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Encyclopedia > OFI FC

OFI, Omilos Filathlon Irakleiou, is a Greek 1st Division football club located in Heraklion, Crete. It is known mostly from his players that played abroad, Giannis Anastasiou, Nikos Machlas and Georgios Samaras, as well as the co-ownership of the team by the Vardinogiannis family that controls Panathinaikos, that results in humurous results in the matches against OFI and Panathinaikos, finding always Panathinaikos win. The only one who managed to change this situation, is Georgios Koutsoupias in 18/5/1997, by scoring a header and making the score 1-1 , resulting OFI to achieve the place that lead to UEFA Cup instead of Panathinaikos.

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OFI FC - Phantis (336 words)
And so OFI was born, the acronym stands for the Society Friends of Sport in Iraklion (Όμιλος Φιλάθλων Ηρακλείου).
The shield on the OFI badge is shaped like that of ancient Odysseus (Ulysses in Latin) who fought in the Trojan War.
Machlas, son of talented former OFI player Giorgos Machlas, after leading the line for Dutch legends Ajax Amsterdam has returned in 2004 to play for his home team once again.
OFI Stadium "Theodore Vardinoyannis" (412 words)
More data: OFI Stadium is now named "Theodore Vardinoyannis", to honor the man who linked his life with the club.
This piece of land used to be the old christian, jewish and armenian cemeteries and was occupied by the club after the 2nd World War.
OFI's people went there one night and put a fence around the abandoned graveyard.
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