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.
|Full name||A.O. Egaleo Football Club|
|Founded||3 November 1946|
|Ground||Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium|
|League||Football League Greece|
|2019–20||Football League Greece, 9th|
Club colours are blue and white.
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.
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.
- Winners (4): 1964–65, 1976–77, 1982–83, 2000–01
- Winners (2): 1998–99, 2018–19
- Winners (2): 1995–96, 2012–13
- Athens FCA Championship
- Winners (8): 1947–48, 1949–50, 1953–54, 1959–60, 1960–61, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
- Athens FCA Cup
- Winners (1): 2014−15
- 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.
Notable former playersEdit
Internationally capped players or players who have over 50 appearances for the club
- Anestis Agritis
- Giorgos Barkoglou
- Eleftherios Poupakis
- Giannis Skopelitis
- Kostas Papoutsis
- Antonis Petropoulos
- Sotiris Leontiou
- Victor Mitropoulos
- Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
- Agustin Kola
- Marko Marić
- Danijel Cesarec
- Daniel Edusei
- Bennard Yao Kumordzi
- Faraz Fatemi
- Olivier Makor
- Mahamadou Sidibè
- Srđan Kljajević
- Paweł Kieszek
- Aleksandar Stojanović
- Aleko Yordan
- Dragan Stojkov
Notable former managersEdit
|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|
|2005–06||UEFA Intertoto Cup||3rd Round||Žalgiris Vilnius||1–3||3–2|
- "Απ' τις λαμαρίνες στα σαλόνια της Ευρώπης" (Nikos D. Nikolaidis, "Embryo" Publications)