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Aris Thessaloniki
Full name Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Άρης Θεσσαλονίκης
(Athletic Club Aris Thessaloniki)
Nickname(s) God of War
Founded 25 March 1914; 101 years ago (1914-03-25)
Ground Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium
Thessaloniki, Greece
Ground Capacity 22,800
Chairman Theodoros Karipidis
Manager Nikos Anastopoulos
League Football League 2
2014–15 Football League 2, 2nd
Website Club home page
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Aris F.C., or with its full name AC Aris Thessaloniki (Greek: Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Άρης Θεσσαλονίκης, Athletic Club Aris Thessaloniki) or Aris Thessaloniki FC (in European competitions),[1] is a Greek football club based in the city of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, part of the major Greek multi-sports club A.C. Aris Thessaloniki. Formed in 1914, the club was a founding member of Macedonian Football Clubs Association as well as the Hellenic Football Federation. The colours of the club are yellow of glory, dominant colour in the culture of Macedonia, such as 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.

Nicknamed God of War, Aris were one of the most popular and strongest team in Greece during the Interwar period. They have been champions of Greece three times (1927–28, 1931–32, 1945–46), they have won the Greek Cup once (1970), and they have remained undefeated at home in European competitions since 1968 for 26 home matches [2] The team's home ground is the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.


Foundation and golden years: 1920–50[edit]

Kleanthis Vikelidis, the Macedonian tank
Aris in 1923
The champion team of 1928
The champion team of 1932

The club was established by a group of 22 young friends in a coffee bar in Votsi area on 25 March 1914 and given the name Aris from the 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 Hercules, the mythological character after which Aris's rival football team, Iraklis, was named. In the beginning the club was based on a ground 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. 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.

The first big success for Aris came the between 1927 to 1928 when he won the first Greek Championship, beating finalists Atromitos Athens and Ethnikos Piraeus exploiting the abstention from the championship teams of RECs. In the first race on May 24th, the team of Thessaloniki prevailed 3–1 Atromitos Athens, while three days after losing to National 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 Mars was, among others, Costas Vikelidis, Savvas Vogiatzis that emerged and top scorer with six goals, Nikos Agelakis, 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 May 12, 1929 and ended 1–1, while the second was held on June 2 with Aris to beats 4–3, having Nick Angelaki scoring a hat-trick. [9]

On April 20, 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,[3] only this time his opponents were Olympiakos, 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 Olympiakos in Athens, also new star players emerged, Kitsios, Aggelakis, Mpogdanos, 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, [10] 6–1 on Apollo Athens with six goals in the Angelaki first home appearance with the first group of Kleanthis Vikelidis, [11] 7–3 at Hercules with four goals Kitsos and away 0–3 over Olympiakos, PAOK and AEK. Leading scorer of the league emerged Nikos Kitsos with 15 goals and Nikos Agelakis to 14. [12]

Big stars of that team were Kitsos, Agelakis, Caltech, and Vogdanou Gkikopoulos while coach De Valera. [13]

That same year, the EPO instituted for the first time the Greek Cup, Mars crashing Panathinaikos 7–2 in the quarterfinal. [14] This was followed by victory over Apollo Athens, to reach the final where they lost 5–3 from AEK Athens, losing the chance to win the first doubles. [15]

Aris won their third title in 1946, playing against two teams, AEK from Athens and Olympiakos from Piraeus, champions of the other two minor domestic leagues. Aris beat Olympiakos 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 1950–81[edit]

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 International Trade Fair, but was abandoned by the state in 1936 in order for the Paedion tou Areos park (Mars Field) to be built. The club managed to buy some land during 1951 in a quarter of the city named Harilaou, 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, Aris earned high placings in the League during the '60 and '70, with apex the 1970 Hellenic Cup Title against the club's fierce rival, PAOK, in Kaftanzoglio Stadium.

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 Olympiakos 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]

After the mid '80 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 Superleague 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,.[4][5][6][7] 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[8] at home and 2–3[9] 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 Vikelides 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[10] 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.

Recent years[edit]

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 On the stay of the team for another year in Gamma Ethniki category of the first speech from where finished the last championship 2014-15 will continue Aris having appealed and disposed of the Commission of Appeal EPO to fight in the barrage matches Gamma Ethniki between second place's teams in the rankings, which refused twice both Appeals committees EPO and went to the Administrative Court third degree for justice but also there refused and Aris finally will continue in 2015–16 Gamma Ethniki Category for the second consecutive year.

Although Aris election pointed Arvanitidis as leader of football department, the amateur Aris named a day later, Theodoros Karipidis as the head of football department. He signed many players in a few weeks including former Greek footballer of the year Andreas Tatos,former Real Madrid C.F. defender Raul Bravo 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.


Aris' fan base is spread across all the economic classes in the city of Thessaloniki and the greater region of Greece.[11] Their rivalry is against clubs such as arch-rival PAOK, but also against the biggest clubs of Athens Olympiacos Piraeus, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens.[12] The most fanatic part of them usually holds the eastern part of the Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium, called Gate 3.

Against Panathinaikos during the 2010 Greek Cup final 25,000 Aris fans descended to Athens to what has been described as the biggest football fans move in Greece.[13][14][unreliable source?]

Aris fans are loosely connected with the supporters of AS Saint-Étienne (Green Angels 92), Boca Juniors,[15] such as Borussia Dortmund (also due to the same colours).[16] During the 2013/2014 season, a large number of the Aris Fanbase and a large number of the Watford FC fanbase called The 1881[by whom?] have forged a strong friendship and are actively going to games with each other in both Watford and Aris.[citation needed]

Aris Members' Society[edit]

25,000 Aris fans in Athens during the 2010 Greek Cup Final.

In January 2006, the club's board decided to create an organisation called "Aris Friends' Club" to give supporters the opportunity to participate in the club's management by buying no par value shares. According to the plan, each member will have the right to vote in the board elections for president, as well as to run as a candidate. In order to be involved in the elections, fans must also financially support the club.

The system was fully activated in May 2009, when the president, Thanassis Athanassiades, was elected after prevailing against Lambros Skordas, obtaining 75.5% of the votes,[17] while it has gained large support from the club's supporters, counting over 9.335 members, in 2011.[18] Athanassiades was reelected in May 2011, obtaining 73.9% of the votes[19] In February 2012, the organisation was officially renamed "Aris Members' Society".[20] In June 2012, after the resignation of former chairman, a new board of directors under Antonis Zampetas took over in order to face the serious financial problems.,[21][22]

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 70's to replace an older and simpler logo which was used since 1914.

The colors of the team are yellow or gold of glory, dominant colour in the culture of Macedonia, such as reminiscent of the Byzantine heritage of Thessaloniki, and black. During the 00's, the club introduced also a shade of light green-yellow or lime.

Kit evolution[edit]


2003-04 [25] [26]
2004–05 A [27]
2004–05 B
2008–09 [30]
2009-10 [31]
2010–11 [32]
2012-13 [33]


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 Coplam
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
2010–2014 Under Armour KINO
2014–2015 Macron Swedish Systems Security
2015– Nike



A view inside the Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium
Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium during an 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 '70, Aris FC has created its own training grounds in Neo Rysio 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.[37] The facilities were rebuilt in September 2010 after a demand placed by manager Héctor Cúper.[38]

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Spain GK Xavier Ginard
Greece DF Nikolaos Georgiadis
Greece DF Nikos Tsoumanis
Greece MF Vasilios Rovas
Greece DF Paschalis Melissas
Spain DF Raúl Bravo
Argentina FW Mauro Poy
France FW Gaël N’Lundulu
Greece FW Antonis Kapnidis
Greece MF Andreas Tatos
Greece MF Markos Dounis
Greece DF Kostas Kaznaferis
No. Position Player
Greece MF Charalampos Pavlidis
Greece GK Giannis Siderakis
Greece MF Alexandros Kalogeris
Greece DF Kyriakos Mazoulouxis
Greece FW Leonidas Kyvelidis
Greece MF Stefanos Dogos
Greece GK Petros Baimakis
Greece DF Christos Intzidis
Greece DF Dimitris Samaras
Greece FW Vasilis Konstantinidis
Spain FW Sergio Koke
Greece MF Paschalis Voutsias

Aris U20 squad[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 GK Dimitris Petrakis
Greece GK Dimitris Grigoriadis
Greece DF Anastasios Chouzouris
Greece DF Giorgos Mpimpisidis
Greece DF Tsampikos Statis
Greece DF Christos Chatzinikolaou
Greece DF Ioannis Mpampis
Greece DF Alexandros Vosdou
Greece MF Andreas Zacharoudiakis
Greece MF Stratos Fouskas
No. Position Player
Greece MF Asteris Moutzikos
Albania MF Arenci Rota
Albania MF Hartiol Topci
Greece MF Efthimios Papakostas
Greece MF Giorgos Polyzoidis
Greece FW Konstantinos Mpalios
Greece FW Marios Katsamagkas
Greece FW Panagiotis Chomplios
Greece FW Dimitris Chatzivlasiou
Greece FW Ioannis Papafloratos

Honours and achievements[edit]


International sub-regional[edit]


  • Trophy(transp).png EPSM Championship (local level until 1959)
    • Winners (12) (record): 1923–24, 1925–26, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1937–38, 1945–46, 1948–49, 1952–53, 1958–59


  • Greek U–20 Championship
    • Winners (2): 2001–02, 2010–11
  • Greek U–17 Championship
    • Winners (1): 2011–12

Aris F.C. in Europe[edit]

Aris boasts a remarkable statistic in European football; the club has not lost a home game in European competitions in 42 years, having gone 26 home games undefeated.[39]

Year Competition Opponent Home Away Agg.
1964 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Italy Roma 0–0 0–3 0–3
1965 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Germany Koln 2–1 0–2 2–3
1966 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Italy Juventus 0–2 0–5 0–7
1968 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Malta Hibernians F.C. 1–0 6–0 7–0
1968 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Hungary Ujpest 1–2 1–9 2–11
1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Italy Cagliari 1–1 0–3 1–4
1970 Cup Winners' Cup England Chelsea 1–1 1–5 2–6
1974 UEFA Cup Austria Rapid Wien 1–0 1–3 2–3
1979 UEFA Cup Portugal Benfica 3–1 1–2 4–3
1979 UEFA Cup Italy Perugia 1–1 3–0 4–1
1979 UEFA Cup France Saint-Etienne 3–3 1–4 4–7
1980 UEFA Cup England Ipswich Town 3–1 1–5 4–6
1981 UEFA Cup Malta Sliema 4–0 4–2 8–2
1981 UEFA Cup Belgium Lokeren 1–1 0–4 1–5
1994 UEFA Cup Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3–1 2–1 5–2
1994 UEFA Cup Poland Katowice 1–0 0–1 1–1
1999 UEFA Cup Switzerland Servette 1–1 2–1 3–2
1999 UEFA Cup Spain Celta 2–2 0–2 2–4
2003 UEFA Cup Moldova Zimbru 2–1 1–1 3–2
2003 UEFA Cup Italy Perugia 1–1 0–2 1–3
2005 UEFA Cup Italy Roma 0–0 1–5 1–5
2007 UEFA Cup Spain Zaragoza 1–0 1–2 2–2
2007 UEFA Cup Serbia Red Star 3–0 Single
2007 UEFA Cup England Bolton Single
1–1 1–1
2007 UEFA Cup Portugal Braga 1–1 Single
2007 UEFA Cup Germany Bayern Munich Single
0–6 0–6
2009 UEFA Cup Croatia Slaven Belupo 1–0 0–2 1–2
2010 UEFA Europa League Poland Jagiellonia Bialystok 2–2 2–1 4–3
2010 UEFA Europa League Austria Austria Wien 1–0 1–1 2–1
2010 UEFA Europa League Spain Atletico Madrid 1–0 3–2 4–2
2010 UEFA Europa League Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0–0 0–1 0–1
2010 UEFA Europa League Norway Rosenborg 2–0 1–2 3–2
2011 UEFA Europa League England Manchester City 0–0 0–3 0–3

Notable wins

Season Match Score
Europa League / UEFA Cup
1978–79 Aris – Portugal S.L. Benfica 3 – 1
1978–79 Italy Perugia – Aris 0 – 3
1979–80 Aris – England Ipswich 3 – 1
2006–07 Aris – Spain Real Zaragoza 1 – 0
2006–07 Aris – Serbia Red Star Belgrade 3 – 0
2010–11 Aris – Spain Atlético Madrid  [a]1 – 0 [a]
2010–11 Spain Atlético Madrid – Aris  [a]2 – 3 [a]
2010–11 Aris – Norway Rosenborg BK 2 – 0


a. ^ Atlético Madrid were the eventual winners.

Team statistics[edit]

Competition App Pld W D L
UEFA Europa League / Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 16 60 25 18 29
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 2 0 1 1
Total 17 62 25 19 30

Last updated: 2011

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–
De Valer Belgium 1929–32 Panagiotis Patsidis Greece 1977 Bernd Krauss Austria 2002
Kostas Vikelidis Greece 1932 Carl-Heinz Rühl Germany 1977 Giorgos Foiros Greece 2002–03
Gyula Antal Hungary 1932–34 Panagiotis Patsidis Greece 1977–78 Giannis Michalitsos Greece 2003
Kostas Vikelidis Greece 1934–40 Milovan Ćirić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1978 Giorgos Pantziaras Cyprus 2003
World War II Apostol Čačevski Bulgaria 1978–79 Ole Skouboe Denmark 2003
Dionysis Kaltekis Greece 1945–49 José Sasía Uruguay 1979–80 Makis Katsavakis Greece 2003–04
Iakovos Yakumis Greece 1949–50 Frank Blunstone England 1980 Giorgos Chatzaras Greece 2004–05
Nikolaos Aggelakis Greece 1950–53 Michal Vičan Czechoslovakia 1980–81 Martti Kuusela Finland 2005
Kleanthis Vikelidis Greece 1953–55 Giannis Nalbantis Greece 1981 Nikos Anastopoulos Greece 2005–06
Kiril Simonovski Republic of Macedonia 1955 Dettmar Cramer Germany 1981–82 Guillermo Ángel Hoyos Argentina 2006–07
Ernst Netuka Austria 1955 Antonis Georgiadis Greece 1982–84 Nikos Passialis Greece 2006
Aleksandar Petrović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1955–56 Kostas Chatzikostas Greece 1984 Quique Hernández Spain 2006–07
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]

Player Goals
Greece Dinos Kouis 141
Greece Alexandros Alexiades 127
Greece Kostas Papaioannou 65
Greece Konstantinos Drampis 48
Spain Sergio Koke 30

Most league appearances[edit]

Player Matches
Greece Dinos Kouis 473
Greece Theodoros Pallas 368
Greece Giannis Nalbantis 303
Greece Giorgos Foiros 303
Greece Giannis Venos 303

Superleague 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 Aggelakis 1 1928
4 Greece Kleanthis Vikelidis 1 1946
5 Greece Vasilis Grigoriadis 1 1949


Position Name
President Greece Theodoros Karipidis
Chief Executive Greece Tilemachos Kleopas
Chief Executive Greece Antonis Senemis
Director of Football Serbia Ilija Ivic
Technical Director Spain Quique Hernández
Member Greece Panagiotis Tsalouchidis
AS Representative Greece Christos Grolios
AS Representative Greece Spyros Christoforidis

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Coach Greece Nikos Anastopoulos
Assistant Coach Greece Andreas Skentzos
Assistant Coach Greece Giannis Michalitsos
Goalkeepers Coach Greece Stelios Zarogiannis
Team Manager Greece Grigoris Kakalis
Youth Team General Manager Greece Dimitris Karamanlis
Head doctor Greece Vangelis Pantazis
Physio Greece Giannis Gioris
Physio Greece Giannis Bontas
Chief Scout Greece Leonidas Vosdou

Aris FC 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
2013–14 Greece Dimitris Iliadis
2014 Greece Giorgos Galanos
2015 United States Alex Kallas
2015– Greece Theodoros Karipidis

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  1. ^ Aris Thessaloniki FC
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  3. ^ "Aris Thessaloniki FC". UEFA. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
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  8. ^ Aris Thessalonikis – Atletico Madrid : 1–0 (Match report)
  9. ^ Atletico Madrid – Aris Thessalonikis : 2–3 (Match report)
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  16. ^ Ζήτησε το «Βικελίδης» η Ντόρτμουντ!
  17. ^ Θριαμβευτική εκλογή Αθανασιάδη στην προεδρία του Άρη – Superleague – Άρης –
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  23. ^ 1938: Ακόμη μια νίκη επί του συμπολίτη
  24. ^ 1982: Κέρδισε ο καλύτερος, διπλό στην Τούμπα
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  28. ^ 2007: Η μέρα που ο Ερυθρός Αστέρας έφαγε 3άρα από τον Άρη
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  34. ^ Παίκτες Προπολεμικής Εποχής
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  36. ^ Aris 15/16 Away
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  39. ^ "25 March 1914 – Ares Would Be Proud". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  40. ^ Κωνσταντίνος Ίντος, "Η Ιστορία του Άρη", τόμος 1, "Ποδόσφαιρο (1914–2000), Ο κίτρινος θεός του πολέμου στον 20ό αιώνα."
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