Vassilis Lipiridis

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Vassilis Lipiridis
Personal information
Born (1967-01-01) January 1, 1967 (age 52)
Edessa, Greece
NationalityGreek
Listed height6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Career information
Playing career1984–1998
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
1984–1985XAN Thessaloniki
1985–1996Aris Thessaloniki
1996MENT
1997–1998OFI Crete
Career highlights and awards

Vassilis Lipiridis (alternate spellings: Vasilis, Lypiridis) (Greek: Βασίλης Λυπηρίδης; born January 1, 1967 in Edessa, Greece) is a retired Greek professional basketball player. At 2.02 m (6 ft 7 ​12 in) tall, he played at the power forward position.

Professional career[edit]

Lipridis started his basketball playing career with the youth clubs of Edessaikos. He spent one season with XAN Thessaloniki, during the 1984–85 season.[1]

Lipiridis played with great success as a defensive power forward with Aris, winning with them, the Greek League championship six times (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991) and the Greek Cup 5 times (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992).

He also took part in 3 consecutive EuroLeague Final Fours of the FIBA European Champions Cup: Ghent 1988, Munich 1989, and Zaragoza 1990. While he played there, Aris joined the elite of European basketball clubs, but a European-wide title did not come for Lipiridis until much later, in 1993, when the club won the 2nd-tier level FIBA Cup Winners' Cup in Torino.

In 1996, Lipiridis joined MENT, for some months, and in 1997, he joined OFI Crete basketball club, for one season.

Greek national team[edit]

Lipiridis was a member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that finished in 6th place at the 1990 FIBA World Championship. He also played at the EuroBasket 1991.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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