Nikos Galis

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Nikolaos Georgalis (Greek: Νικόλαος Γεωργαλής; born July 23, 1957), commonly known as either Nikos Galis (Greek: Νίκος Γκάλης), or Nick Galis, is a retired Greek professional basketball player. Galis, who during his playing days was nicknamed, "Nick The Greek", "The Gangster", and "The Iron Man", is widely regarded as one of Europe's greatest scorers to ever play the game, and as one of the all-time greatest players in FIBA international basketball history. In 1991, Galis was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikos Galis has received more than 408,025 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Nikos Galis is the 69th most popular basketball player (down from 57th in 2019), the 4,326th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,393rd in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Nikos Galis ranks 69 out of 1,264Before him are Yao Ming, Dominique Wilkins, Kevin Garnett, Larry Brown, Pau Gasol, and Kevin Durant. After him are Bill Sharman, Elvin Hayes, Willis Reed, Manu Ginóbili, Aleksandar Đorđević, and Walt Frazier.

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Among people born in 1957, Nikos Galis ranks 121Before him are Kathy Najimy, Juan Luis Guerra, Yasuhiro Yamashita, Marlon Jackson, Brad Bird, and Mario Salieri. After him are Jakob Nielsen, Achille Mbembe, Steve Davis, Emmanuel Carrère, David Crane, and Nellie Kim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nikos Galis ranks 4,326 out of 15,968Before him are Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823), Carol Potter (1948), Kevin Durant (1988), Mercedes de Acosta (1892), Anita O'Day (1919), and Denis O'Hare (1962). After him are Lew Ayres (1908), Big Bill Broonzy (1903), Ted Neeley (1943), Lewis Boss (1846), Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893), and Dick Miller (1928).


Among basketball players born in United States, Nikos Galis ranks 48Before him are Don Nelson (1940), Stephen Curry (1988), Wes Unseld (1946), Kevin Garnett (1976), Larry Brown (1940), and Kevin Durant (1988). After him are Bill Sharman (1926), Elvin Hayes (1945), Willis Reed (1942), Walt Frazier (1945), Jerry Lucas (1940), and George Gervin (1952).