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The 2016–17 Superleague 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.

Superleague Greece
Season2016–17
ChampionsOlympiacos
44th title
RelegatedIraklis
Veria
Champions LeagueOlympiacos
AEK Athens
Europa LeaguePAOK
Panathinaikos
Panionios
Matches played240
Goals scored556 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorerMarcus Berg (22 goals)
Biggest home winAEK Athens 6–0 Veria
(5 February 2017)
Biggest away winKerkyra 0–5 PAOK
(17 December 2016)
Asteras Tripoli 0–5 Panathinaikos
(18 February 2017)
Highest scoringOlympiacos 6–1 Veria
(11 September 2016)
PAOK 3–4 Atromitos
(28 November 2016)
Veria 4–3 Asteras Tripoli
(23 April 2017)
Highest attendance31,283
Olympiacos 3–0 Panathinaikos
(6 November 2016)
Lowest attendance245
Veria 0–4 Xanthi
(17 December 2016)
Total attendance1,006,530[1]
Average attendance4,026[1]

TeamsEdit

Two teams were relegated from the 2015–16 season. Panthrakikos and Kalloni will play in Football League for the 2016–17 season.

Two teams were promoted from the 2015–16 Football League, champions Larissa and Kerkyra.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Club Ap. Location Venue Capacity
AEK Athens 56 Athens Olympic Stadium 70,000
Asteras Tripoli 10 Tripoli Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium 7,500
Atromitos 16 Peristeri Peristeri Stadium 10,000
Iraklis 53 Thessaloniki Kaftanzoglio Stadium 27,000
Kerkyra 2 Corfu Kerkyra Stadium 3,000
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
Panetolikos 7 Agrinio Panetolikos Stadium 7,000
Panionios 56 Nea Smyrni Nea Smyrni Stadium 12,000
PAOK 58 Thessaloniki Toumba Stadium 28,700
PAS Giannina 22 Ioannina Zosimades Stadium 8,000
Platanias 5 Chania Perivolia Municipal Stadium 4,000
Veria 17 Veria Veria Stadium 6,500
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 Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AEK Athens   Manolo Jiménez   Petros Mantalos Nike Pame Stihima
Larissa   André Paus   Boki Jovanović Legea
Asteras Tripoli   Staikos Vergetis   Pablo Mazza Nike Stoiximan.GR
Atromitos   Ricardo Sá Pinto   Eduardo Brito Nike Tzoker
Iraklis   Savvas Pantelidis   Lefteris Intzoglou Givova
Kerkyra   Kostas Christoforakis   Anastasios Venetis Macron Pame Stihima
Levadiakos   Dimitriοs Farantos   Thanasis Moulopoulos Legea Tzoker
Olympiacos   Takis Lemonis   Alejandro Domínguez Adidas Stoiximan.GR
Panathinaikos   Marinos Ouzounidis   Zeca Puma Pame Stihima
Panetolikos   Makis Chavos   Georgios Kousas Legea Pame Stihima
Panionios   Vladan Milojević   Panagiotis Korbos Luanvi Stoiximan.GR
PAOK   Vladimir Ivić   Stefanos Athanasiadis Macron Sportingbet
PAS Giannina   Ioannis Petrakis   Alexios Michail Nike Tzoker
Platanias   Georgios Paraschos   Fanouris Goundoulakis Macron Pame Stihima
Veria   Ratko Dostanić   Stelios Marangos Givova Tzoker
Xanthi   Răzvan Lucescu   Konstantinos Fliskas Joma Pame Stihima

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Kerkyra   Alexandros 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   Dimitrios 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   Alexandros 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   Alexandros Vosniadis Mutual consent 23 September 2016 15th   Thomas Grafas 24 September 2016
Asteras Tripoli   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 Ntalakouras (caretaker) 17 January 2017
AEK Athens   José Morais Resigned 18 January 2017 6th   Manolo Jiménez 19 January 2017
Panetolikos   Giannis Ntalakouras (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 Tripoli   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 Tripoli   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   Dimitrios Farantos (caretaker) 7 April 2017
Kerkyra   Michalis Grigoriou Sacked 11 April 2017 11th   Kostas Christoforakis (caretaker) 12 April 2017

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

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 UEFA play-offs
3 Panathinaikos 30 16 9 5 45 19 +26 57
4 AEK Athens 30 14 11 5 54 23 +31 53
5 Panionios 30 15 7 8 35 23 +12 52
6 Xanthi 30 13 9 8 34 25 +9 48
7 Platanias 30 11 9 10 34 38 −4 42
8 Atromitos 30 11 6 13 29 38 −9 39
9 PAS Giannina 30 8 12 10 30 37 −7 36
10 Kerkyra 30 8 8 14 22 43 −21 32
11 Panetolikos 30 8 7 15 29 40 −11 31
12 Asteras Tripoli 30 6 10 14 34 49 −15 28[b]
13 Larissa 30 6 10 14 23 42 −19 28[b]
14 Levadiakos 30 6 8 16 27 49 −22 26
15 Iraklis Thessaloniki[c] (R) 30 6 11 13 28 39 −11 29 Relegation to the Football League
16 Veria (R) 30 5 7 18 23 56 −33 22
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).[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ 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.[2]
  2. ^ a b Asteras Tripoli ahead of Larissa on head-to-head record; Asteras Tripoli–Larissa 1–1, Larissa–Asteras Tripoli 1–4.
  3. ^ Iraklis relegated due financial problems.[3]

PostponementEdit

The Greek Super League was originally scheduled for 20 August 2016 but Greece's Sports minister Stavros Kontonis decided it would be postponed due to fears of violence.[4]

The first match was then postponed and scheduled to be played on 10 September 2016 between Kerkyra and Platanias.[5]

The match was a success and went ahead with no issues with Platanias winning 1–0.[6]

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.[7]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AST ATR IRT KER LAR LEV OLY PNA PNE PIO TSP PAS PLA VER XAN
AEK Athens 2–0 2–2 0–0 5–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 6–0 4–1
Asteras Tripoli 3–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–5 4–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0
Atromitos 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–4 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 4–1 1–0 2–1
Iraklis Thessaloniki 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1
Kerkyra 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–5 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–0
Larissa 1–2 1–4 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0
Levadiakos 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–4 0–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–1
Olympiacos 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 4–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 5–0 2–1 6–1 2–0
Panathinaikos 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 5–0 1–2
Panetolikos 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–3
Panionios 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0
PAOK 1–0 3–2 3–4 1–0 5–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 4–0 0–0
PAS Giannina 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1
Platanias 0–2 3–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 3–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 3–3 1–0 0–1
Veria 0–2 4–3 0–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–4
Xanthi 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–0
Source: Superleague Greece
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

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.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Olympiacos114211111111111111111111111111
PAOK9667574691198689653333333332222
Panathinaikos321122223223344345544444443433
AEK Athens232533554535565766665565555544
Panionios445345645754422422222222224355
Xanthi11141515118897642233234456656766666
Platanias653471091013121310997888777777677777
Atromitos1516131296786477878999999888899888
PAS Giannina589684332366756577888999988999
Kerkyra13911131512131111101111111212121212121111111110101010111010
Panetolikos107796910710989101011111111101010101011111111101111
Asteras Tripoli141316161415141212131213131110101010111212121312131312121412
Larissa711881013111414141414121313131313131313131213121213141313
Levadiakos1612101012111213881012141414151514141414141414141414151514
Iraklis Thessaloniki81014141616161616161616161616161615151515151515151515131215
Veria121512111314151515151515151515141416161616161616161616161616
Leader / 2017–18 Champions League
Qualification to UEFA Play-Offs
Relegation to 2017-18 Football League
Updated to match(es) played on 30 April 2017. Source: Superleague Greece

UEFA play-offsEdit

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.[8]

Play-offs tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
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]
4 PAOK[c] 6 3 0 3 7 5 +2 5
5 Panionios 6 1 1 4 3 6 −3 4 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
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.[11]
Notes:
  1. ^ Panathinaikos were deducted 3 points due to fan behavior against PAOK.[9]
  2. ^ PAOK qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the Greek Cup.
  3. ^ PAOK were deducted 6 points due to fan behavior against AEK in Greek Cup final.[10]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK PNA PIO TSP
AEK Athens 1–0 0–1 1–0
Panathinaikos 1–0 1–0 0–3[a]
Panionios 1–2 1–1 0–1
PAOK 0–1 2–3 1–0
Source: Superleague Greece
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match abandoned in the 54th minute with the score at 1–0. It was later rewarded as a 0–3 win for PAOK.

Season statisticsEdit

Best goal and MVP awards winnersEdit

MD MVP award[14] Best goal award[14]
1   Dimitris Kyriakidis (Panetolikos)   Kostas Fortounis (Olympiacos)
2   Alexandros Paschalakis (PAS Giannina)   Luka Milivojević (Olympiacos)
3   Hugo Almeida (AEK)   Hugo Almeida (AEK)
4   Efthimis Koulouris (PAOK)   Efthimis Koulouris (PAOK)
5   Dimitris Kyriakidis (Panetolikos)   Javier Umbides (Atromitos)
6   André Martins (Olympiacos)   Brown Ideye (Olympiacos)
7   Vangelis Platellas (AEK)   Theodoros Vasilakakis (Xanthi)
8   Luka Milivojević (Olympiacos)   Evripidis Giakos (PAS Giannina)
9   Christopher Maboulou (PAS Giannina)   Thomas Nazlidis (AEL)
10   Alberto Botía (Olympiacos)   Patito Rodríguez (AEK)
11   Vasilios Barkas (AEK)   Kristijan Miljević (Veria)
12   Javier Umbides (Atromitos)   Valantis Kozoronis (PAS Giannina)
13   Fotis Koutzavasilis (Kerkyra)   Dimitris Limnios (Atromitos)
14   Léo Matos (PAOK)   André Simões (AEK)
15   Hamza Younés (Xanthi)   Diego Biseswar (PAOK)
16   Grigoris Makos (Panetolikos)   Léo Matos (PAOK)
17   Spyros Risvanis (Panionios)   Spyros Risvanis (Panionios)
18   Luka Milivojević (Olympiacos)   Pedro Conde (PAS Giannina)
19   Panagiotis Korbos (Panionios)   Panagiotis Korbos (Panionios)
20   Živko Živković (Xanthi)   Pedro Conde (PAS Giannina)
21   Pedro Conde (PAS Giannina)   Dimitris Pelkas (PAOK)
22   Evangelos Ikonomou (Panionios)   Theodoros Vasilakakis (Xanthi)
23   Aleksandar Prijović (PAOK)   Pedro Conde (PAS Giannina)
24   Sergio Araujo (AEK)   Sergio Araujo (AEK)
25   Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos)   Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos)
26   Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos)   Giorgos Masouras (Panionios)
27   Michalis Manias (Asteras Tripoli)   Diego Biseswar (PAOK)
28   Christos Donis (Iraklis)   Michalis Mpastakos (Iraklis)
29   Michalis Mpastakos (Iraklis)   Alberto de la Bella (Olympiacos)
30   Alejandro Domínguez (Olympiacos)   Giorgos Kyriakopoulos (Asteras Tripoli)

AttendancesEdit

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

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Olympiacos 270,663 31,283 9,032 18,044 −13.9%
2 PAOK 178,744 26,379 2,906 11,916 0.0%
3 AEK Athens 133,628 28,046 3,755 8,909 −20.1%
4 Panathinaikos 88,189 13,666 1,398 5,879 −23.1%
5 Larissa 37,345 5,507 1,266 2,490 n/a1
6 Panetolikos 35,233 4,179 1,727 2,349 +0.2%
7 PAS Giannina 33,648 4,009 1,502 2,243 +5.4%
8 Panionios 26,401 4,979 525 1,760 +24.8%
9 Platanias 25,448 2,463 1,324 1,697 −10.3%
10 Iraklis Thessaloniki 21,749 3,864 330 1,450 −53.1%
11 Asteras Tripoli 21,418 1,960 828 1,428 −15.0%
12 Kerkyra 16,645 2,042 728 1,110 n/a1
13 Levadiakos 15,453 2,446 385 1,030 +20.0%
14 Xanthi 15,218 1,959 515 1,015 −19.8%
15 Veria 14,780 3,583 245 985 −18.0%
16 Atromitos 9,237 1,553 294 711 −25.9%2
League total 943,799 31,283 245 3,939 −1.4%

Updated to games played on 30 April 2017
Source: Superleague
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Football League
2: Atromitos game was played behind closed gates

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Greek Superleague Fixtures 2016-17". superleaguegreece.net. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  2. ^ "Απόφαση Πειθαρχικής Επιτροπής 28 Απριλίου 2016" [Commission Decisions Appeals April 28, 2016]. Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek). 28 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ cnn.gr Super League: Υποβιβάστηκε και πάλι ο Ηρακλής
  4. ^ "Greek Super League delayed". 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Greek Super League (Soccerway)".
  6. ^ "Kerkyra vs Platanias (SBS)". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Greece suspend football competitions after arson attack on refereeing chief".
  8. ^ http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/05/02/paok-and-panathinaikos-score-leading-edge-over-aek-and-panionios-ahead-of-play-offs/
  9. ^ "Announcement". Superleague Greece. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Αφαίρεση έξι βαθμών στον ΠΑΟΚ". contra.gr. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Super League play off 2016–2017 - Season rules" (PDF). Superleague Greece. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Super League statistics (sorted by goals)". superleaguegreece.net (in Greek).
  13. ^ "Super League statistics (sorted by assists)". superleaguegreece.net (in Greek).
  14. ^ a b "Super League Best goal & MVP". superleaguegreece.net (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2017-05-04. Retrieved 2016-09-13.

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