Happy Birthday Legend!
10 March 1925 - 10 March 2016: 91 years of glory and pride!
“Today, in Piraeus, a club under the title “Olympiacos Club of Piraeus Fans” is established with its purpose being to develop physical education amongst young people and to always promote it in a sportsmanlike way”.
It is still unknown whether the group of friends attending this historic general meeting, in 1925, at Moira’s restaurant and drafting the articles of association –part of which you just read above- had the slightest idea of the history they were about to make. Their objective, in the words of Michalis Manouskos, was to establish a club that would inspire all Greeks. “Olympiacos” would be its name and a laurel-crowned adolescent its emblem.
Ultimately, Olympiacos grew to become something more than just a source of inspiration. It became the reason why destitute people could walk on the streets with their head high; with pride. It was more than their club, it represented their way of living. A club deriving from the people, for the people, with the people. Olympiacos is not just another club. Olympiacos is more than the game, more than the excitement, more than the victory. Olympiacos is a way of life. A role-model for those fighters in daily life, who never surrender and overcome all obstacles. Olympiacos is Olympian. Olympiacos is Greece, an Ideal, a Legend.
Born in Piraeus, the 2nd largest port in the Mediterranean. Praised in numerous songs: “Hard as I may look for, I find no other port like that”. Taking the Olympic Ideals around the world. Olympiacos is inspiration for Greeks. “You are magic in my mind”, as the chant goes.
The heritage is vast and calls the Legend to keep asking for more successes. It also calls for bestowing the Olympic Ideals to future generations. Olympiacos is a Legend. Our Olympic family. We are winners. We never stop. We never quit. We keep on dreaming!”