Athinaikos A.C.

Athinaikos A.C.
Full name Athinaikos Athletic Club
Αθηναϊκός Α.Σ.
Nickname Lords of Vyronas
Founded 1917
Colours           Red, Yellow
Titles 17

Athinaikos A.C. (Greek: Αθηναϊκός Α.Σ., full name Athinaikos Athletic Club) is a Greek multisport-club, founded in 1917. It is based in Vyronas, a suburb east of Athens. Athinaikos has football, basketball and handball teams. Its achievements comprise Panhellenic championships and cups in Women Basketball, Panhellenic championships and cups in Women and Men Handball as well as a European cup in Women Basketball. The team's colours are red and yellow and the team’s emblem is a plane-tree leaf. The nickname of the club is Lords of Vyronas.



Athinaikos was founded in 1917 by former footballers of Goudi F.C. During interwar period, apart from the football team the club had also teams in Shooting, Swimming and Athletics.[1] The team's offices were located in the centre of Athens in Chalkokondyles Street. The offices were burnt in 1944, when Dekemvriana took place. In 1952, Athinaikos merged with the club Nea Elvetia AE, a sport club of the Vyronas' district Nea Elvetia and moved from Athens to Vyronas.[1] In 1969, the basketball team was founded[2] and at the late of 1970s handball team was founded. Handball team won many titles and honours in the period that had been existed. This team was dissolved temporarily in 2006 because of financial problems,[3] but returned in 2015 starting from Beta Ethniki championship.[4][5] In 1990 was founded the women basketball team, maybe the most successful team of the club.[6] The women team won 4 championships, 3 cups and 1 European cup. It is also achieved the record of 105 consecutive wins in the championship,[7] surpassing the previous record of 91 consecutive wins. The record has been recorded in Guinness records. Football team of Athinaikos is the most popular team of the club. The most successful period of the team is the 90s when Athinaikos had almost steady presence in A Ethniki, one presence in the final of the Greek Cup and they even had a presence in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. This period often called the golden age of Athinaikos.[8]

Sport Facilities

Athinaikos F.C. plays in Vyronas National Stadium. The Basketball team plays in Ergani Indoor Hall, a gymnasium located in Vyronas.


Athinaikos F.C.
Athinaikos B.C.
Athinaikos Handball Club


  1. 1 2 "History". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  2. "The Club". Archived from the original on 2 June 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  3. "Αναστέλλει τη λειτουργία του τμήματος χάντμπολ ο Αθηναϊκός!". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  4. "Επιστρέφει ο Αθηναϊκός μετά από 9 χρόνια απουσίας". Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. "Επιστρέφει ο Αθηναϊκός". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. "Ιστορία". Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  7. "Τέλος στο ρεκόρ Γκίνες του Αθηναϊκού". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  8. "Οι Λόρδοι Από το Βύρωνα". Retrieved 11 March 2015.

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