2014–15 Olympiacos F.C. season

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Olympiacos
2014–15 season
Chairman Evangelos Marinakis
Manager Míchel (June 2014–January 2015)
Vítor Pereira (January 2015 - May 2015)
Stadium Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Super League Greece Champion (1st place)
Greek Cup Winner
UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Eliminated
UEFA Europa League Round of 32 - Eliminated
Top goalscorer League: Konstantinos Mitroglou (16)
All: Konstantinos Mitroglou (19)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2014–15 season was Olympiacos' 56th consecutive season in the Super League Greece. Olympiacos also participated in the Greek cup.

Olympiacos won the domestic title for the fifth year in a row.

Olympiacos also participated in UEFA Europa League Knock-out Stage after being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League Group Stage.

On January 6 Olympiacos announced the end of the cooperation with head coach Míchel. Vítor Pereira was hired as the new manager of the team.

Players[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position (s) Date of birth (Age) Signed from Games played Goals scored
Goalkeepers
16 Roberto Jiménez Gago Spain GK 10 February 1986 (28) Spain Atlético Madrid 50 0
22 Andreas Gianniotis Greece GK 18 December 1992 (22) Greece Ethnikos Gazoros 2 0
33 Eleftherios Choutesiotis Greece GK 20 July 1994 (20) Greece Olympiacos FC Academy 0 0
42 Balázs Megyeri Hungary GK 31 March 1990 (24) Hungary Ferencváros 42 0
72 Giorgos Strezos Greece GK 6 July 1995 (19) Greece Olympiacos FC Academy 0 0
Defenders
3 Alberto Botía Spain CB 27 January 1989 (25) Spain Sevilla 2 0
14 Omar Elabdellaoui Norway RB 5 December 1991 (22) Germany Eintracht Braunschweig 2 0
20 Kostas Giannoulis Greece LB 9 December 1987 (26) Greece Atromitos 0 0
22 Éric Abidal France CB / LB 11 September 1979 (34) France Monaco 2 0
23 Dimitris Siovas Greece CB 16 September 1988 (25) Greece Panionios 27 2
24 Tasos Avlonitis Greece CB 1 January 1990 (24) Greece Panionios 0 0
26 Arthur Masuaku France LB 7 November 1993 (21) France Valenciennes 2 0
30 Leandro Salino Brazil RB 22 April 1985 (29) Portugal Braga 18 0
Midfielders
2 Giannis Maniatis Greece DM / CM 12 October 1986 (27) Greece Panionios 85 6
5 Luka Milivojević Serbia DM / CM 7 April 1991 (23) Belgium Anderlecht 0 0
6 Ibrahim Afellay Netherlands LW 2 April 1986 (28) Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1 1
8 Delvin N'Dinga Republic of the Congo DM 14 March 1986 (26) France Monaco 21 0
9 Jimmy Durmaz Sweden RW 22 March 1989 (25) Turkey Gençlerbirliği 1 0
10 Alejandro Domínguez Argentina AM 10 June 1981 (33) Spain Rayo Vallecano 25 5
11 Pajtim Kasami Switzerland CM 2 June 1992 (22) England Fulham 2 2
18 Andreas Bouchalakis Greece CM 5 April 1993 (21) Greece Ergotelis 1 0
19 David Fuster Spain AM 3 February 1982 (32) Spain Villarreal 88 24
25 Kostas Fortounis Greece AM 16 October 1992 (21) Germany Kaiserslautern 0 0
55 Gevorg Ghazaryan Armenia LW 5 April 1988 (26) Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk 1 0
77 Mathieu Dossevi Togo RW 12 February 1988 (26) France Valenciennes 2 0
Forwards
7 Konstantinos Mitroglou Greece CF 12 March 1988 (26) England Fulham 86 41
17 Dimitris Diamantakos Greece CF 5 March 1993 (21) 2 1
27 Jorge Benítez Paraguay CF 2 September 1992 (22) Paraguay Club Guaraní 1 0
99 Michael Olaitan Nigeria CF 1 January 1993 (21) Greece Veria 16 8

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January 2015

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 MF Giannis Maniatis (captain)
3 Spain DF Alberto Botía
5 Serbia MF Luka Milivojević
6 Netherlands MF Ibrahim Afellay
7 Greece FW Konstantinos Mitroglou
8 Republic of the Congo MF Delvin N'Dinga
9 Sweden MF Jimmy Durmaz
10 Argentina MF Alejandro Domínguez
11 Switzerland MF Pajtim Kasami
12 Argentina FW Franco Jara
14 Norway DF Omar Elabdellaoui
16 Spain GK Roberto (3rd captain)
17 Greece FW Dimitris Diamantakos
18 Greece MF Andreas Bouchalakis
19 Spain MF David Fuster (2nd captain)
20 Greece DF Kostas Giannoulis
No. Position Player
22 Greece GK Andreas Gianniotis
23 Greece DF Dimitris Siovas
24 Greece DF Tasos Avlonitis
25 Greece MF Kostas Fortounis
26 France DF Arthur Masuaku
27 Paraguay FW Jorge Benítez
28 Greece FW Nikos Vergos
29 Greece DF Praxitelis Vouros
30 Brazil DF Leandro Salino
33 Greece GK Lefteris Choutesiotis
34 Greece DF Manolis Saliakas
42 Hungary GK Balázs Megyeri
45 Brazil DF Felipe Santana
60 Norway MF Abdisalam Ibrahim
67 Greece DF Antonis Vatousiadis
72 Greece GK Giorgios Strezos
77 France MF Mathieu Dossevi

For recent transfers, see List of Greek football transfers summer 2014

Olympiacos U20 squad[edit]

Olympiacos U20 is the youth team of Olympiacos. They participate in the Superleague U20 championship and in UEFA Youth League competition. They play their home games at the 3,000-seater Renti Training Centre in Renti, Piraeus.[1]

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

No. Position Player
Greece GK Michalis Iliadis
Greece GK Dimitris Katsimitros
Greece GK Iasonas Gavalas
Greece DF Dimitrios Nikolaou
Greece DF Dimitris Gkoutsios
Greece DF Dimitrios Pechlivanidis
Greece DF Konstantinos Betsas
Greece DF Panayiotis Chelas
Greece DF Panayiotis Retsos
Greece DF Efstratios Salatamaras
Albania DF Ardit Toli
Greece DF Giorgios Agiotis
Greece DF Konstantinos Tsimikas
Greece DF Argyris Toufas
Greece DF Grigoris Kasapidis
Greece MF Anastasios Papoutzidis
Greece MF Charalampos Rentzis
Bulgaria MF Stanislav Tsonev
Greece MF Konstantinos Kipouros
Greece MF Giannis Varkas
Greece MF Stathis Lamprou
No. Position Player
Greece MF Giorgios Xenitidis
Greece MF Zisis Karachalios
Greece MF Andreas Dermitzakis
Albania MF Stefan Abara
Albania MF Qazim Laci
Greece MF Konstantinos Plegas
Greece MF Giorgios Makrostergios
Greece MF Konstantinos Megaritis
Greece MF Achilleas Nasiakopoulos
Greece MF Athanasios Androutsos
Greece MF Dimitrios Tzoumakis
Greece MF Dimosthenis Chatzaras
Greece FW Kostas Garefalakis
Greece FW Ilias Ignatidis
Greece FW Kyriakos Amarantidis
Greece FW Giannis Angelopoulos
Greece FW Konstantinos Glegles
Greece FW Neilos Psychogios
Albania FW Romario Hajrulla
Greece FW Giorgios Manthatis
Greece FW Giorgios Kanavetas


Loans ending from 2013–14 season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Paraguay FW Hernán Pérez (to Spain Villarreal)
Paraguay FW Nelson Valdez (to Germany Eintracht Frankfurt)
Costa Rica FW Joel Campbell (to England Arsenal)
Spain DF Iván Marcano (to Portugal Porto)

Out on loan[edit]

As of 2 September 2014[2]

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

No. Position Player
Greece DF Vasilios Karagounis (to Italy Reggina)
Greece DF Konstantinos Rougalas (to Spain Atlético Madrid B)
Greece DF Manolis Tzanakakis (to Greece Ergotelis)
Greece DF Charalambos Lykogiannis (to Greece Ergotelis)
No. Position Player
Greece MF Dimitris Kolovos (to Greece Panionios)
Greece MF Panagiotis Vlachodimos (to Greece Ergotelis)
Greece MF Konstantinos Plegas (to Greece Panachaiki)
Greece FW Nikolaos Ioannidis (to Netherlands Zwolle)
Greece FW Anastasios Karamanos (to Greece Atromitos)
Belgium FW David Henen (to England Everton B)

Friendlies[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

Pre-season Part 1[edit]

International Champions Cup[edit]

Pre-season Part 2[edit]

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

Superleague Greece[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olympiacos (C) 34 24 6 4 79 23 +56 78 Qualification to UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Panathinaikos[a] 34 21 6 7 59 31 +28 66 Qualification to Superleague Greece play-offs
3 PAOK 34 20 5 9 57 42 +15 65
4 Asteras Tripoli 34 17 8 9 52 37 +15 59
5 Atromitos 34 14 12 8 43 27 +16 54
Source: Superleague Greece
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) number of goals scored; 5) If after applying the criteria teams in question are still tied, they are placed in alphabetical order.[5][6] In any other case, the final standings of tied teams are determined with a public draw.[7]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Panathinaikos were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior.[4]

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
28 21 4 3 63 16  +47 67 13 1 1 36 8  +28 8 3 2 27 8  +19

Last updated: 1 April 2015.
Source: Superleague Greece

Positions 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 31 32 33 34
Ground H A H H A A H A H A H H A H A H A A H A A H A H A H H H H A H A H W
Result W D W W L W W D W W L D W W W W W W W W W W D W L W W W W L W D W D
Position 2 5 4 1 5 31 2 2 2 2 22 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Source: Superleague Greece

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

1^ The sixth round was played between the twelfth and the thirteenth rounds.
2^ The eleventh round was played between the seventeenth and the eighteenth rounds.
3^ The 27th round is to be played on 15 of April, between the 30th and the 31st round.s

Matches[edit]

1.^ Matchday 6 vs. PAOK, originally meant to be held on 4 October 2014, was postponed until 4 December 2014 via a direct decision of the Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport, Giannis Andrianos in response to the murder of Ethnikos Piraeus fan Kostas Katsoulis in the municipal Nea Alikarnassos Stadium during the Football League 2 match vs. Irodotos.[8]
2.^ Matchday 11 vs. Skoda Xanthi, originally meant to be held November 23, 2014, was postponed until January 11, 2015 after the Hellenic Football Federation decided not to appoint referees for all domestic league and cup matches in response to a violent attack versus it's member Christoforos Zografos.[9]

Greek Football Cup[edit]

Second round - Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Olympiacos 3 2 1 0 4 1 7
Panionios 3 1 2 0 5 1 5
Panachaiki 3 1 0 2 2 5 3
Fostiras 3 0 1 2 0 4 1

Third round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATL JUV OLY MAL
1 Spain Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 4–0 5–0
2 Italy Juventus 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 0–0 3–2 2–0
3 Greece Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 10 13 −3 9 Transfer to Europa League 3–2 1–0 4–2
4 Sweden Malmö 6 1 0 5 4 15 −11 3 0–2 0–2 2–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Olympiacos qualified to UEFA Europa League knock-out stage as the 3rd team of Champions League Group A.

Round of 32[edit]

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk qualified 4–2 on aggregate

Statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Name Superleague Greece UEFA Champions League Greek Cup Total
7 FW Greece Konstantinos Mitroglou 17 3 0 19
11 MF Switzerland Pajtim Kasami 3 1 0 4
10 MF Argentina Alejandro Dominguez 4 2 0 6
6 FW Netherlands Ibrahim Affelay 2 2 0 4
17 FW Greece Dimitris Diamantakos 2 0 0 2
24 DF Greece Tasos Avlonitis 2 0 0 2
8 MF Sweden Jimmy Durmaz 2 0 3 5
27 FW Paraguay Jorge Benítez 5 0 3 8
26 DF France Arthur Masuaku 0 1 0 1
25 MF Greece Kostas Fortounis 6 0 2 8
3 DF Spain Alberto Botía 0 1 0 1
8 MF Republic of the Congo Delvin N'Dinga 0 1 0 1
- - - Opponent's own Goals 2 0 1 3
TOTAL 44 11 9 64

Last updated: 3 May 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RENTI TRAINING CENTRE, Information". olympiacos.org. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "ON LOAN". olympiacos.org. 
  3. ^ Champions Cup soccer fans treated to shootout finish at UMN
  4. ^ "Announcement". Superleague Greece. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Professional league rules" (PDF). Hellenic Football Federation. , chapter 20, paragraphs 5 (in Greek)
  6. ^ "Professional league rules" (PDF). Hellenic Football Federation. , chapter 20, paragraph 6 (in Greek)
  7. ^ "Professional league rules" (PDF). Hellenic Football Federation. , chapter 20, paragraph 16a (in Greek)
  8. ^ "Έσβησε" ο οπαδός, αναβολή αγώνων (in Greek). Kathimerini newspaper. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  9. ^ ΑΠΟΦΑΣΗ ΔΣ/ΕΠΟ (14/11/2014) (in Greek). Hellenic Football Federation. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Full Time Summary Matchday 2 – Wednesday 1 October 2014" (PDF). UEFA.org. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Full Time Summary – Wednesday 22 October 2014" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Full Time Summary Matchday 4 – Tuesday 4 November 2014" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Full Time Summary – Matchday 5 Wednesday 26 November 2014" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Full Time Summary – Matchday 6 Tuesday 9 December 2014" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Dnipro vs. Olympiacos". Soccerway. 19 February 2014. 

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