Marios Neophytou

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Marios Neophytou
Personal information
Full name Marios Neophytou
Date of birth (1974-05-06) May 6, 1974 (age 41)
Place of birth Limassol, Cyprus
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993-1999 AEL Limassol 130 (62)
1999-2003 Anorthosis 83 (59)
2003-2004 OFI 20 (4)
2004-2007 APOEL 51 (26)
2007-2008 AEK 15 (4)
2008-2009 Nea Salamina 16 (3)
2009 Olympiakos Nicosia 8 (7)
2009-2010 APOP Kinyras Peyias 9 (0)
2010-2012 Akritas Chloraka 31 (10)
2012-2013 APEP 15 (6)
2013-2014 Ayia Napa 2 (0)
National team
2000-2004 Cyprus 5 (0)
Teams managed
2011-2012 Akritas Chlorakas
2012-2013 APEP
2013 Ayia Napa
2013-2014 AEL Limassol (assistant manager)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Marios Neophytou (Greek: Μάριος Νεοφύτου; born February 4, 1977 in Limassol, Cyprus) is a retired Cypriot football striker and current football manager.

Club career[edit]

He began his career in 1993, playing for AEL Limassol. He remained to AEL until 1999, when he was transferred to Anorthosis. In his last season in Anorthosis, after having a successful season with his team and playing in all the Championship matches for his team scoring thirty three goals and becoming the top scorer in the season 2002-2003. Then he caused the interest of the Greek team OFI and he transferred there in the summer of 2003. The next season, he returned in Cyprus, to APOEL where in three seasons he scored 26 goals. In June 2007 he signed with AEK Larnaca. In 2008 he signed for Nea Salamina and then for Olympiakos Nicosia in 2009. He then moved to APOP Kinyras Peyias. Afterwards he signed to Akritas Chlorakas in 2010 where he played for one year as a player and became the season's top scorer of the club.

International career[edit]

On 15 November 2000, Neophytou made his debut with the national team of Cyprus in the home victory 5–0 against Andorra for 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification match, coming on as a substitute in 74th minute.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2011 he became also the coach of Akritas team and continued also as a player. In June 2012, Neophytou signed with APEP, becoming their the new coach/player.[2] In April 2013, he undertook Ayia Napa,[3] again with double role, so as to help the team to gain the promotion in the Cypriot First Division but in October 2013 left the club to join AEL Limassol as caretaker manager and later as an assistant manager by the side of the Bulgarian manager Ivaylo Petev.[4] On November 2014, after Ivaylo Petev was sacked, Neophytou was also released from AEL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus football team defeated Andorra 5:0". eu-football.info. 15 November 2000. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "ΑΠΕΠ: "Εκλεκτός" ο Μάριος Νεοφύτου". balla.com.cy. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Αγία Νάπα: Αφεντικό ο Νεοφύτου". politis-sports.com. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Υπηρεσιακός ο Μάριος Νεοφύτου". sigmalive.com. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 

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