Gamma Ethniki kicks off this weekend

Gamma Ethniki kicks off this weekend
 

The Greek third division will kick off this weekend with the first round of games. AGONAsport brings you the teams, the groups, and the new format of the 2017/18 Gamma Ethniki.

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The New Format

Last season the Gamma Ethniki consisted of four group, 15-16 teams in each group, and the four group winners were awarded promotion to the Greek Football League. However, the 2017/18 Gamma Ethniki will be played under a new format with more groups consisting of less teams in each group. 

This season, the Greek Third Division will consist of 8 groups which will include 11-14 teams in each group and a total of four teams will be promoted to the Football League. Each team within a group will play their opponents in home and away fixtures and at the end of the regular season, the eight group winners will be split into two “mini-leagues” for promotion. 

The winners of groups 1-4 will be placed in one “mini-league” while the winners of group 5-8 will be placed in a second “mini-league.” The teams within their respective “mini-leagues” will play each other in home and away fixtures and after six games, the top two teams from each group will be promoted to the Football League.  

The number of teams from each group that will be relegated to the local championships will be determined by the Hellenic Football Federation at a later date.

The Groups

Below is a list of the eight groups in this year’s Gamma Ethniki and the teams that will partake in each group. For the full schedule and up to date standings visit here. 

Group 1 (12 Teams)


EPS Evrou (1) : Didimoteichou SC
EPS Thrakis (2) : Doxa Proskiniton, Doxa Neou Sidirochoriou
EPS Xanthis (2) : Orfeas Xanthis, Aris Avatou
EPS Dramas (1) : Megas Alexandros Xiropotamou
EPS Kavalas (3) : Kavala, Nestos Chrysoupolis, Aetos Orfanou
EPS Serron (3) : Apollon Paralimniou, Elpis Skoutareos, Megas Alexandros Karperis

Group 2 (14 Teams)

EPS Makedonias (6) : APE Lagada, Kampaniakos, Kardias SC, Makedonikos, Agrotikos Asteras, Iraklis
EPS Chalkidikis (1) : Aris Paleochoriou
EPS Kilkis (1) : Kilkisiakos
EPS Pellas (2) : Almopos Aridaias, Edessaikos
EPS Imathias (3) : FAS Naousas, Megas Alexandros Trikalon, Filipos Alexandreias
EPS Pierias (2) : Pierikos, Poseidon Neon Poron

Group 3 (13 Teams)

EPS Florinas (1) : Ermis Amyntaiou
EPS Kastorias (1) : Kastoria
EPS Ipirou (1) : Doxa Kranoulas
EPS Thesprotias (2) : Thesprotos, Asteras Parapotamou
EPS Artas (1) : Skoufas Kobotiou
EPS Prevezas/Lefkadas (3) : Tilkratis, Ethnikos Filipiadas, Panlefkadios
EPS Kerkyras (1) : Lefkimis SC
EPS Aitoloakarnanias (1) : Panamvrakikos Boukas
EPS Kozanis (2) : Makedonikos Foufa, AEP Karagiannion

Group 4 (13 Teams)

EPS Larisas (1) : Achilleas Farsalon
EPS Trikalon (1) : Digenis Neochoriou
EPS Karditsas (1) : Sellanon SC
EPS Thessalias (5) : Olympiacos Volou, Niki Volou, Rigas Feraios, Almiros SC, Volos NPS
EPS Fthiotidas (1) : Opountios Martimou
EPS Evrytanias (1) : APOK Velouchi
EPS Fokidas (1) : Asteras Iteas
EPS Voiotias (2) : Thiva SC, APO Amvrisseas

Group 5 (12 Teams)

EPS Kefallinias (1) : Palliksouriakos
EPS Zakynthou (1) : Zakynthos
EPS Achaias (2) : Achaiki, Diagoras Vrahneikon
EPS Ileias (3) : PAO Vardas, Asteras Amaliadas, Paniliakos
EPS Messinias (2) : Tsiklitiras Pilou, Kalamata
EPS Lakonias (1) : Asteras Vlahioti
EPS Arkadias (2) : Panarkadikos, Leonidio

Group 6 (12 Teams)

EPS Peiraia (4) : Ionikos, Ethnikos, Proodeftiki, APO Keratsini
EPS Korinthou (3) : Loutraki SC, Zevgolatiou SC, Pelopas Kiatou
EPS Dodekanisou (3) : Ialysos Rodou, Rodos SC, Diagoras Rodou
EPS Dytikis Attikis (2) : Enosi Panaspropyrgiakou/Doxas

Group 7 (11 Teams)

EPS Anatolikis Attikis (3) : Triglia Rafinas, Thyela Rafinas, Aittitos Spaton
EPS Argolidas (3) : Ermionidas SC, Panargeiakos, Ermis Kiveriou
EPS Lesvou (2) : Aiolikos, Diagoras Agias Paraskeuis
EPS Kykladon (1) : Panthiraikos, 
EPS Evoias (2) : Chalkis SC, Taminaikos

Group 8 (11 Teams)

EPS Athinon (5) : Agios Ierotheos, Fostiras, Kifisia SC, Ilisiakos, Aigaleo
EPS Chanion (1) : Paleochoras SC
EPS Rethymnou (2) : Ermis Zonianon, Mylopotamou SC
EPS Irakleiou (2) : Atsalenios, Irodotos
EPS Lasithiou (1) : Ierapetras SC
 

 
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