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12/12/2016Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Ballon d'Or award by a record margin of 429 points ahead of second placed Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, who came third. It is Ronaldo's fourth Ballon d'Or, the most of any European player in the history of the award.
12/12/2005Journalist Akis Athanassopoulos dies at the age of 44
12/12/200026 year-old play maker Haris Brkic of Partizan Belgrade is shot in front of ''Pionir'' Hall after leaving a training session with his team. He succombs in hospital one day later
12/12/1999Olympiacos-Paniliakos 2-1. Defender Kyriakos Karataidis completes 347 appearances with Olympiacos surpassing Giannis Gaitatzis (346). Karataidis made his debut with Olympiacos in a match against Panionios on October 9, 1988. Mimis Domazos holds the record for Panathinaikos (505), Mimis Papaioannou for AEK (480), Giorgos Koudas for PAOK (504), Dinos Kouis for Aris Salonica (473), Daniel Papadopoulos for Iraklis (417), Stathis Haitas for Panionios (460) and Nikos Nioplias for OFI Crete (363)
12/12/1999Kavala-Panionios 3-7. For the first time Panionios score 7 goals in an away win. It is also the first Greek league match that ends with that score
12/12/1984Marton Esterhazi, the Hungarian international is transferred to AEK
12/12/1975Former Olympiacos president Giorgos Andrianopoulos declares “I’m not convinced of the club’s liability” and practically absolves Panathinaikos of the accusation that PAO’s ex-player Giorgos Rokidis, accepted a proposition by Antonis Mantzavelakis, and offered money to the players of Iraklis, Halabalias and Nikoloudis, to have diminished performance at the Greek Cup game at Kaftanzoglio stadium, which was won by Panathinaikos by 1-2, known also as “the case of the flowers”
12/12/1968Arthur Ashe becomes the first black tennis player to be the world's No 1
12/12/1959Bruce McLaren becomes the youngest pilot (22 years and 104 days old) to win a Grand Prix race, in Sebring, Florida
12/12/1930The “Sintrivani” field, PAOK’s home court, is inaugurated with the friendly match against Aris, where PAOK wins by 2-1
12/12/1899George F. Bryant from Boston patents the golf tee

 

             
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