Enosis Neon Paralimni FC

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Enosis Neon Paralimni
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Full name Enosis Neon Paralimni
(Athletic Union of Paralimni)
Nickname(s) Vissini (Βυσσινί) clarets
Founded 1936; 78 years ago (1936)
Ground Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou"
Paralimni
Ground Capacity 5,800
Chairman Simos Spartiatis
Manager Nikos Andronikou
League Cypriot Second Division
2013–14 13th (relegated)
Website Club home page

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Greek: Ένωση Νέων Παραλιμνίου, Enosi Neon Paralimniou, "Youth Union of Paralimni") is a Cypriot football team from Paralimni. Currently playing in the first division, it holds home games at the Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou", which holds 5,800 people.

History[edit]

Enosis Neon Paralimniou was founded in April 1944, following the merger of two Paralimni clubs, Heracles and People’s Love.

The club’s emblem is the Parthenon, with a trumpeteer and the year 1936 inscription, birth year of the club Heracles. The only reason why founders decided to adopt the year 1936 as the new club’s birth year instead of the year 1944 has purely to do with Heracles official papers. On those, it was clear that whenever the club’s members decided to cease its operations, all of its assets (movable and immovable property) would go straight to the Church. In view of that and in order to avoid any legal implications, the newly born club of Enosis was reckoned by the authorities as a continuation of the club Heracles of Paralimni, absorbing the other club, People’s Love.

The first football match played in Paralimni took place in the first half of the year 1945, some weeks before the end of World War II, against a German team of POWs (no further details found). The first recorded encounter was on 16 September 1945, against a mixed team from Anorthosis and EHAN, both of Famagusta (a final 4–5 loss).

Until the early 60s, Enosis took part only in local competitions, since the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) had repeatedly denied its participation in its competitions, stating that only clubs based in towns could take part. The CFA's denial was the reason why Enosis joined E.A.P.O., a village-based club association. In 1965, the CFA changed its rules and Enosis finally managed to join and participate in the second division. From the very beginning, the side tried to win promotion to the first division and, after four attempts, managed to finish first, in the football season of 1968–69. Since then, Enosis has taken part in all 40 editions, being one of only five clubs never to have been demoted into the second division.

Current squad[edit]

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 Christos Mastrou
2 Cyprus DF Frangiskos Zarou
3 Cyprus DF Zannetos Koumasis
6 Cyprus MF Angelos Tsiaklis
10 Cyprus FW Giorgos Tofas
11 Cyprus FW Marios Zannetou
12 Cyprus DF Symeon Kittos
16 Cyprus MF Giorgos Kolanis (Captain)
15 Cyprus MF Panayiotis Artymatas
18 Cyprus MF Petros Sotiriou
22 Cyprus GK Andreas Kittos
No. Position Player
31 Cyprus GK Andreas Efstathiou
32 Cyprus MF Loizos Kosma
33 Cyprus FW Christos Pierettis
34 Cyprus MF Antonis Koumis
35 Cyprus DF Antonis Ioannou
37 Cyprus FW Antonis Moulazimis
38 Cyprus MF Constantinos Pierettis

The squad players were updated according to the roster itself[1]
For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2013.

Reserves squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Cyprus DF Panayiotis Pittadjis
Cyprus DF Antonis Moulazimis
Cyprus DF Symeon Kittos
Cyprus DF Demetris Economou
Cyprus MF Andreas Zouvanis
Cyprus MF Constantinos Skitsas
No. Position Player
Cyprus MF Demetris Tiggou
Cyprus MF Nicolas Liotatis
Cyprus FW Loizos Kosma
Cyprus FW Constantinos Pierettis
Cyprus FW Petros Spyrou

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Manager: Cyprus Nikos Andronikou
  • Assistant Manager:
  • Fitness Coach: Cyprus Petros Papapetrou
  • Goalkeepers' Coach: Cyprus Panayiotis Charalambous

Medical Staff[edit]

  • Club Doctor: Dr. Michalis Zouvanis
  • Club Doctor: Dr. Costas Constantinou
  • Club Chemist: Dr. Petros Loizou
  • Physiotherapist: Rodotheos Constantinou

Notable managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Παρουσιάστηκε... η νέα ΕΝΠ (Φώτος)" (in Greek). kerkida.net. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 

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