Nafpaktiakos Asteras

Nafpaktiakos Asteras is the representative football club of Nafpaktos. It was formed by the conjunction of two former clubs of the city: Nafpaktiakos and Asteras, in 1958. The club’s (full name: “Papacharalambeios Athlitikos Syllogos Nafpaktiakos Asteras”), as well as the team’s home stadium (Papacharalabeio Ethniko Stadio), are named in honour of Dimitrios Papacharalambous, a benefactor of the city.

Playing matches in local leagues until 1981, the club was promoted to the National Amateur Division – 3rd National Category at that time – where it remained for a period of 3 years, only to be relegated again into local leagues, where in its turn remained for 10 years.

In 1991, Nafpaktiakos Asteras gained promotion to 4th National Category. After 6 years, it gained promotion to 3rd National Category. Following 3 years in that division, the club reached 2nd National Category, but only to remain there for a year. Then, in the 2002-03 seasons, it was relegated to 4th National Category. In the 2006-07 seasons it competed in 3rd National Category, but it was relegated finishing 16th.

In the summer of 2011 Nafpaktiakos Asteras merged with Academia Nafpaktou and the new club competes in the local A1 league for seasons 2011-12.

Most of its footballers not only originate from Nafpaktos -which offers them an extra motive to play- but also are of a young age, offering the club continuity and bright future.