Following a historic victory by Olympiacos Piraeus on Wednesday evening at the UEFA Conference League final, where the team edged out Seria A Fiorentina 1-0, there has been an outpouring of congratulatory messages from around the world, as the popular Piraeus side made international headlines.

President of Greece

Greece’s President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, congratulated Olympiacos FC in a post on X, referring to a “historic night for the Piraeus team and Greek football”.

Olympiacos FC

President of Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou meets the Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Presidential Palace, Athens, Greece, May 8, 2024.

In her post, Sakellaropoulou adds that “Olympiacos is at the top of Europe! Historic night for the Piraeus team and Greek football. Warm congratulations on winning the Conference League!”

Fireworks from Google 

Google also had a special surprise instore for anyone who searched for Olympiacos via the search engine.

Upon selecting the name Olympiacos, fireworks and a congratulatory message graced the screen.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

The Greek prime minister chimed in  on the win as well, also on X, saying “A True Legend! Olympiacos wins the Conference League and makes history! A memorable night for the club itself, but also for Greek football as a whole. Congratulations!”

Olympiacos FC


Nottingham Forest

Premier League club Nottingham Forest FC also extended its congratulations in a similar post on X.

International Media Reactions

The victory and title was covered worldwide by international media outlets, including the BBC, CNN, Reuters, AP News and more, along with key sports media outlets like ESPN and CBS Sports.


On X, the Spanish sports media outlet Marca reminded that the victory in the final marked the first European title for a Greek team in club competition and also praised Olympiacos’ coach, Jose Luis Mendilibar, for the historic win, likening him to Zeus sitting on his throne atop association football’s “Mt. Olympus”.


The international news media outlet highlighted the passion of Olympiacos’ fans in its post, along with the historic nature of the victory.