ENAD Polis Chrysochous FC

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EN.A.D. Polis Chrysohous
Full name Ενωση Ακάμα Δημητράκη Πόλης Χρυσοχούς – Akamas and Dimitrakis United
Founded 1994; 23 years ago (1994)
Ground Polis Chrysochous Municipal Stadium
Ground Capacity 1300
Chairman Giannakis Theologou
Manager Savvas Sofokleous
League Cypriot Third Division
2016–17 Second Division, 13th (relegated)

ENAD Polis Chrysochous FC (Greek: ΕΝΑΔ Πόλης Χρυσοχούς) is a football club based in Polis, Paphos, Cyprus that competes in the Cypriot Second Division. The team was established in 1994 after two local teams, Akamas Polis Chrysochous and Demetrakis Argakas, were united.

Early years[edit]

After the unification of the two local clubs, the whole Chrysochous area was united to provide a single Professional Football Team (EN for Enosis or in English United, A for Akamas and D for Demetrakis ). The team started playing for the local unprofessional championship of the Pafos area.

In 2002 EN.A.D. entered the 4th Division of the Cyprus Championship. After a successful year in the 4th Division, the team was promoted to the Cypriot 3rd Division in 2003 where they played for four consecutive seasons. Among their achievements during that period is the participation in the National cup league group stage for the 2004–05 season, with teams from all professional CFA divisions. In 2007–08 the club was relegated back to the 4th Division. This was mainly caused through financial problems created by having to play the club’s home games at other grounds in the Pafos area, away from their own fan base, whilst the Polis Stadium was developed. Nevertheless, after a reestablishment to the management status of the club, in the 2008–09 season, EN.A.D. managed to return to the 3rd Division, despite the difficulties, which is where they play today.

EN.A.D. in their ground[edit]

ENAD Polis Chrysochous FC at 2010–11 Cypriot Cup for lower divisions final.
ENAD Polis Chrysochous FC at 2012–13 Cypriot Cup for lower divisions final.

The past three seasons have seen the club playing in the new Municipality Stadium of Polis and consolidate its position in the 3rd Division finishing 4th in 2010 – 2011 just missing promotion to the 2nd Division. Moreover, during this same season the team won through to the Cup Final for Divisions 3 and 4, but they were defeated 1 – 0. With the team returning to its own ground, there was a large increase in the fans support. Indeed, this can be exemplified by the fact that during the past season, EN.A.D. remained undefeated in all home games.

Of course, people close to the team know that this is not enough. Increasingly the Club has to make changes to its Financial Structure and Organization to meet the challenges ahead. Their philosophy however is to make the club successful and closer to the community. This in turn and at the same time can help to develop and grow the prosperity and well-being of this region's whole community.

EN.A.D. Football Academies[edit]

After returning to Polis, the academy saw 130 young people receiving expert coaching, with many young players promoting to the First Team making their debuts for the club at the age of even 14 years old. Last season saw the academy Under 17 team achieving 4th position in the Cyprus U-17 National League. This season the club will have a U-21 and U-15 team and it is hoped that more young players will be able to rise to the First Team Squad. Young players are, of course, the life blood of any football club.

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 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 Cyprus GK Michalis Aristotelous
2 Cyprus DF Christoforos Stylianou
4 Cyprus DF Christos Nikolaou
5 Cyprus MF Panayiotis Foklas
7 Cyprus FW Grigoris Hadjivassili
8 Cyprus MF Chrysis Antoniou
10 Cyprus MF Nikolas Theodorou
11 Netherlands FW Manuel Reangelo
15 Cyprus MF Constantinos Vasiliou
18 Uruguay MF Diego Denis
19 Cyprus FW Angelos Mavrakis
20 Brazil MF Paulo Sérgio
No. Position Player
21 Greece FW Lazaros Mantziris
22 Cyprus GK Giorgos Paraskeva
23 Bulgaria MF Stoil Bogdanov (captain)
24 Slovenia MF Patrik Bordon
28 Greece MF Spartakos Kotanidis
30 Cyprus MF Andreas Vasiliou
31 Cyprus FW Giorgos Economou
44 Greece MF Alexandros Lavidas
78 Cyprus GK Ioannis Theodosiou
93 Austria GK Miroslav Orlic
97 Cyprus FW Giorgos Louka

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2016.

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