PAOK Football Club, commonly known as PAOK FC, PAOK Thessaloniki or simply PAOK, is a professional football club based in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, current Greek Super League champions and one of the top domestic clubs.
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 29.000 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 after the Fall of Constantinople were invaded and conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1453. Τhe club is one of the founding members of the Hellenic Football Federation that was formed in 1926.
PAOK currently plays in the top-flight Super League, which they have won three times. They are seven-time winners of the Greek Cup.