AO Chania Kissamikos F.C.

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A.O.Chania-Kissamikos
Kissamikos fc new logo.jpg
Full name A.O.Chania-Kissamikos
Founded 1926 as PGS Kissamikos
2017 as AO Chania − Kissamikos
Ground Perivolia Municipal Stadium
Ground Capacity 4,000
Owner Antonis Rokakis
Chairman Antonis Rokakis
Manager Georgios Petrakis
League Football League
2016–17 Football League, 11th
Website Club website

A.O.Chania − Kissamikos F.C. is a Greek football club, based in Kissamos, Chania. The club currently plays in the Football League, the second tier of the Greek football league system. The club colors are blue and white, while its crest features a dolphin.

History[edit]

old logo of team until 2014

Kissamikos was founded in 1926, representing the town and municipality of Kissamos, Chania. In 1994, the club won its first Chania Football Clubs Association First Division Championship, thus earning promotion to national competitions for the first time in its history. During the 1994–95 Delta Ethniki season, Kissamikos finished in 13th place, thus returning to regional competitions once again.

In 2012–13, Kissamikos achieved promotion to the Gamma Ethniki, the third tier of the Greek football league system, after finishing 6th in the Delta Ethniki Group 10. The club's tenure in third division was rather remarkable, as its first season in the competition saw Kissamikos finish in 4th place playing in Group E, while 2014–15 saw them finishing as champions of Group 4, thus earning their first ever promotion to the Football League. Kissamikos quickly established itself in the competition, managing to outgrow, and eventually outperform its more prestigious fellow local competitor AO Chania. After the latter was forced to relegation to the Gamma Ethniki by the Hellenic Football Federation for failing to renew its league participation certificate, Kissamikos owner at the time Antonis Rokakis proposed a merger of the two clubs in an attempt to form a new, strong outfit to represent the region, and more specifically the city of Chania (as the region's competitor in the Greek Superleague, Platanias is based in the neighboring town and municipality of Platanias). The merger was eventually approved in 19 August 2017.[1] The club was renamed to AO Chania − Kissamikos, and according to the Greek laws of football club mergers, would retain Kissamikos' original crest and colors.

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 July 2017

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

No. Position Player
1 Greece GK Giannis Papadopoulos (on loan from AEK Athens)
6 Greece MF Alexis Seliniotakis
9 Serbia FW Marko Bačanin
13 Greece DF Nikolaos Kavrakis
17 Greece MF Stergios Psianos
18 Greece DF Stavros Stathakis
20 Brazil MF Thiago Laranjeira
21 Greece DF Nikos Kourellas
28 Greece FW Giorgos Xydas (on loan from Olympiacos)
30 Greece GK Giorgos Lazaridis
32 Greece DF Alkis Markopouliotis (on loan from AEK Athens)
No. Position Player
36 Cameroon MF Jacques Alberto Ngwem
39 Greece FW Giorgios Nikoltsis
89 Serbia FW Uroš Stojanov
91 Greece DF Antonis Fouasis (on loan from Olympiacos)
92 Greece DF Epaminondas Pantelakis (on loan from Olympiacos)
93 Albania DF Ardit Toli (on loan from Olympiacos)
94 Greece DF Manolis Saliakas (on loan from Olympiacos)
95 Greece MF Konstantinos Megaritis (on loan from Olympiacos)
96 Albania MF Damian Gjini (on loan from Panionios)
97 Greece MF Dimitris Tasioulis (on loan from Olympiacos)
99 Greece FW Themis Potouridis

Honors[edit]

Domestic Titles and honors[edit]

    • Gamma Ethniki: (1)
    • Chania Champions: (4)
      • 1993–1994, 1996–1997, 2000–2001, 2011–2012
    • Chania Cup Winners: (1)
      • 1998–1999
    • Chania Super Cup Winners: (1)

Notable former players[edit]

Greece

References[edit]