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This page is a quick snapshot of the status of Australian Football in Greece. For further information, browse our news items or use the search facility. If you wish to contact football officials from the country, please search our site for links to their leagues or clubs, including in our Atlas. If unsuccessful, we can normally assist with putting people in touch.

Approx population (2009):   11.3 million

National side:   -

Governing body:   -

Primary contact / link:   -

WFN Census (2004):   none

WFN World Ranking (2008):   not ranked

History:   Despite a large Greek population in Australia, particularly in Melbourne, for some reason Australian football appears to have never penetrated the Greek homeland. Many former VFL/AFL stars have Greek backgrounds. A Greek-Australian side won the 2005 Multicultural Cup in Melbourne, with its players including former top players Athos Hyroulakis (Collingwood), John Rombotis (Fitzroy/Richmond) and James Condon (Western Bulldogs). More recent stars Angelo Lekkas, Ang Christou, Anthony Koutoufides and Peter Daicos are expected to turn out for the 2010 Greek Harmony Cup side, again to be played in Melbourne. At this stage we're not aware of any seeding of the game in Greece.

Outlook (2010):   No sign of the game commencing.

Other points of interest: -  

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