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#[[Asteras Tripolis FC|Asteras Tripoli]]
 
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#[[Atromitos Athens FC|Atromitos Athens]]
 
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*[[AE Larisa FC|AEL]] - [[Larisa]]
 
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*[[Akratitos FC|Akratitos]]
 
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*[[Apollon Kalamaria FC|Apollon Kalamaria]]
 
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*[[Makedonikos FC|Makedonikos]]
 
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*[[Naoussa FC|Naoussa]]
 
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Latest revision as of 09:42, August 13, 2022

The A' Division (first division) or Alpha Ethniki or Super League or, as of the 2019 - 2020 season, Super League 1, is the highest professional football league in Greece. At present (from the 2019/2020-season), 14 clubs compete in the league, playing each other team in the league twice, once at home and once away. At the end of the regular season, the top six clubs qualify for the championship round. Teams play each other again two times (again). The bottom eight club are forced to play in the relegation round. Teams play each other just one time. As of 2019 the last team is relegated to Beta Ethniki, or Super League 2 as of the 2019 - 2020 season, the second-level league. The club that finishes on position #13 has to play relegation-promotion games against the club that finishes on #2 in the Super League 2.

As of the 2021-2022 season, the league is entitled to one entrant in the UEFA Champions League. The champions have to surpass qualifying rounds before they can advance to the group stage. Which qualifying round depends on the position Greece earned in previous years in the European ranking. The winners of the Greek Cup and two highest top-finishing club outside the CL qualificant or the three highest top-finishing club outside the CL qualificant 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 Conference League. Which qualifying round depends on the position Greece earned in previous years in the European ranking.

Teams

Roster

The teams for the 2021/2022 season (in alpha order) are:

  1. AEK
  2. Aris
  3. Asteras Tripoli
  4. Atromitos Athens
  5. Ionikos
  6. Levadiakos
  7. OFI
  8. Olympiakos
  9. Panaitolikos
  10. Panathinaikos
  11. PAOK
  12. PAS Giannina
  13. PAS Lamia 1964
  14. Volos NFC

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 (45), Panathinaikos (20) and AEK (12).

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.