A.O. Nea Ionia F.C.

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A.O. Nea Ionia F.C
Α.Ο.Νέας Ιωνίας
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Full name Athlitikos Omilos Neas Ionias
(Athletic Union of New Ionia)
Nickname(s) Κιτρινόμαυροι (Yellow-Blacks)[citation needed]
Founded 16 May 1939; 77 years ago (1939-05-16) (merged three times in 1967,1988 and 2001)
Ground Δημοτικό Στάδιο Νέας Ιωνίας
Municipal Stadium of Nea Ionia
Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece
Ground Capacity 1000
Chairman Greece Konstantinos Tsikrikas
Head Coach Greece Giorgos Karatzas
League Athens First Division
2014–15 Football League 2 (Group 4) 13th relegated
Website www.aonionias.gr

A.O. Nea Ionia F.C, officially known as Nea Ionia (Greek: Νέα Ιωνία, Athlitikos Omilos Neas Ionias), the "Athletic Union of New Ionia", is a Greek association football club based in the city of Athens, Greece. The club currently compete in the Athens First Division.

History[edit]

At the end of the first decade of the previous century, the town of Nea Ionia had a lot of football clubs, each one with its separate football history. This in relation to its inhabitants' love of sport and especially football made the town known to the rest of Athens. A.O.Nea Ionia is today's most representative club of this refugee town, which is a merge product from football clubs of the town with the latter one having been accomplished in 2001. The basic colours of the team are yellow and blue. The football club was relegated from the Greek Football League 2 in 2014–2015 season, they finished 13th in Group 4 of the league table system. A change of ownership and a lot of financial problems find the club in the local championships for the new 2015–2016 football season.

Stadium[edit]

The club home ground was located in Nea Ionia, Athens. The municipal stadium of Nea Ionia[1] is the home ground for A.O.Nea Ionia from the day of its foundation. It was built in 1962. In 2004 the whole stadium was extensively renovated and the pitch was replaced with a turf system of the very last generation.The dressing rooms have been renovated for the last time in 2007. The new facilities and stands which are expected to be completed at the end of 2015 were sponsored by the Greek government. The stadium is also used by A.E. Eleftheroupoli and P.A.O. Alsoupolis.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 December 2015.[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Greece GK Kostas Panagiotopoulos
22 Greece GK Kostas Konstas
27 Greece GK Panagiotis Stergiou
2 Greece DF Evangelos Kapsiochas
3 Greece DF Panagiotis Chrousis
4 Greece DF Giorgos Xenos
5 Greece DF Sotiris Papakounadis
12 Greece DF Nikolaos Taratsas
27 Greece DF Andrianos Karypidis
29 Greece DF Dimitris Tsikrikas
34 Greece DF Stelios Chalkiadakis
6 Greece MF Giorgos Georgopoulos
8 Greece MF Kostas Bogatsas
10 Greece MF Vassilis Bogatsas
14 Greece MF Lefteris Michalaris
15 Greece MF Kostas Bouroutis
No. Position Player
16 Greece MF Petros Mylovas
18 Greece MF Anastasios Prisimitzis
20 Greece MF Giorgos Padagias
20 Greece MF Grigoris Kokkinos
21 Greece MF Apostolis Verras
23 Greece MF Nikolaos Triantis
30 Greece MF Kostas Voutsinos
7 Albania FW Ainias Bidista
9 Greece FW Manolis Bezyris
11 Greece FW Anastasios Sikolas
17 Greece FW Athanasios Koutsioumbas
19 Greece FW Christos Zygouris
24 Greece FW Giorgos Mantesis
26 Greece FW Dionysios Gorgolis
39 Greece FW Theodoros Nisariotis

Retired Numbers[edit]

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

No. Position Player
32 Greece FW Pantelis Pantelidis (posthumous)


Notable former coaches[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Current Board[edit]

Position Staff
President Greece Kostas Tsikrikas
Vice President A Greece Prodromos Papadopoulos
Vice President B Greece Giorgos Kirkimbesis
General Secretary Greece Dimitrios Padagias
Secretary Greece Manolis Bogatsas
Chief Financial Officer Greece Giannis Sarris
Deputy General Manager Greece Savvas Chatzicharalambous
Academy Operations Manager Greece Aimilios Konstas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anonymous. Δημοτικό Στάδιο Νέας Ιωνίας. erasitexnikopodosfairo.gr (in Greek). Ερασιτεχνικό Ποδόσφαιρο. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Anonymous. "ΡΟΣΤΕΡ ΑΝΔΡΩΝ 2015 - 2016" (in Greek). Online. Archived from the original on 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official Website[edit]

Other Websites[edit]