Michalis Pelekanos

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Michalis Pelekanos
No. 7 – Panionios
Position Small forward
League Greek A2 League
Personal information
Born (1981-05-25) May 25, 1981 (age 35)
Koridalos, Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2004 Peristeri
2004–2006 AEK Athens
2006–2007 Panellinios
2007–2008 Real Madrid
2008–2012 Olympiacos
2009–2010 Maroussi
2012–2014 Aris Thessaloniki
2014–2015 CSU Asesoft Ploiești
2015–2016 Aris Thessaloniki
2016–present Panionios
Career highlights and awards

Michalis Pelekanos (alternate spelling: Mihalis) (Greek: Μιχάλης Πελεκάνος) (born May 25, 1981) is a Greek professional basketball player, who is playing for Panionios. He is 198 cm (6'6") tall and he plays as a swingman.

Professional career[edit]

Born Koridalos, Piraeus, Athens, Greece, Pelekanos began his pro career in Greece with Peristeri of the Greek League. He later joined the Greek club AEK Athens, followed by the Greek club Panellinios. After a career year at Panellinios, where he made the home crowd fans chant his name during games, due to his exciting defensive plays and highlight reel dunks, Pelekanos moved to the Euroleague giants Real Madrid of the Spanish ACB League.[1]

In 2008, he signed a 3-year contract worth 2.1 million euros net income with Olympiacos Piraeus. In August 2009, he was loaned by Olympiacos to Maroussi.[2] He won both the Euroleague and Greek League championships, with Olympiacos in 2012.

He then signed with the Greek club Aris, for the 2012–13 season.[3] In July 2014, he moved to the Romanian League club CSU Asesoft Ploiești on a one-year deal.[4] With Ploiești, he won the Romanian championship.

In July 2015, he returned to Aris, signing a two-year contract.[5] He was officially released from the team on July 21, 2016. He then moved to the Greek club Panionios.

Greek national team[edit]

Pelekanos was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that competed at the EuroBasket 2007. He was also selected to the Greek national team for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.


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