Greek A2 Basket League

The Greek A2 Basket League (Greek: Ελληνική Α2 Μπάσκετ Λιγκ), is a professional basketball league in Greece. It is the 2nd-tier level of pro competition, among clubs in the country. It is organized by the Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.).

Greek A2 Basket League
Greek A2 Basketball League Official Logo.jpg
Founded1986; 36 years ago (1986)
First season1986–87
CountryGreece
ConfederationFIBA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toGreek Basket League
Relegation toGreek B Basket League
Domestic cup(s)Greek Cup
Current championsASK Karditsas (1st title)
Most championshipsPapagou (3 titles)
Sporting (3 titles)
Peristeri (3 titles)
Apollon Patras (3 titles)
Websitebasket.gr
2021–22 Greek A2 Basket League

HistoryEdit

In the 1986–87 season, the current format for Greek professional basketball, consisting of the A1 National Category and the A2 National Category was formed.

Starting with the 2015–16 season, playoffs were added between the 2nd and 5th placed teams for promotion to the 1st tier level Greek Basket League, and a one-game play-out was added to decide relegation to the 3rd tier level Greek B Basket League.[1]

  • 1986–87 to 2011–12: Alpha2 National Category
  • 2012–13 to present: Greek A2 Basket League

Promotion and relegationEdit

At the end of each season, the following promotion and relegation takes place:

Title holdersEdit

Champions and runners-upEdit

Season Champion Runner-up
1986–87
Panellinios Pagrati
1987–88
Sporting Philippos Thessaloniki
1988–89
Peristeri Pagrati
1989–90
Papagou Philippos Thessaloniki
1990–91
Sporting (2x) Dafni
1991–92
Apollon Patras Peiraikos Syndesmos
1992–93
Papagou (2x) Milon
1993–94
Ampelokipoi Sporting
1994–95
Papagou (3x) Irakleio
1995–96
Peiraikos VAO
1996–97
Irakleio Dafni
1997–98
Near East Maroussi
1998–99
Dafni Esperos Kallitheas
1999–2000
Makedonikos Milon
2000–01
KAOD Ionikos N.F.
2001–02
Makedonikos (2x) Olympia Larissa
2002–03
Apollon Patras (2x) Palaio Faliro
2003–04
Panellinios (2x) MENT
2004–05
Kolossos Rodou Gymnastikos S. Larissas
2005–06
Olympias Patras Aigaleo
2006–07
Sporting (3x) Kolossos Rodou
2007–08
Trikala 2000 Panorama
2008–09
Peristeri (2x) Ilysiakos
2009–10
Ikaros Kallitheas Iraklis Thessaloniki
2010–11
KAOD (2x) Rethymno Aegean
2011–12
Panelefsiniakos Apollon Patras
2012–13
Nea Kifissia Aries Trikala
AEK Athens Koroivos
Kavala Arkadikos
Kymis Faros Keratsiniou
Panionios Faros Keratsiniou
Peristeri (3x) Holargos
Ionikos Nikaias Iraklis Thessaloniki
Charilaos Trikoupis Diagoras Dryopideon
Apollon Patras (3x) Olympiacos B

Titles by clubEdit

Club Titles Years
Sporting 3 1987–88, 1990–91, 2006–07
Papagou 3 1989–90, 1992–93, 1994–95
Peristeri 3 1988–89, 2008–09, 2017–18
Apollon Patras 3 1991–92, 2002–03, 2020–21
Panellinios 2 1986–87, 2003–04
Makedonikos 2 1999–2000, 2001–02
KAOD 2 2000–01, 2010–11
Ampelokipoi 1 1993–94
Peiraikos 1 1995–96
Iraklio 1 1996–97
Near East 1 1997–98
Dafni 1 1998–99
Kolossos Rodou 1 2004–05
Olympias Patras 1 2005–06
Trikala 2000 1 2007–08
Ikaros Kallitheas 1 2009–10
Panelefsiniakos 1 2011–12
Nea Kifissia 1 2012–13
AEK 1 2013–14
Kavala 1 2014–15
Kymis 1 2015–16
Panionios 1 2016–17
Ionikos Nikaias 1 2018–19
Charilaos Trikoupis 1 2019–20

Greek A2 League MVP award (official)Edit

(as awarded by the InfoBasket.gr coach's poll)

MVP Team Season
  Vangelis Karampoulas Ikaros Kallitheas
2009–10
  Sakis Giannakopoulos Lavrio
2010–11
  Nikos Argyropoulos Apollon Patras
2011–12
  Vangelis Karampoulas (2x) AENK
2012–13
  Sakis Karidas Koroivos
  Ioannis Gagaloudis Livadeia
  Stavros Toutziarakis Kymis
  Vangelis Karampoulas (3x) Faros Keratsini
  Kee Kee Clark Peristeri

Eurobasket.com Player of the Year (unofficial)Edit

(as awarded by the website Eurobasket.com)

Player of the Year Team Season
  Dimos Dikoudis Olympia Larissa
1996–97
  Dimos Dikoudis (2x) Olympia Larissa
1997–98
  Theo Papaloukas Dafni
1998–99
  Kostas Charalampidis Makedonikos
1999–2000
  Kostas Sdrakas KAOD
2000–01
  Kostas Charalampidis (2x) Makedonikos
2001–02
  Nikos Argyropoulos Apollon Patras
2002–03
  Kostas Christou MENT
2003–04
  Vangelis Karampoulas Sporting
2004–05
  Vassilis Symtsak Doukas
2005–06
  Dimitrios Spanoulis Xanthi
2006–07
  Nikos Kaklamanos Trikala 2000
2007–08
  Apostolos Koutroulias Near East
2008–09
  Nikos Liakopoulos Peramatos Ermis
2009–10
  Sakis Giannakopoulos Lavrio
2010–11
  Nikos Argyropoulos (2x) Apollon Patras
2011–12
  Vangelis Karampoulas (2x) AENK
2012–13
  Petros Noeas Koroivos
  Ioannis Dimakos Psychiko
  Stavros Toutziarakis Kymis
  Ioannis Gagaloudis Iraklis
  Kee Kee Clark Peristeri
  Loukas Mavrokefalidis Ionikos Nikaias
  Stathis Papadionysiou Charilaos Trikoupis

Top Scorer by points per gameEdit

Top Scorer Team Season
  Daren Queenan Apollon Patras
1999–2000
  Giannis Manos Sporting
2000–01
  Nikos Michalos Milon
2001–02
  Alexis Kyritsis Papagou
2002–03
  Vassilis Moulakis MENT
2003–04
  Vangelis Karampoulas Sporting
2004–05
  Ivan Mimica MENT
2005–06
  Dimitrios Spanoulis Xanthi
2006–07
  Dimos Fotiou Sporting
2007–08
  Apostolos Koutroulias Near East
2008–09
  Nikos Liakopoulos Peramatos Ermis
2009–10
  Ioannis Kakiouzis Lavrio
2010–11
  Alex Stevović AEK Argous
2011–12
  Georgios Anagnostopoulos Ermis Lagkada
2012–13
  Nikos Pettas Psychiko
  Ioannis Dimakos Psychiko
  Ioannis Gagaloudis Livadeia
  Alexis Kyritsis () Doukas
  Alexis Kyritsis () Doukas
  Loukas Mavrokefalidis Ionikos Nikaias
  Nikos Liakopoulos () Diagoras Dryopideon

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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