2005–06 AEK Athens F.C. season

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AEK Athens F.C.
2005–06 season
Chairman Greece Demis Nikolaidis
Manager Portugal Fernando Santos
Alpha Ethniki 2nd
Greek Cup Final
UEFA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Nikos Liberopoulos (14)
All:
Nikos Liberopoulos (16)
Highest home attendance 34,842 vs Olympiacos
(2 October 2005)
Lowest home attendance 4,102 vs Agrotikos Asteras
(22 February 2006)
Average home league attendance 14,107
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

For the 2005-06 season, AEK Athens F.C. competed in its 47th consecutive season in the Greek topflight.

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Stefano Sorrentino
3 Serbia DF Nikola Malbaša
5 Italy DF Bruno Cirillo
6 Greece DF Giorgos Alexopoulos
7 Brazil FW Soares
8 Greece MF Miltos Sapanis
9 Greece FW Angelos Komvolidis
10 Greece MF Panagiotis Kone
11 Ukraine FW Oleh Venglinsky
12 Greece GK Giannis Arabatzis
14 Greece DF Stavros Tziortziopoulos
17 Serbia MF Vladimir Ivić
18 Greece DF Vangelis Moras
19 Greece DF Dimitris Koutromanos
No. Position Player
20 Greece MF Vasilis Pliatsikas
21 Greece MF Kostas Katsouranis (captain)
22 Greece GK Dionisis Chiotis
23 Greece MF Vasilis Lakis
24 Greece DF Christos Kontis
25 Brazil MF Emerson
26 Greece MF Ilias Kyriakidis
27 Sweden MF Louay Chanko
28 Greece DF Christos Bourbos
31 Greece DF Nikos Georgeas
33 Greece FW Nikos Liberopoulos
35 Greece FW Pantelis Kapetanos
55 Greece DF Traianos Dellas
99 Brazil FW Júlio César

Players on loan[edit]

Out: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
15 Greece DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos (to Niki Volou until June 2006)
30 Cyprus MF Simos Krassas (to Panionios until June 2006)
34 Greece MF Nikos Pourtoulidis (to Thrasyvoulos until June 2006)
35 Greece MF Dimitris Karameris (to Apollon Smyrnis until June 2006)
79 Greece FW Leonidas Kabantais (to Panionios until June 2006)

Foreign players[edit]

In the Greek league only five non-EU nationals can be registered and given a squad number for the first team. Those non-EU nationals with European ancestry can claim citizenship from the nation their ancestors came from. If a player does not have European ancestry he can claim Greek citizenship after playing in Greece for 7 years.

EU Nationals

Non-EU Nationals

International players[edit]

Squad changes (Summer 2005)[edit]

Louay Chanko (2010)

In: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Stefano Sorrentino (on loan from Torino for €100K)
5 Italy DF Bruno Cirillo (from U.S. Lecce for free)
6 Greece DF Giorgos Alexopoulos (from Egaleo for free)
7 Brazil FW Soares (from OFI for €150K)
8 Greece MF Miltos Sapanis (from Panathinaikos for free)
9 Greece FW Angelos Komvolidis (from VfB Stuttgart U-19 for free)
10 Greece MF Panagiotis Kone (promoted from AEK Athens U-19)
11 Ukraine FW Oleh Venglinsky (from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for €850K)
15 Greece DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos (from Apollon Petalidiou)
12 Greece GK Giannis Arabatzis (promoted from AEK Athens U-19)
19 Greece DF Dimitris Koutromanos (from Panetolikos for €50K)
20 Greece MF Vasilis Pliatsikas (from Chaidari for €70K)
23 Greece MF Vasilis Lakis (from Crystal Palace for free)
27 Sweden MF Louay Chanko (from Malmö FF for €250K)
35 Greece MF Dimitris Karameris (loan return from Levadiakos)
55 Greece DF Traianos Dellas (from Roma for free)

Total spending: Decrease €1.47M

Out: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Greece GK Chrisostomos Michailidis (to Atromitos for free)
4 Portugal DF Bruno Alves (loan return to Porto)
5 Greece DF Nikos Kostenoglou (retired)
7 Brazil FW Soares (loan return to OFI)
8 Bulgaria MF Ivan Rusev (to Levadiakos for free)
9 Bulgaria MF Milen Petkov (to Atromitos for free)
10 Greece FW Sotiris Konstantinidis (to Ionikos for free)
11 Greece FW Leonidas Kabantais (on loan to Anorthosis Famagusta for free)
20 Greece FW Ilias Solakis (to Doxa Dramas for free)
25 Ghana DF Kofi Amponsah (to Egaleo for free)
29 Greece FW Christos Christoforidis (to Apollon Kalamarias)
35 Greece MF Dimitris Karameris (on loan to Apollon Smyrnis for free)
39 Greece FW Grigoris Toskas (to Kerkyra for free)
44 Greece GK Nikos Voulgaris (to Kerkyra for free)
77 Portugal MF Paulo Assunção (loan return to Porto)

Total income: Increase €0

Squad changes (Winter 2006)[edit]

In: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Stefano Sorrentino (from Torino)
79 Greece FW Leonidas Kabantais (loan return from Anorthosis Famagusta)
25 Brazil MF Emerson (from Skoda Xanthi for 150K)
35 Greece FW Pantelis Kapetanos (from Iraklis for 400K)

Total spending: Decrease €550K

Out: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Stefano Sorrentino (loan return to Torino)
79 Greece FW Leonidas Kabantais (on loan to Panionios for free)
15 Greece DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos (on loan to Niki Volou for free)
30 Cyprus MF Simos Krassas (on loan to Panionios for 75K)

Total income: Increase €75K

Squad stats[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Alpha Ethniki Greek Cup UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Italy GK Stefano Sorrentino 30 0 25 0 3 0 2 0
3 Serbia DF Nikola Malbaša 21 0 16 0 3 0 2 0
5 Italy DF Bruno Cirillo 28 3 24 2 2 1 2 0
6 Greece DF Giorgos Alexopoulos 35 3 30 3 3 0 2 0
7 Brazil FW Soares 38 4 28 2 8 2 2 0
8 Greece MF Miltos Sapanis 14 1 11 0 3 1 0 0
9 Greece FW Angelos Komvolidis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Greece MF Panagiotis Kone 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 Ukraine FW Oleh Venglinsky 21 3 15 3 4 0 2 0
12 Greece GK Giannis Arabatzis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Greece DF Stavros Tziortziopoulos 13 0 9 0 4 0 0 0
15 Greece DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
17 Serbia MF Vladimir Ivić 34 3 27 3 5 0 2 0
18 Greece DF Vangelis Moras 20 2 13 0 6 2 1 0
19 Greece DF Dimitris Koutromanos 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Greece MF Vasilis Pliatsikas 7 0 3 0 4 0 0 0
21 Greece MF Kostas Katsouranis 35 7 29 6 4 1 2 0
22 Greece GK Dionisis Chiotis 10 0 5 0 5 0 0 0
23 Greece MF Vasilis Lakis 34 4 28 4 5 0 1 0
24 Greece DF Christos Kontis 21 0 15 0 4 0 2 0
25 Brazil MF Emerson 17 1 13 1 4 0 0 0
26 Greece MF Ilias Kyriakidis 11 0 3 0 7 0 1 0
27 Sweden MF Louay Chanko 26 1 21 1 4 0 1 0
28 Greece DF Christos Bourbos 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Cyprus MF Simos Krassas 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
31 Greece DF Nikos Georgeas 30 0 25 0 5 0 0 0
33 Greece FW Nikos Liberopoulos 34 16 27 14 5 2 2 0
35 Greece FW Pantelis Kapetanos 14 1 10 1 4 0 0 0
55 Greece DF Traianos Dellas 12 0 6 0 6 0 0 0
99 Brazil FW Júlio César 37 2 28 2 7 0 2 0

Players in italics have left during the season.

Manager stats[edit]

Name Nat From To Record Honours
P W D L F A %W
Fernando Santos Portugal August 29, 2005 May 14, 2006 40 24 8 8 52 27 60.00

Only competitive matches are counted. Wins, losses and draws are results at the final whistle; the results of penalty shootouts are not counted.

Competitions[edit]

Alpha Ethniki[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 21 4 5 42 20 +22 67 12 2 1 26 8 +18 9 2 4 16 12 +4

Source:[citation needed]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground A H H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H H A H A H
Result D W D W L W W W W W W W W W D W L W W L W L W W W W L W W D

Source:[citation needed]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.


UEFA rankings[edit]

UEFA team ranking

# Form Previous Country Team Ranking
54 RedDownArrow.svg 49 Spain Mallorca 40.006
RedDownArrow.svg 49 Spain Málaga 40.006
56 Green-Up-Arrow.svg 78 France Lens 39.757
57 RedDownArrow.svg 38 Greece AEK Athens 39.587
58 RedDownArrow.svg 39 Belgium Anderlecht 38.981
59 RedDownArrow.svg 55 Turkey Beşiktaş 38.634

UEFA country ranking

# Form Previous Country League Ranking
6 Disc Plain yellow dark.svg 6 Portugal Liga Sagres 44.041
7 Disc Plain yellow dark.svg 7 Netherlands Eredivisie 41.331
8 Disc Plain yellow dark.svg 8 Greece Super League Greece 32.081
9 Green-Up-Arrow.svg 13 Russia Russian Premier League 31.833
10 Green-Up-Arrow.svg 25 Romania Liga I 31.457

See also[edit]