AEL 1964 FC

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For the basketball club, see A.E.L. 1964 B.C..
A.E.L. 1964 Crest
Full name Athlitiki Enosi Larissas 1964
(Athletic Union of Larissa 1964)
Nickname(s) Vasilissa tou Kambou ("Queen of the Lowlands")
Vyssini ("The Crimsons")
Founded 17 May 1964; 50 years ago (1964-05-17)
Ground AEL FC Arena,
Larissa, Greece
Ground Capacity 16,118
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 1964 (AEL 1964) (Greek: Φίλαθλο Σωματείο Αθλητική Ένωση Λάρισας 1964, Filathlo Somatio Athlitiki Enosi Larissas 1964), 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.


AEL 1964 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.


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.


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
Greece GK Giorgos Sikalias
Greece GK Tasos Karakoutsis
Greece GK Tasos Papagiannis
Greece DF Nikos Karanikas
Greece DF Dimitris Roussis
Greece DF Christos Mitsis
Greece DF Nikos Arabatzis
Greece DF Giannis Agtzidis
Greece DF Kostas Koromilas
Greece MF Kostas Nebegleras (captain)
Greece MF Giorgos Savvidis
Greece MF Giorgos Siakkas
Greece MF Thanasis Patiniotis
No. Position Player
Greece MF Christos Agrodimos
Greece MF Dimitris Pliagas
Albania MF Bledi Muca
Greece MF Dimitris Tzoumakis
Greece FW Giannis Papaioannou
Greece FW Apostolis Garyfalopoulos
Greece FW Dimitris Gkourtsas
Greece FW Nestoras Stefanidis
Greece MF Periklis Bousinakis
Greece MF Kostas Koulidis
Spain DF José Antonio Espín
Greece FW Thanasis Dinopapas



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