2019–20 Football League (Greece)

The 2019–20 Football League Greece was the first season as a third-tier professional league of the Greek football league system since its restructuring and the ninth season under the name Football League after previously being known as Beta Ethniki. This year the participating teams were reduced from 16 to 14.[1] On 2 June 2020, the season was officially ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic with Trikala announced as champions.[2]

Football League Greece
Season2019–20
Dates28 September 2019 – 8 March 2020
ChampionsTrikala
PromotedTrikala
Ionikos
Diagoras Rodos
Ierapetra
Relegatednone
Matches played160
Goals scored319 (1.99 per match)
Top goalscorerStelios Kritikos
(13 goals)
Biggest home winIalysos Rodos 4–0 Olympiacos Volos 1937
(16 February 2020)
Biggest away winAspropyrgos 0–3 Diagoras Rodos
(22 December 2019)
Highest scoringThesprotos 2–4 Veria
(23 February 2020)
Longest winning runTrikala
(6 matches)
Longest unbeaten runTrikala
(12 matches)
Longest winless runKalamata
(13 matches)
Longest losing runKalamata
(5 matches)
All statistics correct as of 8 March 2020.

TeamsEdit

Club Finishing position last season Location Stadium Capacity
Aspropyrgos Gamma Ethniki (Group 8), 1st Aspropyrgos Aspropyrgos Municipal Stadium 2,000
Diagoras Rodos Gamma Ethniki (Group 6), 2nd Rhodes Diagoras Stadium 3,693
Egaleo Gamma Ethniki (Group 7), 1st Egaleo Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium 8,217
Ialysos Rodos Gamma Ethniki (Group 6), 1st Ialysos Economideio Municipal Stadium 2,000
Ierapetra Gamma Ethniki (Group 5), 1st Ierapetra Petros Vouzounerakis Stadium 3,000
Ionikos Gamma Ethniki (Group 5), 2nd Nikaia Neapoli Stadium 6,000
Kalamata Gamma Ethniki (Group 8), 2nd Kalamata Kalamata Municipal Stadium 5,613
Kavala Gamma Ethniki (Group 1), 1st Kavala Anthi Karagianni Stadium 10,550
Niki Volos Gamma Ethniki (Group 4), 2nd Volos Neapoli Volos Municipal Stadium 2,500
Olympiacos Volos 1937 Gamma Ethniki (Group 4), 1st Volos Neapoli Volos Municipal Stadium 2,500
Thesprotos Gamma Ethniki (Group 3), 2nd Igoumenitsa Igoumenitsa Municipal Stadium 3,500
Triglia Gamma Ethniki (Group 2), 2nd Triglia Triglia Municipal Stadium 5,000
Trikala Football League 2018–19, 12th Trikala Trikala Municipal Stadium 15,000
Veria Gamma Ethniki (Group 2), 1st Veria Veria Stadium 7,000

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Aspropyrgos   Georgios Vazakas   Panagiotis Zonas Zeus Tzoudas S.A
Diagoras Rodos   Petros Routzieris   Stathis Provatidis Macron N/A
Egaleo   Thomas Grafas   Ilias Tsiligiris Macron Kyriakoulis
Ialysos Rodos   Nikos Pantelis   Dionysis Makrydimitris Umbro Aplos Fresko
Ierapetra   Timos Kavakas   Giannis Tzelepis Macron Chrissi Daily Cruises
Ionikos   Apostolos Charalampidis   Giannis Gotsoulias Nike Agioutantis Group
Kalamata   Nikos Anastopoulos   Grigoris Makos Capelli Volterra
Kavala   Pavlos Dermitzakis   Vasilis Gavriilidis Macron Ellagrolip
Niki Volos   Staikos Vergetis   Manolis Apostolidis Macron Car.gr
Olympiacos Volos 1937   Ilias Solakis   Nikos Boutzikos Nike N/A
Thesprotos   Juan Ramón Rocha   Christos Nonis Luanvi Car.gr
Triglia   Giannis Pollaetidis   Giannis Milkoudis Macron N/A
Trikala   Periklis Amanatidis   Pantelis Rizogiannis Givova Autodeal
Veria   Kostas Georgiadis   Alexandros Vergonis GSA Sport thefoodballer

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Trikala (C, P) 23 13 7 3 28 14 +14 46 Promotion to the Super League 2
2 Ionikos (P) 23 11 7 5 26 13 +13 40
3 Diagoras Rodos[a] (P) 23 10 8 5 27 15 +12 38
4 Ierapetra[b] (P) 23 10 7 6 23 19 +4 37
5 Niki Volos 23 10 7 6 27 20 +7 37
6 Kavala 23 9 9 5 23 12 +11 36
7 Veria[c] 23 9 7 7 27 21 +6 31
8 Olympiacos Volos 1937 23 8 7 8 28 32 −4 31
9 Egaleo 23 7 6 10 14 22 −8 27
10 Thesprotos 23 7 3 13 26 33 −7 24
11 Aspropyrgos 23 5 9 9 23 32 −9 24
12 Ialysos Rodos 23 6 6 11 17 28 −11 24
13 Kalamata 23 6 3 14 19 27 −8 21
14 Triglia 23 4 6 13 16 35 −19 18
Source: sl2fl.gr
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
Notes:
  1. ^ Diagoras replacing Platanias in Super League 2.
  2. ^ Ierapetra replacing Panionios in Super League 2.
  3. ^ Veria has 3 points deducted, from the HFF.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away TRI ION DIA NVL OFI KAV VER OLV EGA THE EAS IAL KAL TRG
Trikala 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–0
Ionikos 0–0 3–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0
Diagoras Rodos 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 2–0
Niki Volos 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2
Ierapetra 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0[a] 3–0
Kavala 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 4–1
Veria 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1
Olympiacos Volos 1937 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 3–1
Egaleo 1–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–1
Thesprotos 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–4 4–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 3–0
Aspropyrgos 1–1 0–3 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–2
Ialysos Rodos 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–2
Kalamata 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–3 0–1 3–0[b] 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–0
Triglia 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0
Source: sl2fl.gr
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The game awarded a 3–0 w/o win to Ierapetra.[6]
  2. ^ The game awarded a 3–0 w/o win to Kalamata.[7]

Top scorersEdit

As of 1 March 2020
Rank Player Club Goals[8]
1   Stelios Kritikos Ionikos 13
2   Giannis Pasas Veria 10
3   Antonio Rojano Niki Volos 8
4   Christos Kollas Thesprotos 7
  Georgios Barbarousis Diagoras Rodos 7
  Mauro Dalla Costa Thesprotos 7
7   Andreas Stamatis Trikala 6
  Pantelis Rizogiannis Trikala 6
  Florenc Keri Diagoras Rodos / Olympiacos Volos 1937 6
  Thomas Tsitas Olympiacos Volos 1937 6
  Stelios Pozoglou Olympiacos Volos 1937 / Veria 6
12   Aristidis Lottas Trikala 5
  Brahima Koné Ialysos Rodos 5
  Giorgos Kakko Aspropyrgos 5
  Ilias Tsiligiris Egaleo 5
  Spyros Glynos Diagoras Rodos 5

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "Κατακυρώθηκε υπέρ του ΟΦΙ το ματς με τον Ιάλυσο". www.prismanews.gr. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Επίσημο: Πήρε το ματς με τη Βέροια η Καλαμάτα!". www.mikriliga.com. 2 July 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
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