|Points Ricardo Duarte (23.1)|
|Dates 11 May 1963 – 23 May 1963|
Host nation Brazil
|Champion Brazil national basketball team|
Similar 1970 FIBA World Championship, 1978 FIBA World Championship, 1950 FIBA World Championship, 1990 FIBA World Championship, 1986 FIBA World Championship
The 1963 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Brazil.
The Philippines was originally supposed to host the tournament but FIBA revoked hosting rights after the country refused to grant visas to players from communist countries. Brazil being the defending Champion and a previous host, fairly manage to re-host the Championship from May 12 to 25, 1963 and won the 1st back to back title with just six (6) games by seeding the well rested host team in the final round only.
The Philippines was supposed to host the FIBA World Championship in 1962 but FIBA revoked hosting rights after the government of then President Diosdado Macapagal, refused to grant visas to players and officials of socialists countries including Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. A separate seven nation tournament was hosted by the Philippines instead. Among the teams which was participated are the United States, Canada, and Republic of China. The United States won title of the Philippines-hosted tournament.
The FIBA World Championship was held in 1963 in Brazil.
Top scorers (ppg)
- Ricardo Duarte (Peru) 20.3
- Aleksander Petrov (USSR) 17.6
- Luis Enrique Grajeda (Mexico) 17.5
- Radivoj Korać (Yugoslavia) 16.8
- Maxime Dorigo (France) 16.8
- Alfredo Tulli (Argentina) 16.1
- Alberto Desimone (Argentina) 16
- Rafael Valle (Puerto Rico) 15.8
- Nemanja Djuric (Yugoslavia) 14.6
- Paolo Vittori (Italy) 14.3