Levadiakos F.C.

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Levadiakos
Levadiakos FC logo.png
Full name Αθλητικός Ποδοσφαιρικός Όμιλος Λεβαδειακός ΠΑΕ
Nickname(s) The Blue-Greens
Founded 1 December 1961; 55 years ago (1961-12-01)
Ground Levadia Municipal Stadium
Ground Capacity 6,500 [1]
Owner Giannis Kobotis
Chairman Aristeidis Roussaris
Manager José Anigo
League Superleague Greece
2016–17 Superleague Greece, 14th
Website Club website
Current season

Athlitikos Podosferikos Omilos Levadeon or simply Levadiakos is a Greek association football club that plays in the Greek Superleague.

Based in Livadeia, Greece, the club was promoted to the Alpha Ethniki, forerunner of the Super League, after ten seasons in minor divisions in the 2005–2006 season, as runner-up of the Beta Ethniki in 2004–2005.[2] It was then relegated to the Beta Ethniki [3] again in 2006–2007 and returned to the top tier in 2008–2009. The club finished one level above relegation that year but was relegated back to the second division by finishing 14th in 2009–10.

History of the club[edit]

Levadiakos started in 1961, when local clubs Trofonios and Pallevadiaki merged into a greater club. Straight after, Levadiakos played in the second division being close to relegation in almost every season. In the 1980s, the team was upgraded and in May 1987, players and supporters of the club celebrated the team's first ever promotion to Alpha Ethniki. Levadiakos stayed there only for four seasons, returning again only in 1994 and 1995. After their second relegation, Levadiakos declined and went very lower, even struggling to clinch promotion to the 3rd division of Greece. But once more, everything changed suddenly and the team reached again the Greek Super League after ten years, in 2005, but was immediately relegated. In the next summer, Levadiakos bought many expensive players and appointed Georgi Vasilev as manager. Vasiliev achieved to get the team to the Super League once again, and in the 2007–08 season he struggled, but managed to avoid going down again. Nevertheless, he resigned from the club and he was succeeded by Momčilo Vukotić.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 July 2017[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Moldova GK Stanislav Namașco
2 Greece DF Theodoros Tripotseris
4 Nigeria DF Nwankwo Obiora
5 Greece DF Savvas Tsabouris
7 Greece MF Matthaios Kapsaskis
11 Greece FW Stylianos Vasileiou
14 Morocco MF Chahir Belghazouani
15 Senegal DF Ibrahima Niasse
16 Greece DF Antonis Mangas
17 Portugal MF Toni Silva
20 Greece FW Petros Giakoumakis
21 Greece MF Zisis Karahalios
22 Albania DF Marius Topi
No. Position Player
23 Senegal DF Jackson Mendy
25 Greece GK Simeon Sinodinos
26 Greece MF Nikos Kaltsas
27 Brazil FW Brandão
30 Greece DF Giannis Zaradoukas
31 Greece GK Anastasios Daskalakis
32 Greece GK Dimitris Sotiriou
39 Comoros MF Mohamed Youssouf
77 Greece MF Konstantinos Pappas
82 Greece DF Pavlos Mitropoulos
97 Albania MF Leonard Senka
-- Brazil DF Leonardo
-- France FW Florian Raspentino

Retired Numbers[edit]

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

No. Position Player
10 Greece Giannis Kobotis (owner of the club)

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "levadiakos.gr". levadiakos.gr. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Greece 2004/05". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Greece 2005/06". Rsssf.com. 2006-08-20. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  4. ^ . levadiakosfc.gr http://www.superleaguegreece.net/el/teams/team/levadiakos-fc-461/2016-2017-superleague-61/players. Retrieved 4 March 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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