Founded In
Athína (Athens), Greece


About Atromitos

Atromitos Football Club was established in Athens in 1923 and accepted into the Greek Football League the following year. The team have occasionally challenged for major honours. Since gaining promotion back to the top flight in 2008–09, they have emerged as a major force in the country.

In the 1927-28 season, the club became champions of Athens and later achieved a third place finish in the national league. For many years, this remained their greatest achievement. However, a few years later, in 1931, they were relegated. In the decades that followed, they bounced between the divisions several times, struggling to establish themselves as a top club.

In 2005-06, Atromitos finished the top flight season in 7th place. However, because 6th placed PAOK were banned from competing in in continental competitions, Atromitos were granted a place in the 2006-07 UEFA Cup. Unfortunately, they were eliminated by Sevilla in the first round. In 2007-08, the club was relegated before bouncing back by winning the second tier in 2008–09. Atromitos were then runners up in the Greek Cup two years running, losing to AEK Athens in the 2011 final and losing to Olympiakos in the final in 2012. The 2011-12 season also saw the club equal their best ever finish in the top flight, as they ended the league campaign in third. A brief UEFA Europa League campaign followed in 2012-13, but the team were eliminated by NEwcastle United.

Tolis Mitrakos is the club's all-time record goalscorer, while Antonis Karalis made more appearances for Atromitos than any other player. Other notable talents to have played for the team include former club captain Georgios Korakakis and Babis Koukis, who was also a prolific scorer for the side.

The team play their home games at the Peristeri Stadium, which is sometimes known as the Atromitos Stadium. The venue first opened back in 1970 and is currently able to hold a maximum of 10,200 fans for football matches.