Dimitris Diamantidis was the EuroLeague's Best Defender 6 times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011).

The EuroLeague Best Defender is an annual basketball award of the European premier level EuroLeague. It is awarded to the best defensive player throughout the season, up until the EuroLeague Final Four stage of the season. The award began in the 2004–05 season, and the winner is selected by the EuroLeague's head coaches. Dimitris Diamantidis of Panathinaikos Athens, won the first five awards, from 2005 to 2009.


Multiple honorsEdit


  1. ^ Best Defender Trophy: Viktor Khryapa, CSKA Moscow.
  2. ^ Dimitris Diamantidis wins sixth Best Defender Trophy.
  3. ^ Best Defender Trophy: Andrei Kirilenko, CSKA Moscow.
  4. ^ Best Defender Trophy winner: Stephane Lasme, Panathinaikos Athens.
  5. ^ "Coaches vote Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos this season's Best Defender". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  6. ^ "2014-15 Best Defender Trophy winner: Bryant Dunston, Olympiacos Piraeus". Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  7. ^ Best Defender Trophy: Kyle Hines, CSKA Moscow.
  8. ^ Adam Hanga of Baskonia captures Best Defender Trophy.
  9. ^ "EuroLeague Best Defender: Kyle Hines, CSKA Moscow". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  10. ^ "EuroLeague Best Defender: Walter Tavares, Real Madrid". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 8 May 2019.

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