2011–12 Football League (Greece)

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Football League
Season 2011–12
Matches played 306
Goals scored 652 (2.13 per match)
Biggest home win Anagennisi Epanomi 6–0 Diagoras
Biggest away win Anagennisi Epanomi 0–5 Kallithea
Highest scoring Anagennisi Epanomi 6-1 Panachaiki
Kallithea 5–2 Panachaiki
Larissa 5–2 Anagennisi Epanomi
Thrasyvoulos 4-3 Fokikos

The Football League is the second division of the professional football system of Greece. The 2011–12 Football League was held for the second year under the name Football League after previously being known as Beta Ethniki.

The regular season began late, on 29 October, due to the Koriopolis scandal and the relegation of five teams for various offences.[1] Promotion play-offs are scheduled to take place immediately afterwards,[2] while the relegation play-outs were abolished by decision of 8 December 2011.[3]

Teams[edit]

A total of three teams gained promotion to the 2011–12 Superleague after the 2010–11 Football League season. Champions Panetolikos and runners-up PAS Giannina were directly promoted,[4] and the remaining spot was taken by promotion play-off group winners OFI.[4] The teams that replaced the three promoted teams were initially Iraklis, after it was found guilty of forgery during the winter transfer window,[5] Larissa and Panserraikos. Later however, Iraklis got stripped from its professional licence and got relegated to the Delta Ethniki. Also, Levadiakos and Doxa Drama gained promotion to the 2011–12 Superleague to take the place of Olympiakos Volou and Kavala which were relegated due to Koriopolis scandal.[6] For the same scandal Panachaiki was docked five points on 24 October 2011.[7]

On the bottom end of the table, Ethnikos Piraeus, Ionikos, Anagennisi Karditsa and Trikala were demoted to the 2011–12 Delta Ethniki[4] after having been found guilty of forgery during the winter transfer window.[8][9] Ilioupoli was found guilty of match-fixing, so it was automatically put at the end of the league table and demoted to the Football League 2.[10] The relegated teams were replaced by 2010–11 Football League 2 South champions Panachaiki, North champions Anagennisi Epanomi, South runner-up Vyzas, North runner-up Kalloni, Iraklis Psachna, Fokikos, Platanias and Anagennisi Giannitsa.[4]

Team Location Last season
Agrotikos Asteras Thessaloniki 10th
Anagennisi Epanomi Epanomi FL2 North, 1st
Anagennisi Giannitsa Giannitsa FL2 North, 4th
Diagoras Rhodes 6th
Ethnikos Asteras Athens 11th
Fokikos Amfissa FL2 North, 3rd
Iraklis Psachna Psachna FL2 South, 3rd
Kallithea Kallithea 13th
Kalloni Kalloni FL2 North, 2nd
Larissa Larissa SL, 14th
Panachaiki Patras FL2 South, 1st
Panserraikos Serres SL, 15th
Panthrakikos Komotini 7th
Pierikos Katerini 9th
Platanias Platanias FL2 South, 5th
Thrasyvoulos Fyli 12th
Veria Veria 8th
Vyzas Megara FL2 South, 2nd

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Panthrakikos (C) (P) 34 22 7 5 49 16 +33 73 Promotion to 2012–13 Superleague Greece
2 Veria (P) 34 22 6 6 56 19 +37 72
3 Kallithea 34 19 7 8 58 32 +26 64 Qualification for promotion play-offs
4 Panachaiki 34 20 6 8 55 33 +22 0611
5 Platanias (O) (P) 34 17 9 8 41 20 +21 60
6 AEL Kalloni 34 15 12 7 46 29 +17 57
7 Panserraikos 34 16 9 9 39 22 +17 57
8 Pierikos 34 16 7 11 41 30 +11 55
9 Anagennisi Epanomi 34 13 5 16 42 46 −4 44
10 Larissa 34 11 10 13 38 29 +9 43
11 Iraklis Psachna 34 10 12 12 29 23 +6 42
12 Thrasyvoulos 34 11 9 14 37 40 −3 42
13 Anagennisi Giannitsa 34 10 9 15 29 44 −15 39
14 Fokikos 34 8 11 15 27 38 −11 35
15 Vyzas 34 9 7 18 24 42 −18 34
16 Agrotikos Asteras (R) 34 9 7 18 24 41 −17 34 Relegation to 2012–13 Delta Ethniki
17 Ethnikos Asteras (R) 34 5 9 20 14 62 −48 0212 Relegation to 2012–13 Football League 2
18 Diagoras (R) 34 1 2 31 3 86 −83 033,4 Relegation to 2012–13 Delta Ethniki 3

Updated to games played on 23 May 2012.
Source: Football League standings (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 On 24 October 2011, Panachaiki was docked 5 points for bribing during the 2010–11 Football League 2 season.[7]
2 On 29 December 2011, Ethnikos Asteras was docked 3 points because of the suspension of the Greek Cup match against PAOK with fault of their fans on 21 December.[11]
3 Diagoras was docked 2 points. 4 On 16 February 2012, Diagoras was expelled from the championship by the Greek Professional Sports Committee.[12]
(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.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away AGR ANE AGN DIA ETA FOK IPS KLT KAL LAR PCK PSE PTH PIE PLA THR VER VYZ
Agrotikos Asteras 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–2
Anagennisi Epanomi 1–0 1–2 6–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–5 1–4 1–0 6–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–2 3–1
Anagennisi Giannitsa 1–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–3 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–1
Diagoras 0–3 0–3 0–0 0–3 2–2 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–4 0–3 0–3 0–2 0–3 1–0 0–3 0–1
Ethnikos Asteras 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–3 0–3 2–1 0–3
Fokikos 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0
Iraklis Psachna 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 3–0
Kallithea 4–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–3 1–0 5–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–0
AEL Kalloni 0–0 1–0 3–3 3–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–1
Larissa 4–1 5–2 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0
Panachaiki 2–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 4–1 0–0 1–0
Panserraikos 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1
Panthrakikos 2–0 2–0 4–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 4–0
Pierikos 2–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–3 2–0
Platanias 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0
Thrasyvoulos 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 5–0 4–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
Veria 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 5–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 5–0 1–0 1–0
Vyzas 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–3

Updated to games played on 23 May 2012.
Source: Football League matchdays (in Greek)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

The promotion play-offs will comprise the teams ranked 3rd through 6th during the regular season, and they are scheduled to take place immediately after the conclusion of the regular season.[2]

Playoff table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Platanias (O) (P) 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 11 Promotion to 2012–13 Superleague Greece
2 Kallithea 6 2 2 2 5 6 −1 10
3 AEL Kalloni 6 2 2 2 5 4 +1 8
4 Panachaiki 6 2 1 3 7 11 −4 8

Updated to games played on June 30th, 2012.
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) 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.

Playoff results[edit]

Home ╲ Away KLT KAL PCK PLA
Kallithea 0–0 2–2 2–0
AEL Kalloni 1–0 4–0 0–0
Panachaiki 2–1 1–0 2–3
Platanias 0–1 3–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 28 June 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[13]
1 Cape Verde Furtado Panachaiki 22
2 South Africa Calvin Kadi Veria 19
3 Greece Christos Koutsospyros Pierikos 12
Brazil Leozinho Kalloni
5 Brazil D'Acol Kallithea / Thrasyvoulos 11
6 Guinea Sambégou Bangoura Panserraikos 10
Greece Giannis Katsaros Kallithea
Greece Markos Maragoudakis Platanias
9 Greece Giannis Gesios Anagennisi Epanomi 8
Greece Giorgos Manousos Kalloni

Updated to games played on 16 May 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kick-off at last". Contra.gr (in Greek). 28 October 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Proclamation of the 2010–11 Football League". epae.org. , Article 8 (Προβιβασμός – Υποβιβασμός ομάδας) (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Board decisions". epae.org (in Greek). 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Confirmation of 2010–11 Football League & Football League 2 standings". epae.org (in Greek). 3 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Αnnouncement for the teams receiving UEFA licence for the 2011–12 season". epo.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Doxa Dramas and Levadiakos to Superleague". Sport24 (in Greek). 22 October 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Decision of Appeal Committee (24 October 2011)". epo.gr (in Greek). 
  8. ^ "Announcement of relegation of Ethnikos and Ionikos". epae.org (in Greek). 22 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Relegation for Trikala and Anagennisi Karditsas". Rizospastis (in Greek). 13 September 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Relegation of Ilioupoli". Kathimerini (in Greek). 4 August 2011. 
  11. ^ Korkodilos. "Απόφαση Πειθαρχικής Επιτροπής ΕΠΟ (29-12-2011)". Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "ΑΠΟΦΑΣΗ Ε.Ε.Α ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΟΜΑΔΑ ΒΟΛΕΙ ΤΟΥ ΗΡΑΚΛΗ". Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Football League statistics". sport24.gr. 

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