Gamma Ethniki

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Gamma Ethniki
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Founded
  • (2013–present as Gamma Ethniki)
  • (1965–1982 as C National Amateur Division)
  • (1982–2010 as Gamma Ethniki)
  • (2010–2013 as Football League 2)
CountryGreece
Number of teams106
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Super League 2
Relegation to Hellenic Amateur Divisions
Domestic cup(s) Gamma Ethniki Cup
Top goalscorer Giorgos Kiourkos (154 goals)
Current: 2020–21 Gamma Ethniki

The Gamma Ethniki (Greek : Γ΄ Εθνική Ερασιτεχνική Κατηγορία, C National Amateur Division) is the third highest football league in Greece.

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History

It began in 1965 as an amateur championship, while in 1983 it was changed to professional. Although not literally national (it is divided into North and South groups), Football League 2 is considered as a national division.

On 3 August 2010, it was announced that the division had been renamed Football League 2. [1] From season 2013–14, the football League 2 is merged by fourth division championship (Delta Ethniki) and renamed again Gamma Ethniki. [2] [3] The new third division will be held in six groups, with the clubs divided basis of geographical criteria, while it will return in an amateur form. [4] From season 2014–15 until season 2016–17 the league was held in four groups, with the clubs divided basis of geographical criteria. The champion of each group was promoted to Super League 2.

From the 2017–18 season and onwards, the league will be held in eight groups, with the clubs divided by geographical criteria. The first team of each group will be qualified to a play-off tournament, consisted of two groups. The first two teams of each group will be promoted to the Super League 2. [5]

Current groups

106 clubs in 8 groups are competing in the Gamma Ethniki during the 2020–21 season.

GroupFCAGroupFCAGroupFCAGroupFCAGroupFCA
1st FCA Evros

FCA Thrace

FCA Xanthi

FCA Kavala

FCA Drama

FCA Serres

FCA Macedonia

3rd FCA Kozani

FCA Pieria

FCA Florina

FCA Larissa

FCA Karditsa

5th FCA Aetoloacarnania

FCA Kastoria

FCA Grevena

FCA Corfu

FCA Arta

FCA Preveza-Lefkada

FCA Epirus

FCA Thesprotia

7th FCA Athens

FCA Argolida

FCA Arcadia

FCA Laconia

9th FCA Achaea

FCA Zakynthos

FCA Elis

FCA Messinia

FCA Cephalonia-Ithaca

FCA Aetoloacarnania

2nd FCA Macedonia

FCA Pella

FCA Chalkidiki

FCA Kilkis

FCA Imathia

4th FCA Boeotia

FCA Evrytania

FCA Phocis

FCA Euboea

FCA Thessaly

FCA Phthiotis

FCA Trikala

6th FCA Piraeus

FCA Athens

FCA Cyclades

FCA East Attica

FCA Corinthia

8th FCA Piraeus

FCA Lesbos

FCA Chios

FCA Samos

FCA Dodecanese

FCA West Attica

FCA East Attica

10th FCA Chania

FCA Rethymno

FCA Heraklion

FCA Lasithi

Notes

Winners

Third Division champions

From 1965 to 1982

SeasonWinner
1965–66 Levadiakos, Ergotelis, Ethnikos Alexandroupoli, Megas Alexandros Thessaloniki
1966–67Asteras Zografou, AEK Faliro, Thermaikos, Elpida Drama
1967–68Argonaftis Piraeus, Megas Alexandros Thessaloniki
1968–69 Anagennisi Arta, Anagennisi Karditsa
1969–70 Pandramaikos, Apollon Krya Vrysi, A.O. Karditsa, Panaspropyrgiakos, Acharnaikos,
Ergotelis, Panargiakos, Finikas Polichni, Aris Agios Konstantinos
1970–71Orestis Orestiada, Naoussa, Orchomenos, P.A.O. Rouf, Orfeas Egaleo, Paniliakos
1971–72 Anagennisi Epanomi, P.O. Moudania, Thiva, Ilisiakos, Fivos Kremasti, Pannemeatikos
1972–73 Nestos Chrysoupoli, Niki Polygyros, Achilleas Farsala, Lamia,
Panetolikos, Panarkadikos, Syros, Olympiacos Liosia, Apollon Mytilene
1973–74 Ethnikos Sidirokastro, A.O. Kozani, Makedonikos,
Dimitra Trikala, A.P.S. Patra, Doxa Vyronas, Moschato, Diagoras
1974–75Akrites Sykies, Kampaniakos, Rigas Feraios,
Ethnikos Asteras, Agios Dimitrios, Amfiali, Orfeas Egaleo
1975–76 Kilkisiakos, Apollon Kalamaria, Ethnikos Sidirokastro,
Anagennisi Arta, Niki Volos, Paniliakos, Kallithea, Irodotos
1976–77 Makedonikos, Edessaikos, Thyella Serres,
Elassona, Chalkida, A.E. Messolonghi, Agios Dimitrios, Ionikos
1977–78 Anagennisi Arta, Acharnaikos, Anagennisi Giannitsa, Makedonikos Siatista
1978–79 Eordaikos, Panegialios, Vyzas Megara, Panthrakikos
1979–80 Pierikos, Chalkida, Apollon Kalamaria, Diagoras
1980–81Toxotis Volos, Achaiki, Atromitos Piraeus, Kozani
1981–82 Paniliakos, Thiva, Florina, Alexandroupoli,
Ionikos, Aiolikos, Levadiakos, APE Langadas

From 1982 to 2013

SeasonWinner
South GroupNorth Group
1982–83 Edessaikos
1983–84 Aiolikos Almopos Aridea
1984–85 Panetolikos Kilkisiakos
1985–86 Charavgiakos Skoda Xanthi
1986–87 Chalkida Edessaikos
1987–88 Atromitos Makedonikos
1988–89 Edessaikos
1989–90 Proodeftiki Anagennisi Giannitsa
1990–91 Doxa Vyronas Naoussa
1991–92 Panetolikos Pontioi Veria
1992–93 Kallithea Anagennisi Karditsa
1993–94 Paniliakos Panserraikos
1994–95 Doxa Vyronas Kastoria
1995–96 Panetolikos Niki Volos
1996–97 Ethnikos Asteras Anagennisi Karditsa
1997–98 Ialysos PAS Giannina
1998–99 Egaleo Olympiacos Volos
1999–00 Akratitos
2000–01 Patraikos
2001–02 Kerkyra
2002–03 Poseidon Neon Poron
2003–04 Kastoria
2004–05 Thrasyvoulos Veria
2005–06 Asteras Tripolis Agrotikos Asteras
2006–07 Agios Dimitrios Pierikos
2007–08 Diagoras Kavala
2008–09 Ilioupoli Doxa Drama
2009–10 Kallithea Veria
2010–11 Panachaiki Anagennisi Epanomi
2011–12 Apollon Smyrnis Ethnikos Gazoros
2012–13 Fostiras Apollon Kalamaria

From 2013 to 2019

SeasonWinner
2013–14 Agrotikos Asteras, AEL, Lamia, Enosi Ermionida, Trachones, AEK Athens
2014–15 Panserraikos, Trikala, Panelefsiniakos, Kissamikos
2015–16 Aris, Aiginiakos, Sparta, OFI
2016–17 Apollon Kalamaria, Apollon Larissa, Panachaiki, Ergotelis
2017–18 Apollon Paralimnio, Iraklis , Tilikratis, Volos , Asteras Amaliadas, Ethnikos Piraeus, Aittitos Spata , Irodotos 1
2018–19 Kavala, Veria, Kronos Argyrades, Olympiacos Volos, Ierapetra, Ialysos, Egaleo, Aspropyrgos
  • 1 In bold the champion teams which promoted to the Football League

Fourth Division champions

From 2019 to 2021

SeasonWinner
2019–20 Panserraikos, Almopos Aridea, Pierikos, AEP Karagiannia, Kallithea, Rodos, Asteras Vlachioti, Episkopi [6]
2020–21 Orfeas Xanthi , Poseidon Nea Michaniona, Anagennisi Karditsa , Diagoras Stefanovikeio, PAS Acheron Kanallaki, Panionios, A.E. Kifisia , Thyella Rafina, Zakynthos, Irodotos 1
  • 1 In bold the champion teams which promoted to Suplerleague 2.

Third Division champions

From 2021 to present


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