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1990 FIBA World Championship

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Host nation  Argentina
Dates  8 Aug 1990 – 19 Aug 1990
Teams  16
Points  Oscar Schmidt (34.6)
MVP  Toni Kukoč
Venues  6
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Champion  Yugoslavia national basketball team
Similar  1986 FIBA World Championship, 1994 FIBA World Championship, 1978 FIBA World Championship, 1970 FIBA World Championship, 1998 FIBA World Championship

1990 fiba world championship

The 1990 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Argentina from August 8 to August 20, 1990. The competition final phase was held at the Luna Park, Buenos Aires.


Yugoslavia emerged as the tournament winner. This was the last World Championship in which the country participated before its dissolution.

This was the first ever FIBA World Championship (now called FIBA Basketball World Cup) tournament, in which non-American current NBA players, that had also already played in an official regular season NBA game could participate.

Competing nations

The following national teams competed:

Second round

The top two finishers from Groups I and II advance to the final round.

All-Tournament Team

  • Oscar Schmidt (Brazil)
  • Toni Kukoč (Yugoslavia)
  • Vlade Divac (Yugoslavia)
  • Kenny Anderson (USA)
  • Fico Lopez (Puerto Rico)
  • Top scorers (ppg)

    1. Oscar Schmidt (Brazil) 34.6
    2. Antonello Riva (Italy) 30.3
    3. Panagiotis Giannakis (Greece) 26.0
    4. Andrew Gaze (Australia) 24.3
    5. Jordi Villacampa (Spain) 23.0
    6. Kim Kim (S.Korea) 22.1
    7. Gabriel Estaba (Venezuela) 21.5
    8. Wang Fei (China) 19.4
    9. Kenny Anderson (USA) 18.8
    10. Valeri Tikhonenko (USSR) 18.5


    1990 FIBA World Championship Wikipedia