Egaleo F.C.

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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). The team currently competes in the Super League 2, the second tier of Greek football and it holds home matches at Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium.

Egaleo
Aigaleo FC Logo.png
Full nameΑθλητικός Όμιλος Αιγάλεω
A.O. Egaleo Football Club
Nickname(s)City [1]
Founded1931; 91 years ago (1931)
GroundStavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium
Capacity8,217
OwnerPaltoglou Family
ChairmanIoannis Paltoglou
ManagerThomas Grafas
LeagueSuper League Greece 2
2021–22Super League Greece 2, 8th
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 12 September 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GRE Michalis Christodoulidis
2 MF   GRE Dimitris Raftopoulos
4 MF   ALB Luan Skenderaj
5 DF   GRE Michalis Papanikolas (vice-captain)
6 MF   KOS Rald Veseli
7 FW   GRE Andreas Vlachomitros
8 MF   GRE Giannis Stamatakis
9 FW   GRE Christos Kollas
10 FW   GRE Ilias Tsiligiris (captain)
11 MF   GRE Konstantinos Tsitsaris
12 FW   GRE Giannis Paltoglou
14 DF   GRE Giannis Pechlivanopoulos
15 DF   GRE Michalis Bousis
17 MF   GRE Alexios Nikolakopoulos
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   GRE Themis Patrinos
20 GK   GRE Georgios Sikalias (third-captain)
21 DF   GRE Spyros Vlachos
22 MF   GRE Alexandros Piastopoulos
24 FW   GRE Giannis Bastianos
26 MF   GRE Dimitrios Polychronis
27 MF   GRE Thomas-Kyriakos Zoutas
28 MF   GRE Spyros Fourlanos
30 MF   GRE Elini Dimoutsos
32 MF   GRE Athanasios Daktylidis
77 DF   GRE Georgios Drenogiannis
88 MF   ALB Gertin Hoxhalli
90 FW   GRE Vasilios Raftopoulos
99 GK   GRE Dimitrios 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club's history | official wedsite". www.aoaigaleo.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 9 April 2022.

SourcesEdit

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

External linksEdit