2008–09 Superleague Greece

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The 2008–09 Superleague Greece season was the third since its establishment. It began on 31 August 2008 and ended on 26 April 2009. The league consisted of 16 teams. Participants were the 13 best teams from the 2007–08 season and three teams who have been promoted from Beta Ethniki. Olympiacos successfully defended their title after claiming their 37th title overall with three rounds remaining.

Superleague Greece
Season2008–09
ChampionsOlympiacos
37th Greek title
RelegatedOFI
Panserraikos
Thrasyvoulos
Champions LeagueOlympiacos
Panathinaikos
Europa LeagueAEK Athens
(via domestic cup)
PAOK
Larissa
Matches played252
Goals scored519 (2.06 per match)
Top goalscorerIsmael Blanco
Luciano Galletti (14)
Biggest home winOlympiacos 5–0 Iraklis
Biggest away winPanserraikos 1–5 AEK Athens
Highest scoringLarissa 4–3 OFI
OFI 4–3 Panthrakikos
Asteras 3–4 Panionios
Ergotelis 2–5 Panionios

Team changes from 2007–08Edit

Teams promoted from 2007–08 Beta Ethniki:

Teams relegated to 2008–09 Beta Ethniki:

TeamsEdit

Stadia and personnelEdit

Team Manager1 Location Stadium Capacity
AEK Athens   Dušan Bajević Athens Athens Olympic Stadium 71,030
Aris   Mazinho Thessaloniki Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 22,800
Asteras Tripoli   Nikos Kostenoglou Tripoli Asteras Tripolis Stadium 4,200
Ergotelis   Nikos Karageorgiou Heraklion Pankritio Stadium 26,400
Iraklis   Oleh Protasov Thessaloniki Kaftanzoglio Stadium 28,028
Larissa   Marinos Ouzounidis Larissa Alcazar Stadium 13,108
Levadiakos   Momčilo Vukotić Livadeia Levadia Municipal Stadium 8,000
OFI   Ioannis Matzourakis Heraklion Pankritio Stadium 26,400
Olympiacos   Ernesto Valverde Piraeus Karaiskakis Stadium 33,334
Panathinaikos   Henk ten Cate Athens Athens Olympic Stadium 71,030
Panionios   Giotis Stamatopoulos Nea Smyrni Nea Smyrni Stadium 11,700
Panserraikos   Hugo Broos Serres Serres Municipal Stadium 8,500
Panthrakikos   Emilio Ferrera Komotini Komotini Municipal Stadium 4,500
PAOK   Fernando Santos Thessaloniki Toumba Stadium 28,850
Thrasyvoulos   Sakis Tsiolis Fyli Fyli Municipal Stadium 3,142
Xanthi   Georgios Paraschos Xanthi Skoda Xanthi Arena 7,422
  • 1 On final match day of the season, played on 26 April 2009.

League table (regular season)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olympiacos (C) 30 22 5 3 50 14 +36 71 Qualification for Champions League third qualifying round
2 PAOK 30 18 9 3 39 16 +23 63 Qualification for Superleague Greece play-offs
3 Panathinaikos 30 17 10 3 51 18 +33 61
4 AEK Athens 30 14 13 3 40 24 +16 55
5 Larissa 30 12 13 5 36 26 +10 49
6 Aris 30 13 8 9 30 31 −1 47
7 Xanthi 30 9 11 10 25 21 +4 38
8 Panionios 30 10 7 13 40 40 0 37
9 Ergotelis 30 9 9 12 31 39 −8 36
10 Iraklis 30 8 9 13 22 38 −16 33[a]
11 Panthrakikos 30 9 6 15 23 37 −14 33[a]
12 Asteras Tripoli 30 7 12 11 33 31 +2 33[a]
13 Levadiakos 30 9 5 16 28 36 −8 32
14 OFI (R) 30 5 9 16 30 50 −20 24[b] Relegation to Beta Ethniki
15 Panserraikos (R) 30 5 9 16 19 45 −26 24[b]
16 Thrasyvoulos (R) 30 3 5 22 22 53 −31 14
Source: superleaguegreece.net (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th decision match.
According to the official Superleague playoff regulation, the position after the playoffs replaces the regular season position.[1]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: Iraklis Thessaloniki: 7 pts, Panthrakikos: 6 pts, Asteras Tripoli: 2 pts.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: OFI–Panserraikos 0–0, Panserraikos–OFI 1–2.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK ARI AST ERG IRT LAR LEV OFI OLY PAT PIO PSE PTH PAOK XAN THR
AEK Athens 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Aris 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 0–1 2–1
Asteras Tripoli 0–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–4 3–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–0
Ergotelis 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–5 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2
Iraklis 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Larissa 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 3–0
Levadiakos 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–0 1–0
OFI 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–3 2–0 0–0 4–3 0–2 0–2 1–3
Olympiacos 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 5–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1
Panathinaikos 0–0 4–0 1–1 2–3 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 3–0
Panionios 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 4–1
Panserraikos 1–5 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0
Panthrakikos 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0
PAOK 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–1
Xanthi 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
Thrasyvoulos 3–3 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1
Source: galanissportsdata.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

The play-offs for an additional Champions League spot were conducted in a home and away round robin format. Its participants have entered the mini-league with a number of bonus points based on their regular season record. Every team had the number of points earned by the fifth-placed team subtracted from its own number of points. The result was then divided through five and rounded to the nearest whole number to determine the number of bonus points.

The teams started the play-offs with the following number of points:

  • PAOK – 3 points ((63–49) / 5 = 2.8, rounded up to 3)
  • Panathinaikos – 2 points ((61–49) / 5 = 2.4, rounded down to 2)
  • AEK Athens – 1 point ((55–49) / 5 = 1.2, rounded down to 1)
  • Larissa – 0 points ((49 –49) / 5 = 0)

The play-off winners entered the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. Since AEK Athens have lost the final of the 2008–09 Greek Cup to Champions League-bound Olympiacos, all three Greek Europa League spots (two via league, one via domestic cup) were allotted according to the position of the respective teams in the play-off.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAT AEK PAOK LAR
2 Panathinaikos 6 5 1 0 12 3 +9 18 Qualification for Champions League third qualifying round 1–1 4–1 3–1
3 AEK Athens 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 12 Qualification for Europa League play-off round 0–2 3–1 3–2
4 PAOK 6 2 0 4 5 9 −4 9 Qualification for Europa League third qualifying round 0–1 0–1 1–0
5 Larissa 6 0 1 5 3 10 −7 1 Qualification for Europa League second qualifying round 0–1 0–0 0–2
Source: superleaguegreece.net (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.

StatisticsEdit

Most valuable players (excluding goalkeepers)Edit

Position Player Club Index
1   Luciano Galletti Olympiacos 0.250
2   Dudu Cearense Olympiacos 0.242
3   Fernando Belluschi Olympiacos 0.217
4   Fabián Estoyanoff Panionios 0.215
5   Vladimir Ivić PAOK 0.201
6   Diego Romano Ergotelis 0.197
7   Dimitris Salpingidis Panathinaikos 0.196
8   Leonardo Levadiakos 0.192
9   Serge Dié Iraklis 0.188
10   Dame N'Doye OFI 0.183

Source: galanissportsdata.com

TransfersEdit

Teams by regionEdit

Region Number of teams Teams
Attica 5 AEK Athens, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Panionios and Thrasyvoulos
Macedonia 4 Aris, Iraklis, Panserraikos and PAOK
Crete 2 Ergotelis and OFI
Thrace 2 Panthrakikos and Skoda Xanthi
Peloponnese 1 Asteras Tripoli
Central Greece 1 Levadiakos
Thessaly 1 Larissa

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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