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1987–88 Greek Cup

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1987–88 Greek Cup

The Greek Cup 1987–88 was the 46th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Cup for short.

Tournament details

Totally 70 teams participated, 16 from Alpha Ethniki, 18 from Beta, and 36 from Gamma. It was held in 7 rounds, included final. An Additional Round was held between First and Second, with 3 matches, in order that the teams would continue to be 32.

It was an enough eventful year, that was marked by hard confrontations in the cases of "strong" pairs. In Third Round, Olympiacos eliminated AEK Athens with 1–1 draw at home and 3–1 win away, in a much debated match. In semi-finals, Olympiacos eliminated cup winners, OFI, and Panathinaikos the champions of the season, Larissa.

The Final between the eternal enemies was an occasion for expiation, as well as both teams realised mediocre course in the championship. The match was nervous, however kept effervescent interesting until the end, since it was judged in the penalty shootout, after a 2–2 draw (3 of totally 4 goals was scored by penalties). Nikos Sarganis was elected "hero", warding off two shots and scoring in one in the process. For Olympiacos it was the third time that they lost the match in penalty shootout, afterwards 1974 and 1976. Dimitris Saravakos with 10 goals was elected as first scorer.

First round

Home team Score Away team
Apollon Kalamaria 2–0 Panargiakos
Korinthos 3–0 Proodeftiki
Ethnikos Olympiakos Volos 3–1 Apollon Athens
Levadiakos 3–0 Lamia
Panserraikos 3–1 Edessaikos
Makedonikos 1–1 Charavgiakos
Charavgiakos won 5-4 on penalties
Doxa Drama 7–1 Athinaikos
Ethnikos Piraeus 3–4 Anagennisi Karditsa
Panathinaikos 2–0 Chalkida
Trikala 2–1 Acharnaikos
Kerkyra 1–0 Panachaiki
Aris Nikea 1–1 Ethnikos Asteras
Ethnikos Asteras won 6-5 on penalties
AEK Athens 3–1 Iraklis
Aiolikos 0–4 Kastoria
Larissa 3–0 Veria
Kavala 2–1 Rodos
Polykastro 1–2 PAS Giannina
Pannafpliakos 1–0 (a.e.t.) Naousa
Panetolikos 4–0 Messiniakos
Anagennisi Neapoli 0–0 Eordaikos
Anagennisi won 5-4 on penalties
Anagennisi Arta 0–1 PAOK
Irodotos 3–1 Ionikos
Egaleo 1–1 Alexandria
Egaleo won 6-5 on penalties
Kallithea 3–1 Kalamata
Olympiacos 4–0 Agrotikos Asteras
Pierikos 3–1 EAR Rethymno
OFI 4–0 Nestos
Panelefsiniakos 1–1 Pandramaikos
Pandramaikos won 5-4 on penalties
Panionios 2–4 Xanthi
Aris 4–0 Ergotelis
Niki Volos 1–3 Diagoras
Kozani 4–1 Olympiakos Chalkida
Atromitos 4–2 Anagennisi Kolindros
Achaiki 1–0 (a.e.t.) Kilkisiakos
Panarkadikos 3–1 Ethnikos Alexandroupoli

Additional Round

Home team Score Away team
Panetolikos 0–2 Diagoras
Pandramaikos 0–0 Atromitos
Pandramaikos won 4-3 on penalties
Panathinaikos 7–1 Kavala

Second round

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Egaleo 3-1 Ethnikos Asteras 1-1 2-0
Pierikos 3-6 Larissa 2-3 1-3
Xanthi 7-1 Achaiki 4-0 3-1
Apollon Kalamaria 4-2 Anagennisi Karditsa 2-0 2-2
Charavgiakos 0-1 Diagoras 0-0 0-1
Kallithea 3-4 AEK Athens 3-2 0-2
PAS Giannina 3-1 Pandramaikos 1-0 2-1
Ethnikos Olympiakos Volos 0-6 Olympiacos 0-1 0-5
Aris 4-2 Korinthos 1-0 3-2 (a.e.t.)
Kozani 1-3 Doxa Drama 1-2 0-1
Trikala 2-1 Pannafpliakos 2-0 0-1
OFI (a.g.) 2-2 Levadiakos 0-0 2-2
Anagennisi Neapoli 1-2 Irodotos 1-0 0-2
PAOK 3-4 Kastoria 2-1 1-3
Panserraikos 0-2 Panathinaikos 0-0 0-2
Kerkyra 0-1 Panarkadikos 0-0 0-1

Third round

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olympiakos 4-2 AEK Athens 1-1 3-1
Aris 2-2 Larissa (a.g.) 2-1 0-1
Doxa Drama 2-3 Apollon Kalamaria 2-1 0-2
Egaleo 0-7 OFI 0-0 0-7
Irodotos 5-4 Diagoras 2-2 3-2
PAS Giannina 3-10 Panathinaikos 1-2 2-8
Trikala 2-1 Panarkadikos 2-0 0-1
Kastoria 4-3 Xanthi 3-2 1-1


First legs were played on February 24, 1988 and second on March 9.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Apollon Kalamaria 1-2 Olympiacos 0-0 1-2
OFI 4-2 Trikala 3-2 1-0
Irodotos 0-6 Panathinaikos 0-4 0-2
Larissa 1-0 Kastoria 1-0 0-0


First legs were played on March 30, 1988. Second legs were played on April 20.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Panathinaikos 4-1 Larissa 1-0 3-1
Olympiacos 3-1 OFI 3-0 0-1


The 46th Greek Cup Final was played at the Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis".

May 8, 1988
Panathinaikos 2 – 2
Saravakos Goal 31' (pen.)
Dimopoulos Goal 102'
Funes Goal 59' (pen.) Goal 98' (pen.)

Vlachos Penalty scored
Sarganis Penalty scored
Dimopoulos Penalty scored
Georgamlis Penalty scored
4 – 3 Penalty scored Alexiou
Penalty scored Baniotis
Penalty missed Chatzidis
Penalty scored Apostolakis
Penalty missed Funes
Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis"
Attendance: 73,375
Referee: Meletis Voutsaras (Athens)
Greece Nikos Sarganis
Greece Iakovos Chatziathanasiou
Greece Nikos Vamvakoulas
Greece Giannis Kalitzakis
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Velimir Zajec (c) Substituted off 75'
Greece Kostas Mavridis
Greece Dimitris Saravakos
GreeceAustralia Louis Christodoulou Substituted off 46'
Greece Christos Dimopoulos
ArgentinaGreece Juan Ramon Rocha
Greece Lysandros Georgamlis
Greece Kostas Batsinilas Substituted in 46' Red card 79'
Greece Vaggelis Vlachos Substituted in 75'
Sweden Gunder Bengtsson
Greece Ilias Talikriadis
Greece Stratos Apostolakis
GreeceGermany Minas Chatzidis
Greece Alexis Alexiou
Greece Charis Baniotis
Greece Yiotis Tsalouchidis
Greece Andreas Bonovas Substituted off 46'
Greece Petros Xanthopoulos (c)
Argentina Juan Gilberto Funes
Greece Tasos Mitropoulos
Greece Nikos Tsiantakis
Greece Sakis Moustakidis Substituted in 46'
Greece Pavlos Grigoriadis


  • Assistant referees:
    • Nikakis
    • Dimitriadis


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Two named substitutes.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.


  • Greek Cup 1987-88 at RSSSF

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