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Aris Football Club (Greek: ΠΑΕ Άρης)[2] is a Greek football club based in the city of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, part of the multi-sports club A.C. Aris Thessaloniki. Aris is one of Greece's most successful club and the biggest one in Thessaloniki, having won the fourth most Super League titles after Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens, while they are tied with PAOK. Created in 1914 as Aris Thessaloniki Football Club, the club was a founding member of the Macedonian Football Clubs Association, as well as the Hellenic Football Federation. The colours of the club are golden/yellow, a dominant colour in the culture of Macedonia and reminiscent of the Byzantine heritage of Thessaloniki, and black. It is named after Ares, the ancient Olympian "God of War," associated also with courage and masculinity, whose image is portrayed on the club's logo as depicted in the Ludovisi Ares sculpture.

Aris
Aris Thessaloniki F.C. logo.svg
Full nameΑthletic Club Aris Thessaloniki
Nickname(s)
  • Θεός του πολέμου
    Theós tou polémou (The God of War)
  • κιτρινόμαυροι
    Kitrinomavroi (The Yellow-Blacks)
Founded25 March 1914; 105 years ago (1914-03-25)
StadiumKleanthis Vikelidis Stadium
Capacity23,400
OwnerAmani Swiss Ltd (89.93%)[1]
PresidentTheodoros A. Karipidis
Head coachMichael Oenning
LeagueSuper League 1
2018–19Super League, 5th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Aris was also one of the strongest and most popular teams in Greece during the interwar period. They have won the Greek championship three times (1928, 1932, 1946), the Greek Cup once (1970), and they have remained undefeated at home in European competitions in 28 home matches since 1968.[3] The team's home ground is the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.

HistoryEdit

Foundation and golden years: 1920–1950Edit

 
Nikiphoros, Kostas and Kleanthis Vikelidis (1930)
 
The champion team of 1928
 
Aris, the champion of 1928
 
The champion team of 1932

The club was established as a football club ("Podosferikos Syllogos Aris Thessalonikis") by a group of 22 young friends in a coffee bar in Votsi area on 25 March 1914 and given the name Aris from Ares, the ancient god of war. Its nickname was inspired by the two Balkan Wars of 1912–1913, when Greece fought against the Ottoman Empire before engaging in a war with Bulgaria. In Greek mythology, Aris was a deity who was in conflict with Heracles, the mythological character after which Aris's rival football team, Iraklis, was named. Aris holds a fierce rivalry with PAOK and Olympiakos. In the beginning the club was based on a near the Arch and Tomb of Galerius, but after the accession of two minor football clubs in 1919 and 1921 the club's base was moved near to Flemming Street of eastern Thessaloniki. The first stadium was built on the site where Mars Field Park currently lies on Stratou Avenue. Quickly the club became very popular and soon new teams apart from football were established.

During this early stage of football in Greece no professional league was established. Instead, three minor leagues [in Macedonia (E.P.S.M.), Athens (E.P.S.A.) and Piraeus (E.P.S.P.)] were created, with the champions of each league competing in a postseason mini tournament to claim the title of the national champion. The first official game was held in 1923 against Megas Alexandros Thessaloniki (Alexander the Great), another Thessalonician team. That year marked the first title, when Aris was named regional champion of Macedonia, something that was repeated next year.

In 1926 the club was renamed "Athletic Club Aris Thessaloniki" to include also other sports than football.

Aris' first major success was between 1927 and 1928 when they won the first Greek Championship,[4] beating finalists Atromitos and Ethnikos Piraeus exploiting the abstention from the championship teams of RECs. In the first race on 24 May, the team of Thessaloniki prevailed 3–1 Atromitos, while three days after losing to Ethnikos Piraeus 3–2. In iterative matches played in June in Thessaloniki, Aris won both of his opponents by 3–1 and thus crowned the first champion of Greece. Coach of the team was the German Thomas Kessler, and prominent players of Aris were, among others, Kostas Vikelidis, Savvas Vogiatzis that emerged and top scorer with six goals, Nikos Aggelakis, scorer of the finals with four goals and Dionysis Caltech.

The following year, it was held the final stage of national championships although Aris won the championship title in Thessaloniki, playing two matches barrage against PAOK. The first took place on 12 May 1929 and ended 1–1, while the second was held on 2 June with Aris to beats 4–3, having Nikos Aggelakis scoring a hat-trick.

On 20 April 1929, the first friendly match took place between Aris and Panathinaikos, the "yellows" to defeat 5–4. The second championship came four years later in 1932,[5] only this time his opponents were Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK, Ethnikos, PAOK and Iraklis. Aris managed to collect 22 points in this mini tournament, four more than the second, Panathinaikos, scoring large wins like 7–0 against Panathinaikos, 7–3 against Iraklis and 3–0 versus AEK and Olympiacos in Athens, also new star players emerged, Kitsios, Aggelakis, Bogdanos, Gigopoulos, while Belgian manager De Valer guided effectively the club.

Four years after winning the first Panhellenic title, the "yellows" won the championship. Aris became champion amassing a total of 22 points, four more than second Panathinaikos and scoring big wins like 7–0 against Panathinaikos with four goals Maywood, 6–1 on Apollon Athens with six goals in the Aggelakis' first home appearance with the first group of Kleanthis Vikelidis, 7–3 vs Iraklis with four goals Kitsos and away 0–3 over Olympiacos, PAOK and AEK. Leading scorer of the league emerged Nikos Kitsos with 15 goals and Nikos Aggelakis to 14.

Big stars of that team were Kitsos, Aggelakis, Caltech, and Vogdanou Gkikopoulos while coach De Valera.

That same year, the EPO instituted for the first time the Greek Cup, Mars crashing Panathinaikos 7–2 in the quarterfinal. This was followed by victory over Apollon Athens, to reach the final where they lost 5–3 from AEK Athens, losing the chance to win the first doubles.

Aris won their third title in 1946,[6] playing against two teams, AEK from Athens and Olympiacos from Piraeus, champions of the other two minor domestic leagues. Aris beat Olympiacos twice, scoring two goals and conceding none; came to a draw with AEK in Athens and defeated them in PAOK's stadium in Thessaloniki (score 4–1). Aris has not won a championship since the establishment of the First Division (1959).

Up to 1959, when the united First Division was created, Aris managed to finish first 14 times in the Macedonian division.

Modern times (1950–1981)Edit

Aris' status remained high during this period, which was marked by the construction of the club's homeground, the Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium, named after the legendary homonymous player. Before World War II, Aris' homeground was located in the center of the city, near the Thessaloniki International Fair, but was abandoned in 1936 in order for the Pedion tou Areos park (Mars Field) to be created. The club managed to buy some land during 1951 in a quarter of the city named Charilaou, where the new Stadium was slowly built.

Also in 1959, the tripartite minor league system was abandoned and a new, unified Championship was created.

The club's accomplishments during these years were significant. It was one of the first teams in Greece to qualify for European tournaments. Under the leadership of Alexandros Alexiades, Giorgos Pantziaras and Takis Loukanidis.

1970 Cup WinnersEdit

Aris earned high placings in the League during the 1960s and 1970s, with apex the 1970 Hellenic Cup Title against the club's fierce rival, PAOK, in Kaftanzoglio Stadium.[7]

In the 1970s, Aris was reorganized and a vast number of young players from Thessaloniki, including Kouis, Foiros, Drambis, Zindros and Papafloratos led the club. Its most important achievements during that period included a successful 1980 UEFA campaign when Aris eliminated Benfica and Perugia. Aris was also the first Greek club to score a victory both in Italy and Portugal. At home, the team shared first place with Olympiacos at the end of the 1980 campaign, though it lost the title 2–0 in a tie-breaker against the Piraeus club in Volos National Stadium.

Stone years (1981–2006)Edit

After the mid-1980s and the retirement of the club's honored old guard, Aris entered in a slow decline, rarely reaching European league qualification or notable Greek League position, which—in combination with appreciable financial troubles that left the club near bankruptcy—led to the club's relegation to the Second Division in 1997 and 2005. Both times though Aris managed to resume its place in the first division.

Aris Members' Society era (2006–2014)Edit

 
Héctor Cúper, manager of the club (2009–2011).

In recent years, specially after the creation of an Aris Members' Society that controls the club's fortunes, Aris has qualified several times for the UEFA Europa League, finished fourth in the Superleague three times, and has reached in the Greek Cup Final four times, losing in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2010, when 25,000 Aris fans went to Athens in the biggest ever move of fans in Greece.[8][9][10][11] In 2008 and 2010 Aris made it through to the UEFA Europa League group stage after eliminating Real Zaragoza and Austria Wien respectively during the Cup's play-off rounds. During the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League they managed to play for the first time in club's history in Europe after Christmas, after a very good appearance in the group stage where they won 1–0[12] at home and 2–3[13] away and eliminated the title holders Atlético Madrid. Recent developments include the interest from the club's board to construct a new, modern stadium in eastern Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area to replace the obsolete Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium and the modernization and expansion of the club's training facilities in Neo Rysio, Thessaloniki. Also, in a unique move for Greek standards, the board decided in December 2009 to establish a radio station, Aris FM 92.8[14] in order to promote the communication between Aris fans around the country and the coverage of the clubs activities. In 2014, due to financial problems Aris was relegated to the third tier of Greek football.[15]

RelegationEdit

After their relegation many were wondering who was going to take care of the team. American business man Alex Kalas emerged the first season with him in charge of the football department while they failed to gain promotion to the Football League. In summer 2015 where the next elections for the role of head of football department Kalas won again and promised to put more money into the club. Kalas also made a number of signings, Honduran legend Carlos Costly, Sierra Leone international John Kamara, Spaniard Guillermo Pérez Moreno, Portuguese footballer Fábio Ruben Moreira Tavares, defender Paschalis Melissas and defender Stavros Petavrakis. Due to Aris failing to get into the second division Kalas was sacked despite only being there for a month. Aris would have to play another year in Gamma Ethniki. While in the Gamma Ethniki, the team demanded that the Hellenic Football Federation allow them to be promoted to a higher level of Greek football. The federation declined to do this and several appeals against the decision were rejected. As a result, 10,000 fans took to the streets on the 26 and 31 August 2015 in Thessaloniki to protest the decision.[16] These protests caused clashes between the police and the fans that led to arrests[17] and Aris didn't manage to get promoted to the professional divisions.[18]

Karipidis era (2016–present)Edit

Although after the Aris election Arvanitidis became leader of the football department, Theodoros Karipidis was named the head of football department the day afterwards. He signed many players in a few days including former Greek footballer of the club Andreas Tatos, former Real Madrid defender Raul Bravo[19] club legend Sergio Koke, as well as many Super League quality players like Kostas Kaznaferis, Vasilios Rovas, Nikos Tsoumanis, Giannis Siderakis as well as many others. Theodoros Karipidis appointed Nikos Anastopoulos as the manager. During the 2015–16 season Aris managed to be promoted to the second division of Greece with a 21-point difference from the second club.[20] Finally Irene Karipidis became the major shareholder with overwhelming proportion over 89%.[21]

SupportersEdit

Aris' fan base is spread across all the economic classes in the city of Thessaloniki and all over Greece.[22] Their rivalry is against clubs such as arch-rival PAOK, but also against the biggest clubs of Athens Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens.[23] Matches against PAOK are local derbies and an event that splits Thessaloniki and Northern Greece in two. Aris' main fan club is called Super 3 and has symbol a bulldog. It exist since 1988 with 50 more Super 3 clubs spread all over Greece and Europe. There are over 12,000 Super 3 members. In the rest of Europe there are also some organized Aris' fan clubs in countries such as Germany, Italy and Sweden. According to some polls Aris is the 5th most popular team in Greece with around a million fans, an amount quite big considering the lack of titles for many decades.

Against Panathinaikos in the 2010 Greek Cup final, 25,000 Aris fans descended to Athens to what has been described as the biggest football fans move in Greece.[24][25][unreliable source?]

The club's anthem (Aris Victorious) was written in 1926.[26]

Crest and coloursEdit

Crest evolutionEdit

A company of young Thessalonians inspired the name of the club by Ares, the ancient Olympian "God of War", after the successful military operations of the Kingdom of Greece during the Balkan Wars, and the liberation of Thessaloniki in 1912 from the Ottoman empire. The emblem of the team is a resting Ares (Greek: Άρης), as depicted in the Ludovisi Ares sculpture. This emblem was chosen in the late 1970s to replace an older and simpler logo which was used since 1914. Also, during the 2000s, a scheme of meander was added to the crest.

The colors of the team are yellow or gold of glory, dominant colour in the culture of Macedonia, and black. Alternative colours also used include white or even dark red uniforms. During the 2000s, the club introduced also a shade of lime.

Kit evolutionEdit

First

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1917–23
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1927–28
 
 
 
 
 
 
1928–29
 
 
 
 
 
 
1937–38[27]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1956–57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1982–83[28]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2003–04[29] [30]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004–05 A[31]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004–05 B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2006–07
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007–08[32]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008–09[33]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2009–10[34]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010–11[35]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014–15[36]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017–18

Alternative

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1927–28[37]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1982–83
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2006–08
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007–08
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010–11[38]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015–16[39]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017–18
 
Old poster with older crest and the champion team of Aris Thessaloniki (1931–32 season)

Shirt and sponsors historyEdit

The following table shows in detail Aris kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1980–1989 Adidas  —
1989–1990 ASICS
1990–1991 Coplam
1991–1992 Diadora
1992–1993 SPANOS
1993–1994 Bronx Shoes
1994–1995 Ioniki Zois
1995–1996 Kappa Propo
1996–1997 Umbro  —
1997–1998 Puma Puma
1998–1999 Megacard
1999–2002 Interamerican
2002–2003 Adidas MORITZ
2003–2004 Le Coq Sportif DEPA
2004–2005 Adidas Enimex
2005–2006 OPAP
2006–2007 Lampsi
2007–2008 EKO
2008–2010 Reebok
2010–2011 Under Armour good.gr
2011–2014 KINO
2014–2015 Stabomania Swedish Systems Security
2015–2018 Nike Stoiximan.gr
2018–2019 Karipidis Pallets
2019– betshop.gr

FacilitiesEdit

StadiumEdit

 
Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium during a UEFA Europa League match

The stadium of Aris Thessaloniki is named Kleanthis Vikelides after the club's legendary player. It is located at 69 Alkminis, Charilaou; 54249 Thessaloniki, and was built in 1951. In 1972, it got a new roof, in 1975 a new north stand, and in 2004, it was fully renovated. Its current total capacity is 22,800 spectators.

Training facilitiesEdit

Since the late 1970s, Aris Thessaloniki has created its own training grounds in Neo Rysio (Dasigenio Sports Center), just outside Thessaloniki near the International Airport covering three hectares and including football fields, hosting area with gym, pool and sauna, press room, offices, restaurant and locker rooms.[40] The facilities were rebuilt in September 2010 after a demand placed by manager Héctor Cúper.[41] The facilities were renovated again in 2018 and the grass was ultimately changed in 2019.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 15 September 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Fabian Ehmann
3   DF Hugo Sousa (vice-captain)
5   DF Georgios Delizisis (captain)
7   FW Nicolas Diguiny
9   FW Dimitris Diamantopoulos
10   FW Daniel Larsson
11   FW Brown Ideye
16   FW Bruno Gama
18   MF Nicolás Martínez
21   DF Daniel Sundgren
24   FW Daniel Mancini
No. Position Player
26   MF Javier Matilla
28   FW Giannis Fetfatzidis
31   DF Panagiotis Tsagalidis
38   MF Petros Bakoutsis
40   DF Petros Bagkalianis
44   DF Fran Vélez
69   DF Mihály Korhut
75   GK Apostolos Tsilingiris
88   MF Lucas Sasha
92   DF Lindsay Rose
98   MF Abou Ba (on loan from Nantes)

Other players under contractEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
23   GK Julián Cuesta (injured)
22   DF Dimitris Konstantinidis
91   DF Álex Menéndez
19   MF Martín Tonso
8   MF Lerin Duarte

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

Super League Greece

Second Division Greece

Third Division Greece

Greek Football Cup

Greater Greece Cup

RegionalEdit

Macedonia FCA Championship*

Thessaloniki FCA Championship


Until 1959–60 the top teams of the regional leagues were qualified for the national championship play-offs.*

Seasons in the 21st CenturyEdit

Season Category Position Cup
2000–01 Alpha Ethniki 7th R16
2001–02 Alpha Ethniki 9th QF
2002–03 Alpha Ethniki 6th RU
2003–04 Alpha Ethniki 13th R16
2004–05 Alpha Ethniki 14th RU
2005–06 Beta Ethniki 3rd 3R
2006–07 Super League 4th 4R
2007–08 Super League 4th RU
2008–09 Super League 6th 5R
2009–10 Super League 4th RU
2010–11 Super League 6th 4R
2011–12 Super League 9th R16
2012–13 Super League 13th 3R
2013–14 Super League 18th R32
2014–15 Gamma Ethniki (Group 1) 2nd
2015–16 Gamma Ethniki (Group 1) 1st
2016–17 Football League 3rd R16
2017–18 Football League 2nd GS
2018–19 Super League 5th GS

Best position in bold.

Key: 3R = Third Round, 4R = Fourth Round, 5R = Fifth Round, GS = Group Stage, QF = Quarter-finals, SF = Semi-finals, RU = Runner-up.

Aris Thessaloniki in EuropeEdit

Aris is one of the most successful Greek clubs in European competitions and to date has not lost a home game in UEFA competitions, having a record of 28 home games undefeated.[42]

Year Competition Round Opponent Home Away Qual.
1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round   A.S. Roma 0–0 0–3  
1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Second round   1. FC Köln 2–1 0–2  
1966–67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round   Juventus F.C. 0–2 0–5  
1968–69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round   Hibernians F.C. 1–0 6–0  
Second round   Újpest FC 1–2 1–9  
1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round   Cagliari Calcio 1–1 0–3  
1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup First round   Chelsea F.C. 1–1 1–5  
1974–75 UEFA Cup First round   SK Rapid Wien 1–0 1–3  
1979–80 UEFA Cup First round   S.L. Benfica 3–1 1–2  
Second round   A.C. Perugia Calcio 1–1 3–0  
Round of 16   AS Saint-Étienne 3–3 1–4  
1980–81 UEFA Cup First round   Ipswich Town F.C. 3–1 1–5  
1981–82 UEFA Cup First round   Sliema Wanderers 4–0 4–2  
Second round   K.S.C. Lokeren 1–1 0–4  
1994–95 UEFA Cup Preliminary round   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3–1 2–1  
First round   GKS Katowice 1–0 (3–4 p.) 0–1  
1999–00 UEFA Cup First round   Servette F.C. 1–1 2–1 (a.e.t)     
Second round   RC Celta de Vigo 2–2 0–2  
2003–04 UEFA Cup First round   FC Zimbru Chișinău 2–1 1–1  
Second round   A.C. Perugia Calcio 1–1 0–2  
2005–06 UEFA Cup First round   A.S. Roma 0–0 1–5  
2007–08 UEFA Cup First round   Real Zaragoza S.A.D. 1–0 1–2  
Group stage
(Group 6)
  Red Star Belgrade 3–0  
  Bolton Wanderers F.C. 1–1
  S.C. Braga 1–1
  FC Bayern Munich 0–6
2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round   NK Slaven Belupo 1–0 0–2  
2010–11 Europa League Third qualifying round   Jagiellonia Białystok 2–2 2–1  
Play-off   FK Austria Wien 1–0 1–1  
Group stage
(Group 2)
  Atlético Madrid 1–0 3–2  
  Rosenborg BK 2–0 1–2
  Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0–0 0–1
Round of 32   Manchester City F.C. 0–0 0–3  
2019–20 Europa League Second qualifying round   AEL Limassol 0–0 1–0  
Third qualifying round   Molde FK 3–1 (a.e.t.)    0–3  

Team statisticsEdit

Competition App Pld W D L
UEFA Europa League / Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 17 64 24 17 23
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 2 0 1 1
Total 18 66 24 18 24

Last updated:16 August 2019


Managerial historyEdit

Name Nationality Year Name Nationality Year Name Nationality Year Name Nationality Year
Grigoris Vlachopoulos   1914–22 Alketas Panagoulias   1975 Henri Michel   2001 Siniša Dobrašinović   2015
Kostas Vikelidis   1922–27 Dobromir Zhechev   1975–76 Richard Tardy   2001–02 Dimitris Kalaitzidis   2015
Thomas Kössler   1927–29 Alketas Panagoulias   1976–77 Giannis Tzifopoulos   2001 Nikos Anastopoulos   2015–17
De Valer   1929–32 Panagiotis Patsidis   1977 Bernd Krauss   2002 Nikos Kostenoglou   2017
Kostas Vikelidis   1932 Carl-Heinz Rühl   1977 Giorgos Foiros   2002–03 Dimitris Spanos   2017–18
Gyula Antal   1932–34 Panagiotis Patsidis   1977–78 Giannis Michalitsos   2003 Paco Herrera   2018
Kostas Vikelidis   1934–40 Milovan Ćirić   1978 Giorgos Pantziaras   2003 Savvas Pantelidis   2018–19
World War II Apostol Čačevski   1978–79 Ole Skouboe   2003 Apostolos Terzis   2019
Dionysis Kaltekis   1945–49 José Sasía   1979–80 Makis Katsavakis   2003–04 Michael Oenning   2019–
Iakovos Yakumis   1949–50 Frank Blunstone   1980 Giorgos Chatzaras   2004–05
Nikolaos Aggelakis   1950–53 Michal Vičan   1980–81 Martti Kuusela   2005
Kleanthis Vikelidis   1953–55 Giannis Nalbantis   1981 Nikos Anastopoulos   2005–06
Kiril Simonovski   1955 Dettmar Cramer   1981–82 Guillermo Ángel Hoyos   2006–07
Ernst Netuka   1955 Antonis Georgiadis   1982–84 Nikos Passialis   2006
Aleksandar Petrović   1955–56 Kostas Chatzikostas   1984 Quique Hernández   2006–07
Mladen Kašanin   1956 Thijs Libregts   1984–86 Juan Oliva   2007
Ivan Stevović   1956–57 Giannis Venos   1986 Dušan Bajević   2007–08
Kleanthis Vikelidis   1957 Gojko Zec   1986–87 Quique Hernández   2008–09
Ivan Stevović   1957–58 Klimis Gounaris   1987 Mazinho   2009
Dionysis Kaltekis   1958 Gerd Prokop   1987–88 Dimitris Bugiuklis   2009
Carl Panagl   1958 Alketas Panagoulias   1988–90 Héctor Cúper   2009–11
Kleanthis Vikelidis   1958–59 Kostas Tsilios   1990 Giannis Michalitsos   2011
Svetislav Glišović   1959–61 Jacek Gmoch   1990–91 Sakis Tsiolis   2011
Kleanthis Vikelidis   1961 Kostas Tsilios   1991 Michał Probierz   2011–12
Kostas Velliadis   1961 Ivan Vutsov   1991–92 Giorgos Semertzidis
Giannis Michalitsos
 
 
2012
Ljubiša Spajić   1961–62 Giorgos Foiros   1992–96
Vasilis Grigoriadis   1962 Giannis Tzifopoulos   1996 Manuel Machado   2012
Ettore Trevisan   1962 Jozef Jarabinský   1996 Makis Katsavakis   2012
Bela Palfi   1962–66 Stavros Diamantopoulos   1996–97 Nikos Passialis
Dimitris Bugiuklis
  2012
Svetislav Glišović   1966–67 Giorgos Semertzidis
Giorgos Pantziaras
 
 
1997
Severiano Correia   1967–69 Lucas Alcaraz   2012–13
Nikolaos Aggelakis   1969 Juan Ramón Rocha   1997 Giannis Michalitsos   2013
Milovan Ćirić   1969–70 Giorgos Foiros   1997–98 Soulis Papadopoulos   2013
Michalis Baltatzis   1970 Georgios Paraschos   1998 Giannis Chatzinikolaou   2013
Milovan Ćirić   1970–71 Alketas Panagoulias   1998–99 Zoran Milinković   2013
Michalis Baltatzis   1971 Ilija Petković   1999–00 Soulis Papadopoulos   2013–14
Les Allen   1971 Giorgos Semertzidis
Giannis Michalitsos
 
 
2000 Giorgos Foiros   2014
Wilf McGuinness   1971–73 Dimitris Kalaitzidis   2014
Branko Stanković   1973–75 Babis Tennes   2000–01 Paulo Campos   2014–15
Sources:[43][44][45][46][47][48][49]

StatisticsEdit

League top scorersEdit

Player Goals
  Dinos Kouis 141
  Alexandros Alexiades 127
  Kostas Papaioannou 65
  Konstantinos Drampis 48
  Giorgos Zindros 46
  Vasilis Dimitriadis 46

Most league appearancesEdit

Player Matches
  Dinos Kouis 473
  Theodoros Pallas 368
  Giannis Nalbantis 303
  Giorgos Foiros 303
  Giannis Venos 303

Most goals in a Super League matchEdit

Player Record
Nikolaos Aggelakis 6 goals (10 April 1932, Aris vs Apollon Smyrnis: 6–1)

Superleague top scorersEdit

Rank. Nationality Player Times Seasons
1   Nikos Kitsos 3 1931, 1932, 1934
2   Dinos Kouis 1 1981
3   Nikolaos Aggelakis 1 1928
4   Kleanthis Vikelidis 1 1946
5   Vasilis Grigoriadis 1 1949

PersonnelEdit

Position Name
Owner   Irene Karipidou
President & CEO   Theodoros A. Karipidis
Vice–President   Theodoros L. Karipidis
Member   Christos Karaiskakis
Member   Athanasios Aggelidis
Technical Director   Angelos Charisteas
AC Representative   Panagiotis Alexandridis

Technical and medical staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Michael Oenning
Assistant Coach   Apostolos Terzis
Goalkeepers Coach   Alekos Rantos
Team Manager   Angelos Charisteas
Exercise Physiology   Thanasis Mourtziapis
Youth Team general manager   Dimitris Karamanlis
Head doctor   Vangelis Pantazis
Fitness trainer   Sakis Pantelidis
Team doctor   Theoharis Kiriakidis
Physio   Anastasios Markos Katsikas
Nutritionist   Tasos Vamvakis
Chief Scout   Leonidas Vosdou
Analyst   Predrag Sobotović

Aris FC presidentsEdit

Years Name
1979–80   Menelaos Chatzigeorgiou
1980–82   Christos Kallen
1982–84/1992–93/1997–00   Vangelis Ioannides
1984–85   Kyriakos Maravellias
1985–90   Dimos Dasigenis
1991–92   Dimitris Iliades
1993–94/2000–02   Nikos Tsarouchas
1994–97   Lambros Grantas
2000–01   Panagiotis Spyrou[disambiguation needed]
2001–02   Giannis Zachoudanis
2002–03   Alketas Panagoulias
2003–04   Sotiris Karaberis
2004–05   Nikitas Matthaiou
2005–09   Lambros Skordas
2009–12   Thanasis Athanasiadis
2012–13   Giannis Psifidis
2013   Dimitris Iliadis
2014   Giorgos Galanos
2015–   Theodoros Karipidis

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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