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, 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).
|Arena||Ano Liosia Olympic Hall|
|Team colors||Golden Yellow, Black |
|Head coach||Vangelis Angelou|
|Team captain||Nikos Zisis|
|Ownership||Makis Angelopoulos (76%)|
Vertical Solutions (24%)
|Championships||1 FIBA Intercontinental Cup|
2 FIBA Saporta Cups
1 FIBA Champions League
8 Greek Championships
5 Greek Cups
|Retired numbers||2 (6, 10)|
|Departments of AEK Athens|
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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, 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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
Crest, colours, supportersEdit
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.
Kit manufacturers and Shirt sponsorsEdit
|Period||Kit supplier||Shirt sponsor|
|1990–91||Robe di Kappa||Syrtex|
|1994–95||KANAKI Dough Products|
|1995–97||Pony||General Bank of Greece|
|2010–11||Champion||Chillo Energy Drink|
|2012–14||Diamonds Shipping and Trading|
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.
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.
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.
|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,|
|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,|
|Zofria Indoor Hall||2,500||2002–2004,|
|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||2021–|
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|AEK B.C. roster|
Updated: April 13, 2021
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3||Inactive|
|C||Yanick Moreira||Moses Kingsley||Dimitrios Mavroeidis||Costis Gontikas||Marcus Slaughter|
|PF||Jonas Mačiulis||Linos Chrysikopoulos|
|SF||Vlado Janković||Matt Lojeski||Nikos Rogkavopoulos (S)|
|SG||Daryl Macon||Keith Langford|
|PG||Nikos Zisis||Dimitrios Katsivelis||Nikos Gkikas||Dimitrios Moraitis|
|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
|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|
|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
- Winners (1): 2019
- FIBA Saporta Cup
- Basketball Champions League
- 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
- 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
- Makis Nikolaidis (3) – 2006–07 regular season, 2009–10 regular season, 2010–11 regular season
- Carl English – 2014–15 regular season
- Nikos Chatzis – 2004–05 full season
- Nikos Chatzis (6) – 1997-2000, 2004, 2005
- Dimos Dikoudis (4) – 2000-2003
- Jonas Mačiulis (2) – 2019, 2020
- Makis Nikolaidis (2) – 2010, 2011
- Charis Giannopoulos – 2020
- Marcus Slaughter – 2020
- Giannoulis Larentzakis – 2019
- Vassilis Kavvadas – 2018
- Dimitrios Papanikolaou – 2009
- Ioannis Bourousis – 2006
- Toby Bailey – 2005
- Sandro Nicević – 2005
- Nikos Zisis – 2005
- Andreas Glyniadakis – 2004
- Horace Jenkins – 2004
- Christos Tapoutos – 2004
- Andrew Betts – 2003
- Chris Carr – 2002
- Jon Robert Holden – 2002
- Michalis Kakiouzis – 2002
- İbrahim Kutluay – 2001
- Vrbica Stefanov – 2001
- Anthony Bowie – 2000
- Evangelos Koronios – 2000
- Willie Anderson – 1998
- Bill Edwards – 1997
- Dimitrios Podaras – 1994
- Nasos Galakteros – 1992
- Thomas Jordan – 1992
- Kostas Patavoukas – 1992
- Giannis Ioannidis (2) – 1997, 1998
- Ilias Papatheodorou – 2020
- Luca Banchi – 2019
- Fotis Katsikaris – 2005
- Dragan Šakota – 2002
- Slobodan Subotić – 1996
- Nikos Chatzis (2) – 2000, 2003
- Dimitrios Podaras – 1994
- Toby Bailey – 2005
- Christos Tapoutos – 2003
- Nikos Rogkavopoulos – 2020
Performance in European and Worldwide competitionsEdit
|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
2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup
1999–00 FIBA Saporta Cup
2017–18 Basketball Champions League
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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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Club top scorers and most appearances
|No.||Player||Nationality||Position||Playing career||Coaching career|
|No.||Player||Nationality||Position||Playing career||Coaching career|
Ownership and Current BoardEdit
|Owner and President||Makis Angelopoulos|
Technical, medical and academies staffEdit
|Head coach||Ilias Papatheodorou|
|Assistant coach||Georgios Limniatis|
|Assistant coach||Dimitris Menoudakos|
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Georgios Amerikanos (1959–1975)
- Ioannis Athinaiou (2014–2015)
- Ioannis Bourousis (2001–2006)
- Nikos Chatzis (1995–2005, 2007–2009)
- Vangelis Dermanoutsos (1955–1967)
- Dimos Dikoudis (1998–2003, 2010–2011)
- Antonis Christeas (1962–1970)
- Vangelis Fotsis (1977–1988)
- Nasos Galakteros (1989–1993)
- Minas Gekos (1976–1991, 1994–1995)
- Charis Giannopoulos (2018–2020)
- Michalis Giannouzakos (1974–1981)
- Andreas Glyniadakis (2003–2005, 2007)
- Vassilis Goumas (1979–1985)
- Michalis Kakiouzis (1995–2002)
- Konstantinos Karamanlis (1951–1959)
- Vassilis Kikilias (2000–2003)
- Giannis Kalampokis (2005–2006, 2015–2016)
- Leonidas Kaselakis (2014–2015)
- Vassilis Kavvadas (2017–2019)
- Apostolos Kontos (1983–1987)
- Nestoras Kommatos (2006–2007)
- Angelos Koronios (1998–2000)
- Eas Larentzakis (1962–1972)
- Giannoulis Larentzakis (2016–2019)
- Dimitrios Mavroeidis (2015–2018, 2019–present)
- Loukas Mavrokefalidis (2015–2016, 2017)
- Georgios Moschos (1961–1966)
- Nikos Nesiadis (1964–1976)
- Makis Nikolaidis (1996–1999, 2006–2007, 2009–2011)
- Dimitris Papadopoulos (1995–1999)
- Dimitris Papanikolaou (2007–2009)
- Kostas Patavoukas (1985–1993)
- Michalis Pelekanos (2004–2006)
- - Dušan Šakota (2014–2019)
- Thanasis Skourtopoulos (1982–1991)
- Pavlos Stamelos (1979–1981)
- Christos Tapoutos (2001–2004, 2006–2009)
- - Jake Tsakalidis (1996–2000)
- Georgios Trontzos (1963–1980)
- Lakis Tsavas (1962–1969)
- Kostas Vasileiadis (2016–2017)
- Stelios Vasileiadis (1962–1975)
- Panagiotis Vasilopoulos (2018)
- Vassilis Xanthopoulos (2017–2019)
- Nikos Zisis (2000–2005, 2020–present)
- Christos Zoupas (1962–1974)
- Victor Alexander (1997–1998)
- Willie Anderson (1997–1998)
- Joe Arlauckas (1998–1999)
- William Avery (2007–2008)
- Toby Bailey (2004–2005)
- - Rolando Blackman (1994–1995)
- Anthony Bowie (1999–2000)
- Tony Campbell (1995)
- Chris Carr (2001–2002)
- Lionel Chalmers (2005–2006)
- Mario Chalmers (2019–2020)
- Joe Crispin (2003)
- Dionte Christmas (2016)
- Lloyd Daniels (1998–1999)
- Bill Edwards (1996–1997)
- Mike Green (2017–2018)
- Anthony Grundy (2010–2011)
- Malik Hairston (2015–2016)
- Jack Haley (1993)
- Manny Harris (2017–2018)
- Vince Hunter (2018–2019)
- Horace Jenkins (2003–2004)
- Thomas Jordan (1990-1992)
- Kannard Johnson (1993)
- Keith Langford (2019–present)
- Marcus Liberty (1995–1996)
- Daryl Macon (2021–present)
- Carlton McKinney (1992)
- Dan O'Sullivan (1999–2000)
- Ruben Patterson (1998)
- Ricky Pierce (1997)
- - Kurt Rambis (Kyriakos Rambidis) (1980–1981)
- Kendrick Ray (2019–2020)
- Richard Rellford (1990)
- Clint Richardson (1988–1989)
- Brent Scott (2006–2007)
- Marcus Slaughter (2019–present)
- Terence Stansbury (1997–1998)
- Dean Tolson (1983)
- Danny Vranes (1988–1989)
- K'zell Wesson (2007–2008)
- Tony White (1993–1994)
- Jawad Williams (2016–2017)
- Michael Andersen (1997–1999, 2008–2009)
- Pero Antić (2001–2005)
- - - Malcolm Armstead (2015)
- Edin Atić (2015–2019)
- Miloš Babić (1992–1993)
- Andrew Betts (2000–2003)
- Jim Bilba (2001–2002)
- - Roderick Blakney (2002–2003)
- Rastko Cvetković (1993–1994)
- Roberto Chiacig (1996–1997)
- Claudio Coldebella (1996–1998)
- Tomas Delininkaitis (2014–2015)
- - Michael Dixon (2016–2017)
- - Taurean Green (2009–2010, 2016)
- - Milan Gurović (2000)
- Dror Hajaj (2005–2006)
- Geert Hammink (2000–2001)
- - J. R. Holden (2001–2002)
- Nikola Ivanović (2016–2017)
- Arijan Komazec (2001)
- Davor Kus (2004–2005)
- İbrahim Kutluay (2000–2001)
- Michael Larsen (1996–1998)
- José Lasa (1997–1998)
- - Darrel Lewis (2008)
- - Matt Lojeski (2020–present)
- Jonas Mačiulis (2018–present)
- - Donnie McGrath (2009–2010, 2017)
- Pops Mensah-Bonsu (2014–2015)
- Milan Milošević (2014–2017)
- Martin Müürsepp (1999–2001)
- Sandro Nicević (2004–2005)
- - Bane Prelević (1997–1999)
- Slaven Rimac (2005–2006)
- - Tyrese Rice (2020)
- Blagota Sekulić (2003–2004)
- Vrbica Stefanov (2000–2001)
- - Jordan Theodore (2019)
- Roko Ukić (2016–2017)
- - Scottie Wilbekin (2015)
- Rest of Americas
- Carl English (2014–2015)
- Xavier Rathan-Mayes (2018)
- Ramón Rivas (1997–1998)
- Howard Sant-Roos (2018–2020)
- Philip Scrubb (2015)
- Brad Newley (2017)
- Yanick Moreira (2020–present)
AEK B.C. team captains, since the 1951–52 season:
|Head Coach||From||To||Titles & Honors|
|Konstantinos Karamanlis||1957||1958||Greek League Champion (1958)|
|Missas Pantazopoulos||1962||1966||EuroLeague Final Four (1966) |
4× 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) |
2× Greek League Champion (1968, 1970)
|Kostas Mourouzis||1974||1977||Greek Cup Finalist (1976)|
|Greek Cup Finalist (1978)|
|Georgios Trontzos||1979||1980||Greek Cup Finalist (1980)|
|Fred G. Develey||1980||1981||Greek Cup Winner (1981)|
|2× Greek Cup Finalist (1988, 1992)|
|- Steve Giatzoglou||1993||1994|
|- Vlade Đurović||1994
|- Slobodan Subotić||1996||1996|
|Giannis Ioannidis||1996||1998||EuroLeague Finalist (1998) |
Greek Cup Finalist (1998)
|Kostas Politis||1999||1999||Greek Cup Finalist (1999)|
|Dušan Ivković||1999||2001||EuroLeague Semi-finals (2001) |
FIBA Saporta Cup Champion (2000)
2× Greek Cup Winner (2000, 2001)
|- - Dragan Šakota||2001
|FIBA Champions League Champion (2018) |
Greek League Champion (2002)
Greek Cup Winner (2018)
|Luca Banchi||2018||2019||FIBA Intercontinental Cup Champion (2019)|
|Ilias Papatheodorou||2019||2021||Greek Cup Winner (2020)|
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.
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