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PAOK
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Full name (Greek: Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινουπολιτών)
(Pan-Thessalonian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans)
Nickname(s) Two-Headed Eagle of the North
White-Blacks
Founded 12 April 1926; 89 years ago (1926-04-12)
Ground Toumba Stadium
Thessaloniki, Greece
Ground Capacity 28.703[1]
Owner Ivan Savvidis[2]
Chairman Iakovos Angelides
Manager Igor Tudor
League Superleague Greece
2014–15 5th
Website Club home page

PAOK F.C. (Greek: ΠΑΕ ΠΑΟΚ), or with its full name Panthessalonikios Athlitikos Omilos Constantinoupoliton (Greek: Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινουπολιτών, transliterated Pan-Thessalonian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans), and commonly known as PAOK (Greek: ΠΑΟΚ, pronounced [ˈPAOK]), is a Greek association football club, a part of A.C. PAOK and based in Thessaloniki, Macedonia (Greece).

PAOK was established in 12 April 1926 in Thessaloniki, by Greek Constantinopolitans immigrating back to Greece from the city of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) with the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923.

PAOK currently plays in the top-flight Superleague Greece, which they have won twice. PAOK, along Olympiacos and Panathinaikos, belongs to the group of the only three clubs, never to relegate to lower divisions in the history of Superleague Greece. They play their home games at Toumba Stadium, with a capacity of 28.703 seats.

PAOK's traditional rivalries are against Olympiacos, and the "Thessaloniki derby" against Aris.

History[edit]

Foundation and the early years (1926-1953)[edit]

PAOK FC is the oldest division of PAOK Sports Club, the successor of Hermes Sports Club (Greek: Ερμής), which was formed in 1877 by the Greek community of Pera, a district of Istanbul.[3]

The football club was founded in 1926.[4] It was created by Constantinopolitans who fled to Greece after the Greek defeat in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–22).[citation needed]

PAOK in 1926.
The team of 1937.

The first professional contract was signed by the club on 5 September 1928. The contract stipulated that the French footballer Raymond Etienne of Jewish descent from Pera Club would be paid 4,000 drachmas per month. The contract was signed by Dr. Meletiou (PAOK Chairman) and Mr. Sakellaropoulos (Hon. Secretary).[5]

The first foreign coach in the history of the team was the German Rudolph Ganser, who served with PAOK for the 1931–32 season.[citation needed]

Willi Sevcik, an Austrian coach (1950–1952) who had worn the PAOK jersey in 1931–32, established a young talent academy within the club which gave rise to leading names who later left their mark, such as Leandros Symeonidis, Giannelos, Margaritis, Giorgos Havanidis and more.[citation needed]

1953–1996[edit]

In the 1950's the club won the Thessaloniki championship for three successive years. In 1959 their new Toumba stadium opened.[citation needed]

Giorgos Koudas, the powerful attacking midfielder and emblematic captain of PAOK. Appearances recordman and second all-time top scorer.

PAOK won the Greek Cup in 1972 and 1974.[6]

They won the Greek championship in 1975/76 and 1984/85.[7]

At the European level, the club made its best performance ever, qualifying for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1973–74, where they were knocked out by Milan. PAOK also made a memorable appearance against German giants Bayern Munich in the UEFA cup in 1983–84, where it was knocked out on penalties after two goalless draws.[8][9]

In 1991/92 they lost in the Greek Cup Final to Olympiakos.[6]

1996–2004[edit]

In 1996, Voulinos handed over the reins of the club to Giorgos Batatoudis. Numerous transfers of well-known players such as Percy Olivares, Zisis Vryzas, Spiros Marangos and Kostas Frantzeskos took place under the new administration. In 1997, having served its five-year ban, PAOK qualified for the UEFA Cup under coach Angelos Anastasiadis.. The club's reappearance at European level was marked by a victory and qualification over Arsenal F.C..[citation needed]

However, the new team did not prove equally successful in the domestic league, again finishing fourth in 1997–98. The club's continuing inability to break the dominance of the "big three" in the league resulted in several manager changes over the following three years. By the end of the 1997–98 season Anastasiadis was sacked and Oleg Blokhin reprised his position as PAOK's manager after five years. Blokhin himself only stayed for a few months, and was again replaced by Anastasiadis in late 1998. He himself stayed only till February 1999, and was again replaced in favor of Arie Haan, who, like Blokhin, returned after a four-year gap. By December 1999, Haan was himself sacked, to be replaced by Dušan Bajević.[citation needed]

In 2001 they won the Greek Cup final against Olympiakos, 4-2.[6]

In 2003 they won the Greek Cup again, defeating Aris 1–0.[6]

2004–2007[edit]

The 2003–04 season was an unexpected success. Under the management of Anastasiadis they managed to finish third and to secure participation in the qualifying rounds of the following year's UEFA Champions League. Unfortunately the team failed to qualify for the group stages, as they were knocked out by Maccabi Tel Aviv in the third qualifying round.[citation needed]

Rolf Fringer was appointed as new coach in September 2004, replacing Anastasiadis, but after a few games, Fringer was replaced by Nikos Karageorgiou who led the club to a fifth-place finish in May 2005, and a UEFA Cup qualification.[citation needed]

The 2005–06 season started with better omens, yet proved to be the most turbulent.[10] Apart from the return of former captain Theodoros Zagorakis in the summer of 2005 from Bologna FC, signings of key players like Marcin Mieciel, Fatih Akyel and Shikabala took place.[11] Despite this, another mediocre league start led Karageorgiou to be sacked as well, and replaced by former technical director Giorgos Kostikos. Kostikos did manage good performances in the autumn of 2005, including an unexpected away win over Olympiakos, and a qualification to the UEFA Cup group stages. However, after the winter break, the team suffered a number of defeats, which led Kostikos to leave The club, replaced by Ilie Dumitrescu.

By the end of May 2006, the club's dramatic situation started to emerge, with players openly declaring they are unpaid for months, plus a shock decision by UEFA to ban the club from participating in the upcoming UEFA Cup,[12] brought the club one step from complete ruin, with the organized fanbase launching an all-out war agsinst Giannis Goumenos during the summer of 2006,[13] going as far as to occupy the club's offices in Toumba stadium for a handful of days. The situation was ever worsening for Goumenos, after many failed deals with possible investors,[14] constant allegations of embezzlement,[15] and especially his decision to sell star-player Dimitris Salpingidis to Panathinaikos.[16]

Goumenos was forced to withdraw from the presidency in 13 November 2006 (though he would not relinquish his shares until over two years later).[17][18] He was replaced by Nikos Vezyrtzis and Apostolos Oikonomidis, former shareholders in PAOK BC. The new management was appointed under order of the District Court of Thessaloniki, as the club was now essentially under state observation, owing to the huge debt to the Greek state which by now was well over €30 million.

The club fared little better in remainder of the season. Managerial changes continued. Momcilo Vukotic replaced Dumitrescu in October 2006,[19] only to be sacked himself five months later, in favor of Giorgos Paraschos. PAOK eventually finished the 2006–07 season in 6th place, losing out on a UEFA Cup spot.[citation needed]

The Zagorakis plan (2007-2010)[edit]

Theodoros Zagorakis, captain of the 2004 champion Greek national football team
PAOK – Olympiakos 1–0 (2009), close view of the pitch.

In the summer of 2007, Theodoros Zagorakis assumed presidency of the club, replacing the Vezyrtzis-Oikonomidis administration and thus ushered in a new era. One of the new management's first actions was to lay down a three-year plan: the first year priority would be to take action the club's debts, beginning in 2007–08, the second would be to qualify for the UEFA Cup again, and the third would be to become a major league title contender once again.[citation needed]

The plan's first season saw the club eliminated from the Greek Cup by second division club Thrasyvoulos. The early replacement of coach Giorgos Paraschos by established manager Fernando Santos did little to prevent a ninth-place finish in the league, the worst performance by the club in 11 years.[citation needed]

The club's finances, however, gradually improved, and – thanks to the continuing massive support from fans in the form of season tickets,[20] as well as many new sponsorship deals – the summer of 2008 saw the transfers of widely known internationals like Pablo Contreras,[21] Zlatan Muslimović[22] and Pablo García[23]

In January 2009, Zagorakis announced the club's intention of building a new training facility complex in Nea Mesimvria, Thessaloniki. The club had already acquired land from the municipality of Agios Athanasios in the previous summer.[24]

The end of the 2008–09 season found PAOK in second place, eight points behind champions Olympiacos, the best place the club had taken since 1985. This success however was short-lived, as the club failed to retain their place in the recently introduced league playoffs, finishing fourth and missing out on the second UEFA Champions League berth to Panathinaikos. Nevertheless, the club secured a spot in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

The 2009–10 season saw the transfer of former Racing de Santander player Vitolo, experienced defender Bruno Cirillo and Vasilios Koutsianikoulis, the club's costliest transfer in many years. Key players' contracts, like Olivier Sorlin and Vieirinha, were also renewed.[citation needed]

The new squad saw UEFA Cup elimination by Dutch club Heerenveen. To make matters worse, the first few games of 2009 found the club struggling, but then managed a 13-game unbeaten streak, including memorable wins against Panathinaikos and Olympiaκos, solidifying the club as one of the main league title contenders. This run was not without setbacks, as the club suffered another shock elimination, this time from the Greek Cup, at the hands of recently promoted PAS Giannena.[citation needed]

The unbeaten streak ended in late March, when successive derby defeats by Aris and AEK, effectively ended any hope of winning the championship. However, the club redeemed itself in the league play-offs by finishing first, with impressive consecutive wins against Aris Thessaloniki F.C., AEK F.C. and twice against Olympiakos F.C.. Thus, PAOK was eligible to compete in the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.[citation needed]

The years after Fernando Santos (2010–12)[edit]

PAOK vs Tottenham (2011)

The 2010 league playoff success was swiftly followed by Fernando Santos' announcement of his decision to depart, having concluded his three-year contract.[25] It was eventually decided in mid-June that Mario Beretta would be his successor.[26]

As the squad made several awful appearances in its pre-season friendly matches (notably losing to Kickers Offenbach by 3–1[27]), alarming fans and management alike, Theodoros Zagorakis finally decided to fire Beretta and his staff on 22 July, just one week prior to the club's away match in Amsterdam. Beretta was quickly replaced with Pavlos Dermitzakis, veteran PAOK player and Zagorakis' initial choice before reverting to Beretta.[28] Beretta also became the shortest-lived PAOK coach ever, sitting on the bench for just 38 days.[29]

With Dermitzakis at the helm, PAOK faced Ajax and was ultimately eliminated on the away goals rule, managing a 1–1[30] draw in Amsterdam and a thrilling 3–3[31] draw in Thessaloniki. Entering the UEFA Europa League playoff round, PAOK were drawn against Turkish club Fenerbahçe, also eliminated on the Champions League third qualifying round. This time, PAOK fared much better and after winning the home game 1–0[32] in Thessaloniki, secured a memorable 1–1 draw.[33]

Unfortunately, such excellent performances did not continue in the first fixtures of the Greek league. Unsuccessful results included a 0–1 home loss to arch-rival Aris FC[34]

Another defeat against Panathinaikos, under Dermitzakis, led to his removal on 17 October.[35] His assistant Makis Chavos replaced him as caretaker coach. At first fans were asking for a quick replace of Chavos by a European-range coach, but after a streak of four wins in the Greek Superleague and a home 1–0[36] win against Villarreal CF in the UEFA Europe League group stage, it was decided to remain.

In 2010/11 PAOK reached the knockout phase in the Europa League, losing 2-1 on aggregate to CSKA Moskva.[37]

In the 2010–11 season, PAOK finished 4th in the regular season and secured a place in the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round by finishing 2nd in the playoff round. PAOK board appointed[38] the experienced Romanian coach László Bölöni. Under the leadership of Bölöni PAOK passed the UEFA Europa League playoff round and entered the group stage once again despide the many injured players the club had. In 30 November 2011, PAOK achieved a historic victory,[39] against English club Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, with a 2–1 scoreline. With this victory, the club quilified for the round of 32 of the Europa League for a second consecutive year. There they faced Udinese and after a 0–0 draw in Udine they suffered a 0–3 loss in Toumba.

Ivan Savvidis era (2012–present)[edit]

In the summer of 2012 and after several months of negotiations Ivan Savvidis became the new major shareholder of PAOK. He invested 12 million euros, 2 of them as a loan to the club in May 2012. The new shareholder of PAOK established a new financial policy at the club in order to pay off the debts which were created by the previous administrations. The club would under these new policies use more players from the academies rather than buying costly foreign players. Former players turned presidents Thodoris Zagorakis and Zisis Vryzas were utilized in the football operations of the club, whilst Savvidis also appointed some of his own staff in key positions. The PAOK board appointed the Greek coach Giorgos Donis in the summer of 2012 after terminating the contract with former coach László Bölöni.

PAOK entered the Europa League 3rd Qualification Round and with a 0–2 away and 4–1 home win over Bnei Yehuda qualified for the Play–Off Round, where faced Rapid Wien but was eliminated after a 2–1 home win and a 3–0 away defeat. PAOK finished the season in 2nd place during the regular period, qualifying for the Superleague playoffs. After a string of disappointing losses towards the latter half of the season resulting in a loss in the semi-finals of the Greek Cup and a bad start in the playoffs, Giorgos Donis was replaced by technical director and former player Georgios Georgiadis, who was appointed caretaker manager. PAOK managed to win qualification for the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League in the playoffs after a last game win against PAS Giannina. In June 2013 PAOK appointed Huub Stevens as their new coach.[40] with Ton Lokhoff as the assistant coach.[41]

In 2013/14 PAOK lost the Greek Cup final to Panathinaikos.[42]

In 2015, the club owner Ivan Savvidis payed all of the club's debts to the Greek State, an amount that totalled at €10.886.811.[43] In May, PAOK hired Frank Arnesen as the new club's technical director (Sports Director). On 18 June 2015, Igor Tudor was hired as the new manager of the club, signing a three-year contract.[44]

Facilities[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Their home ground is the Toumba Stadium, which has a capacity of 28,803.[4]

The stadium begun construction in 1958 and was completed in 1959.[45]

Its original capacity was about 45,000, until the installation of seating on all stands in 1998 reduced the capacity to 32,000 (seated). The introduction of security zones in 2000 further reduced the capacity to the current 28,703 seats. The record attendance of 45,252 was recorded for a league match between PAOK and AEK on December 19, 1976.[citation needed]

Training ground[edit]

PAOK Sports Center is the current training ground of PAOK, located in Nea Mesimvria area.[46]

Supporters[edit]

PAOK fans
PAOK fans in Gate 4

Gate 4 is where the largest PAOK supporters clubs assemble. They generally support all clubs within the PAOK Sports Society, and mostly wear black and white symbols, which are the club's colors. The group as a whole traditionally maintains good relations with the Serbian FK Partizan football club supporters Grobari, as well as with the fans of OFI Crete, a friendship that is supported by annual exchange of tickets and always excellent atmosphere on their matches.[47]

Gate 4 members are known to be fanatic supporters of their team, using firecrackers and fireworks to generate a supportive atmosphere for their team. On the other hand, Toumba Stadium is notorious for its hostility to opposing teams, which has earned it the moniker of "black hell".[47]

Badge & team colours[edit]

Crest[edit]

Kit evolution[edit]

[citation needed]

First

1925–26
1936–37
1969–70
1997–03
2008–09
2012–13
2014–15

Alternative

1997–03
2000–01
2012–13
2013–14
2014–15

Shirt and sponsor history[edit]

Big shirt inside the Toumba Stadium

[citation needed]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1972–75 Umbro
1975–77 Adidas
1977–80 Umbro
1980–81 Asics Tiger
1981–83 Puma
1983–84 Suzuki
1984–85 Persica Carpets
1985–86 Asics Tiger Doperman Fashion
1986–87 Persica Carpets
1987–88 OPAP
1988–89 Asics Coplam Building Prod.
1989–90 Adidas
1990–91 Agno Dairy Company
1991–92 Diadora
1992–93 Nissan
1993–95 ABM Diffusion
1995–96 Puma Astir Insurance
1996–97 National Insurance Company
1997–2002 Adidas Geniki Bank
2002–03
2003–05 Hellenic Petroleum
2005–06 Egnatia Insurance
2006–07 Puma
2007–10 DEPA
2010–12 OPAP
2012–13 Umbro
2013–15 Nike
2015– Macron TBD

Current sponsorships:

Honours[edit]

  • Total Titles: (6)[48]

Domestic[edit]

International Regional[edit]

Regional[edit]

  • Trophy(transp).png EPSM Championship
    • Winners: 1936–37, 1947–48, 1949–50, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57,

International record[edit]

UEFA competitions[edit]

PAOK F.C. in 2010–11 UEFA Europa League round of 32 match against PFC CSKA Moscow.

PAOK's best European performance was in the 1973–74 season, when they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[49]

PAOK reached the group stages of the UEFA Cup in 2005/06.[49]

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Greece DF Giannis Skondras
4 Croatia DF Marin Leovac
6 Greece MF Alexandros Tziolis (vice-captain)
7 Israel MF Eyal Golasa
9 Brazil FW Jairo
10 Bulgaria FW Dimitar Berbatov
11 Slovakia MF Róbert Mak
13 Greece DF Stelios Malezas
15 Portugal DF Miguel Vítor
16 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Gojko Cimirot
20 Portugal DF Ricardo Costa (vice-captain)
21 Greece MF Charis Charisis
22 Greece DF Dimitris Konstantinidis
23 Greece MF Panagiotis Deligiannidis
24 Cape Verde MF Garry Rodrigues
No. Position Player
25 Sweden GK Robin Olsen
26 Albania MF Ergys Kaçe
27 Greece FW Giannis Mystakidis
30 Greece GK Nikos Melissas
31 Greece DF Georgios Tzavellas
33 Greece FW Stefanos Athanasiadis (captain)
34 Greece MF Nikos Korovesis
52 Slovakia MF Erik Sabo
70 Greece DF Stelios Kitsiou
71 Greece GK Panagiotis Glykos
77 Greece MF Dimitris Pelkas
88 Greece MF Kyriakos Savvidis
93 Australia MF Terry Antonis
96 Greece MF Stelios Pozoglou
99 Greece GK Marios Siampanis

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
Albania DF Kristi Qose (on loan to Panserraikos)
Greece DF Achilleas Poungouras (on loan to Veria)
Greece DF Nikos Vasaitis (on loan to APE Lagada)
Greece MF Dimitris Giannoulis (on loan to Veria)
Greece MF Savvas Toumanidis (on loan to Kavala)
Greece MF Stefanos Polyzos (on loan to Olympiacos Volou)
No. Position Player
Greece MF Kostas Panagiotoudis (on loan to APE Lagada)
Greece MF Dimitris Popovic (on loan to Panserraikos)
Greece FW Vasilis Papadopoulos (on loan to Enosis Neon Paralimni)
Greece FW Efthimis Koulouris (on loan to Anorthosis)
Argentina FW Facundo Pereyra (on loan to Gabala)

Retired numbers[edit]

Retired PAOK FC Numbers[citation needed]

  • 12 – in honour of the fans, considered the "12th player" of the team in the pitch.
  • 17 – in honour of Panagiotis Katsouris, a PAOK player that died in 1998 in a car accident.

Management[edit]

Board of Directors[edit]

Frank Arnesen, Sports Director

Board[50]

Position Name
Major shareholder Russia Greece Ivan Savvidis
President and CEO Cyprus Iakovos Angelides
Vice–President Russia Greece Georgios Savvidis
General Director Greece Chrisostomos Gagatsis
Sports Director Denmark Frank Arnesen
Member of the Board Russia Greece Nikolaos Savvidis
Member of the Board Russia Maria Goncharova
Member of the Board Greece Ilias Gerontidis
Member of the Board Greece Dimokratis Papadopoulos
Legal Department Greece Achilleas Mavromatis
Marketing Department Greece Lazaros Bachtsevanos
Press Officer Greece Kyriakos Kyriakos
Director of Youth Departments Greece Vangelis Pourliotopoulos

Coaching staff[edit]

Igor Tudor, head coach since 2015

Technical Staff[51]

Position Name
Manager Croatia Igor Tudor
Assistant Manager Croatia Ivan Leko
Assistant Manager - Analyst Croatia Jurica Vučko
Fitness Coach Italy Paolo Artico
Fitness Coach Greece Dimitrios Daniilidis
Goalkeeping Coach Croatia Silvije Čavlina
General Manager Greece Epameinontas Papaepameinontas
Head of Medical Department Greece Ioannis Rallis
Doctor Greece Kostas Tziantzis
Exercise Physiology Greece Giorgos Ziogas
Physiotherapist Greece Nikos Tsirelas
Physiotherapist Greece Thanasis Kapoulas
Physiotherapist Greece Nikos Papadimitriou
Physiotherapist Greece Petros Nikolakoudis
Analyst Greece Kyriakos Tsitiridis
Responsible Scout Greece kostas Lagonidis
Scout Greece Giorgos Kostikos
Scout Brazil Lino

Under 20 Technical Staff[52]

Position Name
Head Coach Serbia Vladimir Ivić
Assistant Coach Poland Mirosław Sznaucner
Fitness Coach Greece Grigoris Kavalieratos
Goalkeeper Coach Greece Christos Kelpekis
Advisor Greece Grigoris Karavelis
Doctor Greece Giannis Ousatsopoulos
Physiotherapist Greece Stavros Terzanidis
Caregiver Greece Thanasis Variemezis

PAOK F.C. Presidents[edit]

As of 13 September 2013 [53]
 
Name Nationality Years
Giorgos Pantelakis Greece 1970–84
Petros Kalafatis Greece 1984–85
Charis Savvidis Greece 1985–88
Giannis Dedeoglou Greece 1988–89
Thomas Voulinos Greece 1989–95
Apostolos Apostolopoulos Greece 1990
Giorgos Kalyvas Greece 1996
Giorgos Batatoudis Greece 1996–03
Petros Kalafatis Greece 1998–2001
 
Name Nationality Years
Giannis Goumenos Greece 2000–06
Vasilis Pagonis Greece 2003
Apostolos Oikonomidis Greece 2006–07
Thodoris Zagorakis Greece 2007–09
Zisis Vryzas Greece 2009–10
Thodoris Zagorakis Greece 2010–11
Zisis Vryzas Greece 2011–14
Iakovos Angelides Cyprus 2014–

Managerial history[edit]

PAOK F.C. managers from 1970 onwards:[54]

Season Manager Season Manager Season Manager Season Manager
1970–71 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivica Horvat
England Les Shannon
1985–86 Austria Walter Skocik
Greece Michalis Bellis
2000–01 Bosnia and HerzegovinaGreece Dušan Bajević 2015–16 Croatia Igor Tudor (2015–)
1971–72 England Les Shannon 1986–87 Netherlands Thijs Libregts 2001–02
1972–73 1987–88 Netherlands Thijs Libregts
Greece Michalis Bellis
2002–03 Greece Angelos Anastasiadis (Aug 2002 – Sept 2004)
1973–74 1988–89 Netherlands Rinus Israël
Greece Nikos Alefantos
Greece Stavros Sarafis
2003–04
1974–75 England Les Shannon
Greece Apostolos Progios
Hungary Gyula Lóránt
1989–90 Netherlands Rob Jacobs 2004–05 Greece Angelos Anastasiadis
Austria Rolf Fringer (Sept 2004 – Feb 2005)
Greece Nikos Karageorgiou (Feb 2005 – Sept 2005)
1975–76 Hungary Gyula Lóránt 1990–91 Netherlands Rob Jacobs
Greece Christos Terzanidis
2005–06 Greece Nikos Karageorgiou
Greece Giorgos Kostikos (Sept 2005 – Feb 2006)
Romania Ilie Dumitrescu (Feb 2006 – Oct 2006)
1976–77 Bosnia and Herzegovina Branko Stanković
Northern Ireland Billy Bingham
1991–92 Croatia Miroslav Blažević (Sept 1991 – March 1992)
Greece Giannis Gounaris
2006–07 Romania Ilie Dumitrescu
Serbia Momčilo Vukotić (Oct 2006 – Jan 2007)
Greece Giorgos Paraschos (Jan 2007 – Sept 2007)
1977–78 Northern Ireland Billy Bingham
Greece Dimitris Kalogiannis
Greece Lakis Petropoulos
1992–93 Bosnia and Herzegovina Ljupko Petrović (Sept 1992 – Jan 1993)
Greece Nikos Zalikas
Ukraine Oleg Blokhin
2007–08 Greece Giorgos Paraschos
Portugal Fernando Santos (Sept 2007 – June 2010)
1978–79 Poland Egon Piechaczek 1993–94 Ukraine Oleg Blokhin (Feb 1993 – Feb 1994)
Greece Stavros Sarafis
2008–09 Portugal Fernando Santos
1979–80 Poland Egon Piechaczek
Hungary Gyula Lóránt
1994–95 Netherlands Arie Haan 2009–10
1980–81 Hungary Gyula Lóránt
Greece Aristarchos Fountoukidis
1995–96 Netherlands Arie Haan (Aug 1994 – Oct 1995)
Greece Stavros Sarafis
Serbia and Montenegro Dragan Kokotovic (Nov 1995 – Feb 1996)
Greece Michalis Bellis
Sweden Gunder Bengtsson
2010–11 Italy Mario Beretta (June 2010 – July 2010)
Greece Pavlos Dermitzakis (July 2010 – Oct 2010)
Greece Makis Chavos (Oct 2010 – June 2011)
1981–82 West Germany Heinz Höher 1996–97 Sweden Gunder Bengtsson
Greece Christos Archontidis (Dec 1996 – Feb 1997)
Greece Angelos Anastasiadis
2011–12 Romania László Bölöni (June 2011 – June 2012)
1982–83 1997–98 Greece Angelos Anastasiadis 2012–13 Greece Giorgos Donis (June 2012 – April 2013)
Greece Georgios Georgiadis (April 2013 – June 2013)
1983–84 Hungary Pál Csernai 1998–99 Ukraine Oleg Blokhin (Aug 1998 – Sept 1998)
Greece Angelos Anastasiadis (Sept 1998 – Feb 1999)
Netherlands Arie Haan (Feb 1999 – Nov 1999)
2013–14 Netherlands Huub Stevens (June 2013 – Mar 2014)
Greece Georgios Georgiadis (Mar 2014 – May 2014)
1984–85 Austria Walter Skocik 1999–00 Netherlands Arie Haan
Greece Stavros Sarafis
Bosnia and HerzegovinaGreece Dušan Bajević (Jan 2000 – May 2)
2014–15 Greece Angelos Anastasiadis (June 2014 – March 2015)
Greece Georgios Georgiadis (Mar 2015–30 Jun 2015)
  • Fernando Santos is the longest serving manager (2 years and 10 months) and Mario Beretta is the shortest (38 days).[29]
  • Angelos Anastasiadis is the overall longest serving manager (4 years an 2 months), in three distinct terms.

Records[edit]

Most league appearances and top scorers[edit]

[citation needed]

 
Rank Name Apps
1 Greece Giorgos Koudas 504
2 Greece Kostas Iosifidis 397
3 Greece Giannis Gounaris 376
4 Greece Stavros Sarafis 358
5 Greece Aristarchos Fountoukidis 336
6 Greece Koulis Apostolidis 280
7 Greece Giorgos Skartados 265
8 Greece Dimitris Salpingidis 262
9 Greece Giorgos Toursounidis 261
10 Greece Giannis Damanakis 242
 
Rank Name Goals
1 Greece Stavros Sarafis 136
2 Greece Giorgos Koudas 134
3 Greece Dimitris Salpingidis 90
4 Greece Giorgos Skartados 84
5 Greece Giorgos Kostikos 78
6 Brazil Neto Guerino 66
7 Greece Panagiotis Kermanidis 59
8 Greece Stefanos Athanasiadis 57
9 Greece Koulis Apostolidis 51
10 Greece Dimitris Paridis 49

League performance and statistics[edit]

[citation needed]

Season Pos. W. – D. – L. Goals Points Season Pos. W. – D. – L. Goals Points Season Pos. W. – D. – L. Goals Points Season Pos. W. – D. – L. Goals Points
1959–60 7 10 – 9 – 11 32–32 59 1976–77
3
21 – 10 – 3 63–27 52 1993–94 5 14 – 9 – 11 45–38 51 2010–11
3
14 – 6 – 10 32–29 48
1960–61 10 7 – 15 – 8 31–33 59 1977–78
2
16 – 14 – 4 48–24 46 1994–95
3
20 – 5 – 9 55–29 65 2011–12 5 14 – 8 – 8 45–27 50
1961–62 6 12 – 6 – 12 32–43 60 1978–79
4
18 – 9 – 7 73–23 45 1995–96 14 10 – 11 – 13 42–46 38 (−3 p.) 2012–13
2
18 – 8 – 4 46–19 62
1962–63
4
13 – 8 – 9 44–34 64 1979–80 5 17 – 7 – 10 53–33 41 1996–97
4
19 – 9 – 6 53–28 66 2013–14
3
21 – 6 – 7 68–37 69
1963–64 8 10 – 7 – 13 22–30 56 (−1 p.) 1980–81
4
15 – 12 – 7 52–31 42 1997–98
4
21 – 7 – 6 74–41 70 2014–15 5 20 – 5 – 9 57–42 65
1964–65 8 9 – 10 – 11 29–33 58 1981–82
3
18 – 10 – 6 55–22 46 1998–99
4
19 – 5 – 10 52–31 62 2015–16
1965–66 6 10 – 9 – 11 43–49 59 1982–83
4
18 – 6 – 10 49–28 42 1999–00 5 15 – 10 – 9 64–44 55
1966–67
4
13 – 11 – 6 36–20 67 1983–84 5 11 – 13 – 6 33–29 45 2000–01
4
14 – 9 – 7 66–48 51
1967–68 9 13 – 7 – 14 45–40 67 1984–85
1
19 – 8 – 3 54–26 46 2001–02
4
14 – 6 – 6 55–45 48
1968–69 5 16 – 10 – 8 58–37 76 1985–86 10 10 – 7 – 13 33–38 27 2002–03
4
16 – 5 – 9 59–38 53
1969–70 5 12 – 17 – 5 52–25 75 1986–87 5 13 – 9 – 8 39–23 29 (−6 p.) 2003–04
3
18 – 6 – 6 47–27 60
1970–71 8 12 – 10 – 12 38–32 68 1987–88
3
17 – 5 – 8 60–27 39 2004–05 5 13 – 7 – 10 43–39 46
1971–72 5 18 – 10 – 6 53–27 80 1988–89 8 11 – 10 – 9 34–30 32 2005–06 6 13 – 7 – 10 44–31 46
1972–73
2
27 – 4 – 3 75–24 92 1989–90
3
19 – 8 – 7 49–26 46 2006–07 6 13 – 6 – 11 32–29 45
1973–74
4
16 – 11 – 7 62–32 43 1990–91
4
16 – 9 – 9 56–39 38 (−3 p.) 2007–08 9 10 – 5 – 15 29–35 35
1974–75
3
19 – 8 – 7 73–28 46 1991–92
4
13 – 13 – 8 44–44 39 2008–09
4
18 – 9 – 3 39–16 63
1975–76
1
21 – 7 – 2 60–17 49 1992–93 5 17 – 6 – 11 52–38 57 2009–10
2
19 – 5 – 6 41–16 62
  • At 1986–87: had 3 nullified matches, resulting in −6 points.
  • Point system: 1959–60 to 1972–73: 3–2–1. 1973–74 to 1991–92: 2–1–0. 1992–93 onwards: 3–1–0.

See also[edit]

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