Nikodimos Papavasiliou

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Nikodimos Papavasiliou
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-08-31) 31 August 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Limassol, Cyprus
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Slovan Bratislava (manager)
Youth career
1980–1987 Apollon Limassol / Arsenal / Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 OFI Crete 72 (2)
1993–1994 Newcastle United 7 (0)
1994–1995 OFI Crete 12 (0)
1996–2000 Apollon Limassol 74 (24)
2000–2001 Anorthosis Famagusta 16 (2)
2001–2002 Enosis Neon Paralimni 11 (2)
2002 Olympiakos Nicosia
2002–2003 APOEL 14 (0)
National team
1990–1999 Cyprus[1] 38 (5)
Teams managed
2006–2007 APEP Pitsilia
2008–2009 Olympiakos Nicosia
2009 OFI Crete
2010 Olympiakos Nicosia
2010–2011 Doxa Katokopia
2011–2012 Enosis Neon Paralimni
2012 Olympiakos Nicosia
2012–2013 Apollon Limassol
2014–2015 Ermis Aradippou
2015–2016 Slovan Bratislava
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nikodimos Papavasiliou (Greek: Νικόδημος Παπαβασιλείου; born 31 August 1970) is a Cypriot manager and former football midfielder.

He was the first Cypriot to play in the FA Premier League. He was manager of Cypriot club Ermis Aradippou.

Club career[edit]

In August 1993 he signed for Newcastle United for £120,000 from OFI Crete, making him the first Cypriot to play in the FA Premier League.[2] He made his Newcastle debut against Tottenham on 14 August 1993. He went on to play for two seasons at the club before returning to OFI Crete.

He also played for Apollon Limassol, Anorthosis Famagusta, Olympiakos Nicosia, APOEL and Cyprus national football team.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

He holds the English UEFA A Licence and also the UEFA Pro Licence.

He was the manager for APEP Pitsilia, Olympiakos Nicosia, OFI Crete, Doxa Katokopia, Enosis Neon Paralimni and in 2012 managed again for the third time Olympiakos Nicosia.

On 20 September 2012, Papavasiliou became manager of Apollon Limassol, for whom he had played from 1996 to 2000.

On 21 August 2015 Papavasiliou became manager of Slovan Bratislava, In Slovan Bratislava he had a great win record of 67 win ratio. He fired after the 3rd game of the 16/17 season "[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus – Record International Players". rssf.com. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "The Premiership's foreign legion". Guardian Unlimited. 24 August 2005. Retrieved 9 February 2007. 
  3. ^ "Papavasiliou on the move". UEFA. 12 September 2002. Retrieved 29 December 2006. 
  4. ^ Tréner Nikodimos Papavasiliou dostal v Slovane padáka! aktuality.sk (31 July 2016)