PAE AEL FC

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For the basketball club, see A.E.L. 1964 B.C..
PAE AEL
A.E.L. 1964 Crest
Full name Podosfairikh Athlitikh Enwsh Larissa
(Athletic Union of Larissa)
Nickname(s) Vasilissa tou Kambou ("Queen of the Lowlands")
Vyssini ("The Crimsons")
Founded 17 May 1964; 50 years ago (1964-05-17)
Ground Alcazar Stadium,
Larissa, Greece
Ground Capacity 13,108
Owner Vaggelis Plexidas
Chairman Georgios Nakas
Manager Alekos Vosniadis
League Football League
2013–14 Football League 2, 1st (Group 2)
Website Club home page
Current season
50 Years anniversary logo

Athletic Union of Larissa (PAE AEL FC) (Greek: Ποδοσφαιρική Αθλητική Ένωση Λάρισα, Podosfairikh Athlitikh Enwsh Larissa), is a Greek association football club based in the city of Larissa, capital of Greece's Thessaly region. The club is also known, unofficially, as Larissa. It is the only team outside the two big Greek cities, Athens and Thessaloniki, to have won the Greek Championship (1988). It has also won two Greek Cups (1985, 2007) and played in an additional two Cup finals (1982, 1984). This record places A.E.L. amongst the top 5 teams of Greek Football.

The team currently competes in Football League 2, the third category of national football championships, due to serious financial problems that led to the voluntary relegation from Football League and the dissolution of the professional club on July 2013.

Titles[edit]

AEL FC is the only countryside based team to win the Greek Alpha Ethniki (now Greek Super League) Championship, when they did so in 1988. The club also won the Greek football Cup twice: in 1985 by beating PAOK FC in the final (4–1) and in 2007 by beating Panathinaikos (1–2). Before that, AEL 1964 made the finals of the Greek Cup twice, losing in both 1982 and 1984 to Panathinaikos.

Establishment[edit]

The club was established on May 17th 1964 [1] as the merger of the regional teams Larisaikos, Iraklis Larisas, Aris and Toxotis. The team colors were initially selected as white and black, but quickly settled on the current maroon/purple color ("vissini" or color of the wild cherry in Greek). The Alcazar stadium was set as the team home.

Achievements[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 6 September 2013.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Greece GK Tasos Karakoutsis
30 Greece GK Manolis Apostolidis
Greece GK Tasos Papagiannis
Greece DF Nikos Karanikas
Greece DF Kostas Koromilas
Greece MF Kostas Nebegleras
Greece MF Thanasis Patiniotis
Greece MF Christos Agrodimos
Albania MF Bledi Muca
Greece MF Dimitris Tzoumakis
Greece FW Apostolis Garyfalopoulos
Greece FW Dimitris Gkourtsas
Greece FW Nestoras Stefanidis
Spain DF José Antonio Espín
No. Position Player
Greece FW Thanasis Dinopapas
Greece DF Dimitris Kontodimos
Spain MF Ximo Forner
Greece MF Paschalis Melissas
Spain FW David Verdú
Greece DF Thanasis Moulopoulos
Greece FW Dimitris Souanis
Greece FW Ilias Anastasakos
Greece GK Christos Athanasopoulos
Greece FW Ilias Tsiliggiris
Spain FW David Mainz
Spain MF Perico
Spain MF Marc Castells
Brazil MF Silva Júnior

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