European Basketball Championship 2005.


August 11, 2022

The 2005 European Basketball Championship was an international basketball competition that was held from September 16 to September 25, 2005 in four cities in Serbia and Montenegro: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Podgorica and Vršac. Greece won the gold medal, Germany won the silver medal, while France won the bronze medal. German representative Dirk Nowitzki was declared the best player of the championship.


Belgrade Hall Pionir hosted group C, which consisted of Slovenia, Greece, France and Bosnia and Herzegovina. while the matches of the second phase were played in the Belgrade Arena. This championship was the third whose final was played in Belgrade (previously in 1961 and 1975). The Millennium Center in Vršac hosted group A, which consisted of Germany, Russia, Italy and Ukraine. Morača Sports Center in Podgorica hosted group B, which consisted of: Lithuania, Croatia, Turkey and Bulgaria. Spence from Novi Sad hosted group D, which consisted of Spain, Serbia and Montenegro, Latvia and Israel.

Preliminary Round

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Elimination round

Round of 16


Matches from 5th to 8th place



Final order

Qualification for the 2006 World Cup

The teams from 1st to 6th place (Greece, Germany, France, Spain, Lithuania, Slovenia) qualified as European representatives for the 2006 World Basketball Championship in Japan. Invitations to the World Cup 2006 were awarded by FIBA ​​to: Italy, Puerto Rico, Serbia and Montenegro and Turkey.


Top 10 scorers: Dirk Nowitzki - 26.1 ppm Juan Carlos Navarro - 25.2 ppm Andrei Kirilenko - 17.5 ppm Igor Rakočević - 16.3 ppm Gordan Giricek - 15.7 ppm Jorge Garbahosa - 14.5 ppm Ramunas Šiškauskas - 14.0 ppm Boris Diao - 13.7 ppm Jaka Lakovic - 12.8 ppm Spain scored a total of 522 points, which is 87 points per game, although they were only eighth in shooting percentage, which was 42.7% in their 6 games in the championship. Lithuania was first in two-point shooting success with 55.0%, while Serbia and Montenegro was second with 53.6%. In three-point shooting percentage, Croatia and Israel were tied at the top with 39.5%, followed by Lithuania. In 10 games with the most free throws