SPORTING WBC – Women’s Team History.


SPORTING’s women basketball team is one of the most famous in Greece with many national titles and distinctions. SPORTING WBC holds the first place in Championship conquests in the country!

In 1958, SPORTING’s athlete Nikoleta Arnautoglou became the first Greek female basketball player to compete abroad!

In 1958 Women Greek National team had its first match and was represented by four SPORTING’s athletes, named Nikoleta Arnautoglou, Vasiliki Mikeleti, Fotini Polymenakou and Stamatina Christakopoulou!

In 1976, SPORTING WBC won its first championship, triumphantly defeating Apollo Kalamarias in Thessaloniki!
Outstanding performance by Katie Vlanti and by coach Manolis Providakis, a former Sporting player!

In 1977 Sporting gave its first ever European game against Belgrade’s Red Star, and in 1983 it became the first Greek women basketball team to win away from home and at the same time became the first to advance in next round!

In 1991 Sporting participates to Final Four of the European Champions League in Barcelona and won the third place in Europe!

In 1992 participates again in the Final Four of the European Cup in Bari and finishes in fourth place. Thus, it becomes the first Greek team participating in the Final Four and the first European team participating two consecutive times. Annie Konstantinidou and T. Mosley are elected in best 5 of the finals of the Final Four in 1992.

In 2007 at 70 years of life of the club Nikoleta Arnaoutoglou and Anni Konstantinidou are awarded for creating the SPORTING WBC legend in Greek women’s basketball.
After 2007-2008 season the team was downgraded to the A2 category.
It remains in A2 for 10 years!
In 2018 the team won the A2 category championship and upgraded to A1 again!
21 Championships in top category in Greece, years:
1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004!
3 Greek National Cups competitions of 1996, 1999, 2005
11 Cups of ESKA
2 Finals 4s in Europe
7th place in the European Championship in 1993
1 Greek Youth Basketball Championship 2001
1 Greek A2 Championship in 2018.