FIBA: International Basketball Federation
The abbreviation ‘FIBA’ derives from the French ‘Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur’. The Word ‘Amateur’ was dropped in 1986 after the distinction between Amateurs and Professionals was eliminated. The ‘A’ in FIBA was however left. This was for reasons of tradition and also because of the ‘BA’ at the beginning of our sport, BASKETBALL!
Men’s Ranking after 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men
|* The number next to the colored arrow indicates the number of positions the respective country has moved since the previous ranking.
The countries not listed above have all 0 points and are therefore all positioned, with the same rank, after the last country mentioned.