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1939–40 Panhellenic Championship

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Panhellenic Championship
Season1939–40
ChampionsAEK Athens
2nd Greek title
Relegatednone
Matches played2
Goals scored8 (4 per match)
Top goalscorerKleanthis Maropoulos (2)
Biggest home winAEK Athens vs PAOK 1–0
Biggest away winPAOK vs AEK Athens 3–4
Highest scoringPAOK vs AEK Athens 3–4

The 1939–40 Panhellenic Championship was the 11th season of the highest football league of Greece and the last before the WW2 took place. It was carried out with a system similar to that of the previous season in which 14 teams participated again, 8 from the Cental and 6 from Northern Greece, which were divided into groups. As in the previous year, in order to complete the championship, since it took a total of 30 matchdays, the teams that qualified for the national championship did not compete with each other again but transferred the mutual results of the local championships.

The teams of the Cental Greece formed the Southern group and resulted as follows:

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

The teams of the Νorthern Group were initially divided into two subgroups.The teams of the Thessaloniki formed the Northern subgroup A and resulted as follows:

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

The teams of Serres, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace formed the Northern subgroup B and resulted as follows:

  • Serres' Championship: The winner.
  • Thracian Championship: The winner.
  • Eastern Macedonian Championship: The winner.

The two winners competed in double games to become the champion of the Northern group. The champions of South and North, AEK Athens and PAOK, competed in a 2-legged final for the title. AEK was crowned champion for their 2nd Championship (2 consecutive), with Kleanthis Maropoulos being the protagonist as the last year. AEK had a great team then and throughout the year they had only one defeat in the Southern group against Olympiacos. Both in the local championship of Athens, and in both of the finals, AEK achiedved only victories. The point system was: Win: 3 points - Draw: 2 points - Loss: 1 point.

1939–40 Panhellenic Championship Intro articles: 3

Qualification Round

Athens Football Clubs Association

Pos Team Pld GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 AEK Athens (Q) 14 61 10 +51 42 Southern Group
2 Panathinaikos (Q) 14 47 16 +31 34
3 Apollon Athens (Q) 14 33 24 +9 31
4 Asteras Athens[b] (Q) 14 25 33 -8 29
5 Athinaikos[b] (Q) 14 21 24 -3 28
6 Enosis Pangrati[b] 14 16 20 -4 28
7 Atromitos[a][b] 14 8 39 -21 17
8 Daphni Metaxourgeio[b] 14 14 38 -24 15
a. ^ At the beginning of the championship, Atromitos was expelled from the Athens' Federation and was replaced by the 3rd place holder of second tier, Olympiacos Athens. In fact, he played 3 games knowing overwhelming defeats by Apollon Athens (1-4), Enosis Pagrati (score 3-7) and AEK Athens (0-13). Eventually, the Athens' Federation took back the deletion of Atromitos and reinstated him in the championship, so the games of Olympiacos Athens were cancelled and the club took part in the second tier of the Athenian championship.
b. ^ The ranking and the points are the final but from the 4th to the 8th place the reported goal difference is of the penultimate (13th) matchday.

Piraeus Football Clubs Association

Pos Team Pld GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Olympiacos (Q) 10 49 10 +39 28 Southern Group
2 Ethnikos Piraeus (Q) 10 21 8 +13 26
3 Proodeftiki (Q) 10 23 19 +4 23
4 Thiseus Piraeus[a] 10 8 18 -10 15
5 Argonaftis Piraeus[b] 10 12 26 -14 14
6 Aris Piraeus[b] 10 9 29 -20 13


a. ^ The ranking and the points are the final but the reported goal difference is of the 7th matchday.
b. ^ The ranking and the points are the final but the reported goal difference is of the penultimate (9th) matchday.

Macedonia Football Clubs Association

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Iraklis (Q) 10 7 2 1 28 13 +15 26 Northern Group
2 PAOK (Q) 10 6 2 2 22 12 +10 24
3 Aris[a] (Q) 10 6 1 3 32 12 +20 22
4 MENT 10 4 0 6 13 26 −13 18
5 Makedonikos 10 3 1 6 14 16 −2 17
6 Apollon Kalamarias 10 1 0 9 14 44 −30 12
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ 1 point must have been deducted from Aris' team due to the suspension of the match with Iraklis.
Home \ Away IRA PAOK ARIS MENT MAK APOL
Iraklis 1–1 3–2[a] 3–0 0–2 6–2
PAOK 0–0 2–4 3–1 2–1 3–1
Aris 1–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 8–1
MENT 2–6 0–6 0–4 3–0 3–2
Makedonikos 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 4–0
Apollon Kalamarias 3–5 0–2 0–7 1–3 3–2
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was stopped in '86 due to the refusal of an Aris' player to leave the field after being sent off. The result in the rankings remained 3-2, with Aris beeing punished by a deduction of 1 point.

1939–40 Panhellenic Championship Qualification Round articles: 5

Semi-final Round

Southern Group

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 AEK Athens (Q) 14 13 0 1 48 14 +34 40 Finals
2 Olympiacos 14 9 2 3 32 19 +13 34
3 Panathinaikos 14 8 2 4 42 19 +23 32
4 Ethnikos Piraeus 14 8 2 4 24 16 +8 32
5 Apollon Athens 14 5 3 6 19 24 −5 27
6 Athinaikos 14 2 4 8 12 31 −19 22
7 Asteras Athens 14 3 1 10 14 38 −24 21
8 Proodeftiki 14 1 0 13 16 46 −30 16
Source: rsssf
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Home \ Away AEK OLY PAO ETH APOL ATH AST PRO
AEK Athens 3–2 1–0 2–0 3–2 4–2 4–0 4–0
Olympiacos 3–2 1–4 0–2 3–0 1–0 4–2 2–1
Panathinaikos 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–1 3–1 5–1
Ethnikos Piraeus 1–4 0–4 2–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 4–1
Apollon Athens 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 3–1
Athinaikos 0–3 0–3 1–7 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–2
Asteras Athens 1–3 1–3 1–8 0–2 0–4 0–0 3–1
Proodeftiki 2–7 2–4 2–3 1–4 0–1 2–1 0–2
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Northern Group

Subgroup A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 PAOK (A) 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 9[a] Northern Group Play-offs
2 Aris 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 9[a]
3 Iraklis 4 1 0 3 8 11 −3 6
Source: rsssf
(A) Advance to a further round.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Aris had a better goal difference and goal ratio but the 1st place was taken by PAOK, because of the better results in the games between them.
Home \ Away PAOK ARIS IRA
PAOK 2–1 4–1
Aris 1–1 3–1
Iraklis 3–0 3–4
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Subgroup B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Fillipoi Kavala (A) 4 2 1 1 15 5 +10 9 Northern Group Play-offs
2 Iraklis Serres 4 2 0 2 5 14 −9 8
3 Aspida Xanthi 4 1 1 2 8 9 −1 7
Source: rsssf
(A) Advance to a further round.
Home \ Away FIL IRA ASP
Fillipoi Kavala 9–0
Iraklis Serres 0–2 2–1
Aspida Xanthi 2–3
Source: rsssf
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Northern Group Play-Offs

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
PAOK 6–3 Fillipoi Kavala 5–0 1–3

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Summary
AEK Athens 5–3 PAOK 1–0 4–3

Matches

AEK Athens1–0PAOK
  • Vasiliou  53' (pen.)
[1]
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Pasalaris
PAOK3–4AEK Athens
  • Kalogiannis  17'
  • Feroutsos  20'
  • Ioannidis  70'
[2]
  • Maropoulos  38'49'
  • Chatzistavridis  54'
  • Gasparis  59'
Sintrivani Stadium, Thessaloniki
Referee: V. Diamantopoulos

AEK Athens won 5–3 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Kleanthis Maropoulos AEK Athens 2
2 Kostas Vasiliou AEK Athens 1
Alekos Chatzistavridis AEK Athens
Giorgos Gasparis AEK Athens
Kostas Kalogiannis PAOK
Feroutsos PAOK
Ioannidis PAOK

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