Gamma Ethniki

Gamma Ethniki (Greek: Γ΄ Εθνική Ερασιτεχνική Κατηγορία, C National Amateur Division) is the fourth highest football league in Greece.

Gamma Ethniki
Founded
  • (2013–present as Gamma Ethniki)
  • (1965–1982 as C National Amateur Division)
  • (1982–2010 as Gamma Ethniki)
  • (2010–2013 as Football League 2)
CountryGreece
Number of teams106
Level on pyramid4
Promotion toFootball League
Relegation toHellenic Amateur Divisions
Domestic cup(s)Gamma Ethniki Cup
Top goalscorerGeorgios Kiourkos (154 goals)
2019–20 Gamma Ethniki

History

It began in 1965 as an amateur championship, while in 1983 it was changed to professional. Although not literally national (it is divided into North and South groups), Football League 2 is considered as a national division.

On 3 August 2010, it was announced that the division had been renamed Football League 2.[1] From season 2013–14, the football League 2 is merged by fourth division championship (Delta Ethniki) and renamed again Gamma Ethniki.[2][3] The new third division will be held in six groups, with the clubs divided basis of geographical criteria, while it will return in an amateur form.[4] From season 2014–15 until season 2016–17 the league was held in four groups, with the clubs divided basis of geographical criteria. The champion of each group was promoted to Football League.

From the 2017–18 season and onwards, the league will be held in eight groups, with the clubs divided by geographical criteria. The first team of each group will be qualified to a play-off tournament, consisted of two groups. The first two teams of each group will be promoted to the Football League.[5]

Current groups

107 clubs in 8 groups are competing in the Gamma Ethniki during the 2018–19 season.

GroupFCA Group FCA Group FCA Group FCA
1st FCA Evros

FCA Thrace

FCA Xanthi

FCA Drama

FCA Kavala

FCA Serres

3rd FCA Florina

FCA Kastoria

FCA Epirus

FCA Thesprotia

FCA Arta

FCA Preveza-Lefkada

FCA Corfu

FCA Aetoloacarnania

FCA Kozani

5th FCA Cephalonia-Ithaca

FCA Zakynthos

FCA Achaea

FCA Elis

FCA Messinia

FCA Laconia

FCA Arcadia

7th FCA East Attica

FCA Argolida

FCA Lesbos

FCA Cyclades

FCA Euboea

2ndFCA Macedonia

FCA Chalkidiki

FCA Kilkis

FCA Pella

FCA Imathia

FCA Pieria

4th FCA Larissa

FCA Trikala

FCA Karditsa

FCA Thessaly

FCA Phthiotis

FCA Evrytania

FCA Phocis

FCA Boeotia

6th FCA Piraeus

FCA Corinthia

FCA Dodecanese

FCA West Attica

8th FCA Athens

FCA Chania

FCA Rethymno

FCA Heraklion

FCA Lasithi

Notes
  • FCA = Football Clubs Association

Winners

Third Division champions

From 1965 to 1982

Season Winner
1965–66Levadiakos, Ergotelis, Ethnikos Alexandroupoli, Megas Alexandros Thessaloniki
1966–67Asteras Zografou, AEK Faliro, Thermaikos, Elpida Drama
1967–68Argonaftis Piraeus, Megas Alexandros Thessaloniki
1968–69Anagennisi Arta, Anagennisi Karditsa
1969–70Pandramaikos, Apollon Krya Vrysi, A.O. Karditsa, Panaspropyrgiakos, Acharnaikos,
Ergotelis, Panargiakos, Finikas Polichni, Aris Agios Konstantinos
1970–71Orestis Orestiada, Naoussa, Orchomenos, P.A.O. Rouf, Orfeas Egaleo, Paniliakos
1971–72Anagennisi Epanomi, P.O. Moudania, Thiva, Ilisiakos, Fivos Kremasti, Pannemeatikos
1972–73Nestos Chrysoupoli, Niki Polygyros, Achilleas Farsala, Lamia,
Panetolikos, Panarkadikos, Syros, Olympiacos Liosia, Apollon Mytilene
1973–74Ethnikos Sidirokastro, A.O. Kozani, Makedonikos,
Dimitra Trikala, A.P.S. Patra, Doxa Vyronas, Moschato, Diagoras
1974–75Akrites Sykies, Kampaniakos, Rigas Feraios,
Ethnikos Asteras, Agios Dimitrios, Amfiali, Orfeas Egaleo
1975–76Kilkisiakos, Apollon Kalamaria, Ethnikos Sidirokastro,
Anagennisi Arta, Niki Volos, Paniliakos, Kallithea, Irodotos
1976–77Makedonikos, Edessaikos, Thyella Serres,
Elassona, Chalkida, A.E. Messolonghi, Agios Dimitrios, Ionikos
1977–78Anagennisi Arta, Acharnaikos, Anagennisi Giannitsa, Makedonikos Siatista
1978–79Eordaikos, Panegialios, Vyzas Megara, Panthrakikos
1979–80Pierikos, Chalkida, Apollon Kalamaria, Diagoras
1980–81Toxotis Volos, Achaiki, Atromitos Piraeus, Kozani
1981–82Paniliakos, Thiva, Florina, Alexandroupoli,
Ionikos, Aiolikos, Levadiakos, APE Langadas

From 1982 to 2013

Season Winner
South Group North Group
1982–83Edessaikos
1983–84AiolikosAlmopos Aridaea
1984–85PanetolikosKilkisiakos
1985–86CharavgiakosSkoda Xanthi
1986–87ChalkidaEdessaikos
1987–88AtromitosMakedonikos
1988–89Edessaikos
1989–90ProodeftikiAnagennisi Giannitsa
1990–91Doxa VyronasNaoussa
1991–92PanetolikosPontioi Veria
1992–93KallitheaAnagennisi Karditsa
1993–94PaniliakosPanserraikos
1994–95Doxa VyronasKastoria
1995–96PanetolikosNiki Volos
1996–97Ethnikos AsterasAnagennisi Karditsa
1997–98IalysosPAS Giannina
1998–99EgaleoOlympiacos Volos
1999–00Akratitos
2000–01Patraikos
2001–02Kerkyra
2002–03Poseidon Neoi Poroi
2003–04Kastoria
2004–05ThrasyvoulosVeria
2005–06Asteras TripolisAgrotikos Asteras
2006–07Agios DimitriosPierikos
2007–08DiagorasKavala
2008–09IlioupoliDoxa Drama
2009–10KallitheaVeria
2010–11PanachaikiAnagennisi Epanomi
2011–12Apollon SmyrnisEthnikos Gazoros
2012–13FostirasApollon Kalamaria

From 2013 to 2019

Season Winner
2013–14Agrotikos Asteras, AEL, Lamia, Enosi Ermionida, Trachones, AEK Athens
2014–15Panserraikos, Trikala, Panelefsiniakos, Kissamikos
2015–16Aris Thessaloniki, Aiginiakos, Sparti, OFI
2016–17Apollon Kalamaria, Apollon Larissa, Panachaiki, Ergotelis
2017–18Apollon Paralimnio, Iraklis Thessaloniki, Tilikratis, Volos, Asteras Amaliadas, Ethnikos Piraeus, Aittitos Spata, Irodotos1
2018–19Kavala, Veria, Kronos Argyrades, Olympiacos Volos, O.F. Ierapetra, Ialysos, Egaleo, Enosi Panaspropyrgiakou Doxas
  • 1 In bold the champion teams which promoted to the Football League

Fourth Division champions

From 2019 to Present

Season Winner
2019–20TBD

See also

References

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