Giorgos Sigalas

Basketball Player

Giorgos Sigalas was born on July 31st, 1971 in Athens, Attica Region, Greece and is the Basketball Player from Greece. Discover Giorgos Sigalas's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 51 years old.

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July 31, 1971
Place of Birth
Athens, Attica Region, Greece
51 years old
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Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
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About Giorgos Sigalas

Giorgos Sigalas (alternate spelling: Georgios) (born July 31, 1971 in Peristeri, Athens, Greece), is a retired Greek professional basketball player.

During the 1990s, the 6'7" swingman was the regular captain of both the senior Greek national team and Olympiacos of the Greek League and the EuroLeague.

Nicknamed Rambo, Sigalas was one of the best European defensive players of his generation. Sigalas helped to lead Olympiacos to a EuroLeague title in 1997, as well as to two more EuroLeague Final Fours.

With the senior Greek national team, he competed in six consecutive EuroBasket tournaments, (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2003), reaching the semifinal on the first three occasions.

Sigalas also was instrumental in Greece appearing in both the 1994 FIBA World Championship, and the 1998 FIBA World Championship semifinals, as well as finishing fifth at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

Professional career

Sigalas won five consecutive Greek League championships, while playing with Olympiacos Piraeus, from 1993 to 1997. He also won two Greek Cup titles with Olympiacos, in 1994 and 1997. He also served as the team's captain.

In 1997, while playing with Olympiacos, Sigalas won the European basketball Triple Crown, meaning his team won the Greek League championship, the Greek Cup title, and also the European-wide top-tier level EuroLeague championship, all in the same season. As of 2020, it is still the only time it has happened in the club's history.

Sigalas left Olympiacos Piraeus in 1997, after winning the EuroLeague championship with them, and he then joined the Italian League team Olimpia Milano. He played there during the 1997–98 season.

Sigalas then returned to the Greek League the following year, to play with Aris Thessaloniki. He stayed with Aris until 2000, when he transferred to Aris' arch-rival PAOK Thessaloniki, with whom he played with from 2000 to 2002.

Sigalas next played in the Spanish League with Granada, at the beginning of the 2002–03 season.

Sigalas returned to the Italian League, to play with Viola Reggio Calabria, at the end of the 2002–03 season.

In the last years of his pro playing career, Sigalas returned home to once again play in the Greek League, to finish his club career. He played with Makedonikos in the 2003–04 season, with Panionios in the 2004–05 season, and finally, Sigalas ended his career back with Aris, where he played from 2005, until he retired in the year 2007.

National team career

Sigalas made his U18 international debut with the Greece men's national under-18 basketball team at the 1990 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and the Greece men's national under-20 basketball team won a silver medal at the 1992 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Sigalas was the long-time captain of the Greece men's national basketball team. He played with the Greece men's national team in 185 games. With Greece's senior team, he competed in six consecutive EuroBaskets (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2003).

Sigalas competed with the Greece men's national team at the 1994 FIBA World Championship, and the 1998 FIBA World Championship, as well as at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games.

Post-playing career

After retiring from playing professional club basketball, Sigalas worked as a TV basketball commentator in Greece, for EuroLeague games. He also worked as a basketball coach for the Greece men's national under-20 basketball team. He would coach Ermis Lagkada, during the 2009–10 season.

Later, he coached the Cypriot League team Keravnos, and the Greek team Aigaleo.

In January 2020, Sigalas was hired as the assistant coach of Ilias Kantzouris, for Greek Basket League club Iraklis Thessaloniki. He then spent two seasons as an assistant coach with Kolossos Rodou, before returning to Aris in 2022, under coach Kastritis.