Agrotikos Asteras F.C.

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Agrotikos Asteras F.C.
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Full name Proodeutikos Morfotikos Athlitikos Syllogos Agrotikos Asteras
Founded 1932
Ground Agrotikos Asteras Ground, Evosmos,
Thessaloniki, Greece
Ground Capacity 2.267
Chairman Greece Polychronis Aretakis
Manager Greece Nikos Nentidis
League Football League
2014-15 Football League, 9th (North Group)
Website Club home page

Agrotikos Asteras is a Thessaloniki-based football club, currently playing in the Football League (Greece). It was founded in 1932 by refugees from Asia Minor.

History[edit]

Agrotikos Asteras was founded from Greek refugees from Asia Minor, that formerly lived in Koukloutzas, Smyrni, .[1] The idea of the club's establishment was conceived by a group of teenagers living in Neos Koukloutzas, Thessaloniki and it was assisted by a Greek army officer Dimitris Kodikakis.[1] Its statute was handed to Greek court on 10 January 1930.[1] The most important season for the team's history was 2005-2006, when the club won the trophy of Gamma Ethniki and achieved the semi finals of the Greek Cup. The best players this season were Nikos Kyzeridis and Nikos Sakellaridis.

old logo of the team
previous logo of the team

2005-2006 season[edit]

League[edit]

2005-2006 was the most successful season in history of the club. Agrotikos finished 1st in Gamma Ethniki and achieved promotion to Beta Ethniki for the first time in its history. The team had many wins with big scores (5-1 vs. Nea Kavala, 6-0 vs. Polykastro, many times won by 4-0, etc.). It had built many times consecutive wins with producing great football and many goals.

Cup[edit]

All Greek football was talking for Agrotikos Asteras. A small team in Euosmos were saying. This team, had achieved the semi-finals, an excellent journey. In second round, Agrotikos played with Vyzas Megaron, and won by 6-2. In third round, it won Kastoria F.C. 3-1. In fourth round, Agrotikos achieved a fantastic victory, winning in penalties 5-4 historical PAOK FC (90 minutes and extra time finished by 1-1). In fifth round, Agrotikos met Ergotelis and won 2-0. In quarter finals, Agrotikos Asteras played Ethnikos Asteras in a two-leg round. Away the match ended 1-1. Agrotikos' goal scored by captain Nikos Kyzeridis. At home leg, Agrotikos won 4-0 (scorers: Kalliakis, Iordanidis 2, Bekiaris). Aggregate was 5-1. Asteras was through in semi finals! Then, the club was drawn with AEK Athens, the 3rd in cup conquests. In away leg ended 3-0 (Liberopoulos, Moras and Sapanis scored) and at home ended 1-0 with Tsouklis' goal.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 January, 2016. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Serbia FW Miljan Mrdaković
3 Greece DF Konstantinos Barbas
4 Greece DF Angelos Karantasiadis
7 Greece MF Pavlos Katharios
9 Greece FW Athanasios Topouzis
10 Serbia MF Aleksandar Davidov
11 Greece FW Periklis Vellinis
13 Greece MF Alexandros Tseberidis
14 Greece MF Nikolaos Samouilidis
15 Greece DF Stefanos Kapias
18 Greece MF Pavlos Eppas
19 Greece DF Dionysis Makrydimitris
No. Position Player
21 Greece FW Giannis Dosis
22 Greece DF Giannis Karabas
23 Greece DF Nikolaos Vafeas
28 Greece MF Konstantinos Theodoridis
32 Greece DF Dimitrios Amarantidis
33 Serbia DF Srđa Knežević
44 Greece GK Panagiotis Vosniadis
50 Greece GK Asterios Giakoumis
71 Greece GK Dimitrios Grigoriadis
77 Greece FW Christos Koutsospyros
88 Greece DF Dimitrios Skliopidis
99 Greece FW Nikolaos Siabanis

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