This thread will be used for all fixtures and results for the 2006/7 season along with a general club history. The Dodecanese region will be represented by a total of four teams this year. Two teams (Diagoras and AS Rodos) will play in the Gamma Ethniki whilst the other two will play in the Delta Ethniki (Ialysos and Kleanthis Papadeisiou).Rodos Team Fixtures
Aghios Dimitrios 1
-3 DiagorasRodos 3
Matchday 2Diagoras 5
- *The 1st Derby*
- *The 2nd Derby*
Panileiakos-RodosAS Rodos Club History
AS Rodos (Athletic Association Rodos) was formed in 1968 by the merging of 3 existing Rodian teams (Diagoras, Dorieas & Rodiakos). The management and administration of AS Rodos was formed directly from personnel from the old teams and these were :-
Chairman : Dimitris Venetoklis (ex-Diagoras)
Vice-President : Agapitos Katris (ex-Dorieas)
General Secretary : Alekos Katavenakis (ex-Rodiakos)
The new team was formed with the objective of reaching (& rising within) the Alpha Ethniki and representing the Dodecanese Islands in Greece's top division.
During the 68-69 season, AS Rodos took part in the Beta Ethniki but the results did not meet the expectations. For this season and the following five years, the team did not get the promotion that they desired but also they had to fight hard to remain within the league. However, from 1973 onwards there was a marked turnaround in results and the team started to slowly climb within the league standings. Finally, during the 1977-1978 season, the dream of entering the Alpha Ethniki was achieved and the team was promoted under the inspired leadership of Dr. Georgio Lampadi and Michalis Belli.
For the next two years, AS Rodos took part within the Alpha Ethniki but despite it's best efforts, the team was relegated in the summer of 1980 back into the Beta Ethniki. At the end of the next season, the team finished in joint first place along with the more famous club 'Aigaleo'. To decide the Beta Ethniki championship, an additional game was played in a neutral venue (The OFI stadium in Iraklion). During the game, AS Rodos won by a single goal to none, which was scored in extra time by Kostas Papaoikonomos. The team returned to the Alpha Ethniki as triumphant champions of the B' division.
AS Rodos managed two more years in the top flight but were eventually relegated to the Beta Ethniki (again) during the summer of 1983. This time however, the team could not hold onto their past form or emulate their previous successes and by 1988 the team had slipped through the G' Ethniki and into the 'D' Ethniki. The team's next season (under Coach Giorgios Tanidi) was successful and the team returned to the 'G' division but was instantly relegated again at the end of the next year.
Once again, the team was promoted again to the Gamma Ethniki (under Kostas Papaoikonomos) and although they hung onto 'G' division status for a season, they were relegated into the 'D' division during the end of the 92-93 season.
In 1994, the team of AS Rodos was merged with a reformed 'Diagoras' team to form the team 'Enosi Rodos-Diagoras' (also known as 'Ialysos Rodos'??). The merged team gained promotion to the Gamma Ethniki during the 95-96 season but it did not make much of an impression in the league. The merged team was relegated to the Delta Ethniki during 1998 and then the merger fell apart for economic reasons.
AS Rodos reformed during 1999 after incorporating the Rodian team 'Panogiannion' and started it's campaigns again in the Dodecanese A' Category league. The team was promoted into the National Amateur Division (former 'D' Ethniki) during 2001 and then gained promotion to the Gamma Ethniki in the summer of 2003 under the leadership of coach Savvas Orfanidis.
The current team strip is of a mid-green colour top (with white lining on the edges), plain white shorts and socks. The club badge is of a white stag/deer on a green background.
Website :- http://www.rodosfc.gr
(Please note that this has not been updated in 2 years)Diagoras Rodos Club History
Diagoras is the oldest of all of the Rodos clubs and was formed on 25 March 1905 when the island was still under Ottoman occupation. The club was first organised by Dimitris Anastasiadis, a high ranking School Headteacher as officially a club for musicians however the club soon moved into athletics, feasts, musical events and public lectures about the aim of freedom for Rodos. Most of this work was carried out in the interior of the island away from the prying eyes of the Island Administration at the time.
The ideals of the club soon found favour with the locals on the island and although the Ottoman administration found out about the club eventually, they were powerless at the time to stop it since they had bigger problems to worry about. The members of the club (nicknamed 'Diagorides') did not stop with their work though and organised lectures, published books on their ideals, founded a library and formally set up an Athletic wing with a Gymnastics branch and a football club.
The Italians arrived in 1912 and took over the administration of the island from the Ottomans. They were met with the club flourishing and very popular with the youths on the island. However, the Italians closed down the club entirely in 1929 after a gymnastic event where anti-Italian slogans were used and shouted at officials.
After WWII had finished, a general assembly reconvened in Rodos High School (23rd May 1945) and unanimously voted to recreate the Diagoras sports club.
Diagoras today continues the mission set by Anastasiadis in the Athletic sector. The team likes to pride itself on creating several Balkan Games medallists and instilling the athletes with a sense of the cultural, social and athletic aims that the team shouldered by themselves in the early part of the 20th centry. The team was promoted from the Delta to the Gamma Ethniki in the summer of 2004 and have stayed there since. The club celebrated its centenary last year (25th March 2005).
Website :- http://www.diagoras.grDelta Ethniki Information
Two teams will be representing the Dodecanese region this year and they will play in Group 9 along with 8 teams from Piraeus and 5 from the 'ΕΠΣΑΝΑ'.Group 9From Piraeus
Achilleas Kato AcharnonFrom the Dodecanese