Panathinaikos women's volleyball

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Panathinaikos
NicknameThe Trifolium
The Amazons
The Great Club
Founded1969
GroundMaroussi Saint Thomas Indoor Hall
(Capacity: 2,000)
ChairmanDimitrios Giannakopoulos
Head CoachKyriakos Kamperidis
LeagueGreek Women's Volleyball League
2018–19Pre League, 2nd (promoted)
WebsiteClub home page
Uniforms
Home
Away
Championships
23

Panathinaikos AC Women's Volleyball Team is a Greek volleyball team, part of the major Athens-based multi-sport club Panathinaikos A.O.. The department was founded in 1969 and is the most successful women's volleyball team in Greece, in terms of Greek Championships won. They have won a record 23[1][2][3] Championships, 5 Cups, with 5 Doubles, while they hold the record for finishing undefeated the Championship 8 times (1971-1973, 1978, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2007). They hold also the record of 68 straight wins in the league including the play-offs.

They have also reached four times a European final four and two times a European final (2000 and 2009). The team currently plays in Panellinios Indoor Hall.

In 2017, the club was relegated due to serious financial problems. They stayed inactive in the 2017–18 season.

Apart from the Greek players, who have traditionally been the backbone of Greece's national team, some of the greatest players in European volleyball that have played for the team over the years include Ruxandra Dumitrescu, Brižitka Molnar, Tammy Mahon, Jelena Lozancic, Olga Tocko, María Fernández, Sanja Tomasević and others.

The club has retired the jersey number 9 in honour of the team's legendary captain Ruxandra Dumitrescu.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

  • Greek Championship (record): (23)[4][5][6][7]
    • 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Greek Cup: (5)
    • 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Double: (5)
    • 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

European[edit]

Current women's volleyball squad[edit]

Season 2019–20 roster[8]

Number Player Position Birth Date Height (m)
1 Greece Olga Vergidou Setter 17/12/1991 1.80
2 Greece Panagiota Dioti Outside Hitter 13/11/1992 1.86
3 Greece Sofia Kosma (c) Outside Hitter 15/11/1993 1.80
4 Greece Marianna Tsioucha Outside Hitter 11/06/2003 1.81
6 Cyprus Evita Leonidou Libero 24/10/2000 1.76
7 Greece Emily Konstantellou Middle Blocker 27/05/1997 1.84
8 Greece Anna Kalandadze Middle Blocker 13/08/1997 1.83
10 Greece Maria Oikonomidou Opposite 18/08/1992 1.85
13 Greece Panagiota Rogka Libero 07/04/1987 1.67
15 Greece Athina Vogiatzoglou Setter 21/11/2001 1.75
16 Slovenia Monika Potokar Outside Hitter 18/12/1987 1.78
17 Greece Ilioni Kelesidi Middle Blocker 17/06/1997 1.91
19 Greece Athanasia Fakopoulidou Outside Hitter 22/05/1998 1.81

Retired numbers[edit]

Panathinaikos women's volleyball retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
9 RomaniaGreece Ruxandra Dumitrescu Outside Hitter 2003–2010

Technical and managerial staff[edit]

2018–19 season

Staff
Head Coach Greece Kyriakos Kamperidis
Assistant coach Greece Angi Mpoumpouli
Assistant coach Greece Konstantinos Pothitakis
Physiotherapist Greece Vasilis Aggelou
Statistician Greece Giannis Priovolos
Team Manager Greece Panagiotis Malakates
General Manager Greece Vasilis Parthenopoulos

Selected former players[edit]

Selected former coaches[edit]

Historical performance in the league[edit]

Panhellenic Championship A' National A1 Division
Pos. 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4
5 5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Positions[edit]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Times 23 15 6 2 1

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Champions Cup
1993-94 Quarter-final eliminated by Matera
Cup Winners Cup
1994-95 Final Four 4th place
1995-96 7th place
1999-00 Final 2nd place, defeated by Perugia
CEV Cup
1980-81 Final Four 4th place
Challenge Cup
2008-09 Final 2nd place, defeated by Vini Monteschiavo Jesi
2009-10 Quarter-final eliminated by Asterix Kieldrecht

Sponsorships[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130726043921/http://www.volleyball.gr/index.php?option=mod_navigationbar&mnuid=3&submnuid=28&view=page&lang=el
  2. ^ s.a, sunTech. "Αρχείο". www.volleyball.gr. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  3. ^ http://www.greekvolley.gr/index.php/players/players/item/7249-πρωτάθλημα-α1-γυναικών-χρυσή-βιβλος.html
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130726043921/http://www.volleyball.gr/index.php?option=mod_navigationbar&mnuid=3&submnuid=28&view=page&lang=el
  5. ^ s.a, sunTech. "Αρχείο". www.volleyball.gr. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  6. ^ ΟΙ ΠΡΩΤΑΘΛΗΤΕΣ (ΟΜΑΔΕΣ,ΠΡΟΠΟΝΗΤΕΣ,ΑΘΛΗΤΡΙΕΣ). www.volleyball.gr (in Greek). Hellenic Volleyball Federation. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  7. ^ ΟΙ ΤΙΤΛΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΝΑΘΗΝΑΪΚΟΥ ΑΘΛΗΤΙΚΟΥ ΟΜΙΛΟΥ (PDF). /panathinaikos1908.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  8. ^ Παναθηναϊκός Α.Ο. Προφίλ Ομάδας. volleyball.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 25 October 2019.

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