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1980 – Greek Champion

A different championship took place in the 1979-80 season, unique in the history of the competition. The teams were divided into two groups, the North Group and the South Group, and the teams in the first three spots of each Group’s ranking would vie for the championship. Panathinaikos ranked undefeated at the top of the South Group (16-0, 1572-1250) and found itself at the top at the end of the championship competition with a 12-2 run (1342-1135). The top scorers’ board featured Apostolos Kontos’ name in fifth place (634pts). The team roster had been enriched with players such as David Stergakos and Kyriakos Vidas.

The lineup of the championship team: Kontos, Koroneos, Vidas, Stergakos, Kokolakis, Ioannou, Batis, Papazoglou, Papantoniou, Garos, Georganas, Kalogeropoulos. Coach: Kostas Politis