Panathinaikos V.C.

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Panathinaikos
Nickname The Greens
The Shamrock
Founded 1919
Ground Panellinios Indoor Hall
Athens, Greece
(Capacity: 1,000)
Chairman Greece Manolis Ladoukakis
Manager Greece Giannis Kalmazidis
League A1
2010-11 season 3rd place
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Panathinaikos Volleyball Club is the professional volleyball team of Panathinaikos, the Athens-based multi-sport club. Founded in 1919, it is one of the oldest and most successful volleyball clubs in Greece.

History[edit]

The first dynamic presence of the team is dated back in the years 1927–29 with many popular players of the time such as the historical member of the board Apostolos Nikolaidis as well as players such as Aravositas, Gkoumas, Arg. Nikolaidis, Papageorgiou and Papastefanou. In the following years the interest for volleyball became less until before the Second World War when Panathinaikos presented a powerful team with leader players such as Labrou, Vallidis, Momferatos, Tzoumanis, Proselentis, Lykouris, Kakridis and more.

In recent years, Panathinaikos' volleyball club has won many titles and honors due to the fact that the team roster has always included some of the leading volleyball players. The first and most popular generation of players of 60’s was Andreas and Nikos Bergeles, as well as Iliopoulos, Leloudas, Chasapis, Emmanouil, Perros and Fotiou who opened the road for the next generations. The most important achievement of the team was the participation in the final of the European Cup in 1980 with players such as Georgantis, Agrapidakis, Iliopoulos, Papadopoulos, Malousaris, Gkountakos, Astras, Kokkinaras and Koliopoulos one of the most talented players to be part of this team. In the following years, Panathinaikos team continued to dominate the Greek championship with players such as Kazazis, Tentzeris, Gontikas, Galakos, Dimitriadis, Margaronis, Karamaroudis and Andreopoulos.

Two of the most successful periods have been 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons, when Panathinaikos won 2 championships in a raw with Stelios Prosalikas as head coach and Andreopoulos, Triantafillidis, Philippov, Spanos, Hatziantoniou, Ouzounof, A. Kovatsef, S. Kovatsef, Karamaroudis, Mavrakis, Konstantinidis, Zakynthinos, Koutouleas, Tonev as players.

Today, after a transition period, Panathinaikos is aiming again at the top. The renaissance of the team was demonstrated at the 2006 Top Teams Cup Final-4 in Palma de Mallorca, where Panathinaikos came third. Notable was the fan support, since it was the first major volleyball tournament in Europe where such a large number of fans (over 500) have travelled more than 2.000 km to support their team.

Honours[edit]

(Total titles: 25)

  • Greek Championship: (18)
    • 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2006
  • Greek Cup: (6)
    • 1982, 1984, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2010

Current men's volleyball squad[edit]

As of 27 November 2013

Number Name Height Birth Date Position Nationality
2 Michalis Liodas 1.85 30/4/1993 Setter  Greece
3 Danijel Galić 2.00 14/4/1987 Opposite  Croatia
5 Kostas Stivachtis 1.86 20/5/1980 Setter  Greece
7 Thomas Kapiris 1.93 15/3/1986 Opposite  Greece
9 Michael Amoroso 1.99 10/05/1989 Middle Blocker  Canada
10 Jared Moore 2.04 24/10/1989 Middle Blocker  United States
11 Christos Belos 1.97 13/2/1988 Opposite  Greece
12 Victor Kouroupis 1.90 1/1/1976 Libero  Greece
13 Dimitris Maniopoulos 1.90 20/3/1980 Opposite  Greece
15 Giannis Madouras 2.00 19/2/1993 Middle Blocker  Greece
16 Alexandros Polichroniadis 1.90 2/7/1988 Libero  Greece
17 Theoklitos Karipidis 2.00 18/1/1980 Opposite  Greece

Head Coach: Greece Giannis Kalmazidis

Selected former players[edit]

Selected former coaches[edit]

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Champions Cup
1995-96 7th place
1996-97 5th place
Cup Winners Cup
1976-77 Quarter-final
1979-80 Final defeated by Panini Modena, 2-3 sets in Athens
1981-82 Quarter-final
1983-84 Quarter-final
1987-88 Quarter-final
1988-89 Final four 3rd place
1989-90 Quarter-final
1990-91 Quarter-final
1991-92 Quarter-final
Top Teams Cup
2005-06 Final four 3rd place
CEV Cup
2001-02 Quarter-final eliminated by Asystel Milano
2002-03 Quarter-final eliminated by Tourcoing Lille Metropole
2003-04 Final four 4th place
2008-09 Final 2nd place


Historical performance in the league[edit]

Panhellenic Championship A' National A1 Division
Pos. 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7 7
8
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10 10 10
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13

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