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Panathinaikos B.C.

Panathinaikos Basketball Club is the professional basketball team of Athens-based multi-sport club Panathinaikos. The team also goes by the name of P.A.O., which stands for Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (i.e. Panathenian Athletic Club). It is owned by Dimitris Giannakopoulos. The parent athletic club was founded in 1908, while the basketball team in 1922 and it has since developed into the most successful basketball team in Greece and among the best in Europe. Panathinaikos has won 32 Greek Championships, 13 Greek Cups, 6 European Championships, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 2 Triple Crowns.

Among the well-known players that have played with the club over the years include: Dominique Wilkins, Byron Scott, Antonio Davis, Dino Ra a, John Salley, Nikos Galis, Dejan Bodiroga, Panagiotis Giannakis, eljko Rebra a, Arijan Komazec, Stojko Vrankovi , arko Paspalj, Fanis Christodoulou, ar nas Jasikevi ius, Fragiskos Alvertis, Dimitris Diamantidis and Vassilis Spanoulis. Such players, along with the successful management of Pavlos Giannakopoulos and the guidance of the most successful coach in Europe eljko Obradovi , have made Panathinaikos the most successful team in Europe the last two decades and the only team on the continent that has won six Euroleague titles, since the establishment of the modern era Euroleague Final Four format in 1988 (no other club has won more than three Euroleague championships in this period). Overall, and on the basis of the club's achievements in both Greece and Europe, Panathinaikos B.C. is the most successful Greek basketball team ever.

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History

Early years (1918 1945)

Panathinaikos started as a football club in 1908. In 1918, basketball was still unknown in Greece. During that period Giorgos Kalafatis attended basketball games between the Allies of World War I, in Paris. When he later returned to Greece with the necessary equipment, he set up the Panathinaikos basketball club, led by Apostolos Nikolaidis.

In 1922, PAO played their first match against the (Greek) YMCA, a match which took place at the Pan-athenian Stadium. Regrettably, the lack of equipment and interest quickly led to the dissolution of the team.

In 1937, Kalafatis managed to create a new Panathinaikos team that, during the following year, tried to catch up with already established clubs like the YMCA, Ethnikos Athinon, Panionios, Aris and Iraklis. Angelos Fillipou, Nikos Mantzaroglou, Litsas and Dimitrakos were the ringleaders of the group and were later joined by Telis Karagiorgos, Thymios Karadimos, Giorgos Bofilios, Philipos Papaikonomou, Petros Polycratis and Nickos Polycratis. During the German occupation that followed, PAO managed to keep the basketball team alive.

1960 1970

In 1961 Panathinaikos won the Greek championship with new leaders Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Stelios Tavoularis and Petros Panagiotarakos. In 1962 Panathinaikos made the repeat and was again the Greek champion. That was also the year that PAO took part in a European competition facing Hapoel Tel Aviv for the European Championship.

In 1967, Panathinaikos were crowned champions, with Giorgos Kolokithas one of the greatest basketball players of his era in their ranks. In 1969, the conquest of the Championship was followed by the first European success of the club, namely the entrance in the semi-finals of the Cup Winners Cup, where it was eliminated by Dinamo Tbilisi. The next year, 1970, PAO were the first Greek basketball team to use a foreign player (Craig Greenwood) in a European game.

The Golden Age (1970 1984)

During these golden years, Panathinaikos won 10 out of 14 Greek championships[1] with their great leader and scorer Apostolos Kontos.

During this period, Kostas Mourouzis, nicknamed the fox of coaching, managed the team of the 4-K (the young Kontos, Koroneos, Kokolakis and Kefalos). These players, along with Iordanidis, who functioned as a link with older players, won 5 consecutive championships and made the greatest accomplishment of their time by participating in the semifinals of the European Championship, aided by American Willy Kirkland. Unfortunately, Ignis Varese, one of the giants of the era, proved an insurmountable obstacle for Panathinaikos.

Over the next 4 seasons Panathinaikos captured the championship once in 1977 and also won their first Greek Cup in 1979. They acquired Memos Ioannou in 1974 and Greek-American David Stergakos in 1979 (a player that would contribute greatly in the coming years).

The five years that followed, Panathinaikos won 4 championships (1980, 1981, 1982, 1984) and two cups (1982, 1983). More specifically, in 1982, coached by Kostas Politis, PAO succeeded in winning their first double as well as placing 5th in Europe. Before this Panathinaikos got the better of a strong CSKA team in the last seconds of a thriller match. The last championship before the decline was 1984 when PAO won the big game title in Corfu, starring Liveris Andritsos and Tom Kappos. Panathinaikos had a great chance to avoid the upcoming decline when he discovered Rony Seikaly but bureaucratic problems prevented him from playing in the Greek Championship as a Greek citizen despite being entitled to do so, which forced him to move to the USA.

The great decline (1985 1992)

In 1985, PAO finished in 3rd place in the league. Stergakos, Ioannou, Vidas, Andritsos and Koroneos who left the following year were the key players. The balance however had now tilted in favour of Aris and Panathinaikos ceased to be a leader and were limited to a secondary role. Nevertheless, they remained a worthy adversary. Thus, in 1986, against all odds, they managed to eliminate powerful Aris from the Greek Cup at the semifinal stage. Then Panathinakos went on to win Olympiakos in the final and conquer their last title until 1993. During the next 2 seasons, PAO would finish in 5th place (worst result since many years ago).

In 1988, the ban on using foreign players in the league was lifted and Panathinaikos were able to acquire Edgar Jones from the NBA. He was a capable shooter, scorer and rebounder and for the next 2 years was the star of the team. Although PAO achieved significant wins over the other major Greek teams, they did not manage any notable distinction. The next two years, Antonio Davis, who had later a great career in the NBA, replaced Jones as the leader of the team stats. At this point of time, Panathinaikos had also acquired some of the most talented young Greek players (Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Economou and Christos Myriounis), but that didn't stop them from experiencing the worst period in the history of the club, finishing 7th in 1991 and dropping to 8th position in 1992, which left them for the first time ever outside Europe.

Return to distinction (1992 1995)

Nikos Galis was the man responsible for the rebirth of the team. With his effort Panathinaikos transformed into a very strong team, capable of claiming all the titles. However his retirement during the 1994 95 season deprived the team of the opportunity to conquer any major title.

In the summer of 1992, Panathinaikos attempted a full reconstruction of the team. Nikos Galis, the top Greek basketball player, was acquired by the club and was flanked by star players Stojko Vrankovi , Tiit Sokk and Arijan Komazec. Thus, Galis lead PAO to a Greek Cup win and also to the Championship final, where they lost despite home advantage. The next season 1993 94 Nikos Galis along with Alexander Volkov and Stojko Vrankovi led Panathinaikos to 3rd place in Europe for the first time in the club's history, although they didn't manage any title back home.

The 1994 95 season started with the best conditions as the club acquired Panagiotis Giannakis and arko Paspalj. PAO was again the favourite for all domestic titles. The club started by eliminating Olympiakos from the Greek Cup in a very tough game before the start of the Championship. However, after the first games for the Greek Championship, Nikos Galis, the player that had led PAO in the cup game against Olympiakos and also in the decisive game for the Euroleague qualifiers, left the team. As a consequence, PAO despite playing some great games only managed to retain 3rd place in Europe and compete in the Greek Cup final.

European, Intercontinental and Greek Champions (1996 1998)

During the years 1996 98, Panathinaikos fulfilled all of their objectives by winning the European Championship, the Intecontinental cup and the Greek championship (in this order).

The expectations in the team had now risen a lot, as it was imperative for Panathinaikos to obtain a significant title. In the summer of 1995, they acquired Dominique Wilkins, one of the top American players playing in Europe. The coach of the team was Bo idar Maljkovi . The former along with Giannakis, Vrankovi , Alvertis and Patavoukas comprised a very experienced team, which, in 1996, managed an unprecedented success for Greek basketball. Indeed, in April 1996, at the Paris Final Four, Panathinaikos became the first Greek team to lift the European Championships (now called the Euroleague), beating FC Barcelona in a unique tournament final, by a score of 67 66. Back in Greece, right after the big win in Paris, the exit of Dominique Wilkins in the league final led to the loss of a championship from Olympiakos with 35 points difference.

The next season, Maljkovi removed all the stars from the roster in an attempt of assembling a squad that's based on teamwork. With the start of the season, PAO were crowned Intercontinental Champions, prevailing by 2 1 wins in a 3-game series over Olimpia de Venado Tuerto, South American champions. Unfortunately, the restructuring of the team failed and Panathinaikos failed to participate in the Final Four to defend their European title. Moreover, they finished in 5th place in the championship, thus losing the right to participate in next season's Euroleague.

Lefteris Subotic assumed technical leadership and convinced Dino Ra a to come to PAO. This great transfer was accompanied by Byron Scott and Fanis Christodoulou and with the help of Alvertis, Economou and Koch, Panathinaikos finally won the Greek league after 14 years.

1999 The championship at SEF

The 1998 99 season proved very important for Panathinaikos, as Olympiakos who had gained home advantage were prepared to return to the top. It was at the last game of the finals that Panathinaikos achieved one of the most decisive away victories against Olympiakos, capturing the title. Not only that, but this loss led to a process of renewal and reconstruction for Olympiakos, which would fail for the next many years.

Obradovi era glory in Greece and Europe (1999-2012)

The arrival of eljko Obradovi to Panathinaikos during summer 1999 marked the beginning of an extraordinary period for the club, with many major successes and the establishment of the team as the strongest in Europe.

The first thing that Obradovic did was to adapt the whole team on Dejan Bodiroga, who was the absolute leader of Panathinaikos. As a result of the success of this strategy, PAO managed to capture 2 Euroleague titles (2000, 2002) after 3 consecutive Euroleague finals appearances (2000 2002) and also won 3 consecutive Greek championships (1999 2001). Nevertheless, they failed to conquer the Greek Cup, even though they played in two finals. Rebra a, Gentile, Middleton, Alvertis, Kattash, Kutluay and Fotsis were some of the players who excelled in this area. The dominance in the Greek league was finally interrupted in 2002, the year that PAO won their 3rd European Championships. Also at the end of the year, there were many significant changes, starting with the withdrawal of Bodiroga, making a renewal imperative.

At the Thessaloniki Euroleague Final Four, Panathinaikos became Champions of Europe for the second time, beating Macabbi Tel Aviv 73 67 in the final.

At the Bologna Euroleague Final Four, Panathinaikos brought to Athens the most prestigious European trophy for the third time, beating hosts Kinder Bologna by the score of 89 83 in the final.

2002 03 was the year that Obradovic used to restructure Panathinaikos and return them to the top of Greece. He emphatically achieved this objective by leading the team to 4 doubles and 2 triple crowns (i.e. double plus Euroleague champions) in the next 7 years, thus creating an empire. Panathinaikos had radically changed the style of their game after replacing Bodiroga. The game contribution of the Serbian player was replaced by an unprecedented model of teamwork that proved that a super star was unnecessary. Players such as Lakovic, Alvertis, Diamantidis, Fotsis, Tsartsaris, Batiste and later Spanoulis, Siskauskas and Jasikevicius, who played not for themselves but for the maximum success of the team led to the transformation of PAO into a title-winning machine that was not hampered by irreplaceable players and this quality was widely recognized.

At the 2007 Euroleague Final Four, which was held on their home court of OAKA in Athens, Panathinaikos became European Champions for the fourth time, beating the defending champions CSKA Moscow 93 91 in the final.

The same teams (PAO and CSKA) competed in the final of the 2009 Euroleague Final Four Berlin, where Panathinaikos won the trophy again, for the fifth time in their history. The score was 73 71.

On December 14, 2009 Panathinaikos was voted top team of 2009 by the Sports Journalists Association, with 1,291 votes. In addition, coach Zelimir Obradovic was voted top coach, with 1,399 votes.

Panathinaikos after a beautiful performance of Calathes in the semi-final against Siena scoring 17 points,grabbing 6 rebounds and making 2 steals win 77 69 and reach to the final against Maccabi Tel Aviv.In the Final Panathinaikos win 78 70 and won the 6th European trophy.

On June 12, 2012 it was announced that coach Obradovi and Panathinaikos had parted ways, putting an end to a golden era for the club and signaling the beginning of a rebuilding process that will revitalize the Greens and ensure their continued success.

Roster

Depth Chart

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve
C Sofoklis Schortsanitis
PF Andrew Panko Kostas Tsartsaris
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SF Jonas Ma iulis Michael Bramos
SG Dimitris Diamantidis Derwin Kitchen
PG Roko Ukic Vassilis Xanthopoulos

Against NBA teams

Panathinaikos is the first Greek team to ever play in the USA against NBA teams. On October 11, 2007, Panathinaikos played against the Houston Rockets,[2] and on October 18, 2007, Panathinaikos played against the then defending NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs Before that, they played against the Toronto Raptors.[3]

Seasons

Season Greek League Greek Cup Europe Coach Roster
1945 46 Champion No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Giannis Lambrou, Misas Pantazopoulos, Stelios Arvanitis, Jack Nikolaidis, Giorgos Nikolaidis, Thymios Karadimos
1946 47 Champion No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Giannis Lambrou, Misas Pantazopoulos, Stelios Arvanitis, Jack Nikolaidis, Giorgos Nikolaidis, Dimitrakopoulos
1948 49 4th place No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Giannis Lambrou, Stelios Arvanitis, Misas Pantazopoulos, Nikos Milas, Petros Dimitropoulos, Alekos Karalis, Fanis Theofanis, Dimitrakopoulos
1949 50 Champion No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Fedon Mattheou, Giannis Lambrou, Misas Pantazopoulos, Stelios Arvanitis, Nikos Milas, Petros Dimitropoulos, Alekos Karalis, Panos Koukopoulos, Thanasis Koukopoulos, Fanis Theofanis, Kaligeris, Vithipoulias, Papatheoharis, Giazimis, Genimatas
1950 51 Champion No tournament No tournament Misas Pantazopoulos Fedon Mattheou, Giannis Lambrou, Stelios Arvanitis, Nikos Milas, Giorgos Oven, Fanis Theofannis, Kaligeris, Papatheoharis, Tripos, Vithipoulias, Konidis, Filipou, Yiaximis, Genimatas
1952 53 2nd place No tournament No tournament Fedon Mattheou, Giannis Lambrou, Stelios Arvanitis, Nikos Milas, Alekos Karalis, Panos Koukopoulos, Yiaximis, Konidis, Kaligeris, Eftaxias
1953 54 Champion No tournament No tournament Fedon Mattheou, Stelios Arvanitis, Nikos Milas, Panos Koukopoulos, Stelios Tavoularis, Giorgos Oven, Alekos Karalis, Giannis Malakates, Yiaximis, Varias, Konidis, Yianopoulos, Stamatiou, Kimanis
1960 61 Champion No tournament No tournament Nikos Milas Panos Koukopoulos, Petros Panagiotarakos, Makridis, Liamis, Zanos, Koutsoukos, Tavoularis, Papakonstantopoulos, Mandilaris, Dedes, Katsikidis, Nakios, Sitzakis
1961 62 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 32
Kimonas Agathos Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Panos Koukopoulos, Liamis, Tavoularis, Katsikidis, Zanos, Makridis, Antoniadis, Mandilaris, Panagiotidis, Papadimitriou
1962 63 4th place No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Panos Koukopoulos Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Kostas Politis, Panos Koukopoulos, Stelios Tavoularis, Liamis, Katsikidis, Zanis
1963 64 3rd place No tournament Not participated Nikos Milas Kostas Politis, Mihalis Kiritsis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Andreas Chaikalis, Gavrilos Antoniadis, Christos Antoniadis, Stelios Tavoularis, Kostas Politis, Papadimitriou
1964 65 6th place No tournament Not participated Nikos Milas Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Kostas Politis, Mihalis Kiritsis, Andreas Chaikalis, Christos Iordanidis
1965 66 3rd place No tournament Not participated Mio Stevanovic Giorgos Kolokythas, Petros Panagiotarakos, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Kostas Politis, Mihalis Kiritsis, Andreas Chaikalis, Christos Iordanidis
1966 67 Champion No tournament Not participated Kostas Mourouzis Giorgos Kolokythas, Kostas Politis, Giorgos Vassilakopoulos, Mihalis Kiritsis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Chaikalis, Kouzoupis, Liamis, Lekkakis, Stefanou
1967 68 2nd place No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Giorgos Kolokythas, Kostas Politis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis
1968 69 Champion No tournament Cup Winners' Cup
Last 4
Kostas Mourouzis Giorgos Kolokythas, Kostas Politis, Christos Iordanidis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis, Craig Greenwood
1969 70 2nd place No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Apostolos Kontos, Giorgos Kolokythas, Dimitris Kokolakis, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Kostas Politis, Haris Papazoglou, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis, Andreas Papantoniou
1970 71 Champion No tournament Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Giorgos Kolokythas, Christos Iordanidis, Kostas Politis, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis
1971 72 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 4
Kostas Mourouzis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Kefalos, Christos Iordanidis, Michalis Kiritsis, Giannis Dimaras, Haris Papazoglou, Andreas Papantoniou, Petros Panagiotarakos, Thanasis Peppas, Andreas Haikalis, Zografos, Zegleris, Paraskevas, Willy Kirkland
1972 73 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 32
Kostas Mourouzis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Andreas Papantoniou, Giannis Dimaras, Andreas Haikalis, Haris Papazoglou, Sigas, Houseas, Broutsos, Bogdanos, Poulidis, Michelis
1973 74 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Kostas Mourouzis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Haris Papazoglou, Andreas Haikalis, Andreas Papantoniou, Giannis Dimaras, Houseas, Poulidis, Koumanakos, Bogdanos
1974 75 Champion No tournament Euroleague
Last 16
Richard Dukshire Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Memos Ioannou, Kostas Batis, Haris Papazoglou, Andreas Papantoniou, S. Kontos, Kabourakis, Spiliopoulos
1975 76 3rd place Last 4 Euroleague
Last 16
Nikos Milas Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Iordanidis, Christos Kefalos, Memos Ioannou, Kostas Batis, Haris Papazoglou, Andreas Papantoniou, Andreas Haikalis, Kampourakis, S. Kontos
1976 77 Champion Last 4 Kora Cup
Last 27
Kostas Anastasatos Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Kefalos, Memos Ioannou, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Haris Papazoglou, S. Kontos, Kakogeorgiou, Kabourakis, Petrakakis
1977 78 2nd place Last 4 Euroleague
Last 8
Kostas Anastasatos Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, Christos Iordanidis, Memos Ioannou, Christos Kefalos, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Haris Papazoglou
1978 79 3rd place Winners Kora Cup
Last 16
Kostas Politis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Haris Papazoglou
1979 80 Champion Last 8 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Kostas Politis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Memos Ioannou, Kyriakos Vidas, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Haris Papazoglou, Garos, Georganas, Kalogeropoulos
1980 81 Champion Last 8 Euroleague
Last 8
Kostas Politis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Kyriakos Vidas, Memos Ioannou, Andreas Papantoniou, Katsinis, Garos, Georganas, Kalogeropoulos, Metaxas
1981 82 Champion Winners Euroleague
Final-6
Kostas Politis Apostolos Kontos, Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Kyriakos Vidas, Memos Ioannou, Kostas Batis, Andreas Papantoniou, Katsinis, Georganas, Venieris, Kalogeropoulos, Garos, Karanasos
1982 83 3rd place Winners Euroleague
Last 5
Christos Kefalos Dimitris Kokolakis, Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Tom Kappos
1983 84 Champion Last 4 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 8
Michalis Kyritsis Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Memos Ioannou, Liveris Andritsos, Kyriakos Vidas, Giorgos Skropolithas, Tom Kappos, Tolias, Kalogeropoulos, Politis, Tsantilis, Sotiriou
1984 85 3rd place Finalist Euroleague
Last 8
Michalis Kyritsis Takis Koroneos, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Kyriakos Vidas, Memos Ioannou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Tom Kappos, Tolias, Kalogeropoulos, Politis, Tsantilis, Sotiriou
1985 86 4th place Winners Cup Winners' Cup
Last 16
Michalis Kyritsis David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Kyriakos Vidas, Argiris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Petroudakis
1986 87 5th place Last 16 Cup Winners' Cup
Last 32
Kostas Mourouzis David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Takis Koroneos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Kostas Missas, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Dionysis Fragiskatos
1987 88 5th place Last 16 Kora Cup
Last 32
Richard Dukshire David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Takis Koroneos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Kostas Missas, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Dionysis Fragiskatos
1988 89 3rd place Last 4 Kora Cup
Last 16
Mihalis Kyritsis Edgar Jones, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Takis Koroneos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Argyris Pedoulakis, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Dionysis Fragiskatos
1989 90 5th place Last 8 Kora Cup
Last 64
Christos Iordanidis Edgar Jones, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Memos Ioannou, Takis Koroneos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Argyris Pedulakis, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Dionysis Fragiskatos
1990 91 7th place Last 4 Kora Cup
Last 16
Christos Iordanidis Antonio Davis, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Giorgos Skropolithas, Argyris Pedulakis, Argyris Papapetrou, Dimitris Dimakopoulos, Wayne Yearwood, Dinos Kalambakos
1991 92 8th place Last 4 Kora Cup
Last 16
eljko Pavli evi Fragiskos Alvertis, Antonio Davis, Nikos Ekonomou, Christos Myriounis, Minas Gekos, David Stergakos, Liveris Andritsos, Argyris Papapetrou, Giorgos Skropolithas, Argyris Pedulakis, Dinos Kalambakos Yannis Georgikopoulos, Greg Ikonomu, Sotiris Manolopoulos, Scott Roth
1992 93 2nd place Winners Not participated eljko Pavli evi Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Galis, Arijan Komazec, Stojko Vrankovi , Tiit Sokk, Nikos Ekonomou, Christos Myriounis, Argiris Papapetrou, Giannis Georgikopoulos
1993 94 3rd place Last 16 Euroleague
3rd place
Kostas Politis Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Galis, Alexander Volkov, Stojko Vrankovi , Tiit Sokk, Nikos Ekonomou, Christos Myriounis, Costas Patavoukas, Yannis Papayannis, Giannis Georgikopoulos, Minas Gekos, Aivar Kuusmaa, Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos, Dionysis Kourlis
1994 95 2nd place Last 16 Euroleague
3rd place
Eythimis Kiumurtzoglou Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, arko Paspalj, Stojko Vrankovi , Miroslav Peckarski, Tiit Sokk, Nikos Ekonomou, Christos Myriounis, Costas Patavoukas, Yannis Papayannis, Giannis Georgikopoulos, Aivar Kuusmaa, Giorgos Chrysanthopoulos, Dionysis Kourlis
1995 96 2nd place Winners Euroleague
Champion
Bo idar Maljkovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Dominique Wilkins, Stojko Vrankovi , Panagiotis Giannakis, Nikos Ekonomou, Kostas Patavoukas, John Korfas, Tzanis Stavrakopoulos, Miroslav Pecarski, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Christos Myriounis
1996 97 5th place Last 4 Intercontinental Cup Winner Bo idar Maljkovi Mihalis Kyritsis Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Ekonomou, Byron Dinkins, Michael Koch, John Korfas, Marcelo Nicola, Hugo Sconochini, Ferran Mart nez, Julius Nwosu, John Amaechi, Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Giannis Georgikopoulos, John Salley, Sasa Markovic, Leonidas Skoutaris
Euroleague Last 8
1997 98 Champion Last 4 EuroCup
Last 4
Lefteris Subotic Fragiskos Alvertis, Dino Ra a, Byron Scott, Fannis Christodoulou, Nikos Ekonomou, Antonis Fotsis, Michael Koch, Ferran Mart nez, Costas Patavoukas, Sascha Hupmann, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Johnny Branch, Andreas Glyniadakis, Vagelis Vourtzoumis
1998 99 Champion Last 8 Euroleague
Last 16
Lefteris Subotic Fragiskos Alvertis, Dejan Bodiroga, Dino Ra a, Nikos Ekonomou, Ferdinando Gentile, Michael Koch, Costas Patavoukas, Nikos Boudouris, Pat Burke, Sascha Hupmann, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Kostas Maglos, Alexandros Anthis
1999 00 Champion Finalist Euroleague
Champion
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Dejan Bodiroga, eljko Rebra a, Johnny Rogers, Oded Kattash, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Antonis Fotsis, Ferdinando Gentile, Michael Koch, Nikos Boudouris, Pat Burke
2000 01 Champion Finalist Suproleague
Finalist
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Dejan Bodiroga, eljko Rebra a, Johnny Rogers, Pat Burke, Antonis Fotsis, Ferdinando Gentile, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Oded Kattash, Michael Koch, Darryl Middleton, Giorgos Baloyannis, Andreas Glyniadakis, Yannis Rodostoglou, Marios Voulgaridis
2001 02 3rd place Last 4 Euroleague
Champion
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Dejan Bodiroga, brahim Kutluay, Johnny Rogers, Darryl Middleton, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Damir Mulaomerovi , Pepe S nchez, Giannis Sioutis, Giorgos Balogiannis, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Giannis Giannoulis, Christos Vidalis, Michalis Svoronos, Serafim Theos, Corey Albano
2002 03 Champion Winner Euroleague
Last 8
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Jaka Lakovi , Ariel McDonald, Darryl Middleton, Kostas Tsartsaris, Giorgos Balogiannis, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Antonis Fotsis, Lazaros Papadopoulos, Rodney Buford, Zouritsa Zouza, Christos Vidalis
2003 04 Champion Last 32 Euroleague
Last 16
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Darryl Middleton, Mike Batiste, Ariel McDonald, Jaka Lakovi , Nikos Hatzivrettas, Kostas Tsartsaris, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Giannis Gagaloudis, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Du an akota, Giorgos Maslarinos, Artemis Kouvaris, Haris Mujezinovi
2004 05 Champion Winner Euroleague
3rd place
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Dimitris Diamantidis, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Jaka Lakovi , brahim Kutluay, Vlado epanovi , Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Mike Batiste, Kostas Tsartsaris, Lonny Baxter, Darryl Middleton, Patrick Femerling, Du an akota, Vasilis Xanthopoulos
2005 06 Champion Winner Euroleague
Last 8
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Dimitris Diamantidis, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Jaka Lakovi , Vassilis Spanoulis, Vlado epanovi , Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Du an akota, Mike Batiste, Kostas Tsartsaris, Dejan Toma evi , Patrick Femerling, Brandon Hunter
2006 07 Champion Winner Euroleague
Champion
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Dimitris Diamantidis, Ram nas i kauskas, Sani Be irovi , Mike Batiste, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimos Dikoudis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Tony Delk, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Vasilis Xanthopoulos, Dejan Toma evi , Du an akota, Milo Vujani , Robertas Javtokas
2007 08 Champion Winner Euroleague
Last 16
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimitris Diamantidis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Dejan Toma evi , Dimos Dikoudis, Sani Be irovi , Stratos Perperoglou, ar nas Jasikevi ius, Kennedy Winston, Andrija i i , Nikola Prka in, Aris Tatarounis
2008 09 Champion Winner Euroleague
Champion
eljko Obradovi Fragiskos Alvertis, Antonis Fotsis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Nikos Hatzivrettas, Dimitris Diamantidis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Stratos Perperoglou, ar nas Jasikevi ius, Drew Nicholas, Nikola Pekovi , Giorgi Shermadini, Dimitris Verginis, Du an Kecman
2009 10 Champion Finalist Euroleague
Last 16
eljko Obradovi Antonis Fotsis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Dimitris Diamantidis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Stratos Perperoglou, ar nas Jasikevi ius, Drew Nicholas, Nikola Pekovi , Giorgi Shermadini, Dimitris Verginis, Nick Calathes, Milenko Tepi , Georgios Bogris, Jurica Golemac, Marcus Haislip
2010 11 Champion Finalist Euroleague
Champion
eljko Obradovi Antonis Fotsis, Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Dimitris Diamantidis, Stratos Perperoglou, Drew Nicholas, Nick Calathes, Milenko Tepi , Georgios Bogris, Romain Sato, Aleks Mari , Kostas Kaimakoglou, Ian Vougioukas, Fotis Zoubos
2011 12 2nd place Winner Euroleague
4th place
eljko Obradovi Kostas Tsartsaris, Mike Batiste, Dimitris Diamantidis, Stratos Perperoglou, ar nas Jasikevi ius, Nick Calathes, Romain Sato, Aleks Mari , Kostas Kaimakoglou, Ian Vougioukas, David Logan, Steven Smith, Alexis Kyritsis, Pat Calathes

Fans

Panathinaikos fans celebrate at O.A.K.A.
Panathinaikos fans celebrate at O.A.K.A.
The team, which is famous for its fans' passionate support, also set a record (broken in 2009) for the highest home game attendance in the history of the Euroleague, which is 20,000 fans,[4] achieved at a home match in OAKA against Benetton Treviso on March 29, 2006, for the second phase of the Euroleague 2005-06. An attendance of 18,900 fans has also been achieved three times in home matches of the Greens, against Efes Pilsen in 2005 and TAU Cer mica (twice) in 2006. While PAO no longer holds the record for largest Euroleague home crowd, it still holds the honor of being involved in the record match PAO was the opponent for Partizan Belgrade when it drew 22,567 to Belgrade Arena for a 2009 match.[5]

Honours

Panathinaikos banners at O.A.K.A.
Panathinaikos banners at O.A.K.A.
(Total titles: 52)

National

  • Greek Championship: (32) (record)
    • 1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Greek Cup: (13) (record)
    • 1979, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012

International

International record

The 100 years celebration 1908 2008
The 100 years celebration 1908 2008

Season Achievement Notes
European Champions' Cup
1971 72 Semi-final eliminated by Ignis Varese, 78 70 in Athens, 55 69 in Varese
1981 82 Final round 5th place
1993 94 Final four 3rd place in Tel Aviv
1994 95 Final four 3rd place in Zaragoza
1995 96 Winner defeated Barcelona 67 66 in Paris
1996 97 Quarter-final eliminated by Olympiacos, 49 69 at home, 57 65 away
1998 99 Quarter-final eliminated by Teamsystem Bologna, 58 63 in Athens, 64 88 in Bologna
1999 00 Winner defeated Maccabi Tel-Aviv 73 67 in Thessaloniki
FIBA Suproleague
2000 01 Final defeated 81 67 by Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Paris
Euroleague
2001 02 Winner defeated Kinder Bologna 89 83 in Bologna
2002 03 Top 16 3rd place in group E
2003 04 Top 16 4th place in group F
2004 05 Final four 3rd place in Moscow
2005 06 Quarter-final eliminated by TAU Cer mica, 84 72 in Athens, 79 85 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 71 74 in Athens
2006 07 Winner defeated CSKA Moscow 93 91 in Athens
2007 08 Top 16 3rd place in group F
2008 09 Winner defeated CSKA Moscow 73 71 in Berlin
2009 10 Top 16 3rd place in group E
2010 11 Winner defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 70 78 in Barcelona
2011 12 Final four 4th place in Istanbul
Cup Winners' Cup
1968 69 Semi-final eliminated by Dinamo Tbilisi, 81 67 in Athens, 71 103 in Tbilisi
1997 98 Semi-final eliminated by Stefanel Milano, 77 58 in Athens, 61 86 in Milan
Intercontinental Cup
1996 Winner 2 1 wins against Olimpia Venado Tuerto


The road to the six Euroleague victories

Euroleague 1996

Round Team   Home     Away  
1st Round Bye
2nd Round algiris Kaunas 86 66 59 56
Group Stage Real Madrid 54 52 73 80
Barcelona 74 95 57 63
Cibona Zagreb 79 61 93 82
Orthez 67 69 87 79
Benfica 67 51 87 96
Virtus Bologna 72 69 72 69
Maccabi Tel Aviv 67 62 86 79
Quarter finals Benetton Treviso    70 67 69 83
65 64
Semifinal CSKA Moscow 81 71
Final Barcelona 67 66

Euroleague 2000

Round Team Home   Away  
Group Stage 1 algiris Kaunas 86 82 82 66
Tofa 79 74 64 59
Olimpija Ljubljana 100 80 86 71
Real Madrid 96 69 66 63
ALBA Berlin 70 72 73 54
Group Stage 2 Red Star Belgrade  67 58 76 61
Cholet 85 50 68 81
PAOK 71 75 77 69
Round of 16 Budu nost 65 59 64 77
78 61
Quarter finals Cibona Zagreb 73 62 69 63
Semifinal Efes Pilsen 81 71
Final Maccabi Tel Aviv 73 67

Euroleague 2002

Round Team Home   Away  
Group Stage Fortitudo Bologna 81 70 79 77
CSKA Moscow 83 80 91 85
Orthez 67 63 79 67
Budu nost 91 82 84 72
Krka Novo Mesto 98 92 81 82
Zadar 102 64 85 81
Real Madrid 77 88 78 70
Top 16 Olympiacos 88 78 75 92
Olimpija Ljubljana 85 67 79 72
AEK 96 92 73 66
Semifinal Maccabi Tel Aviv 83 75
Final Virtus Bologna 89 83

Euroleague 2007

Round Team Home   Away  
Regular Season Joventut Badalona 83 73 82 79
Cibona Zagreb 86 69 78 75
Olimpija Ljubljana 83 74 86 65
Virtus Roma 87 71 79 69
M laga 87 72 61 67
Partizan 80 93 73 65
Maccabi Tel Aviv 90 88 73 76
Top 16 Efes Pilsen 84 57 79 65
Barcelona 102 82 66 87
Prokom Trefl Sopot 95 68 75 69
Playoffs Dynamo Moscow 80 58 73 65
Semifinal Taugres 67 53
Final CSKA Moscow 93 91

Euroleague 2009

Round Team Home   Away  
Regular Season algiris Kaunas 78 51 80 69
Barcelona 76 87 66 90
SLUC Nancy 83 69 80 70
Siena 81 76 77 82
Prokom Trefl Sopot 75 53 67 60
Top 16 Partizan 81 63 56 63
M laga 103 95 81 69
Virtus Roma 92 67 90 71
Playoffs Siena 90 85 72 53
79 84 91 84
Semifinal Olympiacos 84 82
Final CSKA Moscow 73 71

Euroleague 2011

Round Team Home   Away  
Group Stage 1 Power Electronics Valencia 69 73 72 56
CSKA Moscow 74 60 72 68
Olimpija Ljulbljana 95 88 84 85
Efes Pilsen Istanbul 84 61 78 79
Armani Jeans Milano 93 62 81 71
Group Stage 2 Lietuvos Rytas 67 68 80 59
Unicaja M laga 82 56 77 61
Caja Laboral 76 74 70 77
Quarter finals Regal FC Barcelona 76 74 82-83
78 67 75-71
Semifinal Montepaschi Siena 77 69
Final Maccabi Tel Aviv 78 70

Less significant European successes

Panathinaikos has advanced to the Final Four of the Euroleague (and its predecessor) another four times: Tel Aviv in 1994 (3rd), Zaragoza in 1995 (3rd), Paris in 2001 (2nd) and Moscow in 2005 (3rd). Other significant successes are: the two participations in the semifinals of the Cup Winners' Cup (1969, 1998), as well as the road to the semi-finals of the Champions' Cup for the season 1971 72 (eliminated by Ignis Varese (78 70, 55 69). In the 1981 82 season, Panathinaikos participated in the finals of the Champions' Cup of that time, eliminating the teams of CSKA Moscow and Levski Sofia in that order.

Season-by-season records

Notable players

Top Panathinaikos players in games, points and rebounds in the A1 Division

    • Still active player.
  • Last update: 21 June 2011

Fragiskos Alvertis' retired #4 jersey.
Fragiskos Alvertis' retired #4 jersey.

|- bgcolor="#c0c0c0" ! width="20" |Rank ! width="180" | Player ! width="50" | Games |- | align="right" | 1 | Fragiskos Alvertis | align="center" | 525 |- | align="right" | 2 | Kostas Tsartsaris* | align="center" | 288 |- | align="right" | 3 | Mike Batiste* | align="center" | 258 |- | align="right" | 4 | Nikos Ekonomou | align="center" | 243 |- | align="right" | 5 | Dimitris Diamantidis* | align="center" | 235 |- | align="right" | 6 | Giorgos Kalaitzis | align="center" | 221 |- | align="right" | 7 | Antonis Fotsis* | align="center" | 215 |- | align="right" | 8 | Nikos Chatzivrettas | align="center" | 204 |- | align="right" | 9 | Argiris Papapetrou | align="center" | 169 |}

|- bgcolor="#c0c0c0" ! width="20" | Rank ! width="180" | Player ! width="50" | Points |- | align="right" | 1 | Fragiskos Alvertis | align="center" | 4.698 |- | align="right" | 2 | Mike Batiste* | align="center" | 2.648 |- | align="right" | 3 | Dejan Bodiroga | align="center" | 2.285 |- | align="right" | 4 | Nikos Ekonomou | align="center" | 2.207 |- | align="right" | 5 | Liveris Andritsos | align="center" | 2.088 |- | align="right" | 6 | Kostas Tsartsaris* | align="center" | 2.011 |- | align="right" | 7 | Dimitris Diamantidis* | align="center" | 2.002 |- | align="right" | 8 | Antonis Fotsis* | align="center" | 1.639 |- | align="right" | 9 | Jaka Lakovi | align="center" | 1.596 |- | align="right" | 10 | Nikos Galis | align="center" | 1.586 |- | align="right" | 11 | Nikos Chatzivrettas | align="center" | 1.507 |- | align="right" | 12 | Stojan Vrankovi | align="center" | 1.497 |}

|- bgcolor="#c0c0c0" ! width="20" | Rank ! width="180" | Player ! width="50" | Rebounds |- | align="right" | 1 | Stojan Vrankovi | align="center" | 1.871 |- | align="right" | 2 | Fragiskos Alvertis | align="center" | 1.399 |- | align="right" | 3 | Michael Batiste* | align="center" | 1.377 |- | align="right" | 4 | Kostas Tsartsaris* | align="center" | 1.181 |- | align="right" | 5 | Dimitris Diamantidis* | align="center" | 931 |- | align="right" | 6 | Antonis Fotsis* | align="center" | 895 |}

Notable coaches

See also

References

External links

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