Aris Volleyball Club

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Aris VC
Aris Thessalonikis.png
Full name Aris Thessaloniki Volleyball Club
Ground Nick Galis Hall
(capacity: 5,138)
Mikra National Gym
(capacity: 1,543)
Chairman Greece Konstantinos Gavrielides
Head Coach Greece Giannis Melkas
League A2 Ethniki

Aris Thessaloniki Volleyball Club is the professional volleyball team of A.S. Aris Thessaloniki, the major multi-sport club of Thessaloniki, Greece. Aris VC participates in the A1 Division and it is one of the most historical teams of the whole club and of the most stable values of the Greek volleyball, inside and outside its borders.


Aris was the first team to end Olympiacos and Panathinaikos domination of the sport, conquering the Greek Championship in 1997. Aris' roster, that period, was the strongest the club ever had, as it included top scorers Ganev, Konstantinov and some of the most capable Greek players then available: Alexandropoulos, Papakosmas, Melkas, Mitroudis, Chatziantoniou etc.

The club has to demonstrate a very decent and respectful presence in the Greek Cup as well, having reached the final six times. The fact that they had to play all the finals against the season's champions (Olympiacos 5 times and Iraklis 1 time), prevented Aris from winning even one of them. However, they managed to win the Super Cup in 1997. The following season they participated in the Champions League, with a remarkable presence and especially an unforgettable 3-0 road win against European champion Modena.


Current men's volleyball squad[edit]

Season 2016–2017

Number Player Position Height (m) Date of birth
1 Greece Alexandros Roussos Outside Hitter 1.85 13/2/1987
2 Greece Dimitris Finos Opposite 1.98 2/2/1987
4 Greece Stelios Pipergias Setter 1.89 5/1/1985
5 Greece Christos Melkas Middle Blocker 1.89 2/8/1996
6 Greece Giannis Pappaiakovou Middle Blocker 1.89 12/11/1982
7 Greece Nikos Skarlatidis Setter 1.86 11/3/1998
8 Greece Iasonas Kanellos Outside Hitter 1.88 18/9/1998
9 Greece Christos Chatziparadisis Middle Blocker 1.97 13/9/1992
10 Greece Dimitris Orologas Outside Hitter 1.95 4/5/1983
11 Greece Kostas Kontokostas Libero 1.84 3/8/1995
13 Greece Alexandros Romaliadis Libero 1.78 13/2/1989
17 Greece Dimitris Tsalikian Opposite 1.91 1/11/1998
18 Greece Miltos Toskas Outside Hitter 1.87 17/1/1993
19 Greece Giorgos Moisidis Opposite 1.91 21/4/1991

Technical and managerial staff[edit]

Technical Director Greece Kostas Charitonidis
Coach Greece Giannis Melkas

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]


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