Brazil national basketball team

The Brazilian national basketball team represents Brazil in the men's basketball internationals. She took far at all world championships ( for the first time in 1950 to deliver) and won the competition twice. Her most recent major trophy was the America Cup 2009.

  • 3.1 World Championships
  • 3.2 The Olympic Games
  • 3.3 America Championships
  • 3.4 Pan American Games
  • 3.5 South America Championships


The most successful period of the national team in the 1950s and 1960s. During this time she reached six times in a row the semi-finals of the World Championship (1950-1970), three times (1948, 1960, 1964), she won the Olympic bronze medal. Key players were especially with the World Cup triumphs in 1959 and 1963 Amaury Pasos and Wlamir Marques, later took over especially Ubiratan Maciel the leadership role. From the late 1970s evolved alongside Marcel de Souza and Marcos " Marquinhos " Leite especially Oscar Schmidt for focal point of the team. He remained until the 1990s into their outstanding scorer and led Brazil at the Pan Games 1987 in Indianapolis surprising to the final triumph against the United States. From the 2000s to increasingly established Brazilian players like Nene, Leandro Barbosa, Anderson Varejao and Tiago Splitter in the NBA. While these reach some successes such as the two-time winning the South American Championship in the following period, you missed without the NBA players through the preliminary rounds off at the America Cup 2013 for the first time the club shall qualify for a world championship.

Current squad

Other well-known players

  • Marcelo Machado ( b. 1975 )
  • Leandro Barbosa (* 1982 )
  • Nene ( b. 1982 )
  • Anderson Varejao ( b. 1982 )
  • Tiago Splitter (* 1985)

Performance in international competitions

World Championships

Olympic games

America Championships

  • 2007 - 4th place
  • 2009 - Gold Medal
  • 2011 - Silver Medal
  • 2013 - 9th place

Pan American Games

South America Championships