Founded In
Levadia, Greece

About Levadiakos

Athlitikos Podosferikos Omilos Levadeon, better known as Levadiakos Football Club, was first established in 1961, as a result of a merger between two former clubs from the city of Livadeia; Pallevadiaki Enosi and Trofoni. The club has spent much of its history in the second tier of the Greek football league system.

The club made a start to life in the second tier and struggled to remain there for several years, only narrowly avoiding relegation. The 1980s marked a turning point for the team and by the mid 1980s, the team was highly competitive. Finally, at the conclusion of the 1986-87 season, Levadiakos gained promotion to the top flight for the first time. However, their stay in the division was short and by the 1990s, the team had fallen as far as the third tier.

Levadiakos returned to the second division and then, in 2006, gained promotion back to the top flight, the Superleague. They were relegated after one season. That summer, the club made a significant investment in new players, in an effort to return to the Superleague again, which was achieved ahead of the 2008-09 season. In 2009-10, the team finished in 14th place and was relegated yet again. Their most recent return to the top league was achieved ahead of the 2011-12 season. To date, the team have failed to win a major trophy.

Former Greek international defender Michalis Kasapis began his professional career with the club, while other notable former players include Takis Gonias, Panagiotis Lemonis, Lakis Nikolaou, Petros Ravousis and Jorge Barrios.

Levadia Municipal Stadium has been utilised as the club's home since Levadiakos' foundation. The ground first opened nine years earlier, in 1952 and later underwent renovations in 2005. At present, the stadium is able to hold a maximum of 6,500 for the team's matches.   

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