|FIBA ranking||98 1 (1 March 2021)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Europe|
|National federation||Albanian Basketball Association|
|Nickname(s)||Kuq e Zinjtë (The Red and Blacks)|
|Championship for Small Countries|
|Medals|| Gold: 2002|
Silver: 1996, 2008
The Albania women's national basketball team represents the Albania in international women's basketball competitions.
Albania women's national basketball team are quite successful in European Basketball. Being successful at the Mediterranean Games an international sport's competition they would win successfully in 1987 at the finals against the women's from Turkey, in their first ever appearance as well.
The Albanian women's would compete in two competitions such as the International Mediterranean Games in which , they qualify three times for Basketball at the Mediterranean Games first in Basketball at the 1987 Mediterranean Games in Latakia , Syria. Then in 1991 in Athens, Greece and recently in 2009 in Pescara, Italy. The Albanian women's would also compete at the FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries three times as well in their history first in 1996. Winning this Tournament in 2002 against Iceland in the finals.
The Albanian women's national basketball team are the most successful National team for Albania in Basketball winning two gold medals in European and International competitions in fact. First in 1987 and in 2002 as well. They would win also win two silver medals at the Small countries tournament first in 1996 and lately in 2008 as well. They won four medals in their successful Basketball history.
Their biggest success came in their first ever appearance in Basketball at the 1987 Mediterranean Games in Latakia in which they would beat the Turkey women's national basketball team in the finals to win this Competition , in their first ever appearance as well. It is their one and only international competition they won, in their history. Despite that it is the biggest success for Albania in International or European Basketball.
Medalists in Basketball for the 1987 Mediterranean Games
Medal table for the Albanian Women's in Basketball at the Mediterranean Games
Albania Women's ranking in Basketball at the Mediterranean Games
Albania women's national basketball team is the 5th most successful Nation at this Sport, winning once gold in their history at this competition so far.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1||0||0||1|
|Totals (10 nations)||7||7||7||21|
In the next two appearances the Albanian women couldn't repeat the success they had in their first campaign. In their next campaign in Basketball at the 1991 Mediterranean Games in Greece. The Albanian women's weren't able to repeat their success and finish 5th at the end. Behind Spain, France and Greece.
The Albanian women's would lately compete for the Basketball at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Italy. In Group A they would face Croatia and Italy. The Albanian women's were this time without any chances losing both matches heavily in the process. Albania would then receive a bye in the Semifinals for the 5th place bracket, do to the competition having only 7 nations participated for it. It would be their final Appearance in any International competition to this day so far for the Albanian women's national basketball team.
Final standing in Group A
Albania's results in Group A
The Albania womens would then face in the Finals for the finals the females from Turkey. This time around they couldn't beat the opposition like they did previously in their winning campaign. They would loss despite an improved performance at the end with 60-89. Finishing their third and final appearance in the Mediterranean Games at the 6th place out of seven nations.
Final for the 5th place
Final Standings in Basketball at the 2009 Mediterranean Games
Albania women's national basketball team successful campaign's at the Small countries championships from 1996 - 2008
The Albanian women's would also participate three times in the FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries first in 1996 and for the latest participation in Luxemburg 2008 as well. Showing in all of the three tournaments they participated some good results. In their first participation in the Small Countries championship in Malta 1996 the Albanian women would loss in the finals against Iceland with an result of 81–73 at the end. Albania then once again competed in this Competition in Andorra 2002 this time around the Albanian women's took revenge on Iceland and would win this competition for the first time with an impressive display , they could beat them with an result of 84–79 in the process. It was for the Albanian women their second gold medal in any European or World Basketball competition in their history. Winning all of their five matches in their campaign. Still their latest titel win in their Basketball history. In their third and final campaign in the Small Countries Championship in 2008 Luxemburg edition. For the third time straight they would reach the finals in this competition but will loss at the finals against Malta with 61-81 missing out on their second title at this tournament.
The final for the FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries in Valetta 1996
Iceland 81 - 73 Albania For the Albanian women's national Basketball team their first final since 9 years and it is their first medal won , since 9 years as well. Winning at the end the silver medal in the process.
Final for the FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries in Andorra 2002
Albania 84–79 Iceland For the Albanian women's national Basketball team their first gold medal in this competition. Their second final against the Iceland women's national basketball team as well. It would be their first gold medal since 15 years after their win at the 1987 Mediterranean Games in Syria. It is for the Albanian women's their last gold medal they won at this Sport in fact.
The final for the FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries in Luxemburg 2008
Malta 81 - 61 Albania Despite the loss against the Malta women's national basketball team Albania would win silver once again. The Albanian women's would reach in all off their three appearances the final at this tournament. After six years off wait. They won their third and final medal at this competition. One gold and two silver medals at the end. It would be until this day their last final they would participate as an Basketball National team in their history.
Albanian result's at the FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries
Albania's ranking in the FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries
|Totals (14 nations)||15||15||15||45|
The Albanian womens being once again the 5th most successful nation at this Tournament, overtaking in the table successful nations at this sport such as Turkey, also Denmark or Macedonia aswell.
Despite all off that the Albanians women's couldn't qualify for any other Tournament since their latest participation in Basketball at the 2009 Mediterranean Games.
|Albania national basketball team roster|
- Albania women's national under-19 basketball team
- Albania women's national under-17 basketball team
- Albania women's national 3x3 team
- Albania men's national basketball team
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