Evagoras Paphos

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Evagoras Paphos
Club crest
Founded1961; 58 years ago (1961)
Dissolved2000; 19 years ago (2000)
GroundPafiako Stadium

Evagoras Paphos (Greek: Ευαγόρας Πάφου) was a Cypriot football club based in the city of Paphos. Founded in 1961, was playing sometimes in First and sometimes in the Second Division. It has adopted its name from Evagoras Pallikarides, who was a hero from Paphos who was hanged by British Colonists, as he was an EOKA guerrilla, fighting for the freedom of Cyprus. The club's badge was a green shield with the figure of Evagoras Pallikarides's as a face in a circle.


In contrast with the other Districts of Cyprus and other major towns, which had permanent teams in First Division, Paphos did not have such a team as the two clubs of the town, Evagoras and APOP Paphos, could not remain in First Division for many years. For this reason the two clubs were merged to form AEP Paphos F.C. as the people of Paphos wanted a permanent team in First Division.