Nikos Englezou

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Nikos Englezou
Personal information
Full name Nikos Englezou
Date of birth (1993-11-07) November 7, 1993 (age 20)
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) 8 (0)
2013– AEK Larnaca 25 (1)
National team
2009– Cyprus U19 8 (1)
2012– Cyprus U21 5 (1)
* 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]

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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