Basketball World cup Winners

Source International Basketball Federation(FIBA)
Last Updated21 Sep 2019

Yugoslavia and the USA have each been crowned world champions on five occasions, while the Soviet Union has three titles to its name.. Two times Brazil and Spain has won Championship, while Argentina has won one. The most recent FIBA World Cup 2019 was won by Spain, who beat Argentina 95-75 to win their 2nd World Cup title. France won bronze medal. The first-ever FIBA Basketball World Cup took place in Argentina in 1950 with the host nation prevailing in the final against the USA. The next FIBA World Cup will be held in 2023.

Three hosts has won gold medal : Argentina (1950), Brazil (1963) and Yugoslavia (1970). Two hosts has won Silver : Brazil (1954) and Turkey (2010). Total six different teams has won gold medal. 16 teams has won at least one medal in FIBA world cup.

36 (66.67%) out of 54 medals, has been won by four teams, USA (12), Yugoslavia (10), Soviet Union (8) and Brazil (6).

Since the first staging of the tournament where 10 teams did battle, the field has grown exponentially and the 2019 edition featured a record 32 top teams from around the world.

15 countries has hosted the tournament. Brazil, Argentina and Spain has hosted has hosted two times each. Argentina hosted the inaugural FIBA World Cup in 1950. World Cup 2019 was hosted by China. FIBA Basketball World Cup was known as the FIBA World Championship from 1950 to 2010. Total 18 championships has been held so far.

basketball world cup winners
Performance by Teams
CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal Rank
USA534121
Yugoslavia532102
Soviet Union33283
Brazil22264
Spain20025
Argentina12036
Russia02027
Greece01018
Turkey01019
Serbia010110
Chile002211
France002212
Croatia001113
Germany001114
Lithuania001115
Philippines001116
Total18 181854
Results
YearHostGoldSilver Gold medal gameBronzeTotal Teams
1950ArgentinaArgentinaUSA64-50Chile10
1954BrazilUSABrazil62-41Philippines12
1959ChileBrazilUSA81-87Chile13
1963BrazilBrazilYugoslavia90-71Soviet Union13
1967UruguaySoviet UnionYugoslavia71-59Brazil13
1970YugoslaviaYugoslaviaBrazil80-55Soviet Union13
1974Puerto RicoSoviet UnionYugoslavia82-79USA14
1978PhilippinesYugoslaviaSoviet Union82-81Brazil14
1982ColombiaSoviet UnionUSA95-94Yugoslavia13
1986SpainUSASoviet Union87-85Yugoslavia24
1990ArgentinaYugoslaviaSoviet Union92-75USA16
1994CanadaUSARussia137-91Croatia16
1998GreeceYugoslaviaRussia64-62USA16
2002USAYugoslaviaArgentina84-77Germany24
2006JapanSpainGreece70-47USA24
2010TurkeyUSATurkey81-64Lithuania24
2014SpainUSASerbia129-92France24
2019ChinaSpainArgentina95-75France32