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The Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
(GBL), often referred to as the Greek Basketball
Basketball
League, Greek A1 Basketball
Basketball
League, or Greek Basketball Championship (originally called Panhellenic Basketball
Basketball
Championship), is the first tier professional basketball league in Greece. It is run by HEBA
HEBA
(Greek: ΕΣΑΚΕ), under the legal authority of the Hellenic Basketball
Basketball
Federation (E.O.K.). The league is also known as the Stoiximan.gr Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
for sponsorship reasons.[1] 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.[2] The first official Greek Basketball Championship was held in the 1927–28 season. The league first held a playoff round in the 1986–87 season. The league has always been ranked as one of the top 3-5 level national domestic leagues in European basketball, since league rankings began. For further information, see historical European national basketball league rankings, and European national basketball league rankings.

Contents

1 History 2 Logo 3 Promotion and relegation

3.1 Arena standards 3.2 Foreign player regulations

4 Current clubs 5 Championship history 6 Title holders 7 Performance by club 8 A1 Finals 9 A1 finals participation by club 10 Number of seasons in the Panhellenic Championship (1928–1963) 11 Number of seasons in the A and A1 National Categories by club (1963–64–2017–18) 12 Number of seasons in the top-tier level Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
in total (1928 to 2017–18) 13 The best regular season records in the history of the A and A1 National Categories (1963–2015)

13.1 The A and A1 National Category (1963–2015) 13.2 The best overall season records of the HEBA
HEBA
A1 (1992–2015)

14 Greek basketball clubs in European and worldwide competitions 15 Awards and players 16 All-time stats leaders 17 Major Sponsors and supporters over the years 18 See also 19 References 20 External links

History[edit]

Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
is one of the all-time legends to have played in the GBL

Dimitris Diamantidis, 9× Greek League Champion, 6× Greek League MVP, and 6× Greek League Finals MVP.

Basketball
Basketball
first came to Greece
Greece
in the year 1910. By the 1927–28 season, the first official Greek basketball championship began. The league was originally organized by the Hellenic Amateur Athletic Association (SEGAS). 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), or Alpha National Category was founded. In 1969, the Hellenic Basketball
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 1988–89 season, marked the first time that Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
teams were allowed to have foreign players on their rosters.[3] The fourth era of the championship began in the 1992–93 season, when the Hellenic Basketball
Basketball
Clubs Association (HEBA) took over the competition and renamed the first division the HEBA
HEBA
A1 (ΕΣΑΚΕ Α1). The league was then renamed to Greek Basket League (Ελληνική Μπάσκετ Λιγκ), starting with the 2010–11 season. 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 domestic 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
Liga ACB
in Spain, VTB United League
VTB United League
(counts as the domestic league for Russian clubs), and BSL in Turkey. It has always been considered one of the top 3-5 European national domestic leagues under the historical European national basketball league rankings
European national basketball league rankings
and European national basketball league rankings. The league has several European historical basketball powers, which also belong to some of the most traditional European basketball clubs, especially the EuroLeague
EuroLeague
giants Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, which are two of the most successful European basketball clubs of all-time. Also, Aris Thessaloniki, led by Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, and Slobodan "Lefteris" Subotić, was the dominant Greek club, and one of the most powerful European teams in the 1980s. Other clubs that have had significant success throughout the history of Greek basketball, as well as success in European basketball, are AEK (which had great success in the 1960s) and PAOK, while Panellinios was one of the premiere basketball clubs in Europe in the early days of European-wide club basketball, in the 1950s. The first five aforementioned clubs (Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, Aris, AEK, and PAOK), are also the most widely supported by fans in Greece. Despite the championship having been contested 77 times, only nine different clubs have won it so far. The dominating club has always been Panathinaikos, having claimed the championship 35 times. Since the foundation of the Alpha National Category in the 1963–64 season, only two teams have participated in every season of the competition, Panathinaikos and Aris. Logo[edit]

Vassilis Spanoulis, 7× Greek League Champion, 3× Greek League MVP, and 3× Greek League Finals MVP.

The main elements of the logo were changed in 2013.[4]

2012–2013

2013–present

Promotion and relegation[edit] The championship, in its current form, has been organized since the 1992–93 season by the Hellenic Basketball
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[edit] 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. 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
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. Foreign player regulations[edit] Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
teams were first allowed to have foreign (non-Greek) players on their rosters in the 1988–89 season.[5] Under the league's current foreign player rules, Greek Basket League teams must have at least 6 Greek players on their active 12 man game rosters. Each team is allowed to have up to 6 foreign (non-Greek) players, on their active 12 man game roster. There are no restrictions on the number of foreign players allowed by country of origin. Meaning that for example, any team in the league could sign up to 6 American players, or up to 6 Canadian players, or up to 6 players from European countries, etc.[6] Current clubs[edit] The clubs for the 2017–18 season:

Club Position 2016–17 Greek League Arena Capacity EuroLeague/EuroCup Arena* Capacity

AEK

3rd

Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall, Marousi

19,250

Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall, Marousi

19,250

Aris

4th

Alexandrio Melathron, Thessaloniki

5,138[7]

Alexandrio Melathron, Thessaloniki

5,138

GSL Faros

15th (A2)

Larissa
Larissa
Neapolis Indoor Arena, Larissa

4,000

Larissa
Larissa
Neapolis Indoor Arena, Larissa

4,000

Kolossos

7th

Venetoklio Indoor Hall, Rhodes City

1,700

Koroivos

11th

Amaliada Indoor Hall, Koroivos

2,000[8]

Kymis

12th

Tasos Kabouris Kanithou Indoor Hall (Chalcis)

1,620

Lavrio

8th

Lavrio Indoor Hall, Lavrio

1,700

Olympiacos

2nd

Peace and Friendship Stadium, Piraeus

12,000

Peace and Friendship Stadium, Piraeus

12,000

Panathinaikos

1st

Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall, Marousi

19,250

Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall, Marousi

19,250

Panionios

1st (A2)

Nea Smyrni
Nea Smyrni
Indoor Hall, Nea Smyrni

2,000

PAOK

5th

PAOK Sports Arena, Pylaia

8,500[9]

PAOK Sports Arena, Pylaia

8,500

Promitheas Patras

9th

Dimitris Tofalos Arena, Patras

4,150

Dimitris Tofalos Arena, Patras

4,150

Rethymno
Rethymno
Cretan Kings

6th

Rethymno
Rethymno
Indoor Hall, Rethymno

1,600

Trikala

10th

Trikala
Trikala
Indoor Hall, Trikala

2,500

*Arenas that meet Euroleague Basketball
Basketball
Company European arena requirements, and where the clubs play their home games at if they are competing in the EuroLeague
EuroLeague
and/or the EuroCup.

Athens

Athens teams AEK Panathinaikos Panionios

GSL Faros

Aris PAOK

Rethymno

Trikala

Koroivos

Lavrio

Kolossos

Olympiacos

Kymis

Promitheas

2017–18 Greek Basket League
2017–18 Greek Basket League
season club locations.

Championship history[edit]

1927–28 to 1962–63:  Panhellenic Championship 1963–64 to 1985–86:  Alpha (A) National Category 1986–87 to 1991–92:  Alpha1 (A1) National Category 1992–93 to 2011–12:  HEBA
HEBA
Alpha1 (A1) 2012–13 to present:  Greek Basket League

Title holders[edit]

1927–28 Iraklis Thessaloniki 1928–29 Panellinios 1929–30 Aris 1930–34 Not held 1934–35 Iraklis Thessaloniki 1935–36 Near East 1936–37 Athens University 1937–38 Not held 1938–39 Panellinios 1939–40 Panellinios 1940–45 Not held due to WW II 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 1958–59 PAOK 1959–60 Olympiacos 1960–61 Panathinaikos 1961–62 Panathinaikos 1962–63 AEK 1963–64 AEK 1964–65 AEK 1965–66 AEK 1966–67 Panathinaikos 1967–68 AEK 1968–69 Panathinaikos 1969–70 AEK 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 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 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 2011–12 Olympiacos 2012–13 Panathinaikos 2013–14 Panathinaikos 2014–15 Olympiacos 2015–16 Olympiacos 2016–17 Panathinaikos Superfoods

Performance by club[edit]

Titles Club Years

35 Panathinaikos 1945–46, 1946–47, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17

12 Olympiacos 1948–49, 1959–60, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16

10 Aris 1929–30, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91

8 AEK 1957–58, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1969–70, 2001–02

6 Panellinios 1928–29, 1938–39, 1939–40, 1952–53, 1954–55, 1956–57

2 Iraklis Thessaloniki 1927–28, 1934–35

PAOK 1958–59, 1991–92

1 Near East 1935–36

Athens University 1936–37

A1 Finals[edit]

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage 1st of Regular Season Regular Season Record

1986–87

Aris

3–0

Panionios Aris

18–0

1987–88

Aris

3–0

PAOK Aris

18–0

1988–89

Aris

3–1

PAOK Aris

17–1

1989–90

Aris

r.r.

PAOK PAOK

20–2

1990–91

Aris

4–2

PAOK Aris

20–2

1991–92

PAOK

4–1

Olympiacos PAOK

20–2

1992–93

Panathinaikos

1–3

Olympiacos PAOK

22–4

1993–94

Olympiacos

3–2

PAOK Bravo 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 Olympiacos

21–5

1997–98

Panathinaikos

3–2

PAOK Panathinaikos

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

3–2

Olympiacos AEK

23–3

2002–03

Panathinaikos

3–1

AEK Panathinaikos

21–5

2003–04

Panathinaikos

3–0

Maroussi TIM Panathinaikos

22–4

2004–05

Panathinaikos

3–1

AEK 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

2011–12

Olympiacos

3–2

Panathinaikos Olympiacos

23–1

2012–13

Olympiacos

0–3

Panathinaikos Olympiacos

25–1

2013–14

Panathinaikos

3–2

Olympiacos Panathinaikos

25–1

2014–15

Olympiacos

3–0

Panathinaikos Olympiacos

25–1

2015–16

Olympiacos

3–1

Panathinaikos Olympiacos

25–1

2016–17

Olympiacos

2–3

Panathinaikos Superfoods Olympiacos

25–1

A1 finals participation by club[edit]

Club W L Total

Panathinaikos

16

6

22

Olympiacos

8

13

21

Aris

4

0

4

PAOK

1

6

7

AEK

1

3

4

Panionios

0

1

1

Maroussi

0

1

1

Number of seasons in the Panhellenic Championship (1928–1963)[edit] The number of times that clubs participated in the league's original format, the Panhellenic Championship.

Club Times

Panellinios 17

Panathinaikos 13

Olympiacos 13

Sporting 12

XAN Thessaloniki 10

Iraklis Thessaloniki 10

Aris 9

AEK 9

PAOK 7

Club Times

Triton Thessaloniki 7

Near East 5

Panionios 4

Skagiopouleio Patras 4

Ethnikos Athens 3

Athens University 3

Neoi Vironos 2

EA Patras 2

VAO 2

Club Times

Peiraikos Syndesmos 2

Anatolia Thessaloniki 2

Palaio Faliro 2

AE Chalkida 2

Triton Chalkida 2

Olympiacos Addis Ababa 1

Keravnos Kairou 1

Diagoras Rodou 1

AE Emporoupallilon 1

Club Times

XAN Nikaias / ΧΑΝ Kokkinias 1

Apollon Smyrni 1

XAN Athens 1

Neochoriou Rodou 1

PO Patras 1

Triton Maroussi 1

Number of seasons in the A and A1 National Categories by club (1963–64–2017–18)[edit] 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: Alpha (A) National Category 1986–87 to 1991–92: Alpha1 (A1) National Category 1992–93 to 2009–10: HEBA
HEBA
Alpha1 (A1) 2010–11 to present: Greek Basket League

Club Times

Panathinaikos

55

Aris

55

PAOK

54

Olympiacos

52

AEK

52

Panionios

45

Iraklis Thessaloniki

41

Apollon Patras

32

Sporting

31

Panellinios

30

Maroussi

24

Peristeri

22

Pagrati

17

Gymnastikos S. Larissas

13

Kolossos Rodou

12

XAN Thessaloniki

12

Ionikos Nikaias

12

Dimokritos Thessaloniki

9

Rethymno

8

Dafnis

8

Irakleio

8

Ilysiakos

8

Near East

7

Club Times

Papagou

7

Olympia Larissa

7

Makedonikos

6

Esperos Kallitheas

6

Kavala

6

Trikala
Trikala
Aries

5

KAOD

5

VAO

5

Koroivos

4

Ionikos NF

4

Triton Thessaloniki

4

Amyntas

4

Ikaros Kallitheas

4

Lavrio

3

AEL

3

Nea Kifissia

3

Panelefsiniakos

3

Egaleo

3

Apollon Kalamarias

3

Aetos Thessaloniki

3

Promitheas Patras

2

Kymis

2

Trikala
Trikala
2000

2

Club Times

Olympias Patras

2

Anatolia Thessaloniki

2

XAN Nikaias / ΧΑΝ Kokkinias

2

Niki Volou

2

Philippos Thessaloniki

2

Milon

2

Ampelokipoi

2

Peiraikos Syndesmos

2

Doxa Lefkadas

1

Arkadikos

1

Thyella Serron

1

MENT

1

Pierikos

1

Number of seasons in the top-tier level Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
in total (1928 to 2017–18)[edit] The total number of times that each club has played in the top-tier level Greek Basket League, through all of its different league formats.

1927–28 to 1962–63: Panhellenic Championship 1963–64 to 1985–86: Alpha (A) National Category 1986–87 to 1991–92: Alpha1 (A1) National Category 1992–93 to 2009–10: HEBA
HEBA
Alpha1 (A1) 2010–11 to present: Greek Basket League

Club Times

Panathinaikos 68

Olympiacos 65

Aris 64

AEK 61

PAOK 61

Iraklis Thessaloniki 51

Panionios 49

Panellinios 47

Sporting 43

Apollon Patras 32

Maroussi 24

Peristeri 22

XAN Thessaloniki 22

Pagrati 17

Gymnastikos Larissas 13

Kolossos Rodou 12

Near East 12

Ionikos Nikaias 12

Triton Thessaloniki 11

Dimokritos Thessaloniki 9

Rethymno 8

Club Times

Dafnis 8

Irakleio 8

Ilysiakos 8

VAO 7

Papagou 7

Olympia Larissa 7

Esperos Kallitheas 6

Makedonikos 6

Kavala 6

Trikala
Trikala
Aries 5

KAOD 5

Koroivos 4

Peiraikos Syndesmos 4

Skagiopouleio Patras 4

Anatolia Thessaloniki 4

Amyntas 4

Ionikos NF 4

Ikaros Kallitheas 4

Lavrio 3

Egaleo 3

Apollon Kalamarias 3

Club Times

Aetos Thessaloniki 3

Ethnikos Athens 3

Athens University 3

XAN Nikaias / ΧΑΝ Kokkinias 3

Panelefsiniakos 3

Nea Kifissia 3

AEL 3

Promitheas Patras 2

Kymis 2

Trikala
Trikala
2000 2

Olympias Patras 2

Neoi Vironos 2

EA Patras 2

Palaio Faliro 2

AE Chalkida 2

Triton Chalkida 2

Ampelokipoi 2

Niki Volou 2

Philippos Thessaloniki 2

Milon 2

Doxa Lefkadas 1

Club Times

Αrkadikos 1

Keravnos Kairou 1

Diagoras Rodou 1

Olympiacos Addis Ababa 1

Triton Maroussi 1

AE Emporoupallilon 1

Thyella Serron 1

Pierikos 1

ΜΕΝΤ 1

Apollon Smyrni 1

XAN Athens 1

Neochoriou Rodou 1

PO Patras 1

The best regular season records in the history of the A and A1 National Categories (1963–2015)[edit] [10][11]

1963–64 to 1985–86: Alpha (A) National Category 1986–87 to 1991–92: Alpha1 (A1) National Category 1992–93 to 2009–10: HEBA
HEBA
Alpha1 (A1) 2010–11 to present: Greek Basket League

The A and A1 National Category (1963–2015)[edit]

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

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

Finalist

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

Finalist

The best overall season records of the HEBA
HEBA
A1 (1992–2015)[edit]

Season Club Regular Season Record Playoff Record Final Record Final Season Result

2009–10 Panathinaikos

25–1

8–1

33–2

Champion

2014–15 Olympiacos

25–1

8–1

33–2

Champion

2013–14 Panathinaikos

25–1

8–2

33–3

Champion

2005–06 Panathinaikos

24–2

8–0

32–2

Champion

2010–11 Panathinaikos

24–2

8–1

32–3

Champion

2010–11 Olympiacos

26–0

6–3

32–3

Finalist

2006–07 Panathinaikos

24–2

8–2

32–4

Champion

2011–12 Olympiacos

23–1

8–2

31–3

Champion

2008–09 Olympiacos

25–1

6–3

31–4

Finalist

1995–96 Olympiacos

24–2

8–3

31–5

Champion

2007–08 Panathinaikos

23–3

8–2

31–5

Champion

1994–95 Olympiacos

24–2

7–3

31–5

Champion

2013–14 Olympiacos

24–2

7–3

31–5

Finalist

2012–13 Panathinaikos

22–4

8–0

30–4

Champion

2012–13 Olympiacos

25–1

5–3

30–4

Finalist

1994–95 Panathinaikos

24–2

6–3

30–5

Finalist

2008–09 Panathinaikos

22–4

8–1

30–5

Champion

1993–94 Olympiacos

22–4

8–2

30–6

Champion

2004–05 Panathinaikos

22–4

8–3

30–7

Champion

Greek basketball clubs in European and worldwide competitions[edit] Main article: Greek basketball clubs in European and worldwide competitions Awards and players[edit] Main articles: Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
awards, Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
MVP, and Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
Finals MVP See also: Category: Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
players All-time stats leaders[edit] Main article: Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
statistical leaders

Of the HEBA
HEBA
professional Greek Basket League, 1992–93 to present. Through the end of the 2016–17 season. *Currently active players in the league.

Rank Player Games Played

1. Nikos Chatzis 554

2. Dimitris Diamantidis 525

3. Nikos Boudouris 510

4. Georgios Kalaitzis 490

5. Fragiskos Alvertis 489

Rank Player Points Scored

1. Nikos Chatzis 5,200

2. Angelos Koronios 5,180

3. Vassilis Spanoulis* 5,037

4. Panagiotis Liadelis 4,806

5. Fragiskos Alvertis 4,574

Rank Player Total Rebounds

1. Kostas Tsartsaris 2,173

2. Dimitris Diamantidis 1,948

3. Georgios Karagkoutis 1,877

4. Stojko Vranković 1,851

5. Ioannis Bourousis* 1,803

Rank Player Assists

1. Dimitris Diamantidis 2,141

2. Vassilis Spanoulis* 1,936

3. Nikos Vetoulas 1,093

4. Vassilis Xanthopoulos* 1,030

5. Angelos Koronios 975

Rank Player Steals

1. Dimitris Diamantidis 785

2. Manos Papamakarios 493

3. Georgios Sigalas 472

4. Nikos Vetoulas 470

5. Nikos Boudouris 453

Rank Player Blocks

1. Panagiotis Fasoulas 465

2. Stojko Vranković 456

3. Dragan Tarlać 256

4. Walter Berry 231

5. Dimitris Diamantidis 228

Major Sponsors and supporters over the years[edit]

OPAP Scratch Stoiximan.gr Champion Spalding Cosmote Germanos Visit Greece Gatorade

See also[edit]

Greek Cup Greek A2 Basket League HEBA
HEBA
Greek All-Star Game HEBA Basketball
Basketball
in Greece

References[edit]

^ Συμφωνία ΕΣΑΚΕ - Stoiximan.gr για τη Basket League (in Greek). ^ Με 8 τα playoffs, μπόνους στους 2 πρώτους (in Greek). ^ Και οι (πρώτοι) ξένοι ήταν εννιά (in Greek). ^ (in Greek) Νέο λογότυπο για το πρωτάθλημα! sentragoal.gr ^ Και οι (πρώτοι) ξένοι ήταν εννιά (in Greek). ^ Πέρασε η πρόταση του Παναθηναϊκού για τους ξένους (in Greek). ^ Capacity 5.138 seats. Archived 2015-09-26 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Γήπεδο Ομάδας (in Greek). ^ worldstadiums.com Stadiums in Greece. ^ ESAKE.gr Basket League ΟΠΑΠ: Το ρεκόρ του Ολυμπιακού. (in Greek) ^ ESAKE.gr Τα... χτένια του Ολυμπιακού!. (in Greek)

External links[edit]

Official website (in Greek) Official English website (in English) Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
Highlights (in Greek) Greek Basketball
Basketball
(Men) Eurobasket.com (in English) Official Hellenic Basketball
Basketball
Federation Site (in Greek)

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Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
2017–18

Teams

AEK Aris GSL Faros Kolossos Koroivos Kymis Lavrio Olympiacos Panathinaikos Panionios PAOK Promitheas Patras Rethymno
Rethymno
Cretan Kings Trikala
Trikala
Aries

Associated Competitions

Greek Basketball Cup
Greek Basketball Cup
2017–18

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Greek Basketball
Basketball
Championship

HEBA Greek League System Greek League Awards Greek League MVP Greek League Finals MVP Greek Cup MVP Statistical Leaders All-Star Game Tendex Economy

Panhellenic Basketball
Basketball
Championship 1927–28 to 1962–63

1927–28 1928–29 1929–30 1930–31 1931–32 1932–33 1933–34 1934–35 1935–36 1936–37 1937–38 1938–39 1939–40 1940–41 1941–42 1942–43 1943–44 1944–45 1945–46 1946–47 1947–48 1948–49 1949–50 1950–51 1951–52 1952–53 1953–54 1954–55 1955–56 1956–57 1957–58 1958–59 1959–60 1960–61 1961–62 1962–63

Alpha National Category 1963–64 to 1985–86

1963–64 1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 1967–68 1968–69 1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86

Alpha1 National Category 1986–87 to 1991–92

1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92

HEBA
HEBA
Alpha1 1992–93 to 2011–12

1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12

Greek Basket League 2012–13 to present

2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

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Basketball
Basketball
in Greece

Hellenic Basketball
Basketball
Federation

National teams

Men's A Men's B Women's A Men's Under-21 Men's Under-20 Men's Under-19 Men's Under-18 Men's Under-17 Men's Under-16

League competitions

Greek Basket League Greek A2 Basket League Greek B Basket League Greek C Basket League Greek Women's Basket Greek A2 Women's Basket Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
System

Cup competitions

Greek Cup Greek Women's Cup

Other

HEBA Greek All-Star Game Greek League Awards Greek League MVP Greek League Finals MVP Greek Cup MVP Greek clubs Greek clubs in Europe and worldwide Acropolis Tournament Greek NBA players / NBA draft picks Greek League statistical leaders Greek clubs by major honours won List of indoor arenas in Greece

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International
International
men's basketball

FIBA National teams Olympics World Cup Universiade U-21 World Cup U-19 World Cup U-18 World Cup U-17 World Cup U-16 World Cup World Rankings

Africa

FIBA
FIBA
Africa – AfroBasket U-18 U-16 African Games

Americas

FIBA
FIBA
Americas – FIBA
FIBA
AmeriCup U-18 U-16 CBC Championship Centrobasket COCABA Championship Marchand Cup Pan American Games South American Championship

Asia

FIBA
FIBA
Asia – FIBA
FIBA
Asia Cup (includes Oceania) U-18 U-16 Asian Games FIBA
FIBA
Asia Challenge MVP Cup Stanković Cup East Asian Championship East Asian Games SABA Championship SEABA Championship South Asian Games Southeast Asian Games West Asian Championship West Asian Games William Jones Cup

Europe

FIBA Europe
FIBA Europe
– EuroBasket U-20 U-18 U-16 Acropolis Tournament Adecco Cup Belgrade Trophy FIBA
FIBA
European Championship for Small Countries Games of the Small States of Europe World Cup (Turkey)

Oceania

FIBA
FIBA
Oceania – FIBA
FIBA
Oceania Championship (defunct) U-20 U-18 U-16 Pacific Games

Other tournaments

Arab Nations Basketball
Basketball
Championship Commonwealth Games Diamond Ball FIBA
FIBA
World Olympic Qualifying Tournament Lusophony Games Mediterranean Games Pan Arab Games

Note: The Under-21 Championship is no longer held.

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Men's professional basketball leagues

FIBA National Basketball
Basketball
Association NBA vs international teams FIBA
FIBA
Intercontinental Cup

Africa

Algeria Angola

2nd

Central African Republic Egypt Liberia Libya Morocco Mozambique Nigeria Rwanda Senegal South Africa Tunisia Uganda

Americas

Argentina

2nd

Bolivia Brazil

LDB

Canada Chile Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador Mexico

CIBACOPA

Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico United States

NBA G League

Uruguay Venezuela

Asia

Bahrain China

NBL

Hong Kong India Indonesia Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kuwait Lebanon Malaysia Mongolia Oman Philippines

PBA D-League

Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore South Korea Syria Taiwan Thailand United Arab Emirates Vietnam

Europe

Albania

2nd

Austria Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina

2nd

Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France

2nd

Georgia Germany

2nd 3rd

Greece

2nd

Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel

2nd 3rd

Italy

2nd 3rd

Kosovo

2nd

Latvia Lithuania

2nd

Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland

2nd

Portugal

2nd

Romania Russia

2nd

Serbia

2nd 3rd

Slovakia Slovenia Spain

2nd 3rd

Sweden

2nd

Switzerland

2nd

Turkey

2nd 3rd

Ukraine United Kingdom

England Scotland

Oceania

Australia New Zealand

International tournaments

Africa

African Champions Cup

Americas

Americas League Liga Sudamericana Torneo InterLigas

Asia

Asian Champions Cup ABA Club Championship ASEAN League WABA Champions Cup

Europe

EuroLeague EuroCup Champions League FIBA Europe
FIBA Europe
Cup Adriatic League

2nd

Alpe Adria Cup Balkan League Baltic League

Defunct tournaments

Americas

Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes Argentina Brazil Chile United States

ABA (original) CBA IBL USBL WBA

Asia

Japan

bj league NBL NBDL JBL

Europe

SuproLeague Saporta Cup Korać Cup EuroCup Challenge EuroChallenge Central European League North European League Czechoslovakia England Russia Serbia and Montenegro Spain Soviet Union Turkey Yugoslavia

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