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A.E.K. Athens B.C.
2013–14 AEK Athens B.C. season
A.E.K. Athens B.C. logo
Nickname Dikefalos Aetos-Double-Headed Eagle
Vasilissa-The Queen
Enosis-Union
Kitrinomavroi-Yellow-Blacks
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Founded 1924
History A.E.K. Athens B.C.
1924–present
Arena Galatsi Olympic Hall
6,200
Location Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, Greece
Team colors Yellow and Black
         
President Greece
Head coach Greece Evangelos Ziagos
Championships 8 Greek Championships
3 Greek Cups
2 Saporta Cups
Website www.aek.gr
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Departments of
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A.E.K. Athens B.C. (Greek: Αθλητική Ένωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως– Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos), the Athletic Union of Constantinople, is a Greek professional sports basketball club based in Athens, Greece. The club was established in Athens in 1924 by Greek refugees from Constantinople in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922).

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, Claudio Coldebella, Georgios Amerikanos, Georgios Trontzos, Vasilis Goumas, Minas Gekos, Kostas Patavoukas, Aggelos Koronios, Michalis Kakiouzis, Nikos Hatzis, Jake Tsakalidis, Nikos Zisis, Nasos Galakteros, Dimosthenis Dikoudis, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Giannis Kalampokis.

History[edit]

Early History[edit]

A.E.K. B.C. 1928.jpg

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) of Vathyriakos, Hermes (ΕρμήςErmis) 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 to change its name to Pera Club in 1921, many of its athletes, and those of most other sporting clubs, fled during the population exchanges at the end of the Greco-Turkish War, and settled in Athens and Thessaloniki.[1]

AEK (Queen) Athens Basketball is the most successful among A.E.K's athletic departments. The obvious reason is that AEK's basketball team was the first ever Greek team to win an international trophy in any team sports. AEK won an unofficial championship played in Athens that was organized by the YMCA, in 1924.Under Missas Pantazopoulos guidance AEK won the first club's championship in 1958.

The First European Triumph[edit]

AEK was the first ever Greek team to participate in the European Championships (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 European Cup Final, but also to win a European title. On April 4, 1968, AEK defeated Slavia Prague by a score of 89-82, in Athens before 120,000 spectators, 80,000 watching from inside the stadium and 40,000 watching from outside (the Guinness world record in basketball attendance).[2] In 1970, AEK reached the Cup Winners' Cup semifinals, where the team was eliminated by Vichy Basket, 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 Championship 4 consecutive years in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, as well as in 1968 and 1970; 6 times in 8 years.

Over the next decades, AEK lost its glamour, 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 Nik 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 Comeback & 21st Century[edit]

AEK made a come back 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 Championship for the first time in 32 years, becoming the first team to win the Greek 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.

In this same era, AEK reached again a high level in European competitions. The team reached the European Championship's Final Four in Barcelona in 1998, and beat Benetton Treviso by a score of 69-66, before losing in the final to Virtus Bologna by a score of 44-58. In 2000, on April 11, AEK won their second international trophy, the Saporta Cup, by defeating Virtus Bologna 83-76. The next year, 2001, AEK reached the Euroleague semifinals, losing their playoff series there to TAU Cerámica in 3 straight games.Due to many financial problems caused by the lost concern of the club's major shareholder in April 2011 AEK BC relegated from A1 for first time in club's history.

Regeneration[edit]

On 12 September 2011, Nikos Georgantzoglou is the new president of AEK Athens BC (defined by Athens Court) and participating in A2 division the club terminated in second position having 50 points with a record of 20 wins. However, the club has not been advanced to A1 division directly, as Apollon Patron that also terminated with 50 points, had 2 wins at two games with AEK. The duration of the present Administration Council elapsed on 22 May 2012.

On 25 of July 2012 A.E.K. B.C. solved and relegated to B National Division as an amateur club(for first time in club's history),in an effort to find a solution to club's critical financial problems.Major shareholder Giannis Filipou gave up of his shares and left the club, to begin the new season as an amateur club from B National Division without any debt.

Alexis Alexiou with Konstantinos Kotsatos took the club's management in an effort to return the team back to previous glory days.On April 29, 2013, A.E.K. B.C. won Iraklis B.C. in a playoff final and promoted to A2 Division. In the season 2013-14, AEK played in A2 Ethniki. Finally, AEK was the winner of the championship and returned in A1 Ethniki after 3 years of absence. AEK had a record of 23 wins and 3 defeats.

Crest[edit]

Emblem of the Palaiologos dynasty and the Byzantine Empire

In 1924, AEK adopted as their emblem the image of a double-headed eagle (Δικέφαλος ΑετόςDikefalos Aetos). 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 & 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 Imperial emblem under the Palaiologos dynasty.A.E.K.'s main emblem underwent numerous minor changes between 1924 and 2007.Since 2007 the emblem changed to the current shield design.

Colours and kit[edit]

The colours of yellow and black were adopted from AEK's connections with Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire.[3] AEK's traditional away colours are all-black with a yellow stripe on the sides and home colours are all-yellow with a black stripe on the sides.AEK's kit manufacturer for 2011-13 is a famous Greek company Nickan .

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
1976–82 Adidas Akai
1982–85 Diadora Συρτέξ
1985–87 Asics Akai
1987–89 Converse Casio
1989–90 Fyrogenis
1990–91 Strong
1991–94 Nike
1994–96 Kronos
1996–97 Nike Geniki Bank
1997–98 Pony International
1997–99 Nike
1999–02 Piraeus Bank
2001–04 Champion
2004–07 Fage
2007–08 Wilkinson Sword
2008–09 k1x Husqvarna Motorcycles
2009–10 Reebok Sixt
2010–11 Champion Chillo Energy Drink
2011–14 Nickan Diamonds Shipping & Trading

Arenas[edit]

Galatsi Olympic Hall during the 2004 Summer Olympics

From 1949, until 1965, AEK played at the outdoor hall in Nea Filadelfeia, located beside Nikos Goumas Stadium. From 1965, until 1970, the team played all its games at Panathinaiko Stadio, which could host 60,000 fans. From 1970, until 1989, the team played at Ionikos NF's home, with a capacity of 1,500, and at Sporting Sports Arena, with a capacity of 2,500.

The team's first home arena was "Georgios Moschos", with a 2,200 capacity, in Nea Filadelfeia, located beside Nikos Goumas Stadium, for 6 years (1989–1995). The club played for 9 years (1995–2002 and 2006–2008) in all competitions, at the Athens Olympic Indoor Hall (O.A.K.A.), which seats 19,250 fans. They also played at Chalkiopoulio Sports Hall, during the Euroleague 2002-03 season. They played at the 3,000 capacity Zofria Indoor Hall, from 2002–2004, and for two years (2004–2006) at the 6,200 capacity Galatsi Olympic Hall. They played at the 2,500 capacity Sporting Sports Arena during the 2008-09 season.

For the 2009-10 season, A.E.K played at Helliniko Olympic Arena, with a 15,000 capacity. On 20 January 2011, AEK returned to Zofria Indoor Hall.

Stadium Name Capacity Years
Nea Filadelfeia outdoor hall 1949–1965
Panathinaiko Stadio 60,000 1965–1970
"AS Ionikos N.Filadelfeias Hall" / Sporting Sports Arena 1,500 / 2,500 1970–1989
"Georgios Moschos" 2,200 1989–1995
Athens Olympic Indoor Hall 19,250 1995–2002,
2006–2008
Chalkiopoulio Sports Hall 5,000 2002–2003
Galatsi Olympic Hall 6,200 2004–2006
2014–
Sporting Sports Arena 2,500 2008–2009
Helliniko Olympic Arena 15,000 2009–01/2011
Zofria Indoor Hall 3,000 2002–2004,
2011–2014

Records[edit]

  • Record Guinness Book attendance: 80,000 tickets sold in Panathinaiko Stadio"Kallimarmaron" (Athens)

at the game AEK-Slavia Prague, on 4 April 1968.

Supporters[edit]

AEK Athens has a large fanbase,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 AEK Athens supporters club. The first attempt to organise AEK supporters was Gate 21 (formed in 1975), which took its name from the gate in the Nikos Goumas Stadium, Nea Filadelfia, where the most hardcore fans gathered.AEK Athens have also many supporters worldwide,most of them Greek immigrants,in places as North America, England, Australia and Cyprus.

Rivalries[edit]

AEK Athens biggest rivalries is with Panathinaikos and Olympiacos. Against neighbours Panathinaikos they contest in the Athens local derby.The rivalry started because of the refugee ancestry of AEK Athens fans and by contrast Panathinaikos considered the classic representative of high class society of Athens.[citation needed] The rivalry with Olympiacos begun from the different regions of Attica the clubs are from,AEK Athens and Olympiacos from Piraeus.[citation needed]Another reason is that Olympiacos except the working class fans have many high class & rich supporters.[citation needed]

Roster[edit]

A.E.K. Athens B.C. 2013–2014 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 4 Greece Tsiakos, Georgios 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 31 – (1982-07-19)July 19, 1982
SG 5 Greece Papadionysiou, Stathis 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 22 – (1992-01-01)January 1, 1992
PG 6 Greece Falekas, Alexis 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 37 – (1976-08-01)August 1, 1976
PF 7 Greece Papantonakos, Kostas 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 22 – (1991-07-19)July 19, 1991
SG 8 Greece Polytarchou, Michalis 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 31 – (1983-06-23)June 23, 1983
SF 12 Greece Karampoulas, Vangelis 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 32 – (1981-11-18)November 18, 1981
SF 14 Greece Drosos, Vangelis 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 21 – (1993-06-23)June 23, 1993
C 15 Greece Despos, Dimitris 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 38 – (1976-03-30)March 30, 1976
PG 16 Greece Panagiotaras, Spyros 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 21 – (1993-06-23)June 23, 1993
SF 17 Greece Stoukas, Giannis 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 23 – (1991-06-23)June 23, 1991
PF 18 Greece Zeginoglou, Nikos 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 25 – (1989-06-23)June 23, 1989
Head coach
  • Greece Evangelos Ziagos
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Panagiotis Chatzieleftheriou
  • Greece Achilleas Demenagas

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2013-08-22

Depth Chart[edit]

Position Starter Bench Bench Reserve Inactive
C Georgios Tsiakos Dimitris Despos
PF Kostas Papantonakos Nikos Zeginoglou
SF Vangelis Karampoulas Vangelis Drosos Giannis Stoukas
SG Michalis Polytarchou Stathis Papadionysiou
PG Alexis Falekas Spyros Panagiotaras

Technical and medical staff & Academies staff[edit]

Technical staff
Head coach Greece Evangelos Ziagos
Assistant coach Greece Panagiotis Chatzieleftheriou
Assistant coach Greece Achilleas Demenagas
Physical fitness coach Greece Dimitris Mpompas
General manager Greece Giorgos Berkovich
Department head Greece Dimos Dikoudis
Team manager Greece Giorgos Chinas
Caregiver Greece Giorgos Stathopoulos
Medical staff
Head of medical department Greece Ioannis Chatzikomninos
Physiotherapist Greece Manolis Petropoulos
Physiotherapist Greece Nael Chrysafidis
Academies staff
General manager Greece Achilleas Demenagas
Academies director Greece Vangelis Dermanoutsos
A.E.K. B' coach Greece Vangelis Tsepelis
Physical fitness coach Greece Konstantinos Chatzichristos
Juniors coach Greece Charis Vourdoumpas

Honours[edit]

Total titles: 13

Domestic competitions[edit]

European competitions[edit]

International achievements[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
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 Prague 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 (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
Saporta Cup
1967-68 Cup Winner's Cup Winners defeated Slavia Prague 89-82 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Athens
1969-70 Semi-finals eliminated by Jean d’Arc Vichy 60-78 (L) in Vichy and 74-65 (W) in Athens
1971-72 Quarter-finals group stage 3rd place in a group with Crvena Zvezda and Simmenthal Milano
1988-89 Quarter-finals group stage 4th place in a group with Žalgiris, Cibona and Steiner Bayreuth
1999-00 Saporta Cup Winners defeated Kinder Bologna 83-76 in the final of Saporta Cup in Lausanne
Korać Cup
1973-74 Quarter-finals group stage 3rd place in a group with Jugoplastika Split and Snaidero Udine
1977-78 Quarter-finals group stage 4th place in a group with Partizan, Nice and Emerson Genova


The road to the European Cup victories[edit]

Cup Winners' Cup 1968[edit]

Round Team Home   Away  
1st Round Bye
2nd Round Spain Kas Vitoria 86–65 75–82
Quarter finals Belgium RSC Anderlecht 76–54 54–74
Semifinals Italy Ignis Varèse 72–52 60–78
Final Czechoslovakia Slavia Prague 89–82

Saporta Cup 2000[edit]

Round Team Home   Away  
Group Stage Finland Honka 88–51 76–64
Bulgaria Cherno More Varna 103–75 103–81
Israel Hapoel Jerusalem 69–53 82–77
Belgium Spirou Charleroi 83–63 62–80
Russia Avtodor Saratov 83–59 78–60
2nd Round Slovenia KD Hopsi Polzela 68–44 86–51
3rd Round Spain TAU Cerámica 85–65 71–67
Quarter finals Greece Iraklis 84–73 70–73
Semifinals Croatia KK Zadar 82–67 70–75
Final Italy Kinder Bologna 83–76

Seasons[edit]

Season Greek League Cup Europe Coach Roster
1957-58 Champion Missas Pantazopoulos Dermanoutsos, Babanikolos, Evagelatos, Karamanlis, Papathanasiou, Vangelis Sevdinoglou, Tzekos, Tzilitzoglou, Hatziraptis, Terkesidis
1958-59 5th place Euroleague
Last 16
Missas Pantazopoulos Dermanoutsos, Babanikolos, Evagelatos, Karamanlis, Papathanasiou, Vangelis Sevdinoglou, Tzekos, Tzilitzoglou, Hatziraptis, Terkesidis
1962-63 Champion _ Missas Pantazopoulos Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Giorgos Moschos, Vaggelis Nikitopoulos, Babanikolos, Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Ekonomou, Attalas
1963-64 Champion Euroleague
Last 32
Missas Pantazopoulos Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Giorgos Moschos, Vaggelis Nikitopoulos, Babanikolos, Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Ekonomou, Attalas, Christos Zoupas, Giorgos Trontzos, Theodoropoulos
1964-65 Champion Euroleague
Last 8
Missas Pantazopoulos Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Giorgos Moschos, Vaggelis Nikitopoulos, Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Ekonomou, Christos Zoupas, Giorgos Trontzos, Theodoropoulos, Nikos Nesiadis
1965-66 Champion Euroleague
Last 4
Missas Pantazopoulos
Themis Cholevas
Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Giorgos Moschos, Vaggelis Nikitopoulos, Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Ekonomou, Christos Zoupas, Giorgos Trontzos, Theodoropoulos, Nikos Nesiadis
1966-67 2nd place Euroleague
Last 16
Missas Pantazopoulos Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Giorgos Moschos, Vaggelis Nikitopoulos, Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Ekonomou, Christos Zoupas, Giorgos Trontzos, Theodoropoulos, Nikos Nesiadis
1967-68 Champion Cup Winners' Cup
Winner
Nikos Milas Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Christos Zoupas, Giorgos Trontzos, Lakis Tsavas, Nikos Nesiadis, Andreas Dimitriadis, Petros Petrakis
1968-69 2nd place Euroleague
Last 16
Nikos Milas Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Christos Zoupas, Giorgos Trontzos, Lakis Tsavas, Nikos Nesiadis
1969-70 Champion Cup Winners' Cup
Last 4
Nikos Milas Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Christos Zoupas, Giorgos Trontzos, Nikos Nesiadis, Stavros Vafopoulos, Vilis, Vogdanidis, Dianas, Vasilis Nidriotis, Spiliotis, Christoforou
1970-71 2nd place Euroleague
Last 16
Nikos Milas Giorgos Trontzos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stavros Vafopoulos, Loukas Kontos, Christos Zoupas, Christoforou
1971-72 4th place Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Nikos Milas Giorgos Trontzos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Giorgos Amerikanos, Christos Zoupas, Stavros Vafopoulos,
1972-73 3rd place _ Nikos Milas Giorgos Trontzos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stavros Vafopoulos,
1973-74 2nd place Korać Cup
Last 8
Nikos Milas Giorgos Trontzos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stavros Vafopoulos
1974-75 3rd place Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Michalis Gianouzakos, Loukas Kontos, Giorgos Trontzos, Nikos Nesiadis, Giorgos Amerikanos
1975-76 4th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Michalis Gianouzakos, Loukas Kontos, Tsoskounoglou, Kantelis, Papadatos, Giorgos Trontzos, Nikos Nesiadis, Nidriotis
1976-77 6th place Last 26 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 32
Kostas Mourouzis Michalis Gianouzakos, Loukas Kontos, Minas Gekos, Giorgos Trontzos
1977-78 7th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 8
Fedon Mattheou Minas Gekos, Giorgos Trontzos, Michalis Gianouzakos, Bogatsiotis, Kanakakis, Vafopoulos, Karteroliotis, Vangelis Fotsis
1978-79 4th place Last 4 Fedon Mattheou Minas Gekos, Giorgos Trontzos, Vangelis Fotsis
1979-80 5th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 16
Giorgos Trontzos Michalis Gianouzakos, Stamelos, Minas Gekos, Vassilis Goumas, Kanakakis, Vangelis Fotsis, A. Koroneos, Pantazis, Toskounoglou
1980-81 4th place Winner Korać Cup
Last 16
Fred Develey Vassilis Goumas, Kurt Rambis, Minas Gekos, Kanakakis, Giannopoulos, Vangelis Fotsis, Nikos Apostolidis
1981-82 4th place Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Fred Develey Minas Gekos, Vassilis Goumas, Nikos Apostolidis
1982-83 4th place _ Korać Cup
Last 32
Vaggelis Nikitopoulos Minas Gekos, Vassilis Goumas, Nikos Apostolidis
1983-84 5th place _ Korać Cup
Last 16
Vaggelis Nikitopoulos Minas Gekos, Apostolos Kontos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Vassilis Goumas, Nikos Apostolidis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Haris Papazoglou, Vaggelis Fotsis, Takis Tsoukas, Kostas Tsamalis, Dean Tolson
1984-85 6th place _ Korać Cup
Last 16
Vaggelis Nikitopoulos Minas Gekos, Apostolos Kontos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Vassilis Goumas, Nikos Apostolidis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Haris Papazoglou, Vaggelis Fotsis, Takis Tsoukas, Kostas Tsamalis, Merkouriadis
1985-86 9th place _ Korać Cup
Last 16
V. Nikitopoulos,
M. Anastasiadis,
N. Nesiadis
Minas Gekos, Kostas Patavoukas, Apostolos Kontos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Nikos Apostolidis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Vaggelis Fotsis, Thanasis Katsigiannis, Takis Tsoukas, Achilleas Tountas, Kostas Tsamalis, John Niakaros, Karamanos
1986-87 7th place Last 8 M. Anastasiadis,
K. Anastasatos,
G. Amerikanos
Minas Gekos, Kostas Patavoukas, Alexis Giannopoulos, Apostolos Kontos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Panagiotis Aridas, Nikos Apostolidis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Vaggelis Fotsis, Thanasis Katsigiannis, Yorgos Nasou, Lefteris Matzikas
1987-88 4th place Finalist Vaggelis Nikitopoulos Kostas Patavoukas, Minas Gekos, Panagiotis Aridas, Alexis Giannopoulos, Yorgos Sakellariou, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Kostas Mihelidakis, Vaggelis Fotsis, Thanasis Katsigiannis, Yorgos Nasou
1988-89 6th place Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Krešimir Ćosić,
Nikos Nesiadis
Danny Vranes, Kostas Patavoukas, Minas Gekos, Panagiotis Aridas, Alexis Giannopoulos, Yorgos Agiasotelis, Christos Kountourakis, Vassilis Lanes, Panagiotis Aridas, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Vagelis Voutselas, Achilleas Tountas, Kostas Mihelidakis, Clint Richardson
1989-90 6th place Last 4 _ Vaggelis Nikitopoulos Nasos Galakteros, Kostas Patavoukas, Jim Yusevic, Minas Gekos, Panagiotis Aridas, Alexis Giannopoulos, Vassilis Lanes, Christos Kountourakis, Chris Kostouros, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Achilleas Tountas, Vagelis Voutselas, Kostas Mihelidakis
1990-91 5th place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 32
Krešimir Ćosić Nasos Galakteros, Minas Gekos, Thomas Jordan, Panagiotis Aridas, Christos Kountourakis, Kostas Patavoukas, Ivo Petović, Richard Rellford, Fotis Katsikaris, Thanasis Skourtopoulos, Vagelis Voutselas, Triantafyllos Pantazis, Manolis Souliotis, Alexandros Koukakis, Achilleas Tountas
1991-92 4th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 16
Vaggelis Nikitopoulos Nasos Galakteros, Kostas Patavoukas, Thomas Jordan, Christos Papasaratou, Fotis Katsikaris, Vassilis Lanes, Panagiotis Aridas, Christos Kountourakis, Dimitris Podaras, Christos Papasarantou, Alexandros Koukakis, Triantafyllos Pantazis, Manolis Souliotis, Giorgos Pioukas, Dragoumaniotis, Antonis Ladas, Fotis Georgoulis, Carlton McKinney
1992-93 6th place _ Korać Cup
Last 32
Michalis Kyritsis,
Richard Dukeshire,
Nikos Nesiadis
Derrick Hamilton, Rod Sellers, Miloš Babić, Nasos Galakteros, Kostas Patavoukas, Dimitris Podaras, Vassilis Lanes, Giorgos Yannopoulos, Fotis Katsikaris, Alexandros Koukakis, Christos Kountourakis, Christos Papasarantou, Giorgos Pioukas, Manolis Souliotis
1993-94 8th place _ Korać Cup
Last 64
Steve Giatzoglou,
Apostolos Kontos
Tony Costner, Tony White, Rastko Cvetković, Jack Haley, Kannard Johnson, Dimitris Podaras, Vassilis Lanes, Alexis Giannopoulos, Fotis Katsikaris, Alexandros Koukakis, Christos Kountourakis, Dejan Lakićević, Christos Papadopoulos, Giorgos Pioukas, Nikos Kritsalos
1994-95 8th place _ Vlado Đurović Rolando Blackman, Tim Burroughs, Dimitris Podaras, Yannis Gakis, Minas Gekos, Kostas Ikonomakis, Fotis Katsikaris, Alexandros Koukakis, Giorgos Kuklakis, Dejan Lakićević, Mirko Milićević, Nikos Nusis, Christos Papasarantou, Manolis Souliotis, Nikos Kritsalos
1995-96 10th place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 16
Nikos Nesiadis,
Lefteris Subotic
Marcus Liberty, Andy Toolson, Anthony Pelle, Kostas Ikonomakis, Nikos Chatzis, Michalis Kakiouzis, Panayotis Barlas, Fotis Katsikaris, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Dimitris Podaras, Kostas Zervas, Giorgos Kuklakis, Christos Liggos, Nikos Nusis
1996-97 2nd place Last 4 Giannis Ioannidis Victor Alexander, Bill Edwards, Roberto Chiacig, Claudio Coldebella, Nikos Chatzis, Michalis Kakiouzis, Michael Larsen, Pit Papachronis, Dimitris Podaras, Stefano Attruia, Giorgos Kuklakis, Kostas Zervas
1997-98 4th place Finalist Euroleague
Finalist
Giannis Ioannidis Bane Prelević, Victor Alexander, Willie Anderson, Ricky Pierce, Claudio Coldebela, José Lasa, Michael Andersen, Michael Larsen, Jake Tsakalidis, Michalis Kakiouzis, Nikos Chatzis
1998-99 5th place Finalist Saporta Cup
Last 32
Giorgos Kalafatakis,
Fotis Katsikaris, Kostas Politis
Joe Arlauckas, Branislav Prelević, Lloyd Daniels, Michael Andersen, Jake Tsakalidis, Dimos Dikoudis, Nikos Chatzis, Michalis Kakiouzis, Aggelos Koronios, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Panayotis Barlas, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Ruben Patterson, Brandon Williams
1999-00 4th place Winner Saporta Cup
Winner
Dušan Ivković Michalis Kakiouzis, Aggelos Koronios, Dimos Dikoudis, Jake Tsakalidis, Nikos Chatzis, Martin Müürsepp, Anthony Bowie, Steve Hansell, Misiakos
2000-01 4th place Winner Euroleague
Semifinalist
Dušan Ivković İbrahim Kutluay, Vrbica Stefanov, Andrew Betts, Michalis Kakiouzis, Dimos Dikoudis, Martin Müürsepp, Nikos Chatzis, Geert Hammink, Vassilis Kikilias, Spiros Panteliadis
2001-02 Champion Last 16 Euroleague
Last 16
Dragan Šakota J. R. Holden, Nikos Zisis, Christos Tapoutos, Nikos Chatzis, Vassilis Kikilias, Dimos Dikoudis, Jim Bilba, Andrew Betts, Michalis Kakiouzis, Giannis Bourousis, Chris Carr, Arijan Komazec, Spiros Panteliadis, Paschalis, Lazić
2002-03 2nd place Last 8 Euroleague
Last 24
Dragan Šakota Michalis Kakiouzis, Dimos Dikoudis, Nikos Chatzis, Nikos Zisis, Roderick Blakney, Andrew Betts, Joe Crispin, Christos Tapoutos, Giannis Bourousis, Pero Antić, Vassilis Kikilias, Kostas Paschalis, Nikola Jestratijević, John Rillie, Giorgos Tsiaras, Steve Woodberry, Dimos Angelopoulos, Spyros Magounis
2003-04 4th place Last 8 Euroleague
Last 24
Fotis Katsikaris Horace Jenkins, Nikos Chatzis, Nikos Zisis, Christos Tapoutos, Giannis Bourousis, Andreas Glyniadakis, Pero Antić, Kris Hill, Quadre Lollis, Spyros Magounis, Dimitris Misiakos, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Pantelis Papaioakim, Nikos Papanikolau, Blagota Sekulić, Giorgos Sourlis, Giorgos Tsiaras
2004-05 2nd place Last 8 Euroleague
Last 16
Fotis Katsikaris Toby Bailey, Nikos Chatzis, Nikos Zisis, Quadre Lollis, Andreas Glyniadakis, Giannis Bourousis, Sandro Nicević, Pero Antić, Michalis Pelekanos, Yannis Kakiuzis, Davor Kus, Spyros Magounis, Alexandros Melniks, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Nikos Papanikolau, Giorgos Tsiaras
2005-06 7th place Last 4 Euroleague
Last 24
Lefteris Kakiousis Giannis Bourousis, Lionel Chalmers, Taylor Coppenrath, Michalis Pelekanos, Slaven Rimac, Jerel Blassingame, Dror Hajaj, Ioannis Kalampokis, Spiros Panteliadis, Pantelis Papaioakim, Amit Tamir, Giorgos Tsiaras, Spyros Magounis, Nikos Papanikolau, Anestis Matos, Giannis Athanasoulas
2006-07 9th place Last 8 ULEB Eurocup
Last 32
Vangelis Alexandris,
Soulis Markopoulos
Nestoras Kommatos, Brent Scott, Christos Tapoutos, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Nikos Vetoulas, Jasmin Perković, Sotiris Nikolaidis, Lavelle Felton, Giannis Gagaloudis, Joško Garma, Ante Grgurević, Kostas Maglos, Antonios Michaloglou, Nikos Papanikolau, Adrian Penland, Spyros Magounis, Panteleimon Kakavas, Giannis Athanasoulas, Marios Sakellarakis
2007-08 7th place Last 8 FIBA EuroCup
Last 32
Aggelos Koronios,
Dimitris Priftis,
Vaggelis Aggelou
Alexis Kyritsis, K'Zell Wesson, Christos Tapoutos, Amara Sy, William Avery, Nikos Barlos, Kostas Harisis, Nikos Chatzis, Dimitris Papanikolau, Filiberto Rivera, Smiljan Pavič, Vassilis Simtsak, Giannis Sioutis, Saša Vasiljević, Angelos Tsamis
2008-09 9th place Last 8 _ Kostas Flevarakis D.J. Thompson, Travon Bryant, Tarmo Kikerpill, Christos Tapoutos, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Nikos Chatzis, Michael Andersen, Giannis Kyriakopoulos, Kostas Stamatis, Fotis Vasilopoulos, Periklis Dorkofikis, István Németh, Tasos Antonakis, Zois Ballas
2009-10 10th place relegated _ Kostas Flevarakis,
Argyris Pedoulakis,
Minas Gekos
Kostas Stamatis, Periklis Dorkofikis, Tasos Antonakis, Avraam Kallinikidis, Torin Francis, Lamont Mack, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Taurean Green, Stavros Toutziarakis, Riste Stefanov, Martynas Mazeika, Rodrigue Mels, Andronikos Gizogiannis, Epameinondas Papantoniou, Vangelis Tzolos, Christos Marinos
2010-11 13th place (relegated from A1) Last 32 _ Minas Gekos,
Aggelos Koronios
Periklis Dorkofikis, Dimosthenis Dikoudis, Avraam Kallinikidis, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Nikos Papanikolaou, Terrel Castle, Jarrett Hart, Flinder Boyd, Darko Cohadarevic, Voukasin Mandic, Sharaud Curry, Tasos Antonakis, Vangelis Tzolos, Kostas Stamatis, Kostas Tsaprounis, Aggelos Matos,

Anthony Grundy, Rodrigue Mels, Patrick Sparks, Lamont Mack

2011-12 HEBA A2

2nd place (along with Apollon P.)

_ _ C. Oikonomakis,
D. Liogas,
D. Papanikolaou,
N. Karagiannis,
D. Papadopoulos
Antonis Mantzaris, Petros Noeas, Vangelis Tzolos, Evangelos Sklavos, Stavros Kokkinopoulos, Fotis Vasilopoulos, Alexis Falekas, Aggelos Siamandouras, Thanasis Magonis, Dimitris Despos, Nikos Kourtis,Leonidas Magoulas,Entry katsupaj,Christos Kalpakis,Mpampis Fotitzoglou
2012-13 B National 3rd place (promoted to A2) _ _ E. Ziagos Dionysis Veskoukis, Andronikos Gizogiannis, Vangelis Tzolos, Alexis Falekas, Aggelos Siamandouras, Vaggelis Koukouravas, Giannis Stoukas, Giorgos Kopsaftis, Michalis Polytarchou, Dimitris Despos, Kostas Tsaprounis, Nikos Kapetzoglou, Giannis Vavatsikos
2013-14 HEBA A2 1st place (promoted to A1) _ _ E. Ziagos Andronikos Gizogiannis, Alexis Falekas, Thodoris Tsiotras, Michalis Polytarchou, Dimitris Despos, Vangelis Karampoulas,Kostas Papantonakos,Stathis Papadionysiou,Vangelis Drosos,Stefan Nikolic,Spyros Panagiotaras,Giorgos Tsiakos,Giannis Stoukas,Nikos Zeginoglou

Player records[edit]

Club top scorers & Most appearances

Number Name Nationality Position A.E.K.
playing career
A.E.K.
coaching career
6 Georgios Trontzos Greece C 1963-80 1979-80
10 Georgios Amerikanos Greece SF 1959-75 1986-87
9 Minas Gekos Greece PG 1977-91
1994-95
2009–01/2011
8 Christos Zoupas Greece PG 1962-74
9 Nikos Chatzis Greece SG 1995-05
2007-09

Retired Jerseys[edit]

Number Name Nationality Position A.E.K.
playing career
A.E.K.
coaching career
10 Georgios Amerikanos Greece SF 1959-75 1986-87

One-Club Men[edit]

Name Nationality
Debut

Last Match
Vangelis Dermanoutsos Greece 1955 1967
Nikos Nesiadis Greece 1964 1976
Thanasis Skourtopoulos Greece 1983 1991

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Name Nat From To Championships
Cups
Missas Pantazopoulos Greece 1957 1967 5 Championships
Nikos Milas Greece 1967 1974 2 Championships
1 Saporta cup
Kostas Mourouzis Greece 1974 1977
Fedon Mattheou Greece 1977 1979
Vaggelis Nikitopoulos Greece 1982
1987
1989
1991
1986
1988
1990
1992
Krešimir Ćosić Croatia 1988
1990
1989
1991
Vlado Đurović Serbia 1994 1995
Giannis Ioannidis Greece 1996 1998 EuroleagueFinalist
Dušan Ivković Serbia 1999 2001 2 Cups
1 Saporta cup
Dragan Šakota Serbia 2001 2003 1 Championship
Fotis Katsikaris Greece 2003 2005

Chairmen history[edit]

  • Greece Konstantinos Spanoudis (1924–32)
  • Greece Alexandros Strogilos (1932–33)
  • Greece Konstantinos Sarifis (1933–35)
  • Greece Konstantinos Theofanidis (1935–37)
  • Greece Konstantinos Chrisopoulos (1937–38)
  • Greece Vassilios Fridas (1938–40)
  • Greece Emilios Ionas (1945–49)
  • Greece Spiridon Skouras (1949–50)
  • Greece Georgios Melas (1950–52)
  • Greece Eleftherios Venizelos (1952)
  • Greece Georgios Chrisafidis (1952–57)
  • Greece Nikolaos Goumas (1957–63)
  • Greece Alexandros Makridis (1963–66)
  • Greece Georgios Toubalidis (1966)
  • Greece Michail Trikoglou (1966–67)
  • Greece Emmanuil Calitsounakis (1967)
  • Greece Kosmas Kiriakidis (1967–68)
  • Greece Ilias Georgopoulos (1968–69)
  • Greece Georgios Chrisafidis (1969–70)
  • Greece Kosmas Chatzicharalabous (1970–73)
  • Greece Dimitrios Avramidis (1973)
  • Greece Ioannis Theodorakopoulos (1973–74)
  • Greece Loukas Barlos (1974–80)
  • Greece Kosmas Chatzicharalabous (1980–86)
  • Greece Dimitris Rousakis (1986–1987)
  • Greece Takis Dimitrakopoulos (1987–1988)
  • Greece Chrysostomos Psomiadis (1988–1989)
  • Greece Takis Dimitrakopoulos (1989–1990)
  • Greece Dimitris Rousakis (1990–1991)
  • Greece Konstantinos Voutsopoulos (1991–93)
  • Greece Chrysostomos Psomiadis (1993–94)
  • Greece Michalis Lefakis (1994–95)
  • Greece Ioannis Filippou (1995-06)
  • Greece Ioannis Granitsas (2006–07)
  • Greece Vasilis Tzivelekis (2007–08)
  • Greece Charalambos Karamanlis (2008–11)
  • Greece Nikos Georgantzoglou (2011–12)
  • Greece Konstantinos Kotsatos (2012–14)

Relationships with other clubs[edit]

A.E.K. has links with many basketball clubs in Greece, and in other countries where Greek immigrants live, like Α.Ε.Κ. B.C. Stockholm in Sweden, and in Greek clubs like A.E.K. Argous and A.E.K. Tripolis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [The history of AEK by Panos Makridis. Athlitiki Iho] Newspaper, 1953
  2. ^ "All-time attendance records". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Colours info". aekfc.gr. Archived from the original on 31 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 

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