Tunisia national basketball team

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 Tunisia
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FIBA ranking 21 Increase 2
Joined FIBA 1956
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation FTBB
Coach Mário Palma
Nickname(s) The Eagles of Carthage
( نسور قرطاج )
Olympic Games
Appearances 1
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 1
Medals None
AfroBasket
Appearances 22
Medals Champions Gold: (2011, 2017)
Silver Silver: (1965)
Bronze Bronze: (1970, 1974, 2009, 2015)
All Africa Games
Appearances 4
Medals Gold Gold: (1973)
Bronze Bronze: (1978)
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark


Biggest win
 Tunisia 101–40 Chad 
Yaoundé, Cameroon – November 25, 2017
Biggest defeat
 Tunisia 57–92 United States 
Istanbul, Turkey – September 2, 2010

The Tunisian national basketball team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لكرة السلة‎), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), is the national basketball team of Tunisia.

The team is governed by the Tunisia Basketball Federation (FTBB). (Arabic: الجامعة التونسية لكرة السلة‎)

When Tunisia became the 2011 African Basketball Champion, it was the first North African country to do so in almost 30 years. To date, they have 19 appearances at the FIBA Africa Championship, ranking them behind only traditional African powers Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, and Egypt, in total appearances.

History

In 2011, they won their first ever FIBA Africa Championship, after beating Angola in the final. Their previous best finish was at the FIBA Africa Championship 1965, when they won the silver medal as the host country.[1] They also won a bronze medal at the FIBA Africa Championship 1970 and FIBA Africa Championship 1974.[2][3]

Although the Tunisians never finished worse than eighth in any of their succeeding appearances, they were not able to break onto the podium again until a surprise bronze medal run at the FIBA Africa Championship 2009. Led by All-Tournament First Team forward Amine Rzig,[4] the Tunisians went 4–2 in the preliminary rounds, winning three games by two points or less. They reached the semifinals for only the second time since 1974, by another slim margin – this time a one-point victory over Mali. Although they were defeated by Angola in the semifinals, the Tunisians topped Cameroon in the bronze medal game, to claim Africa's third and final automatic berth in the 2010 FIBA World Championship – its first ever FIBA World Cup berth. The Tunisians struggled to compete in the World Championship, losing all five of their games, and finishing last in Group B, and 24th overall. Yet, after almost forty years of mediocrity in Africa, Tunisia has become one of the continent's prime competitors again. Its appearances at the global stage have become a new milestone in the team's history.

Competitive record

Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics
Appearances : 1
Year Position Tournament Host
United Kingdom 2012 11th 2012 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
Brazil 2016 Did not qualify 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

World Championship

FIBA World Championship
Appearances : 1
Year Position Tournament Host
Turkey 2010 24th 2010 FIBA World Championship Istanbul Turkey
China 2019 To be determined 2019 FIBA World Championship Beijing China

AfroBasket

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
AfroBasket
Appearances : 22
Year Position Tournament Host
Egypt 1962 FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Cairo, Egypt
Morocco 1964 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1964 Casablanca, Morocco
Tunisia 1965 Silver FIBA Africa Championship 1965 Tunis, Tunisia
Morocco 1968 FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
Egypt 1970 Bronze FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
Senegal 1972 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
Central African Republic 1974 Bronze FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
Egypt 1975 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
Senegal 1978 FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
Morocco 1980 FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
Somalia 1981 6 FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
Egypt 1983 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
Ivory Coast 1985 8 FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Tunisia 1987 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
Angola 1989 8 FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
Egypt 1992 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
Kenya 1993 8 FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
Algeria 1995 FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
Senegal 1997 FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
Angola 1999 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Luanda, Angola
Morocco 2001 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Casablanca, Morocco
Egypt 2003 6 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
Algeria 2005 8 FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
Angola 2007 6 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Luanda, Angola
Libya 2009 Bronze FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Tripoli Libya
Madagascar 2011 Gold FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
Ivory Coast 2013 9 2013 FIBA Africa Championship Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
Tunisia 2015 Bronze 2015 FIBA Africa Championship Radès, Tunisia
Tunisia/Senegal 2017 Gold 2017 FIBA Africa Championship Radès, Tunisia & Dakar,Senegal

African Games

African Games
Appearances : 3
Year Position Tournament Host
Republic of the Congo 1965 1965 African Games Brazzaville, Congo
Nigeria 1973 Gold 1973 African Games Lagos, Nigeria
Algeria 1978 Bronze 1978 African Games Algiers, Algeria
Egypt 1991 1991 African Games Cairo, Egypt
Zimbabwe 1995 1995 African Games Harare, Zimbabwe
South Africa 1999 1999 African Games Johannesburg, South Africa
Nigeria 2003 2003 African Games Abuja, Nigeria
Algeria 2007 10 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
Mozambique 2011 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique
Republic of the Congo 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Congo

Mediterranean Games

Mediterranean Games
Appearances : 5
Year Position Tournament Host
Algeria 1975 7 1975 Mediterranean Games Algiers, Algeria
Morocco 1983 7 1983 Mediterranean Games Casablanca, Morocco
Syria 1987 4 1987 Mediterranean Games Latakia, Syria
Tunisia 2001 5 2001 Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia
Turkey 2013 Bronze MedGames.svg 2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey

Arab Championship

Arab Championship
Appearances : 8
Year Position Tournament Host
Tunisia 1981 1st, gold medalist(s) 1981 Arab Championship Tunis, Tunisia
Jordan 1983 1st, gold medalist(s) 1983 Arab Championship Amman, Jordan
Egypt 1985 Not held 1985 Arab Championship Cairo, Egypt
Egypt 1991 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1991 Arab Championship Cairo, Egypt
Syria 1992 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1992 Arab Championship Damascus, Syria
Egypt 2002 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2002 Arab Championship Cairo, Egypt
Egypt 2007 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2007 Arab Championship Cairo, Egypt
Tunisia 2008 1st, gold medalist(s) 2008 Arab Championship Tunis, Tunisia
Morocco 2009 1st, gold medalist(s) 2009 Arab Championship Rabat, Morocco

Pan Arab Games

Pan Arab Games
Appearances : 4
Year Position Tournament Host
Lebanon 1957 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1957 Pan Arab Games Beirut, Lebanon
Morocco 1985 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1985 Pan Arab Games Rabat, Morocco
Syria 1992 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1992 Pan Arab Games Damascus, Syria
Qatar 2011 4 2011 Pan Arab Games Doha, Qatar

Islamic Solidarity Games

Islamic Solidarity Games
Appearances : 1
Year Position Tournament Host
Saudi Arabia 2005 4 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Team

Current roster

Salah Mejri is the country's most recognized player

This is the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship roster.

Tunisia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Abada, Omar 22 – (1993-04-20)20 April 1993 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Étoile Sportive de Radès Tunisia
C 5 Abbassi, Mohamed 29 – (1986-04-22)22 April 1986 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Étoile Sportive de Radès Tunisia
G 6 Knioua, Nizar 32 – (1983-06-08)8 June 1983 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Stade Nabeulien Tunisia
G 7 El Mabrouk, Mourad 28 – (1986-10-19)19 October 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Club Africain Tunisia
PG 8 Sayeh, Mehdi 24 – (1990-09-04)4 September 1990 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Etoile Sportive Du Sahel Tunisia
F 9 Hdidane, Mohamed 29 – (1986-04-27)27 April 1986 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Stade Nabeulien Tunisia
C 11 Ghyaza, Mokhtar 28 – (1986-11-15)15 November 1986 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Étoile Sportive de Radès Tunisia
C 12 Ben Romdhane, Makrem 26 – (1989-03-27)27 March 1989 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Homenetmen Beirut Lebanon
F 13 Rzig, Amine 34 – (1980-08-25)25 August 1980 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Al Ahly SC Egypt
PF 14 Braa, Hamdi 28 – (1986-09-07)7 September 1986 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Etoile Sportive Du Sahel Tunisia
C 15 Mejri, Salah 29 – (1986-06-15)15 June 1986 2.17 m (7 ft 1 in) Dallas Mavericks United States
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 August 2015

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Salah Mejri Mokhtar Ghayaza Mohamed Abbassi
PF Makram Ben Romdhane Amine Rzig Hamdi Braa
SF Mohamed Hadidane Nizar Knioua
SG Mourad El Mabrouk
PG Michael Roll Omar Abada Mehdi Sayeh

All Time Head coaches

Period Head Coach
1957–1959 Tunisia Hammadi Driss
1960–1961 United States Griffith
1961–1962 Tunisia Borhane Errais
1962–1963 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miodrag Stefanović
1963–1965 Tunisia Borhane Errais
1965–1966 Poland Valensky
1966–1967 United States Faherty
1967–1968 Poland Katarinsky
1968–1971 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Igor Tocigl
1971 Czechoslovakia Václav Krása
1971–1972 United States Bill Sweek
1972–1978 Tunisia Mohamed Senoussi
1978–1979 Tunisia Khaled Senoussi
1979–1981 Tunisia Mohamed Senoussi
1981 Tunisia Khaled Senoussi
Period Head Coach
1982–1983 Tunisia Mohamed Zaouali
1983–1987 Soviet Union Youri Velligoura
1988–1990 Tunisia Ridha Laabidi
1990–1991 Tunisia Mohamed Senoussi
1991–1992 Tunisia Khaled Senoussi
1992–1994 Tunisia Mohamed Zaouali
1994–1996 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Igor Tocigl
1997–1998 Spain Juan Manuel Monsalve
1998–1999 Tunisia Mustapha Bouchenak
1999–2000 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Zupecevic
2000–2001 France Francis Jordane &
Tunisia Mounir Ben Sliman
2001–2002 Tunisia Adel Tlatli
2002–2003 Serbia and Montenegro Marijan Novovic
2004 Tunisia Walid Gharbi
Period Head Coach
2004–2016 Tunisia Adel Tlatli
2016–Present Portugal Mário Palma

Kit

Manufacturer

2015: Nike [5]

2015: Ooredoo, SEAT [5]

See also

References

  1. ^ 1965 African Championship at FIBA archive
  2. ^ 1970 African Championship at FIBA Archive
  3. ^ 1974 African Championship at FIBA.com
  4. ^ LBA – Gomes Leads All-Star Team
  5. ^ a b 2015 FIBA Africa Championship - Tunisia, FIBA.com, Retrieved 27 January 2016.

External links

  • Official website
  • FIBA Profile
  • Tunisia Basketball Records at FIBA Archive
  • Afrobasket – Tunisia Men National Team

Videos

  • Olympic Basketball Tournament - Team Tunisia Youtube.com video
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