Basketball playerDied when: 87 years 67 days (1046 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Faidon Matthaiou, also spelled Fedon Mattheou and Phaedon Mathaiou (Greek: Φαίδων Ματθαίου) (12 July 1924 – 17 September 2011) was a Greek professional basketball player and coach.
He was a center at the start of his career, and at the end of his career, he also played as a point guard.
He wore the number 1 jersey throughout his career.He represented Greece twice at the Summer Olympics.As a rower at the 1948 Summer Olympics, and as a basketball player at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Faidon Matthaiou is widely considered to be the Patriarch of Greek basketball.
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