1958–59 Panhellenic Championship

The 1958–59 Panhellenic Championship was the 23rd season of the highest football league of Greece and the last one that was held with the system of qualifying rounds per local association, as from the following year the structure of Greek football changed with the introduction of Alpha Ethniki, as well as the other categories in following seasons. Olympiacos won their 15th championship (6 consecutive) after an interesting race with AEK Athens. Compared to the previous season, the teams that participated in the final round of the championship decreased by 2 (10 out of 12) 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.
Panhellenic Championship
Season1958–59
ChampionsOlympiacos
15th Greek title
Relegatednone
European CupOlympiacos
Matches played90
Goals scored249 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorerKostas Nestoridis (21)
Biggest home winPanionios vs PAOK 6-1
Biggest away winAris vs Olympiacos 1–5
PAOK vs Panionios 0–4
Highest scoringPanionios vs PAOK 6-1

The qualifying round matches took place from 7 September 1958 to 14 January 1959, while the final round took place from 21 January to 21 June 1959. 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
1 Panathinaikos (Q) 14 9 5 0 23 7 +16 37 Final Round
1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
2 Panionios (Q) 14 6 8 0 23 10 +13 34
3 AEK Athens (Q) 14 6 7 1 17 8 +9 33
4 Apollon Athens 14 7 3 4 20 8 +12 31 1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
5 Egaleo 14 4 5 5 14 19 −5 27
6 Fostiras 14 2 6 6 10 13 −3 24
7 Asteras Athens 14 1 5 8 15 27 −12 21
8 Athinaikos 14 0 3 11 3 33 −30 17
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated
Home \ Away PAO PGSS AEK APOL EGA FOS AST ATH
Panathinaikos 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 5–0
Panionios 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 6–1 3–0
AEK Athens 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–0
Apollon Athens 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Egaleo 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–4 0–0 3–3 2–1
Fostiras 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 0–0
Asteras Athens 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 3–0
Athinaikos 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–5 0–1 1–4 1–1
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Piraeus Football Clubs AssociationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Olympiacos (Q) 14 11 3 0 30 7 +23 39 Final Round
1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
2 Ethnikos Piraeus (Q) 14 6 6 2 22 19 +3 32
3 A.E. Nikaia (A) 14 4 7 3 12 14 −2 29 3rd place play-offs
1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
4 Proodeftiki 14 4 6 4 14 15 −1 28 1959–60 Promotional play-offs
5 Panelefsiniakos 14 5 3 6 18 17 +1 27
6 Aris Piraeus 14 3 5 6 20 25 −5 25
7 Atromitos Piraeus 14 4 2 8 13 20 −7 24
8 Argonaftis 14 0 6 8 12 24 −12 20
Source: rsssf
(A) Advance to a further round; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated
Home \ Away OLY ETH AEN PRO PAN ARIS ATR ARG
Olympiacos 4–1 2–0 3–1 4–2 4–0 1–0 3–0
Ethnikos Piraeus 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–2
A.E. Nikaia 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–1
Proodeftiki 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–0
Panelefsiniakos 0–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–1
Aris Piraeus 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 4–1 2–2
Atromitos Piraeus 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–2
Argonaftis 0–1 3–3 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–0
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Macedonia Football Clubs AssociationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Aris (Q) 10 6 3 1 21 10 +11 25 Final Round
1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
2 PAOK (Q) 10 5 3 2 14 8 +6 23
3 Apollon Kalamarias[a] (A) 10 5 2 3 12 9 +3 21[b] 3rd place play-offs
1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
4 Iraklis 10 4 3 3 13 11 +2 21[b] 1959–60 Promotional play-offs
5 Thermaikos 10 1 3 6 9 16 −7 15
6 Makedonikos 10 1 2 7 7 22 −15 14
Source: rsssf
(A) Advance to a further round; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated
Notes:
  1. ^ Apollon Kalamarias has 1 defeat without a match and -1 point.
  2. ^ a b 3rd place ranking match: Apollon Kalamarias–Iraklis 1–1.
    Apollon was qualified due to better goal difference.
Home \ Away ARIS PAOK APOL IRA THER MAK
Aris 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–3 4–0
PAOK 0–0 2–1[a] 1–1 2–1 5–1
Apollon Kalamarias 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1
Iraklis 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–1
Thermaikos 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0
Makedonikos 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Suspended at 83th minute while the score was 2–1 for PAOK.
    That remained as the final score.

Piraeus/Macedonia 3rd teams Play-OffsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
A.E. Nikaia 2–3 Apollon Kalamarias 0–1 2–2

Regional ChampionshipEdit

Northern GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Doxa Dramas (Q) 6 5 0 1 21 9 +12 16 Final Round
1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
2 Megas Alexandros 6 4 1 1 13 9 +4 15 1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
3 Aspida Xanthi 6 1 2 3 8 12 −4 10 1959–60 Promotional play-offs
4 Achileas Trikalon 6 0 1 5 9 21 −12 7
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated
Home \ Away DOX MEG ASP ACH
Doxa Dramas 4–0 2–1 7–1
Megas Alexandros 4–2 4–1 2–1
Aspida Xanthi 1–2 0–0 3–2
Achileas Trikalon 2–4 1–3 2–2
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Southern Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pankorithiakos (A) 4 3 0 1 8 3 +5 10[a] South Group play-offs
1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
2 Olympiacos Chalkidas 4 3 0 1 6 2 +4 10[a] 1959–60 South Group 2nd place play-offs
3 Diagoras 4 0 0 4 1 10 −9 4
Source: rsssf
(A) Advance to a further round
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranking match: Pankorithiakos–Olympiacos Chalkidas 1–0.
Home \ Away PAN OLY DIA
Pankorithiakos 1–0 4–1
Olympiacos Chalkidas 2–1 2–0
Diagoras 0–2 0–2
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Southern Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Panegialios (A) 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7 11 South Group play-offs
1959–60 Alpha Ethniki
2 OFI Crete 4 1 2 1 5 2 +3 8 1959–60 South Group 2nd place play-offs
3 Apollon Kalamatas 4 0 1 3 2 12 −10 5
Source: rsssf
(A) Advance to a further round
Home \ Away PAN OFI APOL
Panegialios 0–0 1–0
OFI Crete 0–0 4–0
Apollon Kalamatas 1–6 1–1
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Southern Group Play-OffsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Panegialios 5–2 Pankorithiakos 4–2 1–0

Final RoundEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Olympiacos (C) 18 14 2 2 43 19 +24 48 Qualification for European Cup preliminary round
2 AEK Athens 18 12 4 2 39 20 +19 46
3 Panionios 18 7 5 6 33 27 +6 37
4 Panathinaikos 18 8 2 8 21 18 +3 36
5 Doxa Drama 18 6 5 7 23 26 −3 35
6 Aris 18 7 2 9 22 24 −2 34
7 Ethnikos Piraeus 18 5 4 9 23 29 −6 32
8 PAOK 18 5 4 9 14 34 −20 32
9 Apollon Kalamarias[a] 18 6 1 11 16 23 −7 30
10 Panegialios[b] 18 2 7 9 15 29 −14 29
Source: rsssf
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ Apollon Kalamarias has a defeat without a match and –1 point.
  2. ^ Panegialios has a victory without a match.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away OLY AEK PGSS PAO DOX ARIS ETH PAOK APOL PAN
Olympiacos 2–2 3–2 2–0 4–1 3–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–1
AEK Athens 1–2 4–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1
Panionios 1–3 0–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 6–1 2–1 2–1
Panathinaikos 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–3 1–0
Doxa Dramas 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 2–1
Aris 1–5 2–3 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 4–0
Ethnikos Piraeus 2–3 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 3–0 2–0 2–0
PAOK 2–3 1–3 0–4 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1
Apollon Kalamarias 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–2[a]
Panegialios 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–2
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match suspended at 70th minute. Awarded 0–2 to Panegialios.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Kostas Nestoridis AEK Athens 21
2   Elias Yfantis Olympiacos 13
3   Thanasis Loukanidis Doxa Drama 9

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