1955–56 Panhellenic Championship

The 1955–56 Panhellenic Championship was the 20th season of the highest football league of Greece and an exceptional interesting championship, since 5 out of the 6 teams were chalenging for the title until the final fixture, while Aris was left behind from the beginning. In the end Olympiacos won their 12th champinoship (3 consecutive) although he started with 4 consecutive draws. Before the final stage , in that year, they were two qualification stages. Initially from the groups of the "founding" championships the results were as follows:

  • Athenian Championship: The first 3 teams of the ranking.
  • Piraeus' Championship: The first 2 teams of the ranking.
  • Macedonian Championship: The first 2 teams of the ranking.
Panhellenic Championship
Season1955–56
ChampionsOlympiacos
12th Greek title
Relegatednone
Matches played30
Goals scored78 (2.6 per match)
Top goalscorerLambis Kouikouridis (7)
Biggest home winOlympiacos vs Aris 3–1
Ethnikos Piraeus vs Apollon Athens 2–0
Panathinaikos vs PAOK 3–1
Panathinaikos vs Aris 2–0
PAOK vs Aris 4–2
Biggest away winAris vs Ethnikos Piraeus 0–2
Highest scoringApollon Athens vs Ethnikos Piraeus 4–3

Subsequently, 3 new groups were created with geographical criteria where a total of 14 teams participated. The 7 of the 3 founding associations and another 7 of the championships of the same number of associations of the first division. Finally, the teams that participated in the final phase of the championship resulted as follows:

  • Northern Group: The first 2 teams of the ranking.
  • Central Group: The first 2 teams of the ranking.
  • Southern Group: The first 2 teams of the ranking.

The point system was: Win: 3 points - Draw: 2 points - Loss: 1 point.

OverviewEdit

Statistics of Panhellenic Championship in the 1955–56 season below:

Olympiacos won the championship.

Semi–final stageEdit

Northern GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Aris (Q) 6 5 1 0 14 3 +11 17 Qualified for Final Stage
2 PAOK (Q) 6 4 1 1 18 5 +13 15
3 Doxa Drama 6 1 1 4 8 13 −5 9
4 Orfeas Xanthi 6 0 1 5 2 21 −19 7
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Central GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Panathinaikos (Q) 8 7 1 0 17 3 +14 23 Qualified for Final Stage
2 Apollon Athens (Q) 8 5 1 2 20 11 +9 19
3 Niki Volos 8 4 2 2 7 5 +2 18
4 Fostiras 8 1 0 7 7 16 −9 10
5 Olympiacos Chalkida 8 1 0 7 8 24 −16 10
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Southern GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Olympiacos (Q) 8 8 0 0 26 3 +23 24 Qualified for Final Stage
2 Ethnikos Piraeus (Q) 8 5 1 2 16 9 +7 19
3 Panachaiki 8 1 3 4 9 12 −3 13
4 OFI 8 1 2 5 10 20 −10 12
5 Olympiakos Loutraki[a] 8 2 0 6 12 29 −17 11
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Olympiakos Loutraki has -1 point.

Final stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Olympiacos (C) 10 4 5 1 13 9 +4 23
2 Ethnikos Piraeus 10 4 4 2 12 8 +4 22
3 Panathinaikos 10 5 2 3 15 11 +4 22
4 PAOK 10 3 4 3 13 13 0 20
5 Apollon Athens 10 4 2 4 16 17 −1 20
6 Aris 10 0 3 7 9 20 −11 13
Source: rsssf
(C) Champion.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Lambis Kouikouridis PAOK 7
2   Christos Karaoulanis Ethnikos Piraeus 6
3   Vangelis Panakis Panathinaikos 5
  Yiannis Cholevas Apollon Athens

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