Levadiakos F.C.

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Levadiakos
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Full name Athlitikos Podosferikos Omilos Levadeon
Nickname(s) Greens (Prasini)
Founded 1961
Ground Levadia Municipal Stadium
Ground Capacity 6,500 [1]
Owner Giannis Kobotis
Chairman Aristeidis Roussaris
Manager Savvas Pantelidis
League Superleague Greece
2013–14 Superleague Greece, 8th
Website Club home page

Athlitikos Podosferikos Omilos Levadeon is a Greek association football club that plays in the Greek Superleague.

Based in Livadeia, Greece, the club was promoted to the Alpha Ethniki, forerunner of the Super League, after ten seasons in minor divisions in the 2005–2006 season, as runner-up of the Beta Ethniki in 2004–2005.[2] It was then relegated to the Beta Ethniki [3] again in 2006–2007 and returned to the top tier in 2008–2009. The club finished one level above relegation that year but was relegated back to the second division by finishing 14th in 2009-10.

History of the club[edit]

Levadiakos started in 1961, when local clubs Trofonios and Pallevadiaki merged into a greater club. Straight after, Levadiakos played in the second division being close to relegation in almost every season. In the 1980s, the team was upgraded and in May 1987, players and supporters of the club celebrated the team's first ever promotion to Alpha Ethniki. Levadiakos stayed there only for four seasons, returning again only in 1994 and 1995. After their second relegation, Levadiakos declined and went very lower, even struggling to clinch promotion to the 3rd division of Greece. But once more, everything changed suddenly and the team reached again the Greek Super League after eleven years, in 2006, but was immediately relegated. In the next summer, Levadiakos bought many expensive players and appointed Georgi Vasilev as manager. Vasiliev achieved to get the team to the Super League once again, and in the 2007–08 season he struggled, but managed to avoid going down again. Nevertheless, he resigned from the club and he was succeeded by Momčilo Vukotić.

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 August, 2014 [4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Greece GK Panagiotis Tsintotas
2 Greece DF Manolis Nikolakakis
3 Montenegro MF Simon Vukčević
4 France DF Xavier Tomas
5 Hungary MF Ádám Pintér
6 Greece MF Dimitris Machairas
7 Spain FW Armiche
8 Argentina MF Rubén Gómez
9 Greece FW Vangelis Mantzios
12 Greece DF Nikos Skembis
14 Greece DF Ilias Kotsios
15 Serbia DF Josip Projić
16 Greece DF Antonis Mangas
17 Greece MF Ioakeim Apostolopoulos
18 Greece DF Giorgos Ioannidis
No. Position Player
19 Greece FW Dimitris Giantsis
20 Greece FW Petros Giakoumakis
21 Ivory Coast MF Emmanuel Koné
22 Argentina FW Fabián Bordagaray
23 Ivory Coast MF Zito
25 Greece GK Theodoros Moschonas
26 Argentina FW Juan Sotelo
27 Serbia MF Vladan Milosavljev
28 Greece MF Giorgos Peppas
29 Greece GK Kiriakos Stratilatis
30 Greece GK Michalis Sifakis
32 Argentina MF Matías Sánchez
33 Greece MF Konstantinos Pappas
55 Greece DF Nikolaos Georgiadis

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "levadiakos.gr". levadiakos.gr. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Greece 2004/05". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Greece 2005/06". Rsssf.com. 2006-08-20. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Levadiakos squad". levadiakosfc.gr. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 

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