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Dimosthenis Dikoudis
Δημοσθένης Ντικούδης
Dikoudis practicing with PAO.
Dikoudis practicing with PAO.
Nickname Dimos
Position Forward-Center
Height 6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg)
League Greek League
Euroleague
Team Aris Thessaloniki
Born June 24, 1977 (1977-06-24) (age 32)
Larissa, Greece
Nationality Greek
Pro career 1996–present
Former teams Olympia Larissa (1995–98)
AEK Athens (1998–03)
Pamesa Valencia (2003–04, 2005-06, 2008)
CSKA Moscow (2004–05)
Panathinaikos (2005-08)
Panionios (2008-09)
Aris (2009-)
Awards 2x Greek A2 League Player of the Year 1997, 1998
2x Greek A2 League Scoring Champion 1997, 1998
Greek League Rookie of the Year 1999
Greek League MVP 2002

Dimosthenis Dikoudis (alternate spellings include: Dimos Dikoudis, Demos Dikoudis, and Dimosthenis Ntikoudis) (in Greek: Δημοσθένης Ντικούδης; born on June 24, 1977 in Larissa, Greece), is a Greek professional basketball player. He is 2.07 m (6 ft 9½ in) tall and he plays as a forward-center. He is currently playing with the pro club Aris Thessaloniki.

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Pro career

Dikoudis started playing football at the age of 10 and later he was involved in Taekwondo. After two years of martial arts he started playing basketball in his school team. With his school he won the city championship, which was his first title and right after that he joined his first club, Perseas of Larissa. He played there until age 18 and he won four city and state championships there. With this club he also won a national title and was a member of the all state team.

In 1995, he signed his first pro contract with Olympia Larissas. He played there for three seasons, one in the second division of Greece and two in the Greek A2 League. He was the Player of the Year, leading scorer, and leading rebounder in the A2 both seasons. He was also a member of the under age 21 national team of Greece.

In 1998, he signed a contract with the Greek League club AEK Athens and played there for five seasons. As a member of AEK, he won the Saporta Cup, the Greek Championship and two Greek Cups. He was voted the Greek League Rookie of the Year for the 1998-99 season and the Greek League MVP for the 2001-02 season.

In 2003, he decided to leave Greece and he signed with the Spanish League club Pamesa Valencia. He played there for a year and after that he moved to CSKA Moscow, where he won the Russian Championship and the Russian Cup (the first in the history of the club), and he played at the Final Four of the Euroleague, which was held at Moscow, and was won by Maccabi Tel Aviv, which featured another player from Larissa, Nestoras Kommatos (he was a co-player with Dimosthenis in Perseas).

In 2005, he returned to Pamesa Valencia and he played in the finals of the Spanish Cup. In the summer of 2006, he returned to Greece and signed with Panathinaikos. With Panathinaikos, he won the Triple Crown in the 2006-07 season.

In December 2008, he joined Panionios.[1] After joining Panionios, he became one of only two Greek players in history, along with Ioannis Giannoulis, to compete in the Euroleague with 4 different teams. In July 2009, he moved to Aris Thessaloniki.[2]

Greek national team

Olympic medal record
Competitor for Greece
Men's 2004 Olympics
FIBA European Championship
Gold 2005 Serbia Greece
FIBA World Championship
Silver 2006 Japan Greece

With the Greek National Team, he made his debut on November 24, 1999, against the Estonian National Team. As a member of the Greek national team, he played at the 2001 FIBA European Championship at Turkey, the 2003 FIBA European Championship at Sweden and at the 2004 Olympic Games of Athens. On September 25, 2005, he won the 2005 FIBA European Championship with the Greek national team.

On September 3, 2006, he won the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He also played at the 2007 FIBA European Championship.

Awards and accomplishments

Pro career

Greek National Team

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