AEL Kalloni F.C.
Αθλητική Ένωση Λεκανοπεδίου Καλλονής|
(Athletic Union of Kalloni Basin)
|Founded||15 May 1994|
|Ground||Mytilene Municipal Stadium|
|2016-17||Football League, 16th (relegated)|
They competed in Superleague Greece from 2013 to 2016.
- 1 History
- 2 Crest and colours
- 3 Ground
- 4 Honours
- 5 Players
- 6 Club officials
- 7 Managerial history
- 8 External links
The club was established in 1994 after a merger of Arisvaios Kalloni (est. 1954) and Apollon Dafia (est. 1969), two clubs that had been based in villages in the wider area of Kalloni, the club's original seat.
In 2002 they promoted in Delta Ethniki but they relegated to local championship of Lesbos. Being one of the weakest club of their group and without having any professional contract, they only achieved four wins.
The advent of Prokopis Kartalis who had played at Alpha Ethniki as a player of Skoda Xanthi marks the beginning of the glorious course of the club. Kartalis emerged team's top scorer and AEL Kalloni easily won Lesbos local championship and the promotion to Delta Ethniki.
In 2008–09 season, they promoted in Delta Ethniki and, even though outsider, they came close to take the first place. They were placed in a group that also competed Athenian clubs and finished 5th.
During the 2009–2010 season AEL Kalloni, making an amazing second round and having the best defense and the second best goals for record in their group won the first place and, for the first time ever, promotion to Football League 2.
In the club's first season in a professional league, in the North Group of Football League 2, they placed 2nd, a place that led them to a mini league (play-offs) against Vyzas, the 2nd-place team of South Group, and the third-placed teams of each group, Fokikos and Iraklis Psachna. The winner of the league would be promoted in Football League. However, due to the relegation of five clubs by the previous version Football League, play-offs were not carried out, so Kalloni promoted directly with all clubs that would competed in play-offs, Anagennisi Giannitsa and Platanias to 2011–12 Football League.
|1994–95||Lesbos FCA Championship||V||4th|
|1995–96||Lesbos FCA Championship||1st ↑|
|1996–97||Delta Ethniki||IV||13th ↓|
|1997–98||Lesbos FCA Championship||V||2nd|
|1998–99||Lesbos FCA Championship||2nd|
|1999–2000||Lesbos FCA Championship||1st|
|2000–01||Lesbos FCA Championship||4th|
|2001–02||Lesbos FCA Championship||1st ↑|
|2002–03||Delta Ethniki||IV||15th ↓|
|2003–04||Lesbos FCA Championship||V||4th|
|2004–05||Lesbos FCA Championship||5th|
|2005–06||Lesbos FCA Championship||2nd|
|2006–07||Lesbos FCA Championship||2nd|
|2007–08||Lesbos FCA Championship||1st ↑|
|2009–10||Delta Ethniki||1st ↑|
|2010–11||Football League 2||III||2nd ↑|
|2012–13||Football League||3rd ↑|
|2015–16||Superleague Greece||16th ↓|
|2016–17||Football League||II||16th ↓|
- Delta Ethniki was abolished in 2013, as it was merged with Football League 2, the third tier of the Greek football league system.
|↑ Promoted||↓ Relegated|
Greek Cup appearances
|2010–11||First||4 September 2010||Kalloni||Aetos Skydra||0–1|
|2011–12||Second||23 November 2011||Glyfada||Kalloni||2–2 aet (4–5 pen)|
|Fourth||20 December 2011||Kalloni||Panionios||2–3 aet|
|2012–13||First||24 October 2012||Ethnikos Asteras||Kalloni||1–1 aet (1–4 pen)|
|Second||31 October 2012||Olympiacos Volos||Kalloni||1–1 aet (5–3 pen)|
|2013–14||Second||26 September 2013||Pierikos||Kalloni||1–2|
|31 October 2013||Kalloni||Pierikos||2–2 (4–3 agg)|
|Round of 16||4 December 2013||OFI Crete||Kalloni||0–1|
|16 January 2015||Kalloni||OFI Crete||0–2 aet (1–2 agg)|
|2014–15||Second (group stage)
|24 September 2014||Kalloni||Tyrnavos 2005||1–1|
|29 October 2014||Asteras Tripoli||Kalloni||2–1|
|7 January 2015||Kalloni||Aiginiakos||5–0|
|2015–16||Second (group stage)
|28 October 2015||Asteras Tripoli||Kalloni||4–0|
|3 December 2015||Kalloni||Panserraikos||2–1|
|16 December 2015||Kissamikos||Kalloni||1–2|
|Round of 16||6 January 2016||Kalloni||PAOK||2–1|
|14 January 2016||PAOK||Kalloni||3–0|
|2016–17||Second (group stage)
|25 October 2016||Kalloni||Agrotikos Asteras||1–2|
|1 December 2016||Xanthi||Kalloni||3–1|
|15 December 2016||Kalloni||PAS Giannina||1–3|
Crest and colours
Apollon and Arisvaios' crests
Apollon Dafia's crest depicted ancient god Apollo. The club's colours were blue and white. The crest of Arisvaios Kalloni were vertical strips in green and white colour, in the center of which were shown two runners. Up and down of strips, the name of the club was appeared.
Kalloni's original crest
Initially, it had been decided the colours of the new club to be green and white. After a malfunction of a printer, the green colours were printed in crimson. The executives of the club felt that this change would bring luck, so this variation was finally maintained.
There were two other variations, the one in blue and white and the other in yellow and blue.
A new crest was created in 2011 summer. It is a circle that in its interior has crimson and white vertical stripes and in its center there is a blue shield with two handshaking hands in laurel leaves at the bottom of which is written the establishment year, much like the original logo. In the exterior of the circle, the club's full name is indicated with white letters in blue background.
Kalloni uses the Mytilene Municipal Stadium. Until then, they used Kostas Kenteris stadium, situated in Kalloni. The stadium was built in 2002. It had one tier in its west, with a capacity about 900, all-seated. In 2010, when Kalloni promoted to Football League 2, some necessary repairs were made in order to make it appropriate for the proper conduct of matches. In 2009 a secondary field was constructed for training the first team and its academies. From 2011–12 season, the Mytilene Municipal Stadium has been made the club's home, because of the unsuitability of their physical home.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- AEL Kalloni Football Club
- Coaching and medical staff
- Head coach: Dimitris Gavalas
- Assistant manager: TBA
- Goalkeepers' coach: Giannis Georgiadis
- Fitness trainer: Panagiotis Konomaras
- Club doctor: Dimitris Varvagiannis