Aris Thessaloniki

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Aris A.C.
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Full name Athletic Club Aris
Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Άρης
Nicknames Κιτρινόμαυροι (Yellow-Black)
Θεός του πολέμου (God of War)
Αυτοκράτορας (Emperor -in basketball-)
Founded 25 March 1914
Colours           Yellow, Black
Anthem Aris Niketes (Ares Victorious)
Chairman Tasos Oikonomou
Titles European Titles: 3 (basketball)
Website Club home page
Active departments of
Aris Thessaloniki
Football pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg
Football Basketball Volleyball
Handball pictogram.svg Water polo pictogram.svg Baseball pictogram.svg
Handball Water Polo Baseball
Ice hockey pictogram.svg Korfball pictogram.svg Softball pictogram.svg
Ice Hockey Korfball Softball
Athletics pictogram.svg Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Wrestling pictogram.svg
Athletics Cycling Wrestling
Swimming pictogram.svg Judo pictogram.svg Taekwondo pictogram.svg
Swimming Judo Taekwondo
Boxing pictogram.svg Chess pictogram.svg Giallo e Nero Aris.JPG
Boxing Chess Athletic Club
The champion football team of 1932
Faidon Matthaiou, the Patriarch of the Greek basketball. His father was president of the club from 1938 to 1941
Alexandreio Melathron (Nick Galis Hall)
Nikos Galis, the legendary player of Aris B.C.
Aris Baseball Club team (2006-07)

Aris (Greek: Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Άρης - Athlitikos Syllogos Aris), i.e. the Ares Sports Club, is a Greek sport club founded on 25 March 1914 in Thessaloniki. The club's colours are yellow, symbol of glory, and black. The club is named after Ares, the ancient Greek God of War, but also associated with courage and masculinity. Its image (as depicted in the Ludovisi Ares) is portrayed on the club's emblem. Aris was one of the strongest Greek clubs during the Interwar period with champion teams in football, basketball and water polo. Until nowadays maintains a remarkable tradition in baskeball, while contributed to the popularity of the sport in the country with the great star player Nikos Galis and the team of the '80s. Aris is considered to be one of the most important Greek sport clubs and today maintains departments in many sports, including:

Honours[edit]

Football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Main article: Aris B.C.
  • 10 Greek Championships: 1930, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
    • Runner-up: 1980, 1984
  • 8 Greek Cups: 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2004
    • Runner-up: 1984, 2003, 2005

Volleyball[edit]

Main article: Aris Volleyball Club

Waterpolo[edit]

Main article: Aris Water Polo Club

Weightlifting[edit]

Ice Hockey[edit]

Korfball[edit]

  • 1 Greek Championship:2007
  • 1 Greek Cup: 2007
  • 1 Beach Korfball Championships:2008

Ball Hockey[edit]

  • 1 Greek Championships: 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932

Roller Hockey[edit]

  • 1 Greek Championship:2009
  • 3 Greek Cups: 2007, 2008, 2009
  • 1 Balkan Cup: 2009

Swimming[edit]

  • 1 Greek Championships Women: 1994

Boxing[edit]

  • 1 Greek Championships Men: 1972

Athletics[edit]

  • 1 Greek Indoor Athletics Championships Women: 1991
  • 1 Greek Cup Women: 1988
  • 2 Greek Off Road Championships Women: 1961, 1962

Anthem[edit]

See also footnote[1][2][3]

The hymn of Aris or Aris Niketes (Ares Victorious) is the anthem of the club. It was written in 1926. The lyrics were written by Georgios Kitsos and the music by Secondo Poselli. The orchestration was made by the famous classic composer Emilios Riadis.

European honours of team sports[edit]

Season Football Basketball Volleyball
1979–80 UEFA Cup
fase of 16
1980–81 FIBA Korać Cup
Quarter-finals
1984–85 FIBA Korać Cup
Semi-finals
1987–88 Euroleague
4th place
1988–89 Euroleague
3rd place
1989–90 Euroleague
4th place
1990–91 Euroleague
Quarter-finals
1992–93 FIBA Saporta Cup
Winners
CEV Cup
Semi-finals
1993–94 FIBA Saporta Cup
Semi-finals
1994–95 CEV Cup
Semi-finals
1996–97 FIBA Korać Cup
Winners
1997–98 FIBA Korać Cup
Quarter-finals
1998–99 FIBA Saporta Cup
Semi-finals
2000–01
2002–03 FIBA EuroCup Challenge
Winners
2003–04 EuroChallenge
Quarter-finals
2005–06 Eurocup
Final
2008–09
2009–10 Eurocup
Quarter-finals

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