PAOK Football Club, commonly known as PAOK F.C. or PAOK Salonika 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. 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 Superleague Greece, which they have won twice. They are also six time winners of 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 equalled only by rivals Olympiacos and Panathinaikos.