Michalis Tsairelis

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Michalis Tsairelis
No. 9 – Aris Thessaloniki
Position Power forward / Center
League Greek League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1988-02-23) February 23, 1988 (age 29)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Aris Thessaloniki
2008–2009 AEL
2009–2010 Trikala 2000
2010–2012 Aris Thessaloniki
2012–2014 PAOK
2014–2015 Iberostar Tenerife
2015–2016 Olympiacos
2016–present Aris Thessaloniki
Career highlights and awards

Michalis Tsairelis (alternate spellings: Michail, Michailis, Mihalis) (Greek: Μιχάλης Τσαϊρέλης; born February 23, 1988) is a Greek professional basketball player who plays for Aris Thessaloniki of the Greek Basket League. He is a 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall[1] power forward-center.

Professional career[edit]

After playing with the Apollon Kalamarias in the Greek minors, during the 2006–07 season, Tsairelis began his professional career with Aris, in the Greek Basket League, during the 2007–08 season. He spent the 2008–09 season with AEL 1964 B.C., and the 2009–10 season with Trikala 2000. He then returned to Aris for the next two seasons, before joining PAOK in 2012.

He then moved to the Spanish League club Canarias in 2014.[2] He joined the Greek EuroLeague club Olympiacos in 2015.[3]

Return to Aris Thessaloniki[edit]

On August 5, 2016, Tsairelis signed a two-year contract with Aris.[4]

Greek national team[edit]

With Greece's junior national teams, Tsairelis played at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

He has also been a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]


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