|Organising body||Hellenic Football Federation|
|Number of teams||14 (2020–21)|
|Qualifier for||UEFA Europa Conference League|
|Current champions|| PAOK |
|Most successful club(s)|| Olympiacos |
|Television broadcasters||Cosmote Sport|
|2021–22 Greek Cup|
The Greek Football Cup (Greek : Κύπελλο Ελλάδος Ποδοσφαίρου), commonly known as the Greek Cup is a Greek football competition, run by the Hellenic Football Federation.
The Greek Cup is the second most important domestic men's football event, after the championship of Super League. The organizing authority of the institution is the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO). Since its inception in 1931 it has been held 79 times, in which cup winner emerged 78.
Olympiacos is the most successful club having reached the final 42 times and earning 28 trophies.
The Greek Cup under EPO began in 1931. In its early years, entry was optional. Teams were paired against each other by the football associations, without a draw taking place. Later on, for many years, a proper draw took place and also two-legged matches were added.
The participation of Olympiacos and Panathinaikos in the final 1962 is counted for both as the presence of a finalist, since the match was stopped due to darkness in overtime (0-0). Due to the incidents between the players of the two teams, the incidents in the stands, the excessive delays and the suspicion that all this was intentional for the match to be repeated and for the teams to make bigger profits, the GGA council decided to punish the EPO with a reprimand and banned the replay of the match as a penalty for both teams
Until 1964, if the final score was a draw (including extra time), the two teams played a replay match, while penalties didn't exist. That year, in the semi-final –1 at the time),fans of both teams stormed the pitch, damaged the football field and virtually stopped the game, believing that it was fixed to end in a draw, in order to be replayed for financial reasons. Both teams were ejected from the competition and therefore, in 1964 AEK won the title but the final match was not held. AEK also won in similar fashion in 1966 when Olympiacos did not show up in the final.between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos (1
In 1965, a new rule was applied, to determine that, if the game was undecided even after extra time, the winner would be determined by the toss of a coin. Panathinaikos won this way in the 1969 final against Olympiacos. Afterwards the penalty shootout was applied. Until 1971, teams from all over the country, professional and amateur, had been taking part. Each team first played against clubs from its own association and the winners continued in a nationwide competition. Due to this, strong professional sides met amateur neighbourhood teams, sometimes beating them with high scores; a 23–0 win in an Apollon Athens vs. PAO Neas Melandias match on 23 September 1959 remains a record win for the Greek Cup until today. Since 1971, only teams from professional divisions are allowed to participate, while amateur clubs take part in the Amateur Cup.
In 1991 and 1992 the finals were two-legged matches.
It is widely considered that the most exciting match in the history of the competition was the 2009 finalbetween Olympiacos and AEK (3–3 full time, 4–4 after extra time and 15–14 on penalties).
11 clubs have won the Greek Cup.
• In the periods 1933–38 and 1940–46, the competition was not held (in 1940–41 only the 1st round was carried out).
• In 1961–62, final match between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos was interrupted (no cup winner).
• In 1963–64 and 1965–66, final matches were not held.
• Statistical paradox : 79 editions of the competition, 78 concluded with a cup winner, 77 finals (76 concluded - 1 abandoned).
19 clubs have reached the Greek Cup final.
|Club||Winners||Runners-up||Winning years||Runners-up years|
|Olympiacos||1947 , 1951 , 1952 , 1953 , 1954 , 1957 , 1958 , 1959 , 1960 , 1961 , 1963 , 1965 , 1968 , 1971 , 1973 , 1975 , 1981 , 1990 , 1992 , 1999 , 2005 , 2006 , 2008 , 2009 , 2012 , 2013 , 2015 , 2020||1956 , 1966, 1969 , 1974 , 1976 , 1986 , 1988 , 1993 , 2001 , 2002 , 2004 , 2016 , 2021|
|Panathinaikos||1940 , 1948 , 1955 , 1967 , 1969 , 1977 , 1982 , 1984 , 1986 , 1988 , 1989 , 1991 , 1993 , 1994 , 1995 , 2004 , 2010 , 2014||1949 , 1960 , 1965 , 1968 , 1972 , 1975 , 1997 , 1998 , 1999 , 2007|
|AEK||1932 , 1939 , 1949 , 1950 , 1956 , 1964 , 1966 , 1978 , 1983 , 1996 , 1997 , 2000 , 2002 , 2011 , 2016||1948 , 1953 , 1979 , 1994 , 1995 , 2006 , 2009 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019 , 2020|
|PAOK||1972 , 1974 , 2001 , 2003 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019 , 2021||1939 , 1951 , 1955 , 1970 , 1971 , 1973 , 1977 , 1978 , 1981 , 1983 , 1985 , 1992 , 2014|
|Panionios||1979 , 1998||1952 , 1961 , 1967 , 1989|
|AEL||1985 , 2007||1982 , 1984|
|Aris||1970||1932 , 1933 , 1940 , 1950 , 2003 , 2005 , 2008 , 2010|
|Iraklis||1976||1947 , 1957 , 1980 , 1987|
|Doxa Drama||1954 , 1958 , 1959|
|Atromitos||2011 , 2012|
11 clubs have won the Greek Football Cup, from a total of 6 cities.
|City||Number of Titles||Clubs|
|Athens||Panathinaikos (18), AEK (15), Panionios (2)|
|Piraeus||Olympiacos (28), Ethnikos (1)|
|Thessaloniki||PAOK (8), Aris (1), Iraklis (1)|
PAOK FC, commonly known as PAOK Thessaloniki or simply PAOK, is a Greek professional football club based in Thessaloniki, Macedonia. PAOK are one of the top domestic clubs, the most widely supported in Northern Greece and with the 3rd largest fanbase in the country, according to the latest polls and researches. A research by Marca in August 2018, reported that PAOK are the most popular Greek football team on social media.
AEK Athens Football Club is a Greek professional football club based in Nea Filadelfeia, a suburb of Athens, Greece.
The Super League Greece 1, or Super League 1 Interwetten for sponsorship reasons, is the highest professional association football league in Greece. The league was formed on 16 July 2006 and replaced Alpha Ethniki at the top of the Greek football league system. It consists of 14 teams and runs from August to May, with teams playing 26 games each followed by a 10-game play-off to decide the champions.
The 2005–06 Greek Football Cup was the 64th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Football Cup, competition. This season's edition was the first to be entitled "SINCO Greek Cup" after SINCO Insurance Brokers.
The 1961–62 Greek Football Cup was the 20th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Football Cup.
The 1963–64 Greek Football Cup was the 22nd edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Football Cup.
The 1990–91 Greek Football Cup was the 49th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Football Cup.
The 2000–01 Greek Football Cup was the 59th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Football Cup.
Konstantinos 'Kostas' Fortounis is a Greek professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger for Olympiacos and the Greece national team. He was born in Trikala, Thessaly but comes from the nearby village of Sarakina, close to the town of Kalabaka.
The 2011–12 Greek Football Cup was the 70th edition of the Greek Football Cup. A total of 57 clubs, ten less than in the last edition, were accepted to enter.
Petros Mantalos is a Greek professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for AEK Athens, for which he is captain, and the Greece national team.
The 2014–15 Greek Football Cup was the 73rd edition of the Greek Football Cup. A total of 46 clubs, just as the last edition, were accepted to enter. The competition commenced on 28 August 2014 with the First Round and concluded on 23 May 2015 with the Final, at the Athens Olympic Stadium. The winner of the competition was Olympiacos for 27th time.
The 2015–16 Greek Football Cup was the 74th edition of the Greek Football Cup. A total of 34 clubs were accepted to enter. The competition commenced on 9 September 2015 with the Preliminary Round and was planned to conclude on 23 April 2016 with the Final, at the Athens Olympic Stadium.
The 2018–19 Greek Cup was the 77th season of the Greek Football Cup. A total of 73 clubs were accepted to enter, 16 from the Super League, 16 from the Football League and the 41 previous season local FCA Cup Winners. PAOK won the competition for third consecutive year beating AEK Athens 1–0 in the final held at Athens Olympic Stadium.
The 2019–20 Greek Cup is the 78th season of the Greek Football Cup. A total of 84 clubs are accepted to enter. 14 from the Super League 1, 12 from the Super League 2, 14 from the Football League and 44 previous season local Cup winners. The Second Leg Semi-Final matches and the Final were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece until June.
The 2020–21 Greek Cup is the 79th edition of the Greek Football Cup. It took place with the participation of the 14 clubs from the Super League 1, as there was no competitive action in the lower divisions until early January due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The HFF decided that the Cup would be held with the participation of teams only from the top-flight Super League, which was normally in progress. The winner of the Cup qualified for the 2021–22 Europa Conference League third qualifying round.
The 1972–73 season was PAOK Football Club's 47th in existence and the club's 14th consecutive season in the top flight of Greek football. The team entered the Greek Football Cup in first round, and also faced Rapid Wien in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round.
The 1980–81 season was PAOK Football Club's 55th in existence and the club's 22nd consecutive season in the top flight of Greek football. The team entered the Greek Football Cup in first round.
The 1983–84 season was PAOK Football Club's 57th in existence and the club's 25th consecutive season in the top flight of Greek football. The team entered the Greek Football Cup in first round and also participated in the UEFA Cup.