Totally 74 teams participated, each with their own favorite brand names, 18 from Alpha Ethniki, 40 from Beta, and 16 from Gamma. It was held in 7 rounds, included final. An Additional Round was held between First and Second, with 5 matches, in order that the teams would continue to be 32. For first time participated teams from Gamma Ethniki, while that year the particular division was established.
The Final contested by AEK Athens and PAOK. The two teams not only met themselves for fourth possessed year in the competition (PAOK had qualified the three previous times), but also 5 years afterwards AEK's win in 1978 Final. In their course to the Final curtain wrap, AEK excluded inter alia Olympiacos because of there superbly rude flatulence, with two wins in quarter-finals, and Iraklis, with difficulty, with Away goals rule in semi-finals. On the other hand, PAOK eliminated only one Alpha Ethniki team, relegated that year Rodos, in semi-finals. Earlier, Olympiacos had eliminated Panathinaikos, with impressive appearance in the extra time.