Dikoudis practicing with PAO.
|Power forward / Center|
June 24, 1977 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|Pro playing career||1996–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dimosthenis "Dimos" Dikoudis (alternate spellings include: Demosthenis, Demos, Ntikoudis) (Greek: Δημοσθένης Ντικούδης; born June 24, 1977 in Larissa, Greece), is a retired Greek professional basketball player. He is 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall and he played as a forward-center.
Professional playing career
Dikoudis started playing football at the age of 10 and later he was involved in Taekwondo. After two years of martial arts he started playing basketball in his school team. With his school he won the city championship, which was his first title and right after that he joined his first club, Perseas of Larissa. He played there until age 18 and he won four city and state championships there. With this club he also won a national title and was a member of the all state team.
In 1995, he signed his first pro contract with Olympia Larissas. He played there for three seasons, one in the second division of Greece and two in the Greek A2 League. He was the Player of the Year, leading scorer, and leading rebounder in the A2 both seasons. He was also a member of the under age 21 national team of Greece.
In 1998, he signed a contract with the Greek League club AEK Athens and played there for five seasons. As a member of AEK, he won the Saporta Cup, the Greek Championship and two Greek Cups. He was voted the Greek League Rookie of the Year for the 1997-98 season and the Greek League MVP for the 2001-02 season.
In 2003, he decided to leave Greece and he signed with the Spanish League club Pamesa Valencia. He played there for a year and after that he moved to CSKA Moscow, where he won the Russian Championship and the Russian Cup (the first in the history of the club), and he played at the Final Four of the Euroleague, which was held at Moscow, and was won by Maccabi Tel Aviv, which featured another player from Larissa, Nestoras Kommatos (he was a co-player with Dimosthenis in Perseas).
In 2005, he returned to Pamesa Valencia and he played in the finals of the Spanish Cup. In the summer of 2006, he returned to Greece and signed with Panathinaikos. With Panathinaikos, he won the Triple Crown in the 2006-07 season.
In December 2008, he joined Panionios. After joining Panionios, he became one of only two Greek players in history, along with Ioannis Giannoulis, to compete in the Euroleague with 4 different teams. In July 2009, he moved to Aris Thessaloniki. After seven years he returned to AEK Athens. In September 2011, he signed a one-year deal with PAOK.
Greek national team
With the Greek National Team, he made his debut on November 24, 1999, against the Estonian National Team. As a member of the Greek national team, he played at the EuroBasket 2001 at Turkey, the EuroBasket 2003 at Sweden and at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games of Athens. On September 25, 2005, he won the EuroBasket 2005 with the Greek national team.
Post playing career
Dikoudis became the manager of the Greek club AEK in 2013.
Awards and accomplishments
- 2x Greek A2 League Player of the Year: (1997, 1998)
- 2x Greek A2 League Top Rebounder: (1997, 1998)
- 2x Greek A2 League Top Scorer: (1997, 1998)
- Greek League Rookie of the Year: (2000)
- 4x Greek Cup Champion: (2000, 2001, 2007, 2008)
- Saporta Cup Champion: (2000)
- 5x Greek League All-Star: (2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008)
- 3x Greek League Champion: (2002, 2007, 2008)
- Greek League MVP: (2002)
- Russian Cup Champion: (2005)
- Russian League Champion: (2005)
- Euroleague Champion: (2007)
- Triple Crown Champion: (2007)
Greek national team
- 5x Acropolis Tournament Champion: (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008)
- EuroBasket 2005: Gold
- 2006 Stanković Continental Champions’ Cup: Gold
- 2006 FIBA World Championship: Silver
- Dimos Dikoudis' Official Website (Greek) and (English)
- Euroleague.net Profile
- FIBA Profile
- Greek Basket League Profile
- Interbasket.net Greek Prospects