PAOK FC is a Greek football club based in Thessaloniki. They currently feature in the Super League Greece and have never played outside the Grecian top flight, having won the league twice and the Cup four times in their history.
PAOK FC were established in 1926 and merged with AEK Thessaloniki in 1929. They established themselve as a major force in Greece after World War II. They won the Thessaloniki championship for three successive seasons and also became quite known and popular throughout Greece.
But PAOK were not so successful in the 1960s but came out in full force in the 1970s. They won the league championship in 1976 and the Greek Cup in 1972 and 1974. In the 1973-1974 season PAOK qualified for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
PAOK won the Greek Cup in 2001 and won the competition again in 2003. They finished third in the league the following season and finished second in the Super League Greece in the 2008-2009 season.
PAOK continued to garner success in the 1980s too as they won their second ever Greek championship in 1985 and their first since Greek football had turned professional. They endured a relatively inconsistent in the 1990s. Problems with hooliganism led PAOK to ban from Europe for five years but after that the returned back to their prime and regained their position among the elite of Grecian football.
PAOK FC play their home matches at Toumba Stadium that can accommodate 28,701 spectators. They bear the nickname “Two-headed eagle of the north”.