Hellenic F.C.

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Hellenic FC is a South African association football club based in Cape Town. They were nicknamed The Greek Gods.

Hellenic
Hellenic FC logo.svg
Full nameHellenic Football Club
Nickname(s)Greek Gods
Founded1958
GroundTygerhof Milnerton, Cape Town
ManagerMark Byrne
LeaguePremier Soccer League
Green Point Stadium in 2007

Established in 1958 by Greek South Africans, Hellenic campaigned in the lower amateur leagues of Cape Town. But by the 1970s they were one of the most attractive teams in the county and regularly pulled in crowds of more than 20,000. They were champions in 1971 and runners-up in 1972 and 1975. Hellenic reached the final of the Cup competition then widely known as Castle Cup in 1976, losing 2–0 to Cape Town City. In 1994 Hellenic lost the final of the NSL/PSL League Cup, then known as Coca-Cola Cup, losing to QwaQwa Stars 2-3 after extra time.

In 1972 Hellenic attracted a number of German internationals who were barred from playing in clubs associated with FIFA due to their involvement in a match fixing scandal.

In early 2004, the club's franchise was sold by the Greek owners to the Ndlovu family who renamed it Premier United and moved it to Benoni, Gauteng, which was renamed to Thanda Royal Zulu FC in 2007. In 2011, the Hellenic franchise took over the former Blaauwberg City FC, under the management of Mark Byrne. Byrne is looking to revive the quality of the 1970s, to become one of the best youth developments in the country. In 2013, the club acquired a SAB League franchise (South African 4th Division). In August 2016, the club announced that they had sold their SAFA Second Division franchise to "achieving our aim to be the number one youth structure in Cape Town."[1]

Formerly at home at the Green Point Stadium, Hellenic's base these days is the Tygerhof Milnerton.

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  1. ^ "Hellenic Football Club". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.