Vassilis Goumas

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Vassilis Goumas
Personal information
Born (1946-11-15) November 15, 1946 (age 70)
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1964–1987
Position Power forward
Number 5
Career history
1964–1979 Panellinios
1979–1985 AEK Athens
1985–1987 Ilysiakos
Career highlights and awards

As player:

Vassilis Goumas (alternate spellings: Vasilis, Vasillos) (Greek: Βασίλης Γκούμας; born 15 November 1946) is a retired Greek professional basketball player. During his playing career, he was nicknamed "The Emperor".[1]

Professional career[edit]

Goumas was the long-time star of the Panellinios club. He is the second all-time top scorer in the history of the Greek League (including games before the league split into two divisions, since the 1963–64 season), with 11,030 career points scored. He is second only on the combined career scoring list to the legendary Nikos Galis (12,857 points).[2]

In his career, Goumas took part in 412 games in the Greek League,[3] while playing with Panellinios, AEK Athens, and Ilysiakos. His career scoring average in the Greek League was 26.8 points per game. He was the Greek League Top Scorer 4 times during his career, in the years 1970, 1974, 1975, and 1977.

He was a member of the FIBA European Selection team in the year 1974. He was the Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer in 1981.

Greek national team[edit]

Goumas played with the junior national teams of Greece in 4 games. He also played with the senior men's Greek national basketball team in 114 games, in which he scored a total of 1,641 points, for an average of 14.4 points per game. His personal best scoring game with Greece's senior national team was 41 points, which he scored against the German national basketball team in 1971.

With Greece, he played at the 1967 EuroBasket, the 1969 EuroBasket, the 1972 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the 1973 EuroBasket, and the 1975 EuroBasket.[4]


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