1961–62 Greek Football Cup

The 1961–62 Greek Football Cup was the 20th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Football Cup.

1961–62 Greek Cup
Country Greece
Defending championsOlympiacos

Tournament detailsEdit

The competition began normally, but however was not completed: although the Final (between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos) was held, it was abandoned in extra time, and it was determined no Cup would be awarded that year.

In the Round of 32, the teams that had qualified to Round of 16 of previous season qualified without matches. By Alpha Ethniki teams of that year, 6 teams were entered in qualifying matches. They were PAOK, Ethnikos Piraeus, Egaleo, Niki Volos, Panelefsiniakos and Fostiras. The last two did not qualify for the Round of 32, after they were eliminated by Ethnikos and Egaleo respectively.

In the Round of 32, the teams of Central and Southern Greece were drawn against each other, as were the teams of Northern Greece, with the exception of the tie between Atromitos and Olympiakos Kozani. From the Round of 16 and afterwards, there was a draw between teams that had qualified. In two cases the winners were determined by draw, after both matches ended in a draw after extra time. Olympiacos won 9–0 against a subpar OFI Crete team.

Finalists that year were the eternal enemies, Olympiacos and Panathinaikos. The match was played at the Nikos Goumas Stadium. It was an eventful[1] and very hard match that was marked by three red cards in a first half, which in fact lasted 66 minutes because of continuous interruptions due to crowd behaviour. The intermission lasted 30 minutes, and spectators became suspicious that both teams had arranged for a draw in order to make more money from the replay (there being no penalty shootouts at the time), hurled objects on to the pitch.

The second half went more smoothly despite the reactions of disgruntled spectators unhappy with proceedings. The scores remained tied and the match went to extra time. However, with the 21 minutes of delays at the beginning of the match, darkness set in (there were no floodlights in the stadium), so the Swiss referee abandoned the game.

The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), fearful of reactions, declined to arrange a replay, so while there was a Cup Final, there was no Cup winner. In the European Cup Winners' Cup of next season Olympiacos were entered, while Panathinaikos were the champions of that year, and therefore entered the European Cup competition.

Round of 32Edit

Home team Score Away team
Panathinaikos 2–0[2] Egaleo
Ethnikos Piraeus 5–1 Kalogreza
Apollon Athens 4–0[2] Ergotelis
Olympiacos 7–1[2] Olympiakos Chalkida
Chalkida 1–6 Panionios
AEK Athens 2–0 (w/o) Kalamata
Panelefsiniakos 0–1[2] Pankorinthiakos
Rodiakos 0–2 (w/o) OFI
Niki Volos 2–0[2] Ilisiakos
Averov Ioannina 3–0[2] Proodeftiki
Olympiakos Kozani 3–1[2] Atromitos
Olympos Katerini 0–1[2] Aris
Doxa Drama 1–1 (a.e.t.)[2] Pierikos
Pierikos 3–1 Doxa Drama
PAOK 1–0[2] Makedonikos Kozani
Iraklis Kavala 1–1 (a.e.t.)[2] Apollon Kalamaria
Apollon Kalamaria 3–1[3] Iraklis Kavala
Iraklis 5–1[2] Apollon Serres

Round of 16Edit

Home team Score Away team
Pankorinthiakos 0–1[4] Apollon Kalamaria
Niki Volos 2–5 Panionios
PAOK 1–1 (a.e.t.) Aris
Aris+ 1–1 (a.e.t.)[5] PAOK
Panathinaikos 3–0[3] Averov Ioannina
Olympiakos Kozani 1–1 (a.e.t.) Iraklis
Iraklis 2–2 (a.e.t.)[6] Olympiakos Kozani+
Olympiacos 9–0 OFI
Ethnikos Piraeus 0–1[4] Pierikos
AEK Athens 1–2[4] Apollon Athens
+Qualified after draw.


Home team Score Away team
Panathinaikos 6–1 Apollon Kalamaria
Olympiacos 3–2 Aris
Panionios 2–1 (a.e.t.) Olympiakos Kozani
Pierikos 1–4 (a.e.t.) Apollon Athens


Home team Score Away team
Panathinaikos 5–3 Apollon Athens
Olympiacos 1–1 (a.e.t.) Panionios
Panionios 2–3 Olympiacos


For more information about the 20th Greek Cup Final, see prologue.

Panathinaikos0 – 0
(abandoned in 97')


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