PAS Giannina was in the First Division for 10 years. The club finished several times near the top of the First Division table, often earning victories over more established Greek teams such as Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and PAOK. The effective and spirited play of the club during these years drew flattering comparisons with the famous Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam, and the moniker "Ajax of Epirus" has stuck with the team ever since.
PAS Giannina have only had one home ground, Zosimades, where they have played since its foundation.The capacity is 7500 seats.The stadium is in the downtown of Ioannina. The highest attendance (14557 fans) was in a match with Olympiacos in season 1974-75.
The most famous player to have donned the blue and white PAS jersey in recent years is defender Giourkas Seitaridis, who later played for Panathinaikos, FC Porto, Dynamo Moscow, and Atlético Madrid as well as the triumphant Euro 2004 Greece squad.
The first match was a friendly one against Olympiacos because of Siontis' transfer.the result was 2-0 for Olympiacos.The first official match was for the Greek cup against Pindos Konitsas.The result was 4-0 for PAS Giannina.
The team is well known for its passionate supporters, mainly from the city of Ioannina and the whole Epirus region. The biggest union of fans are the Blue Vayeros,Azzurra Familia, and Apei Rotan.
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PAS Giannina was given the nickname Ajax of Epirus (Greek: Άγιαξ της Ηπείρου) in the 70's, thanks to their impressive football style which was linked licentia poetica to the style of the famous Dutch club.
The training facilities are in PEAKI.There are three football fields and a car parking with capacity of 500 cars.
PAS Giannina was formed in 1966 as a result of the union of the two local teams – AO Ioanninon (union of Atromitos Ioanninon and Olympiacos Ioanninon in 1962) and PAS Averof. As emblem of the new team was chosen the bull, as appeared on the ancient coin of the Epirote League.The club have competed several times in the Superleague. The club is probably best known among Greek football spectators for its loyal support and its status as the most successful football club in Epirus region.
PAS Giannina fans feel deep antipathy towards the clubs from Athens, Olympiacos and Panathinaikos, AEK Athens.
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The colours of the team are blue or cyan and white. The crest depicts an ancient bull with an oak wreath, as appeared in an ancient coin (238-168 BC) of the Epirote League plus the word "ΑΠΕΙΡΩΤΑΝ" meaning "people of Epirus".
PAS Giannina finished 4th in the Second Division in the 2007–08 season, failing to get promoted.
There is a rivalry with OFI Crete based on the events surrounding their 2001 playoffs. In contrast, derby matches against AE Larissa FC are competitive in the sporting sense but do not evoke the same feelings of enmity from PAS Giannina supporters. The other important rivals are Panachaiki, Panetolikos F.C., AO Kerkyra (now A.O.Kassiopis)
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There was a rivalry with Panionios based on 1984 playout match.
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PAS Giannina F.C. (Greek: ΠAE ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα 1966), or with its full name Panepirotikos Athlitikos Syllogos Giannina (Greek: Πανηπειρωτικός Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Γιάννινα, Panepirotic Athletic Club Giannina) is a Greek football club based in the city of Ioannina, the capital of Epirus region.
In the past there were local derbies in Epirus.These were with Anagennisi Artas and PS Preveza.
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PAS Giannina was a mid table club of the Second Division until 1971.In 1966-67 the club finished 6th. In 1967-68 it finished 10th. In 1968-69 it finished 5th. In 1969-70 it finished 7th. In 1970-71 it finished 13th.
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