FC Barcelona basketball present in international success

FC Barcelona basketball present in international success

The Barça shooting guard Pau Ribas adds himself to the list of blaugranes who have won medals with their respective national sides Juan Carlos Navarro with a total of seven medals is the blaugrana with most in his collection

The basketball section at FC Barcelona has a long history with international victories for its players. The new shooting guard at FC Barcelona Lassa Pau Ribas has become the latest blaugrana to have a gold medal hung around his neck following Spain’s 80-63 victory over Lithuania in the EuroBasket 2015 final. The man from Badalona, just outside Barcelona, wins his first international medal and joins a list of 22 blaugranes who have won medals in the Olympic Games, the World Championships or the European Championships (EuroBasket).

Juan Carlos Navarro the most decorated

On that list of players the one with most international medals to his name is FC Barcelona Lassa captain Juan Carlos Navarro. The shooting guard has won two silver medals in the Olympic Games, in Beijing in 2008 and in London in 2012 – a gold in the World Championships in Japan in 2006, two golds at the EuroBasket in 2009 and 2011, 1 silver and a bronze.

Juan Antonio San Epifanio with a silver in the 1984 Olympics, a silver in the 1983 EuroBasket and a bronze in 1991 and Sasha Djordjevic with a silver in the Olympics in 1996, a gold in the 1998 World Championships and a goal in the 1997 EuroBasket are the players who follow the blaugrana captain with three medals each.

Below is the full list of players who have won medals in international competition*:

PLAYERSMedals
Juan Carlos Navarro

2 Olympic silvers
1 World gold
2 Eurobasket golds
1 Eurobasket silve
1 Eurobasket bronze

Juan Antonio San Epifanio

1 Olympic silver
1 Eurobasket silver
1 Eurobasket bronze

Sasha Djordjevic

1 Olympic silver
1 World gold
1 Eurobasket gold

Víctor Sada1 Olympic silver
1 Eurobasket gold
Nacho Solozábal1 Olympic silver
1 Eurobasket silver
Juan Domingo De la Cruz1 Olympic silver
1 Eurobasket silver
Arturas Karnisovas

1 Olympic bronze
1 Eurobasket silver

Michalis Kakiouzis1 Olympic silver
1 Eurobasket gold
Rodrigo De la Fuente2 Eurobasket silvers
Nacho Rodríguez1 Eurobasket silver
1 Eurobasket bronze
Sarunas Jasikevicius1 Olympic bronze
Dejan Bodiroga1 World gold
Marc Gasol1 World gold
Patrick Femerling1 World bronze
Ricky Rubio1 Eurobasket gold
Pau Ribas1 Eurobasket gold
Joan Carbonell1 Eurobasket silver
Manolo Flores1 Eurobasket silver
Chicho Sibilio1 Eurobasket silver
Roberto Dueñas1 Eurobasket silver
Roger Grimau1 Eurobasket silver
Milan Gurovic1 Eurobasket bronze

*Medals won whilst they were FC Barcelona players

Força Barça
Força Barça
Close article