AEK B.C.

AEK Basketball Club (Greek: ΚΑΕ ΑΕΚ Greek pronunciation: [ˈaek]; Αθλητική Ένωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Athlitikí Énosis Konstantinoupóleos, "Athletic Union of Constantinople"), also known as AEK B.C. or AEK, and more commonly known in European competitions as AEK Athens,[3] is a Greek professional basketball club based in Athens, Greece, part of the major multi-sport club AEK. The club was established in Athens in 1924 by Greek refugees from Constantinople in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922).

AEK
2020–21 AEK B.C. season
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Nickname
  • Vasílissa (Queen)
  • Énosis (Union)
  • Kitrinómavri (The Yellow-Blacks)
  • Dikéfalos Aetós (Two-Headed Eagle)
LeaguesGreek League
Greek Cup
Founded1924
HistoryAEK B.C.
(1924–present)
ArenaAno Liosia Olympic Hall
Capacity9,903
LocationAthens, Greece
Team colorsGolden Yellow, Black
Main sponsorbetshop.gr
PresidentMakis Angelopoulos
Head coachIlias Papatheodorou
Team captainNikos Zisis
OwnershipMakis Angelopoulos (76%)[1]
Vertical Solutions (24%)[2]
Championships1 FIBA Intercontinental Cup
2 FIBA Saporta Cups
1 FIBA Champions League
8 Greek Championships
5 Greek Cups
Retired numbers2 (6, 10)
Websiteaekbc.gr
Departments of AEK Athens
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(Men's)
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(Women's)
Water Polo
(Men's)
Water Polo
(Women's)
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Handball Futsal Athletics
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AEK is one of the three most popular and successful teams in Greece (including Panathinaikos and Olympiacos) especially in European achievements, with millions of fans in both Greece and Cyprus as well as in the Greek communities all over the world, mainly in Australia, United Kingdom and North America.

AEK was the first-ever Greek basketball team, not only to reach a European Cup Final, but also to win a European title. On 4 April 1968, AEK defeated Slavia VŠ Praha by a score of 89–82, in Athens in front of 80,000 fans. They have won the Greek League 8 times (1957–58, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1969–70, 2001–02), and the Greek Cup 5 times (1980–81, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2017–18, 2019–20), while they have also twice won the FIBA Saporta Cup (former European Cup Winners' Cup) (1967–68 and 1999–00). AEK won the Champions League on 6 May 2018, defeating Monaco by a score of 100–94 and the FIBA Intercontinental Cup on 17 February 2019, defeating Flamengo by a score of 86–70.[4]

Well-known players that have played with the club over the years have included: Rolando Blackman, Ricky Pierce, Danny Vranes, Ruben Patterson, Kurt Rambis, J.R. Holden, Willie Anderson, Joe Arlauckas, Anthony Bowie, Arijan Komazec, Martin Müürsepp, Clint Richardson, Bill Edwards, Victor Alexander, Claudio Coldebella, İbrahim Kutluay, Pero Antić, Carl English, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Bane Prelević, Georgios Amerikanos, Georgios Trontzos, Vassilis Goumas, Minas Gekos, Pavlos Stamelos, Kostas Patavoukas, Angelos Koronios, Michalis Kakiouzis, Nikos Chatzis, Jake Tsakalidis, Nikos Zisis, Nasos Galakteros, Dimos Dikoudis, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Ioannis Bourousis, Mario Chalmers, Jonas Maciulis and Keith Langford

AEK B.C. has been named as the best Greek team in all sports, at either the sports club or national team level, in 1965, 1966, and 1968, by SJA of Greece (the Sports Journalists' Association of Greece, Greek: ΠΣΑΤ).

HistoryEdit

Early yearsEdit

 
Constantinople in 1914
 
The basketball team in 1928

The large Greek population of Constantinople, not unlike those of the other Ottoman urban centres, continued its athletic traditions in the form of numerous athletic clubs. Clubs such as Enosis Tataoulon (Ένωσις Ταταούλων), from the Tatavla district, Megas Alexandros (Μέγας Αλέξανδρος), Hermes (Ερμής) of Galata, Olympias (Ολυμπιάς) of Therapia, and Kati Kioi (Κατί Κίοϊ) of Chalcedon, existed to promote Hellenic athletic and cultural ideals. These were amongst a dozen Greek-backed clubs that dominated the sporting landscape of the city in the years preceding World War I. After the war, with the influx of mainly French and English soldiers to Constantinople, many of the city clubs participated in regular competition, with teams formed by the foreign troops. Taxim, Pera, and Tatavla became the scene of weekly competitions in not only football, but of athletics, cycling, boxing, and tennis.

Of the clubs in the city though, football was dominated by Enosis Tataoulon and Hermes. Hermes, one of the more popular clubs, was formed in 1875, by the Greek community of Pera (Galata). Forced by the Kemalist regime to change its name to Pera Club in 1923, many of its athletes fled to Greece, and settled in Athens and Thessaloniki.[5]

The basketball team of AEK is actually the most successful among AEK's athletic departments. The obvious reason is the successes in general of Greek basketball, and that AEK's basketball team was the first ever Greek team to win an international trophy, in any team sport. Under Kostas Karamanlis' guidance, AEK won the club's first Greek League championship in 1958.[6]

1924–1957Edit

Kostas Dimopoulos, one of the creators of AEK athletic club and footballer of the early years, had the idea of also creating a basketball team. His efforts quickly were matched by others who loved the sport of basketball. He then took over the leadership of the club's basketball department, and together with the Simeonidi brothers, Eumenis Athanasiadis and others, created the club's first basketball team. In the beginning, they took part in friendly games, where they made a good impression. After that, AEK won the first regional basketball championship that was played in Athens, which was organized by the local YMCA, in 1924.

In 1928, AEK took part in the first Greek basketball championship, in the Athens-Piraeus 1927–28 regional championship. In 1929, the Greek basketball championship was not held, and AEK did not play in any league. In 1930, the basketball section was not declared in any organized competition, with the effective efforts of Kostas Dimopoulos and his associates to do so, failing. The club's basketball section then remained in obscurity for many years. However, in 1949, it reappeared, and the club's administration of that time created a new and competitive team. In the 1952–53 season, AEK played in the Greek basketball championship for the first time since 1928. In the 1954–55 Greek League championship AEK, had an impressive run, however they finished behind Panellinios.

1957–1959Edit

In 1958, AEK B.C., led by player-coach Kostas Karamanlis, won their first Greek League championship, after defeating Panellinios in the final, by a score of 67–54.

The club also founded a women's section in this time, which lasted for a short time. The department had success with the four sisters Chorianopoulou sisters. However, the club did not give the necessary importance to the department, and it was later dissolved.

Amerikano's era (1960–1970): 6 Championships and a European titleEdit

"The Union", in the early 1960s, won the Athens-Piraeus Regional Championship two times in a row (1960, 1961), but did not manage to become the national league champion of Greece. But the 1960s decade was to be the most important in the history of AEK's basketball club. The team's head coach of the time, Missas Pantazopoulos, created a great roster, and led the team to the top of Greece. The club's leading figure during these years was Georgios Amerikanos, who was nicknamed "Global".

In the 1962–63 season, AEK won the first of four consecutive Greek League championships. In the next season, AEK's leading scorer was Antonis Christeas (4th overall in the league), and the club was once again the Greek League champion. In the 1964–65 season, Georgios Amerikanos was the top scorer of the league, and AEK were once again the Greek League champions.

In the following 1965–66 season, AEK won its 4th consecutive Greek League championship, and also became the first Greek basketball team to play in the semi-finals of the FIBA Europe Champions Cup (now called the EuroLeague), as they played at the 1966 Final Four, which was held in Italy. These successes were accompanied by an unfortunate large loss for the team. As one of the team's players, Giorgos Moschos, had contracted cancer, but he managed to participate in certain competitions that year, before he died on 29 December 1966, at age 29.

The next season, AEK lost the Greek League championship to Panathinaikos. However, a year later, under head coach Nikos Milas, AEK returned to the top of the Greece, as they won the 1967–68 Greek League season championship, without losing a game. Georgios Amerikanos was again the Greek League's Top Scorer.

1968 European Cup Winners' Cup: first European title for a Greek clubEdit

AEK was the first ever Greek basketball team to participate in the FIBA European Champions Cup (now called the EuroLeague) Final Four, in 1966, which was held in Bologna, Italy. Two years later, AEK was the first-ever Greek team, not only to reach a FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup Final, but also to win a European-wide title. On 4 April 1968, AEK defeated Slavia VŠ Praha, by a score of 89–82, in Athens, in front of 80,000 spectators (at the time, the Guinness world record in basketball attendance) in Kallimarmaron Stadium.[7] In 1970, AEK reached the FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals, where the team was eliminated by JA Vichy, France, in what turned out to be the last year of the first "Golden Era" of the club's history. It was called the "Golden Era" because AEK dominated Greek basketball during the 1960s, winning the Greek League championship 4 consecutive years, in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, as well as in 1968 and 1970; for a total of 6 titles in 8 years.

Although there are no official records with regards to the Greek Cup before 1975, according to some sources,[8] AEK won the Greek Cup in the years of 1967 and 1971.

1970–1990Edit

Over the next decades, AEK lost its prestige, and managed to win only one trophy, the Greek Cup in 1981, under the direction of Coach Fred Develey, an American coach who previously was the head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv and Aris of Greece, with super star Nick Galis. In addition to winning the Greek Cup in 1981, AEK was also a finalist of the Greek Cup in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1988, and 1992, but failed to win in any of those years.

The Queen's comebackEdit

AEK made a comeback in the late 1990s, when the team played in six consecutive Greek Cup Final Fours in the years 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, four consecutive Greek Cup Finals in the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, winning the Greek Cup in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, AEK won the Greek League championship for the first time in 32 years, becoming the first team to win the Greek League championship after having lost the first two games of a 5-game playoff series. AEK lost the first two games of the series to Olympiacos, but managed to win the next 3 games, and take the series and the title 3–2. AEK also reached the Greek Playoff Finals in the years 1997, 2003, and 2005, and the Greek Cup Semi-finals in the year 2006.

1998 ΕuroLeague runners-up and 2000 Saporta Cup winnersEdit

In this same era, AEK again reached a high level in European-wide competitions. The team reached the FIBA EuroLeague's Final Four in Barcelona in 1998, and beat Benetton Treviso, by a score of 69–66, before losing in the EuroLeague Final to Kinder Bologna, by a score of 44–58. In 2000, on 11 April, AEK won their second international trophy, the FIBA Saporta Cup, by defeating Kinder Bologna 83–76. The next year, 2001, AEK reached the EuroLeague semi-finals, where they lost their playoff series against Tau Cerámica, in 3 straight games. AEK had success in the EuroLeague in the 2002 season, reaching the Top 16 phase, but the 2003 and 2004 seasons were disasters in the EuroLeague. In 2005, AEK once again shined and reached the Top 16, but a few losses prevented the team from reaching the EuroLeague playoffs.

Relegation, dissolution and fresh startEdit

After the 2005–06 season, the owner of the club and major shareholder, cut off the club's funding, and various management schemes each year assumed the financial obligations of the club. As a result, the roster gradually weakened year after year, the group declined each year to lower-level league positions and had even less success in European competitions, and the club's debts that were accrued were impossible to pay. In April 2011, AEK was relegated down to the Greek Second Division (A2), due to serious financial problems.

A new administration council, with Nikos Georgantzoglou as a president, was defined by the Athens Court on 12 September 2011 so that the club could be saved and play in the A2 division. AEK had a record of 20 wins and 10 losses during the 2011–12 Greek A2 Basket League season. At the summer of 2012 AEK's board of directors declared the dissolution of the club and announced its participation in the Greek 3rd national category Greek B League ("B Ethniki") "Southern Group", for the 2012–13 season, as an amateur club. The team had a record of 22 wins and 3 losses and was promoted up to the A2 category. In the 2013–14 season, AEK once again played in the Greek Second Division. Finally, AEK was the winner of the second division championship and won the league promotion to be able to play in the top Greek League again, after a 3-year period of absence. AEK had a record of 23 wins and 3 losses during the Greek A2 Basket League 2013–14 season.

In September 2014, AEK overcame heavy financial problems, after Makis Angelopoulos bought the majority stake of the club's shares, just to return to the Greek elite level, and thus wanted to showcase its tradition and ambition in Greece and Europe. In the 2014–15 season, AEK finished in fifth place in the top-tier level Greek League, with 15 wins and 11 losses.[9]

Return to European cup competitionsEdit

In the 2015–16 season, AEK returned to the European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup, for the first time since the 2006–07 season. AEK returned to the EuroCup,[10] after having come off a return-to-form season, in which it finished fifth overall in the first-tier level Greek League, to reach the Greek League playoffs, after a seven-year absence. AEK then joined the newly formed Champions League, for the 2016–17 season.[11] They made it the Champions League's Round of 16.

2018 Greek Cup winnersEdit

On 17 February 2018, AEK won the 2018 Greek Cup Final against Olympiacos, by a score of 88–83, at Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena, on the island of Crete.[12] It was AEK's first top-tier title won since they won the 2001–02 Greek Basket League season's championship.

2018 FIBA Champions League and 2019 FIBA Intercontinental cup winnersEdit

On 6 May 2018, AEK won the finals game of the FIBA Champions League's 2018 Final Four, against the French Pro A league's AS Monaco, at Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall, in Marousi, Athens.[13] By winning the FIBA Champions League's trophy, AEK earned the right to add a third star on its club crest. The team also qualified to participate in the next edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup tournament.

On 17 February 2019, AEK became the global professional club basketball champions, for the first time in their perennial history, by winning the 2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup's Final against the New Basket Brazil club Flamengo, by a score of 86–70, at the Carioca Arena 1, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. That marked the third FIBA Intercontinental Cup championship that was won by a Greek club, after Panathinaikos had won the 1996 FIBA Intercontinental Cup, and Olympiacos had won the 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup.[14]

2020 Greek Cup winnersEdit

On 16 February 2020, AEK won the 2020 Greek Cup Final against Promitheas Patras, by a score of 61–57, at Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena, on the island of Crete. It was AEK's second national top-tier title in two years.[15]

Crest, colours, supportersEdit

 
Emblem of the Palaiologos dynasty
 
AEK BC logo
(2004–2007)
 
AEK BC logo
(2015–2018)

In 1924, AEK adopted as their emblem, the image of a double-headed eagle. When AEK was created by Greek refugees from Constantinople, in the years following the Greco-Turkish War, and subsequent population exchange, the emblem and colours (yellow and black) were chosen as a reminder of lost homelands; they represent the club's historical ties to Constantinople. After all, the double-headed eagle is featured in the flag of the Greek Orthodox Church, whose headquarters are in Constantinople, and served as the Imperial emblem under the Palaiologos dynasty. The emblem of the department of AEK basketball has evolved over time. From 1924 to 2015, the emblem of the department was similar to that of the football club. Since 2015, AEK B.C. has created a new version of the emblem, by adding to it two stars at its center, which symbolize the club's 2 FIBA Saporta Cup European-wide titles.

The colours of yellow/gold, black and Imperial purple were adopted from AEK's connections with Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire.[16]

Kit manufacturers and Shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Kit supplier Shirt sponsor
1976–82 Adidas Akai
1982–85 Diadora Syrtex
1985–87 asics Akai
1987–88 Converse Casio
1988–89 Nike Strong Security
1989–90 PRO-PO
1990–91 Robe di Kappa Syrtex
1991–92 Fujitsu
1992–93 Converse Fyrogenis
1993–94 Kronos
1994–95 KANAKI Dough Products
1995–97 Pony General Bank of Greece
1997–01 Nike
2001–02 Champion
2002–04 Piraeus Bank
2004–07 Fage
2007–08 Wilkinson Sword
2008–09 k1x Husqvarna Motorcycles
2009–10 Reebok Sixt
2010–11 Champion Chillo Energy Drink
2011–12 Nickan Byzantine Incorporated
2012–14 Diamonds Shipping and Trading
2014–15 Skrats
2015 Adidas
2015–2018 Fila
2018–present betshop.gr

SupportersEdit

 
AEK fans in an away game against Élan Béarnais

AEK has a large fan base all over Greece. The majority of AEK supporters are refugees, or have refugee descent from Constantinople, and people from the population exchange of the Minor Asia Catastrophe. Original 21 is the largest supporters group. The first attempt to organize AEK supporters was Gate 21 (formed in 1975), which took its name from the gate in the Nikos Goumas Stadium at Nea Filadelfia, where the most hardcore fans of the club gathered. AEK also has many supporters worldwide, most of them being Greek immigrants, in places like North America, UK, Australia, and Cyprus.

RivalriesEdit

The main rivalries of the AEK are the ones with Panathinaikos and Olympiacos. Against Panathinaikos, the rivalry started not only because of both competing for titles, but also because of the refugee ancestry of AEK fans, and by contrast, that Panathinaikos was considered to be the representative club of the old Athenian high class society. Against Olympiacos, the rivalry is mostly related to the football rivalry of the two clubs.

ArenasEdit

Note: The capacities listed are the capacities of the arenas at the time AEK used them, and are not necessarily the same as the arena's current capacities. Also, the capacities only list the arena's all-seat seating capacity (if applicable), and not the arena's total capacities. In addition, in some cases, the listed capacities only reflect the number of seats currently made publicly available for use, and may not reflect the number of total seats actually in the arena.

 
Ano Liosia Olympic Hall (2020–present).
Stadium / Arena Seating Capacity Usage
Nea Filadelfeia Outdoor Hall (Outdoor Stadium) 500 1952 to early 1960s
Kallimarmaron Stadium (Outdoor Stadium) 60,000 Mid to late 1960s
Sporting Sports Arena 1,862 1970s,
2008–2009
A.S. Ionikos Nea Filadelfeia Indoor Hall 1,500 1980s
Peace and Friendship Stadium 14,940 1988–89
"Georgios Moschos" Nea Filadelfeia Indoor Hall 2,000 1989–1995
Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall 18,989 1995–2002,
2006–2008,
2014–2020
Zofria Indoor Hall 2,500 2002–2004,
2011–2014
Chalkiopoulio Sports Hall (Lamia) 2,600 2002–2003
Galatsi Olympic Hall 5,141 2004–2006
Hellinikon Olympic Arena 8,000 2009–2011
Ano Liosia Olympic Hall 10,000 2020–present
AEK B.C. Stadiums / Arenas Image Gallery

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

AEK B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 2   Moreira, Yanick 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 – (1991-07-31)31 July 1991
G 4   Macon, Daryl 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1995-11-29)29 November 1995
SG 5   Langford, Keith 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 37 – (1983-09-15)15 September 1983
F 8   Mačiulis, Jonas 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 36 – (1985-02-10)10 February 1985
SF 11   Janković, Vlado 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 31 – (1990-03-03)3 March 1990
PG 13   Katsivelis, Dimitrios 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 29 – (1991-10-01)1 October 1991
PF 15   Chrysikopoulos, Linos 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 28 – (1992-12-01)1 December 1992
G 16   Zisis, Nikos (C) 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 37 – (1983-08-16)16 August 1983
C 19   Gontikas, Costis 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 27 – (1994-03-15)15 March 1994
PG 20   Gkikas, Nikos 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 30 – (1990-11-22)22 November 1990
G 21   Moraitis, Dimitrios 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 22 – (1999-02-03)3 February 1999
C 22   Mavroeidis, Dimitrios 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 35 – (1985-07-04)4 July 1985
G/F 24   Lojeski, Matt 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 35 – (1985-07-24)24 July 1985
G/F 27   Rogkavopoulos, Nikos (S) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 19 – (2001-06-27)27 June 2001
F/C 33   Kingsley, Moses 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 26 – (1994-11-16)16 November 1994
C 44   Slaughter, Marcus   2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 36 – (1985-03-18)18 March 1985
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  •   Nikos Papavasileiou
Team Manager
  •   Georgios Hinas

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: March 29, 2021

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3 Inactive
C Yanick Moreira Moses Kingsley Dimitrios Mavroeidis Costis Gontikas Marcus Slaughter  
PF Linos Chrysikopoulos Jonas Mačiulis
SF Vlado Janković Nikos Zisis Matt Lojeski   Nikos Rogkavopoulos (S)
SG Daryl Macon Keith Langford
PG Dimitrios Katsivelis Nikos Gkikas Dimitrios Moraitis

On loanEdit

AEK B.C. players out on loan
Nat. Player Position Team On loan until
  Vassilis Toliopoulos G   Ionikos Nikaias 30 June 2021

Squad changes for the 2020–21 seasonEdit

InEdit

Date Pos. Player From
18 June 2020 C   Yanick Moreira   Peristeri
27 July 2020 SF   Matt Lojeski   Tofaş
1 August 2020 C   Costis Gontikas   Peristeri
7 August 2020 PG   Dimitrios Katsivelis   Promitheas Patras
17 August 2020 PG   Tyrese Rice   Panathinaikos
22 September 2020 PF/C   Darion Atkins   Brose Bamberg
12 December 2020 PF/C   Moses Kingsley   Bilbao Basket
5 February 2021 PG/SG   Daryl Macon   Galatasaray

OutEdit

Date Pos. Player To
24 May 2020 PF   Jerai Grant   Maccabi Haifa
1 July 2020 PG   Mario Chalmers   Aris Thessaloniki
18 July 2020 SG / PG   Kendrick Ray   Petkim Spor
28 July 2020 SF   Charis Giannopoulos   Promitheas Patras
28 July 2020 C   Dimitris Kaklamanakis   PAOK Thessaloniki
1 August 2020 SF   Ioannis Agravanis   Charilaos Trikoupis
13 October 2020 PG   Tyrese Rice Free agent
15 October 2020 PF/C   Darion Atkins   Fethiye Belediyespor

Honours and titlesEdit

Worldwide competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 2019[17]

European competitionsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (8): 1957–58, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1969–70, 2001–02
Runners-up (9): 1954–55, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1973–74, 1996–97, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2019–20
Winners (5): 1980–81, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2017–18, 2019–20
Runners-up (7): 1975–76, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1997–98, 1998–99
Winners (1): 2013–14
Runners-up (1): 2011–12
  • Attica State Championship
Winners (4): 1924–25, 1927–28, 1959–60, 1960–61
  • Attica State Cup
Winners (2): 1966–67, 1970–71

Youth teamsEdit

  • Greek League U18
Winners (1): 2002–03
  • Attica State Championship U21
Winners (1): 2016–17
  • Attica State Championship U18
Winners (2): 2002–03, 2017–18
  • Attica State Championship U18
Winners (1): 1949–50
  • Attica State Championship – 2nd Division U18
Winners (1): 2015–16
  • Attica State Championship – 2nd Division U16
Winners (1): 2016–17

Individual awards and recordsEdit

FIBA Intercontinental CupEdit

FIBA Saporta CupEdit

Basketball Champions LeagueEdit

Greek Basket LeagueEdit

Greek Basketball CupEdit

HEBA Greek All-Star GameEdit

OtherEdit

Performance in European and Worldwide competitionsEdit

Season Achievement Notes
EuroLeague
1964–65 Quarter-finals eliminated by OKK Beograd, 85–78 (W) in Athens and 84–101 (L) in Belgrade
1965–66 Final Four 4th place in Bologna, lost to Slavia VŠ Praha 73–103 in the semi-final, lost to CSKA Moscow 62–85 in the 3rd place game
1997–98 Final defeated Benetton Treviso 67–66 in the semi-final, lost to Kinder Bologna 44–58 in the final at Barcelona
2000–01 Semi-finals eliminated 3–0 by Tau Cerámica, 67–70 (L) & 65–90 (L) in Athens, 62–76 (L) in Vitoria-Gasteiz
FIBA Saporta Cup
1967–68 Champions defeated Slavia VŠ Praha 89–82 in the final of European Cup Winners' Cup in Athens
1969–70 Semi-finals eliminated by JA Vichy, 60–78 (L) in Vichy and 74–65 (W) in Athens
1971–72 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Crvena zvezda and Simmenthal Milano
1988–89 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Žalgiris, Cibona and Steiner Bayreuth
1999–00 Champions defeated Kinder Bologna 83–76 in the final of Saporta Cup in Lausanne
Basketball Champions League
2017–18 Champions defeated Monaco 100–94 in the final of Champions League in Athens
2018–19 Quarter-finals eliminated by Brose Bamberg, 67–71 (L) in Bamberg and 69–67 (W) in Athens
2019–20 Final defeated Casademont Zaragoza 99–75 in the semi-final, lost to San Pablo Burgos 74–85 in the final at Athens
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
2019 Champions defeated San Lorenzo 86–64 in the semi-final, defeated Flamengo 86–70 in the final of Intercontinental Cup in Rio de Janeiro

The European and Worldwide Cup glory pathsEdit

1967–68 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup

Round Team   Home     Away  
1st round Bye
2nd round   Kas Vitoria 86–65 172–82
Quarter-finals   Royal IV 176–54 54–74
Semi-finals   Ignis Varese 72–52 160–78
Final   Slavia VŠ Praha 89–82

2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup

Round Team   Home     Away  
Semi-final   San Lorenzo 86–64
Final   Flamengo 86–70

1999–00 FIBA Saporta Cup

Round Team   Home     Away  
Regular season   Honka Playboys 88–51 76–64
  Cherno More Port Varna 103–75 103–81
  Hapoel Jerusalem 69–53 82–77
  Spirou 83–63 62–80
  Avtodor Saratov 83–59 78–60
Top 32   Kovinotehna Savinjska Polzela 68–44 86–51
Top 16   Tau Cerámica 85–65 71–67
Quarter-finals   Iraklis 84–73 70–73
Semi-finals   Zadar 82–67 70–75
Final   Kinder Bologna 83–76

2017–18 Basketball Champions League

Round Team   Home     Away  
Regular season   Banvit 70–74 71–78
  Medi Bayreuth 83–81 73–80
  Movistar Estudiantes 79–87 85–78
  Petrol Olimpija 91–73 80–71
  Rosa Radom 96–92 69–63
  SIG Strasbourg 87–88 78–80
  Umana Reyer Venezia 84–64 103–101
Top 16   ČEZ Nymburk 88–98 93–82
Quarter-finals   SIG Strasbourg 78–69 83–83
Semi-final   UCAM Murcia 77–75
Final   Monaco 100–94

Season-by-seasonEdit

All competitionsEdit

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Season Greek League Greek Cup Europe Worldwide Head Coach Roster
1927–28 Knockout game Not held Not held Kostas Dimopoulos, Evmenis Athanasiadis, Simeonidis
1950–51 Tier 2 1st place (promoted to Tier 1) Not held Not held Konstantinos Karamanlis
1952–53 4th place Not held Not held Konstantinos Karamanlis
1954–55 2nd place Not held Not held Konstantinos Karamanlis
1956–57 4th place Not held Not held Konstantinos Karamanlis
1957–58 Champion Not held _ Konstantinos Karamanlis Dermanoutsos, Babanikolos, Evagelatos, Karamanlis, Papathanasiou, Vangelis Sevdinoglou, Tzekos, Tzilitzoglou, Hatziraptis, Terkesidis, Ksenoudakis, Theodoropoulos
1958–59 5th place Not held Champions Cup
Last 16
Dermanoutsos, Babanikolos, Evagelatos, Karamanlis, Papathanasiou, Vangelis Sevdinoglou, Tzekos, Tzilitzoglou, Hatziraptis, Terkesidis
1959–60 5th place Not held _
1960–61 6th place Not held _
1962–63 Champion Not held _ Missas Pantazopoulos Georgios Amerikanos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Georgios Moschos, Vangelis Nikitopoulos, Babanikolos, Antonis Christeas, Georgios Ekonomou, Attalas
1963–64 Champion Not held Champions Cup
Last 32
Missas Pantazopoulos Georgios Amerikanos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Georgios Moschos, Vangelis Nikitopoulos, Babanikolos, Antonis Christeas, Georgios Ekonomou, Attalas, Christos Zoupas, Georgios Trontzos, Theodoropoulos
1964–65 Champion Not held Champions Cup
Last 8
Missas Pantazopoulos Georgios Amerikanos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Georgios Moschos, Vangelis Nikitopoulos, Antonis Christeas, Georgios Ekonomou, Christos Zoupas, Georgios Trontzos, Theodoropoulos, Nikos Nesiadis
1965–66 Champion Not held Champions Cup
4th place
Missas Pantazopoulos /
Themis Cholevas
Georgios Amerikanos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Georgios Moschos, Vangelis Nikitopoulos, Antonis Christeas, Georgios Ekonomou, Christos Zoupas, Georgios Trontzos, Theodoropoulos, Nikos Nesiadis
1966–67 2nd place ? Champions Cup
Last 16
Georgios Amerikanos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Georgios Moschos, Vangelis Nikitopoulos, Antonis Christeas, Georgios Ekonomou, Christos Zoupas, Georgios Trontzos, Theodoropoulos, Nikos Nesiadis
1967–68 Champion Not held Cup Winners' Cup
Winner
Nikos Milas Antonis Christeas, Georgios Amerikanos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Christos Zoupas, Georgios Trontzos, Lakis Tsavas, Nikos Nesiadis, Andreas Dimitriadis, Petros Petrakis
1968–69 2nd place Not held Champions Cup
Last 16
Nikos Milas Antonis Christeas, Georgios Amerikanos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Christos Zoupas, Georgios Trontzos, Lakis Tsavas, Nikos Nesiadis, Giannis Galaris, Andreas Dimitriadis, Vamvaleros, Protopapas, Rigas
1969–70 Champion Not held Cup Winners' Cup
Last 4
Nikos Milas Antonis Christeas, Georgios Amerikanos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Christos Zoupas, Georgios Trontzos, Nikos Nesiadis, Stavros Vafopoulos, Vilis, Vogdanidis, Dianas, Vasilis Nidriotis, Spiliotis, Christoforou
1970–71 2nd place ? Champions Cup
Last 16
Nikos Milas Georgios Trontzos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Georgios Amerikanos, Stavros Vafopoulos, Loukas Kontos, Christos Zoupas, Christoforou
1971–72 4th place Not held Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Nikos Milas Georgios Trontzos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Georgios Amerikanos, Christos Zoupas, Stavros Vafopoulos
1972–73 3rd place Not held _ Nikos Milas Georgios Trontzos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Georgios Amerikanos, Stavros Vafopoulos
1973–74 2nd place Not held Korać Cup
Last 12
Nikos Milas Georgios Trontzos, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Georgios Amerikanos, Stavros Vafopoulos
1974–75 3rd place Not held Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Michalis Giannouzakos, Loukas Kontos, Georgios Trontzos, Nikos Nesiadis, Georgios Amerikanos
1975–76 4th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Michalis Giannouzakos, Loukas Kontos, Tsoskounoglou, Kantelis, Papadatos, Georgios Trontzos, Nikos Nesiadis, Vasilis Nidriotis
1976–77 6th place Last 26 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 32
Kostas Mourouzis Michalis Giannouzakos, Loukas Kontos, Minas Gekos, Georgios Trontzos
1977–78 7th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 16
Faidon Matthaiou Minas Gekos, Georgios Trontzos, Michalis Giannouzakos, Bogatsiotis, Kanakakis, Vafopoulos, Karteroliotis, Vangelis Fotsis
1978–79 4th place Last 4 _ Faidon Matthaiou Minas Gekos, Georgios Trontzos, Vangelis Fotsis
1979–80 5th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 16
Georgios Trontzos Michalis Giannouzakos, Pavlos Stamelos, Minas Gekos, Vassilis Goumas, Kanakakis, Vangelis Fotsis, A. Koroneos, Pantazis, Toskounoglou
1980–81 4th place Winner Korać Cup
Last 16
Fred Develey Vassilis Goumas, Kurt Rambis, Minas Gekos, Kanakakis, Giannopoulos, Vangelis Fotsis, Nikos Apostolidis
1981–82 4th place Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Fred Develey Minas Gekos, Vassilis Goumas, Nikos Apostolidis, Vangelis Fotsis
1982–83 4th place Korać Cup
Last 32
Vangelis Nikitopoulos Minas Gekos, Vassilis Goumas, Nikos Apostolidis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Charis Papazoglou, Vangelis Fotsis
1983–84 5th place Korać Cup
Last 16
Vangelis Nikitopoulos Minas Gekos, Apostolos Kontos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Vassilis Goumas, Nikos Apostolidis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Charis Papazoglou, Vangelis Fotsis, Takis Tsoukas, Kostas Tsamalis, Dean Tolson
1984–85 6th place Korać Cup
Last 16
Vangelis Nikitopoulos Minas Gekos, Apostolos Kontos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Vassilis Goumas, Nikos Apostolidis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Charis Papazoglou, Vangelis Fotsis, Takis Tsoukas, Kostas Tsamalis, Merkouriadis
1985–86 9th place Korać Cup
Last 16
Vangelis Nikitopoulos,
Michalis Anastasiadis,
Nikos Nesiadis
Minas Gekos, Kostas Patavoukas, Apostolos Kontos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Nikos Apostolidis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Vangelis Fotsis, Thanasis Katsigiannis, Takis Tsoukas, Achilleas Tountas, Kostas Tsamalis, John Niakaros, Karamanos
1986–87 7th place Last 8 _ Michalis Anastasiadis,
Kostas Anastasatos,
Georgios Amerikanos
Minas Gekos, Kostas Patavoukas, Alexis Giannopoulos, Apostolos Kontos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Panagiotis Aridas, Nikos Apostolidis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Vangelis Fotsis, Thanasis Katsigiannis, Yorgos Nasou, Lefteris Matzikas
1987–88 4th place Finalist _ Vangelis Nikitopoulos Kostas Patavoukas, Minas Gekos, Panagiotis Aridas, Alexis Giannopoulos, Yorgos Sakellariou, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Kostas Mihelidakis, Vangelis Fotsis, Thanasis Katsigiannis, Yorgos Nasou
1988–89 6th place Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Krešimir Ćosić,
Nikos Nesiadis
Danny Vranes, Kostas Patavoukas, Minas Gekos, Panagiotis Aridas, Alexis Giannopoulos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Christos Kountourakis, Vassilis Lanes, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Vagelis Voutselas, Achilleas Tountas, Kostas Mihelidakis, Clint Richardson
1989–90 6th place Last 4 _ Vangelis Nikitopoulos Nasos Galakteros, Kostas Patavoukas, Jim Yusevic, Minas Gekos, Panagiotis Aridas, Alexis Giannopoulos, Vassilis Lanes, Christos Kountourakis, Chris Kostouros, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Achilleas Tountas, Vagelis Voutselas, Kostas Mihelidakis
1990–91 5th place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 32
Krešimir Ćosić Nasos Galakteros, Minas Gekos, Thomas Jordan, Panagiotis Aridas, Christos Kountourakis, Kostas Patavoukas, Ivo Petović, Richard Rellford, Fotis Katsikaris, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Vangelis Voutselas, Triantafyllos Pantazis, Manolis Souliotis, Alexandros Koukakis, Achilleas Tountas
1991–92 4th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 16
Vangelis Nikitopoulos Nasos Galakteros, Kostas Patavoukas, Thomas Jordan, Christos Papasarantou, Fotis Katsikaris, Vassilis Lanes, Panagiotis Aridas, Christos Kountourakis, Dimitris Podaras, Christos Papasarantou, Alexandros Koukakis, Triantafyllos Pantazis, Manolis Souliotis, Giorgos Pioukas, Dragoumaniotis, Antonis Ladas, Fotis Georgoulis, Carlton McKinney
1992–93 6th place Korać Cup
Last 32
Michalis Kyritsis,
Richard Dukeshire,
Nikos Nesiadis
Derrick Hamilton, Rod Sellers, Miloš Babić, Nasos Galakteros, Kostas Patavoukas, Dimitris Podaras, Vassilis Lanes, Giorgos Yannopoulos, Fotis Katsikaris, Alexandros Koukakis, Christos Kountourakis, Christos Papasarantou, Giorgos Pioukas, Manolis Souliotis
1993–94 8th place Korać Cup
Last 64
Steve Giatzoglou,
Apostolos Kontos
Tony Costner, Tony White, Rastko Cvetković, Jack Haley, Kannard Johnson, Dimitris Podaras, Vassilis Lanes, Alexis Giannopoulos, Fotis Katsikaris, Alexandros Koukakis, Christos Kountourakis, Dejan Lakićević, Christos Papadopoulos, Giorgos Pioukas, Nikos Kritsalos
1994–95 8th place _ Vlade Đurović Rolando Blackman, Tim Burroughs, Dimitris Podaras, Yannis Gakis, Minas Gekos, Kostas Ikonomakis, Fotis Katsikaris, Alexandros Koukakis, Giorgos Kuklakis, Dejan Lakićević, Mirko Milićević, Nikos Nusis, Christos Papasarantou, Manolis Souliotis, Nikos Kritsalos
1995–96 10th place 4th place Korać Cup
Last 16
Nikos Nesiadis,
Lefteris Subotić
Marcus Liberty, Andy Toolson, Anthony Pelle, Kostas Ikonomakis, Nikos Chatzis, Michalis Kakiouzis, Panagiotis Barlas, Fotis Katsikaris, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Dimitris Podaras, Kostas Zervas, Giorgos Kuklakis, Christos Liggos, Nikos Nusis
1996–97 2nd place 3rd place _ Giannis Ioannidis Victor Alexander, Bill Edwards, Roberto Chiacig, Claudio Coldebella, Nikos Chatzis, Michalis Kakiouzis, Michael Larsen, Pete Papachronis, Dimitris Podaras, Stefano Attruia, Giorgos Kuklakis, Kostas Zervas
1997–98 4th place Finalist EuroLeague
Finalist
Giannis Ioannidis Bane Prelević, Victor Alexander, Willie Anderson, Ricky Pierce, Claudio Coldebella, José Lasa, Michael Andersen, Michael Larsen, Jake Tsakalidis, Michalis Kakiouzis, Nikos Chatzis
1998–99 5th place Finalist Saporta Cup
Last 32
Georgios Kalafatakis,
Fotis Katsikaris, Kostas Politis
Joe Arlauckas, Branislav Prelević, Lloyd Daniels, Michael Andersen, Jake Tsakalidis, Dimos Dikoudis, Nikos Chatzis, Michalis Kakiouzis, Angelos Koronios, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Panagiotis Barlas, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Ruben Patterson, Brandon Williams
1999–2000 4th place Winner Saporta Cup
Winner
Dušan Ivković Michalis Kakiouzis, Angelos Koronios, Dimos Dikoudis, Jake Tsakalidis, Nikos Chatzis, Martin Müürsepp, Anthony Bowie, Steve Hansell, Dimitris Misiakos
2000–01 4th place Winner EuroLeague
Semi-finalist
Dušan Ivković İbrahim Kutluay, Vrbica Stefanov, Andrew Betts, Michalis Kakiouzis, Dimos Dikoudis, Martin Müürsepp, Nikos Chatzis, Geert Hammink, Vassilis Kikilias, Spyros Panteliadis
2001–02 Champion Last 16 EuroLeague
Last 16
Dragan Šakota J. R. Holden, Nikos Zisis, Christos Tapoutos, Nikos Chatzis, Vassilis Kikilias, Dimos Dikoudis, Jim Bilba, Andrew Betts, Michalis Kakiouzis, Ioannis Bourousis, Chris Carr, Arijan Komazec, Spyros Panteliadis, Kostas Paschalis, Lazić
2002–03 2nd place Last 8 EuroLeague
Last 24
Dragan Šakota Michalis Kakiouzis, Dimos Dikoudis, Nikos Chatzis, Nikos Zisis, Roderick Blakney, Andrew Betts, Joe Crispin, Christos Tapoutos, Ioannis Bourousis, Pero Antić, Vassilis Kikilias, Kostas Paschalis, Nikola Jestratijević, John Rillie, Giorgos Tsiaras, Steve Woodberry, Dimos Angelopoulos, Spyros Magkounis
2003–04 4th place Last 8 EuroLeague
Last 24
Fotis Katsikaris Horace Jenkins, Nikos Chatzis, Nikos Zisis, Christos Tapoutos, Ioannis Bourousis, Andreas Glyniadakis, Pero Antić, Kristopher Hill, Quadre Lollis, Spyros Magkounis, Dimitris Misiakos, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Pantelis Papaioakim, Nikos Papanikolaou, Blagota Sekulić, Giorgos Sourlis, Giorgos Tsiaras
2004–05 2nd place Last 8 EuroLeague
Last 16
Fotis Katsikaris Toby Bailey, Nikos Chatzis, Nikos Zisis, Quadre Lollis, Andreas Glyniadakis, Ioannis Bourousis, Sandro Nicević, Pero Antić, Michalis Pelekanos, Yannis Kakiouzis, Davor Kus, Spyros Magkounis, Alexandros Melniks, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Nikos Papanikolaou, Giorgos Tsiaras
2005–06 7th place Last 4 EuroLeague
Last 24
Lefteris Kakiousis Ioannis Bourousis, Lionel Chalmers, Taylor Coppenrath, Michalis Pelekanos, Slaven Rimac, Jerel Blassingame, Dror Hajaj, Giannis Kalampokis, Spyros Panteliadis, Pantelis Papaioakim, Amit Tamir, Giorgos Tsiaras, Spyros Magkounis, Nikos Papanikolaou, Anestis Matos, Ioannis Athanasoulas
2006–07 9th place Last 8 EuroCup
Last 32
Vangelis Alexandris,
Soulis Markopoulos
Nestoras Kommatos, Brent Scott, Christos Tapoutos, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Nikos Vetoulas, Jasmin Perković, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Lavelle Felton, Ioannis Gagaloudis, Joško Garma, Ante Grgurević, Kostas Maglos, Antonios Michaloglou, Nikos Papanikolaou, Adrian Penland, Spyros Magkounis, Panteleimon Kakavas, Ioannis Athanasoulas, Marios Sakellarakis
2007–08 7th place Last 8 EuroChallenge
Last 32
Angelos Koronios,
Dimitris Priftis,
Vangelis Angelou
Alexis Kyritsis, K'Zell Wesson, Christos Tapoutos, Amara Sy, William Avery, Nikos Barlos, Kostas Charissis, Nikos Chatzis, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Filiberto Rivera, Smiljan Pavič, Vassilis Simtsak, Giannis Sioutis, Saša Vasiljević, Angelos Tsamis
2008–09 9th place Last 8 _ Kostas Flevarakis D.J. Thompson, Travon Bryant, Tarmo Kikerpill, Christos Tapoutos, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Nikos Chatzis, Michael Andersen, Giannis Kyriakopoulos, Kostas Stamatis, Fotis Vasilopoulos, Periklis Dorkofikis, István Németh, Tasos Antonakis, Zois Ballas
2009–10 10th place relegated _ Kostas Flevarakis,
Argyris Pedoulakis,
Minas Gekos
Kostas Stamatis, Periklis Dorkofikis, Tasos Antonakis, Avraam Kallinikidis, Torin Francis, Lamont Mack, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Taurean Green, Stavros Toutziarakis, Riste Stefanov, Martynas Mažeika, Rodrigue Mels, Andronikos Gizogiannis, Nondas Papantoniou, Vangelis Tzolos, Christos Marinos
2010–11 13th place (relegated to A2) Last 32 _ Minas Gekos,
Angelos Koronios
Periklis Dorkofikis, Dimos Dikoudis, Akis Kallinikidis, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Nikos Papanikolaou, Terrel Castle, Jarrett Hart, Flinder Boyd, Darko Cohadarevic, Vukašin Mandić, Sharaud Curry, Tasos Antonakis, Vangelis Tzolos, Kostas Stamatis, Kostas Tsaprounis, Angelos Matos, Anthony Grundy, Rodrigue Mels, Patrick Sparks, Lamont Mack
2011–12 A2 Division

2nd place[18]

_ _ Kostas Oikonomakis,
Dimitris Liogas,
Dimitris Papanikolaou,
Nikos Karagiannis,
D. Papadopoulos
Antonis Mantzaris, Petros Noeas, Vangelis Tzolos, Vangelis Sklavos, Stavros Kokkinopoulos, Fotis Vasilopoulos, Alexis Falekas, Angelos Siamandouras, Thanasis Magonis, Dimitris Despos, Nikos Kourtis, Leonidas Magoulas, Entry Katsupaj, Christos Kalpakis, Babis Fotitzoglou, Dimitris Papadimitriou
2012–13 B Division

3rd place (promoted to A2)

_ _ Vangelis Ziagkos Dionysis Veskoukis, Andronikos Gizogiannis, Vangelis Tzolos, Alexis Falekas, Angelos Siamandouras, Vangelis Koukouravas, Giannis Stoukas, Giorgos Kopsaftis, Michalis Polytarchou, Dimitris Despos, Kostas Tsaprounis, Nikos Kapetzoglou, Giannis Vavatsikos
2013–14 A2 Division 1st place (promoted to A1) _ _ Vangelis Ziagkos Andronikos Gizogiannis, Alexis Falekas, Thodoris Tsiotras, Michalis Polytarchou, Dimitris Despos, Vangelis Karampoulas, Kostas Papantonakos, Stathis Papadionysiou, Vangelis Drosos, Stefan Nikolić, Spyros Panagiotaras, Giorgos Tsiakos, Giannis Stoukas, Nikos Zeginoglou
2014–15 5th place Last 10 _ Vangelis Ziagkos
Dragan Šakota
Leonidas Kaselakis, Stathis Papadionysiou, Zisis Sarikopoulos, Michalis Kamperidis, Stefan Nikolić, Michalis Polytarchou, Giorgos Tsiakos, Giorgos Boutris, Garett Williamson, Dušan Šakota, Nondas Papantoniou, Milan Milošević, Carl English, Tomas Delininkaitis, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Malik Hairston, Scottie Wilbekin
2015–16 3rd place Last 8 EuroCup
Regular season
Dragan Šakota
Jure Zdovc
Dimitrios Moraitis, Dimitrios Katsivelis, T. J. Carter, Philip Scrubb, Zisis Sarikopoulos, Malik Hairston, Chris Warren, O. D. Anosike, Dionte Christmas, Georgios Tsalmpouris, Giannis Kalampokis, Edin Atić, Nikos Kamarianos, Dušan Šakota, D. J. Cooper, Nondas Papantoniou, Milan Milošević, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, J'Covan Brown, Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Taurean Green, Malcolm Armstead, Micheal Eric
2016–17 3rd place Last 4 Champions League
Last 16
Jure Zdovc
Sotiris Manolopoulos
Dimitrios Moraitis, Roko Ukić, Nikola Ivanović, Michael Dixon, Giannoulis Larentzakis, Dionysis Skoulidas, Kostas Vasileiadis, Georgios Tsalmpouris, Edin Atić, Nikos Kamarianos, Dušan Šakota, Jawad Williams, Milan Milošević, Josh Owens, Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Randal Falker, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Donnie McGrath, Brad Newley, Chinemelu Elonu
2017–18 5th place Winner Champions League
Winner
Sotiris Manolopoulos
Dragan Šakota
Kevin Punter, Delroy James, Mike Green, Manny Harris, Giannoulis Larentzakis, Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Kelsey Barlow, Edin Atić, Dušan Šakota, Ioannis Agravanis, Dimitrios Moraitis, Michalis Kamperidis, Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Vassilis Kavvadas, Vince Hunter, Chinemelu Elonu
2018–19 3rd place Last 8 Champions League
Last 8
Intercontinental Cup
Winner
Luca Banchi Dimitrios Moraitis, Giannoulis Larentzakis, Georgios Tsalmpouris, Dušan Šakota, Delroy James, Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Jonas Mačiulis, Malcolm Griffin, Vassilis Kavvadas, Jordan Theodore, Howard Sant-Roos, Nikos Rogkavopoulos, Charis Giannopoulos, Vince Hunter
2019–20 2nd place Winner Champions League
Finalist
Ilias Papatheodorou Marcus Slaughter, Vassilis Toliopoulos, Mario Chalmers, Nikos Gkikas, Jonas Mačiulis, Dimitris Kaklamanakis, Keith Langford, Howard Sant-Roos, Nikos Rogkavopoulos, Charis Giannopoulos, Kendrick Ray, Linos Chrysikopoulos, Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Stefan Janković, Vlado Janković

Greek Basket League participationEdit

AEK was one of five Greek teams that had always competed in the first tier Greek competition, until it first experienced relegation following the 2010–11 season, and thus did not play in the top-tier in the 2011–12 season. AEK's course in the tournaments is in the table below.

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Pos. 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7
8 8 8 8
9 9 9 9
10 10 10
11
12
13 13
14
A2 2 1
Β 3

Player recordsEdit

Club top scorers and most appearances

No. Player Nationality Position Playing career Coaching career
6 Georgios Trontzos   C 1963–80 1979–80
10 Georgios Amerikanos   SG 1959–75 1986–87
9 Minas Gekos   PG 1976–91
1994–95
2009–01/2011
8 Christos Zoupas   PG 1962–74
9 Nikos Chatzis   SG 1995–05
2007–09
2017–present

Retired jerseysEdit

No. Player Nationality Position Playing career Coaching career
6 Georgios Trontzos   C 1963–80 1979–80
10 Georgios Amerikanos   SG 1959–75 1986–87

One-club menEdit

Player Nationality Debut Last Game
Vangelis Dermanoutsos   1955 1967
Nikos Nesiadis   1964 1976
Thanasis Skourtopoulos   1982 1991

PersonnelEdit

Ownership and Current BoardEdit

Position Staff
Owner and President   Makis Angelopoulos
Vice-President   Alexis Alexiou
Vice-President   Stavros Douvis
Vice-President   Edouardos Karrer
CEO   Charis Koutas
CEO   Nikos Moustakis

Technical, medical and academies staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Ilias Papatheodorou
Assistant coach   Georgios Limniatis
Assistant coach   Dimitris Menoudakos

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.
Greece
USA
Europe
Rest of Americas
Oceania
Africa

Club captainsEdit

AEK B.C. team captains, since the 1951–52 season:

Period Captain
1951–1959   Konstantinos Karamanlis
?–1975   Georgios Amerikanos
1975–1980   Georgios Trontzos
1980–1991   Minas Gekos
1991–1993   Kostas Patavoukas
?–1997   Dimitris Podaras
1997–1999    Bane Prelevic
1999–2005   Nikos Chatzis
2005–2006   Georgios Tsiaras
2006–2007   Makis Nikolaidis
2007–2009   Nikos Chatzis
2009–2011   Periklis Dorkofikis
2011–2012   Fotis Vasilopoulos
2012–2014   Alexis Falekas
2014–2015   Michalis Polytarchou
2015–2019    Dušan Šakota
2019–2020   Jonas Mačiulis
2020–present   Nikos Zisis

Head coachesEdit

Head Coach From To Titles & Honors
  Konstantinos Karamanlis 1957 1958 Greek League Champion (1958)
  Missas Pantazopoulos 1962 1966 EuroLeague Final Four (1966)
Greek League Champion (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
  Themis Cholevas 1965 1966 EuroLeague Final Four (1966)
Greek League Champion (1966)
  Nikos Milas 1967 1974 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup Champion (1968)
Greek League Champion (1968, 1970)
  Kostas Mourouzis 1974 1977 Greek Cup Finalist (1976)
  Georgios Amerikanos 1977
1978
1986
1987
Greek Cup Finalist (1978)
  Faidon Matthaiou 1977 1979
  Georgios Trontzos 1979 1980 Greek Cup Finalist (1980)
  Fred G. Develey 1980 1981 Greek Cup Winner (1981)
  Vangelis Nikitopoulos 1982
1987
1989
1991
1986
1988
1990
1992
Greek Cup Finalist (1988, 1992)
  Michalis Anastasiadis 1986 1987
  Kostas Anastasatos 1987 1987
  Krešimir Ćosić 1988
1990
1989
1991
  Nikos Nesiadis 1988
1993
1996
1989
1993
1996
  Richard Dukeshire 1993 1993
  Michalis Kyritsis 1992 1993
 -  Steve Giatzoglou 1993 1994
  Apostolos Kontos 1994 1994
 -  Vlade Đurović 1994
1995
1995
1996
 -  Slobodan Subotić 1996 1996
  Giannis Ioannidis 1996 1998 EuroLeague Finalist (1998)
Greek Cup Finalist (1998)
  Georgios Kalafatakis 1998 1999
  Kostas Politis 1999 1999 Greek Cup Finalist (1999)
  Dušan Ivković 1999 2001 EuroLeague Semi-finals (2001)
FIBA Saporta Cup Champion (2000)
Greek Cup Winner (2000, 2001)
 - -  Dragan Šakota 2001
2014
2017
2003
2015
2018
FIBA Champions League Champion (2018)
Greek League Champion (2002)
Greek Cup Winner (2018)
  Fotis Katsikaris 2003 2005
  Vangelis Ziagkos 2012 2014
  Jure Zdovc 2015 2017
  Sotiris Manolopoulos 2017 2017
  Luca Banchi 2018 2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup Champion (2019)
  Ilias Papatheodorou 2019 present Greek Cup Winner (2020)

Chairmen historyEdit

Chairman Years
  Konstantinos Spanoudis
(1924–1932)
  Alexandros Strogilos
(1932–1933)
  Konstantinos Sarifis
(1933–1935)
  Konstantinos Theofanidis
(1935–1937)
  Konstantinos Chrisopoulos
(1937–1938)
  Vassilios Fridas
(1938–1940)
  Emilios Ionas
(1945–1949)
  Spiridon Skouras
(1949–1950)
  Georgios Melas
(1950–1952)
  Eleftherios Venizelos
(1952)
  Georgios Chrisafidis
(1952–1957)
  Nikolaos Goumas
(1957–1963)
  Alexandros Makridis
(1963–1966)
  Georgios Toubalidis
(1966)
  Michail Trikoglou
(1966–1967)
  Emmanuil Calitsounakis
(1967)
  Kosmas Kiriakidis
(1967–1968)
  Ilias Georgopoulos
(1968–1969)
  Georgios Chrisafidis
(1969–1970)
Chairman Years
  Kosmas Chatzicharalabous
(1970–1973)
  Dimitrios Avramidis
(1973)
  Ioannis Theodorakopoulos
(1973–1974)
  Loukas Barlos
(1974–1979)
  Kosmas Chatzicharalabous
(1979–1986)
  Dimitris Rousakis
(1986–1987)
  Takis Dimitrakopoulos
(1987–1988)
  Chrysostomos Psomiadis
(1988–1989)
  Takis Dimitrakopoulos
(1989–1990)
  Dimitris Rousakis
(1990–1991)
  Konstantinos Voutsopoulos
(1991–1993)
  Chrysostomos Psomiadis
(1993–1994)
  Michalis Lefakis
(1994–1995)
  Ioannis Filippou
(1995–2006)
  Ioannis Granitsas
(2006–2007)
  Vasilis Tzivelekis
(2007–2008)
  Charalambos Karamanlis
(2008–2011)
  Nikos Georgantzoglou
(2011–2014)
  Makis Angelopoulos
(2014–present)

Relationships with other clubsEdit

AEK has links with many basketball clubs in Greece, and other countries where Greek immigrants and friends of the club live, like ΑΕΚ Stockholm B.C. in Sweden, and Greek clubs like AEK Argos B.C. and AEK Tripolis B.C.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Makis Angelopoulos". news.gr.
  2. ^ "Vertical Solutions". news.gr.
  3. ^ euroleaguebasketball.net AEK Athens
  4. ^ "AEK – Basketball Champions League". championsleague.basketball. Online. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  5. ^ [The history of AEK by Panos Makridis. Athlitiki Iho] Newspaper, 1953
  6. ^ [1] AEK B.C. Official Web Site
  7. ^ "All-time attendance records". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  8. ^ "The two unrecorded cups of AEK (Greek)".
  9. ^ The Return of the Queen
  10. ^ AEK Athens returns to the Eurocup for the first time since 2007
  11. ^ AEK Athens will play to Basketball Champions League
  12. ^ "Κύπελλο Ανδρών 2017–2018". basket.gr. Online. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  13. ^ "AEK CROWNED CHAMPIONS!". championsleague.basketball. Online. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  14. ^ "ALL-TIME MEDALISTS". fiba.basketball. Online. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Κύπελλο Ανδρών 2019–2020". basket.gr (in Greek). Online. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Colours info". aekfc.gr. Archived from the original on 31 March 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2008.
  17. ^ "AEK beat Flamengo in Final to win FIBA Intercontinental Cup". fiba.basketball. Online. Archived from the original on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  18. ^ galanissportsdata a2 basketball

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