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A.E.K. B.C.
2014–15 AEK Athens B.C. season
A.E.K. B.C. logo
Nickname The Queen/The Union/Double-Headed Eagle/Yellow-Blacks
Leagues Greek Basket League
Founded 1924
History A.E.K. Athens B.C.
1924–present
Arena Athens Olympic Indoor Hall
(18,500)
Location Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, Greece
Team colors Yellow and Black
         
President Alexis Alexiou
Head coach Dragan Šakota
Ownership Makis Aggelopoulos
Charis Koutas
Championships 2 Cup Winner's Cups
8 Greek Championships
3 Greek Cups
Website aek-bc.gr
Uniforms
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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 Constantinoupoleos, means 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, Clint Richardson, Victor Alexander, Claudio Coldebella, İbrahim Kutluay, Pero Antić, Bane Prelević, Georgios Amerikanos, Georgios Trontzos, Vassilis Goumas, Minas Gekos, Kostas Patavoukas, Angelos Koronios, Michalis Kakiouzis, Nikos Chatzis, Jake Tsakalidis, Nikos Zisis, Nasos Galakteros, Dimos Dikoudis, Dimitris Papanikolaou and Ioannis Bourousis.

History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The basketball team in 1928

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. 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 of the team's sports. AEK won an unofficial championship played in Athens, that was organized by the YMCA in 1924. Under Missas Pantazopoulos' guidance, AEK won the club's first Greek championship in 1958.

The First European Triumph[edit]

AEK was the first ever Greek team to participate in the European Champions Cup (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 80,000 spectators (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 League 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 Nick 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[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 League championship for the first time in 32 years, becoming the first team to win the Greek League 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 FIBA Euroleague'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.

Relegation and return to A1[edit]

In the 2011-12 season, the team played in the Greek second division, and finished in a tie for the 2nd place in the league standings, with a record of 20 wins and 10 losses. However, AEK was not promoted to the Greek first division, as they lost the tie breaker in the standings to Apollon Patras.

On July 2012, AEK was relegated down to the national B division, due to serious financial problems. The club's basketball department was legally registered as an amateur club for the first time in the club's history, and would be playing in Greece's semi-pro level. This was done when the club's major shareholder gave up his shares and left the club, so that AEK could then be registered as an amateur club, in an effort to begin the upcoming season without debt.

On April 29, 2013, AEK B.C. won against Iraklis in a playoff final, and was promoted to back the Greek A2 Division.

In the 2013-14 season, AEK once again played in the Greek Second Division. Finally, AEK was the winner of the second division championship, and won the promotion back to play in the top Greek League again, after a 3 year period of absence. AEK had a record of 23 wins and 3 losses during the Greek A2 Basketball League 2013-14 season.

Crest[edit]

Emblem of the Palaiologos dynasty

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 has remained as 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.

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
2011–15 Nickan
2011–14 Diamonds Shipping&Trading
2014–15 OPAP

Arenas[edit]

Galatsi Olympic Hall during the 2004 Summer Olympics
Stadium Name Capacity Years
Nea Filadelfeia-outdoor hall 1950s
Panathinaiko Stadio 60,000 1960s
Sporting Sports Arena / "AS Ionikos N.Filadelfeias Hall" 1,862 / 1,500 1970s & 1980s
"Georgios Moschos" Nea Filadelfeia 2,000 1989–1995
Athens Olympic Indoor Hall 18,500 1995–2002,
2006–2008,
2014–
Zofria Indoor Hall 1,300 2002–2004,
01/2011–08/2014
Chalkiopoulio Sports Hall 2,600 2002–2003 (Euroleague)
Galatsi Olympic Hall 5,141 2004–2006
Sporting Sports Arena 1,862 2008–2009
Helliniko Olympic Arena 8,000 2009–01/2011

Supporters[edit]

AEK Athens has a large fan base. 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 organize AEK supporters was "Gate 21" (formed in 1975), which took its name from the gate in the Nikos Goumas Stadium at Nea Filadelfia, where the most hardcore fans gathered. AEK Athens also has many supporters worldwide, most of them being Greek immigrants, in places as like North America, England, Australia, and Cyprus.

Rivalries[edit]

A.E.K. F.C.'s biggest rivalries are with Panathinaikos and Olympiacos. Against neighbours Panathinaikos, they contest the Athens local basketball derby. The rivalry started not only because of both competing for the title but also because of the refugee ancestry of AEK Athens fans and, by contrast, that Panathinaikos was considered the classic representative of Athenian high class society.

Roster[edit]

A.E.K. Athens B.C. 2014–2015 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Greece Papantoniou, Nondas 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 24 – (1990-04-28)April 28, 1990
G 5 Lithuania Delininkaitis, Tomas 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 32 – (1982-06-11)June 11, 1982
PF 6 Greece Šakota, Dušan 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 28 – (1986-04-22)April 22, 1986
SF 7 Greece Kaselakis, Leonidas 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 24 – (1990-06-01)June 1, 1990
SG 8 Greece Polytarchou, Michalis 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 31 – (1983-06-23)June 23, 1983
SG 9 Greece Papadionysiou, Stathis 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 – (1992-09-15)September 15, 1992
PF 12 Greece Kamperidis, Michalis 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 20 – (1994-04-24)April 24, 1994
G/F 13 United States Williamson, Garrett 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 26 – (1988-06-15)June 15, 1988
F/C 14 Greece Tsiakos, Georgios 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 32 – (1982-07-19)July 19, 1982
C 15 Greece Sarikopoulos, Zisis 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 24 – (1990-03-31)March 31, 1990
PG 16 Greece Mpoutris, Giorgos 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 19 – (1995-07-24)July 24, 1995
F 18 Bosnia and Herzegovina Milošević, Milan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 29 – (1985-09-26)September 26, 1985
SG 23 Canada English, Carl 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 33 – (1981-02-02)February 2, 1981
PG 33 Serbia Nikolić, Stefan 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1987-08-13)August 13, 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2014-11-15

Depth Chart[edit]

Position Starter Bench Bench Reserve Inactive
C Zisis Sarikopoulos Georgios Tsiakos
PF Dušan Šakota Michalis Kamperidis
SF Leonidas Kaselakis Milan Milošević Garrett Williamson
SG Carl English Michalis Polytarchou Stathis Papadionysiou
PG Tomas Delininkaitis Nondas Papantoniou Stefan Nikolic Giorgos Mpoutris

Technical and medical staff & academies staff[edit]

Technical staff
Head coach Greece Serbia Dragan Šakota
Assistant coach Greece Evangelos Koronios
Assistant coach Greece Nikos Dimitriou
Assistant coach & Skills coach Greece Alexis Falekas
Physical fitness coach Greece
Team manager Greece
Caregiver Greece Giorgos Stathopoulos
Scouter Greece
Medical staff
Head of medical department Greece
Physiotherapist Greece
Physiotherapist Greece
Academies staff
Academies director Greece Vangelis Dermanoutsos
A.E.K. B' coach Greece Vangelis Tsepelis
Juniors coach Greece Charis Vourdoumpas

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pos. Name From
Point Guard United States Cashmere Wright Netherlands GasTerra Flames
Shooting Guard United States David Kyles Greece Panelefsiniakos B.C.
Center United States Vernon Goodridge Spain Bàsquet Manresa
Small Forward United States Garrett Williamson Canada London Lightning
Shooting Guard Canada Carl English Spain CB 1939 Canarias
Power Forward GreeceSerbia Dušan Šakota Italy Pallacanestro Varese
Small Forward Bosnia and Herzegovina Milan Milošević Slovenia Zlatorog Laško
Point Guard Lithuania Tomas Delininkaitis Turkey Torku Konyaspor B.K.
Power Forward Greece Michalis Kamperidis Greece Filathlitikos
Center Greece Zisis Sarikopoulos Greece Aris B.C.
Small Forward Greece Leonidas Kaselakis Greece PAOK B.C.
Point Guard Greece Nondas Papantoniou Greece Kolossos Rodou B.C.

Out[edit]

Pos. Name To
Point Guard Greece Spyros Panagiotaras Greece Peristeri B.C.
Small Forward Greece Vangelis Karampoulas Greece Kavala B.C.
Power Forward Greece Andronikos Gizogiannis Greece Ethnikos
Shooting Guard Greece Thodoris Tsiotras Greece Ethnikos
Center Greece Dimitris Despos Greece Iraklis B.C.
Small Forward Greece Konstantinos Papantonakos Greece Pagrati B.C.
Power Forward Greece Giannis Stoukas Greece Maroussi B.C.
Power Forward Greece Vaggelis Drosos Greece Ilysiakos B.C.
Center Greece Nikos Zeginoglou Free Agent
Point Guard Greece Alexis Falekas Retired
Center United States Vernon Goodridge Free Agent
Point Guard United States Cashmere Wright Free Agent
Shooting Guard United States David Kyles Free Agent

Honours[edit]

European competitions[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

  • Greek Championship
    • Winners (8): 1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 2002
    • Runners-up (8): 1955, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1997, 2003, 2005
  • Greek Cup
    • Winners (3): 1981, 2000, 2001
    • Runners-up (7): 1976, 1978, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1998, 1999
  • Athens-Piraeus Championship (Regional)
    • Winners (4): 1924-25 (unofficial), 1928, 1960, 1961
  • Greek A2 Championship
    • Winners (1): 2014

Teens Section[edit]

  • Greek Championship
    • Winners (1): 2003
  • Athens-Piraeus Championship
    • Winners (1): 1950

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

Personnel[edit]

Ownership & Current Board[edit]

Role Name
Owner Makis Aggelopoulos
President & CEO Alexis Alexiou
Vice President Stavros Douvis
Board Members Georgios Mperkovits
Board Members Nikolaos Mpampanikolos
Board Members Ioannis Giannas

Seasons[edit]

Season Greek League Cup Europe Coach Roster
1927–28 Knockout game Not held Not held Kostas Dimopoulos, Evmenis Athanasiadis, Simeonidis
1952–53 4th place Not held Not held
1954–55 2nd place Not held Not held
1956–57 4th place Not held Not held
1957–58 Champion Not held _ Missas Pantazopoulos Dermanoutsos, Babanikolos, Evagelatos, Karamanlis, Papathanasiou, Vangelis Sevdinoglou, Tzekos, Tzilitzoglou, Hatziraptis, Terkesidis, Ksenoudakis, Theodoropoulos
1958–59 5th place Not held Champions Cup
Last 16
Missas Pantazopoulos Dermanoutsos, Babanikolos, Evagelatos, Karamanlis, Papathanasiou, Vangelis Sevdinoglou, Tzekos, Tzilitzoglou, Hatziraptis, Terkesidis
1959–60 5th place Not held _ Missas Pantazopoulos
1960–61 6th place Not held _ Missas Pantazopoulos
1962–63 Champion Not held _ Missas Pantazopoulos Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Dermanoutsos, Lakis Tsavas, Giorgos Moschos, Vaggelis Nikitopoulos, Babanikolos, Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Ekonomou, Attalas
1963–64 Champion Not held Champions Cup
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 Not held Champions Cup
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 Not held Champions Cup
4th place
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 Not held Champions Cup
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 Not held 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 Not held Champions Cup
Last 16
Nikos Milas Antonis Christeas, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Christos Zoupas, Giorgos Trontzos, Lakis Tsavas, Nikos Nesiadis, Giannis Galaris, Andreas Dimitriadis, Vamvaleros, Protopapas, Rigas
1969–70 Champion Not held 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 Not held Champions Cup
Last 16
Nikos Milas Giorgos Trontzos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stavros Vafopoulos, Loukas Kontos, Christos Zoupas, Christoforou
1971–72 4th place Not held Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Nikos Milas Giorgos Trontzos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Giorgos Amerikanos, Christos Zoupas, Stavros Vafopoulos
1972–73 3rd place Not held _ Nikos Milas Giorgos Trontzos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stavros Vafopoulos
1973–74 2nd place Not held Korać Cup
Last 8
Nikos Milas Giorgos Trontzos, Stelios Vasiliadis, Eas Larentzakis, Giorgos Amerikanos, Stavros Vafopoulos
1974–75 3rd place Not held 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 4th place 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 3rd place _ 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 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 EuroChallenge
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 to A2) 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 A2 Division

4th place

_ _ 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 Division

3rd place (promoted to A2)

_ _ Evangelos 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 A2 Division

1st place (promoted to A1)

_ Evangelos 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
2014–15 Last 10 _ Evangelos Ziagos
Dragan Šakota
Leonidas Kaselakis, Stathis Papadionysiou, Zisis Sarikopoulos, Michalis Kamperidis, Stefan Nikolic, Michalis Polytarchou, Giorgos Tsiakos, Giorgos Mpoutris, Garett Williamson, Rick Jackson, Dušan Šakota, Nondas Papantoniou, Milan Milošević, Carl English, Tomas Delininkaitis

Player records[edit]

Club top scorers & Most appearances

No. Player Nationality Position Playing career 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]

No. Player Nationality Position Playing career Coaching career
10 Georgios Amerikanos Greece SF 1959-75 1986-87

One-Club Men[edit]

Player 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 Euroleague Finalist
Dušan Ivković Serbia 1999 2001 2 Cups
1 Saporta cup
Dragan Šakota Serbia-Greece 2001 2003 1 Championship
Fotis Katsikaris Greece 2003 2005

Chairmen history[edit]

  • Greece Konstantinos Spanoudis (1924–29)
  • Greece Emilios Ionas (1949)
  • 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 (1974–79)
  • Greece Kosmas Chatzicharalabous (1979–86)
  • 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)
  • Greece Alexis Alexiou (2014–)

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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