AO Chania Kissamikos F.C.

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A.O.Chania-Kissamikos
AO Chania-Kissamikos logo.png
Full name A.O.Chania-Kissamikos
Founded 1926 as PGS Kissamikos
2017 as AO Chania − Kissamikos
Ground Perivolia Municipal Stadium
Ground Capacity 4,527
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 8 October 2017

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

No. Position Player
3 Greece DF Panagiotis Arnaoutoglou
4 Greece DF Alkis Markopouliotis (on loan from AEK Athens)
5 Greece DF Epaminondas Pantelakis (on loan from Olympiacos)
6 Greece MF Alexis Seliniotakis
7 Greece MF Dimitris Tasioulis (on loan from Olympiacos)
8 Greece MF Konstantinos Megaritis (on loan from Olympiacos)
9 Greece FW Minas Chalkiadakis
10 Greece FW Nikolaos Vrettos (on loan from OFI)
11 Greece FW Giorgios Nikoltsis
12 Albania DF Ardit Toli (on loan from Olympiacos)
13 Greece FW Giannis Louvitakis
14 Albania MF Damian Gjini (on loan from Panionios)
16 Serbia FW Marko Bačanin
No. Position Player
17 Greece FW Georgios Apostolidis
18 Greece DF Antonis Fouasis (on loan from Olympiacos)
20 Greece MF Angelos Zioulis
22 Greece DF Antonis Karagiorgis (on loan from Olympiacos)
25 Greece DF Georgios Sevrilakis
28 Greece FW Giorgos Xydas (on loan from Olympiacos)
29 France FW Jean-Baptiste Léo
30 Greece GK Giorgos Lazaridis
31 Greece GK Iason Gavalas (on loan from Olympiacos)
33 Greece MF Kaloudis Lemonis
34 Greece DF Manolis Saliakas (on loan from Olympiacos)
87 Greece GK Giannis Papadopoulos (on loan from AEK Athens)

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]