Kostas Vasileiadis

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Kostas Vasileiadis
Kostas Vasileiadis.JPG
Vasileiadis in action with Anadolu Efes
Free agent
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1984-03-15) March 15, 1984 (age 33)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2006 PAOK
2006–2007 Málaga
2007–2008 Olympiacos
2008–2009 PAOK
2009 Sutor Basket Montegranaro
2009–2010 Obradoiro CAB
2010–2013 Bilbao Basket
2013–2014 Anadolu Efes
2014–2015 Unicaja
2015–2016 PAOK
2016 Obradoiro CAB
2016–2017 AEK Athens
Career highlights and awards

Konstantinos "Kostas" Vasileiadis (alternate spellings include: Costas, Vasiliadis, Vassiliadis) (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Βασιλειάδης; born March 15, 1984) is a Greek professional basketball player who last played for AEK Athens of the Greek League. He is a 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)[1] tall swingman.

Professional career[edit]

Vasileiadis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and raised in Kilkis, Greece. He started his professional career with PAOK of the Greek Basket League. He was the team captain of PAOK, and he played there for 6 years, from 2000 to 2006. He had an outstanding start to his career with the club, before joining Málaga of the Spanish League.

Vasileiadis was a famous and popular player while he played with the Spanish giants Málaga during the 2006–07 season. The Spanish side was able to make an impact in European competitions, partly due to the play and efforts of Vasileiadis, while he was a member of the club. The fans of the club say that he will always be remembered and appreciated by them for his efforts and play for the team on the court.

On July 12, 2007, he signed a contract with the Greek EuroLeague giants Olympiacos, despite them being rivals to his personal favorite club and previous team, PAOK. He helped Olympiacos to a second-place finish in the Greek League during the 2007–08 season. Vasileiadis returned to PAOK for the 2008–09 season, as part of the club's revitalization movement under new ownership, after a previously poor 2007–08 season for the club. He was once again made the team's captain.

Before the 2008–09 season was over, he moved the Italian League club Sutor Basket Montegranaro. He signed a contract with the Spanish ACB League team Obradoiro CAB in August 2009. In 2010, he signed a 3-year contract with the Spanish club Bilbao Basket, with the third year being optional.[2] He was named to the All-EuroCup First Team in 2013.[3]

On July 19, 2013, Vasileiadis signed a contract with the Turkish League team Anadolu Efes.[4]

On August 27, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with Unicaja Málaga.[5] He left Málaga after one season.[6]

In 2015, Vasileiadis returned home to play for PAOK Thessaloniki. With PAOK, Vasileiadis played through the Greek League's playoff quarterfinals against AEK Athens, where PAOK lost the series 2 games to 1. During the season, he averaged 14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game in the Greek League, and 13.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the EuroCup. At the end of the season, he rejoined Obradoiro, and played their until the end of the Spanish League season.

On June 17, 2016, he signed a two-year deal with AEK Athens.[7] On July 24, 2017, he parted ways with AEK.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


2000–01 PAOK 2 0 .1 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0 .5
2006–07 Unicaja 21 2 14.1 .375 .333 .744 2.3 .3 .4 .0 6.3 5.4
2007–08 Olympiacos 17 0 12.3 .491 .436 1.000 1.4 .8 .5 .1 4.5 4.6
2011–12 Bilbao 20 9 22.8 .416 .376 .877 2.1 .8 .8 .1 10.8 9.2
2013–14 Anadolu Efes 23 15 27.2 .415 .403 .902 2.7 1.4 .8 .1 10.8 9.1
2014–15 Unicaja 17 15 15.0 .336 .297 .944 1.2 .7 .5 .1 6.5 2.7
Career 100 41 18.4 .401 .370 .862 2.0 .8 .6 .1 7.8 6.4

Greek national team[edit]

At the international level, Vasileiadis played as a youth with the junior men's Greek national teams. He won the bronze medal at both the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, where he was also named to the All-Tournament Team. He was named to the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship All-Tournament Team, which he also led in scoring.

He also won the silver medal and was voted to the All-Tournament Team at the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship, which was held in Argentina. He is also a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. With Greece's senior national team, he played at the EuroBasket 2011 and at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. He also played at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]


  1. ^ Kostas VASILEIADIS Height: 201CM / 6'7".
  2. ^ Sportando.net - Bilbao inks Kostas Vasileiadis.
  3. ^ Eurocupbasketball.com Star power fills 2012-13 All-Eurocup teams!
  4. ^ "Anadolu Efes sign Kostas Vasileiadis". Sportando. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Unicaja completes roster with Vasileiadis". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Unicaja Malaga waive also Caleb Green and Kostas Vasileiadis". Sportando.com. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "AEK Athens B.C. signs Vasileiadis". aekbc.gr. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Λύση συνεργασίας με Βασιλειάδη". aekbc.gr (in Greek). 24 July 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 

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