APEA Akrotiri

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APEA FC Akrotiri
Full nameAthlitiki Podosfairiki Enosi Akrotiriou
Founded1955; 68 years ago (1955)
GroundAkrotiri Community Stadium
PresidentJamory Leysner
ChairmanRob Stiener
CoachPeriklis Moustakas
LeagueThird Division
2022–23Third Division, 4th
WebsiteClub website

APEA FC (Greek: ΑΠΕΑ; Αθλητική Ποδοσφαιρική Ένωση Ακρωτηρίου, Athlitiki Podosfairiki Enosi Akrotiriou) is a Cypriot football club, based in Akrotiri. The club currently compete in the Cypriot Third Division after winning the 2021/2022 STOK Elite Division Championship.


APEA FC was formed in 1955. In January 2020, the club was taken over by Dutch businessman Jamory Leysner. In May 2021, a portion of the club was purchased by an American venture capitalist Rob Steiner.[1]

On January 15, 2022, APEA made history by being the first club from the Fourth-Tier to transfer a player to the First-Tier of Cyprus football with Nick Kaaijmolen joining PAEEK FC.[2]

On the 10th of April 2022, APEA FC made history by being crowned champions of the STOK Elite Division after defeating 'Group B' winners AEP Polimedion[3] in the championship game 1-0. The team were crowned champions of their group after finishing the season of 22 games, with 16 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss, scoring 63 goals along the way and only conceding 7 goals. [4]

2022-2023 Season

APEA concluded the first round of games in 5th place, qualifying for the top 8 promotion group, only 1 point from promotion places with 8 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws. They concluded the promotion round in 4th place missing the promotion spot by 1 place, with 6 wins, 7 losses, and a draw.


Current squad[edit]

As of 27 November 2023[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
25 GK Cyprus CYP Savvas Nicolaou
1 GK Cyprus CYP Christos Pazaros
31 DF Cyprus CYP Christos Paroutis
16 DF Cyprus CYP Rafael Kourtellos
72 DF Cyprus CYP Leonidis Kyriakou
46 DF Cyprus CYP Stylianos Stylianou
33 DF Cyprus CYP Konstantinos Zarnas
45 DF Cyprus CYP Panagiotos Foklas
20 DF Cyprus CYP Antonis Psychas
8 MF Cyprus CYP Panagiotos Antoniou
5 MF Romania ROU Marco Andone
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Cyprus CYP Konstantinos Chatzitoffis
29 MF France FRA Felicien
21 MF Cyprus CYP Nicolas Georgiou
23 MF Cyprus CYP Kristis Andreou
11 MF Cyprus CYP Rafail Michael
15 MF Cyprus CYP Christos Zinonos
9 MF Cyprus CYP Martinos Zinonos
9 MF Cyprus CYP Andreas Stavrou
7 FW Cyprus CYP Marinos Evelthontos
87 FW Togo TOG Serge Gakpe


  1. ^ "NEW SEASON, NEW LOGO!". APEA Akrotiri. 3 June 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  2. ^ "ΕΝΙΣΧΥΕΤΑΙ με Nick Kaaijmolen! | Kerkida.net". www.kerkida.net. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Πρωταθλήτρια ΣΤΟΚ η ΑΠΕΑ Ακρωτηρίου! | Kerkida.net". www.kerkida.net. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Cyprus Football Association - Official Website". www.cfa.com.cy. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  5. ^ "FIRST TEAM". APEA Akrotiri. Retrieved 21 October 2020.