A.E. Larisa or AEL 1964 is a greek football club based in Larisa. Its full name is Athlitiki Enosi Larisa (Athletic Union of Larisa).
Since 2003, it has been known as AEL 1964 (a bankruptcy forced this name change.)
The club was founded in 1964 from a merger four local clubs: Iraklis (Larisa), Aris (Larisa), Toxotis Larisas and Larisaikos. It quickly rose to the first division. However, after winning the 1988 championship, the club fell into decline and by 2000 had been relegated to the third division, going through bankruptcy.
However, this season has proven very fruitful for the club, winning the second division (achieving a rare double promotion) and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Greek Cup. The special characteristic of team is the fans. They have a pathologic love about their team and follow all overit. After winning the Beta Ethniki or the Second Division Cup, AEL 1964 along with Akratitos and Levadiakos will play in the first division (Alpha Ethniki) for this season.
Championship and Cup Winner
A.E.L. is the only countryside based team (i.e., outside of the Athens and Thessaloniki metropolitan areas) to win the Greek Alpha Ethniki Championship in 1988. A.E.L. also won the Greek Cup in 1986.
As of August 17, 2006
31 GK Fotis Kipouros
1 GK Stefano Kotsolis
4 DF Nikos Dabizas
5 DF Spiros Vallas
66 DF Stelios Venetidis
6 MF Dimitris Gikas
10 MF Giorgos Digozis
26 FW Giorgos Aloneftis
20 FW Giorgos Alexandrou
Official site http://www.ael.gr/
Fans site: http://www.larissafc.com/
Greek Second Division (Beta Ethniki) 2005/06
Aris FC | Chaidari | Ethnikos Asteras | Ergotelis | Ilisiakos | Kalamata | Kastoria | Kerkyra | Niki Volos | Olympiakos Volos | Panachaiki | Paniliakos | Panserraikos | Proodevtiki |
Third Division North C' Ethniki 2005-2006
Agrotikos Asteras | AE Ptolemaidas | Anagennisi Artas | Anagennisi Karditsas | Apollonas Larissas | PAS Giannina |
Doxa Dramas | ILTEX Lykoi | Thermaikos | Kavala FC | Kozani FC | Lamia FC | Thraki PAE | Panaetolikos FC |
Pandramaikos FC | Pavlos Melas FC |
Third Division South C' Ethniki 2005-2006
Vyzas | Acharnaikos | Ethnikos | Agios Demetrios | Diagoras | Khalkis-Lilas | Aeolikos |
Achaiki | Thyella | Messiniakos - | Apollon | Atsalenios | AE Rodos | Ionia 2000 |
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