Sotirios Gioulekas

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Sotiris Gioulekas
Σωτήρης Γκιουλέκας
Iraklis Thessaloniki
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Greek A2
Personal information
Born (1979-11-28) November 28, 1979 (age 35)
Larissa, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Career information
Pro career 1996–present
Career history
1996–2002 GS Larissa
2002–2003 Olympia Larissa
2005–2006 Nürnberger
2006 Virtus Bologna
2006–2007 Nürnberger
2007 Orlandina
2007–2008 Veroli
2008–2009 Brindisi
2009–2010 Scafati
2011–2013 Aries Trikala
2013–2014 Koroivos
2014–2015 Filippos Veria
2015–present Iraklis Thessaloniki

Sotirios "Sotiris" Gioulekas (Greek: Σωτήρης Γκιουλέκας, Greek pronunciation: [so'tiɾios ɟu'lekas], born November 28, 1979) is a Greek professional basketball player.[1] He is a 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) tall small forward.

Professional career[edit]

In his pro career, Gioulekas has played with the following clubs: GS Larissas, Olympia Larissa, Baskets Nürnberg. In the later stages of the 2005–06 season he signed for Virtus Bologna.[2] In April 2007 he signed for Orlandina.[3] In July 2007 he signed an annual contract with Veroli.[4] In December 2008 Gioulekas reached an agreement with Brindisi.[5] In 20009 Gioulekas signed for the Italian A2 club Scafati.[6]

In 2011 he returned to Greece for third tier team Aries Trikala.[7] In the summer of 2013 he signed for Koroivos of the Greek A2 League.[8] On 29 August 2014 he signed for Greek A2 team Filippos Veria.[9] On June 2015 he signed for Iraklis Thessaloniki.[10]

International career[edit]

Gioulekas has represented Greece at youth level. He has played a total of 25 games for the youth sides averaging 7.8 points per game.[11] Gioulekas was a in the Greek roster that won the bronze medal at the 1995 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship.[11] During the tournament he played in all 7 games averaging 11.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.[12]

Personal[edit]

In 2013 Gioulekas received his degree in Sports science from the University of Thessaly.[13] He is married and the father of twins.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enel Brindisi - Reggio Emilia: il commento di Pompeo Barbiero (Audio)". Senzacolonne (in Italian). 8 March 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gioulekas, tesserato, promette: «Virtus seguimi, voglio i playoff»" (in Italian). Legabasket.it. 6 May 2006. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Il greco Gioulekas a Capo d' Orlando" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Veroli firma Gioulekas" (in Italian). Mondobasket.it. 30 July 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sotiris Gioulekas con l’Enel Brindisi Basket" (in Italian). BrindisiSera.it. 1 December 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Carchia , Emiliano (29 July 2009). "Scafati inks Gkioulekas". Sportando.com. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Β ΕΘΝΙΚΗ: Το πάρε-δώσε των ομάδων του Βορρά (in Greek). northbasket.gr. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Στην Κόροιβο Αμαλιάδας ο Γκιουλέκας (in Greek). 12 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Παίκτης του Φίλιππου ο Σωτήρης Γκιουλέκας (in Greek). Filippos Veria BC. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Στον Ηρακλή ο Γκιουλέκας, έμεινε ο Δέσπος (in Greek). sentragoal.gr. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Γκιουλέκας Σωτήρης Σελίδα Αθλητή (in Greek). Hellenic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Sotirios Gioulekas - 1995 European Championship for cadets". FIBA. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  13. ^ a b Πήρε πτυχίο ο Σωτήρης Γκιουλέκας! (in Greek). TrikalaSCORE. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 

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