Nasos Galakteros

Athanasios "Nasos" Galakteros (Greek: Αθανάσιος "Νάσος" Γαλακτερός; born June 15, 1969 in Kavala, Greece) is a retired Greek professional basketball player. Galakteros played professionally in the Greek Basket League, winning several titles, and represented the senior Greek national basketball team in major tournaments.

Nasos Galakteros
Personal information
BornJune 15, 1969 (age 50)
Kavala, Greece[1]
Listed height6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1991 / Undrafted
Playing career1989–1999
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Professional career

Galakteros started his basketball playing career with Amyntas, and he later he played with AEK. He was a Greek Cup finalist in 1992. In 1993, he moved to PAOK. While playing with PAOK, he won the FIBA Korać Cup in 1994, and the Greek Cup in 1995.

In the next season, Galakteros played with Olympiacos. With Olympiacos, he won 2 Greek League championships (1996, 1997), 1 Greek Cup (1997), and the EuroLeague (1997). The best season of his career was the 1996–97 season, when he won the Triple Crown. In 1998, Galakteros won the Greek Cup, while playing with Aris.

International career

Galakteros was a member of the senior Greek national basketball team. He played at the 1990 FIBA World Championship, where Greece finished in 6th place, and at the 1994 FIBA World Championship, where Greece finished in 4th place. In total, he appeared in 74 games with Greece's senior national team, averaging 10.5 points per game.[2]


  1. ^ Γαλακτερός Αθανάσιος
  2. ^ "Galakteros Athanasios player page" (in Greek). Hellenic Basketball Federation. Retrieved April 19, 2015.

External links

1996–97 Olympiacos B.C. season

In the 1996–97 season Olympiacos became the 8th club in the history of European Basketball and also the 1st club in the history of Greek Baskertball that made the Triple Crown achievement having won the Greek Basketball Cup, the FIBA EuroLeague and the Greek Basket League.

1997 FIBA EuroLeague Final Four

The 1997 FIBA EuroLeague Final Four was the 1996–97 season's FIBA EuroLeague Final Four tournament, organized by FIBA Europe.

Olympiacos won its first title, after defeating FC Barcelona.


AEK Basketball Club (Greek: ΚΑΕ ΑΕΚ [ˈaek]; Αθλητική Ένωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Athlitikí Énosis Konstantinoupóleos, "Athletic Union of Constantinople"), also known as AEK B.C. or AEK, and more commonly known in European competitions as AEK Athens, is a Greek professional basketball club based in Athens, Greece, part of the major multi-sport club AEK. The club was established in Athens in 1924 by Greek refugees from Constantinople in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922).

AEK was the first-ever Greek basketball team, not only to reach a European Cup Final, but also to win a European title. On April 4, 1968, AEK defeated Slavia VŠ Praha by a score of 89–82, in Athens in front of 80,000 fans. They have won the Greek League 8 times (1957–58, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1969–70, 2001–02), and the Greek Cup 4 times (1980–81, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2017–18), while they have also twice won the FIBA Saporta Cup (former European Cup Winners' Cup) (1967–68 and 1999–00). AEK won the Champions League on May 6, 2018, defeating Monaco by a score of 100–94 and the FIBA Intercontinental Cup on February 17, 2019, defeating Flamengo by a score of 86–70.

They are one of the 3 most popular Greek clubs, with millions of fans in both Greece and Cyprus, as well as in the Greek communities all over the world, mainly in Australia, the United Kingdom, and North America.

Well-known players that have played with the club over the years have included: Rolando Blackman, Ricky Pierce, Danny Vranes, Ruben Patterson, Kurt Rambis, J.R. Holden, Willie Anderson, Joe Arlauckas, Anthony Bowie, Arijan Komazec, Martin Müürsepp, Clint Richardson, Bill Edwards, Victor Alexander, Claudio Coldebella, İbrahim Kutluay, Pero Antić, Carl English, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Bane Prelević, Georgios Amerikanos, Georgios Trontzos, Vassilis Goumas, Minas Gekos, Pavlos Stamelos, Kostas Patavoukas, Angelos Koronios, Michalis Kakiouzis, Nikos Chatzis, Jake Tsakalidis, Nikos Zisis, Nasos Galakteros, Dimos Dikoudis, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Ioannis Bourousis and Loukas Mavrokefalidis.

AEK B.C. has been named as the best Greek team in all sports, at either the sports club or national team level, on three separate occasions, in 1965, 1966, and 1968, by SJA of Greece (the Sports Journalists' Association of Greece, Greek: ΠΣΑΤ).

Aris B.C.

Aris Basketball Club (Greek: Άρης K.A.E., transliterated into English Aris B.S.A.) known in European competitions as Aris Thessaloniki, is the professional basketball team of the major Thessaloniki-based Greek multi-sport club A.C. Aris Thessaloniki. Aris BC was founded in 1922, eight years after the founding of the multi-sport club and the football team. Their traditional home arena is Alexandreio Melathron (Nick Galis Hall).

Aris BC is one of the most successful Greek basketball clubs of all time, tallying ten Greek League championships and eight Greek Cups, making the Double four times (1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90). They have also won three European titles: the FIBA Saporta Cup (1992–93), the FIBA Korać Cup (1996–97) and the FIBA EuroCup Challenge (2002–03). They are also one of only two non-relegated teams from the Greek League, with participation in every Greek First Division Championship until today (the other team is Panathinaikos). Aris holds the record for the most straight wins in the Greek League, at an amazing 80 consecutive wins in a row. Before the arrival of Nikos Galis to Aris, and the first European successes of the team, Greek basketball wasn't as competitive as it was in other European countries. Consequently, Aris helped to establish basketball in Greece, and to greatly increase its popularity across the country.

Under the leadership of the legendary duo of Nikos Galis and Panagiotis Giannakis, Aris was the dominant force in Greek basketball during the 1980s and early 1990s. It is for this period of dominance that Aris BC has been nicknamed "The Emperor", and was voted the most successful Greek sporting club of the 20th century. Aris is also one of the most renown Greek clubs in European basketball, participating in three consecutive FIBA European Champions Cup Final Fours, and later on winning three lower-tier level European titles. The historic win of the FIBA Korać Cup in the 1996–97 season in particular, bolstered the notion that Aris has a unique place in the history of Greek basketball, and in the history of Greek sports in general.

Well-known notable players that have played with the club over the years, among others, include: Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Filippou, Lefteris Subotić, Miroslav Pecarski, Reggie Theus, Walter "The Truth" Berry, Roy Tarpley, Stojko Vranković, Žarko Paspalj, Edgar Jones, Panagiotis Liadelis, Harold Ellis, Joe Arlauckas, Giorgos Sigalas, José Ortiz, Andrew Betts, Nikos Chatzivrettas, Nestoras Kommatos, Will Solomon, Smush Parker, Michalis Kakiouzis, Dimos Dikoudis, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Jeremiah Massey, Kostas Papanikolaou, Kostas Sloukas, Bryant Dunston, Okaro White, P.J. Tucker and Sasha Vezenkov.

Basketball in Greece

The sport of basketball in Greece erupted with the senior men's Greek national basketball team's win at the EuroBasket 1987 in Piraeus, which caused a general basketball euphoria in the country. Since then, men's Greek national teams have reached constant international success, leading Greece to join Russia, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, and Lithuania in the circle of European basketball powers. In addition to the national team's triumph in 1987, Greece won a gold medal at the EuroBasket 2005, silver medals at the EuroBasket 1989 and the 2006 FIBA World Championship, as well as the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2009.

At the professional club level, Greek men's basketball clubs have, at European Cup competitions, under both FIBA Europe and Euroleague Basketball, won 17 European championships, 9 of which have been at the 1st-tier EuroLeague level, as well as two world club championships at the FIBA World Cup for Champion Clubs, bringing the total amount of international titles won by Greek men's clubs to 19. At the women's professional club level, Athinaikos won the title of the 2nd-tier EuroCup in 2010.

Dancing with the Stars (Greece season 2)

Dancing with the Stars was a Greek reality show airing on ANT1 and filmed live in Athens. The show was based on the United Kingdom BBC Television series Strictly Come Dancing and was part of BBC Worldwide's Dancing with the Stars franchise. The theme song was "It's personal" performed by Swedish indie pop band The Radio Dept. The second season of the show started on 20 March 2011. Season's 1 winner Errika Prezarakou joined the judging panel, replacing Galena Velikova. ANT1 launched a daily spin off titled "Dancing with the Stars Daily" on March 21, hosted by former contestant Eugenia Manolidou. The show was canceled on April due to low ratings.

Dancing with the Stars (Greek TV series)

Dancing with the Stars was a Greek dance competition television series that premiered on March 28, 2010, on ANT1 and filmed live in Athens. The show aired until February 1, 2015, on ANT1. In January 26, 2018 ANT1 premiered the sixth series and aired until May 4, 2018. The show is based on the United Kingdom BBC Television series Strictly Come Dancing and is part of BBC Worldwide's Dancing with the Stars franchise. The theme song is "It's personal" performed by Swedish indie pop band The Radio Dept.

The format of the show consists of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges' points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges' points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.

EuroBasket 1993

The 1993 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1993, was the 28th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. It was held in Germany between 22 June and 4 July 1993. Sixteen national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The cities of Berlin, Karlsruhe and Munich hosted the tournament. Hosts Germany won their first FIBA European title by defeating Russia with a 71–70 score in the final. Germany's Chris Welp was voted the tournament's MVP. This edition of the FIBA EuroBasket tournament also served as qualification for the 1994 FIBA World Championship, giving a berth to the top five teams in the final standings.

FIBA Korać Cup

The FIBA Korać Cup was an annual basketball club competition held by FIBA between the 1971–72 and 2001–02 seasons. It was the third-tier level club competition in European basketball, after the FIBA European Champions' Cup (later renamed the EuroLeague) and the FIBA Cup Winners' Cup (later renamed the FIBA Saporta Cup). The very last Korać Cup season was held during the 2001–02 season.

June 15

June 15 is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 199 days remain until the end of the year.


Kavala (Greek: Καβάλα, Kavála [kaˈvala]) is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit.

It is situated on the Bay of Kavala, across from the island of Thasos and on the Egnatia motorway, a one-and-a-half-hour drive to Thessaloniki (160 kilometres (99 miles) west) and a forty-minute drive to Drama (37 km (23 miles) north) and Xanthi (56 km (35 miles) east). It is also about 150 kilometers west of Alexandroupoli.

Olympiacos B.C.

Olympiacos B.C. (Greek: ΚΑΕ Ολυμπιακός Σ.Φ.Π.), also known simply as Olympiacos or Olympiacos Piraeus, is a Greek professional basketball club, part of the major multi-sport club Olympiacos CFP, based in Piraeus. The basketball club, founded in 1931, is one of the most successful clubs in European basketball, having won three EuroLeague Championships, one Triple Crown, one Intercontinental Cup, twelve Greek Championships and nine Greek Cups. They play their home matches at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.

Olympiacos is a traditional powerhouse of the EuroLeague and besides their three European Championship titles (1997, 2012, 2013), they have also been five times EuroLeague runners-up (1994, 1995, 2010, 2015, 2017) and have participated, altogether, in ten EuroLeague Final Fours (1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017). From 2006 to 2015, Olympiacos qualified 10 times in a row for at least the quarter-finals of the EuroLeague, which was an all-time record in European basketball history at the time, shared with FC Barcelona, who made a new record in 2016.The first major achievement of Olympiacos in European competitions was their presence in the European Champions Cup semifinal group stage in 1979, but it was in the 1990s that Olympiacos made their biggest mark. They reached the EuroLeague Final in two consecutive seasons, 1994 and 1995, being the first Greek club that ever played in a EuroLeague Final, and they won their first EuroLeague title in 1997 after a convincing 73–58 win against FC Barcelona in the final, thus achieving the first Triple Crown ever for a Greek team. As European champions, Olympiacos played in the 1997 McDonald's Championship and reached the final of the tournament, where they met Michael Jordan's NBA champions, the Chicago Bulls. They also dominated Greek basketball during the decade of the 90s, when the Greek Basket League was considered Europe's best national basketball league. Based on all those achievements, FIBA declared Olympiacos as the Best European Team of the 1990s.Olympiacos returned to the very top of European basketball in 2010, when they reached the final against Barcelona in Paris, but mostly in 2012, when they won their second EuroLeague title in Istanbul, by rallying from 19 points down in the championship game, to beat CSKA Moscow 62–61, on the last shot of the game (a Georgios Printezis basket, off an assist from Vassilis Spanoulis), achieving the greatest comeback in European basketball finals history, and one of the greatest ever seen in European continental basketball. In 2013, Olympiacos won their third EuroLeague title and became the first and only Greek club, and only the third club in European basketball history, to become back-to-back European champions in the modern Final Four era of the EuroLeague, after beating Real Madrid 100–88 in the final of the 2013 Euroleague Final Four in London. After winning back-to-back EuroLeague championships, Olympiacos won the Intercontinental Cup and celebrated a third international title in less than 2 years.

Some of the greatest players in European basketball have played for Olympiacos over the years including: Charlie Yelverton, Carey Scurry, Žarko Paspalj, Giorgos Sigalas, Dragan Tarlać, Walter Berry, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Roy Tarpley, Eddie Johnson, Alexander Volkov, David Rivers, Chris Welp, Artūras Karnišovas, Arijan Komazec, Dino Rađja, Theo Papaloukas, Alphonso Ford, Tyus Edney, Arvydas Macijauskas, Ioannis Bourousis, Miloš Teodosić, Nikola Vujčić, Josh Childress, Linas Kleiza, Rašho Nesterović, Kostas Papanikolaou, Kostas Sloukas, Kyle Hines, Joey Dorsey, Stratos Perperoglou, Acie Law, Georgios Printezis and Vassilis Spanoulis. Under the ownership of billionaire Greek brothers Panagiotis Angelopoulos and Giorgos Angelopoulos, Olympiacos made a record transfer in 2008, by signing NBA player Josh Childress, whose US$20 million net income contract for three years made him the highest-paid basketball player in the world ever, outside the NBA.


P.A.O.K. B.C. (Greek: Π.Α.Ο.Κ. Κ.Α.Ε.), commonly known in European competitions as PAOK, is the professional basketball department of the major Greek multi-sports club A.C. PAOK, which was founded in 1926, and is based in Thessaloniki, Greece. The club's full name is Panthessalonikeios Athlitikós Ómilos Konstantinoupoliton (Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινοπολιτών), which is abbreviated as PAOK (Π.Α.Ο.Κ.), and means Pan-Thessaloniki Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans. The team has established a firm reputation in Greek basketball, especially for its success in European competitions. They have twice won the Greek Basket League (1958–59, 1991–92), and three times won the Greek Basketball Cup (1983–84, 1994–95, 1998–99), while they have also won two European Cups: the FIBA Saporta Cup (1990–91) and the FIBA Korać Cup (1993–94).

Rosters of the champion and finalist teams of EuroLeague

The rosters of each season's champions and finalists of the top-tier level European-wide professional basketball competition in Europe, the EuroLeague. From 1958, through the present.


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