Aris Thessaloniki F.C.

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Full name Αthletic Club Aris Thessaloniki
Nickname(s) O Theos tou Polemou (The God of War)
Kitrinomavroi (Yellow-Blacks)
Founded 25 March 1914; 104 years ago (1914-03-25)
Stadium Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium
Capacity 22,800
Owner Irene Karipidou[1]
Chairman Theodoros Karipidis
Manager Paco Herrera
League Super League
2017–18 Football League, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club website
Current season

Aris Football Club (Greek: ΠΑΕ Άρης)[2] is a Greek football club based in the city of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, part of the multi-sports club A.C. Aris Thessaloniki. The club is commonly known in European competitions as Aris Thessaloniki FC.

Created in 1914 as Aris Thessaloniki Football Club, 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, 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.

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 (1927–28, 1931–32, 1945–46), the Greek Cup once (1970), and they have remained undefeated at home in European competitions in 26 home matches since 1968.[3] 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
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 and Olympiakos. In the beginning 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. 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.

The first big success for Aris came between 1927 and 1928 when they won the first Greek Championship,[4] 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,[5] 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,[6] 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]

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.[7]

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]

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 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.[8][9][10][11] 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[12] at home and 2–3[13] 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[14] 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.[15]


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 was refused there and Aris will continue in 2015–16 Gamma Ethniki Category for the second consecutive year. This decision caused the anger of the fans. On the 26 and 31 August 2015 about 10,000 fans protested strongly against this decision in the streets of Thessaloniki.[16] These protests caused clashes between the police and the fans that led to arrests[17] and Aris didn't manage to get promoted to the professional divisions.[18]

Karipidis era (2016–present)[edit]

Although after the Aris election, Arvanitidis became leader of football department, the AS named a day later, Theodoros Karipidis as the head of football department. He signed many players in a few days including former Greek footballer of the club Andreas Tatos, former Real Madrid defender Raul Bravo[19] 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 they managed to be promoted to the second division of Greece with a 21-point difference from the second club.[20] Finally Irene Karipidis became the major shareholder with overwhelming proportion over 89%.[1]


Aris' fan base is spread across all the economic classes in the city of Thessaloniki and allover Greece.[21] Their rivalry is against clubs such as arch-rival PAOK, but also against the biggest clubs of Athens Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens.[22] 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 symbol a bulldog. It exist since 1988 with 50 more Super 3 clubs spread all over Greece and Europe. There are over 12,000 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 a million fans, an amount quite big considering the lack of titles for many decades.

Against Panathinaikos in 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.[23][24][unreliable source?]

The club's anthem (Aris Victorious) was written in 1926.[25]

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]


2003–04[28] [29]
2004–05 A[30]
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
2011–2014 KINO
2014–2015 Stabomania Swedish Systems Security
2015–2018 Nike
2018– Karipidis Pallets



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 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.[39] The facilities were rebuilt in September 2010 after a demand placed by manager Héctor Cúper.[40]


Current squad[edit]

As of 18 September 2018

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

No. Position Player
1 Greece GK Alexandros Anagnostopoulos
2 Greece DF Dimitris Konstantinidis
3 Portugal DF Hugo Sousa (3rd captain)
5 Greece DF Georgios Delizisis (captain)
6 Albania MF Migjen Basha
7 France FW Nicolas Diguiny
8 Greece MF Lefteris Intzoglou
9 Greece FW Thomas Nazlidis
10 Argentina MF Nicolás Colazo (on loan from Boca Juniors)
11 Argentina MF Mateo García (on loan from Las Palmas)
12 Greece MF Charalampos Stampoulidis
14 Greece MF Babis Pavlidis (vice-captain)
15 Greece DF Giorgos Valerianos
17 Portugal FW Bruno Gama
No. Position Player
18 Argentina MF Nicolás Martínez
19 Greece FW Dimitris Diamantopoulos
20 Greece MF Dimitris Anakoglou
21 Tunisia FW Hamza Younés
22 Greece GK Georgios Kantimiris
23 Spain GK Julián Cuesta
26 Spain MF Javier Matilla
27 Greece DF Manolis Tzanakakis
28 Brazil MF Pedro Vitor
31 Spain DF Álex Menéndez
32 Greece MF Manolis Siopis
33 Albania DF Mërgim Mavraj
44 Spain DF Fran Vélez
84 Greece FW Andreas Stamatis

Aris U19 squad[edit]

P. ^ Players with professional contract.

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 Christos Papoutsis
Greece GK Andreas Mavromatidis
Greece DF Dimitris Goltsios
Greece DF Chrisovalantis Giantsios
Greece DF Panagiotis Binikos
Greece DF Lefteris Sotiriadis
Greece DF Thodoris Polychronou
Greece DF Dimitris Andreakos
Greece DF Giorgos Liatsis
Albania DF Serxhio Lamaj
39 Greece DF Paris Kallidis [P]
40 Greece DF Petros Bagalianis [P]
No. Position Player
38 Greece MF Petros Bakoutsis [P]
Greece MF Dimokritos Psomatakis
Greece MF Odisseas Patsiabas
Greece MF Nikos Emmanouilidis
Greece MF Anio Potsi
Greece MF Rafail Makropoulos
Greece FW Pavlos Stavridis
Greece FW Ilias Boulgouridis
Greece FW Ioakeim Chatziignatiadis
Greece FW Dionisis Kaloudis
Greece FW Nikos Douzdampanis
25 France FW Gauthier Clemente [P]

Main Honours and Achievements[edit]




  • Macedonia Football Clubs Association League (Defunct)
    • 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
    • Runners-up (6): 1938–39, 1947–48, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1955–56, 1956–57

Aris Thessaloniki in Europe[edit]

Aris has not lost a home game in UEFA competitions. Over 42 years the club has gone 26 home games undefeated.[41]

Year Competition Round Opponent Home Away Qual.
1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round Italy A.S. Roma 0–0 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Second round West Germany 1. FC Köln 2–1 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1966–67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round Italy Juventus 0–2 0–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1968–69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round Malta Hibernians F.C. 1–0 6–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second round Hungary Újpest 1–2 1–9 Symbol delete vote.svg
1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round Italy Cagliari Calcio 1–1 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup First round England Chelsea 1–1 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1974–75 UEFA Cup First round Austria SK Rapid Wien 1–0 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1979–80 UEFA Cup First round Portugal S.L. Benfica 3–1 1–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second round Italy A.C. Perugia Calcio 1–1 3–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
Third round France AS Saint-Étienne 3–3 1–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1980–81 UEFA Cup First round England Ipswich Town 3–1 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1981–82 UEFA Cup First round Malta Sliema Wanderers F.C. 4–0 4–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second round Belgium Sporting Lokeren 1–1 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1994–95 UEFA Cup Preliminary round Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. 3–1 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
First round Poland GKS Katowice 1–0 (3–4 p.) 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1999–00 UEFA Cup First round Civil Ensign of Switzerland.svg Servette FC 1–1 2–1 (ex.t.)    Symbol keep vote.svg
Second round Spain RC Celta de Vigo 2–2 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003–04 UEFA Cup First round Moldova FC Zimbru Chișinău 2–1 1–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second round Italy A.C. Perugia Calcio 1–1 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2005–06 UEFA Cup First round Italy A.S. Roma 0–0 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2007–08 UEFA Cup First round Spain Real Zaragoza S.A.D. 1–0 1–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Group stage
(Group 6)
Serbia Red Star Belgrade 3–0 Symbol delete vote.svg
England Bolton Wanderers 1–1
Portugal S.C. Braga 1–1
Germany Bayern Munich 0–6
2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Civil Ensign of Croatia.svg NK Slaven Belupo 1–0 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2010–11 Europa League Third qualifying round Poland Jagiellonia Białystok 2–2 2–1     Symbol keep vote.svg
Play-off Austria FK Austria Wien 1–0 1–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Group stage
(Group 2)
Spain Atlético Madrid 1–0 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Norway Rosenborg Ballklub 2–0 1–2
Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0–0 0–1
Round of 32 England Manchester City 0–0 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg

Team statistics[edit]

Competition App Pld W D L
UEFA Europa League / Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 16 60 22 16 22
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 2 0 1 1
Total 17 62 22 17 23

Last updated: 2018

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 2015–2017
De Valer Belgium 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 Dimitris Spanos Greece 2017–2018
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
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 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 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

Most goals in a Super League match[edit]

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

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
Owner Greece Irene Karipidou
President & CEO Greece Theodoros Karipidis
Vice–President Greece Theodoros A. Karipidis
Member Greece Christos Karaiskakis
Member Greece Athanasios Aggelidis
AC Representative Greece Panagiotis Alexandridis

Technical and medical staff[edit]

Paco Herrera current manager of Aris Thessaloniki
Position Name
Coach Spain Paco Herrera
Assistant Coach Greece Apostolos Terzis
Goalkeepers Coach Greece Antonis Lykouris
Team Manager Greece Konstantinos Diamantopoulos
Exercise Physiology Greece Thanasis Mourtziapis
Youth Team general manager Greece Dimitris Karamanlis
Head doctor Greece Vangelis Pantazis
Fitness trainer Spain Telmo de Andrés
Physio Greece Marios Kourousekos
Physio Greece Epameinondas Boutselas
Nutritionist Greece Tasos Vamvakis
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 Greece Dimitris Iliadis
2014 Greece Giorgos Galanos
2015– Greece Theodoros Karipidis

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ποια είναι η μεγαλομέτοχος της νέας ΠΑΕ Άρης". 18 September 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Το αήττητο εντός έδρας σερί του Αρη". Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  4. ^ "1928: Aris, First Champion of Greece!" (in Greek).
  5. ^ "Aris Thessaloniki FC". UEFA. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
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