2015–16 Super League Greece

The 2015–16 Super League Greece was the 80th season of the highest tier in league of Greek football and the tenth under its current title. The season started on 22 August 2015 and ended in May 2016. The league comprised fourteen teams from the 2014–15 season and two promoted from the 2014–15 Football League. Olympiacos won their sixth consecutive title and 43rd overall.

Super League Greece
Season2015–16
ChampionsOlympiacos
43rd title
RelegatedPanthrakikos
Kalloni
Champions LeagueOlympiacos
PAOK
Europa LeaguePanathinaikos
AEK Athens
PAS Giannina
Matches played240
Goals scored543 (2.26 per match)
Top goalscorerKostas Fortounis (18 goals)
Biggest home winPanathinaikos 6–1 Panthrakikos
(17 April 2016)
Olympiacos 5–0 Kalloni
(17 April 2016)
Biggest away winPanetolikos 1–5 Panionios
(3 October 2015)
Highest scoringPanthrakikos 3–4 Olympiacos
(5 December 2015)
Panetolikos 2–5 Olympiacos
(10 April 2016)
Panathinaikos 6–1 Panthrakikos
(17 April 2016)
Longest winning runOlympiacos (17 games)
Longest unbeaten runOlympiacos (21 games)
Longest winless runKalloni (13 games)
Longest losing runKalloni (8 games)
Highest attendanceAEK 1–0 Olympiacos
(13 February 2016) 31,121
Lowest attendanceLevadiakos 1–1 Iraklis
(16 January 2016) 197
Total attendance1,042,228[1]
Average attendance4,307[1]

TeamsEdit

Four teams were relegated from the 2014–15 season. Kerkyra and Ergotelis play in Football League for the 2015–16 season. Niki Volos and OFI will play in Gamma Ethniki.

Two teams were promoted from the 2014–15 Football League, champions AEK Athens and Iraklis, two teams with a long history in the top championship of Greece.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Club Ap. Location Venue Capacity
AEK Athens 55 Athens Olympic Stadium 69,638
Asteras Tripolis 9 Tripoli Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium 7,616
Atromitos 15 Peristeri Peristeri Stadium 8,969
Iraklis 52 Thessaloniki Kaftanzoglio Stadium 27,770
Kalloni 3 Mytilene Mytilene Municipal Stadium 3,000
Levadiakos 15 Livadeia Levadia Municipal Stadium 6,500
Olympiacos 57 Piraeus Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium 33,296
Panathinaikos 57 Athens Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium 16,003
Panetolikos 6 Agrinio Panetolikos Stadium 7,500
Panionios 55 Nea Smyrni Nea Smyrni Stadium 11,700
Panthrakikos 6 Komotini Komotini Municipal Stadium 6,200
PAOK 57 Thessaloniki Toumba Stadium 28,703
PAS Giannina 21 Ioannina Zosimades Stadium 7,500
Platanias 4 Chania Perivolia Municipal Stadium 3,700
Skoda Xanthi 27 Xanthi Skoda Xanthi Arena 7,244
Veria 16 Veria Veria Stadium 7,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AEK Athens   Stelios Manolas   Petros Mantalos Nike Pame Stihima
Asteras Tripolis   Makis Chavos   Dorin Goian Nike Stoiximan.GR
Atromitos   Traianos Dellas   Eduardo Brito Saller Tzoker
Iraklis   Nikos Papadopoulos   Nikos Pourtoulidis Blue Line Pame Stihima
Kalloni   Nikos Karageorgiou   Giorgos Manousos Adidas Novibet
Levadiakos   Dimitris Farantos   Thanasis Moulopoulos Umbro Vanmax S.A.
Olympiacos   Marco Silva   David Fuster Adidas Stoiximan.GR
Panathinaikos   Andrea Stramaccioni   Zeca Puma Pame Stihima
Panetolikos   Giannis Matzourakis   Georgios Kousas Joma Pame Stihima
Panionios   Marinos Ouzounidis   Pavlos Mitropoulos Tempo Sport Tzoker
Panthrakikos   Zoran Stoinović   Antonis Ladakis Nike Stoiximan.GR
PAOK   Vladimir Ivić   Stefanos Athanasiadis Macron Sportingbet
PAS Giannina   Giannis Petrakis   Alexios Michail Nike Tzoker
Platanias   Georgios Paraschos   Dimitris Alkis Macron Stoiximan.GR
Skoda Xanthi   Răzvan Lucescu   Konstantinos Fliskas Joma Pame Stihima
Veria   Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos   Alexandros Vergonis Nike Stoiximan.GR

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Panetolikos   Makis Chavos End of contract End of 2014–15 season Pre-season   Leonel Pontes 9 June 2015
Atromitos   Nikos Nioplias End of contract End of 2014–15 season   Michalis Grigoriou 14 June 2015
PAOK   Georgios Georgiadis End of tenure as caretaker End of 2014–15 season   Igor Tudor 18 June 2015
Veria   Dimitris Christoforidis End of tenure as caretaker End of 2014–15 season   Georgios Georgiadis 18 June 2015
Olympiacos   Vítor Pereira Resigned End of 2014–15 season   Marco Silva 7 July 2015
Panthrakikos   José Manuel Roca Mutual consent 15 September 2015 16th   Dimitris Eleftheropoulos 19 September 2015
Panetolikos   Leonel Pontes Mutual consent 28 September 2015 5th   Giannis Dalakouras (caretaker) 28 September 2015
Panetolikos   Giannis Dalakouras (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 7 October 2015 10th   Ioannis Matzourakis 7 October 2015
AEK   Traianos Dellas Resigned 20 October 2015 4th   Stelios Manolas (caretaker) 20 October 2015
AEK   Stelios Manolas (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 28 October 2015 3rd   Gus Poyet 28 October 2015
Panathinaikos   Yannis Anastasiou Mutual consent 2 November 2015 2nd   Steve Rutter (caretaker) 2 November 2015
Atromitos   Michalis Grigoriou Mutual consent 3 November 2015 13th   Traianos Dellas 4 November 2015
Panathinaikos   Steve Rutter (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 8 November 2015 2nd   Andrea Stramaccioni 8 November 2015
Kalloni   Thalis Theodoridis Mutual consent 27 December 2015 16th   Nikos Karageorgiou 27 December 2015
Veria   Georgios Georgiadis Resigned 18 January 2016 12th   Nikos Karampimperis (caretaker) 22 January 2016
Panthrakikos   Dimitris Eleftheropoulos Mutual consent 26 January 2016 15th   Giannis Chatzinikolaou 26 January 2016
Veria   Nikos Karampimperis (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 26 January 2016 13th   Dimitris Eleftheropoulos 26 January 2016
Asteras Tripolis   Staikos Vergetis Resigned 29 January 2016 5th   Dimitrios Terezopoulos (caretaker) 29 January 2016
Asteras Tripolis   Dimitrios Terezopoulos (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 29 January 2016 6th   Makis Chavos 29 February 2016
PAOK   Igor Tudor Resigned 9 March 2016 4th   Vladimir Ivić 9 March 2016
Panthrakikos   Giannis Chatzinikolaou Mutual consent 16 March 2016 15th   Zoran Stoinović 17 March 2016
Levadiakos   Apostolos Mantzios End of contract 8 April 2016 11th   Dimitris Farantos 8 April 2016
AEK   Gus Poyet Mutual consent 19 April 2016 End of season   Stelios Manolas (caretaker) 19 April 2016

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olympiacos (C) 30 28 1 1 81 16 +65 85 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
2 Panathinaikos[a] 30 18 4 8 52 26 +26 55 Qualification for the Play-offs
3 AEK Athens[b] 30 17 6 7 43 21 +22 54
4 PAOK[c] 30 13 9 8 45 32 +13 45
5 Panionios 30 12 8 10 33 27 +6 44
6 PAS Giannina 30 12 6 12 36 40 −4 42 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[d]
7 Asteras Tripolis 30 11 8 11 31 30 +1 41
8 Atromitos[e] 30 12 6 12 26 31 −5 39[f]
9 Platanias 30 10 9 11 32 30 +2 39[f]
10 Levadiakos 30 9 10 11 27 36 −9 37
11 Panetolikos 30 9 8 13 30 46 −16 35[g]
12 Iraklis 30 8 11 11 24 32 −8 35[g]
13 Skoda Xanthi 30 6 15 9 27 32 −5 33
14 Veria 30 5 12 13 19 33 −14 27
15 Panthrakikos (R) 30 3 8 19 18 58 −40 17 Relegation to the Football League
16 AEL Kalloni (R) 30 3 7 20 19 53 −34 16
Source: Superleague Greece, Soccerway
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); 7) Draw.
(Note: Criteria 6 is only used if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[4]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Panathinaikos were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against Olympiacos. The match was awarded as a 3–0 win for Olympiacos.[2]
  2. ^ AEK were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against Atromitos.[citation needed]
  3. ^ PAOK were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against Olympiacos in Greek Cup semifinal match.[3]
  4. ^ The fifth-placed team of the 2015–16 Superleague Greece Panionios would have qualified for the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, but were excluded from participating in the 2016–17 European competitions by UEFA for financial reasons. As a result, the berth was given to the sixth-placed team PAS Giannina.
  5. ^ Atromitos were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against AEK.[citation needed]
  6. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Atromitos – Platanias 0–0, Platanias – Atromitos 1–2.
  7. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Panetolikos – Iraklisi 2–0, Iraklis – Panetolikos 0–0.

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Olympiacos221111111111111111111111111111
Panathinaikos414222222224324334333333333332
AEK Athens162343433542232222222222222223
PAOK9129535546666443443444554444554
Panionios1593984354353555656665445555445
PAS Giannina7484771011712810111088897810121211976866
Asteras Tripolis3711769765435667565556666669797
Atromitos536810138913141414141414141414141313131313131310978
Platanias1613151516151410910977811101010111211910121287689
Levadiakos13141213116671071288767778912111187911111110
Panetolikos1185651011121411111313131313121197777710118101011
Iraklis61013121212121412131311999998101088810111213131212
Skoda Xanthi101171191113131197910111212131212119109981012121313
Veria85101014898881012121210111113131414141414141414141414
Panthrakikos141516161516161616161616161515151515151515151516151515151515
AEL Kalloni121614141314151515151515151616161616161616161615161616161616
Leader / 2016–17 Champions League
Qualification to UEFA Play-Offs
Relegation to 2016–17 Football League

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AST ATR IRT KAL LEV OLY PAT PNT PIO PTH PAK PAS PLA XAN VER
AEK Athens 0–1 1–0 5–1 3–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–0
Asteras Tripolis 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 4–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1
Atromitos 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–0
Iraklis 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1
AEL Kalloni 0–0 1–1 2–4 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 2–2 0–1
Levadiakos 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–1
Olympiacos 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 5–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 5–1 3–1 1–0 3–0
Panathinaikos 0–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 3–0 0–3[a] 4–2 0–0 6–1 2–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 3–2
Panetolikos 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–5 1–2 1–5 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–1
Panionios 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–1
Panthrakikos 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–3 3–4 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–4 0–2 0–0 0–2
PAOK 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 0–0 2–1 3–3 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
PAS Giannina 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 0–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0
Platanias 0–3 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 4–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–0
Skoda Xanthi 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–3 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1
Veria 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–1
Source: Super League Greece
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Olympiacos awarded a 3–0 away w/o win against Panathinaikos.

Play-offsEdit

In the play-off for Champions League, the four qualified 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 in fifth in the Super League will start the play-off with 0 points. Its end-of-season tally of points is then used to calculate the number of points with which the other teams will start the play-offs: more specifically, each of the three other teams participating in the play-offs will have the fifth-placed team's total points tally subtracted from their own points tally and then divided by five – giving the final figure.[5]

Play-off tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
2 PAOK 6 3 3 0 8 3 +5 12 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
3 Panathinaikos 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 11 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[a]
4 AEK Athens 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 9
5 Panionios[b] 6 1 1 4 2 7 −5 4
Source: Superleague Greece, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Goals against; 6) Regular season position.[6]
Notes:
  1. ^ AEK Athens qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Greek Football Cup.
  2. ^ The fifth-placed team of the 2015–16 Superleague Greece Panionios would have qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round, but were excluded from participating in the 2016–17 European competitions by UEFA for financial reasons. As a result, the berth was given to the sixth-placed team PAS Giannina.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK PAT PIO PAK
AEK Athens 3–1 1–0 0–0
Panathinaikos 3–0 1–0 1–1
Panionios 1–0 1–1 0–2
PAOK 2–1 1–1 2–0
Source: Super League Greece
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Best goal and MVP awards winnersEdit

MD MVP award[9] Best goal award[9]
1   Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos)   Rodrigo Galo (AEK)
2   Marcos Vellidis (PAS Giannina)   Amr Warda (Panetolikos)
3   Diego Buonanotte (AEK)   Diego Buonanotte (AEK)
4   Garry Rodrigues (PAOK)   Nikos Karelis (Panathinaikos)
5   Vangelis Mantzios (Levadiakos)   Hélder Barbosa (AEK)
6   Roberto (Olympiacos)   Pavlos Kyriakidis (Iraklis)
7   Brown Ideye (Olympiacos)   Luka Milunović (Platanias)
8   Garry Rodrigues (PAOK)   Christos Aravidis (AEK)
9   Diego Romano (Iraklis)   Manolis Papasterianos (Xanthi)
10   Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos)   Thanasis Papageorgiou (Panthrakikos)
11   Jakob Johansson (AEK)   Kenan Bargan (Kalloni)
12   Apostolos Vellios (Iraklis)   Apostolos Vellios (Iraklis)
13   Huanderson (Iraklis)   Apostolos Vellios (Iraklis)
14   Nikos Karelis (Panathinaikos)   Olivier Boumale (Panionios)
15   Panagiotis Tsintotas (Levadiakos)   Rogério Martins (Panthrakikos)
16   Apostolos Vellios (Iraklis)   Hélder Barbosa (AEK)
17   Giannis Anestis (AEK)   Hélder Barbosa (AEK)
18   Sokratis Dioudis (Panionios)   Hélder Barbosa (AEK)
19   Michalis Manias (PAS Giannina)   Michael Essien (Panathinaikos)
20   Kostas Fortounis (Olympiacos)   Kostas Fortounis (Olympiacos)
21   Brito (Atromitos)   Fanouris Goundoulakis (Platanias)
22   Leozinho (Iraklis)   Leozinho (Iraklis)
23   Gojko Cimirot (PAOK)   Gojko Cimirot (PAOK)
24   Ronald Vargas (AEK)   Ronald Vargas (AEK)
25   Lucas Villafáñez (Panathinaikos)   Thanasis Papageorgiou (Panthrakikos)
26   Tasos Bakasetas (Panionios)   Tasos Bakasetas (Panionios)
27   Hernâni (Olympiacos)   Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos)
28   Sakis Theodoropoulos (Panionios)   Karim Ansarifard (Panionios)
29   Kostas Fortounis (Olympiacos)   Tomáš Pekhart (AEK)
30   Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos)   Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos)

AttendancesEdit

Average attendances counted officially without games played behind closed gates from Superleague.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Olympiacos 272,303 30,314 13,227 20,946 +21.6%2
2 PAOK 158,542 25,674 5,762 11,913 +31.7%2
3 AEK Athens 162,277 31,121 2,647 11,150 n/a1,2
4 Panathinaikos 80,423 15,640 4,378 7,645 +20.7%2
5 Iraklis 42,091 10,043 979 3,091 n/a1
6 Panetolikos 35,153 4,160 1,707 2,344 −3.7%
7 PAS Giannina 31,921 4,484 1,170 2,128 +35.4%
8 Platanias 28,380 3,052 1,453 1,892 +45.2%
9 Asteras Tripolis 25,204 2,558 961 1,680 +6.1%
10 Panionios 20,834 2,762 664 1,410 +40.2%
11 Skoda Xanthi 18,982 2,978 592 1,265 −17.9%
12 Veria 18,014 3,557 500 1,201 +1.7%
13 Panthrakikos 17,484 2,372 686 1,166 +1.5%
14 Atromitos 12,959 2,284 492 960 −17.8%2
15 AEL Kalloni 13,811 2,159 256 921 −4.8%
16 Levadiakos 12,725 4,931 197 858 −11.6%
League total 951,103 31,121 197 3,996 +27.0%

Updated to games played on 17 April 2016
Source: [1]
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Football League
2: Olympiacos - AEK - PAOK - Panathinaikos - Atromitos games were played behind closed gates
3: Playoff matches is not included

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Greek Superleague Fixtures 2015-16". superleaguegreece.net.
  2. ^ "Announcement". Superleague Greece. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Αποφάσεις Επιτροπής Εφέσεων 14/4/2016" [Commission Decisions Appeals 04/14/2016]. Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek). 14 April 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Professional league rules" (pdf). Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek). June 2015. p. 22-25. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ "AEK, Aris, PAOK, Olympiakos and the Greek Playoffs: Do they work? | jamesG". Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Super League play off 2015–2016 - Season rules" (PDF). Superleague Greece. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Super League statistics (sorted by goals)". superleaguegreece.net (in Greek). Archived from the original on 4 May 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Super League statistics (sorted by assists)". superleaguegreece.net (in Greek). Archived from the original on 4 May 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Super League Best goal & MVP". superleaguegreece.net (in Greek). Archived from the original on 4 May 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2015.

External linksEdit