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Alexis Albanos on Sportish: “At AEK it is clear that you play for the jersey first”



The coach of the AEK handball team, Alexis Albanos, spoke to Sportish about his team’s title win and the hurdles they had to overcome.

The AEK handball team achieved a total of 10 titles in its history, winning its fifth championship Alexis Albanos He’s the man who took her by the hand and led her across the crossing when the red “stop” flashed.

After leaving the role of his first men’s head coach, he revamped Union, brought it back into the headlines and then quietly reflected on the new page of his career. “It was a good start.”

Talk to Sportish for the title AEK won, for the changes he made to the team, for the power of his inaccessible HQ, and for the mutual respect that strengthens teams.

“Before the final, I reminded my players that no opponent passed our pitch. No opponent bothered us or made it so difficult for us to achieve the desired result on our pitch.”

AEK players and the team celebrate the championship

It is a ground that is very difficult for the opponent to play on. I also asked them to express their personality and enjoy the game.

I saw that happen. Of course, in a game with a very high tempo and high pressure, mistakes are made. It’s difficult to reach your best level in a game like this, even against a worthy opponent like Olympiacos.

My partners and the management that the team entrusted to me during this difficult time after losing two titles also have a part in this success.

It’s a burden considering the team has lost two titles, we’ve made a complete makeover with 12 new players and I’m a new manager.

I had to take on that burden and prove to myself – knowing who I am – and to others that I deserve to be here.”

The coach emphasized the special weight of the headquarters and fans of AEK.

“The crowd and the fact that the last game was played at home helped us a lot. Others might find that stressful.”

Alexis Albanos is emotional after winning the championship with AEK

These two teams have a lot of people and it’s an extra pressure to play in such places, it’s very difficult. The seat has an effect and to have that advantage in the final we drove via Calvary.

The championship was very strong. The reason we had home advantage is because we were consistent throughout the league.

In my opinion, that showed that we were the better team. If we analyze the year we will see that there are very competitive places and teams – like Olympiacos – have had a difficult time.

Apart from a few small exceptions, we had no problems at home or away. The league is very competitive. The teams have invested and a lot of great kids are coming into the sport.”

The pressure was great, the criticism too and the doubts even greater, but in the end we made it

Alexis Albanos, who successfully transitioned from the position of AEK Academies coach after defeating Olympiakos in the 5th final, felt he had won a personal bet.

“I’ve been very happy about it! Because it was like a bet for me this year that I’ll find myself in the position of first coach of the men’s team.”

After last season’s failure with the loss of both titles for the team – and the cup even to the underdog (Pylaia) – within 10 months we managed to put together a new team with 12 transfers and win the championship.

The pressure was great, the criticism too and the doubts even greater, but in the end we made it.

The coach’s first support is his players. Even though the team had new players, we said from the start that we will function as a family and that everyone will support each other and find solutions to the mistakes we will all make. We all make mistakes, but in the end, mutual respect wins.

That was the key to success. It is important to enjoy the respect of your players and respect them too. That way, they know your decisions are only for the good of the team.

The AEK players' celebrations of winning the championship

AEK operates as a complete family. We also celebrated the soccer championship in Philadelphia. The players also support the other sports of the club and the same do the other divisions towards handball.

One department supports the other and it shows in the world of AEK. Although most of them are football fans, they follow AEK teams everywhere.

This fact, combined with the help of PAE to the extent she is responsible for, so that the amateur departments have the appropriate budget and, of course, with the support of Mr. Papastamati, bring the department health necessary to achieve their goals.”

At AEK it is clear that you play for the shirt first

Alexis Albanos treats the Union with professionalism but also romance and he explained why.

“In teams like this, the weight of the jersey matters. At AEK it is clear that you play for the shirt first and then for yourself, your ego and your level.”

Everyone knows where he is, there’s a load on his back, which is nice at the same time, especially when he’s running to packed stadiums.

Great athletes have gone through AEK, who have come very close to the team, like Bakaoukas, Papadopoulos, Kafatos, Tsaousis, the coach Yiannis Arvanitis… I don’t want to forget anyone.

Everyone who built up the handball department during the difficult years. All have helped AEK reach this peak. Great athletes who loved AEK so much – during difficult years – and formed a strong bond with him.

Having gone through difficult times with the team myself, I am proud that it has reached this peak.

Source: sport 24

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Olympiakos season tickets for volleyball, polo, handball and women’s basketball will be released on Tuesday




Amateur Olympiacos Piraeus announced on Monday (September 25th) that season tickets for volleyball (men and women), polo (men and women), men’s handball and women’s basketball will be available on Tuesday (September 26th).

Amateur Olympiacos announced on Monday (25/9) that season tickets for volleyball (men and women), polo (men and women), men’s handball and women’s basketball will be released on Tuesday (26/9).

Amateur Olympiakos’ announcement in detail:

OLYMPIAN SFP informs its fans and members that season tickets for volleyball (men and women), polo (men and women), men’s handball and women’s basketball for the 2023-24 season will be available on Tuesday (September 26th). can be carried as follows:

Disposal options:


Via the official website of the OLYMPIC SFP ( and on Ticketmaster (

From the Members & Fans department at “G. Karaiskakis” daily, Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The number of season tickets put into circulation is limited and the purchase allows our fans and members who want to further strengthen the club’s departments.

The season ticket holder is guaranteed a seat for all home games in the 2023/24 season in all competitions.

The prices are as follows:

DURATION VOLLEYBALL (Applies to both the men’s and women’s divisions)

Seats in court: €250

Folding grandstand: €200

VIP: €150

Gate 1: €100

PERMANENT POLO (Applies to both men’s and women’s departments)

Seats in court: €250

VIP: €150

Section B: €100


Seats in court: €150


Section A (upper body): €50

Foldable grandstand (lower area): €100

*Season ticket holders from last season have the right to extend their seats until Monday 9 October.

Contact information:

T: +30 211 1007060

Q: [email protected]


Source: sport 24

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The captain of the AEK men’s handball team, Panagiotis Nicolaidis, was involved in a traffic accident




The captain of the AEK men’s handball team, Panagiotis Nikolaidis, was involved in a traffic accident on his motorcycle.

Shock in AEK with the captain of the men’s handball team, Panagiotis Nicolaidis, who was involved in a traffic accident with his motorcycle and another car that was traveling in the opposite direction.

The amateur AEK points out in its statement that Nikolaidis was wearing his helmet and was saved as a result. The head of the Union has He has some bruises and a few stitches, but he’s fine.

The announcement of the amateur AEK in detail: The entire AEK family wishes the captain of the men’s handball team, Panagiotis Nicolaidis, who had a traffic accident with his motorcycle, his warmest wishes to soon be old and strong with us. Luckily, our leader was wearing his helmet and was able to be saved when he collided with an oncoming car. He has some bruises, stitches in some places, but he’s fine.

Panagiotis, our leader, we are all by your side, we love you and we are waiting for you!“.

Source: sport 24

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Olympiacos has been eliminated from the Supercup, a difficult win for AEK in the debut of the Handball Premier




Olympiacos defeated Drama in the Macedonian city in the premiere of the Handball Premier. After the defeat in the Supercup, AEK found it difficult to beat Pylaia with a service technician on the bench.

With morale high after winning the Super Cup, Olympiacos SFP/Omilos Xyni won easily 41-31 the Bianco Monte Drama 1986 at the premiere of the 45th Handball Premier Championship.

The “Red and Whites” impressed with their versatility in attack, set their pace in the second half and achieved the final result easily and fairly.

The first scorers of the game were Tziras (11 goals), Toskas (10 goals) and Savvas (9 goals).

  • The five minutes: 3-4, 4-7, 6-9, 10-13, 13-16, 15-19 (MCH), 18-25, 20-29, 24-31, 26-34, 27-37, 31- 41
  • THEATRE (Valavanis): Kotsionis 2, Haitidis 5, Kotsamariloglou, Polydoros 4, Latsakou, Tozakidis, Toskas 10, Tungelidis, Vassiliou, Zacharopoulos, Kalaitzidis, Manoloudis 2, Dakaris, Korsak, Papadopoulos 8, Sina
  • OLYMPIC (Grammar): Kotanidis, Tziras 11, Karabourniotis 1, Papavasilis 3, Vida 4, Tzimboulas 2, Papantonopoulos, Kandylas, Sliskovits 3, Dombris, Tsigaridas 1, Passias 1, Montoro 3, Slavoulitsa 1, Michaelidis 2, Savvas 9
  • referee: Written by Kyriakou, Two minutes: 1-5, Penalty: 2/3-4/5

AEK bounced back with a difficult win

A surprise victory for AEK in the premiere against worthy and competitive players Goal.

The Greek champion won in the… thread 22-21 in OAKA with Stelios Seirekidis sitting on the bench after ending the partnership with Alexis Albanos, while Serbia coach Dragan Dzukic will soon take the reins, which has been officially announced.

Although it started well (9:5 in the 21st minute), AEK could not keep the same pace and the Pylaia team returned to the game, losing 9:8 (26th minute), while ending halftime 12:10 ended.

In the second half, the 2022 cup winners turned 15:14 (44th) into 15:17 (47th) with a 3-0 run and, despite AEK’s equalizer, found the right score to make it 17:17 (53rd). Solutions again at +2 (17-19 in 56′ and 18-20 in 57′). In the final minutes, AEK’s experience and quality played a role as they went on a 4-0 run to make the score 22-20 in the 58th minute, with the away team making the final score (22-21).

  • The five minutes: 1-2, 5-3, 7-4, 8-5, 9-7, 12-10 (mch), 13-11, 14-13, 15-15, 16-17, 17-18, 22- 21
  • AEK (Seyrekidis): Arabatzis 1, Zambits 1, Kritikos, Ionson, Madalinics 1, Mallios, Iliopoulos 1, Raspitsos, Papadopoulos 7, Papadionisiou, Komarzevski 2, Liapis 3, Martinovic 3, Arsits, Sokolic, Kederis 3
  • GATES (Ananiadis): Moisigev, Palaskas, Antoniadis 1, Karagiozopoulos 5, Danoulet, Tsortekis 1, Orfanoudakis, Vardakas 2, Bilias, Alexandridis 4, Kavousanakis 1, Kyriakidis 3, D. Triantafyllidis 4, T. Triantafyllidis, Koukmisis, Tzeli
  • referee: Karydakis-Giakalis, Red: 49:12 D. Triantafyllidis (no ticket was retained for this particular game), Two minutes: 3-5, Penalty: 3/4-2/3

Doukas defeated PAOK in Thessaloniki

The game of the first round of the Handball Premier between the two teams ended with the same result as the cup quarter-finals of last season in the “Home of Handball”. THE duke scored another great win in the second game in a row against PAOK in Thessaloniki 24-22 and made an ideal debut in the new league.

The game was a derby from start to finish, PAOK had a 1-2 goal lead but couldn’t hold on to it as the academy team took excellent advantage of the home team’s mistakes, especially in the final and with a 3-0 run for the two to get points.

In the 58th minute, Khoursoudian stole the ball, Eleftheriadis threw him to the ground, an infringement that resulted in a red card and a penalty, while in the next phase Mylonas won another penalty and the 3rd two minutes from Kalomoiros. The accurate seven-meter (4/4) Zibulovic took advantage of the penalties to make it 22:24.

  • The five minutes: 2-2, 5-5, 7-6, 10-8, 10-8, 11-11 (MCH), 13-14, 17-15, 18-17, 19-19, 21-20, 22- 24
  • PAOK (Gousios): Gigof, Ladakis 1, Eleftheriadis 1, Tsamouridis 1, Papageorgiou, Nikolaidis 2, Th. Papazoglou 3, Koukmisis, L. Papazoglou, Batzios, Kalomiros 4, Botskaref 5, Daios, Kyriakidis, Tzorginis 3
  • DUKE (Chalkidis): Kiartzidis, Mylonas 4, Payatis 2, Batis 2, Kolezakis, Panagiotou 4, Papadopoulos, Tsioumas, Khoursoudian 2, Geroulanos, Charitonidis 1, Kovanis 3, Arapakopoulos, Zivoulovics 4, Kollyris, Diakoulias 2
  • referee: Tzaferopoulos-Bettman, Red: 58:00 Eleftheriadis (dangerous game), 59:21 Kalomiros (three two minutes), Two minutes: 6-6, Penalty: 2/2-4/4

Premiere for Ionikos and rightly so

Start with the… Right for Ionian Affidea in this year’s championship, after the victory 30-22 the newly enlightened Panhellenic GS.

The home team controlled the game and opened up the lead in the 2nd half as the visitors couldn’t keep up.

The leader was Alexandros Koukoulas, who scored eleven goals.

  • The five minutes: 2-0, 3-1, 6-3, 9-5, 11-8, 12-10 (morning), 16-12, 19-13, 21-14, 23-19, 27-20, 30- 22
  • IONIC (Arvanitis): Koukoulas 11, Samaras, Aivaliotis 4, Tausanis 2, Papadopoulos, Braudakis, Syngaris, Apostolou 3, Vassiliou 2, Butos 2, Meletakos 3, Delichristos 1, Troulos, Mantzopoulos, Elozeua, Balaskas 2
  • PGS (Samaras): Akalbedashvili 3, Dougias 1, Anagnostopoulos 2, Athanasakos, Vertzonis, Tokatzoglou, Papadimitriou, Papadopoulos, Stathis 8, Nakos 1, Roussos 5, Skourtai, Balaskas, Vlachothanasis, Alikakos, Hatzigiannis 2
  • referee: Charalambidis-Zisis, Two minutes: 5-8, Penalty: 3/3-3/3

Pleasing win for Zafiirakis

Great victory with a confident performance and score (36-24) noted o Zafirakis of Naoussa on him Aeropou Edessa at the championship premiere.

Despite the absence of the crowd due to a problem with the DAK Naoussa, the home team managed to completely control the game and achieve a wide victory, which, in addition to 2 points, also gives them important psychology to continue.

On the contrary, Aeropos has shown that it takes a lot of work to work together as a team to remind the group that last year they managed to get 5th place in the Handball Premier.

  • The five minutes: 0-2, 4-4, 8-6, 11-7, 15-9, 17-12, 19-12 (morning), 20-13, 22-15, 25-18, 28-20, 31- 22, 36-24
  • ZAFIRAKIS (Deligiannis): Bolas 1, Tzouvaras, Tsageras 2, Theodoropoulos 11, Bouboulendras, Barbas, Misailidis 5, Rotzios 1, Biliouris, Athanasiadis 2, Apostolidis 3, Sarafis, Vafiadis 2, Tsatsas 1, Feslachidis, Lolas 8
  • AIRPLANE (Toutsis): Veremchuk, Stergiopoulos, Dingeko 3, Ofrisenko 5, Goncharov 3, Grisikashvili 1, Papadopoulos 3, Boutkaris 2, Krallis 2, Robis, Koukoutsidis 3, Papagiannis 1, Gatsis 1, Marinos, Totidis, Giannousis
  • referee: Naskos-Haritsos, Two minutes: 3-7, Penalty: 7/7-2/2

Kilkis caused the surprise

In the Kilkis The traditional surprise of the premiere came this year with the newcomer winning points in the Handball Premier GAS (27-27) from the 4th of the same period last year Diomedes of Argosalthough he could have taken the win after leading 27-25 at 57-40.

The “Wolves”, who had serious failures, mobilized their experience in the end and got the one point, while they had the last attack that… also stole the game, but they did not score a goal and so the two The teams each shared one point.

It is worth noting that the hosts, returning to the big league after 9 years, controlled the game for the longest time, with a lead of 5 goals in the 24th minute (11-6) and 4 goals twice (18-14). 38′ and 20-16 40′).

  • The five minutes: 0-3, 3-4, 6-5, 9-6, 11-8, 13-10 (img.) 16-13, 20-16, 22-19, 24-22, 24-25, 27- 27
  • KILKIS (Georgiadis): Borodai, Radoisits 5, Metsis, Kypraios 5, Migas 3, Fahouridis S. 1, Giannakidis, Dimakis 8, Singiridis 2, Karvounidis, Fahouridis, Berezni 3, Nakos, Giannakopoulos, Giavasidis, Taramonlis
  • Diomedes (Zaravinas): Kostoulas, Anastasiou, Tsakalos 4, Tselios 1, Terletski, Tsakouridis 5, Asvestas 4, Hatjikonstantinou, Mayos, Kostakidis 4, Manthos 2, Orfanos, Karkagelis, Nikolinais, Salem, Stefanitsis 1
  • referee: Patios Tsianas, Two minutes: 2-2, Penalty: 6/6-5/8, Red card: Fachouridis p. 49.29 dangerous game (no ticket was kept)

The results of the 1st round

  • AEK – Pylaia 22-21
  • Drama – Olympiacos 31-41
  • PAOK – ASE Duka 22-24
  • Kilcis – Diomedes 27-27
  • Zafirakis – Aeropos 36-24
  • Ionian – Panhellenic 30-22

The rating

  1. Zafirakis 2
  2. Olympiakos 2
  3. Ionic 2
  4. ASE Duke 2
  5. AEK 2
  6. Diomedes 1
  7. Kilkis 1
  8. Goal 0
  9. PAOK 0
  10. Panhellenic 0
  11. drama 0
  12. Aeropus 0

The program for the 2nd match day

  • September 30th Olympiakos – Kilkis
  • September 30th 17:00 o’clock ASE Douka – Panhellenic
  • September 30th 6:00 p.m PAOK – drama
  • September 30th 6:00 p.m Aeropus – Ionian
  • September 30th 6:00 p.m Diomedes – AEK
  • 01.10. 6:00 p.m Pylaia – Zafirakis

Source: sport 24

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