Apollon Kalamarias FC

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Full name PAE Apollon 1926
Nickname(s) Pontioi (Pontians) Rossoneri (Red-blacks)
Founded 1926
Ground Apollon Kalamaria Stadium, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece
Ground Capacity 6,500
Owner Greece Kosmas Kalaitzidis
Chairman Greece Kosmas Kalaitzidis
Manager Greece Dimitris Kalaitzidis
League Football League
2016-17 Gamma Ethniki (Group 1), 1st, Champion,Promoted

Apollon Kalamarias FC is a Greek football club based in Thessaloniki, Greece.[1]

History[edit]

The football club was formed in January 1926.[citation needed]

The team had been in and out of Greek first division until international businessman and former owner of Kalamata F.C., Stavros Papadopoulos, bought the team in 2001. Papadopoulos invested money into the team and brought in many young players from Brazil, and the team gained promotion to the Greek first division within two years. Papadopoulos has relinquished the running of the team since 2004.[citation needed]

They played their first match in the A National Division on 25 October 1959.[citation needed]

Panagiotis Kyprianidis was the first Apollon Kalamarias footballer to play for the Greek National team on 22 May 1963).[citation needed]

The first match in the top division was on 4 September 1983 against PAOK.[citation needed]

Record man of participations: Dimitris (Takis) Toboulidis is the football player with the most participations in the history of Apollon Kalamarias in the A' National Division.[citation needed]

Current squad[edit]

2016–17 season

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

No. Position Player
Greece GK Manolis Kalogerakis
Albania GK Orestis Menka
Greece GK Stathis Vasiliadis
Greece DF Stefanos Kapias
Greece DF Dimitris Samaras
Greece DF Georgios Ioannidis
Greece DF Dimitrios Amarantidis
Greece DF Miltiadis Lionis
Greece DF Nikolaos Georgiadis
Greece MF Alexandros Kalogeris
No. Position Player
Greece MF Giannis Kalaitzidis
Greece MF Alexandros Vergonis
Greece MF Dimitrios Nikolopoulos
Portugal FW Tavares
Greece FW Panagiotis Symelidis
France FW Gaël N'Lundulu
Greece FW Giannis Dalianopoulos
Greece FW Leonidas Kyvelidis
Greece FW Lazaros Moisiadis
Greece FW Dimitrios Chasomeris

Domestic Titles and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Apollon Kalamarias FC". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 

External links[edit]