1956–57 Panhellenic Championship

The 1956–57 Panhellenic Championship was the 21st season of the highest football league of Greece and one of the most interesting championships in the 50s and also one of the most discussed due to the punishment of Ethnikos Piraeus from the HFF.[1] Olympiacos won their 13th championship (4 consecutive) after an interesting race with Panathinaikos which ended in a tie and therefore the title was decided by a play-off round in which Olympiacos won.[2]

Panhellenic Championship
Season1956–57
ChampionsOlympiacos
13th Greek title
Relegatednone
Matches played90
Goals scored289 (3.21 per match)
Top goalscorerPetros Christofidis
(15 goals)
Biggest home winApollon Athens 8–0 Panargiakos
Biggest away winPanargiakos 0–6 Panathinaikos
Highest scoringApollon Athens 8–0 Panargiakos
Longest winless runPanargiakos (16 matches)
Longest losing runPanargiakos (16 matches)

Compared to the previous season, the teams that participated in the final phase of the championship increased by 4 (10 out of 6) and resulted 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.
  • Regional Championships: The 2 winners (Northern and Southern group).
  • An additional position was secured after a play-off round between the third teams Piraeus' and Macedonian Championship.

The qualifying round matches took place from 16 September 1956 to 11 January 1957, while the final phase took place from 13 January to 18 July 1957. The point system was: Win: 3 points - Draw: 2 points - Loss: 1 point.

Qualification RoundEdit

Athens Football Clubs AssociationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAO PGSS APOL AEK EGA AST ATH FOS
1 Panathinaikos (Q) 14 10 3 1 30 11 +19 37 Final Round 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–2
2 Panionios (Q) 14 8 2 4 20 17 +3 32 3–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 2–1 2–1
3 Apollon Athens (Q) 14 5 7 2 25 13 +12 31 0–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0
4 AEK Athens 14 5 6 3 21 15 +6 30 1–2 0–1 3–3 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–2
5 Egaleo 14 4 4 6 12 26 −14 26 0–6 1–0 1–6 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1
6 Asteras Athens 14 2 7 5 7 15 −8 25 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 3–2 1–1
7 Athinaikos 14 2 5 7 13 21 −8 23 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–1
8 Fostiras 14 1 4 9 14 24 −10 20 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–1
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified for the phase indicated

Piraeus Football Clubs AssociationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification OLY PRO ETH ATR PAN ARIS AEN FIL DOX
1 Olympiacos (Q) 16 16 0 0 69 7 +62 48 Final Round 2–1 3–0 7–0 4–1 2–1 7–0 9–0 2–0
2 Proodeftiki (Q) 16 9 3 4 26 16 +10 37 0–4 2–1 1–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 4–0 2–1
3 Ethnikos Piraeus (A) 16 9 2 5 31 17 +14 36 3rd place play-offs 1–3 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 6–3 3–0 6–1
4 Atromitos Piraeus[a] 16 6 4 6 17 22 −5 31 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 0–0
5 Panelefsiniakos 16 4 5 7 15 28 −13 29 1–7 1–1 1–1 2–0[b] 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0
6 Aris Piraeus 16 4 3 9 16 30 −14 27[c] 1–7 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0
7 AE Nikaia 16 4 3 9 20 38 −18 27[c] 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–0
8 Filathloi Nikaia 16 3 5 8 13 36 −23 27[c] 0–4 0–3 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–2
9 Doxa Piraeus 16 1 7 8 10 23 −13 25 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1
Source: rsssf
(A) Advance to a further round; (Q) Qualified for the phase indicated
Notes:
  1. ^ Atromitos Piraeus has 1 defeat without a match and -1 point.
  2. ^ The initial 2–1 was repeated, but Atromitos Piraeus resigned. Awarded 2–0 to Panelefsiniakos.
  3. ^ a b c 5–7 place ranking match: Aris Piraeus–Filathloi Nikaia 1–0, AE Nikaia–Aris Piraeus 1–0, Filathloi Nikaia–AE Nikaia 3–2.
    The ranking was formed based on the goal difference in the champipnship.

Macedonia Football Clubs AssociationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAOK ARIS APOL MAK IRA MEL
1 PAOK (Q) 10 6 2 2 20 8 +12 24 Final Round 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 8–2
2 Aris (Q) 10 5 3 2 12 6 +6 23 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0
3 Apollon Kalamarias (A) 10 5 2 3 18 14 +4 22 3rd place play-offs 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–1 3–2
4 Makedonikos 10 3 2 5 9 12 −3 18[a] 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0
5 Iraklis 10 2 4 4 8 11 −3 18[a] 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1
6 Meliteas 10 1 3 6 7 23 −16 15 0–0 0–2 0–4 1–0 1–1
Source: rsssf
(A) Advance to a further round; (Q) Qualified for the phase indicated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b 4th place ranking match: Makedonikos–Iraklis 3–2.

Piraeus/Macedonia 3rd teams Play-offsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Apollon Kalamarias 1–3 Ethnikos Piraeus 1–1 0–2

Regional ChampionshipEdit

Southern GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PNA OFI PAN OLY
1 Panargiakos (Q) 6 2 3 1 5 4 +1 13 Final Round 0–0 0–0 1–0
2 OFI 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 13 0–2 0–1 2–1
3 Panachaiki 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 12 1–1 0–1 3–1
4 Olympiacos Chalkidas 6 2 0 4 8 9 −1 10 3–1 1–2 2–0
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified for the phase indicated

Northern GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DOX NIK ETH
1 Doxa Dramas (Q) 4 3 1 0 10 0 +10 11 Final Round 1–0 7–0
2 Niki Volos 4 2 1 1 12 2 +10 9 0–0 9–0
3 Ethnikos Alexandroupolis 4 0 0 4 1 21 −20 4 0–2 1–3
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified for the phase indicated

Final RoundEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Olympiacos (C) 18 13 2 3 42 11 +31 46
2 Panathinaikos 18 14 0 4 41 13 +28 46
3 Apollon Athens 18 11 2 5 38 23 +15 42
4 PAOK 18 9 1 8 28 25 +3 37
5 Doxa Drama 18 5 7 6 31 31 0 35
6 Ethnikos Piraeus[a] 18 9 2 7 23 22 +1 34
7 Aris 18 5 6 7 23 24 −1 34
8 Panionios 18 6 3 9 30 28 +2 33
9 Proodeftiki 18 4 5 9 26 36 −10 31
10 Panargiakos[b] 18 0 0 18 7 76 −69 16
Source: rsssf
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ Ethnikos Piraeus was disqualified from the championship, after a controversial decision, 4 matches before the end of the season.
    Those matches counted as defeats without a match and Ethnikos got -1 point for each match.
  2. ^ Panargiakos Argos have 2 points deducted.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away OLY PAO APOL PAOK DOX ETH ARIS PGSS PRO PAN
Olympiacos 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 5–0
Panathinaikos 1–0 4–2 3–1 3–0 2–0[a] 2–1 3–1 2–0 6–0
Apollon Athens 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0[a] 0–0 2–1 2–1 8–0
PAOK 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–0[b]
Doxa Drama 2–3 0–1 2–4 1–4 2–0[a] 2–2 1–1 3–3 4–1
Ethnikos Piraeus 0–2[a] 2–1 1–5 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–0
Aris 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 2–0[b]
Panionios 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 2–3 0–1 0–1 2–2 4–0
Proodeftiki 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–3 5–1
Panargiakos 1–6 0–6 1–2 0–3 0–3 1–6 1–4 1–5 0–4
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d Ethnikos Piraeus' last 4 matches were not held due to its punishment and lost them all with a 2–0 score.
  2. ^ a b Panargiakos withdrew from its last 2 matches, which were secured with a score of 2–0 in favor of Aris and PAOK respectively.

Championship Play-offsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Summary
Olympiacos 1–0 Panathinaikos 0–0 1–0

Replay matchEdit

Olympiacos1–0Panathinaikos
  • Mesologitis   46'
Report

Olympiacos won 1–0 on aggregate.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Petros Christofidis Proodeftiki 15
2   Thanasis Saravakos Panionios 11
3   Elias Yfantis Olympiacos 10
  Lakis Sofianos Panathinaikos
4   Giorgos Kamaras Apollon Athens 9
5   Vangelis Panakis Panathinaikos 8
  Savvas Papazoglou Apollon Athens
  Lambis Kouikouridis PAOK
  Giorgos Chavanidis PAOK
  Christos Karaoulanis Ethnikos Piraeus
  Giorgos Kansos Proodeftiki

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Όταν "ενόχληθηκε" το κατεστημένο". sport-fm.gr.
  2. ^ "Για θυμήσου". tanea.gr. 10 May 2003.

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