Volos New Football Club (Greek: Π.Α.Ε. Νέος Ποδοσφαιρικός Σύλλογος Βόλου) is a Greek professional football club based in Volos, Magnesia, Greece. The club currently competes in the Super League, the first tier of football in Greece. Volos plays its home matches at the Panthessaliko Stadium.[1]

Volos NFC
Full nameVolos New Football Club
Founded2 June 2017; 7 years ago (2017-06-02)
GroundPanthessaliko Stadium
Capacity22,700
ChairmanGiorgos Spiridopoulos
ManagerJoaquín Gómez
LeagueSuper League Greece
2023–24Super League Greece, 12th of 14
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History

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After years of unsuccessful efforts and negotiations between the two older football clubs of Volos (Niki and Olympiakos) to be merged to create a strong football club for the city, finally in April 2017 discussions and efforts by Achilleas Beos, mayor of Volos, led to the creation of a new football club. It was decided Pydna Kitros to be dissolved and renamed and thus, Volos New Football Club was created, the official presentation of which was held on June 2.

The team, which took the position of Pydna Kitros in Gamma Ethniki for the 2017–18 season, began its preparation with significant transcriptional movements. Volos eventually won first place in Group 4 and 2nd in Group 1 of the Promotion Play-Offs, and they were promoted to the Football League.

In the 2022–23 season, Volos had an excellent run in the Super League, finishing the regular season in fifth place in the Championship, but the inexperience of its players cost them and they finished the playoffs with only one point and a total of nine defeats and one draw. Paolo Fernandes was voted Volos' best player of the season, even though he only played 13 matches.

Stadium

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For its participations in the third and second division leagues, Volos NFC used the stadium located in the Neapoli area in Volos, at the edge of Neapoli. Neapoli Municipal Stadium was constructed several years ago, but in the summer of 2017 the Municipality of Volos refurbished it on behalf of Volos NFC who later used it as their seat.[2] It has a capacity of 2,500 tiers, while there is a roof on the northwest side.[citation needed]

After promotion to the Super League, the team uses the Panthessaliko Stadium of Volos, constructed for the 2004 Olympic Games, which has a capacity of 22,700.

Sponsorship

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  • Shirt Sponsor: Novibet
  • Sport Clothing Manufacturer: Admiral
  • Golden Sponsor: INTERKAT

Season to season

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Season Played Greek League Clubs competed Position finished Points W – D – L
2017–18 Gamma Ethniki 13 1st 63 20 – 3 – 1
2018–19 Football League 16 1st 60 18 – 6 – 6
2019–20 Super League 14 11th 31 8 – 7 – 18
2020–21 Super League 14 7th 43 10 – 13 – 10
2021–22 Super League 14 10th 40 10 – 10 – 13
2022–23 Super League 14 6th 40 11 – 7 – 18
2023–24 Super League 14 12th 33 8 – 9 – 16

Notable wins

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Season Match Score
2021–22 Volos NFCPanathinaikos 3–1
2020–21 Volos NFCAEK Athens (for Greek Cup) 1–0
2020–21 Volos NFC – AEK Athens 1–0
2021 Volos NFC – AEK Athens (friendly match) 4–3
2021–22 AEK Athens – Volos NFC 1–2
2022–23 AEK Athens – Volos NFC 0–1
2019–20 Volos NFC – Aris 1–0
2021–22 Aris – Volos NFC 0–2
2022–23 Volos NFC – Aris 2–0

Players

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Current squad

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As of 21 May 2024

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   GRE Marios Siampanis
2 DF   DEN Luka Racic
4 DF   GRE Kyriakos Aslanidis
5 DF   GRE Alexis Kalogeropoulos (on loan from Olympiacos)
6 DF   GRE Tasos Tsokanis (captain)
8 MF   NED Joeri de Kamps
9 MF   ROU Călin Popescu
10 MF   FRA Alexis Trouillet (on loan from Panathinaikos)
11 MF   SRB Nemanja Glavčić
13 DF   ESP Antonio Luna
16 DF   CYP Christos Shelis
17 DF   GRE Fotis Kitsos (on loan from Olympiacos)
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   ARG Facundo Bertoglio
19 MF   URU Bryan Olivera
20 MF   ARG Maximiliano Comba
22 DF   GRE Georgios Mygas
23 GK   GRE Panagiotis Kalampoukas
30 GK   GRE Symeon Papadopoulos
31 FW   ARG Juan Manuel García
32 DF   GRE Stathis Tachatos
45 FW   GRE Panagiotis Moraitis
63 GK   HUN Dániel Kovács
77 FW   FIN Jasin-Amin Assehnoun (on loan from Vejle)

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   GRE Athanasios Triantafyllou (at Eolikos until 30 June 2024)

Coaching staff

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Position Staff
Manager   Joaquín Gómez
Assistant manager  
Fitness coach   Triantafyllos Ikonomou
Goalkeeper coach   Filippos Bolovinis
Analyst   Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos

Source: Volos F.C.

Honours

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Domestic

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Leagues:

References

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  1. ^ "Αλλάζει όψη το γήπεδο της Νεάπολης για χάρη του Βόλου Π.Σ." www.magnesiasports.gr. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Neapoli, home ground of Volos" (in Greek). taxydromos.gr. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
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