Fixtures

Greece Super League 2 03/09 13:00 22 Kalamata vs Kallithea - View

Results

Greece Super League 2 03/03 13:00 - Panachaiki v Kalamata - View
Greece Super League 2 03/03 12:00 21 Panachaiki v Kalamata D 1-1
Greece Super League 2 02/24 13:00 20 [5] Kalamata v Olympiakos B [7] W 1-0
Greece Super League 2 02/18 13:00 19 [6] Diagoras v Kalamata [5] L 1-0
Greece Super League 2 02/12 13:00 18 [10] Tilikratis v Kalamata [5] W 0-2
Greece Super League 2 02/05 14:00 17 [5] Kalamata v Ionikos [4] D 0-0
Greece Super League 2 01/28 13:00 16 [3] Ilioupoli v Kalamata [5] L 1-0
Greece Super League 2 01/21 14:00 15 [2] Chania FC v Kalamata [4] D 1-1
Greece Super League 2 01/13 13:00 14 [5] Kalamata v Egaleo [8] W 1-0
Greece Super League 2 01/07 12:30 13 [7] AO Giouchtas v Kalamata [4] D 1-1
Greece Super League 2 12/16 13:00 12 [5] Kalamata v Panathinaikos B [8] D 0-0
Greece Super League 2 12/10 13:00 11 [2] Kallithea v Kalamata [4] L 1-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 38 20 18
Wins 18 9 9
Draws 10 5 5
Losses 10 6 4
Goals for 48 24 24
Goals against 27 14 13
Clean sheets 17 10 7
Failed to score 12 7 5

Wikipedia - Kalamata F.C.

Kalamata Football Club (Greek: Π.Σ. "Η Καλαμάτα") is a Greek professional football club based in Kalamata, Messenia. They compete in the Super League Greece 2, the second tier of the Greek football league system. The club's home ground is the Kalamata Metropolitan Stadium.

History

The team has competed in the Greek first division seven times, in 1972–73, 1974–75, from 1995–96 to 1997–98, and from 1999–2000 to 2000–01.

Kalamata F.C. achieved its first two promotions to the first division, in 1972 and 1974, under President Lykourgos Gaitanaros. Its first two promotions in the early 1970s are considered the team's first golden era.[] The team could not stick in the top flight though, and would not have a resurgence until the 1990s.

Nikos Liberopoulos

Businessman Stavros Papadopoulos bought the team in 1992, while the club was stuck in Gamma Ethniki, the third division. Upon his arrival, Papadopoulos began pouring a substantial amount of money into the club, and by 1995 the team had achieved promotion to the first division. The team dropped back to the second division for one season in 1997, but again achieved promotion to the first division the very next year, and remained in the top flight until Papadopoulos sold the team in 2000. After Papadopoulos' departure Kalamata fell to the second division and has since stayed in the lower divisions.

The Papadopoulos era of Kalamata F.C. saw the signing of many international players from Ghana, such as Samuel Johnson, Afo Dodoo, Ebenezer Hagan, Peter Ofori-Quaye and Derek Boateng. Johnson later transferred from Kalamata to Anderlecht and later played for Fenerbahçe, Hagan transferred to Iraklis and then to PAOK, Ofori-Quaye was sold for a club record US$3.5 million to Olympiacos, and Derek Boateng left for Panathinaikos. Kalamata FC is credited with starting the trend among Greek clubs of signing African talent since the late 1990s. The Papadopoulos era also saw the uncovering of a wealth of young Greek talent, including Greek international player Nikos Liberopoulos, who made his name at Kalamata before moving to Panathinaikos, and from there to AEK and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Kalamata FC team bus

After being demoted to the second division in 1997, they eventually started to bring in young Brazilian talent, as well as some veterans of the biggest teams in Brazil. The Brazilians helped the team gain promotion to the first division right away in 1998. According to Brazilian media and insiders, Papadopoulos' son Daniil, a former high level amateur athlete in America, was supposedly instrumental in spotting some of the Brazilian talent and sending them to Kalamata FC.[] One of them, Hilton Assis (1999-2000), turned out to be the first cousin of Brazil and Barcelona FC super star Ronaldinho. Hilton was once a promising player in Brazil who starred for Internacional of Porto Alegre, but serious knee operations curtailed his career. When he was healthy he was Kalamata's top goal scorer, but he returned to the Brazilian first division after Papadopoulos sold the team.

Kalamata's long-standing rivals are Paniliakos and Egaleo.

Kalamata is a professional soccer team based in the city of Kalamata, Greece. The team was founded in 1967 and has since become a prominent force in Greek soccer. Kalamata plays in the Greek Football League, which is the second tier of professional soccer in Greece. The team's home stadium is the Municipal Stadium of Kalamata, which has a capacity of 5,400 spectators.

Kalamata's colors are blue and white, and the team's logo features a shield with a blue and white striped background and a red lion in the center. The lion is a symbol of strength and courage, which reflects the team's fighting spirit on the field.

Over the years, Kalamata has had some notable achievements, including winning the Greek Cup in 1977 and reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1978. The team has also produced some talented players, such as Giorgos Karagounis, who went on to play for the Greek national team and several top European clubs.

Kalamata's style of play is characterized by a strong defense and quick counter-attacks. The team's fans are known for their passionate support and create a lively atmosphere at home games. Overall, Kalamata is a respected and competitive team in Greek soccer, with a rich history and a bright future ahead.