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Super League Greece
Super League Greece official logo.png
Founded 16 July 2006; 12 years ago (2006-07-16)
1959–2006 (as Alpha Ethniki)
Country  Greece
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Football League
Domestic cup(s) Greek Cup
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions AEK Athens (12th title)
(2017–18)
Most championships Olympiacos (44 titles)
Most appearances Mimis Domazos (536)
Top goalscorer Thomas Mavros (260 goals)
TV partners Nova Sports and ERT (live matches)
Website superleaguegreece.net
2018–19 Super League Greece

The Super League Greece (Greek: Ελληνική Σούπερ Λίγκα) or Super League Souroti for sponsorship reasons, is the highest professional football league in Greece. It was formed on 16 July 2006 and replaced Alpha Ethniki at the top of the Greek football league system. The league consists of 16 teams and runs from August to May, with teams playing 30 games each. As of August 2017, Super League Greece is ranked 14th 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,[1] only six clubs have won the title, with the "big three" of Greater Athens (Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens) dominating and only Aris Thessaloniki, PAOK and AEL managing to break their dominance on a few occasions. The current champions are AEK Athens, who have won a total of 12 titles and won the 2017–18 league title.

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 Thessaloniki. 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 refused to participate. This time, Aris Thessaloniki won, 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 October 25, 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 Georgios 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 Pontus, Doxa Drama and Iraklis Thessaloniki 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.

Since 1979–80, Greek football has entered a professional phase, as with a bill deposited in the Hellenic Parliament on 19 January 1979, the clubs become football anonyme societies (PAE). The Association of Football Anonyme Societies (EPAE), under the supervision of the HFF, now has the responsibility to hold the championship, with Makis Ithakisios being elected its first president. At the same time, entrepreneurs (shipowners, etc.) acquire control over new PAEs by buying the majority of shares by increasing their share capital. For a single racing season, 2000–01, the championship is renamed "Upper Category".

Rename

On July 16, 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).

Corporate structure

At present, 16 clubs compete in the Superleague, playing each other in a home and away series. At the end of the season, the bottom two clubs are relegated to the Football League.[2] In their place, the top two teams from Football League 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 Superleague is currently entitled to two entrants into the UEFA Champions League. The Super League champion directly enters the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. The second through fifth place teams in the Super League enter a play-off for the second Greek entry. The play-off winner enters the UEFA Champions League's second qualifying round, a four-legged tie from which the winner advances to the play offs of the UEFA Champions League. The winner of the Greek Cup qualifies for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

In the play-off for the UEFA Champions League, the teams play each other in a home and away round robin. However, they do not all start with 0 points. Instead, a weighting system applies to the teams' standing at the start of the play-off mini-league. The team finishing fifth in the Super League will start the play off with 0 points. The fifth place team’s end of season tally of points is used to calculate the sum of the points that other teams will have. The point difference of each of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th team from the fifth place team is then divided by five (if the result is a decimal number it is then rounded to a full number, with 5 or more being rounded up) and the resulting number respectively for each team is the number of points with which they will start the mini-league.[3]

For the 2017–18 season there will be no playoffs for the Champions League and the Europa League spots.[4]

Clubs

2018–19 season

The following 16 clubs will compete in the Super League during the 2018–19 season.

Club Position
in 2017–18
First season in
top division
Seasons
in top
division
Seasons
in
Super League
Top
division
titles
Last top
division title
AEK Athens 1st 1930–31 58 11 12 2017–18
AEL 12th 1973–74 29 8 1 1987–88
Apollon Smyrnis 14th 1930–31 40 3 0 n/a
Aris Thessaloniki 2nd in the Football League 1927–28 55 9 3 1945–46
Asteras Tripolis 5th 2007–08 12 12 0 n/a
Atromitos 4th 1927–28 18 12 0 n/a
Lamia 13th 2017–18 2 2 0 n/a
Levadiakos 10th 1987–88 18 11 0 n/a
OFI 1st in the Football League 1955–56 41 8 0 n/a
Olympiacos 3rd 1929–30 60 13 44 2016–17
Panathinaikos 11th 1929–30 60 13 20 2009–10
Panetolikos 8th 1954–55 9 7 0 n/a
Panionios 7th 1959–60 58 13 0 n/a
PAOK 2nd 1930–31 60 13 2 1984–85
PAS Giannina 9th 1974–75 24 9 0 n/a
Xanthi 6th 1989–90 30 13 0 n/a

Champions

Names of the championship thru the years

SEGAS and FCA championships

SEGAS championship
1905–06 Ethnikos Athens
1906–07 Ethnikos Athens
1907–08 Goudi Athens
1908–09 Piraikos[5]
1909–10 Goudi Athens
1910–11 Podosferikos Omilos Athinon
1911–12 Podosferikos Omilos Athinon
1912–13 Not held (First Balkan War)
1913–14 Not held (Second Balkan War)
1914–15 Not held (WW1)
1915–16 Not held (WW1)
1916–17 Not finished (WW1)
1917–18 Not held (WW1)
1918–19 Not held (WW1)
1919–20 Not 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

Season Champion[1]
1927–28 Aris Thessaloniki (1)
1928–29 Not held
1929–30 Panathinaikos (1)
1930–31 Olympiacos (1)
1931–32 Aris Thessaloniki (2)
1932–33 Olympiacos (2)
1933–34 Olympiacos (3)
1934–35 Not finished
1935–36 Olympiacos (4)
1936–37 Olympiacos (5)
1937–38 Olympiacos (6)
1938–39 AEK Athens (1)
1939–40 AEK Athens (2)
1940–41 Not finished (WW2)
1941–42 Not held (WW2)
1942–43 Not finished (WW2)
1943–44 Not held (WW2)
1944–45 Not held (WW2)
1945–46 Aris Thessaloniki (3)
1946–47 Olympiacos (7)
1947–48 Olympiacos (8)
1948–49 Panathinaikos (2)
1949–50 Not Held
1950–51 Olympiacos (9)
1951–52 Not Held
1952–53 Panathinaikos (3)
1953–54 Olympiacos (10)
1954–55 Olympiacos (11)
1955–56 Olympiacos (12)
1956–57 Olympiacos (13)
1957–58 Olympiacos (14)
1958–59 Olympiacos (15)
Season Champion[1]
1959–60 Panathinaikos (4)
1960–61 Panathinaikos (5)
1961–62 Panathinaikos (6)
1962–63 AEK Athens (3)
1963–64 Panathinaikos (7)
1964–65 Panathinaikos (8)
1965–66 Olympiacos (16)
1966–67 Olympiacos (17)
1967–68 AEK Athens (4)
1968–69 Panathinaikos (9)
1969–70 Panathinaikos (10)
1970–71 AEK Athens (5)
1971–72 Panathinaikos (11)
1972–73 Olympiacos (18)
1973–74 Olympiacos (19)
1974–75 Olympiacos (20)
1975–76 PAOK (1)
1976–77 Panathinaikos (12)
1977–78 AEK Athens (6)
1978–79 AEK Athens (7)
1979–80 Olympiacos (21)
1980–81 Olympiacos (22)
1981–82 Olympiacos (23)
1982–83 Olympiacos (24)
1983–84 Panathinaikos (13)
1984–85 PAOK (2)
1985–86 Panathinaikos (14)
1986–87 Olympiacos (25)
1987–88 AEL (1)
1988–89 AEK Athens (8)
1989–90 Panathinaikos (15)
1990–91 Panathinaikos (16)
Season Champion[1]
1991–92 AEK Athens (9)
1992–93 AEK Athens (10)
1993–94 AEK Athens (11)
1994–95 Panathinaikos (17)
1995–96 Panathinaikos (18)
1996–97 Olympiacos (26)
1997–98 Olympiacos (27)
1998–99 Olympiacos (28)
1999–00 Olympiacos (29)
2000–01 Olympiacos (30)
2001–02 Olympiacos (31)
2002–03 Olympiacos (32)
2003–04 Panathinaikos (19)
2004–05 Olympiacos (33)
2005–06 Olympiacos (34)
2006–07 Olympiacos (35)
2007–08 Olympiacos (36)
2008–09 Olympiacos (37)
2009–10 Panathinaikos (20)
2010–11 Olympiacos (38)
2011–12 Olympiacos (39)
2012–13 Olympiacos (40)
2013–14 Olympiacos (41)
2014–15 Olympiacos (42)
2015–16 Olympiacos (43)
2016–17 Olympiacos (44)
2017–18 AEK Athens (12)

Performance by club (1927–)

Club Champions Winning years Ref
Olympiacos 44 1931, 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 [6][7][8]
Panathinaikos 20 1930, 1949, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2010 [6][9][10]
AEK Athens 12 1939, 1940, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2018 [6][11]
Aris Thessaloniki 3 1928, 1932, 1946 [6]
PAOK 2 1976, 1985 [6]
AEL 1 1988 [6]

Performance by club (1959–)

* Season 1959–1960 marked the beginning of the Alpha Ethniki - the precursor of the current Superleague - as a national round-robin tournament.

Club Champions Winning years Ref
Olympiacos 29 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 [6][7][8]
Panathinaikos 17 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2010 [6][9][10]
AEK Athens 10 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2018 [6][11]
PAOK 2 1976, 1985 [6]
AEL 1 1988 [6]

Performance by city (1927–)

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

City Titles Clubs
Piraeus 44 Olympiacos (44)
Athens 32 Panathinaikos (20), AEK Athens (12)
Thessaloniki 5 Aris Thessaloniki (3), PAOK (2)
Larissa 1 AEL (1)

Performance by region (1927–)

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

Region Titles Clubs
Attica 76 Olympiacos (44), Panathinaikos (20), AEK Athens (12)
Central Macedonia 5 Aris Thessaloniki (3), PAOK (2)
Thessaly 1 AEL (1)

Statistics

Top three ranking (1959–)

Club 1st 2nd 3rd Top 3 overall
Olympiacos 28 16 8 51
Panathinaikos 17 17 15 49
AEK Athens 10 16 16 42
PAOK 2 6 10 18
Aris Thessaloniki 1 4 5
OFI 1 2 3
AEL 1 1 2
Panionios 1 1 2
Apollon Smyrnis 1 1
Asteras Tripolis 1 1
Atromitos 1 1
Iraklis Thessaloniki 1 1

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 2018–19. A total of 68 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 2018–19 Super League.

Seasons Clubs
60 Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, PAOK
58 AEK Athens, Panionios
54 Aris Thessaloniki
53 Iraklis Thessaloniki
41 OFI
40 Apollon Smyrnis
36 Ethnikos Piraeus
30 Xanthi
29 AEL
26 Panachaiki
24 Panserraikos, PAS Giannina
23 Egaleo
21 Doxa Drama
20 Apollon Pontus
19 Kavala
18 Atromitos, Levadiakos
17 Veria
16 Ionikos, Pierikos
15 Proodeftiki
12 Asteras Tripolis
10 Kastoria
9 Athinaikos, Ergotelis, Olympiacos Volos, Panetolikos
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
2 Chalkidona, Lamia
1 AEL Limassol, AE Nikaia, APOEL*, Atromitos Piraeus, Chalkida, EPA Larnaca,
Makedonikos, Megas Alexandros Katerini, Naoussa, Olympiacos Chalkida,
Omonia Nicosia, Pankorinthiakos, Thermaikos, Thrasyvoulos

Top Division Table (since 1959–60)

This index[12] 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 2011–12 season. Points are based on 3–1–0 and no deductions are counted.

Pos Team Seasons Points Played Won Drawn Lost G.F. G.A. G.D. 1 2 3 1st App Since/Last App Best
1 Olympiacos 55 3814 1754 1149 367 238 3482 1325 2159 26 15 8 1959–60 1959–60 1
2 Panathinaikos 55 3693 1754 1102 387 265 3403 1363 2040 17 14 14 1959–60 1959–60 1
3 AEK Athens 53 3418 1720 1006 400 317 3193 1520 1673 9 16 13 1959–60 2015–16 1
4 PAOK 55 2987 1754 841 464 450 2663 1727 936 2 4 9 1959–60 1959–60 1
5 Aris Thessaloniki 49 2486 1690 672 470 549 2076 1852 224 1 4 1959–60 2013–14 2
6 Iraklis Thessaloniki 50 2274 1626 609 447 570 2047 1940 107 1 1959–60 2015–16 3
7 Panionios 53 2178 1686 577 447 663 2007 2155 –148 2 1 1959–60 1997–98 2
8 OFI 39 1675 1254 473 293 488 1588 1648 –60 1 2 1968–69 2015–16 2
9 Apollon Smyrnis 38 1452 1236 374 330 532 1337 1617 –280 1 1959–60 2014–15 3
10 Ethnikos Piraeus 36 1394 1164 356 326 482 1305 1552 –247 1959–60 1998–99 4
11 AEL 26 1103 836 294 221 321 948 1038 –90 1 1 1973–74 2016–17 1
12 Xanthi 26 938 764 262 186 316 945 1029 –84 1989–90 1989–90 4
13 Panachaiki 26 917 852 230 227 395 849 1255 –406 1969–70 2002–03 4
14 Panserraikos 24 813 784 202 207 375 684 1075 –391 1965–66 2010–11 8
15 Doxa Drama 21 737 670 187 176 307 706 984 –287 1959–60 2011–12 6
16 PAS Giannina 19 724 610 189 157 260 641 808 –167 1974–75 2011–12 5
17 Kavala 19 715 638 190 145 303 605 894 –289 1969–70 2010–11 6
18 Veria 16 635 509 139 139 242 464 721 –257 1966–67 2012–13 9
19 Apollon Pontus 20 621 616 143 192 281 550 875 –325 1959–60 2007–08 9
20 Ionikos 16 570 512 151 139 222 551 722 –171 1989–90 2006–07 5
21 Proodeftiki 15 505 474 121 142 211 493 679 –186 1959–60 2003–04 4
22 Atromitos 11 385 346 94 103 149 310 468 –158 1 1972–73 2009–10 3
23 Levadiakos 11 368 346 97 77 172 345 524 –179 1974–75 2011–12 7
24 Kastoria 10 350 336 89 83 164 316 517 –201 1974–75 1996–97 8
25 Athinaikos 9 343 302 90 73 139 300 422 –122 1990–91 2000–01 6
26 Olympiacos Volos 9 318 298 83 69 146 270 446 –176 1967–68 2010–11 5
27 Asteras Tripolis 10 303 214 81 60 73 228 214 14 1 2007–08 2007–08 3
28 Paniliakos 7 249 230 66 51 113 261 358 –97 1995–96 2003–04 7
29 Fostiras 7 243 226 61 60 105 225 348 –123 1960–61 1973–74 9
30 Kalamata 7 239 234 58 65 111 235 374 –139 1972–73 2000–01 9
31 Trikala 7 211 226 53 52 121 238 398 –160 1964–65 1999–2000 11
32 Ergotelis 6 200 180 52 44 84 177 241 –64 2004–05 2014–15 8
33 Edessaikos 5 188 170 52 32 86 212 290 –78 1992–93 1996–97 9
34 Panegialios 6 186 180 48 42 90 157 278 –121 1959–60 1965–66 13
35 Korinthos 5 174 170 46 36 88 155 264 –109 1979–80 1992–93 10
36 Panetolikos 5 167 162 44 47 71 138 188 –50 1975–76 2013–14 7
37 Vyzas Megara 4 155 132 42 29 61 152 213 –61 1966–67 1969–70 7
38 Niki Volos 5 141 150 34 39 77 136 249 –113 1961–62 2014–15 11
39 Rodos 4 136 136 36 28 72 138 228 –90 1978–79 1982–83 11
40 Ethnikos Asteras 4 132 124 36 24 64 126 204 –78 1998–99 2001–02 10
41 Kerkyra 4 117 120 28 43 59 116 159 –43 2004–05 2016–17 12
42 Kallithea 4 110 120 24 38 58 133 181 –48 2002–03 2005–06 9
43 Panelefsiniakos 3 94 98 20 34 44 92 156 –64 1961–62 1998–99 15
44 Akratitos 4 90 116 22 24 70 112 219 –107 2001–02 2005–06 11
45 Panthrakikos 4 122 124 33 23 68 113 184 –71 2008–09 2015–16 10
46 Diagoras 3 65 90 20 25 45 114 153 –39 1986–87 1988–89 12
47 Lamia 1 2017–18 2017–18

Note: Ionikos had 5 points deduction in the 2006–07 season.

League or status at 2018–19 in Greek football:

2018–19 Super League
2018–19 Football League
2018–19 Gamma Ethniki
2018–19 Local Championships
Club dissolved

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.

Regions Τotal Teams
Central Greece 26 Attica: 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 15 Central Macedonia: PAOK, Aris Thessaloniki, Iraklis Thessaloniki, 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
Cyprus 5 Olympiakos Nicosia, AEL Limassol, APOEL, EPA Larnaca, Omonia Nicosia
Thessaly 4 AEL, Olympiacos Volos, Trikala, Niki 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 Most goals
Rank Name Appearances Teams
1 Mimis Domazos 536 Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
2 Nikos Nioplias 509 OFI, Panathinaikos, Chalkidona
3 Giorgos Koudas 504 PAOK
4 Thomas Mavros 501 Panionios, AEK Athens
5 Savvas Kofidis 493 Iraklis Thessaloniki, Olympiacos, Aris Thessaloniki
6 Mimis Papaioannou 480 AEK Athens
Stathis Chaitas 480 Panionios, AEL
8 Giorgos Skartados 478 Rodos, PAOK, Iraklis Thessaloniki, Olympiacos
9 Georgios Georgiadis 476 Doxa Drama, Panathinaikos, PAOK, Olympiacos, Iraklis Thessaloniki
10 Dinos Kouis 473 Aris Thessaloniki
11 Tasos Mitropoulos 458 Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos, AEK Athens, Apollon Smyrnis, Iraklis Thessaloniki, Veria
12 Takis Nikoloudis 453 Iraklis Thessaloniki, AEK Athens, Olympiacos, Apollon Pontus
13 Angelos Kremmydas 448 Ethnikos Piraeus, Panachaiki
14 Stelios Manolas 447 AEK Athens
15 Dimitris Saravakos 443 Panionios, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
16 Theodoros Pahatouridis 434 Doxa Drama, Olympiacos, Ionikos
17 Giorgos Dedes 429 Panionios, AEK Athens
18 Giannis Gounaris 426 PAOK, Olympiacos
19 Michalis Kritikopoulos 422 Panegialios, Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos, Apollon Smyrnis
20 Daniil Papadopoulos 418 Iraklis Thessaloniki
Foreign players
1 Krzysztof Warzycha 390 Panathinaikos
2 Predrag Đorđević 375 Paniliakos, Olympiacos
3 Toni Savevski 357 AEK Athens
4 Daniel Batista 316 Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos, AEK Athens, Aris Thessaloniki
5 Noni Lima 291 Panionios
Rank Name Goals Teams
1 Thomas Mavros 260 AEK Athens, Panionios
2 Krzysztof Warzycha 245 Panathinaikos
3 Mimis Papaioannou 234 AEK Athens
4 Giorgos Sideris 229 Olympiacos
5 Antonis Antoniadis 187 Panathinaikos, Olympiacos
6 Alexandros Alexandris 186 Veria, AEK Athens, Olympiacos, AEL, Kallithea
7 Dimitris Saravakos 186 Panionios, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
8 Giorgos Dedes 181 Panionios, AEK Athens
9 Nikos Anastopoulos 179 Panionios, Olympiacos, Ionikos
10 Michalis Kritikopoulos 175 Panegialios, Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos
11 Nikos Lyberopoulos 167 Kalamata, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
12 Demis Nikolaidis 163 Apollon Smyrnis, AEK Athens
13 Dinos Kouis 142 Aris Thessaloniki
14 Kostas Nestoridis 140 AEK Athens
15 Mimis Domazos 139 Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
16 Georgios Georgiadis 137 Doxa Drama, Panathinaikos, PAOK, Olympiacos, Iraklis Thessaloniki
17 Stavros Sarafis 136 PAOK
Dimitris Salpingidis 136 PAOK, Panathinaikos
19 Giorgos Koudas 134 PAOK
20 Alekos Alexiadis 132 Aris Thessaloniki, Panetolikos, Kastoria

The 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 SuperLeague stars are:[citation needed]

Greek football clubs in European competitions

European Cup / UEFA Champions League

Club Champions Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Last 16
Verde con trifoglio Verde su cerchio Bianco.png Panathinaikos - 1971 1985, 1996 1992, 2002 1978, 2001, 2009
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos - - - 1999 1975, 1984, 2008, 2010, 2014
600px Giallo con aquila bicefala nera2 svg.png AEK Athens - - - 1969 1979, 1990, 1993, 1995
600px Bianco con aquila bicefala nera.png PAOK - - - - 1977

UEFA Cup / Europa League

Club Champions Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
600px Giallo con aquila bicefala nera2 svg.png AEK Athens - - 1977 -
Verde con trifoglio Verde su cerchio Bianco.png Panathinaikos - - - 1988, 2003

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Club Champions Finalist Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
600px Giallo con aquila bicefala nera2 svg.png AEK Athens - - - 1997, 1998
600px Bianco con aquila bicefala nera.png PAOK - - - 1974
600px Marrone con cavallo Bianco.png AEL - - - 1985
600px Quadrado Branco com uma figura olimpica grega.PNG Olympiacos - - - 1993
Rosso e Blu (Diagonale).png Panionios - - - 1999

UEFA ranking

Country rankings

As of 13 December 2018, the Greek Super League ranks 13th in the UEFA coefficient database, with 27.400 points.

Rank Competition Points
1 Spain La Liga 97.569
2 England Premier League 75.605
3 Italy Serie A 72.154
4 Germany Bundesliga 69.784
5 France Ligue 1 57.165
6 Russia Russian Premier League 49.716
7 Portugal Portuguese Liga 45.832
8 Belgium Belgian First Division 39.300
9 Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League 38.100
10 Turkey Süper Lig 34.000
11 Netherlands Eredivisie 30.633
12 Austria Austrian Bundesliga 30.450
13 Greece Super League Greece 27.400
14 Denmark Danish Superliga 27.025
15 Switzerland Swiss Super League 26.900
16 Czech Republic Czech First League 26.875
17 Croatia Prva HNL 26.375
18 Cyprus Cypriot First Division 24.925
19 Serbia Serbian SuperLiga 22.250
20 Scotland Scottish Premiership 22.125

Club rankings

As of 13 December 2018
Rank Club Points
35 Olympiacos 43.000
64 PAOK 23.500
95 AEK Athens 14.000
123 Asteras Tripolis 9.500
158 Panathinaikos 7.000
188 Atromitos 5.480
189 Panionios 5.480
190 PAS Giannina 5.480

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, Asteras Tripolis, Levadiakos, OFI, Olympiacos, Panionios, PAOK and PAS Giannina. 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 Apollon Smyrnis, Aris Thessaloniki, Atromitos, Lamia, Panathinaikos, Panetolikos and Xanthi.

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

Sponsorship

Period Sponsor Name
2007–2017 OPAP Super League OPAP
2017– Souroti Super League Souroti

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 Adidas who have had the contract since the 2011–12 season when they took over from Nike. Also, Panini has held the licence to produce collectables for the Super League since 2008, including stickers (for their sticker album) and trading cards.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "List of Greek champions" (in Greek). Hellenic Football Federation. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Football League". Epae.org. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 31 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Αποφάσεις Γ.Σ. και Δ.Σ. 18/8/2017"". superleaguegreece.net. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  5. ^ Astrachan, Αναρτήθηκε από. "Greeksporhistory: Η ιστορια του Ελληνικου ποδοσφαιρου".
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kárpáti, Tamás; Schöggl, Hans. "List of Greece championships". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Olympiacos F.C. history". olympiacos.org. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Olympiacos profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Panathinaikos F.C. trophies". pao.gr. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Panathinaikos FC profile". uefa.com. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  11. ^ a b "AEK honours". aekfc.gr. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  12. ^ "Greece - All-Time Tables". Rsssf.com. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2015-10-14.

External links

  • Official website (in English) (in Greek)
  • Super League at Curlie (based on DMOZ)
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