Apollon Patras B.C.

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Main article: Apollon Patras
Apollon Patras Carna
Apollon Patras Carna logo
Nickname White-Blacks
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Founded 1947
History 1947 – Present
Arena Apollon Patras Indoor Hall
(capacity: 3,500)
Location Patras, Greece
Team colors White and Black
         
Head coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos
2015–16 position Greek Basket League 10th
Championships 4 Greek 2nd Tier Championships
2 Greek B League Championships
(1976, 1979)
2 Greek A2 Championships
(1992, 2003)
Website apollonpatras.gr
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Apollon Patras B.C., named after the Greek God Apollo, is a Greek professional basketball club that is located in Patras, Greece. Apollon Patras B.C. is the men's basketball club of the Greek multi sports athletic union A.S. Apollon Patras. The club's name sponsorship is Apollon Patras B.C. Carna. Currently, Apollon competes in the Greek Basket League, which is the top basketball division in Greece.

Logos[edit]

History[edit]

The club's parent athletic club, A.S. Apollon Patras, was founded in 1926. The club's men's basketball section, Apollon Patras B.C., was founded in the year 1947. Apollon Patras B.C. has competed in the top division Greek Basket League, in a total of 32 different seasons so far, being one of the constant teams in the Greek League's top division over the years.

The club competed in the top division for the first time in the 1971–72 season. Apollon won the local Achaea regional tournament 4 times, in the years 1956, 1958, 1971, and 1973.

In the 1996–97 season, Apollon B.C. had one of its most successful seasons, finishing in the 7th place of the Greek League, and reaching the Round of 16 at the Saporta Cup. The club also made it to the final of the Greek Cup, for the first time in its history, but they were defeated by Olympiacos. In that particular season, Olympiacos had what is considered to be one of the greatest teams in European basketball history, as they had won the 1997 Triple Crown.

One more successful season followed in the 1997–98 season, in which Apollon finished in the 6th place of the Greek League, and made it to the Saporta Cup Round of 32. The following year (1998–99), the team was relegated down to the Greek A2 Basket League (Greek 2nd Division).

In 2003, Apollon B.C. won the Greek Second Division championship, and subsequently returned to the Greek first division for four straight seasons (2004 to 2007). The team was relegated to the second division again after the 2006–07 season, and returned to the top division Greek Basket League in the 2012–13 season. In that season, Apollon made the league's playoffs, and finished in 8th place in the league's final standings.

Apollon played in the 2015 Greek Cup Final, where they lost to Panathinaikos, by a score of 68-53.

Arenas[edit]

Apollon Patras plays its home games at the 3,500 seat Apollon Patras Indoor Hall. They have also played home games at the Dimitris Tofalos Arena, which can seat 4,150 (and up to 5,150 with retractable seating in use).

Titles & honours[edit]

Titles: (8)

Greek honours:

European honours:

Apollon Patras' season by season rankings[edit]

  • Bold indicates seasons in which the club made the Greek top-tier level league's playoffs.
  • Italics indicates seasons in which the club competed in levels below the Greek top-tier level.

Roster[edit]

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

Apollon Patras B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 4 Greece Niforas, Vassilis 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1991-08-02)2 August 1991
G 6 Greece Verginis, Dimitris 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 29 – (1987-05-15)15 May 1987
C 9 Greece Diamantakos, Giorgos 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 22 – (1995-01-14)14 January 1995
SF 11 Greece Slaftsakis, Diamantis 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 22 – (1994-07-27)27 July 1994
G 13 Greece Mastrogiannopoulos, Sarantis 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 19 – (1997-12-03)3 December 1997
F 15 Greece Kouzeloglou, Giannis 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 22 – (1995-01-07)7 January 1995
G 17 Greece Bazinas, Periklis 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 16 – (2000-11-20)20 November 2000
PF 20 Greece Tsiaras, Georgios 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 34 – (1982-05-04)4 May 1982
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Konstantinos Raikitzis
  • Greece Panagiotis Kaperonis

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 11 January 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1
C Giorgos Diamantakos
PF Giannis Kouzeloglou Georgios Tsiaras
SF Diamantis Slaftsakis Vassilis Niforas
SG Dimitris Verginis Periklis Bazinas
PG Sarantis Mastrogiannopoulos

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Current sponsorships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Apollonpatras.gr Old Index. Archived September 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (Greek)

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