2012–13 Football League (Greece)

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Football League
Season 2012–13
Matches played 160

The 2012–13 Football League is the second division of the Greek professional football system and the third season under the name Football League after previously being known as Beta Ethniki. Its regular season began on 28 September 2012 and will end on 9 June 2013. The promotion play-offs, are scheduled to take place after regular season.

Teams[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity Last season Ref
Anagennisi Epanomi Epanomi Nikos Sarafis Stadium 1,736 9th [1]
Anagennisi Giannitsa Giannitsa Giannitsa Municipal Stadium 8,000 13th [1]
Apollon Smyrni Athens Georgios Kamaras Stadium 14,856 FL2 South, 1st [2]
Doxa Drama Drama Doxa Dramas Stadium 7,000 SL, 16th [3]
Ergotelis Heraklion Pankritio Stadium 25,780 SL, 14th [4]
Ethnikos Gazoros Gazoros Serres Municipal Stadium1 9,500 FL2 North, 1st [1]
Fokikos Amfissa Amfissa Municipal Stadium 2,000 14th [1]
Iraklis Psachna Psachna Psachna Municipal Stadium 5,500 11th [1]
Iraklis Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Kaftanzoglio Stadium 27,770 FL2 North, 5th [5]
Kallithea Kallithea Grigoris Lambrakis Stadium 4,250 3rd [6]
Kalloni Kalloni Mytilene Municipal Stadium2 4,000 6th [7]
Kavala Kavala Anthi Karagianni Stadium 10,500 Delta Ethniki, 4th [8]
AEL 1964 Larissa AEL FC Arena 16,118 10th [9]
Niki Volos Volos Panthessaliko Stadium 22,700 FL2 North, 2nd [10]
Olympiakos Volou Volos Panthessaliko Stadium 22,700 - [10]
Panachaiki Patras Kostas Davourlis Stadium 11,321 4th [11]
Panetolikos Agrinio Panetolikos Stadium 6,500 SL, 15th [12]
Panserraikos Serres Serres Municipal Stadium 8,300 7th [1]
Pierikos Katerini Katerini Municipal Stadium 4,956 8th [13]
Thrasyvoulos Fyli Fyli Municipal Stadium 3,142 12th [1]
Vyzas Megara Megara Municipal Stadium 2,350 15th [1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ethnikos Gazoros' home 500-seater Gazoros Municipal Stadium doesn't meet Football League regulations.[14]
  2. ^ Kalloni's home 800-seater Kalloni Municipal Stadium doesn't meet Football League regulations.[7]

Structure[edit]

At present, there are twenty one clubs that compete in the Football League, playing each other in a home and away series. At the end of the season, the bottom three teams are relegated to the Gamma Ethniki. The top three teams gain automatic promotion. However, teams positioned fourth to seventh take part in a promotion play-off. Unlike in Superleague, clubs in the Football League do not get relegated if the club fails to obtain a license. All teams in the Football League take part in the Greek Football Cup.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Apollon Smyrni (C) (P) 40 22 9 9 50 29 +21 75 Promotion to 2013–14 Superleague Greece
2 Ergotelis (P) 40 21 11 8 42 25 +17 74
3 AEL Kalloni (P) 40 20 13 7 48 22 +26 73 KAL: 8 pts
PAN: 4 pts
OLY: 3 pts
4 Panetolikos (P) 40 20 13 7 55 23 +32 73 Qualification for promotion play-offs
5 Olympiakos Volou 40 19 16 5 49 23 +26 73
6 Iraklis Thessaloniki 40 19 14 7 49 25 +24 71
7 Niki Volos 40 17 17 6 44 23 +21 68 NIKI 3-0 PANS
PANS 0-1 NIKI
8 Panserraikos 40 19 11 10 40 29 +11 68
9 Doxa Drama 40 16 12 12 35 27 +8 60
10 Iraklis Psachna 40 13 16 11 42 37 +5 55
11 Kavala 40 14 11 15 35 36 −1 53
12 Kallithea 40 12 14 14 42 44 −2 50
13 Larissa 40 16 15 9 42 26 +16 0423
14 Ethnikos Gazoros 40 9 14 17 27 35 −8 41
15 Panachaiki 40 9 15 16 32 40 −8 0391
16 Fokikos 40 8 13 19 28 51 −23 37
17 Vyzas 40 7 11 22 22 49 −27 32
18 Anagennisi Giannitsa 40 9 7 24 35 68 −33 0303
19 Pierikos 40 9 12 19 33 61 −28 0293
20 Thrasyvoulos (R) 40 6 13 21 22 47 −25 0222,3 Relegation to 2013–14 Gamma Ethniki
21 Anagennisi Epanomi (R) 40 2 9 29 24 74 −50 093

Updated to games played on 26 May 2013.
Source: Football League standings
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference
1On 31 December 2012, Panachaiki was docked 3 points because of the suspension of the Greek Cup match against Olympiacos on 19 December 2012.[15]
2On 19 April 2013, Thrasyvoulos was docked 3 points because of debts to a former player.[16]
3Larissa was docked 21 points, Pierikos was docked 10 points, Thrasyvoulos was docked 6 points, Anagennisi Giannitsa was docked 4 points, Anagennisi Epanomi was docked 6 points, because of debts to former players according to HFF decisions.[17]
(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.

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.[18] Niki Volos started the playoffs with a one-point disadvantage, because of their worse position in contrast to the other teams, when the main season finished.

Playoff table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Panetolikos (P) 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 14 Promotion to 2013–14 Superleague Greece
2 Iraklis Thessaloniki 6 3 0 3 7 8 −1 10
3 Olympiakos Volou 6 2 2 2 9 6 +3 9
4 Niki Volos 6 0 3 3 4 10 −6 3

Updated to games played on June 19th, 2013.
Source: [18]
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.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Greece Michalis Manias Apollon Smyrni 18
2 Brazil D'Acol Joaquim A. Kallithea 16
3 Greece Yiorghos Manousos Kalloni 14
4 Serbia Milan Bojović Panetolikos 12
5 Nigeria Patrick Ogunsoto Anagennisi Epanomi / Olympiakos Volou 11
Netherlands Leandro Kappel Doxa Drama 11
7 Greece Konstantinos Fligos Niki Volos 10
8 Greece Giannis Katsikis Apollon Smyrni 9

Updated to games played on 29 April 2013.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Τα ρόστερ των ομάδων [The squads of 2011-12 Football League clubs]. Goal News (in Greek). 28 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Η ιστορία του γηπέδου του Απόλλωνα [The history of Apollon's ground] (in Greek). fcapollon.gr. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Doxa Dramas Stadium". doxa-dramas.gr. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pancretan Stadium". General Secretariat for the Olympic Utilization. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kaftanzoglio Stadium - Thessaloniki, Greece". kaftanzoglio.gr. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kallithea Stadium "Gregoris Lambrakis"". stadia.gr. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Εγκαταστάσεις [Facilities] (in Greek). aelk.gr. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Karamitrousis, Ntikos (4 February 2011). Ανθή Καραγιάννη: Το κορίτσι που έδωσε το όνομά της σε ένα στάδιο [Anthi Karagianni: The girl who gave her name in a stadium]. Express (in Greek). Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "AEL FC ARENA" (in Greek). ael.gr. Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Πανθεσσαλικό Στάδιο [Panthessaliko Stadium] (in Greek). General Secretariat for the Olympic Utilization. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  11. ^ Περιφέρεια Δυτικής Ελλάδας – Δελτίο Τύπου [Periphery of West Greece - Press release]. Periphery of West Greece (in Greek). OTA.gr. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  12. ^ Karakousis, Fotis (5 July 2011). "Eργοτάξιο το "κλουβί"! (pics)" [The "cage" is a worksite] (in Greek). Agrinio: gazzetta.gr. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Katerini Municipal Stadium". stadia.gr. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  14. ^ Ιστορία [History] (in Greek). ethnikosgazwrou.gr. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Απόφαση Πειθαρχικής Επιτροπής ΕΠΟ (31-12-2012)". 
  16. ^ "Οριστική η αφαίρεση βαθμών για Θρασύβουλο (19-04-2013)". 
  17. ^ Αφαίρεση 18 βαθμών από την ΑΕΛ!!! (in Greek). Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Proclamation of the 2012–13 Football League". epae.org. , Article 8 (Προβιβασμός – Υποβιβασμός ομάδας) (in Greek)
  19. ^ "Football League statistics". 

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