Enosis Neon Paralimni FC

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Enosis Neon Paralimni
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Full name Enosis Neon Paralimni
(Athletic Union of Paralimni)
Nickname(s) Vissini (Βυσσινί) clarets
Founded 1936; 81 years ago (1936)
Ground Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou"
Paralimni
Ground Capacity 5,800
Chairman Sotiris Kokkinos
League Cypriot Second Division
2016–17 Second Division, 6th
Website Club home page

Enosis Neon Paralimni Football Club (Greek: Ένωση Νέων Παραλιμνίου, Enosi Neon Paralimniou, "Youth Union of Paralimni") is a Cypriot football team from Paralimni. Currently playing in the second division, it holds home games at the Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou", which holds 5,800 people.

History[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Runner-up: 1974–75
Runner-up: 1973–74, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1982–83
Runner-up: 1981, 1983
1968–69, 2014–15

Current squad[edit]

As of September 12, 2016 [1]

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 Constantinos Petrou
3 Cyprus DF Adamos Pierettis
4 Cyprus DF Andreas Daniel
5 Cyprus DF Antonis Moushis
7 Slovenia FW Martin Cesar
8 Cyprus MF Antonis Koumis
9 Cyprus FW Panayiotis Hadjiandreas
10 Spain MF Jorge Troiteiro
11 Cyprus MF Michalis Giorkatzis
12 Cyprus DF Symeon Kittos
13 Cyprus DF Panayiotis Pittadjis
14 Cyprus MF Loizos Kosma
17 Cyprus MF Marios Laifis
18 Austria MF Thomas Prager
No. Position Player
20 Romania MF Sebastian Cojocnean
21 Cyprus DF Antonis Ioannou
22 Cyprus DF Demetris Economou
23 England DF Michael Felgate
30 Cyprus DF Eleftherios Mertakas
27 Cyprus GK Lefteris Flouri
31 France GK Mathieu Valverde
33 Cyprus MF Panayiotis Constantinou
43 Brazil FW Bruno Moraes
70 Cyprus FW Giorgos Katsiati
86 Cyprus FW Theodoros Iosifides (on loan from Apollon Limassol)
42 Cyprus FW Rafael Eleftheriou
92 Nigeria DF Ganiu Ogungbe
Greece FW Thomas Tsitas

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2017.

Coaching Staff[edit]

Medical Staff[edit]

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

Notable managers[edit]

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