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Panathinaikos
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Nickname
  • To τριφύλλι (The Trifolium)
  • Οι πράσινοι (The Greens)
  • O Μεγάλος Σύλλογος (The Great Club)
  • Εξάστερος (The Six-Starred)
Leagues EuroLeague
Greek Basket League
Greek Cup
Founded 1922
History Panathinaikos BC
(1922–present)
Arena Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall
Arena Capacity 18,900
Location Athens, Greece
Team colors Green, White
         
President Manos Papadopopoulos
Team manager Fragiskos Alvertis
Head coach Argyris Pedoulakis
Ownership Dimitrios Giannakopoulos
Championships 6 Euroleague Championships
34 Greek Championships
17 Greek Cups
1 Intercontinental Cup
2 Triple Crowns
Retired numbers 2 (4, 13)
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Panathinaikos B.C. (Greek: ΚΑΕ Παναθηναϊκός), also known simply as Panathinaikos, or with its full name Panathinaikos BSA Athens,[1] is the professional basketball team of the major Athens based multi-sport club Panathinaikos A.O.. It is owned by the billionaire Giannakopoulos family.

The parent athletic club was founded in 1908, while the basketball team was founded in 1922, being one of the oldest in the country. They are the only un-relegated team with participation in every First Division Championship until today (together with Aris). Panathinaikos has developed into the most successful basketball team in Greek basketball's history, and among the best in Europe, creating its own dynasty. They have won 34 Greek Basket League Championships, 17 Greek Cups, 9 Doubles (all records), 6 EuroLeague Championships, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 2 Triple Crowns. They hold also the record for the most consecutive Greek League titles, as they are the only team to have won 9 consecutive championships (2003–2011), as well as for the most consecutive Greek Basketball Cup titles (twice for 5 seasons in a row, from 2004 to 2009, and then from 2012 to 2016). The team plays in the 20,000 seat Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall.

Among the well-known top class players that have played with the club over the years are: Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Oikonomou, Edgar Jones, Antonio Davis, Nikos Galis, Stojko Vranković, Arijan Komazec, Alexander Volkov, Žarko Paspalj, Tiit Sokk, Panagiotis Giannakis, Dominique Wilkins, Fanis Christodoulou, Marcelo Nicola, Hugo Sconochini, Byron Dinkins, Byron Scott, Dino Rađa, Dejan Bodiroga, Oded Kattash, Ferdinando Gentile, Željko Rebrača, Antonis Fotsis, İbrahim Kutluay, Jaka Lakovič, Pepe Sánchez, Ariel McDonald, Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Dimitris Diamantidis, Nick Calathes, Vassilis Spanoulis, Dejan Tomašević, Sani Bečirovič, Tony Delk, Drew Nicholas, Jason Kapono, Stéphane Lasme, Roko Ukić, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, and Nikola Peković. Such players, the successful management of former long-time owners Pavlos Giannakopoulos and Thanasis Giannakopoulos, and the long-time guidance of the most successful coach in EuroLeague history, Željko Obradović, have made Panathinaikos the most successful team in Europe over the last two-and-a-half decades.

Panathinaikos is the only team on the European continent to win as many as six EuroLeague titles, since the establishment of the modern era EuroLeague Final Four format in 1988 (no other club has won more than four Euroleague championships in this period).

They hold a long-term rivalry with Olympiacos, and matches between the two teams are referred to as the "Derby of the eternal enemies".

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History[edit]

Basketball in Greece (1918–1945)[edit]

The basketball team of 1940

Panathinaikos started as a football club in 1908. In 1919, basketball was still unknown in Greece. During that period Giorgos Kalafatis with other athletes participated in the Inter-Allied Games in Paris and attended basketball games between the Allies of World War I. When he later returned to Greece with the necessary equipment, he set up the Panathinaikos basketball club, led by Apostolos Nikolaidis.

In 1922, PAO played their first match against X.A.N. Thessaloniki (YMCA), another club also pioneer of basketball in Greece, a match which took place at the Panathenaic Stadium. Regrettably, the lack of equipment and interest quickly led to the dissolution of the team.

In 1937, Kalafatis managed to create a new Panathinaikos team that, during the following year, tried to catch up with already established clubs like the YMCA, Ethnikos G.S. Athens, Panionios, Aris and Iraklis. Angelos Fillipou, Nikos Mantzaroglou, Litsas and Dimitrakos were the ringleaders of the group and were later joined by Telis Karagiorgos, Thymios Karadimos, Giorgos Bofilios, Philipos Papaikonomou, Petros Polycratis and Nikos Polycratis. During the German occupation that followed, Dimitris Giannatos (founding member of the basketball team) was executed by the Nazis for his resistance action.

Postwar history (1946–1970)[edit]

In 1946 (the first post-war championship) and 1947, Panathinaikos emerged champions, with the help of players like Giannis Lambrou, Missas Pantazopoulos, Stelios Arvanitis (these players would later go on to win the bronze medal in EuroBasket 1949) and Jack Nicolaidis (nephew of Apostolos Nikolaidis).

In 1950 and 1951, Panathinaikos emerged champions once again with the help of great athletes Fedon Matheou (considered the Patriarch of Greek basketball) and Nikos Milas. In 1954 the club would repeat the success, however the next five years would prove fruitless and the club, despite its strength, would have to be renewed.

In 1961 Panathinaikos won the Greek championship with new leaders Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Stelios Tavoularis and Petros Panagiotarakos. In 1962 Panathinaikos made the repeat and was again the Greek champion. That was also the year that PAO took part for the first time in a European competition facing Hapoel Tel Aviv for the European Championship.

In the 23rd of November 1963, Panathinaikos beat Olympiacos 90-48 for the Mantellos Cup, a tournament that was later replaced by the Greek Cup, which made its first appearance in 1976.

In 1967, Panathinaikos were crowned champions, with Giorgos Kolokithas (one of the greatest basketball players of his era) in their ranks. In 1969, the conquest of the Championship was followed by the first European success of the club, the entrance in the semi-finals of the Cup Winners' Cup, where they were eliminated by Dinamo Tbilisi. The next year, 1970, PAO were the first Greek basketball team to use a foreign player (Craig Greenwood) in a European game.

The Golden Age (1970–1984)[edit]

During these golden years, Panathinaikos won 10 out of 14 Greek championships[2] with their great leader and scorer Apostolos Kontos.

1971–1975: 5 consecutive Championships[edit]

During this period, Kostas Mourouzis, nicknamed the fox of coaching, managed the team of the 4-K (the young Kontos, Koroneos, Kokolakis and Kefalos). These players, along with Iordanidis, who functioned as a link with older players, won 5 consecutive championships and made the greatest accomplishment of their time by participating in the semifinals of the European Championship, aided by American Willy Kirkland. Unfortunately, Ignis Varese, one of the giants of the era, proved an insurmountable obstacle for Panathinaikos.

Over the next 4 seasons Panathinaikos captured the championship once in 1977 and also won their first Greek Cup in 1979. They acquired Memos Ioannou in 1974 and Greek-American David Stergakos in 1979 (a player that would contribute greatly in the coming years).

The five years that followed, Panathinaikos won 4 Championships (1980, 1981, 1982, 1984) and two Cups (1982, 1983). More specifically, in 1982, coached by Kostas Politis, Panathinaikos succeeded in winning their first double as well as placing 5th in Europe. Before this, the team got the better they could from a strong CSKA team in the last seconds of a thriller match. The last championship, before the decline that followed, was in 1984 when Panathinaikos won the big game title in Corfu, starring Liveris Andritsos and Tom Kappos.

Panathinaikos had a great chance to avoid the upcoming decline when he discovered Rony Seikaly but bureaucratic problems prevented him from playing in the Greek Championship as a Greek citizen, despite allegations that he was entitled to do so, which forced him to move to the USA.

The decline of 1985–1992[edit]

In 1985, PAO finished in 3rd place in the league. Stergakos, Ioannou, Vidas, Andritsos and Koroneos – who left the following year – were the key players. The balance however had now tilted in favour of Aris and Panathinaikos ceased to be a leader and were limited to a secondary role. Nevertheless, they remained a worthy adversary. Thus, in 1986, against all odds, they managed to eliminate powerful Aris from the Greek Cup at the semifinal stage. Then Panathinakos went on to win Olympiacos in the final and conquer their last title until 1993. During the next 2 seasons, PAO would finish in 5th place (worst result since many years ago).

In 1988, the ban on using foreign players in the league was lifted and Panathinaikos were able to acquire Edgar Jones from the NBA. He was a capable shooter, scorer and rebounder and for the next 2 years was the star of the team. Although PAO achieved significant wins over the other major Greek teams, they did not manage any notable distinction. The next two years, Antonio Davis, who later made a great career in the NBA, replaced Jones as the leader of the team stats. At this point of time, Panathinaikos had also acquired some of the most talented young Greek players (Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Oikonomou and Christos Myriounis), but that did not stop them from experiencing the worst period in the history of the club, finishing 7th in 1991 and dropping to 8th position in 1992, which left them for the first time outside Europe since 1967.

Return to distinction (1992–1995)[edit]

In 1992 the basketball department became professional under the management of Giannakopoulos family. In the summer of 1992, Panathinaikos attempted a full reconstruction of the team. Nikos Galis, the top Greek basketball player, was acquired by the club and was flanked by star players Stojko Vranković, Tiit Sokk and Arijan Komazec. Thus, Galis lead PAO to a Greek Cup win and also to the Championship final, where they lost despite home advantage. The next season 1993–94 Nikos Galis along with Alexander Volkov and Stojko Vranković led Panathinaikos to 3rd place in Europe for the first time in the club's history, although they did not manage any title back home.

The 1994–95 season started with the best conditions as the club acquired Panagiotis Giannakis and Žarko Paspalj. PAO was again the favourite for all domestic titles. The club started by eliminating Olympiakos from the Greek Cup in a very tough game before the start of the Championship. However, after the first games for the Greek Championship, Nikos Galis, the player that had led PAO in the cup game against Olympiakos and also in the decisive game for the Euroleague qualifiers, stopped his basketball career. As a consequence, the team, despite playing some great games, only managed to retain 3rd place in Europe and compete in the Greek finals.

European, Intercontinental and Greek Champions (1996–1998)[edit]

During the years 1996–98, Panathinaikos fulfilled all of their objectives by winning the European Championship, the Intecontinental cup and the Greek championship (in this order).

In 1996 the expectations in the team had now risen a lot, as it was imperative for Panathinaikos to obtain a significant title. In the summer of 1995, they acquired Dominique Wilkins, one of the top American players ever played in Europe. The coach of the team was Božidar Maljković. The former along with Giannakis, Vranković, Alvertis, and Patavoukas comprised a very experienced team which, in 1996, managed an unprecedented success for Greek basketball. Indeed, in April 1996, at the Paris Final Four, Panathinaikos became the first Greek team to lift the European Championship (now called the Euroleague), beating FC Barcelona in the tournament final, by a score of 67–66. Back in Greece, right after the big win in Paris, Panathinaikos was not able to clinch the Greek title, losing again the title by Olympiacos.

The next season, Maljković removed all the stars from the roster in an attempt of assembling a squad based on teamwork. With the start of the season, PAO were crowned FIBA Intercontinental Cup champions, prevailing by 2–1 wins in a 3-game series over Olimpia de Venado Tuerto, South American champions. Unfortunately, the restructuring of the team failed and Panathinaikos failed to participate in the Final Four to defend their European title. Moreover, they finished in 5th place in the championship, thus losing the right to participate in next season's Euroleague.

At the next season Slobodan Subotić assumed technical leadership and convinced Dino Rađa to come to PAO. This great transfer was accompanied by Byron Scott and Fanis Christodoulou and with the help of Alvertis, Oikonomou and Koch, Panathinaikos finally won the Greek league after 14 years.

The 1998–99 season was proved very important for Panathinaikos, as Olympiacos who had gained home advantage were prepared to return to the top. It was at the last game of the finals, when Panathinaikos achieved one of the most decisive away victories against their rivals, capturing the title.

Obradović era (1999–2012)[edit]

The arrival of Željko Obradović to Panathinaikos during summer 1999 marked the beginning of an extraordinary period for the club, with many major successes and the establishment of the team as one of the strongest in the history of European basketball.

The first thing that Obradovic did was to adapt the team on Dejan Bodiroga, who was the absolute leader of Panathinaikos. As a result of the success of his strategy, PAO managed to capture 2 Euroleague titles (2000, 2002) after 3 consecutive Euroleague finals appearances (2000–2002) and also won 3 consecutive Greek championships (1999–2001). In 2000 at the Thessaloniki Euroleague Final Four, Panathinaikos became Champions of Europe for the second time, beating Macabbi Tel Aviv 73–67 in the final. In 2002, in Bologna 2002 Euroleague Final Four, Panathinaikos won the most prestigious European trophy for the third time, beating hosts Kinder Bologna by the score of 89–83 in the final.

Nevertheless, this period they failed to win the Greek Cup, even though they played in two finals. Rebrača, Gentile, Middleton, Alvertis, Kattash, Kutluay, and Fotsis were some of the players who excelled during these years. The dominance in the Greek league was finally interrupted in 2002, the year that PAO won their 3rd European Championship. Also at the end of the year, there were many significant changes, starting with the withdrawal of Bodiroga, making a renewal imperative.

Dimitris Diamantidis leads the Euroleague in all-time assists and steals, since the 2000–01 season.

2002–03 was the year that Obradovic used to restructure Panathinaikos and return them to the top of Greece. He emphatically achieved this objective by leading the team to 9 Championships in row (2003–11) with 6 doubles in Greece and 2 triple crowns (i.e. double plus Euroleague champions) in the next years, thus creating a dynasty. Panathinaikos had radically changed the style of their game after replacing Bodiroga. The game contribution of the Serbian player was replaced by an unprecedented model of teamwork that proved that a super star was unnecessary. Players such as Lakovič, Alvertis, Diamantidis, Fotsis, Tsartsaris, Batiste, and later Spanoulis, Šiškauskas, and Jasikevičius, who played not for themselves, but for the maximum success of the team, led to the transformation of PAO into a title-winning machine that was not hampered by irreplaceable players and this quality was widely recognized.

At the 2007 Euroleague Final Four, which was held on their home court of OAKA in Athens, Panathinaikos became European Champions for the fourth time, beating the defending champions CSKA Moscow 93–91 in the final.

The same teams (PAO and CSKA) competed in the final of the 2009 Euroleague Final Four in Berlin, where Panathinaikos won the trophy again, for the fifth time in their history. The score was 73–71. On December 14, 2009, Panathinaikos was voted top Greek team of 2009 by the Sports Journalists Association, with 1,291 votes. In addition, coach Želimir Obradović was voted the top coach, with 1,399 votes.

At the 2011 Euroleague Final Four in Barcelona, Panathinaikos, after a great performance of Calathes in the semifinal against Siena (17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals), won 77–69, and reached the Euroleague Final against Maccabi Tel Aviv. In the final, the "Great Club" won its sixth Euroleague title, by holding off Maccabi by a score of 78-70.

Post-Obradović period (2012–2014)[edit]

After the departure of Obradović, Panathinaikos' head coach, Argiris Pedoulakis, was forced to make massive changes to the team with 12 new players being added to the roster, including James Gist, Roko Ukić and NBA players Jason Kapono and Marcus Banks. Team captains Dimitris Diamantidis and Kostas Tsartsaris led the rebuilding effort for the Greens, who reached the Euroleague quarterfinals, only to fall to FC Barcelona in a 5-game series. Panathinaikos won their 14th Greek Cup, by beating Olympiacos in the final, with a three-point difference (81-78).[3] During the same year, Panathinaikos was able to break Olympiacos' home court twice in the finals, conquering the Greek A1 Championship for the 33rd time in the club's history.

Since Dimitris Giannakopoulos first became the chairman of Panathinaikos, he repeatedly attempted to secure marketing deals with Asian corporations. The first step was made when Panathinaikos announced that they had signed Chinese basketball player Shang Ping. This deal made Panathinaikos the first European club to have a Chinese player on its roster. On 12 September 2013, Panathinaikos landed on the airport of Guangzhou, becoming the first European team to make a trip to China via airline. On 13 September 2013, Panathinaikos wrote European history once again in less than two days, becoming the fist European team to ever face a Chinese team. In addition, Panathinaikos became the first European team to win against the Chinese team Foshan Dralions with a score of 66-67.

On 8 March 2014, due to the fans' dissatisfaction for the bad record in Euroleague, it was announced the replacement of the team's head coach Argiris Pedoulakis. It was also announced that the team would go to the Greek finals under the guidance of the club's legend Fragiskos Alvertis as a caretaker coach.[4]

Greek-based roster (2014–2016)[edit]

After the conquest of another double, Panathinaikos announced the recruitment of Duško Ivanović, on 10 June 2014. On the following day, Dimitris Giannakopoulos said at his press conference that a new plan has been created for the future of the club. The team would be totally based on young, Greek players. Also, he said that he would not continue being the president of the club and Manos Papadopoulos would take over president's debts. On 12 June 2014, the plan is put underway, with 5 players leaving the club, including starting center Stephane Lasme and small forward Jonas Mačiulis. During that summer, Panathinaikos secured the signings of some of the most talented young, Greek players, including Lefteris Bochoridis, Michalis Lountzis, Antonis Koniaris and Georgios Papagiannis. Also, Vassilis Charalampopoulos and Georgios Diamantakos, were playing for Panathinaikos since Pedoulakis was the team's head coach.

On 5 April 2015, Panathinaikos beat Apollon Patras on the final of the Greek Cup, with a score of 53-68. Before that, the team had to overcome the obstacles of Olympiacos and PAOK.

On 3 May 2015, after a home loss against Olympiacos, as well as the disqualification from the Euroleague Final Four after the losses from CSKA Moscow with an aggregate score of 3-1, Panathinaikos decided to fire Duško Ivanović. Sotiris Manolopoulos was picked to be the new coach until the end of the league's finals. Finally, the team lost 3-0 in the finals and decided to hire a new coach for the next season.

On 30 June 2015, Aleksandar Đorđević was announced by the team as the new coach. Panathinaikos was able to sign Greek point guard Nick Calathes and Serbian center Miroslav Raduljica.

The debut of the team was dreamy, as on 8 October 2015, Panathinaikos beat and eliminated Olympiacos in an away match for the Greek Basketball Cup with a score of 64-70. On 6 March 2016, Panathinaikos won the Greek Cup for the 17th time in the club's history and for the 5th straight season, with a record score of 101-52 against Faros Keratsiniou.

On 19 April 2016, after the disqualification from the Euroleague Final Four after the loses from Laboral Kutxa with an aggregate score of 3-0, Aleksandar Đorđević was replaced by Argyris Pedoulakis once again. Despite that, the team lost against Olympiacos in the finals of the Greek League with a 3-1 score.

The retirement of Diamantidis. New era (2016-)[edit]

With the retirement of Dimitris Diamantidis, Panathinaikos turned page.This led the team to increase its budget and obtain high profile players such as Mike James, Chris Singleton and Ioannis Bourousis. Panathinaikos is hoping that these moves will help him get back to the Euroleague Final Four after five years.

Players[edit]

Panathinaikos B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 5 Greece Charalampopoulos, Vassilis 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 19 – (1997-01-06)6 January 1997
G 7 Greece Bochoridis, Lefteris 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 22 – (1994-04-07)7 April 1994
PF 9 Greece Fotsis, Antonis (C) 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 113.4 kg (250 lb) 35 – (1981-04-01)1 April 1981
SG 11 Greece Pappas, Nikos 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 26 – (1990-07-11)11 July 1990
SG 12 Dominican Republic Feldeine, James 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 28 – (1988-06-26)26 June 1988
F/C 14 United States Gist, James 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 106.5 kg (235 lb) 29 – (1986-10-26)26 October 1986
PG 15 Greece Calathes, Nick 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 27 – (1989-02-07)7 February 1989
SG 16 Greece Kalaitzakis, Georgios 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 17 – (1999-01-02)2 January 1999
G 20 Greece Lountzis, Michalis 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 17 – (1998-08-04)4 August 1998
F/C -- United States Singleton, Chris 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 26 – (1989-11-21)21 November 1989
PG -- United States James, Mike 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1990-08-18)18 August 1990
C -- Greece Bourousis, Ioannis 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 122 kg (269 lb) 32 – (1983-11-17)17 November 1983
G/F -- United States Rivers, K.C. 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 29 – (1987-03-01)1 March 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Greece Savvas Aronis
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 3, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Chris Singleton Giannis Bourousis
PF James Gist Nemanja Bjelica Antonis Fotsis
SF K.C. Rivers Vasilis Charalampopoulos Pat Calathes
SG James Feldeine Nikos Pappas Georgios Kalaitzakis
PG Nick Calathes Mike James Lefteris Bochoridis Michalis Lountzis

Retired numbers[edit]

Panathinaikos BC retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
4 Greece Fragiskos Alvertis SF 1990–2009
13 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis PG 2004–2016

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From
1 July 2016 PF/C United States Chris Singleton Russia Lokomotiv Kuban
3 July 2016 PG United States Mike James Spain Laboral Kutxa Baskonia
12 July 2016 C Greece Ioannis Bourousis Spain Laboral Kutxa Baskonia
24 July 2016 SG/SF United States K.C. Rivers Spain Real Madrid
26 July 2016 PF/SF Greece Pat Calathes Kazakhstan Astana

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To
1 July 2016 PG Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Retired
1 July 2016 C Greece Georgios Papagiannis United States Sacramento Kings
1 July 2016 SF United States Elliot Williams Free Agent
1 July 2016 PF/C United States Vince Hunter Free Agent
1 July 2016 C Serbia Miroslav Raduljica Italy Armani Milano
1 July 2016 PG Georgia (country) MarQuez Haynes Italy Reyer Venezia Mestre
15 July 2016 PG Greece Kostas Papadakis GreeceKolossos Rodou (Loan)
29 July 2016 PG Greece Antonis Koniaris Greece Free Agent

Honours[edit]

National competitions[edit]

  • WikiCup Trophy Gold.png Greek Championship
  • Trophy(transp).png Greek Basketball Cup
    • Winners (17) (record): 1978–1979, 1981–1982, 1982–1983, 1985–1986, 1992–1993, 1995–1996, 2002–2003, 2004–2005, 2005–2006, 2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2008–2009, 2011–2012, 2012–2013, 2013–2014, 2014–2015, 2015–16
  • WikiCup Trophy Gold.png Trophy(transp).png Double
    • Winners (9) (record): 1981–1982, 2002–2003, 2004–2005, 2005–2006, 2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2008–2009, 2012–2013, 2013–2014

Regional competitions[edit]

  • Athens-Piraeus Championship
    • Winners (3): 1946, 1950, 1952.
  • Athens Championship
    • Winners (2): 1947, 1948

European competitions[edit]

Worldwide competitions[edit]

Crest and colours[edit]

The trifolium is the emblem of the team; symbol of harmony, unity, nature and good luck. The main colours of the team since its foundation are green and white (green for health, nature, such as physiolatry, and white for virtue). Alternative colours also used include black, lime uniforms and/or elements of gold.

Since 1992, year in which the basketball department became professional, Panathinaikos BC uses its own logo.

Sponsors and Manufacturers[edit]

Since 1982 Panathinaikos has a specific kit manufacturer and a kit sponsor. The following tables detail the shirt sponsors and kit suppliers by year:

Panathinaikos BC shirt history
Panathinaikos BC training shirt (2008–09)
Period Kit supplier Shirt sponsor
1982–1986 Converse Motor Oil
1986–1988 Nike
1988–1989 Nike
1989–1992 None
1992–1993 Reebok Maxwell House
1993–1994 Adidas
1994–1996 Nike Beck's
1996–1997 Pony Dental V6
1997–1998 None
1998–1999 Nike
1999–2000 Bake Rolls
2000–2008 Adidas Nokia Series
2008–2011 Cosmote
2011–2014 Pame Stoixima
2014–2016 Stoiximan.gr
2016–present Pame Stoixima

Current sponsorships[edit]

Historical uniforms[edit]

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1957–59 jersey
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Team colours
1957–59
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1970–75[6] jersey
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Team colours
1970–75[6]
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1992 jersey
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Team colours
1992
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2007–11 jersey
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Team colours
2007–11
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2013 (A) jersey
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Team colours
2013 (A)
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2014 (A) jersey
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Team colours
2014 (A)

Arena[edit]

Panathinaikos' long-time home court is the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall, which is the largest indoor venue in Greece. It is located in Marousi and is part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. The venue was completed in 1995 and renovated for the 2004 Summer Olympics. It is considered to be one of the biggest and most modern indoor sports arenas in all of Europe. The seating capacity is 19.250, however the arena can hold up to a capacity of more than 20.000 including standing room.

Supporters[edit]

The team, which is famous for their fans' passionate support, also set a record (broken in 2009) for the highest home game attendance in the history of the Euroleague, which is 20,000 fans,[7] achieved at a home match in OAKA against Benetton Treviso on March 29, 2006, for the second phase of the 2005–06 Euroleague.

An attendance of 18,900 fans has also been achieved three times in home matches of the Greens, against Efes Pilsen in 2005 and TAU Cerámica (twice) in 2006. While PAO no longer holds the record for largest Euroleague home crowd, it still holds the honor of being involved in the record match. PAO was the opponent for Partizan Belgrade when it drew 22,567 to Belgrade Arena for a 2009 match.[8] Τhe record was broken again on April 18, 2013 on 4th Euroleague Game (2012–13 Euroleague) against FC Barcelona Bàsquet. It was estimated that the number of viewers reached 30,000 (over 25.000 officially).

"Mr. Green" is the official mascot of Panathinaikos BC. "Born" in 2006, he is a muscular basketball player, with a basketball for a head. He entertains fans of all age groups during game breaks, gives away presents and participates in all entertainment events inside the court.[9]

Seasons[edit]

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Season Greek League Greek Cup Europe Coach Roster
1945–46 Champion No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Giannis Lambrou, Misas Pantazopoulos, Stelios Arvanitis, Jack Nikolaidis, Giorgos Nikolaidis, Thymios Karadimos
1946–47 Champion No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Giannis Lambrou, Misas Pantazopoulos, Stelios Arvanitis, Jack Nikolaidis, Giorgos Nikolaidis, Dimitrakopoulos
1948–49 4th place No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Giannis Lambrou, Stelios Arvanitis, Misas Pantazopoulos, Nikos Milas, Petros Dimitropoulos, Alekos Karalis, Fanis Theofanis, Dimitrakopoulos
1949–50 Champion No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Fedon Mattheou, Giannis Lambrou, Misas Pantazopoulos, Stelios Arvanitis, Nikos Milas, Petros Dimitropoulos, Alekos Karalis, Panos Koukopoulos, Thanasis Koukopoulos, Fanis Theofanis, Kaligeris, Vithipoulias, Papatheoharis, Giazimis, Genimatas
1950–51 Champion No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Fedon Mattheou, Giannis Lambrou, Stelios Arvanitis, Nikos Milas, Giorgos Oven, Fanis Theofannis, Kaligeris, Papatheoharis, Tripos, Vithipoulias, Konidis, Filipou, Yiaximis, Genimatas
1952–53 2nd place No tournament No tournament Fedon Mattheou, Giannis Lambrou, Stelios Arvanitis, Nikos Milas, Alekos Karalis, Panos Koukopoulos, Yiaximis, Konidis, Kaligeris, Eftaxias
1953–54 Champion No tournament No tournament Fedon Mattheou, Stelios Arvanitis, Nikos Milas, Panos Koukopoulos, Stelios Tavoularis, Giorgos Oven, Alekos Karalis, Giannis Malakates, Yiaximis, Varias, Konidis, Yianopoulos, Stamatiou, Kimanis
1960–61 Champion No tournament No tournament Nikos Milas Panos Koukopoulos, Petros Panagiotarakos, Makridis, Liamis, Zanos, Koutsoukos, Tavoularis, Papakonstantopoulos, Mandilaris, Dedes, Katsikidis, Nakios, Sitzakis
1961–62 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 32
Kimonas Agathos Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Panos Koukopoulos, Liamis, Tavoularis, Katsikidis, Zanos, Makridis, Antoniadis, Mandilaris, Panagiotidis, Papadimitriou
1962–63 4th place No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Panos Koukopoulos Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Kostas Politis, Panos Koukopoulos, Stelios Tavoularis, Liamis, Katsikidis, Zanis
1963–64 3rd place No tournament Not participated Nikos Milas Kostas Politis, Mihalis Kiritsis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Andreas Chaikalis, Gavrilos Antoniadis, Christos Antoniadis, Stelios Tavoularis, Kostas Politis, Papadimitriou
1964–65 6th place No tournament Not participated Nikos Milas Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Kostas Politis, Mihalis Kiritsis, Andreas Chaikalis, Christos Iordanidis
1965–66 3rd place No tournament Not participated Mio Stefanović Giorgos Kolokythas, Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Kostas Politis, Mihalis Kiritsis, Andreas Chaikalis, Christos Iordanidis
1966–67 Champion No tournament Not participated Kostas Mourouzis Giorgos Kolokythas, Kostas Politis, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Mihalis Kiritsis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Chaikalis, Kouzoupis, Liamis, Lekkakis, Stefanou
1967–68 2nd place No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Giorgos Kolokythas, Kostas Politis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis
1968–69 Champion No tournament Cup Winners' Cup
Last 4
Kostas Mourouzis Giorgos Kolokythas, Kostas Politis, Christos Iordanidis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis, Craig Greenwood
1969–70 2nd place No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Apostolos Kontos, Giorgos Kolokythas, Dimitris Kokolakis, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Kostas Politis, Haris Papazoglou, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis, Andreas Papantoniou
1970–71 Champion No tournament Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Giorgos Kolokythas, Christos Iordanidis, Kostas Politis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis
1971–72 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 4
Kostas Mourouzis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Kefalos, Christos Iordanidis, Michalis Kiritsis, Giannis Dimaras, Haris Papazoglou, Andreas Papantoniou, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis, Zografos, Zegleris, Paraskevas, Willy Kirkland
1972–73 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 32
Kostas Mourouzis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Andreas Papantoniou, Giannis Dimaras, Andreas Haikalis, Haris Papazoglou, Sigas, Houseas, Broutsos, Bogdanos, Poulidis, Michelis
1973–74 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Haris Papazoglou, Andreas Haikalis, Andreas Papantoniou, Giannis Dimaras, Houseas, Poulidis, Koumanakos, Bogdanos
1974–75 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Richard Dukeshire Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Memos Ioannou, Kostas Batis, Haris Papazoglou, Andreas Papantoniou, S. Kontos, Kabourakis, Spiliopoulos
1975–76 3rd place Last 4 Euroleague
Last 16
Nikos Milas Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Memos Ioannou, Kostas Batis, Haris Papazoglou, Andreas Papantoniou, Andreas Haikalis, Kampourakis, S. Kontos
1976–77 Champion Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 27
Kostas Anastasatos Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Kefalos, Memos Ioannou, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Haris Papazoglou, S. Kontos, Kakogeorgiou, Kabourakis, Petrakakis
1977–78 2nd place Last 4 Euroleague
Last 18
Kostas Anastasatos Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Iordanidis, Memos Ioannou, Christos Kefalos, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Haris Papazoglou
1978–79 3rd place Winners Korać Cup
Last 16
Kostas Politis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Haris Papazoglou
1979–80 Champion Last 8 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Kostas Politis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Memos Ioannou, Kyriakos Vidas, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Haris Papazoglou, Garos, Georganas, Kalogeropoulos
1980–81 Champion Last 8 Euroleague
Last 8
Kostas Politis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Kyriakos Vidas, Memos Ioannou, Andreas Papantoniou, Katsinis, Garos, Georganas, Kalogeropoulos, Metaxas
1981–82 Champion Winners Euroleague
Final-6
Kostas Politis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Kyriakos Vidas, Memos Ioannou, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Kim Woolfolk, David Thompson, Katsinis, Georganas, Venieris, Kalogeropoulos, Garos, Karanasos
1982–83 3rd place Winners Euroleague
Last 5
Christos Kefalos Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Tom Kappos
1983–84 Champion Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Michalis Kyritsis Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Memos Ioannou, Liveris Andritsos, Kyriakos Vidas, Giorgos Skropolithas, Tom Kappos, Tolias, Kalogeropoulos, Politis, Tsantilis, Sotiriou
1984–85 3rd place Finalist Euroleague
Last 8
Michalis Kyritsis Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Kyriakos Vidas, Memos Ioannou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Tom Kappos, Tolias, Kalogeropoulos, Politis, Tsantilis, Sotiriou
1985–86 4th place Winners Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Michalis Kyritsis David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Kyriakos Vidas, Argiris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Petroudakis
1986–87 5th place Last 16 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 32
Kostas Mourouzis David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Takis Koroneos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Kostas Missas, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Dionysis Fragiskatos
1987–88 5th place Last 16 Korać Cup
Last 32
Richard Dukshire David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Takis Koroneos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Kostas Missas, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Dionysis Fragiskatos
1988–89 3rd place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 16
Mihalis Kyritsis Edgar Jones, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Takis Koroneos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Argyris Pedoulakis, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Dionysis Fragiskatos
1989–90 5th place Last 8 Korać Cup
Last 64
Christos Iordanidis Edgar Jones, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Takis Koroneos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Argyris Pedulakis, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Dionysis Fragiskatos
1990–91 7th place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 16
Christos Iordanidis Antonio Davis, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Giorgos Skropolithas, Argyris Pedulakis, Argyris Papapetrou, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Wayne Yearwood, Dinos Kalambakos
1991–92 8th place Last 4 Korać Cup
Last 16
Željko Pavličević Fragiskos Alvertis, Antonio Davis, Nikos Ekonomou, Christos Myriounis, Minas Gekos, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Argyris Pedulakis, Dinos Kalambakos Yannis Georgikopoulos, Greg Ikonomu, Sotiris Manolopoulos, Scott Roth
1992–93 2nd place Winners Not participated Željko Pavličević Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Galis, Arijan Komazec, Stojko Vranković, Tiit Sokk, Nikos Ekonomou, Christos Myriounis, Argiris Papapetrou, Giannis Georgikopoulos
1993–94 3rd place Last 16 Euroleague
3rd place
Kostas Politis Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Galis, Alexander Volkov, Stojko Vranković, Tiit Sokk, Nikos Ekonomou, Christos Myriounis, Costas Patavoukas, Yannis Papayannis, Giannis Georgikopoulos, Minas Gekos, Aivar Kuusmaa, Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos, Dionysis Kourlis
1994–95 2nd place Last 16 Euroleague
3rd place
Efthimis Kiumurtzoglou Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Žarko Paspalj, Stojko Vranković, Miroslav Pecarski, Tiit Sokk, Nikos Ekonomou, Christos Myriounis, Costas Patavoukas, Yannis Papayannis, Giannis Georgikopoulos, Aivar Kuusmaa, Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos, Dionysis Kourlis
1995–96 2nd place Winners Euroleague
Champion
Božidar Maljković Fragiskos Alvertis, Dominique Wilkins, Stojko Vranković, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Ekonomou, Kostas Patavoukas, John Korfas, Tzanis Stavrakopoulos, Miroslav Pecarski, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Christos Myriounis
1996–97 5th place Last 4 Intercontinental Cup Winner Božidar Maljković Mihalis Kyritsis Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Ekonomou, Byron Dinkins, Michael Koch, John Korfas, Marcelo Nicola, Hugo Sconochini, Ferran Martínez, Julius Nwosu, John Amaechi, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Giannis Georgikopoulos, John Salley, Sasa Markovic, Leonidas Skoutaris
Euroleague Last 8
1997–98 Champion Last 4 EuroCup
Last 4
Slobodan Subotić Fragiskos Alvertis, Dino Rađa, Byron Scott, Fannis Christodoulou, Nikos Ekonomou, Antonis Fotsis, Michael Koch, Ferran Martínez, Costas Patavoukas, Sascha Hupmann, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Johnny Branch, Andreas Glyniadakis, Vagelis Vourtzoumis
1998–99 Champion Last 8 Euroleague
Last 16
Slobodan Subotić Fragiskos Alvertis, Dejan Bodiroga, Dino Rađa, Nikos Ekonomou, Ferdinando Gentile, Michael Koch, Costas Patavoukas, Nikos Boudouris, Pat Burke, Sascha Hupmann, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Kostas Maglos, Alexandros Anthis
1999–00 Champion Finalist Euroleague
Champion
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Dejan Bodiroga, Željko Rebrača, Johnny Rogers, Oded Kattash, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Antonis Fotsis, Ferdinando Gentile, Michael Koch, Nikos Boudouris, Pat Burke
2000–01 Champion Finalist Suproleague
Finalist
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Dejan Bodiroga, Željko Rebrača, Johnny Rogers, Pat Burke, Antonis Fotsis, Ferdinando Gentile, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Oded Kattash, Michael Koch, Darryl Middleton, Giorgos Baloyannis, Andreas Glyniadakis, Yannis Rodostoglou, Marios Voulgaridis
2001–02 3rd place Last 4 Euroleague
Champion
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Dejan Bodiroga, İbrahim Kutluay, Johnny Rogers, Darryl Middleton, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Damir Mulaomerović, Pepe Sánchez, Giannis Sioutis, Giorgos Balogiannis, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Giannis Giannoulis, Christos Vidalis, Michalis Svoronos, Serafim Theos, Corey Albano
2002–03 Champion Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Jaka Lakovič, Ariel McDonald, Darryl Middleton, Kostas Tsartsaris, Giorgos Balogiannis, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Antonis Fotsis, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Rodney Buford, Zouritsa Zouza, Christos Vidalis
2003–04 Champion Last 32 Euroleague
Last 16
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Darryl Middleton, Mike Batiste, Ariel McDonald, Jaka Lakovič, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Kostas Tsartsaris, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Giannis Gagaloudis, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Dušan Šakota, Giorgos Maslarinos, Artemis Kouvaris, Haris Mujezinović
2004–05 Champion Winner Euroleague
3rd place
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Dimitris Diamantidis, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Jaka Lakovič, İbrahim Kutluay, Vlado Šćepanović, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Mike Batiste, Kostas Tsartsaris, Lonny Baxter, Darryl Middleton, Patrick Femerling, Dušan Šakota, Vasilis Xanthopoulos
2005–06 Champion Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Dimitris Diamantidis, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Jaka Lakovič, Vassilis Spanoulis, Vlado Šćepanović, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Dušan Šakota, Mike Batiste, Kostas Tsartsaris, Dejan Tomašević, Patrick Femerling, Brandon Hunter
2006–07 Champion Winner Euroleague
Champion
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Dimitris Diamantidis, Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Sani Bečirovič, Mike Batiste, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimos Dikoudis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Tony Delk, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Vasilis Xanthopoulos, Dejan Tomašević, Dušan Šakota, Miloš Vujanić, Robertas Javtokas
2007–08 Champion Winner Euroleague
Last 16
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimitris Diamantidis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Dejan Tomašević, Dimos Dikoudis, Sani Bečirovič, Stratos Perperoglou, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Kennedy Winston, Andrija Žižić, Nikola Prkačin, Aris Tatarounis
2008–09 Champion Winner Euroleague
Champion
Željko Obradović Fragiskos Alvertis, Antonis Fotsis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimitris Diamantidis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Stratos Perperoglou, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Drew Nicholas, Nikola Peković, Giorgi Shermadini, Dimitris Verginis, Dušan Kecman
2009–10 Champion Finalist Euroleague
Last 16
Željko Obradović Antonis Fotsis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Dimitris Diamantidis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Stratos Perperoglou, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Drew Nicholas, Nikola Peković, Giorgi Shermadini, Dimitris Verginis, Nick Calathes, Milenko Tepić, Georgios Bogris, Jurica Golemac, Marcus Haislip, Ioannis Karamalegkos
2010–11 Champion Finalist Euroleague
Champion
Željko Obradović Antonis Fotsis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Dimitris Diamantidis, Stratos Perperoglou, Drew Nicholas, Nick Calathes, Milenko Tepić, Georgios Bogris, Romain Sato, Aleks Marić, Kostas Kaimakoglou, Ian Vougioukas, Fotios Zoumpos, Ioannis Karamalegkos, Paris Maragkos
2011–12 2nd place Winner Euroleague
4th place
Željko Obradović Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Dimitris Diamantidis, Stratos Perperoglou, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Nick Calathes, Romain Sato, Aleks Marić, Kostas Kaimakoglou, Ian Vougioukas, David Logan, Steven Smith, Alexis Kyritsis, Pat Calathes, Fotios Zoumpos
2012–13 Champion Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Argyris Pedoulakis Kostas Tsartsaris, Dimitris Diamantidis, Sofoklis Schortsianitis, Stephane Lasme, Jonas Maciulis, Mike Bramos, Roko Ukić, James Gist, Marcus Banks, Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Charis Giannopoulos, Gaios Skordilis, Vassilis Charalampopoulos, Giorgos Diamantakos, Ramel Curry, R. T. Guinn, Jason Kapono
2013–14 Champion Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Argyris Pedoulakis, Fragiskos Alvertis Dimitris Diamantidis, Antonis Fotsis, Mike Batiste, Jonas Maciulis, Mike Bramos, Ramel Curry, Roko Ukić, Stephane Lasme, James Gist, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Nikos Pappas, Vladimiros Giankovits, Shang Ping, Gaios Skordilis, Vassilis Charalampopoulos, Giorgos Diamantakos, Georgios Apostolidis, Zack Wright
2014–15 2nd place Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Duško Ivanović, Sotiris Manolopoulos Esteban Batista, Jānis Blūms, Lefteris Bochoridis, Dimitris Diamantidis, Antonis Fotsis, Vladimiros Giankovits, James Gist, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, DeMarcus Nelson, Nikos Pappas, A.J. Slaughter, Vasileios Charalampopoulos, Giorgos Diamantakos, Antonis Koniaris, Michalis Lountzis, Georgios Papagiannis, D.J. Cooper, Raymar Morgan, Gani Lawal, Julian Wright
2015–2016 2nd place Winner Euroleague
Last 8
Aleksandar Đorđević
Argyris Pedoulakis
Dimitris Diamantidis, Aleksandar Pavlović, Vassilis Charalampopoulos, Antonis Koniaris, Lefteris Bochoridis, Vlantimir Giankovits, Antonis Fotsis, Miroslav Raduljica, Nikos Pappas, James Feldeine, James Gist, Nick Calathes, Georgios Kalaitzakis, Konstantinos Papadakis, Georgios Papagiannis, Michalis Lountzis, Ognjen Kuzmić, MarQuez Haynes, Elliot Williams, Vince Hunter

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1971–72 Semi-finals eliminated by Ignis Varèse, 78–70 (W) in Athens, 55–69 (L) in Varese
1981–82 Semi-final group stage 6th place in a group with Maccabi Elite, Squibb Cantù, Partizan, FC Barcelona and Nashua Den Bosch
1993–94 Final four 3rd place in Tel Aviv, lost to Olympiacos 72–77 in the semi-final, defeated FC Barcelona 100–83 in the 3rd place game
1994–95 Final four 3rd place in Zaragoza, lost to Olympiacos 52–58 in the semi-final, defeated Limoges 91–77 in the 3rd place game
1995–96 Champions defeated CSKA Moscow 81–71 in the semi-final, defeated FC Barcelona 67–66 in the final of the Final Four in Paris
1996–97 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Olympiacos, 49–69 (L) in Athens, 57–65 (L) in Piraeus
1998–99 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Teamsystem Bologna, 58–63 (L) in Athens, 64–88 (L) in Bologna
1999–00 Champions defeated Efes Pilsen 81-71 in the semi-final, defeated Maccabi Elite 73–67 in the final of the Final Four in Thessaloniki
2000–01 Final defeated Efes Pilsen 74-66 in the semi-final, lost to Maccabi Elite 67-81 in the Final Paris
2001–02 Champions defeated Maccabi Elite 83-75 in the semi-final, defeated Kinder Bologna 89–83 in the final of the Final Four in Bologna
2004–05 Final four 3rd place in Moscow, lost to Maccabi Elite 82-91 in the semi-final, defeated CSKA Moscow 94-91 in the 3rd place game
2005–06 Quarter-finals eliminated 2-1 by Tau Cerámica, 84–72 (W) in Athens, 79–85 (L) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 71–74 (L) in Athens
2006–07 Champions defeated Tau Cerámica 67-53 in the semi-final, defeated CSKA Moscow 93–91 in the final of the Final Four in Athens
2008–09 Champions defeated Olympiacos 84-82 in the semi-final, defeated CSKA Moscow 73–71 in the final of the Final Four in Berlin
2010–11 Champions defeated Montepaschi Siena 77-69 in the semi-final, defeated Maccabi Electra 70–78 in the final of the Final Four in Barcelona
2011–12 Final four 4th place in Istanbul, lost to CSKA Moscow 64-66 in the semi-final, lost to FC Barcelona Regal 69-74 in the 3rd place game
2012–13 Quarter-finals eliminated 3-2 by FC Barcelona Regal, 70–72 (L) & 66-65 (W) in Barcelona, 65–63 (W) & 60-70 (L) in Athens and 53–63 (L) in ...
2013–14 Quarter-finals eliminated 3-2 by CSKA Moscow, 74-77 (L) & 51-77 (L) in Moscow, 65-59 (W) & 73-72 (W) in Athens and 44-74 (L) in Moscow
2014–15 Quarter-finals eliminated 3-1 by CSKA Moscow, 66-93 (L) & 80-100 (L) in Moscow, 86-85 (W) & 55-74 (L) in Athens
2015–16 Quarter-finals eliminated 3-0 by Laboral Kutxa, 68-84 (L) & 78-82 (L) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 75-84 (L) in Athens
Saporta Cup
1968–69 Semi-finals eliminated by Dinamo Tbilisi, 81–67 (W) in Athens, 71–103 (L) in Tbilisi
1979–80 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Gabetti Cantù, Parker Leiden and Caen
1983–84 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Real Madrid, Scavolini Pesaro and Rudá hvězda Pardubice
1997–98 Semi-finals eliminated by Stefanel Milano, 77–58 (W) in Athens, 61–86 (L) in Milan
Intercontinental Cup
1996 Champions defeated 2–1 Olimpia, 83-89 (L) in Venado Tuerto, 83-78 (W) and 101-76 (W) in Athens

The road to the six Euroleague victories[edit]

Euroleague 1996[edit]

Round Team   Home     Away  
1st Round Bye
2nd Round Lithuania Žalgiris 86–66 59–56
Group Stage Spain Real Madrid 54–52 73–80
Spain FC Barcelona 74–95 57–63
Croatia Cibona 79–61 93–82
France Pau-Orthez 67–69 87–79
Portugal Benfica 67–51 87–96
Italy Buckler Bologna 72–69 72–69
Israel Maccabi Elite 67–62 86–79
Quarter finals Italy Benetton Treviso    70–67 69–83
65–64
Semifinal Russia CSKA Moscow 81–71
Final Spain FC Barcelona 67–66

Euroleague 2000[edit]

Round Team Home   Away  
Group Stage 1 Lithuania Žalgiris 86–82 82–66
Turkey Tofaş Bursa 79–74 64–59
Slovenia Union Olimpija 100–80 86–71
Spain Real Madrid 96–69 66–63
Germany Alba Berlin 70–72 73–54
Group Stage 2 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Crvena Zvezda  67–58 76–61
France Cholet 85–50 68–81
Greece PAOK 71–75 77–69
Round of 16 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Budućnost 65–59 64–77
78–61
Quarter finals Croatia Cibona 73–62 69–63
Semifinal Turkey Efes Pilsen 81–71
Final Israel Maccabi Elite 73–67

Euroleague 2002[edit]

Round Team Home   Away  
Group Stage Italy Skipper Bologna 81–70 79–77
Russia CSKA Moscow 83–80 91–85
France Pau-Orthez 67–63 79–67
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Budućnost 91–82 84–72
Slovenia Krka 98–92 81–82
Croatia Zadar 102–64 85–81
Spain Real Madrid 77–88 78–70
Top 16 Greece Olympiacos 88–78 75–92
Slovenia Union Olimpija 85–67 79–72
Greece AEK 96–92 73–66
Semifinal Israel Maccabi Elite 83–75
Final Italy Kinder Bologna 89–83

Euroleague 2007[edit]

Round Team Home   Away  
Regular Season Spain DKV Joventut 83–73 82–79
Croatia Cibona VIP 86–69 78–75
Slovenia Union Olimpija 83–74 86–65
Italy Lottomatica Roma 87–71 79–69
Spain Unicaja Málaga 87–72 61–67
Serbia Partizan 80–93 73–65
Israel Maccabi Elite 90–88 73–76
Top 16 Turkey Efes Pilsen 84–57 79–65
Spain Winterthur FC Barcelona 102–82 66–87
Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 95–68 75–69
Playoffs Russia Dynamo Moscow 80–58 73–65
Semifinal Spain Tau Cerámica 67–53
Final Russia CSKA Moscow 93–91

Euroleague 2009[edit]

Round Team Home   Away  
Regular Season Lithuania Žalgiris 78–51 80–69
Spain Regal FC Barcelona 76–87 66–90
France Nancy 83–69 80–70
Italy Montepaschi Siena 81–76 77–82
Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 75–53 67–60
Top 16 Serbia Partizan 81–63 56–63
Spain Unicaja Málaga 103–95 81–69
Italy Lottomatica Roma 92–67 90–71
Playoffs Italy Montepaschi Siena 90–85 72–53
79–84 91–84
Semifinal Greece Olympiacos 84–82
Final Russia CSKA Moscow 73–71

Euroleague 2011[edit]

Round Team Home   Away  
Group Stage 1 Spain Power Electronics Valencia 69–73 72–56
Russia CSKA Moscow 74–60 72–68
Slovenia Union Olimpija 95–88 84–85
Turkey Efes Pilsen 84–61 78–79
Italy Armani Jeans Milano 93–62 81–71
Group Stage 2 Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 67–68 80–59
Spain Unicaja Málaga 82–56 77–61
Spain Caja Laboral 76–74 70–77
Quarter finals Spain Regal FC Barcelona 76–74 82-83
78–67 75-71
Semifinal Italy Montepaschi Siena 77–69
Final Israel Maccabi Electra 78–70

Less significant European successes[edit]

Panathinaikos has advanced to the Final Four of the Euroleague (and its predecessor) another five times: Tel Aviv in 1994 (3rd), Zaragoza in 1995 (3rd), Paris in 2001 (2nd), Moscow in 2005 (3rd) and Istanbul in 2012 (4th). Other significant successes are: the two participations in the semifinals of the Cup Winners' Cup (1969, 1998), as well as the road to the semi-finals of the Champions' Cup for the season 1971–72 (eliminated by Ignis Varese (78–70, 55–69). In the 1981–82 season, Panathinaikos participated in the finals of the Champions' Cup of that time, eliminating the teams of CSKA Moscow and Levski-Spartak in that order.

Friendly games against NBA and Chinese teams[edit]

Panathinaikos has made two times a tour in the United States for friendly games. In 2003, when they played against the Toronto Raptors,[10] and in 2007. On October 11, 2007, Panathinaikos played against the Houston Rockets,[11] and on October 18, 2007, they played against the NBA champions, San Antonio Spurs.

10 October 2003
Toronto Raptors Canada 100–76 Greece Panathinaikos
11 October 2007
Houston Rockets United States 107–70 Greece Panathinaikos
13 October 2007
San Antonio Spurs United States 113–91 Greece Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos has made also two times a tour in China for friendly games. In 2013, when they played against Foshan Long Lions. On September 28, 2015, Panathinaikos played against Zhejiang Lions.

15 September 2013
Foshan Dralions China 66–67 Greece Panathinaikos
28 September 2015
Zhejiang Lions China 64–83 Greece Panathinaikos
30 September 2015
Guangdong Tigers China 63–85 Greece Panathinaikos

Season-by-season records[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Listed as Green Legends in Panathinaikos BC site:[12]

Mentioned by Panathinaikos BC as players who have left their mark in basketball history:[13]

Notable coaches[edit]

Honours and statistics[edit]

League records[edit]

During a Panathinaikos game
Outline Record
Champions without a loss 4 times (1945–46, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1953-54)
Champions in a row 9 seasons (2002–2003, 2003–2004, 2004–2005, 2005–2006, 2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2008–2009, 2009–2010, 2010–2011)
Best regular season & playoffs record in A1 GBL 33-2 (2009–10)
Best playoffs record in A1 GBL 8-0 (2005–06, 2012–13)

Cup records[edit]

Outline Record
Biggest win in a Greek Cup final 101-54 (vs Faros Keratsiniou, 2015–16)
Greek Cup Winners in a row 5 seasons (2004 to 2009 and 2011 to 2016)

European records[edit]

Outline Record
Most points in a Euroleague match 123 points (vs Chorale Roanne, 2007–08)

Top players in games, points and rebounds in the A1 Division (since the 1986–87 season)[edit]

Panathinaikos team leaders in games played, points scored, and rebounds, in games played in the Greek A1 Division, since it was first formed, starting with the 1986–87 season.

  • * Still active player.
  • Last update: 7 October 2015
Rank Player Games
1 Greece Fragiskos Alvertis 534
2 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis 365
3 Greece Kostas Tsartsaris 347
4 United States Mike Batiste 303
5 Greece Antonis Fotsis* 284
6 Greece Nikos Ekonomou 268
7 Greece Giorgos Kalaitzis 221
8 Greece Nikos Chatzivrettas 206
9 Greece Argiris Papapetrou 169
Rank Player Points
1 Greece Fragiskos Alvertis 4,698
2 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis 3,244
3 United States Mike Batiste 2,970
4 Greece Kostas Tsartsaris 2,328
5 Serbia Dejan Bodiroga 2,285
6 Greece Nikos Ekonomou 2,207
7 Greece Antonis Fotsis* 2,089
8 Greece Liveris Andritsos 2,088
9 Slovenia Jaka Lakovič 1,596
11 Greece Nikos Chatzivrettas 1,519
12 Croatia Stojan Vranković 1,497
Rank Player Rebounds
1 Croatia Stojan Vranković 1,851
2 United States Michael Batiste 1,497
3 Greece Fragiskos Alvertis 1,400
4 Greece Kostas Tsartsaris 1,385
5 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis 1,280
6 Greece Antonis Fotsis* 1,239

One-club men[edit]

Player Nationality Position Debut Last Match
Fragiskos Alvertis Greece Small forward 1990 2009

Individual honours[edit]

Euroleague MVP

Euroleague Final Four MVP

Euroleague Best Defender

Euroleague Top Scorer

Euroleague Coach of the Year Award

Greek Basket League MVP

Greek Basket League Finals MVP

Greek League Top Scorer

Greek League Best Defender

Greek League Top Rebounder

Greek League Assist Leader

Greek League Most Improved Player

Greek League Coach of the Year

Greek Cup MVP

Management[edit]

Ownership & Current Board[edit]

Position Staff
Ownership Greece Giannakopoulos family
President Greece Manos Papadopoulos
Vice-President Greece Panagiotis Baltakos
CEO Greece Panagiotis Triantopoulos
COO Greece Ilias Katsogiannis
CFO Greece George Chidiac
Legal Advisor Greece Giorgos Elmalis
Media Relations & Communication Manager Greece Nikolaos Bourlakis
Marketing & PR Manager Greece Maria Gouma

Medical team[edit]

Position Name
Club's doctor Greece Athanasios Konidis
Club's doctor Greece Ioannis Giannakopoulos
Physiotherapist Greece Giannis Zygouris
Physiotherapist Greece Nikos Mastrogiannopoulos
Caregiver Greece Paraskevas Dermanis

Academies staff[edit]

Position Name
Academies Director Greece Fragiskos Alvertis
U22 Coach Greece Kostas Papadopoulos
Kids Coach Greece Vasilis Goumas
Juniors Coach Greece Nikos Kostopoulos
General Coach Greece Kostas Tsartsaris
General Coach Greece Georgios Kalaitzis

Presidential history[edit]

Until 1992 the President of Panathinaikos A.C. was responsible for the management of the team. In 1992 the basketball department became professional with its own President.

Years President
1992–2000 Pavlos Giannakopoulos
2000–2002 Dimitris Panagoulias
2002–2003 Giorgos Panagoulias
2003–2012 Pavlos Giannakopoulos
Thanasis Giannakopoulos
2012–2014 Dimitris Giannakopoulos
2014– Manos Papadopoulos

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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