HJK Helsinki vs. PAOK: Facts & Figures
Paokfc.gr is here to put you in match-ready mode early on for the clash with HJK Helsinki at the Bolt Stadium for their group stage openeer in the UEFA Europa Conference League. Check out some interesting facts and statistics about the background of the match.
PAOK will play its 25th game in the Conference League and so far they have 12 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, with a 34-18 goals tally.
This season, in the qualifiers PAOK had to play 6 matches, in which they recorded 4 wins and 2 draws. The Double-headed Eagle only conceded two goals overall in two away matches, in a 4-1 win over Beitar in Jerusalem, and a 2-1 win over Hearts in Scotland.
In total in the European competitions, PAOK have played 224 matches (84 wins – 64 draws – 76 losses) and the goals tally reads: 303-278. The best season in PAOK’s history in UEFA competitions was in the 2021-22 season with 16 matches with the club reaching the quarter-finals, where they were eliminated by Marseille. In total, PAOK registered 8 wins – 3 draws – 5 losses. In contrast, last season PAOK had just two matches with a loss and a draw with Levski Sofia.
PAOK had debuted in the Conference League group stages in 2021-22 against Lincoln away from home and prevailed 2-0 thanks to goals from Akpom (45′) and Mitrica (56′). Overall, PAOK ended the group stage with 3 wins, 2 draws and a defeat at the Toumba by FC Copenhagen.
Dimitris Salpingidis has the most appearances in PAOK’s colors in Europe (60 matches), followed by Stefanos Athanasiadis with 53, Jose Crespo with 50 and Adelino Vieirinha with 46.
Stefanos Athanasiadis is the top scorer in European competitions for PAOK, with 20 goals, followed by Dimitris Salpingidis with 14 and Robert Mak with 11. Of the active players, Adelino Vieirinha is in top spot with 9 goals.