HANTH B.C. is the men's basketball department of the Greek multi-sports club HANTH. It was founded in 1919. The club is based in Thessaloniki, Greece. The club's Greek name is X.A.N.Θ (Χριστιανική Αδελφότητα Νέων Θεσσαλονίκης), which means Young Men's Christian Association of Thessaloniki. Common alternate names of the club include HANTh B.C. and HAN Thessaloniki B.C. The club is also known as being the YMCA Thessaloniki Association's basketball club, or YMCA Thessaloniki B.C.

Χ.Α.Ν.Θ. H.A.N.TH. logo
LeaguesGreek 3rd Division
Founded1919 (basketball section)
1921 MSC
ArenaY.M.C.A. New Sports Center
LocationThessaloniki, Greece
Team colorsRed, White, Blue

History edit

PAOK Thessaloniki vs. HANTH (YMCA) Thessaloniki, during the 1920s.

In 1919, organized basketball began to be played by HANTH locally. Then in 1921, the parent athletic club Χ.Α.Ν.Θ. (English: YMCA) was formed, and it included the basketball section. HAN Thessaloniki was one of the founding members of the first Thessaloniki regional basketball tournament (1925–26), and it finished in second place in that tournament, behind Aris Thessaloniki.

HAN won the Greek 2nd Division championship in the 1968–69 season. The club played in Europe's third-tier level league, the FIBA Korać Cup competition, in the 1973 season,[1] the 1973–74 season,[2] and in the 1974–75 season.[3] HAN also won the Greek 2nd Division championship in the 1976–77 season.

The club won the Greek 4th Division championship in the 1991–92 season. Over the years, HAN Thessaloniki has played in the top-tier level Greek League in a total of 22 seasons.

Arena edit

In earlier times, HAN Thessaloniki played its home games at the Thessaloniki Forum outdoor stadium. HAN Thessaloniki's current home indoor arena, is the Y.M.C.A. New Sports Center, which has a seating capacity of 1,500.

Titles and honors edit



  •   Thessaloniki Regional Championship: 16× Champion (record):
    • (1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957)

Notable players edit

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:

  • 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.

Retired numbers edit

HANTH B.C. retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure Year Retired
#3   Takis Taliadoros PF
  Nikos Zisis PG / SG 1996–2000 2021

Head coaches edit

Greek basketball museum edit

The club's headquarters also houses a Greek national basketball museum.[4]

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