Legend:
T = Final tournaments participated in.
GP = Games played.
W = Won
L = Lost
PF = Points forward
PA = Points against
PD = Points difference
P = Points (from games won)
W% = Games won %
PFPG = Points for per game
PAPG = Points against per game

The basketball tables are ranked by W% first as is customary when teams have played an uneven number of games.

The first world champions: Argentina 1950. (Source: Wikipedia).

Basketball  Alltimetable Men World Championships 1950-2014

RANK TEAM T GP W L PF PA PD P W% PFPG PAPG
1 Soviet Union 9 80 66 14 7119 5699 1420 146 82,50% 89,0 71,2
2 United States 17 154 127 27 12790 10419 2371 281 82,47% 83,1 67,7
3 Yugoslavia 12 102 75 27 8998 7834 1164 177 73,53% 88,2 76,8
4 Spain 10 92 63 29 7844 6939 905 155 68,48% 85,3 75,4
5 Turkey 4 33 22 11 2571 2456 115 55 66,67% 77,9 74,4
6 Lithuania 4 36 24 12 2838 2657 181 60 66,67% 78,8 73,8
7 Russia 4 34 22 12 2710 2596 114 56 64,71% 79,7 76,4
8 Serbia 2 18 11 7 1543 1419 124 29 61,11% 85,7 78,8
9 Croatia 3 20 12 8 1637 1449 188 32 60,00% 81,9 72,5
10 Brazil 15 135 81 54 10900 10131 769 216 60,00% 80,7 75,0
11 Greece 7 56 33 23 4449 4301 148 89 58,93% 79,4 76,8
12 Czechoslovakia 4 30 17 13 2713 2618 95 47 56,67% 90,4 87,3
13 Argentina 11 104 58 46 8336 7925 411 162 55,77% 80,2 76,2
14 Bulgaria 1 9 5 4 532 512 20 14 55,56% 59,1 56,9
15 Germany 5 36 20 16 2894 2826 68 56 55,56% 80,4 78,5
16 Italy 8 65 36 29 5542 5290 252 101 55,38% 85,3 81,4
17 Slovenia 3 22 12 10 1796 1786 10 34 54,55% 81,6 81,2
18 Cuba 3 35 18 17 2772 2750 22 53 51,43% 79,2 78,6
19 France 7 55 28 27 3546 3637 -91 83 50,91% 64,5 66,1
20 Mexico 5 35 17 18 2578 2618 -40 52 48,57% 73,7 74,8
21 Chile 2 19 9 10 1025 1069 -44 28 47,37% 53,9 56,3
22 Poland 1 9 4 5 680 711 -31 13 44,44% 75,6 79,0
23 Australia 10 80 35 45 6385 6583 -198 115 43,75% 79,8 82,3
24 Puerto Rico 11 93 38 55 7353 7571 -218 131 40,86% 79,1 81,4
25 Netherlands 1 5 2 3 422 405 17 7 40,00% 84,4 81,0
26 Ukraine 1 5 2 3 344 369 -25 7 40,00% 68,8 73,8
27 Ecuador 1 5 2 3 222 232 -10 7 40,00% 44,4 46,4
28 Chinese Taipei 2 18 7 11 982 1077 -95 25 38,89% 54,6 59,8
29 New Zealand 5 32 12 20 2397 2707 -310 44 37,50% 74,9 84,6
30 Peru 4 27 10 17 1538 1660 -122 37 37,04% 57,0 61,5
31 Israel 2 19 7 12 1262 1440 -178 26 36,84% 66,4 75,8
32 Canada 12 101 37 64 7895 8138 -243 138 36,63% 78,2 80,6
33 Nigeria 2 11 4 7 790 814 -24 15 36,36% 71,8 74,0
34 Philippines 5 36 13 23 2601 2996 -395 49 36,11% 72,3 83,2
35 Panama 4 25 9 16 2089 2232 -143 34 36,00% 83,6 89,3
36 Uruguay 5 50 17 33 3309 3690 -381 67 34,00% 66,2 73,8
37 Venezuela 3 18 6 12 1495 1673 -178 24 33,33% 83,1 92,9
38 Dominican Republic 2 13 4 9 1020 1120 -100 17 30,77% 78,5 86,2
39 Angola 7 46 14 32 3466 3835 -369 60 30,43% 75,3 83,4
40 China 8 60 15 45 4999 5840 -841 75 25,00% 83,3 97,3
41 Paraguay 2 13 3 10 786 937 -151 16 23,08% 60,5 72,1
42 Algeria 1 5 1 4 395 476 -81 6 20,00% 79,0 95,2
43 Finland 1 5 1 4 342 408 -66 6 20,00% 68,4 81,6
44 Iran 2 10 2 8 645 773 -128 12 20,00% 64,5 77,3
45 Lebanon 3 15 3 12 1063 1390 -327 18 20,00% 70,9 92,7
46 South Korea 5 46 9 37 3654 4464 -810 55 19,57% 79,4 97,0
47 Japan 4 26 5 21 1684 2003 -319 31 19,23% 64,8 77,0
48 Egypt 4 28 5 23 1744 2212 -468 33 17,86% 62,3 79,0
49 Senegal 4 23 4 19 1589 1898 -309 27 17,39% 69,1 82,5
50 United Arab Republic 2 14 1 13 947 1244 -297 15 7,14% 67,6 88,9
51 Cote d’Ivoire 3 17 1 16 1211 1586 -375 18 5,88% 71,2 93,3
52 Jordan 1 5 0 5 361 446 -85 5 0,00% 72,2 89,2
53 Malaysia 1 5 0 5 313 539 -226 5 0,00% 62,6 107,8
54 Qatar 1 5 0 5 310 456 -146 5 0,00% 62,0 91,2
55 Tunisia 1 5 0 5 300 407 -107 5 0,00% 60,0 81,4
56 Colombia 1 6 0 6 473 656 -183 6 0,00% 78,8 109,3
57 Central African Republic 1 7 0 7 477 757 -280 7 0,00% 68,1 108,1