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Superleague Greece
SuperLeagueGreece logo.png
CountryGreece
ConfederationUEFA
Founded1927
Number of teams18
Levels on pyramid1
Relegation toFootball League
Domestic cup(s)Greek Cup
Greek Super Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current championsOlympiacos
(2013–14)
Most championshipsOlympiacos (41 titles)
TV partnersNova Sports
OTE Sport
Websitesuperleaguegreece.net
2013–14 Superleague Greece
 
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Superleague Greece
SuperLeagueGreece logo.png
CountryGreece
ConfederationUEFA
Founded1927
Number of teams18
Levels on pyramid1
Relegation toFootball League
Domestic cup(s)Greek Cup
Greek Super Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current championsOlympiacos
(2013–14)
Most championshipsOlympiacos (41 titles)
TV partnersNova Sports
OTE Sport
Websitesuperleaguegreece.net
2013–14 Superleague Greece

The Superleague Greece (Greek: Σούπερ Λίγκα Ελλάδα) 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 18 teams and runs from August to May, with teams playing 34 games each. As of May 2013, Superleague Greece is ranked 12th 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 season 1927–28,[1] only six clubs have won the title, with the "big three" of Greater Athens (Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens) dominating and only PAOK, Aris and Larissa managing to break their dominance on a few occasions. The current champions are Olympiacos, who have won in total 41 titles.

History[edit]

In the beginning (1906–1916), there was the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics (SEGAS) Panhellenic Championship, which was actually a local tournament among clubs from Athens and Piraeus. After the Balkan Wars and World War I Greece became larger and the first football clubs associations were founded, namely the Athens-Piraeus FCA (EPSAP) in 1919 - renamed Greece FCA (EPSE) in 1921 - and the Macedonia FCA in 1923. For the first time in 1923, the Panhellenic Champion was determined by a play-off game between the Athens-Piraeus and the Thessaloniki champions. However, this was not repeated the following year as the Greece FCA was split into Athens FCA and Piraeus FCA after a dispute.

Structure[edit]

At present, eighteen clubs compete in the Superleague, playing each other in a home and away series. At the end of the season, the bottom three clubs are relegated to Football League.[2] In their place, the top three 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 Superleague champion directly enters the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The second through fifth place teams in the Superleague enter a play-off for the second Greek entry. The play-off winner enters the UEFA Champions League's third qualifying round, a two-legged tie from which the winner advances to the play offs of the UEFA Champions League. The winner of the Greek Cup automatically qualifies for the UEFA Europa League, as well as the runners-up of the Superleague play-off.

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 Superleague 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]

Superleague Greece 2013-14 members[edit]

ClubPosition in 2012-13StadiumCapacityRef
Apollon SmyrniFootball League championsGeorgios Kamaras Stadium14,856[4]
Aris13thKleanthis Vikelidis Stadium22,800[5]
Asteras Tripoli3rd (4th after regular season)Asteras Tripolis Stadium7,717[6]
Atromitos4th (3rd after regular season)Peristeri Stadium10,200[7]
Ergotelis2nd in Football LeaguePankritio Stadium26,240
Kalloni3rd in Football LeagueMytilene Municipal Stadium2,850
Levadiakos11thLevadia Municipal Stadium6,500[8]
OFI14thTheodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium9,088[9]
OlympiacosChampionsKaraiskakis Stadium32,115[10]
Panathinaikos6thApostolos Nikolaidis (Leoforos)16,988
Panetolikos4th in Football LeaguePanetolikos Stadium7,500
Panionios8thNea Smyrni Stadium11,700[11]
Panthrakikos10thKomotini Municipal Stadium6,198[12]
PAOK2nd (2nd after regular season)Toumba Stadium28,803[5]
PAS Giannina5thZosimades Stadium7,652[13]
Platanias9thPerivolia Municipal Stadium4,000[14]
Skoda Xanthi7thSkoda Xanthi Arena7,361[15]
Veria12thVeria Stadium7,000[16]

Notes[edit]

  1.  ^ The final positions for teams ranked 2–5 in regular season are being determined by the playoffs.[17]
  2.  ^ Platanias' home 1,000-seater Maleme Stadium does not meet Superleague regulations. Pankritio Stadium may be used as backup if construction on Perivolia Stadium is delayed.[18]

Champions[edit]

List of Greek football champions

SEGAS and FCA championships[edit]

SEGAS Championship
SeasonChampion [19]
1905-06Ethnikos Athens
1906-07Ethnikos Athens
1907-08Goudi Athens
1908-09POA (Panathinaikos)
1909-10Goudi Athens
1910-11POA (Panathinaikos)
1911-12PPO (Panathinaikos)
1912-13Goudi Athens
1913-14Goudi Athens
1914-15PPO (Panathinaikos)
1915-16Goudi Athens
1916-17not finished
1917-18not held
1918-19not held
1919-20not held
Greece FCA Championship
SeasonChampion [19]
1920-21PPO (Panathinaikos)
1921-22PPO (Panathinaikos)
1922-23Piraikos
1923-24not held
1924-25not held
1925-26not held
1926-27not held

HFF Championship[edit]

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

Performance by club (1928–)[edit]

ClubChampionsWinning yearsRef
Olympiacos
41
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[20][21][22]
Panathinaikos
20
1930, 1949, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2010[20][23][24]
AEK
11
1939, 1940, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994
[20][25]
Aris
3
1928, 1932, 1946
[20]
PAOK
2
1976, 1985
[20]
Larissa
1
1988
[20]

Titles by city (1928–)[edit]

The 6 clubs that have won the championship are from a total of 4 cities

CityNumber of TitlesClubs
Piraeus
41
Olympiacos (41)
Athens
31
Panathinaikos (20), AEK Athens (11)
Thessaloniki
5
Aris (3), PAOK (2)
Larissa
1
Larissa (1)

Statistics[edit]

Top three ranking (1928-)[edit]

Club1st2nd3rdTop 3 overall
Olympiacos4118867
Panathinaikos20231558
AEK11181847
Aris38314
PAOK26917
Larissa112
Iraklis325
Apollon Athens257
Panionios235
Ethnikos22
OFI123
Atromitos22

Seasons in Alpha Ethniki and Superleague Greece[edit]

The number of seasons that each team (in alphabetical order) has played in the top division from 1959–60 until 2013–14. A total of 65 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 will participate in Superleague for the 2014–15 season.

SeasonsClubs
55Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, PAOK
54AEK
53Panionios, Aris
51Iraklis
40OFI
38Apollon Athens
36Ethnikos Piraeus
27Skoda Xanthi
26Larissa, Panachaiki
23Egaleo, Panserraikos
21Doxa Drama
20Apollon Kalamaria, PAS Giannina
19Kavala
16Ionikos, Pierikos
15Proodeftiki, Veria
14Atromitos Athens, Levadiakos
10Kastoria
9Athinaikos, Olympiakos Volos
8Ergotelis, Asteras Tripolis
7Fostiras, Kalamata, Paniliakos, Trikala
6Panegialios, Kerkyra, Niki Volos
5Edessaikos, Korinthos, Panetolikos, Panthrakikos
4Akratitos, Ethnikos Asteras, Kallithea, Rodos, Vyzas
3Diagoras, Olympiakos Nicosia, Panelefsiniakos, Platanias
2Chalkidona, Kalloni
1AEL Limassol, A.E. Nikaia, APOEL*, Atromitos Piraeus, Chalkida, EPA Larnaca,
Makedonikos, Megas Alexandros Katerinis, Naoussa, Olympiakos Chalkida,
Omonia Nicosia, Pankorinthiakos, Thermaikos, Thrasyvoulos

Top division table (since 1959-60)[edit]

This index[26] is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of every team that has played in Alpha Ethniki and Superleague championships since 1959. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2011–12 season (Top 30 as of the end of 2011–12). Points are based on 3–1–0 and no deductions are counted. Displayed teams with at least 15 appearances. More will be included.


PosTeamSeasonsPointsPlayedWonDrawnLostG.F.G.A.G.D.1231st AppSince/Last AppBest
1Olympiacos55381417541149367238348213252159261581959–601959–601
2Panathinaikos553693175411023772653403136320401714141959–601959–601
3AEK54324917201006400224319315201673916131959–601959–601
4PAOK5529871754841464450266317379262491959–601959–601
5Aris532486169067247054920761852224141959–602006–072
6Iraklis51227416266094475702047194010711959–602010–113
7Panionios532178168657744766320072155–148111959–601997–982
8OFI391675125447329348815881648–60121968–692011–122
9Apollon Athens381452123637433053213371617–28011959–601999–20003
10Ethnikos Piraeus361394116435632648213051552–2471959–601998–994
11Larissa2611038362942213219481038–90111973–742010–111
12Skoda Xanthi2710227942761949451029–841989–901989–904
13Panachaiki269178522302273958491255–4061969–702002–034
14Panserraikos248137842022073756841075–3911965–662010–118
15Doxa Drama21737670187176307706984–2871959–602011–126
16Kavala19715638190145303605894–2891969–702010–116
17PAS Giannina19724610189157260641808–1671974–752011–125
18Apollon Kalamaria20621616143192281550875–3251959–602007–089
19Ionikos F.C.16570512151139222551722-171---1989-902006–075
20Veria14565456122120214400634–2341966–672012–139
21Proodeftiki15505474121142211493679–1861959–602003–044
22Atromitos Athens1138534694103149310468–1581972–732009–104
23Levadiakos113683469777172345524–1791974–752011–127
24Kastoria103503368983164316517–2011974–751996–978
25Athinaikos93433029073139300422–1221990–912000–016
26Olympiakos Volos93182988369146270446–1761967–682010–115
27Paniliakos72492306651113261358–971995–962003–047
28Fostiras72432266160105225348–1231960–611973–749
29Kalamata72392345865111235374–1391972–732000–019
30Trikala72112265352121238398–1601964–651999–200011
31Ergotelis6200180524484177241–642004–052006–078
32Asteras Tripoli5189150484557141154–132007–082007–086
33Edessaikos5188170523286212290–781992–931996–979
34Panegialios6186180484290157278–1211959–601965–6613
35PAS Korinthos5174170463688155264–1091979–801992–9310
36Vyzas4155132422961152213–611966–671969–707
37Niki Volos5141150343977136249–1131961–621965–6611
38Rodos4136136362872138228–901978–791982–8311
39Ethnikos Asteras4132124362464126204–781998–992001–0210
40Kerkyra4117120284359116159–432004–052010–1112
41Kallithea4110120243858133181–482002–032005–069
42Panelefsiniakos3949820344492156–641961–621998–9915
43Akratitos490116222470112219–1072001–022005–0611
44Panetolikos3869419284765127–621975–762011–1215
45Panthrakikos4122124332368113184–712008–092012–1310
46Diagoras Rhodes36590202545114153–391986-871988–8912

Note: Ionikos had 5 points deduction in 2006-2007 season.

League or status at 2012–13 in Greek football:

2012–13 Super League
2012–13 Football League
2012–13 Football League 2
2012–13 Delta Ethniki
2012–13 Local Championships
Club disappeared

Per geographic region[edit]

All the geographic regions of Greece have been represented by at least one club in the first national division. Attica has had the strongest presence with 21 clubs overall, followed by Macedonia and the Peloponnese. The regions of Epirus and the Ionian islands have been represented by only one club each. A total of 66 clubs have participated at the first tier so far.

RegionsΤotalTeams
Attica
21
AEK Athens, Olympiacos Piraeus, Panathinaikos, Panionios, Apollon Athens, Ethnikos Piraeus, Egaleo, Ionikos, Proodeftiki, Athinaikos, Atromitos, Fostiras, Vyzas, Akratitos, Ethnikos Asteras, Kallithea, Atromitos Piraeus, Chalkidon Near East, Thrasyvoulos, A.E. Nikaia, Atromitos Piraeus
Macedonia
15
PAOK, Iraklis, Aris, Panserraikos, Doxa Drama, Kavala, Pierikos, Veria, Kastoria, Edessaikos F.C., Megas Alexandros Katerini, Naoussa F.C., Apollon Kalamaria, Thermaikos, Makedonikos
Peloponnese
7
Panachaiki, Kalamata, Paniliakos, Panegialios, Korinthos, Asteras Tripoli, Pankorinthiakos
Cyprus
5
Olympiakos Nicosia, AEL Limassol, EPA Larnaca, APOEL, Omonia Nicosia
Thessalia
4
Larisa, Olympiakos Volos, Trikala, Niki Volos
Sterea Ellada
4
Levadiakos, Panetolikos, Chalkida, Olympiakos Chalkida
Aegean
3
Rodos, Diagoras, Kalloni
Crete
3
OFI, Ergotelis, Platanias
Thrace
2
Skoda Xanthi, Panthrakikos
Epirus
1
PAS Giannina
Ionian Islands
1
Kerkyra

UEFA ranking[edit]

As of 27 June 2014, The Greek Superleague ranks 12th in the UEFA coefficient Database, with 33.600 points.

Current national league ranking

  1. Spain La Liga
  2. England Premier League
  3. Germany Bundesliga
  4. Italy Serie A
  5. Portugal Portuguese Liga
  6. France Ligue 1
  7. Netherlands Eredivisie
  8. Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League
  9. Russia Russian Premier League
  10. Belgium Belgian First Division
  11. Turkey Süper Lig
  12. Greece Super League Greece
  13. Switzerland Swiss Super League
  14. Austria Austrian Football Bundesliga

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Nova Sports (premium channel) have taken the broadcasting rights for all the teams of the Superleague Greece for €176 million until 2014.

A new agreement between Nova Sports (premium channel) and the Superleague clubs was finalised in the summer of 2011 for €168 million until 2015[27][28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  28. ^ "Τηλεοπτικά: Κεντρική διαχείριση με... πορτοφόλι 168.000.000 ευρώ". makthes.grNews. 

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