|Point guard / Shooting guard|
October 11, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3.75 in (1.92 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|Pro playing career||2001–present|
|2001–2004||Gymnastikos S. Larissas (Greece 2nd)|
|2004–2005||Makedonikos (Greece 1st)|
|2005–2006||Gymnastikos S. Larissas (Greece 1st)|
|2006–2007||Xanthi (Greece 2nd)|
|2007–2008||MENT (Greece 2nd)|
|2008–2009||AEP Olympias (Greece 2nd)|
|2011–2012||Foinikas Larissa (Greece 4th)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dimitrios Spanoulis (alternate spelling: Dimitris Spanoulis) (Greek: Δημήτρης Σπανούλης; born October 11, 1979, in Larissa, Greece) is a Greek professional basketball player. He is 6 ft 3 ¾ in (1.92 m) in height and he plays at both the point guard and shooting guard positions on the basketball court.
Spanoulis reached the Eurocup championship game with Makedonikos during the 2004-05 season. Dimitris led the Greek A2 League in scoring average with Xanthi during the 2006-07 season, with a scoring average of 27.4 points per game. As a result, he was voted to the Eurobasket.com Greek A2 League All-Domestic Team, the League First Team, and he was named the league's Domestic Player of the Year, Guard of the Year, and Player of the Year.
Dimitrios is the elder brother of Greek basketball star Vassilis Spanoulis, a long-time member of the Greek national basketball team, who currently plays with Olympiacos and formerly played for the NBA's Houston Rockets. Dimitris competed against Vassilis in the Eurocup competition in 2005, when he played for Makdeonikos, and his younger brother Vassilis, played for Maroussi. In Greek basketball, the two were nicknamed "The Spanoulis Brothers".
He is also the brother-in-law of the Greek super model Olympia Chopsonidou. Spanoulis was offered contracts by several Spanish Second Division teams prior to the 2007-08 season, but he was unable to accept them as he could not leave Greece at the time. This was due to his mother being in poor health at the time, and he needed to help to attend to her.