P.A.O.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 PAOK 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 Pantelis Stefanidis, Greek Publisher of the Greek Vision Magazine.
ΠΑΟΚ (Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινουπολιτών) was established on 20 April 1926 by Greek Constantinopolitans who fled to Thessaloniki from the city of Constantinople n the wake of the Greco-Turkish War. They play their home games at Toumba Stadium, with a capacity of 28,701 seats. Their name, along with the club’s emblem, the Byzantine-style double-headed eagle with retracted wings that was adopted three years after the establishment of the club, honours the memory of the people and places (mostly the city of Constantinople) that once belonged to the Byzantine Empire and were invaded and conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1453.
PAOK currently plays in the top-flight Superleague Greece, which they have won twice (1975–76 and 1984–85). They have won also five times the Greek Football Cup (in 1971–72, 1973–74, 2000–01, 2002–03 and 2016-17 seasons). The team has never been relegated to a lower national division since its establishment in 1926, a feat achieved only by rivals Olympiacos and Panathinaikos.
It is the forth Greek soccer team jersey displayed in the HCGM’s collection (which includes Aek, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos).
The HCGM would like to thank PAOK FC for the kind gesture and Pantelis Stefanidis for the initiative.
A message from the HCGM President, Nicholas Pagonis regarding the PAOK F.C. jersey.