2016–17 Football League (Greece)

The 2016–17 Football League was the second division of the Greek professional football system and the seventh season under the name Football League after previously being known as Beta Ethniki. Its season began on 30 October 2016 and concluded on 11 June 2017.

Football League
Season2016–17
ChampionsApollon Smyrni
PromotedLamia
RelegatedAO Chania
Panelefsiniakos
Kalloni
Panthrakikos

TeamsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity Last season
Acharnaikos Acharnes Acharnes Stadium 4,450 FL, 9th
Agrotikos Asteras Evosmos Agrotikos Asteras Ground 2,267 FL, 11th
Aiginiakos Aiginio Municipal Stadium of Aiginio 2,000 Gamma Ethniki,Group 2, 1st
Anagennisi Karditsa Karditsa Karditsa Stadium 9,500 FL, 8th
Apollon Smyrni Athens Georgios Kamaras Stadium 14,856 FL, 4th
Aris Thessaloniki Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 22,800 Gamma Ethniki,Group 1, 1st
Chania Chania Perivolia Municipal Stadium 2,800 FL, 12th
Kallithea Kallithea Grigoris Lambrakis Stadium 4,250 FL, 7th
Kalloni1 Mytilene Mytilene Municipal Stadium 3,000 SL, 16th
Kissamikos Kissamos Maleme Stadium 700 FL, 6th
Lamia Lamia Lamia Stadium 6,000 FL, 5th
OFI Heraklion Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium 8,500 Gamma Ethniki,Group 4, 1st
Panegialios Aigio Aigio Stadium 4,500 FL, 13th
Panelefsiniakos Eleusina Municipal Stadium of Eleusina 2,100 FL, 14th
Panserraikos Serres Serres Municipal Stadium 9,500 FL, 10th
Panthrakikos2 Komotini Komotini Municipal Stadium 6,200 SL, 15th
Sparta Sparta Sparta Municipal Stadium 1,500 Gamma Ethniki,Group 3, 1st
Trikala Trikala Trikala Municipal Stadium 15,000 FL, 3rd
  • 1 Kalloni was expelled during the season
  • 2 Panthrakikos withdrew during the season

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 Apollon Smyrni (C, P) 34 25 8 1 61 14 +47 83 Promotion to 2017–18 Superleague Greece
2 Lamia (P) 34 25 5 4 55 11 +44 80
3 Aris 34 23 8 3 58 17 +41 77
4 OFI 34 22 6 6 68 20 +48 72
5 Trikala 34 22 5 7 65 19 +46 71
6 Agrotikos Asteras 34 16 4 14 49 35 +14 52
7 Sparti 34 12 9 13 38 42 −4 45
8 Panserraikos 34 12 8 14 38 44 −6 44
9 Panegialios 34 11 11 12 33 28 +5 44
10 Aiginiakos 34 11 8 15 44 52 −8 41
11 AO Chania − Kissamikos 34 11 7 16 29 38 −9 40
12 Anagennisi Karditsa 34 10 9 15 26 38 −12 39
13 Acharnaikos[a] 34 11 5 18 38 51 −13 36
14 Kallithea 34 9 6 19 42 49 −7 33
15 Panelefsiniakos (R) 34 6 10 18 21 56 −35 28 Relegation to 2017–18 Gamma Ethniki
16 AEL Kalloni[b] (R) 34 4 7 23 21 75 −54 7
17 Chania[c] (R) 34 11 5 18 37 60 −23 5
18 Panthrakikos[d] (R) 34 3 3 28 7 81 −74 −6
Source: Football League and footballleaguenews.gr[1]
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. ^ Acharnaikos deducted 2 points.
  2. ^ Kalloni were expelled from the league at 24 May 2017 and they were deducted 12 points.
  3. ^ AO Chania deducted 33 points from Hellenic Football Federation because playing games without a certificate of participation.
  4. ^ Panthrakikos withdrew from the league at 26 January 2017 and they were deducted 18 points.

MatchesEdit

Home \ Away ACH AGR EGN KRD APS ARI CHA KLT KAL KIS LAM OFI PEG PNF PSE PTH SPA TRI
Acharnaikos 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 3–1 3–0 0–1 0–3 2–3 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–01 1–2 0–1
Agrotikos Asteras 0–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 5–3 3–02 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–01 3–0 3–1
Aiginiakos 3–1 2–0 0–3 1–2 0–1 5–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–2
Anagennisi Karditsa 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–01 0–2 0–2
Apollon Smyrni 3–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 3–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–01 1–0 0–0
Aris 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 5–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 3–01 2–1 3–2
Chania 2–3 0–2 3–2 2–1 1–4 0–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–01 2–2 1–0
Kallithea 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–01 2–2 0–1
AEL Kalloni 2–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–4 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–32 1–3 0–32 1–1 0–0 0–2
AO Chania − Kissamikos 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–01 2–1 1–3
Lamia 3–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 3–1 3–01 2–0 1–0
OFI Crete 3–0 4–0 6–1 5–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–01 6–1 0–1
Panegialios 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–3 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–4 1–0
Panelefsiniakos 1–3 0–6 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–1 3–01 1–1 1–0
Panserraikos 1–0 2–1 4–5 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–3 0–1 4–2 2–1 0–0 3–03 0–3
Panthrakikos 0–31 0–1 0–31 0–0 0–31 0–31 0–2 2–1 0–31 1–0 0–31 0–31 0–31 1–0 0–31 0–31 0–31
Sparti 1–2 1–2 3–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–0
Trikala 5–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 6–1 2–2 5–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–0
Source: [1](in Greek)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
  • 1 The opponents of Acharnaikos awarded a 3–0 w/o win each.
  • 2 The opponents of Panthrakikos awarded a 3–0 w/o win each.
  • 3 Sparti did not show up to the match, so Panserraikos awarded a 3–0 w/o win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1   Nikos Kouskounas Trikala 20
2   Nikos Giannitsanis Trikala 15
  Patrick Vouho OFI Crete 15
3   Andreas Vasilogiannis Lamia 12
4   Andreas Stamatis Chania 11
5   Savvas Siatravanis Apollon Smyrni 10
  Stelios Kritikos Panegialios 10
  Michalis Frangos Kalloni - Sparta 10
  Dimitris Manos OFI Crete 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.footballleaguenews.gr/statistics/pages-3/contacts.html
  2. ^ "Football League statistics". sport24.gr (in Greek).