2007–08 Superleague Greece

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Superleague Greece
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Season 2007–08
Champions Olympiacos
36th Greek title
Relegated Atromitos
Veria
Apollon Kalamarias
UEFA Champions League Olympiacos
Panathinaikos
UEFA Cup Aris (via domestic cup)
AEK Athens
UEFA Intertoto Cup Panionios
Matches played 252
Goals scored 601 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorer Ismael Blanco (19)
Biggest home win Skoda Xanthi 6–1 Apollon Kalamarias
AEK Athens 5–0 Panionios
Biggest away win Levadiakos 0–4 Panathinaikos
Panionios 0–4 Olympiacos
PAOK 0–4 AEK Athens
Highest scoring Olympiacos 6–2 OFI
Levadiakos 5–3 Veria

2007–08 was the second season of the Superleague's, and started on September 1, 2007. The defending champions were Olympiacos. Asteras Tripoli, Veria and Levadiakos were promoted from Beta Ethniki in the previous season.

Postponement[edit]

On 25 August the Superleague and The Hellenic Football Federation decided to postpone the opening fixtures scheduled for that weekend (25 and 26 August) due to the ongoing fire disaster in the south of Greece (especially in the Peloponnese and Euboea). The championship started on 1 September 2007. Matchday 2 was carried out on the weekend 21 – 22 September, due to UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying matches (8 September) and Greek legislative election (16 September).

On February 20, 2008 UEFA president Michel Platini presented the Hellenic Football Federation with a CHF 1m cheque to help finance the rebuilding of football facilities damaged by the fires in Greece that summer.[1]

Regular season final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst Pts GF GA GD Notes
1 Olympiacos 1 30 21 7 2 70 55 27 +30 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round
2 AEK Athens 30 22 2 6 68 65 17 +48 Qualified for the playoffs.
3 Panathinaikos 30 20 6 4 66 44 18 +26
4 Aris 30 14 8 8 50 32 20 +12
5 Panionios 30 13 6 11 45 39 42 −3
6 Larissa 30 11 12 7 45 35 30 +5
7 Asteras Tripoli 30 11 11 8 44 28 24 +4
8 Xanthi 30 10 6 14 36 33 39 −6
9 P.A.O.K. 30 10 5 15 35 29 35 −6
10 Iraklis 30 8 11 11 35 28 33 −5
11 Levadiakos 30 10 3 17 33 32 51 −19
12 OFI 30 9 5 16 32 39 49 −10
13 Ergotelis 30 7 9 14 30 28 41 −13
14 Atromitos 30 8 5 17 29 23 36 −13 Relegated to Beta Ethniki
15 Veria 30 5 8 17 23 21 44 −23
16 Apollon Kalamarias 1 30 5 8 17 22 27 57 −30


Source:Superleague Greece
1The match of Apollon Kalamarias vs. Olympiacos, originally 1–0 to the home side, was awarded to Olympiacos 0–3 by the Greek sports court giving Olympiacos the 3 points, on the basis that the home side fielding an ineligible player. Apollon Kalamarias were deducted 1 extra point.

Results[edit]

Last updated April 20, 2008

Home/Away1

AEK APO ARI AST ATR ERG IRA AEL LEV OFI OLY PAO PAN PAOK VER XAN
AEK Athens 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 5–1 3–0
Apollon Kalamarias 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–0
Aris 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–0
Asteras Tripoli 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0
Atromitos 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–3
Ergotelis 1–4 2–2 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–3 0–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0
Iraklis 0–1 5–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Larissa 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 3–3 5–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 4–3 1–1 0–0
Levadiakos 0–4 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–3 1–3 0–4 1–0 2–0 5–3 2–1
OFI 1–4 3–2 0–1 0–3 0–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 2–0
Olympiacos 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 4–0 6–2 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 2–1
Panathinaikos 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0
Panionios 0–3 2–1 0–3 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–3 0–4 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–2
P.A.O.K. 0–4 4–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–1
Veria 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1
Xanthi 0–1 6–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–4 3–2 1–2 1–0 2–0

Source: SuperleagueGreece
1 The home team is listed in the left-hand column.

Playoffs[edit]

The play-off winner enters the UEFA Champions League's second qualifying round, a two-legged tier from which the winner advances to the 3rd round qualification of the UEFA Champions League. The winner of the Greek Cup automatically qualifies for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, as well as the runners-up of the Superleague play-off.

In the play-off for Champions League, the teams play each other in a home and away round robin. However, they do not all start with 0 points. Instead, a weighting system applies to the teams' standing at the start of the play-off mini-league. The team finishing fifth in the Super League will start the play off with 0 points. The fifth place team’s end of season tally of points is subtracted from the sum of the points that other teams have. This number is then divided by three to give the other teams the points with which they start the mini-league.

Playoff Position Tournament
1 UEFA Champions League 2008–09 Second Qualifying Round
2 UEFA Cup 2008–09 Second Qualifying Round
3 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008 Second round1
4 Eliminated from European competitions1

1 The third-placed team of the playoff should get a UEFA Intertoto Cup ticket and the fourth-placed team should have an empty handed. However, Aris, one of the playoff representative, qualified to the UEFA Cup Second Qualifying Round as the Greek Cup finalists. Hence, the fourth-placed team could get a UEFA Intertoto Cup ticket. If Aris failed to get into top three of the playoff, the third-placed team still get a UEFA Intertoto Cup ticket.

Playoffs final standings[edit]

Last updated May 14, 2008

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst Pts GF GA GD Notes
1 Panathinaikos 6 4 2 0 21 14 5 +9 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round
2 AEK Athens 6 2 2 2 16 10 11 −1 UEFA Cup 2nd qualifying round
3 Aris 1 6 1 2 3 7 9 9 0
4 Panionios 6 1 2 3 5 7 15 −8 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008 2nd Round

(*) The teams started the minileague with the following number of points:

    • AEK Athens – 8
    • Panathinaikos – 7
    • Aris – 2
    • Panionios – 0

1 Aris is guaranteed at least to play in the UEFA Cup 2008–09 Second Qualifying Round through their Greek Cup performance.

Results[edit]

Local time: EEST (UTC+03:00)

Matchday 1[edit]

23 April 2008
19:00
Aris 1–1 Panathinaikos
Koke Goal 74' Papadopoulos Goal 87' (pen.)
Kleanthis Vikelidis, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 6,140
Referee: D. Kyrkos (Epirus)

23 April 2008
21:00
AEK Athens 5–0 Panionios
Edinho Goal 28'
Rivaldo Goal 39' Goal 77'
Blanco Goal 74'
Kallon Goal 91'
Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis", Athens
Attendance: 7,372
Referee: M. Germanakos (Athens)

Matchday 2[edit]

30 April 2008
16:45
Panionios 1–0 Aris
Kumordzi Goal 80'
Nea Smyrni Stadium, Nea Smyrni (Athens)
Attendance: 1,049
Referee: G. Daloukas (Thessaly)

30 April 2008
19:00
Panathinaikos 4–1 AEK Athens
Papadopoulos Goal 8'
Mattos Goal 27'
Ivanschitz Goal 32' Goal 45'
Rivaldo Goal 71'
Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athens
Attendance: 8,528
Referee: D. Kalopoulos (Thessaloniki)

Matchday 3[edit]

4 May 2008
19:00
AEK Athens 1–0 Aris
Liberopoulos Goal 54'
Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis", Athens
Attendance: 9,995
Referee: G. Kasnaferis (Athens)

4 May 2008
21:00
Panionios 1–2 Panathinaikos
Djebbour Goal 74' Manucho Goal 16' Goal 82'
Nea Smyrni Stadium, Nea Smyrni (Athens)
Attendance: 1,996
Referee: I. Stavridis (Pieria)

Matchday 4[edit]

7 May 2008
16:45
Aris 4–0 AEK Athens
Nebegleras Goal 6'
Javito Goal 39' Goal 48'
Koke Goal 55'
Kleanthis Vikelidis, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 2,257
Referee: M. Koukoulakis (Heraklion)

7 May 2008
19:00
Panathinaikos 3–0 Panionios
Karagounis Goal 21' Goal 43'
Manucho Goal 64' (pen.)
Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athens
Attendance: 4,003
Referee: Ch. Zografos (Athens)

Matchday 5[edit]

11 May 2008
19:00
Panathinaikos 3–1 Aris
Karagounis Goal 65' Goal 63'
N'Doye Goal 62'
Thiago Goal 73'
Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athens
Attendance: 15,420
Referee: A. Kakos (Corfu)

11 May 2008
21:00
Panionios 2–2 AEK Athens
Dario Fernandez Goal 21'
Skoufalis Goal 90'
Rivaldo Goal 21'
Liberopoulos Goal 39'
Nea Smyrni Stadium, Nea Smyrni (Athens)
Attendance: 1,011
Referee: L. Polatian (Pella)

Matchday 6[edit]

14 May 2008
19:00
AEK Athens 1–1 Panathinaikos
Nsaliwa Goal 51' Mattos Goal 26'

14 May 2008
19:00
Aris 3–3 Panionios
Toni Calvo Goal 6'
Ivić Goal 48'
Amoroso Goal 75' (pen.)
Sialmas Goal 8' Goal 82'
Kapetanos Goal 38'
Kleanthis Vikelidis, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 3,452
Referee: M. Dakos (Xanthi)

Top scorers[edit]

Last updated April 20, 2008

# Name Club Goals
1 Argentina Ismael Blanco AEK Athens 19
2 Serbia Darko Kovačević Olympiacos 17
3 Greece Dimitris Salpingidis Panathinaikos 15
4 Canada Tomasz Radzinski Xanthi 14
= Algeria Rafik Djebbour Panionios 14

Source: Galanis Sports Data

Coaches[edit]

Team Name
AEK Athens Greece Nikos Kostenoglou
Apollon Kalamarias Greece Makis Katsavakis
Aris Serbia Dušan Bajević
Asteras Tripoli Greece Panagiotis Tzanavaras
Atromitos Brazil Paulo Campos
Ergotelis Greece Nikos Karageorgiou
Iraklis Spain Miguel Angel Lamilla
Larissa Greece Giorgos Donis
Levadiakos Greece Babis Tennes
OFI Greece Giorgos Paraschos
Olympiacos Spain José Segura
Panathinaikos Portugal José Peseiro
Panionios Germany Ewald Lienen
P.A.O.K. Portugal Fernando Santos
Veria Greece Leonidas Yfantidis
Xanthi Greece Nikos Kehagias

Below is the list of coaches who left their teams after the start of the season.

Team Name
Aris Spain Juan Carlos Oliva
P.A.O.K. Greece Giorgos Paraschos
Xanthi Belgium Emilio Ferrera
Veria Greece Dimitris Kalaitzidis
OFI Germany Reiner Maurer
Veria Serbia Ratko Dostanić
Iraklis Serbia Ivan Jovanović
AEK Athens Spain Lorenzo Serra Ferrer
Asteras Tripoli Brazil Paulo Campos
Levadiakos Bulgaria Georgi Vasilev
Olympiacos Greece Takis Lemonis
Veria Greece Giannis Mantzourakis
Veria Greece Panagiotis Tsalouchidis
Atromitos Argentina Ángel Guillermo Hoyos

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "UEFA helps Greece rebuild". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 

External links[edit]