Victims of Worst Tragedy in Greek Football Remembered

Hundreds of people attended a ceremony on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the tragic deaths of 21 football fans on 8 February 1981.

The Karaiskakis Stadium disaster is the biggest football tragedy in Greece’s history, and among the worst in sports history.

A total number of 21 people, 20 supporters of Olympiacos and 1 supporter of AEK, lost their lives while rushing out of the stadium to celebrate the victory of Olympiacos against AEK Athens (6–0).

Harrowing photos of the disaster were published in the Greek press

The accident occurred in the historic Gate 7. The stadium has since been rebuilt as a modern football field.

Among those who paid their respects were Olympiacos’ officials, local politicians as well as the football players.


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