HISTORY

Welcome to the living history of Hellenic Sports. Olympiacos F.C. is far from being an ordinary club. It is a family; and all together, the administration, the technical staff, the athletes and the fans constitute the building blocks of history in the making of the most successful and powerful sports organisation in the country throughout the years.

Talk about football in Greece, and you can only be talking about Olympiacos. And it could not be any different, since the club has won 40 league championships in total, while all the other clubs together have so far won 37! Our club’s captains have celebrated winning the Hellenic Cup 26 times, while the second most successful club has won it only 17 times. During the last fifteen years, OLYMPIACOS has participated 13 times in the Champions League, the greatest football club competition in the world. According to statistics, OLYMPIACOS fans represent 40% of all Greek fans, whether they are in Greece or abroad; in other words wherever a Greek element is present.

These accomplishments are no coincidence. The members of the red and white family work hard, in perfect harmony. The team has the best Greek athletes, while top international players and many talented athletes have played for OLYMPIACOS, contributing to its glorious history. The administration has satisfied all the requirements of the technical staff, while many promising talented players, who contractually belong to OLYMPIACOS, are currently on loan to other clubs.

The club’s facilities comply fully with UEFA standards. The G. Karaiskakis stadium, with a total capacity of 32,115 seats, is the "hot" home ground of OLYMPIACOS, always packed, and also hosts both national and international football events. The Greek National team also plays in the G. Karaiskakis stadium. In addition, in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, the most important football matches were hosted here. The training centre in Agios Ioannis Rentis offers everything that professional football players need in order to be able to fully concentrate on their job. Training sports grounds, a fully equipped gym, a recovery and treatment unit, a swimming pool, restaurants and high-quality guestrooms make up our state-of-the-art facilities.

It is worth mentioning that our facilities are also available to the young players of the OLYMPIACOS Academy. The administration puts an emphasis on developing young players, offering them everything they need so they can concentrate on their performance and become the future stars of our club. This is also what our fans want. They represent the majority of Greek football fans and follow OLYMPIACOS everywhere, in Greece and abroad.

The fans, the administration, the players and the technical staff would also like to welcome this year’s new team members. All together, aware of what it means to be a member of the red and white family, we will work hard again over the next year in order to add more golden pages to the history of OLYMPIACOS.

 

Titles

OLYMPIACOS is the biggest title-winning club in Greece, while the team holding the second place lags far behind. OLYMPIACOS has won many distinctions both in the Hellenic Championship and in the Hellenic Cup competitions. The titles won by OLYMPIACOS so far are as follows:

GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP (41): 1931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

HELLENIC CUP (26): 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013

DOUBLE (16): 1947, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013

SUPER CUP (4): 1980, 1987, 1992, 2007

BALKAN CUP (1): 1963

1925-1930

The truly original title was unanimously approved by the members of the Club, resolving the problem that had arisen of finding a mutually acceptable name. It had been the inspiration of Notis Kamperos, who wanted the title of the new club to suggest power, athletic strength, ethos, noble rivalry, dominance and ultimately the Olympic ideal.

1931-1944

In 1933-34, Olympiacos sustained its dominance. The team won the championship by beating Iraklis, home and away, while the club continued its supreme path by winning all its international matches. In 1934-35, the championship started, but it was never completed, partly because of the organisation of the 4th Balkan Cup and partly due to political and military turmoil, which forced EPO to interrupt the championship.

1945-1958

In 1946-47, Olympiacos returned triumphantly, winning the league and the Cup and celebrating the first double in the history of the team. Throughout the 1950s, Olympiacos claimed 7 championships and 7 cups, including 5 doubles.

1959-1967

Between 1959 and 1963, Olympiacos won the Greek Cup 3 consecutive times, whereas the next year, the Cup was cancelled due to incidents caused by the fans of Olympiacos and Panathinaikos at the historical game held on 17th June 1964. In 1965-66 and 1966-67, Olympiacos were again crowned Greek Champions.

1968-1978

These were very difficult years for Greece, since the regime of the Colonels affected all aspects of life.

1979-1993

In the summer of 1979, the championship became professional, while Olympiacos came into the hands of Stavros Ntaifas.

1994-2009

In 1993, Olympiacos came into the hands of Sokratis Kokkalis. In 1996, Kokkalis bought Dušan Bajević from arch-rivals AEK. Olympiacos’ era of domination began with the addition of players like Predrag Đorđević and Stelios Giannakopoulos to the already rich team squad, which included names like Karapialis, Alexandris, Georgatos, Refik Šabanadžović and others.

2010 +

In 2010, Olympiacos came into the hands of Vaggelis Marinakis, a strong supporter of team; a man nurtured on the ideals of Olympiacos.