Anagennisi Karditsa F.C.

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Anagennisi Karditsa
Anagennisi Karditsa.jpg
Full name PAE Anagennisi Karditsas 1904
(FC Anagennisi Karditsa 1904)
Nickname(s) ASA
Kanaria (Canaries)
Founded 1904
Ground Karditsa Stadium
Karditsa, Greece
Ground Capacity 9,500
Chairman Greece Sotiris Antoniou
Manager Greece Vaios Karagiannis
League Football League (Greece)
2013–14 Football League (North), 5th

Anagennisi Karditsa, or Anagennisi Karditsa 1904 (Greek: Αναγέννηση Καρδίτσας 1904), is a Greek association football club based in the city of Karditsa, Greece.

The club currently competes in Delta Ethniki.

History[edit]

One of the oldest clubs in Greek football, Anagennisi was formed in 1904 in the southwestern Thessalian city of Karditsa as the football department of the multisport club ASA (Greek: Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Αναγέννησης - Athlitikos Syllogos Anagennisis), the Athletic Association Anagennisi. The name of the club comes from the Greek word for Rebirth.

Playing in the independent Thessalian League from 1929 to 1962, it joined the newly established Greek second division in time for Season 1962-63. When the Greek football league became professional in 1979, the football department of ASA was reformed as a Football Public Limited Company, or PAE (Greek: ΠΑΕ - Ποδοσφαιρική Ανώνυμη Εταιρία / Podosferiki Anonymi Eteria) and continued to compete as PAE Anagennisi Karditsas (FC Anagennisi Karditsa).

One of the highlights in Anagennisi Karditsa's history is the victory over Olympiakos Piraeus for the Greek Cup in 1993-94 as well as the win against Paniliakos F.C. for the Greek semi-professional Cup final in 1981. In 2008 Anagennisi Karditsa reach the Gamma Ethniki play-off and beat Ilioupoli F.C. 2-0 in Athens to win promotion to Beta Ethniki.

Anagennisi Karditsa is a well-supported club by regional football standards, and their passion is very well known. They hold the record for the most fans to ever attend an away game for Gamma Ethniki in 2008, with 4.000 supporters in the play-off match against Ilioupoli. In 2008-09 season Anagennisi Karditsa had the fourth best average in attendance despite having only avoided relegation in the last fixture against Veria F.C..

Rivalries[edit]

Anagennisi Karditsa's main rivals are Trikala F.C., from the neighbouring city of Trikala. For many years, Anagennisi also maintained a bitter local rivalry with AOK.

Stadium[edit]

Karditsa Stadium

Anagennisi Karditsa currently plays its home games at the Municipal Stadium of Karditsa (Δημοτικό Στάδιο Καρδίτσας), located in the eastern part of Karditsa. In January 2010 the stadium capacity was extended to 9.500 seats. Club training facilities are located in the nearby southern borough of Rousso.

Relationships[edit]

  • Rivals:

Trikala F.C.
Ionikos F.C.
A.O. Karditsa

  • Friends:

Doxa Drama F.C.
Panetolikos F.C.

Roster 2013/2014[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Greece MF Vasilios Tzanis
4 Greece DF Athanasios Koukoulis
5 Greece DF Christos Ikonomou
6 Greece DF Christos Kourkoulas
7 Greece FW Giannis Chloros
8 Greece MF Angelos Chatzirizos
9 Greece FW Sokratis Bountouris
10 Greece MF Georgios Bitelis
11 Greece FW Alexandros Kraniotis
13 Greece GK Petros Anastasiou
15 Greece MF Nikolaos Flioukas
16 Greece MF Georgios Kontos
17 Greece MF Georgios Yfantis
20 Greece MF Xenofon Gitas
No. Position Player
21 Greece DF Zisis Karachalios
22 Greece FW Giannis Simosis
23 Bulgaria MF Todor Timonov
30 Greece MF Periklis Bousinakis
31 Greece DF Spyros Gougoudis
33 Greece DF Stergios Dimopoulos
44 Greece DF Panagiotis Patras
54 Greece GK Periklis Georgatzas
56 Greece GK Apostolos Siaravas
77 Greece MF Sotiris Kokkinos
87 Greece MF Anastasios Georgakopoulos
88 Greece DF Charidimos Michos
91 Greece GK Georgios Tsamis

Notable coaches[edit]

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