Nikodimos Papavasiliou

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Nikodimos Papavasiliou
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Personal information
Date of birth (1970-08-31) August 31, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Limassol, Cyprus
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Club information
Current team
Ermis Aradippou (manager)
Youth career
1980–1987 Apollon Limassol / Arsenal / Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 OFI Crete 72 (2)
1993–1994 Newcastle United 7 (0)
1994–1995 OFI Crete 12 (0)
1996–2000 Apollon Limassol 74 (24)
2000–2001 Anorthosis Famagusta 16 (2)
2001–2002 Enosis Neon Paralimni 11 (2)
2002 Olympiakos Nicosia
2002–2003 APOEL 14 (0)
National team
1990–1999 Cyprus[1] 38 (5)
Teams managed
2006–2007 APEP Pitsilia
2008-2009 Olympiakos Nicosia
2009 OFI Crete
2010 Olympiakos Nicosia
2010-2011 Doxa Katokopia
2011-2012 Enosis Neon Paralimni
2012 Olympiakos Nicosia
2012-2013 Apollon Limassol
2014- Ermis Aradippou
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nikodimos Papavasiliou (Greek: Νικόδημος Παπαβασιλείου; born August 31, 1970) is a Cypriot manager and former football midfielder. He was the first Cypriot to play in the FA Premier League. He is the current manager of Cypriot club Ermis Aradippou.

Club career[edit]

In August 1993 he signed for Newcastle United for £120,000 from OFI Crete, making him the first Cypriot to play in the FA Premier League.[2] He made his Newcastle debut against Tottenham on August 14, 1993. He went on to play for two seasons at the club before returning to OFI Crete.

He also played for Apollon Limassol, Anorthosis Famagusta, Olympiakos Nicosia, APOEL and Cyprus national football team.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

He holds the English UEFA A License and also the UEFA Pro Licence.

He was the manager for APEP Pitsilia, Olympiakos Nicosia, OFI Crete, Doxa Katokopia, Enosis Neon Paralimni and in 2012 managed again for the third time Olympiakos Nicosia.

On September 20, 2012, Papavasiliou became manager of Apollon Limassol, for whom he had played from 1996 to 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus - Record International Players". rssf.com. 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ "The Premiership's foreign legion". Guardian Unlimited. August 24, 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Papavasiliou on the move". UEFA. 12 September 2002. Retrieved 2006-12-29.