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Panellinios Podosferikos Omilos
In late 1909, after a dispute between a number of board members and subsequent exodus of some, Kalafatis, unable to cement his control of the board, decided together with most of the players to pull out of the club and secure a new ground at Amerikis Square. They changed their name to P.P.O. - Panellinios Podosferikos Omilos (Greek: Π.Π.Ο. - Πανελλήνιος Ποδοσφαιρικός Όμιλος), the Panhellenic Football Club and were afterwards followed by most of the board members and fans. In 1912, Oxford University athlete John Campbell was brought as coach, until then Kalafatis had been both playing and coaching. The Englishman's impact was immediate as he introduced football skills and tactics not yet seen in Greek football, but considered rudimentary by English standards. It was the first time that a foreigner was appointed as coach of a Greek team. By 1914, Campbell had returned to England but the club was already dominating Greek football with players such as Michalis Papazoglou, Michalis Rokos, Loukas Panourgias and Apostolos Nikolaidis.
 Panellinios Podosferikos Agonistikos Omilos
At the conclusion of the Great War, the name of the club was changed again to P.P.A.O. - Panellinios Podosferikos ke Agonistikos Omilos (Π.Π.A.Ο. - Πανελλήνιος Ποδοσφαιρικός και Αγωνιστικός Όμιλος), the Panhellenic Football and Sports Club, because its athletes were by then competing not only in football but in other sports as well. In 1919, the club adopted green as its official colour and the Tryfilli (shamrock) as its emblem, as proposed by Michalis Papazoglou. That same year the "Union of Football Clubs of Athens and Piraeus" organized the first post war championship in which Panathinaikos was declared champion. By this stage, the club had outgrown both the grounds at Patission Avenue and Amerikis Square, due mainly to its expansion in other sports, and began to look at vacant land at Perivola on Alexandras Avenue as its potential new ground. After long discussions and serious problems an agreement was reached and in 1924 Leoforos Alexandras was finally awarded to the club.
 Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos
The move to a permanent home ground also heralded another, final, name change to P.A.O. - Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (Π.Α.Ο. - Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος), the Pan-Athenian Athletic Club.
In 1926, the Hellenic Football Federation (H.F.F.) was founded and the first autonomous Greek Championship took place in 1927, replacing the S.E.G.A.S. Cup.
 1930 championship
Panathinaikos won only one pre-war Championship in 1930 under the guidance of Joseph Kinsler with Angelos Messaris as the team's star player. Panathinaikos beat rivals Olympiakos 8-2, a result that still remains the biggest win either team has achieved against its rival since. In 1931, a serious disagreement between board member Apostolos Nikolaidis and Messaris, which lasted two years, damaged the club and led to a counterproductive period. In the meantime the H.F.F. Greek Cup had commenced in 1932. The last bright moment before World War II was winning the Cup for the first time in 1940 against Aris (3-1).
 Post war
Post-war performance was better and until 1965, they had won 7 Championships (1949, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965) and 2 Cups (1948, 1955). One of the most remarkable accomplishments was the undefeated season of 1963-1964 with Stjepan Bobek as coach. Panathinaikos were crowned back to back Champions (1969, 1970) and won a Greek Cup (1969).
 The undefeated championship
In 1964 Panathinaikos won the Greek championship without a loss with Stjepan Bobek as coach. PAO is the only Greek team that won the championship undefeated.
 European Cup finalists
PAO vs Ajax
In 1971 they were European Cup finalists, losing 2-0 to Ajax at Wembley Stadium. In road for the final Panathinaikos won Jeunesse Esch, Slovan Bratislava, Everton and Red Star Belgrade. Antonis Antoniadis was the leading scorer in the tournament scoring 10 goals.
 Intercontinental Cup
In the same year Panathinaikos played for the 1971 Intercontinental Cup. In the last amateur days, P.A.O. won one Championship in 1972 and the Double in 1977.
 Vardinogiannis era
In 1979, Greek football turned professional and the Vardinogiannis family, who are mostly known for their oil, media and entertainment enterprises, purchased the club's football department and George Vardinogiannis became president. Panathinaikos were one of the first Greek clubs that formed a women's team in 1980 but that department is currently inactive. The transformation period lasted a few years but in 1982 their first professional era trophy, the Greek Cup, put everything in order and they would go on winning 2 Championships (1984, 1986), 4 more Greek Cups (1984, 1986, 1988, 1989) and their first Greek Super Cup in 1988.
 European Cup 1984-85 semifinalists
In 1985, Panathinaikos had reached the European Cup semifinals, where they were thrown out by Liverpool F.C. (4-0, 0-1, aggregate 5-0).
The 1990s were a more successful period for the club, both nationally and internationally. Four Greek Championships (1990, 1991, 1995, 1996), 4 Greek Cups (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995) and 2 Greek Super Cups (1993, 1994) were awarded to the club.
 Champions League 1995-96 semifinalists
They reached the semi-final stage of the UEFA Champions League in 1996, when they faced Ajax, recording a surprising first-leg away victory (0-1). However, they suffered a crushing 0-3 defeat on the second leg and were thus denied entry to the final once more. A long dry spell commenced after that year's European campaign.
 The 2000 decline and gradual rise
In the summer of 2000, president George Vardinogiannis resigned from his duties. He was succeeded by his nephew Giannis, who changed the style of management into the team. Aggelos Anastasiadis was appointed as coach. Although Panathinaikos was doing well in Europe, it failed completely in domestic matches, remaining without a title once again.
 Champions League 2001–02 quarter-finals
The next season, Panathinaikos bought Michalis Konstantinou from Iraklis for €15 million. Giannis Kyrastas was also appointed as manager for once more in the club. But the team struggled to stay in track of the league, resulting to the sacking of Kyrastas and the coming of Sergio Markarián. Panathinaikos reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League 2001–02, being eliminated by FC Barcelona.
The 2002–03 season was slightly better than the previous. Panathinaikos lost the league in the two last games by arch-rivals Olympiacos. In Europe, the team was eliminated in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals, by eventual winners FC Porto.
 2004 Double
The changes were immediate: with Itzhak Shum as coach, Panathinaikos managed to win the double (league and cup) after almost ten years. New players were signed the summer before, like Ezequiel González, Lucian Sanmartean, and Markus Munch. However, Shum was unexpectedly fired and goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis was transferred to Olympiacos.
 2005 - 2008
Alberto Malesani succeeded him on the bench. The team struggled but didn't manage to win a title till the end of the season. However, Malesani remained as coach of the team.
In July 2005, major changes were made into Panathinaikos' roster. Many stars like Angelos Basinas and Michalis Konstantinou left, while others like Flávio Conceição and Igor Biscan arrived. But for another time, Vardinnogiannis missed by far his targets of the Greek league, cup, and the Champions League, where Panathinaikos collected only four points in six matches.
During the start of the 2006–07 season, Malesani left the team, and he was replaced by the lackluster Hans Backe, who left after three months after his appointment. Víctor Muñoz applied for coach, but the team didn't manage to do a serious achievement since the double once again, especially after losing the cup final to Larissa, much to the supporters' disappointment.
In the 2008 season, Panathinaikos got José Peseiro, but nothing changed: Panathinaikos missed every competition, losing the league in the final five matches, but managing to get to the next year's UEFA Champions League, thanks to very good results in the Super League's play-offs, which it won. However, it was decided long before that Pesseiro would leave.
 Ownership model changed
On 22 April, main shareholder Giannis Vardinogiannis gave a press conference in which he announced the decision of his family to reduce their share in the club to 50%, after 30 years of full ownership, through a €80 million increase of the company's capital stock. After the negotiations and the share capital increase, Vardinogiannis family would hold 56% of the club, Amateur Panathinaikos 10% and the rest shareholders 34%.
 2008 -
Following major presidential changes in the 2008 summer, and with Nikos Pateras as president instead of Giannis Vardinogiannis, Panathinaikos transferred Dutch Henk ten Cate as manager, and bought many expensive players, such as Gilberto Silva from Arsenal, and Brazilian Gabriel from Fluminense . With the changes made, the Greens proved that they could hold their weight in Champions League by reaching the Round of 16 after winning their group stage, which contained the likes of Internazionale and Werder Bremen. However the team did not fair too well with Villareal in the second round and lost 3-2 on aggregate.