(Greek: Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινοπολιτών)|
(Pan-Thessalonian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans)
|Nickname(s)||Two Headed Eagle of the North|
(Handball Club: 1999)
|Arena||Neapoli Indoor Arena|
|Head coach||Stelios Seirekidis|
|Active departments of P.A.O.K.|
|Football (Men's)||Football (Women's)||Basketball (Men's)|
PAOK Handball Club is the handball section of PAOK, the major multi-sports club based in Thessaloniki. PAOK has both men's and women's team. So far, PAOK men's team has won 3 Greek Championships and 3 Greek Cups and PAOK women's team has won 1 Greek Championship and 2 Greek cups. 2017-18 season marked the return of both Men's and Women's team to the European Competitions. Despite its relatively short history it is considered amongst the most successful departments of the Club.
- 1 Men's Department
- 2 Current squad
- 3 Notable players
- 4 Honours
- 5 Finals
- 6 European record
- 7 Women's Department
- 8 Women's European record
- 9 Arenas
- 10 References
- 11 External links
PAOK Handball CLub was founded in 1999 after it merged with another club from Thessaloniki, Triton. Stelios Seikeridis, former coach, has connected his name with the whole history of the club.
As the years passed the team became stronger and stronger until it reached two consecutive Greek Handball Championships in 2009 and 2010. In the end of the 2008–09 season they defeated Panellinios in the last game of the play-offs and in 2009–2010 Doukas, also in the last game.
In 2011 even though PAOK had the advantage and needed only a draw in the last game in Mikra, they lost the championship to AEK.
|2003–04||A1 Ethniki||11th||Relegated to A2|
|2004–05||A2 Ethniki||1st||Promoted to A1|
|2011–12||A1 Ethniki||3rd||Winner Greek Cup|
|2012–13||A1 Ethniki||4th||Finalist Greek Cup|
|2014–15||A1 Ethniki||1st||Winner Greek Cup|
|2016–17||A1 Ethniki||5th||Winner Greek Cup|
|Number||Player||Position||date of birth||Height|
|2||Vangelis Arampatzis||Right Εxtreme||4/8/1996||1.85|
|4||Apostolos Palaskas||Left Inter||30/11/1988||1.87|
|7||Nikola Djono||Right Inter||14/1/1986||1.92|
|8||Dionisis Karagkiozopoulos||Right Inter||8/2/1996||1,87|
|9||Kostas Tsesmetzidis||Right Extreme||23/3/1996||1,76|
|13||Davor Tasković||Left Inter||16/1/1986||1.97|
|14||Alexandros Apostolou||Right Inter||25/2/1997||1.91|
|17||Theodoros Petridis (c)||Play Maker||16/6/1986||1,83|
|20||Emmanuel Elozieuwa||Left Extreme||9/5/1999||1,80|
|21||Nikos Nikolaidis||Left Extreme||1/1/1992||1.83|
|23||Pantelis Kostakidis||Left Extreme||4/7/1997||1.87|
|25||Georgios Mastorogiannis||Play Maker||30/8/1981||1.84|
|44||Akis Kypraios||Right Extreme||24/5/1989||1,85|
Administration and technical staff
|Section Registrar Handball||Grigoris Petridis|
|Assistant coach||Antonis Tsolakos|
- Greek Championship:
- Winners (3): 2009, 2010, 2015
- Runner-up (1): 2011
- Greek Cup:
- Winners (3): 2012, 2015, 2017
- Runner-up (1): 2013
- Winners (1): 2015
|2006–07||EHF Challenge Cup||R2||RK Vardar||29-34||29-43||58–77|
|2007–08||EHF Challenge Cup||R2||RK Kolubara||28-31||3rd place|
|Great Dane HC London||32-21|
|2008–09||EHF Challenge Cup||R3||Sungul Snezhinsk||23-23||25-25||48–48|
|2009–10||EHF Champions League||QR||SPE Strovolos||32-29||1st place|
|Group Stage||Chekhovskiye Medvedi||25-37||22-46||6th place|
|SC Pick Szeged||27-26||24-27|
|2010–11||EHF Cup||R2||A1 Bregenz||23-31||24-27||47–58|
|2011–12||EHF Cup||R2||Tatabánya KC||23-27||25-29||48–56|
|2012–13||EHF Challenge Cup||1/16||IL Runar||31-32||26-36||57–68|
|2013–14||EHF Challenge Cup||R3||HC Victory Regia MINSK||26-27||21-28||47–55|
|2017–18||EHF Challenge Cup||R2||Aloysians Von Taine||39-15||34-17||73–32|
PAOK has been competing since 2006–2007 in European competitions, and has taken part in all EHF competitions up to the 2013-2014 season. PAOK returned to the European competition by taking part in the 2017–18 EHF Challenge Cup. In 2009–2010 season the team reached at the group phase of the EHF Champions League, which is its biggest achievement up to date.
PAOK's women handball club is also competing in the first Greek division.
On season 2012-13 they beat Ormi Patras in playoff finals with 2-1 series and won the Greek Women's Handball Championship. In the 2013-14 season, PAOK won its first cup, beating Anagennisi Arta in the final with score 22-20.
Administration and technical staff
|Assistant coach||Voula Psomiadou|
- Greek championship
- Winners (1): 2013
- Runner-up (3): 2016, 2017, 2018
- Greek Cup
- Winners (2): 2014, 2016
- Runner-up (2): 2015, 2018
|2015||OF Neas Ionias||PAOK||24–19|
|2016||PAOK||OF Neas Ionias||32–31|
|2018||OF Neas Ionias||PAOK||21–20|
Women's European record
|2011–12||EHF Challenge Cup||R3||HC Dnepryanka Kherson||22-28||17-27||39–55|
|2012–13||EHF Challenge Cup||R3||KSS Kielce||18-31||23-25||41–56|
|2013–14||EHF Cup||R2||HSC Veliko Tarnovo||28-20||22-24||50–44|
|R3||U Jolidon Cluj||28-32||25-39||53–71|
|2017–18||EHF Challenge Cup||R3||OZRK Jedinstvo Tuzla||24-17||30-31||54–48|
The indoor arenas which plays PAOK at the games of the regular season of the domestic league are Arena Mikra 3 which holds 1,800 seats and Evosmos Sports Hall which holds 3,000 seats. In former years PAOK has used PAOK Sports Arena for European Competitions and the Play-Offs of the domestic league which holds 8,500 seats.
- "Τετράδα και Ευρώπη ο Ποσειδών, εκτός ο ΠΑΟΚ". sentragoal.gr. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- "Club Info AC PAOK". www.eurohandball.com. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
- "Κυπελλούχος Ελλάδος ο ΠΑΟΚ". handball.org.gr. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- "Club Info AC PAOK Women". www.eurohandball.com. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.