Veria Football Club is a football club based in Veria, Imathia, Greece. Veria FC was founded in September 1960 when two teams merged. The club has competed in Superleague Greece since 2012 and it has the nicknames Queen of the North and Rossoblu. Veria, PAOK and Iraklis are the clubs left representing the region of Macedonia in the top-tier championship. In 1960 two local teams of Imathia, Hermes and Vermion, merged when their founders decided that this was the way to create a competitive club. Verias first appearance in football championships came in 1962–63, when it finished sixth in the fourth group of Beta Ethniki. Four years later, the club had a breakthrough, finishing first in the group of Beta Ethniki. Because of this accomplishment, Veria was nicknamed Queen of the North, the following season saw Veria underperform and be relegated after three play-off matches against Olympiakos Volou. Despite the relegation, Veria achieved promotion the season, again finishing first in Group C of Beta Ethniki. Veria finished 13th in Alpha Ethniki in the 1970–71 season, during which they suffered a heavy 8–2 defeat by AEK Athens, the following season saw them finish 15th and be relegated again. Despite the relegation, Veria celebrated some notable wins such as against AEK Athens with a score 1–0, Olympiacos with a score 2–1, from 1972 until 1977, Veria competed in Beta Ethniki. They finished mid-table until 1975 but in 1976–77 tied with Kavala for first place, Veria were relegated again in 1977–78, when they finished 16th. The relegation came after Veria attempted to bribe Christos Hatziskoulidis of Egaleo F. C. to underperform in a match, the team was suspended and deducted ten points. For the next eight years Veria played in Beta Ethniki, finishing mid-table for seven of them, for five of those seasons Veria faced the other Imathia team, Naoussa, which led to a rivalry between the fans of the two cities. In 1982–83, Naoussa was relegated and the rivality was forgotten, in 1985–86, Veria played again in Alpha Ethniki following promotion in the previous season. The campaign resulted in the clubs best ever position, finishing joint seventh with AEK. That season,12 out of 16 teams, including Veria, were docked six points due to a players strike. Despite the great season in Alpha Ethniki, the season saw Veria being relegated again
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies making it the worlds most popular sport, the game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal, players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play, unless they are goalkeepers. Other players mainly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, the team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is level at the end of the game, the Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, the first written reference to the inflated ball used in the game was in the mid-14th century, Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe. The Online Etymology Dictionary states that the word soccer was split off in 1863, according to Partha Mazumdar, the term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford -er abbreviation of the word association. Within the English-speaking world, association football is now usually called football in the United Kingdom and mainly soccer in Canada and the United States. People in Australia, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand use either or both terms, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now primarily use football for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is scientific evidence, cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net. It was remarkably similar to football, though similarities to rugby occurred. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established, phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup, athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda, episkyros and harpastum were played involving hands and violence and they all appear to have resembled rugby football, wrestling and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified mob football, the antecedent of all football codes. Non-competitive games included kemari in Japan, chuk-guk in Korea and woggabaliri in Australia, Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other games played around the world FIFA have recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe. The modern rules of football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played in the public schools of England
Panetolikos F. C. or with its full name Panaetolikos Gymnastikos Philekpaideutikos Syllogos, is an association football club based in Agrinio, Greece. It was founded in 1926 and is considered one of the clubs in Greece. Some of the most well known players that started their career in the club are Stratos Apostolakis, former Greek recordman in international caps, and Petros Michos. The clubs symbol is Titormus, the ancient Aetolian hero and their motto is Τίτορμος Αιτωλός Ούτος Άλλος Ηρακλής, Panetolikos won an epic play-offs tie against fellow third tier side Rodos to win promotion to the Beta Ethniki for the 2009–10 season. The tie was played in Athens at the Nea Smyrni Stadium, in front of full house, after going down 1–0 early, the team staged an impressive fight back to win the game 2–1 with two goals in the last 5 minutes. Scenes of joy followed as one of the better supported teams in rural Greece won promotion, now in the Football League, Panetolikos continue to get terrific support, both home and away. After terrific performances inside and outside Agrinio, Panetolikos managed to win the last three matches and promoted to Superleague. The teams 2010 performances have set new records for the Football League championship, point record, Panetolikos had celebrated their promotion at home with a Friendly match against Panionios, a Superleague team, on 20 May 2011. After a very bad second round of results at Superleague, Panetolikos demoted to Football League, the chairman of the club, Mr. Kostoulas after seven years, resigned from his position. After this the board resigned. Most of the left the club, said that they wanted to return at their countries. After the end of the game the city of Agrinio celebrated the promotion until dawn, the team had its most successful year so far in the First Division, finishing in the 8th place. In 2014–15 season, form of the improved and finished First Division as 7th. Panetolikos Stadium is a stadium in Agrinio, Greece. A UEFA 4-star stadium, it is used for football matches. It is located at Prousiotissis Street and it holds 7,500 people and its highest attendance was 11,012 people during a match against Olympiakos in 1977. There are plans to increase the capacity of the stadium to 8,800 spectators. Nowadays the average attendance is 6,000 and it has been used as a football ground since 1930, however the first stand was not constructed until the mid-1950s
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
AO Kavala, the Athletic Club Kavala, is a professional association football club based in the city of Kavala, Macedonia, Greece. The club was formed in 1965 from the merger of Phillipoi Kavala, Iraklis Kavala and they have had a few runs in the top division of the Greek League. They were promoted to Alpha Ethniki for the first time in 1969 and they returned to top division in 1976 and played again for six seasons. In 1982 the club were relegated to the Beta Ethniki, after 11 years in Beta Ethniki and one year in Gamma Ethniki they were promoted to Alpha Ethniki. There black period began for the team in which played only in Beta Ethniki. In 2009 they signed Miltiadis Sapanis and EURO2004 winner Fanis Katergiannakis, Kavala were promoted for the first time in 9 years to Greeces top division. In their quest to remain in the top flight they have signed Pepe Reinas back up at Liverpool, Charles Itandje, additional season signings include Craig Moore, Željko Kalac, Ebi Smolarek, Diogo Rincón, Sotiris Leontiou, Serge Dié, Wilson Oruma and Frédéric Mendy. This combined with coach Aad de Mos meant that Kavala set the league alight and they subsequently achieved notable victories in the 2009–2010 season against Iraklis FC, Panionios, AEK FC and Panathinaikos FC. Ending in 6th place, the team entered the transfer season, in July, the Spanish goalkeeper, Javier Lopez Vallejo was added to the roster. The teams owner sought the new manager throughout Europe and settled on the Serbian coach Dragomir Okuka who lasted until November, in Kasperczaks debut as a coach, Kavala beat AEK, 2–1, in what was considered a very good appearance. But in March 2011, Kasperczak, retired as the coach of team, and he was replaced by Ioannis Matzourakis. Kavala finished 7th and later faced the threat of relegation to Football League due to the match-fixing scandal, after an appeal, the team managed to avoid relegation by starting the new league with 8 points less. On 23 August, however, the Professional Sports Committee stripped both Kavala and Olympiakos Volou from their licence and demoted them to the Delta Ethniki. Kavala competed in Delta Ethniki Group 1, Ιn September 2013 Germans investors take the management of Kavala F. C. The agreement provides that the new investors will catch and a significant part of its debts to old players. Indeed, the Germans will be able to buy a majority stake of the shares of FC paying €500,000 clause of the first season and €700,000 for the second, respectively. The Anthi Karagianni Municipal Stadium, formerly the Kavala National Stadium, is a stadium in Kavala. It is the homebase of Kavala F. C, the stadium was built 1970, and currently has a seating capacity of 10,500. It is named after the athlete, Anthi Karagianni, who won three silver medals in the 2004 Paralympic Games
The Superleague Greece 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 May 2013, Superleague Greece is ranked 12th in the UEFA ranking of leagues, the current champions are Olympiacos, who have won a total of 43 titles. Between 1905 and 1912, a Panhellenic Championship was organised by the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics and this championship was actually a local tournament among clubs from Athens and Piraeus. After the Balkan Wars and World War I, two associations were formed, one organising a football league in Athens and Piraeus. These were the Athens-Piraeus FCA and the Macedonia FCA, 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 and this panhellenic final was not repeated the following year as the EPSAP was split into the Athens FCA and Piraeus FCA following a dispute. In 1927, a championship was organised in the form of a round-robin tournament between the champions of the three governing bodies. This time, Aris Thessaloniki won, finishing ahead of Ethnikos Piraeus and 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 championship through their local football competitions. In 1959 the Alpha Ethniki - the precursor of the current Superleague - was set up as a national round-robin tournament, at present,16 clubs compete in the Superleague, playing each other in a home and away series. At the end of the season, the three clubs are relegated to Football League. 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 league was reduced from 18 teams to 16 following the 2014–15 season, the Superleague is currently entitled to two entrants into the UEFA Champions League. The Superleague champion directly enters the 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 Leagues 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, 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
Pierikos or Pierikos Syndesmos Filathlon Katerinis is a Greek football club based in Katerini, Greece. The club was founded on 11 April 1961 from the merger between Megas Alexandros Katerinis and Olympos Katerinis, unification of the two clubs has seen as the only way for the city of Katerini to have a team in the 1st Division. In its first season Pierikos took the place of Megas Alexandros in the 2nd Division and it played in the Group of Western and Central Macedonia and finished 1st. Therefore, it was able to play in the 2nd Division play-offs, in the final Pierikos won 2–0 in a match against Olympiakos Kozanis and gained promotion to the 1st Division. In this season Pierikos scored 108 goals and conceded 28. In its first season in the 1st division Pierikos finished in the 9th position scoring 36 goals and his biggest win was a 4–0 against Aris Thessaloniki F. C. Pierikos also played in the Greek Cup final this season. The club suffered a 3–0 defeat by Olympiacos CFP, in the 1963–64 season Pierikos finished in the 7th position. Its biggest wins were, a 5–1 against Doxa Dramas and a 4–0 against Ethnikos Piraeus. The club scored 34, Pierikos also played in the Greek Cup Semi-Final this season where was suffered a 3–1 defeat by AEK Athens FC. This was as Final because the other Semi-Final between Olympiacos CFP and Panathinaikos FC never ended and therefore AEK Athens FC was awarded the Greek Cup by E. P. O, the 1964–65 season is, probably, the best season in the History of Pierikos. Pierikos finished in the 5th position scoring 39 and conceding 39 and its biggest win was a 4–0 against Niki Volou. In the 1965–66 season Pierikos finished in the 8th position and its biggest win was a 5–1 against AO Trikala. The club scored 40 and conceded 40 goals, in the 1966–67 season Pierikos finished in the 14th position. Its biggest win was a 4–1 against Vyzas Megaron, the club scored 36 and conceded 51 goals. In the 1967–68 season Pierikos finished in the 5th position and its biggest win was a 9–1 against Olympiakos Nicosia. This is the biggest victory of the club, in the 1st Division, ever. The club scored 42 and conceded 46 goals, in the 1968–69 season Pierikos finished in the 9th position. Its biggest win was a 5–1 against Apollon Smyrnis, the club scored 31 and conceded 37 goals. In the 1969–70 season Pierikos finished in the 7th position and its biggest win was a 3–0 against Olympiakos Nicosia. The club scored 45 and conceded 44 goals, in the 1970–71 season Pierikos finished in the 14th position. The club didnt manage to win any game by more than one goal
PAS Giannina F.C.
PAS Giannina F. C. or with its full name Panepirotikos Athlitikos Syllogos Giannina is a Greek football club based in the city of Ioannina, the capital of Epirus region. PAS Giannina was formed in 1966 as a result of the union of the two local teams – AO Ioanninon and PAS Averof. As emblem of the new team was chosen the bull, as appeared on the ancient coin of the Epirote League. The club have competed several times in the Superleague. The club is probably best known among Greek football spectators for its loyal support, PAS Giannina was a mid-table club of the Second Division until 1971. In 1966–67 the club finished 6th, in 1971 the Portuguese Gómez de Faria was signed as manager. In 1971–72 PAS Giannina finished 13th, in the middle of the season three Argentine players were signed, Alfredo Glasman, Jose Pasternac and Eduardos Kontogeorgakis. At the end of the three more Argentine players were signed, Juan Montes, Oscar Alvarez and Eduardo Lisa. PAS Giannina was in the race for promotion, in 1972–73 the club finished second. In 1973–74 it finished first and promoted to the First division, PAS Giannina was in the First Division for 10 years. The club finished several times near the top of the First Division table, often earning victories over more established Greek teams such as Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens, in 1974–75 PAS Giannina finished 9th. In 1975–76 PAS Giannina finished 5th for the first time and this position is the record high for the club. In 1976–77 it fiished 11th. In 1977–78 the club finished 5th again, the club qualified for the Balkans Cup for the first time in its history. In the middle of the season the former Poland national team coach Jacek Gmoch was signed from the Epirote club and it was a brief but reasonably successful tenure. In 1980–81 it finished 11th. In 1983–84 PAS Giannina finished 15th and it was in a tie with Panionios. There was a play out match in Larissa between the two clubs, PAS Giannina relegated in the Second Division. In 1984-85 the club finished first in the Second Division and promoted to the First Division, in 1986–87 it finished 16th and relegated to the Second Division In 1987-88 it finished 12th. The club qualified for the playoffs with Ethnikos, Apollon Kalamarias, Korinthos, Diagoras. In 1989–90 it finished third and promoted to the First Division, in 1990–91 the club finished 18th and relegated to the Second Division
Panserraikos F. C. the All-Serres Football Club, is a football club, based in Serres in Central Macedonia, Greece. Panserraikos is one of the most important and well-supported clubs in northern Greece and had a presence in the First Division in the 1960s and 70s. Panserraikos was formed in 1964 in Serres, when two clubs, Iraklis and Apollon, merged. The club did come close to promotion a few times, missing out on 5 points in 1998, in 2008, Panserraikos managed to end a 16-year wait, gaining promotion to the Greek Super League. On 4 March 2009, Panserraikos won a match against Panathinaikos in the Olympic Stadium in Athens for the Greek Cup quarter finals with a score of 3–2 after being up 3–0 for 71 minutes. The first match leg ended at a 0–0 score and this amazing result landed Panserraikos a spot in the final 4 of the Greek Cup where they played against AEK Athens for a spot in the finals. What made this result so special was that many starters for the team were either injured and this was Panserraikos first time in the semifinals of the Greek Cup. However, Panserraikos was relegated and played again in the 2009–10 Beta Ethniki. Panserraikos finished 5th in 2009–10 Beta Ethniki, but took the 1st place in the play-offs, for one more season in Super League Panserraikos didnt escape the relegation to 2011–12 Football League. After a disappointing season, Panserraikos finished 7th in 2011–12 Football League, konstantin Vostrikov, a self-declared business tycoon who was claiming to construct a 10, 000-seat stadium. The club adopted the Lion of Amphipolis as their emblem, because it is one of the most important monuments in Serres regional unit and its position is next to the west bank of Strymon, close to the bridge of Strymon. It was restored on a pedestal in the position where it was discovered and it is an imposing marble lion in a position of a sited wildcat with its paws up. Lt is erected just outside Nea Kerdylia, on the old national motorway between Thessaloniki and Kavala, according to some archaeologists, the devastation of the monument took place at the end of the 4th century B. C. It is possible that the monument was destroyed by the Roman conquerors, however, the most probable version, seems to be the one that the Lion was destroyed by the Bulgarians in 1204 A. C. Many different opinions have been expressed for the purpose or the cause of the monument’s construction, french archaeologist J. Roger claimed that the monument was erected in honour of Nearchus, Admiral of Alexander the Great. Finally, according to version, the Lion of Amfipolis was erected as a symbolic monument, in order to reflect the tower’s power. The typical kit of the team is that of a shirt with red and white vertical stripes, the shirt has taken different forms during the history of the club, for example with thin or wider stripes. The second most common kit is the one or the all-white one
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
Doxa Drama F.C.
Founded as Peleus in 1918, the team was renamed Doxa in 1919. Initially, the colors were black and white with the logo of a black clover. After the war the teams logo was changed to a black eagle, while the team colours of black. The first formal match of Doxa was against AOK, the team of neighbouring city Kavala, in that first game Doxa won 3–0. Doxa Dramas is one of the founders of the Greek League Alpha Ethniki, Doxa reached the final of the Greek football Cup in 1953/54, 1957/58 and 1958/59, but lost all three finals to Olympiacos. Doxa Drama participated in Alpha Ethniki for 21 seasons, financial and administrative turmoil, however, led to the club being relegated to Greece’s amateur division, Delta Ethniki. In 2008–2009 Doxa had a year in the Third Division. Doxa returned to Beta Ethniki after 11 years for the 2009–2010 season, the stadium of Doxa Drama has a capacity of 7,000 people and it is situated in the western part of the town of Drama, in the district of Komninoi. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Northern regional group, 1953-54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1958-59, 2nd Division, 1962-63, 1965–66, 1978–79, 1987–88, 1995–96, 2009-10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013-14. 3rd Division, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005–2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008–2009, 2014-2015, 2015-16, national amateur division, 2000-01, 2001–02, 2002-03. Official Doxa Drama Website Unofficial Fan Website Information about the stadium
Anagennisi Karditsa F.C.
Anagennisi Karditsa, or Anagennisi Karditsa 1904, is a Greek association football club based in the city of Karditsa, Greece. The name of the club comes from the Greek word for Rebirth, playing in the independent Thessalian League from 1929 to 1962, it joined the newly established Greek second division in time for Season 1962-63. In 2008 Anagennisi Karditsa reach the Gamma Ethniki play-off and beat Ilioupoli F. C. 2-0 in Athens to win promotion to Beta Ethniki, Anagennisi Karditsa is a well-supported club by regional football standards, and their passion is very well known. They hold the record for the most fans to attend an away game for Gamma Ethniki in 2008. For many years, Anagennisi also maintained a local rivalry with AOK. In January 2010 the stadium capacity was extended to 9.500 seats, club training facilities are located in the nearby southern borough of Rousso. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. gr at anagenisi-karditsas. gr