Statistics from this season’s Super League

Statistics from this season’s Super League

The Super League released a long list of statistics from this year’s competition.

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After an entertaining season in the top flight of Greek football, the Super League released some interesting statistics from this season’s competition.

More goals were scored this season compared to last season with Olympiacos leading the way with 71 markers while PAOK had the best defense with just 14 conceded goals. Fortounis finished with the most assists for a second straight season as Efthymis Koulouris became the first Atromitos player and third youngest ever ‘Golden Boot’ winner.

PAOK claimed the league title without tasting a single defeat, becoming only the second team to do so.  It was one of the best attended Super League seasons in the last decade with an average attendance of 5433 per game.

Statistics from the 2018/19 Super League

  • In 240 matches this season, 549 goals were scored, an average of 2.29 goals per game. Last season, 530 goals were scored, 19 less than this season.

  • Olympiacos scored 71 goals to finish the league with the best attack for a ninth straight season.

  • Champions PAOK only conceded 14 goals to claim the league’s best defense. In 13 seasons since the establishment of the Super League, only three teams have managed to record the best defense in the league without winning the championship, including Xanthi in 2006/07, AEK in 2007/08, and PAOK in 2009/10.

  • PAOK won their first league title in 34 years and became just the second club to win the league without tasting a single defeat.

  • Efthymis Koulouris became the first Atromitos player to lead the league in goals with 19 and was also the third youngest ‘Golden Boot’ winner in the first division.

  • Kostas Fortounis led the league with nine assists to claim the honor for a second straight season and for a third time in the last four years.

  • 1,282,138 total tickets where sold, averaging 5,433 tickets per game. This total is the highest in the last seven seasons while the average is the highest in the last eight seasons.

  • Thirty nine referees were used in this season’s top flight, 23 of which were Greek and 16 non-Greek. Georgios Kominis officiated the most matches with 15 to enter the 100-club for his career.

  • Only on one occasion was a team forced to host a match away from their home stadium. Aris did so on the second matchday when they hosted Larissa at the Kaftanzoglio stadium as opposed to the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.

  • Only two hat-tricks were scored this season, both from players of Olympiacos. On January 30th, Olympiacos defeated Larissa 4:0 with Fortounis scoring three goals and just 26 days later on February 25th, Hassan’s three goals pushed the Erythrolefki to a 5:1 win over OFI.

  • Xanthi and OFI recorded the most draws in the league with 11 each. Olympiacos only had three, the lowest in the league.

  • Olympiacos had the most shots with 444, but only 16% of these attempts found the back of the net. PAOK had a 19% goal rate from their 349 total shots.

  • AEK hit the woodwork on 17 occasions, the most out of any club, while Aris followed with 15. Xanthi were denied by the frame just twice this whole season, the least out of any other club.


by Sarantos Kaperonis

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