The 2016–17 Super League Greece was the 81st season of the highest tier in league of Greek football and the eleventh under its current title. The season started on 10 September 2016 and ended in June 2017. The league comprised fourteen teams from the 2015–16 season and two promoted from the 2015–16 Football League.
|Goals scored||556 (2.32 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Marcus Berg (22 goals)|
|Biggest home win||AEK Athens 6–0 Veria |
(5 February 2017)
|Biggest away win||Kerkyra 0–5 PAOK |
(17 December 2016)
Asteras Tripolis 0–5 Panathinaikos
(18 February 2017)
|Highest scoring||Olympiacos 6–1 Veria |
(11 September 2016)
PAOK 3–4 Atromitos
(28 November 2016)
Veria 4–3 Asteras Tripolis
(23 April 2017)
|Highest attendance||31,283 |
Olympiacos 3–0 Panathinaikos
(6 November 2016)
|Lowest attendance||245 |
Veria 0–4 Xanthi
(17 December 2016)
Stadiums and locationsEdit
|AEK Athens||56||Athens||Olympic Stadium||70,000|
|Asteras Tripolis||10||Tripoli||Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium||7,500|
|Larissa||27||Larissa||AEL FC Arena||16,000|
|Levadiakos||16||Livadeia||Levadia Municipal Stadium||6,000|
|Olympiacos||58||Piraeus||Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium||32,115|
|Panathinaikos||58||Athens||Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium||16,620|
|Panionios||56||Nea Smyrni||Nea Smyrni Stadium||12,000|
|PAS Giannina||22||Ioannina||Zosimades Stadium||8,000|
|Platanias||5||Chania||Perivolia Municipal Stadium||4,000|
|Xanthi||28||Xanthi||Xanthi F.C. Arena||7,500|
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|
|Kerkyra||Alekos Vosniadis||Mutual consent||End of 2015–2016 season||Pre-season||Michalis Grigoriou||4 June 2016|
|AEK Athens||Stelios Manolas (caretaker)||End of tenure as caretaker||End of 2015–2016 season||Temur Ketsbaia||6 June 2016|
|AEL||Sakis Tsiolis||Mutual consent||2 June 2016||Angelos Anastasiadis||6 June 2016|
|Levadiakos||Dimitris Farantos (caretaker)||End of tenure as caretaker||End of 2015–2016 season||Ratko Dostanić||6 June 2016|
|Olympiacos||Marco Silva||Resigned||23 June 2016||Víctor Sánchez||23 June 2016|
|Veria||Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos||Resigned||8 July 2016||Alekos Vosniadis||9 July 2016|
|Olympiacos||Víctor Sánchez||Mutual consent||10 August 2016||Paulo Bento||10 August 2016|
|Panionios||Marinos Ouzounidis||Sacked||8 August 2016||Vladan Milojević||11 August 2016|
|Atromitos||Traianos Dellas||Resigned||19 September 2016||16th||Georgios Korakakis||19 September 2016|
|Veria||Alekos Vosniadis||Mutual consent||23 September 2016||15th||Thomas Grafas||24 September 2016|
|Asteras Tripolis||Makis Chavos||Mutual consent||26 September 2016||16th||Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos||27 September 2016|
|AEK Athens||Temur Ketsbaia||Resigned||18 October 2016||3rd||José Morais||18 October 2016|
|Iraklis||Nikos Papadopoulos||Resigned||18 October 2016||16th||Ioannis Amanatidis (caretaker)||19 October 2016|
|AEL||Angelos Anastasiadis||Sacked||31 October 2016||11th||Sakis Tsiolis||1 November 2016|
|Iraklis||Ioannis Amanatidis (caretaker)||Resigned||30 October 2016||16th||Savvas Pantelidis||1 November 2016|
|AEL||Kostas Matzokas (caretaker)||End of tenure as caretaker||1 November 2016||11th||Sakis Tsiolis||1 November 2016|
|Panathinaikos||Andrea Stramaccioni||Resigned||1 December 2016||3rd||Marinos Ouzounidis||1 December 2016|
|Levadiakos||Ratko Dostanić||Resigned||12 January 2017||14th||Giannis Christopoulos||12 January 2017|
|Panetolikos||Giannis Matzourakis||Mutual consent||17 January 2017||11th||Giannis Dalakouras (caretaker)||17 January 2017|
|AEK Athens||José Morais||Resigned||18 January 2017||6th||Manolo Jiménez||19 January 2017|
|Panetolikos||Giannis Dalakouras (caretaker)||End of tenure as caretaker||19 January 2017||11th||Makis Chavos||19 January 2017|
|Veria||Thomas Grafas||Mutual consent||26 January 2017||14th||Apostolos Terzis||26 January 2017|
|Atromitos||Georgios Korakakis||Resigned||5 February 2017||9th||Ricardo Sá Pinto||6 February 2017|
|Veria||Apostolos Terzis||Sacked||14 February 2017||16th||Ratko Dostanić||14 February 2017|
|Asteras Tripolis||Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos||Sacked||18 February 2017||12th||Apostolos Charalampidis (caretaker)||20 February 2017|
|Olympiacos||Paulo Bento||Sacked||6 March 2017||1st||Vasilis Vouzas (caretaker)||6 March 2017|
|Asteras Tripolis||Apostolos Charalampidis (caretaker)||End of tenure as caretaker||20 February 2017||13th||Staikos Vergetis||3 March 2017|
|AEL||Sakis Tsiolis||Resigned||21 March 2017||12th||Theodoros Voutiritsas (caretaker)||21 March 2017|
|Olympiacos||Vasilis Vouzas (caretaker)||End of tenure as caretaker||23 March 2017||1st||Takis Lemonis||23 March 2017|
|AEL||Theodoros Voutiritsas (caretaker)||End of tenure as caretaker||3 Αpril 2017||12th||André Paus||3 April 2017|
|Levadiakos||Giannis Christopoulos||Sacked||7 Αpril 2017||14th||Dimitris Farantos (caretaker)||7 April 2017|
|Kerkyra||Michalis Grigoriou||Sacked||11 April 2017||11th||Kostas Christoforakis (caretaker)||12 April 2017|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Olympiacos (C)||30||21||4||5||57||16||+41||67||Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round|
|2||PAOK[a]||30||20||4||6||52||19||+33||61||Qualification for the Play-offs|
|15||Iraklis[c] (R)||30||6||11||13||28||39||−11||29||Relegation to the 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); 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
- PAOK were deducted three points as they did not show up to the second semi-final match against Olympiacos in last year's Greek Cup.
- Asteras Tripolis ahead of Larissa on head-to-head record; Asteras Tripolis–Larissa 1–1, Larissa–Asteras Tripolis 1–4.
- Iraklis relegated due to the financial problems.
On 9 November refereeing chief Giorgos Bikas was the victim of an arson attack, this led to Greek football of all divisions to be suspended.
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.
|Leader / 2017–18 Champions League|
|Qualification to UEFA Play-Offs|
|Relegation to 2017-18 Football League|
In the play-offs for Champions League and Europa League berths, 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 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.
So, both AEK and Panionios will begin the play-offs pointless. PAOK will enter the play-offs with two points, while Panathinaikos will have one point.
|2||AEK Athens||6||4||0||2||5||3||+2||12||Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round|
|3||Panathinaikos[a]||6||3||1||2||6||7||−1||8||Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[b]|
|5||Panionios||6||1||1||4||3||6||−3||4||Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round|
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.
Best goal and MVP awards winnersEdit
Average attendances counted officially without games played behind closed gates from Superleague.
Updated to games played on 30 April 2017
1: Team played last season in Football League
2: Atromitos game was played behind closed gates
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