2008 – The multi-share era

Yiannis Vardinoyiannis announced his family´s decision to invite prominent businessmen to participate in a share capital increase, giving them an opportunity to own Panathinaikos.

1944 – The Greek flag is raised over Leoforos

During German occupation Leoforos ground was requisitioned and the Nazis used it for matches organized between their troops, after looting the shelves and displays where the trophies were exhibited.

1933 – Innovations in Leoforos

Further to the first wooden grandstand (1928) ever build in a Greek playground, the first covered tribune is constructed in 1933 and in 1938 the ground is illuminated disposing electrical lighting for the country's first evening matches.

1920 – Leoforos starts

Panathinaikos is growing and the Athenian neighborhood of Perivola, in the area of Ambelokipi, seemed to be an ideal solution for hosting the dreams of both athletes and fans.

1918 – The Shamrock as a symbol

The shamrock constitutes an ancient spiritual symbol for good luck and balance between the body, the soul and the spirit. Panathinaikos adopts the shamrock as its emblem in 1918.

1910 – The friction and the creation of PPO

In December 1909 a rift occurred in the relations between G. Kalafatis and M. Marinakis. The founder of Panathinaikos took with him the majority of POA athletes and in January 1910 he created the Panhellenic Football Club (PPO).

1952 – Panathinaikos Fan Club

The fans are rolled up together with the team. Their admiration and love for Panathinaikos leads them to create the first official fan club in Greece.

1966 – «Gate 13» is born

Panathinaikos fan club named "Gate 13" is established. The first generations showed how to be eternally devoted to the Club, keeping the ground increasingly crowded, whenever the team was competing.

2012 – Time for a publicly owned company

In May Yiannis Alafouzos announced his plan to establish a public owned football company under the name "Panathinaiki Symachia" (Panathinaikos Alliance). The company is going to manage the Club by receiving the majority of the shares held by Vardinoyiannis family (54%) and by registering members.

2000 – The changing of the guard

Having stayed during 21 years at the helm of Panathinaikos FC, George Vardinoyiannis announced his decision to leave. Yiannis Vardinoyiannis took the reins of the Club's management.


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