|Full Name|| Panthessalonikios Athlitikos Omilos Konstantinoupoliton |
Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινουπολιτών
|Nicknames|| Dikefalos του Βορρά |
(Dikéfalos tou Vorrá)
(Double-Headed Eagle of the North)
|Club colours||White and black|
|Website|| PAOK Thessaloniki FC|
PAOK Thessaloniki BC
PAOK Thessaloniki VC
PAOK Thessaloniki HC
PAOK is the historical continuation of the ‘Hermes’ Athletic and Cultural Association from Constantinople established by Greek residents of the city in 1875 in the very heart of the city in the Pera area. The need of Constantinople’s Greek residents to express and support their Hellenism within Turkey was what led to the creation of this club. In 1923 following the Asia Minor Catastrophe when the Turks expelled countless Greeks from the coastal regions of Turkey, the Greeks of Constantinople renamed their club Peraclub in line with the new constitution adopted by Kemal Ataturk. Despite this blow to Hellenic culture in Turkey, which was forced to take the path of the refugee and to abandon its traditional home, Peraclub continued its sporting struggle, promising to continue to do so as long as there were Greeks left in Constantinople. The club won cup after cup proving that although the Greeks were a minority they continued to have a strong presence in the sporting sector. However, that situation did not last long and most players were forced to flee, leaving behind a team consisting of residents of Constantinople renamed Politakia. Those who fled settled in Thessaloniki and in 1926 established PAOK, retaining the symbols of their ‘Greekness’, the twin-headed eagle of the Byzantine Empire combined with mourning black to symbolize the tragic history of the Greeks in Turkey and white, the colour of optimism, a window onto the future, symbolizing their struggle for tomorrow and the victories they intended to win. This club history stretching back to the 19th century in effect makes PAOK one of Greece’s oldest athletic clubs but also means that it shoulders a heavy historical burden.
The club’s first charter was approved on 20th April 1926 by means of decision of the Thessaloniki Court of First Instance (No. 822).
The club’s founding members were A. Angelopoulos, A. Athanassiadis, K. Anagnostidis, M. Ventourellis, F. Vyzantinos (second Chairman), A. Dimitriadis, D. Dimitriadis, N. Zoumboulidis, M. Theodosiadis, T. Ioakimopoulos, P. Kalpaktsoglou, T. Kartsambekis, D. Koemtzopoulos, K. Koemtzopoulos, P. Kontopoulos, K. Kritikos, M. Konstantinidis, P. Maletskas, I. Nikolaidis, L. Papadopoulos, F. Samantzopoulos, T. Tsoulkas, M. Tsoulkas, S. Triantafyllidis, T. Triantafyllidis (who was also its first Chairman).
PAOK’s first Board of Directors serving between 1926 and 1927 consisted of :
After 2 months of preparation by the team following the club’s establishment it was decided that the team should compete against the other teams in Thessaloniki. The desire to see the new team compete led many to the Iraklis Football Ground on 26th July 1925 where it won 2-1.
The vision of the club’s founders and fans of the team of establishing a home base became reality in 1928 following much effort and thus on 12th December 1930 the Syntrivaniou Football Ground was officially opened. This was followed by a friendly match against ARIS with the home team winning 2-1.
The first professional contract was a document of historic importance. It was signed by the Club on 5th September 1928. The contract stipulated that the footballer Etien who had come from the Constantinople club Peraclub would be paid 4,000 drachmas per month. The contract was singed by Dr. Meletiou (PAOK Chairman) and Mr. Sakellaropoulos, Hon. Secretary.
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PAOK TV has also 5 broadcasting channels in Mogulus. (Many other channels in broadcasting servers COMING SOON). The beta version of the PAOK TV WEB SITE is only the beginning, ... more, coming soon!
The first independent website by PAOK fans, www.fcpaok.gr, has launched the first Web TV for PAOK, mainly including video clips from PAOK moments! The TV is based on the Mogulus Portal and the website address is www.mogulus.com/paok. The PAOK TV has also launched a 3D animation sportscaster (named Victoria), that will read online the PAOK news! The new effort is called PAOK TV Live News, and is still under pilotic program.