EuroBasket Women

Publication date: 27 Oct 2022

About the EuroBasket Women

The European Women’s Basketball Championship (Eurowoman, EuroBasket women) is an international women’s basketball competition held every two years between European countries (including Israel). In addition to the FIBA Women’s World Championship, the EuroBasket Women is also used as a qualification tournament for the Olympic Games.

The men’s European Basketball Championship is called EuroBasket and has been held every four years since 1935.

Official FIBA Europe website

EuroBasket Women 2023

The 39th European Women Basketball Championship (EuroBasket Women 2023) will be held in Ljubljana, Celje and Koper, Slovenia and Tel Aviv, Israel, from 15 to 25 June 2023. There will be teams from 16 countries taking part in the championship. Teams from Israel and Slovenia have received the right to participate as tournament hosts.

History of EuroBasket Women

Women’s basketball is as spectacular and popular as men’s. Senda Berenson, who invented and enforced basketball rules in the US for 70 years (prior to the 1980s), is considered the mother of women’s basketball.

The first official European women’s basketball championship was held in Rome in 1938. The Italian team became the first champions.

In 1976, women’s basketball was included in the Olympic program.

The USSR women’s national team won the European Championships 21 times (1950-1956, 1960-1991).

Winners of the previous European Women’s Basketball Championships

The year Venue Results
2021 Spain, France 1st place – Serbia

2nd place – France

3rd place – Belgium

2019 Serbia, Latvia  1st place – Spain

2nd place – France

3rd place – Serbia

2017 Czech Republic 1st place – Spain

2nd place – France

3rd place – Belgium

EuroBasket Women 2025

The 40th European Women’s Basketball Championship will take place in 2025. The exact dates and venues of the tournament will be known at a later date.

Keep an eye on the dates of basketball tournaments and other events in our Sporting Events Calendar.

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