Antonis Rikka

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Antonis Rikka
Personal information
Full name Antonios Rikka
Date of birth (1986-03-03) 3 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ialysos Rhodes
Number -
Youth career
Olympique Marseille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Olympique Marseille 0 (0)
2006–2008 Skoda Xanthi 27 (1)
2006–2007 Niki Volou (loan) 29 (0)
2008–2013 AEK Athens 31 (0)
2010–2011 Olympiakos Volou FC (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Kerkyra FC (loan) 2 (0)
2013–2014 Red Star 93 14 (0)
2014–2015 Aiginiakos F.C. 20 (1)
2015–2016 AO Chania 15 (0)
2017– Ialysos Rhodes 0 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Greece U-19 13 (0)
2006–2008 Greece U-21 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2008

Antonis Rikka (Greek: Αντώνης Ρίκκα; born 3 March 1986 in Marseille) is a Greek football player currently playing for Ialysos Rhodes in the Gamma Ethniki as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Olympique Marseille[edit]

Born in Marseille, France, Rikka started his career in the city's biggest club, Olympique de Marseille.

Skoda Xanthi[edit]

Failing to impress with Marseille[citation needed], he was released and joined Skoda Xanthi F.C. during the transfer period of January 2006 making 4 appearances until the end of the season. Then he went on loan to Niki Volos F.C., a Beta Ethniki team, in order to gain more experiences. He stayed with them for the 2006–07 season participating in 29 league games. Although his team finished last and relegrated his performances were good enough to make the Skoda Xanthi coach Emilio Ferrera trust him with a place in the following year's squad. Rikka grabbed the opportunity and having played 23 league games was one of the team's best players.

AEK Athens[edit]

On 16 May 2008 Rikka signed a 5-year contract for Greek Super League runners-up side AEK Athens for €600.000.[1] Rikka did not manage to impress AEK Athens trainers in his first season, and with only 3 apps,due to a serious injury.After 2 consecutive seasons he was on loan,he returned to AEK Athens.

Olympiakos Volou[edit]

On June 2010 Rikka join Olympiakos Volou FC on loan for one year. He expected to play in the senior squad for Olympiakos Volou FC.

Kerkyra FC[edit]

On January 2011 Rikka joined Kerkyra FC on loan.

His second chance[edit]

On August 2011 Rikka returned to AEK Athens but he wasn't at Jimenez plans. When Kostenoglou took charge in AEK, he considered his senior squad and he finally decided to keep Rikka. On 19 November, he came on as a second-half substitute against Asteras Tripolis and he made a comeback. This season (2011–2012) Antonis Rikka made 13 appearances.

Red Star 93[edit]

On July 2013 Rikka join FC Red Star Saint-Ouen.

Football League (Greece)[edit]

In the last two years he played in the Football League with the jeresey of Aiginiakos F.C. and AO Chania.


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