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HEBA A1
HEBA A1
Country Greece
Founded 1927
Number of teams 14
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The HEBA A1 (Greek: ΕΣΑΚΕ Α1), commonly referred to as the Greek Basketball League or Greek Basketball Championship, is the highest professional basketball league in Greece. It is run by the Hellenic Basketball Clubs Association (HEBA). The league is also known as the Basket League OPAP for sponsorship reasons.

It is ranked as one of the 3 "A" level national domestic leagues in European basketball by the ULEB League Rankings System. It consists of 14 teams and runs from October to June, with teams playing 26 games each during the regular season, and the top 8 teams then competing in the playoffs. The first official Greek Basketball Championship was held in the 1927-28 season.

History[]

Basketball first came to Greece in the year 1910. By the year 1925, the unofficial Greek championship had begun, and in 1927, the first official championship began. There have been four different official championship eras. The first era was the Panhellenic Championship (Πανελλήνιο Πρωτάθλημα), which lasted from the 1927-28 to 1962-63 seasons, when the champions of every regional district played each other to decide the Greek Champion. The second era started in the 1963-64 season, when the A National Category (Α' Εθνική Κατηγορία) was founded.

In 1969, the Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.) took over the duties of overseeing the competition, and did so until the year 1992. The third era of the championship existed between the 1986-87 and 1991-92 seasons, when the first division A1 National Category (Α1 Εθνική Κατηγορία), with a regular season and playoffs, and the second division A2 National Category (Α2 Εθνική Κατηγορία) were formed. The fourth era of the championship began in the 1992-93 season, when the Hellenic Basketball Clubs Association (HEBA) took over the competition and renamed the first division the HEBA A1 (ΕΣΑΚΕ Α1), and the second division the HEBA A2 (ΕΣΑΚΕ Α2).

The Greek League has been one of the most competitive basketball leagues in Europe through the years and it was widely regarded as the second best national league in the world after only the NBA in the 1990s decade. It currently ranks among the best national domestic leagues in the world (excluding the NBA), such as Liga ACB in Spain and Lega A in Italy. It is considered one of the 3 European "A" level leagues under the ULEB League Rankings System. The league has several great powers which belong to the most traditional European basketball clubs, especially the Euroleague giants Panathinaikos and Olympiacos. Other clubs that have had significant successes throughout the history of Greek basketball are Aris and AEK Athens. Along with PAOK, the aforementioned clubs are the most successful and widely supported in Greece.

Despite the championship having been contested 71 times, only nine different clubs have won it so far. The dominating club has always been Panathinaikos, having claimed the championship 32 times. Since its foundation, only three teams have participated in every season of the first division since 1964: Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and Aris.

Promotion and relegation[]

The championship, in its current form, has been organized since the 1992-93 season by the Hellenic Basketball Clubs Association (HEBA). 30 pro Greek basketball teams are split into two different divisions. The first division championship, which is called the "A1", in which 14 teams compete for the Greek National Championship, and the second division championship, which is called the "A2", in which 16 teams compete for the second division crown. The bottom two place finishing teams each year in the A1 division standings are relegated to the A2 division, due to poor performance. While conversely, the top two teams each year from the A2 division are promoted to the A1 division, due to good performance.

Arena standards[]

Currently, Greek clubs must play their home games in arenas that seat at least 1,000 people in order to play Greek domestic league matches. Starting with the 2012-13 season, clubs must play their home Greek League matches in arenas that seat at least 3,500 people. Several Greek clubs have two arenas that they primarily use. One for domestic Greek League matches, and one for European-wide matches.

Greek clubs that play in the Euroleague or the Eurocup, must play their home games in those leagues in arenas that fit the arena standards of those leagues. Currently, a 5,000 seat arena minimum for the Euroleague, and a 3,000 seat arena minimum for the Eurocup. Starting with the 2012-13 season, the minimum arena seating capacity to compete in the Euroleague will be 10,000, and the minimum arena seating capacity to compete in the Eurocup will be 5,000.

The clubs for the 2010-11 season[]

Club Position
2009-10
Greek League Arenas Capacity European Cups Arenas* Capacity
AEK
10th
Helliniko Olympic Arena, Athens
15,000[1]
Helliniko Olympic Arena, Athens
15,000
Aris
7th
Alexandrio Melathron, Thessaloniki
5,500[2]
Alexandrio Melathron, Thessaloniki
5,500
Colossus
6th
Venetoklio Indoor Hall, Rhodes
1,300[3]
Icarus
1st (A2)
Glyfada Indoor Hall, Athens
5,000
Glyfada Indoor Hall, Athens
5,000
Ilisiakos
12th
Ilissia Indoor Hall, Athens
1,700[4]
Iraklis
2nd (A2)
Ivanofio Indoor Hall, Thessaloniki
2,500
Kavala
11th
Kalamitsa Sports Center, Kavala
1,700[5]
Maroussi
3rd
Maroussi Indoor Hall, Athens
2,000
OAKA Indoor Hall, Athens
19,250
Olympiacos
2nd
Peace and Friendship Stadium, Athens
14,905[6]
Peace and Friendship Stadium, Athens
14,905
Panathinaikos
1st
OAKA Indoor Hall, Athens
19,250[7]
OAKA Indoor Hall, Athens
19,250
Panellinios
4th
Lamia Indoor Hall, Lamia
3,660[8]
Lamia Indoor Hall, Lamia
3,660
Panionios
8th
Glyfada Indoor Hall, Athens
5,000
Helliniko Olympic Arena, Athens
15,000
PAOK
5th
PAOK Sports Arena, Thessaloniki
8,500[1]
PAOK Sports Arena, Thessaloniki
8,500
Peristeri
9th
Peristeri Arena, Athens
4,000[9]
Peristeri Arena, Athens
4,000
  • *Arenas that meet ULEB European arena requirements, and where the clubs play their home games at if they are competing in the Euroleague and/or the Eurocup.


Champions[]

  • 1927-28 to 1962-63: Panhellenic Championship
  • 1963-64 to 1985-86: A National Category
  • 1986-87 to 1991-92: A1 National Category
  • 1992-93 to present: HEBA A1
Season Team
1927–28
Iraklis
1928–29
Panellinios
1929–30
Aris
1930–31
not held
1931–32
1932–33
1933–34
1934–35
Iraklis
1935–36
Near East
1936–37
Athens University
1937–38
not held
1938–39
Panellinios
1939–40
Panellinios
1940–41
not held due to World War II
1941–42
1942–43
1943–44
1944–45
1945–46
Panathinaikos
1946–47
Panathinaikos
1947–48
not held
1948–49
Olympiacos
1949–50
Panathinaikos
1950–51
Panathinaikos
1951–52
not held
1952–53
Panellinios
1953–54
Panathinaikos
1954–55
Panellinios
1955–56
not held
1956–57
Panellinios
1957–58
AEK Athens
1958–59
PAOK
1959–60
Olympiacos
1960–61
Panathinaikos
1961–62
Panathinaikos
1962–63
AEK Athens
Season Team
1963–64
AEK Athens
1964–65
AEK Athens
1965–66
AEK Athens
1966–67
Panathinaikos
1967–68
AEK Athens
1968–69
Panathinaikos
1969–70
AEK Athens
1970–71
Panathinaikos
1971–72
Panathinaikos
1972–73
Panathinaikos
1973–74
Panathinaikos
1974–75
Panathinaikos
1975–76
Olympiacos
1976–77
Panathinaikos
1977–78
Olympiacos
1978–79
Aris
1979–80
Panathinaikos
1980–81
Panathinaikos
1981–82
Panathinaikos
1982–83
Aris
1983–84
Panathinaikos
1984–85
Aris
1985–86
Aris
Season Team
1986–87
Aris
1987–88
Aris
1988–89
Aris
1989–90
Aris
1990–91
Aris
1991–92
PAOK
1992–93
Olympiacos
1993–94
Olympiacos
1994–95
Olympiacos
1995–96
Olympiacos
1996–97
Olympiacos
1997–98
Panathinaikos
1998–99
Panathinaikos
1999–00
Panathinaikos
2000–01
Panathinaikos
2001–02
AEK Athens
2002–03
Panathinaikos
2003–04
Panathinaikos
2004–05
Panathinaikos
2005–06
Panathinaikos
2006–07
Panathinaikos
2007–08
Panathinaikos
2008–09
Panathinaikos
2009–10
Panathinaikos
2010–11
Panathinaikos

Performance by club[]

Club Champions Winning years
Panathinaikos
32
1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Aris
10
1930, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Olympiacos
9
1949, 1960, 1976, 1978, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
AEK Athens
8
1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 2002
Panellinios
6
1929, 1939, 1940, 1953, 1955, 1957
PAOK
2
1959, 1992
Iraklis
2
1928, 1935
Near East
1
1936
Athens University
1
1937

A1 Finals[]

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage 1st of Regular Season Record
1992–93
Panathinaikos
1–3
Olympiacos PAOK
22–4
1993–94
Olympiacos
3–2
PAOK Olympiacos
22–4
1994–95
Olympiacos
3–2
Panathinaikos Olympiacos
24–2
1995–96
Olympiacos
3–2
Panathinaikos Olympiacos
24–2
1996–97
Olympiacos
3–1
AEK Athens Olympiacos
21–5
1997–98
Panathinaikos
3–2
PAOK Olympiacos
21–5
1998–99
Olympiacos
2–3
Panathinaikos Olympiacos
21–5
1999–00
Panathinaikos
3–0
PAOK Olympiacos
21–5
2000–01
Panathinaikos
3–2
Olympiacos Panathinaikos
22–4
2001–02
AEK Athens
3–2
Olympiacos AEK Athens
23–3
2002–03
Panathinaikos
3–1
AEK Athens Panathinaikos
21–5
2003–04
Panathinaikos
3–0
Maroussi Panathinaikos
22–4
2004–05
Panathinaikos
3–1
AEK Athens Panathinaikos
22–4
2005–06
Panathinaikos
3–0
Olympiacos Panathinaikos
24–2
2006–07
Panathinaikos
3–2
Olympiacos Panathinaikos
24–2
2007–08
Panathinaikos
3–2
Olympiacos Panathinaikos
23–3
2008–09
Olympiacos
1–3
Panathinaikos Olympiacos
25–1
2009-10
Panathinaikos
3–1
Olympiacos Panathinaikos
25–1
2010–11
Olympiacos
1–3
Panathinaikos Olympiacos
26–0

By Club[]

Club W L Total
Panathinaikos
13
3
16
Olympiacos Piraeus
5
9
14
AEK Athens
1
3
4
PAOK
0
3
3
Maroussi
0
1
1

Number of seasons in the A and A1 National Categories by club (1963-64 - 2010-11)[]

The number of times that clubs participated in the top A National Category, while it existed from the 1963-64 season to the 1985-86 season. As well as the number of times that clubs have participated in the top A1 National Category, since it began with the 1986-87 season. Only three clubs, Panathinaikos, Aris, and AEK Athens have played in the top division every year since its formation.

  • 1963-64 to 1985-86: A National Category
  • 1986-87 to 1991-92: A1 National Category
  • 1992-93 to present: HEBA A1
Club Times
Panathinaikos
48
Aris
48
AEK Athens
48
PAOK
47
Olympiacos Piraeus
45
Iraklis
41
Panionios
40
Sporting
31
Panellinios
30
Apollon Patras
27
Maroussi
23
Peristeri
20
Pagrati
17
Larissa
16
XANO
12
Ionikos Nikaias
12
Dimokritos
9
Dafni
8
Iraklio
8
Near East
7
Club Times
Papagou
7
Esperos
6
Makedonikos
6
Olympia
6
Colossus
5
Ilisiakos
5
BAO
5
Triton
4
Amyntas
4
Ionikos NF
4
Kavala
3
Egaleo
3
Aetos
3
Anatolia
2
HAN Nikaias
2
Apollon Kalamarias
2
Niki Volou
2
Philippos
2
Milonas
2
Ambelokipi
2
Club Times
Peiraikos
2
Olympiada Patras
2
Trikala
2
Pierikos
1
Serron
1
MENT
1
KAOD
1
Rethymno
1
Ikaros
1

The best regular season records in the history of the A and A1 National Categories (1963–2011)[]

[10][11]

  • 1963-64 to 1985-86: A National Category
  • 1986-87 to 1991-92: A1 National Category
  • 1992-93 to present: HEBA A1
Season Team Regular Season
Record
Playoff Record Final Record
(Including Playoffs)
Final Season
Result
1985-86 Aris
26-0
0-0
26-0
Champion
1967-68 AEK Athens
22-0
0-0
22-0
Champion
1975-76 Olympiacos
22-0
0-0
22-0
Champion
1986-87 Aris
18-0
3-0
21-0
Champion
1987-88 Aris
18-0
3-0
21-0
Champion
1979-80 Panathinaikos
16-0
12-2
28-2
Champion
2010-11 Olympiacos
26-0
6–3
32–3
Runner-up
1984-85 Aris
25-1
0-0
25-1
Champion
2009-10 Panathinaikos
25-1
8-1
33-2
Champion
2008-09 Olympiacos
25-1
6-3
31-4
Runner-up

The best regular season records of the HEBA A1 (1992–2011)[]

Season Team Regular Season
Record
Playoff Record Final Record
(Including Playoffs)
Final Season
Result
2010-11 Olympiacos
26–0
6–3
32–3
Runner-up
2009-10 Panathinaikos
25-1
8-1
33-2
Champion
2008-09 Olympiacos
25-1
6-3
31-4
Runner-up
2005-06 Panathinaikos
24-2
8-0
32-2
Champion
2006-07 Panathinaikos
24-2
8-2
32-4
Champion
1994-95 Olympiacos
24-2
Champion
1995-96 Olympiacos
24-2
8-3
31-5
Champion
1994-95 Panathinaikos
24-2
Runner-up
2010-11 Panathinaikos
24-2
7-1
31-3
Champion
2007-08 Panathinaikos
23-3
8-2
31-5
Champion
2001-02 AEK Athens
23-3
5-2
28-5
Champion

Greek League awards[]

MVP Award[]

[12][13]

Season MVP Team
1987-88 United States of America-Greece Nikos Galis Aris Thessaloniki
1988-89 United States of America-Greece Nikos Galis Aris Thessaloniki
1989-90 United States of America-Greece Nikos Galis Aris Thessaloniki
1990-91 United States of America-Greece Nikos Galis Aris Thessaloniki
1991-92 Greece Giorgos Sigalas Olympiacos Piraeus
1992-93 Greece Giorgos Sigalas Olympiacos Piraeus
1993-94 Greece Giorgos Sigalas Olympiacos Piraeus
1994-95 Greece Giorgos Sigalas Olympiacos Piraeus
1995-96 Greece Giorgos Sigalas Olympiacos Piraeus
1996-97 United States of America David Rivers Olympiacos Piraeus
1997-98 Serbia Peja Stojaković PAOK
1998-99 Serbia Dejan Bodiroga Panathinaikos
1999-00 Serbia Željko Rebrača Panathinaikos
2000-01 United States of America Alphonso Ford Peristeri
2001-02 Greece Dimos Dikoudis AEK Athens
2002-03 Greece Fragiskos Alvertis Panathinaikos
2003-04 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Iraklis
2004-05 Slovenia Jaka Lakovič Panathinaikos
2005-06 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Panathinaikos
2006-07 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Panathinaikos
2007-08 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Panathinaikos
2008-09 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Panathinaikos
2009-10 United States of America Mike Batiste Panathinaikos
2010-11 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Panathinaikos

Best Young Player[]

  • 2000-01: Greece Vassilis Spanoulis (GS Larissas)
  • 2001-02: Greece Nikos Zisis (AEK Athens)
  • 2005-06: Greece Dimitrios Tsaldaris (Aris Thessaloniki)
  • 2006-07: Greece Georgios Printezis (Olympia Larissa)
  • 2007-08: Greece Ian Vougioukas (Rethymno)
  • 2008-09: Greece Kostas Papanikolaou (Aris Thessaloniki)
  • 2009-10: Greece Nikos Pappas (Colossus)

Coach of the Year[]

  • 2006-07: Serbia Željko Obradović (Panathinaikos)
  • 2007-08: Greece Soulis Markopoulos (Maroussi)
  • 2008-09: Serbia Željko Obradović (Panathinaikos)
  • 2009-10: Greece Georgios Bartzokas (Maroussi)
  • 2010-11: Serbia Željko Obradović (Panathinaikos)

Scoring leaders (since the 1963-64 season)[]

Season Scoring Leader Team Scoring Average
1963-64 Greece Giorgos Kolokithas Sporting
1964-65 Greece Giorgos Amerikanos AEK
1965-66 Greece Giorgos Kolokithas Panathinaikos
1966-67 Greece Giorgos Kolokithas Panathinaikos
1967-68 Greece Giorgos Amerikanos AEK
1968-69 Greece Takis Maglos Pagrati
1969-70 Greece Vasilis Goumas Panellinios
1970-71 Greece Paraschos Tsantalis Panellinios
1971-72 Greece Aristeidis Moumoglou Iraklis
1972-73 Greece Kostas Diamantopoulos Sporting
1973-74 Greece Vasilis Goumas Panellinios
1974-75 Greece Vasilis Goumas Panellinios
1975-76 Greece Harris Papageorgiou Aris
1976-77 Greece Vasilis Goumas Panellinios
1977-78 Greece Pavlos Stamelos Sporting
1978-79 Greece Harris Papageorgiou Aris
1979-80 Greece Panagiotis Yiannakis Ionikos Nikaias
1980-81 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
43.9
1981-82 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
37.6
1982-83 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
36.2
1983-84 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
41.2
1984-85 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
37.1
1985-86 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
39.3
1986-87 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
39.7
1987-88 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
37.4
1988-89 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
37.7
1989-90 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
38.8
1990-91 Greece-United States of America Nikos Galis Aris
35.3
1991-92 Serbia Žarko Paspalj Olympiacos
33.7
1992-93 United States of America Richard Rellford Dafni
27.9
1993-94 United States of America Mitchell Wiggins Milon
31.3
1994-95 United States of America Walter Berry Iraklis
29.1
1995-96 United States of America Mitchell Wiggins Sporting
29.5
1996-97 United States of America Alphonso Ford Papagou
24.6
1997-98 United States of America Tony Dawson Apollon Patras
26.1
1998-99 United States of America Alphonso Ford Sporting
22.3
1999-00 United States of America Alphonso Ford Peristeri
22.2
2000-01 United States of America Alphonso Ford Peristeri
23.7
2001-02 Greece Nikos Chatzivrettas Iraklis
22.2
2002-03 Greece Giorgos Diamantopoulos Panionios
26.5
2003-04 Greece Nestoras Kommatos Aris
21.5
2004-05 Greece Nikos Ikonomou Panionios
18.7
2005-06 Croatia Damir Mulaomerović Panellinios
21.1
2006-07 United States of America Kee Kee Clark Egaleo
18.8
2007-08 United States of America Anthony Grundy Panellinios
21.5
2008-09 United States of America Anthony Grundy Panellinios
15.1
2009-10 United States of America Josh Childress Olympiakos
15.3
2010-11 Template:Country data GuyanaTemplate:Namespace detect showall-United States of America Rawle Marshall PAOK
17.2

Rebounding leaders (since the 1986-87 season)[]

Season Rebounding Leader Team Rebounding Average
1986-87 Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas PAOK
15.5
1987-88 Greece-United States of America David Stergakos Panathinaikos
12.2
1988-89 United States of America Mark Landsberger Panionios
17.9
1989-90 United States of America Earl Harrison Pagrati
15.3
1990-91 United States of America Earl Harrison Pagrati
12.8
1991-92 United States of America Antonio Davis Panathinaikos
14.6
1992-93 United States of America Roy Tarpley Aris
17.2
1993-94 United States of America Rod Sellers Apollon Patras
14.3
1994-95 United States of America Thomas Jordan Pagrati
13.9
1995-96 Puerto Rico José Ortiz Iraklio
13.3
1996-97 Cuba Andres Guibert Sporting
11.3
1997-98 Croatia Dino Rađa Panathinaikos
13.0
1998-99 United States of America Erik Meek Maroussi
11.3
1999-00 United States of America James Forrest Iraklio
10.9
2000-01 Croatia Dino Rađa Olympiacos
11.8
2001-02 Cuba Andres Guibert KAOD
10.1
2002-03 United States of America Ben Handlogten Makedonikos
12.8
2003-04 United States of America Travis Watson Panionios
11.1
2004-05 United States of America Travis Watson Panionios
10.0
2005-06 United States of America Jeremiah Massey GS Larissas
9.3
2006-07 United States of America Andre Hutson Panionios
8.6
2007-08 United States of America K'zell Wesson AEK
8.9
2008-09 United States of America Torin Francis AEL 1964
8.8
2009-10 United States of America Chris Massie Trikala
10.7
2010-11 United States of America Cedric Simmons Kavala
9.8

A1 National Category all-time cumulative stats leaders (since the 1986-87 season)[]

  • This counts only the stats since the two divisions were formed, starting with the 1986-87 season.
  • Counting only games played in the A1 Division, and not counting any games played in the A2 Division or the Greek Cup:
  • 1986-87 to 1991-92: A1 National Category
  • 1992-93 to present: HEBA A1
  • *Currently Active Players
  • Last update: 20 June 2011
Rank Player Games
1 Greece Nikos Boudouris 574
2 Greece Fragiskos Alvertis 525
3 Greece Giorgos Sigalas 485
4 Greece Nikos Chatzis* 479
5 Greece Dimitris Papanikolaou* 466
6 Greece Angelos Koronios 448
7 Greece Giorgos Kalaitzis* 443
8 Greece Kostas Tsartsaris* 405
9 Greece Nikos Chatzivrettas* 400
10 Serbia Milan Tomić 385
Rank Player Points
1 Greece Angelos Koronios 7.080
2 Greece Nikos Galis 6.549
3 Serbia Bane Prelevic 5.004
4 Greece Panagiotis Liadelis 4.808
5 Greece Fragiskos Alvertis 4.698
6 Greece Nikos Chatzis* 4.602
7 Greece John Korfas 4.534
8 Serbia Žarko Paspalj 4.104
9 Greece Nikos Chatzivrettas* 4.048
10 Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas 4.045
Rank Player Assists
1 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis* 1.383
2 Greece Angelos Koronios 1.264
3 Greece Nikos Vetoulas 1.093
4 Greece John Korfas 1.060
5 Greece Giorgos Sigalas 1.059
6 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis* Template:0 984
7 Greece Nikos Boudouris Template:0 979
8 Greece Lefteris Kakiousis Template:0 846
9 Greece Nikos Chatzis* Template:0 815
10 Serbia Milan Tomić Template:0 802
Rank Player Steals
1 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis* 605
2 Greece Angelos Koronios 583
3 Greece Giorgos Sigalas 547
4 Greece Nikos Boudouris 514
5 Greece Nikos Vetoulas 460
6 Greece Manolis Papamakarios* 430
7 Greece Fanis Christodoulou 394
8 Greece Nikos Chatzis* 372
9 Greece Giorgos Kalaitzis* 338
10 Greece Panagiotis Giannakis 338
Rank Player Rebounds
1 Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas 3.097
2 Croatia Stojko Vranković 2.138
3 Greece Kostas Tsartsaris* 1.966
4 Greece Fanis Christodoulou 1.890
5 Greece Giorgos Karagoutis 1.838
6 United States of America Walter Berry 1.765
7 Greece Giorgos Sigalas 1.719
8 Greece Dimitris Papadopoulos 1.663
9 United States of America Tony Costner 1.626
10 Greece Giannis Bourousis* 1.599
Rank Player Blocks
1 Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas 929
2 Croatia Stojko Vranković 610
3 Serbia Dragan Tarlać 256
4 United States of America Walter Berry 227
5 Greece Kostas Tsartsaris* 212
6 Russia Anatoly Zourpenko 208
7 Greece Giannis Bourousis* 200
8 United States of America Tony Costner 193
9 Greece Giannis Papagiannis 192
10 Greece Giannis Giannoulis 184
Rank Player Best Tendex Performances
1. Greece Dimitris Mavroeidis 1.991 (29/5/2010)
2. United States of America Roy Tarpley 1.941 (21 October 1992)
3. File:Flag of Ukraine.png Alexander Volkov 1.921 (19 November 1994)
4. Germany Misan Nikagbatse 1.903 (2 November 2002)

See also[]

  • Greek Cup
  • HEBA A2
  • HEBA Greek All Star Game
  • HEBA

NBA players that have played in the Greek League[]

The following is a list of players that have played in both the NBA and the Greek League. Player nationalities are listed as the players are registered in the league (through 2009-10 season). List may be incomplete.

(Non-EU Players - United States of America USA):

  • Dominique Wilkins
  • Byron Scott
  • Rolando Blackman
  • Ricky Pierce
  • Tony Campbell
  • Ruben Patterson
  • Carey Scurry
  • James Donaldson
  • Sedale Threatt
  • Richard Dumas
  • Reggie Theus
  • Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
  • Roy Tarpley
  • Blue Edwards
  • Oliver Miller
  • Xavier McDaniel
  • Terry Catledge
  • AJ English
  • Anthony Bowie
  • Larry Stewart
  • Scott Skiles
  • Walter Berry
  • Tracy Murray
  • Cliff Levingston
  • Lawrence Funderburke
  • Victor Alexander
  • Gary Trent
  • Thurl Bailey
  • PJ Brown
  • Mitchell Wiggins
  • Anthony Goldwire
  • Zendon Hamilton
  • Andrae Patterson
  • Billy Thomas
  • Dickey Simpkins
  • Marty Conlon
  • Erick Barkley
  • Jamel Thomas
  • Anthony Cook
  • Dean Garrett
  • Rafael Addison
  • CJ Watson
  • Ryan Robertson
  • Randolph Keys
  • Jeff McInnis
  • Paul Shirley
  • Todd Mitchell
  • Josh Grant
  • Lavor Postell
  • Alex Acker
  • Edgar Jones
  • Todd Fuller
  • Darius Washington
  • Brad Sellers
  • Sam Vincent
  • Ed Stokes
  • Randy White
  • Travis Mays
  • Josh Childress
  • Chris Carr
  • Joe Crispin
  • Horace Jenkins
  • Toby Bailey
  • Lionel Chalmers
  • William Avery
  • Brent Scott
  • Chris Garner
  • Tony Dawson
  • Dontae Jones
  • Harold Ellis
  • Terrence Rencher
  • Buck Johnson
  • Jimmy Oliver
  • Ashraf Amaya
  • Pat Durham
  • Andy Toolson
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Tyus Edney
  • Roger Mason
  • Willie Anderson
  • Jermaine Jackson
  • Rodrick Rhodes
  • Eddie Gill
  • Steven Smith
  • Ben Handlogten
  • Shawn Respert
  • Matt Walsh
  • Sharone Wright
  • Irving Thomas
  • Trevor Ruffin
  • Anthony Avent
  • JR Bremer
  • Melvin Sanders
  • Chris Jent
  • Mark Landsberger
  • Johnny Rogers
  • Sam Jacobson
  • Matt Freije
  • Scott Roth
  • Josh Davis
  • Priest Lauderdale
  • Marc Jackson
  • Chris Morris
  • Antonio Davis
  • Tony Delk
  • John Salley
  • Lynn Greer
  • Joseph Forte
  • Tom Scheffler
  • Edgar Jones
  • Sean Higgins
  • Charles Shackleford
  • Gary Grant
  • Qyntel Woods
  • Michael Anderson
  • Joseph Blair
  • Charles Smith
  • Terence Morris
  • Chris King
  • Antonio Harvey
  • Jannero Pargo
  • Mike Batiste
  • Alphonso Ford
  • Dean Tolson
  • Danny Vranes
  • Clint Richardson
  • Richard Rellford
  • Jack Haley
  • Kannard Johnson
  • Tony White
  • Marcus Liberty
  • Desmon Farmer
  • Ryan Lorthridge
  • Steve Burtt
  • Alvin Sims
  • Jason Hart
  • David Vaughn
  • AJ Guyton
  • Ernest Brown
  • Jerrod Mustaf
  • Anthony Bonner
  • Kasib Powell
  • Britton Johnsen
  • Lonny Baxter
  • Donnell Harvey
  • Mateen Cleaves
  • Audie Norris
  • Evric Gray
  • Mike Brown
  • Maurice Evans
  • Quincy Lewis
  • Rodney Buford
  • Brandon Hunter
  • DeMarco Johnson
  • James Robinson
  • Michael Hawkins
  • Tony Dumas
  • Amal McCaskill
  • John Wallace
  • Aaron Miles
  • Anthony Grundy
  • Jerome Allen
  • Dell Demps
  • Matt Bullard
  • Derrick Dial
  • Shawnelle Scott
  • Tyrone Nesby
  • Henry Turner
  • Ben Davis
  • Byron Dinkins
  • Donell Taylor
  • Bill Edwards
  • Joe Arlauckas
  • Lloyd Daniels
  • Brandon Williams
  • Bracey Wright
  • Brett Vroman
  • JJ Anderson
  • Anthony Frederick
  • David Rivers
  • Stanley Roberts
  • Khalid Reeves
  • Frankie King
  • Torraye Braggs
  • Isaiah Morris
  • Will Solomon
  • Ryan Stack
  • Jeremy Richardson
  • Von Wafer
  • Bruno Šundov
  • Taurean Green
  • Devin Green
  • Juan Dixon
  • Vonteego Cummings
  • John Edwards
  • Marcus Haislip
  • Carl Thomas
  • Willie Burton
  • Chris Owens
  • Cedric Simmons
  • Reece Gaines

(Non-EU Players):

  • Canada Mike Smrek
  • Puerto Rico José Ortiz
  • Puerto Rico Guillermo Diaz
  • Template:Country data DOMTemplate:Namespace detect showall Luis Flores
  • Cuba Andres Guibert
  • Argentina Fabricio Oberto
  • Argentina Pepe Sánchez
  • Argentina Rubén Wolkowyski
  • Australia Shane Heal
  • Australia Mark Bradtke
  • Template:Country data SENTemplate:Namespace detect showall Mamadou N'Diaye
  • Cameroon Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje
  • Template:Country data NGATemplate:Namespace detect showall Julius Nwosu
  • Lebanon Rony Seikaly

Template:Country data EUTemplate:Namespace detect showall Bosman Players:

  • United Kingdom John Amaechi
  • United Kingdom Steve Bucknall
  • Template:Country data IRLTemplate:Namespace detect showall Pat Burke
  • Template:Country data TURTemplate:Namespace detect showall İbrahim Kutluay
  • Croatia Dino Rađa
  • Croatia Stojko Vranković
  • Croatia Dalibor Bagarić
  • Serbia Željko Rebrača
  • Serbia Žarko Paspalj
  • Template:Country data BIHTemplate:Namespace detect showall Ratko Varda
  • Serbia Aleksandar Radojević
  • Serbia Miloš Babić
  • Template:Country data ESTTemplate:Namespace detect showall Martin Müürsepp
  • Template:Country data NLDTemplate:Namespace detect showall Geert Hammink
  • Template:Country data FINTemplate:Namespace detect showall Hanno Möttölä
  • Template:Country data NORTemplate:Namespace detect showall Torgeir Bryn
  • Template:Country data LTUTemplate:Namespace detect showall Šarūnas Jasikevičius
  • Template:Country data LTUTemplate:Namespace detect showall Arvydas Macijauskas
  • Template:Country data LTUTemplate:Namespace detect showall Linas Kleiza
  • Template:Country data UKRTemplate:Namespace detect showall Alexander Volkov
  • Template:Country data DEUTemplate:Namespace detect showall Christian Welp
  • Poland Jeff Nordgaard
  • Template:Country data GeorgiaTemplate:Namespace detect showall Nikoloz Tskitishvili
  • File:Flag of Montenegro.png Predrag Drobnjak

Greece Domestic Players:

Unsigned NBA Draft picks that have played in the Greek League[]

The following is a list of unsigned NBA Draft picks that have played in the Greek League. Player nationalities are listed as the players are registered in the league (through 2009-10 season). List may be incomplete.

  • United States of America David Young
  • United States of America Bryan Bracey
  • United States of America Rashad Wright
  • United States of America Rick Rickert
  • United States of America Wendell Alexis
  • United States of America Conrad McRae
  • United States of America Ken Barlow
  • United States of America Craig Robinson
  • United States of America Pete Mickeal
  • United States of America Scoonie Penn
  • United States of America Andre Hutson
  • United States of America Marcus Taylor
  • United States of America DeVon Hardin
  • United States of America Reyshawn Terry
  • United States of America Sam Clancy
  • United States of America Steve Logan
  • United States of America JR Pinnock
  • United States of America Darryl Middleton
  • United States of America Derrick Hamilton
  • United States of America Earl Harrison
  • United States of America Darnell Robinson
  • United States of America Erik Meek
  • United States of America Tim Burroughs
  • United States of America Anthony Pelle
  • United States of America Rodney Dent
  • United States of America Mike Jones
  • United States of America Robert Dozier
  • United States of America Patrick Beverley
  • Canada Greg Wiltjer
  • Argentina Marcelo Nicola
  • Australia Brad Newley
  • Israel Yotam Halperin
  • Template:Country data UKTemplate:Namespace detect showall Andrew Betts
  • Serbia Dejan Bodiroga
  • Serbia Miloš Vujanić
  • File:Flag of Montenegro.png Nikola Peković
  • File:Flag of Montenegro.png Mladen Šekularac
  • Lithuania Robertas Javtokas
  • Lithuania Eurelijus Žukauskas
  • Lithuania Renaldas Seibutis
  • Slovenia Sani Bečirovič
  • France Frédéric Weis
  • France Alain Digbeu
  • Greece Nikos Galis
  • Greece Panagiotis Giannakis
  • Greece Georgios Printezis
  • Greece Sofoklis Schortsanitis
  • Greece Loukas Mavrokefalidis
  • Greece Fanis Christodoulou
  • Greece Panagiotis Fasoulas
  • Greece David Stergakos
  • Greece Dave Caligaris

Other notable players that have played in the Greek League[]

The following is a list of some other notable players that have played in the Greek League. Player nationalities are listed as the players were registered in the league at the time they played in Greece (through 2009-10 season). This does not necessarily reflect changes of nationality after the named player left the Greek League—for example, J. R. Holden now has Russian nationality along with American. List may be incomplete.

  • United States of America JR Holden
  • United States of America Ariel McDonald
  • United States of America Drew Nicholas
  • Lithuania Ramūnas Šiškauskas
  • Template:Country data EstoniaTemplate:Namespace detect showall Tiit Sokk
  • Template:Country data EstoniaTemplate:Namespace detect showall Aivar Kuusmaa
  • Croatia Nikola Vujčić
  • Croatia Arijan Komazec
  • Slovenia Jaka Lakovič
  • Serbia Zoran Savić
  • Serbia Bane Prelević
  • Greece Theodoros Papaloukas
  • Greece Dimitris Diamantidis
  • Greece Ioannis Bourousis
  • Greece Nikos Zisis
  • Greece Steve Giatzoglou
  • Greece Nikos Stavropoulos
  • Greece Dimitris Papanikolaou
  • Greece Fragiskos Alvertis
  • Greece Georgios Kolokithas
  • Greece Kostas Tsartsaris
  • Greece Lazaros Papadopoulos
  • Greece Dimos Dikoudis
  • Greece Nikos Hatzivrettas
  • Greece Giorgos Sigalas
  • Greece Panagiotis Liadelis
  • Greece Aggelos Koronios
  • Greece Georgios Kastrinakis
  • Greece Apostolos Kontos
  • Greece Nikos Ekonomou
  • Greece Michalis Kakiouzis
  • Greece Michalis Pelekanos
  • Greece Yannis Giannoulis

Sponsors and supporters[]

  • OPAP
  • Champion
  • Molten
  • Cosmote
  • Germanos
  • Visit Greece
  • Gatorade

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Worldstadiums.com basketball seating capacity.
  2. Eurobasket.com seating capacity 5,500.
  3. Rhodesiris2009.com Page - 9 Venetoklio Indoor Hall has: a platform of 1,300 seats. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.[dead link]
  4. Eurobasket.com seating capacity 1,700.
  5. ESAKE.gr seating capacity 1,700. Template:El icon Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.[dead link]
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  8. Esake.gr - Capacity: 3,660
  9. Eurobasket.com seating capacity 4,000.
  10. ESAKE.gr Basket League ΟΠΑΠ: Το ρεκόρ του Ολυμπιακού Template:El icon.
  11. ESAKE.gr Τα... χτένια του Ολυμπιακού! Template:El icon.
  12. Eurobasket.com - A1 League:
  13. Sport24.gr - Οι παλιοί MVP Template:El icon.

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