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Charilaos Trikoupis Messolonghi B.C.

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Messolonghi Basketball Club
LeaguesGreek A2 League
Greek Cup
Founded1955 (Parent Athletic Club)
1959 (Basketball Club)
History1959–present
ArenaMichalis Kousis Agrinio Indoor Hall
Capacity1,500
LocationAgrinio, Greece
Team colorsBlue, Red and White
PresidentVasiliki Belekou
Head coachDinos Kalampakos
ChampionshipsGreek 2nd Division: (1)
Websitetrikoupisbc.gr

Charilaos Trikoupis Messolonghi B.C. (alternate spelling: Messolonghi) (Greek: Χαρίλαος Τρικούπης Μεσολογγίου K.A.E.) is a Greek professional basketball team that is located in Messolonghi, Greece, with its regular home base being in the city of Messolonghi, Greece. The team's name is often shortened to either Trikoupis B.C. or Messolonghi B.C. It is a part of the multi-sports club Gymnastikos Syllogos Charilaos Trikoupis Messolonghi (Greek: Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Χαρίλαος Τρικούπης Μεσολογγίου), which is abbreviated as G.S. Charilaos Trikoupis Messolonghi.

The club is named after Charilaos Trikoupis, who served seven terms as the Prime Minister of Greece, in the 19th century.[1] The club's logo also features a depiction of Trikoupis.

Logo used until the 2019–20 season.
Logo used until the 2019–20 season.

History

The club's parent athletic association, G.S. Charilaos Trikoupis Messolonghi (Γ.Σ. Χαρίλαος Τρικούπης Μεσολογγίου) was founded in 1955. The men's basketball section of the club was founded in 1959. From 1959 to 1971, the club organized local basketball tournaments and competed in friendly games.

From 1971 to 1982, the club competed in local minor league competitions. Starting with the 1982–83 season, the club began to compete in the regional minor league Association of Basketball Clubs of Northwestern Greece, or E.S.KA.V.D.E. (Ε.Σ.ΚΑ.Β.Δ.Ε). For the 1993–94 season, the club was promoted up to a Greek national competition for the first time, as it joined the Greek 4th Division. The club stayed in the Greek 4th Division for five straight seasons, through the 1997–98 season. After that, the club again played in the local and regional competitions.

For the 2015–16 season, Trikoupis rejoined the Greek 4th Division. The club then played in the Greek 3rd Division for the first time, in the 2016–17 season. Trikoupis then competed in the Greek 2nd Division for the first time, in the 2018–19 season. The team then managed to win the Greek 2nd Division championship, in the 2019–20 season,[2][3] with a 19–2 league record, and thus earn a league promotion up to the top-tier level Greek Basket League, for the following season.

Trikoupis then competed in the Greek 1st Division, for the first time, in the 2020–21 season.

Arena

The traditional home arena of Trikoupis is the Missolonghi Indoor Hall, which is located in Missolonghi, Greece. When the club temporarily moved to Agrinio, Greece, for the 2020–21 season, it played its home games at the 1,500 seat Michalis Kousis Agrinio Indoor Hall, which is named in honor of the late Greek marathon runner Michalis Kousis.

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. Wins-Losses Greek Cup European competitions
1993–94 4 C Basket League
1994–95 4 C Basket League
1995–96 4 C Basket League
1996–97 4 C Basket League 8th
1997–98 4 C Basket League 10th
2015–16 4 C Basket League 3rd 19–8
2016–17 3 B Basket League 9th 15–15
2017–18 3 B Basket League 2nd 22–6 Phase 1 – Round 2
2018–19 2 A2 Basket League 5th 17–14 Phase 1 – Round 2
2019–20 2 A2 Basket League 1st 19–2 Phase 2 – Round 1
2020–21 1 Basket League 12th 5–17 Phase 2 – Round 1

Titles and honors

Domestic competitions

Champions (1): (2020)

Roster

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Charilaos Trikoupis roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C Bosnia and Herzegovina United Kingdom Alihodžić, Fahro 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 31 – (1990-08-18)18 August 1990
PG Greece Vasilopoulos, Fotios (C) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 35 – (1986-02-08)8 February 1986
PF Greece Cheilaris, Dimitris 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 31 – (1990-08-18)18 August 1990
G/F Greece Papadionysiou, Stathis 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 29 – (1992-09-15)15 September 1992
SG Greece Angelou, Giorgos 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 26 – (1994-11-07)7 November 1994
SG Greece Liapis, Michail 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 26 – (1995-03-11)11 March 1995
PF Greece Legkikas, Dimitris 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 26 – (1995-04-14)14 April 1995
PF Greece Stathis, Panagiotis 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 20 – (2000-12-17)17 December 2000
PG Greece Vlasios, Kostas 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 20 – (2001-06-05)5 June 2001
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Lefteris Kalogirou
  • Greece Elias Moutsios
  • Greece Spyros Deraos
Team Manager
  • Greece

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Updated: August 11, 2021

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Fahro Alihodžić Alexandros Stamatogiannis
PF Dimitris Cheilaris Dimitris Legkikas Panagiotis Stathis
SF Stathis Papadionysiou
SG Michalis Liapis Giorgos Angelou
PG Fotis Vasilopoulos Kostas Vlasios

Notable players

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Head coaches

  • Greece Georgios Deraos: (2015–16)
  • Greece Panagiotis Zontos: (2016–18)
  • Greece Giannis Dimitriadis: (2018–19)
  • Greece Savvas Arapatsanis: (2019)
  • Greece Dinos Kalampakos: (2019–present)

References

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