Michalis Pelekanos (alternate spelling: Mihalis) (Greek: Μιχάλης Πελεκάνος) (born May 25, 1981) is a Greek professional basketball player. He is 198 cm (6'6") tall and he plays as a swingman.
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.
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. 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. He moved to the Romanian League club CSU Asesoft Ploiești in 2014. With Ploiești, he won the Romanian League championship.
Greek national team
Pelekanos was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that competed at the FIBA EuroBasket 2007. He was also selected to the Greek national team for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
Awards and accomplishments