Peristeri B.C.

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Peristeri BC
Gymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou
Peristeri BCGymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou logo
Nickname The Doves
Leagues Beta Ethniki
Founded October 22, 1971
History 1971 - Present
Arena Peristeri Arena
(capacity: 4,000)
Location Peristeri, Athens, Greece
Team colors Blue and Yellow
         
President Stephen Kiourtzoglou
Head coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos
Championships A2 Championships: (3)
(1983, 1989, 2009)
Website peristerigs.gr
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Peristeri B.C. (Greek: Gymnastikos Syllogos Peristeriou KAE), is a Greek professional basketball club that was founded on October 22, 1971. The club is located in Peristeri, Greece, which is a suburban municipality of the city of Athens. The team competes in the Beta Ethniki.

History[edit]

Peristeri BC's symbolic dove logo.

In 1983, Peristeri Athens won the first place of the second division of pro Greek basketball, the Greek A2 League. In 1989, Peristeri again won the A2 Division Championship, for the first time while competing under the Greek League's current competition format. In the following season of 1989-90, Peristeri played games for the first time in the top Greek League.

In the subsequent years in that era, the team was very successful, and many well-known basketball players played for the club. During this era, Peristeri competed in the Korać Cup 7 times (in the years 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2000). Well-known players such as Marko Jarić, Milan Gurović, Angelos Koronios, Michalis Pelekanos, Kostas Tsartsaris, and Alphonso Ford played for the club in this era.

In 2001, led by the great scorer Ford, Peristeri finished in second place in the Greek League in the regular season. The club also competed in the Euroleague 2000-01 and the Euroleague 2001-02 seasons. In 2003, Peristeri competed in the 4th-tier FIBA EuroCup Challenge. In the year 2004, the club played in the 3rd-tier FIBA EuroChallenge.

Following the 2003-04 season, Peristeri was downgraded to the Greek B League, due to great financial troubles within the sports club. For the 2007-08 season, Peristeri Athens returned to the A2 Division, after finishing in second place in the Greek B League in the 2006-07 season. Cezary Trybański signed with the team for the 2007-08 season. In season 2012-13, Peristeri was relegated to A2 Ethniki. On account of economic weakness did not take part in A2 Ethniki and competed in Beta Ethniki (third division).[1]

Roster[edit]

Peristeri Athens roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 5 Greece Petroulas, Alekos 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
PF 6 Greece Papadonakos, Kostas 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
PG 7 Greece Psaropoulos, Sokratis 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
PG 9 Greece Lakkas, Christos 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
SG 11 Greece Papadionisiou, Giorgos 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
C 15 Greece Katiakos, Dimitris 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
SG 16 Greece Polytarchou, Michalis 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Head coach

Dimitris Koustenis


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2010-07-02

Titles[edit]

  • Total Titles: 3

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Στη Β’ Εθνική το Περιστέρι". sport-fm.gr. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 

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