- Address: Athens
- Country: Hellenic Republic
- Capacity: 16,000
- Opened: 1922
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Panathinaikos FC (football)
Extra stadium info – Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium
The venue, which is also known as the Leoforos Alexandras Stadium, was renovated several times. It became the oldest stadium in the Greek top-flight football league. The national football team of the Hellenic Republic, commonly known as Greece, played numerous games at the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium. In 1994, they played their first-ever FIFA World Cup games in the United States. In 2004, the Greeks were crowned European football champions for the first time in their history. They won the title after beating the Portuguese Republic, commonly known as Portugal, in the final of the UEFA European Football Championship. Angelos Charisteas scored the only goal of the match.
Panathinaikos FC in the 20th century
The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1967, when 29,000 people showed up for a football match between Panathinaikos Football Club and the German side FC Bayern München. Panathinaikos FC use the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium for home matches. The club was founded in 1908 under a different name. In 1971, Panathinaikos FC became the first Greek club in a final of the European championship for football clubs. 83,000 people attended the game, which took place in London. Panathinaikos Football Club played their first-ever world championship games in 1971. They lost the two-legged world championship final against Club Nacional de Football from Uruguay. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw and the second leg was won by Nacional.
Panathinaikos FC in the 21st century
In 2010, Panathinaikos Football Club became the second Greek side with 20 top-flight football league titles. Olympiacos became the first one. That football season, Panathinaikos FC gathered 70 points in the Greek top division. They won 22 games, they lost four games and four games ended in a draw during that league season. Panathinaikos FC drew an average home attendance of 27,000 in that domestic league season.