Atromitos FC is a football club based in Peristeri, Athens that plays in the Super League Greece.


Atromitos FC was officially founded in May 1923 when Kalomvounis, Petos, Glykofridis, Stathopoulos, Synodinos, Rigopoulos, Stamatopoulos, and other students living in Victoria Square (which was then called Kyriakou Square) decided to form a football team. That same year, Vaggelis Stamatis, a mathematics teacher and member of the Panhellenic football league, joined the administrative board of Atromitos. Because of his prominence in pre-war Greek football history, Stamatis' involvement increased the new team's stature in Athenian football. In 1924, Atromitos was accepted into the Greek football league.

At the time, Atromitos played at the Panellinios football grounds, Panathinaikos, and in Aris park. During their first season in the league's first division, they ended in third place (behind Panathinaikos and AEK). In 1928, they defeated Goudi 4–3 in the final game at Rouf stadium to become champions of Athens.

That same year, they took part (in the champions condition) in the first Panhellenic Championship, which was organised by EPO. On May 24, 1928, they were beaten 3–1 by Aris (who later became champions) in an away game, and were defeated again on June 3 by Ethnicos Pireaus 5–0. On June 10, they managed a draw at home against Ethnicos 1–1, before losing again to Aris 3–1 seven days later.

During the following two years, Atromitos stayed in the upper part of the first division of Athens, and in 1929, they finished third behind Panathinaikos and AEK Athens. They repeated the feat in 1930. They relegated from the championship in 1931. In 1932, Iosiph Chouroukchoglou and Nikolaos Epioglou decided to move Atromitos to Peristeri. Earlier, it was located in the same area as Panathinaikos, and they had found it hard to establish a large fan base or develop a unique identity. They played again it in seasons of 1933–34, 1938–39, 1939–40 before ocuupation of Greece. They played again in Panhellenic championship between 1945–1951, 1952–1953, 1956–1959.

Atromitos played in Alpha Ethniki in 1960–61 season and played in the second division until May 1972 when, under the coaching of Savva Papazoulou, they were re-promoted to the first level. It proved a change too hard to handle, and they were demoted the following year. In 1975, a better-prepared Atromitos returned to the first division with a large fanbase, and ended the year in 13th place, securing their spot in the top flight. In 1976 they improved to end the season in 9th place, the best in the club's history. But, they relegated in 1977.

By 1981, Atromitos had succeeded in attracting renowned players such as Stylianopoulos, Álvarez, Toskas and Athanasopoulos. However, despite high expectations, the club played for the last time in the top flight, and once more returned to the lower divisions. After years of playing in the third division, Atromitos won promotion back to the second division in May 2002 by beating Levadiakos FC at Patra stadium. The team played again in the top flight between 2005–2008 by merging with Halkidona and returned to the top flight after playing one season in the second division in 2008–2009.

In the 2010-2011 season Atromitos Fc made a historic run to the Greek Cup Final. However, they lost 3-0 to AEK.

Atromitos are based in western Athens and their main supporters club is called Fentagin. They are dedicated to support the local football team.
Previous chairmen

Former chairmen of the club include Iosiph Chouroukchoglou, Nikolaos Epioglou, Nikolaos Chakiris, Adonis Galaios, Stefanos Kaloumenos, Evaggelos Stais, Takis Anevlavis, Adonis Ksipnitos, Pavlos Panoutsopoulos, Stamatis Glykos, Andreas Koulopoulos, Giorgos Douros, Vasilis Petrou, Yiannis Kurtis, Kostas Stathakis, Vasilis Chigos and Tasos Papanikolas. Giorgos Spanos is the present chairman.

The home ground of Atromitos was once well-maintained but has been recently neglected. In its early days, Peristeri had grown to become the fourth largest municipality in Greece. The first club home ground was the grounds of "Bravery", which was located beyond the last shanty town of Evaggelistria.

In 1953, Atromitos moved to their present location, which contained only central stands for the spectators; the changing rooms consisted of a small room at the end of the stands. Much later, a larger stand was built with a capacity of 6,000 spectators. It was also used for non-football purposes, such as musical performances.

During the chairmanship of Victor Mitropoulos in EPAE, blue and white plastic seats were installed in the central stand. Before the Athens Olympics, Atromitos installed floodlights and renovated the running track so the ground could be used as a coaching facility during the Olympic Games. Under the football ground there are spaces and facilities for activities such as wrestling, chess and boxing. The organised fan club, "The Fedayeen", also have a space underneath the stands.

Repairs to fragile parts of the stadium due to humidity and earthquake damage are expected to be carried out.
Current squad

As of 28 August, 2011[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 Cameroon GK Charles Itandje
2 Greece DF Ioannis Skondras
3 Greece DF Evangelos Ikonomou
5 England DF Wayne Thomas
6 Greece DF Sokratis Fytanidis
7 Greece MF Andreas Tatos
8 Germany MF Denis Epstein
9 Brazil MF Brito
10 Greece FW Thanasis Karagounis
11 Serbia MF Nikola Beljić
12 Greece GK Fotis Karagiolidis
13 Greece MF Evangelos Nastos

No. Position Player
14 Greece FW Ilias Anastasakos
16 Greece MF Panagiotis Ballas
18 Greece DF Kostas Giannoulis
19 Greece MF Stelios Sfakianakis
21 Greece MF Elini Dimoutsos
22 Greece MF Antonis Athanasiou
23 Greece FW Kostas Mitroglou
24 Angola DF Francisco Zuela
26 Argentina MF Pitu
30 Croatia GK Velimir Radman
33 Greece DF Giorgos Makris
38 Greece DF Apostolos Argyros

For recent transfers, see List of Greek football transfers summer 2011.


Head Coach: Giorgos Donis
Assistant Coach: Savvas Pantelidis
Conditions Coach: Nektarios Pantazis
Advisor: Eletherios Kyparissis
Youth Coach: Nikos Kotsovos

Players out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
Greece MF Lefteris Intzoglou (at Pierikos F.C. until the end of 2011–12 season)
Notable players


Flag of Greece.svg Georgios Anatolakis
Flag of Greece.svg Antonis Antoniadis
Flag of Greece.svg Kostas Dimopulos
Flag of Greece.svg Kostas Fragolias
Flag of Greece.svg Georgios Georgiou
Flag of Greece.svg Antonis Karalis most appearances, (330)
Flag of Greece.svg Giorgos Karalis
Flag of Greece.svg Vassilis Karilakis
Flag of Greece.svg Aggelos Kondinos
Flag of Greece.svg Georgios Korakakis former captain (2007)
Flag of Greece.svg Vagelis Kotsalos
Flag of Greece.svg Babis Koukis second club scorer (58)
Flag of Greece.svg Yiannis Livathinos second most appearances (328)
Flag of Greece.svg Vassilis Manioudakis
Flag of Greece.svg Stergos Marinos
Flag of Greece.svg Vaggelis Michailidis
Flag of Greece.svg Kostas Misailidis
Flag of Greece.svg Stavros Misailidis
Flag of Greece.svg Panagiotis Misouras
Flag of Greece.svg Tolis Mitrakos club top scorer (64 goals)
Flag of Greece.svg Lakis Nikolaou
Flag of Greece.svg Nikolaos Nikolopoulos
Flag of Greece.svg Panagiotis Piskopis
Flag of Greece.svg Angelos Ramfos
Flag of Greece.svg Vasilios Rovas
Flag of Greece.svg Ioannis Skondras
Flag of Greece.svg Giannis Skopelitis
Flag of Greece.svg Alexis Souflas
Flag of Greece.svg Giannis Tezas
Flag of Greece.svg Nikos Tsiantakis
Flag of Greece.svg Athanasios Tsigas
Flag of Greece.svg Giorgos Vasilopoulos
Flag of Greece.svg Makis Yfantis


Flag of Albania.svg Efstrat Billa
Flag of Albania.svg Andrea Drenova


Flag of Algeria.svg Rafik Djebbour


Flag of Argentina.svg Oscar Alvarez
Flag of Argentina.svg Ángel Hoyos
Flag of Argentina.svg Lucas Trejo


Flag of Brazil.svg Anderson Lima
Flag of Brazil.svg Araken Demelo
Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiano
Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro
Flag of Brazil.svg Luciano


Flag of Bulgaria.svg Milen Petkov


Flag of Cameroon.svg Jean-Hugues Ateba
Flag of Cameroon.svg Pierre Ebede


Flag of Cyprus.svg Filippos Filippou


Flag of Egypt.svg Ahmed Magdy


Flag of France.svg Alain Raguel
Flag of France.svg Amadou Sanokho
Flag of France.svg Pascal Vahirua
Flag of France.svg Grégory Vignal


Flag of Liberia.svg Francis Doe


Flag of Paraguay.svg Roberto Doldan


Flag of Peru.svg Roberto Merino


Flag of Poland.svg Piotr Bajera
Flag of Poland.svg Marcin Baszczyński
Flag of Poland.svg Fabian Pawela


Flag of Spain.svg José Luis Reyes
Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Ángel
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Cirio


Flag of Syria.svg Khaled Al Zaher


Flag of Venezuela.svg César Castro


Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zenzo Moyo

Former coaches

Greece Alekos Sofianidis (1999)
Serbia Vladimir Petrovic (1999–2000)
Serbia Dragan Kokotovic
Argentina Paulo Campos (2008)
Argentina Guillermo Angel Hoyos (2007–08)
Greece Georgios Paraschos (2002–07)
Greece Vasilis Vouzas (2009)

European matches
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
07 UEFA Cup 1st Round Spain Sevilla 1–2 0–4

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