|No. 4 – AEK Athens|
29 April 1984 |
Maroussi, Athens, Greece
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Undrafted|
|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.
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. He moved to the Spanish League club Obradoiro in 2013. He returned to Panionios in 2014.
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. With AEK, he won the Greek Cup title, in 2018.
Greek national team
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.
Awards and accomplishments
- 3× Greek League Champion: (2005, 2007, 2013)
- 4× Greek Cup Winner: (2005, 2007, 2013, 2018)
- EuroLeague Champion: (2007)
- Champions League Winner: (2018)
- Triple Crown Champion: (2007)
Greek national team
- 2002 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Bronze
- 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Cup: Bronze
- 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Cup: Silver