1960–61 Alpha Ethniki

The 1960–61 Alpha Ethniki was the 25th season of the highest football league of Greece. The season began on 17 September 1960 and ended on 2 July 1961 with the play-off match. Panathinaikos won their second consecutive and fifth Greek title.

Alpha Ethniki
Season1960–61
ChampionsPanathinaikos
5th Greek title
RelegatedPanegialios
Thermaikos
Atromitos Piraeus
European CupPanathinaikos
Cup Winners' CupOlympiacos
Inter-Cities Fairs CupIraklis
Matches played240
Goals scored676 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorerKostas Nestoridis (27)
Biggest home winAEK Athens vs Atromitos 7–0
Panathinaikos vs Proodeftiki 8–1
Biggest away winAtromitos vs AEK 0–4,br>Atromitos vs Ethnikos 0–4
Proodeftiki vs Panathinaikos 0–4
Fostiras vs Panathinaikos 1–5
Panegialios vs Fostiras 2–6
Highest scoringDoxa Drama vs Atromitos 6–4

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

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Panathinaikos (C) 30 23 4 3 71 23 +48 80 Qualification for European Cup preliminary round
2 Olympiacos 30 19 5 6 62 23 +39 73 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round
3 Panionios 30 17 6 7 55 37 +18 70
4 AEK Athens[a] 30 17 6 7 64 32 +32 69
5 Apollon Athens 30 10 13 7 56 41 +15 63
6 Ethnikos Piraeus 30 11 10 9 33 29 +4 62[b]
7 Doxa Drama 30 12 8 10 48 50 −2 62[b]
8 Iraklis 30 12 7 11 35 31 +4 61 Qualification for Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round
9 Fostiras 30 12 6 12 44 48 −4 60
10 PAOK 30 7 15 8 31 33 −2 59
11 Proodeftiki 30 9 9 12 37 49 −12 57[c]
12 Aris 30 10 7 13 30 41 −11 57[c]
13 Apollon Kalamarias 30 8 8 14 31 38 −7 54
14 Panegialios (R) 30 5 7 18 26 60 −34 47 Relegation to FCA Winners' Championship
15 Thermaikos (R) 30 3 8 19 33 75 −42 44
16 Atromitos Piraeus[a] (R) 30 2 7 21 19 65 −46 40
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th decision match.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b AEK Athens and Atromitos Piraeus were deducted 1 points each.
  2. ^ a b 6th place playoff: Ethnikos Piraeus–Doxa Drama 2–1.
  3. ^ a b 11th place playoff: Proodeftiki–Aris 2–0.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK APA APK ARI ATR DOX ETH FOS IRA OLY PAO PAG PAN PAK PRO THE
AEK Athens 1–0 1–0 0–0 7–0 0–0 4–2 4–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 6–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 3–1
Apollon Athens 2–4 3–1 3–0 3–0 7–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 5–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 6–2
Apollon Kalamarias 0–3 4–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 4–0
Aris 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 2–1 2–5 1–1 2–0 2–1
Atromitos Piraeus 0–4 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–4 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–2[a] 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1
Doxa Drama 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 6–4 1–1 6–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2
Ethnikos Piraeus 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–1 0–3 1–1
Fostiras 0–1 2–2 3–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–5 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–0
Iraklis 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1
Olympiacos 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–0 7–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 3–0 5–1
Panathinaikos 2–0[b] 1–1 2–0 1–0 5–1 2–0 0–0 5–2 1–0 1–0 4–1 4–2 2–0 8–1 4–2
Panegialios 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–3 2–6 1–3 1–4 1–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–3
Panionios 2–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–2 4–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 4–0
PAOK 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 1–0
Proodeftiki 4–2[c] 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–4 2–2 2–0
Thermaikos 2–4 1–1 1–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–5 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–4 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Atromitos Piraeus-Panathinaikos 0-1, replayed 0-2.
  2. ^ Panathinaikos-AEK Athens 3-2, forfeit 2-0.
  3. ^ Proodeftiki-AEK Athens 1-1, replayed 4-2.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Kostas Nestoridis AEK Athens 27
2   Andreas Papaemmanouil Panathinaikos 23
3   Mimis Benardos Panathinaikos 19
4   Giorgos Deimezis Fostiras 18
5   Pavlos Grigoriadis Doxa Drama 17
6   Thanasis Saravakos Panionios 14
  Giorgos Sideris Olympiacos
8   Aristides Papazoglou Olympiacos 13
9   Christos Georgalas Fostiras 12
  Plastiras Xylas Thermaikos
11   Dimitris Skordas Apollon Athens 11

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