2009–10 Superleague Greece

The 2009–10 Superleague Greece was the 74th season of the highest football league of Greece and the fourth under the name Superleague. The league consisted of 16 teams. Participants are the 13 best teams from the 2008–09 season and three teams that have been promoted from the Beta Ethniki. On 11 April 2010, Panathinaikos defeated Iraklis 2–0 to secure their 20th Greek title and their first one in six years.[1]

Superleague Greece
Season2009–10
ChampionsPanathinaikos
20th title
RelegatedLevadiakos
PAS Giannina
Panthrakikos
Champions LeaguePanathinaikos
PAOK
Europa LeagueAEK
Aris
Olympiacos
Matches played252
Goals scored587 (2.33 per match)
Top goalscorerDjibril Cissé (23)
Biggest home winOlympiacos 5–1 Levadiakos
Ergotelis 4–0 Panthrakikos
Panathinaikos 4–0 AEL
Panathinaikos 4–0 PAS Giannina
Biggest away winAsteras Tripolis 0–4 Iraklis
Highest scoringSkoda Xanthi 4–3 Iraklis
Ergotelis 4–3 Asteras Tripoli

Changes from 2008–09Edit

Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams promoted from 2008–09 Beta Ethniki:

Teams relegated to 2009–10 Beta Ethniki:

Other changesEdit

Due to Greece having ascended in the UEFA league coefficient rankings,[2] the 2009–10 champions will enter 2010–11 UEFA Champions League at the group stage instead of the third qualifying round. Every other European spot remains unchanged, meaning that the winner of the European play-off group will reach the third qualifying round of the Champions League while the runners-up and third-placed team of this group will enter 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.

Team overviewEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Venue Capacity
AEK Athens Athens Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis" 71,030
Aris Thessaloniki Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 22,800
Asteras Tripoli Tripoli Asteras Tripolis Stadium 6,430
Atromitos Athens Peristeri Stadium 8,939
Ergotelis Heraklion Pankritio Stadium 26,240
PAS Giannina Ioannina Zosimades Stadium 7,652
Iraklis Thessaloniki Lysandros Kaftanzoglou Stadium 27,770
Kavala Kavala Anthi Karagianni Stadium 12,500
Larissa Larissa Alcazar Stadium 13,108
Levadiakos Livadeia Levadia Municipal Stadium 5,915
Olympiacos Piraeus Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium 33,334
Panathinaikos Athens Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis" 71,030
Panionios Athens Nea Smyrni Stadium 11,700
Panthrakikos Komotini Komotini Municipal Stadium 6,500
PAOK Thessaloniki Toumba Stadium 28,701
Skoda Xanthi Xanthi Skoda Xanthi Arena 7,361

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Club Manager Kit maker Shirt sponsor
AEK Athens   Dušan Bajević Puma Diners Club
Aris   Héctor Cúper Reebok EKO
Asteras Tripoli   Mario Gómez Lotto OPAP
Atromitos   Giorgos Donis Asics OPAP
Ergotelis   Nikos Karageorgiou Lotto OPAP
Iraklis   Jozef Bubenko Puma Attica bank
Kavala   Aad de Mos Puma OPAP
Larissa   Marinos Ouzounidis Adidas On Telecoms
Levadiakos   Quique Hernández Puma OPAP
Olympiacos   Božidar Bandović Puma Citibank
Panathinaikos   Nikos Nioplias Adidas Cosmote
Panionios   Akis Mantzios Diadora WIND
Panthrakikos   Pavlos Dermitzakis Umbro OPAP
PAOK   Fernando Santos Puma DEPA
PAS Giannina   Nikos Anastopoulos Umbro Zagori
Skoda Xanthi   Ioannis Matzourakis Hummel Emporiki Bank

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Panthrakikos   Ilie Dumitrescu Mutual consent 27 August 2009   Albert Cartier 27 August 2009
Olympiacos   Temuri Ketsbaia Sacked 14 September 2009[3]   Zico 16 September 2009[4]
Skoda Xanthi   Wolfgang Wolf Mutual consent 15 September 2009   Ioannis Matzourakis 21 September 2009[5]
Levadiakos   Momčilo Vukotić Mutual consent 23 September 2009   Quique Hernández 30 September 2009[6]
Asteras Tripoli   Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez Mutual consent 25 October 2009[7]   Vangelis Vlachos 25 October 2009
Iraklis   Oleh Protasov Mutual consent 30 October 2009[8]   Savvas Kofidis 30 October 2009[9]
Aris   Mazinho Mutual consent 2 November 2009[10]   Héctor Cúper 6 November 2009[11]
Kavala   Giannis Papakostas Mutual consent 14 November 2009   Vangelis Goutis
PAS Giannina   Georgios Paraschos Mutual consent 7 December 2009   Nikos Anastopoulos
Panathinaikos   Henk ten Cate Mutual consent 8 December 2009[12]   Nikos Nioplias 8 December 2009[13]
Panthrakikos   Albert Cartier Mutual consent 11 January 2010   Pavlos Dermitzakis 12 January 2010
Iraklis   Savvas Kofidis Sacked 24 January 2010[14]   Jozef Bubenko 25 January 2010[14]
Panionios   Emilio Ferrera Mutual consent 25 January 2010[15]   Akis Mantzios 29 January 2010[16]
Olympiacos   Zico Sacked 19 January 2010[17]   Božidar Bandović 19 January 2010[17]
Kavala   Vangelis Goutis Mutual consent 25 January 2010   Aad De Mos 28 January 2010
Panionios   Akis Mantzios 3 February 2010   Georgios Paraschos 3 February 2010
Skoda Xanthi   Ioannis Matzourakis 22 February 2010
Larissa   Marinos Ouzounidis Mutual Consent 22 February 2010   Giannis Papakostas 22 February 2010

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Panathinaikos (C) 30 22 4 4 54 17 +37 70 Qualification for Champions League group stage
2 Olympiacos 30 19 7 4 47 18 +29 64 Qualification for Superleague Greece play-offs
3 PAOK 30 19 5 6 41 16 +25 62
4 AEK Athens 30 15 8 7 43 31 +12 53
5 Aris 30 12 10 8 35 28 +7 46
6 Kavala 30 10 9 11 31 32 −1 39
7 Atromitos 30 10 8 12 34 36 −2 38
8 Larissa 30 10 7 13 31 42 −11 37[a]
9 Panionios 30 9 10 11 34 35 −1 37[a]
10 Iraklis 30 10 7 13 39 41 −2 37[a]
11 Ergotelis 30 9 9 12 37 41 −4 36[b]
12 Asteras Tripoli 30 10 6 14 29 36 −7 36[b]
13 Xanthi 30 10 5 15 27 36 −9 35
14 Levadiakos (R) 30 9 7 14 31 44 −13 34 Relegation to Football League
15 PAS Giannina (R) 30 7 7 16 27 46 −19 28
16 Panthrakikos (R) 30 3 3 24 21 62 −41 12
Source: Super League Greece
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 c Head-to-head record: Larissa: 7 pts, Panionios: 5 pts, Iraklis Thessaloniki: 4 pts.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Asteras Tripoli–Ergotelis 2–4, Ergotelis–Asteras Tripoli 4–3.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK ARI AST ATR ERG IRT KAV LAR LEV OLY PAT PIO PTH PAOK PAS XAN
AEK Athens 1–0 2–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 3–1 3–1
Aris 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–0
Asteras Tripoli 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–4 0–4 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–3 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 0–0
Atromitos 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–3 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0
Ergotelis 2–2 0–0 4–3 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–0
Iraklis 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–4
Kavala 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 3–3 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–1
Larissa 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–0
Levadiakos 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–3 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 4–1 2–1
Olympiacos 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 5–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 0–0
Panathinaikos 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 4–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 1–0
Panionios 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–1 0–2 3–1 0–0 3–1 3–0
Panthrakikos 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–3 3–2 1–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1
PAOK 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0
PAS Giannina 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 2–0 0–1 0–0
Xanthi 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–3 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–3 1–1
Source: Super League Greece
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

In the play-off for Champions League, the teams play each other in a home and away round robin. However, they do not all start with 0 points. Instead, a weighting system applies to the teams' standing at the start of the play-off mini-league. The team finishing fifth in the Super League will start the play-off with 0 points. The fifth placed team's end of season tally of points is subtracted from the sum of the points that other teams have. This number is then divided by five to give the other teams the points with which they start the mini-league.

The teams started the play-offs with the following number of points:

  • Olympiacos – 4 points ((64–46) / 5 = 3.6, rounded up to 4)
  • P.A.O.K. – 3 points ((62–46) / 5 = 3.2, rounded to 3)
  • AEK Athens – 1 point ((53–46) / 5 = 1.4, rounded to 1)
  • Aris – 0 points ((46–46) / 5 = 0)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAOK AEK ARI OLY
2 PAOK 6 4 1 1 7 3 +4 16 Qualification for Champions League third qualifying round 1–0 2–0 1–0
3 AEK Athens 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 9 Qualification for Europa League play-off round[a] 0–0 4–2 2–1
4 Aris 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8[b] Qualification for Europa League third qualifying round[a] 3–2 1–1 2–0
5 Olympiacos 6 1 1 4 3 7 −4 8[b] Qualification for Europa League second qualifying round[a] 0–1 2–1 0–0
Source: Standings and Schedule
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Since Aris lost the 2009–10 Greek Football Cup Final against Champions League-qualified Panathinaikos, all Europa League spots will be determined by the play-off group positions.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Aris–Olympiacos 2–0, Olympiacos–Aris 0–0.

Top goalscorersEdit

Source: Galanis Sports Data

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Djibril Cissé Panathinaikos 23
2   Giorgos Barkoglou Levadiakos 11
  Victoraș Iacob Iraklis
  Javier Cámpora Aris
5   Benjamin Onwuachi Kavala 10
  Danijel Cesarec Asteras Tripoli
7   Kostas Mitroglou Olympiacos 9
8   Ilias Anastasakos Atromitos 8
  Emanuel Perrone Atromitos
  Boško Balaban Panionios
  Ismael Blanco AEK Athens
  Ignacio Scocco AEK Athens
  Kostas Katsouranis Panathinaikos

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