Football A Division

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The A' Division (first division) or Alpha Ethniki or, as of the 2006 - 2007 season, Super League, is the highest professional football league in Greece. At present, 16 clubs compete in the league, playing each other team in the league twice, once at home and once away. At the end of the season, three clubs are relegated to Beta Ethniki, the second-level league, to be replaced by the top three teams from that league.

As of the 2008-09 season, the league is entitled to two entrants in the UEFA Champions League. The champions enter the third qualifying round, while the second club enter the second qualifying round before thay can advance to the group stage. The winners of the Greek Cup and two highest top-finishing club outside the CL qualificants or the three highest top-finishing club outside the CL qualificants if the cup is won by one of the clubs qualified for the qualifying rounds of the Champions League are entitled to participate in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League. Which qualifying round it is depends on the position Greece earned in previous years in the European ranking.

Teams

Roster

The teams for the 2018/2019 season (in alpha order) are:

  1. AE Larisa
  2. AEK
  3. Apollon Smyrni
  4. Aris
  5. Asteras Tripoli
  6. Atromitos Athens
  7. Levadiakos
  8. OFI
  9. Olympiakos
  10. Panaitolikos
  11. Panathinaikos
  12. Panionios
  13. PAOK
  14. PAS Giannina
  15. PAS Lamia 1964
  16. SKODA Xanthi

Teams that once played in Alpha Ethniki or Super League

Teams that once played in Alpha Ethniki in the previous seasons:

Defunct Teams that once played in the Alpha Ethniki

Cypriot Teams that have played in the Alpha Ethniki

Championships

Greek Championship

Here are teams that won the Greek Championship. The teams that won the most of the championships in Alpha Ethniki, are Olympiacos (37), Panathinaikos (20) and AEK (13).

Pre-EPO era

EPO-sanctioned championships

Greek Cups

The Greek Football Cup is a competition where teams from the B' Division and C' Divisions also participate. For more details on the structure of the competition and histrorical information, see Greek Football Cup

Super Cups

  • 1970 - Panathinaikos
  • 1971 - AEK
  • 1987 - Olympiacos FC
  • 1988 - Panathinaikos
  • 1989 - AEK
  • 1992 - Olympiacos FC
  • 1993 - Panathinaikos
  • 1994 - Panathinaikos
  • 1996 - AEK

League Cups / Mediterranean Cups

Domestic Doubles

Outstanding Players

The Alpha Ethniki has been extremely successful in producing local talent for overseas export, such as Vasilis Tsiartas, Giorgos Donis, Christos Kostis, Vasilis Borbokis, Michalis Vlachos, Triantafillos Macheridis, Vassilis Lakis, Theodoros Zagorakis, Michalis Kapsis, Akis Zikos, Demis Nikolaidis, Fanis Gekas, Nikos Machlas, Giorgos Karagounis, Traianos Dellas, Nikos Dabizas, Stelios Giannakopoulos, Kostas Katsouranis, Vangelis Moras, Leonidas Kapandais, Grigoris Georgatos, Sotiris Kyrgiakos and others.