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Aris B.C.

Aris Basketball Club (, transliterated into English B.C. Aris) is the professional basketball team of the Thessaloniki-based Greek sport club Aris Thessaloniki. Aris BC was founded in 1922, eight years after the founding of Aris Thessaloniki.

Aris BC is one of the most successful Greek basketball clubs of all times, tallying 10 Greek Championships, 8 Greek cups, and 3 European titles. Under the leadership of the legendary duo of Nikos Galis and Panagiotis Giannakis, Aris was the dominant force in Greek basketball during the 1980s and early 1990s. It is for this period of dominance that Aris BC has been nicknamed "The Emperor" and voted the most successful Greek sporting club of the 20th century.[1] Aris is also one of the most renown Greek clubs in European basketball, participating in 3 consecutive Euroleague final-fours, and winning 3 European titles. The historic win of the 1997 Kora Cup, in particular, bolstered the notion that Aris has a unique place in the history of Greek basketball, in fact in the history of Greek sports altogether.

Well-known players that have played with the club over the years have included: Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Reggie Theus, Walter "The Truth" Berry, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Roy Tarpley, Stojko Vrankovi , arko Paspalj, Panagiotis Liadelis, Giorgos Sigalas, Andrew Betts, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Mihalis Kakiouzis and Dimos Dikoudis.

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History

Early History

Fedon Matheou
Fedon Matheou
Aris BC, the basketball branch of Aris Thessaloniki was founded in 1922, 8 years after the founding of Aris AC. The sport was still new to Greece, having been introduced in the country in 1919. In those days, the teams shared a single open-air court, and Aris competed in the local Thessaoloniki championship, which it won 5 times in the years 1926-30. The first national Greek Championship was held in 1927-28, and Aris BC won its first Greek championship title on 23 April 1930, beating with a score of 32-22.

The first appearance by Aris in an official international competition was during the 1967-68 season, when they participated in the European Cup Winner's Cup as the Greek runner-up. From that season onward, Aris acquired the Alexandrio Melathron as its home court, which it still is to this day.

A Greek Legend Arrives

The post-war period was marked by the dominance of teams from Athens, but this all began to change in 1979. In that year, the team won its first Greek Championship in the modern era, largely through the inspired play of Haris Papageorgiou and the coaching of Giannis Ioannidis. It helped provide the spark for the complete domination of Greek basketball by Aris during the second half of the 1980s and the early 1990s.

If that first championship was the spark, then the fuel for Aris' brilliant stint at the top of the sport was undoubtedly Nikos Galis, thought by the vast majority of Greek basketball fans to be the best Greek basketball player of all time, and one of the best ever in Europe. Galis, the son of Rhodian immigrants from New Jersey, signed on in October 1979 and played his first game against Iraklis Thessaloniki in December of that year, scoring 30 points. Fred Develey, the former coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv who became the coach of Aris, was instrumental in convincing the management that Galis would not only change Greek basketball but would change Greek basketball in Europe. The management was more concerned about his lack of height than his ability, until they saw him play.

It would take another four years for Aris to rise to the top again, winning the national championship in 1983, with Galis taking the game in Greece to new heights, showing coordination and creativity then (some would argue even now) unprecedented in Greek courts, and almost single handedly beating powerhouse rivals like Olympiacos and Panathinaikos. That year also marked the return of Giannis Ioannidis to the Aris bench.

A very successful 1983–1984 season had a bitter ending, as Aris battled for both the Greek Championship and the Greek Cup but lost the national cup final to crosstown rivals PAOK and the league championship game to Panathinaikos Athens under dubious circumstances. A taste of things to come, however, had been offered during Aris' games against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the qualifying round for the European Champions' League in the fall of 1983. Aris was narrowly eliminated by the very powerful Israeli League team, but not before posting an away win at Tel Aviv, something that no other European team had managed to do for many years.

The Seven Year Reign

Disappointment did not get much in the way of Aris' progress. Possibly the most crucial transfer in Greece occurred after the 1983–1984 season, bringing Panagiotis Giannakis to Aris from Ionikos Nikea. Nikos Galis now had a first-class partner. The result? Total carnage for other teams. The lethal back court blazed through the Greek League for seven consecutive years, with the help of players such as Nikos Filippou, Michalis Romanidis, Lefteris Subotic, Doxakis, Vasilis Lipiridis, and others, winning 7 championships, and 5 cups (one cup being memorably lost to Panathinaikos in 1986, with Galis performing surprisingly poorly in a single-elimination game in Athens). Especially between 1985 1988, the question was not who the champion would be, but if Aris would go undefeated or not, as the club won an unparalleled 81 games in a row at one point.[2]

European fame

Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
In 1984–1985 came Aris' first significant European success: Aris reached the semifinals of the Kora Cup, eventually losing to Pallacanestro Varese of the Italian League and without the services of Galis for the first game in Thessaloniki (he was injured in practice 3 days before the game).

Aris formed the backbone of the Greek national team, sending Galis, Giannakis, Filippou, Romanidis, and Lipiridis (to help Greece win the gold medal in Eurobasket 1987 and the silver medal in Eurobasket 1989). The back court of Galis-Giannakis first came to European prominence in the 1986 FIBA World Championship in Spain, where upstarts Greece performed surprisingly well, while Galis won the top-scorer award.

It was during that year, 1986, that Aris made the news in Europe in the Champions' League qualifying round. Having been unceremoniously eliminated by Limoges of The French League in 1985, Aris was arbitrarily paired against Olimpia Milano in the qualifying round. An insurmountable task, considering that Olimpia were arguably the best team in Europe and furthermore had acquired Bob McAdoo, possibly the best American player (still) to ever play in Europe. Aris, sporting Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Lefteris Subotic, and a third rate American player, Jackson, managed an unbelievable win in Thessaloniki by 31 points, almost assuring the elimination of Olimpia and advancing into the final group of the 6 best European teams. However, the return leg saw Olimpia winning by 34 points and eliminating Aris, since Galis was absent due to an injury problem.

Aris had to wait for another year to compete in Europe again, but their strength had been established. In 1987 Aris was not paired against an established team and thus advanced to the final round of the 8 best European champions. The same was achieved in the next four years, and while Aris did not win the Champions' Cup they were very successful in the tournaments, reaching the final-four in 1987, 1988, and 1989. By then Aris had become a household name in basketball in Europe.

Favorite Team in Greece

The most important contribution of Aris to Greek basketball was the establishment of the sport of basketball in Greece as an almost pure spectacle. Aris (chiefly through the play of Nikos Galis) elevated the measly standards that existed among teams to heights that demanded the attention of the sports fans. It was a team that mesmerized audiences used to boring styles of play, and showed flashes of brilliance night in and night out. The fervent desire to see the team they supported win, quite evident in Greek people, succumbed to the enjoyment that the fans received from watching a team perform in such an entertaining fashion while dismantling their opponents.

Arenas were completely sold out wherever Aris was playing, opponents' fans were applauding Aris for their performance, and streets were empty when Aris played European games, as Greeks throughout the country were glued to their TV sets to watch the inspired play of Galis and company. Such was the impact that basketball overtook football as the most popular sport in Greece. For example: Aris was playing basketball with other European teams every Thursday night. Since then and up to 2003, every Thursday night cinemas in Greece offered tickets at reduced prices.

The Aris-PAOK Rivalry

Special reference must be made to the rivalry between Aris and PAOK. Fierce rivals in all sports, the Aris and PAOK basketball face-offs had a distinct flavor between 1985 and 1992, as those were the two top teams in Greece. In games where a defeat is more than a lost game, the mood of most of the fans of either Aris or PAOK is quite seriously affected for some time following a defeat to their opponents.

The most memorable game was the third playoff game between the two teams in 1991. Aris had a 2 game lead from the regular season, but PAOK managed to even the score with 2 victories in the first 2 playoff games, so, naturally, they had the momentum going into the 5th game of the best-of-seven series. PAOK was up by 4 points almost 10 seconds before the end of that 5th game. What followed left scars in many PAOK fans: Panagiotis Giannakis scored a quick 2-point basket, reducing the deficit to 2 points. A sloppy inbounds pass was stolen by Dinos Angelidis, who passed the ball to Nikos Galis, who (guarded by a frenzied John Korfas) started to penetrate, but then passed the ball to Giannakis, who drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Aris went on to win the next playoff game and thus the 1991 championship.

Decline

Panagiotis Giannakis
Panagiotis Giannakis
In 1992 Aris won the Greek Cup, versus AEK Athens. That final was quite significant since it marked Galis' last game for Aris. The player who almost by himself made basketball hugely popular in Greece had won 8 Greek Championships and 6 Greek Cups with Aris in 13 years.

The team management made what was proven to be a mistake in their plans for the 1992-93 season. The president (Mitroudis) in cooperation with Steve Giatzoglou (the new coach) decided to build the new team around Giannakis instead of Galis. Even though Roy Tarpley was signed and Aris was dominating in the start, things fell apart and irresponsible management in conjunction with lack of discipline led to the 5th spot in the final standings of the Greek League. Yet, another success came for the team, as Aris won the Cup Winners' Cup, beating Efes Pilsen of the Turkish League 48-50 in a very dramatic game.

With the exception of advancing to the semifinals of Cup Winners' Cup of 1994, those two seasons are marked by players (Panagiotis Giannakis, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Miroslav Pecarski, Vasilis Lipiridis, Michail Misunov) filing suit against the team for not receiving their salary and incentives. Repeated wrong choices for foreign players, changing of coaches, as well as inept management by the ownership were the highlights rather than success on court. Well-known Terry Catledge fled the team, Sam Vincent and Sean Higgins were released, while other inappropriate choices such as Frederick and King were made. Despite all this, the usual support of the fans combined with the rise of some Greek players (Dinos Angelidis, Panagiotis Liadelis) held Aris, and the team managed to qualify for the Kora Cup of next year.

Hope

The 1995-96 season can be considered the messenger of a change in Aris' fate. With Soulis Markopoulos as coach, Aris played disciplined basketball with extra emphasis on defense (perhaps for the first time in Aris' history). Panagiotis Liadelis and Dinos Angelidis, along with the unexpectedly good Harold Ellis started to draw the crowd back into Alexandreio Melathron. That Aris team beat PAOK once during the regular season, while advancing to a 4-team group in Kora Cup, and almost getting first place in that group. It was clear that things were on the upswing. In the summer of 1996 something extraordinary for Aris happened.

The team sponsor, Zafiris Samoladas, spent a huge amount of money and revitalized the team. Jos Ort z, Charles Shackleford, Tzanis Stavrakopoulos, Floros, Mario Boni, Papadatos, Holopoulos joined the team, which, all of a sudden, appeared very strong and with exceptional depth at every position. The team started well by beating PAOK and Panathinaikos, but faltered against Olympiacos both for the Greek Championship and for the Greek Cup, losing both games in Thessaloniki and prompting the firing of Markopoulos.

Subotic, from the 1987–1992 era, took over as coach and produced some satisfactory results, but Aris still displayed a lot of the disadvantages of a newly formed team. Aris, though, had a spectacular run to the Kora Cup, Be ikta of the Turkish League, Beobanka of the Yugoslavian League, Peristeri of the Greek League, and Benetton Treviso of the Italian League were all eliminated in dramatic fashion, with the overtime return leg game in Italy reminding many of the old glory of Aris in Europe. The final was against Tofa Bursa of the Turkish League and there couldn't be a more satisfying way of winning the Kora Cup: Aris, the heavy favorites, lost in shocking fashion by 11 points in the first game in Thessaloniki. Centuries old passions and nationalistic enmity resurfaced, as the Turks, assured of the Kora Cup win at that stage, were waiting to give the final blow in Bursa. Fortunately for Aris' and Greek fans, the difference in talent and coaching showed in the game in Bursa, where Aris dramatically won by 18 points (70-88), in an arena filled with fanatic spectators who finally broke down and started hurling debris towards the court, when the outcome was evident.

It was a remarkable moment as Panagiotis Liadelis, Dinos Angelidis, Giannis Sioutis and the other Greek players, lifted the Kora Cup inside the Turkish arena, and filled millions of Greeks with pride. This last win over Tofa Bursa established Aris as the only Greek team who can rightfully be called "Tourkofagos". That was proven to be the high point of the season. Aris returned to the Greek Championship games and in idiotic fashion lost three games against inferior opponents Panionios, Papagou, and Peiraikos.

 arko Paspalj
arko Paspalj
In the 1997-98 season, which was yet to start, Aris was sort of an enigma. Having retained all but one (Charles Shackleford) of its main players, and having signed arko Paspalj, Tiit Sokk, and Nasos Galakteros, the talent was still there, although rebounding problems were sure to appear. The hiring of Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou as coach was viewed skeptically by many, as he was regarded as an old-fashioned coach who employed aged and predictable tactics for his teams' play. Samoladas had stepped down from the sponsor position, and the team still did not have a wealthy sponsor or a certain source of revenue to pay for players' high salaries. Qualification for the Euroleague was critical that season, but not many of Aris' fans believed it was a realistic goal, as Olympiacos, AEK Athens, and Panathinaikos seemed to be way ahead in terms of personnel and financial status. Still, miracles can happen.

A miracle

Miracles can happen, and this sentence was perfectly understood by the club players. Suddenly Jos Ort z left at mid-January, due to the fact that the team hadn't had the money to pay him. Tiit Sokk followed his way as well. Leadership of Lefteris Hatzopoulos quit, Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou was no longer the coach and Aris was on God's hands while some of the most dramatic moments in the club's history were taking place. The club had no money, but they had plenty of soul. Within two weeks, they beat all of the considered to be big teams of Greece (Olympiacos, PAOK, Panathinaiks and AEK), the two last ones in the Final Four of the Greek Cup and they became winners of the 1997-98 Greek Cup. Mario Boni was about to leave the team too before the Final Four but he stayed because he loved the team and its fans, and he helped a lot in this tremendous effort. Then he moved on join Virtus Roma as he couldn't stand it anymore either. Braveheart Aris continued with just 8 players thereafter in the season.

Recent history

2002-03 season

Willie Solomon
Willie Solomon
In October, Aris beat Peristeri at the eighth-finals of the Greek Cup and proceeded to the Greek Cup Final Four for the first time since 1999. Aris fans realized that the best was yet to come, as together with the qualification Aris was a very competitive team that was among the top teams in FIBA's FIBA Europe Cup. Among others, Aris had in its squad, players such as Willie Solomon, Ryan Stack, Feodor Lickholitov, Miroslav Rai evi , Ivan Grgat.

However, the first attempt to re-gain the throne of the Greek Cup was unsuccessful. The final four of the competition, held in Larissa, was the great rendezvous for all Aris fans around Greece. There were 3,500 crazy Aris fans in the sold out 5,500 capacity stadium of Larissa Neapolis Arena and they did their best to support the team, in order to win the first Aris title since 1998. In the semi-final, Aris came back from a -24 point deficit and finally beat Makedonikos 92-86, proceeding to the great final against rival Panathinaikos, whose task was much easier, as it needed only to overcome Iraklio in the other semi-final.

The great final, held the next day, was a very tight and competitive game, but at the end, some critical and partial decisions of the referees in favor of Panathinaikos, as well as the fatigue of Aris players from the previous day's semi-final, were the decisive factors that gave Panathinaikos the title. However, Aris fans renewed their rendezvous for the upcoming final four of EuroCup, that was going to take place in Alexandreio, at Thessaloniki.

In front of 6,000 crazy fans, that filled the Alexandreio Melathron stadium as early as 2 hours before the starting jump-ball, Aris hosted KK Hemofarm of the Serbian League for the semi-final game of the competition, on 2 May 2003. Aris was very nervous and needed a sudden wake-up in the second half to overcome the difficulties of the game and overcome the Serbian rivals. Aris was back in a European final. After 6 difficult and unbearable years. Now, there was only one game left to win a championship. The game would be against Prokom Trefl Sopot of the Polish League. Aris fans were again at their positions and created a unique atmosphere that remained the trademark of the competition. So on May 5, 2003, Aris and Prokom battled or the title. The game was almost the same as the previous one for Aris, and although a second-halftime wake-up call gave the impression that Aris had won the game, Prokom made an unexpected return and was in the lead 83-81, after a successful 3-point shot by Tomas Masiulis, with only 6 seconds left in the game. At that time, the "ghost" of "The Empire", the one that "led" Aris to its great 7-year reign during the late 1980s, appeared once again in the Alexandreio Melathron. Willie Solomon drew a foul for Aris against Prokom. He made the first free throw, then missed the second free throw, but Miroslav Rai evi grabbed the rebound and put the ball in the basket and Aris won the game at the very end by a score of 84-83.

2003-04 season

Nestoras Kommatos
Nestoras Kommatos
The beginning of the 2003–2004 season found Aris as a nomad inside its own city. Alexandreio Melathron was closed down in order to get renovated for the 2004 Olympic Games, and Aris was obliged to play its home games in the 2,443 seat Ivanofio Indoor Hall, the home court of Iraklis. The season tickets were sold-out and available tickets for each game were out of sight at each occasion. The constant packed atmosphere helped to lead Aris to great moments.

Aris was lucky enough that season to have probably its strongest team in a decade, as the club had well-known players that season like Smush Parker, Toby Bailey, Nestoras Kommatos, Ryan Stack, Feodor Lichkolitov, and Miroslav Rai evi . Aris eliminated Iraklis during the Greek Cup and proceeded to the Greek Cup Final Four for the second consecutive season. The Cups Final Four that year was held at Lamia Indoor Hall Halkiopoulio in March.

2,600 Aris fans cheered the team on as they overcame Apollon Patras in the Cup semi-final game and proceeded to the final game against rival Olympiacos. During the Cup final game against Olympiacos, some Olympiacos fans acted out with some serious violent behavior, throwing fire rockets into the stands where the Aris fans were seated and both teams' fans were subsequently forced by the referees to evacuate the arena. Because of the delay caused by this, the game lasted more than 4 hours.

The game continued after the fans were escorted out. Aris' players were able to remain concentrated on the game and were able to pull out the victory by a score of 73-70, giving the club its 8th Greek Cup Championship. The Aris fans that had evacuated the stadium, had remained in their cars to listen to the radio broadcast of the game and had also gathered at roadside cafes and bars in order to be able watch the rest of the game on television.

After the victory, the fans rushed out into the streets to celebrate and were soon joined by the team itself in the street celebration that eventually formed into a celebration convoy that head back to Thessaloniki. At Thessaloniki, Aris' supporters gathered at The White Tower of Thessaloniki, which is the symbol of the city. The team's players climbed up to the top of the White Tower to watch the crowd below them and to celebrate with them.

On the other hand though, that same season Aris was eliminated in the FIBA EuroCup by fellow Greek League club Maroussi and it's rising star player Vassilis Spanoulis. Aris lost the best of 3 games series 2 games to 1 in the final eight round versus Maroussi. That same season Aris was eliminated in the Greek Championship playoffs by AEK Athens, who managed to beat Aris at Ivanofio in the quarterfinals. The Greek League playoff loss to AEK knocked Aris out of a Euroleague position for the next season.

2004-05 season

The next season Aris returned to its home arena, the newly renovated Alexandreio. Aris changed almost its entire squad that year, and added the young and talented player Sofoklis Schortsanitis. In October, Aris drew a bracket match up to play against Makedonikos in the Greek Cup semifinals. That season there was no Final Four system, and the semifinal match up was a 2 game series, rather than a single-elimination game..

Aris had to play its "home" game in the match up at the Larissa Neapolis Arena instead of at Alexandreio Melathron as a punishment for what had happened at the previous Greek Cup final game against Olympiacos where the fans of both clubs had gotten out of control. Aris lost the game in Larissa, the first in the 2 game series 73-74. The second game was held in Kozani at Makedonikos' home.

Makedonikos decided to make tickets for the game unavailable to Aris supporters. Nonetheless, about 500 Aris fans went to Kozani and were able to secure tickets. They cheered the club on as it won the second game by a score of 89-78 and Aris advanced to the Greek Cup final game as it had outscored Makedonikos by 10 points over the 2 games and thus won the tie breaker. Aris had to play the Euroleague powerhouse Panathinaikos in the final.

The Cup final took place at Irakleio, on Crete and the Hellenic Basketball Federation decided not to allow any tickets to the game to be sold to the fans of the two teams, but instead only to the local people of the Irakleio area. However, about 150 Aris fans were able to manage their way into the arena to help support the club. The Cup final was a tough and hard fought game. Aris played well but lost to Panathinaikos by a 72-68 margin. The Aris players complained during the game (fairly in all of the cases) about the refereeing.

That same season Aris participated in a ULEB competition for the first time as it was a part of the ULEB Cup that year. The club's goal was of course to win the ULEB Cup so that the team would secure a birth in the Euroleague competition the following season. Aris proceeded to the Top-16 round of the ULEB Cup, where it was matched up against Lietuvos Rytas of the Baltic League (Lietuvos Rytas would be the team that would eventually go on to win the ULEB Cup championship) in a 2 game series.

Aris split the two games with Rytas but lost the series on the points aggregate differential -2 points. That same season Aris was also eliminated from the Greek Championship without taking home the national championship. The club was eliminated in a fashion that at the time the worst possible scenario for both the team's players and fans as Aris lost in the playoffs once again to AEK Athens. But what made the loss even more painful was that AEK managed to secure the clinching series victory at Aris' home arena the Alexandreio Melathron.

2005-06 season

Aris finished the regular season of the Greek A1 league in 4th place, with a 15-11 win-loss record. Aris lost to Panathinikos during the play-off semifinals, and had to face Marousi in a best-of-5 series for third place. With the series tied at 2-2, Aris went on to beat Marousi BC 59-63 in a dramatic game 5 in Athens. This earned Aris a return to the Euroleague after a 14-year absence, to the delight of its fans.

Although Aris was eliminated from the Greek Cup, they managed to reach the ULEB Cup final game, which was held at the Spiroudomein Charleroi, Belgium. Aris proceeded from the group phase to the Top 16 stage, where the team eliminated fellow Greek club Panionios in a 2 game series. Aris won the first game in the series by a score of 72-70 in Athens. In the second game at Alexandreio, Aris defeated Panionios 112-105 in double overtime. Aris then eliminated the French Pro A League club ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne with 2 victories by scores of 67-60 and 77-67.

In the semifinals, Aris then faced Hemofarm in a repeat of the semifinal of the 2003 Champion's Cup. Aris lost by a score of 74-71 in the game in Serbia and needed a late victory in the game in Thessaloniki to make it to the final against Dynamo Moscow. On April 11, Dynamo Moscow defeated Aris 73-60 in the final and won the ULEB Cup championship.

2006-07 season

Aris performed outstandingly during the 2006-07 season of the Greek A1 League, finishing the regular season in second place with a 21-5 win-loss record. Although this gave Aris a home court-advantage in the Best-of-5 playoff semi-final against Olympiakos, Aris lost game five in 75-83 and had to face Panionios BC for the 3rd place series and a renewed Euroleague berth. Aris defeated Panionios 73-60 in game 5, securing their second consecutive Euroleague appearance.

The 2006-07 season also marked the return of Aris to the Euroleague for the first time since the 1988–1989 season, an 18-year absence. Aris was placed in Group C, with CSKA Moscow, FC Barcelona, Benetton Treviso, Pau Orthez, Eldo Napoli, Fenerbah e, and algiris Kaunas. With a 6-8 win-loss record, Aris managed to clinch 5th place in the group and thus qualify to the Top 16. Aris was then placed in Group D, alongside Unicaja M laga, Dynamo Moscow, and Benetton Treviso. Aris was eliminated from the competition, only managing a 1-5 win-loss record and finishing at the bottom of the group.

Roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve Inactive
C
PF
SF Alexander Vezenkov
SG Dan Mavraides Tasos Dimas Alexandros Vasileiadis
PG Lefteris Bochoridis

Retired Numbers

  • 6 - Nikos Galis, PG, 1979-1992

Honors

(Total titles: 21)

  • Greek Championships

(10) 1930, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
(7) Runner Up 1958, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1976, 1982, 1984

  • Greek Cups

(8) 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2004
(4) Runner Up 1984, 1993, 2003, 2005

(1) 1993

  • Kora Cup

(1) 1997

  • EuroCup Challenge

(1) 2003

  • ULEB Cup

(1) Runner Up 2006

  • Euroleague Final Four

(3) 1988, 1989, 1990

The road to the three European Cup victories

European Cup 1993

Round Team  Home   Away 
1st Round Bye
2nd Round Dinamo Minsk 107 70 117 59
3nd Round l sk Wroc aw 102 75 90 80
Group Stage Hapoel Galil Elyon 88 75 69 80
Cholet 104 72 70 60
Benfica 83 72 75 67
KK Split 89 56 76 66
Budivelnyk Kyiv 67 61 94 80
Semifinals CAI Zaragoza 82 66 86 84
Final Efes Pilsen 50 48

Kora Cup 1997

Round Team  Home   Away 
Prelim. Round Bye
Group Stage USK Praha 77 65 90 88
Maribor Ovni 77 55 75 70
Olimpija Osijek 74 67 74 71
2nd Round Be ikta 77 64 65 64
3rd Round Beobanka 80 68 61 70
Quarter finals Peristeri 75 65 64 71
Semifinals Benetton Treviso 77 73 86 87
Finals Tofa 66 77 88 70

EuroCup Challenge 2003

Round Team Home  Away 
Group Stage 1
(Southern Group)
Bnei HaSharon 75 78 101 92
Maroussi 87 78 78 90
Keravnos Strovolou 83 67 69 61
KK Split 111 88 97 79
Final Four
(Southern Region)
Peristeri 86 84
Academic Sofia 80 81
Group Stage 2 Strasbourg 93 87 83 103
Khimki Moscow 83 80 79 75
Hapoel Tel Aviv 96 84 71 75
Quarter finals Academic Sofia 91 73 67 77
Semifinal Hemofarm 73 66
Final Prokom Trefl Sopot 84 83

The road to the Great European Journeys

FIBA European Champions Cup 1988

Round Team  Home   Away 
1st Round Pully Lausanne 113-104 127-125
Group Stage Pau-Orthez 92-86 81-97
FC Barcelona 93-107 89-88
Maccabi Tel Aviv 93-77 91-95
BSC Saturn K ln 107-101 100-98
Partizan Belgrade 96-87 94 101
EBBC Den Bosch 120-99 87-88
Philips Milano 120-95 82-97
Final Four Philips Milano 82-87
Partizan Belgrade 93-105

FIBA European Champions Cup 1989

Round Team  Home   Away 
1st Round A.E. Limassol 115-67 115-75
2nd Round S dert lje 105-82 85-93
Group Stage EBBC Den Bosch 116-83 90-85
FC Barcelona 80-84 81-97
Maccabi Tel Aviv 90-102 97-77
CSKA Moscow 89-83 100-88
KK Jugoplastika 96-85 83-94
Limoges 80-77 106-115
Scavolini Pesaro 79-72 92-99
Final Four Maccabi Tel Aviv 86-99
FC Barcelona 88-71

FIBA European Champions Cup 1990

Round Team  Home   Away 
1st Round BC Balkan 119-88 107-91
Group Stage KK Pozna 116-92 103-78
FC Barcelona 94-100 56-90
Philips Milano 95-77 92-100
Limoges 89-79 84-94
Commodore Den Helder 110-102 99-72
KK Jugoplastika 79-80 89-85
Maccabi Tel Aviv 98-81 92-94
Final Four FC Barcelona 83-104
Limoges 91-103

ULEB Cup 2006

Round Team  Home   Away 
Group Stage ALBA Berlin 97-87 89-86
Euphony Basket Bree 81-74 64-69
BK Ventspils 96-78 76-96
Adecco Estudiantes 73-69 89-76
Lukoil Academic 97-91 65-66
Eightfinals Panionios 112-105 72-70
Quarter Finals ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne 77-67 67-60
Semifinals Hemofarm 82-77 71-74
Final Dynamo Moscow 60-73

Aris Greek national team players

These players have played for both Aris and the Greek national basketball team:

  • Fedon Mattheou
  • Giorgos Papathanasiou
  • Petros Petrakis
  • Stergios Bousvaros
  • Stelios Gousios
  • Giorgos Tsitouras
  • Giannis Ioannidis
  • Kostas Parisis
  • Vangelis Alexandris
  • Haris Papageorgiou
  • Diamantis Skondras
  • Vasilis Paramanidis
  • Dionusis Ananiadis
  • Nikos Galis
  • Michalis Romanidis
  • Michalis Giannouzakos
  • Nikos Filippou
  • Dimitris Kokolakis
  • Panagiotis Giannakis
  • Vasilis Lipiridis
  • Dimitris Avdalas
  • Manthos Katsoulis
  • Vangelis Vourtzoumis
  • Ntinos Aggelidis
  • Memos Ioannou
  • Michalis Pournaras
  • Giorgos Gasparis
  • Panagiotis Liadelis
  • Giannis Sioutis
  • Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos
  • Tzanis Stavrakopoulos
  • Aris Holopoulos
  • Nasos Galakteros
  • Giorgos Sigalas
  • Christos Myriounis
  • Nikos Papanikolopoulos
  • Dimitris Charitopoulos
  • Alexis Kyritsis
  • Nestoras Kommatos
  • Nikos Vetoulas
  • Antonis Asimakopoulos
  • Sofoklis Schortsanitis
  • Dimitris Karadolamis
  • Giorgos Kalaitzis
  • Savas Iliadis
  • Giannis Giannoulis
  • Dimitris Tsaldaris
  • Gaios Skordilis
  • Kostas Papanikolaou
  • Nikos Barlos
  • Nikos Hatzivrettas
  • Dimos Dikoudis
  • Michalis Kakiouzis
  • Christos Tapoutos
  • Kostas Haralabidis
  • Fanis Koumpouras
  • Kostas Sloukas

Seasons

Season A1 Ethniki Cup Europe Coach Roster
1927-28 3rd place No tournament No tournament Armenian, Manolis Achelleos, Daniil Daneilan, Panagiotis Dimoudis, Panagiotis Iasonidis, Karampetian, Parseh Kontaxian, N. Marasian, Argyris Termentzis
1928-29 5th place No tournament No tournament Manolis Achelleos, Daniil Daneilan, Panagiotis Dimoudis, Panagiotis Iasonidis, Patrik Benlian, Argyris Termentzis
1929-30 Champion No tournament No tournament Manolis Achelleos, Daniil Daneilan, Panagiotis Dimoudis, Zografos, Panagiotis Iasonidis, Karatzas, Patrik Benlian, Papafotiou
1939-40 Not participated No tournament No tournament Kostas Dimitriou, Charis Theocharidis, Kolias Karazisis, Takis Kurou, Petros Ladenis, Takis Nikolaidis, Christos Tsakiris, Mimis Charpidis, Menelaos Chatzigeorgiou, Hatzi
1945-46 Not participated No tournament No tournament Giorgos Vlasiadis, Vagelis Theodorou, Tilemahos Theodorou, Charis Theocharidis, Petros Ladenis, Petros Lekkas, Fedon Mattheou, Christos Tsakiris, Nikos Chatzinikolaou, Kostas Chatziparaskeuas, Nasos Chatzopoulos
1946-47 Not participated No tournament No tournament Giorgos Vlasiadis, Vagelis Theodorou, Tilemahos Theodorou, Charis Theocharidis, Petros Ladenis, Petros Lekkas, Fedon Mattheou, Vasilis Mpataras, Christos Tsakiris, Menelaos Chatzigeorgiou, Nasos Chatzopoulos
1947-48 No tournament No tournament No tournament Kostas Vintsentzatos, Vagelis Theodorou, Tilemahos Theodorou, Koulaxidis, Petros Ladenis, Petros Lekkas, Fedon Mattheou, Vasilis Mpataras, Nikos Nikolaidis, Christos Tsakiris, Nikos Chatzinikolaou, Kostas Chatziparaskeuas, Nasos Chatzopoulos
1948-49 6th place No tournament No tournament Kostas Vintsentzatos, Giorgos Vlasiadis, P. Vragkos, Panagiotis Gounaris, Vagelis Theodorou, Tilemahos Theodorou, Kostas Kazampampas, Kalogiannis, Dimitris Karthasiadis, Giorgs Karidas, Giorgos Lappas, Dimitris Leontidis, Fedon Mattheou, Giorgos Meimaridis, Vagelis Mikromastoras, Moscholios, Nikos Nikolaidis, Fedon Papasynnefakis, Giannis Papacharisis, Antonis Trakatellis, Christos Tsakiris, Antonis Flokas, Filippos Charisis, Nikos Chatzinikolaou, Kostas Chatziparaskeuas
1949-50 Not participated No tournament No tournament Petros Vasilakos, Kostas Vintsentzatos, Giorgos Vlasiadis, Giorgos Gkioulmichalakis, Vagelis Theodorou, Kostas Kazampampas, Kalogiannis, Dimitris Karthasiadis, Giorgos Meimaridis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Christos Tsakiris, Antonis Flokas, Filippos Charisis, Nikos Chatzinikolaou, Kostas Chatziparaskeuas
1950-51 Not participated No tournament No tournament Giorgos Vlasiadis, Giorgos Gkioulmichalakis, Kostas Thionusopoulos, Alekos Kalnteremtzidis, Giorgos Meimaridis, Takis Nikolaidis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Giorgos Papathanasiou, Stavros Tazedakis, Kostas Taliathoros, Antonis Flokas, Filippos Charisis, Kostas Chatziparaskeuas
1951-52 No tournament No tournament No tournament Giorgos Gkioulmichalakis, Kostas Thevetzis, Nikos Thellios, Kostas Thionusopoulos, Alekos Kalnteremtzidis, Tasos Kortesis, Nikos Makris, Giorgos Meimaridis, Vagelis Mikromastoras, Giorgos Bousvaros, Nikos Nikolaidis, Giorgos Papathanasiou, Giannis Paraschos, Petros Petrakis, Polys Raptopoulos, Stavros Tazedakis, Kostas Taliathoros, Antonis Flokas, Filippos Charisis, Lakis Chatzigiannakis
1952-53 Not participated No tournament No tournament Anestis Petalidis Sakis Thaskalou, Kostas Thevetzis, Nikos Thellios, Kostas Thionusopoulos, Tasos Kortesis, Nikos Makris, Giorgos Bousvaros, Giorgos Papathanasiou, Petros Petrakis, Polys Raptopoulos, Stavros Tazedakis, Kostas Taliathoros, Antonis Flokas, Filippos Charisis, Lakis Chatzigiannakis
1953-54 Not participated No tournament No tournament Anestis Petalidis Kostas Devetzis, Tasos Kortesis, Grigoris Ladas, Nikos Makris, Thodoros Ballidis, Giorgos Bousvaros, Stergios Bousvaros, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Giorgos Papathanasiou, Petros Petrakis, Nikos Stagkos, Stavros Tazedakis, Kostas Taliathoros, Lakis Chatzigiannakis
1954-55 Not participated No tournament No tournament Anestis Petalidis Kostas Valaouris, Vasilis Vasiakostas, Stelios Gousios, Tasos Kortesis, Antonis Konstantaras, Grigoris Ladas, Nikos Makris, Thodoros Ballidis, Thanasis Bacharidis, Stergios Bousvaros, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Giorgos Papathanasiou, Petros Petrakis, Panagiotis Spyrou, Nikos Stagkos, Filippos Charisis, Lakis Chatzigiannakis
1955-56 No tournament No tournament No tournament Anestis Petalidis Epameinondas Anastasiadis, Dimitris Vlahopoulos, Stelios Gousios, Thomas Guikoas, Giannis Devetzis, Tasos Kortesis, Antonis Konstantaras, Christos Lolas, Nikos Makris, Thodoros Ballidis, Stergios Bousvaros, Manolis Papadakis, Antonis Papantonis, Petros Petrakis, Nikos Stagkos, Leuteris Tsaousis, Lakis Chatzigiannakis
1956-57 Not participated No tournament No tournament Anestis Petalidis Epameinondas Anastasiadis, Alexis Vasileiadis, Stelios Gousios, Antonis Konstantaras, Christos Lolas, Nikos Makris, Thodoros Ballidis, Stergios Bousvaros, Manolis Papadakis, Nikos Papaioannou, Antonis Papantonis, Petros Petrakis, Nikos Stagkos, Leuteris Tsaousis, Lakis Chatzigiannakis
1957-58 Runner Up No tournament No tournament Anestis Petalidis Mikos Amarantidis, Stelios Gousios, Kostas Dionusopoulos, Giorgos Karamitsos, Antonis Konstantaras, Christos Lolas, Nikos Makris, Thodoros Ballidis, Stergios Bousvaros, Manolis Papadakis, Anestis Petalidis, Petros Petrakis, Kostas Skufalidis, Panagiotis Spiliakos, Antonis Flokas, Dimitris Fourountzopoulos
1958-59 Runner Up No tournament No tournament Anestis Petalidis Antonis Antonakis, Michalis Vagianos, Stelios Gousios, Kostas Dionusopoulos, Giorgos Karamitsos, Antonis Konstantaras, Christos Lolas, Nikos Makris, Pantelis Markakis, Thodoros Ballidis, Stergios Bousvaros, Manolis Papadakis, Nikos Papaioannou, Anestis Petalidis, Petros Petrakis, Panagiotis Spiliakos, Antonis Flokas, Dimitris Fourountzopoulos
1959-60 4th place No tournament No tournament Anestis Petalidis Antonis Antonakis, Michalis Vagianos, Stelios Gousios, Giorgos Karamitsos, Antonis Konstantaras, Christos Lolas, Nikos Makris, Giorgos Bousvaros, Stergios Bousvaros, Manolis Papadakis, Dimitris Rokkos, Josef Tsiggros, Giorgos Tsitouras, Antonis Flokas, Dimitris Fourountzopoulos
1960-61 4th place No tournament No tournament Anestis Petalidis Giorgos Anastasopoulos, Antonis Antonakis, Roulis Arguropoulos, Stelios Gousios, Giannis Ioannidis, Giorgos Karamitsos, Antonis Konstantaras, Christos Lolas, Nikos Makris, Kostas Metallidis, Giorgos Bousvaros, Stergios Bousvaros, Ntinos Palmas, Manolis Papadakis, Dimitris Rokkos, Leuteris Tsavdaroglou, Josef Tsiggros, Giorgos Tsitouras, Dimitris Fourountzopoulos, Leuteris Hatzopoulos
1961-62 Not participated No tournament Not tournament Anestis Petalidis Giorgos Anastasopoulos, Antonis Antonakis, Michalis Vagianos, Giannis Ioannidis, Savvas Kalpidis, Giorgos Karamitsos, Themis Katrios, Antonis Konstantaras, Christos Lolas, Stergios Bousvaros, Ilias Panteliadis, Dimitris Pesmatzoglou, Stefanos Rammos, Giorgos Sountouridis, Giorgos Tsitouras, Leuteris Hatzopoulos
1962-63 5th place No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Giorgos Anastasopoulos, Antonis Antonakis, Stelios Gousios, Giannis Ioannidis, Savvas Kalpidis, Giorgos Karamitsos, Themis Katrios, Giorgos Krystalidis, Antonis Konstantaras, Stergios Bousvaros, Kostas Parisis, Dimitris Rokkos, Giorgos Sountouridis, Giorgos Tsitouras, Takis Tsolos, Kostas Chatzistavrou, Leuteris Hatzopoulos
1963-64 5th place No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Giorgos Anastasopoulos, Antonis Antonakis, Stelios Gousios, Giannis Ioannidis, Giorgos Karamitsos, Themis Katrios, Antonis Konstantaras, Stergios Bousvaros, Dimitris Rokkos, Giorgos Sountouridis, Giorgos Tsitouras, Kostas Chatzistavrou, Leuteris Hatzopoulos
1964-65 Runner Up No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Antonis Antonakis, Giorgos Antonakopoulos, Stelios Gousios, Kostas Dionusopoulos, Giannis Ioannidis, Themis Katrios, Antonis Konstantaras, Stergios Bousvaros, Dimitris Rokkos, Giorgos Sountouridis, Giorgos Tsitouras, Kostas Chatzistavrou, Leuteris Hatzopoulos, Giannis Hortis
1965-66 Runner Up No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Tasos Avanoglou, Giorgos Antonakopoulos, Giannis Ioannidis, Themis Katrios, Stergios Bousvaros, Thodoros Rodopoulos, Giorgos Sountouridis, Giorgos Tsitouras, Kostas Chatzistavrou, Leuteris Hatzopoulos, Giannis Hortis
1966-67 3rd place No tournament European Cup
1st Round
Anestis Petalidis Tasos Avanoglou, Giorgos Antonakopoulos, Giannis Ioannidis, Kostas Kaloudis, Themis Katrios, Stergios Bousvaros, Kostas Parisis, Thodoros Rodopoulos, Giorgos Tsitouras, Kostas Chatzistavrou, Leuteris Hatzopoulos, Giannis Hortis
1967-68 3rd place No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Giorgos Antonakopoulos, Giannis Ioannidis, Kostas Kaloudis, Haris Karapalisis, Themis Katrios, Stergios Bousvaros, Kostas Parisis, Thodoros Rodopoulos, Giorgos Tsitouras, Kostas Chatzistavrou, Leuteris Hatzopoulos, Giannis Hortis
1968-69 4th place No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Giorgos Antonakopoulos, Giannis Ioannidis, Giannis Kallipolitis, Kostas Kaloudis, Themis Katrios, Stergios Bousvaros, Kostas Parisis, Giorgos Tsitouras, Leuteris Hatzopoulos
1969-70 4th place No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Giorgos Antonakopoulos, Nikos Drakopoulos, Giannis Ioannidis, Kostas Kaloudis, Themis Katrios, Vasilis Mpaxevanos, Kostas Parisis, Giorgos Tsitouras, Leuteris Hatzopoulos
1970-71 6th place No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Giorgos Antonakopoulos, Dimitris Darnakas, Nikos Drakopoulos, Giannis Ioannidis, Kostas Kaloudis, Themis Katrios, Makis Tzoumelas, Giorgos Tsakiris, Giorgos Tsitouras, Nikos Fessas, Leuteris Hatzopoulos
1971-72 8th place No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Giannis Ioannidis, Themis Katrios, Giorgos Tsitouras, Dimitris Darnakas, Haris Papageorgiou, Giorgos Antonakopoulos, Vangelis Alexandris, Kostas Kaloudis, Kostas Xatzistavrou, Stergios Bousvaros, Giorgos Tsakiris, Giorgos Pagonis, Takis Symeonidis
1972-73 8th place No tournament Not participated Anestis Petalidis Leuteris Xatzopoulos, Giannis Ioannidis, Dimitris Nastos, Tasos Spartalis, Dimitris Darnakas, Haris Papageorgiou, Giorgos Antonakopoulos, Vangelis Alexandris, Giorgos Tsakiris, Kostas Kaloudis, Panagiotis Kontogiannis, Nikos Nikolis, Giorgos Pagonis, Dimitris Rokkos, Nikos Fessas
1973-74 3rd place No tournament Not participated Fedon Mattheou Leuteris Xatzopoulos, Giannis Ioannidis, Themis Katrios, Giorgos Chalatsiadis, Dimitris Nastos, Giorgos Tsitouras, Dimitris Darnakas, Haris Papageorgiou, Michalis Spiliotis, Vangelis Alexandris, Dimitris Papaioannou, Tasos Spartalis, Minas Kalogridis
1974-75 8th place No tournament Kora Cup
1st Round
Anestis Petalidis Giannis Ioannidis, Stelios Kalantidis, Dimitris Nastos, Stavros Holopoulos, Diamantis Skondras, Tasos Spartalis, Dimitris Darnakas, Haris Papageorgiou, Michalis Spiliotis, Vangelis Alexandris, Apostolos Hatziioannou, Themis Katrios, Dimitris Rokkos, Mpampis Tsontzos, Dimitris Tsoumas
1975-76 Runner Up Last 16 Not participated Harry Pappas Giorgos Tsakiris, Giannis Ioannidis, Stelios Kalantidis, Stavros Holopoulos, Dimitris Nastos, Diamantis Skondras, Tasos Spartalis, Dimitris Darnakas, Haris Papageorgiou, Michalis Spiliotis, Vangelis Alexandris
1976-77 4th place Last 8 Kora Cup
1st Round
Harry Pappas Giorgos Tsakiris, Giannis Ioannidis, Stelios Kalantidis, Stavros Holopoulos, Dimitris Nastos, Diamantis Skondras, Tasos Spartalis, John Viskos, Haris Papageorgiou, Michalis Spiliotis, Vangelis Alexandris, Apostolos Hatziioannou, Kostas Stilianou, Dean Rougas
1977-78 8th place Last 8 Kora Cup
1st Round
Irakleios Klaglas Dimitris Darnakas, Giannis Ioannidis, Stelios Kalantidis, Stavros Holopoulos, Tasos Spartalis, Diamantis Skondras, Vasilis Paramanidis, Dimitris Nastos, Haris Papageorgiou, Michalis Spiliotis, Vangelis Alexandris, Apostolos Hatziioannou, Lazaros Voreadis, Kostas Stilianou, Lazaros Lazaridis
1978-79 Champion Last 16 Not participated Giannis Ioannidis Isaak Degemertzis, Dionisis Ananiadis, Stelios Kalantidis, Stavros Holopoulos, Tasos Spartalis, Diamantis Skondras, Vasilis Paramanidis, Dimitris Nastos, Haris Papageorgiou, Michalis Spiliotis, Vangelis Alexandris, Stratos Vamvakoudis, Lazaros Voreadis, Kostas Stilianou
1979-80 2rd place Last 8 Euroleague
1st Round
Fred Develey Tasos Thomaidis, Dionisis Ananiadis, Stelios Kalantidis, Nikos Galis, Tasos Spartalis, Diamantis Skondras, Vasilis Paramanidis, Dimitris Nastos, Haris Papageorgiou, Kostas Stilianou, Vangelis Alexandris, Stratos Vamvakoudis, Stavros Holopoulos
1980-81 3rd place Last 32 Kora Cup
Last 16
Du an Ivkovi Nikos Tsahtanis, Dionisis Ananiadis, Tasos Oikonomou, Nikos Galis, Tasos Spartalis, Diamantis Skondras, Vasilis Paramanidis, Dimitris Nastos, Kostas Stilianou, Nikos Georgiadis, Stratos Vamvakoudis, Stavros Holopoulos, Michalis Romanidis, Tasos Tsitakis
1981-82 Runner Up Last 8 Kora Cup
2nd Round
Du an Ivkovi Nikos Tsahtanis, Dionisis Ananiadis, Nikos Galis, Michalis Giannouzakos, Nikos Georgiadis, Michalis Romanidis, Vasilis Paramanidis, Nikos Filippou, Haris Papageorgiou, Kostas Stilianou, Giorgos Doxakis, Stratos Vamvakoudis, Petros Stamatis, Nikos Zeimpekis
1982-83 Champion Last 4 Kora Cup
2nd Round
Giannis Ioannidis Nikos Tsahtanis, John Karagiorgis, Nikos Galis, Grigoris Christofakis, Nikos Georgiadis, Michalis Romanidis, Vasilis Paramanidis, Nikos Filippou, Haris Papageorgiou, Kostas Stilianou, Giorgos Doxakis, Petros Stamatis, Diamantis Skondras, Tasos Tsitakis, Minas Toukmenidis
1983-84 Runner Up Runner Up Euroleague
2nd Round
Giannis Ioannidis Nikos Tsahtanis, John Karagiorgis, Nikos Galis, Dan Nikitas, Nikos Georgiadis, Mihalis Romanidis, Vassilis Paraminidis, Nikos Filippou, Antonis Stamatis, Giorgos Doxakis, Dimitris Kokolakis, Tasos Tsitakis, Giannis Mantopoulos
1984-85 Champion Winner Kora Cup
Last 4
Giannis Ioannidis Nikos Tsahtanis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Galis, Dimitris Nastos, Grigoris Christofakis, Michalis Romanidis, Vasilis Paramanidis, Nikos Filippou, Petros Stamatis, Giorgos Doxakis, Dimitris Kokolakis, Tasos Tsitakis, George Wenzel, David Binion
1985-86 Champion Last 4 Euroleague
2nd Round
Giannis Ioannidis Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Galis, Giannis Mantopoulos, Tasos Tsitakis, Michalis Romanidis, Petros Stamatis, Nikos Filippou, Haris Papageorgiou, Giorgos Doxakis, Dimitris Kokolakis, Tom Scheffler, Brett Vroman
1986-87 Champion Winner Euroleague
2nd Round
Giannis Ioannidis Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Galis, Slobodan Suboti , Tasos Tsitakis, Michalis Romanidis, Petros Stamatis, Nikos Filippou, Haris Papageorgiou, Giorgos Doxakis, Dimitris Kokolakis, Vangelis Athanasiadis, Giorgos Kasmeridis, Stratos Karamanolis, Dimitris Karamanolis, Andreas Parisis, Will Jackson
1987-88 Champion Winner Euroleague
4th place
Giannis Ioannidis Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Galis, Slobodan Suboti , Vangelis Athanasiadis, Michalis Romanidis, Petros Stamatis, Nikos Filippou, Dimitris Bousvaros, Giorgos Doxakis, Giorgos Kasmeridis, Argiris Daliaris, Stratos Karamanolis, Michail Misounov, Greg Wiltjer
1988-89 Champion Winner Euroleague
3rd place
Giannis Ioannidis Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Galis, Slobodan Suboti , Michail Misounov, Michalis Romanidis, Dimitris Avdalas, Nikos Filippou, Manthos Katsoulis, Giorgos Doxakis, Greg Wiltjer, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Larry Kopczyk
1989-90 Champion Winner Euroleague
4th place
Giannis Ioannidis Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Galis, Slobodan Suboti , Michail Misounov, Michalis Romanidis, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Nikos Filippou, Manthos Katsoulis, Giorgos Doxakis, Stojko Vrankovi , Kostas Baltatzis, Nikos Tsirakidis, Mike Jones
1990-91 Champion Last 8 Euroleague
Last 8
Lazaro Lesi
Michalis Kyritsis
Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Galis, Slobodan Suboti , Michail Misounov, Michalis Romanidis, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Nikos Filippou, Dinos Angelidis, Giorgos Doxakis, Brad Sellers, Kostas Baltatzis, Dimitris Bousvaros, Argiris Daliaris, Argiris Piaras, Dimitris Kalogiros, Vaios Gioras, Goran Sobin
1991-92 3rd place Winner Euroleague
Last 16
George Fisher,
Lazaro Lesi
Michalis Kyritsis
Memos Ioannou
Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Galis, Slobodan Suboti , Michail Misounov, Michalis Romanidis, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Miroslav Peckarski, Dinos Angelidis, Kostas Baltatzis, Edgar Jones, Igor Moraitis, Theodosis Paralikas, Kleanthis Gallos, Tasos Kotzagkiaouridis, Giorgos Kuriazis, Haris Mpimpisidis, Sakis Nikoloudis, Michalis Pournaras, Dimitris Tolios, Memos Ioannou, (Walter Berry left during season)
1992-93 5th place Runner Up European Cup
Winner
Steve Yatzoglou,
Zvi Sherf
Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Slobodan Suboti , Michail Misunov, Giorgos Gasparis, J.J. Anderson, Miroslav Pecarski, Dinos Angelidis, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Memos Ioannou, Roy Tarpley, Igor Moraitis, Theodosis Paralikas, Reggie Theus
1993-94 7th place Last 8 European Cup
Last 4
Vlado Djurovic,
Memos Ioannou
Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Liadelis, Igor Moraitis, Michail Misunov, Theodosis Paralikas, Giorgos Maslarinos, Miroslav Peckarski, Dinos Angelidis, Vangelis Vurtzumis, Sam Vincent, Sean Higgins, Mihalis Pournaras, Kleanthis Galos, Giorgos Gasparis, (Zdravko Radulovi , Anthony Frederick left during season)
1994-95 6th place Last 4 Kora Cup
Last 32
Memos Ioannou,
Soulis Markopoulos
Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Liadelis, Igor Moraitis, Michail Misunov, Tony White, Theodosis Paralikas, Mihalis Pournaras, Dinos Angelidis, Vangelis Vurtzumis, Nestor Papoutsis, Kleanthis Galos, Chris King, Fotis Takianos, Srdjan Jovanovic, (Terry Catledge left during season)
1995-96 5th place Last 16 Kora Cup
Last 16
Soulis Markopoulos Vasilis Lipiridis, Panagiotis Liadelis, Igor Moraitis, Michail Misunov, Yannis Siutis, Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos, Mihalis Pournaras, Dinos Angelidis, Harold Ellis, Srdjan Jovanovic, Ed Stokes, Samir Gouda, Stelios Kostis, Vasilis Kasianos, (Rodney Dent left during season)
1996-97 6th place Last 16 Kora Cup
Winner
Soulis Markopoulos,
Slobodan Suboti
Jos Ortiz, Panagiotis Liadelis, Tzanis Stavrakopoulos, Giannis Sioutis, Giorgos Floros, Mike Nahar, Dinos Angelidis, Aris Holopoulos, Walter Berry, Mario Boni, Alexis Papadatos, Michail Misunov, Srdjan Jovanovic, (Charles Shackleford, Alan Tomidy left during season)
1997-98 9th place Winner Kora Cup
Last 8
Eftimis Kioumourtzoglou,
Christos Magotsios
Andreas Balis, Panagiotis Liadelis, Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos, arko Paspalj, Yannis Siutis, Nasos Galakteros, Mike Nahar, Dinos Angelidis, Giorgos Floros, Hartmut Ortmann, Kuriakos Trouliaris, Filippos Symeonidis, (Mario Boni, Jos Ortiz, Tiit Sokk left during season)
1998-99 4th place Last 4 Saporta Cup
Last 4
Soulis Markopoulos,
Zvi Sherf
Giorgos Floros, Panagiotis Liadelis, Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos, Giorgos Sigalas, Yannis Siutis, Nasos Galakteros, Alexander K hl, Dinos Angelidis, Dimitris Makris, Martin M rsepp, Randy White, Andreas Balis, Michalis Pournaras, Mark Nees, (Gary Grant, Mikhail Mikhailov, Stanley Roberts left during season)
1999-00 8th place Last 8 Kora Cup
Last 16
Soulis Markopoulos,
Christos Magotsios
Joe Arlauckas, Panagiotis Liadelis, Giorgos Sigalas, Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos, Giorgos Floros, Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou, Torgeir Bryn, Giorgos Papaulidis, Yannis Gakis, Cristos Miriunis, Andreas Balis, (Cheikou N'Diaye, Philippe Urie, Darnell Robinson, Khalid Reeves, David Booth left during season)
2000-01 12th place Last 8 Saporta Cup
Last 16
Dragan Sakota,
Steve Yatzoglou
Nikos Papanikolopoulos, Andreas Balis, Yannis Lappas, Sasa Markovic, Yannis Siutis, Giorgos Floros, Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou, Gordon Firic, Kostas Kakarudis, Miroslav Rai evi , Milos Sakota, (A.J. English, James Forrest, Tim Nees, Anthony Bowie, Josh Grant left during season)
2001-02 10th place Last 8 Not participated Steve Yatzoglou,
Milan Minic
Apostolos Koutroulias, Yorick Williams, Yannis Lappas, Robert Renfroe, Franco Nakic, Yannis Gagaludis, Kostas Kakarudis, Steve Bucknall, Torraye Braggs, Geert Hammink, Miroslav Rai evi , Joseph Nikolaidis, Nikos Orfanos, Nikos Savvoulidis, (Frankie King, Isaiah Morris, Brandon Wolfram left during season)
2002-03 5th place Runner Up EuroCup Challenge
Winner
Milan Minic,
Vangelis Alexandris
Will Solomon, Alan Gregov, Giannis Lapas, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Dimitris Haritopoulos, Giannis Gagaloudis, Dimitar Agelov, Kostas Kakaroudis, Fedar Licolitov, Ryan Stack, Ivan Grgat, Miroslav Rai evi , Nikos Orfanos, Dimitris Meraxtsakis, Giorgos Brozos, Xristos Papanikolaou
2003-04 5th place Winner FIBA EuroCup
Last 8
Vangelis Alexandris,
Charles Burton
Smush Parker, Nikos Orfanos, Yannis Lappas, Alexis Kiritsis, Dimitris Haritopoulos, Nestoras Kommatos, Nikos Vetulas, Toby Bailey, Fedor Likholitov, Ryan Stack, Antti Nikkila, Miroslav Rai evi , Diamantis Koukouvinos, (Jermaine Jackson, Anthony Goldwire left during season)
2004-05 5th place Runner Up ULEB Cup
Last 16
Charles Burton DeJuan Collins, Terrel Castle, Alexis Kiritsis, Arthur Johnson, Dimitris Haritopoulos, Antonis Asimakopoulos, Yahor Meshcharakou, Nikolay Padius, Sotiris Karapostolou, Ryan Stack, Sofoklis Schortsianitis, Miroslav Rai evi , Nikos Orfanos, (Desmond Farmer, Jermaine Walker left during season)
2005-06 3rd place Last 8 ULEB Cup
Runner Up
Elias Zouros,
Andrea Mazzon
Terrel Castle, Giorgos Sigalas, Savas Kamberidis, Corey Brewer, Dimitris Haritopoulos, Antonis Asimakopoulos, Mike Wilkinson, Nikolay Padius, Panagiotis Karavanas, Ryan Stack, Ante Grgurevic, Nikos Orfanos, Dimitris Karadolamis, Marios Matalon, Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou, (Alexander Koul, Kenny Taylor, Kevin Freeman, Melvin Scott left during season)
2006-07 3rd place Last 16 Euroleague
Last 16
Andrea Mazzon Terrel Castle, Giorgos Sigalas, Simonas Serapinas, Alex Scales, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Savas Iliadis, Mike Wilkinson, Kevin Fletcher, Panagiotis Karavanas, Jeremiah Massey, Giannis Giannoulis, Dimitris Tsaldaris, Spiros Panteliadis, Marios Matalon, Gaios Skordilis, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
2007-08 5th place Last 4 Euroleague
Last 16
Gordon Herbert Reyshawn Terry, Darius Washington, Bracey Wright, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Savas Iliadis, Vladimir Boisa, Gaios Skordilis, Hanno M tt l , Jeremiah Massey, Lazaros Agadakos, Dimitris Tsaldaris, Spiros Panteliadis, Dimitris Karadolamis, Michalis Tsairelis, (Terrel Castle, Simonas Serapinas left during season)
2008-09 4th place Last 8 ULEB Eurocup
Last 32
Andrea Mazzon Keydren Clark, Bracey Wright, Andrew Betts, Nikos Argiropoulos, Savas Iliadis, Anton Gavel, Gaios Skordilis, Kostas Papanikolaou, Lazaros Agadakos, Nikos Barlos, Dimitrios Tsaldaris, Spencer Nelson, Linos Chrysikopoulos, Spyros Mourtos, (Blagota Sekuli , Sean Marshall left during season)
2009-10 7th place Last 4 ULEB Eurocup
Quarterfinals
Andrea Mazzon,
Fotis Katsikaris,
David Blatt
Keydren Clark, Nikos Argiropoulos, Andrew Betts, Jeremy Richardson, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimos Dikoudis, Gaios Skordilis, Ivan Pauni , Michalis Kakiouzis, Nikos Barlos, Christos Papanikolaou, Aaron Miles, Linos Chrysikopoulos, Spyros Mourtos, Matt Walsh, (Dragan Labovi , Juan Dixon, Quinton Day, Corey Belser left during the season)
2010-11 4th place Last 4 ULEB Eurocup
Last 16
Sharon Drucker,
Slobodan Subotic
Bobby Brown, Brandon Winters, Christos Tapoutos, Anthony King, Michalis Tsairelis, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Kostas Haralabidis, Anatoly Kashirov, Fanis Koumpouras, Edin Bavcic, Linos Chrysikopoulos, Dimitris Verginis, Kostas Sloukas, (John Thomas, Gaios Skordilis, Dejan Borovnjak, P.J. Tucker, Bryant Dunston, Pierre Pierce left during the season)
2011-12 7th place Last 8 ULEB Eurocup
Last 16
Vangelis Alexandris Dan Mavraides, Sergio Kerusch, Christos Tapoutos, Michalis Tsairelis, Ronald Davis, Matej Krusic, Lefteris Bochoridis, Giorgos Bogris, Sam Muldrow, Dimitris Verginis, Tasos Dimas, Alexander Vezenkov(Adrian Oliver, Dominic James, Dimitris Tsaldaris left during the season)

Notable Aris basketball players

Greece
  • Fedon Mattheou
  • Giannis Ioannidis
  • Vangelis Alexandris
  • Haris Papageorgiou
  • Vasilis Paramanidis
  • Dionisis Ananiadis
  • - Nikos Galis
  • Michalis Romanidis
  • Nikos Filippou
  • Giorgos Doxakis
  • Dimitris Kokolakis
  • Panagiotis Giannakis
  • Vasilis Lipiridis
  • Manthos Katsoulis
  • Vagelis Vourtzoumis
  • Dinos Angelidis
  • Memos Ioannou
  • Giorgos Gasparis
  • Panagiotis Liadelis
  • Giannis Sioutis
  • Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos
  • Tzanis Stavrakopoulos
  • Giorgos Floros
  • Nasos Galakteros
  • Giorgos Sigalas
  • Christos Myriounis
  • Giannis Lappas
  • Giannis Gagaloudis
  • Prodromos Nikolaidis
  • Alexis Kyritsis
  • Nestoras Kommatos
  • Nikos Vetoulas
  • Antonis Asimakopoulos
  • Sofoklis Schortsianitis
  • Giorgos Kalaitzis
  • Savas Iliadis
  • Giannis Giannoulis
  • Dimitris Tsaldaris
  • Lazaros Agadakos
  • Kostas Papanikolaou
  • Nikos Barlos
  • Nikos Chatzivrettas
  • Dimos Dikoudis
  • Michalis Kakiouzis
USA
  • Tim Joyce
  • Phil Taylor
  • Grover Woodland
  • Howard McNeal
  • David Binion
  • George Wenzel
  • Brett Vroman
  • Tom Scheffler
  • Will Jackson
  • Mike Jones
  • Brad Sellers
  • Walter Berry
  • Edgar Jones
  • J.J. Anderson
  • Roy Tarpley
  • Reggie Theus
  • Anthony Frederick
  • Sam Vincent
  • Sean Higgins
  • Tony White
  • Terry Catledge
  • Chris King
  • Harold Ellis
  • Rodney Dent
  • Ed Stokes
  • Charles Shackleford
  • Gary Grant
  • Randy White
  • Darnell Robinson
  • David Booth
  • Khalid Reeves
  • Joe Arlauckas
  • - Josh Grant
  • Anthony Bowie
  • James Forrest
  • A. J. English
  • Brandon Wolfram
  • - Rob Renfroe
  • Frankie King
  • Isaiah Morris
  • Torraye Braggs
  • Will Solomon
  • - Ryan Stack
  • Anthony Goldwire
  • Toby Bailey
  • Jermaine Jackson
  • Smush Parker
  • DeJuan Collins
  • Jermaine Walker
  • Desmon Farmer
  • - Terrel Castle
  • Corey Brewer
  • - Mike Wilkinson
  • Melvin Scott
  • Kevin Freeman
  • Kenny Taylor
  • Alex Scales
  • - Kevin Fletcher
  • - Jeremiah Massey
  • Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
  • Reyshawn Terry
  • Bracey Wright
  • - Darius Washington Jr.
  • - Keydren Clark
  • Sean Marshall
  • Spencer Nelson
  • Laron Quinton Day
  • Jeremy Richardson
  • Corey Belser
  • Aaron Miles
  • Juan Dixon
  • Matt Walsh
  • Pierre Pierce
  • Bryant Dunston
  • P.J. Tucker
  • Bobby Brown
  • John Thomas
  • Brandon Winters
  • Anthony King
Rest of America
  • Greg Wiltjer
  • Jos Ortiz (Picul n)
Former USSR
  • --Michail Misounov
  • Mikhail Mikhailov
  • Fedor Likholitov
  • Nikolay Padius
  • Anatoly Kashirov
  • - Igor Moraitov
  • - Vladimir Boisa
  • - Tiit Sokk
  • Martin M rsepp
  • Yegor Mescheriakov
  • Alexander Koul
  • Simonas Serapinas
Former Yugoslavia
  • - Slobodan Suboti
  • Stojko Vrankovi
  • Goran Sobin
  • Zdravko Radulovi
  • - Franko Naki
  • Ivan Grgat
  • Alan Gregov
  • Ante Grgurevic
  • - Miroslav Pecarski
  • - Srdjan Jovanovic
  • - Vladimir Petrovi
  • - Sasa Markovic
  • - Miroslav Rai evi
  • - Milos Sakota
  • Dragan Labovic
  • Ivan Paunic
  • Dejan Borovnjak
  • arko Paspalj
  • Blagota Sekuli
  • - Gordan Firi
  • Edin Bavcic
Rest of Europe
  • Mike Nahar
  • Geert Hammink
  • Mario Boni
  • Alan Tomidy
  • Hurtmut Ortmann
  • Mark Nees
  • Alexander K hl
  • Tim Nees
  • Philippe Urie
  • Torgeir Bryn
  • Yorick Williams
  • Steve Bucknall
  • Andrew Betts
  • Dimitar Anguelov
  • Antti Nikkil
  • Hanno M tt l
Africa
  • Samir Gouda
  • - Cheikou N'Diaye

Aris coaches by season

Season Coach Season Coach Season Coach
1952-53 Anestis Petalidis 1972-73 Anestis Petalidis 1992-93 - Steve Giatzoglou,
Zvi Sherf
1953-54 Anestis Petalidis 1973-74 Fedon Mattheou 1993-94 Vlado Djurovi ,
Memos Ioannou
1954-55 Anestis Petalidis 1974-75 Anestis Petalidis 1994-95 Memos Ioannou,
Soulis Markopoulos
1955-56 Anestis Petalidis 1975-76 - Harry Pappas 1995-96 Soulis Markopoulos
1956-57 Anestis Petalidis 1976-77 - Harry Pappas 1996-97 Soulis Markopoulos,
- Slobodan Suboti
1957-58 Anestis Petalidis 1977-78 Irakleios Klaglas 1997-98 Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou,
Christos Magotsios
1958-59 Anestis Petalidis 1978-79 Giannis Ioannidis 1998-99 Soulis Markopoulos,
Zvi Sherf
1959-60 Anestis Petalidis 1979-80 Anestis Petalidis,
Fred G. Develey
1999-00 Soulis Markopoulos,
Christos Magotsios
1960-61 Anestis Petalidis 1980-81 Du an Ivkovi 2000-01 Dragan akota,
- Steve Giatzoglou
1961-62 Anestis Petalidis 1981-82 Du an Ivkovi 2001-02 - Steve Giatzoglou,
Milan Mini
1962-63 Anestis Petalidis 1982-83 Giannis Ioannidis 2002-03 Milan Mini ,
Vangelis Alexandris
1963-64 Anestis Petalidis 1983-84 Giannis Ioannidis 2003-04 Vangelis Alexandris,
Charles Barton
1964-65 Anestis Petalidis 1984-85 Giannis Ioannidis 2004-05 Charles Barton
1965-66 Anestis Petalidis 1985-86 Giannis Ioannidis 2005-06 Ilias Zouros,
Andrea Mazzon
1966-67 Anestis Petalidis 1986-87 Giannis Ioannidis 2006-07 Andrea Mazzon
1967-68 Anestis Petalidis 1987-88 Giannis Ioannidis 2007-08 - Gordon Herbert
1968-69 Anestis Petalidis 1988-89 Giannis Ioannidis 2008-09 Andrea Mazzon
1969-70 Anestis Petalidis 1989-90 Giannis Ioannidis 2009-10 Andrea Mazzon,
Fotis Katsikaris,
- David Blatt
1970-71 Anestis Petalidis 1990-91 Lazaro Lesi ,
Michalis Kyritsis
2010-11 Sharon Drucker,
- Slobodan Suboti
1971-72 Anestis Petalidis 1991-92 George Fisher,
Lazaro Lesi ,
Michalis Kyritsis,
Memos Ioannou
2011-12 Vangelis Alexandris

See also

  • Aris BC Games
  • Nick Galis
  • Panagiotis Giannakis
  • Aris Thessaloniki
  • Aris Thessaloniki F.C.
  • Aris Volleyball Club

References

External links

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