Theodoros Papaloukas

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Basketball player
Theodoros Papaloukas
Player information
birthday May 8, 1977
place of birth Athens , Greece
size 200 cm
position Point guard
Clubs as active
0 0 0–1995 Ethnikos Ellinoroson 1995–1997 Ampelokipi Athens 1997–1999 AO Dafni 1999–2001 Panionios Athens 2001–2002 Olympiacos Piraeus 2002–2008 CSKA Moscow 2008–2011 Olympiacos Piraeus 2011–2012 Maccabi Tel Aviv 2012–2013 CSKA Moscow GreeceGreece
National team
2000-2008 GreeceGreece Greece 131 games

Theodoros "Thodoris" Papaloukas ( Greek Θεόδωρος "Θοδωρής" Παπαλουκάς , born May 8, 1977 in Athens ) is a former Greek basketball player .


Theodoros Papaloukas began his sporting career in 1993 at the Athens amateur club Ethinkos Ellinoroson. Two years later he moved to Ampelokipi, where he became a regular player and top scorer and was promoted to the first Greek basketball league. About the first division team AO Dafni Papaloukas moved in 1999 to the top club Panionios Athens . The local trainer Slobodan Subotic recognized the extraordinary talent of Papaloukas and specifically built him up to become a top player. In the 2000/01 season he made the leap into the Greek national basketball team. In 2001 Papaloukas was voted Player of the Year in his home country . His contract with Panionios expired in 2001 and Papaloukas moved to Olympiacos Piraeus , where he signed a four-year contract. In the very first season he won the Greek Cup with Olympiakos and was only barely defeated in the final of the Greek championship AEK Athens . In the summer of 2002, Papaloukas and Olympiakos parted ways prematurely. In the summer of 2002 Papaloukas moved to the Russian first division club CSKA Moscow . With his team he was Russian champion from 2003 to 2007 and also won the Russian Cup in 2005, 2006 and 2007. With Moscow Papaloukas also managed several times to qualify for the Final Four of the ULEB Euroleague , which he was finally able to win in 2006. In 2008 Papaloukas was named one of the 50 most important players in the history of the Europa League .

In late 2012 he returned to Moscow and played there until the end of the season. He then ended his career as a professional basketball player.

National team

Between 2000 and 2008 Papaloukas was a regular in the Greek national team. With the team he took part in the 2001 European basketball championship in Turkey and reached ninth place. Two years later, the team came fifth at the European Championships in Sweden . The 2004 Olympic basketball tournament in front of its own audience was disappointing , when Greece was eliminated in the quarter-finals and ended up in fifth place. Papaloukas achieved the greatest success with the national team in 2005 at the European Championships in Serbia and Montenegro , when the team won the title with a 78:62 against Germany . At the basketball world championship in 2006 Papaloukas reached the final with Greece and won the silver medal.


  • Russian champion: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013
  • Israeli champion: 2012
  • Greek Cup Winner: 2002, 2010, 2011
  • Russian Cup Winner: 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Israeli Cup Winner: 2012
  • ULEB Euroleague : 2006, 2008
  • Adriatic League : 2012
  • VTB United League : 2013
  • European Champion: 2005
  • Stanković Cup : 2006
  • Vice World Champion: 2006


  • Player of the Year (Greece): 2001
  • European Championship All-Tournament Team: 2005
  • European Championship 1st Team: 2005
  • World Championship All-Tournament Team: 2006
  • All Euroleague First Team: 2006
  • All Euroleague Second Team: 2008, 2009
  • MVP of the Euroleague Final Four: 2006
  • MVP of the Euroleague season 2006-2007
  • Russian Championship MVP: 2007
  • Best foreign player in the Russian League: 2005, 2006
  • FIBA Europe Player of the Year : 2006
  • Participation in the Greek All Star Game: 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010
  • Participation in European championships: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
  • Participation in world championships : 2006
  • Participation in the Olympic Games: 2004, 2008

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. - Papaloukas Wins Close Vote To Become FIBA ​​Europe Player Of The Year , January 26, 2007