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FIBA Basketball World Cup

FIBA World Cup 2019: All-time records at the FIBA World Cup

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The FIBA World Cup is the most important International event next to the Olympic Games. It brings together the best National Teams in one tournament to win the World Championship.

Since the United States began to send professional players the competitive level of the tournament has increased and has led to many great moments and memorable games.

From these great games, we've broken down some of the best individual and total records acheived throughout the 18 total World Championships.

Most points in a game

Name Points Year Country Opponent
Hur Jae 62 1990 North Korea Egypt
Nikos Galis 53 1986 Greece Panama
Oscar Schmidt 52 1990 Brazil Australia
Jordi Villacampa 48 1990 Spain Venezuela
Dirk Nowitzki 47 2006 Germany Angola

Most points per game

Year Name PPG Country
1990 Oscar Schmidt 34.6 Brazil
1986 Nikos Galis 33.7 Greece
1970 Shin Dong-pa 32.6 South Korea
2010 Luis Scola 27.1 Argentina
1974 Arturo Guerrero 27.0 México

Most points in a World Cup

Name Points Games played Country
Oscar Schmidt 843 35 Brazil
Andrew Gaze 594 29 Australia
Luis Scola 573 33 Argentina
Drazen Dalipagic 563 36 Yugoslavia
José Rafael Ortiz 511 33 Puerto Rico

Most games played

Name Country Games played No. of World Cups
Jerome Alfred Mincy Puerto Rico 38 5
Drazen Dalipagic Yugoslavia 36 4
Fabricio Oberto Argentina 36 4
Aleksandar Belostenny Soviet Union 35 4
Sergei Belov Soviet Union 35 4

Top medalists

Name Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wlamir Marques Brazil 2 2 0 4
Kresimir Cosic Yugoslavia 2 2 0 4
Amaury Pasos Brazil 2 1 1 4
Sergei Belov Soviet Union 2 1 1 4
Carmo de Souza Brazil 2 1 0 3

Most All-World Cup team honours

Name Country Total Years
Oscar Schmidt Brazil 3 1978, 1986, 1990
Wlamir Marques Brazil 3 1954, 1959, 1963
Manu Ginóbili Argentina 2 2002, 2006
Pau Gasol Spain 2 2006, 2014
Milos Teodosic Serbia 2 2010, 2014

All-time team records

Ranking Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 5 3 4 12
2 Yugoslavia* 5 3 2 10
3 Soviet Union* 3 3 2 8
4 Brazil 2 2 2 6
5 Argentina 1 1 0 2
6 Spain 1 0 0 1
7 Russia 0 2 0 2
8 Greece 0 1 0 1
9 Turkey 0 1 0 1
10 Serbia 0 1 0 1

*Defunct country

Most Valuable Players

Year Name Country
1950 Oscar Furlong Argentina
1954 Kirby Minter United States
1959 Amaury Pasos Brazil
1963 Walmir Marques Brazil
1967 Ivo Daneu Yugoslavia
1970 Sergei Belov Soviet Union
1974 Dragan Kicanovic Yugoslavia
1978 Drazen Delipagic Yugoslavia
1982 Rolando Frazer Panama
1986 Drazen Petrovic Yugoslavia
1990 Toni Kukoc Yugoslavia
1994 Shaquille O'Neal United States
1998 Dejan Boridoga Yugoslavia
2002 Dirk Nowitzki Germany
2006 Pau Gasol Spain
2010 Kevin Durant United States
2014 Kyrie Irving United States

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