2017–18 Gamma Ethniki

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The 2017–18 Gamma Ethniki was the 35th season since the official establishment of the third tier of Greek football in 1983. It started on 1 October 2017. After the finish of the eight groups, the first team of each group will qualify for a playoff round of two groups,[1] to determine which four teams will be promoted to Football League.

Gamma Ethniki
Season2017–18

97 teams were divided into eight groups according to geographical criteria.[2][3]

Panelefsiniakos, AO Chania, AEL Kalloni, Panthrakikos, Eordaikos, A.E. Istiaia, Mavroi Aetoi Eleftherochori, Amvrakia Kostakioi, APO Kanaris Nenita, Pyrsos Grevena, AO Syros, Poseidon Neoi Poroi and AO Polykratis Pythagoreio[4] withdrew from the league before the group draw.

Group 1Edit

TeamsEdit

Team Location Last season
Nestos Chrysoupoli Chrysoupoli Group 1, 4th
Doxa Proskinites Proskinites Group 1, 13th
Orfeas Xanthi Xanthi Group 1, 5th
Kavala Kavala Group 1, 6th
Apollon Paralimnio Paralimnio Group 1, 7th
A.E. Didymoteicho Didymoteicho Evros FCA champion
Doxa Neo Sidirochori Neo Sidirochori Thrace FCA champion
Megas Alexandros Xiropotamos Xiropotamos Drama FCA champion
Aetos Orfano Ofrynio Kavala FCA champion
Elpis Skoutari Skoutari Serres FCA 3rd promoted as Amateur Cup finalist
Megas Alexandros Karperi Karperi Serres FCA champion
Aris Avato Avato Xanthi FCA champion

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Apollon Paralimnio (C, Q) 22 15 3 4 38 13 +25 48 Qualification to promotion play-offs
2 Aetos Orfano 22 13 3 6 34 25 +9 42
3 Kavala 22 12 5 5 35 19 +16 41
4 Elpis Skoutari 22 11 6 5 31 19 +12 39
5 Aris Avato 22 8 8 6 21 17 +4 32
6 Nestos Chrysoupoli 22 9 5 8 23 16 +7 32
7 Orfeas Xanthi 22 9 5 8 30 25 +5 32
8 A.E. Didymoteicho (R) 22 8 7 7 18 22 −4 31 Relegation to FCA championships
9 Megas Alexandros Xiropotamos (R) 22 6 3 13 18 32 −14 21
10 Doxa Proskinites (R) 22 5 5 12 23 35 −12 20
11 Doxa Neo Sidirochori (R) 22 5 4 13 18 40 −22 19
12 Megas Alexandros Karperi (R) 22 2 4 16 14 39 −25 10
Source: Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

Group 2Edit

TeamsEdit

Team Location Last season
Pierikos Katerini Group 2, 10th
APE Langadas Langadas Group 1, 3rd
Kampaniakos Chalastra Group 1, 9th
AO Kardia Kardia Group 1, 10th
Almopos Aridea Aridaea Group 1, 12th
Naoussa Naousa Group 1, 8th
Makedonikos Efkarpia Macedonia FCA champion
Agrotikos Asteras Evosmos Football League, 6th
Kilkisiakos Kilkis Kilkis FCA champion
Edessaikos Edessa Pella FCA champion
Aris Palaiochori Palaiochori Chalkidiki FCA Champion
Megas Alexandros Trikala Trikala Imathia Imathia FCA champion
Philippos Alexandreia Alexandreia New Team after merged with Diagoras Sevasti
AE Karitsa Karitsa Pieria FCA, 2nd
Iraklis Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Super League, 12th

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Iraklis Thessaloniki (C, Q) 28 20 5 3 63 17 +46 65 Qualification to promotion play-offs
2 Aris Palaiochori 28 19 4 5 49 19 +30 61
3 Makedonikos 28 13 8 7 32 21 +11 47
4 Almopos Aridea 28 11 9 8 32 22 +10 42
5 Edessaikos 28 10 11 7 30 28 +2 41
6 Pierikos 28 11 7 10 25 29 −4 40
7 Agrotikos Asteras 28 11 7 10 35 39 −4 40
8 APE Langadas 28 10 9 9 46 33 +13 39
9 Naoussa (R) 28 10 9 9 30 29 +1 39 Relegation to FCA championships
10 AO Kardia (R) 28 12 3 13 38 33 +5 37[a]
11 Kilkisiakos (R) 28 10 7 11 31 32 −1 37
12 AE Karitsa (R) 28 6 10 12 27 39 −12 28
13 Megas Alexandros Trikala (R) 28 6 7 15 22 47 −25 25
14 Philippos Alexandreia (R) 28 4 6 18 17 56 −39 18
15 Kampaniakos (R) 28 4 4 20 22 55 −33 16
Source: Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ AO Kardia deducted two points for this season by Hellenic Football Federation.

Group 3Edit

TeamsEdit

Team Location Last season
Thesprotos Igoumenitsa Group 2, 9th
Tilikratis Lefkada Group 2, 7th
Ethnikos Filippiada Filippiada Group 2, 14th
Makedonikos Foufas Foufas Group 1, 11th
Kastoria Kastoria Kastoria FCA champion
Doxa Kranoula Kranoula Epirus FCA champion
Asteras Parapotamos Parapotamos Thesprotia FCA champion
Skoufas Kompoti Kompoti Arta FCA champion
Panlefkadios Lefkada Preveza-Lefkada FCA champion
A.E. Lefkimmi Lefkimmi Kerkyra FCA champion
Neos Amfilochos Amfilochia New Team after merged with Panamvrakikos Mpouka
AEP Karagiannia Karagiannia Kozani FCA champion
Ermis Amyntaio Amyntaio Florina FCA champion

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Tilikratis (C, Q) 24 15 6 3 41 15 +26 51 Qualification to promotion play-offs
2 N. Amfilochos 24 15 2 7 45 20 +25 47
3 Makedonikos Foufas 24 14 4 6 31 18 +13 46
4 Ermis Amyntaio 24 13 6 5 36 24 +12 45
5 Thesprotos 24 11 9 4 38 15 +23 42
6 A.E. Lefkimmi 24 12 5 7 32 23 +9 41
7 Doxa Kranoula 24 10 7 7 25 22 +3 37
8 AEP Karagiannia (R) 24 7 6 11 25 36 −11 27 Relegation to FCA championships
9 Ethnikos Filippiada (R) 24 7 6 11 18 28 −10 27
10 Skoufas Kompoti (R) 24 4 9 11 15 29 −14 21
11 Panlefkadios (R) 24 3 12 9 16 24 −8 21
12 Asteras Parapotamos (R) 24 3 5 16 17 44 −27 14
13 Kastoria (R) 24 2 3 19 10 51 −41 9[a]
Source: Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Kastoria withdrew from the league on 29 January 2018.[5]

Group 4Edit

TeamsEdit

Team Location Last season
Niki Volos Nea Ionia Volos Group 2, 6th
Olympiacos Volos 1937 Volos Group 2, 3rd
Rigas Feraios Velestino Group 2, 11th
Thiva Thiva Group 3, 6th
Opountios Martino Phthiotis FCA champion
Achilleas Farsala Farsala Larissa FCA champion
Digenis Neochori Oichalia Trikala FCA champion
Almyros Almyros Thessaly FCA champion
APOK Velouchi Karpenisi Evrytania FCA champion
Asteras Itea Itea Phocis FCA champion
APO Amvrysseas Distomo Boeotia FCA champion
AO Sellana Sellana Karditsa FCA champion
Volos NFC Volos New Team after merged with Pydna Kitros

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Volos NFC (C, Q) 24 20 3 1 67 18 +49 63 Qualification to promotion play-offs
2 Niki Volos 24 13 7 4 36 12 +24 46
3 Asteras Itea 24 12 5 7 38 23 +15 41
4 Almyros 24 12 4 8 32 22 +10 40
5 Olympiacos Volos 1937 24 11 6 7 28 15 +13 39
6 APO Amvrysseas 24 11 4 9 30 26 +4 37
7 AO Sellana 24 9 8 7 27 23 +4 35
8 Rigas Feraios (R) 24 10 5 9 21 26 −5 35 Relegation to FCA championships
9 Thiva (R) 24 9 7 8 36 24 +12 34
10 Digenis Neochori (R) 24 6 6 12 14 34 −20 24
11 Achilleas Farsala (R) 24 5 5 14 17 37 −20 20
12 Opountios (R) 24 4 4 16 21 53 −32 16
13 APOK Velouchi (R) 24 2 0 22 18 72 −54 6
Source: Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

Group 5Edit

TeamsEdit

Team Location Last season
Achaiki Kato Achaia Group 3, 12th
PAO Varda Varda Group 3, 3rd
Asteras Amaliada Amaliada Group 3, 5th
Tsiklitiras Pylos Pylos Group 3, 13th
Panarkadikos Tripoli Group 3, 8th
Kalamata Kalamata Messinia FCA champion
Zakynthos Zakynthos Zakynthos FCA champion
Paniliakos Pyrgos Elis FCA champion
Pallixouriakos Lixouri Kefalonia-Ithaca FCA champion
Diagoras Vrachnaiika Vrachnaiika Achaea FCA champion
Asteras Vlachioti Vlachioti Laconia FCA champion
Leonidio Leonidio Arcadia FCA champion

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Asteras Amaliada (C, Q) 22 15 5 2 47 14 +33 50 Qualification to promotion play-offs
2 Asteras Vlachioti 22 13 6 3 40 16 +24 42[a]
3 Paniliakos 22 11 6 5 32 17 +15 39
4 Panarkadikos 22 10 6 6 32 17 +15 36
5 Kalamata 22 7 13 2 24 15 +9 34
6 Diagoras Vrachnaiika 22 10 3 9 33 31 +2 33
7 PAO Varda 22 10 3 9 25 25 0 33
8 Achaiki (R) 22 8 7 7 20 18 +2 31 Relegation to FCA championships
9 Zakynthos (R) 22 7 4 11 25 32 −7 22[a]
10 Tsiklitiras Pylos (R) 22 5 6 11 15 26 −11 21
11 Pallixouriakos (R) 22 3 4 15 15 54 −39 13
12 Leonidio (R) 22 0 3 19 8 51 −43 3
Source: Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Asteras Vlachioti and Zakynthos were deducted three points

Group 6Edit

TeamsEdit

Team Location Last season
Ionikos Nikaia Group 4, 2nd
Ethnikos Piraeus Piraeus Group 4, 4th
Proodeftiki Nikaia Group 4, 6th
Rodos Rhodes Group 4, 10th
Ialysos Rodos Ialysos Group 4, 13th
Zevgolateio Zevgolateio Group 3, 14th
A.O.Loutraki Loutraki Group 3, 11th
Keratsini Keratsini Piraeus FCA champion
Pelopas Kiato Kiato Corinthia FCA champion
Diagoras Rodos Rhodes Dodecanese FCA champion
Enosi Panaspropyrgiakou Doxas Aspropyrgos West Attica FCA champion

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ethnikos Piraeus (C, Q) 20 13 4 3 30 9 +21 43 Qualification to promotion play-offs
2 Proodeftiki 20 12 5 3 29 10 +19 41
3 Ialysos Rodos 20 10 6 4 34 17 +17 36
4 Diagoras Rodos 20 10 6 4 20 8 +12 36
5 Keratsini 20 10 2 8 19 18 +1 32
6 Enosi Panaspropyrgiakou Doxas 20 8 6 6 15 21 −6 30
7 Ionikos 20 7 8 5 18 12 +6 29
8 Rodos (R) 20 8 4 8 24 16 +8 28 Relegation to FCA championships
9 A.O.Loutraki (R) 20 5 4 11 16 23 −7 19
10 Pelopas Kiato (R) 20 2 3 15 14 40 −26 9
11 Zevgolateio (R) 20 1 0 19 3 48 −45 3
Source: Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

Group 7Edit

TeamsEdit

Team Location Last season
Enosi Ermionida Kranidi Group 3, 4th
Panargiakos Argos Group 3, 10th
Aiolikos Mytilene Group 3, 9th
Chalkida Chalkida Group 3, 2nd
Panthiraikos Santorini Group 4, 9th
Thyella Rafina Rafina (Diastavrosi neighborhood) Group 4, 12th
Triglia Rafina Rafina Group 4, 8th
Ermis Kiveri Kiveri Argolis FCA champion
Aittitos Spata Spata East Attica FCA champion
Diagoras Agia Paraskevi Agia Paraskevi, Lesbos Lesbos FCA champion
Tamyniakos Aliveri Euboea FCA champion

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Aittitos Spata (C, Q) 20 13 4 3 35 10 +25 43 Qualification to promotion play-offs
2 Chalkida 20 9 5 6 25 21 +4 32
3 Panthiraikos 20 8 8 4 25 15 +10 32
4 Enosi Ermionida 20 8 7 5 23 16 +7 31
5 Aiolikos 20 8 6 6 21 17 +4 30
6 Thyella Rafina 20 8 5 7 22 17 +5 29
7 Panargiakos 20 7 6 7 16 22 −6 27
8 Diagoras Agia Paraskevi (R) 20 7 4 9 18 22 −4 25 Relegation to FCA championships
9 Ermis Kiveri (R) 20 6 6 8 23 28 −5 24
10 Triglia Rafina (R) 20 6 3 11 19 33 −14 21
11 Tamyniakos (R) 20 2 2 16 12 38 −26 5[a]
Source: Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Tamyniakos were deducted three points

Group 8Edit

TeamsEdit

Team Location Last season
Fostiras Tavros Group 3, 7th
Agios Ierotheos Peristeri Group 4, 3rd
A.E. Kifisia Kifisia Group 4, 11th
Ilisiakos Zografou Group 4, 14th
Ermis Zoniana Zoniana Group 4, 7th
Atsalenios Heraklion (Atsalenio neighborhood) Group 4, 5th
Irodotos Nea Alikarnassos Heraklion FCA champion
Egaleo Egaleo Athens FCA champion
OF Ierapetra Ierapetra Lasithi FCA champion
AE Mylopotamos Mylopotamos Rethymno FCA champion
Palaiochora Palaiochora Chania FCA champion

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Irodotos (C, Q) 20 13 5 2 30 12 +18 44 Qualification to promotion play-offs
2 Egaleo 20 11 3 6 31 22 +9 36
3 OF Ierapetra 20 7 9 4 23 14 +9 30
4 Ilisiakos 20 6 9 5 23 17 +6 27
5 Atsalenios 20 7 6 7 16 19 −3 27
6 Palaiochora 20 7 5 8 16 19 −3 26
7 Agios Ierotheos 20 7 5 8 24 23 +1 26
8 Fostiras (R) 20 5 7 8 16 18 −2 22 Relegation to FCA championships
9 A.E. Kifisia (R) 20 5 6 9 23 33 −10 21
10 AE Mylopotamos (R) 20 4 7 9 19 27 −8 19
11 Ermis Zoniana (R) 20 4 6 10 18 35 −17 15[a]
Source: Hellenic Football Federation (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Ermis Zoniana deducted three points for this season by Hellenic Football Federation.

Promotion Play offsEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Iraklis Thessaloniki (P) 6 5 1 0 12 3 +9 16 Promotion to Football League
2 Volos NFC (P) 6 4 1 1 8 5 +3 13
3 Tilikratis 6 1 1 4 3 8 −5 4
4 Apollon Paralimnio 6 0 1 5 0 7 −7 1
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Aittitos Spata (P) 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11 Promotion to Football League
2 Irodotos (P) 6 2 1 3 8 5 +3 7
3 Asteras Amaliada 6 3 0 3 7 11 −4 4[a]
4 Ethnikos Piraeus 6 1 3 2 5 6 −1 3[b]
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. ^ Asteras Amaliada were deducted five points, due to fan behavior.[6]
  2. ^ Ethnikos Piraeus were deducted three points, due to fan behavior.[7]

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