Olympiacos F.C.

Greek association football club

P.A.E. Olympiacos C.F.P. is a football club which plays in Greece. The club based in Piraeus, Greece. The colours of Olympiacos is red and white and its emblem is an adolescent with a crown made of laurel, representing an ancient Olympic Games winner. It is the most successful Greek team. Up to 2021-22 season they have won forty-seven League titles, twenty-eight Greek Cups and four Greek Super Cups, more titles than any other Greek team and it is one of the three teams that have never been relegated from the first division.

Full nameP.A.E. Olympiacos C.F.P.
Nickname(s)Legent, "Red and whites"
GroundKaraiskakis Stadium,
Piraeus, Attica, Greece
Capacity33,344 [1]
ChairmanVangelis Marinakis
ManagerJosé Luis Mendilibar
LeagueSuper League Greece
2021/221st (Champions)

Olympiacos is the most popular Greek club with around two and a half million fans in Greece and was placed ninth on the list with the most paid up members in the world in 2006, having 83,000 registered members as of April 2006. They share a great and long-standing rivalry with Panathinaikos.

Stadium change

The Karaiskakis Stadium during a 2009–10 UEFA Champions League match against Arsenal

The Karaiskakis Stadium is the current (since 2004) and traditional home of Olympiacos. With a capacity of 32,115, it is the largest football-only stadium and the second largest football stadium in Greece. It was built in 1895 as Neo Phaliron Velodrome, to host the cycling events for the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. Olympiacos started using it since its foundation in 1925. In 1964 it was renovated and was given its current name after Georgios Karaiskakis a military commander of the Greek War of Independence, with an athletics track around the pitch.

Olympiacos left the Karaiskakis Stadium temporarily and played at the newly built Athens Olympic Stadium in 1984. 1989 the team returned to their traditional home, where they played until 1997. Olympiacos went back to the Athens Olympic Stadium till 2002. In 2002 they movedto the Georgios Kamaras Stadium in Rizoupoli, home of Apollon Smyrnis till 2004

In 2003 the stadium was given to Olympiacos in order to build a football-only ground to be used for the football tournament of the 2004 Olympics. Olympiacos got exclusive use of the stadium until 2052. The old stadium was demolished in the spring of 2003 and the new one was completed on 30 June 2004 .[2] The stadium als has a museum of Olympiacos.[3]

Current squad change

As of 26 August 2022[4]

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   Czech Republic Tomáš Vaclík
2 DF   Croatia Šime Vrsaljko
4 MF   Guinea Mady Camara
5 MF   Greece Andreas Bouchalakis (captain)
6 MF   France Yann M'Vila
7 MF   Greece Kostas Fortounis
8 MF   Cameroon Pierre Kunde
9 FW   Egypt Ahmed Hassan
10 MF   Denmark Philip Zinckernagel
11 FW   Morocco Youssef El-Arabi (vice-captain)
14 DF   Greece Thanasis Androutsos
15 DF   Greece Sokratis Papastathopoulos
16 DF   Israel Doron Leidner
17 MF   Greece Marios Vrousai
18 FW   South Korea Hwang Ui-jo (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
19 MF   Greece Georgios Masouras
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   Guinea Aguibou Camara
23 DF   Greece Leonardo Koutris
24 DF   Senegal Ousseynou Ba
26 DF   Spain Pipa
28 MF   France Mathieu Valbuena (third-captain)
30 MF   United States Konrad de la Fuente (on loan from Marseille)
31 GK   Iceland Ögmundur Kristinsson
33 MF   South Korea Hwang In-beom
44 DF   Greece Kostas Manolas
45 DF   Moldova Oleg Reabciuk
47 FW   Mauritania Aboubakar Kamara
66 DF   Senegal Pape Abou Cissé
77 MF   Cape Verde Garry Rodrigues
88 GK   Greece Konstantinos Tzolakis
97 MF   Serbia Lazar Ranđelović

Honours change

Domestic competitions change

European competitions change

Regional change

  • Piraeus FCA Championship]
    • Winners (25) (record): 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959

Doubles change

  • Winners (18) (record): 1946–47, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1998–99, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2019–20

References change

  1. Karaiskakis Stadium
  2. "New Karaiskaki Stadium". stadia.gr. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. "The museum of Olympiacos". Olympiacos.org. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. "Team". olympiacos.org. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  5. Olympiacos titles, Olympiacos official website olympiacos.org