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.
|Goals scored||543 (2.26 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Kostas Fortounis (18 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Panathinaikos 6–1 Panthrakikos|
(17 April 2016)
Olympiacos 5–0 Kalloni
(17 April 2016)
|Biggest away win||Panetolikos 1–5 Panionios|
(3 October 2015)
|Highest scoring||Panthrakikos 3–4 Olympiacos|
(5 December 2015)
Panetolikos 2–5 Olympiacos
(10 April 2016)
Panathinaikos 6–1 Panthrakikos
(17 April 2016)
|Longest winning run||Olympiacos (17 games)|
|Longest unbeaten run||Olympiacos (21 games)|
|Longest winless run||Kalloni (13 games)|
|Longest losing run||Kalloni (8 games)|
|Highest attendance||AEK 1–0 Olympiacos|
(13 February 2016) 31,121
|Lowest attendance||Levadiakos 1–1 Iraklis|
(16 January 2016) 197
Stadiums and locationsEdit
|AEK Athens||55||Athens||Olympic Stadium||69,638|
|Asteras Tripolis||9||Tripoli||Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium||7,616|
|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|
|Panionios||55||Nea Smyrni||Nea Smyrni Stadium||11,700|
|Panthrakikos||6||Komotini||Komotini Municipal Stadium||6,200|
|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|
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||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|
|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|
|6||PAS Giannina||30||12||6||12||36||40||−4||42||Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[d]|
|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|
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).
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
- Panathinaikos were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against Olympiacos. The match was awarded as a 3–0 win for Olympiacos.
- AEK were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against Atromitos.
- PAOK were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against Olympiacos in Greek Cup semifinal match.
- 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.
- Atromitos were deducted 3 points due to extreme fan behavior against AEK.
- Head-to-head record: Atromitos – Platanias 0–0, Platanias – Atromitos 1–2.
- 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.
|Leader / 2016–17 Champions League|
|Qualification to UEFA Play-Offs|
|Relegation to 2016–17 Football League|
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.
|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]|
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.
- AEK Athens qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Greek Football Cup.
- 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.
Best goal and MVP awards winnersEdit
Average attendances counted officially without games played behind closed gates from Superleague.
Updated to games played on 17 April 2016
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
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