1968–69 Alpha Ethniki

The 1968–69 Alpha Ethniki was the 33rd season of the highest football league of Greece. The season began on 22 September 1968 and ended on 15 June 1969. Panathinaikos won their ninth Greek title and their first one in three years.

Alpha Ethniki
Season1968–69
ChampionsPanathinaikos
9th Greek title
RelegatedApollon Athens
Veria
Trikala
Chalkida
AEL Limassol
European CupPanathinaikos
Cup Winners' CupOlympiacos
Inter-Cities Fairs CupAris
Panionios
Matches played306
Goals scored808 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorerGiorgos Sideris (35)

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

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Panathinaikos (C) 34 26 4 4 64 16 +48 90 Qualification for European Cup first round
2 Olympiacos 34 24 6 4 77 21 +56 88 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
3 Aris 34 17 11 6 54 33 +21 79 Qualification for Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round
4 Panionios 34 18 7 9 55 34 +21 77
5 PAOK 34 16 10 8 58 37 +21 76
6 AEK Athens[b] 34 17 7 10 58 33 +25 74
7 Egaleo 34 13 10 11 48 41 +7 70
8 Ethnikos Piraeus 34 12 10 12 43 45 −2 68
9 Pierikos 34 11 10 13 31 37 −6 66
10 Panserraikos 34 12 7 15 43 46 −3 65
11 Iraklis 34 12 7 15 36 38 −2 65
12 OFI 34 12 6 16 37 45 −8 64
13 Vyzas 34 12 6 16 42 53 −11 64
14 Apollon Athens (R) 34 12 5 17 40 38 +2 63 Qualification for relegation play-off
15 Veria (R) 34 8 12 14 34 41 −7 62
16 Trikala (R) 34 9 5 20 30 63 −33 57 Relegation to Beta Ethniki
17 Chalkida (R) 34 7 8 19 38 61 −23 56
18 AEL Limassol (R) 34 2 1 31 20 125 −105 39 Moving to Cypriot First Division
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. ^ Since Panathinaikos, winners of 1968–69 Greek Football Cup, was qualified for the 1969–70 European Cup, losing cup finalists Olympiacos earned a spot in the first round of the 1969–70 European Cup Winners' Cup.
  2. ^ AEK Athens were deducted 1 point.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEL AEK APA ARI CHA EGA ETH IRA OFI OLY PAO PAN PNS PAK PIE TRI VER VYZ
AEL Limassol 0–5 0–3 1–5 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–3 1–3 1–3
AEK Athens 4–0 1–0 3–0 5–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 5–1 2–1 1–2
Apollon Athens 4–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–3 7–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 1–0
Aris 7–0 2–0 0–0 3–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 4–2 5–2
Chalkida 4–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–4 0–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–0
Egaleo 7–0 2–3 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–1
Ethnikos Piraeus 5–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 5–3 2–1 1–0 2–4 0–6 2–2 0–4 0–2 0–0 4–0 3–0 1–1
Iraklis 4–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2
OFI 5–1 2–0[a] 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–3 4–1
Olympiacos 6–0 2–3 3–0 2–2 6–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 6–1
Panathinaikos 7–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 7–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–1
Panionios 7–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 4–1 2–0
Panserraikos 6–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–4 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–0
PAOK 5–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 5–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 5–1 3–1 2–1 1–0
Pierikos 3–1 1–1 5–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–3
Trikala 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–4 2–3 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
Veria 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–1
Vyzas 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 3–0 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 0–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ OFI-AEK Athens 0-2, forfeit 2-0.

Relegation play-offEdit

Proodeftiki - Apollon Athens 1-0, 0-1 / 3rd: 0-0 (Proodeftiki won on draw of coin)
Olympiakos Volos - Veria 2-1, 2-3 / 3rd: 2-1

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Giorgos Sideris Olympiacos 35
2   Giorgos Dedes Panionios 25
3   Giorgos Koudas PAOK 20
  Mimis Papaioannou AEK Athens
5   Giorgos Gonios Panathinaikos 18
6   Thanasis Intzoglou Panionios 17
  Sakis Kouvas Vyzas
8   Vasilis Kyriakou Apollon Athens 14
  Alekos Alexiadis Aris
10   Michalis Kritikopoulos Ethnikos Piraeus 13

ReferencesEdit