Basketball originated in Greece in 1918 by the YMCA and, especially, the "house of the soldier." Then, at the stadium of Athens YMCA, first played basketball in Greece. Some members, including Mike Stergiadis, who was a student of Naismith in Springfield, took two chairs, the cemented upside down on two walls and a football first played basketball. The YMCA made sure to spread the sport in schools and clubs, while began to organize and games. Indeed, 1920 was held in Izmir and the first tournament involving five teams and the winner was Panionios. These tournaments continued until 1924 and began to take part students and pupils.
The YMCA of Athens in 1924 organized a league, AEK won. If this is seen as a first, AEK is the first champion of Athens.
Essentially, however, the official term for the Greek basketball begins in 1927, when the Athletics Federation established the first Technical Committee basketball composed by Apostolos Nikolaidis, Nikolaos Lorenz, George meadow, Dimitri Constantinos Lezo and goodies. Two years later organized the first championship. Took part in the Pan, the National Ath., The N. Byron, the YMCA, AEK, the Academy and Panionios. Champion became the Panhellenic. The Near East was declared champion in Athens in 1930 and that year he organized the first national championship in Thessaloniki. On the side of the center attended the Near East and Panionios. Thessaloniki representing the 'Aris, and occupied the first position, and the YMCA (finished second). The Near East confirmed the success of the next two years, while in Thessaloniki YMCA took the reigns of the ''ri.
In 1932 appeared the group University of Athens, who played an important role in the development of the sport in the prewar period. He won the championship in 1933 and 1934, but resigned the next year due to disagreements with the director of the university gym. The Panhellenic crowned champion Greece, while the impressions wins Hercules has the ranks of the tallest players (Dwarf, Mantopoulos). The University created a remarkable team again won the championship in 1936 Athens, but did not take part in the nationwide, held in Thessaloniki. Replaced by the Near East, which won the league and Greece.
The following year, the University took precedence in the final winning the Near East. The team Kaisarianis is the first in the history of the Greek American basketball player used. He was professor of Worlds, who worked at Athens College. In the last years of the prewar period, impressed his team Panhellenic, who won three times in succession the title. However, unsuitable land and the system of the championship, which required teams to give the same day three or four matches, were a limiting factor.
before the war and were the first two matches of the national team, with opponents away Turkey and Egypt. Indeed, the meeting took place in Istanbul in indoor parquet, something new for the Greek team. During the Occupation, informally organized in Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki and Patras and young athletes appeared. Players of the Panhellenic created one of their own group, which they called "Milo" and claimed the championship by Sporting. The ground is now fertile for the emergence of Greek basketball and the public ready for fights with large groups. The courts are proving inadequate to accommodate the growing crowd of spectators and teams learn new tactics of the American basketball teams.
The second feature of the postwar period was the Greek basketball teams prevalence of major football clubs, which broke the brackets only team Panhellenic. The first post-war championship was held in 1945 and Panathinaikos won the title. Since 1949 began to organize tournaments in other cities, such as Patras, Rhodes and Halkida, where distinguished groups of Skagiopouleiou of AEN and Tritona.Apo 1951 began the sovereignty of the Hellenic, thanks to successes was one of the best teams in Europe. The period up to 1957 was marked by the presence of the Hellenic, which are made up of five players and national omada.Tote began and the first signings to European clubs.The Stefanidis, the Matthew and Mourouzis went to Italy, while Roubanis after the Olympic Games in Melbourne attended American University.
The first regulations
were first implemented in 1929 by Louis Ries, professor of physical education HAN. He, in 1934, implemented in Greece and international regulations. However, despite considerable activity was basketball in Greece, international competitions came to Istanbul in 1936 and since 1934 there had been a failed attempt for a friendly match with Italy.
Milon 1939, located in Egypt, contacted the Sporting and created a team that was represented at the 1940 Games in Egypt. These two groups, Milon and Sporting, offered in many Greek basketball, especially in technical matters.
* The text is from the book "A Century of Basketball" by Takis Efstathiou
In 1927 created the first Technical Committee Team Games in SEGAS chaired by A.. Nikolaidis and Messrs Nick. Lorentin C.. Livadas D. Lezon.
The official national championships initiated in 1928 has since held every year the national championships except for the years 1931-1934, 1941-1945 and 1948, 1952 and 1956 were not carried out for various reasons.
The 1936 survey was the first race of Men National Archive in Istanbul (25.06.1936) and to the athletes that participated Angelou Sapountzakis, Dwarf, Bachomis, Amarantidis, Vassis, Skylogiannis and Koutsalexis. Coach was Mike Stergiadis.
The 1958 survey was the first game of the National Archive of Women in Athens (04/15/1958) and was attended by the athletes: Zaponidou, Skrivanou, Varelopoulos, Arnaoutoglou, Kandia, heroine, Christakopoulou, Polymenakou, Mikeleti and Keller.
The 1995 decision of the Board SEGAS (30/09/1965) set up independent and Team Games Federation named "GREEK FEDERATION Recreations" (E.O.AP.) In 1966 the 3644 / 22.02.66 judgment Athens recognized by the Federation and FIBA enrolled at 2/22/1966
The first interim steering committee were:
ATH. MANTELLOS, DIM. ARISTOVOULOS C.. VASILAKOPOULOS, GA. PAPANASTASIOU, KL. NASLAS, DB. KAMIZOULIS. N. KARAVIAS, JACK NIKOLAIDIS, ANT. PARIANOUS, IOAN. KOUTSOULENTIS, DIM. MATALAS ,. IOAN. GEORGANAS, EL. VALLAS, GA. PAPAZOGLOU, ANT. TZIKAS, AG. KYNIGOPOULOS, DB. DUKE Men. Georgiadis, Dion. PIERRAKOS
On 31/12/1966 the clubs belonging to the Federation Team Games was 129.
On 10.09.1966 was the first General Assembly of the Federation of the Sporting Club which was constituted as follows:
Athanasios MANTELLOS (PRESIDENT)
JOHN KOUTSOULENTIS (A VICE)
GEORGE PANTELAKIS (B VICE)
Panagiotis LAMPROPOULOS (C VICE)
Dimitrios Aristobulus (SECRETARY)
ANTONIOS PARIANOS (SPECIALIST REGISTRAR)
VASSILIOS FRYDAS (B SPECIAL SECRETARY)
JAMES NIKOLAIDIS (Treasurer)
Nikolaos KARAVIAS (CURATOR)
ZAHARIAS ALEXANDER (DIRECTOR )
VLADIMIROS VALLAS (DIRECTOR)
GEORGE VASILAKOPOULOS (DIRECTOR)
Andreas Georgiadis (DIRECTOR)
SPYRIDVN DUKE (DIRECTOR)
SPYRIDVN KAMIZOULIS (DIRECTOR)
JOSEPH LEVI (DIRECTOR)
Dimitrios MATALLAS (DIRECTOR)
APOSTLE NIKOLAIDIS (DIRECTOR)
LEGAL Nikolaos (DIRECTOR)
Nikolaos TSAMOUDIS (DIRECTOR )
DIMOSTHENIS FYNTANIDIS (DIRECTOR)
The 1970 Basketball separated from the Recreations and created an independent federation of the sport with the title: GREEK BASKETBALL FEDERATION (the EEC) based in Athens (Saropoulou 11 behind the museum). The Federation 48/70 adopted by the Court of First Instance of Athens and entered in the Book of recognized unions with 11366 / 04.10.1970 decision.
today in the power of the Federation of Associations 1198 and belonging to the registers of 423 183 registered athletes. Greece is a member of FIBA since 1932
Elected president of the Greek Basketball Federation (the EEC) were the following:
· Vladimir Vallas from December 1975 until July 1977
; Alexander Zacharias from July 1977 until February 1998
; Vassilacopoulos George from February 1998 until November 2002
; Kapagerof Peter from April 2002 until December 2002
; Andreas Miaoulis from December 2002 until September 2010
· Vassilacopoulos George from September 2010 until today
Great moments of Greek Basketball
1919 First official appearance of basketball in Thessaloniki, with the carrier YMCA
1928 Iraklis won the first National Championship.
1932 Greece became a member of FIBA.
1936 On June 25 Men's National Team gives its first match in the history of Turkey (Istanbul )
1949 National Men's Team won the bronze medal at the European Championship (Egypt)
1963-1964 AEK won its first league First National Men
1955 Men's National Team won the 3rd place at the Mediterranean Games (Spain)
1966 founded Greek Federation Team Games , including basketball and volleyball.
Ahead 1968 to 80,000 spectators at the Panathenaic Stadium, AEK won the European Cup Winners Cup,
1968 GS GCC won the first championship of the National League A Women
1970 founded the Greek Basketball Federation.
1970 National Team Junior won the second place at the European Championship (Greece).
1971 National Men's Team won 3rd place at the Mediterranean Games (Turkey)
1975 The Children's National Team won the second place at the European Championship (Greece).
1976 Olympiakos won the first cup Greek Men.
1979 National Men's Team won the first place at the Mediterranean Games (Yugoslavia)
1983 introduced a permanent basis to directly broadcast the championship basketball games on TV
1986 Men's National Team for the first time participate in the World Championship and ranked 10th
1987 Arrangements leagues Al and A2 National class which conquered the ARIS DP and GS PAN
1987 National Men's Team won the first place at EuroBasket (Athens)
1987 The National Team won 3rd place at the Mediterranean Games (Syria)
1988 The participation of foreign players in each team of Al
1989 The Children's National Team won the first place at the European Championship (Spain)
1989 National Men's Team won 2nd place in the Eurobasket (Yugoslavia)
1990 National Men's Team is ranked 6th in the World Championship (Argentina)
1991 PAOK won the European Cup Winners Cup (Geneva)
1991 The Children's National Team won the second place at the European Championship (Thes / niki)
1991 National Men's Team won 2nd place at the Mediterranean Games (Thes / niki)
1991 Women's National Team won the 3rd place at the Mediterranean Games (Thes / niki)
1992 The participation of foreign and second teams player AI.
Championship 1992 The AI moves by the EEC in ESAKE
1992 The National Team won hope 2nd place at the European Championship (Greece)
1993 National Men's Team is ranked fourth in the Eurobasket (Germany)
1993 Aris won the European Cup Winners Cup (Turin)
1993 The Children's National Team won the first place at the European Championship (Turkey)
1994 The PAOK won the Korac Cup (Greece-Italy)
1994 National Youth Team won the first place at the European Championship (Greece)
1994 National Men's Team won the fourth place in the World Championship (Canada).
1995 Junior National Team won the first place at the World Championships (Athens )
1995 The Children's National Team won the third place at the European Championship (Portugal)
1996 champion Panathinaikos emerging Europe (Paris)
1996 Panathinaikos won the Intercontinental Cup (Argentina).
1996 National Men's Team participates for the first time in Olympics-Conquer 5th place (Atlanta)
1996 The Sporting won its first Greek Cup Women
1997 Olympiakos becomes European Champion (Rome)
1997 Mars won the Korac Cup (Greece-Turkey)
1997 Men's National Team is ranked fourth in the Eurobasket (Spain).
1998 The National Men's Team conquering the 4th place in the 13th World Championship (Athens)
1998 Junior National Team won the third place at the European Championship (Bulgaria).
1989 National Men's Team won the 2nd place at the European Championship (Yugoslavia)
in 1999 European Championship for Children our National Team takes 2nd place in Slovenia).
2000 Junior National Team won the third place at the European Championship (Croatia).
Panathinaikos highlights 2000 European champion (Thessaloniki)
2000 AEK won the Saporta Cup (Lausanne).
2001 The National Team won 2nd place at the Mediterranean Games (Tunisia)
2001 Maroussi won the Saporta Cup (Warsaw)
2002 The Young Men's National Team won the first place at the European Championship (Lithuania).
2002 Junior National Team won 3rd place the European Championship (Germany).
Panathinaikos highlights 2002 European Champion (Bologna)
2003 Junior National Team won the third place in the World Junior Championship (Greece)
2003 Mars won the Champions Cup of FIBA Europe (Thessaloniki)
2004 National Men's Team won the 5th place in the Olympic Games (Athens).
2004 Women's National Team, participated for the first time at the Olympics-conquers the 7th Place.
2005 National Men's Team won 2nd place at the Mediterranean Games (Spain)
2005 National Youth Team Men won the second place at the World Championships (Argentina)
2005 National Men's Team won the first place at EuroBasket (Serbia)
2006 National Men's Team won the second place in the World Championship (Japan)
2007 Panathinaikos becoming European Champion (Athens)
2007 The Junior National Team won 2nd place at the European Championship (Spain)
2008 National Men's Team won the 5th place in the Olympic Games (Beijing)
2008 Junior National Team won the first place at the European Championship (Greece)
2009 Junior National Team won 2nd place in the World Cup (New Zealand
2009 National Youth Team Men won 1st place at the European Championship (Greece)
2009 National Men's Team won 2nd place at the Mediterranean Games (Italy)
2009 National Men's Team won the 3rd place in Eurobasket (Poland)
2010 A thinaikos Captures E urocup Women's FIBA Europe (Athens)
2010 The Young Men's National Team won the second place at the European Championship N. Andreas. (Croatia)
2011 Champion Panathinaikos emerging Europe ( Barcelona)
The 2012 Olympic Champion emerging Europe (Istanbul)
The 2013 Olympic Champion emerging Europe (London)
2013 Olympiakos won the Intercontinental Cup (Brazil)
2013 The Children's National Team won the third place at the European Championship. (Ukraine)