Derby of Thessaloniki

The Derby of Thessaloniki, Derby of Macedonia, or Derby of Northern Greece, is a football local rivalry between Aris and PAOK, both of which are based in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece. Aris play their home games at the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium in Charilaou district of eastern Thessaloniki, while PAOK are based at the Toumba Stadium in the neighbouring Toumba district. The two stadiums are 1.54 km apart.

Thessaloniki's derby
1992 Aris PAOK.JPG
Aris vs PAOK (1–1) at Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium during the 1991–92 season.
Other namesDerby of Northern Greece
LocaleThessaloniki, Greece
TeamsAris F.C., P.A.O.K. FC
First meetingPAOK 2–1 Aris,
12 June 1927 (1927-06-12)
Latest meetingPAOK 2–0 Aris,
9 May 2021 (2021-05-09)
Statistics
Most winsPAOK (54)
Largest victoryPAOK 5–0 Aris,
16 February 1975 (1975-02-16)

HistoryEdit

Social rivalryEdit

The rivalry between these two Thessalonian clubs can be traced back to the interwar period, where a rivalry began between upper class local Greeks (Αris fans) and Greek refugees (PAOK fans). These refugees were mostly working class migrants from Asia Minor, Pontus and Constantinople. They settled in the region of Macedonia after the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923. The antagonism between those social groups has been expressed in many ways and one of them was football.

Football rivalryEdit

Aris were founded in 1914 and PAOK in 1926. On 12 June 1927, the first derby of Thessaloniki took place, ending with a 2–1 PAOK victory.[1] Up to 1959, the two teams were fighting for the Macedonia Football Clubs Association (EPSM) local championship title and they also met some times in the final stage of the Panhellenic Championship. In 1959, the Alpha Ethniki - the precursor of the current Super League - was set up as a national round-robin tournament. Aris vs PAOK rivalry has continued to grow more and more heated over the years as the two clubs battle for supremacy in Northern Greece.[2][3][4][5]

Competition Aris PAOK
Greek League Champions 3
(1928, 1932, 1946)
3
(1976, 1985, 2019)
Greek Cup Winners 1
(1970)
8
(1972, 1974, 2001, 2003, 2017, 2018, 2019 , 2021)
Total 4 11

Other rivalriesEdit

Aris and PAOK are traditional rivals in other sports as well, especially basketball, where in the 1980s they were competing for the Championship.

StatisticsEdit

Head-to-headEdit

Aris
wins
Draws PAOK
wins
Alpha Ethniki (1959 — present) 1
At Aris home 21 24 15
At PAOK home 9 18 32
Total 30 42 47
Greek Cup
At Aris home 6 3 2
At PAOK home 1 5 5
Neutral field 1 0 0
Total 8 8 7
Total
38 50 54
Alpha Ethniki goals Aris PAOK
At Aris home 67 52
At PAOK home 43 91
Total 110 143

1 Including play-off games

Match listEdit

Super League Greece (1959 — present)Edit

Aris – PAOK[6] PAOK – Aris[7]
Season R. Date Venue Atten. Score R. Date Venue Atten. Score
1959–60 2 01–11–1959 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 8,973 0–1 17 28–02–1960 Toumba Stadium 9,983 0–0
p-o 31–07–1960 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium N/A 0–01
1960–61 20 05–03–1961 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium N/A 1–1 5 16–10–1960 Toumba Stadium N/A 3–0
1961–62 23 28–03–1962 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium N/A 1–1 8 19–11–1961 Toumba Stadium 8,850 2–1
1962–63 12 16–12–1962 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 9,223 0–3 27 12–05–1963 Toumba Stadium N/A 3–0
1963–64 19 02–02–1964 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 9,560 0–0 4 06–10–1963 Toumba Stadium 17,912 0–1
1964–65 25 09–05–1965 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 8,791 0–0 10 13–12–1964 Toumba Stadium 21,655 0–2
1965–66 14 27–02–1966 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 12,496 5–1 29 12–06–1966 Toumba Stadium 11,804 1–1
1966–67 28 04–06–1967 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 12,421 1–0 13 22–01–1967 Toumba Stadium 20,177 0–0
1967–68 20 18–02–1968 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 16,146 2–2 3 22–10–1967 Toumba Stadium 28,748 2–3
1968–69 8 17–11–1968 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 20,123 2–0 25 23–03–1969 Toumba Stadium 29,442 0–0
1969–70 6 02–11–1969 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 15,348 0–0 23 08–03–1970 Toumba Stadium 28,516 0–0
1970–71 4 04–11–1970 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 16,475 1–0 21 21–02–1971 Toumba Stadium 29,890 2–2
1971–72 33 04–06–1972 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 13,420 3–3 16 16–01–1972 Toumba Stadium 37,869 0–0
1972–73 34 03–06–1973 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 22,648 1–2 17 28–01–1973 Toumba Stadium 44,486 1–0
1973–74 29 05–05–1974 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 22,100 1–0 12 23–12–1973 Toumba Stadium 41,428 0–1
1974–75 2 06–10–1974 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 18,246 2–1 19 16–02–1975 Toumba Stadium 36,025 5–0
1975–76 2 19–10–1975 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 21,069 0–0 17 22–02–1976 Toumba Stadium 42,296 2–2
1976–77 6 14–11–1976 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 21,500 1–2 23 13–03–1977 Toumba Stadium 41,950 2–0
1977–78 11 27–11–1977 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 13,229 0–0 28 02–04–1978 Toumba Stadium 23,693 2–1
1978–79 25 25–03–1979 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 27,000 1–0 8 12–11–1978 Toumba Stadium 36,567 1–0
1979–80 2 07–10–1979 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 24,589 2–0 19 03–02–1980 Toumba Stadium 42,795 2–0
1980–81 10 16–11–1980 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 26,000 0–1 27 12–04–1981 Toumba Stadium 28,157 1–1
1981–82 12 20–12–1981 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 23,482 2–1 29 25–04–1982 Toumba Stadium 26,499 1–0
1982–83 21 06–03–1983 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 18,699 0–0 4 31–10–1982 Toumba Stadium 21,026 0–2
1983–84 5 02–10–1983 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 24,099 0–0 20 12–02–1984 Toumba Stadium 12,453 0–1
1984–85 17 03–02–1985 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 20,280 3–0 2 30–09–1984 Toumba Stadium 30,890 2–0
1985–86 8 03–11–1985 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 16,444 3–1 23 09–03–1986 Toumba Stadium 24,179 1–0
1986–87 4 20–09–1986 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 20,968 0–1 19 22–02–1987 Toumba Stadium 26,282 2–0
1987–88 27 17–04–1988 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 16,752 1–2 12 27–12–1987 Toumba Stadium 25,246 3–1
1988–89 9 20–11–1988 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 12,947 0–0 24 19–03–1989 Toumba Stadium 14,663 1–1
1989–90 25 18–03–1990 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 9,273 1–0 8 08–11–1989 Toumba Stadium 15,259 2–0
1990–91 14 06–01–1991 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 13,827 0–1 31 12–05–1991 Toumba Stadium 10,505 2–1
1991–92 18 02–02–1992 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 14,139 1–1 1 01–09–1991 Toumba Stadium 23,025 1–1
1992–93 15 23–12–1992 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 4,145 1–2 32 15–05–1993 Toumba Stadium 1,554 2–0
1993–94 16 18–12–1993 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 11,547 1–0 33 17–04–1994 Toumba Stadium 6,061 1–2
1994–95 9 07–12–1994 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 3,587 0–4 26 02–04–1995 Toumba Stadium 19,374 2–0
1995–96 22 25-02-1996 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 6,978 0–0 5 01–10–1995 Toumba Stadium 15,995 1–0
1996–97 8 18–11–1996 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 11,462 0–0 25 16–03–1997 Toumba Stadium 28,038 2–1
1998–99 19 15–02–1999 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 17,146 2–0 2 29–08–1998 Toumba Stadium 22,798 1–4
1999–00 9 28–11–1999 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 15,393 0–0 26 02–04–2000 Toumba Stadium 14,603 3–2
2000–01 4 01–11–2000 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 12,890 4–0 19 17–02–2001 Toumba Stadium 11,969 2–0
2001–02 14 02–02–2002 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 12,455 2–3 1 23–09–2001 Toumba Stadium 23,756 1–1
2002–03 11 15–12–2002 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 9,897 2–0 26 13–04–2003 Trikala Municipal Stadium 3,339 2–0
2003–04 30 22–05–2004 Makedonikos Stadium 1,074 1–1 15 21–12–2003 Toumba Stadium 13,950 3–0
2004–05 20 27–02–2005 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 10,202 1–3 5 24–10–2004 Toumba Stadium 10,975 2–2
2006–07 7 21–10–2006 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 13,280 0–0 22 17–02–2007 Toumba Stadium 10,393 1–0
2007–08 5 21–10–2007 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 11,565 3–1 20 10–02–2008 Toumba Stadium 22,000 3–0
2008–09 19 25–01–2009 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 14,065 0–0 4 28–09–2008 Toumba Stadium 26,019 1–0
2009–10 26 14–03–2010 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 17,353 2–0 11 22–11–2009 Toumba Stadium 23,034 4–1
p-o 19–05–2010 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 6,962 3–2 p-o 02–05–2010 Toumba Stadium 23,412 2–0
2010–11 20 30–01–2011 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 13,234 0–0 5 03–10–2010 Toumba Stadium 20,084 0–1
2011–12 7 23–10–2011 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 12,320 1–1 22 19–02–2012 Toumba Stadium 16,041 0–0
2012–13 20 03–02–2013 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 12,673 2–2 5 30–09–2012 Toumba Stadium 20,440 4–1
2013–14 29 16–03–2014 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 10,154 1–1 12 24–11–2013 Toumba Stadium 19,440 3–1
2018–19 7 21–10–2018 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 16,434 1–2 22 24–02–2019 Toumba Stadium 22,544 1–1
2019–20 17 04–01–2020 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 16,249 4–2 4 22–09–2019 Toumba Stadium 23,926 2–2
p-o 28–06–2020 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium Cl.doors 0–2 p-o 19–07–2020 Toumba Stadium Cl.doors 0–0
2020–21 12 13–12–2020 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium Cl.doors 1–0 25 07–03–2021 Toumba Stadium Cl.doors 2–2
p-o 21–04–2021 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium Cl.doors 0–1 p-o 09–05–2021 Toumba Stadium Cl.doors 2–0

1 PAOK in 7th place and Aris in 8th place, due to better goal average in regular season.

•There were no games in 1997–98 , 2005–06 , 2014–15 , 2015–16 , 2016–17 , 2017–18 seasons due to the relegation of Aris to lower divisions.

Greek CupEdit

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Season Round Leg Venue Date Match Score Atten. Winner
1939–40 Quarter final Sintrivani Stadium 24 March 1940 PAOK – Aris 1–1 (aet) N/A Aris
Replay Iraklis Stadium 7 April 1940 Aris – PAOK 1–0 N/A
1947–48 2nd Round Sintrivani Stadium 11 January 1948 PAOK – Aris 2–5 N/A Aris
1949–50 Quarter final Sintrivani Stadium 19 March 1950 PAOK – Aris 3–3 (aet) N/A Aris
Replay 1 Sintrivani Stadium 26 April 1950 Aris – PAOK 3–1 N/A
1950–51 Quarter final Sintrivani Stadium 11 February 1951 PAOK – Aris 4–2 (aet) N/A PAOK
1951–52 Round of 16 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 27 January 1952 Aris – PAOK 1–0 N/A Aris
1957–58 Round of 16 Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 6 April 1958 Aris – PAOK 2–0 N/A Aris
1961–62 Round of 16 Toumba Stadium 22 April 1962 PAOK – Aris 1–1 (aet) N/A Aris
Replay Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 9 May 1962 Aris – PAOK 1–1 (aet; draw) 2,062
1969–70 Final Kaftanzoglio Stadium 28 June 1970 Aris – PAOK 1–0 46,695 Aris
1971–72 Quarter final Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 7 June 1972 Aris – PAOK 1–2 2 13,919 PAOK
1977–78 Semifinal Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 17 May 1978 Aris – PAOK 0–1 (aet) 22,900 PAOK
1979–80 Quarter final 1st Leg Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 5 March 1980 Aris – PAOK 1–0 24,763 PAOK
2nd Leg Kaftanzoglio Stadium 30 April 1980 PAOK – Aris 2–0 (aet) 34,641
1984–85 Round of 32 1st Leg Toumba Stadium 26 December 1984 PAOK – Aris 2–0 23,827 PAOK
2nd Leg Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 16 January 1985 Aris – PAOK 3–1 (away) 14,639
2000–01 Round of 16 1st Leg Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 17 January 2001 Aris – PAOK 1–1 9,325 PAOK
2nd Leg Toumba Stadium 31 January 2001 PAOK – Aris 2–0 18,564
2002–03 Final Toumba Stadium 17 May 2003 PAOK – Aris 1–0 18,703 PAOK
2008–09 Round of 16 Toumba Stadium 14 January 2009 PAOK – Aris 0–0 14,870 PAOK
Replay Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 28 January 2009 Aris – PAOK 0–0 (aet; 8–9 p) 12,444
2018–19 Group stage3 Toumba Stadium 26 September 2018 PAOK – Aris 1–1 N/A PAOK

1 The original match was played on 26 March 1950 at Sintrivani Stadium. It was interrupted in the 85th minute, while Aris were leading by 1–0.

2 Match suspended at 89th minute because Aris players started a fight with the referee.

3 Final group standings: PAOK 7 (q), Ergotelis 4 (q), Aris 4, Aittitos Spata 1.
Series won: Aris 7, PAOK 9.

Top scorersEdit

Including all the Alpha Ethniki and Greek Cup games since 1959–60.

Aris Total PAOK Total
  Alekos Alexiadis 7   Ioannis Giakoumis 5
  Kostas Papaioannou 6   Giorgos Koudas 5
  Vangelis Siropoulos 4   Giorgos Skartados 5
  Vasilis Dimitriadis 4   Apostolos Vasiliadis 4
  Angelos Charisteas 4   Stavros Sarafis 4
  Giorgos Kostikos 4

Head-to-head ranking in Super League GreeceEdit

P. 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
8 8 8 8 8 8
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
10 10 10 10
11 11
12 12
13 13 13 13
14 14 14 14
15
16 16
17
18 18
Beta Ethniki
1 1
2 2
3 3 3
Gamma Ethniki
1 1
2 2

Total: PΑΟΚ 44 times higher, Aris 18 times higher.

European recordsEdit

Last updated: 10 December 2020

Men in both teamsEdit

Players

Players

Players

Managers

ReferencesEdit

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