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PAS Giannina
PAS Giannina emblem
Full name Πανηπειρωτικός Αθλητικός
Σύλλογος Γιάννινα

(Panepirotic Athletic
Association of Giannina)
Nickname(s) Ajax of Epirus
Canteen Men (Pagourades)
Founded 1966
Ground Zosimades Stadium,
Ioannina, Greece
(Capacity: 7,500 (seated))
Chairman Greece Giorgos Hristovasilis
Manager Greece Nikos Anastopoulos
League Greek Super League
2008-09 Beta Ethniki, 2nd (Promoted)
Home colours
Away colours

PAS Giannina (Greek: Πανηπειρωτικός Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Γιάννινα - Panipeirotikos Athlitikos Syllogos Giannina), the Panepirotic Athletic Association of Giannina, is a Greek association football club based in the city of Ioannina, the capital of Greece’s Epirus region.

Following the 2008-09 season, PAS was promoted to Greece’s Super League division. The club is probably best known among Greek football spectators for its fervent support and the anti-establishment attitude of many of its fans.

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History

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The rise of the 'Ajax of Epirus'

PAS was formed in 1966 as a result of the union of the two local teams - Atromitos and Averof. During its 1970s and early 1980s prime, the provincial club was bolstered by the acquisition of six Argentine players of Greek descent (Oscar Alvarez, Edouardo Rigani, Juan Montez, Jose Pasternac, Alfredo Glasman and Edouardo Lisa, with De Faria as coach) and procured several finishes near the top of the National Division table, often earning victories over Greece’s more established big city teams such as Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK and PAOK. The club’s effective and spirited play during the 1970s drew flattering comparisons with that of the renowned Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam, and the moniker “Ajax of Epirus” has stuck with the team ever since. In 1980 former Poland national team coach Jacek Gmoch took the helm of the Epirote club for what was a brief but reasonably successful tenure.

In the doldrums: Mid-1980s and 90s

The period following the club's aforementioned peak years generally marked a sharp decline in the club's fortunes as many of its top stars moved on or retired outright without being satisfactorily replaced. PAS languished in the lower rungs of Greek football from the mid 1980s onwards, having only managed to stubbornly climb back up to the top flight for a single season in 1990 before being immediately demoted. The club would spend the remainder of the 1990s in the lower divisions.

Bumpy ride: 2000 to 2009

PAS has experienced a fair degree of instability in recent years. Under the stewardship of businessman Manthos Kolempas, the club showed signs of a mild resurgence by managing to be promoted to the National Division twice since 2000. The club was relegated, however, from the top flight after the 2000-1 season following a controversial 3-game playoff with OFI Crete and again after the 2002-3 season following sanctions of 65 points imposed on it by the Greek football association (EPO) after a unique and dubious decision. While there were other teams in the Superleague that owed at least 30 million euros, only PAS Giannina were relegated.

Related administrative and financial issues threatened to cause the club to be stripped of its professional status and relegated to the amateur division indefinitely. This was ultimately averted and the club's control switched over to controversial attorney Alexis Kougias, who oversaw the promotion of the team from the Tertiary Division (Gamma Ethniki) to the Second Division (Beta Ethniki). PAS finished 5th in the Second Division after the 2006-7 season and finished 4th after the 2007-8 season, coming very close to promotion and only losing out on the last match day.

In the summer of 2008 ownership of the club was passed over to Yiorgos Christovasilis, a businessman from Athens whose roots stem from the Epirus region. He brought on Guillermos Ollos as coach for the 2008-09 season,in which they succeeded in promoting the team in Greek Super League for the next season. PAS Giannina will rich the first Greek division and as a coach was employed Georgios Paraschos that was electected Manager of the year with Iraklis in 1996.

Second Greek Cup Semi-final

After 6 seasons with the PAS Giannina set foot nell'Alpha Ethniki now called Super League Greece, to cope with this great commitment and experience of the past the businessman hired by Yiorgos Christovasilis Siena, the former Greek goalkeeper Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos. But it does not stop here, are hired, Ilias Kotsios former Panathinaikos and an old acquaintance of Italian football, Ibrahima Bakayoko for playing in the ranks of Messina and Livorno and returned from a good season at PAOK finished second behind Olympiakos. From Olympiakos come Konstantinos Mendrinos winning the title in Greece. The PAS Giannina was also on traied to hire national champions with the national team of Greece, like the former Roma defender giant Traianos Dellas, Angelos Basinas former captain in force at Portsmouth and Giannis Goumas but in the end it wasn't found that agreement with them. In January of 2010 is called as a coach, an old acquaintance of the Italian championship Nikos Anastopoulos in place of Georgios Paraschos. On 20 January 2010, PAS Giannina reach the first knockout round of the Greek Cup against dell'Atromitos, team coached by Giorgos Donis former flag of the team of Epirus. On 2 February 2010, the PAS Giannina at the Zosimades Stadium inflicts 4-0 to PAOK FC of Italians Bruno Cirillo, Mirko Savini and other players like Zisis Vryzas and Theodoros Zagorakis, that they've played in Italy. Where the European goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias, that won Euro 2004 with Greece, couldn't stop the Ianotes strikers and PAS Giannina will face Panathinaikos in the Greek Cup semi-final for the second time in the history of the club's main city of Ioannina.

Honors and distinctions

Over the years, PAS has competed in the National Division for a total of 15 seasons. The club has never won the National Championship or the Greek Cup, but it has won lower division titles throughout its history and represented the Greek football league in the 1978-9 and 1993-4 Balkans Cup tournaments. During its peak years in the National Division, the club twice finished in the 5th place position (1975-6, 1977-8 seasons) and once in the 6th place spot (1979-80 season). The most famous player to have donned the blue and white PAS jersey in recent years is defender Giourkas Seitaridis, who later played for Panathinaikos, FC Porto, Dynamo Moscow, and Atlético Madrid as well as the triumphant Euro 2004 Greece squad. On January 31, 2007, PAS clinched a spot in the Greek Cup semifinals by virtue of an extra-time goal from Evangelos Kontogoulidis before a hostile crowd in Karaiskaki Stadium. With an aggregate score of 3-2, PAS also became the first ever lower division club to eliminate Olympiacos from the Greek Cup tournament.

  • National Division
    • 1975-76, 5th place: 30 games, 36 points, 15 wins, 6 draws, 9 losses, goals 40-33
    • 1977-78, 5th place: 34 games, 38 points, 14 wins, 10 draws, 10 losses, goals 45-39
    • 1979-80, 6th place: 34 games, 37 points, 14 wins, 9 draws, 11 losses, goals 50-44
  • Second division
    • 1973-74, second division champion
    • 1985-86, second division champion
    • 2001-02, second division champion

Rivalries

PAS fans harbor a deep antipathy for the "establishment" teams from Athens-Piraeus, Panathinaikos, Olympiacos and AEK.

There is hostility with OFI Crete based on the events surrounding their 2001 playoff. In contrast, derby matches against nearby AO Kerkyra are competitive in the sporting sense but do not evoke the same feelings of enmity from PAS supporters.

Nicknames

PAS Giannina was given the nickname Ajax of Epirus (Greek: Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου) in the 70's, thanks to their impressive football style which was likened licentia poetica to the style of the famous Dutch club.

Because of the strong connection between the city of Ioannina and the club, the fans of PAS Giannina are also called Pagourades (Παγουράδες, literally The Canteen Men). This nickname applies to all the people from Ioannina and comes from an old legend, according to which they once tried to drain the local lake dry by using their canteens.

Notable former players

Current squad

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 Greece GK Nikolaos Zafeiropoulos
2 Greece DF Georgios Ntasios (captain)
3 Greece DF Giannis Stathis
4 Greece DF Georgios Kousas
5 Greece DF Ilias Kotsios
7 Greece MF Ilias Mihalopoulos
8 Greece MF Konstantinos Mendrinos
9 Greece FW Georgios Saitiotis (vice captain)
11 Greece FW Evangelos Kontogoulidis
14 Greece MF Kostas Pappas
16 Greece DF Paraskevas Andralas
17 Greece FW Konstantinos Kasnaferis
18 Argentina MF Esteban Buján
19 Germany DF Ivica Majstorović
No. Position Player
20 Côte d'Ivoire FW Ibrahima Bakayoko
21 Greece MF Lambros Vangelis
22 Greece FW Christos Tzanis
23 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Patrick Dimbala
27 Brazil DF Vanderson Scardovelli
28 Uruguay MF Nicolas Schenone
30 Greece GK Georgios Sikalias
32 Greece DF Pavlos Vartziotis
33 Greece GK Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos
66 Greece MF Vasilios Rovas
77 Greece DF Eleytherios Vatsis
81 Slovenia MF Mirnes Sisic
82 Algeria MF Salim Arrache
For recent transfers, see List of Greek football transfers summer 2009.

Club anthem

PAS Giannina's club anthem was composed by Kitsakis Alekos. PAS Giannina Club Anthem

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Greek Greek Transliteration English Translation
First stanza

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Ajax of Epirus
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Ajax of Epirus
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Chorus

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική


Απόγονοι των Σουλιωτών
Γιαννιώτες λεοντάρια
Δείξτε και στο ποδόσφαιρο
Πως είστε παλικάρια

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Νικήστε μεσ'τα γήπεδα
Τον κάθε αντίπαλό σας
Κι εμείς τα Ηπειροτόπουλα
Είμαστε στο πλευρό σας

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Προχώρησε ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Συνέχισε τους άθλους
Γιατί έχεις πάντα στο πλευρό
Τους θρυλικούς φιλάθλους

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Απόγονοι των Σουλιωτών
Γιαννιώτες λεοντάρια
Δείξτε και στο ποδόσφαιρο
Πως είστε παλικάρια

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Νικήστε μεσ'τα γήπεδα
Τον κάθε αντίπαλό σας
Κι εμείς τα Ηπειροτόπουλα
Είμαστε στο πλευρό σας

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Προχώρησε ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Συνέχισε τους άθλους
Γιατί έχεις πάντα στο πλευρό
Τους θρυλικούς φιλάθλους

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Second stanza

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Απόγονοι των Σουλιωτών
Γιαννιώτες λεοντάρια
Δείξτε και στο ποδόσφαιρο
Πως είστε παλικάρια

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Νικήστε μεσ'τα γήπεδα
Τον κάθε αντίπαλό σας
Κι εμείς τα Ηπειροτόπουλα
Είμαστε στο πλευρό σας

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Προχώρησε ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Συνέχισε τους άθλους
Γιατί έχεις πάντα στο πλευρό
Τους θρυλικούς φιλάθλους

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου
Μη σας τρομάζει τίποτα
Απόγονοι του Πύρρου
ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ
Και σίγουρα θα πας
Στην Α' Εθνική
Ομάδα θρυλική

Chorus

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα
Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου

ΠΑΣ ΠΑΣ Giannina
Ajax of Epirus

Chorus

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