Spanoulis passes Navarro as all-time PIR leader

Nov 29, 2019 by Print
Spanoulis passes Navarro as all-time PIR leader

Olympiacos Piraeus great Vassilis Spanoulis added another milestone to the long list of his career achievements on Friday. In a 91-70 win against visiting AX Armani Exchange Milan, Spanoulis became the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's all-time leader in total performance index rating.

By accumulating a PIR of 17 in the victory, Spanoulis reached 3,900 for his career, surpassing the retired EuroLeague Basketball Legend Juan Carlos Navarro, who previously led the all-time rankings with a career PIR of 3,890. Spanoulis reached the milestone in just 313 games, 28 fewer than Navarro's 341.

Records - Players - Index Rating
Rank Player Team Games Index Rating
1 Vassilis Spanoulis Panathinaikos Athens, Olympiacos Piraeus 313 3900
2 Juan Carlos Navarro FC Barcelona 341 3890
3 Dimitris Diamantidis Panathinaikos Athens 278 3806
4 Felipe Reyes Asefa Estudiantes, Real Madrid 346 3753
5 Paulius Jankunas Khimki Moscow Region, Zalgiris Kaunas 325 3667

Spanoulis, 37, is a three-time EuroLeague champion and Final Four MVP in 2009 with Panathinaikos Athens, as well as in 2012 and 2013 with Olympiacos. Spanoulis was also the season MVP for the 2012-13 campaign.

Playing in his 14th season in the competition, Spanoulis is EuroLeague's career leader in assists with 1,457 and no player in the EuroLeague has made more free throws than his 1,070. He also ranks second all-time with 4,101 points, behind only Navarro's 4,152. He ranks third on the EuroLeague all-time list with 467 three-pointers made, 5 behind second-place Milos Teodosic. Navarro leads in triples with 623.