Aiolikos Football Club (Greek: Α.E.Π.Σ. Αιολικός Μυτιλήνης) is a Greek association football club, based in the city of Mytilene.


The club was established in 1975 after a merger of two local teams - Atlantas and Apollon. The name Aiolikos was inspired by the Aeolians, the name by which the Greek inhabitants of Lesbos and nearby Aeolis, Anatolia, have been known since antiquity.

Incidentally, there was also a Greek football club called Aiolikos that was based in Smyrna (Izmir), around 1890, which would often play matches against teams of visiting British sailors. With the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), many of the Greek inhabitants of the region emigrated to Lesbos, taking their sporting traditions and clubs with them.

In 1976, Aiolikos participated for first time in Lesbos Football Clubs Associations Championship. Ιn 1978, was promoted in National Amateur Division (today Gamma Ethniki) and in 1982 participated in Beta Ethniki. In 1985, Aiolikos contested the promotion to Alpha Ethniki, but finally did not accomplish.

Until 1991, Aiolikos participated alternately in Gamma and Delta Ethniki. From 1991 to 1999, Aiolikos played unfailingly in Gamma Ethniki championship. Certain problems, mainly economic, led in 2000 the team again to the Lesbos Football Clubs Associations Championship for one season.

In 2001, Aiolikos was promoted in Delta Ethniki. The 2001-02 season was not good for Aiolikos, but they won on May 25, 2002, the Amateur Cup, afterwards the victory against Almopos Aridaia, final score 4-2. This is the biggest achievement ever for Aiolikos.

In 2005, Aiolikos promoted again in Gamma Ethniki. They participated in that division until December 29, 2008, when they withdrew from 2008-09 season championship, due to unsolvable economic problems, and relegated to Delta Ethniki.
Main article: Municipal Stadium of Mytilene

Municipal Stadium of Mytilene is a multi-use stadium in Mytilene, Greece. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Aiolikos. The stadium holds 5,000 people.

Stadium's nickname is Tarlas (Greek: Ταρλάς), which is inspired by the old name of the settlement where stadium is built. The word is originated from another Turkish word, which means tract or field.

The stadium has four gates. It has also one big stand and track. The stand is separated in 5 sections, while there are 100 seats for VIP. In 2001 was put projectors and seats have been placed on all the stand. Until then, only a little section of the stand had seats. On the occasion of 2004 Olympic Games, have been more important projects to changing rooms and other rooms below the stand. Although had been decided in 2005 the placement of a shelter, it have not been constructed yet.

Older, it was used from other teams of city, such as Pallesviakos, A.E. Mytilene and Apollon. From those teams, other have been dissolved, other incorporated later and other continue existing, however with history of smaller importance and participating in Lesbos Football Clubs Associations Championships.

* Gamma Ethniki titles: 1
o 1984
* Delta Ethniki (including Amateur Division (before 1982)) titles: 3
o 1982
o 1992
o 2005


* Amateur Cup: 1
o 2002

Club records

* Record Delta Ethniki: 12-0 v F.C. Kaspakas Lemnos, October 2004
* Record Gamma Ethniki (Amateur Division era): 14-1 v Anagennisi Chania, 1980
* Record Beta Ethniki: 5-1 v Ethnikos Asteras, September 1982
* Record home win: 14-1 v Anagennisi Chania, 1980
* Record 'Home' attendance: 12,000 v Athinaikos, Gamma Ethniki (Amateur Division era), Municipal Stadium of Mytilene, 2 May 1982
* Most goals scored: 134 - Yiannis Manousos
* Most goals in a season: 35 - Yiannis Manousos, Gamma Ethniki (Amateur Division era), 1983–84
* Most goals in a season in all competitions: 35 - Yiannis Manousos, 1983–84
* Most goals scored in a match: 6 - Yiannis Manousos v Anagennisi Chania, 1980

Notable former players and coaches

  • Theodhoros Armilaghos
  • Fernando Martin Benitez
  • Panayiotis Chronis
  • Petros Dhalambekis
  • Theaghenis Dhionysatos
  • Michalis Karavasilis
  • Stelios Maistrellis
  • Yiannis Manousos
  • Yiorghos Manousos
  • Yiannis Martinos
  • Lakis Meghas
  • Martin "Tati" Morales
  • Lazaros Mouratidhis
  • Ivan Nedeljković
  • Theodhoros Papadhimitriou
  • Panayiotis Saltamaras
  • Yiannis Takidhis
  • Apostolos Tsianakas
  • Dimitris Vlastellis
  • Dhimitris Zouliotis


  • Thanasis Dhimitriadhis
  • Charis Ghrammos
  • Michalis Ghrighoriou
  • Spiros Livathinos
  • Yiannis Manousos
  • Markos Mavrommatis
  • Petros Michos
  • Theodhoros Papalopoulos

Municipal Stadium of Mytilene

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