AOK Kerkyra

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AOK Kerkyra
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Full name AOK Kerkyra
Nickname(s) "Φαίακες" (Faiakes/Phaeacians)
Founded 1969
A.O Kerkyra
Kassiopi F.C.
AOK Kerkyra
Ground Kerkyra Stadium, Corfu
Ground Capacity 2,685
Owner Thanasis Issaris
Chairman Giorgos Zarkadas
Manager Michalis Grigoriou
League Superleague Greece
2013–14 Football League, 2nd (Promoted)
Website Club home page

AOK Kerkyra, also known as PAE AOK Kerkyra (Greek: ΠΑΕ ΑΟ Κασσιώπης Κέρκυρας),[1][2] is a Greek association football club based in Corfu, Greece, which competes in the Greek superleague.

Colours, emblem and ground[edit]

The club's colors are Maroon and Blue. The National Stadium of the town of Corfu, "E.A.K.K.", (built in 1961) is the home ground of the club.


Kerkyra F.C. or Kerkyra A.O. (Athletic Club of Kerkyra) such was named officially, was founded in 1969. For many years played in local championship of Corfu. But the season 1988-89 played in Gamma Ethniki. In 2002 the club was promoted in Beta Ethniki and the season 2004-05 played in A Ethniki (SuperLeague) for first time in history. The club played 5 times totally in A Ethniki, the seasons 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Kassiopi was the football club of the village Kassiopi in north-east Corfu. The club was founded in 1984 and in 2012, it became champion of Delta Ethniki Group 5 and was promoted to Football League 2 for the first time in history.[3] The next season it was finished in the third place of the championship of football league 2 (2012-13) and promoted to Football League (second division).

In the same season (2012-13) Kerkyra F.C. was relegated from Super League to Football League. On account of a lot of debts, Kerkyra F.C. couldn't play in the professional league of Football League. So the owners of the historical club of Corfu agreed with the owners of Kassiopi F.C. for the merge of two clubs in order to Kerkyra F.C continue its presence in professional leagues without debts.[4] The intention was the new club to be named PAE Kerkyra but the court approved of the name PAE AOK Kerkyra.[1][2]

Kerkyra National Stadium[edit]

  • Built in 1961
  • Capacity of 2,685 (all seated)
  • Biggest Attendance 5,000 (AO Kerkyra v PAS Giannina 1974)

The stadium has two stands, the main one has a roof and is where the players and officials emerge from. The second stand is situated directly opposite. This stand was constructed in 1973.

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 January 2015 [5]

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

No. Position Player
1 Lithuania GK Ernestas Šetkus
2 Greece DF Panagiotis Vlachos
3 Greece DF Konstantinos Manolas
4 Greece DF Aristotelis Karagiannidis
5 Greece DF Anastasios Venetis
6 Greece DF Giorgos Paraskevaidis
7 Greece MF Panagiotis Zorbas
8 Argentina MF Sebastián Nayar
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Saša Kajkut
10 Armenia MF Gevorg Ghazaryan
11 France FW Mathieu Gomes
13 Greece GK Fotis Koutzavasilis
14 Argentina MF Horacio Cardozo
15 Serbia FW Marko Markovski
No. Position Player
16 Greece MF Nikos Kritikos
17 Greece MF Grigoris Chadrinos
19 Greece MF Alexandros Kontos
20 Spain MF Javito
22 Greece DF Stefanos Siontis
23 Republic of Macedonia DF Vladimir Dimitrovski
30 Portugal DF Jordão Diogo (on loan from Vitória)
31 Greece DF Angelos Zouboulakis
33 Greece DF Nikos Mentis
35 Georgia (country) DF Akaki Khubutia
77 Greece FW Kostas Georgakopoulos
80 Greece MF Giorgos Gardikiotis
88 Portugal MF Fábio (on loan from Atromitos)
99 Uruguay FW Sergio Leal

Technical team[edit]

  • . Manager: Michalis Grigoriou
  • . Assistant Manager: Giannis Georgiadis
  • . Physio: Lefteris Tsoukalas
  • . Goalkeeping Coach: Christos Vasalos
  • . Technical Manager: Vasilis Provatas
  • . Doctor: Alekos Koskinas
  • . Head Physical Therapist - Sports Rehabilitator: Argyris V. Rapsomanikis
  • . "Physical Therapy Assistants":

1. Vasilis Pouloumpis. 2. Akis Ilias. 3. Aggelos Polymeris.

Note: A' National = Superleague, B' National = Football League, C' National = Football League 2