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1938–39 Panhellenic Championship

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Panhellenic Championship
Season1938–39
ChampionsAEK Athens
1st Greek title
Relegatednone
Matches played2
Goals scored10 (5 per match)
Top goalscorerKostas Vasiliou (3)
Biggest home winAEK Athens vs Iraklis 3–1
Biggest away winIraklis vs AEK Athens 2–4
Highest scoringIraklis vs AEK Athens 2–4

The 1938–39 Panhellenic Championship was the 10th season of the highest football league of Greece. 14 teams participated, for the first time so many and for the first time from the province. It was held in two groups, Southern Group with 8 and Northern Group with 6 teams, which qualified from the championships of the local associations. The Southern Group was formed by club of Athens' and Piraeus' associations and resulted as follows:

  • Athenian Championship: The first 5 teams of the ranking.
  • Piraeus' Championship: The first 3 teams of the ranking.

The Northern Group was formed by clubs of Macedonian and Eastern Macedonian association and resulted as follows:

  • Macedonian Championship: The first 3 teams of the ranking.
  • Eastern Macedonian Championship: The first 3 teams of the ranking.

It was the first time that teams outside Central Greece and Thessaloniki participated in the national championship. The champions of the two groups, AEK Athens (due to a better goal ratio than Olympiacos) and Iraklis, competed in a 2 legged final for the title of champion. The champion was AEK Athens, which qualified for the national championship as the runner-up of Panathenian championship, with the then rising star, Kleanthis Maropoulos.

In order to complete the championship, since 26 matchdays were required, it was decided that the teams that qualified for the national championship will not compete again but will transfer each other results of local championships. From this period, the HFF established a point system of 3-2-1 in all competitions, so that there was the ability of zeroing any team that refused to take part in a match. This system was valid until the 1972-73 season.

1938–39 Panhellenic Championship Intro articles: 1

Qualification Round

Athens Football Clubs Association

Pos Team Pld GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Panathinaikos (Q) 10 40 8 +32 27 Southern Group
2 AEK Athens (Q) 10 31 13 +18 25
3 Apollon Athens (Q) 10 28 16 +12 23
4 Asteras Athens (Q) 10 18 18 0 20
5 Atromitos[a] (Q) 10 9 45 -36 13
6 Daphni Metaxourgeio[a] 10 6 30 -24 12
a. ^ The ranking and the points are the final but the reported goal difference is of the penultimate (9th) matchday.

Piraeus Football Clubs Association

Macedonia Football Clubs Association

Pos Team Pld GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 Iraklis (Q) 10 28 10 +18 27 Northern Group
2 Aris (Q) 10 35 10 +25 26
3 PAOK (Q) 10 28 13 +15 23
4 Makedonikos 10 16 18 -2 18
5 MENT 10 16 28 -12 16
6 Aetos Papafi 10 8 52 -44 10

1938–39 Panhellenic Championship Qualification Round articles: 5

Semi-final Round

Southern Group

Pos Team Pld GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 AEK Athens (Q) 14 54 22 2.455 35 Finals
2 Olympiacos 14 38 17 2.235 35
3 Ethnikos Piraeus 14 30 21 1.429 33
4 Apollon Athens 14 38 16 2.375 30
5 Panathinaikos 14 38 16 2.375 30
6 Asteras Athens 14 21 26 0.808 27
7 Aris Piraeus 14 11 54 0.204 16
8 Atromitos 14 10 58 0.172 14[a]
a. ^ Atromitos has -2 points.
Home \ Away AEK OLY ETH APOL PAO AST ARIS ATR
AEK Athens 2–1 4–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 6–0 8–3
Olympiacos 5–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 1–0 5–2 3–0
Ethnikos Piraeus 1–3 4–2
Apollon Athens 3–2 0–3
Panathinaikos 0–2 0–3
Asteras Athens 1–4 1–3
Aris Piraeus 0–10 1–4
Atromitos 1–6 0–2
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Northern Group

Pos Team Pld GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Iraklis (Q) 10 22 7 +15 27 Finals
2 Aris 10 30 10 +20 26
3 PAOK 10 30 21 +9 20
4 AEK Kavala 10 11 18 -7 18
5 Doxa Drama 10 10 26 -16 15
6 Fillipoi Kavala 10 10 31 -21 14
Home \ Away IRA ARIS PAOK AEK DOX FIL
Iraklis 3–2
Aris 0–1 2–0 2–0 4–2 7–1
PAOK 1–5
AEK Kavala 1–3
Doxa Drama 0–4
Fillipoi Kavala 1–2
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Summary
AEK Athens 7–3 Iraklis 3–1 4–2

Matches

AEK Athens3–1Iraklis
Report
  • Frenelis  26'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Iliadis (Thessaloniki)
Iraklis2–4AEK Athens
  • Kitsos  13' (pen.)
  • Frenelis  89'
Report
  • Maropoulos  26'
  • Vasiliou  45'81'
  • Christodoulou  54'
Iraklis Stadium, Thessaloniki
Referee: Papadopoulos (Thessaloniki)

AEK Athens won 7–3 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Kostas Vasiliou AEK Athens 3
2 Kleanthis Maropoulos AEK Athens 2
Frenelis Iraklis

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