Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, historically also known as Hellas, is a country in southeastern Europe, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2015. Athens is the capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula, it shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. Greece consists of nine regions, Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands, Thrace, Crete. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km in length, featuring a vast number of islands, eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres. From the eighth century BC, the Greeks were organised into various independent city-states, known as polis, which spanned the entire Mediterranean region and the Black Sea. Greece was annexed by Rome in the second century BC, becoming a part of the Roman Empire and its successor. The Greek Orthodox Church also shaped modern Greek identity and transmitted Greek traditions to the wider Orthodox World, falling under Ottoman dominion in the mid-15th century, the modern nation state of Greece emerged in 1830 following a war of independence. Greeces rich historical legacy is reflected by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among the most in Europe, Greece is a democratic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life, and a very high standard of living. A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the member to join the European Communities and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001. Greeces unique cultural heritage, large industry, prominent shipping sector. It is the largest economy in the Balkans, where it is an important regional investor, the names for the nation of Greece and the Greek people differ from the names used in other languages, locations and cultures. The earliest evidence of the presence of human ancestors in the southern Balkans, dated to 270,000 BC, is to be found in the Petralona cave, all three stages of the stone age are represented in Greece, for example in the Franchthi Cave. Neolithic settlements in Greece, dating from the 7th millennium BC, are the oldest in Europe by several centuries and these civilizations possessed writing, the Minoans writing in an undeciphered script known as Linear A, and the Mycenaeans in Linear B, an early form of Greek. The Mycenaeans gradually absorbed the Minoans, but collapsed violently around 1200 BC and this ushered in a period known as the Greek Dark Ages, from which written records are absent. The end of the Dark Ages is traditionally dated to 776 BC, the Iliad and the Odyssey, the foundational texts of Western literature, are believed to have been composed by Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BC. With the end of the Dark Ages, there emerged various kingdoms and city-states across the Greek peninsula, in 508 BC, Cleisthenes instituted the worlds first democratic system of government in Athens
Kit (association football)
In association football, kit is the standard equipment and attire worn by players. The sports Laws of the Game specify the minimum kit which a player must use, footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Professional clubs also usually display players surnames or nicknames on their shirts, Football kit has evolved significantly since the early days of the sport when players typically wore thick cotton shirts, knickerbockers and heavy rigid leather boots. The Laws of the Game set out the equipment which must be worn by all players in Law 4. Five separate items are specified, shirt, shorts, socks, footwear, goalkeepers are allowed to wear tracksuit bottoms instead of shorts. While most players wear studded football boots, the Laws do not specify that these are required, shirts must have sleeves, and goalkeepers must wear shirts which are easily distinguishable from all other players and the match officials. Thermal undershorts may be worn, but must be the colour as the shorts themselves. Shin pads must be covered entirely by the stockings, be made of rubber, plastic or a similar material, and provide a reasonable degree of protection. The only other restriction on equipment defined in the Laws of the Game is the requirement that a player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player. In the event of a match between teams who would wear identical or similar colours the away team must change to a different colour. The England national team plays in red shirts even when it is not required. Many professional clubs also have a kit, ostensibly to be used if both their first-choice and away colours are deemed too similar to those of an opponent. Most professional clubs have retained the basic colour scheme for several decades. Teams representing countries in international competition generally wear national colours in common with other sporting teams of the same nation, shirts are normally made of a polyester mesh, which does not trap the sweat and body heat in the same way as a shirt made of a natural fibre. Depending on local rules, there may be restrictions on how large these logos may be or on what logos may be displayed, competitions such as the Premier League may also require players to wear patches on their sleeves depicting the logo of the competition. The captain of team is usually required to wear an elasticated armband around the left sleeve to identify him as the captain to the referee. Most current players wear specialist football boots, which can be either of leather or a synthetic material. Modern boots are cut slightly below the ankles, as opposed to the high-ankled boots used in former times, studs may be either moulded directly to the sole or be detachable, normally by means of a screw thread
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean. It has the longest documented history of any living language, spanning 34 centuries of written records and its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history, other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic and many other writing systems. Together with the Latin texts and traditions of the Roman world, during antiquity, Greek was a widely spoken lingua franca in the Mediterranean world and many places beyond. It would eventually become the official parlance of the Byzantine Empire, the language is spoken by at least 13.2 million people today in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Albania, Turkey, and the Greek diaspora. Greek roots are used to coin new words for other languages, Greek. Greek has been spoken in the Balkan peninsula since around the 3rd millennium BC, the earliest written evidence is a Linear B clay tablet found in Messenia that dates to between 1450 and 1350 BC, making Greek the worlds oldest recorded living language. Among the Indo-European languages, its date of earliest written attestation is matched only by the now extinct Anatolian languages, the Greek language is conventionally divided into the following periods, Proto-Greek, the unrecorded but assumed last ancestor of all known varieties of Greek. The unity of Proto-Greek would have ended as Hellenic migrants entered the Greek peninsula sometime in the Neolithic era or the Bronze Age, Mycenaean Greek, the language of the Mycenaean civilisation. It is recorded in the Linear B script on tablets dating from the 15th century BC onwards, Ancient Greek, in its various dialects, the language of the Archaic and Classical periods of the ancient Greek civilisation. It was widely known throughout the Roman Empire, after the Roman conquest of Greece, an unofficial bilingualism of Greek and Latin was established in the city of Rome and Koine Greek became a first or second language in the Roman Empire. The origin of Christianity can also be traced through Koine Greek, Medieval Greek, also known as Byzantine Greek, the continuation of Koine Greek in Byzantine Greece, up to the demise of the Byzantine Empire in the 15th century. Much of the written Greek that was used as the language of the Byzantine Empire was an eclectic middle-ground variety based on the tradition of written Koine. Modern Greek, Stemming from Medieval Greek, Modern Greek usages can be traced in the Byzantine period and it is the language used by the modern Greeks, and, apart from Standard Modern Greek, there are several dialects of it. In the modern era, the Greek language entered a state of diglossia, the historical unity and continuing identity between the various stages of the Greek language is often emphasised. Greek speakers today still tend to regard literary works of ancient Greek as part of their own rather than a foreign language and it is also often stated that the historical changes have been relatively slight compared with some other languages. According to one estimation, Homeric Greek is probably closer to demotic than 12-century Middle English is to modern spoken English, Greek is spoken by about 13 million people, mainly in Greece, Albania and Cyprus, but also worldwide by the large Greek diaspora. Greek is the language of Greece, where it is spoken by almost the entire population
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
Heraklion (regional unit)
Heraklion is one of the four regional units of Crete. The capital is the city of Heraklion, the regional unit of Heraklion borders on the regional units of Rethymno to the west and Lasithi to the east. Farmlands are situated in the central and the parts, at the coast. The mountains dominate the rest of the unit, notably the south. The main mountains are parts of Ida or Idi Mountains to the west, the regional unit includes the island of Dia to the north. Except for the mountains which receive mild to cool winters unlike northern Greece, within the Heraklion regional units boundaries are a number of significant Neolithic and Minoan settlements, most notably the ancient palace complexes of Knossos and Phaistos. Important ancient cities are, Knossos Phaistos Gortys Tylissos Malia 1991 -263,8682001 -292,4822011 -305,490 The regional unit Heraklion is subdivided into 8 municipalities. These are, Archanes-Asterousia Faistos Gortyna Heraklion Hersonissos Malevizi Minoa Pediada Viannos The Heraklion prefecture was created in 1915, as a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Heraklion was created out of the former prefecture Heraklion. The prefecture had the territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below, gR-90/E65 GR-97 GR-99 El Greco, by which Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος Domênikos Theotokópoulos, is best known. A world-famous painter, sculptor and architect Nikos Kazantzakis was born in the village Varvaro The municipal unit in which Myrtia is located, was named after him, monuments in the prefecture of Heraklion
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, 88th-largest island in the world and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete, the capital and the largest city is Heraklion. As of 2011, the region had a population of 623,065, Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits. It was once the centre of the Minoan civilization, which is regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe. The island is first referred to as Kaptara in texts from the Syrian city of Mari dating from the 18th century BC, repeated later in Neo-Assyrian records and it was also known in ancient Egyptian as Keftiu, strongly suggesting a similar Minoan name for the island. The current name of Crete is thought to be first attested in Mycenaean Greek texts written in Linear B, through the words
Gamma Ethniki, is the third highest football league in Greece. It began in 1965 as a championship, while in 1983 it was changed to professional. Although not literally national, Football League 2 is considered as a national division, on August 3,2010, it was announced that the division had been renamed Football League 2. From season 2013-14, the football League 2 is merged by fourth division championship, the new third division will be held in six groups, with the clubs divided basis of geographical criteria, while it will return in an amateur form. From season 2014-15 and onwards the league will be held in four groups, with the clubs divided basis of geographical criteria. The champion of each group will promote to Football League
Hellenic Football Federation
The Hellenic Football Federation, also known as the Greek Football Federation is the governing body of football in Greece. It contributes in the organisation of Super League Greece and organizes the Greek football Cup, the Hellenic Football Federation was founded in 1926, by a decision of the three major Unions of the country. Its foundation marked the organization of Greek football in compliance with international standards, since then, the HFF has grown into the biggest sports federation in Greece, as football in the country is regarded as the king of sports coming first in the preferences of sports fans. The HFF is considered a legal entity and a non-profit organization with registered offices in Athens. It is the only exclusively qualified body in Greece to represent the interests of Greek football and prohibits any political, in 1927, the HFF became a member of FIFA and in 1954 became one of the first members of UEFA. Amongst its obligations as member of international bodies, the HFF accepts the statutes, regulations, directives and decisions issued by FIFA and UEFA. The HFF also has to ensure that they are accepted by all individuals, based on this FIFA concluded that Greece would not be able to meet its 15 July 2006 deadline and should therefore be suspended until further notice. There were also doubts cast over whether the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final will be played at the Athens Olympic Stadium as previously scheduled. On the 7 July 2006, however, the Greek Government ratified a new version of the law, granting the HFF independence –. FIFA announced the lifting of its ban that day, judging that the amendments adhered to FIFA and UEFA statutes and this allowed Greece to defend their European Championship in 2008 and also allowed Greek clubs to participate in European competitions. On December 11,2008, president Vassilis Gagatsis resigned from his position, new elections were held on January 17,2009, making Giorgos Sarris the new president. In April 2013, the HFF announced its new partnership with NIKE, the initial probe into the incident involved approximately 80 individuals suspected of wrongdoing. Olympiacos FC owner, Evangelos Marinakis, was accused of using his position in Greek football and special relationship with the President of the HFF. Marinakis was later acquitted from all charges by the Prosecutor and the Council of Judges, in February 2012, the Superleague Greece with the agreement of the Hellenic Football Federation achieved the replacement of the two football prosecutors with two others. The 2015 Greek football scandal emerged on 6 April 2015 when prosecutor Aristidis Korreas 173-page work was revealed, telephone tapping operated by the National Intelligence Service of Greece since 2011 has played a significant role in the case. The HFF has also been subject to allegations of crimes including blackmail. In November 2013, a team of prosecutors raided the headquarters of the Federation in order to find evidence of illegal activity, there have been allegations that some of the teams have failed to pay their taxes by submitting fake documents. Since 2015, is also under judicial investigation another case, regarding the existence of an economic scheme in the Greek referees society
Nestos Chrysoupoli F.C.
Nestos Chrysoupoli F. C. is a Greek football club, based in Chrysoupoli, Kavala. The group was founded in 1930 and reached the peak of its subheadings in the 1970s when it took part in the championship of the Second National League, specifically,1973 was champion of Eps Kavalas and then won the promotion through the special championship Hellenic Football Federation. So, he played two years to B Ethniki. 1973-74 season ranked 11th in Gamma Ethniki and in 1974-75 came 14th, the next decade participated in Gamma Ethniki, and has multiple instances in Delta Ethniki. Specifically, in 1986 was champion of Delta Ethniki and promoted to Gamma Ethniki and he was 14th in 1986-87 season and 18th in 1987-88 season, and so relegated. Returned, without luck, for the last time in this category, 2015-16 season Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. blogspot. gr/
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
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
Kampaniakos F. C. is a Greek football club, based in Chalastra, Thessaloniki. The club was founded in 1947 and they will play for 3rd season in Gamma Ethniki for the season 2015-16. 2015-16 season Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
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
Agrotikos Asteras F.C.
Agrotikos Asteras is a Thessaloniki-based football club, currently playing in the Football League. It was founded in 1932 by refugees from Asia Minor, Agrotikos Asteras was founded from Greek refugees from Asia Minor, that formerly lived in Koukloutzas, Smyrni. The idea of the establishment was conceived by a group of teenagers living in Neos Koukloutzas, Thessaloniki. Its statute was handed to Greek court on 10 January 1930, the most important season for the teams history was 2005-2006, when the club won the trophy of Gamma Ethniki and achieved the semi finals of the Greek Cup. The best players this season were Nikos Kyzeridis and Nikos Sakellaridis, 2005-2006 was the most successful season in history of the club. Agrotikos finished 1st in Gamma Ethniki and achieved promotion to Beta Ethniki for the first time in its history, the team had many wins with big scores. It had built many times consecutive wins with producing great football, all Greek football was talking for Agrotikos Asteras. A small team in Euosmos were saying and this team, had achieved the semi-finals, an excellent journey. In second round, Agrotikos played with Vyzas Megaron, and won by 6-2, in third round, it won Kastoria F. C. 3-1. In fourth round, Agrotikos achieved a victory, winning in penalties 5-4 historical PAOK FC. In fifth round, Agrotikos met Ergotelis and won 2-0, in quarter finals, Agrotikos Asteras played Ethnikos Asteras in a two-leg round. Agrotikos goal scored by captain Nikos Kyzeridis, at home leg, Agrotikos won 4-0. Asteras was through in semi finals, then, the club was drawn with AEK Athens, the 3rd in cup conquests. In away leg ended 3-0 and at home ended 1-0 with Tsouklis goal, Football League 2 Winners, 2005-06, 2013-14 Delta Ethniki Winners, 1993-94 As of 18 February,2017. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Kilkisiakos F. C. is a Greek football club, based in Kilkis, Kilkis. Kilkisiakos is an football club of Kilkis, founded in 1961 after the merger of the local AEK, Aris. The 1964-1965 season promoted for the first in his history at the Second National Division remaining in category until 1967, in 1969 he returned again in the same category as a contestant since 1975 and competed in the same category again from 1976 to 1980. Returns to the Football League in 1981 until 1983 and 1985 until 1987 and he participate twice in the Greek Cup final of amateurs in 1998 and 2007. Today plays again in Football League 2 after 9 seasons, third Division,2 1975-76, 1984-85 Fourth Division,2 1991-92, 1997-98 Official website
Edessaikos F. C. is a football club based in Edessa, Greece currently playing in the top league of Pella. Edessaikos is a club based in Edessa Greece. It was founded in 1959 when three local clubs – Aris, Iraklis, Ethnikos – merged, Edessaikos was a founding member of the Pella Football Clubs Association in 1971. The club has participated in the Greek Football A Division between 1993 and 1997, Edessaikos is currently competing in the A1 League of Pella, after getting relegated from Delta Ethniki during the 2009–10 season. Edessaikos has also a well-organized youth academy system. Edessaikos badge consists of a trident, together with the name of the club placed above the trident, Edessaikos fans arent many, but they are passionate. Ένωση Ποδοσφαρικών Σωματείων Πέλλας-Pella Football Clubs Association
Iraklis 1908 Thessaloniki F.C.
Iraklis 1908 FC or Iraklis FC, is a Greek football club, based in the city of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, currently playing in the Superleague, the top tier of Greek football. Their home ground is the Kaftanzoglio Stadium with a capacity of 27,770, founded in 1908 as Macedonikos Gymnasticos Syllogos, they are one of the oldest in Greek football and the oldest in Thessaloniki, hence the nickname Ghireos. A year later, the name Iraklis was added to the name as an honour to the ancient Greek hero Heracles. The teams colours are cyan or blue and white, inspired by the Greek flag, Iraklis was a founding member of Macedonia Football Clubs Association, as well as the Hellenic Football Federation, as a part of G. S. Iraklis. Before the formation of the league of Alpha Ethniki, Iraklis competed in the league that was run by the Macedonia Football Clubs Association. The club has played in five Greek Cup finals, lifting the trophy once in the 1976 final. They have also a title, as they won the Balkans Cup in 1985. Iraklis traces its roots back in 1899 when Omilos Filomouson was established, the club was established as a cultural union of the Greeks of Thessaloniki, but in 1902 it founded a sports department. Football was a new sport at the time, but rapidly increasing in popularity, the first match that was held by the Omilos Filomouson football team was on 23 April 1905, against a team of the Western European diaspora of the city called Union Sportive. Omilos Filomouson won the match by a 3-0 scoreline, later on, the club faced financial problems, but members of the club joined forces with another Greek athletic club of the city, called Olympia. The result of union was the foundation of a new club on 29 November 1908, called Makedonikos Gymnastikos Syllogos. The new clubs first president was a Greek doctor, Alkiviadis Maltos, the name of the club had a direct reference to the ethnic tensions that took place in the area at that time. Due to the Young Turks revolt of 1908 and their promises for ease of ethnic tensions in the area, thus a new name was decided for the club, Ottomanikos Ellinikos Gymnastikos Syllogos Thessalonikis Iraklis. The new name was approved, together with a new statute, Iraklis won Alliance 3-1, Progrès Sportive 5-1 and after winning the French-German School Alumni Union, the club was proclaimed Champion of Thessaloniki. On 6 April 1914, Iraklis played a match against Athinaikos Syllogos Podosfairou and it was the clubs first match against a club outside Thessaloniki. In 1914, Iraklis established the clubs youth squad, so the students of the Greek Gymnasium of the city could train in football, a year later Iraklis won the second Thessaloniki Football Championship. The next championship was not held due to World War I, in the years following World War I, several football clubs were established in Thessaloniki and that led to the establishment of the Macedonia Football Clubs Association in 1923. The first championship from the newly founded association was organised shortly afterwards, in 1924 Iraklis played its first match against a club from outside the borders of Greece
Thesprotos F. C. is a Greek football club, based in Igoumenitsa, Thesprotia. The club was founded in 1948 and they will play in Gamma Ethniki for the season 2015-16. 2015-16 season Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Felipe Gomes Ján Lazorík Γιώργος Καπουράνης Manolis Skoufalis James Okoli Ermal Tahiri http, //thesprotosfc. gr
Tylikratis Lefkada is a Greek association football club based on the island of Lefkada, Greece. Τηλυκράτης is the highest placed team from the Greek island of Lefkada. The name of Tilykratis is owned Telycrates a Lefkaditis master who particularly excelled in the battle of Aegospotami which finally destroyed the Athenian power, the first club in Lefkada founded in 1925 by students of the school and had the name Sappho. By LD1926 established the National Directorate of Physical Education, so was the prefects the right to establish associations of National Physical Education. Based on this LD was Lefkas the National Association of Physical Education the Tilykratis, the first Tilykratis was the only SEFA and was the National Association of Physical Education, originally part of sports athletics, football, etc. sports section and picnic and swimming. The first Board of the Tilykrati were, Christ, manoudis, John Stamatelos, Thrasyvoulos Aravanis and Takis Kaliviotis. The activity of the beginning in 1928 with the first trainer in Santa Eustatius. Periodically in the years established a number of other clubs who then merged into Tilykrati. It is for the blue and red, representing two great loves of Agiomafriton. The blue and red Greece football, the jerseys, on the left side there are caps TL meant Tilykratis Lefkada. The long path Tilykrati things in football and had some swings for the team, in 1963 to represent the football Lefkada larger groups Tilykratis merged with the second large group of Lefkada, the White, and made the Pallefkadio. The dictatorial regime of militarists gave the club the name Phoenix Lefkada, in the early days of the junta in 1974, the team took back her real name, Tilykratis, which makes its way to success. March 20, 1975-as a champion of South-Continent Group began Gytheio grading matches for the Second National category, there he won 2-1 in Pangytheiako. In 1963 Pallefkadios was established after a merger of Tylikratis and Lefkata, in 1968 Pallefkadios was renamed to Finikas Lefkadas. In 1974 Renamed again to A. O, the name Tylikratis = The Man who holds a long Speer. Tylikratiss longest rivalry is with nearby Preveza FC, the two teams have clashed many times over the years and any success against their rivals is always sweet, Lefkada is part of the Ionian islands and being a smaller island than Corfu, any success against A. O. Kerkyra creates understandable anxiety among their northern neighbours, Official Tilikratis FC Website Official D DIVISION 5TH SECTION Website
Ethnikos Filippiada F.C.
Ethnikos Football Club is a Greek football club, based in Filippiada. The association was founded in 1948, in 2008, they were promoted to Football League 2. 2015-16 season Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Kastoria F. C. or AGSK Kastoria, the Athletic Gymnastic Club of Kastoria, is a Greek association football club based in the city of Kastoria, Macedonia, Greece. The club was established in 1963 when three local football clubs merged to form one team representing the town. In 1974, Kastoria played for the first time in the A Ethniki of the Greek National League, Kastoria have played in the A Division from 1974–1983 and again in season 1996-1997. Kastoria FC won the Greek Cup in 1980 by defeating Iraklis and its golden era was between 1974 and 1983, when the club remained for 9 consecutive years amongst Greece’s top elite clubs, achieving the most important trophy of its history, The Greek Cup. During this golden period, two Presidents distinguished themselves, Sotiris Sianos and Giorgos Chalkidis, another important presence in Kastoria’s history was Mr. Panagiotis Spyropoulos, one of the world’s largest furs trades, who handled the club’s affairs as owner, between 1999 and 2009. During Spyropoulos tenure, Kastoria failed to achieve the return to Greece’s highest football division. After Mr. Mr. Nikolaos Pepelidis, was elected President of the club