2003–04 Alpha Ethniki

The 2003–04 Alpha Ethniki was the 68th season of the highest football league of Greece. The season began on 23 August 2003 and ended on 22 May 2004. Panathinaikos won their 19th Greek title and their first one in eight years.

Alpha Ethniki
Season2003–04
ChampionsPanathinaikos
19th Greek title
RelegatedAkratitos
Paniliakos
Proodeftiki
Champions LeaguePanathinaikos
Olympiacos
PAOK
UEFA CupAEK Athens
Egaleo
Panionios
Matches played240
Goals scored557 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorerGiovanni
(21 goals)

TeamsEdit

Stadia and personnelEdit

Team Manager1 Location Stadium Capacity
AEK Athens   Dušan Bajević Athens Various2
Akratitos   Babis Tennes Athens Yiannis Pathiakakis Stadium 4,944
Aris   Makis Katsavakis Thessaloniki Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 23,220
Chalkidona   Georgios Paraschos Athens Peristeri Stadium 9,035
Egaleo   Georgios Chatzaras Athens Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium 8,217
Ionikos   Vangelis Vlachos Piraeus Neapoli Stadium 4,999
Iraklis   Eugène Gerards Thessaloniki Makedonikos Stadium 8,100
Kallithea   Takis Lemonis Kallithea Grigoris Lambrakis Stadium 4,250
OFI   Giorgos Foiros Heraklion Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium 9,000
Olympiacos   Oleh Protasov Piraeus Georgios Kamaras Stadium 14,856
Panathinaikos   Itzhak Shum Athens Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium 16,620
Paniliakos   Sakis Tsiolis Pyrgos Pyrgos Stadium 6,750
Panionios   Jozef Bubenko Nea Smyrni Nea Smyrni Stadium 11,756
PAOK   Angelos Anastasiadis Thessaloniki Toumba Stadium 28,803
Proodeftiki   Soulis Papadopoulos Piraeus Nikaia Municipal Stadium 5,000
Skoda Xanthi   Nikos Karageorgiou Xanthi Xanthi Ground 9,500

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Panathinaikos (C) 30 24 5 1 62 18 +44 77 Qualification for Champions League group stage
2 Olympiacos 30 24 3 3 70 19 +51 75
3 PAOK 30 18 6 6 47 27 +20 60 Qualification for Champions League third qualifying round
4 AEK Athens 30 16 7 7 57 32 +25 55 Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
5 Egaleo 30 15 7 8 37 26 +11 52
6 Panionios 30 12 11 7 40 29 +11 47
7 Chalkidona 30 13 6 11 40 39 +1 45
8 Iraklis 30 12 6 12 40 39 +1 42
9 Ionikos 30 9 6 15 33 43 −10 33
10 Skoda Xanthi 30 8 6 16 28 42 −14 30
11 OFI 30 7 8 15 27 44 −17 29
12 Kallithea 30 5 12 13 37 42 −5 27[a]
13 Aris 30 7 6 17 24 46 −22 27[a]
14 Akratitos (R) 30 5 8 17 31 69 −38 23 Qualification for Relegation Play-Off
15 Paniliakos (R) 30 4 9 17 28 56 −28 21 Relegation to Beta Ethniki
16 Proodeftiki (R) 30 4 8 18 26 56 −30 20
Source: Galanis Sports Data
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 Head-to-head record: Kallithea–Aris 4–0, Aris–Kallithea 0–1.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AKR ARIS CHA EGA ION IRA KLT OFI OLY PAO PNL PGSS PAOK PRO XAN
AEK Athens 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 3–0 3–0
Akratitos 2–7 1–0 2–4 0–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–5 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–3
Aris 1–2 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–2
Chalkidona 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0
Egaleo 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 4–1 4–1 0–0 3–0 2–1
Ionikos 0–1 4–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 4–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–0
Iraklis 2–2 2–1 6–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–3 3–0 2–1 3–0
Kallithea 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–3 2–2 2–2 0–1 3–1 3–1
OFI 0–2 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–2
Olympiacos 0–1 7–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 4–0 4–1
Panathinaikos 2–1 5–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 6–3 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–0
Paniliakos 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 0–5 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–4 4–1 1–0
Panionios 2–2 6–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–0
PAOK 3–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 3–0 2–0 0–0 1–1
Proodeftiki 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–3 1–3 1–1
Skoda Xanthi 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–2
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation Play-OffEdit

Played at a neutral venue (Makedonikos Stadium, Thessaloniki), between the 14th-place team in the Alpha Ethniki and the 3rd-place team in the Beta Ethniki.

Ergotelis1–0Akratitos
  • Sylla   90+1'
[1][2]

Ergotelis were promoted to 2004–05 Alpha Ethniki. Akratitos were relegated to 2004–05 Beta Ethniki.

Top scorersEdit

Source: Galanis Sports Data

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Giovanni Olympiacos 21
2   Dimitris Papadopoulos Panathinaikos 17
3   Dimitris Salpingidis PAOK 16
4   Giorgos Zacharopoulos Chalkidona 13
  Theofanis Gekas Kallithea
6   Nikos Liberopoulos AEK Athens 12
  Nikos Skarmoutsos Kallithea
8   Nikos Machlas OFI 11
  Vassilis Lakis AEK Athens
  Predrag Đorđević Olympiacos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ο Εργοτέλης "γκρέμισε" τον Ακράτητο από την Α' Εθνική (Greek)". skai.gr. 30 May 2004. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Η... πτήση είχε... καθυστέρηση ΜΕ ΓΚΟΛ-ΠΟΙΗΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΣΙΛΑ ΣΤΟ 91' Ο ΕΡΓΟΤΕΛΗΣ "ΠΕΤΑΞΕ" ΣΤΗΝ Α' ΕΘΝΙΚΗ (Greek)". patris.gr. 2 June 2004.

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