A.E.K. jersey, now part of the HCGM collection (pics & vid)

We are proud to announce that one more Greek soccer jersey has been added to our collection. The AEK FC Jersey has been signed by all the players of the team and sent to the HCGM in order to be displayed in its trophy cabinet. This was an initiative of Nicholas Agelidis, Greek journalist of the public television (ERT) who visited the HCGM in March, during the Health Tourism in Greece Convention which was held at the Hellenic Community Centre, Adrian-Maris.

AEK (Αθλητική Ένωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως) was established in Athens, in 1924, by Greek refugees from Constantinople, in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922), its name is a direct reference to the origins of the founders. The club’s emblem is the double-headed eagle, used by the Palaiologos dynasty and traditionally by the Byzantine Empire, as a remembrance of the Byzantine legacy and the historical ties of the club. AEK is one of the most successful teams in Greek football, winning 30 national titles and the only team to have won all the competitions organised by the Hellenic Football Federation (including 11 Championships, 15 Greek Cups, 1 League Cup and 3 Super Cups).

It is the third Greek soccer team jersey displayed in the HCGM’s collection (which includes Olympiakos and Panathinaikos).

The HCGM would like to thank AEK FC for the kind gesture and Nicholas Agelidis for the initiative.


A message from the HCGM President, Nicholas Pagonis regarding the AEK F.C. jersey.