1985–86 Alpha Ethniki

The 1985–86 Alpha Ethniki was the 50th season of the highest football league of Greece. The season began on 7 September 1985 and ended on 27 April 1986. Panathinaikos won their 14th Greek title.

Alpha Ethniki
Season1985–86
ChampionsPanathinaikos
14th Greek title
RelegatedPanserraikos
Panachaiki
European CupPanathinaikos
UEFA CupOFI
Olympiacos
Cup Winners' CupAEK Athens
Matches played240
Goals scored556 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorerNikos Anastopoulos
(19 goals)

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

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Panathinaikos (C) 30 18 7 5 58 26 +32 43 Qualification for European Cup first round
2 OFI 30 16 6 8 41 31 +10 38 Qualification for UEFA Cup first round[a]
3 AEK Athens 30 13 10 7 42 28 +14 36
4 Iraklis 30 14 8 8 34 22 +12 36
5 Olympiacos 30 14 6 10 57 42 +15 34 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round[b]
6 Panionios 30 14 6 10 38 33 +5 34
7 Aris 30 11 11 8 35 29 +6 33
8 AEL 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5 30
9 Apollon Kalamarias 30 9 10 11 25 30 −5 28
10 PAOK 30 10 7 13 33 38 −5 27
11 Apollon Athens 30 5 14 11 19 34 −15 24
12 Ethnikos Piraeus 30 6 12 12 27 39 −12 24
13 PAS Giannina 30 8 8 14 30 42 −12 24
14 Doxa Drama 30 7 10 13 24 43 −19 24
15 Panserraikos (R) 30 8 8 14 28 45 −17 24 Relegation to Beta Ethniki
16 Panachaiki[c] (R) 30 8 5 17 29 43 −14 20
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. ^ AEK Athens and Iraklis tied at third place with 36 points. Despite AEK was found guilty for bribe against Panserraikos, the HFF punished the club with three points deduction from 1986–87 season. A play-off game was scheduled to play in Volos on 23 June. Iraklis made a protest and showed up with 10 players. At the 53rd minute with the score at 0–0, the match interrupted permanently. At this minute Iraklis after two red cards and 2 injuries, stay with 6 players on the field. The game forfeited to AEK with 2–0.
  2. ^ Since Panathinaikos, winners of 1985–86 Greek Football Cup, was qualified for the 1986–87 European Cup, losing cup finalists Olympiacos earned a spot in the first round of the 1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup.
  3. ^ Panachaiki were deducted 1 point.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AEL APA APK ARIS DOX ETH IRA OFI OLY PNC PAO PAN PNS PAOK PAS
AEK Athens 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 4–1
AEL 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 2–3 2–1 3–0
Apollon Athens 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Apollon Kalamarias 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1
Aris 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–2
Doxa Drama 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0
Ethnikos Piraeus 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–1
Iraklis 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–1
OFI 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–3 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1
Olympiacos 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 3–2 7–0 2–2 2–2 3–3 2–0 1–2 4–3 4–0 2–0 3–0
Panachaiki 2–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 0–2 4–3 3–0 0–2[a] 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–0
Panathinaikos 2–1 3–2 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 3–2 3–0 4–0 5–0 4–2
Panionios 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–0 4–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1
Panserraikos 2–0 0–0 0–4 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–3 1–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–0
PAOK 2–1 1–1 5–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 4–2
PAS Giannina 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Panachaiki-Iraklis 1–0, awarded 0–2 because Panachaiki used a player who was under yellow cards suspension.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Nikos Anastopoulos Olympiacos 19
2   Dimitris Saravakos Panathinaikos 15
3   Todor Barzov Panionios 12
  Håkan Sandberg AEK Athens
5   Márton Esterházy AEK Athens 11
  Dimitris Mavrikis Panionios
  Giorgos Skartados PAOK
8   Michalis Ziogas AEL 10
  Vasilis Chardalias Panachaiki

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