2005–06 Alpha Ethniki

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The 2005–06 Alpha Ethniki was the 70th season of the highest football league of Greece and the last season under the name Alpha Ethniki, before then was renamed to Super League Greece. The season began on 27 August 2005 and ended on 13 May 2006. Olympiacos won their second consecutive and 34th Greek title. However, the season was somewhat overshadowed by the suspension of the Greek FA by UEFA,[1] which jeopardized the European places of the Champions League, UEFA Cup, and Intertoto Cup qualifiers from Greece, as well as the use of Athens Olympic Stadium as the site of the 2006–07 Champions League final.

Alpha Ethniki
Season2005–06
ChampionsOlympiacos
34th Greek title
RelegatedLevadiakos
Kallithea
Akratitos
Champions LeagueOlympiacos
AEK Athens
UEFA CupPanathinaikos
Iraklis
Skoda Xanthi
Atromitos
Intertoto CupAEL
Matches played240
Goals scored559 (2.33 per match)
Top goalscorerDimitris Salpingidis (17)

TeamsEdit

Stadia and personnelEdit

Team Manager1 Location Stadium Capacity
AEK Athens   Fernando Santos Athens Athens Olympic Stadium 71,030
Akratitos   Evangelos Goutis Athens Yiannis Pathiakakis Stadium 4,944
Apollon Kalamarias   Makis Katsavakis Thessaloniki Kalamaria Stadium 6,500
Atromitos   Georgios Paraschos Peristeri Peristeri Stadium 9,035
Egaleo   Georgios Chatzaras Athens Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium 8,217
Ionikos   Sakis Tsiolis Piraeus Neapoli Stadium 4,999
Iraklis   Savvas Kofidis Thessaloniki Kaftanzoglio Stadium 27,770
Kallithea   Ilie Dumitrescu Kallithea Grigoris Lambrakis Stadium 4,250
Larissa   Giorgos Donis Larissa Alcazar Stadium 13,108
Levadiakos   Takis Lemonis Livadeia Levadia Municipal Stadium 5,915
OFI   Myron Sifakis Heraklion Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium 9,000
Olympiacos   Trond Sollied Piraeus Karaiskakis Stadium 33,334
Panathinaikos   Alberto Malesani Athens Athens Olympic Stadium 71,030
Panionios   Jozef Bubenko Nea Smyrni Nea Smyrni Stadium 11,756
PAOK   Georgios Kostikos Thessaloniki Toumba Stadium 28,803
Skoda Xanthi   Ioannis Matzourakis Xanthi Skoda Xanthi Arena 7,442
  • 1 On final match day of the season, played on 13 May 2006.

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olympiacos (C) 30 23 1 6 63 23 +40 70 Qualification for Champions League group stage
2 AEK Athens 30 21 4 5 42 20 +22 67[a] Qualification for Champions League third qualifying round
3 Panathinaikos 30 21 4 5 55 23 +32 67[a] Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
4 Iraklis 30 15 6 9 39 31 +8 51
5 Skoda Xanthi 30 13 8 9 31 25 +6 47
6 PAOK 30 13 7 10 44 31 +13 46 Ineligible for 2006–07 European competitions[b]
7 Atromitos 30 12 6 12 36 37 −1 42 Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
8 Larissa 30 10 9 11 31 37 −6 39 Qualification for Intertoto Cup third round
9 Apollon Kalamarias 30 10 8 12 32 36 −4 38
10 Egaleo 30 8 9 13 23 41 −18 33
11 Panionios 30 9 5 16 33 45 −12 32[c]
12 Ionikos 30 6 14 10 36 41 −5 32[c]
13 OFI 30 7 10 13 23 37 −14 31[d]
14 Levadiakos (R) 30 8 7 15 24 36 −12 31[d] Relegation to Beta Ethniki
15 Kallithea (R) 30 4 8 18 28 49 −21 20
16 Akratitos (R) 30 4 6 20 19 47 −28 18 Relegation to Delta Ethniki[e]
Source: Galanis Sports Data
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th decision match.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: AEK Athens–Panathinaikos 3–0, Panathinaikos–AEK Athens 1–0.
  2. ^ PAOK were not licensed to play in the UEFA Cup therefore was replaced by the 7th placed team in the league table, Atromitos.[2]
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Panionios–Ionikos 3–3, Ionikos–Panionios 0–1.
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Levadiakos–OFI 1–0, OFI–Levadiakos 2–0.
  5. ^ Akratitos were demoted to the Delta Ethniki owing to financial bankruptcy.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AKR APL ATR EGA ION IRT KLT LAR LEV OFI OLY PAT PIO PAOK XAN
AEK Athens 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–0
Akratitos 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–3 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–3 2–0
Apollon Kalamarias 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–1
Atromitos 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 0–1
Egaleo 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–2 0–3 1–0 3–2
Ionikos 0–1 3–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0
Iraklis 4–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0
Kallithea 1–4 2–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 3–3 0–0 2–1 3–2 0–1 0–3 2–4 1–2 1–1 2–1
Larissa 0–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 3–1
Levadiakos 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 3–2 1–0 0–2
OFI 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
Olympiacos 3–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 5–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 4–0 1–0 4–0 3–2 5–0 1–2 2–0
Panathinaikos 1–0 1–0 3–0 4–3 4–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 2–1
Panionios 0–2 2–4 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–4 0–1 0–2
PAOK 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–0 6–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–0
Skoda Xanthi 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Source: Galanis Sports Data

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Dimitris Salpingidis PAOK 17
2   Luciano Panionios 15
  Predrag Đorđević Olympiacos
4   Nikos Liberopoulos AEK Athens 14
  Theofanis Gekas Panathinaikos
6   Joël Epalle Iraklis 13
7   Denis Epstein Ionikos 10
  Dimitris Papadopoulos Panathinaikos
  Michalis Konstantinou Olympiacos
10   Cleyton Apollon Kalamarias 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Greece suspended by FIFA". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 2006-07-05. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  2. ^ "UEFA confirms PAOK absence". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2013-04-15.