Farewell to a legend: Vassilis Spanoulis announces his retirement

"It was a difficult decision but not a sad one," says the legendary guard, who leaves the court at 38 and after 22 in professional basketball.

One of the greats in the history of European basketball is leaving: Vassilis Spanoulis has announced his retirement on Instagram. The Greek guard leaves the courts at 38 years of age and after a legendary career that has made him one of the best ever in the Old Continent.

This is the message with the announcement that put an end to 22 years of professional basketball (1999-2021): “It has been a difficult decision but it has not been sad. Thanks to basketball, I have had a unique journey, full of intense moments and many emotions. Basketball has given me everything and I have given everything for basketball. Olympiacos ended up being my destination and my most beautiful port. I am as proud of what we conquered with greatness as of what we lost after putting up a tough battle. But above all, I am leaving full, because I have lived more than I had dreamed of. From the bottom of my heart, I thank everyone who has been by my side throughout all these years. Presidents, coaches, teammates and rivals, but above all to the fans for their love. That was what gave me the strength to work harder every day and that is what has guided me and will always guide me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Vassilis Spanoulis, a boy who dreamed of playing basketball… ”.

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