Michalis Pelekanos

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Michalis Pelekanos
Μιχάλης Πελεκάνος
CSU Asesoft Ploiești
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Romanian League
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1981-05-25) May 25, 1981 (age 33)
Koridalos, Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
Pro career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2004 Peristeri (Greece)
2004–2006 AEK Athens (Greece)
2006–2007 Panellinios (Greece)
2007–2008 Real Madrid (Spain)
2008–2012 Olympiacos (Greece)
2009–2010 Maroussi (loan) (Greece)
2012–2014 Aris (Greece)
2014–present CSU Asesoft Ploiești (Romania)
Career highlights and awards

Michalis Pelekanos (alternate spelling: Mihalis) (Greek: Μιχάλης Πελεκάνος) (born May 25, 1981) is a Greek professional basketball player. He is 198 cm (6'6") tall and he plays as a swingman.

Professional career[edit]

Born Koridalos, Piraeus, Athens, Greece, Pelekanos began his pro career in Greece with Peristeri of the Greek League. He later joined the Greek club AEK Athens, followed by the Greek club Panellinios. After a career year at Panellinios, where he made the home crowd fans chant his name during games, due to his exciting defensive plays and highlight reel dunks, Pelekanos moved to the Euroleague giants Real Madrid of the Spanish ACB League.[1]

In 2008, he signed a 3-year contract worth 2.1 million euros net income with Olympiacos Piraeus. In August 2009, he was loaned by Olympiacos to Maroussi.[2] He won both the Euroleague and Greek League championships, with Olympiacos in 2012.

He then signed with the Greek club Aris, for the 2012-13 season.[3] He moved to the Romanian League club CSU Asesoft Ploiești in 2014.[4]

Greek national team[edit]

Pelekanos was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that competed at the FIBA EuroBasket 2007. He was also selected to the Greek national team for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

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