2015–16 Olympiacos F.C. season

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Olympiacos
2015–16 season
Chairman Evangelos Marinakis
Manager Marco Silva
Stadium Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Super League Greece 1st
Greek Cup Final
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
UEFA Europa League Round of 32
Top goalscorer League:
Greece Kostas Fortounis (11)

All:
Greece Kostas Fortounis (11)
Highest home attendance 31,688 vs Bayern Munich
(16 September 2015)
Lowest home attendance 15,102 vs Panetolikos
(13 December 2015)
Average home league attendance 23,248
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2015–16 season was Olympiacos' 57th consecutive season in the Super League Greece; they managed to become the champions for 6th consecutive year and for 18th time during the last 20 seasons.[1] Olympiacos also participated in the Greek Football Cup, losing at the final against AEK athens. They also took part in the UEFA Champions League (group stage) and the UEFA Europa League (knockout phase, round of 32).

Players[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position (s) Date of birth (Age) Signed from Games played Goals scored
Goalkeepers
16 Roberto Flag of Spain.svg GK 10 February 1986 (29) Spain Atlético Madrid 72 0
33 Eleftherios Choutesiotis Greece GK 20 July 1994 (21) Greece Olympiacos FC Academy 0 0
37 Stefanos Kapino Greece GK 18 March 1994 (21) Germany Mainz 05 0 0
Defenders
3 Alberto Botía Flag of Spain.svg CB 27 January 1989 (26) Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla FC 17 1
6 Manuel da Costa Morocco CB 6 May 1986 (29) Turkey Sivasspor 2 0
14 Omar Elabdellaoui Norway RB 5 December 1991 (24) Germany Eintracht Braunschweig 28 1
23 Dimitris Siovas Greece CB 16 September 1988 (27) Greece Panionios 48 4
24 Tasos Avlonitis Greece CB 1 January 1990 (25) Greece Panionios 18 2
26 Arthur Masuaku France LB 7 November 1993 (22) France Valenciennes 29 0
29 Praxitelis Vouros Greece CB 5 May 1995 (20) Greece Olympiacos Academy 0 0
30 Leandro Salino Brazil RB / DM 22 April 1985 (30) Portugal Braga 30 0
31 Konstantinos Tsimikas Greece LB 12 May 1996 (19) Greece Olympiacos Academy 0 0
Midfielders
2 Giannis Maniatis Greece DM / CM 12 October 1986 (29) Greece Panionios 85 6
5 Luka Milivojević Serbia DM / CM 7 April 1991 (24) Belgium Anderlecht 24 4
7 Kostas Fortounis Greece AM 16 October 1992 (23) Germany Kaiserslautern 27 9
8 Andreas Bouchalakis Greece CM 5 April 1993 (22) Greece Ergotelis 11 3
10 Alejandro Domínguez Argentina AM 10 June 1981 (34) Spain Rayo Vallecano 54 20
11 Pajtim Kasami Switzerland CM 2 June 1992 (23) England Fulham 24 2
15 Qazim Laçi Albania CM 19 January 1996 (19) Greece Olympiacos Academy 0 0
19 David Fuster Spain AM 3 February 1982 (33) Spain Villarreal 101 26
20 Dimitris Kolovos Greece AM / LW 27 April 1993 (22) Greece Panionios 0 0
21 Jimmy Durmaz Sweden LW 22 March 1989 (26) Turkey Gençlerbirliği 27 5
32 Fanis Tzandaris Greece CM 13 June 1993 (22) Greece PAOK 0 0
34 Manolis Saliakas Greece CM 12 September 1996 (19) Greece Olympiacos Academy 0 0
44 Saša Zdjelar Serbia DM 20 March 1995 (20) Serbia OFK Beograd 0 0
77 Hernâni Portugal CF 20 August 1991 (24) Portugal Porto 0 0
90 Felipe Pardo Colombia RW 17 August 1990 (25) Portugal Braga 2 0
91 Esteban Cambiasso Argentina DM 18 August 1980 (35) England Leicester City 1 0
92 Sebá Brazil RW / CF 8 June 1992 (23) Portugal Estoril 2 0
Forwards
9 Alfreð Finnbogason Iceland CF 1 February 1989 (27) Spain Real Sociedad 1 0
17 Alan Pulido Mexico CF 8 March 1991 (24) Greece Levadiakos 0 0
99 Brown Ideye Nigeria CF 10 October 1988 (27) England West Bromwich Albion 0 0

For recent transfers, see List of Greek football transfers summer 2015

Olympiacos U20 squad[edit]

Olympiacos U20 is the youth team of Olympiacos. They participate in the Superleague U20 championship[2] and in UEFA Youth League competition. They play their home games at the 3,000-seater Renti Training Centre in Renti, Piraeus.[3]

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 Aris Vlachos
Greece GK Michalis Iliadis
Greece GK Giorgos Strezos
Greece DF Anastasis Bougioukos
Greece DF Dimitris Gkoutsios
Greece DF Giorgos Makrostergios
Greece DF Giannis Sotirakos
Greece DF Argyris Toufas
Greece DF Antonis Vatousiadis
Greece DF Praxitelis Vouros
Greece DF Panagiotis Volonakis
Greece MF Giorgos Lyras
Greece MF Ioannis Paidakis
No. Position Player
Greece MF Dimitrios Voutsiotis
Greece MF Giorgos Kanavetas
Greece MF Giannis Laci
Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Boban Lazić
Greece MF Alexandros Margaritis
Greece MF Achilleas Nasiakopoulos
Greece MF Antonis Papasavvas
Greece MF Christoforos Pasalidis
Greece MF Charalambos Rentzis
Greece MF Manolis Saliakas
Greece FW Kostas Garefalakis
Greece FW Ilias Ignatidis


Transfers and loans[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Georgia (country) GK Giorgi Loria (from Greece OFI Crete) (fee:free transfer)
Greece MF Bruno Chalkiadakis (from Greece Ergotelis) (fee:free transfer)
Mexico FW Alan Pulido (from Greece Levadiakos) (fee:free transfer)
Greece GK Stefanos Kapino (from Germany Mainz 05) (fee: €2M)
Greece MF Fanis Tzandaris (from Greece PAOK) (fee:free transfer)
Greece DF Manolis Bertos (from Greece Skoda Xanthi) (fee:free transfer)
Nigeria FW Brown Ideye (from England West Bromwich Albion) (fee: €5M)
Portugal FW Hernâni (from Portugal Porto) (loan until 30 June 2016) (fee: €1.5M)
Iceland FW Alfreð Finnbogason (from Spain Real Sociedad) (loan until 30 June 2016) (fee: €1M)
Colombia MF Felipe Pardo (from Portugal Braga) (fee: €4.5M)
Portugal DF Manuel da Costa (from Turkey Sivasspor) (fee: €2M)
Greece DF Dimitris Goutas (from Greece Skoda Xanthi) (fee: €0.8M)
Argentina MF Esteban Cambiasso (from England Leicester City) (fee: free transfer)
Greece FW Giannis Gianniotas (from Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf) (fee: €0.5M)
Brazil FW Sebá (from Portugal Estoril) (fee: €1.8M)
Greece FW Dimitris Kolovos (from Greece Panionios)(loan return)
Serbia MF Saša Zdjelar (from Serbia OFK Beograd)(loan return)
Albania MF Qazim Laci (promoted from youth system)
Greece DF Praxitelis Vouros (promoted from youth system)
Greece MF Kostas Tsimikas (promoted from youth system)
Comoros FW El Fardou Ben Nabouhane (from Greece Veria F.C.)(fee:free transfer)
Greece FW Nikolaos Ioannidis (from Germany Borussia Dortmund II)(loan return)

Total spending: €19,800,000

Transfers out[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Greece FW Kostas Mitroglou (loan return to England Fulham)
Netherlands FW Ibrahim Affelay (loan return to Spain Barcelona)
Greece DF Manolis Tzanakakis (loan to Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta) (until 30 June 2016)
Argentina MF Nicolás Martínez (loan to Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta) (until 30 June 2016)
Greece FW Dimitris Diamantakos (loan to Germany Karlsruhe) (until 30 June 2016)
Greece FW Nikos Vergos (loan to Spain Elche) (until 30 June 2016)
Greece FW Nikolaos Ioannidis (loan to Germany Borussia Dortmund II) (until 31 December 2015)
Nigeria FW Michael Olaitan (loan to Netherlands Twente) (until 30 June 2016)
Serbia FW Marko Šćepović (loan to Belgium Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz) (until 30 June 2016)
Paraguay FW Jorge Benítez (loan to Mexico Cruz Azul) (until 30 June 2016)
Greece FW Anastasios Karamanos (loan to Greece Panionios) (until 30 June 2016)
Greece DF Kostas Giannoulis (transfer to Greece Asteras Tripolis (free transfer))
Greece GK Andreas Gianniotis (loan to Greece Panionios)(Until 30 June 2016)
Greece DF Manolis Bertos (loan to Greece Skoda Xanthi)(Until 30 June 2016)
Greece DF Epaminondas Pantelakis (loan to Greece PGS Kissamikos) (Until 30 June 2016)
Mali MF Sambou Yatabaré (loan to Belgium Standard Liège) (until 30 June 2016)
Togo MF Mathieu Dossevi (loan to Belgium Standard Liège) (Until 30 June 2016)
Greece MF Zisis Karachalios (loan to Greece Anagennisi Karditsa)
Montenegro MF Marko Janković (loan to Slovenia Maribor) (until 30 June 2016)
Greece DF Dimitris Goutas (loan to Greece Skoda Xanthi) (until 30 June 2016)
Comoros FW El Fardou Ben Nabouhane (loan to Greece Levadiakos) (until 30 June 2016)
Greece FW Giannis Gianniotas (loan to Cyprus APOEL) (until 30 June 2016)
Georgia (country) GK Giorgi Loria (transfer to Russia Krylia Sovetov (free transfer))
Argentina FW Franco Jara (transfer to Mexico Pachuca (free transfer))
Greece MF Panagiotis Vlachodimos (Free Agent)

Friendlies[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

July friendlies[edit]

Afyon Cup[edit]

August friendlies[edit]

May friendlies[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) 30 28 1 1 81 16 +65 85 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
2 Panathinaikos[a] 30 18 4 8 52 26 +26 55 Qualification for the UEFA play-offs
3 AEK Athens[b] 30 17 6 7 43 21 +22 54
4 PAOK[c] 30 13 9 8 45 32 +13 45
5 Panionios 30 12 8 10 33 27 +6 44
Source: Superleague Greece, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Goals against; 6) Play-offs (neutral ground); 7) Draw.
(Note: Criteria 6 is only used if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[6]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Panathinaikos were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against Olympiacos. The match was awarded as a 3–0 win for Olympiacos.[4]
  2. ^ AEK were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against Atromitos.[citation needed]
  3. ^ PAOK were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against Olympiacos in Greek Cup semifinal match.[5]

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

1.^ Matchday 2 vs. Levadiakos, originally meant to be held in Levadia at Levadia Municipal Stadium, but due to the bad condition of the stadium Superleague Greece decided to be held in Athens at the Olympic Stadium 2.^ Matches of Matchday 4 originally was scheduled to be held in 19/20/21 September 2015, but due to the Elections to be held on 20 September 2015 Superleague Greece, decided the Matchday 4 to be held 22/23 September 2015. 3.^ Due to extreme fan behavior against Olympiacos, the match was awarded as a 3–0 win for Olympiacos.

Greek Football Cup[edit]

Second round[edit]

Group E

Team Pld W D L Goals Pts
1. Olympiacos 3 2 1 0 8–3 7
2. Platanias 3 1 1 1 5–4 4
3. Apollon Smyrni 3 1 0 2 5–6 3
4. Panegialios 3 1 0 2 2–7 3
  OLY PLA PEG APS
Olympiacos 2–2
Platanias 3-1
Panegialios 0-4 1-0
Apollon Smyrni 1-2 3–1

Third round[edit]

Olympiacos qualified to the next round with aggerate 10-1

Quarter-finals[edit]

Olympiacos qualified to the next round with aggerate 6-1

semi-finals[edit]

Olympiacos qualified to the next round with aggerate 6-0

Final[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY ARS OLY DZG
1 Germany Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 19 3 +16 15 Advance to knockout phase 5–1 4–0 5–0
2 England Arsenal 6 3 0 3 12 10 +2 9 2–0 2–3 3–0
3 Greece Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 6 13 −7 9 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 0–3 2–1
4 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 6 1 0 5 3 14 −11 3 0–2 2–1 0–1
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 F.

Round of 32[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Name Superleague Greece UEFA Champions League Greek Cup Total
7 MF Greece Kostas Fortounis 18 0 0 10
99 FW Nigeria Brown Ideye 5 1 0 6
21 MF Sweden Jimmy Durmaz 5 0 0 5
3 MF Spain Alberto Botía 4 0 0 4
90 MF Colombia Felipe Pardo 0 3 0 3
5 MF Serbia Luka Milivojević 3 0 0 3
77 FW Portugal Hernâni 0 0 3 3
8 MF Greece Andreas Bouchalakis 1 0 0 1
9 FW Iceland Alfreð Finnbogason 1 1 0 2
10 MF Argentina Alejandro Domínguez 1 0 1 2
11 MF Switzerland Pajtim Kasami 1 0 0 1
26 DF France Arthur Masuaku 1 0 0 1
- MF Togo Mathieu Dossevi 1 0 0 1
- - - Opponent's own Goals 1 1 0 2
TOTAL 35 6 6 47

Last updated: 5 November 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ During the last 20 seasons they failed to become champions only in 2003-4 (Panathinaikos) and 2009-10 (Panathinaikos).
  2. ^ "Αγωνιστικό Τμήμα Ακαδημίας Ποδοσφαίρου Κ-20 (U20 football department)" (in Greek). olympiacos.org. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "RENTI TRAINING CENTRE, Information". olympiacos.org. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Announcement". Superleague Greece. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Αποφάσεις Επιτροπής Εφέσεων 14/4/2016" [Commission Decisions Appeals 04/14/2016]. Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek). 14 April 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Professional league rules" (pdf). Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek). June 2015. p. 22-25. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

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