Olympiacos football team is the most successful club in Greek football history,[44] with 43 Greek League titles,[1] 27 Greek Cups,[45] 17 Doubles,[46] 4 Greek Super Cups and 3 Greater Greece Cups, with a total of 77 national titles, all records. Olympiacos' dominating success can be further evidenced by the fact that all the other Greek clubs have won a combined total of 37 League titles.[47]

Even though this incident affected almost solely the fanbase of Olympiacos, other teams occasionally pay their respects to the people killed as well, as they consider the incident to be a tragedy not only for one team, but for the whole country. In the past, even foreign teams, such as Liverpool and Red Star Belgrade, have honoured the incident's victims.[110]

Olympiacos also holds the record for the most consecutive Greek League titles, as they are the only team to have won seven consecutive League titles (1997–2003), having broken their own previous record of six consecutive from the club's trophy-laden era of the 50s (1954–1959), when Olympiacos gained unequivocally the nickname of Thrylos (The Legend).[48]

David Rivers shirt from the 1997 Euroleague Final win against FC Barcelona (73–58)

They celebrated their 200th European game on 23 February 2010, against Bordeaux in the first knockout round (Last 16) of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League.

Please read below quotes from our club’s head coach, Mr Paulo Bento, and Brown Ideye one day before our side’s match against APOEL.

Olympiacos supporters have been involved in the worst tragedy that ever hit Greek sports, known as the Karaiskakis Stadium disaster (8 February 1981). Twenty-one supporters lost their lives in Gate 7, while rushing out of the stadium to celebrate the 6–0 victory of Olympiacos against AEK Athens.[74]

After the 2015 LEN Euroleague win of Olympiacos Women's Water Polo team, Olympiacos CFP became the only multi-sport club in European Water Polo history after Pro Recco to have been crowned European Champions with both its Men's and Women's departments and the only club with both its departments currently active (Pro Recco Women's department has been dissolved since 2012).

Olympiacos women's volleyball is one of the most successful volleyball clubs in Greece, having won 4 Greek Championships, a record 6 Greek Cups and 4 Doubles.

Olympiacos undone by late goal away to Larissa in Super League Matchday 5.

The rivalry between Olympiacos and PAOK dates back to the 1960s, when Olympiacos negotiated to acquire the player-symbol of PAOK, Giorgos Koudas. The rivalry also stems from the competition between Athens and Thessaloniki, the two biggest cities in Greece.[137]

In addition, the club managed to win the 1936–37 and 1937–38 Championship titles undefeated. Ιn Greek Cup, the team did not manage to win the competition in its first four editions, despite some outstanding wins such as the record-setting 1–6 away victory against Panathinaikos in Leoforos Stadium in 1932 (V. Andrianopoulos 16', 68', 88', Raggos 24', Vazos 69', 70'), which is the biggest away victory in this derby's history.[3][37]

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They are the first Greek club that ever played in a Euroleague Final (1994), and they won their first Euroleague title in 1997,[60] achieving the first Triple Crown ever for a Greek team. As European champions, Olympiacos played in the 1997 McDonald's Championship and reached the final of the tournament, where they met Michael Jordan's NBA champions, the Chicago Bulls.[61] Based on all those achievements, FIBA declared Olympiacos as the Best European Team of the 1990s.[62][63]

The Karaiskakis Stadium (Greek: Γήπεδο Γεώργιος Καραϊσκάκης), situated at the Faliro area of Piraeus, Greece, is the traditional and current home ground of Olympiacos. Named after Georgios Karaiskakis, national hero of the Greek War of Independence, it hosts Olympiacos home matches for the most of the club's history.[101]

After a record-breaking season, in the 2006 summer transfers, Trond Sollied signed Michał Żewłakow, Júlio César and Tomislav Butina among others. However, he did not live up to expectations in the 2006–07 Champions League and was replaced by Takis Lemonis at the end of 2006. Lemonis transferred the young star Vasilis Torosidis, and led Olympiacos in their third consecutive championship, but failed to win the Greek Cup after a surprise elimination by PAS Giannina.[86]

Another major rival of Olympiacos is AEK Athens, due to their proximity and strong on-pitch rivalry.[136]

Olympiacos also holds the record for the most consecutive Greek League titles, as they are the only team to have won seven consecutive League titles (1997–2003), having broken their own previous record of six consecutive from the club's trophy-laden era of the 50s (1954–1959), when Olympiacos gained unequivocally the nickname of Thrylos (The Legend).[9]

Denied three times by the woodwork and many lost goal-scoring chances led to the Legend’s most unfortunate defeat 1-0 to APOEL.

Finesse, passion and robustness worthy of a Champion: these were the elements displayed by the Legend against AEK, securing our side a triumphant 3-0.

Vassilis Spanoulis led Olympiacos in 2 back-to-back Euroleague titles in 2012 and 2013, winning two Euroleague Final Four MVP awards

Despite an early deficit, the Legend made a victorious stride (2-1) past Iraklis in “Kaftanzoglio Stadium”.

Olympiacos Basketball Team won their third Euroleague title in 2013 and became the first and only Greek club, and only the third club in European basketball history, to become back-to-back European champions in the modern Final Four era of the Euroleague, after beating Real Madrid 100–88 in the final of the 2012–13 Euroleague Final Four in London.[10]

Domestically, Olympiacos have won 12 Greek League titles, 9 Greek Cups and 4 Doubles. They dominated Greek basketball during the decade of the 90s, when Greek Basket League was considered Europe's best professional league.

In 1963, Olympiacos became the first Greek team to advance to the next round of any European competition, eliminating Zagłębie Sosnowiec from Poland for the 1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup. They won the first match in Piraeus 2–1, lost the second leg in Poland 1–0 and beat Zagłębie 2–0 in the third decisive match. In the next phase, they faced Olympique Lyonnais and despite their 2–1 win in Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium they were eliminated by the strong French side.[3]

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Olympiacos holds the all-time record for winning six consecutive Greek Cups –in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016–, holding also the record for winning four straight Doubles –in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016–.[80][81][82] In European competitions, the department reached the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup in season 2007–08.[83]

Olympiacos

Founded on 10 March 1925, Olympiacos is the most successful club in Greek football history,[4] having won 43 Greek League titles,[5] 27 Greek Cups,[6]– totaling 17 doubles[7] – and 4 Greek Super Cups, for a total of 74 national titles, all records. Olympiacos' dominating success can be further evidenced by the fact that all the other Greek clubs have won a combined total of 37 League titles.[8]

Through a Cambiasso goal in 42', the Legend earned an 1-0 win over Young Boys in Switzerland for the opening matchday of UEFA Europa League group...

Since 1979, when football became professional in Greece, Olympiacos had a specific kit manufacturer and since 1982 a specific shirt sponsor as well. The following table shows in detail Olympiacos kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year: