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George Amerikanos

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George Amerikanos was an emblematic figure of AEK and the Greek basketball.  Borned in Kokkinia (Piraeus) from refugee family and he played basketball in YMCA Nikaia (ΧΑΝ Νίκαιας).

 

Then, he transfered to the AEK Athens, where he would become one of the best players in the history of the club. He led the team to won the first European Championship in 4 April 1968 in the final at Panathinaiko Stadium (Kalimarmaro).

 

George Amerikanos won 6 Greek League Championships (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, and 1970) and was also the Greek League Top Scorer twice during his career with AEK.  Also, he led the team to the final four of the FIBA European Champions Cup of the 1965-66 season.

 

In 7 October 2013, he died at 71 years old, causing grief to his family and the Greek basketball.

 

 

George Moschos

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George Moschos was one of the most emblematic figures of AEK Athens. He started his career from Panellinios and he won the Greek Championship in 1957. In season 1960-61, he moved to Iraklis Salonica and then he transferred to AEK Athens.

 

He won 4 Championships (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966) and participated in final four of the FIBA European Champions Cup of the 1965-66 season, but he moved back in Athens immediately because he suffered with cancer. George Moschos went to Final Four because he had a dream to win a European title. That was the last game of his career. He died in age of 29 years old in 28 December 1966.

His teammates never forgot him and in the name of his memory they won the European Championship in 4 April 1968.

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