Olympiacos re-signs superstar Spanoulis

Jul 11, 2020 by Euroleague.net Print
Olympiacos re-signs superstar Spanoulis
Olympiacos Piraeus reached a new agreement with superstar combo guard Vassilis Spanoulis to keep working together for the 11th consecutive season, the club announced Saturday. Simply put, Spanoulis (1.93 meters, 37 years old) is one of the best players in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague history. He is the EuroLeague's all-time scoring leader (4,239 points) but also ranks first in assists (1,516), fouls drawn (1,514), free throws made (1,093) and attempted (1,392). Spanoulis is a three-time EuroLeague winner, lifting the trophy with Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in 2009, and with Olympiacos in 2012 and 2013. He also took Olympiacos to two other EuroLeague Championship Games in 2015 and 2017. Spanoulis earned Final Four MVP honors three times, in 2009, 2012 and 2013, an achievement that only Toni Kukoc was able to reach before him.

 

Spanoulis was chosen to the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2014-15 All-EuroLeague First Team, and earned All-EuroLeague Second Team five times, in the 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2013-14 and 2017-18 campaigns. He was also named as the 2012-13 EuroLeague MVP. Throughout his legendary career, Spanoulis has won seven Greek League titles, with Panathinaikos in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and with Olympiacos in 2012, 2015 y 2016. He lifted the Greek Cup trophy four times and led Olympiacos to the Intercontinental Cup crown in 2013, a year in which he received the Giuseppe Sciacca International Award for Sport, becoming the Vatican's World Athlete of the Year. Spanoulis was also a member of the 2010-20 EuroLeague All-Decade team and was also successful with the Greek national team. He helped Greece win a gold medal at EuroBasket 2005, a silver one at the 2006 World Cup and a bronze one at EuroBasket 2009. The announcement came exactly 10 years after he signed his first contract with Olympiacos on July 11, 2010.