Chrysis Michael

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Chrysis Michael
Personal information
Full name Chrysostomos Michael
Date of birth (1977-05-26) May 26, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Nicosia, Cyprus
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2003 AEL Limassol 139 (25)
2003–2011 APOEL 173 (33)
2011–2012 Enosis Neon Paralimni 20 (1)
National team
2000–2011 Cyprus[1] 69 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 23, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 23, 2012

Chrysis Michael (Greek: Χρύσης Μιχαήλ) (born May 26, 1977 in Nicosia, Cyprus) is a Cypriot retired footballer.

Club career[edit]

Chrysis Michael started his career from AEL Limassol in 1997 and stayed there until 2003, playing 139 league matches and scoring 25 goals.

In the summer of 2003 he signed with APOEL. He stayed with APOEL for 8 years (2003–2011), he became a captain, he played in 173 league matches and scored 33 goals. With APOEL he managed to win 4 Championships, 2 Cups and 3 Super Cups.

He was the man who drove APOEL towards the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage for first time in their history by scoring two goals against F.C. Copenhagen in GSP Stadium for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Play-offs. In that match, APOEL won 3-1 and oveturned the 1-0 win of F.C Copenhagen in the first game. Chrysis Michael appeared in five official group stages matches of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League with APOEL.

APOEL supporters and people in Cyprus believe that he is the best transfer of a Cypriot player in the modern history of APOEL [1].

In May 2011, it was announced that Chrysis Michael was released from the reigning champions APOEL, after serving the club for 8 years. The board of directors of APOEL have announced that for the football year 2011-2012 they are withdrawing the t-shirt with number 33 to honour, the club's ex captain. In an emotional moment Chrysis Michael was also honoured by APOEL ULTRAS in their fanclub where he stated "I am proud to be a part of APOEL's history".

In the summer of 2011, Chrysis signed with Enosis Neon Paralimni and at the end of 2011–12 season he decided to finish his football career.

International career[edit]

Chrysis Michael was also an important member of the Cyprus national football team. He has made 69 appearances and scored 7 goals.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus - Record International Players". rssf.com. 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 

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