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Olympiacos B.C.
Olympiacos B.C. logo
Nickname Thrylos (Legend)
Erythrolefkoi (The Red-Whites)
Kokkinoi (The Reds)
Dafnostefanomenos (The laurel-crowned)
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Euroleague
Founded 1925 (Basketball Club: 1931)
History Olympiacos Piraeus B.C.
1931–present
Arena Peace and Friendship Stadium
11,554 (current for Olympiacos games)
Location Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Team colors Red and White
         
President Giorgos Angelopoulos
Panagiotis Angelopoulos
Team manager Christos Stauropoulos
Head coach Giannis Sfairopoulos
Championships 3 Euroleague Championships
1 Triple Crown
1 Intercontinental Cup
10 Greek Championships
9 Greek Cups
Website olympiacosbc.gr
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Olympiacos Piraeus B.C. (Greek: ΚΑΕ Ολυμπιακός), also known simply as Olympiacos, is a Greek professional basketball club, part of the major multi-sport club Olympiacos CFP, based in Piraeus. The basketball club, founded in 1931, is one of the most successful in both Greece and Europe, a traditional powerhouse of the Euroleague and the current Intercontinental champions. They have won three Euroleague Championships, one Triple Crown, one Intercontinental Cup, ten Greek League titles and nine Greek Cups. They play their home matches at Peace and Friendship Stadium.

The first major achievement of Olympiacos in European competitions was their presence in the European Champions Cup semifinal group stage in 1979, but it was in the 1990s that Olympiacos made their biggest mark. They reached the Euroleague Final in two consecutive seasons, 1994 and 1995, being the first Greek club that ever played in a Euroleague Final, and they won their first Euroleague title in 1997,[1] achieving the first Triple Crown for a Greek team. As European champions, Olympiacos played in the 1997 McDonald's Championship and reached the final of the tournament, where they met Michael Jordan's NBA champions, the Chicago Bulls.[2]

Olympiacos returned to the very top of European basketball in 2012, when they won their second Euroleague title in Istanbul by rallying from 19 points down in the championship game to beat CSKA Moscow 62–61 on the last shot of the game, achieving the greatest comeback in European basketball finals history, and one of the greatest ever seen in continental basketball.[3] In 2013, Olympiacos won their third Euroleague title and became the first Greek club, and only the third club in European basketball history, to become back-to-back European champions in the modern Final Four era of the Euroleague, after beating Real Madrid 100–88 in the final of the 2012–13 Euroleague Final Four in London.[4]

Some of the greatest players in European basketball have played for Olympiacos over the years including: Charlie Yelverton, Žarko Paspalj, Dragan Tarlać, Walter Berry, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Roy Tarpley, Eddie Johnson, Alexander Volkov, David Rivers, Artūras Karnišovas, Arijan Komazec, Dino Rađa, Theodoros Papaloukas, Alphonso Ford, Tyus Edney, Arvydas Macijauskas, Miloš Teodosić, Nikola Vujčić, Linas Kleiza, Vassilis Spanoulis, Rasho Nesterović, Kyle Hines and Acie Law. Under the ownership of billionaire Greek brothers Panagiotis Angelopoulos and Giorgos Angelopoulos, Olympiacos made a record transfer in 2008, by signing NBA player Josh Childress, whose US$20 million net income contract for three years made him the highest-paid basketball player in the world outside the NBA.[5]

History[edit]

1930s–1960s[edit]

Basketball team of 1943
Alekos Spanoudakis

Beginning in the 1930s, Olympiacos was the first Greek team to familiarize itself with American style basketball as Alekos Spanoudakis learned to imitate the American jump shot and his brother Giannis Spanoudakis (who was both player and coach of the team) met basketball legend Bob Cousy and practiced many of his secrets on the court. The Spanoudakis brothers led the club to its first Greek Championship in 1949. The second title didn't come until 11 years later, in 1960, which allowed the Reds for the first time to qualify for the European Champions Cup (1960–61 season). It was their first ever participation at the European level as well.

1970s–1980s[edit]

It wasn't until 1976 that coach Fedon Mattheou managed to create a strong team based on the stars Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Giorgos Barlas and on strong team players like Paul Melini and Pavlos Diakoulas. Olympiacos would win another Greek title and it did so in unprecedented fashion, running off 22 victories in 22 games. Reds completed the first double in their history, winning the Greek Cup, while they did very well in the Cup Winner's Cup as well, reaching the last 8. The next year Kostas Mourouzis was appointed as head coach and the team won the Greek cup, after eliminating Panathinaikos with a record-setting 110–68 away win (42 points difference, the highest ever in the games between the two teams).[6] Melini led Olympiacos with 24 points, while Kastrinakis scored 22. In 1978 the team did their second double in 3 years, winning both the Greek championship (losing only 1 game) and their third Greek cup in a row, beating AEK 103–88 in the final.

In 1979 the club also had their first significant success in Europe, reaching the final round (Final-6) of the European Championship. The final round of that year was one of the toughest ever in the competition. Olympiacos finished 6th, winning only one game, the 79–77 home victory against Maccabi Tel Aviv. In general, Olympiacos was a tough home team and although they lost all the rest of their home matches, the scores were really close: 84–95 to Joventut Badalona (77–91 away), 68–72 to Emerson Varèse (67–92 away), 97–101 to Real Madrid (72–113 away), 83–88 to Bosna (72–89 away). Olympiacos won another Greek Cup title in 1980 which was the last of the successful Giatzoglou–Kastrinakis era. In 1979, 1980 and 1981 Olympiacos finished at the second place of the Greek championship.

Although the 1970s was the most successful decade for the team up to that time, the 1980s marked a low period for the Reds, who didn't manage to play a major domestic role, being outshined by the up-and-coming superpowers from Thessaloniki, Aris and PAOK. The team was led by Greek players such as Dimitris Maniatis and Argiris Kambouris, the hero of Eurobasket 1987, but their strong effort wasn't enough to bring any significant results. Well-known players such as Carey Scurry and Todd Mitchell couldn't lead the club to success.

1990s[edit]

Giannis Ioannidis in his first season (1991–1992) as Olympiacos' coach

It was in the 1990s that the Reds made their biggest mark. The middle of that decade belonged to Olympiacos, not only in Greece, but also in Europe. In the 1991–1992 season, record holding Greek basketball coach Giannis Ioannidis left Aris to manage Olympiacos, the torpid giant, and created a tough, team-oriented, offensive basketball team. In addition to this, Olympiacos left the old Papastrateio Indoor Hall, to move into Peace and Friendship Stadium (commonly called SEF), an indoor arena at that time of 17,000 seats and the biggest in Greece until the Olympic Indoor Hall was inaugurated in 1995. By that year the club had fully rebounded, climbing all the way back to rule Greece. They finished second in the Greek League behind PAOK.

The 5 consecutive championships[edit]

Five consecutive Greek Championships from 1993 to 1997 and two Greek Cups in 1994 and 1997, made the team the indubitable dominant club in Greece. During this period, Olympiacos was the best supported basketball team, not only in Greece, as Peace and Friendship Stadium was full in most of their matches, making Olympiacos invincible in it, but in Europe as well. In addition to their domestic success, Olympiacos became the most successful team in the Euroleague of that period, leading FIBA to select them as the Best Team of Europe in the decade of the 1990s.

In the 1992–1993 season, in their first year in the Euroleague, they didn't manage to qualify for the Athens Final Four which was held at their home court, SEF, as they were eliminated by Limoges CSP in the quarter-finals. However, despite finishing 4th in the Greek A1 regular season, they won their first Greek championship since 1978, defeating PAOK in the semi-finals and Panathinaikos in the finals, even though both of Olympiacos' opponents had the home court advantage.

The following year, Olympiacos finally reached, for the first time, the Final Four in Tel Aviv. They faced their arch-rivals Panathinaikos in the semi-final, beating them 77–72 and becoming the first Greek team to play in the Euroleague final. The Reds, despite being favorites to win the European crown, lost 57–59 to Joventut Badalona in the final. Finally, they managed to win a domestic double against PAOK and Iraklis in the Greek League and Greek Cup finals respectively.

In the 1994–1995 season they reached their second Euroleague Final Four in Zaragoza, facing again their eternal enemies Panathinaikos in the semi-final. They defeated them one more time 58–52 and reached the final for the second consecutive year. There they played against another Spanish team, Real Madrid, which were playing on their home soil and managed to defeat Olympiacos 61–73. In the Greek League they managed to win the championship in the best-of-five finals, with a thrilling 45–44 home win over Panathinaikos in the fifth and last match.

In the next season, 1995–1996, Olympiacos didn't make the Final Four, but the season ended in an extremely memorable way, because in the last game of the best-of-five series of the Greek League Finals, Olympiacos smashed arch-rivals Panathinaikos with a shocking 73–38 victory, an all-time record victory margin (35 points) for the Greek League Finals and the second largest winning margin in an Olympiacos–Panathinaikos game after Olympiacos' 110–68 (42-point margin) record away win against Panathinaikos in the Greek Cup in 1977.[7]

European Champions – Triple Crown glory[edit]

In the 1996–1997 season, with a new coach, Dušan Ivković at the bench, the Reds and their fans had more hope than ever for the European title. In the regular season of the Euroleague Olympiacos' performance was not as good as it was in the previous years, but in the play-offs they were impressive, breaking twice their opponents home court advantage. Their first victim was Partizan. In a strange best of three series, Olympiacos won the first match in Belgrade, lost the second at Peace and Friendship Stadium, which disappointed their fans, and finally won the third game in Belgrade, which advanced them to the quarter-finals where the defending champions Panathinaikos were waiting for them with a home court advantage. Panathinaikos was ready to stop their rivals and revenge them for the last year's opprobrious defeat in the Greek finals. In the first game of the series at Panathinaikos' home, the Athens Olympic Indoor Hall, Olympiacos once again stunned the Greens, beating them 69–49 in front of their own fans. In the second match, at Peace and Friendship Stadium, in front of 17,000 Reds fans, Olympiacos beat Panathinaikos by a score of 65–57 and advanced to the Final Four in Rome.[8][9]

Olympiacos were the unquestionable favorites to win the championship. Finally, they made it, by beating Union Olimpija 74–65 in the semi-final and FC Barcelona 73–58 in the final. Olympiacos fans were quick to sing that, "in Rome, in the final, we lifted the European trophy." This remains one of the club's most popular chants today. Olympiacos then easily achieved the coveted triple crown: they won the Greek League title (against the season's surprise team AEK Athens), the Greek Cup (against Apollon Patras), and finally the Euroleague. Olympiacos was the first Greek team to have won the Triple Crown and remained the only one up until 2007.

McDonald's finalist[edit]

Olympiacos faced the legend team of Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan in Paris

In October of the same year, the club played in the 1997 McDonald's Championship, in Paris. Having defeated Atenas de Córdoba in the semifinal by 89–86, Olympiacos played against the NBA champions Chicago Bulls in the final. The game was played under zone-friendly European rules, but, out of respect for the Bulls, Olympiacos never used a zone defense. Olympiacos was defeated 78–104 by one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan.[10]

In the 1997–1998 season, Olympiacos, were once again the favorites in all the competitions they were taking part. They started the season with an impressive record of consecutive wins in Greece and Europe. But in the second half of the season, things went wrong for the team. Olympiacos played in the round of 16 of the Euroleague, with a home court advantage against Partizan in a three game series, but they lost both matches in Athens and Belgrade and the European Champions suffered an early and disappointing elimination. In the Greek Cup's Final Four, they faced Panathinaikos for the 3rd place and they won easily. In the Greek League, Olympiacos finished the regular season in second place, behind Panathinaikos. In the semi-finals, Olympiacos faced PAOK, having a home court advantage in a best of three series. In the first match in Athens, Olympiacos took a tight 66–65 win and held the advantage. They lost the second match in Thessaloniki, and the last game was held again in Athens. Olympiacos lost 58–55 in Neo Faliro, marking the first ever defeat for the team in Peace and Friendship Stadium during the Greek playoffs. The Reds didn't have the chance to defend their crown and they ended up in third place, with a 3–1 series win over AEK Athens.

The 1998–1999 season didn't begin well, because in the season's opening match of the Greek Cup, Olympiacos was eliminated by PAOK. The Reds played once again in the Euroleague Final Four, and although they were considered the favorites to win the title, they lost 71–87 in the semi-final to the eventual winners Žalgiris. They finished third, defeating Teamsystem Bologna 74–63 in the 3rd place game. In the Greek League they were the favorites to win the championship, but despite having the home advantage in the finals against Panathinaikos, they were defeated in the last game of the series at home and lost the title. That was the first time Olympiacos lost a playoff game to Panathinaikos in SEF after 10 consecutive wins.

In the 1999–2000 season, Olympiacos didn't make the Euroleague playoffs as they were eliminated in the round of 16 by Union Olimpija. On the contrary, they finished first in the regular season of the Greek League and entered the playoffs having home court advantage. But in the semi-finals they played against fourth-placed PAOK and they were eliminated, losing the first game at home and the second one in Thessaloníki. Olympiacos faced AEK for the third place and won.

2000s[edit]

2000–2002[edit]

In the 2000–2001 season, Olympiacos played in the first Euroleague competition organized by Euroleague Basketball (company), but despite having home court advantage in the playoffs they were eliminated by TAU Cerámica. In the Greek League Finals, they finished second.

In the 2001–2002 season the club managed to win the Greek Cup, their first trophy since 1997,[11] in a Final Four tournament that was held at Peace and Friendship Stadium. They beat Panathinaikos in the semi-final and Maroussi in the final. Then they came within one victory of the Euroleague Final Four. They played in the Top 16 in a group against Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and Union Olimpija, with only the first placed team advancing to the Final Four. After Olympiacos completed an easy 92–75 win over Panathinaikos in the opening home match, another home win against AEK, and an away win against Olimpija, they played an away game against Panathinaikos and lost 78–88. The score of that game gave the Reds the aggregate advantage in case they finished on the top of the group along with their rivals. However, in the fifth group game, the weakest team of the group, Union Olimpija, stunned Olympiacos in Athens by winning their single game in the group. This put Olympiacos in second place and kept them out of the Final Four. In the Greek League the Reds managed to break the home court advantage of Panathinaikos in the playoffs semi-final, and after a thrilling second win at home, they eliminated them and made it to the finals. Despite starting the finals with a 2–0 lead after two comfortable wins against AEK, they finally lost they title.

Olympiacos was one of the Euroleague's most dangerous teams in 2002–2003 as well. The club came closer than any team to knocking off the eventual champions Barcelona in two heartbreaking games in the Euroleague Top 16 groups, and proved, despite the fact that they were not at their best during the early 2000s, that they are able to beat any team at any time.

2003–2005 crisis[edit]

The 2003–2004 and 2004–2005 seasons were the worst in the modern history of Olympiacos. In both seasons, the team was eliminated in the Greek Cup and finished in the 8th place of the Greek League. Especially in the latter season, Olympiacos had a dismaying performance in the Euroleague, which filled many of its fans with uncertainty.

2006 – The rebirth[edit]

The 2005–2006 season saw the return of the Red giants, which overcame the previous down years with a nice combination of young talent and experienced veterans which paid off for the club. Players added to the club like Renaldas Seibutis, Quincy Lewis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Georgios Printezis and, above all, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, were viewed by some to be a possible solid core of players for the team for many years to come. That season seemed to be very promising for the Red giants. However, the promising Reds were eliniminated from the Greek Cup in their first knock-out match of the competition. Olympiacos survived a difficult Euroleague regular season and shined in the Top 16, advancing to the quarterfinal playoffs. The Reds were just a win away from making it to the Final Four for the first time since 1999. Maccabi Tel Aviv won the best-of-three playoff series 2–1, but game 3 went down to the wire. Experience proved to be a decisive factor in the final 2 minutes of the game, when the hosts managed to seal a 77–73 win and advanced to the Final Four in Prague. Tyus Edney earned Euroleague February MVP honors, as well as ranking third in assists at the end of the regular season and second in the Top 16. Olympiacos also shined in its domestic competition, as the Reds made it to the Greek League finals for the first time in five years by surviving a thrilling five-game series against Maroussi. Despite their losing in the final playoff series, it was clear that the Reds were back where they used to be, becoming a team able to challenge for every title.

In the 2006–2007 season, with the signings of head coach Pini Gershon and Arvydas Macijauskas, the Reds were one of the favorites to claim the Euroleague crown, but they didn't manage to qualify to the Athens Final Four. They were eliminated from the Greek Cup as well. In the Greek League playoffs, they made it to the finals after winning 3–2 a best of five semifinal against Aris. Although Olympiacos had to overcome their home court disadvantage, they won the last match in Thessaloniki and made it to the best of five finals, having again a home court disadvantage, this time against Panathinaikos. The club had to beat their arch-rivals in order to win their first Greek Championship since 1997. But they finished second in one of the best final series ever played in the Greek League. At the inaugural game in Panathinaikos' home, the Reds lost 72–79, but they won the second game in Peace and Friendship Stadium 76–72. In the third match, Olympiacos lost 86–85 in overtime, with the Reds complaining furiously against the referees, who didn't call a clear foul against Scoonie Penn with only 3 seconds left in the game.[12][13] Olympiacos won easily 78–68 in Piraeus but in the last away game the Reds lost 76–89.

2007–2008 Season[edit]

In the 2007–08 season, Olympiacos was once again considered amongst the favorites to reach the Final Four of the Euroleague. It was also considered one of the two favorites, along with Panathinaikos, to win the Greek championship. In the Greek League regular season the team had a record of 22 wins and 4 defeats, and had the second most prolific offensive team in the league. In the quarter-finals of the playoffs, Olympiacos swept AEK Athens in a best-of-three series and in the semi-finals they beat Maroussi in a best-of-five series, 3–2. They finally finished second, losing in the finals of the Greek League. They also reached the final of the Greek Cup after 4 years, but they didn't manage to take the title. In the Euroleague, the team qualified for the third phase of the competition (quarter-finals), where it was eliminated by the eventual winners CSKA Moscow.

2008–2009 Season[edit]

The 2008–09 season began with high expectations due to a big budget and a great roster. The club's season was only moderately successful however, as they reached the finals of both the Greek Cup and the Greek Championship. In the Greek Championship regular season, the team set a record with 25 wins against only 1 defeat, but in the finals of the Greek League playoffs, they lost the series 3–1, despite having the home court advantage. In the Euroleague, they reached the Final Four for the first time in 10 years, eliminating Real Madrid with 3–1 wins.

2009–2010 Season[edit]

The 2009–10 season was the best after a long time for Olympiakos. The management wanted to bring another big player to the team, after Josh Childress. And they did, agreeing with the NBA player of Denver Nuggets Linas Kleiza. With these two the club managed to take the Greek Cup defeating their arch-rivals Panathinaikos 68–64 in the final. In the Euroleague, the Reds reached once again the Final Four which was held in Paris. In the semi-final the team managed to defeat Partizan 83–80 in overtime, but lost 68–86 to FC Barcelona in the final. In the Greek Championship finals, the club lost 3–1 wins to Panathinaikos after an intense third game that would have put them ahead 1–2, with the Reds having again huge complaints over the referees' performance.[14] The fourth game of the series was disrupted several times and the arena was cleared of all fans in order to complete the remaining few minutes.

2010s[edit]

Olympiacos jersey (2010)

2010–2011 Season[edit]

In July 2010 Olympiacos offers a three-year contract of €13,200,000 gross income to the famous Greek guard Vassilis Spanoulis and comes to an agreement with the player. The great Serbian coach Dušan Ivković agrees with the club and with a roster of players such as Miloš Teodosić, Vassilis Spanoulis, Theo Papaloukas, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Jamon Gordon, Radoslav Nesterović and Ioannis Bourousis, Olympiacos becomes a favourite to win the 2010-11 Euroleague. In the opening game of the Top 16 Olympiacos gets an 70–84 defeat in Athens from Fenerbahçe Ülker but one month later Olympiacos defeated the Turkish champions with a 65–80 win in Istanbul and took the first place of the Top 16 Group H. In the quarter-finals Olympiacos faced Montepaschi Siena. In the first game of a best-of-five series the Reds achieved a great performance defeating Montepaschi with an 89–41 score at the Peace and Friendship stadium in Athens but the Italian club managed to win the second game (65–82), breaking the home advantage of the Reds. Olympiacos didn't manage to win any of the next two away games and got eliminated from the 2010–11 Euroleague Final Four. In May 15, 2011 Olympiacos defeated arch-rivals Panathinaikos 74–68 in the Greek cup final and won the ninth cup in the club’s history. In the Greek League Olympiacos takes the first place in the regular season and despite earning home-court advantage for the finals, they lose the first game at home and with a 3–1 defeat in a best-of-five series they let the championship slip away.

2011–2012 Season – Euroleague Champions, Greek Champions[edit]

In the summer of 2011 Olympiacos saw many experienced players leave after a reduction of the team's budget by over 50%. The youthful team under coach Dušan Ivković depended initially on leader Vassilis Spanoulis, losing games regularly when he wasn't playing. The team that the press thought might not even qualify for the Top 16 improved dramatically during the season and under the great performances of Vassilis Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis, Kostas Papanikolaou, Kyle Hines, Joey Dorsey, Pero Antić and Acie Law, Olympiacos reached the 2011–12 Final Four in Istanbul after breaking the home advantage of Montepaschi Siena winning with a 75–82 in the first game of a best-of-five series in Italy, in a reversal of last season's quarterfinals. Going to Istanbul as an outsider, Olympiacos beat the two favourites, FC Barcelona in the semifinal with a score 68–64 and CSKA Moscow in the final with a 62–61 score, coming back after trailing by 19 points in the most dramatic final in the history of Euroleague Basketball. Printezis scored a game winner with a few tenths of a second left to give Olympiacos the win. The most successful season of the Reds since 1997 was completed by seizing the Greek championship from arch-rivals Panathinaikos, winning the best-of-five series 3–2.

2012–2013 Season – Back-to-back Euroleague Champions, Intercontinental Champions[edit]

Acie Law wearing back-to-back Euroleague Champions 2012–2013 Olympiacos jersey (with Euroleague Champion's golden badge), in the win against Galatasaray in Istanbul (78–67, 24/10/2013)

In 2013 Olympiacos, under the guidance of coach Giorgos Bartzokas, became Euroleague champion for the second year in a row,[15] becoming the only team after Maccabi Tel Aviv to become back-to-back Euroleague champions in the Euroleague Basketball Company era (Euroleague 2000–01 season to present). After rolling past CSKA Moscow 69–52 in the semifinal,[16] they managed to best Real Madrid 100–88 in the final at The O2 Arena in London, roaring back from a 17-point deficit. Euroleague MVP Vassilis Spanoulis led the charge with 22 points (all in the second half), and was eventually voted Final Four MVP.

After winning the Euroleague championship for the second straight season, Olympiacos qualified to play at the 2013 edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup, against the 2013 FIBA Americas League champions, Pinheiros Sky, for the club world cup title. Olympiacos won the two game aggregate score series 2 games to 0, winning the first game of the series by a score of 81 to 70, and the second game of the series by a score of 86 to 69. Vassilis Spanoulis was named the 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup MVP.[17][18]

Sponsors and Manufacturers[edit]

Since 1985 Olympiacos had a specific kit manufacturer and a kit sponsor. The following tables detail the shirt sponsors and kit suppliers of Olympiacos by year:

Arena and Logos[edit]

Arena[edit]

Olympiacos' long-time home court the Peace and Friendship Stadium (Greek: Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας or ΣΕΦ – SEF), which is an indoor arena located in Faliro, Piraeus, on the Athens coastland, exactly opposite of Olympiacos FC football department's ground, Karaiskakis Stadium. The arena opened in 1985 and Olympiacos has been using it since 1991. It was one of the biggest European arenas with a capacity of 17,000 seats, however, it was reduced to 12,171 seats for the 2004 Olympics.

Currently, it seats 14,950. SEF hosted the indoor volleyball tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics, while it was the hosting venue of the EuroBasket 1987 and 1998 FIBA World Championship. The stadium was renovated for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Players[edit]

2014–2015 Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Olympiacos B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 4 United States Petway, Brent 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 29 – (1985-05-12)May 12, 1985
C 5 United States Hunter, Othello 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002106500000000000106.5 kg (235 lb) 28 – (1986-05-28)May 28, 1986
C 6 United States Dunston, Bryant 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002114400000000000114.4 kg (252 lb) 28 – (1986-05-28)May 28, 1986
G 7 Greece Spanoulis, Vassilis (C) 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700195400000000000095.4 kg (210 lb) 32 – (1982-08-07)August 7, 1982
SF 9 Greece Papapetrou, Ioannis Injured 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002105500000000000105.5 kg (233 lb) 20 – (1994-03-30)March 30, 1994
G 10 Greece Sloukas, Kostas 70001900000000000001.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700195400000000000095.4 kg (210 lb) 24 – (1990-01-15)January 15, 1990
G/F 14 Greece Christodoulou, Antreas 70001970000000000001.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 19 – (1995-05-22)May 22, 1995
PF 15 Greece Printezis, Georgios Injured 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002109000000000000109 kg (240 lb) 29 – (1985-02-22)February 22, 1985
PF 16 Greece Agravanis, Dimitrios 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002106500000000000106.5 kg (235 lb) 20 – (1994-12-20)December 20, 1994
G 17 Greece Mantzaris, Vangelis Injured 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700195400000000000095.4 kg (210 lb) 24 – (1990-04-16)April 16, 1990
C 18 Greece Kavvadas, Vasileios 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002120000000000000120 kg (265 lb) 22 – (1991-12-28)December 28, 1991
G 19 Greece Katsivelis, Dimitrios 70001970000000000001.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 700190500000000000090.5 kg (200 lb) 23 – (1991-10-01)October 1, 1991
PG 20 Croatia Lafayette, Oliver 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 30 – (1984-05-06)May 6, 1984
G/F 21 United States Darden, Tremmell 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 33 – (1981-11-17)November 17, 1981
G 22 Greece Mouratos, Vasileios 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 17 – (1997-11-24)November 24, 1997
G/F 24 Belgium Lojeski, Matt 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700190500000000000090.5 kg (200 lb) 29 – (1985-07-24)July 24, 1985
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: November 4, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Bryant Dunston Othello Hunter Vasileios Kavvadas
PF Giorgos Printezis Brent Petway Dimitrios Agravanis
SF Matt Lojeski Tremmell Darden Ioannis Papapetrou
SG Vassilis Spanoulis Kostas Sloukas Antreas Christodoulou
PG Vangelis Mantzaris Oliver Lafayette Dimitrios Katsivelis Vasileios Mouratos

Squad Changes for the 2014–2015 Season[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined under FIBA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIBA nationality.

No. Position Player
Croatia G Oliver Lafayette (from Spain Valencia)
United States C Othello Hunter (from Italy Montepaschi Siena)
United States SF Tremmell Darden (from Spain Real Madrid)
Greece SG Vasileios Mouratos (from Greece Agioi Anargyroi)

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined under FIBA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIBA nationality.

No. Position Player
Greece SF Stratos Perperoglou (to Turkey Anadolu Efes)
United States G/F Mardy Collins (to Poland Turów Zgorzelec)
Slovenia C Mirza Begić (to Slovenia Union Olimpija)
Georgia (country) C Giorgi Shermadini (to Spain Zaragoza 2002)
Bulgaria F/C Cedric Simmons (to Italy Enel Brindisi)
United States PG Acie Law (to TBD)

Honours[edit]

Kyle Hines after Olympiacos' 2013 back-to-back Euroleague victory in London

Total titles: 23

Domestic competitions[edit]

Greek Championship

  • Winners (10): 1948–49, 1959–60, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2011–12

Greek Cup

  • Winners (9): 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1993–94, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2009–10, 2010–11

European competitions[edit]

Euroleague

Triple Crown (unofficial)

  • Winners (1): 1996–97

Worldwide competitions[edit]

FIBA Intercontinental Cup

McDonald's Championship

  • Runners-up (1): 1997

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1978–79 Semi-final group stage 6th place in a group with Emerson Varèse, Bosna, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Real Madrid and Joventut Badalona
1992–93 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Limoges, 70–67 (W) in Patras, 53–59 (L) and 58–60 (L) in Limoges
1993–94 Final defeated Panathinaikos 77–72 in the semi-final, lost to Joventut Badalona 57–59 in the final (Tel Aviv)
1994–95 Final defeated Panathinaikos 58–52 in the semi-final, lost to Real Madrid 61–73 in the final (Zaragoza)
1995–96 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Real Madrid, 68–49 (W) in Piraeus, 77–80 (L) and 65–80 (L) in Madrid
1996–97 European Champions defeated Union Olimpija 74–65 in the semi-final, defeated FC Barcelona 73–58 in the final of the Final Four in Rome
1998–99 Final Four 3rd place in Munich, lost to Žalgiris 71–87 in the semi-final, defeated Teamsystem Bologna 74–63 in the 3rd place game
2000–01 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Tau Cerámica, 72–78 (L) in Piraeus, 76–98 (L) in Vitoria-Gasteiz
2005–06 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Maccabi Tel Aviv, 78–87 (L) in Tel Aviv, 76–70 (W) in Piraeus, 73–77 (L) in Tel Aviv
2006–07 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Tau Cerámica, 59–84 (L) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 89–95 (L) in Piraeus
2007–08 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by CSKA Moscow, 76–74 (W) in Moscow, 73–83 (L) in Piraeus, 56–81 (L) in Moscow
2008–09 Final Four 4th place in Berlin, lost to Panathinaikos 82–84 in the semi-final, lost to FC Barcelona 79–95 in the 3rd place game
2009–10 Final defeated Partizan 83–80 in the semi-final, lost to FC Barcelona 68–86 in the final (Paris)
2010–11 Quarter-finals eliminated 3–1 by Montepaschi Siena, 89–41 (W) & 65–82 (L) in Piraeus, 72–81 (L) and 76–88 (L) in Siena
2011–12 European Champions defeated FC Barcelona 68–64 in the semi-final, defeated CSKA Moscow 62–61 in the final of the Final Four in Istanbul
2012–13 European Champions defeated CSKA Moscow 69–52 in the semi-final, defeated Real Madrid 100–88 in the final of the Final Four in London
2013–14 Quarter-finals eliminated 3–2 by Real Madrid, 71–88 (L), 77–82 (L) in Madrid, 78–76 (W), 71–62 (W) in Piraeus and 69–83 (L) in Madrid
Saporta Cup
1975–76 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Rabotnički, ASPO Tours and CSKA Sofia
Intercontinental Cup
2013 Intercontinental Champions defeated Pinheiros, 81–70 (W) and 86–69 (W) in the double final of Intercontinental Cup in São Paulo
McDonald's Championship
1997 Final defeated Atenas de Córdoba 89–86 in the semi-final, lost to Chicago Bulls 78–104 in the final (Paris)


The road to Euroleague victories[edit]

The road to the 1997 Euroleague victory[edit]

Round Team Home  Away 
Group Stage 1 Germany Alba Berlin 64–67 61–62
Italy Teamsystem Bologna 96–80 72–81
Belgium Spirou Charleroi 87–60 79–72
Croatia Cibona 62–61 61–63
Spain Estudiantes 110–78 78–87
Group Stage 2 Russia CSKA Moscow 82–51 79–70
Italy Stefanel Milano 87–84 71–73
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 69–60 78–82
Round of 16 Serbia and Montenegro Partizan 60–61 81–71
74–69
Quarterfinals Greece Panathinaikos 65–57 69–49
Semifinal Slovenia Union Olimpija 74–65
Final Spain FC Barcelona 73–58

The road to the 2012 Euroleague victory[edit]

Round Team Home  Away 
Regular Season
(Group A)
Spain Gescrap Bizkaia 88–81 61–76
Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 81–74 70–86
Spain Caja Laboral 84–82 79–81
Italy Bennet Cantù 86–61 63–64
France SLUC Nancy 91–78 79–74
Top 16
(Group E)
Russia CSKA Moscow 78–86 64–96
Turkey Galatasaray 88–81 77–78
Turkey Anadolu Efes 83–65 67–65
Quarterfinals Italy Montepaschi Siena 75–55 82–75
76–69 80–81
Semifinal Spain FC Barcelona 68–64
Final Russia CSKA Moscow 62–61

The road to the 2013 Euroleague victory[edit]

Round Team Home  Away 
Regular Season
(Group C)
Spain Caja Laboral 85–81 89–72
Turkey Anadolu Efes 75–53 72–98
Lithuania Žalgiris 61–79 77–63
Croatia Cedevita 79–77 84–62
Italy EA7 Milano 82–81 84–71
Top 16
(Group F)
Spain Caja Laboral 82–74 74–82
Turkey Beşiktaş 77–64 79–60
Spain FC Barcelona 77–90 68–76
Italy Montepaschi Siena 72–74 68–67
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 67–73 78–77
Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 82–71 78–73
Russia Khimki 79–70 87–82
Quarterfinals Turkey Anadolu Efes 67–62 72–83
71–53 73–74
82–72
Semifinal Russia CSKA Moscow 69–52
Final Spain Real Madrid 100–88

Biggest wins in European competitions[edit]

FIBA Champions Cup and Euroleague[edit]

FIBA Saporta Cup[edit]

FIBA Korać Cup[edit]

Matches against NBA teams[edit]

On October 18, 1997, Olympiacos became the first Greek team to play against an NBA team. As European Champions, they played against the back-to-back NBA champions Chicago Bulls in the final of the 1997 McDonald's Championship in Paris. The game was played under zone-friendly European rules, but, out of respect for the Bulls, Olympiacos never used a zone defense. Olympiacos lost 78–104, with the legendary Michael Jordan scoring 27 points.[19] In October 2009, Olympiacos visited the United States on his 2009 NBA tour and played against the San Antonio Spurs in AT&T Center and against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Quicken Loans Arena.[20]

18 October 1997
Chicago Bulls United States 104–78 Greece Olympiacos
9 October 2009
San Antonio Spurs United States 107–89 Greece Olympiacos
12 October 2009
Cleveland Cavaliers United States 111–94 Greece Olympiacos

Seasons[edit]

Seasons Greek Basket League Greek Cup Europe Coach Roster
1946–47 3rd place Petros Dimitropoulos, Xenophon Nikolaidis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Emmanouil Chatzinikolaou, Anagnostopoulos, Michopoulos
1947–48 Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Petros Dimitropoulos, Emmanouil Chatzinikolaou, Xenophon Nikolaidis, Alexandros Koutsoukos
1948–49 Champion Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Emmanouil Chatzinikolaou, Stylianos Tsikatos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1949–50 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Emmanouil Chatzinikolaou, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1950–51 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1951–52 Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1952–53 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1953–54 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos
1954–55 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Argyropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos
1955–56 Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Argyropoulos
1956–57 Finalist Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Argyropoulos, Bisillas
1957–58 6th place Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Argyropoulos, Bisillas
1958–59 4th place Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Argyropoulos, Polychroniou
1959–60 Champion Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Vasilis Fasilis, Markos Kaloudis, Mimis Douratsos, Nikos Nikolaidis, Babis Gerakarakis, Argyropoulos, Polychroniou, Spanos, Kazounidis
1960–61 Didn't enter
the playoffs
Euroleague
Last 24
Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Makis Katsafados, Vasilis Fasilis, Thymios Filippou, Markos Kaloudis, Mimis Douratsos, Nikos Nikolaidis, Babis Gerakarakis, Meimaris, Argyropoulos, Polychroniou, Kazounidis
1961–62 Didn't enter
the playoffs
Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Makis Katsafados, Markos Kaloudis, Nikos Nikolaidis
1962–63 Didn't enter
the playoffs
Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Makis Katsafados, Markos Kaloudis, Nikos Nikolaidis
1963–64 10th place Didn't participate Giannis Koutsoulentis, Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Makis Katsafados, Stavros Katsafados, Aris Giokas, Markos Kaloudis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Dimitris Kontogiannis, Manolis Arapis, Petros Polykandriotis, Giorgos Maltidis, Nasos Chlelmis, Kostas Perdikaris
1967–68 4th place Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Tolis Spanos, Thanasis Rammos, Stelios Amerikanos, Makis Katsafados, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou, Petros Polykandriotis, Steve Pleropoulos, Spearman
1968–69 5th place Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Tolis Spanos, Thanasis Rammos, Stelios Amerikanos, Makis Katsafados, Stavros Katsafados, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou
1969–70 5th place Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Tolis Spanos, Thanasis Rammos, Makis Katsafados, Stavros Katsafados, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou
1970–71 3rd place Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Tolis Spanos, Thanasis Rammos, Makis Katsafados, Stavros Katsafados, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou
1971–72 Finalist Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Makis Katsafados, Tolis Spanos, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Rammos, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou
1972–73 Finalist Cup Winners' Cup
Last 12
Fedon Mattheou Charlie Yelverton, Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Giorgos Barlas, Makis Katsafados, Thanasis Rammos, Tolis Spanos, Manolis Eustratiou
1973–74 6th place Cup Winners' Cup
Last 12
Fedon Mattheou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Giorgos Barlas, Makis Katsafados, Thanasis Rammos, Tolis Spanos, Manolis Eustratiou
1974–75 Finalist Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Giorgos Barlas, Makis Katsafados, Thanasis Rammos, Nikos Sismanidis, Giannis Garonis, Tolis Spanos, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Manolis Eustratiou
1975–76 Champion Winner Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Fedon Mattheou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Giorgos Barlas, Nikos Sismanidis, Paraskevas Tsantalis, Thanasis Rammos, Giannis Garonis, Tolis Spanos
1976–77 Finalist Winner Euroleague
Last 23
Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Giorgos Barlas, Paul Melini, Thanasis Rammos, Nikos Sismanidis, Tolis Spanos, Giannis Garonis, Kimonas Kokorogiannis
1977–78 Champion Winner Cup Winners' Cup
Last 15
Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Thanasis Rammos, Giorgos Barlas, Giannis Garonis, Nikos Sismanidis, Tolis Spanos, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Heliotis, Spetsiotis, Karelas
1978–79 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
Last 6
Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Argiris Kambouris, Paul Melini, Giorgos Barlas, Nikos Sismanidis, Aris Raftopoulos, Thanasis Rammos, Tolis Spanos, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Dimitris Sampanis
1979–80 Finalist Winner Korać Cup
Last 16
Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Argiris Kambouris, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Christos Iordanidis, Aris Raftopoulos, Thanasis Rammos, Tolis Spanos, Dimitris Sampanis
1980–81 Finalist Last 16 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 20
Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Giorgos Skropolithas, Aris Raftopoulos, Christos Iordanidis, Dimitris Sampanis
1981–82 6th place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 37
Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Argiris Kambouris, Pavlos Diakoulas, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Giorgos Skropolithas, Aris Raftopoulos, Christos Iordanidis, Dimitris Sampanis
1982–83 5th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 42
Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Argiris Kambouris, Giannis Paragios, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Giorgos Skropolithas, Dimitris Sampanis, Aris Raftopoulos, Andreas Kozakis, Kassimis
1983–84 7th place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 29
Thymios Filippou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Argiris Kambouris, Giannis Paragios, Andreas Kozakis, Aris Raftopoulos, Nikos Darivas, Tzimis Maniatis, Dimitris Sampanis, Sarantis Papachristopoulos
1984–85 7th place Last 16 Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Argiris Kambouris, Aris Raftopoulos, Giannis Paragios, Tzimis Maniatis, Andreas Kozakis, Giannis Koukis, Dimitris Sampanis, Nikos Darivas, Sarantis Papachristopoulos, Papadakis, Nalbantis, Kypriotis
1985–86 Finalist Finalist Didn't participate Kostas Anastasatos Argiris Kambouris, Alexis Christodoulou, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Tzimis Maniatis, Giannis Paragios, Dimitris Sampanis, Andreas Kozakis, Giannis Koukis, Vasilis Dakoulas, Nalbantis
1986–87 7th place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 29
Kostas Anastasatos Argiris Kambouris, Tzimis Maniatis, Giannis Paragios, Dimitris Sampanis, Thanasis Krempounis, Andreas Karkavasis, Giannis Koukis, Kostas Giannopoulos, Alexis Christopdoulou, Vasilis Dakoulas, Ilias Karkabasis, Dimos Oikonomakos, Kostas Panagiotopoulos
1987–88 6th place Last 16 Didn't participate Steve Giatzoglou Argiris Kambouris, Tzimis Maniatis, Giannis Paragios, Alexis Christodoulou, Dimitris Sampanis, Pit Balis, Vasilis Dakoulas, Thanasis Krempounis, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Ilias Karkabasis, Dimos Oikonomakos
1988–89 8th place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 16
Steve Giatzoglou Carey Scurry, Larry Middleton, Argiris Kambouris, Vaggelis Aggelou, Stavros Elliniadis, George Papadakos, Alexis Christodoulou, Tzimis Maniatis, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Ilias Karkabasis, Vasilis Dakoulas
1989–90 7th place Last 16 Didn't participate Makis Dendrinos, Michalis Kyritsis Todd Mitchell, Argiris Kambouris, Vaggelis Aggelou, George Papadakos, Stavros Elliniadis, Alexis Christodoulou, Greg Oikonomou, Tzimis Maniatis, Kostas Moraitis, Vasilis Dakoulas, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Ilias Karkabasis
1990–91 8th place Last 16 Didn't participate Michalis Kyritsis Giorgos Sigalas, Argiris Kambouris, Vaggelis Aggelou, Panagiotis Karatzas, Glen Blackwell, Alexis Giannopoulos, George Papadakos, Tzimis Maniatis, Alexis Christodoulou, Stavros Elliniadis, Ilias Karkabasis, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Giorgos Momtsos, Tasos Rokos, Stratos Makris
1991–92 Finalist Last 8 Didn't participate Giannis Ioannidis Žarko Paspalj, Giorgos Sigalas, Argiris Kambouris, Panagiotis Karatzas, Vaggelis Aggelou, Greg Brooks, George Papadakos, Stavros Elliniadis, Tzimis Maniatis, Antonis Stamatis, Kostas Moraitis, Babis Papadakis, Alexis Giannopoulos, Ilias Karkabasis
1992–93 Champion Last 4 Euroleague
Last 8
Giannis Ioannidis Žarko Paspalj, Walter Berry, Argiris Kambouris, Giorgos Sigalas, Franco Nakić, Milan Tomić, Dragan Tarlać, Rod Higgins, George Papadakos, Stavros Elliniadis, Antonis Stamatis, Babis Papadakis, Giorgos Limniatis, Kostas Moraitis
1993–94 Champion Winner Euroleague
Finalist
Giannis Ioannidis Žarko Paspalj, Roy Tarpley, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Argiris Kambouris, Giorgos Sigalas, Milan Tomić, Franco Nakić, Dragan Tarlać, Efthimis Bakatsias, Panagiotis Karatzas, George Papadakos, Antonis Stamatis, Giorgos Limniatis, Babis Papadakis
1994–95 Champion Last 26 Euroleague
Finalist
Giannis Ioannidis Eddie Johnson, Alexander Volkov, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Dragan Tarlać, Efthimis Bakatsias, Giorgos Sigalas, Argiris Kambouris, Franko Nakić, Milan Tomić, George Papadakos, Giorgos Limniatis, Antonis Stamatis, Babis Papadakis
1995–96 Champion Last 8 Euroleague
Last 8
Giannis Ioannidis David Rivers, Walter Berry, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Dragan Tarlać, Giorgos Sigalas, Nasos Galakteros, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Franco Nakic, Efthimis Bakatsias, Milan Tomić, Anatoly Zourpenko, George Papadakos, Vasilis Soulis
1996–97 Champion Winner Euroleague
Champion
Dušan Ivković David Rivers, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Giorgos Sigalas, Nasos Galakteros, Dragan Tarlać, Willy Anderson, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Efthimis Bakatsias, Franko Nakić, Milan Tomić, Anatoly Zourpenko, Christian Welp, Aleksey Savrasenko, Evric Gray, Vasilis Soulis
1997–98 3rd place 3rd place Euroleague
Last 16
Dušan Ivković Michael Hawkins, Artūras Karnišovas, Johnny Rogers, Panagiotis Fassoulas, Dragan Tarlać, Milan Tomić, Dušan Vukčević, Franko Nakić, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Efthimis Bakatsias, Aleksey Savrasenko, Anatoly Zourpenko, Alexandros Anthis, Dimitris Karaplis, Nikos Michalos, Nikos Pettas
McDonald's Finalist
1998–99 Finalist Last 21 Euroleague
3rd place
Dušan Ivković Anthony Goldwire, Arijan Komazec, Johnny Rogers, Panagiotis Fassoulas, Fabricio Oberto, Dragan Tarlać, Milan Tomić, Dušan Vukčević, Aleksey Savrasenko, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Periklis Dorkofikis, Arsene Ade-Mensah, Dimitris Karaplis, Vasilis Soulis
1999–00 3rd place Last 16 Euroleague
Last 16
Giannis Ioannidis Blue Edwards, Chris Morris, Fabricio Oberto, Dragan Tarlać, Milan Tomić, Dušan Vukčević, Franko Nakić, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Aleksey Savrasenko, Iñaki de Miguel, Periklis Dorkofikis, Josh Grant, Mike Brown, James Robinson, Arsene Ade-Mensah, Giannis Lappas, Vasilis Soulis, Nikos Pettas
2000–01 Finalist 3rd place Euroleague
Last 8
Ilias Zouros Dino Rađa, David Rivers, Nikos Oikonomou, Nikos Boudouris, Milan Tomić, Dušan Vukčević, Iñaki de Miguel, Patrick Femerling, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Stéphane Risacher, Periklis Dorkofikis, Sam Jacobson, Giorgos Printezis, Vasilis Soulis, Nikos Pettas, Panagiotis Mantzanas
2001–02 Finalist Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Lefteris Subotić Alphonso Ford, Nikos Boudouris, Patrick Femerling, Iñaki de Miguel, Aleksey Savrasenko, Milan Tomić, Stéphane Risacher, Misan Nikagbatse, Theodoros Papaloukas, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Giorgos Printezis, Periklis Dorkofikis, Dušan Jelić, James Forrest, Nihat Emre Ekim, Panagiotis Mantzanas
2002–03 4th place Last 8 Euroleague
Last 8
Lefteris Subotić Maurice Evans, DeMarco Johnson, Kenny Miller, Iñaki de Miguel, Christos Harisis, Nikos Boudouris, Milan Tomić, Misan Nikagbatse, Aleksey Savrasenko, Mark Bradtke, Nenad Marković, Veljko Mršić, Giorgos Printezis, Juan Antonio Morales, Panagiotis Mantzanas, Panagiotis Katranas, Giorgos Giannouzakos
2003–04 8th place Finalist Euroleague
Last 16
Lefteris Subotić, Dragan Šakota,
Milan Tomić
Rubén Wolkowyski, Panagiotis Liadelis, Giorgos Diamantopoulos, Christos Harisis, Branko Milisavljević, Dalibor Bagarić, Konstantinos Harissis, Goran Jurak, Giannis Kalambokis, Giorgos Printezis, Vangelis Sklavos, Milan Tomić, Boris Gorenc, Giorgos Giannouzakos, Josko Kafedjis
2004–05 8th place Last 16 Euroleague
Last 32
Jonas Kazlauskas Marque Perry, Roger Mason, Lavor Postell, Ivan Zoroski, Dušan Vukčević, Aggelos Koronios, Lazaros Agadakos, Vangelis Sklavos, Giannis Kalambokis, Nikos Papanikolopoulos, Giorgos Printezis, Milan Tomić, Jeff Nordgaard, Boris Gorenc, Robert Gulyas, Elvir Ovčina, Ivica Jurković, Dimitris Misiakos
2005–06 Finalist Last 8 Euroleague
Last 8
Jonas Kazlauskas Tyus Edney, Quincy Lewis, Christos Charisis, Nikos Hatzis, Manolis Papamakarios, Giorgos Printezis, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Renaldas Seibutis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Andrija Žižić, Eurelijus Žukauskas, Lazaros Agadakos, Nikos Barlos, Matt Freije, Ivan Koljević, Nikos Argiropoulos, Dimitris Kalaitzidis
2006–07 Finalist Last 16 Euroleague
Last 8
Pinhas Gershon Alex Acker, Scoonie Penn, Henry Domercant, Arvydas Macijauskas, Giannis Bourousis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Manolis Papamakarios, Andrija Žižić, Christos Charisis, Ryan Stack, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Nikos Barlos, Damir Mulaomerović, Vrbica Stefanov, Sam Hoskin, Gerry McNamara
2007–08 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
Last 8
Pinhas Gershon, Panagiotis Giannakis Qyntel Woods, Lynn Greer, Arvydas Macijauskas, Roderick Blakney, Marc Jackson, Giannis Bourousis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Giorgos Printezis, Kostas Vassiliadis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Manolis Papamakarios, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Jake Tsakalidis, Renaldas Seibutis, Miloš Teodosić, Panagiotis Kafkis
2008–09 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
4th place
Panagiotis Giannakis Josh Childress, Jannero Pargo, Theodoros Papaloukas, Nikola Vujčić, Giannis Bourousis, Yotam Halperin, Lynn Greer, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Ian Vougioukas, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Giorgos Printezis, Zoran Erceg, Miloš Teodosić, Michalis Pelekanos, Igor Milošević, Kostas Sloukas
2009–10 Finalist Winner Euroleague
Finalist
Panagiotis Giannakis Josh Childress, Theodoros Papaloukas, Scoonie Penn, Nikola Vujčić, Giannis Bourousis, Yotam Halperin, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Linas Kleiza, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Miloš Teodosić, Kostas Sloukas, Kostas Papanikolaou, Andreas Glyniadakis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Patrick Beverley (Von Wafer left during the season)
2010–11 Finalist Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Dušan Ivković Theodoros Papaloukas, Giannis Bourousis, Yotam Halperin, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Miloš Teodosić, Kostas Papanikolaou, Andreas Glyniadakis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Matt Nielsen, Radoslav Nesterović, Marko Kešelj, Jamon Lucas Gordon, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Michalis Pelekanos, Giorgos Printezis
2011–12 Champion Finalist Euroleague
Champion
Dušan Ivković Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Kostas Papanikolaou, Joey Dorsey, Kyle Hines, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Giorgos Printezis, Acie Law, Andreas Glyniadakis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Pero Antić, Marko Kešelj, Martynas Gecevičius, Kostas Sloukas, Vangelis Mantzaris, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Michalis Pelekanos (Matt Howard, Kalin Lucas left during the season)
2012–13 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
Champion
Giorgos Bartzokas Kostas Papanikolaou, Kyle Hines, Giorgos Printezis, Acie Law, Vassilis Spanoulis, Pero Antić, Stratos Perperoglou, Martynas Gecevičius, Kostas Sloukas, Vangelis Mantzaris, Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Giorgi Shermadini, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Josh Powell, Georgios Georgakis (Joey Dorsey, Doron Perkins left during the season)
2013–14 Finalist Last 4 Euroleague
Last 8
Giorgos Bartzokas Acie Law, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Antreas Christodoulou, Vangelis Mantzaris, Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Sloukas, Mardy Collins, Matt Lojeski, Stratos Perperoglou, Ioannis Papapetrou, Giorgos Printezis, Dimitrios Agravanis, Brent Petway, Giorgi Shermadini, Bryant Dunston, Mirza Begić, Cedric Simmons, Vasileios Kavvadas (Jamario Moon, Dimitrios Mavroeidis left during the season)
Intercontinental Cup
Winners
2014–15 Greek League Last 8 Euroleague Giorgos Bartzokas, Ioannis Sfairopoulos Oliver Lafayette, Vangelis Mantzaris, Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Sloukas, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Antreas Christodoulou, Tremmell Darden, Matt Lojeski, Ioannis Papapetrou, Giorgos Printezis, Dimitrios Agravanis, Brent Petway, Bryant Dunston, Othello Hunter, Cedric Simmons, Vasileios Kavvadas

A1 Basket seasons (Wins – Losses)[edit]

Season Wins – Losses Season Wins – Losses
1986–87 8–10 2000–01 21–5
1987–88 9–9 2001–02 20–6
1988–89 5–13 2002–03 18–8
1989–90 9–13 2003–04 13–13
1990–91 9–13 2004–05 12–14
1991–92 18–4 2005–06 22–4
1992–93 20–6 2006–07 21–5
1993–94 22–4 2007–08 22–4
1994–95 24–2 2008–09 25–1
1995–96 24–2 2009–10 23–3
1996–97 21–5 2010–11 26–0
1997–98 21–5 2011–12 23–1
1998–99 21–5 2012–13 25–1
1999–00 21–5 2013–14 24–2

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Notable coaches[edit]

Sponsorships[edit]

  • Official Shirt Sponsor – OPAP
  • Official Shirt Sponsor – PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer – Nike, Inc.
  • Official Health Care Service Provider – Athens Medical Group
  • Official Broadcaster – New Hellenic Television
  • Official Sponsor – OTE
  • Official Sponsor – Total
  • Official Pharmaceutical Sponsor – Tzelalis Sport Medicine
  • Official Sport Drink – Gatorade
  • Official Sport Drink – Pepsi Max
  • Official Travel Provider – Esser Travel
  • Official Sponsor – Pizza Fun

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rome 1997: Time for the Reds, Olympiacos 73–58 FC Barcelona". EUROLEAGUE.NET. 
  2. ^ "McDonald's Championship, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls playing against Olympiacos Piraeus in the McDonald's Championship in Paris, 1997 (photo)". hoopedia.nba.com. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "2011–12 season, Final Four". EUROLEAGUE.NET. 
  4. ^ "Olympiacos repeats as Euroleague champion". EUROLEAGUE.NET. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Olympiacos Ownership Duo Entices Former NBAer Josh Childress". Sports Business Daily. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  6. ^ Το ιστορικό 110–68 του Ολυμπιακού (in Greek). SPORTFM.GR. 
  7. ^ Το 110–68 του Ολυμπιακού επί του Παναθηναϊκού (in Greek). SPORTFM.GR. 
  8. ^ FIBA Europe.com Game Card
  9. ^ International Herald Tribune, European Basketball: Passionate Greek Drama by Ian Thomsen, 3 April 1997
  10. ^ "Chicago Bulls vs Olympiakos 104–78 – The Final of the 1997 McDonald's Open in Paris between Chicago Bulls and the legend Michael Jordan against the Euroleague Champions Olympiacos Piraeus". frequency.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Olympiacos – Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL, EUROLEAGUE.NET, Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  12. ^ "Scoonie Penn talks about the notorious non call" (in Greek). sport-fm.gr. 
  13. ^ ""Mr. non call" Piloidis in SEF" (in Greek). redplanet.gr. 
  14. ^ Redplanet.gr
  15. ^ Upal, Sunni (13 May 2013). "Olympiakos sink Real Madrid in London to seal back-to-back Euroleague glory". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Olympiacos trounces CSKA, eyes repeat". EUROLEAGUE.NET. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  17. ^ FoxSports.com O Herói e o Vilão de Olympiacos 86 x 69 Pinheiros, pelo Mundial de Clubes (Portuguese).
  18. ^ Gazetaesportiva.net Olympiacos bate Pinheiros e vence Copa Intercontinental (Portuguese).
  19. ^ "Chicago Bulls vs Olympiakos 104–78 – The Final of the 1997 McDonald's Open in Paris between Chicago Bulls and the legend Michael Jordan against the Euroleague Champions Olympiacos Piraeus". frequency.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  20. ^ "Olympiacos falls to Spurs, Cavs in 2009 NBA Tour". interbasket.net. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 

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