Panathinaikos endure worst season in club history

Panathinaikos endure worst season in club history


The 2017/18 Greek SuperLeague season was the worst in club history for Panathinaikos, who finished in 11th place with just 32 points. 

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The Prasini finished the 2017/18 SuperLeague year with 10 wins, 10 draws, and 10 losses in their 30 fixtures. Although the club earned 40 points on the pitch, Panathinaikos were handed a total of 8 point deductions to finish the season with just 32 points. Two points were deducted from last season’s incidents against PAOK when coach Vladan Ivic was hit by a beer can at the Apostolos Nikolaidis stadium, while two, three point deductions were handed to the Prasini for debts owed to German defender Jens Wemmer.

Panathinaikos claimed 11th place in the 2017/18 standings, their worst placement in club history. Without the point deductions, Panathinaikos would sit with 40 points in seventh place, which is still below their worst finish in the Greek top flight. Before this season, Panathinaikos’ lowest placement in the league was sixth which occurred during the 1982/83 and 2012/13 seasons.

The Athenian giants could not salvage their season in the Cup as they fell to Lamia in the round of 16 while their European campaign was cut short in the UEFA Europa League playoff qualifying round, falling out to Athletic Bilbao on aggregate.

by Sarantos Kaperonis
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