Vassilis Xanthopoulos

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Vassilis Xanthopoulos
No. 4 – AEK Athens
Position Point guard
League Greek League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 34)
Maroussi, Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2004 Near East
2004–2005 Panathinaikos
2005–2006 PAOK
2006–2007 Panathinaikos
2007–2009 Panionios
2009–2011 Panellinios
2011–2012 Panionios
2012–2013 Panathinaikos
2013–2014 Obradoiro CAB
2014–2015 Panionios
2015–2017 Aris
2017–present AEK Athens
Career highlights and awards

Vassilis Xanthopoulos (alternate spellings: Vasilios, Vasilis, Vasileios; Greek: Βασίλης Ξανθόπουλος; born 29 April 1984) is a Greek professional basketball player for AEK Athens of the Greek League. He is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall and he plays at the point guard position.

Professional career[edit]

Xanthopoulos grew up playing for the Olympiacos Piraeus junior teams, starting to play with them in 1997. After playing with Peiraikos Syndesmos in the amateur level Greek B League (Greek 3rd Division) in the 2001–02 season, he began his professional career in 2002, with Near East, in the Greek Basket League. Xanthopoulos transferred from Near East to Panathinaikos in 2004.

In 2005, he transferred to PAOK Thessaloniki. In 2006, he returned to Panathinaikos and with them he won the Triple Crown championship in 2007. His team accomplished this by winning the Greek League championship, Greek Cup, and the EuroLeague all in the same season. With Panathinaikos, Xanthopoulos won 2 Greek League championships and 2 Greek Cups.

In 2007, he transferred to Panionios. In 2009, he moved to Panellinios. In 2012, he returned to Panathinaikos.[1] He moved to the Spanish League club Obradoiro in 2013. He returned to Panionios in 2014.

In 2015, he moved to Aris Thessaloniki.[2]

On 5 July 2017, Xanthopoulos moved to AEK Athens of the Greek League, where he signed a one-year contract with a prospect of renewal for another year.[3] With AEK, he won the Greek Cup title, in 2018.

Greek national team[edit]

Xanthopoulos was also a member of the Greek junior national teams. He won the bronze medal at the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the bronze medal at the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, and the silver medal at the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Cup. He also played at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

He has also been a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team. With Greece's senior national team, he played at EuroBasket 2011.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Greek national team[edit]


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