3 France0213
4 Russia0123
5 Argentina2002
5 Soviet Union*2002
5 Yugoslavia*2002
8 Serbia and Montenegro*1102
8 Spain1102
10 Brazil1012
11 Croatia0112
12 Lithuania0022
13 Qatar1001
14 Canada0101
14 Greece0101
14 Italy0101
14 Latvia0101
14 Netherlands0101
14 Turkey0101
20 Chile0011
20 Cuba0011
20 Germany0011
20 Mexico0011
20 Philippines0011
20 Poland0011
20 Slovenia0011
20 Ukraine0011
20 Uruguay0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
Basketball 3x3 basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Women Women Women Women Total
1 United States3003
2 China1203
3 Australia1113
3 Russia1113
5 France0213
6 Soviet Union*2002
7 Brazil1102
7 Czech Republic1102
9 Bulgaria0202
9 South Korea0202
9 Spain0202
9 Yugoslavia*0202
13 Italy1001
13 Unified Team*1001
15 Chile0101
15 Czechoslovakia*0101
15 Hungary0101
15 Japan0101
15 Ukraine0101
20 Belgium0011
20 Canada0011
20 Cuba0011
20 Serbia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Basketball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
Basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Total
1 Soviet Union*4004
1 United States4004
3 Yugoslavia*2204
4 Brazil2114
5 Spain1304
6 France0224
6 Russia0224
8 Serbia0213
9 Argentina2002
10 Australia1102
10 Serbia and Montenegro*1102
12 Bulgaria0202
12 China0202
12 South Korea0202
15 Canada0112
15 Chile0112
15 Croatia0112
18 Cuba0022
18 Lithuania0022
20 Unified Team*1001
21 Czech Republic0101
21 Czechoslovakia*0101
21 Greece0101
21 Italy0101
21 Japan0101
21 Turkey0101
27 Germany0011
27 Mexico0011
27 Philippines0011
27 Uruguay0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
Basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Men Total
1 Argentina2002
1 Soviet Union*2002
1 United States2002
1 Yugoslavia*2002
5 Serbia and Montenegro*1102
5 Spain1102
7 Brazil1012
8 Serbia0202
9 Croatia0112
9 France0112
9 Russia0112
12 Lithuania0022
13 Canada0101
13 Greece0101
13 Italy0101
13 Turkey0101
17 Chile0011
17 Cuba0011
17 Germany0011
17 Mexico0011
17 Philippines0011
17 Uruguay0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
Basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Women Women Total
1 Soviet Union*2002
1 United States2002
3 Australia1102
3 Brazil1102
5 Bulgaria0202
5 China0202
5 South Korea0202
5 Spain0202
5 Yugoslavia*0202
10 France0112
10 Russia0112
12 Unified Team*1001
13 Chile0101
13 Czech Republic0101
13 Czechoslovakia*0101
13 Japan0101
17 Canada0011
17 Cuba0011
17 Serbia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

3x3 basketball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
3x3 basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Total
1 United States2002
2 Russia1012
3 France0202
4 Ukraine0112
5 China1001
5 Czech Republic1001
5 Italy1001
5 Qatar1001
5 Serbia1001
10 Hungary0101
10 Latvia0101
10 Netherlands0101
13 Australia0011
13 Belgium0011
13 Poland0011
13 Slovenia0011
Men
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
3x3 basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Men Men Total
1 Qatar1001
1 Serbia1001
1 United States1001
4 France0101
4 Latvia0101
4 Netherlands0101
7 Poland0011
7 Russia0011
7 Slovenia0011
7 Ukraine0011
Women
Last updated after the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup (As of 15 September 2019)
3x3 basketball Number of
Olympic Games World Cup
Rk. Nation Women Women Total
1 China1001
1 Czech Republic1001
1 Italy1001
1 Russia1001
1 United States1001
6 France0101
6 Hungary0101
6 Ukraine0101
9 Australia0011
9 Belgium0011

Wheelchair basketball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship (As of 15 September 2019)
Wheelchair basketball Number of
Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Total
1 Canada4004
1 United States4004
3 Netherlands2204
4 Australia2114
5 Israel3003
6 Germany1203
6 Great Britain1203
8 France2002
9 Argentina1102
10 Sweden0022
11 West Germany*1001
12 Jamaica0101
12 Spain0101
14 Japan0011
14 Turkey0011

*Defunct National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship (As of 15 September 2019)
Wheelchair basketball Number of
Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Men Men Total
1 Australia2002
1 Canada2002
1 France2002
1 Israel2002
1 United States2002
6 Great Britain1102
6 Netherlands1102
8 Sweden0022
9 Argentina0101
9 Germany0101
9 Spain0101
12 Turkey0011
Women
Last updated after the 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship (As of 15 September 2019)
Wheelchair basketball Number of
Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Women Women Total
1 Canada2002
1 United States2002
3 Germany1102
3 Netherlands1102
5 Australia0112
6 Argentina1001
6 Israel1001
6 West Germany*1001
9 Great Britain0101
9 Jamaica0101
11 Japan0011

*Defunct National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

See also


Notes


  1. formerly FIBA World Championship
  2. formerly FIBA World Championship for Women
  3. formerly FIBA 3x3 World Championship

References


General

Official results

  • Basketball
    • Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament: Archive
    • Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament: Archive
    • FIBA Basketball World Cup: Archive
    • FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup: Archive
  • Wheelchair basketball
    • Wheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics: Results
    • IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championship: Past Results

Specific

  1. "Olympic Results, Gold Medalists and Official Records". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. "IPC Historical Results Archive - Web". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 November 2018.