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PANATHINAIKOS ATHLITIKOS OMILOS (Greek : Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος, literally in English : "All-Athenian Athletic Club" or PANATHINAIKOS A.C. ), also known simply as PANATHINAIKóS , is a major Greek multi-sport club based in the City of Athens
Athens
. It has the trifolium as its official emblem, symbol of harmony, unity, nature, and good luck. Green
Green
(usually used dark shades of the colour by the club) and white are their colours (green for health , youth and nature , such as physiolatry , and white for virtue ). Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
is one of the most successful multi-sport club and one of the oldest clubs in Greece. The name "Panathinaikos" (which can literally be translated as "Panathenaic", which means "of all Athens") was inspired by the ancient work of Isocrates
Isocrates
Panathenaicus, where the orator praise the Athenians for their democratic education and their military superiority, which use it for benefit of all Greeks.

It was founded by Giorgos Kalafatis
Giorgos Kalafatis
in 1908 as a football club, when he and 40 other athletes decided to break away from Panellinios Gymnastikos Syllogos following the club's decision to discontinue its football team. It is amongst the most popular clubs in the country and one of the biggest worldwide, based on the number of its sports departments. It is the club that introduced in Greece
Greece
a number of sports, as it was the first, or amongst the first teams, in football, basketball, volleyball, field hockey, table tennis and handball, while they were also pioneer in the creation of women's teams in basketball and football.

Panathinaikos' teams and individual athletes have won numerous titles and have made notable participations in domestic and international competitions. The basketball and football teams of the club are the most successful Greek teams in terms of achievements in the European competitions. The football team of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
is the only Greek team that has reached the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
final (in 1971) and also the semi-finals twice (in 1985 and 1996). It is also the only Greek football team that has played for the Intercontinental Cup . The basketball team of the club is the most successful in Greece
Greece
and one of the most successful in Europe
Europe
, with six European championships , one Intercontinental Cup and two Triple Crowns . The teams of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
have played overall in 15 European and international finals (in football, basketball, men's volleyball and women's volleyball).

In the individual sports, Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
has a remarkable tradition in the athletics, cycling, shooting, fencing and boxing departments. It has produced numerous athletes; World champions and European champions, winners at the Olympic , Mediterranean and Balkan Games
Balkan Games
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 1908–1945

* 1.1.1 Football Club of Athens
Athens
* 1.1.2 Panathenaic Athletic Club

* 1.2 1946–1990 * 1.3 1991–2000 * 1.4 2001–present

* 2 Crest

* 2.1 Crest evolution

* 3 Description and major titles of the professional departments

* 3.1 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
men\'s football * 3.2 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
men\'s basketball * 3.3 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
men\'s volleyball

* 4 Description and major titles of the amateur departments

* 4.1 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
women\'s basketball * 4.2 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
women\'s volleyball * 4.3 Individual Sports * 4.4 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
athletics * 4.5 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
cycling * 4.6 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
table tennis * 4.7 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
boxing * 4.8 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
fencing * 4.9 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
archery * 4.10 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
diving * 4.11 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
swimming * 4.12 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
weightlifting * 4.13 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
modern pentathlon * 4.14 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
wrestling

* 5 Titles of inactive departments

* 5.1 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
chess * 5.2 Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
gymnastics

* 6 Notable athletes

* 7 Supporters

* 7.1 Notable supporters

* 8 Gold trifolium * 9 European and worldwide honours of team sports * 10 Gallery * 11 See also * 12 References

* 13 External links

* 13.1 Fan sites

HISTORY

1908–1945

Football Club Of Athens

Giorgos Kalafatis
Giorgos Kalafatis
, founder of the Club

Football made its appearance in Greece
Greece
at the end of the 19th century. In 1908, a young athlete of Panellinios , Giorgos Kalafatis
Giorgos Kalafatis
, dismayed by his club's decision to discontinue its football team, left with 40 other athletes and founded "Podosferikos Omilos Athinon" (Football Club of Athens). Konstantinos Tsiklitiras , the great Greek athlete of the early 20th century, played as goalkeeper for the new team.

Panathenaic Athletic Club

The team of Kalafatis was renamed to Panellinios Podosferikos Omilos (PPO) – i.e. "Panhellenic Football Club" – in 1911. In 1918, it was decided that the official crest of the club would be the trifolium , symbol of unity, harmony, nature, and good luck, an idea of player Michalis Papazoglou . The officials of the club were looking for a universal, non-nationalistic or localistic symbol, aiming to represent the whole Athens
Athens
at the country and further at the world.

Papazoglou was also the main instigator of the Panathenaic Idea, the idea for the creation of a new club -for the Greek standards- which will participate in as more sports as possible (something that would by adopted later by all the major Greek clubs). With the help of the others of the leading four of the club (Kalafatis, Panourgias and Nikolaidis), this came true. In 1919, Kalafatis was a member of the Greece
Greece
national football team that participated in the Inter-Allied Games in Paris
Paris
. There, he collected informations also about basketball and volleyball (sports unknown then in Greece) and after his return to Athens, started his efforts on creating new teams for the club.

In 1924, the club took its final and current name "Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (PAO)" (Panathenaic Athletic Club), from now on a multi-sports club . During the next decades, with main contributor Apostolos Nikolaidis (considered Patriarch of the club), Panathinaikos not only will create teams almost in every sport, but they will be consecutive champions for many years in most of them. The champion football team of 1930 Basketball
Basketball
team of 1940

The athletics department was founded in 1919. In the same year, Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
was one of the first clubs in Greece
Greece
to form a volleyball team. The first dynamic presence of the team is dated back in the years 1927–1929 with many popular players of the time such as the historical member of the board Apostolos Nikolaidis as well as Athanasios Aravositas , Goumas, Arg. Nikolaidis, Papageorgiou and Papastefanou.

In 1922, the basketball department was founded, also one of the first in Greece, and it has since developed into the most successful basketball team in the country and one of the most successful in Europe
Europe
. In 1924, the table tennis department was founded, in 1926 the tennis department and in 1928 the cycling, shooting and field hockey departments. The swimming, water polo and handball departments were created in 1930.

In the 1928 Summer Olympics
1928 Summer Olympics
, for the first time, the parade of nations started with Greece. The athlete of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
Antonis Kariofillis became the first Greek who started the parade.

Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
won the football championship in 1930 under the guidance of József Künsztler
József Künsztler
with Angelos Messaris as the team's star player. Other notable players of the era were Antonis Migiakis , Diomidis Symeonidis and Mimis Pierrakos . They beat rivals Olympiacos 8–2, a result that still remains the biggest win either team has achieved against its rival. In 1937 the women's basketball team was created, being the first in the country.

During the WWII and the dark years of the Axis occupation of Greece
Greece
, the athletes of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
played a significant role. The football player Mimis Pierrakos was killed during the Greco-Italian war
Greco-Italian war
, while Michalis Papazoglou with Dimitris Giannatos (founding member of the basketball team) later participated in the resistance group of Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz , an athlete of Polish origin of Iraklis Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
and secret agent of the British, and succeeded in destroying three German airplanes and sinking three small warships. They were arrested, tortured and finally Giannatos and Ivanof were executed.

1946–1990

The football team in the 1971 European Cup Final Ferenc Puskás , head coach of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
(1970–1974)

After the war, the boxing department was re-founded in 1946, the diving department was created in 1947, the weightlifting department in 1959, the chess department in 1960, the fencing department was re-founded in 1960, the gymnastics department in 1962, the waterskiing department in 1963 and a wrestling department in 1965.

Panathinaikos' hardcore fans are called Gate 13 and are the oldest union of supporters in Greece. Gate 13 was founded in 1966. Furthermore, in the 1966 European Athletics Championships , the pole vaulter of the club and 13 times Greek champion, Christos Papanikolaou , won the silver medal.

The volleyball club has demonstrated many titles and honours due to the fact that the team roster has always included some of the top volleyball players in Greece. The first generation was that of the 1960s with Andreas and Nikos Bergeles as well as Iliopoulos, Leloudas, Chasapis, Emmanouel, Perros and Fotiou who opened the road for the next generations.

In 1970, Christos Papanikolaou jumped 5.49 metres (18.0 ft) to capture the world record . It was the first pole vault over 18 feet (5.5 m).

Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
soon dominated Greek football along with rivals Olympiacos and AEK and, although they are second in domestic titles, they have done better than any other Greek club in the European competitions. In 1971, Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
became the first and only Greek team – so far – to have reached the final of a European competition, when they faced Ajax in Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
for the European Cup , losing 2–0. In the late 1970s, when football became professional in Greece, the club's football department passed to the hands of the Vardinogiannis family. In the following 30 years the team won the Greek championship 7 times, while in Europe
Europe
the team reached also the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
two more times, in 1985 and 1996.

In 1974, the table tennis team reached the semi-finals of the ETTU Cup . In 1978, the modern pentathlon department was founded and in 1980, the judo department. An important achievement for the volleyball team was the participation in the final of the CEV Cup Winners\' Cup in 1980. During the following years, Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
continued to perform well in Greek volleyball with players such as Kazazis, Tentzeris, Gontikas (later president of Panathinaikos FC
Panathinaikos FC
), Galakos, Dimitriadis and Margaronis.

The archery department was founded in 1981 and a futsal department in 1990.

1991–2000

Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium Olympic Indoor Hall during a Panathinaikos B.C.
Panathinaikos B.C.
game.

Another successful period for the volleyball team was the seasons 1994–95 and 1995–96 when Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
won two Greek Championships in a row with Stelios Prosalikas as head coach and Andreopoulos, Triantafyllidis, Filippov, Spanos, Chatziantoniou, Ouzounov, A. Kovatsev, S. Kovatsev, Karamaroudis and Tonev as players.

The men's basketball department became professional in 1992 and since then is owned by two pharmaceutical magnates, the brothers Pavlos and Thanassis Giannakopoulos . In 1996 in Paris
Paris
final-four (F4), Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
was the first Greek team to win a European Champions' Cup (now called Euroleague
Euroleague
), beating Barcelona
Barcelona
in a unique final, by 67–66. In September of the same year the team also won the Intercontinental Cup , prevailing by 2–1 wins over Olimpia of Argentina
Argentina
(83–89, 83–78, 101–76). In the same year, the football team reached the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
semi-finals.

In 2000, in the F4 of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
, Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
were the Champions of Europe
Europe
for the second time, beating Maccabi 73–67 in the final. In 2002 in Bologna
Bologna
, they conquered the most prestigious European trophy for the third time, beating hosts Kinder Bologna
Bologna
89–83. Also, in 2000, the women's volleyball team reached the CEV Cup final.

2001–PRESENT

In 2007 in Athens
Athens
F4, Panathinaikos BC were crowned European Champions for the fourth time, beating CSKA Moscow 93–91. In 2009 in Berlin
Berlin
, the "greens" defeated again CSKA 73–71 to become the Champions of Europe
Europe
for the fifth time.

In 2009, the men's volleyball team reached the CEV Cup final, while the women's volleyball team reached the Challenge Cup final.

The sixth Euroleague
Euroleague
triumph for Panathinaikos BC came in Barcelona in 2011, after defeating Maccabi 78–70 in the final. Panathinaikos BC became so, the second most successful club (behind Real Madrid ) in the history of the competition.

In 2013, a new sports department was founded for the first time after many years. It is the rugby team, which was announced on 7 November 2013, while the re-foundation of the field hockey department and the creation also of a baseball team was announced in 2014.

On 29 December 2016, following the current trend of sports clubs getting involved in electronic sports, the club announces the establishment of an eSports section.

CREST

Michalis Papazoglou , a member of the Greek Resistance
Greek Resistance

In 1918, Michalis Papazoglou proposed the trifolium as emblem of Panathinaikos, symbol of harmony, unity, nature, and good luck. Georgios Chatzopoulos , member of the club (later President) and director of the National Gallery , took over to design the emblem for the club. Up to the end of the 1970s, a trifolium (green or white) was sewed on the heart's side on the jersey of the club΄s teams.

With the beginning of professionalism in the Greek football, the crest of the FC was created, accompanied by the club initials and the year of founding (1908). The basketball team uses also since 1992 its own logo.

In 2014, the direction of the club introduced a separate crest for the whole club and all the amateur departments.

CREST EVOLUTION

*

until 2014 *

100 years anniversary crest *

2014–present

DESCRIPTION AND MAJOR TITLES OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEPARTMENTS

PANATHINAIKOS MEN\\'S FOOTBALL

Mimis Domazos Dimitris Saravakos
Dimitris Saravakos
Gilberto Silva

Football is the first and oldest department of the club. The football team of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
is the only Greek that has reached the UEFA Champions League final (in 1971) and semi-finals (in 1985 and 1996), such as the Intercontinental Cup final.

* SUPER LEAGUE GREECE : (20): 1930 , 1949 , 1953 , 1960 , 1961 , 1962 , 1964 , 1965 , 1969 , 1970 , 1972 , 1977 , 1984 , 1986 , 1990 , 1991 , 1995 , 1996 , 2004 , 2010 * GREEK FOOTBALL CUP : (18): 1940 , 1948 , 1955 , 1967 , 1969 , 1977 , 1982 , 1984 , 1986 , 1988 , 1989 , 1991 , 1993 , 1994 , 1995 , 2004 , 2010 , 2014 * GREEK SUPER CUP : (3) (RECORD): 1988, 1993, 1994, * GREATER GREECE CUP : (1): 1970 * BALKANS CUP : (1): 1977

PANATHINAIKOS MEN\\'S BASKETBALL

Nikos Galis Dimitris Diamantidis
Dimitris Diamantidis

Founded in 1922, the basketball team of the club is the most successful in Greece
Greece
and one of the most successful in Europe, with six European championships and one Intercontinental Cup .

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP : (35) (RECORD): 1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 , 2004 , 2005 , 2006 , 2007 , 2008 , 2009 , 2010 , 2011 , 2013 , 2014 , 2017

* GREEK CUP : (18) (RECORD): 1979, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 , 2017 * EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP : (6) (GREEK RECORD): 1996 , 2000 , 2002 , 2007 , 2009 , 2011 * INTERCONTINENTAL CUP : (1): 1996

PANATHINAIKOS MEN\\'S VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball department was founded in 1919. it is one of the oldest and most successful volleyball teams in Greece.

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP : (18): 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2006 * GREEK CUP : (6): 1982, 1984, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2010 * GREEK SUPER CUP : (1): 2006

DESCRIPTION AND MAJOR TITLES OF THE AMATEUR DEPARTMENTS

PANATHINAIKOS WOMEN\\'S BASKETBALL

The department was founded in 1937, the first in the country.

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP : (4): 1998, 2000, 2005, 2013 * GREEK CUP : (1): 2000

PANATHINAIKOS WOMEN\\'S VOLLEYBALL

The department was founded in 1969 and is the women's volleyball team with more trophies in Greece.

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP : (23) (RECORD): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 * GREEK CUP : (5): 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS

PANATHINAIKOS ATHLETICS

Christos Papanikolaou

The athletics department was founded in 1919. The first athletes were the football players of the club .

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (23): 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1989, 1990 * GREEK INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (3): 1986, 1989, 1990 * GREEK CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (26) (RECORD): 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1996, 1997, 2012, 2016 * GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, WOMEN: (3): 1946, 1947, 1949 * GREEK CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP, WOMEN: (6): 1949, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2017

PANATHINAIKOS CYCLING

Founded in 1928, it is one of the most successful departments of Panathinaikos.

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, OVERALL STANDINGS: (8): 1951, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1973

PANATHINAIKOS TABLE TENNIS

The department was founded in 1924 by Nikos Mantzaroglou .

* GREEK CLUBS\' CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (11): 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956,1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1975 * GREEK CLUBS\' CHAMPIONSHIP, WOMEN: (3): 1972, 1973, 1974 * GREEK CUP, MEN: (3): 1965,1966, 1969 * GREEK CUP, WOMEN: (1): 1972

PANATHINAIKOS BOXING

It was founded in 1912 by John Cyril Campbell , the coach of the football team.

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (32) (RECORD): 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2015, 2016

PANATHINAIKOS FENCING

Just like the boxing department, it was founded in 1912 by John Cyril Campbell , the coach of the football team.

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, OVERALL STANDINGS: (13): 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975

PANATHINAIKOS ARCHERY

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (3): 1983, 1984, 1985

PANATHINAIKOS DIVING

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, OVERALL STANDINGS: (6): 1969, 1972, 1975, 2015, 2016, 2017

PANATHINAIKOS SWIMMING

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, OVERALL STANDINGS: (12): 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968

PANATHINAIKOS WEIGHTLIFTING

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (5): 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968

PANATHINAIKOS MODERN PENTATHLON

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (2): 1980, 1987

PANATHINAIKOS WRESTLING

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (2): 2014, 2015

TITLES OF INACTIVE DEPARTMENTS

PANATHINAIKOS CHESS

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP: (2): 1970,1971

PANATHINAIKOS GYMNASTICS

* GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP, MEN: (1): 1972

NOTABLE ATHLETES

* Football: Antonis Antoniadis , Stratos Apostolakis , Marcus Berg
Marcus Berg
, Juan José Borrelli , Djibril Cisse , Mimis Domazos , Kostas Frantzeskos , Ezequiel González , Takis Ikonomopoulos , Giorgos Kalafatis , Anthimos Kapsis , Giorgos Karagounis , Michalis Konstantinou , Giannis Kyrastas , Sebastián Leto , Kostas Linoxilakis , Takis Loukanidis , Angelos Messaris , Antonis Migiakis , Lakis Petropoulos , Juan Ramón Rocha , Dimitris Saravakos
Dimitris Saravakos
, Giourkas Seitaridis , Paulo Sousa
Paulo Sousa
, Gilberto Silva , Juan Ramón Verón , Krzysztof Warzycha
Krzysztof Warzycha
, Velimir Zajec * Basketball: Men: Fragiskos Alvertis , Liveris Andritsos , Michael Batiste , Dejan Bodiroga , Fanis Christodoulou
Fanis Christodoulou
, Dimitris Diamantidis , Nikos Galis , Panagiotis Giannakis
Panagiotis Giannakis
, James Gist , Šarūnas Jasikevičius , Robertas Javtokas , Giorgos Kolokithas , Apostolos Kontos , Jaka Lakovič , Faidon Matthaiou
Faidon Matthaiou
, Nikola Peković , Željko Rebrača , Byron Scott
Byron Scott
, Hugo Sconochini , Ramūnas Šiškauskas
Ramūnas Šiškauskas
, David Stergakos , Dejan Tomašević , Kostas Tsartsaris , Dominique Wilkins Women: Dimitra Kalentzou , Jacki Gemelos * Volleyball: Men: Liberman Agamez , Dante Amaral , Marcelo Elgarten , Hernando Gomez , Andre Nascimento , Clayton Stanley , Gerasimos Theodoratos , Paweł Zagumny
Paweł Zagumny
Women: Ruxandra Dumitrescu , Xanthi Milona , Effrosyni Sfyri * Athletics: Men: Rigas Efstathiadis , Antonis Kariofilis , Giannis Lambrou , Apostolos Nikolaidis , Michalis Papazoglou , Christos Papanikolaou , Konstantinos Poulios , Georgios Roubanis , Antonis Tritsis Women: Hrysopiyi Devetzi , Alexandra Papageorgiou * Swimming: Romanos Alyfantis , Marianna Lymperta , Nery Mantey Niangkouara * Boxing: Giannis Aidiniotis , Vangelis Ikonomakos , Dimitris Michael , Areti Mastrodouka * Fencing: Panagiotis Dourakos , Ioannis Hatzisarantos , Andreas Vgenopoulos * Cycling: Ilias Kelesidis * Table Tennis: Nikos Mantzaroglou, Kostas Priftis * Shooting: Athanasios Aravositas , Georgios Liveris , Georgios Marmaridis , Konstantinos Mylonas , Alkiviadis Papageorgopoulos

SUPPORTERS

Fans of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
in the Olympic Stadium of Athens
Athens

According to the most recent polls, Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
is one of the most popular clubs in Greece, with nearly 30,2% of the fans supporting them, and the most popular in greater Athens
Athens
and the region of Attica . They have also a large fanbase in all Greek prefectures, in Cyprus and in the Greek diaspora
Greek diaspora
. They have the largest fanbase among high educated people and the Greek upper class (traditionally representing the old Athenian society), while they are popular among middle and lower class also.

The main organized supporters of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
are known as Gate 13 (est. 1966), which consists of around 80 clubs alongside Greece
Greece
and Cyprus. Gate 13 style of supporting includes the use of green fireworks, large and small green flags, displaying of banners and especially the creation of colourful and large choreographies, noisy and constant cheering and other supporters stuff. Gate 13 has over the years become a part of the club by affecting club decisions and by following the club on all occasions. PALEFIP (Panhellenic club of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
friends) is the other major supporters organization. Panathinaikos F.C.
Panathinaikos F.C.
currently is the only supporter-owned football club in Greece.

Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
supporters hold both records of the most season tickets sales (31.091 in 2010) and highest average attendance for a unique season (44.942 in 1985–86 season) in the history of Greek football.

Regarding the basketball, the fans of Panathinaikos, notable for their passionate support, also hold continuous attendance European records, such as the 20,000 fans against Benetton Treviso in 2006 and the 30,000 (over 25.000 officially) viewers against FC Barcelona Bàsquet in 2013.

The club is quite popular among artist cycles (actors, musicians, singers etc.), such as some notable politicians.

NOTABLE SUPPORTERS

* Sophia Aliberti , actress * Giannis Bostantzoglou , actor * Giannis Diakogiannis , sports journalist * Giorgos Chatzinasios , composer * Giannis Fertis , actor * Petros Filipidis , actor * Giorgos Fountas , actor * Katerina Gogou , actress and anarchist poet * Giannis Haroulis , singer * Dimitris Horn , actor * Liana Kanelli , journalist and member of the Greek Parliament
Greek Parliament
* Kostas Karafotis , singer * Kostas Karamanlis , former Prime Minister of Greece
Greece
* Nikos Karvelas , songwriter, producer and singer * Giorgos Katsaros , musician and songwriter * Nikos Kourkoulos , actor * Stamatis Kokkotas , singer * Alexandros Lykourezos , lawyer * Lavrentis Machairitsas , rock musician * Zeta Makripoulia , model, actress and TV presenter * Spyridon Merkouris , Mayor of Athens
Athens

* Stamatis Mercouris , politician and military officer * Melina Mercouri
Melina Mercouri
, actress * Andreas Mikroutsikos , songwriter, singer and TV presenter * Thanos Mikroutsikos , composer * Vicky Moscholiou , singer * Klelia Pantazi , rhythmic gymnast and Olympic medal winner * Aleka Papariga
Aleka Papariga
, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece
Greece
* Yiannis Parios , singer and songwriter * Nikos Pateras , shipowner * Georgios Rallis , former Prime Minister of Greece
Greece
* Giannis Spaliaras , male model * Marianna Toumasatou , actress * Pavlos Tsimas , journalist * Alexis Tsipras
Alexis Tsipras
, leader of Coalition of the Radical Left
Coalition of the Radical Left
and the current Prime Minister of Greece * Theodoros Veniamis , shipowner and president of the Greek Union of Shipowners * Anna Vissi
Anna Vissi
, singer * Aliki Vougiouklaki
Aliki Vougiouklaki
, actress * Nikos Xilouris , composer and singer of Cretan music * Giorgos Zambetas , musician * Yannis Zouganelis , musician/comedian

GOLD TRIFOLIUM

The Gold trifolium of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
AC is the major club's award given to special personalities. According to sources it has been awarded to:

* Jack Nikolaidis , club's official and president * Željko Obradović , basketball coach

* Nikolaos Plastiras , military officer and PM

EUROPEAN AND WORLDWIDE HONOURS OF TEAM SPORTS

SEASON FOOTBALL BASKETBALL WOMEN\\'S BASKETBALL MEN\\'S VOLLEYBALL WOMEN\\'S VOLLEYBALL TABLE TENNIS

1968–69

FIBA Saporta Cup Semi-finals

1970–71 European Cup
European Cup
FINAL

1971–72 Intercontinental Cup FINAL European Champions Cup Semi-finals

1974–75

ETTU Cup Semi-finals

1977–78 Balkans Cup WINNER

1979–80

CEV Cup FINAL

1980–81

Challenge Cup 4th place

1981–82

European Champions Cup Semi-finals

1984–85 European Cup
European Cup
Semi-finals

1987–88 UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
Quarter-finals

1988–89

CEV Cup 3rd place

1991–92 European Cup
European Cup
Quarter-finals

1993–94

European Champions Cup 3rd place

European Champions Cup Quarter-finals

1994-95

European Champions Cup 3rd place

CEV Cup 4th place

1995–96 UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Semi-finals European Champions Cup CHAMPIONS CEV Champions League
CEV Champions League
7th place

1996–97

FIBA Intercontinental Cup
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
WINNERS CEV Champions League
CEV Champions League
5th place

1997–98

FIBA Saporta Cup Semi-finals Ronchetti Cup Quarter-finals

1999-00

European Champions Cup CHAMPIONS

CEV Cup FINAL

2000–01

European Champions Cup FINAL

2001–02 UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Quarter-finals Euroleague
Euroleague
CHAMPIONS

2002–03 UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
Quarter-finals

2003–04

Challenge Cup 4th place

2004–05

Euroleague
Euroleague
3rd place

2005–06

CEV Cup 3rd place

2006–07

Euroleague
Euroleague
CHAMPIONS

2007–08

CEV Champions League
CEV Champions League
Fase of 6

2008–09

Euroleague
Euroleague
CHAMPIONS CEV Cup FINAL Challenge Cup FINAL

2010–11

Euroleague
Euroleague
CHAMPIONS

2011–12

Euroleague
Euroleague
4th place

GALLERY

FOOTBALL

*

Giorgos Kalafatis
Giorgos Kalafatis
with the national colours in the Inter-Allied Games (1919) *

Angelos Messaris (1929) *

Mimis Pierrakos (1906–1940), killed during the Greco-Italian War
Greco-Italian War
*

Stjepan Bobek
Stjepan Bobek
*

Juan Ramón Verón *

Antonis Antoniadis , a record 5 times top scorer for the Greek league *

Juan José Borrelli *

Krzysztof Warzycha
Krzysztof Warzycha
, the club's top goalscorer *

Paulo Sousa
Paulo Sousa
*

Giorgos Karagounis , captain of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
and the Greek national football team *

Djibril Cissé

BASKETBALL

*

Giorgos Kolokythas *

Frangiskos Alvertis , top scorer and game recordman of Panathinaikos BC *

Flags and banners of Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
in OAKA *

Dominique Wilkins *

Fanis Christodoulou
Fanis Christodoulou
*

Byron Scott
Byron Scott
*

Dejan Bodiroga *

Željko Obradović *

Nikola Peković *

Šarūnas Jasikevičius *

Ioannis Bourousis

VOLLEYBALL

*

Plamen Konstantinov *

Nikos Samaras

OTHER

*

Georgios Chatzopoulos (el), President of the club, painter and director of the National Gallery *

Pantelis Karasevdas , President of the club, a gold medalist at the 1896 Summer Olympics
1896 Summer Olympics
*

Field hockey
Field hockey
in Leoforos (1927) *

Cycling team of 1928 *

Apostolos Nikolaidis *

Nikos Mantzaroglou, founder of the table tennis department *

Athanasios Aravositas , founder of the shooting department *

Nery Mantey Niangkouara *

Konstantinos Poulios *

Entrance to the boxing department in Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium

SEE ALSO

* List of Panathinaikos AO presidents * List of Panathinaikos F.C.
Panathinaikos F.C.
presidents * Sport in Greece
Greece

REFERENCES

* ^ fiba.com Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
AC * ^ panathinaikos1908.gr * ^ Η δεκαετία του 1920 και η εμφάνιση νέων αθλητικών σωματείων * ^ Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos
A.C. establishes an eSports section! panathinaikos1908.gr (in Greek), 29 December 2016 * ^ "1908–1920" (in Greek). leoforos.gr. Retrieved 23 June 2011. * ^ A B Trifylli * ^ paovolleyball.gr * ^ Οι Πρωταθλητές Ελλάδας από το 1928 μέχρι σήμερα (IN GREEK). HELLENIC FOOTBALL FEDERATION EPO.GR. * ^ Kárpáti, Tamás; Schöggl, Hans. "List of Greece championships". RSSSF . Retrieved 12 April 2012. * ^ A B " Panathinaikos F.C.
Panathinaikos F.C.
trophies". pao.gr . Retrieved 12 April 2012. * ^ A B " Panathinaikos FC
Panathinaikos FC
profile". uefa.com . Retrieved 12 April 2012. * ^ " Greece