Wellington Olympic AFC

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Full name Wellington Olympic AFC
Nickname(s) The Greeks
Founded 1953 as Apollon AFC
Ground Newtown Park
Ground Capacity 4000
Chairman George Neonakis
Manager Craig Hopkins
League Central Premier League
2011 Central Premier League, 5th

Wellington Olympic AFC is an semi-professional association football (soccer) club in Wellington, New Zealand. The club's premier team competes in the Central Premier League and won the Chatham Cup in 2009.

Club history[edit]

The club was formed in 1953 by Greek immigrants as Apollon AFC and is commonly known as 'The Greeks'. The club changed its name to Christian Youth FC in 1958, and became Wellington Olympic in 1983. The local Greek community continues to be the basis of the club's support and a significant number of players are of Greek heritage.

Season(s) Achievement
1970 Joined the Central Region League (Division Two)
1991 Promoted to the Premier Division
1993 6th in the National League
1999 10th in the newly revamped North Island League
2000–2004 Competed in the Capital Premier Division
2005 2nd in the Central Premier League
2006 4th in the Central Premier League
2009 Winner of 2009 Chatham Cup

Central League Runner Up

2010 Club Team of the Year (2009) - Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2010

League Records[edit]

Most Appearances

  • Harry Kotsapas, 338 games, 1973–1993
  • Nick Halikias, 320 games, 1975–1993
  • Alkis Ioannou, 251 games, 1975–1992
  • Chris Christie, 229 games, 1977–2002
  • Spiros Androutsos, 227 games, 1972–1995

Most Goals in a Season

  • Geoff Brown, 35 goals, 2004

Most Goals Top 5 Overall

  • Harry Kotsapas, 126 goals, 1973–1993
  • Chris Christie, 94 goals, 1977–2002
  • Imre Foldi, 86 goals, 1990–1999
  • Spiros Androutsos, 75 goals, 1972–1995
  • Geoff Brown, 58 goals, 2004–2006

Players 2012 Season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Nicholas van Hattum
3 New Zealand DF Scott Robson
4 New Zealand DF Jamie O'Connor
6 New Zealand DF Raf de Gregorio
9 New Zealand DF Barry Lewis
12 New Zealand DF Ryan Edwards
14 New Zealand DF Paul Kothroulas
15 New Zealand DF John Carras
20 New Zealand DF Abraham McPherson
16 Brazil DF Diego Soares de Carvalho
7 New Zealand MF Mikey Halikias
5 Brazil MF Enrico Meirelles
No. Position Player
8 Morocco MF Hicham Kamri
10 New Zealand MF Jimmy Haidakis
13 New Zealand MF Chaz Lawrence
22 Brazil MF Matheus De-cnop
17 New Zealand MF Johnny Gerondis
22 New Zealand MF Daniel Minshull
23 New Zealand MF John Brooks
11 New Zealand FW Miroslav Malivuk
18 Samoa FW Jared Curtis
19 New Zealand FW Adam Church
21 New Zealand FW Anthony Neonakis

Notable players[edit]

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