Nikos Englezou

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Nikos Englezou
Personal information
Full name Nikos Englezou
Date of birth (1993-11-07) November 7, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Limassol, Cyprus
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
AEK Larnaca
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2009 Apollon Limassol
2009–2011 AEK Athens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 AEK Athens 2 (0)
2012–2013 Nea Salamis (loan) 20 (2)
2013– AEK Larnaca 43 (4)
National team
2009–2012 Cyprus U19 8 (1)
2012– Cyprus U21 5 (1)
2015– Cyprus 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 September 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2012

Nikos Englezou (Greek: Νίκος Εγγλέζου; born November 7, 1993) is a Cypriot association footballer and he is currently playing for AEK Larnaca in the Cypriot First Division. He is also a member of the youth national teams of Cyprus. His natural position is the attacking midfielder one, but he switched to the left back position once he moved to AEK Athens.[1]

Club Career[edit]

Early Career[edit]

Egglezou started his career in the youth teams of Apollon Limassol in 2008.[1] The following year he went on trial to English side Nottingham Forest – the trial itself was successful but Englezou decided not to move to England; he joined Greek club AEK Athens and signed a semi-professional contract for the club.[1]

AEK Athens[edit]

He signed his first professional contract with AEK in July 2011[2] and followed AEK's first team during the summer's pre-season training, with his manager Manolo Jiménez praising Englezou's crossing abilities.[1] However, he was demoted to the reserve team after pre-season is over and did not make his first team debut until a UEFA Europa League home match against Anderlecht on 1 December 2011.[1] He made his Superleague debut four months later at an away game against Doxa Drama,[3] and played for a second time at a play-off match against Atromitos on 10 May 2012.[4]

Loan to Nea Salamis[edit]

In summer 2012, Englezou was called up by the Cypriot National Guard for military service, so he moved to Cypriot First Division side Nea Salamis Famagusta FC for a season-long loan in order for him to be closer at home.[5]

AEK Larnaca[edit]

After his loan was over he returned to AEK Athens were his contract was terminated. On July 1 2013, Englezou signed for Cypriot First Division club AEK Larnaca.

International Career[edit]

Englezou was a rugular member to all Cyprus youth sides. On 28 March 2015 he was called up for the first time to the senior team by manager Pambos Christodoulou, for the match against Belgium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Spyropoulou, Irini (3 February 2012). Νίκος Εγγλέζου, ο μικρός μεγάλωσε [Nikos Englezou, the little one grew up] (in Greek). Balla.com.cy. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Συμφωνία της ΑΕΚ με τον Χοσέ Κάρλος και τον Κάλα [AEK agrees with Jose Carlos and Cala] (in Greek). Athens: In.gr. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Profile". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Super League, AEK Athens vs. Atromitos 3-2". Soccerway.com. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Spyropoulou, Irini (12 July 2012). Νέα Σαλαμίνα: Παίρνει δανεικό τον Εγγλέζου [Nea Salamina: Signing Englezou on loan] (in Greek). Balla.com.cy. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 

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