PAOK Football Club, commonly known as PAOK F.C. or PAOK, is a professional Greek football club based in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Established on 20 April 1926 by Greek Constantinopolitans who fled to Thessaloniki from the city of Constantinople in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War, they play their home games at Toumba Stadium, with a capacity of 28,701 seats. Their name, along with the club’s emblem, the Byzantine-style double-headed eagle with retracted wings that was adopted three years after the establishment of the club, honours the memory of the people and places that once belonged to the Byzantine Empire and were invaded and conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1453.
PAOK currently plays in the top-flight Superleague Greece, which they have won twice. They have won also five times the Greek Football Cup. With a 14th-place finish being the worst position ever achieved, the team has never been relegated to a lower national division since its establishment in 1926, a feat achieved only by rivals Olympiacos and Panathinaikos.
The team has appeared several times in the UEFA Europa League competition.
José Ángel Crespo
Maurício José da Silveira Júnior
Omar El Kaddouri