EuroLeague Best Defender

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Dimitris Diamantidis was the EuroLeague's Best Defender 6 times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011).

The EuroLeague Best Defender is an annual basketball award of the European premier level EuroLeague. It is awarded to the best defensive player throughout the season, up until the EuroLeague Final Four stage of the season. The award began in the 2004–05 season, and the winner is selected by the EuroLeague's head coaches. Dimitris Diamantidis of Panathinaikos Athens, won the first five awards, from 2005 to 2009.

Winners[edit]

Bryant Dunston was the EuroLeague's Best Defender 2 times (2014, 2015).
Season Position Best Defender Club Ref.
2004–05
PG
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Greece Panathinaikos
2005–06
PG
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis (2x) Greece Panathinaikos
2006–07
PG
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis (3x) Greece Panathinaikos
2007–08
PG
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis (4x) Greece Panathinaikos
2008–09
PG
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis (5x) Greece Panathinaikos
2009–10
PF
Russia Victor Khryapa Russia CSKA Moscow
[1]
2010–11
PG
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis (6x) Greece Panathinaikos
[2]
2011–12
SF
Russia Andrei Kirilenko Russia CSKA Moscow
[3]
2012–13
C
Gabon Stephane Lasme Greece Panathinaikos
[4]
2013–14
C
Armenia United States Bryant Dunston Greece Olympiacos
[5]
2014–15
C
Armenia United States Bryant Dunston (2x) Greece Olympiacos
[6]
2015–16
C
United States Kyle Hines Russia CSKA Moscow
[7]
2016–17
SF
Hungary Ádám Hanga Spain Baskonia
[8]

Multiple honors[edit]

Players[edit]

Number Player
6
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis
2
Armenia Bryant Dunston

Player nationality[edit]

Number Country
6
Greece Greece
3
United States United States
2
Armenia Armenia
2
Russia Russia
1
Hungary Hungary

Clubs[edit]

Number Club
7
Greece Panathinaikos
3
Russia CSKA Moscow
2
Greece Olympiacos
1
Spain Baskonia

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