|Full name||P.A.E. A.P.S. Atromitos Athens
Π.Α.Ε. Α.Π.Σ. Ατρόμητος Αθηνών
|2012–13||Superleague Greece, 3rd|
|Website||Club home page|
- 1 History
- 2 Supporters
- 3 Previous chairmen
- 4 Stadium
- 5 Current squad
- 6 The Club
- 7 Notable players
- 8 Former coaches
- 9 European competitions record
- 10 Honours
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Atromitos FC was officially founded in May 1923 when Kalomvounis, Petos, Glykofridis, Stathopoulos, Synodinos, Rigopoulos, Stamatopoulos, and other students living in Victoria Square (which was then called Kyriakou Square) decided to form a football team. That same year, Vaggelis Stamatis, a mathematics teacher and member of the Panhellenic football league, joined Atromitos' administration board – because of his prominence in pre-war Greek football history, Stamatis' involvement increased the new team's stature in Athenian football.
First league steps
In 1924, Atromitos was accepted into the Greek football league. At the time, Atromitos played at Aris Park, which was the home ground of Panellinios and Panathinaikos. During their first season in the league's first division, they ended in third place behind Panathinaikos and AEK. In 1928, they defeated Goudi 4–3 in the final game at Rouf Stadium to become champions of Athens. That same year, they took part in the first Panhellenic Championship as Athens champions, which was organised by the HFF. On 24 May 1928, they were beaten 3–1 by Aris Thessaloniki (who later became champions) in an away game, and were defeated again on 3 June by Ethnikos Piraeus (5–0). On 10 June, they managed a draw at home against Ethnikos (1–1), before losing again to Aris 3–1 seven days later. Overall in the national championship, Atromitos finished third.
During the following two years, Atromitos stayed in the upper part of the first division of Athens, and in 1929, they finished third behind Panathinaikos and AEK. They repeated the feat in 1930 but they were relegated from the first division of Athens in 1931, as they came last with only one point.
Move to Peristeri
In 1932, Iosiph Chouroukchoglou and Nikolaos Epioglou decided to move Atromitos to Peristeri. Earlier, it was located in the same area as Panathinaikos, and they had found it hard to establish a large fan base or develop a unique identity. Before occupation of Greece, they played again in Panhellenic championship in the season of 1938–39.
Atromitos played in second division until May 1972 when, under the coaching of Savva Papazoulou, they were re-promoted to the first level. It proved a change too hard to handle, and they were demoted the following year. In 1975, a better-prepared Atromitos returned to the first division with a large fanbase, and ended the year in 13th place, securing their spot in the top flight. In 1976 they improved to end the season in 9th place, the best in the club's history. But, they relegated in 1977.at 1979 atromitos had the better defence nick giannelos
By 1981, Atromitos had succeeded in attracting renowned players such as Stylianopoulos, Álvarez, Toskas and Athanasopoulos. However, despite high expectations, the club played for the last time in the top flight, and once more returned to the lower divisions. After years of playing in the third division, Atromitos won promotion back to the second division in May 2002 by beating Levadiakos FC at Patra stadium. The team played again in the top flight between 2005–2008 by merging with Halkidona and returned to the top flight after playing one season in the second division in 2008–2009.
In the 2010–2011 season Atromitos Fc made a historic run to the Greek Cup Final. However, they lost 3–0 to AEK.
Atromitos finished the 1st half of the season in 4th place, together with Asteras Tripolis and 14 points from the top, but 4 points from 6th place, that doesn't redirect to the playoffs. On 6 January 2013, at the debut of Nikos Anastopoulos in the coaching position and the Portuguese footballer Fabio, Atromitos beat Kerkira 2–0, with two headers. From Sokratis Fytanidis at the 26th minute and from Stathis Tavlaridis at the 31st minute. In other words, the win was awarded to the team by the two centre backs. The team stayed in 4th with Asteras, but now 6 points from the 6th place. One matchday later, they managed to get the 0–0 from PAOK at Toumba, retaining the 6 points difference from PAS Giannina. On Matchday 18, they beat Platanias 1–0, getting to be only 3 points from 2nd place. The goal was scored by Eduardo Brito.
The 2013-14 pre-season friendly against West Bromwich Albion was lost by 3-1.
Atromitos are based in western Athens and their main supporters club is called "Fentagin", a grammatically incorrect type of "Fedayeen". Founded in 1980, they have a space underneath the stands. They are dedicated to support the local football team. The younger element of the support are known as the "Little Atoms".
Former chairmen of the club include Iosiph Chouroukchoglou, Nikolaos Epioglou, Nikolaos Chakiris, Adonis Galaios, Stefanos Kaloumenos, Evaggelos Stais, Takis Anevlavis, Adonis Ksipnitos, Pavlos Panoutsopoulos, Stamatis Glykos, Andreas Koulopoulos, Giorgos Douros, Vasilis Petrou, Yiannis Kurtis, Kostas Stathakis, Vasilis Chigos and Tasos Papanikolas. Giorgos Spanos is the present chairman.
The home ground of Atromitos was once well-maintained but has been recently neglected. In its early days, Peristeri had grown to become the fourth largest municipality in Greece. The first club home ground was the grounds of "Bravery", which was located beyond the last shanty town of Evangelistria.
In 1953, Atromitos moved to their present location, which contained only central stands for the spectators; the changing rooms consisted of a small room at the end of the stands. Much later, a larger stand was built with a capacity of 6,000 spectators. It was also used for non-football purposes, such as musical performances.
During the chairmanship of Victor Mitropoulos in EPAE, blue and white plastic seats were installed in the central stand. Before the Athens Olympics, Atromitos installed floodlights and renovated the running track so the ground could be used as a coaching facility during the Olympic Games. Under the football ground there are spaces and facilities for activities such as wrestling, chess and boxing.
Repairs to fragile parts of the stadium due to humidity and earthquake damage are expected to be carried out.
- As of 8 August 2013
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
See also: 2013–14 Atromitos F.C. season.
|Head coach||Georgios Paraschos|
|Coach assisant||Panayiotis Gungides|
|Goalkeeping coach||Slobodan Sujica|
|Fitness coach||Sotirios Kakaryias|
|Technical Director||Ioannis Aggelopoulos|
|General Director||Spyridon Sofianos|
|Medical Director||Nikolaos Piskopakis|
|Exercise Physio||Georgios Ziogas|
|Bus driver||Angelos Verikakis|
Last updated: 2 July 2013
Source: Atromitos F.C.
|President & CEO||Georgios Spanos|
|Vice President||Evangelos Batayiannis|
|Vice CEO||Ekaterini Koxenoglou|
|Ground Manager||Panayiotis Michaletos|
|Press Director||Pavlos Katonis|
|Marketing Director||Spyridon Boulousis|
|Security Director||Georgios Petrou|
|Information Director||Roberto Panayos|
|Accountants Director||Vasilios Karakatsanis|
|Club Lawyer||Argirios Livas|
|Secretary Director||Christina Moschona|
|Tickets Director||Marios Panayos|
|Ground (capacity and dimensions)||Peristeri Stadium (10,200 / 102x65 metres)|
Last updated: 2 July 2013
Source: Atromitos F.C.
||This list of "famous" or "notable" sporting persons has no clear inclusion or exclusion criteria. Please help to define clear inclusion criteria and edit the list to contain only subjects that fit those criteria. (February 2014)|
- Alekos Sofianidis (1999)
- Vladimir Petrović (1999–00)
- Georgios Paraschos (July 1, 2002–Jan 9, 2007)
- Dragan Kokotović (Jan 11, 2007–07)
- Guillermo Angel Hoyos (July 10, 2007–March 26, 2008)
- Paulo Campos (2008)
- Dragan Kokotović (2008–April 25, 2009)
- Vasilis Vouzas (2009)
- Giorgos Donis (July 1, 2009–May 30, 2012)
- Dušan Bajević (June 2, 2012–Dec 23, 2012)
- Nikos Anastopoulos (Dec 30, 2012–April 7, 2013)
- Georgios Paraschos (April 8, 2013–)
European competitions record
Last update: 10 August 2012
|2006–07||UEFA Cup||First Round||Sevilla||1–2||0–4||1–6|
|2012–13||UEFA Europa League||Play-off round||Newcastle United||1–1||0–1||1–2|
|2013–14||UEFA Europa League||Play-off round||AZ||1–3||2–0||3–3|
- "Team history". atromitosfc.gr. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (11 June 2010). "1927/28 Panhellenic Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (11 June 2010). "1928/29 Panhellenic Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (11 June 2010). "1929/30 Panhellenic Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (11 June 2010). "1930/31 Panhellenic Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "Roster 2012–2013". Atromitos FC. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Beta Ethniki 1979–80". RSSSF.
- "Atromitos are champions". in.gr. 18 May 2009. (Greek)