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Senegal national basketball team

Senegal Sénégal
FIBA ranking 31 Decrease 1
Joined FIBA 1962
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Federation Senegalaise de Basketball
Coach Mamadou N'Diaye
Nickname(s) The Lions
Olympic Games
Appearances 3
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 4
Medals None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 27
Medals Gold: 1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1997
Silver: 1970, 1974, 1975, 1992, 1995, 2005
Bronze: 1983, 1989, 1993, 2013
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The Senegalese national basketball team is the men's Nigeria and Angola, a top African side.

The team is a five time a gold medallist (in 1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, and 1997), a six time silver medallist, and a four time bronze medallist at the FIBA Africa Championship. Senegal was the first Sub-Saharan African team to qualify for the Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament.


With its historic qualification for the 1968 Summer Olympics, Team Senegal gained international attention for the first time. The following years were marked by an at times, dominating performance on the African continent. Senegal has had many world-elite basketball players, especially at the center (basketball) position, which helped the team to compete at many major international tournaments. At times, however, the team was overly dependent on its NBA-players. An example was in the mid-2000s, when it struggled with injuries. Having finished as the runner-up to Angola in the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship, Senegal qualified for play in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, where the squad finished last in Group D and twenty-second amongst the twenty-four sides to have contested the championship, having lost to the United States, Italy, Slovenia, China, and Puerto Rico.

Performance table

Olympic Games

Year Position Tournament Host
1968 15 Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics Mexico City, Mexico
1972 15 Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, Germany
1980 11 Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics Moscow, Soviet Union
2016 TBD Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FIBA World Cup

Year Position Tournament Host
1978 14 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines
1998 15 1998 FIBA World Championship Argentina
2006 22 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
2014 16 2014 FIBA World Cup Spain

FIBA Africa Championship

Year Position Tournament Host
1962 FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Cairo, Egypt
1964 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1964 Casablanca, Morocco
1965 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1965 Tunis, Tunisia
1968 1st FIBA Africa Championship 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
1970 2nd FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1972 1st FIBA Africa Championship 1972 Dakar, Senegal
1974 2nd FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1975 2nd FIBA Africa Championship 1975 Alexandria, Egypt
1978 1st FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
1980 1st FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983 3rd FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
1985 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
1987 6 FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
1989 3rd FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1992 2nd FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
1993 3rd FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995 2nd FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997 1st FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 7 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005 2nd FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 9 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009 7 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 5 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013 3rd FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Côte d'Ivoire
2015 4 FIBA Africa Championship 2015 Radès, Tunisia


Team for the 2015 AfroBasket:

Former players

Head coach history

Past rosters

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1968 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams

Cheikh Fall, Moussa Sene, Alioune Gueye, Babacar Dia, Papa Diop, Mousse N'Diaye, Babacar Traore, Claude Sadio, Claude Constantino, Babacar Seck, Mansour Diagne, Doudou Camara (Coach: Alioune Diop)

1972 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 16 teams

Cheikh Fall, Babacar Traore, Mohamadou Diop, Babacar Seck, Papa Diop, Alioune Gueye, Pierre Sagna, Abdourahmane N'Diaye, Sylvestre Lopis, Assane Thiam, Joseph Diandy, Doudou Camara (Coach: Amadou Diaw)

1978 World Championship: finished 14th among 14 teams

Mathieu Faye, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Madiagne N'Diaye, A.Diouf, B.Kaba, J.Lopez, M.Diagne, M.Gueye, J.Toupane, A.Diop, A.Dogue, L.Diop (Coach: I.Diagne)

1980 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

Mathieu Faye, Madiagne N'Diaye, Mohamadou Diop, Oumar Dia, Mamadou Diop, Bassirou Badji, Yamar Samb, Bireyma Sadi Diagne, Yaya Cissokho, Modou Tall, Moussa M'Bengue, Hadrame N'Diaye (Coach: Ibrahima Diagne)

1998 World Championship: finished 15th among 16 teams

Makhtar N'Diaye, Mamadou Diouf, Mamadou N'Diaye, Cheikh Yaya Dia, Raymond Carvalho, Mouhamadou Sow, Assane N'Diaye, Boubacar Aw, Kader Malik Fall, Vincent Da Sylva, Samba Aly Ngone Niang, Omer Ba (Coach: Ousseynou Ndiaga Diop)

2006 World Championship: finished 22nd among 24 teams

Makhtar N'Diaye, Babacar Cisse, Mamadou Diouf, Sitapha Savane, Malick Badiane, Mamadou N'Diaye, El Kabir Pene, Pape Ibrahim Faye, Mouhamadou Niang, Souleymane Aw, N'Dongo N'Diaye, Meleye N'Doye (Coach: Moustapha Gaye)

2014 World Championship: finished 16th among 24 teams


  1. ^ Head coaches,, accessed 8 May 2013.

External links

  • Official website
  • FIBA Profile
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