Christos Kontis

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Christos Kontis
Personal information
Full name Christos Kontis
Date of birth (1975-05-13) 13 May 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Athens, Greece
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Ethnikos Piraeus 105 (4)
1999–2000 Panionios 27 (0)
2000–2002 Olympiakos 21 (0)
2002–2004 Panionios 41 (6)
2004–2006 AEK Athens 40 (2)
2006–2011 APOEL 129 (9)
Teams managed
2011–2013 APOEL (Assistant Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christos Kontis (Greek: Χρήστος Κόντης, born 13 May 1975 in Athens, Greece) is a retired Greek footballer who finished his career playing for APOEL as a defender .

Club career[edit]

Christos Kontis started his career at Ethnikos Piraeus. In Greece he played also for Panionios, Olympiacos and AEK Athens. With Olympiacos he won 2 Greek Championships.

In the summer of 2006 he moved to Cyprus and signed with APOEL. During his five-year spell with APOEL, he won 3 Championships, 1 Cup and 3 Super Cups. He also appeared in four official 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage matches with APOEL.

End of career[edit]

After a successful career at APOEL, Christos Kontis was forced to retire due to heart failure problems. During the first official 2011–12 Cypriot First Division match (29 August 2011) between AEK Larnaca and APOEL, Kontis felt a slight discomfort and a pain in his chest. Later that night the discomfort continued to exist and the pain got worse, thus the Club's doctors moved him to Nicosia's General Hospital. It was diagnosed that Kontis had suffered a minor heart attack that had damaged one of the veins in his heart.[1] Consequently, he was forced to retire from his professional football career 9 months before his contract with APOEL expires.

He was one of APOEL's fans' favorite players and he will always be remembered for his passion and for the low profile that he always kept. These virtues earned him the respect and admiration of all Cypriot football fans. He wore the jersey with the number 24.

Assistant Manager[edit]

When Christos Kontis recovered fully from the heart incident that forced him to retire, the Board of Directors of APOEL appointed him as an assistant of the head coach of APOEL, Ivan Jovanović. He served as an assistant manager of Ivan Jovanović at APOEL for two years, until the end of 2012–13 season.[2]

Honours[edit]

Greece Olympiacos
2001-02, 2002-03
Cyprus APOEL
2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11
2007–08
2008, 2009, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "APOEL defender Kontis suffers heart attack". uefa.com. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Για Πάντα στην Καρδιά μας" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 

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