Delta Ethniki

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Delta Ethniki
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Founded1982
Folded2013
CountryGreece
Number of teams(different number in each group)
Level on pyramid4
Promotion to Football League 2
Relegation to Local Championships
Domestic cup(s) Greek Football Amateur Cup
Last champions Aris Akropotamos (Group 1)
Iraklis Ampelokipi (Group 2)
Kozani (Group 3)
Lamia (Group 4)
A.E. Mesolonghi (Group 5)
Panopoulo (Group 6)
Enosi Ermionida (Group 7)
Egaleo (Group 8)
Ionikos (Group 9)
Atsalenios (Group 10)
(2012–13)

Delta Ethniki (Greek : Δ΄ Εθνική) was the fourth level of Greek football championship. During the period of its existence, it was the lowest national division of the Greek championship. It was founded in the 1982–83 season and abolished in the 2012–13 season, as it was merged with the third division (Football League 2). [1] [2] Its history therefore spans 31 years.

Contents

Many historical clubs of first division (Super League) have played in Delta Ethniki, such as Iraklis (2011–12 season), Ethnikos Piraeus, Apollon Smyrnis and Atromitos. The clubs of Delta Ethniki were divided in groups on the basis of geographical criteria. The groups usually comprised 10 teams, though this number varied between 4 and 12 over the years. [3]

Champions

Below follows the list of the champions by year. [3]

SeasonGroupsClubsChampions
1982–837137A.O. Neapolis Piraeus, P.A.O. Thriamvos Neos Kosmos, Anagennisi Arta, Pannafpliakos, Pontioi Kozani, Polykastro, Aspida Xanthi
1983–847126 Aias Salamina, Charavgiakos, Kerkyra, Panarkadikos, P.O. Elassona, Posidonas Nea Michaniona, Iraklis Kavala
1984–857126 Ergotelis, Ilioupoli, A.O. Agrinio, Kalamata, Achilleas Farsala, A.E. Alexandria, Panthrakikos
1985–867131 Peramaikos, Olympiacos Chalkida, A.P.S. Patra, Panargiakos, Pyrsos Grevena, Megas Alexandros Thessaloniki, Nestos Chrisoupoli
1986–877130 Aris Nikaia, Enosi Atromitou-Rethymniakou, Messiniakos, Achaiki, Anagennisi Kolindros, Anagennisi Neapoli Thessaloniki, Pandramaikos
1987–88473 Achilleas Farsala, Asteras Ampelokipoi, A.O. Sparti, P.A.O. Thriamvos
1988–89470 Pontioi Veria, Anagennisi Giannitsa, Panetolikos, Rodos
1989–906116 Aspida Xanthi, Anagennisi Chalkidona, Lamia, Paniliakos, Aris Nikaia, Haidari
1990–9110218 Pandramaikos, Posidonas Nea Michaniona, Panargiakos Argos Orestiko, A.P.S. Patra, Apollon Larissa, Fostiras, Rodos, Pannafpliakos, Anagennisi Arta, Posidonas Iraklio
1991–9212231 Irodotos, Aiolikos, Ethnikos Asteras, Chalkida, Panarkadikos, Fokikos, Kerkyra, Anagennisi Karditsa, Kilkisiakos, Odysseas Kordelio, Pontioi Kozani, Ethnikos Alexandroupoli
1992–9312217 Chania, Ialysos, Acharnaikos, Keratsini, Erani Filiatra, A.P.S. Patra, Velissarios Ioannina, Niki Volos, Apollon Krya Vrysi, Keravnos Kolchiko, Iraklis Ptolemaida, Nestos Chrisoupoli
1993–9412215Agios Nikolaos, Varvasiakos Chios, Fostiras, Chalkida, AO Sparti, A.E.Messolonghi, PAS Acheron Kanallaki, Lamia, Almopos Aridaea, Agrotikos Asteras, Tyrnavos, Orestis Orestiada
1994–958146Enosi Rodou-Diagoras, A.O. Marko, A.O. Pyrgos 79, Panegialios, Fokikos, Kozani, Ampelokipi Thessaloniki, Nigrita
1995–966110 Egaleo, Ergotelis, Nafpaktiakos Asteras, Kerkyra F.C., Iraklis Ptolemaidas, Lykoi
1996–976108Agia Eleousa, Keratsini, Pamisos Messini, Preveza, Kozani, Orfeas Alexandroupoli
1997–98 6107 Atromitos, Argesani Naxos, Achaiki, Karditsa, Apollon Krya Vrysi, Kilkisiakos
1998–99 6108 Akratitos, Chalkidona, Leonidio, Thesprotos, Ethnikos Katerini, A.S. Neapolis Thessaloniki
1999–2000 464 Acharnaikos, Patraikos Patra, Lamia, Ampelokipi Thessaloniki
2000–01 464 Fostiras, Chania, Kerkyra, Kassandria
2001–02465 Thrasyvoulos, Levadiakos, Niki Volos, Agrotikos Asteras
2002–03 a 10159 Doxa Drama, Pontiakos Nea Santa, Veria, Pierikos, Averof Ioannina, Chalkida, Rodos, Ilisiakos, Thyella Patra, Atsalenios
2003–0410159 Pandramaikos, Thermaikos, Kozani, Apollon Larissa, Panetolikos, Lamia, A.O. Mani Piraeus, Haidari, Achaiki, Irodotos
2004–0510153 Panthrakikos, Polykastro, Pierikos, Trikala, AE Giannena, Messiniakos, Diagoras, Aiolikos, Asteras Tripoli, Ionia Chania
2005–0610159Doxa Gratini, PAO Neoi Epivates, Ethnikos Katerini, Odysseas Androutsos, Nafpaktiakos Asteras, Zakynthos, Thiva, Ilioupoli, Koropi, O.F. Ierapetra
2006–0710156 Prosotsani, Anagennisi Giannitsa, Ptolemaida-Lignitorychoi, Olympiakos Volos, Preveza, Panegialios, Korinthos, Fostiras, Aias Salamina, Neos Asteras Rethymno
2007–0810160 Odysseas Anagennisi, Makedonikos, Pyrsos, Fokikos, Ethnikos Filippiada, Zakynthos, Panargiakos, Agia Paraskevi, Keravnos Keratea, Chersonissos
2008–0910161 Visaltiakos Nigrita, Anagennisi Epanomi, Kozani, Trikala, Doxa Kranoula, Panegialios, Enosi Panaspropyrgiakou Doxas, Rouf, Saronikos, Platanias
2009–1010161 Megas Alexandros Irakleia Serres, Aetos Skydra, Pontioi Katerini, Tyrnavos, Nafpaktiakos Asteras, Paniliakos, Iraklis Psachna, Apollon Smyrni, AEL Kalloni, Chania
2010–1110157 Ethnikos Gazoros, Apollon Kalamarias, Vataniakos, Oikonomos Tsaritsani, Tilikratis, Kalamata, Asteras Magoula, PAOK Glyfada, Proodeftiki, Rouvas
2011–1210141 Ethnikos Sidirokastro, Odysseas Kordelio, Platamon Academy, Anagennisi Karditsa, Kassiopi, Panegialios, Korinthos, Fostiras, Acharnaikos, Episkopi
2012–1310107 Aris Akropotamos, Iraklis Ambelokipi, Kozani, Lamia, A.E.Messolonghi, Panopoulo F.C., A.E. Ermionida, Egaleo, Ionikos, Atsalenios

Performance by club (1982–2013)

ChampionsClubWinning Years
5 Fostiras 1990–91, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2006–07, 2011–12
5 Kozani 1994–95, 1996–97, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2012–13
5 Lamia 1989–90, 1993–94, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2012–13
4 Kerkyra 1983–84, 1991–92, 1995–96, 2000–01
4 Panegialios 1994–95, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12
3A.P.S Patra1985–86, 1990–91, 1992–93
3 Chalkida 1991–92, 1993–94, 2002–03
3 Rodos 1988–89, 1990–91, 2002–03
3 Pandramaikos 1986–87, 1990–91, 2003–04
3 Achaiki 1986–87, 1997–98, 2003–04
3 Fokikos 1991–92, 1994–95, 2007–08
3 Nafpaktiakos Asteras 1995–96, 2005–06, 2009–10
3 Acharnaikos 1992–93, 1999–2000, 2011–12
2 Achilleas Farsala 1984–85, 1987–88
2 P.A.O. Thriamvos 1982–83, 1987–88
2 Aspida Xanthi 1982–83, 1989–90
2Aris Nikaia1986–87, 1989–90
2Posidon Nea Michaniona1983–84, 1990–91
2 Pannafpliakos 1982–83, 1990–91
2 Anagennisi Arta 1982–83, 1990–91
2 Panarkadikos 1983–84, 1991–92
2Pontioi Kozani1982–83, 1991–92
2 Nestos Chrisoupoli 1985–86, 1992–93
2AO Sparti1987–88, 1993–94
2 Ergotelis 1984–85, 1995–96
2Iraklis Ptolemaida1992–93, 1995–96
2 Keratsini 1992–93, 1996–97
2 Apollon Krya Vrysi 1992–93, 1997–98
2 Kilkisiakos 1991–92, 1997–98
2Ampelokipoi Thessaloniki1994–95, 1999–2000
2 Niki Volos 1992–93, 2001–02
2 Agrotikos Asteras 1993–94, 2001–02
2 Apollon Larissa 1990–91, 2003–04
2 Panetolikos 1988–89, 2003–04
2 Haidari 1989–90, 2003–04
2 Irodotos 1991–92, 2003–04
2 Panthrakikos 1984–85, 2004–05
2 Polykastro 1982–83, 2004–05
2 Pierikos 2002–03, 2004–05
2 Messiniakos 1986–87, 2004–05
2 Aiolikos 1991–92, 2004–05
2 Ethnikos Katerini 1998–99, 2005–06
2 Ilioupoli 1984–85, 2005–06
2Anagennisi Giannitsa1988–89, 2006–07
2 Preveza 1996–97, 2006–07
2 Aias Salamina 1983–84, 2006–07
2 Pyrsos 1985–86, 2007–08
2 Zakynthos 2005–06, 2007–08
2 Panargiakos 1985–86, 2007–08
2 Trikala 2004–05, 2008–09
2 Tyrnavos 1993–94, 2008–09
2 Paniliakos 1989–90, 2009–10
2 Chania 1992–93, 2009–10
2 Kalamata 1984–85, 2010–11
2 Odysseas Kordelio 1991–92, 2011–12
2 Anagennisi Karditsa 1991–92, 2011–12
2 Korinthos 2006–07, 2011–12
2 A.E.Messolonghi 1993–94, 2012–13
2 Egaleo 1995–96, 2012–13
2 Atsalenios 2002–03, 2012–13
1106 teams

Seasons in Delta Ethniki

Too many clubs have played in the championship of Delta Ethniki during the years that existed. Below follows a list with the clubs with the most number of seasons in Delta Ethniki. [4]

ClubSeasons
A.O. Karditsa 28
Achaiki 26
Preveza, Asteras Amaliadas, Pamisos Messini 25
Atsalenios 24
Apollon Larissa 22
Tilikratis, Nestos Chrysoupoli 21
Moshato, Aetos Skydra, Pandramaikos 20

Notes

^a That year the champions clubs played play-off games so as to promote to the third division. The scores were: Ilisiakos - Chalkida 2–1, Doxa Drama - Averof Ioannina 5–2, Pierikos - Rodos 0–2, Pontiakos Nea Santa - Thyella Patra 2–4, Veria - Atsalenios 2–1 [5]

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