A.E.L. 1964 B.C.

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AEL 1964
AEL 1964 logo
Nickname Vasilissa Tou Kampou
(Queen of The Lowland)
Leagues Greek A2 League
Greek Cup
Founded 1993
History AEL 1964
(1993 – 2009)
G.S. Olympia Larissas
(2009 – 2010)
AEL 1964
(2010 – Present)
Arena Larissa Neapolis Arena
Arena Capacity 5,500[1]
Location Larissa, Greece
Team colors Maroon and White
Website e-ael.gr

A.E.L. 1964 B.C. (Greek: Α.Ε.Λ. 1964 K.A.E.) is a Greek professional basketball team.

The club is located in Larissa, Greece, a city that is part of the Thessaly periphery, and has a population of around 250,000 people. The team is a part of the AEL 1964 multi-sports club. When the team competed in the top-tier Greek League, they played their home games at the Larissa Neapolis Arena.


Team's names[edit]

  • AEL 1964: (1993–2009)
    Team Colors: Maroon and White
  • G.S. Olympia Larissa: (2009–2010)
    Team Colors: Orange and Green
  • AEL 1964: (2010–Present)
    Team Colors: Maroon and White


The Greek basketball club Gymnastikos S. Larissas was founded in Larissa in 1928. In 2006, Gymnastikos merged with the multi-sports club of AEL 1964, which did not have a fully professional level men's basketball section at the time. Gymnastikos' basketball team then became the new basketball section for AEL 1964, under the new name of AEL 1964 G.S., with the newly merged club retaining all of the rights and history of the original club, G.S. Larissas.

In 2009, AEL 1964 G.S. then merged with another basketball club from Larissa, Olympia Larissa, to form G.S. Olympia Larissa. G.S. Olympia Larissa finished last in the Greek Basket League 2009–10 season, and that combined with financial problems, caused it to be relegated down to the Greek lower divisions. As a result, in 2010, the two clubs of AEL 1964 and Olimpia Larissa, separated back from each other, after having merged.

AEL then continued on for the 2010–11 season, under the name of AEL 1964, playing in the Greek lower divisions. A new independent club based on the original Gymnastikos S. Larissas basketball section, called Nea Gymnastikos S. Larissas, was also formed in 2011. This was because 5 years time had passed since the original Gymnastikos club had merged with AEL 1964, and in the original merger agreement, it allowed for another new club to form locally using the Gymnastikos name and logo, after 5 years had passed.


AEL plays their home games at the Larissa Neapolis Arena, which can seat up to 5,500 people for basketball games.[2]


A.E.L.1964 B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 4 Iceland Thorsteinsson, Sigurdur 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 29 – (1988-07-08)8 July 1988
PG 5 Greece Deligiorgis, Apollon 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1993-07-03)3 July 1993
SF 8 Greece Koutinas, Sakis 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
G/F 9 Greece Kouvelas, Alexandros 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
PF 10 Greece Tsoutsos, Nikos 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 34 – (1982-12-30)30 December 1982
PG 11 Greece Politis, Michalis 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 29 – (1988-09-21)21 September 1988
G/F 14 Greece Papachristos, Giannis 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 37 – (1980-01-19)19 January 1980
PF 15 Greece Staboulis, Giannis 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
PF 18 Greece Maltetsos, Giannis 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 32 – (1985-09-14)14 September 1985
Head coach

Avraam Papadopoulos

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 02/08/2016

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