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; 82 years ago (1936)
Ground Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou"
Capacity 5,800
Chairman Giorgos Tsokkos
Manager André Paus
League First Division
2017–18 Second Division, 1st (promoted)
Website Club website

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 first division, it holds home games at the Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou", which holds 5,800 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 trumpeter 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 45 editions of first division, being one of only five clubs never to have been demoted into the second division until 2013–14, when it was relegated for the first time 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
1968–69, 2014–15, 2017–18

Current squad[edit]

As of September 6, 2018[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 Israel GK Boris Klaiman
3 France DF Magatte Sarr
4 Spain MF Sito Riera
5 Cyprus DF Demetris Moulazimis
6 Cameroon MF Eyong Enoh
7 Russia MF Aleksandr Shcherbakov
8 Cyprus MF Antonis Koumis
9 Cyprus FW Georgios Kolokoudias (Vice captain)
10 Argentina FW Gonzalo Zárate
11 Cyprus MF Kyriacos Pavlou
12 Cyprus FW Kristis Andreou
14 Cyprus MF Loizos Kosma
15 Nigeria FW Chigozie Udoji
17 Cyprus MF Rafael Eleftheriou
19 Armenia DF Hovhannes Hambardzumyan
21 Argentina DF Maximiliano Oliva
No. Position Player
23 Spain DF Borja Ekiza
24 United States DF Riley Grant
25 Cyprus FW Theodoros Kolokoudias
27 Cyprus DF Angelis Charalambous
28 Greece FW Vassilis Vallianos
29 Cyprus GK Constantinos Petrou
30 Cyprus DF Eleftherios Mertakas (Captain)
31 Denmark FW Duncan Rasmussen
33 Cyprus MF Marios Pierettis
37 England FW Omar Rowe
45 Cyprus DF Andreas Kyriakou (on loan from AEL Limassol)
67 Georgia (country) MF Irakli Maisuradze
77 Cyprus FW Ioannis Pittas (on loan from Apollon Limassol)
80 Cyprus MF Andreas Frangos (on loan from AEL Limassol)
91 Cyprus GK Rafael Pittadjis

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2018.

Club officials[edit]

Board of directors[2][edit]

Position Staff
Chairman Cyprus Giorgos Tsokkos
Deputy Chairman Cyprus Andreas Tsokkos
Team Representative Cyprus Giorgos Flouri
Media Officer / Spokesman Cyprus Constantinos Fanou
General Secretary Cyprus Michalis Laifis
Law Department Cyprus Constantinos Germanos
Members Cyprus Antonia Kotziapashi
Cyprus Andreas Markou
Cyprus Stelios Christodoulou
Cyprus Andreas Giannakou
Cyprus Chrysafis Giannaki
Cyprus Andreas Demetriou
Cyprus Andreas Evagorou
Cyprus Pantelis Andronikou

Technical and medical staff[3][edit]

Position Staff
Football Director Cyprus Michalis Laifis
General manager Cyprus Giorgos Kolanis
Team manager Cyprus Fotis Thoma
Head coach Netherlands André Paus
Assistant coach Cyprus Antonis Mertakkas
Fitness coach Cyprus Costas Koumis
Assistant fitness coach / Rehabilitation Cyprus Petros Violaris
Goalkeeper coach Cyprus Adamos Isaak
Analyst Cyprus Loukas Economou
Medical staff
Team doctor (orthopaedist) Cyprus Dr. Costas Constantinou
Team doctor (Pathologist) Cyprus Dr. Michalis Zouvanis
Physiotherapist Cyprus Eleftherios Souttos
Assistant Physiotherapist Cyprus Constantinos Michaelides
Caregiver Cyprus Antonis Krassas

Notable managers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ΠΡΟΠΟΝΗΤΕΣ & ΠΟΔΟΣΦΑΙΡΙΣΤΕΣ". Enosis NEON Paralimniou. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Το νέο Δ.Σ. της ΕΝΠ". www.kerkida.net. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. ^ "ΠΡΩΤΗ για ΕΝΠ (η σύνθεση του ποδοσφαιρικού τμήματος)". www.kerkida.net. Retrieved 9 July 2018.

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