Spain leads European teams with 13 medals in the 21st century

2019-09-15T20:34:13+00:00 2019-09-19T17:03:41+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

15/Sep/19 20:34

Eurohoops.net

Spain has won 13 medals since 2001 and it has been unrivaled so far among the European national teams

By Stefan Djordjevic/ info@eurohoops.net

Spain succeeded in getting past Argentina for their second FIBA World Cup gold medal. In fact, it’s their second in total World Cup medal as the first one, in 2006, was also gold.

In the 21st century, Spain has been on the rise and has been by far the most successful European national team. They’ve won 13 medals in total since 2001 at the Olympics Games (silver – ’08, ’12; bronze – ’16), FIBA World Cups, and EuroBaskets (gold – ’09, ’11, ’15; silver – ’03, ’07; bronze – ’01, ’13, ’17).

Here is the list of the winningest European NT in the 21st century:

Country GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
Spain 5 4 4 13
Yugoslavia/Serbia 2 4 6
France 1 1 4 6
Lithuania 1 2 2 5
Greece 1 1 1 3
Russia 1 2 3
Turkey 2 2
Germany 1 1 2
Italy

1 1

2

Slovenia 1 1

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