Egaleo F.C.

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Egaleo F.C.
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Full name Egaleo Football Club
Nickname(s) Egaleo
Founded 1931
Ground Stavros Mavrothalassitis
Egaleo, Athens, Greece
Ground Capacity 8,217
Chairman Greece Alexis Kougias
Manager Greece Takis Mandraflis
League Football League 2 (Group 6)
2013–14 Football League 2 (Group 6), 10th (Relegated)

Egaleo F.C. (Greek: Π.Α.Ε. Αιγάλεω) is a Greek football club based in Egaleo, a suburb of Athens. Founded in 1931, it currently plays in Greece's third division, holding home matches at Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium, with a 14,000-seat capacity.

Club colours are blue and white.

History[edit]

Egaleo was founded in 1931 by Demetrios Haniotis and Georgios Aronis, as Athletic Union of Ierapolis (Αθλητική Ένωση Ιεραπόλεως - Athlitiki Enosis Ieropoleos). In 1946, four clubs in the district merged with Ierapoleos to form Athletic Club Egaleo (Αθλητικός Όμιλος Αιγάλεω - Athlitikos Omilos Egaleo), which managed to reach for the first time the first division in 1961.

In the 2003-04 season, Egaleo managed its best ever classification, fourth, playing UEFA Cup for the first time in 2004–05, appearing in the group stages (after defeating Gençlerbirliği of Turkey 2–1 score on aggregate) with FK Partizan, S.S. Lazio, Middlesbrough and Villarreal CF, which ended with the conquest of just one point. In the league, the club finished sixth, trailing PAOK F.C. by just one point.

After a disappointing 2006–07, Egaleo was relegated back to the second level. Another relegation followed in the next year, and a third in 2008–09.

In August 2009, a merger between Egaleo and Ilisiakos F.C. took place, as the other club participated in the second division, with the purchase being made effective by Egaleo's owner Thomas Mitropoulos; the new club, which took Ilisiakos' place, was renamed Egaleo A.O.

At the end of the 2009-2010 season, due to the merger being declared illegal by the Greek Council of State, Egaleo F.C. was relegated to the Delta Ethniki.

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Local[edit]

Notable former managers[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Name Role
Greece Soulis Pappas Manager
Greece Stelios Aspradakis Assistant Manager
Greece Christos Maimanis Trainer

European matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2002–03 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round England Fulham F.C. 1–1 0–1
2003-04 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round Slovenia FC Koper 2–3 2–2
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1st Round Turkey Gençlerbirliği 1–0 1–1
Group Stage
(Group E)
England Middlesbrough 0–1
Serbia and Montenegro Partizan Belgrade 0–4
Italy Lazio 2–2
Spain Villarreal 0–4
2005-06 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round Lithuania FK Žalgiris Vilnius 1–3 3–2

Sources[edit]

  • "Απ' τις λαμαρίνες στα σαλόνια της Ευρώπης" (Nikos D. Nikolaidis, "Embryo" Publications)

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