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25/5/2016Greece captain Nikos Zisis announces his decision to retire from the national team. Zisis, who turns 33 in August, played for Greece during 17 consecutive summers, a record among contemporary European players. Zisis first pulled on the national team jersey at the 1999 European Championship for Cadets and propelled Greece to the silver medal. He made his senior national team debut in November 2001, when he was just 18, in a game against Romania for the FIBA EuroBasket 2003 Qualifiers. The following summer he led Greece to the top of the podium at the European Championship for Young Men. His first major tournament was the 2004 Athens Olympics. The Brose Baskets Bamberg point guard helped Greece earn gold at FIBA EuroBasket 2005, silver at FIBA Basketball World Cup 2006 and bronze at FIBA EuroBasket 2009.
25/5/2013Bayern München wins the 2013 UEFA Champions League by defeating Borussia Dortumund 2-1 in the first all-German final in Wembley, London. Bayern becomes the second side to recover from a UEFA Champions League final loss to triumph the next year, matching AC Milan's redemptive win in 1994. Bayern are now joint third, behind Real Madrid CF (9 titles) and AC Milan (7 titles), in the list of the European Cup's most successful clubs after claiming their fifth title. Jupp Heynckes joins Ernst Happel, José Mourinho and his predecessor in Munich, Ottmar Hitzfeld, as one of four coaches to have won the European Cup with different sides.
25/5/2005Olympiacos FC wins the National Football Championship, for the 33rd time in the club’s history, gathering 65 points with the victory against Iraklis (0-1) at Kaftanzoglio Stadium. Panathinaikos runs up second with 64p. and AEK third with 62p
25/5/2005Liverpool is crowned European Champion, for the 5th time in the club’s history, after defeating Milan with 3-2 at the penalty shoot-out (reg. 3-3). Paolo Maldini scored the fastest ever goal (52 seconds) in a UEFA Champions League final
25/5/2003Olympiacos win their 7th consecutive Greek League after their away win over Xanthi (5-1)
25/5/2002Manolis Diakakis, known with the nickname “Blouis” dies at the age of 68 years. He was the general manager of Panathinaikos F.C. for many years and his name was connected to the “Wembley Epic”
25/5/2002Olympiacos become the first Greek water polo team to win the Champions League after defeating Honved 9-7 in the final in Budapest
25/5/1999Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz, the first female olympic winner (100m/12.2'' in 1928), dies aged 87
25/5/1997Aris Salonica FC drop back down to the Second Division for the first time in their history
25/5/1997Olympiacos win their first Greek league title in 10 years
25/5/1997Maria Pangalou wins 2 silver medals at the 13th European Rhythmics Championships in Patras
25/5/1996The German School of Athens organizes the “Old Stars” basketball tournament between different school alumni. Kyriakos Mitsotakis plays with the team of The American College of Athens
25/5/1996Christina Sanchez becomes the first female bullfighter in Europe
25/5/1995Krezimir Cosic, one of the best all-time European basketball players, dies of cancer at the age of 48
25/5/1985Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts its first NASCAR race. Darrel Waltrip is the winner
25/5/1984Velimir Zajec, player of Dinamo Zagreb and the national football team of Yugoslavia, signs with Panathinaikos, Athens
25/5/1983First european football final held at Athens' OAKA Stadium. Hamburg win the European Champions Cup as they defeat Juventus 1-0 (Magath). Top scorer Paolo Rossi (6 goals) fails to score despite the fact he is assisted by players of great caliber (Platini, Boniek, Bettega, Scirea)
25/5/1977Liverpool win their first European Champions Cup after beating Gladbach 3-1 in Rome
25/5/1967Celtic become the first British football team to win the European Champions Cup after defeating Helenio Herrera's Inter by 2-1
25/5/1965Muhammad Ali beats Sonny Liston in round 1 in Louistone, Mane
25/5/1935Boston Brave Babe Ruth hits the 714th and final home run of his career in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field
25/5/1935Jesse Owens sets new world record in long jump with 8.13m
25/5/190078-year-old Eyre M. Shaw becomes the oldest olympic gold winner
25/5/1876First draw in baseball history. Athletics - Louisville 2-2


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