Neophytos Larkou

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Neophytos Larkou
Personal information
Full name Neophytos Larkou
Date of birth (1966-03-08) March 8, 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Larnaca, Cyprus
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1994 Pezoporikos 94 (14)
1994–2001 AEK Larnaca 150 (15)
Total 244 (29)
National team
1991–1997 Cyprus 41 (2)
Teams managed
2003–2004 ASIL
2004 AEK Larnaca
2007–2008 ASIL
2009–2011 Cyprus (assistant manager)
2011–2012 AC Omonia
2012–2013 Alki Larnaca
2014 Nea Salamina
2016 Anorthosis Famagusta
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 March 2008

Neophytos Larkou (Greek: Νεόφυτος Λάρκου; born March 8, 1966) is a former international Cypriot football midfielder and currently he is a football manager.

Career[edit]

He started his career from Pezoporikos but when Pezoporikos merged with EPA Larnaca, and AEK Larnaca was founded, he continued his career in AEK.

International career[edit]

As footballer, he made 41 appearances with scoring two goals. In 2009, CFA appointed him as the assistant manager of Angelos Anastasiadis in the Cyprus national football team.

Coach[edit]

On April 15, 2011 he signed a contract with AC Omonoia, and managed to lead the team to the Cyprus Cup Final against Apollon Limassol. Omonoia would go on and win the final after a penalty shoot-out.

The 2011-2012 season did not start off without controversy for Larkou. While he had Omonia in first place, and on the right path, and playing excellent football, he along with president Miltiadis Neofytou, were accused, by a referee, for allegedly attacking him after a match. To make matters even worse, the Cyprus Football Association not only found them both guilty, but decided to discipline Larkou and Neofytou at the maximum possible level: a 6 month ban from the pitch. This would be the first time in his 28 year football career, Larkou faced any type of suspension. After a series of unfortunate results Larkou stepped down as coach of the club on September 19, 2012.

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