Fragiskos Alvertis: An icon in green exits the stage

Jun 11, 2009 by Euroleague.net Print
Retirement interview: Fragiskos Alvertis
Although Panathinaikos is far from finished collecting trophies, its 2009 Final Four victory in Berlin meant the end of an era in one definitive way: the retirement of Greens icon Fragiskos Alvertis. After 19 years in the same uniform at the very top of European basketball, Alvertis can celebrate his 35th birthday today, June 11, content in the knowledge that no modern player, and only one before him, has enjoyed more success. Alvertis wore green for each of the five Euroleague titles that make Panathinaikos the most accomplished team of the Final Four era. His continental title count is bested by only Dino Meneghin, who had seven with Varese and Milano in the 1970s and 1980s. "I was lucky to play all these years on a team that was and is always competing for trophies, that was and is conquering trophies," Alvertis told Euroleague.net. "I would be very happy to know that I chipped in even in the minimum possible way to what Panathinaikos is today." MORE


Fragiskos Alvertis!
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ALVERTIS BECOMES TOP FINAL FOUR WINNER EVER! (May, 2007)
 

Fragiskos Alvertis and Final Four MVP Dimitris Diamantidis share a hug On May 6, when Panathinaikos earned the title of Euroleauge champion for 2006-07, a new king among European players was crowned, too. The trophy he raised to the Athens fans made Panathinaikos captain Fragiskos Alvertis the single most successful player in the Final Four era, which started in 1988. Alvertis now owned four continental titles, all won with Panathinaikos, in 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2007. The most-crowned European player ever, Dino Meneghin of Italy, won seven: five with Varese between 1970 and 1976, two with Milan in 1987 and 1988, the first Final Four. One of Meneghin's Varese teammates, Aldo Ossola, finished with five crowns, tying with Clifford Lluyk, who won the as many between 1964 and 1974 with Real Madrid. MORE

"Alvertis is the best captain I ever had in any of the teams I have coached"
- Zeljko Obradovic, Panathinaikos coach and seven-time Euroleague champion



"He is the living flag of Panathinaikos"
- Dejan Bodiroga, former teammate and three-time Euroleague champion


TROPHY CASE
 

Won the 1996, 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2009
 Euroleague with Panathinaikos…

Won the 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 Greek League with Panathinaikos…

Won the 1993, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
 and 2009 Greek National Cup with Panathinaikos.
EUROLEAGUE CAREER HIGS
 

Index rating 27 vs. KK BUDUCNOST 11/1/2001
Points 22 vs. ZALGIRIS 10/17/2002
Off. rebounds 3 vs. FC BARCELONA 3/18/2004
Def. rebounds 8 vs. OLYMPIACOS 3/28/2002
Total rebounds 9 vs. OLYMPIACOS 3/28/2002
Assists 4 vs. BENETTON BASKET 3/4/2004
Steals 4 vs. KK BUDUCNOST 11/1/2001
Blocks 1 vs. VIRTUS BOLOGNA 5/5/2002
Minutes 39 vs. EB PAU-ORTHEZ 1/10/2002
FACTS AND FIGURES

- August 16, 1990, at the age of 16, signed with Panathinaikos, moving from Glyfada
- 19 seasons in Panathinaikos
- 25 trophies overall: 11 National Championships, 8 National Cups, 5 Euroleague, one FIBA Intercontinental Cup
- 9 Euroleague Final Fours
- 3 consecutive wins at the Greek All Star Games 3-point contest
- 114 Euroleague games
- 942 points scored in the Euroleague
- 534 games in the Greek League
- 4,698 points in the Greek League
- 1,399 rebounds in the Greek League
- 616 three- point shots made in the Greek League (42.7%)
- 154 games with the Greek national team
- 1,588 points with the Greek national team
CAREER STATS


Season Team G Pts Avg 2FG
M-A
% 3FG
M-A
% FT
M-A
% Reb St As Bl
KORAC CUP
1992/93  Panathinaikos 4 10 2.5 5/6 83.3 0/9 0.0 0/1 0.0 0 0 0 0
EUROLEAGUE
1993/94  Panathinaikos 21 169 8.0 34/81 42.0 29/65 44.6 14/22 63.6 54 9 11 0
1994/95  Panathinaikos 21 253 12.0 57/120 47.5 29/82 35.4 52/67 77.6 61 18 20 0
1995/96  Panathinaikos 21 227 10.8 55/114 48.2 22/55 40.0 51/66 77.3 69 17 28 0
1996/97  Panathinaikos 20 254 12.7 44/90 48.9 27/69 39.1 84/95 88.4 66 16 12 0
SAPORTA / EUROCUP
1997/98  Panathinaikos 16 231 14.4 50/85 58.8 30/70 42.9 41/55 74.5 56 13 18 0
EUROLEAGUE
1998/99  Panathinaikos 17 196 11.5 41/80 51.3 25/61 41.0 39/52 75.0 55 16 24 0
1999/00  Panathinaikos 10 79 7.9 14/21 66.7 14/32 43.8 9/10 90.0 18 4 7 1
SUPROLEAGUE
2000/01  Panathinaikos 24 321 13.4 51/106 48.1 49/118 41.5 72/90 80 82 24 29 2
EUROLEAGUE
2001/02  Panathinaikos 22 225 10.2 43/80 53.8 25/67 37.3 64/79 81 66 19 15 4
2002/03  Panathinaikos 17 169 9.9 31/64 48.4 24/55 43.6 35/42 83.3 27 13 6 0
2003/04  Panathinaikos 16 179 11.2 35/67 52.2 30/70 42.9 19/23 82.6 31 5 18 1
2004/05  Panathinaikos 20 169 8.5 21/49 42.9 32/67 47.8 31/41 75.6 27 13 14 3
2005/06  Panathinaikos 16 128 8 11/22 50 29/58 50 19/22 86.4 20 13 5 1
2006/07  Panathinaikos 11 36 3.3 3/8 37.5 7/23 30.4 9/11 81.8 5 1 5 0
2007/08  Panathinaikos 12 36 3 3/8 37.5 7/27 25.9 9/15 60 9 4 3 1
2008/09  Panathinaikos 1 0 0 0/0 - 0/2 0.0 0/0 - 0 0 0 0