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Paok Fc

PAOK FC
Full name (Greek: Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινουπολιτών)
(Pan-Thessalonian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans)
Nickname(s) Two-Headed Eagle of the North
White-Blacks
Founded 12 April 1926 (1926-04-12)
Ground Toumba Stadium
Thessaloniki, Greece
Ground Capacity 28.703[1]
Owner Ivan Savvidis[2]
Chairman Iakovos Angelides
Manager Igor Tudor
League Superleague Greece
2014–15 Superleague Greece, 5th
Website Club home page
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PAOK F.C. (Greek: ΠΑΕ ΠΑΟΚ), or with its full name Panthessalonikios Athlitikos Omilos Constantinoupoliton (Greek: Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινουπολιτών, transliterated Pan-Thessalonian Athletic Club of Constantinopolitans), and commonly known as PAOK (Greek: ΠΑΟΚ, pronounced ), is a Greek association football club, a part of A.C. PAOK, based in Thessaloniki, Greece. They play their home games at Toumba Stadium, with a capacity of 28.703 seats.

PAOK was established in 12 April 1926 in Thessaloniki, by Greek Constantinopolitans who fled to Thessaloniki from the city of Constantinople in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War. Emblem of the team is a Byzantine-style double-headed eagle.

PAOK currently plays in the top-flight Superleague Greece, which they have won twice (1975–76 and 1984–85). They have won also four times the Greek Football Cup (in 1971–72, 1973–74, 2000–01 and 2002–03 seasons). The team has appeared several times in the UEFA Europa League competition. Their best European performance was in the 1973–74 season, when they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[3] PAOK is an ordinary member of the European Club Association.

PAOK's traditional rivalries are against Olympiakos and the "Thessaloniki's derby" against Aris.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Foundation and the early years (1926–1953) 1.1
    • Era of successes (1955–1985): Koudas years 1.2
    • 1985–1996 1.3
    • 1996–2004 1.4
    • 2004–2007 1.5
    • The Zagorakis plan (2007–2010) 1.6
    • The years after Fernando Santos (2010–12) 1.7
    • Ivan Savvidis era (2012–present) 1.8
  • Facilities 2
    • Stadium 2.1
    • Training ground 2.2
  • Supporters 3
  • Rivalries 4
  • Badge and team colours 5
    • Kit evolution 5.1
    • Manufacturers and shirt sponsors 5.2
  • Honours 6
    • Domestic 6.1
    • International Regional 6.2
    • Regional 6.3
    • European 6.4
  • International record 7
    • UEFA competitions 7.1
  • Players 8
    • Current squad 8.1
    • Out on loan 8.2
    • PAOK U20 squad 8.3
  • Affiliated clubs 9
  • Contribution to the Greek national team 10
  • Management 11
    • Board of directors 11.1
    • Technical staff 11.2
    • Administration and scientific team of youth departments 11.3
    • PAOK U-20 11.4
    • PAOK U-17 11.5
    • PAOK U-16 11.6
    • PAOK U-15 11.7
    • Academies Infrastructure 11.8
    • ΑC PAOK Presidents 11.9
    • PAOK FC presidents 11.10
    • Managerial history 11.11
  • Records 12
    • Superleague top scorers 12.1
    • Most league appearances and top scorers 12.2
    • League performance and statistics 12.3
  • See also 13
  • References 14
  • External links 15

History

Foundation and the early years (1926–1953)

PAOK in 1926
The team of 1937

PAOK FC is the oldest division of PAOK Sports Club, the successor of Hermes Sports Club (Greek: Ερμής), which was formed in 1877 by the Greek community of Pera, a district of Istanbul.[4]

The football club was founded in 1926.[5] It was created by Constantinopolitans who fled to Thessaloniki after the Greek defeat in the Greco-Turkish War.[6]

Created by Constantinopolitans, the new club nevertheless was open to every citizen of Thessaloniki, leading to a minor rivalry with AEK Thessaloniki, the other Constantinopolitan team of the city, in which played only refugees. The original logo of PAOK was a horseshoe and a four-leaf clover.[6]

Finally the two teams were merged in one in 1929. The current symbol since 1929 is the two-headed eagle. The eagle symbolizes the origins of the club in the former Byzantine capital, Constantinople, and the legacy of the Greek refugees from the Ottoman Empire.[6]

The first professional contract was signed by the club on 5 September 1928. The contract stipulated that the French footballer Raymond Etienne of Jewish descent from Pera Club would be paid 4,000 drachmas per month. The contract was signed by Dr. Meletiou (PAOK chairman) and Mr. Sakellaropoulos (Hon. Secretary).[7]

The first foreign coach in the history of the team was the German Rudolph Ganser, who served with PAOK for the 1931–32 season.

Willi Sevcik, an Austrian coach (1950–1952) who had worn the PAOK jersey in 1931–32, established a young talent academy within the club which gave rise to leading names who later left their mark, such as Leandros Symeonidis, Giannelos, Margaritis, Giorgos Havanidis and more.

Era of successes (1955–1985): Koudas years

attacking midfielder and emblematic captain of PAOK. Appearances recordman and second all-time top scorer.

In the 1950s the club won the Thessaloniki Championship for four successive seasons. In 1959 their new Toumba stadium opened.[8]

Greek Football Cup, in 1972 and 1974.[9]

They won also for the first time the Greek Championship in 1975–76, something that they would repeat in 1984–85 season.[10]

At the European level, the club made its best performance ever, qualifying for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1973–74, where they were knocked out by Milan. PAOK also made a memorable appearance against German giants Bayern Munich in the UEFA cup in 1983–84, where it was knocked out on penalties after two goalless draws.[11][12]

1985–1996

Since 1985 a period of decline will start for the club. In 1992 they lost in the Greek Cup final to Olympiakos.[9]

1996–2004

In 1996, Thomas Voulinos handed over the reins of the club to Giorgos Batatoudis. Numerous transfers of well-known players such as Percy Olivares, Zisis Vryzas, Spiros Marangos and Kostas Frantzeskos took place under the new administration. In 1997, having served its five-year ban, PAOK qualified for the UEFA Cup under coach Angelos Anastasiadis. The club's reappearance at European level was marked by a victory and qualification over Arsenal F.C..[13]

However, the new team did not prove equally successful in the domestic league, again finishing fourth in 1997–98. The club's continuing inability to break the dominance of the "big three" in the league resulted in several manager changes over the following three years. By the end of the 1997–98 season Anastasiadis was sacked and Oleg Blokhin reprised his position as PAOK's manager after five years. Blokhin himself only stayed for a few months, and was again replaced by Anastasiadis in late 1998. He himself stayed only till February 1999, and was again replaced in favor of Arie Haan, who, like Blokhin, returned after a four-year gap. By December 1999, Haan was himself sacked, to be replaced by Dušan Bajević.

In 2001 the first success after many years came, when they won the Greek Cup final against Olympiakos with a 4–2 score.[9] In 2003 they won the Greek Cup again, defeating Aris 1–0.[9]

2004–2007

The 2003–04 season was an unexpected success. Batatoudis was no more the major shareholder, and under the management of Anastasiadis they managed to finish third and to secure participation in the qualifying rounds of the following year's UEFA Champions League. Unfortunately the team failed to qualify for the group stages, as they were knocked out by Maccabi Tel Aviv in the third qualifying round.

Nikos Karageorgiou who led the club to a fifth-place finish in May 2005, and a UEFA Cup qualification.

The 2005–06 season started with better omens, yet proved to be the most turbulent.[14] Apart from the return of former captain Theodoros Zagorakis in the summer of 2005 from Bologna FC, signings of key players like Marcin Mieciel, Fatih Akyel and Shikabala took place.[15]

By the end of May 2006, the club's dramatic situation started to emerge, with players openly declaring they are unpaid for months, plus a shocking decision by

  • Official YouTube channel

Media

  • PAOK24 (Greek)
Press
  • Official site
  • PAOK Thessaloniki History – PAOK Thessaloniki History provided on behalf of Melbourne Club PAOK
  • PAOK FC at UEFA
  • PAOK FC at UEFA.com (season 2015–16)

External links

  1. ^ http://www.paokfc.tr/swift.jsp?CMCCode=100601&extLang=
  2. ^ "Εποχή Σαββίδη στον ΠΑΟΚ με επένδυση 20 εκατ. ευρώ στην ΠΑΕ (Savvidis' era at PAOK with 10M Euro investment)" (in Greek). Thessaloniki:  
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  8. ^ Το γήπεδο της Τούμπας
  9. ^ a b c d Jotis Panagiotas (28 May 2015). "Greece – List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Tamás Kárpáti and Hans Schöggl (23 May 2015). "Greece – List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  11. ^ DonMits. "Το καφενειο του ΠΑΟΚτση: UEFA 1983 – 1984: Bayern – ΠΑΟΚ". Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  12. ^ phaistos networks s.a. "ΜΕΓΑΛΕΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΕΣ ΣΤΙΓΜΕΣ,ΜΠΑΓΕΡΝ ΜΟΝΑΧΟΥ-ΠΑΟΚ 1983–84,0–0,9–8 ΣΤΑ ΠΕΝΑΛΤΥ.ΒΙΝΤΕΟ.". Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  13. ^ Η ιστορική πρόκριση του Π.Α.Ο.Κ επί της Άρσεναλ
  14. ^ "Pathfinder.gr – Καθημερινή ενημέρωση με ειδήσεις και θέματα από την Ελλάδα και τον κόσμο". Pathfinder. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
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  16. ^ "Εκτός Κυπέλλου UEFA ο ΠΑΟΚ, στη θέση του ο Ατρόμητος". In.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
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  25. ^ "Ντεμπούτο για Πάμπλο Γκαρσία". sport-fm.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  26. ^ http://www.paokfc.gr/swift.jsp?CMCCode=100602&extLang=
  27. ^ ΣΑΚΗΣ ΓΚΙΝΑΣ (18 May 2010). "Το αντίο του Φερνάντο Σάντος (vids)". Contra.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  28. ^ apngr. "Ο Μάριο Μπερέτα είναι επίσημα προπονητής του ΠΑΟΚ". -APN.GR. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  29. ^ "ΠΑΟΚ-Οφενμπαχ 1–3 (video)". Contra.gr. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  30. ^ "PAOK swap Beretta for Dermitzakis". UEFA.com. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  31. ^ a b "Το... νέο ρεκόρ του Μπερέτα". Ελευθεροτυπία. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  32. ^ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΗΣ ΧΟΡΤΑΤΟΣ (28 July 2010). "Άγιαξ – ΠΑΟΚ 1–1 (vids)". Contra.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  33. ^ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ ΚΑΡΑΪ́ΝΔΡΟΣ (4 August 2010). "ΠΑΟΚ-Αγιαξ 3–3 (VIDEOS)". Contra.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  34. ^ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ ΚΑΡΑΪ́ΝΔΡΟΣ (19 August 2010). "ΠΑΟΚ-Φενέρμπαχτσε 1–0 (videos)". Contra.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  35. ^ ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΖΩΙΤΟΣ (26 August 2010). "Φενέρμπαχτσε-ΠΑΟΚ 1–1 παρ. (vid)". Contra.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  36. ^ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΗΣ ΧΟΡΤΑΤΟΣ (3 October 2010). "ΠΑΟΚ-Αρης 0–1 (videos)". Contra.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  37. ^ ΣΑΚΗΣ ΓΚΙΝΑΣ (17 October 2010). "Παρελθόν ο Δερμιτζάκης από τον ΠΑΟΚ". Contra.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
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  39. ^ "2010/11: Round of 32".  
  40. ^ ΣΑΚΗΣ ΓΚΙΝΑΣ (9 June 2011). "Η παρουσίαση του Λάζλο Μπόλονι από τον ΠΑΟΚ: Δεν είμαι δικτάτορας (videos)". Contra.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  41. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur – PAOK FC 1–2". paokfc.gr. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  42. ^ "Huub Stevens dismissed by PAOK Salonika after Greek Super League disappointment". Sky Sports News. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  43. ^ "Greece Cup: Archive". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  44. ^ Πληρώθηκαν τα χρέη, 14.15 ο Ιβάν στην ΦΑΕ! (in Greek). OlaPaok.gr news site. 12 May 2015. 
  45. ^ Ιγκόρ Τούντορ για τρία χρόνια στον ΠΑΟΚ (in Greek). 18 June 2015. 
  46. ^ Το γήπεδο της Τούμπας
  47. ^ Το αθλητικό κέντρο του ΠΑΟΚ
  48. ^ a b http://www.θυρα4.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=99&Itemid=397
  49. ^ "Derby between the north and the south". FootballDerbies.com. 
  50. ^ "Aris Saloniki – Paok Saloniki". FootballDerbies.com. 
  51. ^ "Football Derby matches in Greece". FootballDerbies.com. 
  52. ^ Σύλλογος
  53. ^ Αυτό είναι το νέο σήμα του ΠΑΟΚ!
  54. ^ P.A.O.K. FC – Τιτλοι (14 December 2014
  55. ^ PAOK Academy
  56. ^ Συνεργασία ΠΑΟΚ-Juventus
  57. ^ Διοίκηση
  58. ^ Τεχνικό επιτελείο
  59. ^ "Δερμιτζάκης ο 51ος!". Retrieved 26 June 2015. 

References

See also

  • At 1986–87: had 3 nullified matches, resulting in −6 points.
  • Point system: 1959–60 to 1972–73: 3–2–1. 1973–74 to 1991–92: 2–1–0. 1992–93 onwards: 3–1–0.
Season Pos. W. – D. – L. Goals Points Season Pos. W. – D. – L. Goals Points Season Pos. W. – D. – L. Goals Points Season Pos. W. – D. – L. Goals Points
1959–60 7 10 – 9 – 11 32–32 59 1976–77
3
21 – 10 – 3 63–27 52 1993–94 5 14 – 9 – 11 45–38 51 2010–11
3
14 – 6 – 10 32–29 48
1960–61 10 7 – 15 – 8 31–33 59 1977–78
2
16 – 14 – 4 48–24 46 1994–95
3
20 – 5 – 9 55–29 65 2011–12 5 14 – 8 – 8 45–27 50
1961–62 6 12 – 6 – 12 32–43 60 1978–79
4
18 – 9 – 7 73–23 45 1995–96 14 10 – 11 – 13 42–46 38 (−3 p.) 2012–13
2
18 – 8 – 4 46–19 62
1962–63
4
13 – 8 – 9 44–34 64 1979–80 5 17 – 7 – 10 53–33 41 1996–97
4
19 – 9 – 6 53–28 66 2013–14
3
21 – 6 – 7 68–37 69
1963–64 8 10 – 7 – 13 22–30 56 (−1 p.) 1980–81
4
15 – 12 – 7 52–31 42 1997–98
4
21 – 7 – 6 74–41 70 2014–15 5 20 – 5 – 9 57–42 65
1964–65 8 9 – 10 – 11 29–33 58 1981–82
3
18 – 10 – 6 55–22 46 1998–99
4
19 – 5 – 10 52–31 62 2015–16
1965–66 6 10 – 9 – 11 43–49 59 1982–83
4
18 – 6 – 10 49–28 42 1999–00 5 15 – 10 – 9 64–44 55
1966–67
4
13 – 11 – 6 36–20 67 1983–84 5 11 – 13 – 6 33–29 45 2000–01
4
14 – 9 – 7 66–48 51
1967–68 9 13 – 7 – 14 45–40 67 1984–85
1
19 – 8 – 3 54–26 46 2001–02
4
14 – 6 – 6 55–45 48
1968–69 5 16 – 10 – 8 58–37 76 1985–86 10 10 – 7 – 13 33–38 27 2002–03
4
16 – 5 – 9 59–38 53
1969–70 5 12 – 17 – 5 52–25 75 1986–87 5 13 – 9 – 8 39–23 29 (−6 p.) 2003–04
3
18 – 6 – 6 47–27 60
1970–71 8 12 – 10 – 12 38–32 68 1987–88
3
17 – 5 – 8 60–27 39 2004–05 5 13 – 7 – 10 43–39 46
1971–72 5 18 – 10 – 6 53–27 80 1988–89 8 11 – 10 – 9 34–30 32 2005–06 6 13 – 7 – 10 44–31 46
1972–73
2
27 – 4 – 3 75–24 92 1989–90
3
19 – 8 – 7 49–26 46 2006–07 6 13 – 6 – 11 32–29 45
1973–74
4
16 – 11 – 7 62–32 43 1990–91
4
16 – 9 – 9 56–39 38 (−3 p.) 2007–08 9 10 – 5 – 15 29–35 35
1974–75
3
19 – 8 – 7 73–28 46 1991–92
4
13 – 13 – 8 44–44 39 2008–09
4
18 – 9 – 3 39–16 63
1975–76
1
21 – 7 – 2 60–17 49 1992–93 5 17 – 6 – 11 52–38 57 2009–10
2
19 – 5 – 6 41–16 62

League performance and statistics

 
Rank Name Apps
1 Giorgos Koudas 504
2 Kostas Iosifidis 397
3 Giannis Gounaris 376
4 Stavros Sarafis 358
5 Aristarchos Fountoukidis 336
6 Koulis Apostolidis 280
7 Giorgos Skartados 265
8 Dimitris Salpingidis 262
9 Giorgos Toursounidis 261
10 Giannis Damanakis 242
 
Rank Name Goals
1 Stavros Sarafis 136
2 Giorgos Koudas 134
3 Dimitris Salpingidis 90
4 Giorgos Skartados 84
5 Giorgos Kostikos 78
6 Neto Guerino 66
7 Panagiotis Kermanidis 59
= Stefanos Athanasiadis 59
9 Koulis Apostolidis 51
10 Dimitris Paridis 49

Most league appearances and top scorers

Rank. Nationality Player Times Seasons
1 Dimitris Salpingidis 1 2005-06
2 Dimitris Nalitzis 1 1999-00
3 Lampis Kouiroukidis 1 1955-56
4 Christoforos Jientzis 1 1953-54

Superleague top scorers

Records

  • Fernando Santos is the longest serving manager (2 years and 10 months) and Mario Beretta is the shortest (38 days).[31]
  • Angelos Anastasiadis is the overall longest serving manager (4 years an 2 months), in three distinct terms.
Season Manager Season Manager Season Manager Season Manager
1970–71 Ivica Horvat
Les Shannon
1985–86 Walter Skocik
Michalis Bellis
2000–01 Dušan Bajević 2015–16 Igor Tudor (2015–)
1971–72 Les Shannon 1986–87 Thijs Libregts 2001–02
1972–73 1987–88 Thijs Libregts
Michalis Bellis
2002–03 Angelos Anastasiadis (Aug 2002 – Sept 2004)
1973–74 1988–89 Rinus Israël
Nikos Alefantos
Stavros Sarafis
2003–04
1974–75 Les Shannon
Apostolos Progios
Gyula Lóránt
1989–90 Rob Jacobs 2004–05 Angelos Anastasiadis
Rolf Fringer (Sept 2004 – Feb 2005)
Nikos Karageorgiou (Feb 2005 – Sept 2005)
1975–76 Gyula Lóránt 1990–91 Rob Jacobs
Christos Terzanidis
2005–06 Nikos Karageorgiou
Giorgos Kostikos (Sept 2005 – Feb 2006)
Ilie Dumitrescu (Feb 2006 – Oct 2006)
1976–77 Branko Stanković
Billy Bingham
1991–92 Miroslav Blažević (Sept 1991 – March 1992)
Giannis Gounaris
2006–07 Ilie Dumitrescu
Momčilo Vukotić (Oct 2006 – Jan 2007)
Giorgos Paraschos (Jan 2007 – Sept 2007)
1977–78 Billy Bingham
Dimitris Kalogiannis
Lakis Petropoulos
1992–93 Ljupko Petrović (Sept 1992 – Jan 1993)
Nikos Zalikas
Oleg Blokhin
2007–08 Giorgos Paraschos
Fernando Santos (Sept 2007 – June 2010)
1978–79 Egon Piechaczek 1993–94 Oleg Blokhin (Feb 1993 – Feb 1994)
Stavros Sarafis
2008–09 Fernando Santos
1979–80 Egon Piechaczek
Gyula Lóránt
1994–95 Arie Haan 2009–10
1980–81 Gyula Lóránt
Aristarchos Fountoukidis
1995–96 Arie Haan (Aug 1994 – Oct 1995)
Stavros Sarafis
Dragan Kokotovic (Nov 1995 – Feb 1996)
Michalis Bellis
Gunder Bengtsson
2010–11 Mario Beretta (June 2010 – July 2010)
Pavlos Dermitzakis (July 2010 – Oct 2010)
Makis Chavos (Oct 2010 – June 2011)
1981–82 Heinz Höher 1996–97 Gunder Bengtsson
Christos Archontidis (Dec 1996 – Feb 1997)
Angelos Anastasiadis
2011–12 László Bölöni (June 2011 – June 2012)
1982–83 1997–98 Angelos Anastasiadis 2012–13 Giorgos Donis (June 2012 – April 2013)
Georgios Georgiadis (April 2013 – June 2013)
1983–84 Pál Csernai 1998–99 Oleg Blokhin (Aug 1998 – Sept 1998)
Angelos Anastasiadis (Sept 1998 – Feb 1999)
Arie Haan (Feb 1999 – Nov 1999)
2013–14 Huub Stevens (June 2013 – Mar 2014)
Georgios Georgiadis (Mar 2014 – May 2014)
1984–85 Walter Skocik 1999–00 Arie Haan
Stavros Sarafis
Dušan Bajević (Jan 2000 – 2 May)
2014–15 Angelos Anastasiadis (June 2014 – March 2015)
Georgios Georgiadis (Mar 2015–30 Jun 2015)

PAOK F.C. managers from 1970 onwards:[59]

Managerial history

 
Name Nationality Years
Giorgos Pantelakis 1979–84
Petros Kalafatis 1984–85
Charis Savvidis 1985–88
Giannis Dedeoglou 1988–89
Thomas Voulinos 1989–95
Giorgos Kalyvas 1996
Giorgos Batatoudis 1996–03
Petros Kalafatis 1998–2001
Giannis Goumenos 2000–06
Vasilis Pagonis 2003
Apostolos Oikonomidis 2006–07
Thodoris Zagorakis 2007–09
Zisis Vryzas 2009–10
Thodoris Zagorakis 2010–11
Zisis Vryzas 2011–14
Iakovos Angelides 2014–

PAOK FC presidents

 
Name Nationality Years
Triantafillos Triantafillidis 1926–1927
Vyzantios Fanourios 1927–1928
Konstantinos Meletiou 1928–1929
Athinodoros Athinodorou 1929–1930
Pantelis Kalpatsoglou 1930–1931
Petros Levantis 1931–1933
Savas Tsantas 1933–1935
Filaretos Tsompetsoglou 1935–1936
Savas Tsantas 1936–1938
Ioannis Tsakiroglou 1938–1939
Dimitrios Kamaras 1939–1940
Pantelis Kalpatsoglou 1940–1944
Filaretos Tsompetsoglou 1944–1946
Pantelis Kalpatsoglou 1946–1948
Mirodis Dimitrakopoulos 1948–1949
Georgios Haralampidis 1949–63
Ippokratis Iordanoglou 1963–64
Dimitrios Dimadis 1964–66
Vassilios Zervas 1966–69
Evaggelos Mylonas 1969
Stavros Georgiadis 1969–1971
 
Name Nationality Years
Ioannis Arvanitakis 1971–1972
Stavros Simitzis 1972–1973
Ioannis Arvanitakis 1973–1974
Georgios Zografos 1974
Arthouros Merdikian 1974–1975
Georgios Pantelakis 1975–1981
Ioannis Vranialis 1981–1983
Dimosthenis Fintanidis 1983–1984
Nikolaos Vezyrtzis 1984–1993
Apostolos Oikonomidis 1993–1995
Harris Lazaridis-A Alexopoulos 1995–1997
Apostolos Αlexopoulos 1997–1998
Athanasios Katsaris 1998–

ΑC PAOK Presidents

Position Name
U-14 Coach Alexandros Tasoulis
U-14 Assistant-Coach Ilias Galanopoulos
U-14 Goalkeeper-Coach Vassilis Petropoulos
U-13 Coach Vassilis Kanaras
U-13 Assistant-Coach Savas konstantinidis
U-12 Coach Apostolos Papavasiliou
U-12 Assistant-Coach Dimitris Taxidis
U-11 Coach Andreas Balabanis
U-11 Assistant-Coach Antonis Krinitsas
U-10 Coach Giorgos Gourtsas
U-10 Assistant-Coach Nikos Papageorgiou
U-9 Coach Nikos Nikolaidis
U-9 Assistant-Coach Anestis Aslanidis
U-8 Coach Alexandros Foropoulos
U-7 and U-6 Coach Maria Exadaktilou
U-7 and U-6 Coach Magda Tsoukala

Academies Infrastructure

Position Name
U-15 Coach Alexandros Alexiadis
U-15 Assistant-Coach Ioannis Ampatzidis
U-15 Goalkeeping-Coach Dimitris Kryonas
U-15 Team Manager Kostas Iosifidis

PAOK U-15

U-16 Coach Vassilis Kanaras
U-16 Assistant-Coach Konstantinos Vourtsis
U-16 Goalkeeping-Coach Vassilis Petropoulos
U-16 Team Manager Stavros Sarafis

PAOK U-16

U-17 Coach Aggelos Zazopoulos
U-17 Assistant-Coach Pablo Gabriel García
U-17 Fitness-Coach Konstantinos Kazanas
U-17 Goalkeeping-Coach Dimitris Kryonas
U-17 Team Manager Kostas Iosifidis

PAOK U-17

Position Name
U-20 Coach Vladimir Ivić
U-20 Assistant-Coach Mirosław Sznaucner
U-20 Fitness-Coach Grigoris Kavalieratos
U-20 Goalkeeping-Coach Christos Kelpekis
U-20 Team Manager Stavros Sarafis

PAOK U-20

Position Name
General Director Youth Departments Vangelis Pourliotopoulos
Technical Director Youth Departments Kyriakos Alexandridis
Head Scout & Programming and

Head Technical Training Center

Giannis Avramidis
Scout Youth Departments Kostas Malioufas
Scout Youth Departments Kostas Lagonidis
Scout Youth Departments Alexandros Theodoridis
Head Network (Football-Prints) Vangelis Pourliotopoulos
Head Network (Football-Prints) Kyriakos Alexandridis
Responsible Hostels Grigoris Karavelis
Pediatrician – Developer Ioannis Osatzopoulos
Exercise Physiology Giorgos Ziogas
Nutritionist Ioanna Paspala
Psychologist Irini Riera
Responsible Schooling Ioanna Charalampous

Administration and scientific team of youth departments

Position Name
Head Coach Igor Tudor
Assistant-Coach Ivan Leko
Assistant-Coach (Match Analyst) Jurica Vučko
Head Physical Condition Trainer Paolo Artico
Physical Condition Trainer Dimitrios Daniilidis
Goalkeeping-Coach Silvije Čavlina
Team Manager Epameinontas
Papaepameinontas
Head of Medical Services Ioannis Rallis
Doctor Kostas Tziantzis
Exercise Physiology Giorgos Ziogas
Head Physiotherapist Nikos Papadimitriou
Physiotherapist Petros Nikolakoudis
Physiotherapist Nikos Tsirelas
Physiotherapist Thanasis kapoulas
Vis Track Analysis Kyriakos Tsitiridis
Head of Scouting Department Giorgos Kostikos
Scout Kyriakos Alexandridis
Scout Lino
Scout Neto Guerino
Igor Tudor, head coach since 2015

[58]

Technical staff

Position Name
Owner Ivan Savvidis
President and CEO Iakovos Angelides
Vice–President & Director-General Chrisostomos Gagatsis
Sports Director Frank Arnesen
Member of the Board Georgios Savvidis
Member of the Board Nikolaos Savvidis
Member of the Board Maria Goncharova
Member of the Board Ilias Gerontidis
Member of the Board Dimokratis Papadopoulos
Responsible for Arbitration Matters Malamas Tevekelis
Legal Department Manager Achilleas Mavromatis
Marketing Department Manager Lazaros Bachtsevanos
Press Officer Kyriakos Kyriakos
Security Officer Stadium Spyros Mylioridis
Frank Arnesen, Sports Director

[57]

Board of directors

Management

Six players of the club were members of the first appearance of the national team in a Georgios Kostikos

PAOK, through its history, has highlighted some of the greatest Greek players in the history of Koudas, Sarafis, Terzanidis, Zagorakis etc).

Contribution to the Greek national team

Since 2013, PAOK maintains a cooperation with Juventus on the academies sector.[56]

Affiliated clubs

  • 12 – in honour of the fans, considered the "12th player" of the team in the pitch.
  • 17 – in honour of Panagiotis Katsouris, a PAOK player that died in 1998 in a car accident.

Retired PAOK FC Numbers

No. Position Player
GK Apostolos Koutoglidis
GK Asterios Totolidis
GK Jorgo Muça
DF Stergios Dodontsakis
DF Fotis Pantekidis
DF Polykarpos Liaptsis
DF Savvas Topalidis
DF Nikos Paspalas
DF Timotheos Tselepidis
DF Vasilios Chatzidimpas
DF Mehmet Suleymanoglu
DF Panagiotis Tsiampazis
DF Rafail Gialamoudis
DF Arbi Ranxha
MF Meletios Miskovic
MF Gjergji Kako
MF Anastasios Dimitriadis
No. Position Player
MF Nikolas Mattheou
MF Emmanouil Patralis
MF Sokratis Kyrillidis
MF Alexandros Koutousis
MF Kleon Pouflis
MF Aristidis Panagiotidis
MF Nikos Karaiskos
MF Giorgos Ktistopoulos
MF Dimitris Kligopoulos
MF Emmanouil Kragiopoulos
FW Fotios Konstantinou
FW Kristian Kushta
FW Nikolaos Syrakos
FW Bogdan Rangelov
FW Alexandros Kapretsos
FW Alexander Bataev
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

[55]

PAOK U20 squad

No. Position Player
DF Kristi Qose (on loan to Panserraikos)
DF Achilleas Poungouras (on loan to Veria)
DF Nikos Vasaitis (on loan to APE Lagada)
MF Dimitris Giannoulis (on loan to Veria)
MF Savvas Toumanidis (on loan to Kavala)
MF Stefanos Polyzos (on loan to Olympiacos Volou)
No. Position Player
MF Kostas Panagiotoudis (on loan to APE Lagada)
MF Giannis Tsolakidis (on loan to Panelefsiniakos)
MF Dimitris Popovic (on loan to Panserraikos)
FW Vasilis Papadopoulos (on loan to Enosis Neon Paralimni)
FW Efthimis Koulouris (on loan to Anorthosis)
FW Facundo Pereyra (on loan to Gabala)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Out on loan

No. Position Player
2 DF Giannis Skondras
4 DF Marin Leovac
6 MF Alexandros Tziolis (vice-captain)
7 MF Eyal Golasa
9 FW Jairo
10 FW Dimitar Berbatov
11 MF Róbert Mak
13 DF Stelios Malezas
15 DF Miguel Vítor
16 MF Gojko Cimirot
20 DF Ricardo Costa (vice-captain)
21 MF Charis Charisis
22 DF Dimitris Konstantinidis
23 MF Panagiotis Deligiannidis
24 MF Garry Rodrigues
No. Position Player
25 GK Robin Olsen
26 MF Ergys Kaçe
27 FW Giannis Mystakidis
30 GK Nikos Melissas
31 DF Georgios Tzavellas
33 FW Stefanos Athanasiadis (captain)
34 MF Nikos Korovesis
52 MF Erik Sabo
70 DF Stelios Kitsiou
71 GK Panagiotis Glykos
77 MF Dimitris Pelkas
88 MF Kyriakos Savvidis
93 MF Terry Antonis
96 MF Stelios Pozoglou
99 GK Marios Siampanis
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Current squad

Players

Notable wins

Biggest wins

PAOK played also in the group stages of the UEFA Cup in 2005/06.[3]

PAOK's best European performance was in the 1973–74 season, when they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[3]

PAOK F.C. in 2010–11 UEFA Europa League round of 32 match against PFC CSKA Moscow.

UEFA competitions

International record

European

  • EPSM Championship
    • Winners: 1936–37, 1947–48, 1949–50, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57,

Regional

International Regional

Domestic

  • Total Titles: (6)[54]

Honours

Current sponsorships:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1972–75 Umbro
1975–77 Adidas
1977–80 Umbro
1980–81 Asics Tiger
1981–83 Puma
1983–84 Suzuki
1984–85 Persica Carpets
1985–86 Asics Tiger Doperman Fashion
1986–87 Persica Carpets
1987–88 OPAP
1988–89 Asics Coplam Building Prod.
1989–90 Adidas
1990–91 Agno Dairy Company
1991–92 Diadora
1992–93 Nissan
1993–95 ABM Diffusion
1995–96 Puma Astir Insurance
1996–97 National Insurance Company
1997–2002 Adidas Geniki Bank
2002–03
2003–05 Hellenic Petroleum
2005–06 Egnatia Insurance
2006–07 Puma
2007–10 DEPA
2010–12 Pame Stoixima
2012–13 Umbro
2013–15 Nike
2015–18 Macron Sportingbet
Flag used by PAOK FC
Big shirt inside the Toumba Stadium

Manufacturers and shirt sponsors

1997–03
2000–01
2009–11
2013–14
2014–15

Alternative

1925–26
1936–37
1997–03
2009–11
2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
First

Kit evolution

The team's traditional colours are black as sadness for the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922 and the end of the Greek presence in Anatolia, and white as hope for recovery. The double-headed eagle was chosen as symbol of the club in 1929. Unlike other Byzantine-style eagles, the wings of the eagle are mournfully closed.[52] Under the leadership of Ivan Savvidis a gold stripe was added to the crest, as a symbol of glory and renaissance of the club.[53]

Badge and team colours

Panathinaikos and AEK Athens are also considered major rivals due to the bitter rivalry of citizens between Thessaloniki of Macedonia and Athens.[51]

A long-time rivalry also exists between PAOK and local rivals Aris Thessaloniki,[50] which has culminated in two memorable Greek Cup finals between them, each club winning one. On an annual basis, fierce derbies are contested for the Greek League, sometimes accompanied by violent outbreaks on and off the pitch.

The Olympiacos took place.[49] The rivalry is also fueled by the rivalry that exists between Piraeus and Thessaloniki.

Rivalries

Gate 4 members are known to be fanatic supporters of their team, using firecrackers and fireworks to generate a supportive atmosphere for their team. On the other hand, Toumba Stadium is notorious for its hostility to opposing teams, which has earned it the moniker of "black hell".[48]

Gate 4 is where the largest PAOK supporters clubs assemble. They generally support all clubs within the PAOK Sports Society, and mostly wear black and white symbols, which are the club's colors. The group as a whole traditionally maintains good relations with the Serbian FK Partizan football club supporters Grobari, as well as with the fans of OFI Crete, a friendship that is supported by annual exchange of tickets and always excellent atmosphere on their matches.[48]

PAOK fans in Gate 4
PAOK fans

Supporters

PAOK Sports Center is the current training ground of PAOK, located in Nea Mesimvria area.[47]

Training ground

The stadium's official name is simply "PAOK Stadium", however it is commonly referred to as "Toumba" after the name of the district. The stadium has hosted several games of the Greece national football team and was selected as one of the training venues for the football tournaments of the 2004 Olympic Games and due to this it was heavily upgraded. The relevant works commenced in 2003 and the stadium was again ready to be used in the summer of 2004 boasting a brand new look. The most important modification was the construction of a new four-storey building behind the main west stand (gates 1,2 and 3). The new building of the stadium houses a number of VIP boxes and VIP lounges, service areas for TV and the Press, such as new club's offices. A new roof was also installed over the west stand, while other works included new seats, upgrading of the dressing rooms, a new pitch and re-enforcement of the concrete pillars below the north curved stand (Gate 4 and Gate 4A). After the advent of the new major shareholder Ivan Savvidis in 2012, began a gradual renovation. The big changes began in 2012–13, but the main changes were made in 2014–15 for the European obligations of the team in the UEFA Europa League.

Toumba Stadium (Greek: Στάδιο Τούμπας) is a football stadium in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is property of amateur P.A.O.K.. It is a family donation from Ioannis Dedeoglou, such as was also later the donation of the P.A.O.K. Sports Arena. The construction started in 1958 and completed in 1959.[46] Patrons on the project were the Ministry of Culture and Sport (Greece) (paid the amount of 1.100.000 drachmas) and the Hellenic National Defence General Staff. Architect of the project was Minas Trempelas and engineer Antonis Triglianos. Important for its construction was the contribution and of its own group of fans, who were invited twice to assist financially through the "Special Fund for the erection of the new ground of PAOK" adopted by the administration of the club, while some friends of the team worked selflessly personal work during the process of the construction. The stadium is located in the district of Toumba (Thessaloniki) in eastern Thessaloniki. Its original capacity was 45,000, until the installation of seating on all stands in 1998. This reduced the capacity to 32,000 (seated). The introduction of security zones in 2000, reduced the capacity to the current capacity 28,703 seats.

Stadium

Facilities

In 2015, the club owner Ivan Savvidis paid all of the club's debts to the Greek State, an amount that totalled at €10,886,811.[44] In May, PAOK hired Frank Arnesen as the new club's technical director (Sports Director). On 18 June 2015, Igor Tudor was hired as the new manager of the club, signing a three-year contract.[45]

In 2014 the team reached the Greek Cup final, but lost to Panathinaikos F.C..[43]

In June 2013 PAOK appointed Huub Stevens as their new coach, but he was dismissed in March 2014 after not good results.[42]

PAOK entered the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League in the playoffs after a last game win against PAS Giannina.

In the summer of 2012, and after several months of negotiations, Giorgos Donis in the summer of 2012.

Ivan Savvidis era (2012–present)

In the 2010–11 season, PAOK finished 4th in the regular season and secured a place in the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round by finishing 2nd in the playoff round. PAOK board appointed the experienced Romanian coach László Bölöni.[40] Under the leadership of Bölöni PAOK passed the UEFA Europa League playoff round and entered the group stage once again despide the many injured players the club had. In 30 November 2011, PAOK achieved a historic victory[41] against English club Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, with a 2–1 scoreline. With this victory, the club quilified for the round of 32 of the Europa League for a second consecutive year. There they faced Udinese and after a 0–0 draw in Udine they suffered a 0–3 loss in Toumba.

In 2010/11 PAOK reached the knockout phase in the Europa League, losing 2–1 on aggregate to CSKA Moskva.[39]

Another defeat against Panathinaikos, under Dermitzakis, led to his removal on 17 October.[37] His assistant, Makis Chavos replaced him as caretaker coach. At first, fans were asking for a quick replace of Chavos by a European-range coach, but after a streak of four wins in the Greek Superleague and a home 1–0[38] win against Villarreal CF in the UEFA Europe League group stage, it was decided to remain.

Unfortunately, such excellent performances did not continue in the first fixtures of the Greek league. Unsuccessful results included a 0–1 home loss to arch-rival Aris FC[36]

With Dermitzakis at the helm, PAOK faced Ajax and was ultimately eliminated on the away goals rule, managing a 1–1[32] draw in Amsterdam and a thrilling 3–3[33] draw in Thessaloniki. Entering the UEFA Europa League playoff round, PAOK were drawn against Turkish club Fenerbahçe, also eliminated on the Champions League third qualifying round. This time, PAOK fared much better and after winning the home game 1–0[34] in Thessaloniki, secured a memorable 1–1 draw.[35]

As the squad made several awful appearances in its pre-season friendly matches (notably losing to Kickers Offenbach by 3–1[29]), alarming fans and management alike, Theodoros Zagorakis finally decided to fire Beretta and his staff on 22 July, just one week prior to the club's away match in Amsterdam. Beretta was quickly replaced with Pavlos Dermitzakis, veteran PAOK player and Zagorakis' initial choice before reverting to Beretta.[30] Beretta also became the shortest-lived PAOK coach ever, sitting on the bench for just 38 days.[31]

The 2010 league playoff success was swiftly followed by Fernando Santos' announcement of his decision to depart, having concluded his three-year contract.[27] It was eventually decided in mid-June that Mario Beretta would be his successor.[28]

PAOK vs Tottenham (2011)

The years after Fernando Santos (2010–12)

The unbeaten streak ended in late March, when successive derby defeats by Aris and AEK effectively ended any hope of winning the championship. However, the club redeemed itself in the league play-offs by finishing first, with impressive consecutive wins against Aris Thessaloniki F.C., AEK F.C. and twice against Olympiakos. Thus, PAOK was eligible to compete in the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

The new squad saw UEFA Cup elimination by Dutch club Heerenveen. To make matters worse, the first few games of 2009 found the club struggling, but then managed a 13-game unbeaten streak, including memorable wins against Panathinaikos and Olympiaκos, solidifying the club as one of the main league title contenders. This run was not without setbacks, as the club suffered another elimination in the Greek Cup, by the recently promoted PAS Giannina.

The 2009–10 season saw the transfer of former Racing de Santander player Vitolo, experienced defender Bruno Cirillo and Vasilios Koutsianikoulis, the club's costliest transfer in many years. Key players' contracts, like Olivier Sorlin and Vieirinha, were also renewed.

The end of the 2008–09 season found PAOK in second place, eight points behind champions Olympiakos, the best place the club had taken since 1985. This success however was short-lived, as the club failed to retain their place in the recently introduced league playoffs, finishing fourth and missing out on the second UEFA Champions League berth to Panathinaikos. Nevertheless, PAOK secured a spot in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

In January 2009, Zagorakis announced the club's intention of building a new training facility complex in Nea Mesimvria area, Thessaloniki, owned by the club. The administration had already acquired land from the municipality of Agios Athanasios in the previous summer.[26]

The club's finances, however, gradually improved, and – thanks to the continuing massive support from fans in the form of season tickets,[22] as well as many new sponsorship deals – the summer of 2008 saw the transfers of widely known internationals like Pablo Contreras,[23] Zlatan Muslimović[24] and Pablo García[25]

The plan's first season saw the club eliminated from the Greek Cup by second division club Fernando Santos did little to prevent a ninth-place finish in the league, the worst performance by the club in 11 years.

In the summer of 2007, Theodoros Zagorakis assumed presidency of the club, replacing the Vezyrtzis-Oikonomidis administration and thus ushered in a new era. One of the new management's first actions was to lay down a three-year plan: the first year priority would be to take action the club's debts, beginning in 2007–08, the second would be to qualify for the UEFA Cup again, and the third would be to become a major league title contender once again.

PAOK – Olympiakos 1–0 (2009), close view of the pitch.
Theodoros Zagorakis, captain of the 2004 champion Greek national football team

The Zagorakis plan (2007–2010)

The club appointed Momcilo Vukotic as coach in October 2006, replacing Dumitrescu, who had earlier resigned.[21]

[20].Panathinaikos to Dimitris Salpingidis and especially his decision to sell star-player [19] constant allegations of embezzlement,[18] going as far as to occupy the club's offices in Toumba stadium for a handful of days. The situation was ever worsening for Goumenos, after many failed deals with possible investors,[17]

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