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PAS Lamia is a football club based in Lamia, Greece. It was founded in 1964.[1] The club plays in the Super League, the first tier of Greek football. It plays its home matches at the Lamia Municipal Stadium.[2]

PAS Lamia 1964
New Logo of the Greek football club "Lamia F.C.".png
Full nameΠ.Α.Ε. Π.Α.Σ. Λαμία 1964
(PAS Lamia 1964 Football Club)
Nickname(s)Kyanólefki (The Cyan-Whites)
Founded1 June 1964; 55 years ago (1964-06-01)
GroundLamia Municipal Stadium
Capacity5,500
OwnerPanourgias Papaioannou
PresidentGiorgos Pontikas
Head coachSotiris Antoniou
LeagueSuper League One
2018–19Super League, 7th
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Against Panathinaikos for the Greek Cup (1965)
Logo of Lamia FC until 2014

HistoryEdit

Foundation and early yearsEdit

On June 1, 1964, when the representatives of the clubs of Fthiotida decided to "carve out" a common course, A.S. Lamia was established. In order to reach the final decision, it took a long time and endless hours of negotiations. The "Queen of Fthiotida", as it is called, comes from the merger of Lamiakos and Palamiaki.[3]

In 1961 Hellenic Football Federation decided that from the next season (1962–63) the 2nd National Division, at which Olympiacos Lamia would compete at that time, would consist of 60 teams divided into four groups and the champion from each group would also take the rally for the First National. As a result, at the end of the 1961–62 championship in a general assembly held by the members of Olympiacos Lamia (17/6/1962), they decided to propose to Palamiaki their merger and the creation of a new club and while initially the answer to the "yellow-black" was affirmative, their suggestion that the new group be called Palamiaky was not accepted and so "marriage ended in divorce".

The sinking of the negotiations with Palamiaki led to the new general assembly the members of Olympiacos (24/7/1962), where it was decided to merge the "redcurrants" with the Pamfthiotikos, named Lamiakos, who represented the prefecture in B National in the period 1963–64, but in the same year, the ticket for the category took and Palamiaiki as the champion of the National Team, with the result that Lamia was represented by two clubs in the category. This was also the time to create an association that would come from the union of the largest groups in the city.

On May 25, 1964, at the initiative of the then mayor of Lamia and the football players of the prefecture, a general meeting was held, which did not have the expected result, as it initially resulted in the creation of two new clubs of the AS. Lamia and the AS Thermopylae, however, a week later, on June 1, 1964, it was decided that the latter merged with AS. Ghoul.

Major pathsEdit

Although the "Cyan-Whites" had reached six times near the First National, they had not managed to rise to the first category (until 2017). Nevertheless, their course over the years, combined with the remarkable appearances against the great forces of Greek football in the institution of the cup (2–1 and 1–0 with AEK and with Panathinaikos in the defeat of 1–5, but with the hosts leading to the 15th with Rizopoulos' head and accepting four goals after the first ten minutes of the extension), they have made PAS Lamia 1964 particularly popular in the prefecture of Fthiotida.

Recent yearsEdit

PAS Lamia came close to rising in the 2nd National Championship after many years in 2006–07, but eventually finished fourth. During the 2007–08 season and while there were administrative changes, the international player of AEK and Olympiacos, Daniel Batista, was recruited as a coach, but again he did not manage to distinguish himself, winning 13th place with difficulty, ensuring the stay in category 3, bringing 40 points, just 7 over the relegation zone. The following year (2008–09) they were downgraded to D National Division.

In the summer of 2012, Lamia merged with Agrotis Lianokladi, who at that time were in D Ethniki, replacing them in the category, renamed PAS Lamia 1964.[4] In the period 2012–13 they finished first in the 4th group in the regional championship, leaving A.O. Karditsa 5 points behind. At the same time they also won the Cup of Fthiotida, defeating Achilles Domokos with 3–1 in the final.

The following year (2013–14) they finished first in their group at the Gamma Ethniki, ensuring the rise for the second division (Football League) in 2014–15. During the 2014–15 season they competed in the 2nd League of the Football League, where they gained the fourth position. The following year (2015–16) they were ranked fifth in the same championship.

Promotion to the Super LeagueEdit

In the 2016–17 season, PAS Lamia won the promotion to the Super League (2017–18) for the first time in their history in Greek football.[5][6][7][8]

First year in the Super LeagueEdit

In 2017–18 PAS Lamia had a very satisfying first year in the Super League. Getting some very good results, they gained the 13th place with 30 points, securing a spot in the 2018–19 Super League. Such results were: Asteras Tripolis–PAS Lamia 1–3, PAS Lamia–Panionios 1–0, PAS Lamia–Panathinaikos 1–1, PAS Lamia–Asteras Tripolis 1–0, Platanias–PAS Lamia 1–2, PAS Lamia–PAS Giannina 2–1. The highlight of the year was the elimination of Panathinaikos in the last 16 of the Greek Cup with a 4–2 aggregate (4–1 at home, 0–1 away).

Crest and coloursEdit

CrestEdit

Historically the emblem of AS Lamia is the letter "L" in blue or white color as it was decided at the founding of the club on 1 June 1964. This was the emblem until the period 1978–79. At that time the coat of arms with vertical blue and white stripes was used as a emblem. The coat of arms or letter "L" in turn was the emblem of the club until the period 1994–95. In the race season 1995–96, the white and blue stripes were used for the first time and the letter "L" was included in the coat of arms. In the period 1999–00, when Lamia fought in the Delta Ethniki used the Rainbow Coat as a emblem. That year the team won the championship. In 2008, during Lamias' stay in Pelion for pre-season preparation, used as a coat of arms in a training suit a coat of arms between laurels with Latin characters LFC and 1964, which is the year of founding the club.[9]

The emblem that uses the club today was presented in 2014 and depicts Athanasios Diakos, the hero of Roumeli, in his upper right hand side.[10][11]

ColoursEdit

The colours of the club are cyan and white.

StadiumEdit

Lamia Municipal Stadium is a stadium located in the city of Lamia, in the Prefecture of Fthiotida in Central Greece.[12] It is the headquarters of PAS Lamia since the founding of a club. It was built in 1952 and belongs to the Municipality of Lamia. The stadium is located in the northern part of Lamia, next to the local Town Hall and is part of Lamia Municipal Sports Center (DAK of Lamia). Its capacity is 5,500 seats, making it the twelfth largest stadium in the Football League for the 2014–15 season. The stadium was rebuilt in 2004 and 2008, and blue plastic seats were added to all the stands. The record of attendance at the Lamia Municipal Stadium took place on March 31, 1968, in a match between Lamia and Trikala, with 11,502 fans staying at the stadium stage. In the summer of 2017 the stadium was renovated to license PAS Lamia in the Super League. So, five new headlamps were added for better illumination of the pitch and also new seats. In addition, the main stadium of the stadium was built, the changing rooms, benches and much more were renovated.

HonoursEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 13 September 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Markos Vellidis
4   DF Daniel Adejo
5   DF Adam Tzanetopoulos
7   FW Andreas Vasilogiannis
8   DF Vasilis Pliatsikas
9   FW Thuram
10   MF Tyronne
11   FW Tasos Karamanos
13   GK Damir Kahriman
16   MF Danny Bejarano
17   FW Anestis Vlachomitros
18   FW Lazar Romanić
19   FW Ismail Sassi
20   MF Dimitris Anakoglou
21   MF Elini Dimoutsos
No. Position Player
22   FW Konstantinos Nikolopoulos
23   DF Giannis Skondras
24   DF Loukas Vyntra
27   DF Vanderson (captain)
29   DF Patrick Bahanack
30   GK Kostas Theodoropoulos
34   DF Manolis Saliakas
45   FW Nikos Tsoukalos
50   DF Mark Asigba
61   MF Konstantinos Bouloulis
77   MF Vasilis Kostikas
88   FW Alexandros Karagiannis
90   MF Christoforos Karagiannis
95   MF Lucas Ramos
99   GK Panagiotis Katsikas

PersonnelEdit

Ownership and current boardEdit

Position Staff
Owner   Panourgias Papaioannou
President   Giorgos Pontikas
CEO   Theodosios Tsiknis
CFO   Christos Niklas
Board member   Dimitrios Kyritsis

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Sotiris Antoniou
Assistant manager   Bampis Michailidis
Assistant manager   Konstantinos Nikolaidis
Physical fitness coach   Konstantinos Parousis
Goalkeeping coach   Georgios Mountakis

Medical staffEdit

Position Staff
Physiotherapist   Vasilios Keramidas
Physiotherapist   Ioannis Keramidas
Physiotherapist   Evangelos Benatos
Physiotherapist   Markellos Tiliopoulos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the club" (in Greek). lamia1964.gr.
  2. ^ "The transformation of Lamia's stadium" (in Greek). sport24.gr.
  3. ^ "Football history of the city of Lamia" (in Greek). kaliterilamia.gr.
  4. ^ "Merge of Agrotis Lianokladi-AS Lamia" (in Greek). evrytanika.gr. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Fiesta for the promotion in the Super League" (in Greek). speaker.gr.
  6. ^ "Festivals for the promotion" (in Greek). speaker.gr. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Team's rewards for the promotion" (in Greek). mag24.gr. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Apollon Smyrnis and Lamia celebrates their promotion to the Super League" (in Greek). lamiasports.gr.
  9. ^ "Lamias' crest until" (in Greek).
  10. ^ "New emblem" (in Greek). radio-net.gr. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  11. ^ "PAS Lamia ready after the promotion" (in Greek). lamiareport.gr. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Lamia Municipal Stadium" (in Greek). stadia.gr.

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