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Panagiotis Fasoulas

Panagiotis Fasoulas (number 13)

Mayor of Piraeus
Incumbent
Assumed office 
October 15, 2006
Deputy Vicky Leandros
Preceded by Christos Agrapidis

MP of 1st Piraeus periphery
In office
2000 – 2006

1st City councilman, Thessaloniki
In office
1990 – ?

Born May 12, 1963 (1963-05-12) (age 46)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Political party PASOK
Spouse(s) Masa Zacharia
Children Mariella, John
Residence Piraeus, Greece
Occupation Basketball player
Website http://www.fasoulaspeiraias.gr/
Olympic medal record
Competitor for Greece
Men's 1996 Olympics
FIBA European Championship
Gold 1987 Greece National Team
Silver 1989 Yugoslavia National Team

Panagiotis Fasoulas (in Greek: Παναγιώτης Φασούλας, nicknamed "The Spider" (Greek: αράχνη); born May 12, 1963 in Thessaloniki, Greece) is a Greek politician and former professional basketball player. He was selected in the 2nd round by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1986 NBA Draft, but never decided to play in the NBA.

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Basketball career

Pro career

During his professional career he played for PAOK BC and Olympiacos BC - with whom he won a European title in 1997. He was also a member of the Greek national team, where he was the starting center during Greece's Eurobasket 1987 victory. Fasoulas played collegiate basketball in the United States at North Carolina State, where he played under legendary coach Jim Valvano.

Greek national team

One of the best big men in European basketball in the last 20 years. In Toronto, Canada, at the 1994 FIBA World Championship when Greece won the fourth place he played the best basketball of his career. He is a member of the Greek Basketball Hall of Fame, inducted as a player.

Political career

A charismatic personality, Fasoulas entered politics after retiring from sport, joining the political party of PASOK. He contributed in the organization of the Olympic games in Athens in 2004. He was elected Mayor of Piraeus on October 15, 2006.

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