The Super League Greece 1 (Greek: Σούπερ Λιγκ Ελλάδας 1), or Stoiximan Super League for sponsorship reasons, is the highest professional association football league in Greece. The league was formed on 16 July 2006 and replaced Alpha Ethniki at the top of the Greek football league system. The members of the cooperative are the Football Limited Companies (P.A.E.) that have the right to participate in the Super League 1 championship.[2]

Super League Greece 1
Founded
  • 1906; 118 years ago (1906)
    as SEGAS championship
  • 1927; 97 years ago (1927)
    as Panhellenic Championship
  • 1959; 65 years ago (1959)
    as Alpha Ethniki
  • 2006; 18 years ago (2006)
    as Super League Greece
CountryGreece
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams14[1]
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toSuper League Greece 2
Domestic cup(s)Greek Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Conference League
Current championsPAOK (4th title)
(2023–24)
Most championshipsOlympiacos (47 titles)
Most appearancesMimis Domazos (535)
Top goalscorerThomas Mavros (260 goals)
TV partnersNova Sports, Cosmote Sport
Websiteslgr.gr
Current: 2024–25 Super League Greece

It consists of 14 teams and runs from August to May, with teams playing 26 games each followed by 6-game Championship play-offs to decide the champions.

As of May 2024, Super League Greece is ranked 15th[3][4] in the UEFA ranking of leagues, based on performances in European competitions over the last five years.

Since the foundation of the first official Panhellenic Championship in 1927,[5] only six clubs have won the title. With 47 conquests, Olympiacos has the most titles in the history of the competition.

The current champions are PAOK.

History

Origins

Football first appeared in Greece in 1894 and began to spread after the 1896 Olympiad, which was included in the games program. Many clubs started to establish football divisions while the first purely football clubs were also founded. The first years, until 1912, championship was organised by the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics (SEGAS). This championship was actually a local tournament among clubs from Athens and Piraeus.[6]

After the Balkan Wars and World War I, two football associations were formed, one organising a football league in Athens and Piraeus, and one doing the same in Thessaloniki. These were the Athens-Piraeus FCA (EPSAP) and the Macedonia FCA (EPSM). In 1923, a Panhellenic Champion was determined by a play-off game between the Athens-Piraeus and the Thessaloniki champions. Peiraikos Syndesmos won 3–1 against Aris. This panhellenic final was not repeated the following year as the EPSAP was split into the Athens FCA (EPSA) and Piraeus FCA (EPSP) following a dispute.[7][8]

Panhellenic Championship

On 14 November 1926, the Hellenic Football Federation is founded and organizes the first Panhellenic Championship in the period 1927-28, in which, however, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens did not participate due to conflicts with the EPO.[9]

The initial events were held with teams from Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, excluding the provincial ones. Previously, the local championships of the cities were held and in the final phase, sometimes only the first ones qualified, sometimes the first two or the first three teams. In the championship of 1938-39, which was held in two groups, teams outside Athens-Thessaloniki (Doxa Drama, AEK Kavala and Filippi Kavala) participated for the first time. The maiden presence of provincial teams in a single group of the Panhellenic Championship took place in 1953-54 with the participation of Panachaiki from Southern Greece and Niki Volou from Central and Northern Greece.[10]

Α΄ National division

In 1959 the Alpha Ethniki – the precursor of the current Super League – was set up as a national round-robin tournament. After several months of talks, the 1959–60 championship was the first nationwide league competition. It started on Sunday 25 October 1959 with the participation of 16 teams. The creation of a championship in the form of a single permanent national division rather than the way they have been held until then with the participation of the teams selected by the local competitions was a requirement of both the State and UEFA. The first wished to establish a fixed number of matches every Sunday in Greece to stimulate interest in PRO-PO while UEFA wished to nominate national champions with strict criteria and through joint events for all states. The Hellenic Football Federation (HFF) was obliged to proceed to the abolition of the competitions of the Football Clubs Associations (EPS) of Greece as qualifying stages for the Pan-Hellenic Championship. The first place was taken by Alpha Ethniki, a single division with clubs from all over the Greek territory and a stable participation, with the exception of those who would be relegated at the end of the season. The initial design provided for a number of teams well above the 10th of the 1958–59 Pan-Hellenic Championship and in particular 18 which, as the expanded division calendar would cover almost all the available dates of the year, would no longer participate in its local competitions their EPSs. Those would be the qualifier for the upcoming national division and not the participation in the final round of the current championship, so their significance was significantly reduced. On Saturday, 10 October 1959 at the General Assembly of the HFF, ie with the participation of all the members of the Association of Football Associations and in the presence of the General Secretariat of Sports (GGA) and representatives of the Karamanlis government, became the first national division of Greek football. The 1st game was set for 15 days. According to the general Assembly of HFF on 29 August 1959, it was decided that the newly created Alpha Ethniki would consist of 18 teams, with their determination being made in accordance with the positions in the local EPS competitions in the period 1958–59. The HFF, at its decisive General Assembly on Saturday, 10 October, decided to reduce the number of teams to 16 so that the racing program will not be extended in the summer. After the end of the first event in the summer of 1960, the teams did not increase despite HFF's initial intention, with the number 16 being considered the ideal for a championship in Greece and only 18 in 1967.[citation needed]

The teams that participated in the first championship of the Alpha Ethniki were the following:

On 25 October 1959, the Alpha Ethniki was launched. Panathinaikos won the first Alpha Ethniki's Championship and became the Greek champions for the fourth time in his history. The club tied with AEK by 79 points and defeated them by 2–1 in the play-off, a match where Panathinaikos needed only a draw at the neutral Karaiskakis Stadium. In such a case, after the half-hour extension, the competition announcement set the best goal difference. Through the playoffs and with the same score was also the third place for the demotion, with the winner Panegialios to overtake Pankorinthiakos again in the event of a draw. The scoring system was 3 points for the win, 2 points for the draw, 1 point for the defeat.[citation needed]

The next years

Time has been relentless for some teams that have participated in the first league of the Alpha Ethniki. The historic Ethnikos Piraeus, cup winner of Greece in 1933, participates in the Gamma Ethniki, as well as Proodeftiki while AE Nikaia participates in the local championship of Piraeus. Apollon Kalamaria, Doxa Drama and Iraklis are fighting in the Beta Ethniki, while Pankorinthiakos, a few years after joining Alpha Ethniki, merged with Aris Korinthos and created PAS Korinthos, which reached the Alpha Ethniki at the 1990s and is now participating in the Gamma Ethniki. Megas Alexandros Katerini is the ancestor of Pierikos. In 1961, they merged with Olympos Katerini and created Pierikos who plays in the Gamma Ethniki.[citation needed]

On 19 January 1979 a bill was passed in the Hellenic Parliament under which football clubs became Football Incorporated Companies (PAE or ΠΑΕ in Greek). The Association of Football Incorporated Companies (EPAE, ΕΠΑΕ in Greek), under the supervision of the HFF, has since held the responsibility to hold the championship, with Makis Ithakisios being elected its first president. Initially the shares were owned by the sports union to which the football club belonged. Yet soon after, prominent Greek businessmen (shipowners, oil magnates, bankers etc.) began acquiring the newly formed PAEs by buying the majority of their shares, and then increasing their share capital, thus turning Greek football into a fully commercialised and highly profitable business for the decades to come.[citation needed]

For a single racing season, 2000–01, the championship is renamed "Upper Category".[citation needed]

Rename

On 16 July 2006, was founded the copartnership Super League. Members of the copartnership are the PAE's that have the right to participate in the professional football championship of the First Division. The main activity of the copartnership is the organization and conduct of the First Division's Championship according to the regulations and decisions of the Hellenic Football Federation (HFF) and the supreme international football confederations (UEFA, FIFA).[citation needed]

Competition format

At present, 14 clubs compete in the Super League, playing each other in a 26-game home and away series. At the end of the season, the top 4 clubs face each other in a 6-game championship round to decide the Super League champions but also the teams to enter the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa Conference League.

The bottom 6 clubs face each other in play-outs to decide who gets relegated to Super League 2.[11] In their place, the top two teams from Super League 2 are promoted. The number of teams to be relegated may change, depending on a licensing procedure that takes place at the end of the regular season.[citation needed]

The Super League for the 2024-25 season, is entitled to one entrant into the UEFA Champions League. The reigning champions currently enter the second qualifying round through the champions path. The second-placed team enters the UEFA Conference League second qualifying round. Olympiacos as the 2023-24 UEFA Europa Conference League winner, enters directly the league phase of the UEFA Europa League. Panathinaikos as the 2023-24 Greek Cup winner, enters the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

Clubs

2024–25 season

The following 14 clubs will compete in the Super League in the 2024–25 season.

Note: Table includes the 2024–25 season.
Club Position
in 2023–24
First season in
Pan.Ch. final stage/Nat. League
Seasons in
Pan.Ch. final stage and Nat. League
First season in
National League
Seasons in
National League
Number of
titles
Last
title
AEK Athens 2nd 1930–31 76 1959–60 64 13 2022–23
Aris 5th 1927–28 76 1959–60 60 3 1945–46
Asteras Tripolis 8th 2007–08 18 2007–08 18 0
Athens Kallithea 1st in 2023–24 Super League 2 South Group 2002–03 5 2002–03 5 0
Atromitos 11th 1927–28 26 1972–73 24 0
Lamia 6th 2017–18 8 2017–18 8 0
Levadiakos 1st in 2023–24 Super League 2 North Group 1987–88 20 1987–88 20 0
OFI 10th 1957–58 49 1968–69 48 0
Olympiacos 3rd 1929–30 88 1959–60 66 47 2021–22
Panathinaikos 4th 1929–30 83 1959–60 66 20 2009–10
Panetolikos 9th 1954–55 16 1975–76 15 0
Panserraikos 7th 1965–66 26 1965–66 26 0
PAOK 1st 1930–31 80 1959–60 66 4 2023–24
Volos 12th 2019–20 6 2019–20 6 0

Champions

The Championship through the years

Unofficial Championships (not recognised by the HFF)

Greek Championship (1927–present)

Panhellenic Championship

  • Period: From 1927–28 to 1958–59
  • Format: Regional Leagues followed by final stage playoffs between the winners/top ranked teams

National League

  • Period: From 1959–60 to 1978–79
  • Format: A national round-robin league tournament with amateur or semi-professional players
  • Name: Alpha Ethniki Katigoria (A' National Division)

Professional League

  • Period: From 1979–80 to present
  • Format: A national round-robin league tournament followed occasionally by playoffs/playouts with professional players
  • Name(s): i) From 1979–80 to 2005–06, Alpha Ethniki Katigoria (A' National Division) ii) From 2006–07 to 2018–19, Super League Greece iii) From 2019–20 to present, Super League 1 (The use of VAR is established)[12]

SEGAS, FCA and EPSE championships

SEGAS championship
1905–06 Ethnikos Athens
1906–07 Ethnikos Athens
1907–08 Goudi Athens
1908–09 Piraikos[13]
1909–10 Goudi Athens
1910–11 Podosferikos Omilos Athinon
1911–12 Goudi Athens[14]
1912–13 Not held (First Balkan War)
1913–14 Not held (Second Balkan War)
1914–15 Not held (WW1)
1915–16 Not held (WW1)
1916–17 Not finished (WW1)
1917–18 Not held (WW1)
1918–19 Not held (WW1)
1919–20 Not held (WW1)
Greece FCA championship
1921–22 Podosferikos Omilos Athinon
1923–24 3 champions ( Apollonas Athens, APS Piraeus, Aris AS Thessaloniki)
1924–25 2 champions (Panathinaïkos Athens, Olympiakos Piraeus, no tournament Thessaloniki )
1925–26 3 champions (Panathinaïkos Athens, Olympiakos Piraeus, Aris Thessaloniki)
1926–27 3 champions (Panathinaïkos Athens, Olympiakos Piraeus, Iraklis Thessaloniki)
EPSE Championship
1922–23 Piraikos Syndesmos (The only panhellenic championship organized by EPSE before the establishment of the HFF)

Greek Championship

Source: epo.gr, rsssf.org

Performance by club (1927–)

Club Champions Winning years
Olympiacos     47 1931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022
Panathinaikos   20 1930, 1949, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2010
AEK  13 1939, 1940, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2018, 2023
PAOK 4 1976, 1985, 2019, 2024
Aris 3 1928, 1932, 1946
AEL 1 1988

Source: rsssf.org

Performance by city (1927–)

The six clubs that have won the championship are from a total of four cities:

City Titles Clubs
Piraeus 47 Olympiacos (47)
Athens 33 Panathinaikos (20), AEK (13)
Thessaloniki 7 PAOK (4), Aris (3)
Larissa 1 AEL (1)

Performance by region (1927–)

The six clubs that have won the championship are from a total of three regions:

Region Titles Clubs
Attica 80 Olympiacos (47), Panathinaikos (20), AEK Athens (13)
Central Macedonia 7 PAOK (4), Aris (3)
Thessaly 1 AEL (1)

Statistics

Top three ranking (1959–present)

Club 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Olympiacos 32 15 11 58
Panathinaikos 17 20 14 51
AEK Athens 11 17 18 46
PAOK 4 9 9 22
AEL 1 1 2
Aris 1 6 7
OFI 1 2 3
Panionios 1 1 2
Apollon Smyrnis 1 1
Asteras Tripolis 1 1
Atromitos 1 1
Iraklis 1 1

Seasons in National League (Alpha Ethniki and Super League Greece)

The number of seasons that each team (in alphabetical order) has played in the national top division from 1959–60 until 2024–25. A total of 70 teams had competed at least once in the national league. Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and PAOK are the only teams that have never been relegated and participated in every season since the league's inception in its modern form. The teams in bold will participate in the 2024–25 Super League.


Seasons Clubs
66 Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, PAOK
64 AEK Athens
60 Aris
59 Panionios
53 Iraklis
47 OFI
42 Apollon Smyrnis
36 Ethnikos Piraeus
31 Xanthi, AEL
28 PAS Giannina
26 Panachaiki, Panserraikos
24 Atromitos
23 Egaleo
21 Doxa Drama
20 Apollon Kalamarias, Levadiakos
19 Kavala
18 Ionikos, Asteras Tripolis
17 Veria
16 Pierikos
15 Proodeftiki, Panetolikos
10 Kastoria
9 Ergotelis, Athinaikos, Olympiacos Volos
8 Lamia
7 Fostiras, Kalamata, Paniliakos, Trikala
6 Panegialios, Panthrakikos, Niki Volos, Platanias, Volos
5 Edessaikos, Korinthos, Kerkyra, Kallithea
4 Akratitos, Ethnikos Asteras, Rodos, Vyzas Megara
3 Diagoras, Olympiakos Nicosia, Panelefsiniakos, AEL Kalloni, AOK Kerkyra
2 Chalkidona
1 Olympiacos Chalkida, Atromitos Piraeus, Makedonikos, AEL Limassol, AE Nikaia, APOEL*, Chalkida, EPA Larnaca, Kifisia, Megas Alexandros Katerini, Naoussa,
Omonia Nicosia, Pankorinthiakos, Thermaikos, Thrasyvoulos

Seasons in Panhellenic Championship final stage and National League (Alpha Ethniki and Super League Greece)

The number of seasons that each team (in alphabetical order) has played in the final stage of the Panhellenic Championship (1927–59) and also in the National League (1959–present). A total of 82 teams had competed at least one time. The teams in bold will participate in the 2024–25 Super League.

Seasons Clubs
88 Olympiacos
83 Panathinaikos
80 PAOK
76 AEK Athens, Aris
64 Panionios
63 Iraklis
55 Apollon Smyrnis
49 Ethnikos Piraeus, OFI
31 Xanthi, AEL
28 PAS Giannina, Panachaiki
26 Doxa Drama, Panserraikos, Atromitos
23 Egaleo
22 Apollon Kalamarias
20 Levadiakos
19 Kavala
18 Proodeftiki, Ionikos, Asteras Tripolis
17 Veria
16 Pierikos, Panetolikos
10 Kastoria, Athinaikos, Olympiacos Volos
9 Ergotelis
8 Fostiras, Niki Volos, Lamia
7 Kalamata, Paniliakos, Trikala
6 Panegialios, Panthrakikos, Platanias, Volos
5 Edessaikos, Korinthos, Kerkyra, Kallithea
4 Akratitos, Ethnikos Asteras, Rodos, Vyzas Megara
3 Megas Alexandros Thessaloniki, Diagoras, Olympiakos Nicosia, Panelefsiniakos, AEL Kalloni, AOK Kerkyra
2 Asteras Athens, Philippoi Kavala, Olympiacos Chalkida, Atromitos Piraeus, Makedonikos, Chalkidona
1 A.E. Kavala, Aris Piraeus, Aspida Xanthi, Orfeas Xanthi, Iraklis Serron, Panargiakos, Olympiakos Loutraki, Goudi Athens, AEL Limassol, AE Nikaia, APOEL*, Chalkida, EPA Larnaca, Kifisia, Megas Alexandros Katerini, Naoussa,
Omonia Nicosia, Pankorinthiakos, Thermaikos, Thrasyvoulos

Top Division Table (since 1959–60)

This index is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of the best ten teams that has played in Alpha Ethniki and Super League championships since 1959–60. The table is correct as of the end of the 2022–23 season. Points are based on 3–1–0 and no deductions are counted.

Pos Team Seasons Points Played Won Drawn Lost G.F. G.A. G.D. 1 2 3 1st App Since/Last App Best
1 Olympiacos 64 4463 2032 1351 415 266 4133 1493 2640 32 15 10 1959–60 1959–60 1
2 Panathinaikos 64 4162 2033 1247 454 332 3792 1583 2209 17 20 14 1959–60 1959–60 1
3 AEK Athens 62 3794 1966 1148 455 363 3600 1706 1894 11 17 19 1959–60 2015–16 1
4 PAOK 64 3462 2033 990 513 494 3099 1943 1166 3 9 9 1959–60 1959–60 1
5 Aris 58 2730 1853 745 510 598 2298 2015 283 1 6 1959–60 2018–19 2
6 Panionios 59 2411 1870 642 493 735 2202 2364 −162 2 1 1959–60 2019–20 2
7 Iraklis 53 2401 1686 623 469 594 2099 2011 88 1 1959–60 2016–17 3
8 OFI 46 1892 1446 528 337 578 1791 1906 −115 1 2 1968–69 2018–19 2
9 Apollon Smyrnis 43 1546 1359 397 361 601 1418 1802 −384 1 1959–60 2021–22 3
10 Ethnikos Piraeus 36 1394 1164 356 326 482 1305 1552 −247 1959–60 1998–99 4

Per geographic region

All the geographic regions of Greece have been represented by at least one club in the first national division. Central Greece has had the strongest presence with 27 clubs overall, of which 22 come from Attica alone. Central Greece, Macedonia and the Peloponnese together contain almost three-quarters of the clubs that participated in the top flight. Between 1967 and 1974, the Cypriot champion also participated in the Greek top competition, and five different Cypriot clubs participated during those years. The Greek islands of Rhodes, Lesbos and Corfu have also been represented. A total of 74 clubs have participated at the first tier so far.

Regions Τotal Teams
Central Greece 29 Attica: Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens, Panionios, Apollon Smyrnis, Ethnikos Piraeus, Egaleo, Ionikos, Atromitos, Proodeftiki, Athinaikos, Fostiras, Akratitos, Ethnikos Asteras, Kallithea, Vyzas Megara, Panelefsiniakos, Chalkidona, Nikaia, Atromitos Piraeus, Thrasyvoulos, Kifisia, Aris Piraeus, Goudi Athens, Asteras Athens
Euboea: Chalkida, Olympiacos Chalkida
Boeotia: Levadiakos
Aetolia-Acarnania: Panetolikos
Phthiotis: Lamia
Macedonia 19 Central Macedonia: PAOK, Aris, Iraklis, Panserraikos, Apollon Kalamarias, Pierikos, Veria, Edessaikos, Makedonikos, Megas Alexandros Katerini, Naoussa, Thermaikos Thessaloniki, Megas Alexandros Thessaloniki, Iraklis Serron
East Macedonia: Doxa Drama, Kavala, Philippoi Kavala, A.E. Kavala
West Macedonia: Kastoria
Peloponnese 9 Panachaiki, Asteras Tripoli, Kalamata, Paniliakos, Panegialios, Korinthos, Pankorinthiakos, Olympiakos Loutraki, Panargiakos
Cyprus 5 Olympiakos Nicosia, AEL Limassol, APOEL, EPA Larnaca, Omonia
Thessaly 5 AEL, Olympiacos Volos, Trikala, Niki Volos, Volos
Crete 3 OFI, Ergotelis, Platanias
Aegean Islands 3 Rodos, Diagoras, AEL Kalloni
Thrace 4 Aspida Xanthi, Orfeas Xanthi, Xanthi, Panthrakikos
Ionian Islands 2 Kerkyra, AOK Kerkyra
Epirus 1 PAS Giannina

Top scorers and appearances

Most appearances
Rank Name Appearances Teams
1 Mimis Domazos 536 Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
2 Nikos Nioplias 509 OFI, Panathinaikos, Chalkidona
3 Giorgos Koudas 504 PAOK
4 Thomas Mavros 501 Panionios, AEK Athens
5 Savvas Kofidis 493 Iraklis, Olympiacos, Aris
6 Mimis Papaioannou 480 AEK Athens
Stathis Chaitas 480 Panionios, AEL
8 Giorgos Skartados 478 Rodos, PAOK, Iraklis, Olympiacos
9 Georgios Georgiadis 476 Doxa Drama, Panathinaikos, PAOK, Olympiacos, Iraklis
10 Dinos Kouis 473 Aris
11 Tasos Mitropoulos 458 Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos, AEK Athens, Apollon Smyrnis, Iraklis, Veria
12 Elias Yfantis 457 Olympiacos
13 Takis Nikoloudis 453 Iraklis, AEK Athens, Olympiacos, Apollon Pontus
14 Angelos Kremmydas 448 Ethnikos Piraeus, Panachaiki
15 Stelios Manolas 447 AEK Athens
16 Dimitris Saravakos 443 Panionios, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
17 Theodoros Pahatouridis 434 Doxa Drama, Olympiacos, Ionikos
18 Giorgos Dedes 429 Panionios, AEK Athens
19 Giannis Gounaris 426 PAOK, Olympiacos
20 Michalis Kritikopoulos 422 Panegialios, Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos, Apollon Smyrnis
Foreign players
1 Krzysztof Warzycha 390 Panathinaikos
2 Predrag Đorđević 375 Paniliakos, Olympiacos
3 Toni Savevski 357 AEK Athens
4 Daniel Batista 316 Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos, AEK Athens, Aris
5 Noni Lima 291 Panionios
Most goals
Rank Name Goals Teams
1 Thomas Mavros 260 AEK Athens, Panionios
2 Krzysztof Warzycha 244 Panathinaikos
3 Mimis Papaioannou 234 AEK Athens
4 Giorgos Sideris 224 Olympiacos
5 Antonis Antoniadis 187 Panathinaikos, Olympiacos
6 Alexandros Alexandris 186 Veria, AEK Athens, Olympiacos, AEL, Kallithea
7 Dimitris Saravakos 186 Panionios, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
8 Giorgos Dedes 181 Panionios, AEK Athens
9 Nikos Anastopoulos 179 Panionios, Olympiacos, Ionikos
10 Michalis Kritikopoulos 175 Panegialios, Ethnikos Piraeus, Olympiacos
11 Nikos Lyberopoulos 167 Kalamata, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
12 Demis Nikolaidis 163 Apollon Smyrnis, AEK Athens
13 Dinos Kouis 142 Aris
14 Kostas Nestoridis 140 AEK Athens
15 Mimis Domazos 139 Panathinaikos, AEK Athens
16 Georgios Georgiadis 137 Doxa Drama, Panathinaikos, PAOK, Olympiacos, Iraklis
17 Stavros Sarafis 136 PAOK
Dimitris Salpingidis 136 PAOK, Panathinaikos
19 Giorgos Koudas 134 PAOK

Golden Star

Based on an idea of Umberto Agnelli, the honor of Golden Star for Sports Excellence was introduced to recognize sides that have won multiple championships or other honours by the display of gold stars on their team badges and jerseys.

The current officially sanctioned Super League stars are:[citation needed]

Greek football clubs in European competitions

A total of 20 Greek clubs have participated in European competitions.

Uefa Country Ranking History: Total amount of points scored for the UEFA country ranking since season 1955/56.[15]

As of 10 July 2024
Rank Club Points
25 Olympiacos 82.250
42 Panathinaikos 63.900
66 PAOK 45.583
70 AEK Athens 44.492
186 Aris 14.633
312 Panionios 6.533
359 OFI 5.267
388 AEL 4.683
472 Iraklis 3.167
499 Asteras Tripolis 2.900
664 Atromitos 1.500
706 Panachaiki 1.250
835 Olympiacos Volos 700
853 Egaleo 667
879 Xanthi 533
903 Apollon Smyrnis 500
1020 Athinaikos 250
1021 Kastoria 250
1053 PAS Giannina 200
1179 Ionikos 0

UEFA ranking

Country rankings

As of 30 May 2024, the Greek Super League ranks 15th in the UEFA coefficient database, with 31.525 points.

Rank Competition Points
1   Premier League 104.303
2   Serie A 90.284
3   La Liga 89.239
4   Bundesliga 86.624
5   Ligue 1 66.831
6   Eredivisie 61.300
7   Primeira Liga 56.316
8   Belgian First Division A 48.800
9   Süper Lig 38.600
10   Czech First League 36.050
11   Scottish Premiership 36.050
12   Swiss Super League 32.975
13   Austrian Bundesliga 32.600
14   Eliteserien 31.625
15   Super League Greece 31.525
16   Danish Superliga 31.450
17   Israeli Premier League 31.125
18   Ukrainian Premier League 28.000
19   Serbian SuperLiga 27.775
20   Prva HNL 25.225

Club rankings

As of 30 May 2024
Rank Club Points
44 Olympiacos 48.000
51 PAOK 37.000
144 AEK Athens 10.000
156 Aris 9.000
225 Panathinaikos 6.305
225 OFI 6.305
225 Atromitos 6.305

Broadcasting rights

Nova Sports (premium channel) have taken the broadcasting rights for the home games of six teams of the Super League. The teams are Aris, Asteras Tripolis, Atromitos, Levadiakos, Panserraikos and PAOK. Cosmote Sport (also a premium channel) have taken the broadcasting rights for the home games of eight teams of the Super League. The teams are AEK Athens, Athens Kallithea, Lamia, OFI, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Panetolikos and Volos.

Eurosport has pan-European broadcasting rights for the Super League (except Greece and Portugal).

South Korean OTT Coupang Play has taken the broadcasting rights for Olympiacos' matches.

Sponsorship

From 2007 to 2017, the Super League had title sponsorship rights sold to one company, which were OPAP. From 2017 until 2019, the Super League has title sponsorship rights sold to the company Souroti.

OPAP' deal with the Super League expired at the end of the 2016–17 season. The Super League announced on 20 July 2017 that the new title sponsorship deal for the Super League was with the Souroti company.

As well as sponsorship for the league itself, the Super League has a number of official partners and suppliers. The official ball supplier for the league is Nike. Also, Panini has held the licence to produce collectables for the Super League since 2008, including stickers (for their sticker album) and trading cards. On 28 January 2023 Stoiximan became the official sponsor of the league.

Period Sponsor Name
2007–2017 OPAP Super League OPAP
2017–2019 Souroti Super League Souroti
2019–2023 Interwetten Super League Interwetten
2023– Stoiximan Stoiximan Super League

See also

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