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2015–16 Football League (Greece)

The 2015-16 Football League is the second division of the Greek professional football system and the sixth season under the name Football League after previously being known as Beta Ethniki. Its season began on 27 September 2015 and ended on 29 May 2016.

Football League
Season2015–16

TeamsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity Last season
Acharnaikos Menidi Acharnes Stadium 4,450 South Group, 7th & South Group Relegation Play-offs, 1st
AEL Larissa AEL FC Arena 16,118 North Group, 2nd & Promotion Play-offs, 4th
Agrotikos Asteras Evosmos Agrotikos Asteras Ground 2,267 North Group, 9th & North Group Relegation Play-offs, 1st
Anagennisi Karditsa Karditsa Karditsa Stadium 9,500 North Group, 6th & North Group Relegation Play-offs, 3rd
Apollon Smyrni Athens Georgios Kamaras Stadium 14,856 South Group, 3rd & Promotion Play-offs, 3rd
Chania Chania Perivolia Municipal Stadium 2,800 South Group, 4th
Ergotelis* Heraklion Pankritio Stadium 26,000 SL, 15th
Kallithea Kallithea Grigoris Lambrakis Stadium 4,250 South Group, 8th & South Group Relegation Play-offs, 3rd
Kerkyra Corfu Kerkyra Stadium 2,191 SL, 18th ( Kerkyra relegated for illegal transfer of shares and was given the last position of the league table.)
Kissamikos Kissamos Maleme Stadium 700 Gamma Ethniki, Group 4 , 1st
Lamia Lamia Lamia Stadium 6,000 North Group, 4th
Olympiakos Volou * Volos Volos Municipal Stadium 9,000 North Group, 3rd & Promotion Play-offs, 5th
Panachaiki Patras Kostas Davourlis Stadium 11,321 South Group, 2nd & Promotion Play-offs, 6th
Panegialios Aigio Aigio Stadium 4,500 South Group, 6th & South Group Relegation Play-offs, 2nd
Panelefsiniakos Eleusina Municipal Stadium of Eleusina 2,100 Gamma Ethniki, Group 3 , 1st
Panserraikos Serres Serres Municipal Stadium 9,500 Gamma Ethniki, Group 1 , 1st
Trikala Trikala Trikala Municipal Stadium 14,000 Gamma Ethniki, Group 2 , 1st
Zakynthos Zakynthos Zakynthians Olympic Champions Ground 2,000 North Group, 5th & North Group Relegation Play-offs, 2nd

* withdrew during the season

NotesEdit

OFI and Niki Volos withdrew from the league. As a result of this they will participate in 2015–16 Gamma Ethniki.

StructureEdit

There are eighteen clubs that compete in the Football League, playing each other in a home and away series. At the end of the season, the bottom four teams are relegated to Gamma Ethniki. The top two teams gain automatic promotion for Superleague. All teams in the Football League take part in the Greek Football Cup.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Larissa (C, P) 34 24 6 4 49 15 +34 78 Promotion to 2016–17 Superleague Greece
2 Kerkyra (P) 34 23 6 5 57 24 +33 75
3 Trikala 34 19 10 5 53 22 +31 67
4 Apollon Smyrni[a] 34 18 10 6 46 19 +27 61
5 Lamia 34 16 11 7 41 24 +17 59
6 AO Chania − Kissamikos 34 13 12 9 29 19 +10 51
7 Kallithea[b] 34 15 7 12 41 31 +10 49
8 Anagennisi Karditsa 34 13 6 15 30 34 −4 45
9 Acharnaikos 34 12 9 13 30 29 +1 45
10 Panserraikos 34 12 7 15 39 43 −4 43
11 Agrotikos Asteras 34 11 10 13 27 24 +3 43
12 Chania 34 10 11 13 34 37 −3 41
13 Panegialios 34 11 8 15 34 40 −6 41
14 Panelefsiniakos 34 10 5 19 34 53 −19 35
15 Zakynthos[b] (R) 34 10 7 17 31 32 −1 34 Relegation to 2016–17 Gamma Ethniki
16 Panachaiki[b] (R) 34 8 7 19 26 47 −21 28
17 Olympiakos Volou[c] (R) 33 5 4 24 16 69 −53 10
18 Ergotelis[d] (R) 33 5 4 24 18 73 −55 7
Source: Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Goals against; 6) Play-offs (neutral ground, only used if needed to decide teams for promotion or relegation).
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Apollon Smyrni were deducted 3 points for illegal use of foreign players.
  2. ^ a b c Zakynthos, Kallithea and Panachaiki were deducted 3 points.
  3. ^ Olympiakos Volou withdrew from the league and they were deducted 9 points.
  4. ^ Ergotelis withdrew from the league and they were deducted 12 points.

MatchesEdit

Home \ Away ACH AGR KRD APS CHA ERG KLT KER KIS LAM LAR OVL PCK PEG PNF PSE TRI ZAK
Acharnaikos 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–31 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0
Agrotikos Asteras 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–02 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–03 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–0
Anagennisi Karditsa 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–03 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0
Apollon Smyrni 0–1 0–2 5–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–03 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 3–2
Chania 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–02 0–1 0–34 0–1 1–3 0–0 3–03 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0
Ergotelis 0–32 1–2 0–32 0–32 0–1 0–32 0–32 0–32 1–1 0–32 0–0 3–1 3–2 3–1 0–32 1–1 0–32
Kallithea 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 4–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1
Kerkyra 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 4–0
AO Chania − Kissamikos 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0
Lamia 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 3–02 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–03 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0
Larissa 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–0
Olympiakos Volou 0–33 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–33 0–33 0–33 1–0 0–33 2–2 2–1 5–1 0–33 0–33 0–33
Panachaiki 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–02 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–03 0–1 1–4 0–1 0–0 0–0
Panegialios 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–02 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 3–03 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0
Panelefsiniakos 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–02 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–2 3–03 0–3 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0
Panserraikos 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–5 2–2 3–02 3–2 2–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–2 2–2 0–1 1–0
Trikala 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 3–02 2–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 3–03 3–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 1–0
Zakynthos 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–3 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0
Source: [1](in Greek)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
  • 1 The game awarded a 3–0 w/o win to Chania.
  • 2 The opponents of Ergotelis awarded a 3–0 w/o win each.
  • 3 The opponents of Olympiakos Volos awarded a 3–0 w/o win each.
  • 4 The game awarded a 3–0 w/o win to Kerkyra.

Season statisticsEdit