EA Patras

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EA Patras
Full name Enosi Athlopedion Patron
Founded 1927
Ground Ayios Dionysios, Patras, Greece
Ground Capacity 2,200
League A1
2010-2011 5th

EA Patras is a Greek omnisports club founded in 1927 and based in Patras. It is mostly known for its volleyball and boxing sections, which compete at the highest level in Greece. The volleyball section won the Greek championship in 1938, whereas the boxing section won the national title in 1979, 1983, 1984, 1988 and 1989.

EA Patras Volleyball - A1 Ethniki[edit]

EA Patras was one of the protagonists after the establishment of the Greek volleyball league in the 30's, winning the title in 1937-38 and being the runner-up in the seasons 1935-36, 1936–37 and 1939-1940.

EAP returned to the first Greek league for the first time after the formation of the A1 Ethniki Volleyball, by winning the A2 Ethniki title in 1999. It took the fifth place in A1 Ethniki two times in a row (2003–04, 2004–05) and during those three years it participated in the European Federation Cup.

Having Athens' and Thessaloniki's major volleyball clubs excluded, EAP - representing Patras - was the fourth club from a provincial Greek city that made it to the final of the Greek Volleyball Cup, in the season 2007-2008. The other ones were: Ethnikos Alexandroupolis (1981), Orestiada (1993) and Lamia (2007)]. In the final EAP lost 1-3 to Panathinaikos VC.

The season (2008–2009) was the most successful so far for EAP in the post-war period. It took the 3rd place in the national championship which allowed the club to participate once more to the European Federation Cup in the season 2009-2010.

The next season (2009–2010) the club held an impressive record during the regular season of the A1 Ethniki Volleyball with 18 wins, 4 loses and 53 points, finishing in the second place, only behind Panathinaikos VC. But in the playoffs the club's performance was disappointing ending up in the 7th place of the league.

In the season 2010-2011, EAP finished in the fifth place in the championship.[1]

Honours[edit]

(Total titles: 4)

  • Divisional: 3
    • Second Division (A2 Ethniki) Championship: 2002
    • Third Division (B Ethniki) Championship: 1996
    • Fourth Division (C Ethniki) Championship: 1993
  • Greek Cup
    • Greek Cup finalist: 2008

Rankings in the Greek Volleyball First Division[edit]

European Cup Honours[edit]

In 2005-2006 EA Patras reached the quarter finals of the European Federation Cup, being defeated twice by the Italian club of Macerata Volleyball (0-3 in Patras and 3-1 in Marche).

EAP also participated in the 2008-2009 Challenge Cup's Final Four in Izmir (Smyrna), taking the fourth place.

In 2010-2011 it participated in the Challenge Cup going up to the semi-finals, where it lost (like in 2006) two times (1-3, 3-0) to the further champions Macerata Volleyball.

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