Egaleo F.C.

Egaleo Football Club (Greek: ΠΑΕ Αιγάλεω 1931) is a Greek professional football club based in Egaleo, a suburb of Athens, Greece. Founded in 1946, it uses all documents of previous club (Ierapolis F.C., founded in 1931), it holds home matches at Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium.

Egaleo
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Full nameA.O. Egaleo Football Club
Founded3 November 1946; 74 years ago (1946-11-03)
GroundStavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium
Capacity8,217
OwnerPaltoglou Family
ChairmanIoannis Paltoglou
ManagerThomas Grafas
LeagueFootball League Greece
2019–20Football League Greece, 9th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club colours are blue and white.

HistoryEdit

Egaleo was founded in 1931 by Demetrios Haniotis and Georgios Aronis, as Athletic Union of Ierapolis (Αθλητική Ένωση Ιεραπόλεως – Athlitiki Enosis Ieropoleos). In 1946, three other clubs in the district merged with A.E. Ierapoleos to form Athletic Club Egaleo (Αθλητικός Όμιλος Αιγάλεω – Athlitikos Omilos Egaleo), which managed to reach for the first time the first division in 1961.

In the 2003–04 season, Egaleo managed its second better ever classification, fifth (fourth in the 1970-71 season), playing UEFA Cup for the first time in 2004–05, appearing in the group stages (after defeating Gençlerbirliği of Turkey 2–1 score on aggregate) with FK Partizan, S.S. Lazio, Middlesbrough and Villarreal CF, which ended with the conquest of just one point. In the league, the club finished sixth, trailing PAOK by just one point.

After a disappointing 2006–07, Egaleo was relegated back to the second level. Another relegation followed in the next year, and a third in 2008–09.

In August 2009, a merger between Egaleo and Ilisiakos F.C. took place, as the other club participated in the second division, with the purchase being made effective by Egaleo's owner Thomas Mitropoulos; the new club, which took Ilisiakos' place, was renamed Egaleo A.O.

At the end of the 2009–10 season, due to the merger being declared illegal by the Greek Council of State, Egaleo FC was relegated to the Delta Ethniki.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeaguesEdit

Winners (4): 1964–65, 1976–77, 1982–83, 2000–01
Winners (2): 1998–99, 2018–19
Winners (2): 1995–96, 2012–13

RegionalEdit

LeaguesEdit

  • Athens FCA Championship
    • Winners (8): 1947–48, 1949–50, 1953–54, 1959–60, 1960–61, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17

CupsEdit

SupportersEdit

The ultras group Gate 12 have friendly relation with fans of CD Leganés, the towns of Egaleo and Leganés happen to be twinned too.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 22 March 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   GRE Georgios Magakis
4 MF   ALB Leonidas Kasneci
5 DF   GRE Michalis Papanikolas
6 MF   GRE Dimitris Macheras
7 FW   GRE Ilias Tsiligiris (captain)
8 MF   GRE Giannis Stamatakis
9 FW   GRE Georgios Barbarousis
10 MF   JOR Angelos Chanti
11 FW   KEN Paul Were
12 MF   GRE Giannis Paltoglou
13 DF   GRE Theodoros Papoutsogiannopoulos
16 MF   GRE Pavlos Laskaris
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   GRE Spyros Vlachos
20 GK   GRE Georgios Sikalias
21 DF   GRE Antonis Anastasiou
22 DF   GRE Konstantinos Valmas (on loan from Xanthi)
23 DF   GRE Charalampos Oikonomopoulos
25 MF   GRE Angelos Piniotis
28 MF   GRE Giannis Bourlakis
34 DF   GRE Panagiotis Vlachos
73 FW   TUR Okan Suleiman (on loan from Xanthi)
77 FW   GRE Georgios Katseris
93 GK   GRE Nikos Fylaktos
99 GK   GRE Dimitris Skafidas

Notable former playersEdit

Internationally capped players or players who have over 50 appearances for the club

Notable former managersEdit

Notable ChairmenEdit

Technical staffEdit

Name Role
  Manager
  Assistant Manager
  Trainer

European matchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2002–03 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round   Fulham 1–1 0–1
2003–04 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round   Koper 2–3 2–2
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1st Round   Gençlerbirliği 1–0 1–1
Group Stage
(Group E)
  Middlesbrough 0–1
  Partizan Belgrade 0–4
  Lazio 2–2
  Villarreal 0–4
2005–06 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round   Žalgiris Vilnius 1–3 3–2

SourcesEdit

  • "Απ' τις λαμαρίνες στα σαλόνια της Ευρώπης" (Nikos D. Nikolaidis, "Embryo" Publications)

External linksEdit