FIBA Basketball World Cup winners list and 2023 winner and runner up prize money

FIBA Basketball World Cup winners list and 2023 winner and runner up prize money

We examine the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup list of champions, tournament history, & prize money ahead of the 2023 edition

Since the tournament’s inception in 1950, United States has clinched most titles and sit at the top with five wins including their latest victory in 2014. Meanwhile, Spain have won two of the last four titles and will be eager to bag their third title in Manila. According to the official schedule, 2023 FIBA World Cup will tip-off on 25th August and run through 10th September.

FIBA Basketball World Cup full winners list and 2023 winner and runner up prize money

2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup history, final positions, winners list, best performers, & MVPs

This year’s tournament will include three hosts for the first time ever, resulting in games being spread out among the Philippines, Japan, & Indonesia. All roads will eventually converge in Manila, where the final will be held on September 10. Notably, six nations have won the title since the tournament’s beginning in 1950, with the United States holding the record for the most titles won with five. In the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Spain will enter the competition as the reigning champions but, experts have labelled United States as the overwhelming favorite considering their squad depth and talent.

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in the below table, we examine which nations have previously taken home the Naismith Trophy, which honors James Naismith as the inventor of basketball:

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Edition Year Hosts Champion Runner-up Third-Place Fourth-Place MVP Teams
1 1950 Argentina Argentina United States Chile Brazil Oscar Furlong (ARG) 10
2 1954 Brazil United States Brazil Philippines France Kirby Minter (USA) 12
3 1959 Chile Brazil United States Chile Formosa Amaury Pasos (BRA) 13
4 1963 Brazil Brazil Yugoslavia Soviet Union United States Wlamir Marques (BRA) 13
5 1967 Uruguay Soviet Union Yugoslavia Brazil United States Ivo Daneu (YUG) 13
6 1970 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Brazil Soviet Union Italy Sergei Belov (USSR) 13
7 1974 Puerto Rico Soviet Union Yugoslavia United States Cuba Dragan Kicanovic (YUG) 14
8 1978 Philippines Yugoslavia Soviet Union Brazil Italy Drazen Dalipagic (YUG) 14
9 1982 Colombia Soviet Union United States Yugoslavia Spain Doc Rivers (USA) 13
10 1986 Spain United States Soviet Union Yugoslavia Brazil Drazen Petrovic (YUG) 24
11 1990 Argentina Yugoslavia Soviet Union United States Puerto Rico Toni Kukoc (YUG) 16
12 1994 Canada United States Russia Croatia Greece Shaquille O’Neal (USA) 16
13 1998 Greece FR Yugoslavia Russia United States Greece Dejan Bodiroga (YUG) 16
14 2002 United States FR Yugoslavia Argentina Germany New Zealand Dirk Nowitzski (GER) 16
15 2006 Japan Spain Greece United States Argentina Pau Gasol (ESP) 24
16 2010 Turkey United States Turkey Lithuania Serbia Kevin Durant (USA) 24
17 2014 Spain United States Serbia France Lithuania Kyrie Irving (USA) 24
18 2019 China Spain Argentina France Australia Ricky Rubio (ESP) 32

FIBA Basketball World Cup: most successful teams & prize money

The prize money for the FIBA World Cup 2023 will probably be in the neighborhood of $15 million or more, with the precise number depending on numerous factors including sponsorships and TV agreements.

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It is estimated that the winning team will earn between $2.5 Million – $3 Million and the runner-up team will bag approximately $1.5 Million as prize money. In order to ensure that all teams that advance to the latter stages of the event receive a sizeable financial benefit, cash rewards will also be given to the champions and other highly ranked teams.

Rank Nation 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 Spain 2 0 0 2
6 Argentina 1 2 0 3
7 Russia 0 2 0 2
8 Greece 0 1 0 1
Serbia 0 1 0 1
Turkey 0 1 0 1
11 Chile 0 0 2 2
France 0 0 2 2
13 Croatia 0 0 1 1
Germany 0 0 1 1
Lithuania 0 0 1 1
Philippines 0 0 1 1
Total 18 18 18 54

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