ENAD Polis Chrysochous FC

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EN.A.D. Polis Chrysohous
Full name Ενωση Ακάμα Δημητράκη Πόλης Χρυσοχούς - Akamas and Dimitrakis United
Founded 1994; 20 years ago (1994)
Ground Polis Chrysochous Municipality Stadium Polis, Cyprus
Ground Capacity 1300
Chairman Cyprus Giannakis Theologou
Manager Cyprus Kostas Sokratous
League Cypriot Second Division

ENAD Polis Chrysochous FC (Greek: ΕΝΑΔ Πόλης Χρυσοχούς) is a football team currently playing in the Cypriot Second Division. The team was established in 1994 after two local teams, Akamas Polis Chrysochous and Demetrakis Argakas, were United.

Early years[edit]

After the unification of the two local clubs, the whole Chrysochous area was united to provide a single Professional Football Team (EN for Enosis or in English United, A for Akamas and D for Demetrakis ). The team started playing for the local unprofessional championship of the Pafos area.

In 2002 EN.A.D. entered the 4th Division of the Cyprus Championship. After a successful year in the 4th Division, the team was promoted to the Cypriot 3rd Division in 2003 where they played for four consecutive seasons. Among their achievements during that period is the participation in the National cup league group stage for the 2004-05 season, with teams from all professional CFA divisions. In 2007-08 the club was unfortunately relegated back to the 4th Division. This was mainly caused through financial problems created by having to play the club’s home games at other grounds in the Pafos area, away from their own fan base, whilst the Polis Stadium was developed. Nevertheless, after a reestablishment to the management status of the club, in the 2008-09 season, EN.A.D. managed to return to the 3rd Division, despite the difficulties, which is where they play today.

EN.A.D. in their ground[edit]

ENAD Polis Chrysochous FC at 2010-11 Cypriot Cup for lower divisions final.
ENAD Polis Chrysochous FC at 2012-13 Cypriot Cup for lower divisions final.

The past three seasons have seen the club playing in the new Municipality Stadium of Polis and consolidate its position in the 3rd Division finishing 4th in 2010 - 2011 just missing promotion to the 2nd Division. Moreover, during this same season the team won through to the Cup Final for Divisions 3 and 4, but they were defeated 1 - 0. With the team returning to its own ground, there was a large increase in the fans support. Indeed, this can be exemplified by the fact that during the past season, EN.A.D. remained undefeated in all home games.

Of course, people close to the team know that this is not enough. Increasingly the Club has to make changes to its Financial Structure and Organization to meet the challenges ahead. Their philosophy however is to make the club successful and closer to the community. This in turn and at the same time can help to develop and grow the prosperity and well-being of this region's whole community.

EN.A.D. Football Academies[edit]

After returning to Polis, the academy saw 130 young people receiving expert coaching, with many young players promoting to the First Team making their debuts for the club at the age of even 14 years old. Last season saw the academy Under 17 team achieving 4th position in the Cyprus U-17 National League. This season the club will have a U-21 and U-15 team and it is hoped that more young players will be able to rise to the First Team Squad. Young players are, of course, the life blood of any football club.

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 September 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 Cyprus GK
2 Cyprus DF Nikolas Savva
4 Cyprus MF Giannis Retsas
5 Cyprus DF Evagoras Evripidou
7 Cyprus DF Sokratis Sokratous
8 Cyprus MF Andreas Nikolaou
9 Nigeria FW David Opara
10 Cyprus MF Nikolas Christofides
11 Cyprus FW Achilleas Michael
14 Cyprus DF Marios Ioannou
16 Cyprus GK Michalis Aristotelous
17 Bulgaria FW Vladislav Mirchev
19 Cyprus MF Neofytos Emiliou
No. Position Player
20 Latvia MF Andrejs Perepļotkins
21 Cyprus FW Giorgos Georgiou
22 Cyprus DF Christos Palates
23 Bulgaria MF Stoil Bogdanov
27 Cyprus DF Nikolas Dimitriou
30 Cyprus GK Simos Avraam
72 Cyprus MF Nikolas Charalambous
77 Cyprus MF Nektarios Christofi
87 Cyprus FW Savvas Pikramenos
88 Cyprus MF Dimitris Giannakou
96 Cyprus MF Konstantinos Vasiliou
97 Cyprus FW Giorgos Louka

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2014.

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