Albania national basketball team

The Albanian national basketball team represents Albania at international basketball games of the men, such as in international tournaments and friendly matches.

So far the team failed to qualify for the Olympic Games or World Championships themselves. At the European Championships, it took part twice.


The basketball in Albania also developed due only slowly through the Second World War. In 1946, the Federata Shqiptare e Basketbollit founded as the National Basketball Association. A year later, the country acceded to FIBA. This year, the Albanian national team also launched first in a European Championship, in which one every six preliminary round matches lost and was eliminated. In the second part in 1957, they lost all the games again. Consequently, Albania still played several qualifying rounds, but where you could not qualify for a final round.

Performance in international competitions

World Championships

  • Never qualified

Olympic games

  • Never qualified

European Championships

  • To 1947 - not qualified
  • 1947 - 14th place
  • 1949-1955 - not qualified
  • 1957 - 16th Place
  • 1959-2013 - not qualified

Known player

  • Edi Rama, the current Prime Minister played in the late 1980s in the team

Pictures of Albania national basketball team