PANATHINAIKOS ATHENS brings back Fotsis
by: Euroleague.net
July 2, 2013
Antonis Fotsis - EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - EB12A familiar face to all Panathinaikos Athens fans is back for his fourth stint with the Greens, as the club announced a three-year deal with power forward Antonis Fotsis on Tuesday. Fotsis (2.09 meters, 32 years old) arrives from EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, where he averaged 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season. As such, Fotsis returns to Panathinaikos after two seasons in Milano. Fotsis won three Euroleague titles with Panathinaikos in 2000, 2009 and 2011. Fotsis averaged 8.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in the 2010-11 Euroleague and was among the protagonists for the Greens at the 2011 Final Four, where he played the second-most minutes for the Greens. Fotsis started playing at Ilisiakos of Greece and in 1997 was signed by Panathinaikos. Three years later, he won his first Euroleague title with the Greens, while still a teenager. Fotsis played for Memphis of the NBA in 2001-02 but was back to Panathinaikos the following season. After that, he played two years in Spain with Real Madrid before joining Dynamo Moscow, with whom he won the 2006 ULEB Cup title. Fotsis returned again to Panathinaikos in 2008 and the following spring at the Final Four in Berlin lifted his second Euroleague trophy with the Greens. He also holds the Euroleague record for single-game rebounds, pulling down 24 boards for Dynamo Moscow in a Top 16 game against Benetton Treviso on March 21, 2007. Fotsis is also a member of the Greek national team, with which he won a gold medal at the 2005 Eurobasket, a silver medal at the 2006 World Championship and the bronze medal at the 2009 Eurobasket. He has also won eight Greek Leagues and one Spanish League title, in 2005 with Real Madrid.
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