Belgium women's national basketball team

Women's national basketball team representing Belgium

Belgium
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FIBA ranking7 Decrease 2 (1 October 2022)[1]
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationBasketball Belgium
CoachRachid Meziane
Nickname(s)Belgian Cats
Olympic Games
Appearances1
MedalsNone
World Cup
Appearances2
MedalsNone
EuroBasket
Appearances13
MedalsBronze Bronze: (2017, 2021)
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Away jersey
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The Belgium women's national basketball team (nicknamed Belgian Cats) represents Belgium in international women's basketball, and are controlled by Basketball Belgium. Belgium's first appearance in a major international tournament came at EuroBasket 1950. The team has participated in the European Championship thirteen times overall. Their best results at the event are two third place finishes, in 2017, and 2021.[2][3] Belgium has also competed on the global stage, where they have made two appearances at the World Cup (2018,[4] 2022[5]), and one at the Olympic Games (2020[6]).

Competitive record

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Place Pld W L PF PA
Canada 1976 Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984
South Korea 1988
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020 7th 4 2 2 319 282
Total 1/12 4 2 2 319 282

FIBA Women's World Cup

FIBA Women's World Cup record
Year Place Pld W L PF PA
Chile 1953 Did not enter
Brazil 1957
Soviet Union 1959
Peru 1964 Did not qualify
Czechoslovakia 1967 Did not enter
Brazil 1971 Did not qualify
Colombia 1975
South Korea 1979
Brazil 1983
Soviet Union 1986
Malaysia 1990
Australia 1994
Germany 1998
China 2002
Brazil 2006
Czech Republic 2010
Turkey 2014
Spain 2018 Fourth place 6 3 3 456 401
Australia 2022 Fifth place 6 3 3 433 435
Total 2/19 12 6 6 889 836

EuroBasket Women

EuroBasket Women record
Year Place Pld W L PF PA
Italy 1938 Did not enter
Hungary 1950 8th 8 4 4 328 351
Soviet Union 1952 Did not enter
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1954
Czechoslovakia 1956
Poland 1958
Bulgaria 1960 10th 7 0 7 284 402
France 1962 10th 5 0 5 172 287
Hungary 1964 Did not enter
Romania 1966
Italy 1968 7th 9 2 7 374 615
Netherlands 1970 12th 7 0 7 390 599
Bulgaria 1972 Did not qualify
Italy 1974
France 1976 12th 8 1 7 471 740
Poland 1978 Did not qualify
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1980 13th 8 1 7 453 668
Italy 1981 Did not qualify
Hungary 1983
Italy 1985 12th 7 0 7 306 350
Spain 1987 Did not qualify
Bulgaria 1989
Israel 1991
Italy 1993
Czech Republic 1995
Hungary 1997
Poland 1999
France 2001
Greece 2003 6th 8 3 5 578 649
Turkey 2005 Did not qualify
Italy 2007 7th 8 4 4 525 520
Latvia 2009 Did not qualify
Poland 2011
France 2013
HungaryRomania 2015
Czech Republic 2017 Bronze medal icon.svg 6th 5 1 413 376
LatviaSerbia 2019 5th 6 3 3 418 400
FranceSpain 2021 Bronze medal icon.svg 6 4 2 445 414
IsraelSlovenia 2023 To be determined
Total 13/38 93 27 66 5157 6371

Team

Current roster

Roster for the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.[7][8]

Belgium women's national basketball team – 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 4 Elise Ramette 23 – (1998-11-03)3 November 1998 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Cadi La Seu Spain
SF 6 Antonia Delaere 28 – (1994-08-01)1 August 1994 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Reyer Venezia Italy
SF 10 Laure Résimont (C) 24 – (1998-01-29)29 January 1998 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen Belgium
PF 11 Emma Meesseman 29 – (1993-05-13)13 May 1993 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Chicago Sky United States
C 13 Kyara Linskens 25 – (1996-11-13)13 November 1996 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Lattes Montpellier France
PG 19 Hind Ben Adbelkader 27 – (1995-07-21)21 July 1995 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq France
C 25 Becky Massey 22 – (2000-03-21)21 March 2000 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) CB Estudiantes Spain
SF 31 Maxuelle Lisowa-Mbaka 21 – (2001-05-14)14 May 2001 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Elitzur Ramla Israel
C 34 Billie Massey 22 – (2000-03-21)21 March 2000 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) CB Estudiantes Spain
PG 35 Julie Vanloo 29 – (1993-02-10)10 February 1993 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Lattes Montpellier France
PG 55 Julie Allemand 26 – (1996-07-07)7 July 1996 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Chicago Sky United States
C 99 Ine Joris 21 – (2001-07-25)25 July 2001 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Kortrijk Spurs Belgium
Head coach
  • France Valéry Demory[9]
Assistant coach(es)
  • Belgium Pierre Cornia
  • France Rachid Meziane
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 September 2022

See also

References

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 October 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Belgium at the EuroBasket Women 2017". Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Belgium at the EuroBasket Women 2021". Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Belgium at the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup". Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Belgium at the 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup". Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Belgium at the 2020 women's Olympic Basketball Tournament". Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Coach Demory sélectionne 11 Cats pour la Coupe du Monde 2022" (in French). basketballbelgium.be. 4 September 2022. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Elise Ramette vervolledigt WK-selectie Belgian Cats" (in French). kw.be. 19 September 2022. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  9. ^ "Team Roster: Belgium" (PDF). fiba.basketball. 20 September 2022. Retrieved 20 September 2022.

External links

  • Official website Edit this at Wikidata
  • FIBA profile
  • Belgium National Team – Women at Eurobasket.com
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