Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade assured it keeps a much-needed veteran presence for the upcoming season by signing a new one-year deal with a three-time EuroLeague champion Stratos Perperoglou, the club announced on Tuesday night. Perperoglou (2.03 meters, 34 years old) joined Zvezda last summer, and an experienced forward was one of the leaders of the team before a calf injury in April ended his season. Perperoglou averaged 10.8 points on 41.4% three-point shooting, and had 2.8 rebounds in 16 appearances in the 7DAYS EuroCup, while posting 10.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in the 23 Adriatic League games. Perperoglou lifted the EuroLeague trophy with Panathinaikos Athens in 2009 and 2011 and again with Olympiacos Piraeus in 2013, and later that same year he won the Intercontinental Cup with the Reds. He has 209 appearances over 10 seasons in the EuroLeague, having played with Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, Anadolu Efes Istanbul and FC Barcelona. Before joining Zvezda, Perperoglou also played for Hapoel Jerusalem, and earlier in his career wore a uniform of Panionios and Ilisiakos in his native Greece.