AEL 1964

AE Larissa
Full namePAE Athlitiki Enosi Larisas 1964
(Athletic Union of Larissa 1964 FC)
Nickname(s)Vyssini (Maroons)
Founded1964
GroundAlkazar Stadium,
Larissa, Greece
Capacity13,108
ChairmanKonstantinos Pyladakis
ManagerGeorgios Donis
LeagueSuper League Greece
2006-07Super League Greece, 10th
 
Home colours
 
Away colours


AEL 1964 (Greek: Αθλητική Ένωση Λάρισας 1964 - Athlitiki Enosi Larisas 1964), the Athletic Union of Larisa 1964, is a Greek association football club based in the city of Larisa, capital of Greece's Thessaly region. The club is also known, unofficially, as Larisa.

The team currently competes in the Super League Greece.

History

The club was founded as Athlitiki Enosi Larisas in 1964, the result of a merger of four local clubs - Iraklis Larisas, Aris Larisas, Toxotis Larisas and Larisaikos. It quickly rose to the first division. However, after winning the 1988 championship, the club fell into decline and by 2000 it had been relegated to the third division, going through bankruptcy. In 2003, the club was forced to change its name to AEL 1964 as a result of the bankruptcy.

However, the 2004-2005 season proved to be very fruitful for the club, winning the second division (achieving double promotion) and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Greek Cup. AEL has had a couple of good seasons in the First Division ever since. They have been particularly successful in the Greek Cup, even advancing to the final for the first time in 23 years.

Titles: 1 Championship and 2 Cups

AEL 1964 is the only countryside based team (i.e., outside of the Athens and Thessaloniki metropolitan areas) to win the Greek Alpha Ethniki (now Super League Greece) Championship in 1988. The club also won the Greek football Cup twice, in 1985 by beating PAOK FC in the final (4-1) and in 2007 by beating Panathinaikos 2-1. Before that, AEL 1964 failed to win the Greek Cup twice, going down in the finals of 1982 and 1984 against Panathinaikos.

Notable European campaigns

Season Round Notes
Cup Winners Cup
1984-85Quarterfinaleliminated by FC Dynamo Moscow



Season Round Notes
UEFA Cup
2007-2008Group Stage Round 2

Notable Former Players

  • Giannis Valaoras
  • Vasilis Karapialis
  • Michalis Ziogas
  • Giannis Galitsios
  • Giorgos Plitsis
  • Christos Michail
  • Kostas Kolomitrousis
  • Giorgos Mitsibonas
  • Thodoris Voutiritsas
  • Takis Parafestas
  • Sakis Tsiolis
  • Giorgos Agorogiannis

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Current Team

''As of August 31, 2007.

No. Position Player

1GKFotis Kipouros
2DFIlias Kotsios
3DFStylianos Venetidis
4DFNikolaos Dabizas (captain)
5MFIlias Kyriakidis
6MFDimitrios Gikas
7DFGeorgios Galitsios
9FWFacundo Manuel Carlos Parra
10MFSilva Cleiton Alexandre
11MFNektarios Alexandrou
13MFAndreas Lampropoulos
15GKSpyridon Christopoulos
17MFMarcelo Sarmiento
18MFGeorgios Fotakis
19MFAthanasios Magos
No. Position Player

20DFMarco Foerster
21FWChristos Kalantzis
22MFAlexandros Vergonis
23MFAntonios Poutas
24DFAnastasios Venetis
26GKStefanos Kotsolis
27FWAntonio Muñoz Llompart
29FWIbrahima Bakayoko
31DFMichalis Boukouvalas
33MFPanagiotis Bachramis
42MFMatias Walter Iglesias
77DFPanagiotis Katsiaros
87GKIlias Makris
99FWJozef Kozlej

Squad changes for the 2007/2008 season

In:
No. Position Player

2DFIlias Kotsios (from Panathinaikos)
5MFIlias Kyriakidis (from AEK Athens)
9FWFacundo Manuel Carlos Parra (from Chacarita Juniors)
17MFMarcelo Sarmiento (from Argentinos Juniors)
19MFAthanasios Magos (from Apollon Larissa)
22MFAlexandros Vergonis (from Ethnikos Olympiakos)
27FWAntonio Muñoz Llompart (from Logroñés)
29FWIbrahima Bakayoko (from Messina)
31DFMichail Boukouvalas (from Panetolikos)
42MFIglesias Matias Walter (from Atlético Madrid)
87GKIlias Makris (from Iraklis)


Out:
No. Position Player

-DFSpyridon Vallas (to Skoda Xanthi)
-MFZisis Ziagas (Retired)
-FWGuga (Free Agent)
-DFStefanos Skentos (to Kastoria)
-FWAlexis Gavrilopoulos (to Panachaiki 2005)
-MFChristian Bassila (to Energie Cottbus)
-FWModo Abouna Thierry Bernadin (Free Agent)
-MFEfstathios Aloneftis (to Energie Cottbus)
-MFAgelos Digozis (to Skoda Xanthi)
-MFFilipe Da Costa (to Ionikos)
-FWHenri Antchouet (Free Agent - Banned for 2 years after testing positive for cocaine)


Out on loan:
No. Position Player

14MFDimitrios Balis (on loan to Rodos)
40MFAndreas Chatziliontas (on loan to Kastoria)

Youth Team

No. Position Player

1GKPetros Baimakis
2GKChristos Batavanis
3DFAlexandros Karateev
4DFAnastasios Zagos
5DFTheofilos Rachovitis
6DFNikolaos Karanikas
7DFAthanasios Agelinas
8DFThomas Bourouzikas
9DFApostolos Polyzos
10DFAthanasios Odos
11DFChristos Nonis
No. Position Player

12MFAlexandros Tiliopoulos
13MFKostas Eleftheriadis
14MFIoannis Kyros
15MFIoannis Spyropoulos
16MFGeorgios Spanos
17FWAsterios Kokobelis
18FWDimitrios Noulas
19FWGeorgios Lytras
20FWAgelos Mitrousias
21FWKonstantinos Banousis
22FWDimitrios Papathanasiou

Coaching And Medical Staff

  • Manager: Georgios Donis
  • Assistant Manager:Serafim Agelinas
  • Fitness Coach:Grigorios Georgitsas
  • Goalkeeping Coach:Christos Michail
  • Chief Scout:Miodrag Medan
  • Youth Team Manager:Georgios Liapis
  • Youth Team Coach:Konstantinos Katsaras
  • Youth Team Fitness Coach:Christos Kapelianis

Stadium

AEL currently plays at the Alkazar stadium, AEL's home since 1964. However plans have been approved to build a new ground on the same site. The new AEL Arena will increase the capacity for AEL fans from 13,108 spectators to 21,000 and it will probably be completed in early 2009.

2007 Greek Cup winners

AEL lifted the cup for their second time in their history after beating favourites Panathinaikos by a one goal margin. Two goals gave underdog AEL the Cup by stunning their opposition who were in the midst of a disappointing season both nationally and in Europe. The first goal came early in the match as at the third minute AEL won a free kick which was taken by Georgios Fotakis and headed in by striker Jozef Koslej. Just before the end of the first half Panathinaikos won a penalty and Dimitris Papadopoulos stepped up to make the score even on the 44th minute. As the match was approaching it's end Henri Antchouet scored with a strong shoot after an excellent long pass from Georgios Fotakis to give AEL the lead. AEL then kept the lead, sealing a glorious day for the unlikely winners. The 10,000 AEL fans deliriously celebrated the goal as the opposing fans felt the disappointment of having to end the season trophyless despite high expectations.

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Alkazar is a multi-use stadium in Larisa, Greece. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of AEL 1964. The stadium holds 13,108 seats and was built in 1965. It is due to be replaced by AEL Arena in 2009.
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Motto
Ελευθερία ή θάνατος
Eleftheria i thanatos  
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Date of birth September 26 1969 (1969--) (age 38)
Place of birth    Frankfurt, West Germany

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Founded
2006
Nation
 Greece
President
Giannis Vardinogiannis
Relegation To
Second Division
Number of Teams
16
European Qualification
Champions League
UEFA Cup
Intertoto Cup
Domestic Cups
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Sport Football
Founded 2006
No. of teams 16
Country(ies)  Greece

Most recent champion(s) Olympiacos

This was the inaugural Super League Greece season.
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Writing system: Greek alphabet 
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Official language of:  Greece
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recognised as minority language in parts of:
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Motto
Ελευθερία ή θάνατος
Eleftheria i thanatos  
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Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players. It is the most popular sport in the world.
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Motto
Ελευθερία ή θάνατος
Eleftheria i thanatos  
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Thessaly (in Greek, ΘεσσαλίαThessalía
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Founded
2006
Nation
 Greece
President
Giannis Vardinogiannis
Relegation To
Second Division
Number of Teams
16
European Qualification
Champions League
UEFA Cup
Intertoto Cup
Domestic Cups
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Sport Football
Founded 1931
No. of teams 69
Country(ies)  Greece

Most recent champion(s) A.E. Larissa (2006-07)

TV partner(s) Alpha TV

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Location

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Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 70 - 338 m (0 - 0 ft)
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Location

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Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 0 - 20 m (0 - 0 ft)
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metropolitan area is a large population centre consisting of a large metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence, or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central cities and their zone of influence.
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Founded
2006
Nation
 Greece
President
Giannis Vardinogiannis
Relegation To
Second Division
Number of Teams
16
European Qualification
Champions League
UEFA Cup
Intertoto Cup
Domestic Cups
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Sport Football
Founded 1931
No. of teams 69
Country(ies)  Greece

Most recent champion(s) A.E. Larissa (2006-07)

TV partner(s) Alpha TV

The Greek Football Cup (Greek:
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PAOK FC

Full name Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός
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Panathinaikos FC

Full name PAE Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (All-Athenian Athletic Club FC)
Nickname(s) Prasinoi (The Greens)
Trifylli (Shamrock)

Founded 1908
Ground
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Founded
1960
Merged with the UEFA Cup.
1999
Continent
Europe (UEFA)
Number of Teams
32 (First Round)
49 (Total)[1]
Most successful club
FC Barcelona
(4 time champions, 2 times runner-up)

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The season 1984-85 of the European Cup Winners' Cup was won by Everton FC in the final against SK Rapid Wien. However, they were unable to re-enter Europe the next season despite winning both it and the English top division due to the Heysel stadium disaster the same year.
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Dynamo

Full name Football Club Dynamo Moscow
Nickname(s) White-Blues, Musora (Cops)
Founded 1923
Ground Dynamo Stadium, Moscow
Capacity 36,540
Chairman Dmitry Ivanov
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Founded
1971
Continent
Europe (UEFA)
Number of Teams
80 (First Round)
8 clubs join after group stage [1]
157 (Total)
Current Champions (2006-07)
Sevilla FC
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Information may change rapidly as the event progresses. The UEFA Cup 2007-08 is the 50th edition of the European UEFA Cup football club tournament. The final match will be played at City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England on May 14, 2008.
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Georgios Mitsimponas (1962–1997) was a famous Greek football player during the 1980s and 1990s. He was born in 1962 in the village of Tsaritsani in the prefecture of Larissa.
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Full name Θεοφάνης Γkέκα?
Date of birth May 23 1980 (1980--) (age 27)
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