Egaleo
Full nameA.O. Egaleo Football Club
Founded1931; 90 years ago (1931)
GroundStavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium
Capacity8,217
OwnerPaltoglou Family
ChairmanIoannis Paltoglou
ManagerApostolos Charalampidis
LeagueSuper League Greece 2
2020–21Football League Greece, 9th (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Egaleo Football Club (Greek: ΠΑΕ Αιγάλεω 1931) is a Greek professional football club based in Egaleo, a suburb of Athens, Greece. Founded in 1946, it uses all documents of previous club (Ierapolis F.C., founded in 1931). The team currently compete in the Super League 2, the second tier of Greek football and it holds home matches at Stavros Mavrothalassitis Stadium.

Club colours are blue and white.

History

Egaleo was founded in 1931 by Demetrios Haniotis and Georgios Aronis, as Athletic Union of Ierapolis (Αθλητική Ένωση Ιεραπόλεως – Athlitiki Enosis Ieropoleos). In 1946, three other clubs in the district merged with A.E. Ierapoleos to form Athletic Club Egaleo (Αθλητικός Όμιλος Αιγάλεω – Athlitikos Omilos Egaleo), which managed to reach for the first time the first division in 1961.

In the 2003–04 season, Egaleo managed its second better ever classification, fifth (fourth in the 1970-71 season), playing UEFA Cup for the first time in 2004–05, appearing in the group stages (after defeating Gençlerbirliği of Turkey 2–1 score on aggregate) with FK Partizan, S.S. Lazio, Middlesbrough and Villarreal CF, which ended with the conquest of just one point. In the league, the club finished sixth, trailing PAOK by just one point.

After a disappointing 2006–07, Egaleo was relegated back to the second level. Another relegation followed in the next year, and a third in 2008–09.

In August 2009, a merger between Egaleo and Ilisiakos F.C. took place, as the other club participated in the second division, with the purchase being made effective by Egaleo's owner Thomas Mitropoulos; the new club, which took Ilisiakos' place, was renamed Egaleo A.O.

At the end of the 2009–10 season, due to the merger being declared illegal by the Greek Council of State, Egaleo FC was relegated to the Delta Ethniki.

Honours

Domestic

Leagues

Winners (4): 1964–65, 1976–77, 1982–83, 2000–01
Winners (2): 1998–99, 2018–19
Winners (2): 1995–96, 2012–13

Regional

Leagues

Cups

Supporters

The ultras group Gate 12 have friendly relation with fans of CD Leganés, the towns of Egaleo and Leganés happen to be twinned too.

Players

Current squad

As of 22 March 2021

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 Greece GRE Nikos Fylaktos
3 DF Greece GRE Georgios Magakis
4 DF Greece GRE Georgios Kalyvas
5 DF Greece GRE Michalis Papanikolas
7 MF Greece GRE Alexandros Piastopoulos
8 MF Greece GRE Giannis Stamatakis
9 FW Greece GRE Nikos Sampanidis
10 FW Greece GRE Ilias Tsiligiris (captain)
11 FW Greece GRE Makis Voukelatos
12 DF Greece GRE Michalis Valioutis
13 DF Greece GRE Theodoros Papoutsogiannopoulos
14 MF Greece GRE Stratos Lampoglou
16 MF Greece GRE Pavlos Laskaris
17 FW Greece GRE Antonis Trimmatis (on loan from Atromitos)
19 DF Greece GRE Spyros Vlachos
20 GK Greece GRE Georgios Sikalias
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 DF Greece GRE Antonis Anastasiou
22 DF Greece GRE Konstantinos Panagiotou
24 MF Albania ALB Luan Skenderaj
26 FW Greece GRE Argyris Brebos
30 MF Greece GRE Konstantinos Tsitsaris
32 MF Greece GRE Athanasios Daktylidis
33 FW Greece GRE Georgios Barbarousis
56 FW Greece GRE Georgios Drenogiannis
65 GK Greece GRE Nikos Sfyridis
66 DF Greece GRE Athanasios Danas
70 DF Greece GRE Gerasimos Papangelis
73 MF Greece GRE Nikos Katharios
77 FW Greece GRE Alexandros Arnarellis
88 MF Albania ALB Gertin Hoxhalli
99 FW Greece GRE Alexandros Kavvadias (on loan from Panetolikos)

Notable former players

Internationally capped players or players who have over 50 appearances for the club

Notable former managers

Notable Chairmen

Technical staff

Name Role
Greece Manager
Greece Assistant Manager
Greece Trainer

European matches

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2002–03 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round England Fulham 1–1 0–1
2003–04 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round Slovenia Koper 2–3 2–2
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1st Round Turkey Gençlerbirliği 1–0 1–1
Group Stage
(Group E)
England Middlesbrough 0–1
Serbia and Montenegro Partizan Belgrade 0–4
Italy Lazio 2–2
Spain Villarreal 0–4
2005–06 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 1–3 3–2

Sources