Constantinos Makrides

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Constantinos Makrides
Personal information
Full name Constantinos Makrides
Date of birth (1982-01-13) January 13, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Limassol, Cyprus
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Metalurh Donetsk
Number 13
Youth career
Apollon Limassol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Apollon Limassol 36 (2)
2002 Ethnikos Assia (loan) 22 (4)
2004–2008 APOEL 107 (29)
2008–2009 Metalurh Donetsk 29 (3)
2009–2012 Omonia 84 (9)
2012– Metalurh Donetsk 56[1] (2)
National team
2004– Cyprus[2] 65 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2014

Constantinos Makrides (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Μακρίδης) is a Cypriot football player who currently plays with FC Metalurh Donetsk.

Career[edit]

Apollon[edit]

Makrides started playing football at Apollon Academies and because of his talent was soon training with the first team. Despite of this talent, the Limassol team decided to give him more time to mature his game, so he was transferred as a loan to Ethnikos Assia in 2001. The next season, he returned to Apollon and under the coaching of Dusan Mitošević became a starting line-up regular for the team, with 25 appearances. A star was rising but the 2002-03 was not a season for Makrides to remember since Ilie Dumitrescu did not use him. Having problems with the board and the coach, Makrides demanded to leave the team. His manager proposed him to Omonia but the Nicosia team refused. At the very last minute of the January transfer window he was signed to Dynamo Pervoliwn Fc.

APOEL[edit]

Makrides move to APOEL was a successful one, and established himself as one of the best in the Cyprus League and also became a regular to the national team. He played in the attacking-midfield position for APOEL and won many domestic honours, as well as European competitions appearances. Probably the best goal in his career so far is the goal against Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the UEFA Cup where he started from his own half, passed the entire Maccabi defence and slid a shot past the goalkeeper.[3]

Metalurh Donetsk[edit]

Makrides decided after the victory win over Anorthosis in the cup final 2008, to make a big step outside Cyprus and sign for Ukrainian outfit FC Metalurh Donetsk, a club that his friend and ex APOEL teammate Ricardo Fernandes played for. He was considered one of the key figures of the team, that finished 4th place in the Ukrainian Premier League 2008–09, winning a spot to the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.

AC Omonoia[edit]

Makrides decided after one year in Ukrainian Premier League 2008–09, to return to Cyprus. He signed for AC Omonia a 4-years contract on August 2009. He took the shirt with number 13. He established himself as one of the best players of AC Omonoia and he help the team to return to the titles afte seven years without a title. In the 2011-2012 he is named as captain of the team.

FC Metalurh Donetsk[edit]

On 23 June 2012, Makrides returned to FC Metalurh Donetsk.

International[edit]

Constantinos Makrides is also a regular player for the Cyprus national football team. He played the full 90 minutes in all 4 games of Cyprus' Euro 2008 qualification campaign to date, including a 5-2 victory over Ireland and a 1-1 draw with Germany.[4]

Honours[edit]

APOEL

Omonia

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://metallurg.donetsk.ua/ru/team/player/?id=177
  2. ^ Cyprus - Record International Players, rssf.com, 2008-02-06, retrieved 2008-05-15 
  3. ^ APOEL show winning stamina, UEFA.com, August 25, 2005 
  4. ^ World Cup clockwatch, BBC News, October 8, 2005 

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