Enosis Neon Paralimni FC

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Enosis Neon Paralimni
Full name Enosis Neon Paralimni
(Athletic Union of Paralimni)
Nickname(s) Vissini (Βυσσινί) clarets
Founded 1936; 79 years ago (1936)
Ground Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou"
Ground Capacity 22,800
Chairman Cyprus Sotiris Kokkinos
Manager Greece Nikos Karageorgiou
League Cypriot First Division
Website Club home page

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Greek: Ένωση Νέων Παραλιμνίου, Enosi Neon Paralimniou, "Youth Union of Paralimni") is a Cypriot football team from Paralimni. Currently playing in the first division, it holds home games at the Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou", which holds 22,800 people.


Enosis Neon Paralimniou was founded in April 1944, following the merger of two Paralimni clubs, Heracles and People’s Love.

The club’s emblem is the Parthenon, with a trumpeteer and the year 1936 inscription, birth year of the club Heracles. The only reason why founders decided to adopt the year 1936 as the new club’s birth year instead of the year 1944 has purely to do with Heracles official papers. On those, it was clear that whenever the club’s members decided to cease its operations, all of its assets (movable and immovable property) would go straight to the Church. In view of that and in order to avoid any legal implications, the newly born club of Enosis was reckoned by the authorities as a continuation of the club Heracles of Paralimni, absorbing the other club, People’s Love.

The first football match played in Paralimni took place in the first half of the year 1945, some weeks before the end of World War II, against a German team of POWs (no further details found). The first recorded encounter was on 16 September 1945, against a mixed team from Anorthosis and EHAN, both of Famagusta (a final 4–5 loss).

Until the early 1960s, Enosis took part only in local competitions, since the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) had repeatedly denied its participation in its competitions, stating that only clubs based in towns could take part. The CFA's denial was the reason why Enosis joined E.A.P.O., a village-based club association. In 1965, the CFA changed its rules and Enosis finally managed to join and participate in the second division. From the very beginning, the side tried to win promotion to the first division and, after four attempts, managed to finish first, in the football season of 1968–69. Since then, Enosis has taken part in all 40 editions, being one of only five clubs never to have been demoted into the second division until 2013–14, where it was first demoted to the second division after finishing 13th in the league.


Runner-up: 1974–75
Runner-up: 1973–74, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1982–83
Runner-up: 1981, 1983

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2015

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 Grigoris Papazaharias
3 Cyprus DF Adamos Pierettis
5 Cyprus DF Stelios Parpas
6 Cyprus DF Angelos Tsiaklis
7 Bulgaria FW Kostadin Bashov
8 Netherlands MF Pim Bouwman
12 Cyprus DF Symeon Kittos
14 Cyprus MF Loizos Kosma
15 Cyprus DF Antonis Ioannou
19 Greece GK Georgios Ambaris
20 Cyprus MF Michalis Giorkatzis
21 Cyprus MF Giorgos Kolanis (Captain)
No. Position Player
25 Cyprus MF Antonis Koumis
27 Cyprus GK Lefteris Flouri
29 Cyprus GK Konstantinos Petrou
28 Greece DF Vasilis Vallianos
33 Croatia FW Mario Budimir
94 Belgium MF Kenneth Van Ransbeeck
Angola MF Edson Silva
Cyprus MF Dimitris Froxylias
Egypt DF Amir Megahed
Montenegro DF Mijuško Bojović
Cyprus GK Gavriel Constantinou

The squad players were updated according to the roster itself[1]
For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2015.

Reserves squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Cyprus DF Panayiotis Pittadjis
Cyprus DF Andreas Daniil
Cyprus DF Demetris Economou
Cyprus MF Andreas Zouvanis
Cyprus MF Constantinos Skitsas
No. Position Player
Cyprus MF Demetris Tiggou
Cyprus MF Panayiotis Artymatas
Cyprus MF Nicolas Liotatis
Cyprus FW Constantinos Pierettis
Cyprus FW Petros Spyrou

Coaching Staff[edit]

Medical Staff[edit]

  • Club Doctor: Dr. Michalis Zouvanis
  • Club Doctor: Dr. Costas Constantinou
  • Club Chemist: Dr. Petros Loizou
  • Physiotherapists: Antonis Antoniou, Loukas Souttos

Notable managers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Πως διαμορφώνεται σε πρώτη φάση το ρόστερ (in Greek). kerkida.net. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

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