Panagiotis Fasoulas

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Panagiotis Fasoulas
Panagiotis Fasoulas
Mayor of Piraeus
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010
Deputy Vicky Leandros
Preceded by Christos Agrapidis
Succeeded by Vasileios Michaloliakos
MP of 1st Piraeus periphery
In office
1st City councilman, Thessaloniki
In office
Personal details
Born (1963-05-12) May 12, 1963 (age 51)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Political party PASOK
Spouse(s) Masa Zacharia
Children Mariella, John
Residence Piraeus, Greece
Occupation Basketball player
Panagiotis Fasoulas
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Personal information
Nationality Greek
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College NC State (1985-1986)
NBA draft 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro playing career 1981–1999
Career history
1981–1993 PAOK (Greece)
1993–1999 Olympiacos (Greece)
Career highlights and awards

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 to the Greek Basketball Hall of Fame.

Basketball career[edit]

College career[edit]

Fasoulas played 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]

In 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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