Olympiakos BC

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1997 Euroleague Champion

Olympiakos BC is the basketball club of Olympiakos Piraeus.

Olympiakos won their first of its nine Greek League titles in 1949. Their next championship wouldn't be until 1960 with the low point in their history coming five years later when they were relegated.

It was in the 1990s that the Reds made their biggest mark. The middle of that decade belonged to Olympiakos, not only in Greece, but all around the continent. Head coach Yiannis Ioannidis led the club to four consecutive Greek League titles between 1993 and 1996 and to the Euroleague final in 1994 and 1995. It is worth mentioning that in order to advance to the two finals Olympiakos played with archrivals Panathinaikos and won both games.

Dusan Ivkovic came to the bench in 1997, which was the most successful year in the history of Olympiakos Basketball Club as they won the Triple Crown, i.e. all competitions in which they participated; Greek League, Greek Cup and Euroleague (by beating FC Barcelona 73-58 in Rome. Olympiakos are the only Greek team to have achieved this and one of the very few in the history of European Basketball. At the Euroleague final, the most valuable player of the game was David Rivers (Olympiakos' playmaker). The same year they played against the Chicago Bulls - a game between the European Champions and the Champions of the NBA.

Although there was a return to the Final Four in 1999, a few years went by before the Reds won another trophy. The drought ended in 2001-2002 with a Greek Cup victory, while Olympiakos also reached the Greek League finals and came within a victory of the Euroleague Final Four. In 2005, an ever-changing roster made life tough for Olympiakos. The Reds couldn't reach the Euroleague Top 16 and, despite rallying to make the Greek League playoffs, bowed out in the quarterfinals series.

Olympiakos won their second Euroleague title on May 13, 2012 by defeating CSKA Moscow 62-61.

To conclude with we must say that Olympiakos BC has been voted as the Best Team of the 1990s in Europe by FIBA


A1 Championships

Greek Cup

Euroleague

Seasons

Season A1 Ethniki Cup Europe Coach Roster
1948-49 Champion Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Gerakaris, Koutsoukos, Hatzinikolaou, Tsikatos, Sinopoulos, Sidiropoulos, Gounopoulos, Arkoudeas
1959-60 Champion Giannis Spanoudakis Giannis Spanoudakis, Alekos Spanoudakis, Argyropoulos, Kaloudis, Gerakaris, Vamvakousis, Polihroniou, Fasilis, Douratsos, Nikolaidis, Spanos, Kazounidis
1971-72 Finalist - Fedon Mattheou Tolis Spanos, Makis Katsafados, Stelios Amerikanos
1972-73 - Cup Winners' Cup Last 16
1973-74 - Cup Winners' Cup Last 16
1975-76 Champion Winners Cup Winners' Cup Last 8 Fedon Mattheou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Giorgos Barlas, Paul Melini, Nikos Sismanidis, Tsantalis, Thanasis Rammos, Garonis, Tolis Spanos
1976-77 - Winners Euroleague Last 8 Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Giorgos Barlas, Paul Melini, Thanasis Rammos, Nikos Sismanidis, Tolis Spanos, Garonis
1977-78 Champion Winners Cup Winners' Cup Last 16 Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Thanasis Rammos, Garonis, Paul Melini, Heliotis, Spetsiotis, Nikos Sismanidis, Tolis Spanos
1978-79 _ Finalist Euroleague Last 6 Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Nikos Sismanidis, Aris Raftopoulos
1979-80 Finalist Winners Korac Cup Last 8 Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Paul Melini, Iordanidis, Aris Raftopoulos, Rammos
1980-81 Finalist _ Cup Winners' Cup Last 32
1981-82 6th place - Korac Cup Last 32
1982-83 5th place Finalist Korac Cup Last 32 Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Giannis Paragios, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Giorgos Skropolithas, Kassimis, Aris Raftopoulos, Kozakis
1983-84 7th place _ Korac Cup Last 16
1984-85 7th place - -
1985-86 Finalist Finalist - Kostas Anastasatos Argiris Kambouris, Alexis Christodoulou, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Tzimis Maniatis, Yiannis Paragios, Dimitris Sampanis, Kozakis, Koukis, Nalbandis
1986-87 - - Korac Cup Last 32
1987-88 6th place - -
1988-89 8th place _ Korac Cup Last 8 Carey Scurry, Argiris Kambouris, George Papadakos, Vaggelis Aggelou, Alexis Christodoulou, Tzimis Maniatis, Larry Middleton, Kostas Panagiotopoulos
1989-90 7th place - - Todd Mitchell, Argiris Kambouris, George Papadakos,Stavros Eliniadis, Vaggelis Aggelou, Alexis Christodoulou, Greg Ikonomu, Tzimis Maniatis, Kostas Moraitis, Kostas Panaglotopoulos, Ilias Karkavasis
1990-91 8th place - -
1991-92 Finalist Last 8 - Zarko Paspalj, Giorgos Sigalas, Greg Brooks, Argiris Kambouris, George Papadakos, Stavros Elianidis, Panagiotis Karatzas, Vaggelis Aggelou, Tzimis Maniatis, Kostas Moraitis, Babis Papadakis, Alexis Yannopoulos, Ilias Karkavasis
1992-93 Champion Last 4 Euroleague Last 8 Giannis Ioannidis Žarko Paspalj, Walter Berry, Argiris Kambouris, George Papadakos, Stavros Elliniadis, Giorgos Sigalas, Franco Nakić, Milan Tomic, Dragan Tarlac, Antonis Stamatis, Babis Papadakis, Giorgos Limniatis, Kostas Moraitis, Sean Higgins
1993-94 Champion Winner Euroleague Finalist Giannis Ioannidis Žarko Paspalj, Roy Tarpley, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Argiris Kambouris, Giorgos Sigalas, Milan Tomic, Franco Nakic, Dragan Tarlac, Efthimis Bakatsias, George Papadakos, Panagiotis Karatzas, Antonis Stamatis, Giorgos Limniatis, Babis Papadakis
1994-95 Champion _ Euroleague Finalist Giannis Ioannidis Eddie Johnson, Alexander Volkov, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Dragan Tarlac, Efthimis Bakatsias, Giorgos Sigalas, Argiris Kambouris, Franco Nakic, Milan Tomic, George Papadakos, Giorgos Limniatis, Antonis Stamatis, Babis Papadakis
1995-96 Champion Last 8 Euroleague Last 8 Giannis Ioannidis David Rivers, Walter Berry, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Dragan Tarlac, Giorgos Sigalas, Nasos Galakteros, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Franco Nakic, Efthimis Bakatsias, Milan Tomic, George Papadakos, Vasilis Soulis, Anatoly Zourpenko
1996-97 Champion Winner Euroleague Champion Dusan Ivkovic David Rivers, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Giorgos Sigalas, Nasos Galakteros, Dragan Tarlac, Willy Anderson, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Efthimis Bakatsias, Franco Nakic, Milan Tomic, Anatoly Zourpenko, Christian Welp, Aleksey Savrasenko, Evric Gray, Vasilis Soulis
1997-98 3rd place Last 4 Euroleague Last 16,
McDonald's Finalist
Dusan Ivkovic Michael Hawkins, Arturas Karnisovas, Johnny Rogers, Panagiotis Fassoulas, Dragan Tarlac, Milan Tomic, Dusan Vukcevic, Franco Nakic, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Efthimis Bakatsias, Aleksey Savrasenko, Anatoly Zourpenko, Alexandros Anthis, Dimitris Karaplis, Nikos Michalos, Nikos Pettas
1998-99 Finalist - Euroleague 3rd place Dusan Ivkovic Anthony Goldwire, Arijan Komazec, Johnny Rogers, Panagiotis Fassoulas, Fabricio Oberto, Dragan Tarlac, Milan Tomic, Dusan Vukcevic, Aleksey Savrasenko, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Arsene Ade-Mensah, Dimitris Karaplis, Vasilis Soulis, Periklis Dorkofikis
1999-00 3rd place - Euroleague Last 16 Giannis Ioannidis Blue Edwards, Chris Morris, Fabricio Oberto, Dragan Tarlac, Milan Tomic, Dusan Vukcevic, Franco Nakic, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Aleksey Savrasenko, Arsene Ade-Mensah, Ignacio De Miguel, Periklis Dorkofikis, Josh Grant, Giannis Lappas, Vasilis Soulis, Nikos Pettas, Mike Brown, James Robinson
2000-01 Finalist Last 4 Euroleague Last 8 Ilias Zouros Dino Radja, David Rivers, Nikos Ekonomou, Nikos Buduris, Milan Tomic, Dusan Vukcevic, Ignacio De Miguel, Patrick Femerling, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Stephane Risacher, Vasilis Soulis, Periklis Dorkofikis, Sam Jacobson, Giorgos Printezis, Nikos Pettas, Panagiotis Matzanas
2001-02 Finalist Winner Euroleague Last 8 Lefteris Subotic Alphonso Ford, James Forrest, Nikos Buduris, Patrick Femerling, Ignacio De Miguel, Aleksey Savrasenko, Milan Tomic, Stephane Risacher, Misan Nikagbatse, Theodoros Papaloukas, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Giorgos Printezis, Periklis Dorkofikis, Nihat Ekim, Dušan Jelić, Panayotis Mantzanas
2002-03 4th place - Euroleague Last 8 Lefteris Subotic Maurice Evans, DeMarco Johnson, Kenny Miller, Juan Antonio Morales, Ignacio De Miguel, Christos Harisis, Nikos Buduris, Milan Tomic, Misan Nikagbatse, Aleksey Savrasenko, Mark Bradtke, Nenad Markovic, Veljko Mrsic, Giorgos Printezis, Panayotis Mantzanas, Panos Katranas, Giorgos Yanuzakos
2003-04 8th place Finalist Euroleague Last 16 Milan Tomic Rubén Wolkowyski, Panagiotis Liadelis, Giorgos Diamantopoulos, Christos Harisis, Branko Milisavljevic, Dalibor Bagaric, Boris Gorenc, Konstantinos Harissis, Goran Jurak, Josko Kafedjis, Giannis Kalambokis, Giorgos Printezis, Vangelis Sklavos, Milan Tomic, Giorgos Yanuzakos
2004-05 8th place - Euroleague Last 32 Jonas Kazlauskas Aggelos Koronios, Lazaros Agadakos, Boris Gorenc, Robert Gulyas, Ivica Jurković, Giannis Kalambokis, Roger Mason, Dimitris Misiakos, Jeff Nordgaard, Elvir Ovčina, Nikos Papanikolopoulos, Marque Perry, Lavor Postell, Giorgos Printezis, Vangelis Sklavos, Milan Tomic, Dusan Vukcevic, Ivan Zoroski
2005-06 Finalist - Euroleague Last 8 Jonas Kazlauskas Tyus Edney, Quincy Lewis, Christos Charisis, Nikos Hatzis, Manolis Papamakarios, Giorgos Printezis, Sofoklis Schortsianitis, Renaldas Seibutis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Andrija Zizic, Eurelijus Zukauskas, Lazaros Agadakos, Nikos Barlos, Matt Freije, Ivan Koljevic, Dimitris Kalaitzidis, Nikos Argiropoulos
2006-07 Finalist - Euroleague Last 8 Pinhas Gershon Alex Acker, Scoonie Penn, Henry Domercant, Arvydas Macijauskas, Giannis Bourousis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Manolis Papamakarios, Andrija Zizic, Christos Charisis, Ryan Stack, Sofoklis Schortsianitis, Nikos Barlos, Damir Mulaomerovic, Vrbica Stefanov, Sam Hoskin, Gerry McNamara
2007-08 Finalist Finalist Euroleague Last 8 Panagiotis Giannakis Qyntel Woods, Lynn Greer, Arvydas Macijauskas, Roderick Blakney, Marc Jackson, Giannis Bourousis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Giorgos Printezis, Kostas Vassiliadis, Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Manolis Papamakarios, Sofoklis Schortsianitis, Jake Tsakalidis, Renaldas Seibutis, Milos Teodosic, Panagiotis Kafkis
2008-09 Finalists Finalist Euroleague Final4 Panagiotis Giannakis Josh Childress, Jannero Pargo, Theodoros Papaloukas, Nikola Vujcic, Yiannis Bourousis, Yotam Halperin, Lynn Greer, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Ian Vouyoukas, Sofoklis Schortsianitis, Giorgos Printezis, Zoran Erceg, Miloš Teodosić, Michalis Pelekanos, Igor Milosevic, Kostas Sloukas

Players

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