EFAO Zografou B.C.
EFAO Zografou B.C. (Greek: ΕΦΑΟ Ζωγράφου K.A.E.), abbreviated as EFAOZ B.C. (ΕΦΑΟΖ K.A.E.), is a Greek professional basketball club that is based in Zografou, Athens, Greece. The club's full name is Enosi Filathlitikou Athlitikou Omilou Zografou (Ένωση Φιλαθλητικού Αθλητικού Ομίλου Ζωγράφου), which means Union of Philathletic Athletic Group of Zografou. The club is also commonly known as Filathlitikos B.C. The team's colors are red and white.
|Leagues||Greek 4th Division|
|History||Filathlitikos A.O. Zografou B.C. (FAOZ) |
Filathlitikos O.A. Zografou B.C. (FOAZ)
EFAO Zografou B.C. (EFAOZ)
|Arena||Zografou AntetokounBros Municipal Gymnasium|
|Location||Zografou, Athens, Greece|
|Team colors||Red and White |
The club is mostly known for being the first club that Giannis Antetokounmpo played for, prior to his being selected in the 2013 NBA draft, and playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as for being the club that the eldest Antetokounmpo brothers (Francis, Thanasis, and Giannis), played with. The youngest Antetokounmpo brothers, Kostas and Alexis, also played with the club's youth teams.
In 1954, the basketball section of Omilos Athlitikos Zografou (Ομίλου Αθλητικού Ζωγράφου), or O.A. Zografou, was created. Filathlitikos Athlitikos Omilos Zografou B.C. (Φιλαθλητικός Αθλητικός Όμιλος Ζωγράφου K.A.E.), or Filathlitikos A.O. Zografou (FAOZ), was founded in 1986. Filathlitikos competed in the second tier level of Greek basketball, the Greek A2 Basket League, for the first time, during the 2012–13 season. During that season, Filathlitikos featured players like the Antetokounmpo brothers, Giannis and Thanasis, as well as players like Nikos Gkikas, Michalis Kamperidis, and Christos Saloustros, guided by head coach Takis Zivas. They finished in third place in the A2 League that season.
During the 2013–14 season, Filathlitikos finished in twelfth place in the league, and they were relegated back down to the third tier level of Greek basketball, the Greek B Basket League. In 2016, Filathlitikos merged with O.A. Zografou (Ο.A. Ζωγράφου), to form the newly named club of Filathlitikos Omilos Athlitikos Zografou (Φιλαθλητικός Όμιλος Αθλητικός Ζωγράφου), abbreviated as FOAZ (ΦΟΑΖ). In 2018, the club changed its name to Enosi Filathlitikos Athlitikos Omilos Zografou (Ένωση Φιλαθλητικού Αθλητικού Ομίλου Ζωγράφου), abbreviated as EFAOZ (ΕΦΑΟΖ), and meaning Union of Philathletic Athletic Group of Zografou.
EFAO Zografou plays its home games at the Zografou AntetokounBros Municipal Gymnasium, which is located in Zografou, a suburb of Athens. In 2019, the arena was named after the Antetokounmpo brothers (Francis, Thanasis, Giannis, Kostas, and Alexis), all of whom played with the club at various times, whether in the senior men's team, or in the club's youth teams.
Season by seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||Division||Pos.||W–L||Greek Cup||European competitions|
|2010–11||4||C Basket League||1st||24–2|
|2011–12||3||B Basket League||2nd||25–5|
|2012–13||2||A2 Basket League||3rd||21–5|
|2013–14||2||A2 Basket League||12th||10–16|
|2014–15||3||B Basket League||8th||12–14|
|2015–16||3||B Basket League||9th||15–15|
|2016–17||3||B Basket League||10th||15–15|
|2017–18||3||B Basket League||15th||9–21|
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Senior club playersEdit
Junior club playersEdit
- Alexis Antetokounmpo
- Kostas Antetokounmpo
- ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ (in Greek).
- Τέλος από τον Φιλαθλητικό ο προπονητής που ανέδειξε τα αδέρφια Αντετοκούνμπο! (in Greek).
- Interview: Takis Zivas, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s first coach, on how to grow a basketball prodigy and more.
- Zografou Antetokounbros Municipal Gym! – Basketball – Greece.
- Giannis’ former team gym to be named “AntetokounBros”.
- Το κλειστό γυμναστήριο Ζωγράφου θα μετονομαστεί σε γήπεδο... Antetokounbros! (in Greek).