Olympiacos

With over 400 officially recognized titles, Olympiacos CFP is one of the biggest multisport clubs in Europe. Olympiacos has won European and International titles in Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Waterpolo and Athletics. Fans point out as remarkable the fact that Olympiacos is the only Greek sports club to have done the Treple in two different sports.

With an outstanding 33 national championships in football in 69 seasons, while all the other major Greek clubs (AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK) having 32 championships combined, no Greek team has been as successful as Olympiacos in this area. Running up second on trophies won count is Panathinaikos FC and the third is AEK FC. Currently, according to the International Federation of Football and Statistics Olympiacos is No. 28 in the World where Panathinaikos is No.97 and AEK is No.120.

In football, Olympiacos hasn't lost in a Home League game against Panathinaikos since 1995 (02.12.95 with 1-2), that is nearly 11 years unbeaten.


A Bit of History

The club was founded in 1925 in the city of Piraeus, where the team still plays today. In 10 March, 1925 two older Piraeus clubs, "Piraeus Sports and Football Club" and "Football Fan Club of Piraeus," merged to form a new club, Olympiacos CFP; which would come to be known as "Olympiacos Fan Club of Piraeus" a.k.a. "The Legend" after the classic side of the 1930s which won a hatful of titles.

Olympiacos immediately caught the attention of locals, with the team filling the Piraeus Velodrome (now the Karaiskakis stadium); their fanbase consisted mainly of the working class.

Football Club

In 1926 the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) was founded and in 1927 tried to organize the first Greek Championship. However in that season Olympiacos came to a dispute with the Hellenic Football Federation and did not participate.

Panathinaikos and AEK decided to follow Olympiacos and together they formed a group called P.O.K. and during that season they played fiendly games with each other. The second Greek Championship took place in 1929/30 only with three teams (the local champions of: Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki).

From the season 1930/31 (which started in January of 1931) and on, the best teams from the country participated. Olympiacos won the Greek Championship for the first time in that season, and has since become the most winning team in Greece.

In 1940 Olympiacos had already 6 Championships in 11 seasons and by 1960 he had won 15 Championships in 23 Seasons as well as 9 Cups and 6 Doubles. In fact, with key performers such as Andreas Mouratis, Elias Rossidis, Thanassis Bebis, Elias Yfantis, Kostas Polychroniou, Giorgos Darivas and Savas Theodoridis, Olympiacos won Six consecutive titles from 1953/34 to 1958/59.

It is worth mentioning that Olympiacos for several seasons was not allowed to make use of the Karaiskaki Stadium and with permition from Panathinaikos found a temporary home in “Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium”.

In the 60s and the 70s Olympiacos won just 5 Championships and 8 Cups, but even in the lean years, the club remained the team every other Greek side wanted to beat.

Another glorious chapter began in 1972, after Nikos Goulandris became president. He appointed Lakis Petropoulos as coach and signed star players Giorgos Delikaris, Yves Triantafyllos, Julio Losada, Milton Viera and Dimitris Persidis. The highlight for that side was the 1973/74 season, when Olympiacos won the league with record points (59) and of goals (102).

Olympiacos experienced its darkest days from the mid-1980s until the mid-90s. In the mid 80s Olympiakos came into the hands of Greek Businessman George Koskotas. Soon Koskotas was accused of and convicted for embezzlement, leaving Olympiacos deep in debt. On the pitch, the team without a serious management team went nine seasons without a league title (1986/87 to 1996/97.

The situation improved after Sokratis Kokkalis took over Olympiacos's shares in 1993. Having agreed to a settlement of the club's debts with the Greek government, Kokkalis slowly resurrected the team.

In 1996 Kokkalis appointed Dusan Bajevic which was already out of contract with AEK following a class with the management team regarding financial issues and uncertainty. The same season Kokkalis transferred to the reds all the Greek young talents he could find, such as Predrag Djorgevic, Grigoris Georgatos, Stelios Giannakopoulos, Giorgos Anatolakis, Dimitris Mavrogenidis,Alexis Alexandris,Giorgos Amanatidis,Andreas Niniadis, etc - Most of whom are still members of Olympiacos today. Since then Olympiacos won seven consecutive Championships, even after Bajevic left in 1999.

In the 2003/04 season, Olympiacos finished second.

Last season (2004/05) Olympiacos appointed again Dusan Bajevic and transferred World Champion Rivaldo. The end of the season found Olympiacos with both domestic trophies (Championship and the Greek Cup) but without their manager Dusan Bajevic, as he resigned.

Therefore Olympiacos appointed Trond Sollied.
As of January 2006, Olympiacos is first in the Greek league standings by 6 points. Their arch-rival Panathinaikos is 12 back after a 3-2 loss to Olympiacos at the home of the Greek leaders.


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Football Club Honours

source: Hellenic Football Federation http://www.epo.gr

Olympiacos Basketball Club

Olympiacos won the first of its nine Greek League titles in 1949. It would also add seven Greek Cup titles to its trophy case, but it was in the 1990s that the Reds made their biggest mark. The middle of that decade belonged to Olympiacos, not only in Greece, but all around the continent. Head coach Ioannis Ioannidis led Olympiacos to four consecutive Greek League titles between 1993 and 1996, and to the Euroleague final in 1994 and 1995. It is worth mentioning that in order to advance to the two finals Olympiacos played with archrivalsPanathinaikos and won both games.

Dusan Ivkovic came to the bench in 1997, when it was the most successful year in the history of Olympiacos Basketball Club as they won the Triple Crown, i.e. all competitions in which they participated; Greek League, Greek Cup and Euroleague(by beating FC Barcelona 73-58 in Rome. Olympiacos is the only Greek team to have achieved this and one of the very few in the history of European Basketball. At the Euroleague final, the most valuable player of the game was David Rivers (Olympiacos' playmaker). The same year they played against Chicago Bulls and it was a game between the European Champion and the NBA Champion. Again Olympiacos is the only Greek team in history that played such a much. During that game Olympiacos never used a zone defence, although it was played according to European basketball ruling and was defeated naturally by the team of one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan (Olympiacos - Chicago Bulls: 78 - 104).

Although there was a return to the Final Four in 1999, a few years went by before the Reds won another trophy. A drought ended in 2001-02 with a Greek Cup victory, while Olympiacos also reached the Greek League finals and came within a victory of the Euroleague Final Four. In 2004-05, an ever-changing roster made life tough for Olympiacos. The Reds couldn't reach the Euroleague Top 16 and, despite rallying to make the Greek League playoffs, bowed out in the quarterfinals series. But if there is one truth about great, historic teams, they never stay down for long. No one should forget that within the last decade, the Reds knew exactly what it took to win it all. Returning to the very elite of European basketball is the goal in 2005-06 for Olympiacos, a proud club coming off one of its most difficult seasons in recent years. Its rich history, including a Euroleague title in 1997, will help guide Olympiacos as it tries to overcome a 2004-05 season that was full of roster changes and inconsistency.

To conclude with we must say that Olympiacos B.C. has been voted as the Best Team of the 90s in Europe by FIBA


Basketball Club Honours

source: Hellenic Basketball Federation http://www.basket.gr

Current Roster

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Olympiacos Volleyball Club

source: Hellenic Volleyball Federation http://www.volleyball.gr

Olympiacos Water Polo Club

The greatest moment in the club's history was its victory in the 2002 European Champions Cup, after beating Honved in the final. Olympiacos had also played in the final of the previous year, as well as two European Cup finals in the late 90's. In 2002, Olympiacos also won the European Super Cup, after beating in the final the European Cup-Winner.

Swimming Department

Sailing Department

Dragon: 1970, 1971, 1972
Laser: 1976
Finn: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Solling: 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993
Star: 1986, 1987, 1995

source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997 except "Finn"

Table Tennis Department

Men Single: 12
Women Single: 35
Men Double: 10
Women Double: 16
Team Men: 3
Team Women: 12
Men-Women Double: 17

source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997

Diving Department

Men Trampolin 1m: 1991, 1992
Men Trampolin 3m: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1992
Men: 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1992
Women Trampolin 3m: 1992, 1993, 1996
Women: 1993, 1997

source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997

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. About 100 oarsmen row huge and graceful snake boats and men and women come from far and near to watch the snake boats skim through the water.
. Well-known races include the Aranmula Boat Race and the Nehru Trophy Boat Race.


. The Vallamkali (the snake boat race) is another event that is synonymous with Onam.
. Young children are often entrusted with the task of gathering and laying out the flowers in elaborate patterns.
. During Onam, people create a multi-colored floral decoration on the ground in the front of their home called a pookkalam. source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997. The most important things about Onam are the onakkodi, the new dress worn on this day and onam sadhya, a feast which is quite elaborate.

Men Trampolin 1m: 1991, 1992
Men Trampolin 3m: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1992
Men: 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1992
Women Trampolin 3m: 1992, 1993, 1996
Women: 1993, 1997
. Young men and women, decked in their best, sing Onappaattu, or Onam songs, and rock one another on swings slung from high branches. source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997. The swing is another integral part of Onam, especially in the rural areas. Men Single: 12
Women Single: 35
Men Double: 10
Women Double: 16
Team Men: 3
Team Women: 12
Men-Women Double: 17
. At Aranmula, during Onam days the famous Aranmula Vallam Kali is conducted. source: Greek ministry of Sports http://www.sport.gov.gr the available information is up to 1997 except "Finn". Performers painted like tigers in bright yellow, red and black, dance to the beats of instruments like Udukku and thakil.

Dragon: 1970, 1971, 1972
Laser: 1976
Finn: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Solling: 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993
Star: 1986, 1987, 1995
. Pulikali, also known as Kaduvakali is a common sight during Onam season. In 2002, Olympiacos also won the European Super Cup, after beating in the final the European Cup-Winner. In Thrissur, a vibrant procession with resplendently caparisoned elephants is taken out while at Cheruthuruthy, people gather to watch Kathakali performers enact scenes from epics and folk tales. Olympiacos had also played in the final of the previous year, as well as two European Cup finals in the late 90's. All over the state, rituals along with new clothes, traditional cuisine, dance, and music mark this harvest festival. The greatest moment in the club's history was its victory in the 2002 European Champions Cup, after beating Honved in the final. The last day called the Thiruvonam is the most important.

source: Hellenic Volleyball Federation http://www.volleyball.gr. The celebrations begin within a fortnight of the Malayalam New Year and go on for ten days. Center
. A strikingly impressive procession of caparisoned elephants is taken out at Thrissur. Power Forward
. At Shornur, Kathakali dancers in gorgeous costumes enact the legends. Small Forward
. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vamana and is directly linked to the mythological background of Onam.

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. At the Vamanamoorthy temple in Thrikakakara, the annual temple festival coincides with Onam. Point Guard
. Athachamayam- a cultural procession takes place in the royal town of Tripunithura near Ernakulam-Kochi, on the Atham day of Chingam, which also marks the beginning of Onam celebrations. source: Hellenic Basketball Federation http://www.basket.gr. Onam is celebrated with focus on different cultural aspects in each place.
. They give that much importance to the lunch on the Thiruonam day.

has been voted as the Best Team of the 90s in Europe by FIBA
. There is a saying in Malayalam that "Kanam Vittu Onam Unnanam" which means "We should have the Thiruonam lunch even if we have to sell all our properties". To conclude with we must say that Olympiacos B.C. Whatever may happen they will not miss the Grant lunch (sadhya). Its rich history, including a Euroleague title in 1997, will help guide Olympiacos as it tries to overcome a 2004-05 season that was full of roster changes and inconsistency. Which is also called the Fourth Onam. Returning to the very elite of European basketball is the goal in 2005-06 for Olympiacos, a proud club coming off one of its most difficult seasons in recent years. to name a few and the most important thing is the grant lunch they will be having on the Thiuruvonam day.

No one should forget that within the last decade, the Reds knew exactly what it took to win it all. They will wear new dresses, will be visiting almost all temples which they can, they will be performing lot of dances like Thiruvathira kali Thumbi Tullal etc. But if there is one truth about great, historic teams, they never stay down for long. There will be competition for the laying of flower mats; Keralites all over the world will be celebrating this ten days will pomp and gaiety. The Reds couldn't reach the Euroleague Top 16 and, despite rallying to make the Greek League playoffs, bowed out in the quarterfinals series. People put flower mats in front of their houses, to welcome the King. In 2004-05, an ever-changing roster made life tough for Olympiacos. Onam comes in the month of "Chingam" according to Malayalam calendar.

A drought ended in 2001-02 with a Greek Cup victory, while Olympiacos also reached the Greek League finals and came within a victory of the Euroleague Final Four. Even the poorest of the poor manage to find something for himself to celebrate the national festival in his own humble way. Although there was a return to the Final Four in 1999, a few years went by before the Reds won another trophy. The eldest member of each family presents clothes to all the members of the family. During that game Olympiacos never used a zone defence, although it was played according to European basketball ruling and was defeated naturally by the team of one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan (Olympiacos - Chicago Bulls: 78 - 104). Sumptuous feasts are prepared in every household. Again Olympiacos is the only Greek team in history that played such a much. A fabulous display of fireworks turns the capital Thiruvananthapuram into a veritable fairyland.

The same year they played against Chicago Bulls and it was a game between the European Champion and the NBA Champion. Houses are cleaned and decorated with flowers and traditional lamps. At the Euroleague final, the most valuable player of the game was David Rivers (Olympiacos' playmaker). On Thiruvonam day, King Mahabali is believed to visit every Malayalee home and meet his people. Olympiacos is the only Greek team to have achieved this and one of the very few in the history of European Basketball. The important part of the festival opens in some localities on Thiruvonam day and in others on the previous day known as Utradam. all competitions in which they participated; Greek League, Greek Cup and Euroleague(by beating FC Barcelona 73-58 in Rome. (In a similar manner North Indians make someting called "Rangoli" which is made of powders of various colors.) When completed, a miniature pandal, hung with little festoons is erected over it.

Dusan Ivkovic came to the bench in 1997, when it was the most successful year in the history of Olympiacos Basketball Club as they won the Triple Crown, i.e. It is a beautiful work of art accomplished with a delicate touch and a highly artistic sense of tone and blending. It is worth mentioning that in order to advance to the two finals Olympiacos played with archrivalsPanathinaikos and won both games. Known as ‘Onapookkalam’, it is a carpet made out of the gathered blossoms with one or two varieties of foliage of differing tints pinched up into little pieces to serve the decorator's purpose. Head coach Ioannis Ioannidis led Olympiacos to four consecutive Greek League titles between 1993 and 1996, and to the Euroleague final in 1994 and 1995. Earthen mounds, which look somewhat like square pyramids, representing Mahabali and Vishnu are placed in the dung-plastered courtyards in front of the house and beautifully decorated with flowers. The middle of that decade belonged to Olympiacos, not only in Greece, but all around the continent. The ten-day celebrations of Onam start on Atham day.

It would also add seven Greek Cup titles to its trophy case, but it was in the 1990s that the Reds made their biggest mark. People forgetting their sectarian outlooks, join together to welcome the auspicious 'Thiruvonam' day. Olympiacos won the first of its nine Greek League titles in 1949. Thus the significance of wearing new clothes is about making the heart new by removing all bad thoughts and feelings. source: Hellenic Football Federation http://www.epo.gr. The 'Vastra' also stands for heart.
. People wear new clothes (Vastra) during Onam.


. During Onam, the feast and festive mood of the people, dressed in their best, is considered reminiscent of the prosperous and truthful life of the subjects during Bali's flawless reign. Their arch-rival Panathinaikos is 12 back after a 3-2 loss to Olympiacos at the home of the Greek leaders. Thus, Keralites celebrate Onam festival to commemorate the Advent of Lord Mahavishnu as Vamana Avatar and to rejoice the annual visit of Emperor Mahabali to meet his subjects. Therefore Olympiacos appointed Trond Sollied.
As of January 2006, Olympiacos is first in the Greek league standings by 6 points. Honouring the great devotion and sense of sacrifice of Bali, the Lord granted him permission to visit his subjects once a year. The end of the season found Olympiacos with both domestic trophies (Championship and the Greek Cup) but without their manager Dusan Bajevic, as he resigned. Bali offered his head to be measured as the third step of land which Lord Vamana had asked for as alms.

Last season (2004/05) Olympiacos appointed again Dusan Bajevic and transferred World Champion Rivaldo. There was still one foot of territory that Bali owed him. In the 2003/04 season, Olympiacos finished second. With the other, he claimed all of heaven. Since then Olympiacos won seven consecutive Championships, even after Bajevic left in 1999. With one foot, he measured all of the earth. The same season Kokkalis transferred to the reds all the Greek young talents he could find, such as Predrag Djorgevic, Grigoris Georgatos, Stelios Giannakopoulos, Giorgos Anatolakis, Dimitris Mavrogenidis,Alexis Alexandris,Giorgos Amanatidis,Andreas Niniadis, etc - Most of whom are still members of Olympiacos today. Vamana grew and grew in size until he towered above the heavens.

In 1996 Kokkalis appointed Dusan Bajevic which was already out of contract with AEK following a class with the management team regarding financial issues and uncertainty. Emperor Bali, the most benevolent ruler, was liberated by being sent to the netherworld by Lord Mahavishnu who incarnated as Vamana. Having agreed to a settlement of the club's debts with the Greek government, Kokkalis slowly resurrected the team. Granting that the person that has come now is the Lord Himself, I should be the most fortunate one as the Lord, who gives everything to mankind, is seeking something from me.". The situation improved after Sokratis Kokkalis took over Olympiacos's shares in 1993. Even if life goes, honour should be protected. On the pitch, the team without a serious management team went nine seasons without a league title (1986/87 to 1996/97. Bali told his Guru: "Prana (life) and Maana (honour) are the two eyes of a person.

Soon Koskotas was accused of and convicted for embezzlement, leaving Olympiacos deep in debt. All attempts of Shukracharya to dissuade Bali from offering the land desired by Vamana proved futile. In the mid 80s Olympiakos came into the hands of Greek Businessman George Koskotas. So saying, he told Vamana to measure the three feet of land as desired by him. Olympiacos experienced its darkest days from the mid-1980s until the mid-90s. Bali was firm and replied: 'I am prepared to face any consequence but will not go back on my word'. The highlight for that side was the 1973/74 season, when Olympiacos won the league with record points (59) and of goals (102). Shukracharya cursed Bali, saying: 'As you have not heeded your Guru's words, you will be reduced to ashes'.

He appointed Lakis Petropoulos as coach and signed star players Giorgos Delikaris, Yves Triantafyllos, Julio Losada, Milton Viera and Dimitris Persidis. On this occasion, Bali was not prepared to heed the advice of the same preceptor. Another glorious chapter began in 1972, after Nikos Goulandris became president. It was only because of Shukracharya's help that he was able to conquer Indra. In the 60s and the 70s Olympiacos won just 5 Championships and 8 Cups, but even in the lean years, the club remained the team every other Greek side wanted to beat. Earlier, while Bali was embarking on the war with Indra, he had prostrated at the feet of his preceptor, Shukracharya, and on his advice he performed the Vishwajit Yagna from which he secured very powerful weapons. It is worth mentioning that Olympiacos for several seasons was not allowed to make use of the Karaiskaki Stadium and with permition from Panathinaikos found a temporary home in “Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium”. Bali, however, was determined to honour the word given to Vamana, begged pardon of his Guru for disregarding his advice.

In fact, with key performers such as Andreas Mouratis, Elias Rossidis, Thanassis Bebis, Elias Yfantis, Kostas Polychroniou, Giorgos Darivas and Savas Theodoridis, Olympiacos won Six consecutive titles from 1953/34 to 1958/59. He said that Vamana was not really in need of anything as everything was in his hands. In 1940 Olympiacos had already 6 Championships in 11 seasons and by 1960 he had won 15 Championships in 23 Seasons as well as 9 Cups and 6 Doubles. He was determined to give Vamana whatever he wanted since breaking one's word was a sin and he had to keep his pledge Shukracharya insisted that he should not fulfil the demand of Vamana as he had come to deprive Bali of all His possessions. Olympiacos won the Greek Championship for the first time in that season, and has since become the most winning team in Greece. But Bali was a king who would never go back on his word and told his Guru that he would never break his promise. From the season 1930/31 (which started in January of 1931) and on, the best teams from the country participated. He advised Bali not to promise the lad anything.

The second Greek Championship took place in 1929/30 only with three teams (the local champions of: Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki). On hearing him, Bali's preceptor, Shukracharya, who could have vision of the future told Bali that the one, who had come to seed a gift from Bali was not an ordinary Brahmin but Lord Narayana Himself who had assumed this form. and during that season they played fiendly games with each other. It is enough if you give me that extend of land covered by three footsteps of mine". Panathinaikos and AEK decided to follow Olympiacos and together they formed a group called P.O.K. Vamana smiled and said: "You need not give me anything great. However in that season Olympiacos came to a dispute with the Hellenic Football Federation and did not participate. Whatever you desire, I am here ready to fulfil the same'.

In 1926 the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) was founded and in 1927 tried to organize the first Greek Championship. Bali told him 'Master! It is my good fortune that you have chosen to honour me with your presence. Olympiacos immediately caught the attention of locals, with the team filling the Piraeus Velodrome (now the Karaiskakis stadium); their fanbase consisted mainly of the working class. Mahabali went forth to receive the Brahmin boy with all traditional honours and gave him an eminent seat befitting the status of a holy person. "The Legend" after the classic side of the 1930s which won a hatful of titles. As he was approaching them, the sages assembled there perceived the extraordinary effulgence form of the young lad. In 10 March, 1925 two older Piraeus clubs, "Piraeus Sports and Football Club" and "Football Fan Club of Piraeus," merged to form a new club, Olympiacos CFP; which would come to be known as "Olympiacos Fan Club of Piraeus" a.k.a. Vamana came to the Yaga-shala.

The club was founded in 1925 in the city of Piraeus, where the team still plays today. Lord Narayan, in the form of Vamana, utilised this opportunity to shower Grace on him. . Bali wanted to propitiate the Gods so much that, with their blessings, he could extend his beneficent rule over the entire world.
. Mahabali who was performing the sacrificial rite called Viswajith declared that he would give anything that anyone sought from him during this Yagna. In football, Olympiacos hasn't lost in a Home League game against Panathinaikos since 1995 (02.12.95 with 1-2), that is nearly 11 years unbeaten. Bali, like Prahlada, too engaged in the glorification of God and in the spiritual and material uplife of his subjects.

28 in the World where Panathinaikos is No.97 and AEK is No.120. Balichakravarthi (Bali, The Emperor) or Mahabali, was the grandson of the devout Prahalada, the son of Hiranyakasipu. Currently, according to the International Federation of Football and Statistics Olympiacos is No. That child, "Vamana-murti", demonstrated His divine powers by doing marvelous deeds even when He was a child. Running up second on trophies won count is Panathinaikos FC and the third is AEK FC. Later, on the twelfth day of the bright half of the month of Bhadrapada, Aditi gave birth to a son of uncommon effulgence. With an outstanding 33 national championships in football in 69 seasons, while all the other major Greek clubs (AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK) having 32 championships combined, no Greek team has been as successful as Olympiacos in this area. Since Aditi carried out the Vrata with a pious heart, Lord Narayana appeared before her and informed her that he would himself take birth in her womb and help Indra.

Fans point out as remarkable the fact that Olympiacos is the only Greek sports club to have done the Treple in two different sports. Kashyapa asked Aditi to pray to Lord Narayana and taught her Payovrata, ritual that has to be observed from the twelfth day of the bright half Karthika (Sukla-paksha Dwaadasi). Olympiacos has won European and International titles in Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Waterpolo and Athletics. Kashyapa tried to console Aditi who was wailing in grief, saying that nothing happens in the world wihtout God's will and people should go on doing their duties. With over 400 officially recognized titles, Olympiacos CFP is one of the biggest multisport clubs in Europe. By divine insight, Kashyapa recognised the cause of grief. 7 Championships. Kashyapa, who had gone to the Himalayas to do penance, on his return, found Aditi weeping over the defeat of her son, Indra.

11 Championships. Mahabali, the King of Asuras defeated Indra and proceed to occupy Indra's territory. 16 Championships. As the common practice in those days, for a King invading another kingdom to acquire additional territory, Indra, the king of demigods went on war with the king of Asuras. 1 Championship [1971]. Kashyapa had two wives, Diti and Aditi, who were the parents of demons and demigods (Asuras and Devas) respectively. 25 Championships
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105 Titles
. It is believed that during those days the whole of Chingam was celebrated as Onam season. 34 Greek championships (Men)
. Onam festivities have been recorded during the time of Kulasekhara Perumals around A.D 800. 47 Greek championships - 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. There are records of Onam being celebrated during the Sangam Age. 1 European Super Cup 2002. This picturesque ten-day harvest festival has been part of Malayalee psyche for centuries now.

1 European Champions League 2002. It is celebrated with traditional Malayalee fervour with visit to temples, family get-togethers, gifting each other clothes called Ona-kkodi and lots of merry making. 1 Treple 2002. And Onam epitomizes the newfound vigour and enthusiasm about everything around. 6 Doubles 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. The sky becomes blue, the deep forest becomes greener and it is time to reap the harvest, time to celebrate and to rejoice along with the Nature. 8 Cups 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. After the rain drenched Karkidakam with its privations, Chingam is a welcome month of plenty.

19 Championships 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1969, 1971, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. Chingam or Bhadrapada, the first month of the calendar ushers in Onam, the national festival of Kerala. 2 European Cups: 1996, 2005. The festival is primarily celebrated in Kerala, a state in India, by people across all caste and religions. 10 Doubles: 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001. Onam ഓണം, the foremost festival among the cultural repertoire of Malayalees, falls in the harvest season of August- September. 12 Cups: 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001.

22 Championships: 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003. Sofoklis SCHORTSANITIS. 15. Lazaros AGADAKOS.

14. Eurelijus ZUKAUSKAS. 11. Andrija ZIZIC.

20. Martin RANCIK. 07. George PRINTEZIS.

16. Panayiotis VASILOPOULOS. 13. Nikos BARLOS.

12. Quincy LEWIS. 08. Dimitris KALAITZIDIS.

31. Renaldas SEIBUTIS. 10. Nikos CHATZIS.

09. Christos CHARISIS. 32. Nikos ARGYROPOULOS.

06. Manolis PAPAMAKARIOS. 05. Tyus EDNEY.

04. 4 Doubles 1976, 1978, 1994, 1997. 1 Treple 1997. 1 Euroleague 1997.

7 Cups 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1994, 1997, 2002. 9 Championships 1949, 1960, 1976, 1978, 1993, 1994, 995, 1996, 1997. 1 Balkan Cup 1963. 3 Super Cups 1980*, 1987, 1992.

11 Doubles 1947, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1999, 2005. 21 Cups 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2005. 33 Championships 1931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005. Y: Ilias Yfantis.

T: Savvas Theodoridis, Yves Triantafyllos, Giotis Tsalouchidis, Nikos Tsiantakis. S: George Sideris. R: Ilias Rossidis (played in the mid-20th century). P: Oleg Protasov.

M: Tasos Mitropoulos, Andreas Mouratis. L: Houlio Losanta. K: Christos Kaltsas, Vassilis Karapialis, Kyriakos Karataidis, Christian Karembeu. G: Stelios Giannakopoulos, Nikos Gioutsos, Giovanni Silva de Oliveira, Sinica Gogic, Achilleas Grammatikopoulos (played in the 1940s).

D: Georgios Delikaris, Lajos Détári. B: Thanasis Bebis, Vassilis Botinos. A: Nikos Anastopoulos, Andrianopoulos Brothers(5), Romain Argyroudis (played in the 1970s). Trond Sollied.

Alexandre Joaquim D'Akol (on Loan to Kerkira FC). ??. Haruna Babangida. 40.

Michalis Konstantinou. 23. Dani (Daniel Garcia Lara). 20.

Ioannis Okkas. 09. Marco Ne (from 01.07.06). ??.

Kostas Mendrinos (on Loan to Ionikos FC). ??. Charilaos Pappas (on Loan to Apollon Kalamarias FC). ??.

Nick Salapatas. ??. Anastasios Kyriakos. 77.

Giannoulis Fakinos. 36. Zhora Hovhannisyan. 27.

Erol Bulut. 22. Grigorios Georgatos. 21.

Ioannis Taralidis. 17. Yaya Touré. 15.

Predrag Djorjevic. 11. Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira. 10.

Miloš Marić. 08. Nery Alberto Castillo. 07.

Ieroklis Stoltidis. 06. Pantelis Kafes. 01.

Michal Zewlakow (from 01.07.06). ??. Christos Lisgaras (on Loan to Panachaiki FC). ??.

Giorgos Anatolakis. 32. Anastasios Pantos. 30.

Spyros Vallas. 25. Thanasis Kostoulas. 19.

Dimitrios Mavrogenidis. 14. Gabriel Francisco Peralta Schürrer. 12.

Michalis Kapsis. 05. Stelios Ventetidis. 03.

Christos Patsatzoglou. 02. Panagopoulos. ??.

Giannis Siderakis. 87. Antonios Nikopolidis. 71.

Kleopas Giannou. 34. Erwin Lemmens. 33.

Theodoros Ntougeroglou. 29.

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