Kostakis Artymatas

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Kostakis Artymatas
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-04-15) 15 April 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Paralimni, Cyprus
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
APOEL
Number 4
Youth career
2001–2009 Enosis Neon Paralimni
2009–2012 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Enosis Neon Paralimni 18 (3)
2013– APOEL 16 (0)
National team
2010–2012 Cyprus U19 8 (0)
2012–2013 Cyprus U21 7 (0)
2012– Cyprus 5 (0)
* 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 4 September 2014

Kostakis Artymatas (born 15 April 1993) is a Cypriot international footballer who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division, as a defensive midfielder.

Career[edit]

Artymatas started his playing career when he was eight years old at Enosis Neon Paralimni academies and at age sixteen he moved to Nottingham Forest academies in England.[1][2]

He returned to Cyprus in June 2012 and he made his professional debut with Enosis Neon Paralimni on 15 September 2012, in a league match against Anorthosis Famagusta which ended in 1–1 draw.[3]

On 14 June 2013, Artymatas moved from Enosis Neon Paralimni to APOEL (for a transfer fee of €120,000[4]) and he signed a four-year contract with his new club.[5][6] He made his debut on 11 November 2013, in a Cypriot First Division match against Alki Larnaca at GSP Stadium, coming on as an 80th minute substitute in APOEL's 3–0 victory.[7][8] A month later, he made his debut in European competitions, playing the full 90 minutes in APOEL's 2–0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt for the last matchday of the UEFA Europa League group stage.[9] During his first season at APOEL, he managed to win his first career titles, winning all the Cypriot competitions, the Cypriot League,[10] the Cypriot Cup[11] and the Cypriot Super Cup.[12]

On 10 December 2014, Artymatas made his first UEFA Champions League group stage appearance, coming on as an 72nd minute substitute in APOEL's 4–0 defeat against Ajax at Amsterdam Arena.[13]

International career[edit]

Artymatas made his international debut with Cyprus National Team on 12 October 2012, in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Slovenia at Ljudski vrt Stadium, coming on as a 46th minute substitute in Cyprus' 2–1 defeat.[14]

Honours[edit]

APOEL

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Φάκελος "ξενιτεμένοι": Κωστάκης Αρτυματάς, από το Παραλίμνι στη Νότιγχαμ". balla.com.cy. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Κωστάκης Αρτυματάς στο Balla: "Ηταν δύσκολο να φύγω μόνος στα 16" (videos)". balla.com.cy. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Anorthosis vs. Enosis 1 – 1". Soccerway. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Οριστικά στο ΑΠΟΕΛ (Ανακοίνωση) (in Greek). kerkida.net. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Γαλαζοκίτρινος και ο Αρτυματάς [Artymatas in yellow and blue] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Επένδυση στο μέλλον με Κωστάκη Αρτυματά (Αφιέρωμα)". APOEL. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "APOEL FC 3–0 ALKI". APOEL FC. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "APOEL vs. Alki 3 – 0". soccerway. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "APOEL out as Frankfurt prove too strong". UEFA. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Sheridan strike hands APOEL Cypriot title". UEFA. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  11. ^ ΕΡΜΗΣ ΑΡΑΔΙΠΠΟΥ 0–2 ΑΠΟΕΛ (in Greek). APOEL FC. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "APOEL FC 1–0 APOLLON". APOEL FC. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ajax thrash APOEL to finish third in Group F". UEFA. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  14. ^ Ήττα από τη Σλοβενία [Defeat from Slovenia] (in Greek). CFA. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "AEL vs. APOEL 0–1". Soccerway. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "APOEL vs. Ermis 2–0". Soccerway. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "APOEL vs. Apollon 1–0". Soccerway. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 

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