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AEK Football Club (Greek: ΠΑΕ AEK [ˈaek]; Αθλητική Ένωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως; Athlitikί Énosis Konstantinoupόleos, "Athletic Union of Constantinople"), also known as AEK, is a Greek football club based in Nea Filadelfeia, suburb of Athens, Greece. The club is commonly known in European competitions as AEK Athens F.C.
Established in Athens in 1924 by Greek refugees from Istanbul (Called by; Constantinopolis by the Greek) in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922), AEK has become one of the most popular clubs in Greece and the Greek diaspora, and one of the three most successful teams in Greek football (including Olympiakos and Panathinaikos), winning 31 national titles and the only one to have won all the competitions organised by the Hellenic Football Federation (including 12 Championships, 15 Greek Cups, 1 League Cup and 3 Super Cups).
The club has appeared several times in European competitions (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the defunct UEFA Cup Winners' Cup), in which they are the second most successful Greek football club in terms of achievements. They were the first Greek team to compete in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in the early '90s, while to this day they are the only Greek team to have reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup (1976–77). They have also reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup once (1968–69) and the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup twice (1996–97 and 1997–98).