Elpida Xylofagou

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Elpida Xylofagou
club crest
Nickname(s) Elpis
Founded 1959; 58 years ago (1959)
Ground Michalonikion Stadio,
Ground Capacity 2000[1]
Chairman Antonis Theophanous
Manager Giannakis Pontikos
League STOK Elite Division
2016–17 Third Division, 15th (relegated)

Elpida Xylofagou is a Cypriot football club based in the village of Xylofagou in Larnaca district. The club, which was established in 1959, currently competes in the Cypriot Second Division, after a successful campaign in the Cypriot Third Division, from which it gains the promotion. Their colors are white and blue.

In recent years, the team has also regularly participated in the Cypriot Cup.[1][2][3][4][5]


The team uses the Michalonikion Stadion, as a home stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 2,000 fans.

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 September 2015

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 Charalambos Markou
2 Cyprus DF Marios Georgiou (vice captain)
3 Cyprus DF Costas Pourou
5 Cyprus DF Vasilis Papakyriakou (captain)
7 Cyprus FW Anastasios Parou
8 Bulgaria MF Pavel Petkov
10 Cyprus FW Panayiotis Palourtis
12 Greece DF Giannis Sentementes
14 Cyprus DF Andreas Demetriou
15 Cyprus MF Sotiris Spetsiotis
No. Position Player
16 Cyprus MF Andreas Spyrou
19 Cyprus MF Giorgos Antoniou
21 Cyprus DF Anastasios Efstathiou
23 Cyprus MF Stavros Zevlaris
24 Cyprus MF Panayiotis Mavroudi
25 Cyprus DF Demetris Kyprianou
26 Bulgaria MF Dimitar Petkov
44 Cyprus GK Michalis Hadjiyiannis
86 Greece GK Argyris Roppas

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2015.


1987, 2014


  1. ^ a b "Elpida Xylofagou profile at Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Elpida Xylofagou profile at Weltfussballarchiv". weltfussballarchiv.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cyprus Cup – Highest Scores (complete)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Cyprus Cup 2004/05". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cyprus B Kategoria 2005–06". futbol24.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011.