Efstathios Aloneftis

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Stathis Aloneftis
Personal information
Full name Efstathios Aloneftis
Date of birth (1983-03-29) 29 March 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Lakatamia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
APOEL
Number 46
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Omonia 71 (18)
2005–2007 Larissa 54 (8)
2007–2008 Energie Cottbus 12 (0)
2008–2012 Omonia 97 (23)
2012– APOEL 63 (13)
National team
2005– Cyprus 60 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2014

Efstathios "Stathis" Aloneftis (Greek: Ευστάθιος "Στάθης" Αλωνεύτης; born 29 March 1983 in Nicosia, Cyprus) is a Cypriot footballer who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division. He is a winger who tends to play on the left wing, highly regarded for his speed and technique.[1]

Club career[edit]

Omonia Nicosia[edit]

He started his career with Omonia Nicosia, making his first appearance for the senior squad during the 2000–01 season however his real talent became apparent during 2003–04. His successes with Omonia include one championship (2003), one super cup (2001) and one cup in 2005.

Larissa[edit]

He then moved to the Greek side Larissa on 22 June 2005 for a transfer fee of CYP £136,000.[1][2] The 2006–07 season was good for Aloneftis and in January 2007 he went on trial to Queens Park Rangers, but no move was materialised.[3] At the end of the same season he played with his team in the Cup final, where he was in the starting lineup and his team beat 2–1 Panathinaikos and won the Cup.[4]

Energie Cottbus[edit]

On 31 May 2007, German side Energie Cottbus announced the signing of Aloneftis on free transfer under the Bosman ruling,[5] making him the first Cypriot to compete in the Bundesliga.[6]

Return to Omonia[edit]

On 28 June 2008, he returned to Omonia and signed a five-year contract.[7] He helped the club to win one championship (2010), two cups (2011, 2012) and one super cup (2010).[8] He mutually terminated his contract with the club on 1 June 2012.[9]

APOEL[edit]

On 8 June 2012, Aloneftis signed a three-year contract with APOEL.[10] At the end of the season, he became a champion after helping APOEL to win the 2012–13 Cypriot First Division. During the 2013–14 season, he appeared in five 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage matches for APOEL and managed to win all the titles in Cyprus, the Cypriot League,[11] the Cypriot Cup[12] and the Cypriot Super Cup.[13]

On 26 August 2014, Aloneftis came on as a 61st minute substitute and three minutes later he scored the third goal in APOEL's 4–0 thriumph over Aalborg BK for the UEFA Champions League play-off round, helping his team reach to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.[14] Aloneftis appeared in five group stage matches in APOEL's 2014–15 UEFA Champions League campaign.[15]

International career[edit]

Aloneftis is a regular pick for the Cyprus national football team. He is capped 60 times and scored 10 goals.[16] He made his national team debut on 30 March 2005 against Switzerland in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification match. He scored his first goal on 7 September 2005 against Switzerland in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 September 2005 GSP Stadium, Nicosia   Switzerland 1–1 1–3 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 24 March 2007 GSP Stadium, Nicosia  Slovakia 1–0 1–3 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
3 12 September 2007 GSP Stadium, Nicosia  San Marino 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
4 12 September 2007 GSP Stadium, Nicosia San Marino San Marino 3–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
5 6 February 2008 GSP Stadium, Nicosia  Ukraine 1–0 1–1 International friendly
6 6 September 2008 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca  Italy 1–1 1–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 10 October 2009 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca  Bulgaria 4–1 4–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 3 September 2010 Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães  Portugal 0–1 4–4 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
9 12 October 2012 Ljudski vrt, Maribor  Slovenia 2–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 16 October 2012 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca  Norway 1–1 1–3 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Omonia
Larissa
APOEL

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Διετές συμβόλαιο με την Λάρισα υπέγραψε ο Στάθης Αλωνεύτης [Stathis Aloneftis signs a two-year contract with Larissa] (in Greek). In.gr. 22 June 2005. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Larissa transfer fees". Calcio Network. Retrieved 6 February 2007. [dead link]
  3. ^ "News Round Up". queensparkrangersfc.com. January 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ Με Κόζλεϊ και Αντσουέ έκανε... σούζα το αλογάκι και πήρε το τρόπαιο από τον Παναθηναϊκό [Larissa won the Greek Cup at the expense of Panathinaikos] (in Greek). Volos: In.gr. 5 May 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Football transfers 2007". 1 June 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2007. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Cottbus make multinational signings". UEFA.com. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Leonidou, John (17 July 2008). "Aloneftis to spearhead Omonia revival". UEFA.com (UEFA). Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Trophies". omonoia.com.cy. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Violaris, Andreas (1 June 2012). Ομόνοια: Και τυπικά παρελθόν ο Αλωνεύτης [Omonia: Aloneftis departure] (in Greek). Sigma Live. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Γαλαζοκίτρινος ο Αλωνεύτης [Aloneftis to APOEL] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sheridan strike hands APOEL Cypriot title". UEFA. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  12. ^ ΕΡΜΗΣ ΑΡΑΔΙΠΠΟΥ 0-2 ΑΠΟΕΛ (in Greek). APOEL FC. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "APOEL FC 1-0 APOLLON". APOEL FC. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "APOEL ease past AaB and into group stage". UEFA. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "APOEL FC Squad". UEFA. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Efstathios Aloneftis". National Football Teams. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 

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