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Olympiacos Piraeus BC
Olympiacos Piraeus BC logo
Nicknames Legend
The Reds
Red-Whites
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Euroleague
Founded 1925
(Basketball Club: 1931)
History Olympiacos Piraeus
1925 - Present
Basketball Club:
1931 - Present
Arena Peace and Friendship Stadium
(14,850 fan seats)[1]
14,905 (with VIP seating)
Location Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Team colors Red and White
         
President Panagiotis Angelopoulos
Giorgos Angelopoulos
Vice-presidents Socrates Kokkalis
Head coach Panagiotis Giannakis
Championships 1 Euroleague Championship
9 Greek Championships
8 Greek Cups
1 Triple Crown
Website
Uniforms
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Olympiacos BC (Greek: ΚΑΕ Ολυμπιακός), also known simply as Olympiacos and Olympiacos Piraeus, is a Greek professional basketball club, part of Olympiacos CFP, based in Piraeus, Athens. The basketball club, founded in 1931, is one of the most successful in Greece and a modern powerhouse in European competitions. They have won nine Greek League titles, eight Greek Cups, one Euroleague championship, and one Triple Crown. They play their home matches at Peace and Friendship Stadium.

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, being the first Greek club that ever played in a Euroleague final, and played in two more final fours, winning the Euroleague title in 1997 and achieving the first Triple Crown for a Greek team. As European champions, they played in the 1997 McDonald's Championship and reached the final of the tournament, where they played against Michael Jordan's NBA champions, the Chicago Bulls.

Under the ownership of the billionaire Greek brothers Panagiotis Angelopoulos and Giorgos Angelopoulos, Olympiacos made a record-transfer in 2008, by signing NBA player Josh Childress, whose $20 million net income contract for three years made him the highest-paid basketball player in the world outside the NBA.[2] The club then subsequently played in their fifth Euroleague final four after ten years of absence.

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History

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1930s-1960s

Alekos Spanoudakis

Beginning in the 1930s, Olympiacos was the first Greek team to familiarize itself with American style basketball as Alekos Spanoudakis learned to imitate the jump shot of American sailors and his brother Giannis Spanoudakis (who was both player and coach of the team) met basketball legend Bob Cousy and practiced many of his secrets on the court. The Spanoudakis brothers led the club to its first Greek Championship in 1949. The second title didn't come until 11 years later, in 1960, which allowed the Reds for the first time to qualify for the European Champions Cup. It was their first ever participation at the European level as well.

1970s-1980s

It wasn't until 1976 that the coach Fedon Matheou managed to create a strong team based on the the stars Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Giorgos Barlas. Olympiacos would win another Greek title and it did so in unprecedented fashion, running off 22 victories in 22 games. Olympiacos also won the greek cup, while in the same year they also did very well in the Cup Winner's Cup reaching the last 8. The next year Kostas Mourouzis was the coach and the team reached to 2nd place of the championship and won the greek cup. Another Greek title followed in 1978 winning the greek cup too.

In 1979 the club also had their first significant success in Europe, reaching the final round (Final 6) of the European Championship. The final round of that year was one of the toughest ever in the competition. So, Olympiacos didn't manage to do anything better than finishing 6th, achieving a single 79-77 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in Athens, while in the tense match in Tel Aviv, the Reds suffered one of their heaviest defeats 51-93. In general, Olympiacos was a tough home team, although they lost all the rest of their home matches, the scores were close: 84-95 to Joventut Badalona (77-91 away), 68-72 to Varese (67-92 away), 97-101 to Real Madrid (72-113 away), 83-88 to Bosna Sarajevo (72-89 away). Olympiacos won another Greek Cup title in 1980. In 1979, 1980, 1981 Olympiacos placed at the second place of the greek championship.

1982-1991 crisis

Although the 1970s was the most successful decade for the team up to that time, the 1980s marked a low period for the Reds, who didn't manage to play a major domestic role, being out shined by the up-and-coming super powers from Thessaloniki, Aris and PAOK. The team based on Argyris Kambouris the hero of Eurobasket 1987 but his stong effort wasn' t enough to avoid the failure. Foreign players such as Carey Scurry, Todd Mitchell, couldn't find more help from the other players.

1990s

It was in the 1990s that the Reds made their biggest mark. The middle of that decade belonged to Olympiacos, not only in Greece, but also on the continent of Europe. In the 1991 - 1992 season, record holding Greek basketball coach Giannis Ioannidis left Aris to manage Olympiacos, the torpid giant, and created a tough, team-oriented, offensive basketball team. In addition to this, Olympiacos left the old Papastrateio Indoor Hall, to move into Peace and Friendship Stadium (commonly called SEF), an indoor arena at that time of 17,000 seats and the biggest in Greece until the Olympic Indoor Hall was inaugurated in 1995. By that year the club had fully rebounded, climbing all the way back to rule Greece. They finished second in the Greek League behind PAOK.

The 5 consecutive championships

Five consecutive Greek Championships from 1993 to 1997 and two Greek Cups in 1994 and 1997, made the team the indubitable dominant club in Greece. During this period, Olympiacos was the best supported basketball team, not only in Greece, as Peace and Friendship Stadium was full in most of their matches, making Olympiacos invincible in it, but in Europe as well. In addition to their domestic success, Olympiacos became the most successful team in the Euroleague of that period, leading FIBA to select them as the Best Team of Europe in the decade of the 1990s.

In the 1992 - 1993 season, in their first year in the Euroleague, they didn't manage to qualify for the Athens Final Four which was held at their home court, SEF, as they were eliminated by Limoges in the quarter-finals in three games. However, despite finishing 4th in the Greek A1 regular season, they won their first Greek championship since 1978, defeating PAOK in the semi-finals and Panathinaikos in the finals. Even though both of Olympiacos' opponents had the so-called home court advantage.

But the following year, Olympiacos reached for the first time, the Final Four in Tel Aviv. They faced their arch-rivals Panathinaikos in the semi-final, beating them 77-72 and they became the first Greek team to play in the Euroleague final. The Reds were the favorites to win the European crown. But Olympiacos was shocked in the final by Joventut Badalona, to whom they lost 57-59. Finally, they managed to win a domestic double against PAOK and Iraklis in the Greek League and Greek Cup finals respectively.

In the 1994 - 1995 season they played in their second Euroleague Final Four in Zaragoza, again facing their eternal enemies of Panathinaikos in the semi-final. They defeated them one more time 58-52 and reached the final for a second consecutive year. There they played against another Spanish team, Real Madrid, which were playing on their home soil and Olympiacos lost again 61-73. In the Greek League they managed to win the championship in the best of five finals, with a thrilling 45-44 home win over Panathinaikos in the fifth and last match at their home ground.

In the next season, 1995 - 1996, Olympiacos didn't make the Final Four, and they saw their arch-rivals Panathinaikos become the first Greek team to ever win the Euroleague championship. But the season ended in an extremely memorable way, because in the last game of a five game finals series of the Greek League, Olympiacos smashed the European champions Panathinaikos with a shocking 73-38 victory, an all-time record victory margin for the Greek League Finals.

Euroleague champion

In the 1996 - 1997 season, with a new coach, Dušan Ivković at the bench, the Reds and their fans had more hope than ever for the European title. In the regular season of the Euroleague Olympiacos' performance was not as good as it was in the previous years, but in the play-offs they were impressive, breaking twice their opponents home court advantage. Their first victim was Partizan Belgrade. In a strange best of three series, Olympiacos won the first match in Belgrade, lost the second at Peace and Friendship Stadium, which disapointed their fans, and finally won the third game in Belgrade, which advanced them to the quarter-finals where the defending champions Panathinaikos were waiting for them with a home court advantage. Panathinaikos was ready to stop their rivals and revenge them for the last year's opprobrious defeat in the Greek finals. In the first game of the series at Panathinaikos' home, the Athens Olympic Indoor Hall, Olympiacos once again stunned the Greens, beating them 69-49 in front of their own fans. In the second match, at Peace and Friendship Stadium, in front of 17,000 Reds fans, Olympiacos beat Panathinaikos by a score of 65-57 and advanced to the Final Four in Rome.[3][4] Olympiacos were the unquestionable favorites to win the championship. Finally, they made it, by beating Olimpija Ljubljana 74-65 in the semi-final and FC Barcelona 73-58 in the final. Olympiacos fans were quick to sing that, "in Rome and in the final, we lifted the European trophy." This remains one of the club's most popular chants today. Olympiacos then easily achieved the coveted triple crown: by winning the Greek League title (against the surprise team of that year AEK Athens), the Greek Cup (against Apollon Patras), and finally the Euroleague crown. Olympiacos was the only Greek team to have achieved this up until the year 2007, when city rival Panathinaikos won all three titles that year.

McDonalds finalist

Olympiacos faced MJ in Paris

In October of the same year, the club claimed the 1997 McDonald's Championship, in Paris. Having defeated Atenas de Cordoba in the semi-final by 89-86, Olympiacos played against the Chicago Bulls in the final, which marked a game between the European Champions and the NBA Champions. Olympiacos is the only Greek team in history that has played in such a match. Even though the game was played under zone-friendly European rules, out of respect for the Bulls Olympiacos never used a zone defense, and was thus naturally defeated 78-104 by the team of one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan.

In the 1997 - 1998 season, Olympiacos, were once again the favorites in all the competitions they were taking part. They the started the season with an impressive record of consecutive wins in Greece and Europe. But in the second half of the season, things went wrong for the team. Olympiacos played in the round of 16 of the Euroleague, with a home court advantage against Partizan in a three game series, but they lost both matches in Athens and Belgrade and the European Champions suffered an early and disappointing elimination. In the Greek Cup's Final Four, they faced Panathinaikos for the 3rd place and they won easily. In the Greek League, Olympiacos finished the regular season in second place, behind Panathinaikos. In the semi-finals, Olympiacos faced PAOK, having a home court advantage in a best of three series. In the first match in Athens, Olympiacos took a thrilling win 66-65 and held the advantage. PAOK won the second match in Thessaloniki, and the last game was held again in Athens. With Peja Stojaković scoring an amazing three-point shot at the end of the match, PAOK achieved an unbelievable 58-55 win in Faliro, as it was the first time ever that Olympiacos was defeated in Peace and Friendship Stadium during the Greek playoffs. The Reds didn't have the chance to defend their crown and they ended up in third place, with a 3-1 series win over AEK Athens.

The 1998 - 1999 season didn't begin well, because in the season's opening match of the Greek Cup, PAOK returned to Piraeus and won again, but much easier than 4 months earlier. This eliminated Olympiacos from the competition at their home arena. The Reds played once again in the Euroleague Final Four, and although they were considered the favorites to win the title, they lost 71-87 in the semi-final to Zalgiris Kaunas. They finished third by defeating Fortitudo Bologna 74-63. In the Greek League they were the favorites to win the championship. But despite having the home court advantage in the finals against Panathinaikos, they lost the last game of the series on their home court. The loss to the Greens was bitter, as Olympiacos saw their arch-rivals celebrate their championship win in front of Olympiacos' fans. That was the first time that Panathinaikos had ever won a playoff game at Peace and Friendship Stadium in the playoffs.

2000s

In the 1999 - 2000 season, Olympiacos didn't make the Euroleague playoffs as they were eliminated in the round of 16 by Union Olimpija. On the contrary, they finished first in the regular season of the Greek League and entered the playoffs having home court advantage. But in the semi-finals they played against fourth-placed PAOK, which completed another astonishing win at Peace and Friendship Stadium, which was no longer intimidating opponents. This was followed by PAOK's win in Thessaloníki. Olympiacos faced AEK for third place and they won.

In the 2000 - 2001 season, Olympiacos played in the first Euroleague competition that was organized by ULEB, but despite having home court advantage in the playoffs they were eliminated by TAU Cerámica. In the Greek League Finals, they didn't manage to overcome the home court advantage of Panathinaikos and finished second.

In the 2001 - 2002 season the club managed to win the Greek Cup, their first trophy since 1997, in a Final Four tournament that was held at Peace and Friendship Stadium. They beat Panathinaikos in the semi-final and Maroussi in the final. Then they came within one victory of the Euroleague Final Four. They played in the Top 16 in a group against Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and Union Olimpija, with only the first placed team advancing to the Final Four. After Olympiacos completed an easy 92-75 win over Panathinaikos in the opening home match, another home win against AEK, and an away win against Olimpija, they played an away game against Panathinaikos and lost 78-88. The score of that game gave the Reds the aggregate advantage in case they finished on the top of the group along with their rivals. However, in the fifth group game, the weakest team of the group, Union Olimpija, shocked Olympiacos in Athens by succeeding to win their single game in the group. This put Olympiacos in second place and kept them out of the Final Four, which was later won by Panathinaikos. After breaking the home court advantage of Panathinaikos in the Greek playoffs semi-final, the Reds made it to the last game of the Greek League finals series, where they played against AEK Athens, to which they finally lost.

Olympiacos was one of the Euroleague's most dangerous teams in 2002 - 2003 as well. The club came closer than any team to knocking off the final champions Barcelona in two heartbreaking games in the Euroleague Top 16 groups, and proved, despite the fact that it was not the much feared team of the 90s, able to beat any team at any time.

2003 - 2005 crisis

The 2003 - 2004 and 2004 - 2005 seasons were the worst in the modern history of Olympiacos. In both seasons, the club was eliminated in the Greek Cup at home by Panathinaikos and finished in 8th place in the Greek League. Especially in the latter season, Olympiacos had a humiliating performance in the Euroleague, which made many of its fans wonder about the club's future.

2006 rebirth

The 2005 - 2006 season saw the return of the Red giants, which overcame the previous down years with a nice combination of young talent and experienced veterans which paid off for the club. Players added to the club like Renaldas Seibutis, Quincy Lewis, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Georgios Printezis and, above all, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, were viewed by some to be a possible solid core of players for the team for many years to come. That season seemed to be very promising for the Red giants. However, the promising Reds suffered a 51-81 home defeat to Panathinaikos in their opening match of the Greek Cup. Olympiacos survived a difficult Euroleague regular season and shined in the Top 16, advancing to the Quarterfinal Playoffs. The Reds were just a win away from making it to the Final Four for the first time since 1999. Maccabi Tel Aviv won the best-of-three playoff series 2-1, but game 3 went down to the wire. Experience proved to be a decisive factor in the final 2 minutes of the game, when the hosts managed to seal a 77-73 win and advanced to the Final Four in Prague. Tyus Edney earned Euroleague February MVP honors, as well as ranking third in assists at the end of the regular season and second in the Top 16. Olympiacos also shined in its domestic competition, as the Reds made it to the Greek League finals for the first time in five years by surviving a thrilling five-game series against Maroussi. Panathinaikos ended up sweeping the best-of-five final playoff series, but it was clear that the Reds were back where they used to be, becoming a team able to challenge for every title.

In the 2006 - 2007 season, with the signings of head coach Pinhas Gershon and Arvydas Macijauskas, the Reds were one of the favorites to claim the Euroleague crown, but they didn't manage to qualify to the Athens Final Four. They were eliminated from the Greek Cup as well. In the Greek League playoffs, they made it to the finals after winning 3-2 a best of five semifinal against Aris. Although Olympiacos had to overcome their home court disadvantage, they won the last match in Thessaloniki and made it to the best of five finals, having again a home court disadvantage, this time against the European champions Panathinaikos. The club had to beat their arch-rivals in order to win their first Greek Championship since 1997. But they finished second in one of the best final series ever played in the Greek League. At the inaugural game in Panathinaikos' home, the Reds lost 72-79, but they won the second game in Peace and Friendship Stadium 76-72. In the third match, Panathinaikos took a thrilling 86-85 home win in overtime, while in Piraeus, Olympiacos won easily 78-68. In the last game, at Panathinaikos' home, the Reds lost 76-89.

In the 2007-08 season, Olympiacos was once again considered amongst the favorites to reach the Final Four of the Euroleague. It was also considered one of the two favorites, along with Panathinaikos, in the Greek League. In the Greek League regular season the team had a record of 22 wins and 4 defeats, and had the second most prolific offensive team in the league. In the quarter-finals of the playoffs, Olympiacos swept AEK Athens in a best-of-three series and in the semi-finals they beat Maroussi in a best-of-five series, 3-2. In the Finals of the Greek League, the Reds lost to their eternal enemies Panathinaikos. In the Euroleague, the team qualified for the third phase of the competition (quarter-finals), where it was eliminated by CSKA Moscow. Additionally, Olympiacos qualified to the Greek Cup Final, where they lost to their arch-rivals Panathinaikos in a very impressive game, which was dramatic up to the last second.

Return to the Final 4

The 2008-09 season began with high expectations due to a big budget and a great roster. The club's season was only moderately successful however, as they reached the finals of both the Greek Cup and the Greek Championship, but lost in both cases to their arch-rivals Panathinaikos. In the Greek Championship regular season, the team set a record with 25 wins against only 1 defeat, but in the finals of the Greek League playoffs, they lost the series 3-1 to Panathinaikos, despite having the home court advantage. In the Euroleague they reached the Final Four for the first time in 10 years. They were once again eliminated by Panathinaikos, by a score of 82-84, in one of the most exciting semifinals ever.

Arena

Olympiacos' home court is the Peace and Friendship Stadium (Greek: Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας or ΣΕΦ - SEF), which is an indoor arena located in Faliro, Piraeus, on the Athens coastland, exactly opposite of Olympiacos FC football department's ground, Karaiskákis Stadium. The arena opened in 1985 and Olympiacos has been using it since 1991. It was one of the biggest European arenas with a capacity of 17,000 seats, however, it was reduced to 12,171 seats for the 2004 Olympics. Currently, it seats 14,905. SEF hosted the indoor volleyball tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics, while it was the hosting venue of the EuroBasket 1987 and 1998 FIBA World Championship. The stadium was renovated for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Recent seasons

Roster

Olympiacos jersey

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Olympiacos BC roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PG 4 Greece Papaloukas, Theodoros (C) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 97.5 kg (215 lb)
SF 6 United States Childress, Josh 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95.4 kg (210 lb)
C 7 Croatia Vujčić, Nikola 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 113.5 kg (250 lb)
C 9 Greece Bourousis, Ioannis 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 127 kg (280 lb)
SG 10 Israel Halperin, Yotam 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95.4 kg (210 lb)
PF 11 Lithuania Kleiza, Linas 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 111 kg (245 lb)
PF 12 Greece Mavrokefalides, Loukas 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 118 kg (260 lb)
SF 13 Greece Vasilopoulos, Panagiotis 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104.5 kg (230 lb)
C 14 Greece Glyniadakis, Andreas 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 127 kg (280 lb)
SF 16 Greece Papanikolaou, Kostas 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
PG 17 United States Beverley, Patrick 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 81.5 kg (180 lb)
PG 18 Serbia Teodosić, Miloš 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95.4 kg (210 lb)
SG 19 Greece Sloukas, Konstantinos 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
C 21 Greece Schortsanitis, Sofoklis 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 143 kg (315 lb)
PG -- United States Penn, Scoonie 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 81.5 kg (180 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • Injured Injured

Roster • updated 2009-08-26

Depth Chart

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve Inactive
C Ioannis Bourousis Sofoklis Schortsanitis Nikola Vujčić Andreas Glyniadakis
PF Linas Kleiza Loukas Mavrokefalides
SF Josh Childress Panagiotis Vasilopoulos Kostas Papanikolaou
SG Miloš Teodosić Yotam Halperin
PG Theodoros Papaloukas Scoonie Penn Patrick Beverley Konstantinos Sloukas

Squad Changes for the 2009-2010 Season

In

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Greece Andreas Glyniadakis (from Maroussi)
Greece Loukas Mavrokefalides (loan return from Maroussi)
Lithuania Linas Kleiza (from Denver Nuggets)
United States Scoonie Penn (from Virtus Bologna)
United States Patrick Beverley (from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)

Out

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Greece Georgios Printezis (to Unicaja Málaga)
United States Jannero Pargo (to Chicago Bulls)
United States Lynn Greer (to Fenerbahçe Ülker)

Out On Loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Greece Michalis Pelekanos (to Maroussi)
Greece Ian Vougioukas (to Panellinios)
Greece Charalampos Giannopoulos (to Panionios)
Greece Ioannis Karathanasis (to Mantoulidis)
Serbia Zoran Erceg (to Panionios)

Honors

(Total titles: 18)

Domestic
1949, 1960, 1976, 1978, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
    Runners up (17): 1957, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2010
    Runners up (6): 1979, 1983, 1986, 2004, 2008, 2009
European
1997
    Runners up (2): 1994, 1995

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International record

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1978-79 Final Six 6th place, played against Bosna Sarajevo, Emerson Varese, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Real Madrid and Joventut Badalona
1992-93 Quarter-finals eliminated by CSP Limoges with 1-2 wins, 70-67 in Athens, 53-59 and 58-60 in Limoges
1993-94 Final Four 2nd place, won Panathinaikos 77-72 in semi-final, defeated by Joventut Badalona 57-59 in final
1994-95 Final Four 2nd place, won Panathinaikos 58-52 in semi-final, defeated by Real Madrid 61-73 in final
1995-96 Quarter-finals eliminated by Real Madrid with 1-2 wins, 68-49 in Athens, 77-80 and 65-80 in Madrid
1996-97 Winner won Union Olimpija 74-65 in semi-final, won Barcelona 73-58 in final of the Final Four
1998-99 Final Four 3rd place, defeated by Zalgiris Kaunas 71-87 in semi-final, won Teamsystem Bologna 74-63 in final
2000-01 Quarter-finals eliminated by TAU Cerámica with 0-2 wins, 72-78 in Athens, 76-98 in Vitoria-Gasteiz
2005-06 Quarter-finals eliminated by Maccabi Tel Aviv with 1-2 wins, 78-87 in Tel Aviv, 76-70 in Athens, 73-77 in Tel Aviv
2006-07 Quarter-finals eliminated by TAU Cerámica with 0-2 wins, 59-84 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 89-95 in Athens
2007-08 Quarter-finals eliminated by CSKA Moscow with 1-2 wins, 76-74 in Moscow, 73-83 in Athens, 56-81 in Moscow
2008-09 Final Four 4th place, defeated by Panathinaikos 82-84 in semi-final and Barcelona 79-95 in final
Saporta Cup
1975-76 Quarter-finals finished fourth in a group with Rabotnički, ASPO Tours and CSKA Sofia
Korać Cup
1979-80 Quarter-finals finished second in a group with Arrigoni Sebastiani, Joventut Badalona and Tofaş Bursa
1988-89 Quarter-finals finished fourth in a group with Zadar, Joventut Badalona and Hapoel Tel Aviv


Biggest wins in Champions Cup and Euroleague

Home wins

Season Match Score Pts dif.
1978-79 Olympiacos - Jalaa CS 106 - 57 +49
1993-94 Olympiacos - Guildford Kings 96 - 51 +45
2007-08 Olympiacos - Prokom Trefl Sopot 109 - 65 +44
2000-01 Olympiacos - Ovarense 101 - 67 +34
2007-08 Olympiacos - Olimpija Ljubljana 113 - 80 +33
2000-01 Olympiacos - Hapoel Jerusalem 102 - 69 +33
1996-97 Olympiacos - Estudiantes 110 - 78 +32
1994-95 Olympiacos - Cibona Zagreb 101 - 69 +32
1994-95 Olympiacos - Joventut Badalona 84 - 53 +31
1996-97 Olympiacos - CSKA Moscow 82 - 51 +31
2001-02 Olympiacos - Charleroi 107 - 78 +29
2005-06 Olympiacos - Cibona Zagreb 99 - 70 +29
1998-99 Olympiacos - ALBA Berlin 94 - 65 +29
2007-08 Olympiacos - VidiVici Bologna 104 - 76 +28
1999-00 Olympiacos - Budućnost 89 - 61 +28
2006-07 Olympiacos - Climamio Bologna 94 - 67 +27
1996-97 Olympiacos - Charleroi 87 - 60 +27
2004-05 Olympiacos - Partizan 100 - 74 +26
1994-95 Olympiacos - Buckler Bologna 89 - 64 +25
1994-95 Olympiacos - CSKA Moscow 79 - 54 +25

Away wins

Season Match Score Pts dif.
2000-01 Ovarense - Olympiacos 53 - 100 +47
1994-95 Efes Pilsen - Olympiacos 42 - 77 +35
1997-98 Porto - Olympiacos 63 - 92 +29
2005-06 Zalgiris Kaunas - Olympiacos 72 - 99 +27
1999-00 Ülkerspor - Olympiacos 64 - 86 +22
2001-02 Charleroi - Olympiacos 56 - 76 +20
1993-94 Guildford Kings - Olympiacos 51 - 71 +20
1996-97 Panathinaikos - Olympiacos 49 - 69 +20
2002-03 Śląsk Wrocław - Olympiacos 72 - 91 +19
2001-02 ALBA Berlin - Olympiacos 69 - 88 +19
1992-93 Maes Pils Mechelen - Olympiacos 66 - 85 +19
1978-79 Jalaa CS - Olympiacos 76 - 94 +18
2002-03 Ülkerspor - Olympiacos 65 - 82 +17
1993-94 Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Olympiacos 53 - 70 +17
1993-94 Maes Pils Mechelen - Olympiacos 70 - 86 +16
2003-04 ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne - Olympiacos 77 - 92 +15


The road to the 1997 Euroleague victory

Round Team Home  Away 
Group Stage 1 Germany ALBA Berlin 64–67 61–62
Italy Fortitudo Bologna 96–80 72–81
Belgium Spirou Charleroi 87–60 79–72
Croatia Cibona Zagreb 62–61 61–63
Spain Estudiantes 110–78 78–87
Group Stage 2 Russia CSKA Moscow 82–51 79–70
Italy Olimpia Milano 87–84 71–73
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 69–60 78–82
Round of 16 Serbia and Montenegro Partizan 60–61 81–71
74–69
Quarter finals Greece Panathinaikos 65–57 69–49
Semifinal Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana 74–65
Final Spain Barcelona 73–58

Olympiacos against NBA teams

18 October 1997 Chicago Bulls United States 104–78 Greece Olympiacos    France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
9 October 2009 Boxscore San Antonio Spurs United States 107–89 Greece Olympiacos    United States AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
12 October 2009 Boxscore Cleveland Cavaliers United States 111–94 Greece Olympiacos    United States Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

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
1972-73 Finalist Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
1973-74 6th place 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, Paraskevas Tsantalis, Thanasis Rammos, Giannis Garonis, Apostolis Spanos
1976-77 Finalist Winners Euroleague
Last 8
Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Giorgos Barlas, Paul Melini, Thanasis Rammos, Nikos Sismanidis, Apostolis Spanos, Giannis Garonis
1977-78 Champion Winners Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Thanasis Rammos, Giannis Garonis, Paul Melini, Heliotis, Spetsiotis, Nikos Sismanidis, Apostolis Spanos
1978-79 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
Last 6
Kostas Mourouzis Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Paul Melini, Nikos Sismanidis, Aris Raftopoulos, Thanasis Rammos
1979-80 Finalist Winners Korac Cup
Last 8
Giorgos Barlas Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Pavlos Diakoulas, Kimonas Kokorogiannis, Paul Melini, Christos Iordanidis, Aris Raftopoulos, Thanasis 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, Andreas Kozakis
1983-84 7th place _ Korac Cup
Last 16
Filippou Steve Giatzoglou, Giorgos Kastrinakis, Giannis Paragios, Andreas Kozakis, Aris Raftopoulos, Papachristopoulos, Darivas, Argiris Kambouris
1984-85 7th place - Fedon Mattheou Aris Raftopoulos, Darivas, Giannis Paragios, Argyris Kambouris, Andreas Kozakis, Giannis Koukis, Papachristopoulos, Papadakis, Tzimis Maniatis, Nalbantis, Dimitris Sampanis, Kypriotis
1985-86 Finalist Finalist Kostas Anastasatos Argiris Kambouris, Alexis Christodoulou, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Tzimis Maniatis, Giannis Paragios, Dimitris Sampanis, Andreas Kozakis, Giannis Koukis, Nalbandis
1986-87 7th place - Korac Cup
Last 32
Kostas Anastasatos Tzimis Maniatis, Giannis Paragios, Dimitris Sampanis, Argyris Kambouris, Thanasis Krempounis, Andreas Karkavasis, Giannis Koukis, Kostas Giannopoulos, Alexis Christopdoulou, Vasilis Dakoulas, Dimos Ikonomakos, Kostas Panagiotopoulos
1987-88 6th place - Steve Giatzoglou Argyris Kambouris, Tzimis Maniatis, Giannis Paragios, Alexis Christodoulou, Dimitris Sampanis, Pit Balis, Vasilis Dakoulas, Thanasis Krempounis, Kostas Panagiotopoulos, Ilias Karkavasis, Dimitris Ikonomakos
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 Giannis Ioannidis 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 Nakić, 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 Marque Perry, Roger Mason, Lavor Postell, Boris Gorenc, Robert Gulyas, Ivan Zoroski, Dusan Vukcevic, Aggelos Koronios, Lazaros Agadakos, Ivica Jurković, Vangelis Sklavos, Giannis Kalambokis, Nikos Papanikolopoulos, Giorgos Printezis, Milan Tomic, Elvir Ovčina, Jeff Nordgaard, Dimitris Misiakos,
2005-06 Finalist - Euroleague
Last 8
Jonas Kazlauskas Tyus Edney, Quincy Lewis, Christos Charisis, Nikos Hatzis, Manolis Papamakarios, Giorgos Printezis, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, 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 Schortsanitis, 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 Schortsanitis, Jake Tsakalidis, Renaldas Seibutis, Milos Teodosic, Panagiotis Kafkis
2008-09 Finalist Finalist Euroleague
Final4
Panagiotis Giannakis Josh Childress, Jannero Pargo, Theodoros Papaloukas, Nikola Vujcic, Yiannis Bourousis, Yotam Halperin, Lynn Greer, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Ian Vouyoukas, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Giorgos Printezis, Zoran Erceg, Miloš Teodosić, Michalis Pelekanos, Igor Milosevic, Kostas Sloukas

Notable players

Notable coaches

Sponsorships

  • Official Shirt Sponsor - Wind Hellas
  • Official Shirt Sponsor - Volvo
  • Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer - Nike, Inc.
  • Official Health Care Service Provider - Athens Medical Group
  • Official Broadcaster - Skai TV
  • Official Technology Provider - Xerox
  • Official Technology Provider - Sport PC
  • Official Pharmaceutical Sponsor - Novo Nordisk
  • Official Sport Drink - Powerade
  • Official Sport Drink - Pepsi Max
  • Official Travel Provider - Esser Travel
  • Official Games Sponsor - OPAP

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