Olympiacos CFP

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Full name Olympiacos Sindesmos Filathlon Pireos
Nicknames Thrylos (Greek:Θρύλος) (Legend)Θρυλος
Dafnostefanomenos (The laurel-crowned)
Erythrolefkoi (Greek:Ερυθρόλευκοι) (The Red-Whites)
Kokkinoi (Greek:Κόκκινοι) (The Reds)
Founded 10 March 1925; 89 years ago (1925-03-10)
Colours           Red, White
Anthem Thryle ton Gipedon (Legend of Stadiums)
Chairman Michalis Kountouris
Titles European Titles: 9
Intercontinental Titles: 1
Website Club home page
Active departments of Olympiacos
Football pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg Table tennis pictogram.svg
Football Basketball Table tennis
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Athletics pictogram.svg
Volleyball (Men's) Volleyball (Women's) Athletics
Water polo pictogram.svg Water polo pictogram.svg Swimming pictogram.svg
Water Polo (Men's) Water Polo (Women's) Swimming
Sailing pictogram.svg Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Rowing pictogram.svg
Sailing Canoeing Rowing
Boxing pictogram.svg Kickboxing pictogram.svg Taekwondo pictogram.svg
Boxing Kickboxing Taekwondo
Fencing pictogram.svg 600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG
Fencing The Club

Olympiacos Sindesmos Filathlon Pireos (Greek: Ολυμπιακός Σύνδεσμος Φιλάθλων Πειραιώς, °Olympic Club of Fans of Piraeus°) is a major multi-sport club based in Piraeus, Greece.

Olympiacos is parent to a number of different competitive departments including Football (Olympiacos F.C.), Basketball (Olympiacos B.C.), Volleyball (Olympiacos S.C., Olympiacos women's volleyball), Water Polo (Olympiacos Water Polo Club, Olympiacos Women's Water Polo Team), Athletics, Sailing, Swimming and Wrestling amongst others, which have won numerous domestic and European titles over the club's history.[1][2][3][4][5]

Olympiacos CFP is a "legend"[6] in European competitions and one of the most successful multi-sport clubs in Europe; it is the only Greek club, as well as one of the few European multi-sport clubs to have won 11 International titles, including 9 major European titles and 1 Intercontinental title in three different team sports (Basketball, Volleyball, Water Polo), the Triple Crown in both Basketball (1997) and Water polo (2002), as well as 2 European Championships in a row (in Basketball, back-to-back Euroleague Champions 2012 and 2013). Specifically, Olympiacos Basketball team has won 3 Euroleagues (1997, 2012, 2013), 1 Intercontinental Cup (2013)[7] and the Triple Crown (1997),[8][9] Olympiacos men's Volleyball team has won 2 CEV Cup Winners' Cup (1996, 2005), Olympiacos men's Water Polo team has won the LEN Champions League (2002),[10] the European Super Cup (2002) and the Triple Crown (2002), Olympiacos Women's Water Polo Team has won the LEN Trophy (LEN Cup Winners' Cup) (2014),[11] Olympiacos Wrestling team has won the European Cela Cup (2006) and Olympiacos Football team has won the Balkans Cup (1963). Οverall, Olympiacos' departments (Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling) have reached 23 times the final (11 times winners, 12 times finalists) of the most prestigious and important European and Worldwide competitions. Olympiacos is the only Greek multi-sport club to have won European titles in different team sports (no other Greek club has more than one European title-winning sports department).

Olympiacos CFP has nurtured some of the greatest Greek athletes. Olympiacos' athletes have become Olympic medal winners, as well as World and European Champions, while they are constantly chosen to be part of the Greek national teams. The club maintains Academies with state of the art training facilities, where thousands of children have the opportunity to practice and learn the secrets of sports. Overall, Olympiacos CFP have granted Greek sports and the club itself numerous Olympic, Worldwide and European honours.

Olympiacos is the most popular Greek club[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19] with around two and a half million fans inside Greece and millions of others in the Greek communities all over the world.[20][21][22][23][24][25][26] As of April 2006, Olympiacos has 83,000 registered members and it's placed in the top ten of the clubs with the most paying members in the world, holding the ninth place just ahead of Real Madrid.[27][28] Olympiacos CFP was the first Greek club that made it possible for its fans to become members, and granted them the right of voting for the board of directors.


The founders of Olympiacos (1925)

Olympiacos CFP was founded on March 10, 1925, as a football club initially, and the club’s aim, as stated in the statutes, is the systematic cultivation and development of its athletes’ possibilities for participation in athletic competitions, the spreading of the athletic ideal and the promotion of sportsmanship and fanship among the youth according to egalitarian principles and stressing a healthy, ethical and social basis for this. Members of the "Piraikos Podosfairikos Omilos FC" (Sport and Football Club of Piraeus)" and the "Piraeus Fun Club" decided, during a historical assembly,[29] to dissolve the two clubs in order to establish a new unified football club, with the Olympic games victor youth as their emblem. Notis Kamberos announced the name Olympiacos and Michalis Manouskos completed it to its full name, Olympiacos Fan Club of Piraeus.[30] The Andrianopoulos brothers, however, were those who significantly raised the reputation of the club and added glory to it.[31] Children of a prosperous family, they made the name of Olympiacos known all over Greece. Yiannis, Dinos, Giorgos and Vassilis were the first to play. The youngest of five, Leonidas made his appearance later on, and played for a long time (1927–1935). The club's offensive line, made up of the five brothers, rose to a mythical status and soon Olympiacos became the most successful and well-supported club in Greece. Olympiacos is also known as Thrylos (Legend),[31][32] after the legendary, classic side of the 1950s which won a hatful of titles.

The Rowing Department was established in 1927 and it boasts big achievements and distinctions in the Hellenic and European Championships. The department includes rowing, canoe-kayak, kayak polo and kayak slalom. The new marine training facilities of Olympiacos in Alexandras Square have boosted the athletes of the department, who now train under excellent circumstances, that help them achieve their athletic goals. The weightlifting department began its activities in 1960 and is made up of the Men's, Adolescents, Youth and Children's divisions, while five of the club's athletes are part of the Hellenic National Team: Christos Spyrou (7th place at the Sydney 2000 Olympics), Yorgos Vitsaras, Efthymis Vitsaras, Dionyssis Bazinas and Kimonas Stavrou. The Department participates in all three divisions of the Pan-Hellenic Championship (A, B, C).

Olympiacos' departments (team sports) – History and honours[edit]

Olympiacos Football[edit]

Main article: Olympiacos F.C.
The iconic Andrianopoulos brothers: (from left) Yiannis, Dinos, Giorgos, Vassilis and Leonidas Andrianopoulos

Olympiacos football team is the most successful club in Greek football history,[33] having won a record 41 Greek League titles,[34] a record 26 Greek Cups,[35] a record 16 Doubles,[36] a record 4 Greek Super Cups (a total record of 71 national titles) and 1 Balkans Cup in 1963. Olympiacos' dominating success is further signified by the fact that all the other Greek clubs have won a combined total of 37 League titles.[37] In European competitions, they have reached the quarter-finals twice, in the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League[38] and the 1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup.[39]

(Honours: 72 titles)

Olympiacos Basketball[edit]

Main article: Olympiacos B.C.
Basketball team of 1943

Olympiacos basketball team is one of the most successful teams in both Greece and Europe. They have won 3 Euroleague Championships, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 Triple Crown, 10 Greek League titles and 9 Greek Cups. They are the first Greek club that ever played in a Euroleague Final (1994), and they won their first Euroleague title in 1997,[40] achieving the first Triple Crown for a Greek team. In 2013, Olympiacos won their second consecutive and third overall Euroleague title and became the first and only Greek club, and only the third club in European basketball history, to become back-to-back European champions in the modern Final Four era of the Euroleague.[41]

(Honours: 23 titles)

Olympiacos Men's Volleyball[edit]

Main article: Olympiacos S.C.
Olympiacos S.C. first team, 1926

Olympiacos volleyball team is the most successful Greek team both internationally and domestically, and one of the biggest and most traditional volleyball clubs in Europe. They are the only European Cup-winning team in Greece, having won 2 CEV Cup Winners' Cup/CEV Cups.[42][43] In 1992 they reached the third place in the world in the FIVB Club World Championship. They have participated in 7 CEV Champions League Final Fours (1982, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002), reaching the final twice (1992, 2002), in 4 CEV Cup/CEV Cup Winners' Cup Final Fours (1996, 1997, 1998, 2005), winning 2 tıtles (1996, 2005) and reaching the final in two other cases (1997, 1998), as well as in 1 European Super Cup Final Four (1996). Along with Pallavolo Modena, they hold the record for most consecutive European Final Four participations with 7, four in the Champions League (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995) and three in the CEV Cup (1996, 1997, 1998). Domestically, they are the dominants of Greek volleyball, having won a record 27 Greek Championships,[44] a record 15 Greek Cups, a record 14 Doubles, 2 Greek Super Cups and a record 1 Greek League Cup.

(Honours: 47 titles)

  • European Cup
    • Winners (2) (Greek record): 1996, 2005
  • Greek Championship
    • Winners (27) (record): 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Greek Cup
    • Winners (15) (record): 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Greek Super Cup
    • Winners (2): 2000, 2010
  • Greek League Cup
    • Winners (1) (record): 2013

Olympiacos Men's Water Polo[edit]

Water Polo team, 1927

Olympiacos water polo team is one of the most successful and traditional teams in Europe, having won the Champions League,[45] the European Super Cup and the Triple Crown in 2002[46] and being the first club in Water polo history (since the establishment of the modern Champions League format in 1996) to win every title in which it has competed within a single year (National championship, National cup, Champions League and European Super Cup in 2002).[47] The only European clubs, besides Olympiacos, that have achieved such a rare feat after 2002 are Jug Dubrovnik, Pro Recco, Partizan and Crvena Zvezda. Olympiacos is by far the most successful Greek Water polo club in European Competitions, being the only Champions League, European Super Cup and Triple Crown-winning club in Greece. In 2002 they won both the Champions League and the European Super Cup in Budapest, beating home teams Honvéd and Vasas respectively.[48][49][50] They have also participated in 3 more finals, one in the Champions League (in 2001) and two in the Cup Winners' Cup (1998, 1999). Domestically, Olympiacos has won 28 Greek Championships,[51] a record 16 Greek Cups,[52][53] a record 13 Doubles and a record 2 Greek Super Cups.

(Honours: 48 titles)

  • European Championship
    • Winners (1) (Greek record): 2002
  • European Super Cup
    • Winners (1) (Greek record): 2002
  • Greek Championship
    • Winners (28): 1927, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1969, 1971, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Greek Cup
    • Winners (16) (record): 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Greek Super Cup
    • Winners (2) (record): 1997, 1998

Olympiacos Women's Water Polo[edit]

Olympiacos women's water polo team is one of the most successful Greek teams, having won 5 Greek Championships. The club has a commanding presence in the European competitions, having won the LEN Trophy in 2014,[54] and being the finalist of the same competition in 2008.[55] Additionally, they have participated in 3 Champions' Cup Final Fours (1996, 2010, 2011).[56] In LEN Trophy, apart from their 2014 win and their being finalists in 2008, they have participated in 2 other Final Fours (2001, 2007) and they have reached the semi-finals in 2009 and 2012.[57][58]

(Honours: 6 titles)

Olympiacos Women's Volleyball[edit]

(Honours: 6 titles)

  • Greek Championship
    • Winners (2): 2013, 2014
  • Greek Cup
    • Winners (4): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

European and Worldwide Honours[edit]

International record[edit]

Season Football Basketball Men's Volleyball Men's Water Polo Women's Water Polo Wrestling
1962–63 Balkans Cup
1978–79 FIBA European Champions Cup
1981–82 CEV Champions League
4th place
1991–92 CEV Champions League
1992–93 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
CEV Champions League
FIVB Club World Championship
1993–94 FIBA Euroleague
CEV Champions League
4th place
1994–95 FIBA Euroleague
CEV Champions League
1995–96 CEV Cup Winners' Cup
LEN Women's Champions' Cup
4th place
1996–97 FIBA Euroleague
CEV Cup Winners' Cup
European Super Cup
4th place
1997–98 McDonald's Championship
CEV Cup Winners' Cup
LEN Cup Winners' Cup
1998–99 UEFA Champions League
FIBA Euroleague
LEN Cup Winners' Cup
2000–01 CEV Champions League
4th place
LEN Champions League
Women's LEN Trophy
4th place
2001–02 CEV Champions League
LEN Champions League
2002–03 LEN SuperCup
2004–05 CEV Top Teams Cup
2005–06 European CELA Cup
2006–07 LEN Champions League
4th place
Women's LEN Trophy
4th place
2007–08 Women's LEN Trophy
2008–09 Euroleague
4th place
Women's LEN Trophy
2009–10 Euroleague
LEN Women's Champions' Cup
4th place
2010–11 LEN Women's Champions' Cup
2011–12 Euroleague
Women's LEN Trophy
2012–13 Euroleague
2013–14 Intercontinental Cup
Women's LEN Trophy


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