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Olympiacos B.C.
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Nickname Thrylos (Legend)
Erythrolefkoi (The Red-Whites)
Kokkinoi (The Reds)
Dafnostefanomenos (The laurel-crowned)
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Euroleague
Founded 1925 (Basketball Club: 1931)
History Olympiacos Piraeus B.C.
1931–present
Arena Peace and Friendship Stadium
Arena Capacity 11,554
Location Piraeus, Greece
Team colors Red and White
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President Panagiotis Angelopoulos
Head coach Giannis Sfairopoulos
Ownership Giorgos Angelopoulos
Panagiotis Angelopoulos
Championships 3 Euroleague Championships
1 Triple Crown
1 Intercontinental Cup
11 Greek Championships
9 Greek Cups
Website olympiacosbc.gr
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Olympiacos Piraeus B.C. (Greek: ΚΑΕ Ολυμπιακός Σ.Φ.Π.), also known simply as Olympiacos, or with its full name Olympiacos SFP Basketball S.A.,[1] is a Greek professional basketball club, part of the major multi-sport club Olympiacos CFP, based in Piraeus. The basketball club, founded in 1931, is one of the most successful clubs in European basketball, having won three Euroleague Championships, one Triple Crown, one Intercontinental Cup, eleven Greek Championships and nine Greek Cups. They are a traditional powerhouse of the Euroleague and besides their three European Championship titles, they have also been four times Euroleague runners-up (1994, 1995, 2010, 2015) and have participated, altogether, in nine Euroleague Final Fours (1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015). From 2006 to 2015, Olympiacos qualified 10 times in a row for at least the quarter-finals of the Euroleague, which is an all-time record in European basketball history (shared with FC Barcelona).[2] They play their home matches at Peace and Friendship Stadium.

The first major achievement of Olympiacos in European competitions was their presence in the European Champions Cup semifinal group stage in 1979, but it was in the 1990s that Olympiacos made their biggest mark. They reached the Euroleague Final in two consecutive seasons, 1994 and 1995, being the first Greek club that ever played in a Euroleague Final, and they won their first Euroleague title in 1997[3] after a convincing 73–58 win against FC Barcelona in the final, thus achieving the first Triple Crown ever for a Greek team. As European champions, Olympiacos played in the 1997 McDonald's Championship and reached the final of the tournament, where they met Michael Jordan's NBA champions, the Chicago Bulls.[4] Based on all those achievements, FIBA declared Olympiacos as the Best European Team of the 1990s.[5][6]

Olympiacos returned to the very top of European basketball in 2010 when they reached the final against FC Barcelona in Paris, but mostly in 2012, when they won their second Euroleague title in Istanbul by rallying from 19 points down in the championship game to beat CSKA Moscow 62–61 on the last shot of the game, achieving the greatest comeback in European basketball finals history, and one of the greatest ever seen in continental basketball.[7] In 2013, Olympiacos won their third Euroleague title and became the first and only Greek club, and only the third club in European basketball history, to become back-to-back European champions in the modern Final Four era of the Euroleague, after beating Real Madrid 100–88 in the final of the 2012–13 Euroleague Final Four in London.[8]

Some of the greatest players in European basketball have played for Olympiacos over the years including: Charlie Yelverton, Carey Scurry, Žarko Paspalj, Dragan Tarlać, Walter Berry, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Roy Tarpley, Eddie Johnson, Alexander Volkov, David Rivers, Christian Welp, Artūras Karnišovas, Arijan Komazec, Dino Rađa, Theodoros Papaloukas, Alphonso Ford, Tyus Edney, Arvydas Macijauskas, Miloš Teodosić, Nikola Vujčić, Josh Childress, Linas Kleiza, Rašo Nesterović, Vassilis Spanoulis, Giorgos Printezis, Kostas Papanikolaou, Stratos Perperoglou, Kyle Hines and Acie Law. Under the ownership of billionaire Greek brothers Panagiotis Angelopoulos and Giorgos Angelopoulos, Olympiacos made a record transfer in 2008, by signing NBA player Josh Childress, whose US$20 million net income contract for three years made him the highest-paid basketball player in the world outside the NBA.[9]

Contents

History

1930s–1960s

Olympiacos team in 1943

Beginning in the 1930s, Olympiacos was the first Greek team to familiarize itself with American style basketball as Alekos Spanoudakis learned to imitate the American jump shot and his brother Giannis Spanoudakis (who was both player and coach of the team) met basketball legend Bob Cousy and practiced many of his secrets on the court. The Spanoudakis brothers led the club to its first Greek Championship in 1949. The second title didn't come until 11 years later, in 1960, which allowed the Reds for the first time to qualify for the European Champions Cup (1960–61 season). It was their first ever participation at the European level as well.

1970s–1980s

It wasn't until 1976 that coach Fedon Mattheou managed to create a strong team based on the stars Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Giorgos Barlas and on strong team players like Paul Melini and Pavlos Diakoulas. Olympiacos would win another Greek title and it did so in unprecedented fashion, running off 22 victories in 22 games. Reds completed the first double in their history, winning the Greek Cup, while they did very well in the Cup Winner's Cup as well, reaching the last 8. The next year Kostas Mourouzis was appointed as head coach and the team won the Greek cup, after eliminating Panathinaikos with a record-setting 110–68 away win (42 points difference, the highest ever in the games between the two teams).[10] Melini led Olympiacos with 24 points, while Kastrinakis scored 22. In 1978 the team did their second double in 3 years, winning both the Greek championship (losing only 1 game) and their third Greek cup in a row, beating AEK 103–88 in the final.

In 1979 the club also had their first significant success in Europe, reaching the final round (Final-6) of the European Championship. The final round of that year was one of the toughest ever in the competition. Olympiacos finished 6th, winning only one game, the 79–77 home victory against Maccabi Elite. In general, Olympiacos was a tough home team and although they lost all the rest of their home matches, the scores were really close: 84–95 to Joventut Freixenet (77–91 away), 68–72 to Emerson Varèse (67–92 away), 97–101 to Real Madrid (72–113 away), 83–88 to Bosna (72–89 away). Olympiacos won another Greek Cup title in 1980 which was the last of the successful Giatzoglou–Kastrinakis era. In 1979, 1980 and 1981 Olympiacos finished at the second place of the Greek championship.

Although the 1970s was the most successful decade for the team up to that time, the 1980s marked a low period for the Reds, who didn't manage to play a major domestic role, being outshined by the up-and-coming superpowers from Thessaloniki, Aris and PAOK. The team was led by Greek players such as Dimitris Maniatis and Argiris Kambouris, the hero of Eurobasket 1987, but their strong effort wasn't enough to bring any significant results. Well-known players such as Carey Scurry and Todd Mitchell couldn't lead the club to success.

1990s: FIBA Best European Team of the 90s

It was in the 1990s that the Reds made their biggest mark. The middle of that decade belonged to Olympiacos, not only in Greece, but also in Europe. In the 1991–1992 season, record holding Greek basketball coach Giannis Ioannidis left Aris to manage Olympiacos, the torpid giant, and created a tough, team-oriented, offensive basketball team. In addition to this, Olympiacos left the old Papastrateio Indoor Hall, to move into Peace and Friendship Stadium (commonly called SEF), an indoor arena at that time of 17,000 seats and the biggest in Greece until the Olympic Indoor Hall was inaugurated in 1995. By that year the club had fully rebounded, climbing all the way back to rule Greece.

Five consecutive Greek Championships from 1993 to 1997 and two Greek Cups in 1994 and 1997, made the team the indubitable dominant club in Greece. During this period, Olympiacos was the best supported basketball team, not only in Greece but in Europe as well, as Peace and Friendship Stadium was full in most of their matches, making Olympiacos invincible in it. In addition to their domestic success, Olympiacos became the most successful team in the Euroleague of that period, leading FIBA to select them as the Best European Team in the decade of the 1990s.[5][6]

5 Greek Championships in a row, twice Euroleague Runners-up

Roy Tarpley wearing the 1993–94 European Olympiacos jersey

In the 1992–1993 season, in their first year in the Euroleague, they didn't manage to qualify for the Athens Final Four which was held at their home court, Peace and Friendship Stadium, as they were eliminated by Limoges in the quarter-finals with 2–1 wins, after a breathtaking third game in France (58–60), which was decided in the last seconds. Domestically, despite finishing 4th in the Greek A1 regular season, Olympiacos won their first Greek Championship since 1978, defeating PAOK in the semi-finals with 3–1 wins and Panathinaikos in the finals with 3–1 wins as well, even though both of Olympiacos' opponents had the home-court advantage.

The following year, Olympiacos had a top-class roster with players like Roy Tarpley, Žarko Paspalj, Dragan Tarlać, Panagiotis Fassoulas, Giorgos Sigalas, Milan Tomić and Franco Nakić, and reached the Final Four in Tel Aviv for the first time in their history. After an impressive run in the Regular season, they qualified, as group winners, for the quarter-final playoffs where they faced the Italian champions Buckler Bologna, eliminating them with 2–1 wins. In the Tel Aviv Final Four, they faced their arch-rivals Panathinaikos in the semi-final, beating them 77–72 and becoming the first Greek team to ever play in the Euroleague Final. Paspalj scored 22 points and Tarpley recorded a double-double against Panathinaikos, scoring 21 points and grabbing no less than 16 rebounds for Olympiacos. The Reds, despite being strong favourites to win the European crown, lost 57–59 to 7 Up Joventut in the final after a dramatic ending. Domestically, they had a very successful season, as they managed to celebrate the Double, winning the Greek Championship with 3–2 wins against PAOK and the Greek Cup as well, beating Iraklis 63–51 in the final in SEF.

In the 1994–1995 season, Olympiacos eliminated CSKA Moscow with 2–1 wins in the quarter-final playoffs and reached their second Euroleague Final Four in Zaragoza, facing again their eternal enemies Panathinaikos in the semi-final. They defeated them one more time 58–52, with 27 points and 10 rebounds from club legend Eddie Johnson, including four decisive 3-pointers in the final minutes of the game, thus advancing to the Euroleague Final for the second consecutive year. There, they played against another Spanish team, Real Madrid, who were playing on their home soil and managed to defeat Olympiacos 61–73. Domestically, the Reds managed to win their third consecutive Greek Championship with 3–2 wins in the best-of-five finals against Panathinaikos, after a thrilling 45–44 home win against their arch-rivals in the decisive fifth and last match.

In the next season, 1995–1996, Olympiacos didn't manage to make the Final Four for a third season in a row, as they were eliminated by Real Madrid in the quarter-finals with 2–1 wins (68–49 win in Piraeus, 77–80 and 65–80 losses in Madrid). However, the season ended in an extremely memorable way, because in the last game of the best-of-five series of the Greek League Finals, Olympiacos smashed arch-rivals Panathinaikos with a thrashing 73–38 victory, an all-time record victory margin (35 points) for the Greek League Finals and the second largest winning margin in an Olympiacos–Panathinaikos game after Olympiacos' 110–68 (42-point margin) record away win against Panathinaikos in the Greek Cup in 1977.[11] Five players scored in double digits (Rivers 16 points, Tarlać 14, Nakić 12, Berry and Sigalas 10 each) and led Olympiacos to their fourth consecutive Greek Championship in front of their ecstatic fans, who celebrated the title and the historic win in a euphoric frenzy at Peace and Friendship Stadium.

European Champions, Triple Crown Glory

In the 1996–1997 season, with a new coach, Dušan Ivković at the bench, the Reds and their fans had more hope than ever for the European title. In the regular season of the Euroleague Olympiacos' performance was not as good as it was in the previous years, but in the play-offs they were impressive, breaking twice their opponents home court advantage. Their first victim was Partizan. In a strange best of three series, Olympiacos won the first match in Belgrade, lost the second at Peace and Friendship Stadium, which disappointed their fans, and finally won the third game in Belgrade, which advanced them to the quarter-finals where the defending champions Panathinaikos were waiting for them with a home court advantage. Panathinaikos was ready to stop their rivals and revenge them for the last year's opprobrious defeat in the Greek finals. In the first game of the series at Panathinaikos' home, the Athens Olympic Indoor Hall, Olympiacos once again stunned the Greens, beating them 69–49 in front of their own fans. In the second match, at Peace and Friendship Stadium, in front of 17,000 Reds fans, Olympiacos beat Panathinaikos by a score of 65–57 and advanced to the Final Four in Rome.[12][13]

Olympiacos were the unquestionable favorites to win the championship. Finally, they made it, by beating Smelt Olimpija 74–65 in the semi-final and FC Barcelona 73–58 in the final. David Rivers led Olympiacos, scoring an average of 27 points in the two games and was eventually voted Final Four MVP. Olympiacos fans were quick to sing that, "in Rome, in the final, we lifted the European title." This remains one of the club's most popular chants today. Olympiacos then easily achieved the coveted Triple Crown: they won the Greek League title (with 3−1 wins against the season's surprise team AEK), the Greek Cup (beating Apollon Patras 80–78 in the final in OAKA), and finally the European Championship. Olympiacos was the first Greek team to have won the Triple Crown and remained the only one up until 2007.

McDonald's Championship Finalists against the Chicago Bulls

Olympiacos faced the legendary team of Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan in Paris

In October of the same year, the club played in the 1997 McDonald's Championship, in Paris. Having defeated Atenas in the semifinal by 89–86, Olympiacos played against the NBA champions Chicago Bulls in the final. The game was played under zone-friendly European rules, but, out of respect for the Bulls, Olympiacos never used a zone defense. Olympiacos was defeated 78–104 by one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan.[14]

In the 1997–1998 season, Olympiacos, were once again the favorites in all the competitions they were taking part. They started the season with an impressive record of consecutive wins in Greece and Europe. But in the second half of the season, things went wrong for the team. Olympiacos played in the round of 16 of the Euroleague, with a home court advantage against Partizan in a three game series, but they lost both matches in Athens and Belgrade and the European Champions suffered an early and disappointing elimination. In the Greek Cup's Final Four, they faced Panathinaikos for the 3rd place and they won easily. In the Greek League, Olympiacos finished the regular season in second place, behind Panathinaikos. In the semi-finals, Olympiacos faced PAOK, having a home court advantage in a best of three series. In the first match in Athens, Olympiacos took a tight 66–65 win and held the advantage. They lost the second match in Thessaloniki, and the last game was held again in Athens. Olympiacos lost 58–55 in Neo Faliro, marking the first ever defeat for the team in Peace and Friendship Stadium during the Greek playoffs. The Reds didn't have the chance to defend their crown and they ended up in third place, with a 3–1 series win over AEK Athens.

The 1998–1999 season didn't begin well, because in the season's opening match of the Greek Cup, Olympiacos was eliminated by PAOK. The Reds played once again in the Euroleague Final Four, and although they were considered the favorites to win the title, they lost 71–87 in the semi-final to the eventual winners Žalgiris. They finished third, defeating Teamsystem Bologna 74–63 in the 3rd place game. In the Greek League they were the favorites to win the championship, but despite having the home advantage in the finals against Panathinaikos, they were defeated in the last game of the series at home and lost the title. That was the first time Olympiacos lost a playoff game to Panathinaikos in SEF after 10 consecutive wins.

In the 1999–2000 season, Olympiacos didn't make the Euroleague playoffs as they were eliminated in the round of 16 by Union Olimpija. On the contrary, they finished first in the regular season of the Greek League and entered the playoffs having home court advantage. But in the semi-finals they played against fourth-placed PAOK and they were eliminated, losing the first game at home and the second one in Thessaloníki. Olympiacos faced AEK for the third place and won.

2000s

2000–2002

In the 2000–2001 season, Olympiacos played in the first Euroleague competition organized by Euroleague Basketball (company), but despite having home court advantage in the playoffs they were eliminated by TAU Cerámica. In the Greek League Finals, they finished second.

In the 2001–2002 season the club managed to win the Greek Cup, their first trophy since 1997,[15] in a Final Four tournament that was held at Peace and Friendship Stadium. They beat Panathinaikos 83–75 in the semi-final and Maroussi 74–66 in the final. Then they came within one victory of the Euroleague Final Four. They played in the Top 16 in a group against Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and Union Olimpija, with only the first placed team advancing to the Final Four. After Olympiacos completed an easy 92–75 win over Panathinaikos with Alphonso Ford scoring 21 points in the opening home match, another home win against AEK, and an away win against Olimpija, they played an away game against Panathinaikos and lost 78–88. The score of that game gave the Reds the aggregate advantage in case they finished on the top of the group along with their rivals, a scenario that looked highly probable. However, in the fifth group game, the weakest team of the group, Union Olimpija, stunned Olympiacos in Athens by winning their single game in the group. This put Olympiacos in second place and despite their away win against AEK in the last game of the group, their unexpected loss against Olimpija kept them out of the Final Four in Bologna. In the Greek League the Reds eliminated Peristeri in the quarter-finals and managed to break the home court advantage of Panathinaikos in the first game of the playoffs semi-final with a well-deserved 80–89 win in OAKA and after a thrilling second win at home with 80–76, they eliminated them and made it to the finals. In the finals, they managed to break AEK's home court advantage in the first game of the series (82–74) and after a second comfortable win at SEF in Game 2 (75–70) they were very close to the title. Despite starting the finals with those two comfortable wins, their 2–0 lead didn't prove enough as they lost three games in a row and let the title slip away.

Olympiacos was one of the Euroleague's most dangerous teams in 2002–2003 as well. They had a decent Regular season, finishing third in a tough group of eight teams and qualified to the next phase at the expense of teams like Real Madrid and Partizan. The club came closer than any team to knocking off the eventual champions FC Barcelona in two heartbreaking games in the Euroleague Top 16 groups (55–58, 77–80) and proved, despite the fact that they were not at their best during the early 2000s, that they are able to beat any team at any time.

2003–2005 crisis

The 2003–2004 and 2004–2005 seasons were the worst in the modern history of Olympiacos. In both seasons, the team was eliminated in the Greek Cup and finished in the 8th place of the Greek League. Especially in the latter season, Olympiacos had a dismaying performance in the Euroleague, which filled many of its fans with uncertainty.

2006: Rebirth

The 2005–2006 season saw the return of the Red giants, which overcame the previous down years with a nice combination of young talent and experienced veterans which paid off for the club. Players added to the club like Renaldas Seibutis, Quincy Lewis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Georgios Printezis and, above all, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, were viewed by some to be a possible solid core of players for the team for many years to come. That season seemed to be very promising for the Red giants. However, the promising Reds were eliniminated from the Greek Cup in their first knock-out match of the competition. Olympiacos survived a difficult Euroleague regular season and shined in the Top 16, advancing to the quarterfinal playoffs. The Reds were just a win away from making it to the Final Four for the first time since 1999. Maccabi Tel Aviv won the best-of-three playoff series 2–1, but game 3 went down to the wire. Experience proved to be a decisive factor in the final 2 minutes of the game, when the hosts managed to seal a 77–73 win and advanced to the Final Four in Prague. Tyus Edney earned Euroleague February MVP honors, as well as ranking third in assists at the end of the regular season and second in the Top 16. Olympiacos also shined in its domestic competition, as the Reds made it to the Greek League finals for the first time in five years by surviving a thrilling five-game series against Maroussi. Despite their losing in the final playoff series, it was clear that the Reds were back where they used to be, becoming a team able to challenge for every title.

In the 2006–2007 season, with the signings of head coach Pini Gershon and Arvydas Macijauskas, the Reds were one of the favorites to claim the Euroleague crown, but they didn't manage to qualify to the Athens Final Four. They were eliminated from the Greek Cup as well. In the Greek League playoffs, they made it to the finals after winning 3–2 a best of five semifinal against Aris. Although Olympiacos had to overcome their home court disadvantage, they won the last match in Thessaloniki and made it to the best of five finals, having again a home court disadvantage, this time against Panathinaikos. The club had to beat their arch-rivals in order to win their first Greek Championship since 1997. But they finished second in one of the best final series ever played in the Greek League. At the inaugural game in Panathinaikos' home, the Reds lost 72–79, but they won the second game in Peace and Friendship Stadium 76–72. In the third match, Olympiacos lost 86–85 in overtime, with the Reds complaining furiously against the referees, who didn't call a clear foul against Scoonie Penn with only 3 seconds left in the game.[16][17] Olympiacos won easily 78–68 in Piraeus but in the last away game the Reds lost 76–89.

2007–2008 Season

In the 2007–08 season, Olympiacos was once again considered amongst the favorites to reach the Final Four of the Euroleague. It was also considered one of the two favorites, along with Panathinaikos, to win the Greek championship. In the Greek League regular season the team had a record of 22 wins and 4 defeats, and had the second most prolific offensive team in the league. In the quarter-finals of the playoffs, Olympiacos swept AEK Athens in a best-of-three series and in the semi-finals they beat Maroussi in a best-of-five series, 3–2. They finally finished second, losing in the finals of the Greek League. They also reached the final of the Greek Cup after 4 years, but they didn't manage to take the title. In the Euroleague, the team qualified for the third phase of the competition (quarter-finals). They played against the eventual winners CSKA Moscow and despite grabbing a thrilling away win in the first match of the series in CSKA Universal Sports Hall in Moscow (76–74 with Qyntel Woods scoring 20 points and Lynn Greer sinking a spectacular game-winning buzzer beater which ended CSKA's 27-game winning streak at home), they lost the second game in Piraeus and were eventually eliminated by 2–1 wins after the third game in Moscow.

2008–2009 Season: Return to Euroleague Final Four

The 2008–09 season began with high expectations due to a big budget and a great roster with players like Josh Childress, Theodoros Papaloukas, Miloš Teodosić, Nikola Vujčić, Giannis Bourousis, Lynn Greer, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Giorgos Printezis. The club's season was only moderately successful however, as they reached the finals of both the Greek Cup and the Greek Championship. In the Greek Championship regular season, the team set a record with 25 wins against only 1 defeat, but in the finals of the Greek League playoffs, they lost the series 3–1, despite having the home court advantage. In the Euroleague, they reached the Final Four for the first time in 10 years, eliminating Real Madrid with 3–1 wins. Having secured the home advantage, they won the first two games in Piraeus (88–79 and 79–73) and managed to secure an away win (75-78) in Madrid in Game 4 of the series, thus advancing to the Euroleague Final Four after 1999. In the Final Four in Berlin, they faced arch-rivals Panathinaikos in a close, heartbreaking thriller: Olympiacos trailed by two points and had the ball for the last possession. The ball went to Bourousis but his close shot bounced out, with Childress being unable to score with a last-second tip as well. Despite the loss in a match that could have easily gone either way, the team's great effort and the club's return to the elite of European basketball were clear signs of their future success.

2009–2010 Season: Euroleague Runners-up

The 2009–10 season was the best after a long time for Olympiakos. The management wanted to bring another big player to the team, after Josh Childress. And they did, agreeing with the Lithuanian NBA player of Denver Nuggets Linas Kleiza. With the help of these two and under the guidance of coach Panagiotis Giannakis the club managed to take the Greek Cup defeating their arch-rivals Panathinaikos 68–64 in the final. In the Euroleague, the Reds had an impressive run in the Regular season and the Top 16, finishing as group winners in both phases. In the quarter-final playoffs, the faced the Polish champions Asseco Prokom and eliminated them with 3–1 wins, reaching for the second consecutive season the Euroleague Final Four which was held in Paris. In the semi-final the team managed to defeat Partizan 83–80 in overtime in a thrilling match, with Kleiza scoring 19 points. Olympiacos returned to the Euroleague Final after 1997, facing FC Barcelona, the very team they had beaten in the 1997 Final. History didn't repeat itself, as Olympiacos lost 68–86 to FC Barcelona in the final. In the Greek Championship finals, the club lost 3–1 wins to Panathinaikos after an intense third game that would have put them ahead 1–2, with the Reds having again huge complaints over the referees' performance.[18] The fourth game of the series was disrupted several times and the arena was cleared of all fans in order to complete the remaining few minutes.

2010s

2010–2011 Season

In July 2010 Olympiacos offers a three-year contract of €13,200,000 gross income to the famous Greek guard Vassilis Spanoulis and comes to an agreement with the player. The great Serbian coach Dušan Ivković agrees with the club and with a roster of players such as Miloš Teodosić, Vassilis Spanoulis, Theo Papaloukas, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Jamon Gordon, Radoslav Nesterović and Ioannis Bourousis, Olympiacos becomes a favourite to win the 2010-11 Euroleague. In the opening game of the Top 16 Olympiacos gets an 70–84 defeat in Athens from Fenerbahçe Ülker but one month later Olympiacos defeated the Turkish champions with a 65–80 win in Istanbul and took the first place of the Top 16 Group H. In the quarter-finals Olympiacos faced Montepaschi Siena. In the first game of a best-of-five series the Reds achieved a great performance defeating Montepaschi with an 89–41 score at the Peace and Friendship stadium in Athens but the Italian club managed to win the second game (65–82), breaking the home advantage of the Reds. Olympiacos didn't manage to win any of the next two away games and got eliminated from the 2010–11 Euroleague Final Four. In May 15, 2011 Olympiacos defeated arch-rivals Panathinaikos 74–68 in the Greek cup final and won the ninth cup in the club’s history. In the Greek League Olympiacos takes the first place in the regular season and despite earning home-court advantage for the finals, they lose the first game at home and with a 3–1 defeat in a best-of-five series they let the championship slip away.

2011–2012 Season: European Champions, Greek Champions

In the summer of 2011 Olympiacos saw many experienced players leave after a reduction of the team's budget by over 50%. The youthful team under coach Dušan Ivković depended initially on leader Vassilis Spanoulis, losing games regularly when he wasn't playing. The team that the press thought might not even qualify for the Top 16 improved dramatically over the course of the season and under the great performances of Vassilis Spanoulis, Giorgos Printezis, Kostas Papanikolaou, Kyle Hines, Joey Dorsey, Pero Antić, Acie Law, Kostas Sloukas and Vangelis Mantzaris, Olympiacos managed to reach the 2011–12 Final Four in Istanbul after breaking the home-advantage of the Italian champions Montepaschi Siena winning with a 75–82 in the first game of a best-of-five series in Italy, in a reversal of last season's quarter-finals. Going to Istanbul as an outsider, Olympiacos upset the odds and beat the two favourites, FC Barcelona in the semifinal with a score 68–64 and CSKA Moscow in the final with a 62–61 score, coming back after trailing by 19 points in the most dramatic final in the history of Euroleague Basketball. Printezis scored a game winner with a few tenths of a second left to complete the epic comeback and give Olympiacos the win and the second Euroleague Championship in their history. Vassilis Spanoulis, the man who provided the assist for Printezis' buzzer-beating hook-shot, was voted Final Four MVP. The most successful season of the Reds since 1997 was completed by seizing the Greek Championship as well. They eliminated PAOK in the quarter-finals and Panionios in the semi-finals, securing their spot in the finals undefeated. They entered the finals having the home-court advantage after their first place in the regular season and their impressive 23–1 record. There, Olympiacos faced their arch-rivals Panathinaikos and won the best-of-five series 3–2 (84–78, 84–72, 82–76), celebrating the tenth Greek Championship in their history and their first after 1997.

2012–2013 Season: Back-to-back European Champions

Acie Law wearing the golden-badged back-to-back European Champions 2012–2013 Olympiacos jersey

After the end of a dreamy season both domestically and internationally, legendary coach Dušan Ivković decided to leave the club, leaving Angelopoulos brothers with a hard decision regarding his replacement. Club owners decided to hire the highly promising Greek coach Giorgos Bartzokas (who had very successful tenures in Marousi and Panionios) as the new head coach of the European Champions. Stratos Perperoglou, Giorgi Shermadini and the two times NBA Champion Josh Powell joined the team to replace Marko Kešelj, Joey Dorsey and Lazaros Papadopoulos. In May, 2013 Olympiacos, under the guidance of coach Bartzokas, became Euroleague Champion for the second year in a row,[19] becoming the first and only Greek club, and the only club after Maccabi Tel Aviv in European basketball to become back-to-back Euroleague Champions in the Euroleague Basketball Company era (Euroleague 2000–01 season to present) and only the third club in history since the establishment of the Final Four format in 1987–88 season to achieve that honour. After a solid display in both the Regular season and the Top 16, they qualified for the quarter-finals having earned the home advantage. They faced Anadolu Efes and managed to eliminate the Turkish side by winning the best-of-five series 3–2, after a thrilling Game 5 in SEF. Olympiacos managed to rally from a 15-point second-quarter deficit to win the game with an 82–72 scoreline, thus securing the chance to defend their European crown in the Final Four. In the Final Four, Olympiacos managed to put forth two outstanding basketball displays. After rolling past CSKA Moscow with a smashing 69–52 in the semifinal,[20] they managed to beat Real Madrid 100–88 in the final at London's The O2 Arena, roaring back from a 17-point deficit in the first quarter and scoring 90 points in the remaining three. Euroleague MVP Vassilis Spanoulis led the charge with 22 points (all in the second half), and was eventually voted Final Four MVP for the second consecutive season and third overall in his career, thus joining Toni Kukoč as the only players in history to achieve that distinction on three occasions. Acie Law scored 20 points with 5 assists and Kyle Hines added 12 points with 3 blocks, one of which being a spectacular chase-down block on a fastbreak layup by Nikola Mirotić.

2013–2014 Season: Intercontinental Champions

After winning the Euroleague championship for the second straight season, Olympiacos qualified to play at the 2013 edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup, against the 2013 FIBA Americas League champions, Pinheiros Sky, for the club World Cup title. The two game aggregate score series were hosted in Ginásio José Corrêa Arena in Barueri, São Paulo and Olympiacos dominated the series. They won both games quite convincingly (2–0), winning the first game of the series by a score of 81 to 70, and the second game by a score of 86 to 69. Captain Vassilis Spanoulis was named the 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup MVP.[21][22] Olympiacos lifted the trophy in front of their ecstatic fans from the Greek community of Brazil and celebrated their third International title in less than 2 years. In the Euroleague, they reached the quarter-finals where they played against Real Madrid, the very team they had beaten in last year's final. Real Madrid entered the series with home-court advantage and Olympiacos couldn't overturn the situation, losing the series 3–2 to the Spanish champions after five intense games and missing the chance to defend their back-to-back European crown.

2014–2015 Season: Euroleague Runners-up, Greek Champions

In 2014–15 Olympiacos had another great season, reaching the Euroleague Final and seizing the Greek Championship in a convincing way. In Euroleague, after an impressive run in the Regular season and the Top 16, they qualified for the quarter-finals for the tenth consecutive season (20062015), which is an all-time record in European basketball history, shared with FC Barcelona, the very club they were drawn to play against for a Final Four spot. FC Barcelona entered the series with a home-court advantage and won the first game at home. Olympiacos bounced back from the loss and managed to put on a top-class display in Game 2, beating FC Barcelona 63–76 in Palau Blaugrana. With the home-advantage in their hands, the Reds beat FC Barcelona twice in Peace and Friendship Stadium, winning the playoff series 3–1. The Game 4 of the series was nothing less than a dramatic thriller. The game was tied at 68–68 with only 5,2 seconds on the clock. Olympiacos had ball possesion and just a small amount of time for a last play. The ball went to Giorgos Printezis (hero of the 2012 Euroleague Final) who hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to secure the Final Four spot for his team (71–68), with Olympiacos fans erupting in frenetic celebrations. In the Final Four in Madrid Olympiacos beat CSKA Moscow 70–68 in the semifinal, coming back from a 9-point deficit in the last four minutes of the game. Captain Vassilis Spanoulis led Olympiacos to the final, scoring 11 points with some really tough shots in the game's last crucial minutes. In the Euroleague Final, Olympiacos didn't manage to win their third Euroleague title in four years, as they lost to rivals Real Madrid, who played at their home court. Despite the title loss, Olympiacos proved yet again their dominating presence in European basketball, as they are the most successful club in European basketball since 2008, with two Euroleague Championships (2012, 2013), two Euroleague Finals (2010, 2015) and five Euroleague Final Four participations in seven years (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015).

In Greece, Olympiacos had a great regular season, ending up with an impressive record of 25 wins and only 1 defeat. In the playoffs, they reached the finals after eliminating Aris in the semi-finals (3–1 wins). In the finals, they totally dominated the series and swept their arch-rivals Panathinaikos with 3–0 wins (76–70, 69–76, 93–74), winning the 2015 Greek Championship in convincing fashion. Coach Giannis Sfairopoulos' guidance, as well as the team's solid performance both defensively and offensively, paved the way for the historic 3–0 sweep, which was met with big celebrations from Olympiacos fans in the title ceremony in SEF.

Sponsors and Manufacturers

Since 1985 Olympiacos had a specific kit manufacturer and a kit sponsor. The following tables detail the shirt sponsors and kit suppliers of Olympiacos by year:

Olympiacos 2009–2010 jersey
Period Kit supplier Shirt sponsor
1985–1986 Puma Ventouris Ferries
1986–1988 None
1988–1989 Nike Evga
1989–1990 Reebok Toyota
1990–1991 VW Tournikiotis
1991–1992 Robe Di Kappa Nissan
1992 Asics Tiger Intrasoft
1992–1993 Nike
1993–1995 Lacta
1995–1996 Red Club MasterCard
1996–1997 Lacta
1997–1998 None
1998–1999 Lacta
1999–2000 Intracom
2000–2004 SAP
2004–2006 Puma Vodafone
2006–2007 Citibank
2007–2009 Nike
2009–2011 WIND
2011–2014 Tzoker
2014– Skrats

Arena

Olympiacos' long-time home court the Peace and Friendship Stadium (Greek: Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας or ΣΕΦ – SEF), which is an indoor arena located in Faliro, Piraeus, on the Athens coastland, exactly opposite of Olympiacos FC football department's ground, Karaiskakis Stadium. The arena opened in 1985 and Olympiacos has been using it since 1991. It was one of the biggest European arenas with a capacity of 17,000 seats, however, it was reduced to 12,171 seats for the 2004 Olympics.

Currently, it seats 14,950. SEF hosted the indoor volleyball tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics, while it was the hosting venue of the EuroBasket 1987 and 1998 FIBA World Championship. The stadium was renovated for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Players

2015–2016 Roster

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Olympiacos B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 5 United States Hunter, Othello 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002110000000000000110 kg (243 lb) 29 – (1986-05-28)28 May 1986
SG 7 Greece Spanoulis, Vassilis (C) 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700195400000000000095.4 kg (210 lb) 32 – (1982-08-07)7 August 1982
SF 9 Greece Papapetrou, Ioannis 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002105500000000000105.5 kg (233 lb) 21 – (1994-03-30)30 March 1994
PG 12 Greece Mouratos, Vasileios 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 17 – (1997-11-24)24 November 1997
SG 14 Greece Christodoulou, Antreas 70001970000000000001.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 20 – (1995-05-22)22 May 1995
PF 15 Greece Printezis, Georgios 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002109000000000000109 kg (240 lb) 30 – (1985-02-22)22 February 1985
PF 16 Greece Agravanis, Dimitrios 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002106500000000000106.5 kg (235 lb) 20 – (1994-12-20)20 December 1994
PG 17 Greece Mantzaris, Vangelis 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700195400000000000095.4 kg (210 lb) 25 – (1990-04-16)16 April 1990
C 18 Greece Kavvadas, Vasileios 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002120000000000000120 kg (265 lb) 23 – (1991-12-28)28 December 1991
SF 24 Belgium Lojeski, Matt 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 30 – (1985-07-24)24 July 1985
C 27 Greece Tsairelis, Michalis 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002111000000000000111 kg (245 lb) 27 – (1988-02-23)23 February 1988
C United States Young, Patric 70002100000000000002.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002110000000000000110 kg (243 lb) 23 – (1992-02-01)1 February 1992
C Serbia Milutinov, Nikola 70002130000000000002.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 20 – (1994-12-30)30 December 1994
PG United States Strawberry, D. J. 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 30 – (1985-06-15)15 June 1985
SG Italy Hackett, Daniel 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1987-12-19)19 December 1987
PG Greece Athinaiou, Ioannis 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 27 – (1988-05-27)27 May 1988
PG Greece Toliopoulos, Vassilis 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) 19 – (1996-06-15)15 June 1996
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Serbia Greece Milan Tomić
  • Greece Christos Marmarinos
  • Greece Vasilis Geragotellis
  • Greece Vangelis Koutsoukeras

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 18, 2015

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Patric Young Othello Hunter Nikola Milutinov Vasileios Kavvadas
PF Giorgos Printezis Dimitrios Agravanis Michalis Tsairelis
SF Matt Lojeski Ioannis Papapetrou
SG Vassilis Spanoulis D. J. Strawberry Vasileios Mouratos Antreas Christodoulou
PG Vangelis Mantzaris Daniel Hackett Ioannis Athinaiou Vassilis Toliopoulos

Squad Changes for the 2015–2016 Season

In

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined under FIBA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIBA nationality.

No. Position Player
Serbia C Nikola Milutinov (from Serbia Partizan)
Italy SG Daniel Hackett (from Italy Olimpia Milano)
United States C Patric Young (from Turkey Galatasaray)
United States PG D. J. Strawberry (from Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka)
Greece PG Ioannis Athinaiou (from Greece AEK)
Greece PG Vassilis Toliopoulos (from Greece Kolossos Rodou)

Out

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined under FIBA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIBA nationality.

No. Position Player
Greece PG Dimitrios Katsivelis (to Greece AEK)
Greece SG Kostas Sloukas (to Turkey Fenerbahçe)
United States C Bryant Dunston (to Turkey Anadolu Efes)
Croatia PG Oliver Lafayette (to Italy Olimpia Milano)
United States PF Brent Petway (to Italy Dinamo Sassari)
United States SF Tremmell Darden (to TBD)

Honours

Olympiacos European banners in SEF—3 Euroleague Championships, 7 Euroleague Finals, 9 Euroleague Final Fours—shortly before the 3–0 sweep against Panathinaikos (93–74) in the 2015 Greek League Finals
Kyle Hines after Olympiacos' 2013 back-to-back Euroleague victory in London

Domestic competitions

  • Greek League
    • Winners (11): 1948–49, 1959–60, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2011–12, 2014–15
  • Greek Cup
    • Winners (9): 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1993–94, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2009–10, 2010–11
  • Double (unofficial)
    • Winners (4): 1975–76, 1977–78, 1993–94, 1996–97

European competitions

Worldwide competitions

Performance in European & Worldwide competitions

International record

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1978–79 Semi-final group stage 6th place in a group with Emerson Varèse, Bosna, Maccabi Elite, Real Madrid and Joventut Freixenet
1992–93 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Limoges, 70–67 (W) in Patras, 53–59 (L) and 58–60 (L) in Limoges
1993–94 Final defeated Panathinaikos 77–72 in the semi-final, lost to 7 Up Joventut 57–59 in the final (Tel Aviv)
1994–95 Final defeated Panathinaikos 58–52 in the semi-final, lost to Real Madrid 61–73 in the final (Zaragoza)
1995–96 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Real Madrid, 68–49 (W) in Piraeus, 77–80 (L) and 65–80 (L) in Madrid
1996–97 European Champions defeated Smelt Olimpija 74–65 in the semi-final, defeated FC Barcelona 73–58 in the final of the Final Four in Rome
1998–99 Final Four 3rd place in Munich, lost to Žalgiris 71–87 in the semi-final, defeated Teamsystem Bologna 74–63 in the 3rd place game
2000–01 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Tau Cerámica, 72–78 (L) in Piraeus, 76–98 (L) in Vitoria-Gasteiz
2001–02 Last 8 2nd place in a group with Panathinaikos, AEK and Union Olimpija
2002–03 Last 8 2nd place in a group with FC Barcelona, Union Olimpija and ASVEL
2005–06 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Maccabi Elite, 78–87 (L) in Tel Aviv, 76–70 (W) in Piraeus, 73–77 (L) in Tel Aviv
2006–07 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Tau Cerámica, 59–84 (L) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 89–95 (L) in Piraeus
2007–08 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by CSKA Moscow, 76–74 (W) in Moscow, 73–83 (L) in Piraeus, 56–81 (L) in Moscow
2008–09 Final Four 4th place in Berlin, lost to Panathinaikos 82–84 in the semi-final, lost to FC Barcelona 79–95 in the 3rd place game
2009–10 Final defeated Partizan 83–80 in the semi-final, lost to FC Barcelona 68–86 in the final (Paris)
2010–11 Quarter-finals eliminated 3–1 by Montepaschi Siena, 89–41 (W) & 65–82 (L) in Piraeus, 72–81 (L) and 76–88 (L) in Siena
2011–12 European Champions defeated FC Barcelona 68–64 in the semi-final, defeated CSKA Moscow 62–61 in the final of the Final Four in Istanbul
2012–13 European Champions defeated CSKA Moscow 69–52 in the semi-final, defeated Real Madrid 100–88 in the final of the Final Four in London
2013–14 Quarter-finals eliminated 3–2 by Real Madrid, 71–88 (L), 77–82 (L) in Madrid, 78–76 (W), 71–62 (W) in Piraeus and 69–83 (L) in Madrid
2014–15 Final defeated CSKA Moscow 70–68 in the semi-final, lost to Real Madrid 59–78 in the final (Madrid)
Saporta Cup
1975–76 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Rabotnički, Tours and CSKA Sofia
Korać Cup
1979–80 Last 8 2nd place in a group with Arrigoni Rieti, Joventut Freixenet and Tofaş
Intercontinental Cup
2013 Intercontinental Champions defeated Pinheiros, 81–70 (W) and 86–69 (W) in the double final of Intercontinental Cup in São Paulo
McDonald's Championship
1997 Final defeated Atenas 89–86 in the semi-final, lost to Chicago Bulls 78–104 in the final (Paris)

The biggest wins in FIBA Champions Cup and Euroleague

Matches against NBA teams

On October 18, 1997, Olympiacos became the first Greek team to play against an NBA team. As European Champions, they played against the back-to-back NBA champions Chicago Bulls in the final of the 1997 McDonald's Championship in Paris. The game was played under zone-friendly European rules, but, out of respect for the Bulls, Olympiacos never used a zone defense. Olympiacos lost 78–104, with the legendary Michael Jordan scoring 27 points.[23] In October 2009, Olympiacos visited the United States on his 2009 NBA tour and played against the San Antonio Spurs in AT&T Center and against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Quicken Loans Arena.[24]

18 October 1997
Chicago Bulls United States 104–78 Greece Olympiacos
Scoring by quarter: 30–20, 24–23, 21–17, 29–18
Pts: Jordan 27
Rebs: Wennington 9
Pts: Karnišovas 19
Rebs: Tarlać 11
France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
Attendance: 13,515
Referees: Dick Bavetta (USA), Pascal Dorizon (FRA)

9 October 2009
08:30 ET
San Antonio Spurs United States 107–89 Greece Olympiacos
Scoring by quarter: 39–21, 27–25, 17–20, 24–23
Pts: Hill 17
Rebs: Duncan 5
Asts: Ginóbili 5
Pts: Schortsanitis 16
Rebs: Childress 9
Asts: Papaloukas 4
United States AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Attendance: 17,677
Referees: George McDaniels (USA), Scott Twardoski (USA), Jamie Morales (USA)

12 October 2009
07:00 ET
Cleveland Cavaliers United States 111–94 Greece Olympiacos
Scoring by quarter: 31–25, 29–19, 30–21, 21–29
Pts: Gibson 15
Rebs: Varejão 8
Asts: James 7
Pts: Childress, Kleiza 16
Rebs: Papaloukas 6
Asts: Papaloukas 7
United States Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
Attendance: 19,791
Referees: Jeff Smith (USA), Eric Hanspard (USA), Andre Crawford (USA)

Seasons

Seasons Greek Basket League Greek Cup Europe Coach Roster
1946–47 3rd place Petros Dimitropoulos, Xenophon Nikolaidis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Emmanouil Chatzinikolaou, Anagnostopoulos, Michopoulos
1947–48 Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Petros Dimitropoulos, Emmanouil Chatzinikolaou, Xenophon Nikolaidis, Alexandros Koutsoukos
1948–49 Champion Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Emmanouil Chatzinikolaou, Stylianos Tsikatos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1949–50 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Emmanouil Chatzinikolaou, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1950–51 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1951–52 Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1952–53 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1953–54 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Alexandros Koutsoukos, Babis Gerakarakis, Alekos Sidiropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos
1954–55 3rd place Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Takis Argyropoulos, Sinopoulos, Gounopoulos
1955–56 Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Takis Argyropoulos
1956–57 Finalist Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Takis Argyropoulos, Takis Bisilas
1957–58 6th place Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Takis Argyropoulos, Takis Bisilas
1958–59 4th place Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Mimis Douratsos, Babis Gerakarakis, Takis Argyropoulos, Giannis Polychroniou
1959–60 Champion Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Vasilis Fasilis, Markos Kaloudis, Mimis Douratsos, Nikos Nikolaidis, Babis Gerakarakis, Manolis Kazanidis, Takis Argyropoulos, Giannis Polychroniou, Spanos
1960–61 Didn't enter
the playoffs
Euroleague
Last 24
Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Vasilis Fasilis, Markos Kaloudis, Mimis Douratsos, Nikos Nikolaidis, Nikos Kampouropoulos, Giannis Meimaris, Manolis Kazanidis, Takis Argyropoulos, Giannis Polychroniou, Tasos Perdikaris
1961–62 Didn't enter
the playoffs
Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Makis Katsafados, Markos Kaloudis, Nikos Nikolaidis
1962–63 Didn't enter
the playoffs
Didn't participate Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Makis Katsafados, Markos Kaloudis, Nikos Nikolaidis
1963–64 10th place Didn't participate Giannis Koutsoulentis, Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Theodoros Vamvakousis, Makis Katsafados, Stavros Katsafados, Aris Giokas, Markos Kaloudis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Dimitris Kontogiannis, Manolis Arapis, Petros Polykandriotis, Giorgos Maltidis, Nasos Chlelmis, Kostas Perdikaris
1967–68 4th place Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Tolis Spanos, Thanasis Rammos, Stelios Amerikanos, Makis Katsafados, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou, Petros Polykandriotis, Steve Pleropoulos, Al Spearman
1968–69 5th place Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Tolis Spanos, Thanasis Rammos, Stelios Amerikanos, Makis Katsafados, Stavros Katsafados, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou
1969–70 5th place Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Tolis Spanos, Thanasis Rammos, Makis Katsafados, Stavros Katsafados, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou
1970–71 3rd place Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Tolis Spanos, Thanasis Rammos, Makis Katsafados, Stavros Katsafados, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou
1971–72 Finalist Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Makis Katsafados, Tolis Spanos, Dimitris Symeonidis, Thanasis Rammos, Thanasis Papanagnos, Manolis Eustratiou
1972–73 Finalist Cup Winners' Cup
Last 12
Fedon Mattheou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Giorgos Barlas, Makis Katsafados, Thanasis Rammos, Tolis Spanos, Manolis Eustratiou
1973–74 6th place Cup Winners' Cup
Last 12
Fedon Mattheou Charlie Yelverton, Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Giorgos Barlas, Makis Katsafados, Thanasis Rammos, Tolis Spanos, Manolis Eustratiou
1974–75 Finalist Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Giorgos Barlas, Makis Katsafados, Thanasis Rammos, Nikos Sismanidis, Giannis Garonis, Tolis Spanos, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Manolis Eustratiou
1975–76 Champion Winner Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Fedon Mattheou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Giorgos Barlas, Nikos Sismanidis, Paraskevas Tsantalis, Thanasis Rammos, Giannis Garonis, Tolis Spanos
1976–77 Finalist Winner Euroleague
Last 23
Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Giorgos Barlas, Paul Melini, Thanasis Rammos, Nikos Sismanidis, Tolis Spanos, Giannis Garonis, Kimonas Kokorogiannis
1977–78 Champion Winner Cup Winners' Cup
Last 15
Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Thanasis Rammos, Giorgos Barlas, Giannis Garonis, Nikos Sismanidis, Tolis Spanos, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Heliotis, Spetsiotis, Karelas
1978–79 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
Last 6
Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Argiris Kambouris, Jerry Jenkins, Paul Melini, Giorgos Barlas, Nikos Sismanidis, Aris Raftopoulos, Thanasis Rammos, Tolis Spanos, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Dimitris Sampanis
1979–80 Finalist Winner Korać Cup
Last 16
Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Argiris Kambouris, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Christos Iordanidis, Aris Raftopoulos, Thanasis Rammos, Tolis Spanos, Dimitris Sampanis
1980–81 Finalist Last 16 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 20
Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Giorgos Skropolithas, Aris Raftopoulos, Christos Iordanidis, Dimitris Sampanis
1981–82 6th place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 37
Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Argiris Kambouris, Pavlos Diakoulas, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Giorgos Skropolithas, Aris Raftopoulos, Christos Iordanidis, Dimitris Sampanis
1982–83 5th place Finalist Korać Cup
Last 42
Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Argiris Kambouris, Giannis Paragios, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Keith Woolfolk, Giorgos Skropolithas, Dimitris Sampanis, Aris Raftopoulos, Andreas Kozakis, Markos Kasimis
1983–84 7th place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 29
Thymios Filippou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Argiris Kambouris, Giannis Paragios, Andreas Kozakis, Aris Raftopoulos, Nikos Darivas, Tzimis Maniatis, Dimitris Sampanis, Sarantis Papachristopoulos
1984–85 7th place Last 16 Didn't participate Fedon Mattheou Argiris Kambouris, Aris Raftopoulos, Giannis Paragios, Tzimis Maniatis, Andreas Kozakis, Giannis Koukis, Dimitris Sampanis, Nikos Darivas, Sarantis Papachristopoulos, Angelos Nalbantis, Dimitris Papadakis, Kypriotis
1985–86 Finalist Finalist Didn't participate Kostas Anastasatos Argiris Kambouris, Alexis Christodoulou, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Tzimis Maniatis, Giannis Paragios, Dimitris Sampanis, Andreas Kozakis, Giannis Koukis, Vasilis Dakoulas, Angelos Nalbantis, Christos Margelis
1986–87 7th place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 29
Kostas Anastasatos Argiris Kambouris, Tzimis Maniatis, Giannis Paragios, Dimitris Sampanis, Thanasis Krempounis, Andreas Karkavasis, Giannis Koukis, Kostas Giannopoulos, Alexis Christodoulou, Vasilis Dakoulas, Ilias Karkabasis, Dimos Oikonomakos, Kostas Panagiotopoulos
1987–88 6th place Last 16 Didn't participate Steve Giatzoglou Argiris Kambouris, Tzimis Maniatis, Giannis Paragios, Alexis Christodoulou, Dimitris Sampanis, Pit Balis, Vasilis Dakoulas, Thanasis Krempounis, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Ilias Karkabasis, Dimos Oikonomakos
1988–89 8th place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 16
Steve Giatzoglou Carey Scurry, Larry Middleton, Argiris Kambouris, Vaggelis Aggelou, George Papadakos, Stavros Elliniadis, Alexis Christodoulou, Tzimis Maniatis, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Ilias Karkabasis, Vasilis Dakoulas
1989–90 7th place Last 16 Didn't participate Makis Dendrinos, Michalis Kyritsis Todd Mitchell, Argiris Kambouris, Vaggelis Aggelou, George Papadakos, Stavros Elliniadis, Alexis Christodoulou, Greg Oikonomou, Tzimis Maniatis, Kostas Moraitis, Vasilis Dakoulas, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Ilias Karkabasis
1990–91 8th place Last 16 Didn't participate Michalis Kyritsis Giorgos Sigalas, Argiris Kambouris, Vaggelis Aggelou, Panagiotis Karatzas, George Papadakos, Glen Blackwell, Alexis Giannopoulos, Tzimis Maniatis, Alexis Christodoulou, Stavros Elliniadis, Ilias Karkabasis, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Giorgos Momtsos, Tasos Rokos, Stratos Makris
1991–92 Finalist Last 8 Didn't participate Giannis Ioannidis Žarko Paspalj, Giorgos Sigalas, Argiris Kambouris, Panagiotis Karatzas, Vaggelis Aggelou, George Papadakos, Greg Brooks, Stavros Elliniadis, Tzimis Maniatis, Antonis Stamatis, Kostas Moraitis, Babis Papadakis, Alexis Giannopoulos, Ilias Karkabasis
1992–93 Champion Last 4 Euroleague
Last 8
Giannis Ioannidis Žarko Paspalj, Walter Berry, Argiris Kambouris, Giorgos Sigalas, Franco Nakić, Milan Tomić, Dragan Tarlać, Rod Higgins, George Papadakos, Stavros Elliniadis, Antonis Stamatis, Babis Papadakis, Giorgos Limniatis, Kostas Moraitis
1993–94 Champion Winner Euroleague
Finalist
Giannis Ioannidis Žarko Paspalj, Roy Tarpley, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Argiris Kambouris, Giorgos Sigalas, Milan Tomić, Franco Nakić, Dragan Tarlać, Efthimis Bakatsias, Panagiotis Karatzas, George Papadakos, Antonis Stamatis, Giorgos Limniatis, Babis Papadakis
1994–95 Champion Last 26 Euroleague
Finalist
Giannis Ioannidis Eddie Johnson, Alexander Volkov, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Dragan Tarlać, Efthimis Bakatsias, Giorgos Sigalas, Argiris Kambouris, Franko Nakić, Milan Tomić, George Papadakos, Giorgos Limniatis, Antonis Stamatis, Babis Papadakis
1995–96 Champion Last 8 Euroleague
Last 8
Giannis Ioannidis David Rivers, Walter Berry, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Dragan Tarlać, Giorgos Sigalas, Nasos Galakteros, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Franco Nakic, Efthimis Bakatsias, Milan Tomić, Anatoly Zourpenko, George Papadakos, Vasilis Soulis
1996–97 Champion Winner Euroleague
Champion
Dušan Ivković David Rivers, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Giorgos Sigalas, Nasos Galakteros, Dragan Tarlać, Willy Anderson, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Efthimis Bakatsias, Franko Nakić, Milan Tomić, Anatoly Zourpenko, Christian Welp, Aleksey Savrasenko, Evric Gray, Vasilis Soulis
1997–98 3rd place 3rd place Euroleague
Last 16
Dušan Ivković Michael Hawkins, Artūras Karnišovas, Johnny Rogers, Panagiotis Fassoulas, Dragan Tarlać, Milan Tomić, Dušan Vukčević, Franko Nakić, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Efthimis Bakatsias, Aleksey Savrasenko, Anatoly Zourpenko, Alexandros Anthis, Dimitris Karaplis, Nikos Michalos, Nikos Pettas
McDonald's Finalist
1998–99 Finalist Last 21 Euroleague
3rd place
Dušan Ivković Anthony Goldwire, Arijan Komazec, Johnny Rogers, Panagiotis Fassoulas, Fabricio Oberto, Dragan Tarlać, Milan Tomić, Dušan Vukčević, Aleksey Savrasenko, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Periklis Dorkofikis, Arsène Ade-Mensah, Dimitris Karaplis, Vasilis Soulis
1999–00 3rd place Last 16 Euroleague
Last 16
Giannis Ioannidis Blue Edwards, Chris Morris, Fabricio Oberto, Dragan Tarlać, Milan Tomić, Dušan Vukčević, Franko Nakić, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Aleksey Savrasenko, Iñaki de Miguel, Periklis Dorkofikis, Josh Grant, Mike Brown, James Robinson, Arsène Ade-Mensah, Giannis Lappas, Vasilis Soulis, Nikos Pettas
2000–01 Finalist 3rd place Euroleague
Last 8
Ilias Zouros Dino Rađa, David Rivers, Nikos Oikonomou, Nikos Boudouris, Milan Tomić, Dušan Vukčević, Iñaki de Miguel, Patrick Femerling, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Stéphane Risacher, Periklis Dorkofikis, Sam Jacobson, Giorgos Printezis, Vasilis Soulis, Nikos Pettas, Panagiotis Mantzanas
2001–02 Finalist Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Slobodan Subotić Alphonso Ford, Nikos Boudouris, Patrick Femerling, Iñaki de Miguel, Aleksey Savrasenko, Milan Tomić, Stéphane Risacher, Misan Nikagbatse, Theodoros Papaloukas, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Giorgos Printezis, Periklis Dorkofikis, Dušan Jelić, James Forrest, Nihat Emre Ekim, Panagiotis Mantzanas
2002–03 4th place Last 8 Euroleague
Last 8
Slobodan Subotić Maurice Evans, DeMarco Johnson, Kenny Miller, Iñaki de Miguel, Christos Harisis, Nikos Boudouris, Milan Tomić, Misan Nikagbatse, Aleksey Savrasenko, Mark Bradtke, Nenad Marković, Veljko Mršić, Giorgos Printezis, Juan Antonio Morales, Panagiotis Mantzanas, Panagiotis Katranas, Giorgos Giannouzakos
2003–04 8th place Finalist Euroleague
Last 16
Slobodan Subotić, Dragan Šakota,
Milan Tomić
Rubén Wolkowyski, Panagiotis Liadelis, Giorgos Diamantopoulos, Christos Harisis, Branko Milisavljević, Dalibor Bagarić, Konstantinos Harissis, Goran Jurak, Giannis Kalambokis, Giorgos Printezis, Vangelis Sklavos, Milan Tomić, Boris Gorenc, Josko Kafedjis, Giorgos Giannouzakos
2004–05 8th place Last 16 Euroleague
Last 32
Jonas Kazlauskas Marque Perry, Roger Mason, Lavor Postell, Ivan Zoroski, Dušan Vukčević, Aggelos Koronios, Lazaros Agadakos, Vangelis Sklavos, Giannis Kalambokis, Nikos Papanikolopoulos, Giorgos Printezis, Milan Tomić, Jeff Nordgaard, Boris Gorenc, Róbert Gulyás, Elvir Ovčina, Ivica Jurković, Dimitris Misiakos
2005–06 Finalist Last 8 Euroleague
Last 8
Jonas Kazlauskas Tyus Edney, Quincy Lewis, Christos Charisis, Nikos Hatzis, Manolis Papamakarios, Giorgos Printezis, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Renaldas Seibutis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Andrija Žižić, Eurelijus Žukauskas, Lazaros Agadakos, Nikos Barlos, Matt Freije, Ivan Koljević, Nikos Argiropoulos, Dimitris Kalaitzidis
2006–07 Finalist Last 16 Euroleague
Last 8
Pinhas Gershon Alex Acker, Scoonie Penn, Henry Domercant, Arvydas Macijauskas, Giannis Bourousis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Manolis Papamakarios, Andrija Žižić, Christos Charisis, Ryan Stack, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Nikos Barlos, Damir Mulaomerović, Vrbica Stefanov, Sam Hoskin, Gerry McNamara
2007–08 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
Last 8
Pinhas Gershon, Panagiotis Giannakis Qyntel Woods, Lynn Greer, Arvydas Macijauskas, Roderick Blakney, Marc Jackson, Giannis Bourousis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Giorgos Printezis, Kostas Vassiliadis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Manolis Papamakarios, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Jake Tsakalidis, Renaldas Seibutis, Miloš Teodosić, Panagiotis Kafkis
2008–09 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
4th place
Panagiotis Giannakis Josh Childress, Jannero Pargo, Theodoros Papaloukas, Nikola Vujčić, Giannis Bourousis, Yotam Halperin, Lynn Greer, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Ian Vougioukas, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Giorgos Printezis, Zoran Erceg, Miloš Teodosić, Michalis Pelekanos, Igor Milošević, Kostas Sloukas
2009–10 Finalist Winner Euroleague
Finalist
Panagiotis Giannakis Josh Childress, Theodoros Papaloukas, Scoonie Penn, Nikola Vujčić, Giannis Bourousis, Yotam Halperin, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Linas Kleiza, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Miloš Teodosić, Kostas Sloukas, Kostas Papanikolaou, Andreas Glyniadakis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Patrick Beverley (Von Wafer left during the season)
2010–11 Finalist Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Dušan Ivković Theodoros Papaloukas, Giannis Bourousis, Yotam Halperin, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Miloš Teodosić, Kostas Papanikolaou, Andreas Glyniadakis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Matt Nielsen, Radoslav Nesterović, Marko Kešelj, Jamon Lucas Gordon, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Michalis Pelekanos, Giorgos Printezis
2011–12 Champion Finalist Euroleague
Champion
Dušan Ivković Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Kostas Papanikolaou, Joey Dorsey, Kyle Hines, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Giorgos Printezis, Acie Law, Andreas Glyniadakis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Pero Antić, Marko Kešelj, Martynas Gecevičius, Kostas Sloukas, Vangelis Mantzaris, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Michalis Pelekanos (Matt Howard, Kalin Lucas left during the season)
2012–13 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
Champion
Giorgos Bartzokas Kostas Papanikolaou, Kyle Hines, Giorgos Printezis, Acie Law, Vassilis Spanoulis, Pero Antić, Stratos Perperoglou, Martynas Gecevičius, Kostas Sloukas, Vangelis Mantzaris, Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Giorgi Shermadini, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Josh Powell, Georgios Georgakis (Joey Dorsey, Doron Perkins left during the season)
2013–14 Finalist Last 4 Euroleague
Last 8
Giorgos Bartzokas Acie Law, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Antreas Christodoulou, Vangelis Mantzaris, Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Sloukas, Mardy Collins, Matt Lojeski, Stratos Perperoglou, Ioannis Papapetrou, Giorgos Printezis, Dimitrios Agravanis, Brent Petway, Giorgi Shermadini, Bryant Dunston, Mirza Begić, Cedric Simmons, Vasileios Kavvadas (Jamario Moon, Dimitrios Mavroeidis left during the season)
Intercontinental Cup
Winners
2014–15 Champion Last 8 Euroleague
Finalist
Giorgos Bartzokas, Ioannis Sfairopoulos Oliver Lafayette, Vangelis Mantzaris, Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Sloukas, Dimitrios Katsivelis, Antreas Christodoulou, Vasileios Mouratos, Tremmell Darden, Matt Lojeski, Ioannis Papapetrou, Giorgos Printezis, Dimitrios Agravanis, Brent Petway, Michalis Tsairelis, Bryant Dunston, Othello Hunter, Vasileios Kavvadas
2015–16 Greek League Greek Cup Euroleague Ioannis Sfairopoulos Daniel Hackett, Vangelis Mantzaris, Vassilis Spanoulis, D. J. Strawberry, Ioannis Athinaiou, Antreas Christodoulou, Vasileios Mouratos, Vassilis Toliopoulos, Matt Lojeski, Ioannis Papapetrou, Giorgos Printezis, Dimitrios Agravanis, Michalis Tsairelis, Patric Young, Othello Hunter, Nikola Milutinov, Vasileios Kavvadas

A1 Basket Regular seasons (Wins – Losses)

Season Wins – Losses
1986–87 8–10
1987–88 9–9
1988–89 5–13
1989–90 9–13
1990–91 9–13
1991–92 18–4
1992–93 20–6
1993–94 22–4
1994–95 24–2
1995–96 24–2
Season Wins – Losses
1996–97 21–5
1997–98 21–5
1998–99 21–5
1999–00 21–5
2000–01 21–5
2001–02 20–6
2002–03 18–8
2003–04 13–13
2004–05 12–14
2005–06 22–4
Season Wins – Losses
2006–07 21–5
2007–08 22–4
2008–09 25–1
2009–10 23–3
2010–11 26–0
2011–12 23–1
2012–13 25–1
2013–14 24–2
2014–15 25–1

Notable players

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Notable coaches

Giorgos Bartzokas
Panagiotis Giannakis

Sponsorships

  • Official Shirt Sponsor – OPAP
  • Official Shirt Sponsor – PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer – Nike, Inc.
  • Official Health Care Service Provider – Athens Medical Group
  • Official Broadcaster – New Hellenic Television
  • Official Sponsor – OTE
  • Official Sponsor – Total
  • Official Pharmaceutical Sponsor – Tzelalis Sport Medicine
  • Official Sport Drink – Gatorade
  • Official Sport Drink – Pepsi Max
  • Official Travel Provider – Esser Travel
  • Official Sponsor – Pizza Fun

References

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  3. ^ "Rome 1997: Time for the Reds, Olympiacos 73–58 FC Barcelona". EUROLEAGUE.NET. 
  4. ^ "McDonald's Championship, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls playing against Olympiacos Piraeus in the McDonald's Championship in Paris, 1997 (photo)". hoopedia.nba.com. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
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  6. ^ a b "In the end of the 1990s FIBA found the Best European Team of the decade. It was Olympiacos, who was counting the 1997 Euroleague Title, two Euroleague Finals in 1994 and 1995 and the 3rd place in the 1999 Euroleague Final Four." (in Greek). Euroleague Greece official website, euroleague.sport24.gr. 
  7. ^ "2011–12 season, Final Four". EUROLEAGUE.NET. 
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  9. ^ "Olympiacos Ownership Duo Entices Former NBAer Josh Childress". Sports Business Daily. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  10. ^ Το ιστορικό 110–68 του Ολυμπιακού (in Greek). SPORTFM.GR. 
  11. ^ Το 110–68 του Ολυμπιακού επί του Παναθηναϊκού (in Greek). SPORTFM.GR. 
  12. ^ FIBA Europe.com Game Card
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  17. ^ ""Mr. non call" Piloidis in SEF" (in Greek). redplanet.gr. 
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  20. ^ "Olympiacos trounces CSKA, eyes repeat". EUROLEAGUE.NET. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  21. ^ FoxSports.com O Herói e o Vilão de Olympiacos 86 x 69 Pinheiros, pelo Mundial de Clubes (Portuguese).
  22. ^ Gazetaesportiva.net Olympiacos bate Pinheiros e vence Copa Intercontinental (Portuguese).
  23. ^ "Chicago Bulls vs Olympiakos 104–78 – The Final of the 1997 McDonald's Open in Paris between Chicago Bulls and the legend Michael Jordan against the Euroleague Champions Olympiacos Piraeus". frequency.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  24. ^ "Olympiacos falls to Spurs, Cavs in 2009 NBA Tour". interbasket.net. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 

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