Anagennisi Karditsa F.C.

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Full name A.S. Anagennisi Karditsas 1904 PAE
Nickname(s) ASA
Kanaria (Canaries)
Founded 1904
Ground Karditsa Stadium
Karditsa, Greece
Ground Capacity 9,500
Chairman Greece Vasilis Bourbos
Manager Greece Giannis Mangos
League Football League
2015–16 Football League, 8th

Anagennisi Karditsa, or Anagennisi Karditsa 1904 (Greek: Αναγέννηση Καρδίτσας 1904), is a Greek association football club based in the city of Karditsa, Greece.


One of the oldest clubs in Greek football, Anagennisi was formed in 1904 in the southwestern Thessalian city of Karditsa as the football department of the multisport club ASA (Greek: Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Αναγέννησης - Athlitikos Syllogos Anagennisis), the Athletic Association Anagennisi. The name of the club comes from the Greek word for Rebirth.

Playing in the independent Thessalian League from 1929 to 1962, it joined the newly established Greek second division in time for Season 1962-63. When the Greek football league became professional in 1979, the football department of ASA was reformed as a Football Public Limited Company, or PAE (Greek: ΠΑΕ - Ποδοσφαιρική Ανώνυμη Εταιρία / Podosferiki Anonymi Eteria) and continued to compete as PAE Anagennisi Karditsas (FC Anagennisi Karditsa).

One of the highlights in Anagennisi Karditsa's history is the victory over Olympiakos Piraeus for the Greek Cup in 1993-94 as well as the win against Paniliakos F.C. for the Greek semi-professional Cup final in 1981. In 2008 Anagennisi Karditsa reach the Gamma Ethniki play-off and beat Ilioupoli F.C. 2-0 in Athens to win promotion to Beta Ethniki.

Anagennisi Karditsa is a well-supported club by regional football standards, and their passion is very well known. They hold the record for the most fans to ever attend an away game for Gamma Ethniki in 2008, with 7.000 supporters in the play-off match against Ilioupoli. In 2008-09 season Anagennisi Karditsa had the fourth best average in attendance despite having only avoided relegation in the last fixture against Veria F.C..

Supporters & Rivalries[edit]

Anagennisi Karditsa's main rivals are Trikala F.C., from the neighbouring city of Trikala, and Ionikos F.C.. For many years, Anagennisi also maintained a bitter local rivalry with AOK. The fans have friendly relations with fans of Doxa Drama F.C. and Panetolikos F.C..


Karditsa Stadium

Anagennisi Karditsa currently plays its home games at the Municipal Stadium of Karditsa (Δημοτικό Στάδιο Καρδίτσας), located in the eastern part of Karditsa. In January 2010 the stadium capacity was extended to 9.500 seats. Club training facilities are located in the nearby southern borough of Rousso.

Roster 2016/2017[edit]

As of 1 September, 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 Greece GK Dimitrios Koutsopoulos
2 Greece DF Konstantinos Zdravos Rizos
3 Greece MF Vasilios Tzanis
4 Greece DF Antonis Pittaras
5 Greece DF Fotis Kiskabanis
6 Greece DF Giannis Kllikovas
7 Ghana MF Samuel Kwaku Danquah
8 Serbia MF Aleksa Vukomanovic
9 Greece FW Dimosthenis Tzekos
10 Greece MF Georgios Bitelis
11 Greece FW Thomas Myrgiotis
14 Egypt MF Ahmed Abdel-Al
15 Greece DF Giannis Tsopelas
17 Greece MF Georgios Yfantis
No. Position Player
19 Senegal DF Secouba Diatta
20 Greece DF Giorgos Smiltos
21 Greece MF Xenofon Fetsis
22 Greece DF Ilias Karagiannis
23 Greece DF Sotiris Tsiloulis
25 Albania GK Erind Prifti
27 Albania FW Bledi Muca
31 Greece MF Georgios Moschakis
33 Greece DF Stergios Dimopoulos
34 Greece DF Giorgos Tzelos
35 Mali DF Hamidou Maiga
54 Greece GK Periklis Georgatzas
88 Greece FW Giorgos Xeras

Players with two nationalities[edit]

  • Greece-Albania Erind Prifti
  • Senegal-Bosnia and Herzegovina Secouba Diatta

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

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