2008–09 Olympiacos F.C. season

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Olympiacos
2008–09 season
Chairman Socratis Kokkalis
Manager Ernesto Valverde
Super League Greece 1st
UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
UEFA Cup Round of 32
Greek Cup Final
Top goalscorer League:
Luciano Galletti (14)

All:
Diogo (20)
Highest home attendance 30,185 vs Benfica
Lowest home attendance 20,392 vs Asteras Tripolis
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2008–09 season was Olympiacos' 50th consecutive season in the Superleague Greece, but they are competing in the UEFA Cup after an 11-year participation in the UEFA Champions League, as they were eliminated in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round by Anorthosis. In the beginning of the summertime, Olympiacos unveiled Spanish Ernesto Valverde as their new coach.[1]

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Greece GK Leonidas Panagopoulos
2 Greece DF Christos Patsatzoglou
3 France DF Didier Domi
4 Brazil DF Leonardo
5 Greece DF Georgios Galitsios
6 Greece MF Ieroklis Stoltidis (vice-captain)
7 Argentina MF Luciano Galletti
8 Spain FW Óscar
9 Serbia FW Darko Kovačević
10 Brazil FW Diogo
11 Serbia MF Predrag Đorđević (captain)
14 Poland DF Michał Żewłakow
15 Spain DF Raúl Bravo
18 Greece DF Paraskevas Antzas
19 Greece MF Konstantinos Mendrinos
No. Position Player
20 Brazil MF Dudu Cearense
21 Greece DF Avraam Papadopoulos
22 Greece FW Kostantinos Mitroglou
23 Argentina MF Sebastián Leto
25 Argentina MF Fernando Belluschi
27 Greece DF Konstantinos Lambropoulos Under 20s
30 Greece DF Anastasios Pantos
31 Greece MF Aristides Soiledis Under 20s
33 Greece MF Giannis Papadopoulos
35 Greece DF Vasilis Torosidis
36 Greece MF Giorgos Niklitsiotis
50 Slovakia GK Pavel Kovać
71 Greece GK Antonis Nikopolidis (vice-captain)
77 Slovenia MF Mirnes Šišić
92 Greece DF Kyriakos Papadopoulos

Summer squad changes[edit]

In Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 Greece DF Georgios Galitsios loan return from AEL 1964
8 Spain FW Óscar from Real Zaragoza
10 Brazil FW Diogo from Portuguesa
20 Brazil MF Dudu Cearense from CSKA Moscow
21 Greece DF Avraam Papadopoulos from Aris
23 Argentina MF Sebastián Leto loan from Liverpool
33 Greece MF Giannis Papadopoulos from Iraklis
50 Slovakia GK Pavel Kovać from Apollon Kalamarias

Total spending: Decrease 23.8 million

Out Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
74 Croatia GK Tomislav Butina Released and moved to Dinamo Zagreb
87 Greece GK Michalis Sifakis (Released)
23 Cyprus FW Michalis Konstantinou Released
10 Argentina FW Leonel Núñez moved to Independiente
32 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Lomana LuaLua moved to Al-Arabi

Total income: Increase €5.5 million

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
13 Hungary MF Zsolt Laczko to Leicester City
77 Brazil MF Leozinho to OFI
24 Greece MF Georgios Katsikogiannis to Levadiakos

Current national players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Greece DF Christos Patsatzoglou 34 (1)
14 Poland DF Michał Żewłakow 84 (3)
21 Greece DF Avraam Papadopoulos 4 (0)
25 Argentina MF Fernando Belluschi 2 (0)
28 Argentina FW Cristian Ledesma 3 (0)
35 Greece DF Vasilis Torosidis 20 (1)
77 Slovenia MF Mirnes Šišić 9 (2)
7 Argentina MF Luciano Galletti 13 (3)
  • Appearances (goals)

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Super League Greece 1st 30 Aug 2008 26 Apr 2009
Champions League Third qualifying round Third qualifying round 13 Aug 2008 30 Aug 2008
UEFA Cup First round Round of 32 16 Sep 2008
Greek Cup Round 4 Round 5 29 Oct 2008

Last updated: 17 December 2008
Source: Competitions

Super League Greece[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olympiacos 30 22 5 3 50 14 +36 71 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 PAOK 30 18 9 3 39 16 +23 63 Super League Greece 2008–09 Playoffs
3 Panathinaikos 30 17 10 3 51 18 +33 61
4 AEK Athens 30 14 13 3 40 24 +16 55
5 Larissa 30 12 13 5 36 26 +10 49

Updated to games played on April 26, 2009.
Source: Super League Greece 2008-09
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 22 5 3 50 14  +36 71 13 1 1 33 8  +25 9 4 2 17 6  +11

Last updated: April 26, 2009.
Source: Super League Greece

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground H A H A H H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A A H A
Result W W W D W W L W D W W W W D W W W W W W

Last updated: December 22, 2008.
Source: Olympiacos FC
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

UEFA Cup group stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 4 3 1 0 3 0 +3 10
Turkey Galatasaray 4 3 0 1 4 1 +3 9
Greece Olympiacos 4 2 0 2 9 3 +6 6
Germany Hertha BSC 4 0 2 2 1 6 −5 2
Portugal Benfica 4 0 1 3 2 9 −7 1

Matches[edit]

Superleague Greece[edit]

All times at EET

2008-08-30
19:00
Olympiacos 3 – 1 Asteras Tripolis
Galletti Goal 61'63' (pen.)
Kovačević Goal 81'
(Report) Cesarec Goal 45+2' (pen.)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 20,392

2008-09-13
16:45
Skoda Xanthi 0 – 1 Olympiacos
(Report) Diogo Goal 72'
Skoda Xanthi Arena, Xanthi
Attendance: 4,409

2008-09-21
19:00
Olympiacos 4 – 1 Panserraikos
Kovačević Goal 23'
Galletti Goal 27'
Diogo Goal 81'
Óscar Goal 88'
(Report) Tadiz Goal 85' (pen.)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 25,234

2008-09-27
19:00
OFI 0 – 0 Olympiacos
(Report)
Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion
Attendance: 9,384

2008-10-05
21:15
Olympiacos 2 – 0 AEK Athens
Kovačević Goal 63'
Diogo Goal 66'
(Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 30,074

2008-10-19
19:00
Olympiacos 2 – 0 Panthrakikos
Galletti Goal 66'73' (Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Referee: 23,693

2008-10-26
19:00
Aris 1 – 0 Olympiacos
Javito Goal 18' (Report)

2008-11-02
19:00
Olympiacos 2 – 0 Ergotelis
Kovačević Goal 28'
Dudu Goal 34'
(Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 26,058

2008-11-09
19:00
Panathinaikos 0 – 0 Olympiacos
(Report)
Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 60,401

2008-11-16
19:00
Olympiacos 2 – 0 PAOK
Patsatzoglou Goal 45'
Diogo Goal 86'
(Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 29,458

2008-11-22
19:00
Iraklis 0 – 3 Olympiacos
(Report) Đorđević Goal 34'
Belluschi Goal 39'
Dudu Goal 81'

2008-11-30
19:00
Olympiacos 4 – 1 Panionios
Belluschi Goal 31'
Diogo Goal 52'
Mitroglou Goal 78'80'
(Report) Goundoulakis Goal 87'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 27,487

2008-12-07
19:00
Olympiacos 1 – 0 Levadiakos
Belluschi Goal 28' (Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 22,337

2008-12-13
16:45
Larissa 1 – 1 Olympiacos
Solano Goal 74' (Report) Belluschi Goal 52'
Alkazar, Larissa
Attendance: 5,062

2008-12-21
19:00
Olympiacos 2 – 1 Thrasyvoulos
Leto Goal 21'
Galletti Goal 90+3' (pen.)
(Report) Chloros Goal 29'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 20,033

UEFA Champions League[edit]

All times at CET

Third qualifying round[edit]

2008-08-13
20:00
Anorthosis Cyprus 3 – 0 Greece Olympiacos
Torosidis Goal 4' (o.g.)
Sosin Goal 17'
Laban Goal 85'
(Report)

2008-08-27
20:00
Olympiacos Greece 1 – 0 Cyprus Anorthosis
Belluschi Goal 54' (Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 27,904
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)

UEFA Cup[edit]

All times at CET

First round[edit]

2008-09-16
20:00
Nordsjælland Denmark 0 – 2 Greece Olympiacos
(Report) Mitroglou Goal 74'
Leto Goal 90+3'
Farum Park, Farum
Attendance: 5,184
Referee: Stefan Messner (Austria)

2008-10-02
20:45
Olympiacos Greece 5 – 0 Denmark Nordsjælland
Torosidis Goal 11'
Diogo Goal 30'43'
Kovačević Goal 72'80'
(Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 24,515
Referee: Igor Egorov (Russia)

Group stage[edit]


2008-11-27
20:45
Olympiacos Greece 5 – 1 Portugal Benfica
Galletti Goal 1'
Patsatzoglou Goal 17'
Diogo Goal 24'53'
Belluschi Goal 44'
(Report) David Luiz Goal 33'
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 30,185
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (France)

2008-12-03
20:45
Metalist Kharkiv Ukraine 1 – 0 Greece Olympiacos
Edmar Goal 88' (Report)
Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)

2008-12-18
20:45
Olympiacos Greece 4 – 0 Germany Hertha BSC
Dudu Goal 55'
Galletti Goal 68' (pen.)
Torosidis Goal 87'
Diogo Goal 88'
(Report)
Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Attendance: 30,063
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

Round of 32[edit]


Greek Cup[edit]

Fourth round[edit]

2008-10-29
Diagoras 2 – 3 Olympiacos
Triantafyllou Goal 30'Goal 66' (Report) Óscar Goal 14'
Diogo Goal 67'
Kovačević Goal 84'
Diagoras Stadium, Rhodes

Fifth Round[edit]

Team kit[edit]

Home
Away
Third
Friendlies

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympiacos turn to Valverde". UEFA.com. 2008-05-28. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 

External links[edit]