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Athlitikos Syllogos Aris Thessalonikis, means Athletic Club Aris Thessaloniki[1] (Greek: Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Άρης Θεσσαλονίκης), is a major Greek multi-sport club founded on 25 March 1914 in Thessaloniki. The club's colours are yellow or gold of glory and black. The club is named after Ares, the ancient Greek God of War, but also associated with courage and masculinity, inspired by the successful military operations of the Kingdom of Greece during the Balkan Wars, and the liberation of Thessaloniki in 1912 from the Ottoman empire. Its image (as depicted in the Ludovisi Ares) is portrayed on the club's emblem.

AC Aris Thessaloniki
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Full nameAthletic Club Aris Thessaloniki
Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Άρης Θεσσαλονίκης
NicknamesGod of War
Founded25 March 1914 as Football Club Aris Thessaloniki
Colours          Yellow, Black
AnthemAris Niketes (Ares Victorious)
ChairmanGiannis Psifidis
TitlesEuropean Titles: 3
Balkan Titles: 1
WebsiteClub home page
Nikiphoros, Kostas and Kleanthis Vikelidis (1930)
Old poster with the champion team of Aris Thessaloniki (1931–32 season)
Nikos Galis, the legendary player of Aris B.C.. FIBA Hall of Fame inaugural inductee and widely regarded as one of the all-time greatest players in both European and FIBA International basketball history.

Nicknamed God of War, Aris was one of the strongest Greek clubs during the Interwar period with champion teams in football, basketball and water polo. Until nowadays maintains a remarkable tradition in basketball, while "established" the sport in the country with the great star player Nikos Galis and the team of the '80s, which was voted as the best Greek team of the 20th century.

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DepartmentsEdit

Aris is considered to be one of the most important Greek sport clubs and today maintains departments in many sports, including:

HonoursEdit

FootballEdit

BasketballEdit

Winners (10): 1929–30, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91
Runners-up (8): 1928-29, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1975–76, 1981–82, 1983-84
Winners (8): 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1997–98, 2003–04
Runners-up (6): 1983–84, 1992–93, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2016–17
Winners (1): 1992–93
Runners-up (1): 2005–06
Winners (1): 1996–97
Winners (1): 2002–03

VolleyballEdit

Greek Volleyball League:

  • Winners (1): 1996–97
  • Runners-up (2): 1993–94, 1995–96,

Greek Super Cup:

  • Winners (1): 1996–97

WaterpoloEdit

  • Greek League
    • Winners (4): 1927–28, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1931–32
    • Runners-up (1): 1930–31

WeightliftingEdit

  • 2 Greek championships, Women: 1994, 1995

Ice HockeyEdit

KorfballEdit

  • 1 Greek Championship:2007
  • 1 Greek Cup: 2007
  • 1 'Beach Korfball Championship: 2008

Ball HockeyEdit

  • 1 Greek Championship: 2009

Roller HockeyEdit

  • 1 Greek Championship:2009
  • 3 Greek Cups: 2007, 2008, 2009
  • 1 Balkan Cup: 2009

SwimmingEdit

  • 1 Greek Championship, Women: 1994

BoxingEdit

  • 1 Greek Championship, Men: 1972

AthleticsEdit

  • 1 Greek Indoor Championship, Women: 1991
  • 1 Greek Cup, Women: 1988
  • 2 Greek Cross Country Championship, Women: 1961, 1962

AnthemEdit

The hymn of Aris or Aris Niketes (Ares Victorious) is the anthem of the club. It was written in 1926. The lyrics were written by Georgios Kitsos and the music by Secondo Poselli, son of the famous architect Vitaliano Poselli. The orchestration was made by the famous classic composer Emilios Riadis.

Notable athletesEdit

European honoursEdit

Notable supportersEdit

AC Αris Thessaloniki PresidentsEdit

 
Name Years
1914-16 Minos Kydonakis
1916-23 Dimitris Ioannidis
1923-28 Lefteris Iliadis
1928-30 Giannis Angelou
1930-31 Lefteris Iliadis
1931-34 Petros Louvaris
1934-35 Nikos Kasapis
1935-36 Lefteris Iliadis
1936-37 Giorgos Paraskevaidis
1937-38 Panagiotis Kosmatopoulos
1938-41 Manthos Matthaiou
1945-46 Giannis Angelou
1946-47 Stelios Kazantzis
1947-52 Giannis Angelou
1952-53 Grigoris Chatziantoniou
1953-54 Elias Oplopoios
1954-55 Giannis Angelou
1955-57 Stergios Jiuvanakis
1957-58 Giannis Angelou
1958-59 Grigoris Chatziantoniou
1959-60 Giannis Cholevas
1960-62 Nikiphoros Vikelidis
1962-63 Stergios Jiuvanakis
1963-64 Giannis Cholevas
1964-67 Giorgos Grigoriadis
1967-69 Kostas Vikelidis
1969-72 Nikos Kampanis
1972-73 Menelaos Chatzigeorgiou
1973-74 Nikos Kampanis
1974-75 Giorgos Grigoriadis
1975-76 Nikos Kampanis
 
Name Years
1977-79 Apostolos Georgiadis
1979-81 Dimitris Souliadis
1981-83 Evangelos Mellisaris
1983-90 Akis Michailidis
1990-92 Akis Michailidis, Panagiotis Spyrou
1992-93 Lefteris Chatzopoulos
1993-95 Athanasios Papavasileiou
1995-96 Athanasios Adamopoulos
1996-98 Lefteris Chatzopoulos
1998-00 Giannis Chortis
2000-01 Theodoros Athanasiadis
2001-03 Michalis Zorpidis
2003-06 Nikitas Matthaiou
2006-14 Nikos Papadopoulos
2014 Charis Papageorgiou
2014-15 Tasos Economou
2015- Giannis Psifidis

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ fibaeurope.com A.C. ARIS THESSALONIKI

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