G.S. Iraklis Thessaloniki

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G.S. Iraklis
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Full name Gymnasticos Syllogos Iraklis
(Gymnastics Club Heracles)
Nicknames
  • Γηραιός / Gireos (The elder)
Founded 1899, as Omilos Filomouson
29 November 1908 as Macedonikos Gymnasticos Syllogos
Colours           Blue, White
Chairman Ioannis Mesthaneus
Website www.iraklis.org
Active departments of GS Iraklis
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Football
Basketball (Men's)
Basketball (Women's)
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Volleyball
Waterpolo
Handball
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Athletics
Swimming
Rugby
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Ice Hockey
Judo
Wrestling
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Boxing
Fencing

Gymnasticos Syllogos Iraklis (Greek: Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Ηρακλής, English: Gymnastics Club Heracles), commonly referred to as Iraklis, is a Greek multi-sports club based in Thessaloniki. The club was founded in 1908 as "Macedonikos Gymnasticos Syllogos" (Macedonian Gymnastics Club) and is one of the oldest and most historic sports-clubs in Greece. It is named after Heracles, the mythical Greek demigod. Their colours are blue or cyan and white, inspired by the Greek flag.

Iraklis traces its roots back in 1899 when Omilos Filomouson (meaning Friends of Music Club) was established.[1] The club was established as a cultural union of the Greeks of Thessaloniki (then under Ottoman sovereignty), and in 1902 was founded also a sports department.[1] After a merger with a local team, the club was re-founded on 29 November 1908, called Macedonikos Gymnasticos Syllogos (meaning Macedonian Gymnastics Club). A year later, "Iraklis" (Heracles) was added to the club's name as an honour to the ancient Greek hero.

Departments[edit]

Omilos Filomouson football team, 1905
Statue of Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz in Thessaloniki. Athlete of Iraklis and member of the Greek resistance during the WWII, was executed by the Nazis in 1943

Iraklis is considered one of the most historical and important Greek sport clubs and maintains departments in many sports, including:

Honours[edit]

Farnese Hercules, emblem of the club

Football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Men

Women

Volleyball[edit]

Men

  • Greek Championships: 5
    • 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012
  • Greek Cups: 6
    • 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012
  • Greek Super Cups: 4 (record)
    • 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Greek Cup A1 Ethniki: 1 (record)
    • 1999

Αthletics[edit]

Men

  • Greek Championships: 6
    • 1975, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986
  • Greek Cups: 2
    • 1979, 1990

Women

  • Greek Championships: 1
    • 1991
  • Greek Cross Country Championships: 6
    • 1967, 1981, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2009
  • Greek Cups: 3
    • 1989, 1990, 1991

Rugby Union[edit]

Emblem of the rugby union team

Freestyle Wrestling[edit]

Men

  • Greek Championships: 11
    • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Fencing[edit]

Men

  • Greek Épée team championship: 1
    • 1983

Women

  • Greek Foil team championship: 1
    • 1978

European honours of team sports[edit]

Season Football Basketball Volleyball
1984–85 Balkans Cup
Winner
1994–95 FIBA Saporta Cup
Semi-finals
1996–97 FIBA Saporta Cup
Semi-finals
2001–02 CEV Champions League
3rd place
2003–04 CEV Champions League
4th place
2004-05 CEV Champions League
2nd place
2005-06 CEV Champions League
2nd place
2008-09 CEV Champions League
2nd place

Gallery[edit]

Football

Basketball

Volleytball

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Η Γέννηση του Συλλόγου (in Greek). Γ.Σ. Ηρακλής official site. 22 March 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 

External links[edit]

Official websites
Press