Greek Basket League


Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League (GBL)
Current season or competition:
Greek Basket League 2011–12
Greek Basket League Logo.jpg
Sport Basketball
Founded 1927
Commissioner Vassilis Economidis
Inaugural season 1927-28
No. of teams 13
Country(ies) Greece Greece
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Panathinaikos
(32nd title)
Most titles Panathinaikos
(32 titles)
TV partner(s) ERT
SKAI TV
Nova Sports
Related competitions Greek Cup
Official website Esake.gr (English)
Esake.gr (Greek)

The Greek Basket League (GBL), commonly referred to as the Greek Basketball League or Greek Basketball Championship, is the highest professional basketball league in Greece. It is run by HEBA (Greek: ΕΣΑΚΕ). The league is also known as the Greek 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 13 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.

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History

Basketball first came to Greece in the year 1910. By the 1927-28 season, 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 AEK Athens and Aris. 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 two teams have participated in every season of the first division since 1963-64: Panathinaikos 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 Eurocup will be 5,000.

The clubs for the 2011-12 season

Club Position
2010-11
Greek League Arenas Capacity Euroleague/Eurocup Arenas* Capacity
AGOR Aegean
2nd (A2)
Rethymno Indoor Hall, Rethymno
1,600
Aris
4th
Alexandrio Melathron, Thessaloniki
5,500[1]
Alexandrio Melathron, Thessaloniki
5,500
Ikaros
10th
Glyfada Indoor Hall, Athens
4,500
Ilissiakos
11th
Ilissia Indoor Hall, Athens
1,700[2]
KAOD
1st (A2)
Drama Indoor Hall, Drama
1,600
Kavala
6th
Kalamitsa Sports Center, Kavala
1,500
Kolossos
8th
Venetoklio Indoor Hall, Rhodes
1,342
Maroussi
5th
Maroussi Indoor Hall, Athens
2,500
OAKA Indoor Hall, Athens
19,250
Olympiacos
2nd
Peace and Friendship Stadium, Athens
14,905
Peace and Friendship Stadium, Athens
14,905
Panathinaikos
1st
OAKA Indoor Hall, Athens
19,250
OAKA Indoor Hall, Athens
19,250
Panionios
9th
Nea Smyrni Indoor Hall, Athens
2,000
Helliniko Olympic Arena, Athens
15,000
PAOK
3rd
PAOK Sports Arena, Thessaloniki
8,500[3]
PAOK Sports Arena, Thessaloniki
8,500
Peristeri
7th
Peristeri Arena, Athens
5,000
Peristeri Arena, Athens
5,000
  • *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.
Greek Basket League is located in Greece
KAOD
Aris
Peristeri
Ikaros
Ilissiakos
Panionios
PAOK
AGOR Aegean
2011-12 Greek A1 League Season Club Locations.

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 - 2011-12)

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 two clubs, Panathinaikos and Aris, 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
49
Aris
49
AEK Athens
48
PAOK
48
Olympiacos Piraeus
46
Iraklis
41
Panionios
41
Sporting
31
Panellinios
30
Apollon Patras
27
Maroussi
24
Peristeri
21
Pagrati
17
Larissa
16
XANO
12
Ionikos Nikaias
12
Dimokritos
9
Dafni
8
Irakleio
8
Near East
7
Club Times
Papagou
7
Esperos
6
Makedonikos
6
Olympia
6
Kolossos
6
Ilissiakos
6
BAO
5
Triton
4
Amyntas
4
Ionikos NF
4
Kavala
4
Egaleo
3
Aetos
3
Anatolia
2
HAN Nikaias
2
Apollon Kalamarias
2
Niki Volou
2
Philippos
2
Milon
2
Ambelokipi
2
Club Times
Peiraikos
2
Olympiada Patras
2
Trikala
2
Ikaros
2
KAOD
2
AGOR Aegean
2
Pierikos
1
Serres
1
MENT
1

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

[4][5]

  • 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
8-1
32-3
Champion
2007-08 Panathinaikos
23-3
8-2
31-5
Champion
2001-02 AEK Athens
23-3
5-2
28-5
Champion

Greek basketball clubs in European-wide competitions

Greek basketball clubs in the Euroleague

  • The years in which clubs from the Greek Basketball League competed in Europe's first tier continental-wide professional club basketball competition, the Euroleague:
Rank Club Appearances Years
1.
Panathinaikos
31
1962, 1963, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1994, 1995,

1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001†, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

2.
Olympiacos
22
1961, 1977, 1979, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

3.
AEK Athens
14
1959, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
4.
Aris
11
1980, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2007, 2008
5.
PAOK
7
1960, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
6.
Iraklis
2
1996, 2001†
7.
Panionios
2
1997, 2009
8.
Peristeri
2
2001, 2002
9.
Panellinios
1
1958
10.
Maroussi
1
2010

Greek basketball clubs at the Euroleague Final Four

Panathinaikos has made 10 Euroleague Final Four appearances (with 11 top 4 place finishes), has played in the Euroleague Final 7 times, and has won the Euroleague championship 6 times. Olympiacos has made 6 Euroleague Final Four appearances, has played in the Euroleague Final 4 times, and has won the Euroleague championship once. AEK Athens has made 3 Euroleague Final Four appearances and has played in the Euroleague Final once. PAOK has also played in the Euroleague Final Four once.

Team Finish
Champion Finalist 3rd Place 4th Place
Panathinaikos 1996, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011 2001† 1994, 1995, 2005 1972
Olympiacos 1997 1994, 1995, 2010 1999 2009
AEK Athens 1998 2001 1966
Aris 1989 1988, 1990
PAOK 1993

Panathinaikos and Iraklis played in the FIBA SuproLeague during the 2000-01 season.

Greek basketball clubs in the Saporta Cup

  • Greek clubs that finished in the top 3 places of the now defunct Saporta Cup (1966-67 to 2001-02), which was the second-tier European-wide continental competition:
Team Finish
Champion Finalist 3rd Place
AEK Athens 1968, 2000 1970
PAOK 1991 1992, 1996 1990
Aris 1993 1994, 1999
Maroussi 2001
Panathinaikos 1969, 1998
Iraklis 1995, 1997

Greek basketball clubs in the Korać Cup

  • Greek clubs that finished in the top 3 places of the now defunct Korać Cup (1971-72 to 2001-02), which was the third-tier European-wide continental competition:
Team Finish
Champion Finalist 3rd Place
Aris 1997 1985
PAOK 1994
Panionios 1994, 1999
Maroussi 2002

Greek League awards

MVP Award

[6][7]

Season MVP Team
1987-88 United States-Greece Nikos Galis Aris Thessaloniki
1988-89 United States-Greece Nikos Galis Aris Thessaloniki
1989-90 United States-Greece Nikos Galis Aris Thessaloniki
1990-91 United States-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 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 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 Mike Batiste Panathinaikos
2010-11 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Panathinaikos

Best Young Player

  • 2000-01: Greece Nikos Zisis (AEK Athens)
  • 2001-02: Greece Vassilis Spanoulis (Maroussi)
  • 2005-06: Greece Dimitrios Tsaldaris (Aris Thessaloniki)
  • 2006-07: Greece Georgios Printezis (Olympia Larissa)
  • 2007-08: Greece Ian Vougioukas (AGOR Aegean)
  • 2008-09: Greece Kostas Papanikolaou (Aris Thessaloniki)
  • 2009-10: Greece Nikos Pappas (Kolossos)
  • 2010-11: Greece Kostas Sloukas (Aris)

Best Defender

Coach of the Year

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 Nikos Galis Aris
43.9
1981-82 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
37.6
1982-83 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
36.2
1983-84 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
41.2
1984-85 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
37.1
1985-86 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
39.3
1986-87 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
39.7
1987-88 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
37.4
1988-89 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
37.7
1989-90 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
38.8
1990-91 Greece-United States Nikos Galis Aris
35.3
1991-92 Serbia Žarko Paspalj Olympiacos
33.7
1992-93 United States Richard Rellford Dafni
27.9
1993-94 United States Mitchell Wiggins Milon
31.3
1994-95 United States Walter Berry Iraklis
29.1
1995-96 United States Mitchell Wiggins Sporting
29.5
1996-97 United States Alphonso Ford Papagou
24.6
1997-98 United States Tony Dawson Apollon Patras
26.1
1998-99 United States Alphonso Ford Sporting
22.3
1999-00 United States Alphonso Ford Peristeri
22.2
2000-01 United States 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 Kee Kee Clark Egaleo
18.8
2007-08 United States Anthony Grundy Panellinios
21.5
2008-09 United States Anthony Grundy Panellinios
15.1
2009-10 United States Josh Childress Olympiakos
15.3
2010-11 Guyana-United States 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 David Stergakos Panathinaikos
12.2
1988-89 United States Mark Landsberger Panionios
17.9
1989-90 United States Earl Harrison Pagrati
15.3
1990-91 United States Earl Harrison Pagrati
12.8
1991-92 United States Antonio Davis Panathinaikos
14.6
1992-93 United States Roy Tarpley Aris
17.2
1993-94 United States Rod Sellers Apollon Patras
14.3
1994-95 United States Thomas Jordan Pagrati
13.9
1995-96 Puerto Rico José Ortiz Irakleio
13.3
1996-97 Cuba Andres Guibert Sporting
11.3
1997-98 Croatia Dino Rađa Panathinaikos
13.0
1998-99 United States Erik Meek Maroussi
11.3
1999-00 United States James Forrest Irakleio
10.9
2000-01 Croatia Dino Rađa Olympiacos
11.8
2001-02 Cuba Andres Guibert KAOD
10.1
2002-03 United States Ben Handlogten Makedonikos
12.8
2003-04 United States Travis Watson Panionios
11.1
2004-05 United States Travis Watson Panionios
10.0
2005-06 United States Jeremiah Massey GS Larissas
9.3
2006-07 United States Andre Hutson Panionios
8.6
2007-08 United States K'zell Wesson AEK
8.9
2008-09 United States Torin Francis AEL 1964
8.8
2009-10 United States Chris Massie Trikala
10.7
2010-11 United States 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: June 20, 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 Prelević 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* 0 984
7. Greece Nikos Boudouris 0 979
8. Greece Lefteris Kakiousis 0 846
9. Greece Nikos Chatzis* 0 815
10. Serbia Milan Tomić 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 Walter Berry 1,765
7. Greece Giorgos Sigalas 1,719
8. Greece Dimitris Papadopoulos 1,663
9. United States 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 Walter Berry 227
5. Greece Kostas Tsartsaris* 212
6. Russia Anatoly Zourpenko 208
7. Greece Giannis Bourousis* 200
8. United States Tony Costner 193
9. Greece Giannis Papagiannis 192
10. Greece Giannis Giannoulis 184
Rank Player Best Tendex Performances
1. Greece Dimitris Mavroeidis 1.991 (May 29, 2010)
2. United States Roy Tarpley 1.941 (October 21, 1992)
3. Ukraine Alexander Volkov 1.921 (November 19, 1994)
4. Germany Misan Nikagbatse 1.903 (November 2, 2002)

Head coaches with the most wins in the A National and A1 National Categories

Rank Head Coach Wins Teams
1. Greece Soulis Markopoulos* 505 7 (Dimokritos, PAOK, Iraklis, Makedonikos, Aris, AEK Athens, Maroussi)
2. Greece Yiannis Ioannidis 489 4 (Aris, GS Larissas, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
3. Greece Vaggelis Alexandris* 484 11 (GS Larissas, PAOK, Apollon, Iraklis, Irakleio, Maroussi, Aris, Olympia Larissa, ΑΕΚ Athens, Kolossos, Kavala)
4. Serbia Željko Obradović* 400 1 (Panathinaikos)
5. Serbia Dušan Ivković* 393 5 (Aris, PAOK, Panionios, Olympiacos, ΑΕΚ Athens)

See also

Logos

Basket League HEBA ΕΣΑΚΕ HEBA ΕΣΑΚΕ
Basket League logo. English version logo. Greek version logo. Previous English version logo. Previous Greek version logo.
Greek Basket League Logo.jpg HEBA Logo2.jpg HEBA logo Greek.jpg HEBAlogo.gif Esake Logo.jpg
Basket League OPAP Basket League OPAP ΕΣΑΚΕ OPAP
Basket League OPAP sponsorship logo. Basket League OPAP alternate sponsorship logo. Previous OPAP sponsorship logo.
Greek Basket League OPAP Logo.jpg Basket League OPAP logo.jpg Α1ethniki.png

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 USA):

(Non-EU Players):

European Union Bosman Players:

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.

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.

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