January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010
Preceded by Christos Agrapidis
Succeeded by Vasileios Michaloliakos
MP of 1st Piraeus periphery
1st City councilman,
May 12, 1963
Panagiotis Fasoulas ( Greek: Παναγιώτης Φασούλας, nicknamed "The Spider" (Greek: αράχνη); born May 12, 1963 in Thessaloniki, Greece) is a Greek politician and former professional basketball player. He was selected in the second round by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1986 NBA Draft, but never decided to play in the NBA. Fasoulas is considered to be one of the best big men in European basketball in the last 20 years. He was selected by Eurobasket.com to the Eurobasket.com Greek Basketball Hall of Fame.
Basketball career [ edit ]
College career [ edit ]
college basketball in the United States at North Carolina State University, with the N.C. State Wolfpack, where he played under legendary coach Jim Valvano.
Pro career [ edit ]
During his professional career, Fasoulas played for
PAOK and Olympiacos - with whom he won a Euroleague championship in 1997. He was also a member of the senior men's Greek national team, where he was the starting center during Greece's EuroBasket 1987 victory.
Greek national team [ edit ]
Toronto, Canada, at the 1994 FIBA World Championship where Greece finished in fourth place, Fasoulas played the best basketball of his career.
Political career [ edit ]
A charismatic personality, Fasoulas entered politics after retiring from sport, joining the political party of
PASOK. He contributed in the organization of the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, in 2004. He was elected Mayor of Piraeus on October 15, 2006.
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