AO Chania F.C.

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Full name Athlitikos Omilos Chania
Founded 1945
Ground Perivolia Municipal Stadium
Chania, Greece
Ground Capacity 3,700
Owner Greece Iraklis Nyktaris
Chairman Greece Iraklis Nyktaris
Manager Greece Sakis Papavasiliou
League Football League
2015–16 Football League, 12th
Website Club home page

Athlitikos Omilos Chania (Athletic Club of Chania) is a football club founded in Chania in 1945. It is the city's oldest and only professional football team.


The club has previously played in the Second and Third Divisions and from the year 2000 until 2010 competed in the Fourth Division. In 2010 the team managed to climb back up to the Third Division, by winning the championship 10th group of the Fourth Division in the 2009-10 season. In 1970 they played for the first time in history in the second highest tier, a feat they repeated in the 2013-2014 season, for the first time in 30 years after they were relegated in 1983.

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 February, 2017. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Greece DF Alexandros Zeris
4 Greece DF Andreas Iraklis
5 Greece DF Georgios Afratis
6 Greece DF Konstantinos Vasiliou
7 Greece MF Konstantinos Drizis
8 Greece MF Spyros Fourlanos
9 Greece FW Konstantinos Apostolopoulos
10 Cameroon FW Wankevai Rooney Eva
11 Greece MF Stefanos Varouchas
14 Greece FW Christos Doumos
19 Greece FW Lefteris Mero
20 Greece MF Michalis Paraskevopoulos
21 Greece DF Nikolaos Kozakis
22 Greece DF Pantelis Theologou
No. Position Player
23 Greece DF Stelios Tsoukanis
26 Greece FW Andreas Georgakopoulos
28 Greece GK Grigorios Athanasiou
33 Greece MF Pavlos Laskaris
34 Greece DF Charalampos Damianakis (On loan from AEL)
44 Greece GK Konstantinos Karvounis
60 Greece DF Manolis Krasoudakis
71 Greece MF Georgios Moudios
77 Greece GK Athanasios Georgiou
84 Greece FW Andreas Stamatis
96 Greece DF Vasilios Miliotis
99 Canada GK Amraj Lally
-- Greece DF Georgios Touglis
Technical staff
Head coach Thomas Grafas
Assistant coach Kostas Diallas
Goalkeeping Coach Apostolos Lekidis
Fitness coach Panagiotis Konomara
Physio Giannis Katsanevakis
Physio Adam Mpoutzoukas

Club officials[edit]

Board of Directors[edit]

Position Staff
Owner Iraklis Nyktaris
President Iraklis Nyktaris
Chief Executive Antonis Simaiakis
1st Vice-President Konstantinos Tzouganakis
2nd Vice-President Konstantinos Paraskakis
3rd Vice-President Ioannis Karamousadakis
Member Nikos Vagionakis
Member Nikos Katsigiannis
Member Sofoklis Katsigiannis
Member Nektarios Malamadakis
Member Eftychios Skouloudis
Member Kontsantinos Tsouvalas
Member Giannis Stagakis
Member Konstantinos Gekas


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