Panathinaikos women's football

Panathinaikos AC women's football is a Greek team, part of the major Athens-based multi-sport club Panathinaikos A.O. It was first founded in 1980 and operated until 1982. In its short presence, it produced the athletes who starred in the following years, who were decisive factors for the development of women's football in Greece. On June 30, 2021, the reactivation of the department was officially announced.[1]

Full nameΠαναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος
Panathinaïkós Athlitikós Ómilos
(Pan-Athenian Athletic Club)
Nickname(s)Οι Πράσινες-I Prasines (The Greens)
Το Τριφύλλι-To Tryfili (The Shamrock)
Founded1980, 2021 (re-establishment)
GroundGeorgios Kalafatis Sports Center
ChairmanPanagiotis Malakates
ManagerDragan Knežević
LeagueGreek A Division
2023–24Greek A Division, 3rd
WebsiteClub website



The women's football department of Panathinaikos was one of the first to be established in Greece.[2] It was founded in 1980 under the responsibility of Panathinaikos F.C. The original roster was completed through a selection between 200 young athletes.

The technical leadership of the team was taken over successively by Spilios Zacharopoulos, Gómez de Faria and Takis Ikonomopoulos. The department operated from 1980 to 1982 and the activity of the team was limited to friendly matches with other women's teams but also with men's. The most talented athletes of Panathinaikos were the striker Georgia Tzani, whom coach Gómez de Faria used to call "white Pelé", and the stopper Fotini Karadima, who was also called "Novoselac".[2] The leader of the team was Anna Kotsopoulou.[3]

The absence of a domestic championship, which started in 1987, or other competitive events was condemnatory for the section, although it consisted of athletes with remarkable potential. In 1982 the division ceased to exist, but Panathinaikos players continued to compete together as they immediately founded "Doxa Athens" (later renamed to "Doxa Piraeus"), with which they won 4 championships in 5 years, losing only one in a draw.

Current squad

As of 19 July 2024[4][5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
6 MF   GRE Pari Deliou
9 FW   GRE Mary Kokotsaki
13 DF   GRE Chara Dimitriou (captain)
17 MF   GRE Ioanna Chamalidou
20 MF   GRE Marianna Katopodi
21 MF   GRE Maria Douli
23 DF   GRE Eirini Nefrou
27 FW   GRE Anastasia Spyridonidou
30 FW   GRE Matina Ntarzanou
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   GRE Konstantina Kostopoulou
GK   GRE Zoi Nasi
MF   GRE Efi Brame
MF   MNE Milica Šebek
MF   POL Oliwia Rapacka
DF   POL Joanna Olszewska
DF   GRE Anastasia Gkatsou
GK   GRE Panagiota Chatzicharistou

Technical and managerial staff

Position Staff
Head coach   Dragan Knežević
Trainer   Thodoris Pontidis
Trainer   Gavriela Simeonidi
Goalkeeper coach   Charis Minogiannis
Analyst   Nikos Karadimitris
Physiotherapist   Giorgos Spiliotopoulos
Team manager   Vangelis Flegkas
Head of department   Periklis Papadopoulos


  • Greek 2nd division
    • Winner (1): 2022–23
  • Greek 3rd division
    • Winner (1): 2021–22

Notable players


Notable coaches


Shirt manufacturers and sponsors

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt main sponsor
2021–2023[6][7] Macron OPAP
2023–present Adidas


  1. ^ Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος. "Στελέχωση της γυναικείας ομάδας ποδοσφαίρου" (in Greek). Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Η ιστορία του Παναθηναϊκού στο γυναικείο ποδόσφαιρο -" (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  3. ^ "Άννα Κωτσοπούλου -" (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ ΡΟΣΤΕΡ 2023-24. (in Greek). Retrieved 9 October 2023.
  5. ^ Πρώτη συγκέντρωση στο Κορωπί για το γυναικείο τμήμα ποδοσφαίρου. (in Greek). Retrieved 17 August 2023.
  6. ^ "Η μεγαλύτερη νίκη ως τώρα..." Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος (in Greek). 2021-12-19. Retrieved 2022-12-04.
  7. ^ "Πεντάρα στην Τρίπολη!". Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος (in Greek). 2022-10-16. Retrieved 2022-12-04.