Super League Greece

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Superleague Greece
Super League Greece logo.svg
Founded16 July 2006;14 years ago (2006-07-16)
1959–2006 (as Alpha Ethniki)
CountryGreece
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 14 [1]
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Super League Greece 2
Domestic cup(s) Greek Cup
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Olympiacos (45th title)
(2019–20)
Most championships Olympiacos (45 titles)
Most appearances Mimis Domazos (536)
Top goalscorer Thomas Mavros (260 goals)
TV partners Nova Sports, ERT, PAOK TV (live matches)
Website slgr.gr
Soccerball current event.svg 2020–21 Super League Greece

The Super League Greece (Greek : Ελληνική Σούπερ Λίγκα) or Super League 1, 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.

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As of September 2019, Super League Greece is ranked 15th in the UEFA ranking of leagues, based on performances in European competitions over the last five years.

Since the foundation of the first official Panhellenic Championship in 1927, [2] only six clubs have won the title.

The current champions are Olympiacos, based in Piraeus.

History

Origins

Between 1905 and 1912, a Panhellenic Championship was organised by the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics (SEGAS). This championship was actually a local tournament among clubs from Athens and Piraeus.

After the Balkan Wars and World War I, two football associations were formed, one organising a football league in Athens and Piraeus, and one doing the same in Thessaloniki. These were the Athens-Piraeus FCA (EPSAP) and the Macedonia FCA (EPSM). In 1923, a Panhellenic Champion was determined by a play-off game between the Athens-Piraeus and the Thessaloniki champions. Peiraikos Syndesmos won 3–1 against Aris. This panhellenic final was not repeated the following year as the EPSAP was split into the Athens FCA (EPSA) and Piraeus FCA (EPSP) following a dispute.

In 1927, a national championship was organised in the form of a round-robin tournament between the champions of the three governing bodies. Panathinaikos, Olympiacos and AEK Athens refused to participate and Aris won the first title, finishing ahead of Ethnikos Piraeus and Atromitos. This national championship was set up again in 1929, and over the next years evolved into a tournament in which multiple teams took part. Still, these teams had to qualify for the national championship through their local football competitions.

Foundation

In 1959 the Alpha Ethniki - the precursor of the current Super League - was set up as a national round-robin tournament. The 1959–60 championship was the first to be held in national form after several months of talks. It started on Sunday 25 October 1959 with the participation of 16 teams. The creation of a championship in the form of a single permanent national category rather than the way they have been held until then with the participation of the teams selected by the local competitions was a requirement of both the State and UEFA. The first wished to establish a fixed number of matches every Sunday in Greece to stimulate interest in PRO-PO while UEFA wished to nominate national champions with strict criteria and through joint events for all states. The Hellenic Football Federation (HFF) was obliged to proceed to the abolition of the competitions of the Football Clubs Associations (EPS) of Greece as qualifying stages for the Pan-Hellenic Championship. The first place was taken by Alpha Ethniki, a single category with clubs from all over the Greek territory and a stable participation, with the exception of those who would be relegated at the end of the season. The initial design provided for a number of teams well above the 10th of the 1958–59 Pan-Hellenic Championship and in particular 18 which, as the expanded category program would cover almost all the available dates of the year, would no longer participate in its local competitions their EPSs. Those would be the qualifier for the upcoming national category and not the participation in the final round of the current championship, so their significance was significantly reduced. On Saturday, October 10, 1959 at the General Assembly of the HFF, ie with the participation of all the members of the Association of Football Associations and in the presence of the General Secretariat of Sports (GGA) and representatives of the Karamanlis government, became the first national category of Greek football. The 1st game was set for 15 days. According to the general Assembly of HFF in 29 August 1959, it was decided that the newly created Alpha Ethniki would consist of 18 teams, with their determination being made in accordance with the positions in the local EPS competitions in the period 1958–59. The HFF, at its decisive General Assembly on Saturday, October 10, decided to reduce the number of teams to 16 so that the racing program will not be extended in the summer. After the end of the first event in the summer of 1960, the teams did not increase despite HFF's initial intention, with the number 16 being considered the ideal for a championship in Greece and only 18 in 1967.

The first championship

The teams that participated in the first championship of the Alpha Ethniki were the following:

On 25 October 1959, the Alpha Ethniki was launched. Panathinaikos won the first Alpha Ethniki's Championship, which became the champion of Greece for the fourth time in his history. He scored at 79 points with AEK Athens and beat 2–1 in the barrage, a match where he needed only a tie result in the neutral Karaiskakis Stadium. In such a case, after the half-hour extension, the competition announcement set the best goal difference. Through barrage and with the same score was also the third place for the demotion, with the winner Panegialios to overtake Pankorinthiakos again in the event of a draw. The scoring system was 3p the win, 2p the draw, 1p the defeat.

The next years

Time has been relentless for some teams that have participated in the first league of the Alpha Ethniki. The historic Ethnikos Piraeus, cup winner of Greece in 1933, participates in the Gamma Ethniki, as well as Proodeftiki while AE Nikaia participates in the local championship of Piraeus. Apollon Kalamaria, Doxa Drama and Iraklis are fighting in the Beta Ethniki, while Pankorinthiakos, a few years after joining Alpha Ethniki, merged with Aris Korinthos and created PAS Korinthos, which reached the Alpha Ethniki at the 90's and is now participating in the Gamma Ethniki. Megas Alexandros Katerini is the ancestor of Pierikos. In 1961, they merged with Olympos Katerini and created Pierikos who plays in the Gamma Ethniki.

On 19 January 1979 a bill was passed in the Hellenic Parliament under which football clubs became Football Incorporated Companies (PAE or ΠΑΕ in Greek). The Association of Football Incorporated Companies (EPAE, ΕΠΑΕ in Greek), under the supervision of the HFF, has since held the responsibility to hold the championship, with Makis Ithakisios being elected its first president. Initially the shares were owned by the sports union to which the football club belonged. Yet soon after, prominent Greek businessmen (shipowners, oil magnates, bankers etc.) began acquiring the newly formed PAEs by buying the majority of their shares, and then increasing their share capital, thus turning Greek football into a fully commercialised and highly profitable business for the decades to come.

For a single racing season, 2000–01, the championship is renamed "Upper Category".

Rename

On 16 July 2006, was founded the copartnership Super League. Members of the copartnership are the PAE's that have the right to participate in the professional football championship of the First Division. The main activity of the copartnership is the organization and conduct of the First Division's Championship according to the regulations and decisions of the Hellenic Football Federation (HFF) and the supreme international football confederations (UEFA, FIFA).

Competition format

At present, 14 clubs compete in the Super League, playing each other in a 26 game home and away series. At the end of the season, the top 6 clubs face each other in a 10 game championship round to decide the Super League champions but also the teams to enter the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

The bottom 8 clubs face each other in play-outs to decide who gets relegated to Super League 2. [3] In their place, the top two teams from Super League 2 are promoted. The number of teams to be relegated may change, depending on a licensing procedure that takes place at the end of the regular season.

The Super League is currently entitled to two entrants into the UEFA Champions League. The Champion currently enters the third qualifying round through the champion path, while the runner-ups enter the second round of the League Path. The three Europa League spots go to the teams that finished 3rd to 5th, with no European berth for the Greek Cup winner.


Clubs

2019–20 season

The following 14 clubs will compete in the Super League 1 during the 2019–20 season.

ClubPosition
in 2018–19
First season in
top division
Seasons
in top
division
Seasons
in
Super League
Top
division
titles
Last top
division title
AEK Athens 1930–31 711212 2017–18
AEL 1973–74 3091 1987–88
Aris 1927–28 71103 1945–46
Asteras Tripolis 2007–08 13130
Atromitos 1927–28 21130
Lamia 2017–18 330
OFI 1955–56 4390
Olympiacos 1929–30 831445 2019–20
Panathinaikos 1929–30 781420 2009–10
Panetolikos 1954–55 1180
Panionios 1959–60 64140
PAOK 1930–31 75143 2018–19
Volos 1st in the Football League 2019–20 110
Xanthi 1989–90 31140

Champions

Names of the championship through the years

SEGAS and FCA championships

SEGAS championship
1905–06 Ethnikos Athens
1906–07 Ethnikos Athens
1907–08 Goudi Athens
1908–09 Piraikos [4]
1909–10 Goudi Athens
1910–11 Podosferikos Omilos Athinon
1911–12 Podosferikos Omilos Athinon
1912–13Not held (First Balkan War)
1913–14Not held (Second Balkan War)
1914–15Not held (WW1)
1915–16Not held (WW1)
1916–17Not finished (WW1)
1917–18Not held (WW1)
1918–19Not held (WW1)
1919–20Not held (WW1)
Greece FCA championship
1922–23 Piraikos
1923–24 3 champions
1924–25 2 champions
1925–26 3 champions
1926–27 3 champions

Greek Championship

Source: epo.gr

Performance by club (1927–)

ClubChampionsWinning yearsRef
Olympiacos 451931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020 [5] [6] [7]
Panathinaikos 201930, 1949, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2010 [5] [8] [9]
AEK 121939, 1940, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2018 [5] [10]
PAOK 31976, 1985, 2019 [5]
Aris 31928, 1932, 1946 [5]
AEL 11988 [5]

Performance by club (1959–)

* Season 1959–60 marked the beginning of the Alpha Ethniki - the precursor of the current Super League - as a national round-robin tournament.

ClubChampionsWinning yearsRef
Olympiacos 301966, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020 [5] [6] [7]
Panathinaikos 171960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2010 [5] [8] [9]
AEK 101963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2018 [5] [10]
PAOK 31976, 1985, 2019 [5]
AEL 11988 [5]

Performance by city (1927–)

The six clubs that have won the championship are from a total of four cities:

CityTitlesClubs
Piraeus 45 Olympiacos (45)
Athens 32 Panathinaikos (20), AEK Athens (12)
Thessaloniki 6 PAOK (3), Aris (3)
Larissa 1 AEL (1)

Performance by region (1927–)

The six clubs that have won the championship are from a total of three regions:

RegionTitlesClubs
Attica 77 Olympiacos (45), Panathinaikos (20), AEK Athens (12)
Central Macedonia 6 PAOK (3), Aris (3)
Thessaly 1 AEL (1)

Statistics

Top three ranking (1959–)

Club1st2nd3rdTotal
Olympiacos 3015954
Panathinaikos 17191450
AEK Athens 10161844
PAOK 37919
Aris 145
OFI 123
AEL 112
Panionios 112
Apollon Smyrni 11
Asteras Tripoli 11
Atromitos 11
Iraklis 11

Seasons in Alpha Ethniki and Super League Greece

The number of seasons that each team (in alphabetical order) has played in the top division from 1959–60 until 2019–20. A total of 70 teams had competed in at least one season at the top division. Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and PAOK are the only teams to have played in the top division in every season since the league's inception in its modern form. The teams in bold participate in the 2020–21 Super League.

SeasonsClubs
61 Olympiacos , Panathinaikos , PAOK
59 AEK Athens , Panionios
55 Aris
53 Iraklis
42 OFI
40 Apollon Smyrnis
36 Ethnikos Piraeus
31 Xanthi
30 AEL
26 Panachaiki
24 Panserraikos, PAS Giannina
23 Egaleo
21 Doxa Drama
20 Apollon Pontus
19 Kavala, Atromitos
18 Levadiakos
17 Veria
16 Ionikos, Pierikos
15 Proodeftiki
13 Asteras Tripolis
10 Kastoria, Panetolikos
9 Athinaikos, Ergotelis, Olympiacos Volos
7 Fostiras, Kalamata, Paniliakos, Trikala
6 Niki Volos, Panegialios, Panthrakikos, Platanias
5 Edessaikos, Korinthos, A.O. Kerkyra
4 Akratitos, Ethnikos Asteras, Kallithea, Rodos, Vyzas Megara
3 Diagoras, Olympiakos Nicosia, Panelefsiniakos, AEL Kalloni, A.O.K. Kerkyra, Lamia
2 Chalkidona
1 AEL Limassol, AE Nikaia, APOEL*, Atromitos Piraeus, Chalkida, EPA Larnaca,
Makedonikos, Megas Alexandros Katerini, Naoussa, Olympiacos Chalkida,
Omonia Nicosia, Pankorinthiakos, Thermaikos, Thrasyvoulos, Volos

Top Division Table (since 1959–60)

This index is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of every team that has played in Alpha Ethniki and Super League championships since 1959–60. The table is correct as of the end of the 2018–19 season. Points are based on 3–1–0 and no deductions are counted.

PosTeamSeasonsPointsPlayedWonDrawnLostG.F.G.A.G.D.1231st AppSince/Last AppBest
1 Olympiacos 6039701908126438725738381421241729159 1959–60 1959–60 1
2 AEK Athens 58373519191180402337350116741827101719 1959–60 2015–16 1
3 Panathinaikos 60364719081075529304342715991628171914 1959–60 1959–60 1
4 PAOK 6032401908930500478294218631079369 1959–60 1959–60 1
5 Aris 54252517206874745592122187522414 1959–60 2018–19 2
6 Panionios 582464184063648771721772312–13521 1959–60 2019–20 2
7 Iraklis 532401168662346959420992011881 1959–60 2015–16 3
8 OFI 411606131848730652516441735–9112 1968–69 2015–16 2
9 Apollon Smyrnis 401491129638234556913701708–3381 1959–60 2018–19 3
10 Ethnikos Piraeus 361394116435632648213051552–247 1959–60 1998–99 4

Per geographic region

All the geographic regions of Greece have been represented by at least one club in the first national division. Central Greece has had the strongest presence with 26 clubs overall, of which 21 come from Attica alone. Central Greece, Macedonia and the Peloponnese together contain almost three quarters of the clubs that participated in the top flight. Between 1967 and 1974, the Cypriot champion also participated in the Greek top competition, and five different Cypriot clubs participated during those years. The Greek islands of Rhodes, Lesbos and Corfu have also been represented. A total of 73 clubs have participated at the first tier so far.

RegionsΤotalTeams
Central Greece 26Attica: Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens, Panionios, Apollon Smyrnis, Ethnikos Piraeus, Egaleo, Ionikos, Atromitos, Proodeftiki, Athinaikos, Fostiras, Akratitos, Ethnikos Asteras, Kallithea, Vyzas Megara, Panelefsiniakos, Chalkidona, AE Nikaia, Atromitos Piraeus, Thrasyvoulos
Euboea: Chalkida, Olympiacos Chalkida
Boeotia: Levadiakos
Aetolia-Acarnania: Panetolikos
Phthiotis: Lamia
Macedonia 15Central Macedonia: PAOK, Aris, Iraklis, Panserraikos, Apollon Pontus, Pierikos, Veria, Edessaikos, Makedonikos, Megas Alexandros Katerini, Naoussa, Thermaikos
East Macedonia: Doxa Drama, Kavala
West Macedonia: Kastoria
Peloponnese 7 Panachaiki, Asteras Tripolis, Kalamata, Paniliakos, Panegialios, Korinthos, Pankorinthiakos
Cyprus5 Olympiakos Nicosia, AEL Limassol, APOEL, EPA Larnaca, Omonia Nicosia
Thessaly 5 AEL, Olympiacos Volos, Trikala, Niki Volos, Volos
Crete 3 OFI, Ergotelis, Platanias
Aegean Islands 3 Rodos, Diagoras, AEL Kalloni
Thrace 2 Xanthi, Panthrakikos
Epirus 1 PAS Giannina
Ionian Islands 1 Kerkyra

Top scorers and appearances

Most appearances
RankNameAppearancesTeams
1 Mimis Domazos 536Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
2 Nikos Nioplias 509OFI, Panathinaikos, Chalkidona
3 Giorgos Koudas 504PAOK
4 Thomas Mavros 501Panionios, AEK Athens
5 Savvas Kofidis 493Iraklis, Olympiacos, Aris
6 Mimis Papaioannou 480AEK Athens
Stathis Chaitas 480Panionios, AEL
8 Giorgos Skartados 478Rodos, PAOK, Iraklis, Olympiacos
9 Georgios Georgiadis 476Doxa Drama, Panathinaikos, PAOK, Olympiacos, Iraklis
10 Dinos Kouis 473Aris
11 Tasos Mitropoulos 458Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos, AEK Athens, Apollon Smyrnis, Iraklis, Veria
12 Takis Nikoloudis 453Iraklis, AEK Athens, Olympiacos, Apollon Pontus
13 Angelos Kremmydas 448Ethnikos Piraeus, Panachaiki
14 Stelios Manolas 447AEK Athens
15 Dimitris Saravakos 443Panionios, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
16 Theodoros Pahatouridis 434Doxa Drama, Olympiacos, Ionikos
17 Giorgos Dedes 429Panionios, AEK Athens
18 Giannis Gounaris 426PAOK, Olympiacos
19 Michalis Kritikopoulos 422Panegialios, Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos, Apollon Smyrnis
20 Daniil Papadopoulos 418Iraklis
Foreign players
1 Krzysztof Warzycha 390Panathinaikos
2 Predrag Đorđević 375Paniliakos, Olympiacos
3 Toni Savevski 357AEK Athens
4 Daniel Batista 316Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos, AEK Athens, Aris
5 Noni Lima 291Panionios
Most goals
RankNameGoalsTeams
1 Thomas Mavros 260AEK Athens, Panionios
2 Krzysztof Warzycha 245Panathinaikos
3 Mimis Papaioannou 234AEK Athens
4 Giorgos Sideris 229Olympiacos
5 Antonis Antoniadis 187Panathinaikos, Olympiacos
6 Alexandros Alexandris 186Veria, AEK Athens, Olympiacos, AEL, Kallithea
7 Dimitris Saravakos 186Panionios, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
8 Giorgos Dedes 181Panionios, AEK Athens
9 Nikos Anastopoulos 179Panionios, Olympiacos, Ionikos
10 Michalis Kritikopoulos 175Panegialios, Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos
11 Nikos Lyberopoulos 167Kalamata, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
12 Demis Nikolaidis 163Apollon Smyrnis, AEK Athens
13 Dinos Kouis 142Aris
14 Kostas Nestoridis 140AEK Athens
15 Mimis Domazos 139Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
16 Georgios Georgiadis 137Doxa Drama, Panathinaikos, PAOK, Olympiacos, Iraklis
17 Stavros Sarafis 136PAOK
Dimitris Salpingidis 136PAOK, Panathinaikos
19 Giorgos Koudas 134PAOK
20 Alekos Alexiadis 132Aris, Panetolikos, Kastoria

Golden Star

Based on an idea of Umberto Agnelli, the honor of Golden Star for Sports Excellence was introduced to recognize sides that have won multiple championships or other honours by the display of gold stars on their team badges and jerseys.

The current officially sanctioned Super League stars are:[ citation needed ]

Greek football clubs in European competitions

European Cup / UEFA Champions League

ClubChampionsFinalistSemifinalistQuarterfinalist
Panathinaikos 1971 1985, 1996 1992, 2002
AEK Athens 1969
Olympiacos 1999

UEFA Cup / Europa League

ClubChampionsFinalistSemifinalistQuarterfinalist
AEK Athens 1977
Panathinaikos 1988, 2003

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

ClubChampionsFinalistSemifinalistQuarterfinalist
AEK Athens 1997, 1998
PAOK 1974
AEL 1985
Olympiacos 1993
Panionios 1999

UEFA ranking

Country rankings

As of 18 July 2019, the Greek Super League ranks 16th in the UEFA coefficient database, with 21.400 points.

RankCompetitionPoints
1 Flag of Spain.svg La Liga 85.640
2 Flag of England.svg Premier League 74.176
3 Flag of Germany.svg Bundesliga 58.355
4 Flag of Italy.svg Serie A 58.010
5 Flag of France.svg Ligue 1 49.582
6 Flag of Russia.svg Russian Premier League 42.216
7 Flag of Portugal.svg Portuguese Liga 39.949
8 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian First Division 31.100
9 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Premier League 29.700
10 Flag of Turkey.svg Süper Lig 29.400
11 Flag of Austria.svg Austrian Bundesliga 27.925
12 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Eredivisie 26.350
13 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech First League 24.800
14 Flag of Denmark.svg Danish Superliga 24.375
15 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cypriot First Division 22.625
16 Flag of Greece.svg Super League Greece21.400
17 Flag of Croatia.svg Prva HNL 20.750
18 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbian SuperLiga 20.500
19 Flag of Switzerland.svg Swiss Super League 20.000
20 Flag of Scotland.svg Scottish Premiership 19.875

Club rankings

As of 30 August 2019
RankClubPoints
35 Olympiacos 37.000
66 PAOK 21.000
84 AEK Athens 16.500
203 Panathinaikos 5.020
203 Atromitos 5.020
203 Asteras Tripolis 5.020
203 Aris 5.020
203 Panionios 5.020
203 PAS Giannina 5.020

Broadcasting rights

Nova Sports (premium channel) have taken the broadcasting rights for the home games of nine teams of the Super League. The teams are AEK Athens, AEL, Aris, Asteras Tripolis, OFI, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Panionios and Volos. On August 9, 2018, a two-year contract with the management of the Super League is signed by ERT. The contract provides for the coverage of 105 matches in the first season (2018–19), with provision for coverage of the 2019–20 season, alongside the restructuring of professional football categories of Greece. The contract covers the broadcasting of the home games of Atromitos, Lamia, Panetolikos and Xanthi. The PAOK's home matches are broadcasting by online pay-per-view channel PAOK TV.

Eurosport has pan-European broadcasting rights for the Super League (except Greece and Portugal).

Sponsorship

From 2007 to 2017, the Super League had title sponsorship rights sold to one company, which were OPAP. From 2017 until today, the Super League has title sponsorship rights sold to the company Souroti.

OPAP' deal with the Super League expired at the end of the 2016–17 season. The Super League announced on 20 July 2017 that the new title sponsorship deal for the Super League was with the Souroti company.

As well as sponsorship for the league itself, the Super League has a number of official partners and suppliers. The official ball supplier for the league is Molten who have had the contract since the 2019–20 season when they took over from Adidas. Also, Panini has held the licence to produce collectables for the Super League since 2008 (except 2018–19 season), including stickers (for their sticker album) and trading cards.

PeriodSponsorName
2007–2017 OPAP Super League OPAP
2017–2019SourotiSuper League Souroti

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The 1960–61 Alpha Ethniki was the 25th season of the highest football league of Greece. The season began on 17 September 1960 and ended on 2 July 1961 with the play-off match. Panathinaikos won their second consecutive and fifth Greek title.

1962–63 Alpha Ethniki

The 1962–63 Alpha Ethniki was the 27th season of the highest football league of Greece. The season began on 23 September 1962 and ended on 30 June 1963 with the play-off match. AEK Athens won their third Greek title and their first in 23 years.

AEK Athens F.C., as one of the most famous association football clubs, as one of the biggest clubs and the most historical club in Greece, has a long, unique and idiosyncratic history, and has experienced both the highs and the lows of the game. It won its first championship in 1939 and has gone on to become one of Greece's most successful football teams.

The Greek Cup 1985–86 was the 44th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Cup for short.

Aris Thessaloniki F.C. Greek association football club

Aris Football Club is a Greek professional football club based in the city of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, part of the multi-sports club A.C. Aris Thessaloniki. Aris is one of Greece's most successful clubs, having won the fourth most Super League titles after Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens, while they are tied with PAOK. Created in 1914 as Aris Thessaloniki Football Club, the club was a founding member of the Macedonian Football Clubs Association, as well as the Hellenic Football Federation. The colours of the club are golden/yellow, a dominant colour in the culture of Macedonia and reminiscent of the Byzantine heritage of Thessaloniki, and black. It is named after Ares, the ancient Olympian "God of War," associated also with courage and masculinity, whose image is portrayed on the club's logo as depicted in the Ludovisi Ares sculpture.

The 2010–11 Super League Greece was the 75th season of the highest football league of Greece and the fifth under the name Super League. The league consisted of 16 teams, the 13 best teams of the 2009–10 season and three teams that had been promoted from the 2009–10 Beta Ethniki.

The 2011–12 season was Olympiacos's' 53rd consecutive season in the Super League Greece.

The 2015–16 season was Olympiacos' 57th consecutive season in the Super League Greece; they managed to become the champions for 6th consecutive year and for 18th time during the last 20 seasons. Olympiacos also participated in the Greek Football Cup, losing at the final against AEK athens. They also took part in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

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