Gymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou
|Founded||October 22, 1971|
|History||1971 - Present|
|Location||Peristeri, Athens, Greece|
|Team colors||Blue and Yellow
|Head coach||Thanasis Skourtopoulos|
|Championships||A2 Championships: (3)
(1983, 1989, 2009)
Peristeri B.C. (Greek: Gymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou KAE), is a Greek professional basketball club that was founded on October 22, 1971. The club is located in Peristeri, Greece, which is a suburban municipality of the city of Athens. The team competes in the Beta Ethniki.
In 1983, Peristeri Athens won the first place of the second division of pro Greek basketball, the Greek A2 League. In 1989, Peristeri again won the A2 Division Championship, for the first time while competing under the Greek League's current competition format. In the following season of 1989-90, Peristeri played games for the first time in the top Greek League.
In the subsequent years in that era, the team was very successful, and many well-known basketball players played for the club. During this era, Peristeri competed in the Korać Cup 7 times (in the years 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2000). Well-known players such as Marko Jarić, Milan Gurović, Angelos Koronios, Michalis Pelekanos, Kostas Tsartsaris, and Alphonso Ford played for the club in this era.
In 2001, led by the great scorer Ford, Peristeri finished in second place in the Greek League in the regular season. The club also competed in the Euroleague 2000-01 and the Euroleague 2001-02 seasons. In 2003, Peristeri competed in the 4th-tier FIBA EuroCup Challenge. In the year 2004, the club played in the 3rd-tier FIBA EuroChallenge.
Following the 2003-04 season, Peristeri was downgraded to the Greek B League, due to great financial troubles within the sports club. For the 2007-08 season, Peristeri Athens returned to the A2 Division, after finishing in second place in the Greek B League in the 2006-07 season. Cezary Trybański signed with the team for the 2007-08 season. In season 2012-13, Peristeri was relegated to A2 Ethniki. On account of economic weakness did not take part in A2 Ethniki and competed in Beta Ethniki (third division).
|Peristeri Athens roster|
- Total Titles: 3
- Divisional: 3
- Greek A2 League:
- 1983, 1989, 2009
- Greek A2 League:
- Fedon Evaggelou
- Faidon Matthaiou
- Ilias Zouros
- Argyris Pedoulakis
- Thanasis Skourtopoulos
- - Dragan Šakota
- Dimitris Koustenis
- "Στη Β’ Εθνική το Περιστέρι". sport-fm.gr. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- Official Site (Greek)
- Eurobasket.com Peristeri BC Athens Team Page
- Basketpedya.com Peristeri BC Athens History, Players, Stats
- Official Fan Site (Greek)
- Video Peristeri History