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This article is about the men's team. For the women's team, see Tunisia women's national basketball team.
The Tunisian national basketball team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لكرة السلة‎‎), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), is the national basketball team of Tunisia. The team is governed by the Tunisia Basketball Federation (FTBB). (Arabic: الجامعة التونسية لكرة السلة‎‎)
 
Tunisia
FIBA ranking34 1 (2 March 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA1956
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationFTBB
CoachDirk Bauermann
Nickname(s)The Eagles of Carthage[2]
( نسور قرطاج )
Olympic Games
Appearances1
MedalsNone
FIBA World Cup
Appearances2
MedalsNone
AfroBasket
Appearances22
MedalsChampions
: (2011, 2017)
Silver
: (1965)
Bronze
: (1970, 1974, 2009, 2015)
African Games
Appearances4
MedalsGold
: (1973)
Bronze
: (1978)
Arab Championship
Appearances8
MedalsGold
: (1981, 1983, 2008, 2009)
Silver
: (2002)
Bronze
: (1991, 1992, 2007)
First international
 Tunisia n / a Morocco 

Beirut, Lebanon – 1957
Biggest win
 Tunisia 101–40 Chad 

Yaoundé, Cameroon – 25 November 2017
Biggest defeat
 Tunisia 63–110 United States 
London, United Kingdom – 31 July 2012
Medal record
Event1st2nd3rd
FIBA AfroBasket214
African Games101
Arab Championship413
Pan Arab Games003
Mediterranean Games001
Stanković Cup012
Total7314
When Tunisia became the 2011 African Basketball Champion, it was the first North African country to do so in almost 30 years. To date, the team has made 22 appearances at the FIBA Africa Championship, ranking it behind only traditional African powers Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, and Egypt, in total appearances.
History
In 2011, they won their first ever FIBA Africa Championship, after beating Angola in the final. Their previous best finish was at the FIBA Africa Championship 1965, when they won the silver medal as the host country.[3] They also won a bronze medal at the FIBA Africa Championship 1970 and FIBA Africa Championship 1974.[4][5]
Although the Tunisians never finished worse than eighth in any of their succeeding appearances, they were not able to break onto the podium again until a surprise bronze medal run at the FIBA Africa Championship 2009. Led by All-Tournament First Team forward Amine Rzig,[6] the Tunisians went 4–2 in the preliminary rounds, winning three games by two points or less. They reached the semifinals for only the second time since 1974, by another slim margin – this time a one-point victory over Mali. Although they were defeated by Angola in the semifinals, the Tunisians topped Cameroon in the bronze medal game, to claim Africa's third and final automatic berth in the 2010 FIBA World Championship – its first ever FIBA World Cup berth. The Tunisians struggled to compete in the World Championship, losing all five of their games, and finishing last in Group B, and 24th overall. Yet, after almost forty years of mediocrity in Africa, Tunisia has become one of the continent's prime competitors again. Its appearances at the global stage have become a new milestone in the team's history.[citation needed]
Competitive record
Summer Olympics
Summer Olympics
Appearances : 1
YearPositionTournamentHost
201211th2012 Summer OlympicsLondon, United Kingdom
2016
Did not qualify2016 Summer OlympicsRio de Janeiro, Brazil
2020
To be determined2020 Summer OlympicsTokyo, Japan
FIBA Basketball World Cup
FIBA World Championship
Appearances : 2
YearPositionHost
2010
24thIstanbul Turkey
2019
20thBeijing China
/
/
2023
To be determinedBocaue Philippines, Okinawa Japan and Jakarta Indonesia
AfroBasket
 Champions   Runners-up   Third place   Fourth place
Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
AfroBasket
Appearances : 22
YearPositionTournamentHost
1962
FIBA Africa Championship 1962Cairo, Egypt
1964
4FIBA Africa Championship 1964Casablanca, Morocco
1965
FIBA Africa Championship 1965Tunis, Tunisia
1968
FIBA Africa Championship 1968Casablanca, Morocco
1970
FIBA Africa Championship 1970Alexandria, Egypt
1972
5FIBA Africa Championship 1972Dakar, Senegal
1974
FIBA Africa Championship 1974Bangui, Central African Republic
1975
5FIBA Africa Championship 1975Alexandria, Egypt
1978
FIBA Africa Championship 1978Dakar, Senegal
1980
FIBA Africa Championship 1980Rabat, Morocco
1981
6FIBA Africa Championship 1981Mogadishu, Somalia
1983
FIBA Africa Championship 1983Alexandria, Egypt
1985
8FIBA Africa Championship 1985Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
1987
5FIBA Africa Championship 1987Tunis, Tunisia
1989
8FIBA Africa Championship 1989Luanda, Angola
1992
7FIBA Africa Championship 1992Cairo, Egypt
1993
8FIBA Africa Championship 1993Nairobi, Kenya
1995
FIBA Africa Championship 1995Algiers, Algeria
1997
FIBA Africa Championship 1997Dakar, Senegal
1999
5FIBA Africa Championship 1999Luanda, Angola
2001
4FIBA Africa Championship 2001Casablanca, Morocco
2003
6FIBA Africa Championship 2003Alexandria, Egypt
2005
8FIBA Africa Championship 2005Algiers, Algeria
2007
6FIBA Africa Championship 2007Luanda, Angola
2009
FIBA Africa Championship 2009Tripoli Libya
2011
FIBA Africa Championship 2011Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013
92013 FIBA Africa ChampionshipAbidjan Côte d'Ivoire
2015
2015 FIBA Africa ChampionshipRadès, Tunisia
/
2017
2017 FIBA Africa ChampionshipRadès, Tunisia & Dakar,Senegal
2021
QualifiedAfroBasket 2021Kigali, Rwanda
African Games
African Games
Appearances : 3
YearPositionTournamentHost
1965
1965 African GamesBrazzaville, Congo
1973
1973 African GamesLagos, Nigeria
1978
1978 African GamesAlgiers, Algeria
1991
1991 African GamesCairo, Egypt
19951995 African GamesHarare, Zimbabwe
1999
1999 African GamesJohannesburg, South Africa
20032003 African GamesAbuja, Nigeria
2007
102007 African GamesAlgiers, Algeria
2011
2011 African GamesMaputo, Mozambique
2015
2015 African GamesBrazzaville, Congo
Arab Championship
Arab Championship
Appearances : 8
YearPositionTournamentHost
1981
1981 Arab ChampionshipTunis, Tunisia
1983
1983 Arab ChampionshipAmman, Jordan
1985
Not held1985 Arab ChampionshipCairo, Egypt
1991
1991 Arab ChampionshipCairo, Egypt
1992
1992 Arab ChampionshipDamascus, Syria
2002
2002 Arab ChampionshipCairo, Egypt
2007
2007 Arab ChampionshipCairo, Egypt
2008
2008 Arab ChampionshipTunis, Tunisia
2009
2009 Arab ChampionshipRabat, Morocco
Pan Arab Games
Pan Arab Games
Appearances : 4
YearPositionTournamentHost
1957
1957 Pan Arab GamesBeirut, Lebanon
1985
1985 Pan Arab GamesRabat, Morocco
1992
1992 Pan Arab GamesDamascus, Syria
201142011 Pan Arab GamesDoha, Qatar
Mediterranean Games
Mediterranean Games
Appearances : 5
YearPositionTournamentHost
1975
71975 Mediterranean GamesAlgiers, Algeria
1983
71983 Mediterranean GamesCasablanca, Morocco
1987
41987 Mediterranean GamesLatakia, Syria
2001
52001 Mediterranean GamesTunis, Tunisia
2013
2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey
Islamic Solidarity Games
Islamic Solidarity Games
Appearances : 1
YearPositionTournamentHost
2005
42005 Islamic Solidarity GamesMecca, Saudi Arabia
Others
FIBA Stanković Cup
FIBA Stanković Cup
Appearances : 3
YearPositionTournamentHost
2012
2012 Stanković CupGuangzhou, China
2018
2018 Stanković CupShenzhen, China
2019
2019 Stanković CupShenzhen, China
Silver: 1 time: Czech Republic Basketball Tournament :2019
Team
Current roster
Roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup
Tunisia national basketball team – 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup roster
Players
Coaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClubCtr.
PG4Abada, Omar26 – 15 June 19931.89 m (6 ft 2 in)Saint-Chamond Basket
SF5Chennoufi, Ziyed30 – 29 November 19882.04 m (6 ft 8 in)Club Africain
SG7El Mabrouk, Mourad32 – 19 October 19861.89 m (6 ft 2 in)Hermine Nantes Basket
SG8Mouhli, Omar32 – 19 March 19871.97 m (6 ft 6 in)Étoile Sportive du Sahel
SG10Roll, Michael32 – 12 April 19871.98 m (6 ft 6 in)Olimpia Milano
C11Ghyaza, Mokhtar30 – 15 November 19882.08 m (6 ft 10 in)Club Africain
PF12Ben Romdhane, Makram30 – 27 March 19892.07 m (6 ft 9 in)Saint-Chamond Basket
SF22Hadidane, Mohamed33 – 27 April 19862.07 m (6 ft 9 in)Stade Nabeulien
PF44Abbassi, Mohamed27 – 28 March 19922.07 m (6 ft 9 in)ES Radès
PF45Slimane, Radhouane39 – 16 August 19802.07 m (6 ft 9 in)Étoile Sportive du Sahel
C50Mejri, Salah33 – 15 June 19862.17 m (7 ft 1 in)Dallas Mavericks
PG66Knioua, Nizar36 – 8 June 19831.89 m (6 ft 2 in)Étoile Sportive du Sahel
Head coach
Mário Palma
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
Depth chart
Salah Mejri is the country's most recognized player
Michael Roll is a starter on the team
Pos.Starting 5Bench 1Bench 2
CSalah MejriMokhtar Ghayaza
PFMakram Ben RomdhaneRadhouane SlimaneMohamed Abbassi
SFZiyed ChennoufiMohamed Hadidane
SGMichael RollMourad El MabroukOmar Mouhli
PGOmar AbadaNizar Knioua
All Time Head coaches
PeriodHead Coach
1957–1959
Hammadi Driss
1960–1961Griffith
1961–1962
Borhane Errais
1962–1963Miodrag Stefanović
1963–1965
Borhane Errais
1965–1966Valensky
1966–1967Faherty
1967–1968Katarinsky
1968–1971Igor Tocigl
1971
Václav Krása
1971–1972Bill Sweek
PeriodHead Coach
1972–1978
Mohamed Senoussi
1978–1979
Khaled Senoussi
1979–1981
Mohamed Senoussi
1981
Khaled Senoussi
1982–1983
Mohamed Zaouali
1983–1987Youri Velligoura
1988–1990
Ridha Laabidi
1990–1991
Mohamed Senoussi
1991–1992
Khaled Senoussi
1992–1994
Mohamed Zaouali
1994–1996Igor Tocigl
PeriodHead Coach
1997–1998
Juan Manuel Monsalve
1998–1999
Mustapha Bouchenak
1999–2000Zoran Zupecevic
2000–2001
Francis Jordane &
Mounir Ben Sliman
2001–2002
Adel Tlatli
2002–2003Marijan Novović
2004
Walid Gharbi
2004–2016
Adel Tlatli
2016–2020
Mário Palma
2020 – presentDirk Bauermann
Kit
Manufacturer
2015: Nike [7]
Sponsor
2015: Ooredoo, SEAT [7]
See also
Africa portal
References
  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Omnisports – Basketball : Le Nigéria toujours « Number One » en Afrique". AfricaFootUnited.com (in French). 3 March 2021. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  3. ^ 1965 African Championship at FIBA archive
  4. ^ 1970 African Championship at FIBA Archive
  5. ^ 1974 African Championship at FIBA.com
  6. ^ LBA – Gomes Leads All-Star Team
  7. ^ a b 2015 FIBA Africa Championship - Tunisia, FIBA.com, Retrieved 27 January 2016.
External links
Videos
Olympic Basketball Tournament - Team Tunisia Youtube.com video
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