Ikaros Kallitheas B.C.

Ikaros Kallitheas B.C. (formerly Ikaros Chalkidas B.C.) is a professional basketball club that is based in Kallithea, Attica, Greece. The club has changed its home location several times. It was originally based in Nea Smyrni, and later moved to Kallithea, then moved for a while to Chalkida, and finally returned to Kallithea. Its full official name is Panathlitikos Omilos Kallitheas Ikaros, or P.O.K. Ikaros. The club's colors are white, blue, and red.

K.A.E. Ikaros Kallitheas
K.A.E. Ikaros Kallitheas logo
LeaguesGreek C Basket League
Founded1991
HistoryIkaros Nea Smyrni
(1991–2007)
Ikaros Kallitheas
(2007–2009)
Ikaros Kallitheas-Esperos
(2009–2010)
Ikaros Kallitheas
(2010–2013)
Ikaros Chalkidas
(2013–2014)
Ikaros Kallitheas
(2014–present)
ArenaEsperos Indoor Hall
Capacity1,000
LocationKallithea, Greece
Team colorsBlue, White, and Red
     
PresidentDimitris Angelopoulos
Team managerDimitris Papadopoulos
ChampionshipsA2 Championships: (1)
(2010)
Websiteikarosbc.gr

LogosEdit

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1991, and was originally based in Nea Smyrni, Athens. In 2007, the club's home became Kallithea, Athens. In 2009, the club merged with Esperos Kallitheas, and played the 2009–10 season under the name of Ikaros Kallitheas-Esperos. In that same season, the club won the Greek 2nd Division championship.

After winning the Greek 2nd Division in the 2009–10 season, the club broke away from its merger with Esperos Kallitheas, and once again took the name of Ikaros Kallitheas. They competed in the top league in Greece, the Greek Basket League, for the first time in the 2010–11 season. In 2013, the club moved to Chalkida.

At the finish of the 2013–14 season, Ikaros Kallitheas was relegated to the Greek 2nd Division. But for the next season, the club declared that it was unable to take part in the A2 Division, and was then relegated to the Greek B Basket League.[1] Simultaneously, the club returned to Kallithea. and was renamed again to Ikaros Kallitheas.[2][3]

ArenasEdit

When Ikaros has been based in Kallithea, they played their home games at the Esperos Indoor Hall, a small arena with a capacity of 1,000, and at Glyfada Makis Liougas Sportshall, an arena with a capacity of 3,500.[4] During the time when the club was playing in Chalkida, they played their homes games at Chalkida Indoor Hall, an arena with a capacity of 1,620.

Titles and honorsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

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.

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Στη Β' Εθνική ο Ίκαρος, η Λιβαδειά στην Α2". gazzetta.gr. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Επιστρέφει στην Καλλιθέα, με... πλάνο και Λιόγα". sentragoal.gr. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Τέλος ο Ίκαρος Χαλκίδας, επέστρεψε στην Καλλιθέα". eviaportal.gr. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  4. ^ "GLIFADA "MAKIS LIOUGAS" SPORTSHALL 3500". Archived from the original on 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2017-08-12.

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