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Aris Thessaloniki
Full nameAris Thessaloniki Football Club
Nickname(s)Theós tou polémou (God of War)
Kitrinomavroi (The Yellow-Blacks)
Founded25 March 1914; 110 years ago (1914-03-25)
StadiumKleanthis Vikelidis Stadium
OwnerAmani Swiss[2]
ChairmanIrini Karipidis
Head coachAkis Mantzios
LeagueSuper League Greece
2023–24Super League Greece, 5th of 14
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Aris FC (Greek: ΠΑΕ Άρης), commonly known as Aris Thessaloniki[3] or simply Aris, is a Greek professional football club based in the city of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece. It is one of the largest clubs in Greece. The club competes in the Super League Greece for a sixth consecutive year having been promoted from Super League 2 in the 2017-18 season.

Founded in 1914, the club was a founding member of the Macedonian Football Clubs Association, as well as the Hellenic Football Federation. The colours of the club are golden/yellow, a dominant colour in the culture of Macedonia and reminiscent of the Byzantine heritage of Thessaloniki, and black. It is named after Ares, the ancient Olympian "God of War," associated also with courage and masculinity, whose image is portrayed on the club's logo as depicted in the Ludovisi Ares sculpture. It is considered as one of the biggest teams in Greece and is part of the multi-sports club Aris Thessaloniki.

Aris was also one of the strongest and most popular teams in Greece during the interwar period. They have won the Greek championship three times (1928, 1932, 1946), the Greek Cup once (1970), and they had an undefeated home record in European competitions for 28 matches from 1968 to 2020, when they lost to Kolos.[4] The team's home ground is the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.


Foundation and golden years: 1920–1950[edit]

Nikiphoros, Kostas and Kleanthis Vikelidis (1930)
The champion team of 1928
Aris, the champion of 1928
The champion team of 1932

The club was established as a football club ("Podosferikos Syllogos Aris Thessalonikis") by a group of 22 young friends in a coffee bar in Votsi area on 25 March 1914 and given the name Aris from Ares, the ancient god of war. Its nickname was inspired by the two Balkan Wars of 1912–1913, when Greece fought against the Ottoman Empire before engaging in a war with Bulgaria. In Greek mythology, Aris was a deity who was in conflict with Heracles, the mythological character after which Aris's rival football team, Iraklis, was named. Aris holds a fierce rivalry with PAOK. At first, the club was based on a near the Arch and Tomb of Galerius, but after the accession of two minor football clubs in 1919 and 1921 the club's base was moved near to Flemming Street of eastern Thessaloniki. The first stadium was built on the site where Mars Field Park currently lies on Stratou Avenue. Quickly the club became very popular and soon new teams apart from football were established.

During this early stage of football in Greece no professional league was established. Instead, three minor leagues [in Macedonia (E.P.S.M.), Athens (E.P.S.A.) and Piraeus (E.P.S.P.)] were created, with the champions of each league competing in a postseason mini tournament to claim the title of the national champion. The first official game was held in 1923 against Megas Alexandros Thessaloniki (Alexander the Great), another Thessalonician team. That year marked the first title, when Aris was named regional champion of Macedonia, something that was repeated next year.

In 1926 the club was renamed "Athletic Club Aris Thessaloniki" to include also other sports than football.

Aris' first major success was between 1927 and 1928 when they won the first Greek Championship,[5] beating finalists Atromitos and Ethnikos Piraeus exploiting the abstention from the championship teams of RECs. In the first race on 24 May, the team of Thessaloniki prevailed 3–1 Atromitos, while three days after losing to Ethnikos Piraeus 3–2. In iterative matches played in June in Thessaloniki, Aris won both of his opponents by 3–1 and thus crowned the first champion of Greece. Coach of the team was the German Thomas Kessler, and prominent players of Aris were, among others, Kostas Vikelidis, Savvas Vogiatzis that emerged and top scorer with six goals, Nikos Aggelakis, scorer of the finals with four goals and Dionysis Caltech.

The following year, it was held the final stage of national championships although Aris won the championship title in Thessaloniki, playing two matches barrage against PAOK. The first took place on 12 May 1929 and ended 1–1, while the second was held on 2 June with Aris to beats 4–3, having Nikos Aggelakis scoring a hat-trick.

On 20 April 1929, the first friendly match took place between Aris and Panathinaikos, the "yellows" to defeat 5–4. The second championship came four years later in 1932,[6] only this time his opponents were Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK, Ethnikos, PAOK and Iraklis. Aris managed to collect 22 points in this mini tournament, four more than the second, Panathinaikos, scoring large wins like 7–0 against Panathinaikos, 7–3 against Iraklis and 3–0 versus AEK and Olympiacos in Athens, also new star players emerged, Kitsios, Aggelakis, Bogdanos, Gigopoulos, while Belgian manager De Valer guided effectively the club.

Four years after winning the first Panhellenic title, the "yellows" won the championship. Aris became champion amassing a total of 22 points, four more than second Panathinaikos and scoring big wins like 7–0 against Panathinaikos with four goals Maywood, 6–1 on Apollon Athens with six goals in the Aggelakis' first home appearance with the first group of Kleanthis Vikelidis, 7–3 vs Iraklis with four goals Kitsos and away 0–3 over Olympiacos, PAOK and AEK. Leading scorer of the league emerged Nikos Kitsos with 15 goals and Nikos Aggelakis to 14.

Big stars of that team were Kitsos, Aggelakis, Caltech, and Vogdanou Gkikopoulos while coach De Valera.

That same year, the EPO instituted for the first time the Greek Cup, Mars crashing Panathinaikos 7–2 in the quarterfinal. This was followed by victory over Apollon Athens, to reach the final where they lost 5–3 from AEK Athens, losing the chance to win the first doubles.

Aris won their third title in 1946,[7] playing against two teams, AEK from Athens and Olympiacos from Piraeus, champions of the other two minor domestic leagues. Aris beat Olympiacos twice, scoring two goals and conceding none; came to a draw with AEK in Athens and defeated them in PAOK's stadium in Thessaloniki (score 4–1). Aris has not won a championship since the establishment of the First Division (1959).

Up to 1959, when the united First Division was created, Aris managed to finish first 14 times in the Macedonian division.

Modern times (1950–1981)[edit]

Alketas Panagoulias

Aris' status remained high during this period, which was marked by the construction of the club's homeground, the Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium, named after the legendary homonymous player. Before World War II, Aris' homeground was located in the center of the city, near the Thessaloniki International Fair, but was abandoned in 1936 in order for the Pedion tou Areos park (Mars Field) to be created. The club managed to buy some land during 1951 in a quarter of the city named Charilaou, where the new Stadium was slowly built.

Also in 1959, the tripartite minor league system was abandoned and a new, unified Championship was created.

The club's accomplishments during these years were significant. It was one of the first teams in Greece to qualify for European tournaments. Under the leadership of Alexandros Alexiades, Giorgos Pantziaras and Takis Loukanidis.

1970 Cup Winners[edit]

Aris earned high placings in the League during the 1960s and 1970s, with apex the 1970 Hellenic Cup Title against the club's fierce rival, PAOK, in Kaftanzoglio Stadium.[8]

In the 1970s, Aris was reorganized and a vast number of young players from Thessaloniki, including Kouis, Foiros, Drambis, Zindros and Papafloratos led the club. Its most important achievements during that period included a successful 1980 UEFA campaign when Aris eliminated Benfica and Perugia. Aris was also the first Greek club to score a victory both in Italy and Portugal. At home, the team shared first place with Olympiacos at the end of the 1980 campaign, though it lost the title 2–0 in a tie-breaker against the Piraeus club in Volos National Stadium.

Stone years (1981–2006)[edit]

Angelos Charisteas

After the mid-1980s and the retirement of the club's honored old guard, Aris entered in a slow decline, rarely reaching European league qualification or notable Greek League position, which—in combination with appreciable financial troubles that left the club near bankruptcy—led to the club's relegation to the Second Division in 1997 and 2005. Both times though Aris managed to resume its place in the first division.

Aris Members' Society era (2006–2014)[edit]

Héctor Cúper, manager of the club (2009–2011).

In recent years, specially after the creation of an Aris Members' Society that controls the club's fortunes, Aris has qualified several times for the UEFA Europa League, finished fourth in the Super League three times, and has reached in the Greek Cup Final four times, losing in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2010, when 25,000 Aris fans went to Athens in the biggest ever move of fans in Greece.[9][10][11][12] In 2008 and 2010 Aris made it through to the UEFA Europa League group stage after eliminating Real Zaragoza and Austria Wien respectively during the Cup's play-off rounds. During the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League they managed to play for the first time in club's history in Europe after Christmas, after a very good appearance in the group stage where they won 1–0[13] at home and 2–3[14] away and eliminated the title holders Atlético Madrid. Recent developments include the interest from the club's board to construct a new, modern stadium in eastern Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area to replace the obsolete Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium and the modernization and expansion of the club's training facilities in Neo Rysio, Thessaloniki. Also, in a unique move for Greek standards, the board decided in December 2009 to establish a radio station, Aris FM 92.8[15] in order to promote the communication between Aris fans around the country and the coverage of the clubs activities. In 2014, due to financial problems Aris was relegated to the third tier of Greek football.[16]


After their relegation many were wondering who was going to take care of the team. American business man Alex Kalas emerged the first season with him in charge of the football department while they failed to gain promotion to the Football League. In summer 2015 where the next elections for the role of head of football department Kalas won again and promised to put more money into the club. Kalas also made a number of signings, Honduran legend Carlos Costly, Sierra Leone international John Kamara, Spaniard Guillermo Pérez Moreno, Portuguese footballer Fábio Ruben Moreira Tavares, defender Paschalis Melissas and defender Stavros Petavrakis. Due to Aris failing to get into the second division Kalas was sacked despite only being there for a month. Aris would have to play another year in Gamma Ethniki. While in the Gamma Ethniki, the team demanded that the Hellenic Football Federation allow them to be promoted to a higher level of Greek football. The federation declined to do this and several appeals against the decision were rejected. As a result, 10,000 fans took to the streets on the 26 and 31 August 2015 in Thessaloniki to protest the decision.[17] These protests caused clashes between the police and the fans that led to arrests[18] and Aris didn't manage to get promoted to the professional divisions.[19]

Karipidis era[edit]

Although after the Aris election Arvanitidis became leader of the football department, Theodoros Karipidis was named the head of football department the day afterwards. He signed many players in a few days including former Greek footballer of the club Andreas Tatos, former Real Madrid defender Raul Bravo[20] club legend Sergio Koke, as well as many Super League quality players like Kostas Kaznaferis, Vasilios Rovas, Nikos Tsoumanis, Giannis Siderakis as well as many others. Theodoros Karipidis appointed Nikos Anastopoulos as the manager. During the 2015–16 season Aris managed to be promoted to the second division of Greece with a 21-point difference from the second club.[21] Finally, Irene Karypidis became the major shareholder with overwhelming proportion over 89%.[22]


Aris' fan base is spread across all the economic classes in the city of Thessaloniki and all over Greece.[23] Their rivalry is against clubs such as arch-rival PAOK, but also against the biggest clubs of Athens/Piraeus Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and Olympiakos Piraeus .[24] Matches against PAOK are local derbies and an event that splits Thessaloniki and Northern Greece in two. Aris' main fan club is called Super 3 and has a symbol a bulldog. It exist since 1988 with 50 more Super 3 clubs spread all over Greece and Europe. There are over 12,000 And 20,000 Super 3 members. In the rest of Europe there are also some organized Aris' fan clubs in countries such as Germany, Italy and Sweden. According to some polls Aris is the 5th most popular team in Greece with around 500.000 fans, an amount quite big considering the lack of titles for many decades.

Against Panathinaikos in the 2010 Greek Cup final, 30,000 Aris fans descended to Athens to what has been described as the largest movement of travelling supporters in Greece .[25][26][unreliable source?]

The club's anthem (Aris Victorious) was written in 1926.[27]

Crest and colours[edit]

Crest evolution[edit]

A company of young Thessalonians inspired the name of the club by Ares, the ancient Olympian "God of War", after the successful military operations of the Kingdom of Greece during the Balkan Wars, and the liberation of Thessaloniki in 1912 from the Ottoman empire. The emblem of the team is a resting Ares (Greek: Άρης), as depicted in the Ludovisi Ares sculpture. This emblem was chosen in the late 1970s to replace an older and simpler logo which was used since 1914. Also, during the 2000s, a scheme of meander was added to the crest.

The colors of the team are yellow or gold of glory, dominant colour in the culture of Macedonia, and black. Alternative colours also used include white or even dark red uniforms. During the 2000s, the club introduced also a shade of lime.

Kit evolution[edit]


2004–05 A[32]
2004–05 B


Old poster with older crest and the champion team of Aris Thessaloniki (1931–32 season)

Shirt and sponsors history[edit]

The following table shows in detail Aris kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1980–1989 Adidas  —
1989–1990 ASICS
1990–1991 Coplam
1991–1992 Diadora
1992–1993 SPANOS
1993–1994 Bronx Shoes
1994–1995 Ioniki Zois
1995–1996 Kappa Propo
1996–1997 Umbro  —
1997–1998 Puma Puma
1998–1999 Megacard
1999–2002 Interamerican
2002–2003 Adidas MORITZ
2003–2004 Le Coq Sportif DEPA
2004–2005 Adidas Enimex
2005–2006 OPAP
2006–2007 Lampsi
2007–2008 EKO
2008–2010 Reebok
2010–2011 Under Armour good.gr
2011–2014 KINO
2014–2015 Stabomania Swedish Systems Security
2015–2018 Nike Stoiximan.gr
2018–2019 Karipidis Pallets
2019–2021 betshop.gr
2021–2023 Adidas NetBet.gr
2023– Kappa novibet



A view inside the Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium
Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium during a UEFA Europa League match

The stadium of Aris Thessaloniki is named Kleanthis Vikelides after the club's legendary player. It is located at 69 Alkminis, Charilaou; 54249 Thessaloniki, and was built in 1951. In 1972, it got a new roof, in 1975 a new north stand, and in 2004, it was fully renovated. Its current total capacity is 22,800 spectators.

Training facilities[edit]

Since the late 1970s, Aris Thessaloniki has created its own training grounds in Neo Rysio (Dasygenio Sports Center), just outside Thessaloniki near the International Airport covering three hectares and including football fields, hosting area with gym, pool and sauna, press room, offices, restaurant and locker rooms.[41] The facilities were rebuilt in September 2010 after a demand placed by manager Héctor Cúper.[42] The facilities were renovated again in 2018 and the grass was ultimately changed in 2019.


Current squad[edit]

As of 13 June 2024[43]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF Argentina ARG Franco Ferrari
4 DF Brazil BRA Fabiano (third-captain)
6 MF Spain ESP Manu García
11 FW Ecuador ECU Kike Saverio
12 FW Costa Rica CRC Álvaro Zamora
14 DF Czech Republic CZE Jakub Brabec (vice-captain)
16 MF Czech Republic CZE Vladimír Darida
18 DF Spain ESP Valentino Fattore
19 FW Greece GRE Giannis Fetfatzidis
20 MF Croatia CRO Neven Đurasek
21 MF Spain ESP Rubén Pardo
22 DF England ENG Moses Odubajo
23 GK Spain ESP Julián Cuesta (captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
28 MF Belgium BEL Birger Verstraete
30 MF Cameroon CMR Jean Jules
31 GK Greece GRE Konstantinos Kyriazis
33 DF Spain ESP Martín Montoya
41 FW Greece GRE Georgios Agorastos
44 DF Spain ESP Fran Vélez
77 FW Greece GRE Michalis Panagidis
80 FW Spain ESP Loren Morón
92 DF Mauritius MRI Lindsay Rose
93 FW Russia RUS Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov
94 GK Greece GRE Lefteris Choutesiotis
99 FW Greece GRE Nikolaos Bekiaridis

Other players under contract[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
9 FW Costa Rica CRC Jewison Bennette (on loan from Sunderland)
5 DF Greece GRE Georgios Delizisis
7 MF Greece GRE Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
No. Pos. Nation Player
8 MF Ivory Coast CIV Cheick Doukouré
17 FW Iran IRN Karim Ansarifard
32 MF Sweden SWE David Moberg Karlsson

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Ukraine UKR Maksym Koval (at Kalamata until 30 June 2024)
MF Croatia CRO Domagoj Pavičić (at Dinamo București until 30 June 2024)



Seasons in the 21st Century[edit]

Season Category Position Cup Notes
2000–01 Alpha Ethniki 7th R16
2001–02 Alpha Ethniki 9th QF
2002–03 Alpha Ethniki 6th RU Qualified for UEFA Cup
2003–04 Alpha Ethniki 13th R16
2004–05 Alpha Ethniki 14th RU Qualified for UEFA Cup
2005–06 Beta Ethniki 3rd 3R
2006–07 Super League 4th 4R Qualified for UEFA Cup
2007–08 Super League 4th RU Qualified for UEFA Cup
2008–09 Super League 6th 5R
2009–10 Super League 4th RU Qualified for Europa League
2010–11 Super League 6th 4R
2011–12 Super League 9th R16
2012–13 Super League 13th 3R
2013–14 Super League 18th R32 Relegated to Gamma Ethniki
2014–15 Gamma Ethniki (Group 1) 2nd
2015–16 Gamma Ethniki (Group 1) 1st Promoted to Football League
2016–17 Football League 3rd R16
2017–18 Football League 2nd GS Promoted to Super League
2018–19 Super League 5th GS Qualified for Europa League
2019–20 Super League 5th SF Qualified for Europa League
2020–21 Super League 3rd QF Qualified for UEFA Europa Conference League
2021–22 Super League 3rd QF Qualified for UEFA Europa Conference League
2022–23 Super League 5th QF Qualified for UEFA Europa Conference League
2023–24 Super League 5th RU

Best position in bold.

Key: 3R = Third Round, 4R = Fourth Round, 5R = Fifth Round, GS = Group Stage, QF = Quarter-finals, SF = Semi-finals, RU = Runner-up.

Aris Thessaloniki in Europe[edit]

Year Competition Round Opponent Home Away Qual.
1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round Italy Roma 0–0 0–3
1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Second round West Germany 1. FC Köln 2–1 0–2
1966–67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round Italy Juventus 0–2 0–5
1968–69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round Malta Hibernians 1–0 6–0
Second round Hungary Újpest 1–2 1–9
1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round Italy Cagliari 1–1 0–3
1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup First round England Chelsea 1–1 1–5
1974–75 UEFA Cup First round Austria Rapid Wien 1–0 1–3
1979–80 UEFA Cup First round Portugal Benfica 3–1 1–2
Second round Italy Perugia 1–1 3–0
Round of 16 France AS Saint-Étienne 3–3 1–4
1980–81 UEFA Cup First round England Ipswich Town 3–1 1–5
1981–82 UEFA Cup First round Malta Sliema Wanderers 4–0 4–2
Second round Belgium K.S.C. Lokeren 1–1 0–4
1994–95 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3–1 2–1
First round Poland GKS Katowice 1–0 (3–4 p.) 0–1
1999–00 UEFA Cup First round Servette 1–1 2–1 (a.e.t)   
Second round Spain Celta de Vigo 2–2 0–2
2003–04 UEFA Cup First round Moldova Zimbru Chișinău 2–1 1–1
Second round Italy Perugia 1–1 0–2
2005–06 UEFA Cup First round Italy Roma 0–0 1–5
2007–08 UEFA Cup First round Spain Real Zaragoza 1–0 1–2
Group stage
(Group 6)
Serbia Red Star Belgrade 3–0
England Bolton Wanderers 1–1
Portugal Braga 1–1
Germany Bayern Munich 0–6
2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Slaven Belupo 1–0 0–2
2010–11 Europa League Third qualifying round Poland Jagiellonia Białystok 2–2 2–1
Play-off Austria Austria Wien 1–0 1–1
Group stage
(Group 2)
Spain Atlético Madrid 1–0 3–2
Norway Rosenborg 2–0 1–2
Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0–0 0–1
Round of 32 England Manchester City 0–0 0–3
2019–20 Europa League Second qualifying round Cyprus AEL Limassol 0–0 1–0
Third qualifying round Norway Molde 3–1 (a.e.t.) 0–3
2020–21 Europa League Second qualifying round Ukraine Kolos Kovalivka 1–2
2021–22 Europa Conference League Second qualifying round Kazakhstan Astana 2–1 (a.e.t.) 0–2
2022–23 Europa Conference League Second qualifying round Belarus Gomel 5–1 2–1
Third qualifying round Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 0–2
2023–24 Europa Conference League Second qualifying round Armenia Ararat-Armenia 1–0 1–1
Third qualifying round Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 1–2 (5–6 p.)

Team statistics[edit]

Competition App Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Europa League 13 53 21 15 17 69 75 –6
UEFA Europa Conference League 3 10 6 1 3 15 11 +4
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 2 0 1 1 2 6 –4
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 5 12 3 2 7 12 28 –16
Total 22 77 30 19 28 98 120 –22

Fully up to date as of 17 August 2023

Managerial history[edit]

Name Nationality Year Name Nationality Year Name Nationality Year Name Nationality Year
Grigoris Vlachopoulos Greece 1914–22 Alketas Panagoulias Greece 1975 Henri Michel France 2001 Siniša Dobrašinović Cyprus 2015
Kostas Vikelidis Greece 1922–27 Dobromir Zhechev Bulgaria 1975–76 Richard Tardy France 2001–02 Dimitris Kalaitzidis Greece 2015
Thomas Kössler Austria 1927–29 Alketas Panagoulias Greece 1976–77 Giannis Tzifopoulos Greece 2001 Nikos Anastopoulos Greece 2015–17
Valère de Besveconny [fr] (″De Valer″) Czechoslovakia 1929–32 Panagiotis Patsidis Greece 1977 Bernd Krauss Austria 2002 Nikos Kostenoglou Greece 2017
Kostas Vikelidis Greece 1932 Carl-Heinz Rühl Germany 1977 Giorgos Foiros Greece 2002–03 Dimitrios Spanos Greece 2017–18
Gyula Antal Hungary 1932–34 Panagiotis Patsidis Greece 1977–78 Giannis Michalitsos Greece 2003 Paco Herrera Spain 2018
Kostas Vikelidis Greece 1934–40 Milovan Ćirić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1978 Giorgos Pantziaras Cyprus 2003 Savvas Pantelidis Greece 2018–19
World War II Apostol Čačevski [bg] Bulgaria 1978–79 Ole Skouboe Denmark 2003 Apostolos Terzis Greece 2019
Dionysis Kaltekis Greece 1945–49 José Sasía Uruguay 1979–80 Makis Katsavakis Greece 2003–04 Michael Oenning Germany 2019–20
Iakovos Yakumis Greece 1949–50 Frank Blunstone England 1980 Giorgos Chatzaras Greece 2004–05 Akis Mantzios Greece 2020–22
Nikolaos Aggelakis Greece 1950–53 Michal Vičan Czechoslovakia 1980–81 Martti Kuusela Finland 2005 Germán Burgos Argentina 2022
Kleanthis Vikelidis Greece 1953–55 Giannis Nalbantis Greece 1981 Nikos Anastopoulos Greece 2005–06 Apostolos Terzis Greece 2022
Kiril Simonovski Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1955 Dettmar Cramer Germany 1981–82 Guillermo Ángel Hoyos Argentina 2006–07 Alan Pardew England 2022–2023
Ernst Netuka Austria 1955 Antonis Georgiadis Greece 1982–84 Nikos Passialis Greece 2006 Apostolos Terzis Greece 2023
Aleksandar Petrović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1955–56 Kostas Chatzikostas Greece 1984 Quique Hernández Spain 2006–07 Akis Mantzios Greece 2023–
Mladen Kašanin Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1956 Thijs Libregts Netherlands 1984–86 Juan Oliva Spain 2007
Ivan Stevović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1956–57 Giannis Venos Greece 1986 Dušan Bajević Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007–08
Kleanthis Vikelidis Greece 1957 Gojko Zec Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1986–87 Quique Hernández Spain 2008–09
Ivan Stevović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1957–58 Klimis Gounaris Greece 1987 Mazinho Brazil 2009
Dionysis Kaltekis Greece 1958 Gerd Prokop Germany 1987–88 Dimitris Bugiuklis Greece 2009
Carl Panagl Austria 1958 Alketas Panagoulias Greece 1988–90 Héctor Cúper Argentina 2009–11
Kleanthis Vikelidis Greece 1958–59 Kostas Tsilios Greece 1990 Giannis Michalitsos Greece 2011
Svetislav Glišović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1959–61 Jacek Gmoch Poland 1990–91 Sakis Tsiolis Greece 2011
Kleanthis Vikelidis Greece 1961 Kostas Tsilios Greece 1991 Michał Probierz Poland 2011–12
Kostas Velliadis Greece 1961 Ivan Vutsov Bulgaria 1991–92 Giorgos Semertzidis
Giannis Michalitsos
Ljubiša Spajić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1961–62 Giorgos Foiros Greece 1992–96
Vasilis Grigoriadis Greece 1962 Giannis Tzifopoulos Greece 1996 Manuel Machado Portugal 2012
Ettore Trevisan Italy 1962 Jozef Jarabinský Czechoslovakia 1996 Makis Katsavakis Greece 2012
Bela Palfi Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1962–66 Stavros Diamantopoulos Greece 1996–97 Nikos Passialis
Dimitris Bugiuklis
Greece 2012
Svetislav Glišović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1966–67 Giorgos Semertzidis
Giorgos Pantziaras
Severiano Correia Portugal 1967–69 Lucas Alcaraz Spain 2012–13
Nikolaos Aggelakis Greece 1969 Juan Ramón Rocha Argentina 1997 Giannis Michalitsos Greece 2013
Milovan Ćirić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1969–70 Giorgos Foiros Greece 1997–98 Soulis Papadopoulos Greece 2013
Michalis Baltatzis Greece 1970 Georgios Paraschos Greece 1998 Giannis Chatzinikolaou Greece 2013
Milovan Ćirić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1970–71 Alketas Panagoulias Greece 1998–99 Zoran Milinković Serbia 2013
Michalis Baltatzis Greece 1971 Ilija Petković Serbia 1999–00 Soulis Papadopoulos Greece 2013–14
Les Allen England 1971 Giorgos Semertzidis
Giannis Michalitsos
2000 Giorgos Foiros Greece 2014
Wilf McGuinness England 1971–73 Dimitris Kalaitzidis Greece 2014
Branko Stanković Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1973–75 Babis Tennes Greece 2000–01 Paulo Campos Brazil 2014–15


League top scorers[edit]

Sergio Koke
Player Goals
Greece Dinos Kouis 141
Greece Alekos Alexiadis 127
Greece Kostas Papaioannou 65
Greece Konstantinos Drampis 48
Greece Georgios Zindros 46
Greece Vasilis Dimitriadis 46

Most league appearances[edit]

Player Matches
Greece Dinos Kouis 473
Greece Theodoros Pallas 368
Greece Christos Nalbantis 303
Greece Georgios Firos 303
Greece Giannis Venos 303

Most goals in a League match[edit]

Nikolaos Angelakis
Player Record
Nikolaos Angelakis 6 goals (10 April 1932, Aris vs Apollon Smyrnis: 6–1)

Super League top scorers[edit]

Rank. Nationality Player Times Seasons
1 Greece Nikos Kitsos 3 1931, 1932, 1934
2 Greece Dinos Kouis 1 1981
3 Greece Nikolaos Angelakis 1 1928
4 Greece Kleanthis Vikelidis 1 1946
5 Greece Vasilis Grigoriadis 1 1949
6 Spain Loren Morón 1 2024


Ownership and current board[edit]

Position Staff
Owner Greece Amani Swiss
President & CEO Greece Irini Karipidis
Vice President Greece Panagiotis Biliris
Board member Greece Panagiotis Pissanidis

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Greece Akis Mantzios
Assistant managers Greece Georgios Chorianopoulos
Spain Albert Puig
Fitness coach Greece Sotiris Vino
Goalkeeper coach Greece Giannis Plavoukos
Analyst Greece Kleanthis Efstathiadis

Aris Thessaloniki presidents[edit]

Years Name
1979–80 Greece Menelaos Chatzigeorgiou
1980–82 Greece Christos Kallen
1982–84/1992–93/1997–00 Greece Vangelis Ioannides
1984–85 Greece Kyriakos Maravellias
1985–90 Greece Dimos Dasigenis
1991–92 Greece Dimitris Iliades
1993–94/2000–02 Greece Nikos Tsarouchas
1994–97 Greece Lambros Grantas
2000–01 Greece Panagiotis Spyrou
2001–02 Greece Giannis Zachoudanis
2002–03 Greece Alketas Panagoulias
2003–04 Greece Sotiris Karaberis
2004–05 Greece Nikitas Matthaiou
2005–09 Greece Lambros Skordas
2009–12 Greece Thanasis Athanasiadis
2012–13 Greece Giannis Psifidis
2013 Greece Dimitris Iliadis
2014 Greece Giorgos Galanos
2015–22 Greece Theodoros Karipidis
2022– Greece Irini Karipidis

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