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Kostas Vasileiadis
Κώστας Βασιλειάδης
Nickname The Hawk
Position Shooting Guard
Small Forward
Height 6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
League Spanish ACB League
Team Obradoiro CAB
Born March 15, 1984 (1984-03-15) (age 25)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Nationality Greek
Pro career 2000–present
Former teams PAOK (2000–06)
Unicaja Málaga (2006–07)
Olympiacos (2007–08)
PAOK (2008–09)
Sutor Basket Montegranaro (2009)
Awards Greek Hopes All Star Game MVP 2004
2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Scoring Champ

Konstantinos "Kostas" Vasileiadis (alternate spellings include: Costas Vasiliadis, Costas Vassiliadis, Kostas Vasiliadis, Kostas Vassiliadis) (in Greek: Κώστας Βασιλειάδης; born March 15, 1984), is a Greek professional basketball player. He is a 2.00 m (6 ft 6 ¾ in) tall swingman. He is currently with the pro club Obradoiro CAB.

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Pro career

Vasileiadis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and raised in Kilkis, Greece. He started his professional career with PAOK of the Greek A1 League. He was the team captain of PAOK and he played there for 6 years from 2000 to 2006. He had an outstanding start to his career with the club before joining Unicaja Málaga of the Spanish ACB League.

Vasileiadis was a famous and popular player while he played with the Spanish giants Málaga during the 2006-07 season. The Spanish side was able to make an impact in European competitions partly due to the play and efforts of Vasileiadis while he was a member of the club. The fans of the club say that he will always be remembered and appreciated by them for his efforts and play for the team on the court.

On July 12, 2007, he signed a contract with the Greek Euroleague giants Olympiacos, despite them being rivals to his personal favorite club and previous team PAOK. He helped Olympiacos to a second place finish in the Greek A1 League during the 2007-08 season.

Vasileiadis returned to PAOK for the 2008-09 season as part of the club's revitalization movement under new ownership, after a previously poor 2007-08 season for the club. He was once again made the team's captain. Before the 2008-09 season was over he moved the Lega Basket Serie A club Sutor Basket Montegranaro.

He signed a contract with the Spanish ACB League team Obradoiro CAB in August 2009.

Greek national team

At the international level, Vasileiadis played as a youth with the junior men's Greek national teams. He won the bronze medal at both the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, where he was also named to the All-Tournament Team. He was named to the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship All-Tournament Team, which he also led in scoring.

He also won the silver medal and was voted to the All-Tournament Team at the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship, which was held in Argentina.

Awards and accomplishments

Pro career

Greek national team

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