PAS Lamia 1964

Lamia Football Club (Greek: Π.Α.Ε. Π.Α.Σ. Λαμία 1964) is a Greek professional 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]

Lamia
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Full nameΠ.Α.Ε. Π.Α.Σ. Λαμία 1964
(PAS Lamia 1964 Football Club)
Nickname(s)Kyanólefki (The Cyan-Whites)
Founded1 June 1964; 56 years ago (1964-06-01)
GroundLamia Municipal Stadium
Capacity5,500
OwnerPanourgias Papaioannou
PresidentGiorgos Pontikas
Head coachBabis Tennes
LeagueSuper League Greece
2019–20Super League Greece, 10th
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]

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 an 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 an 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

Seasons in the 21st centuryEdit

Season Category Position Cup
2000–01 Gamma Ethniki 13th GS
2001–02 Delta Ethniki (Group C) 8th -
2002–03 Delta Ethniki (Group 6) 5th -
2003–04 Delta Ethniki (Group 6) 1st -
2004–05 Gamma Ethniki (North Group) 6th 1R
2005–06 Gamma Ethniki (Group 2) 13th 2R
2006–07 Gamma Ethniki (Group 2) 4th 1R
2007–08 Gamma Ethniki (Group 2) 13th 1R
2008–09 Gamma Ethniki (Group 2) 14th 4R
2009–10 Delta Ethniki (Group 4) 7th -
2010–11 Delta Ethniki (Group 4) 14th -
2011–12 Local Phthiotis Championship A1 2nd -
Lamia merged with Agrotis Lianokladi
2012–13 Delta Ethniki (Group 4) 1st -
2013–14 Gamma Ethniki (Group 3) 1st -
2014–15 Football League (North Group) 4th 1R
2015–16 Football League 5th GS
2016–17 Football League 2nd R16
2017–18 Super League 13th QF
2018–19 Super League 7th SF

Best position in bold.

Key: 3R = Third Round, 4R = Fourth Round, 5R = Fifth Round, GS = Group Stage, QF = Quarter-finals, SF = Semi-finals.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2 October 2020

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   FRA Devis Epassy
2 DF   GRE Konstantinos Provydakis
3 DF   GRE Giorgos Saramantas
4 DF   NGA Daniel Adejo
5 DF   GRE Adam Tzanetopoulos
6 MF   SEN Ibrahima Niasse
7 MF   GRE Andreas Vasilogiannis
8 MF   GEO Guga Palavandishvili
9 FW   BRA Miguel Bianconi
10 MF   ARG Leonardo Villalba
11 FW   GRE Tasos Karamanos
14 DF   GRE Thanasis Margaritis
16 MF   BOL Danny Bejarano
17 MF   GRE Anestis Vlachomitros
18 FW   SRB Lazar Romanić
19 FW   GEO Bachana Arabuli
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF   GRE Angelos Zioulis
22 FW   GRE Konstantinos Nikolopoulos
23 DF   GRE Giannis Skondras
24 DF   GRE Loukas Vyntra (captain)
25 MF   GRE Theodoros Vasilakakis
28 MF   GRE Zisis Chatzistravos (on loan from PAOK)
29 DF   CMR Patrick Bahanack
31 GK   GRE Kostas Theodoropoulos
45 FW   GRE Nikos Tsoukalos
50 DF   GHA Mark Asigba
52 DF   GRE Kostas Stamoulis (on loan from AEK Athens)
61 MF   GRE Kostas Bouloulis
70 MF   SRB Miloš Deletić (on loan from AEK Athens)
77 MF   GRE Vasilis Kostikas
99 GK   GRE Panagiotis Katsikas

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   GRE Christoforos Karagiannis (at Kallithea until 30 June 2021)

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   Babis Tennes
Assistant manager   Apostolos Papanikolaou
Physical fitness coach   Loukas Loulos
Goalkeeping coach   Giannis Zalaoras

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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