P.A.O.K. V.C.

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PAOK
Full name (Greek: Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινοπολιτών)
(Pan-Thessalonian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans)
Nickname Two Headed Eagle of the North, Patriarch
Founded 1926
(Volleyball Club: 1933)
Ground PAOK Sports Arena
(Capacity: 8,500)
Chairman Antonis Tsalopoulos
Manager Sergiu Stancu
League A1 Greek Volleyleague
CEV Champions League
2017–18 2nd
Website Club home page
Uniforms
Home
Away
Championships
None
Active departments of P.A.O.K.
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P.A.O.K. Volleyball Club or PAOK Volley, is a professional volleyball club based in Thessaloniki, Greece, part of the major multi-sport club PAOK. It was founded in 1933 and refounded in 1948 after the Axis occupation. PAOK has taken part in 34 Greek Volleyball League seasons and won its first Championship in 2015.

The team had its first participation in the CEV Champions League during the 2015-16 season.

Current squad[edit]

Season 2018–19

Shirt No Nationality Player Birth Date Height Position
1  Serbia Aleksandar Okolić (1993-06-26) June 26, 1993 (age 25) 2.05 Middle Blocker
3  Venezuela Iván Márquez (1981-10-04) October 4, 1981 (age 37) 2.05 Middle Blocker
4  Greece Dimitris Konstantinidis (1993-05-08) May 8, 1993 (age 25) 1.88 Libero
5  Greece Thanos Terzis (c) (1979-03-17) March 17, 1979 (age 39) 1.93 Setter
7  Greece Dima Filippov (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 28) 1.98 Setter
9  Greece Kostas Kapetanidis (1999-04-23) April 23, 1999 (age 19) 1.95 Οutside Hitter
10  Greece Tasos Gatsis (1991-03-14) March 14, 1991 (age 27) 1.96 Middle Blocker
11  Greece Zenia Gorchaniuk (1987-11-10) November 10, 1987 (age 30) 2.00 Οutside Hitter
12  Greece Mitar Tzourits (1989-04-25) April 25, 1989 (age 29) 2.11 Opposite
13  Greece Ioannis Takouridis (1988-05-24) May 24, 1988 (age 30) 1.98 Middle Blocker
14  Cuba Javier Jiménez (1989-11-16) November 16, 1989 (age 28) 1.98 Οutside Hitter
16  Greece Alexandros Boutos (1998-09-09) September 9, 1998 (age 20) 2.02 Opposite
17  Israel Alexander Shafranovich (1983-04-02) April 2, 1983 (age 35) 1.94 Οutside Hitter
18  Greece Nikitas Efremidis (1989-02-11) February 11, 1989 (age 29) 1.92 Libero

Board of directors[edit]

Board of directors
President Greece Antonis Tsalopoulos
Vice chairman & technical manager Greece Κonstantinos Paisiadis
Technical advisor Greece Notis Litsas
Head of administrative and legal affairs Greece Katerina Giannakopoulou
Security officer and manager in upcoming sporting authorities Greece Achilleas Tzikas
Contact person with the links Greece Antonia Manola
Head μarketing Greece Stelios Beleveslis
Head of press and communications Greece Theodoros Alepidis

Technical staff[edit]

Technical staff
Head coach Romania Sergiu Stancu
Assistant coach Serbia Cedomir Ilic
Team manager Greece Dimitris Dimitrakopoulos
Τrainer Greece Labros Danas
Physiotherapist A' Greece Dimitrios Aftosmidis
Physiotherapist B' Greece Kostas Chatzis
Pathologist Greece Makis Lefkaditis
Orthopedic doctor Greece Nikiforos Dionysis
Scoutman Greece Stefanos Maniotis

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

  • Double
    • Winners (1): 2014−15

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Historical performance in Volleyleague and Greek Cup[edit]

Season Division Place Greek Cup
1993–94 A1 Ethniki 7th
1994–95 A1 Ethniki 8th Not held
1995–96 A1 Ethniki 10th Not held
1996–97 A1 Ethniki 10th
1997–98 A1 Ethniki 9th
1998–99 A1 Ethniki 4th Semi-finals
1999–00 A1 Ethniki 4th Quarter-finals
2000–01 A1 Ethniki 6th Quarter-finals
2001–02 A1 Ethniki 5th Quarter-finals
2002–03 A1 Ethniki 5th Semi-finals
2003–04 A1 Ethniki 4th Semi-finals
2004–05 A1 Ethniki 4th Quarter-finals
2005–06 A1 Ethniki 4th Quarter-finals
2006–07 A1 Ethniki 4th Quarter-finals
2007–08 A1 Ethniki 10th Quarter-finals
Season Division Place Greek Cup
2008–09 A1 Ethniki 8th
2009–10 A1 Ethniki 6th Quarter-finals
2010–11 A1 Ethniki 4th Semi-finals
2011–12 A1 Ethniki 7th Quarter-finals
2012–13 A1 Ethniki 3rd Quarter-finals
2013–14 A1 Ethniki 6th Semi-finals
2014–15 A1 Ethniki 1st Winner
2015–16 A1 Ethniki 1st Semi-finals
2016–17 A1 Ethniki 1st Semi-finals
2017–18 A1 Ethniki 2nd Winner

Positions in Volleyleague[edit]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Times 3 1 1 7 2

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate Qual.
2000–01 CEV Challenge Cup QR Switzerland Lausanne UC 3–1 2nd place Symbol delete vote.svg
Estonia Pärnu VK 1–3
Luxembourg VC Mamer 1–3
2003–04 CEV Challenge Cup QR Romania Dinamo București 3–0 1st place Symbol keep vote.svg
Slovenia OK Maribor 3–0
Croatia Mladost Zagreb 3–2
1/16 France Stade Poitevin Poitiers 3–2 2–3 5–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2004–05 CEV Challenge Cup 1/8 Russia Iskra Odintsovo 2–3 1–3 3–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2005–06 CEV Challenge Cup QR Serbia Crvena Zvezda 3–1 1st place Symbol keep vote.svg
Azerbaijan Azerneft Baku 3–0
Switzerland Chênois Genève 3–2
1/8 Italy Padova 3–0 1–3 4–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2006–07 CEV Cup QR Belarus Shakhtospetsstroi Soligorsk 3–0 1st place Symbol keep vote.svg
Azerbaijan Azerneft Baku 3–0
Montenegro Budvanska Rivijera Budva 3–2
1/8 Turkey Arkas Izmir 3–2 0–3 3–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2007–08 CEV Cup 1/16 Hungary Kometa Kaposvar 2–3 1–3 3–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 CEV Cup 1/16 Croatia OK Mladost MK 3–0 3–1 5–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
1/8 Serbia Radnički Kragujevac 3–1 3–2 6–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
1/4 Germany TV Bühl 2–3 0–3 2–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 CEV Champions League Group stage France Tours VB 1–3 1–3 3rd place Symbol delete vote.svg
Italy Trentino 1–3 0–3
Belgium Noliko Maaseik 3–1 0–3
2016–17 CEV Champions League QR Croatia OK Mladost MK 3–2 3–2 6–4 Symbol keep vote.svg
Poland PGE Skra Bełchatów 0–3 1–3 1–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
CEV Cup 1/16 Serbia OK Novi Pazar 3–2 3–1 6–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
1/8 France Tours VB 2–3 1–3 3–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 CEV Champions League Group stage Turkey Halkbank Ankara 3–1 1–3 3rd place Symbol delete vote.svg
Germany VfB Friedrichshafen 2–3 0–3
Finland Levoranta Sastamala 3-1 2–3
2018–19 CEV Champions League 1st Qual. Round Hungary VRC Kazincbarcika

Women's Volleyball Department[edit]

PAOK women's volleyball club was only alive for 3 years, 1995–1998. In 2003 it merged with Filathlitikos and ceased to exist.

It was founded again in 2010 and is currently and after reaching A2 it fell again in the 3rd level for 2012–13, B Ethiki. In 2017 the team promoted into A2 Ethniki Women's Volleyball.

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