Apollon Patras

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A.S. Apollon Patras
Bianco e Nero Apollon.JPG
Full name A.Σ. Απόλλων Πατρών
A.S. Apollon Patras
Nickname(s) Μελανόλευκοι, Melanolefkoi (black-whites)
Founded 1926
Chairman Nikos Karapanos
Manager Nikos Vetoulas
For the basketball department, see Apollon Patras B.C..
The first version of this article has been based in the text of el:Α.Σ. Απόλλων of the Greek Wikipedia published under the GFDL.

A.S. Apollon Patras (Greek:A.Σ. Απόλλων Πατρών) is a sporting club that includes basketball, football, volleyball and ping pong.


The team was founded in 1926 in the Prosfygika neighbourhood. The football club entered the Achaea FCA and played many matches against Panachaiki, APS Olympiakos, Patraikos and Thyella. The area was in the Olympiakos Patras arena, today's Prosfygika stadium.

The club is named after the ancient Greek god Apollo and its colours are black and white.

The football team was later dissolved and today Apollon is mainly a basketball team, K.A.E. Apollon Patras. It is a regular member of the Greek Basketball First Division (Greek Basket League), participated in the European cups (1997, 1998) and played the Greek Basketball Cup final in 1997, losing the trophy by Olympiacos B.C. (78-80).




Apollon arena in Perivola, Patras

Men's team

  • Participations in the Premier Division (Basket League) (30): 1972, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014

Titles: (8)

  • Divisional titles: (4)
    • A2 Ethniki (2): 1992, 2003
    • B Ethniki (2): 1976, 1979
  • Local titles: (4)
    • Achaia Championships (4): 1956, 1958, 1971, 1973 [1]


European honours:

Women's team

  • Achaia local championship winner: 1998, 2006, 2007


Men's team

  • Achaia local championship winner: 1998, 2005, 2007
  • Participations in the Second National Division: 2001, 2002
  • Participations in the Third National Division: 2004, 2006

Women's team

  • Achaia local championship winner: 2007, 2008
  • Participations in the Second National Division: 2001, 2002

Table tennis[edit]

The team also plays in the table tennis competitions and it took the fourth place in 1974. It produced athletes including Dimitrios Zikos, Giorgos Glarakis, Gerasimos Roussopoulos and Spyros Kalogriopoulos. Roussopoulos as an athlete of the team won the Atomic Greek Youth Championships in 1971, he finished second in 1972 and 1973.

In 1969 together with Spyros Kalogriopoulos they were Greek champions in the children's doubles as athletes of Sporting Patras.[2]



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