Spanoulis over Navarro in EuroLeague’s most minutes played table

2019-02-19T13:31:55+00:00 2019-02-19T13:34:44+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

19/Feb/19 13:31

Records are meant to be broken and that was the case with Juan Carlos Navarro’s minutes played in the EuroLeague.

By Stelios Toromanidis/

The EuroLeague Regular Season Round 22 held a special moment for Vassilis Spanoulis. The Olympiacos captain climbed up to the top spot of the list with the players that have played the most minutes in Europe’s premier competition since 2000.

He remained on the court for 22:16 in the losing effort in Israel against Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv to surpass Juan Carlos Navarro’s 8,197:30 by two minutes and six seconds.

Kill Bill, who is 182 points away from Navarro in first place in the All-Time scorer’s table, needed 299 games to grab the top spot, 42 less then La Bomba played in the EuroLeague. Dimitris Diamantidis, also retired, is third, while Zalgiris Kaunas’ Paulius Jankunas sits in fourth place.

Here is the Top 10 of the players with the most EuroLeague action:

Player Games Minutes
1 Vassilis Spanoulis 299 8,199’36
2 Juan Carlos Navarro 341 8,197’30”
3 Dimitris Diamantidis 278 7,967’49”
4 Paulius Jankunas 312 7,246’02”
5 Nikos Zisis 310 7,039’09”
6 JR Holden 209 6,553’15”
7 Sergio Llull 258 6,345’14”
8 Felipe Reyes 337 6,235’30”
9 Milos Teodosic 237 6,122’19”
10 Giorgos Printezis 276 6,014’33”