Nikos Kyzeridis

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Nikos Kyzeridis
Personal information
Full name Nikos Kyzeridis
Date of birth (1971-04-20) 20 April 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Thessaloniki,[1] Greece
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1995 Naoussa 145 (39)
1995–1998 Paniliakos 82 (17)
1998 Portsmouth 4 (0)
1998–2004 Aris Thessaloniki 140 (26)
2004–2005 Veria 28 (6)
2005–2009 Agrotikos Asteras 87 (30)
2009 Makedonikos 8 (0)
2009–2010 Aetos Skydras 0 (0)
Total 494 (118)
National team
1998 Greece 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nikos Kyzeridis (Greek: Νίκος Κυζερίδης) (born on 20 April 1971 in Thessaloniki, Greece) is a retired Greek international football player who played as an attacking midfielder and a striker.

Club career[edit]

He began his career at Naoussa F.C. at the age of 19, playing 145 games and scoring 39 goals for the club.

On 1995, he was signed by newly promoted Paniliakos to help the team's cause at the 1995-96 season of Alpha Ethniki. He stayed there for 3 seasons, playing 82 times and scoring 17 goals.

Nikos' talent didn't go unnoticed by English Championship club Portsmouth F.C., and on July 1998 they signed him. However, he only played 4 times for the club, and on December 1998 he was sold to Aris Thessaloniki. He spent 5 full seasons at Aris, scoring 26 goals, and helping the team to qualify for the UEFA Cup twice and even reach the Greek Cup final of 2003, where they lost against PAOK.

Nikos joined Veria for the 2004-2005 season. He played 28 times and scored 6 goals.

In August 2005 he joined the Beta Ethniki side Agrotikos Asteras. Until December 2008 (when he left the club) he scored 30 goals in 87 games, being one of the star players of the club.

On January 2009 he joined Makedonikos, without much success. He left the club at the end of the 2008-2009 season and joined the Delta Ethniki side Aetos Skydras,[2] for one year, until he retired at the age of 39.

International career[edit]

On 8 April 1998, Nikos Kyzeridis played for Greece in a friendly match against Romania.[3]

After career[edit]

When Kyzeridis turned 41 he was diagnosed with cancer in his lymph nodes. After three years the cost became unbearable and having considered not paying anymore so that his family could survive, his operations were funded by the help of multiple charities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nikos Kyzeridis at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ http://www.dokari.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6859:qq--&catid=137:2-&Itemid=413 (in Greek)
  3. ^ Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. "Greece (1998) - National Football Teams". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 

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