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Asteras Tripolis
Asteras Tripolis.svg
Full nameΑθλητικός Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Αστέρας Τρίπολης
(Athletic Gymnastics Society Asteras Tripolis)
Nickname(s)The Yellow-Blues
Arkádes (Arcadians)
Founded26 March 1931; 87 years ago (1931-03-26)
GroundTheodoros Kolokotronis Stadium
Capacity7,442
Owner(s)Dimitris Bakos
Giannis Kaimenakis
ChairmanGeorgios Borovilos
ManagerGeorgios Paraschos
LeagueSuper League
2017–18Super League, 5th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Asteras Tripolis Football Club (Greek: Αστέρας Τρίπολης, transliterated "Asteras Tripolis", translated "Star of Tripoli") is a Greek football club from the town of Tripoli in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. The club was founded on 26 March 1931 and since the 2007–08 season, they have been in the Super League, the top professional league in Greece.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

Asteras Tripolis was founded in 1931, in the area near Tripoli's railway station and was formally recognised forthwith. However, the club stayed inactive and during 1932 all football clubs in Tripoli were temporarily dissolved. At the same time, Minas Tsavdaris founded a football club and named it "Keramikos" after his home area.[1] Despite his efforts, Keramikos was never formally recognised, and in 1938 Tsavdaris decided to transfer all of the club's players to Asteras Tripolis, which was still legally recognised.[1] This signified the revival of the club and Asteras Tripolis managed to compete in the inaugural season (1939–40) of the regional Arcadian League. However, the subsequent German occupation of Greece ended all league competitions abruptly and the club was dissolved once again.

Post-World War II[edit]

After World War II, Asteras Tripolis was reformed under the name "Neos Asteras" and was accordingly recognised by Tripoli's courts on 23 June 1947.[1] Asteras Tripolis won five consecutive titles in the Arcadian League (1957–62). The team won consecutive promotions and managed to play for two seasons in the Greek Football League (1961–63), thus becoming the first team from Tripoli to ever participate in such a high division.[1] In the summer of 1963, Asteras Tripolis merged with Aris–Atromitos and the new team was named "Athlitikos Omilos Tripolis" (Athletic Club of Tripoli, AOT). AOT's function was based in Asteras Tripolis' statute and the new club continued its activities until 1968, when it was dissolved once again and was subsequently merged with Arkadikos to form Panarkadikos.

Recent history and era of success[edit]

Asteras Tripolis was reformed again in 1978.[1] The club participated in the regional Arcadian League until 2003. At 2001 the club entered a new era and led an outstanding streak of performances. They remained unbeaten at home for over 5 years (from 2001 to November 2006) and they managed to move up four divisions, earning the promotion for the Greek Super League as Second Division champions on 12 May 2007.

Asteras Tripolis made a spectacular start in their first season in the Super League. Their first ever win was against Panathinaikos (1–0[2] in Tripoli) and their first away win against OFI in Crete (3–0).[3] The season was marked by some outstanding performances with the most memorable being the 1–0 home victory against champions Olympiacos. They also managed to win 2–1 against AEK Athens and 2–0 against PAOK at home. Asteras Tripolis became the first and only newly promoted Super League team that managed to beat Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, PAOK (home and away) and AEK Athens in its first ever appearance in the top division.

Coach Paulo Campos left Asteras Tripolis on 24 February 2008[4] with assistant manager Panagiotis Tzanavaras taking over for the rest of the 2007–08 season. Asteras Tripolis finally ended 7th, missing the European spot in the last games. In the summer of 2008, Asteras Tripolis announced Carlos Carvalhal as their new manager.[5] He was sacked in mid-season due to poor results which led the team near the relegation zone.[6] He was succeeded by former AEK Athens caretaker manager, Nikos Kostenoglou.[7] In 2009, Asteras Tripolis signed the Argentine former Internazionale assistant Mario Gómez as their new coach.[8]

The 2012–13 season was the most successful in Asteras Tripolis' history.[9] They finished third in the Super League (and fourth in the play-offs), securing a place for the 2013–14 Europa League.[10] Meanwhile, they reached the first Greek Cup final in their history, losing 1–3 to Olympiacos after extra time.[11]

In the Third Group of the 2014–15 Europa League's season, Asteras Tripolis won six points and finished third against Tottenham Hotspur, Beşiktaş and Partizan. In the next season, 2015–16, Asteras Tripolis secured his direct participation in the Europa League as they finished fourth in the Super League's 2014–15 season. Participated in the Eleventh Group, won four points and finished third again, with rivals like Schalke 04, Sparta Prague and APOEL. In 2016–17 season, Asteras Tripolis finished 12th in the Super League, after too many bad games. In the next season, the club finished fifth and they secured a place in the second qualifying round of 2018–19's Europa League.

Crest and Historical kits[edit]

Emblem versions[edit]

Asteras logo history

First[edit]

Alternative[edit]

Kit suppliers[edit]

Kit provider Period
Umbro logo13.png
Umbro
2003–06
Lotto logo.jpeg
Lotto
2006–12
Logo NIKE.svg
Nike
2012–17
Log@x2.png
Macron
2017–

Stadium[edit]

Asteras Tripolis' fans

Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium (formally Asteras Tripolis Stadium) is a privately owned football stadium in Tripoli, Greece. Its capacity is 7,600. The stadium was built in 1979. After the team's promotion in the Football League in 2005, the stadium was renovated and its capacity expanded, including the east stand, which also houses the club's offices, a gym and changing rooms, a lounge, etc. In 2007, with the rise of Asteras Tripolis in the Super League, the western theater was built, housing the journalists and VIP posts, and a small square on the south side was also added for use mainly by the fans of the hosted team. In 2008, the northern beam was constructed. In 2010, the southern beam was reconstructed and expanded. In 2015, on the occasion of the Asteras Tripolis team's participation in the Europa League (2015–16) groups, for the second time in its history and the second consecutive parallel but also the fourth consecutive year of the group's presence in general (the first two only in the qualifiers), several remarkable interventions were carried out on the stadium, mainly in its interior, such as changing rooms and the press room, etc.[32]

On November 27, 2011, in the match between Asteras Tripolis and Olympiacos for the 11th season of the championship (2011–12), the spectators arrived at the stadium with 6,150 tickets.[33]

The stadium was renamed on 22 November 2012 in honour of the hero of the Greek War of Independence, Theodoros Kolokotronis.[34]

Also, the club has proposed a new stadium, the New Asteras Tripolis Stadium.[35]

Super League record[edit]

Season League
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P
2007–08 1st 7 30 11 11 8 28 24 44
2008–09 1st 12 30 7 12 11 33 31 33
2009–10 1st 12 30 10 6 14 29 36 36
2010–11 1st 13 30 7 10 13 21 29 31
2011–12 1st 6 30 13 6 11 30 34 45
2012–13 1st 4 30 17 5 8 41 25 56
2013–14 1st 5 34 16 10 8 46 35 58
2014–15 1st 3 34 17 8 9 52 37 59
2015–16 1st 7 30 11 8 11 31 30 41
2016–17 1st 12 30 6 10 14 34 49 28
2017–18 1st 5 30 12 9 9 39 24 45

Notable wins[edit]

Season Match Score
2007–08 Asteras TripolisAEK 2–1
2007–08 Asteras TripolisOlympiacos 1–0
2007–08 Asteras TripolisPanathinaikos 1–0
2007–08 Asteras TripolisPAOK 2–0
2007–08 PAOKAsteras Tripolis 0–1
2008–09 Asteras TripolisAris 4–0
2009–10 Asteras TripolisAEK 2–0
2009–10 ArisAsteras Tripolis 0–1
2010–11 AE LarissaAsteras Tripolis 0–2
2011–12 Asteras TripolisOlympiacos 2–0
2011–12 PAOKAsteras Tripolis 2–3
2012–13 AEKAsteras Tripolis 0–1
2012–13 Asteras TripolisAEK 3–1
2012–13 Asteras TripolisPAOK 1–0
2013–14 Asteras TripolisOlympiacos 2–1
2013–14 Asteras TripolisPanathinaikos 1–0
2013–14 Asteras TripolisPAOK 2–1
2014–15 Asteras TripolisPAOK 3–0
2015–16 Asteras TripolisPAOK 2–1
2015–16 AEKAsteras Tripolis 0–1
2016–17 Asteras TripolisAEK 3–2
2017–18 Asteras TripolisAEK 2–0
2017–18 Asteras TripolisPanathinaikos 1–0
2017–18 Asteras TripolisPAOK 3–2

European record[edit]

UEFA club coefficient ranking[edit]

As of 25 October 2018

Rank Team Points
121 Russia Ufa 9.509
122 Russia Rubin Kazan 9.509
123 Greece Asteras Tripolis 9.500
124 Belarus Dinamo Minsk 9.000
125 Finland HJK 9.000

Source: uefa.com

By season[edit]

Last update: 27 July 2018

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 2Q Azerbaijan Inter Baku 1–1 1–1 2–2 (4–2 p) Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Portugal Marítimo 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 3Q Austria Rapid Wien 1–1 1–3 2–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q Finland RoPS 4–2 1–1 5–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Germany Mainz 05 3–1 0–1 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–0 1–3 3–3 (a) Symbol keep vote.svg
Group C England Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 1–5 3rd place Symbol delete vote.svg
Turkey Beşiktaş 2–2 1–1
Serbia Partizan 2–0 0–0
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Group K Germany Schalke 04 0–4 0–4 3rd place Symbol delete vote.svg
Cyprus APOEL 2–0 1–2
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 1–1 0–1
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 2Q Scotland Hibernian 1–1 2–3 3–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes
  • 1R: First round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

Notable wins[edit]

Season Match Score
2014–15 Asteras TripolisMainz 05 3–1
2014–15 Asteras TripolisMaccabi Tel Aviv 2–0
2014–15 Asteras TripolisPartizan 2–0
2015–16 Asteras TripolisAPOEL 2–0

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

European competitions[edit]

Divisional history in national level[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 September 2018[36]

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 Nikos Papadopoulos
2 Argentina DF Patricio Matricardi
3 Greece DF Christos Tasoulis
4 Greece DF Triantafyllos Pasalidis
5 Greece DF Kostas Triantafyllopoulos (vice-captain)
6 Spain MF José Luis Valiente
7 Spain MF Marc Fernández
8 Argentina MF Juan Munafo (3rd captain)
11 Greece FW Michalis Manias (4th captain)
14 Argentina MF Franco Bellocq
16 Argentina MF Lucas Salas
17 Argentina MF Walter Iglesias (captain)
19 Greece MF Kosmas Tsilianidis
20 Greece MF Christos Albanis
21 Greece MF Panagiotis Tzimas
22 Argentina MF Martín Rolle
23 Greece FW Nikos Kaltsas
24 Greece MF Georgios Kanellopoulos
25 Greece DF Nikos Michelis
27 Greece DF Giannis Kotsiras
No. Position Player
28 Greece FW Tasos Douvikas
29 Greece MF Kyriakos Glezos
30 Greece GK Giorgos Athanasiadis
31 Greece FW Alexandros Tereziou
32 Greece MF Manolis Dine
33 Spain DF Ángel Martínez
35 Greece GK Vasilis Tsimopoulos
37 Greece DF Valentinos Vlachos
38 Ghana DF Robert Kumadey
44 Greece DF Konstantinos Zorbas
45 Greece DF Giannis Christopoulos
69 Nigeria DF Oluwatobiloba Alagbe
77 Greece DF Giorgos Kyriakopoulos
80 Greece DF Grigoris Fotopoulos
90 Greece FW Giannis Bastianos
92 Greece MF Thanasis Michopoulos
96 Greece DF Panagiotis Diamantopoulos
97 Nigeria FW Sudais Ali Baba
99 Greece GK Antonis Tsiftsis

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. Position Player
40 Guinea MF Alhassane Soumah (at Doxa Drama until 30 June 2019)
42 Greece DF Giorgos Antzoulas (at Fiorentina until 30 June 2019)
67 Greece DF Georgios Zisis (at Aiginiakos until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
98 Greece GK Konstantinos Kapetanos (at Akritas Chlorakas until 30 June 2019)
Greece FW Omiros Syrengelas (at Panargiakos until 30 June 2019)

Reserve squad[edit]

  • Players of the U20 squad 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
39 Greece DF Ilias Christopoulos
43 Greece DF Alexandros Kardaris

Historical squads[edit]

2013 Greek Cup Final starting lineup vs. Olympiacos (4–5–1)

Affiliated clubs[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Executive
Majority owners Greece Dimitrios Bakos & Giannis Kaimenakis
Chairman Greece Georgios Borovilos
1st Vice-President Greece Nikos Bakos
2nd Vice-President Greece Alexandra Kaimenaki
Technical staff
Head coach Greece Georgios Paraschos
Assistant coach Greece Vangelis Dissios
Goalkeeper coach Greece Christos Tseliopoulos
Medicine manager Greece Kostas Dimitrakopoulos
Physiotherapist Greece Kostas Diamantopoulos

Managerial history[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Asteras Tripolis – Panathinaikos : 1–0 (Match report) ScoresPro.com
  3. ^ OFI – Asteras Tripolis : 0–3 (Match report) ScoresPro.com
  4. ^ "Paulo Campos left" (in Greek). in.gr. Retrieved 24 February 2008.
  5. ^ "Carlos Carvalhal signed with Asteras Tripolis" (in Greek). sport-fm.gr. Retrieved 14 May 2008.
  6. ^ "Asteras give Carvalhal the boot". goal.com.
  7. ^ "Nikos Kostenouglou's turn" (in Greek). gazzetta.gr.
  8. ^ "Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez is the new head coach" (in Greek). contra.gr.
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  10. ^ "Review of the 2013–14 season" (in Greek). onsports.gr. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
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  31. ^ "2014-15 kit". www.gazzetta.gr.
  32. ^ "Asteras Tripolis home ground" (in Greek). 1epal-doxat.dra.sch.gr.
  33. ^ "Asteras Tripolis-Olympiacos 2-0, attedance record" (in Greek). sport24.gr. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
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  35. ^ "New stadium wants Asteras Tripolis" (in Greek). sdna.gr. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  36. ^ "Ομαδα". Ομαδα.
  37. ^ "Collaboration between Asteras Tripolis and Villarreal" (in Greek). novasports.gr. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  38. ^ "Collaboration between Asteras Tripolis and Juventus" (in Greek). crashonline.gr. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  39. ^ "Asteras Tripolis-Juventus" (in Greek). sport24.gr. Retrieved 9 March 2016.

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