Piraeus is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. Piraeus is located within the Athens urban area,12 kilometres southwest from its city center, the municipality of Piraeus and several other suburban municipalities within the regional unit of Piraeus form the greater Piraeus area, with a total population of 448,997. Piraeus has a recorded history, dating to ancient Greece. During the Golden Age of Athens the Long Walls were constructed to connect Athens with Piraeus, the port of Piraeus is the chief port in Greece, the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world, servicing about 20 million passengers annually. With a throughput of 1.4 million TEUs, Piraeus is placed among the top ten ports in container traffic in Europe, the city hosted events in both the 1896 and 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens. The University of Piraeus is one of the largest universities in Greece, Piraeus, which roughly means the place over the passage, has been inhabited since the 26th century BC. Consequently, it was called the Halipedon, meaning the salt field, through the centuries, the area was increasingly silted and flooding ceased, and thus by early classical times the land passage was made safe. In the late 6th century BC, the area caught attention due to its advantages, in 511 BC, the hill of Munichia was fortified by Hippias and four years later Piraeus became a deme of Attica by Cleisthenes. The Athenian fleet played a role in the battle of Salamis against the Persians in 480 BC. From then on Piraeus was permanently used as the navy base, the citys fortification was farther reinforced later by the construction of the Long Walls under Cimon and Pericles, with which Piraeus was connected to Athens. Meanwhile, Piraeus was rebuilt to the grid plan of architect Hippodamus of Miletus, known as the Hippodamian plan. As a result, Piraeus flourished and became a port of high security and great commercial activity, during the Peloponnesian War, Piraeus suffered its first setback. In the second year of the war, the first cases of the Athens plague were recorded in Piraeus, in 404 BC, the Spartan fleet under Lysander blockaded Piraeus and subsequently Athens surrendered to the Spartans, putting an end to the Delian League and the war itself. As a result, the tattered and unfortified port city was not able to compete with prosperous Rhodes, the destruction was completed in 395 AD by the Goths under Alaric I. Piraeus was led to a period of decline which lasted for fifteen centuries. During the Byzantine period the harbour of Piraeus was occasionally used for the Byzantine fleet and it was also called Porto Drako by Greeks, drako meaning not just dragon, but any monster. When Piraeus was taken by the Ottoman Empire in 1456, it known as Aslan Liman. The Piraeus Lion itself was looted in 1687 by Francesco Morosini during his expedition against Athens and was carried to the Venetian Arsenal, a copy of the lion statue is on display at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
Panathinaikos F. C. also known simply as Panathinaikos, or with its full name Panathinaikos A. O. are a Greek professional football club based in the City of Athens. Panathinaikos can literally be translated as Panathenaic, which means of all Athens, today a part of Panathinaikos A. O. they are the oldest active football club in Greece, initially founded only to practice this sport. Amongst their major titles are twenty-six Greek Championships, twenty-one Greek Cups, achieving eight times the Double, and five official Greek Super Cups. They are also the club that won a championship undefeated, going without a loss in a top-flight campaign. Panathinaikos is also the most successful Greek club in terms of achievements in the European competitions and it is the only Greek team that has reached the European Cup final in 1971, and also the semi-finals twice, in 1985 and 1996. It is also the only Greek team that has played for the Intercontinental Cup, furthermore, they have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League on another two occasions, as well as the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup twice. They have also won the Balkans Cup in 1977, Panathinaikos is a member of the European Club Association. Panathinaikos became professional and independent in 1979 and they have played their home games in the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, considered their traditional home ground, and the Athens Olympic Stadium. The club has million of fans inside Greece and millions of others in the Greek communities all over the world and they hold a long-term rivalry with Olympiacos, the clash between the two teams being referred to as the Derby of the eternal enemies. The name of the new club was Podosferikos Omilos Athinon and it was founded with the aim of spreading and making more known this new sport to the Athenian and Greek public in general. Also, intension of the founders was to create a team for all of Athens and to be connected with the rest of the European football movement, the first president elected was Alexandros Kalafatis, brother of Giorgos. The ground of the team was in Patission Street, oxford University athlete John Cyril Campbell was brought in as coach, the first time that a foreigner was appointed as the coach of a Greek team. Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, the great Greek athlete of the early 20th century, in 1910, after a dispute among a number of board members, Kalafatis with most of the players—also followed by Campbell—decided to pull out of POA and secured a new ground in Amerikis Square. Subsequently, the name of the changed to Panellinios Podosferikos Omilos and its colours to green. By 1914, Campbell had returned to England but the club was already at the top of Greek football with such as Michalis Papazoglou, Michalis Rokkos. In 1918, the team adopted the trifolium as its emblem, in 1921 and 1922, the Athens-Piraeus FCA organized the first two post-WWI championships, in both of which PPO was declared champion. After long discussions with the Municipality of Athens, an agreement was finally reached, the move to a permanent home ground also heralded another—final—name change to Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos, Panathenaic Athletic Club, on 15 March 1924, from now on a multi-sport club. However, the decision was taken by 1922
Olympiacos dominating success can be further evidenced by the fact that all other Greek clubs have won a combined total of 37 League titles. They are also one of three clubs to have never been relegated from the top flight of Greek football. They have also won the Balkans Cup in 1963, becoming the first ever Greek club to win an international, Olympiacos is one of the founding members of the European Club Association in 2008. The clubs home ground is the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Olympiacos is the most popular Greek club with around four million fans inside Greece and millions of others in the Greek communities all over the world. Olympiacos was placed ninth on the 2006 list of clubs with the largest number of paying members, in 2014, that figure increased and the team boasts 98,000 registered members. They share a great and long-standing rivalry with Panathinaikos, with whom they contest the derby of the eternal enemies, Olympiacos was founded on 10 March 1925, in the port of Piraeus. Notis Kamperos, a officer of the Hellenic Navy, proposed the name Olympiacos. Michalis Manouskos, a prominent Piraeus industrialist, expanded the name to its complete and current status, Andrianopoulos, a family of well-established Piraeus merchants, played a pivotal role in the founding of Olympiacos. The five brothers, Yiannis, Dinos, Giorgos, Vassilis and Leonidas Andrianopoulos raised the reputation of the club and brought it to its current glory. Yiannis, Dinos, Giorgos and Vassilis were the first to play, while Leonidas, back then, their fan base consisted mainly of the working class, with the teams home ground at Neo Phaliron Velodrome, before moving to its current Karaiskakis Stadium. They became Piraeus Champions in 1925 and 1926, in 1926, the Hellenic Football Federation was founded and organized the Panhellenic Championship in the 1927–1928 season. The Panhellenic Championship was organized in this manner up until 1958–59, during the course of that season, the three of them played friendly games with each other and formed a group called P. O. K. Those results ignited an enthusiastic reception from the Greek press, who called Olympiacos Thrylos for the first time in history, Olympiacos put in a great performance during the competition and won the title very convincingly with 11 wins,2 draws and only one game lost. They managed to score 7 wins in 7 matches at home, beating Panathinaikos, AEK Athens, Aris, Iraklis and PAOK with the same score, the sole exception was the match against Ethnikos, where Olympiacos netted 4 goals and won with 4–1. The rise of the new decade marked a rise in Panhellenic Championships popularity throughout Greece. In October 1931, Giorgos and Yiannis Andrianopoulos, emblematic players and founding members of Olympiacos, especially Giannis Vazos, Christoforos Raggos and Theologos Symeonidis composed a formidable trio of attacking players, scoring numerous goals and became nothing short of legendary. In addition, the managed to win the 1936–37 and 1937–38 Championship titles undefeated. On 28 October 1940, Fascist Italy invaded Greece, and several Olympiacos players joined the Hellenic Army to fight against the Axis invaders, chistoforos Raggos was heavily injured in his left leg in January 1941, and wasnt able to play football again
They play their home games at Toumba Stadium, with a capacity of 28,803 seats. PAOK was established on 20 April 1926 by Greek Constantinopolitans who fled to Thessaloniki from the city of Constantinople (present-day Istanbul in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War, emblem of the team is a Byzantine-style double-headed eagle, adopted three years after the establishment of the club. PAOK currently plays in the top-flight Superleague Greece, which they have won twice and they have won also four times the Greek Football Cup. The team has appeared several times in the UEFA Europa League competition and their best European performance was in the 1973–74 season, when they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners Cup. PAOK FC is the oldest division of PAOK Sports Club, the successor of Hermes Sports Club, which was formed in 1877 by the Greek community of Pera, the football club was founded in 1926. The original logo of PAOK was a horseshoe and a four-leaf clover, the two teams were merged in 1929, adopting the still-current two-headed eagle symbol, also in 1929. The eagle symbolizes the origins of the club in the former Byzantine capital, Constantinople, the first professional contract was signed by the club on 5 September 1928. The contract stipulated that the French footballer Raymond Etienne – of Jewish descent from Pera Club – would be paid 4,000 drachmas per month, the contract was signed by Dr. Meletiou, the PAOK chairman, and Mr. Sakellaropoulos, the Hon. Secretary. In the 1950s, the won the Thessaloniki Championship for four successive seasons. In 1959, their new Toumba Stadium opened, Giorgos Koudas, the great star of the team made his first appearance in 1963. With him, PAOK won their first national titles, the Greek Football Cup and they won also for the first time the Greek Championship in 1975–76, a feat they would repeat in 1984–85. At the European level, the club made its best ever performance after reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1973–74, where they were knocked out by Milan. PAOK also made an appearance against German giants Bayern Munich in the 1983–84 UEFA Cup. Since 1985, a period of decline affected the club, in 1992, they lost in the Greek Cup final to Olympiacos. In 1996, Thomas Voulinos handed over the reins of the club to Giorgos Batatoudis, numerous transfers of well-known players such as Percy Olivares, Zisis Vryzas, Spiros Marangos and Kostas Frantzeskos took place under the new administration. In 1997, having served its five-year ban, PAOK qualified for the UEFA Cup under coach Angelos Anastasiadis, the clubs reappearance at European level was marked by a victory and qualification over Arsenal. The new team, however, did not prove successful in the domestic league. The clubs continuing inability to break the dominance of the big three in the league resulted in several changes over the following three years
Greek Football Cup
The Greek Football Cup, commonly known as the Greek Cup or for sponsorship reasons the Football Cup OPAP, is a Greek football competition, run by the Hellenic Football Federation. The holders of the Greek Cup are AEK Athens, who beat Olympiacos 2–1 in the 2016 final held on May 17,2016, 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 years, a proper draw took place. In the 90s, the matches were played in groups. The winners of the played against each other up to the final in two-leg matches. Until 1964, if the score was a draw, the two teams played another match, while penalties didnt exist. The next year a new rule was applied, to determine that, if the game was undecided even after extra time and that rule was abolished in 1969, when the penalty shootout was applied. Until 1971, teams all over the country, professional. Each team first played against clubs from its own association and the winners continued in a nationwide competition, since 1971, only teams from the three professional divisions are allowed entry, while amateur clubs take part in the Amateur Cup. Over the years, the competition has played under various formats. In the initial format, one-legged ties were played at the ground of the team as determined by the draw, if the final result between two teams was a draw, the match was replayed at the opponents ground. There was extra time but no penalty shootout, if teams were still level after extra time, the winner was nominated by drawing lots or toss of coin. From 1969, the penalty shootout was established and the matches were concluded without the need for replays, for some years of the decades of 1980 and 1990, the First Round was played in preliminary groups, from which 16 teams qualified. These teams continued in knockout format with two-leg ties until the final match. For two seasons, the Final was also held as a tie, but then this rule was discarded. The current format is in effect from 2005, excluding 2009–10 season, for 2011–12, only to Semi-finals will be double matches. This is because the start of the tournament will delay because of court decisions pending for several teams, First Round, The teams of two groups of Football League 2 participate
FC, or with its full name Panionios Gymnastikos Syllogos Smyrnis is a Greek association football club based in Nea Smyrni suburb of Athens, part of Panionios G. S. S. Founded in 1890 in Smyrna as Orpheus Smyrni, it is the oldest, in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War and the population exchange between Greece and Turkey, Panionios was transferred to Athens. They have won two Greek Cups, while they were runners-up in the Greek Championship during the 1950–51 and 1970–71 seasons and they have won also the 1971 Balkans Cup and reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1998–99 season. The team currently competes in the Super League Greece and they play their home games in Nea Smyrni Stadium with a capacity of 11.700 seats. The club was founded in 1890 in Smyrna currently İzmir, under the name of Orpheus Music, in 1893 some Orpheus members keen on sports formed a separate organization, the Gymnasion Club, and started holding yearly sports competitions. In 1898, Orpheus and Gymnasion merged again to form Panionios GSS, members of the Panionios sports club represented Greece in all international track & field games until these developed in the modern Olympic Games. After the Greek military defeat in 1922 the club was forced to transfer firstly in Athens, the club has a tradition of cultivating all major sports and was the first Greek club to establish a track and field division for women, in 1925. Another major example of the contribution to Greek sports rests in the fact that it was Panionios that introduced Basketball and Volleyball in Greek sports society. To date, Panionios remains the only club in Greece that was awarded the Golden Cross from the Athens Academy as a recognition of the clubs rich. Panionios has spent nearly its entire history in the Greek First Division, within this, Panionios rose quite often to high levels, with top achievement in terms of the league being the 2nd position that the club reached in 1971, losing the title to AEK Athens. Panionios has produced all three major Greek strikers of the 1980s, namely Nikos Anastopoulos, Thomas Mavros, and Dimitris Saravakos. Other notable players coming out of the club in the 1990s include Nikos Tsiantakis and Takis Fyssas, later of Panathinaikos, Benfica and member of Greek national team. Within the 2000s another five Greek national team came out from the club, namely Alexandros Tziolis, Evangelos Mantzios, Nikos Spiropoulos, Grigoris Makos. The club had faced financial difficulties which triggered the transfer of the ownership to the municipality of Nea Smyrni in 1992 and those difficulties remained all through the 1990s forcing the teams league performance to drop. Yet, it remained in a level and managed to win the Greek Football Cup competition in 1998 and participate successfully in the UEFA Cup Winners Cup the year after. In 2004, shipowner Constantinos Tsakiris was elected president of the amateur sports Panionios GSS, Panionios won the womens Basketball Championship in 2006, the clubs first in a team sport, and the womens volleyball team advanced to the first division. In 2006, Tsakiris acquired 85% of Neos Panionios FC stock, Tsakiris has also unveiled an ambitious plan to have the aging football ground and athletics track demolished, and build a modern multi-sport arena in its place. Apart from a 12,000 capacity football stadium, the complex would include facilities for basketball, volleyball, aquatic sports, track & field, boxing, gymnastics, wrestling
Ethnikos Piraeus F.C.
Ethnikos Piraeus 1923 F. C. is a Greek professional football club based in Piraeus. They have had a turbulent recent history, and are competing in the third division Football League 2. Colloquially referred to as Ethnikos Piraeus, is a club with teams competing in football, water polo. The clubs most significant teams, in terms of history and success, are their football and water polo teams, prior to 1959–60 Greek football was played in regional championships and then the top teams from each region would advance to play for the National Championship. In some pre-War years a traditional Final match was played between 2 regional champions, but generally the Panhellenic Championship was played as a final round-robin between at least 3 teams, Ethnikos was Piraeus Champion in 1927–28, but lost the National Championship to Aris. The following year Ethnikos was Piraeus Champion once again, but the National Championship was not played, in 1932–33 Ethnikos won the Greek Cup, the club’s only major title. Ethnikos eliminated Apollon in the Quarterfinals and Olympiacos in the Semifinals before meeting Aris in the Final, Ethnikos and Aris played to a 2–2 draw in Thessaloniki, but Ethnikos won the replay 2–1 and took the Cup. Ethnikos won another Piraeus Championship in 1938–39, but lost the South Division by 2 points, Ethnikos reached the Semifinals of the Greek Cup in 1938–39 and 1939–40, but lost to PAOK and Panathinaikos, respectively. The Ethnikos teams of the mid- to late-1950s are considered by many to be Ethnikos’ greatest teams, in 1955–56 Ethnikos finished 2nd in Greece, just 1 point behind champions Olympiakos. In 1956–57 a scandal robbed Ethnikos of the National Championship, with 4 matches left in the National Championship, Ethnikos was favorite for the title, and next on the schedule was Olympiakos, who Ethnikos had already defeated earlier in the season. Ethnikos was docked 4 points and not allowed to play the final 4 matches of the season, from 1959–60 the Greek championship changed to its modern form and the first division became known as Alpha Ethniki. Since 1959–60 Ethnikos is tied for the 8th-most first division participations with 36, along with OFI, ahead of Ethnikos are traditional powers Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, AEK and PAOK as well as Iraklis, Aris and Panionios. During the 1960s Ethnikos’ best league finishes were 5th in 1962–63 and 6th in 1960–61, from 1960–61 to 1968–69 Ethnikos never finished outside the top 10. Ethnikos reached the Semifinals of the Greek Cup twice during the 1960s, in 1967–68 Ethnikos lost in the Semifinals to Panathinaikos. The following year Ethnikos came desperately close to another Cup Final – after defeating PAOK 5–4 in the Quarterfinals, in 1974–75 Ethnikos made its best challenge for the league championship in the modern era. Though never making another challenge for the league championship, Ethnikos remained consistently competitive during the 1970s. Ethnikos’ two best runs in the Greek Cup in the 1970s were halted by PAOK, in 1972-72 Ethnikos lost to PAOK 3–2 in the Semifinals and in 1976–77 Ethnikos was defeated by PAOK in the Quarterfinals. Ethnikos made decent 7th-place finishes in 1979–80 and 1980–81, but the team would struggle through the rest of the 1980s
Panachaiki F. C. is a football club based in Patras, Greece. Founded in 1891, they play the 2015–16 season in the Greek second division and they have reached the Greek Cup semi-finals twice as well as the quarter-finals on ten occasions. Moreover, they were the first Greek club outside Athens and Thessaloniki to represent Greece in a European competition, Panachaiki F. C. is the football department of Panachaiki Gymnastiki Enosi, a multi-sport club. In 1979, the department became professional and independent and they have played their home games in various grounds since their first official game in 1899, mainly the Kostas Davourlis Stadium, their traditional home ground, and the Pampeloponnisiako Stadium. The history of Panachaiki began in 1891, when Panachaikos Gymnastikos Syllogos was founded, in 1894, a rival sports club, Gymnastiki Eteria Patron, was founded in Patras by former Panachaikos members. It was only in 1923 that both came to an agreement and decided to merge, forming Panachaiki Gymnastiki Enosi. The football department was founded in 1899 by the Brit Arthur Morphy, during the next years, the first players of the football team were athletes from the Clubs other departments, members of the British community of Patras and Italian emigrates. Former Manchester United manager Wilf McGuinness took over as coach for the 1974–75 season before he returned to England 18 months later. The teams privately owned arena is the Kostas Davourlis Stadium, holding a capacity of 11,321 speactators, Panachaiki has also been using the municipality-operated Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, which has a capacity of 23,588. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
OFI Crete F.C.
Omilos Filathlon Irakleiou 1925, is a Greek association football club based in Heraklion, on the island of Crete. It is a part of the OFI multi sports club, outside Greece, the club is generally known as OFI Crete, however, the name Crete is not actually part of the clubs official title. The team competes in Gamma Ethniki, the division of the Greek football league system. OFI is the Cretan club with most appearances in the Greek first division and it has won one Greek Cup and one Balkans Cup, while they have competed seven times in UEFA competitions. The club was founded during the autumn of 1925 by a group of athletes that used to exercise in a gym in the city of Heraklion. The official name given to the club was Omilos Filathlon Irakleiou. The colours that OFI used were black and white, because none of the sports clubs had the same colour combination in Crete. The scope of the club, as had been written down in the first deed of association, was to participate in all kinds of events. During the first period of OFI’s existence most of the founders were also members. The years preceding World War II were a difficult period not only for Crete. Thus, it was difficult for OFI to travel and participate in national football tournaments. As a result, OFI was limited to matches around the island of Crete, strangely enough, these local matches were more frequent in comparison to the official ones of former periods. Even though official documentation does not exist, elderly fans of OFI believe that the team played around 400 matches before the Germans finally occupied Crete, after the German occupation of Greece had ended, football tournaments around the country started again. However, it was almost impossible for a team coming from the province to part in it. As a result, even though OFI was the top team in Crete. After 1956, the system in Greece changed slightly, one of those seasons was in 1957–58. OFI played preliminary games in a group of 4 teams, where finished in first place. Thus, OFI, for the first time in its history, however, the team could not stand the frequent trips around Greece and finished in last position
The Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium is a football stadium in the Neo Faliro area of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece. It is the ground of the Greek club Olympiacos F. C. and is named after Georgios Karaiskakis, a hero of the Greek War of Independence. It was used during the 1896 Summer Olympics as the Neo Phaliron Velodrome and it was renovated during the 1960s and was completely rebuilt in 2004 into a 32,115 capacity, all seater stadium, ready for the football competition of the 2004 Summer Olympics. The stadium was demolished and built again from the beginning, facing a different direction. This complete reconstruction took a time of only 14 months. After the last deal ended in 1998, Olympiacos is using the stadium once again, as of the 2010/11 season though, Ethnikos has not yet opted to do so. The ticket sales average higher than any teams in recent decades for the Super League Greece history and are not expected to drop in the foreseeable future. Sales for national team matches had also been higher, but this was for the most part due to Greeces success in the Euro 2004. As of 2008 and after Greeces disappointing Euro 2008 performance, the attendance of national team matches dropped drastically, leading the Ministry of Sport to change the venue to Heraklion, Crete. In June 2005, Karaiskakis stadium hosted a theatre with a cinema screen that is 20 m long and 10 m wide. The movie screen featured movies including Batman Begins and others, the stadium operated as a movie theatre for the last time on Saturday 13 August 2005. In memory of this event, at the tribune where Gate 7 is now, twenty-one seats are colored instead of red. A monument on the side of the stadium bears the names of the twenty-one supporters killed on that day in the stadium. Karaiskakis Stadium is classified among 28 other ones around Europe as a 5-star football stadium by the UEFA organisation, there are 10 automated ticket selling machines around the stadium enabling reservations through the internet or by phone. There is no charge for the parking area, which takes up to 2,500 cars. Due to its design, the stadiums tribunes have the ability to empty within 7 minutes, the stadium also has restaurants and stores opened during concerts and games and sometimes open with the daily general timetable of most Greek stores and shops. Rihanna, Aerosmith, Evanescence,50 Cent, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Imiskoumbria, Def Leppard and Sex Pistols have performed at the stadium
Makedonikos Football Club is a Greek professional football club, based in Efkarpia. It was originally based in Neapoli and most of his fans come from this area, the association was founded in 1928 and the name means Macedonian. At the time of its formation the clubs name was Prosfygiki Enosis. The name of the team inspired many regional teams and as a result there are more than twenty Macedonian teams who use it. Makedonikos FC still stands out as the only Greek team who managed not to be beaten by Olympiakos F. C and they also managed not to lose a game in Efkarpia against P. A. O. K. F. C. Aris F. C. Iraklis F. C. A. E. K, athens F. C. Panathinaikos F. C. the most famous clubs of the Greek League. They also made it to the 1980 Greek Cup semi-final where they were eliminated by Kastoria F. C. who finally won the Cup. Makedonikos F. C. was also one of the strongest clubs in the 2nd Division throughout the 1980s, in 2008 managed to ascend to the soccer league, after fourteen years of absence in the national leagues, with Marcelo Zuleta as technical director. As for 2016, the won the EPSM Cup by winning 2-1 in the final at Toumba Stadium and were also champions of the EPSM A1 Division having lost only twice. In the play-off match against Apollon Paralimnio, chairman Pavlos Andronis withdraw the team due to bad arbitration, many great Greek football players joined Makedonikos F. C. over the years. Giorgos Karamihalos, Fanis Tountziaris, Nikos Sakellaridis made their name wearing the shirt of Makedonikos while other famous footballers played in Efkarpia sometime in their career. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Fourth Division,1 2007-08 Football League,1 1981-82 Football League 2,1 1987-88 Regional EPSM Championship,2 1946-47, 2015-16 EPSM Cup,1 2015-16 Α. Π. Σ
Dimitrios Mimis Domazos, is a retired Greek footballer born in Ambelokipi, Athens. Mimis Domazos is considered by many to be one of the best footballers that Greece has ever produced and he was famed for his very good dribbling ability, his creative passes, especially long passes of pinpoint accuracy, and his leadership. He was Panathinaikos FC team captain for over 15 years, when he retired from playing, in 1980, Domazos was declared the longest-active footballer in the history of Greek football, having played for more than 21 years. Panathinaikos scouted his talent and offered him a professional contract, Domazos did not pass up the chance to play for his favourite team and in 1959 Panathinaikos signed him at the age of 17. He went on to become a legend for Greek football. He played for Panathinaikos at 1971 European Cup Final, in 1979, after 20 years in Panathinaikos and due to an argument with his coach, he transferred to AEK for one year. He returned to Panathinaikos in 1980 when the new president, Yiorgos Vardinogiannis. In total he was capped 50 times and scored 4 goals, since retirement he has been a businessman and often writes opinion columns for Greek sports newspapers. He owns a chain of five-a-side football clubs and his nephew, Christos Domazos, currently plays in Rethimno football club, Division C