1999–2000 Greek Cup

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1999–2000 Greek Cup
Country Greece
Defending championsOlympiacos
ChampionsAEK Athens (12th title)

The Greek Cup 1999–2000 was the 58th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Cup for short.

Tournament details[edit]

Totally 56 teams participated, 18 from Alpha Ethniki, 18 from Beta, and 20 from Gamma. It was held in 6 rounds, included final. An additional round was held between first and second, with 4 matches, in order that the teams would continue to be 16.

This year came back the phase of groups in the First round, after its provisional three-year suppression. Until quarter-finals, all matches were single. The most interesting round was Second (Round of 16), after drawing of Olympiacos against PAOK and Aris against Panathinaikos, with the home teams to take the qualification with difficulty.

Final was contested by AEK Athens, who previously eliminated rivals Olympiacos, and Ionikos, for their first and only time in history, having favourable draws in their course to the Final, but also after a very difficult qualification from First round in the goals difference, after triple equivalence in standings with Leonidio and Panetolikos. However, the win with score 8–0 against Nafpaktiakos Asteras in quarter-finals was remarkable.

AEK Athens easily won the game 3-0[1] and earned their 12th cup in club's history. A remarkable moment of the Final was when Nikolaidis scored using his hand and while the scoreline was 0–0 at the time. The goal was disallowed after an indication of the scorer to referee Giorgos Douros,who initially counted the goal. Nikolaidis was honoured with an international fair-play award[2] in 2002 for showing good sportmanship.

First round[edit]

The phase was played in a single round-robin format. Each win gained 3 points, each draw gained 1 point, and each loss did not gain any points.

Marko and Neapoli qualified without matches in the Additional Round.

Additional Round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Neapoli 2–1 PAS Giannina
Paniliakos 0–1 Olympiacos
Kavala 1–2 Panionios
Ionikos 4–1 Marko

Second round[edit]

Matches were held on 12 January 2000.

Home team Score Away team
AEK Athens 6–0 Trikala
Nafpaktiakos Asteras 1–0 Neapoli
OFI 3–0 Agersani
Ethnikos Asteras 3–3 Panionios
Panionios won 5–4 on penalties
Kalamata 3–0 Proodeftiki
Ionikos 4–2 Iraklis
Olympiacos 2–1 PAOK
Aris 1–1 Panathinaikos
Aris won 4–2 on penalties


First legs were held on 9–10 February–16th-17th 2000. Second legs on 1st-2 March-8th-9th.

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ionikos 9–2 Nafpaktiakos Asteras 8–0 1–2
Aris 0–2 Panionios 0–0 0–2
Olympiacos 1–4 AEK Athens 1–1 0–3
OFI 1–3 Kalamata 1–0 0–3


First legs were held on 12 April 2000 and second were held on 19th.

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEK Athens 5–3 Panionios 4–1 1–2
Kalamata 2–6 Ionikos 0–2 2–4


The 56th Greek Cup Final was played at the Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis".

AEK Athens3–0Ionikos
Nikolaidis Goal 37'
Petkov Goal 76'
Maladenis Goal 81'
Attendance: 25,471
Referee: Giorgos Douros (Corinthia)
GK 1 Greece Ilias Atmatsidis (c)
DF 2 Greece Traianos Dellas
DF 17 Greece Michalis Kasapis
DF 32 Greece Michalis Kapsis
DF 25 Greece Giannis Kalitzakis Substituted off 85'
MF 28 Bulgaria Milen Petkov
MF 23 Greece Vasilis Lakis
MF 14 Greece Akis Zikos Yellow card 25'
MF 20 Greece Sotiris Konstantinidis Substituted off 81'
FW 10 Serbia and Montenegro Dragan Ćirić Substituted off 70'
FW 11 Greece Demis Nikolaidis Yellow card 35'
GK 15 Greece Chrisostomos Michailidis
DF 21 Greece Vaios Karagiannis Substituted in 70'
MF 12 Greece Charis Kopitsis
MF 6 Greece Dimitris Markos
MF 18 Greece Evripidis Katsavos
MF 8 North Macedonia Toni Savevski Substituted in 85'
FW 7 Greece Christos Maladenis Substituted in 81'
Greece Giannis Pathiakakis
GK 15 Albania Foto Strakosha
DF 3 Greece Theodoros Pahatouridis Substituted off 70'
DF 7 Greece Giorgos Daraklitsas
DF 2 Norway Trond Inge Haugland Yellow card 11'
DF 5 Greece Giannis Xanthopoulos (c) Yellow card 65'
MF 21 Greece Dimitris Deligiannis
MF 8 Syria Mohammad Nasser Afash Yellow card 32'
MF 17 Greece Sokratis Ofrydopoulos Yellow card 70' Substituted off 75'
MF 10 Brazil Paulinho Kobayashi Yellow card 35' Substituted off 59'
FW 9 Scotland Craig Brewster
FW 23 Liberia Zizi Roberts
GK 32 Greece Makis Veniamin
DF 12 Greece Apostolos Tsoptsis
DF 14 Greece Giannis Gyrichidis Substituted in 70'
MF 16 Greece Giorgos Staboulis
MF 20 Peru Martín Rodríguez
MF 37 Argentina Marcelo Leopaldi Yellow card 88' Substituted in 75'
FW 29 Peru Darío Muchotrigo Substituted in 59'
Ukraine Oleg Blokhin


  • Assistant referees:
    • Groutsis
    • Kourkounas


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


  1. ^ "ΑΕΚ-Ιωνικός 3-0". sport24.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Βραβείο fair play για τον Νικολαϊδη". in.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 30 November 2018.