Egaleo F.C.

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Full name Egaleo Football Club
Founded 3 November 1946; 70 years ago (1946-11-03)
Ground Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium
Ground Capacity 8,217
Chairman Ioannis Paltoglou
Manager Ilias Kalopitas
League Gamma Ethniki
2016–17 Athens A Local, 1st (promoted)
Website Club website

Egaleo F.C. (Greek: Αθλητικός Όμιλος Αιγάλεω) is a Greek football club based in Egaleo, a suburb of Athens. Founded in 1946, it uses all documents of previous club (Ierapolis F.C., founded in 1931), it holds home matches at Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium, with a 14,000-seat capacity.

Club colours are blue and white.


Egaleo was founded in 1931 by Demetrios Haniotis and Georgios Aronis, as Athletic Union of Ierapolis (Αθλητική Ένωση Ιεραπόλεως – Athlitiki Enosis Ieropoleos). In 1946, four clubs in the district merged with Ierapoleos to form Athletic Club Egaleo (Αθλητικός Όμιλος Αιγάλεω – Athlitikos Omilos Egaleo), which managed to reach for the first time the first division in 1961.

In the 2003–04 season, Egaleo managed its best ever classification, fourth, playing UEFA Cup for the first time in 2004–05, appearing in the group stages (after defeating Gençlerbirliği of Turkey 2–1 score on aggregate) with FK Partizan, S.S. Lazio, Middlesbrough and Villarreal CF, which ended with the conquest of just one point. In the league, the club finished sixth, trailing PAOK F.C. by just one point.

After a disappointing 2006–07, Egaleo was relegated back to the second level. Another relegation followed in the next year, and a third in 2008–09.

In August 2009, a merger between Egaleo and Ilisiakos F.C. took place, as the other club participated in the second division, with the purchase being made effective by Egaleo's owner Thomas Mitropoulos; the new club, which took Ilisiakos' place, was renamed Egaleo A.O.

At the end of the 2009–2010 season, due to the merger being declared illegal by the Greek Council of State, Egaleo F.C. was relegated to the Delta Ethniki.




  • Third Division: 1947–48
  • Second Division: 1949–50
  • A2 Division: 1953–54
  • Athens Football Clubs Association: 1959–60, 1960–61, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Local Cup: 2014–15


The ultras group Gate 12 have friendly relation with fans of CD Leganés, the towns of Egaleo and Leganés happen to be twinned too.


Current squad[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Internationally capped players or players who have over 50 appearances for the club

Notable former managers[edit]

Notable Chairmen[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Name Role
Greece Manager
Greece Assistant Manager
Greece Trainer

European matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2002–03 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round England Fulham 1–1 0–1
2003–04 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round Slovenia Koper 2–3 2–2
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1st Round Turkey Gençlerbirliği 1–0 1–1
Group Stage
(Group E)
England Middlesbrough 0–1
Serbia and Montenegro Partizan Belgrade 0–4
Italy Lazio 2–2
Spain Villarreal 0–4
2005–06 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 1–3 3–2


  • "Απ' τις λαμαρίνες στα σαλόνια της Ευρώπης" (Nikos D. Nikolaidis, "Embryo" Publications)

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