Ergotelis F.C.

Greek professional association football club in Heraklion, Crete / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Gymnastics Club «Ergotelis» Heraklion Crete (Greek: Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος «O Εργοτέλης» Ηρακλείου Κρήτης, Γ.Σ. Εργοτέλης), commonly known simply as Ergotelis (Greek: Εργοτέλης), is a Greek professional football club, department of the multi-sport club Gymnastics Club Ergotelis, which is based in Heraklion, Crete. It is the club's oldest and most successful department, officially established in 1929 and named after the famous ancient Cretan expatriate Olympic runner Ergoteles of Himera. The club currently competes in the Super League 2, the second tier of the Greek football league system, and hosts its home games at the Pankritio Stadium, the city's largest and most modern sports venue.

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Full nameΓυμναστικός Σύλλογος «Ο Εργοτέλης» Ηρακλείου Κρήτης
Gymnastikós Sýllogos «Ó Ergotélis» Iraklíou Krítis
(Gymnastics Club «Ergotelis» Heraklion Crete)
Nickname(s)ĺ Kitrinómavri (The Yellow-Blacks)
Founded7 August 1929; 94 years ago (1929-08-07)
as Athlitikí Énosis «Ó Ergotélis»
GroundPankritio Stadium
OwnerParent Club
ManagerVasilis Bastakis
LeagueHeraklion FCA A1 Championship
2022–23Heraklion FCA A1 Championship, 10th
WebsiteClub website

Ergotelis is one of the two Heraklion-based football clubs to have competed in the Greek Super League, the country's top-level football competition, having made a total of 9 appearances during 2004–2015. The club's best finish in the competition is 7th place during the 2013–14 season. It has also won the Beta Ethniki (second tier of the Greek football league system) once, in 2006, as well as the Greek Football Amateur Cup in 1983. Its traditional colors are yellow and black.

Despite finishing at 9th place during the 2021-22 Super League Greece 2, they were discharged from the professional championship, resulting in a two-level demotion to the local top-level amateur championship, FCA Heraklion A1.