Onisiforos Roushias

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Onisiforos Roushias
Personal information
Full name Onisiforos Roushias
Date of birth (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Paralimni, Cyprus
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2002–2008 Enosis Neon Paralimni
2009–2011 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 (2)
2013–2017 Omonia 61 (6)
2017–2019 AEK Larnaca 27 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Cyprus U19 6 (1)
2011–2014 Cyprus U21 9 (1)
2014– Cyprus 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:22, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2018

Onisiforos Roushias (Greek: Ονησίφορος Ρουσιάς; born 15 July 1992) is a Cypriot footballer.

Club career[edit]

Enosis Neon Paralimni[edit]

Born in Paralimni, he began playing football with other children his age for Enosis Neon Paralimni Academy. He was the best goal-scorer for Cyprus National Under 17 league, scoring 26 goals and winning the League with EN Paralimni U-17 team.


Roushias skills and achievements caused English side Middlesbrough to sign him on January 1, 2009. Roushias stayed there for 2,5 years making appearances for Middlesbrough Reserves and Middlesbrough Under 18 team. At Middlesbrough he improved his skills and prepared ready for a career in a Cypriot First Division team.

Return to Enosis Neon Paralimni[edit]

On July 31, 2011 Roushias returned to Cyprus for a transfer to Enosis Neon Paralimni. This time he was ready to take more chances, and prove that he was able to play for Enosis. Having 18 appearances and scoring 2 goals in 2011-2012 season Roushias showed that he could be considered one of the great talents on the island. In the 2012-2013 season, Roushias was apparently sidelined by Enosis manager Ton Caanen, having only 8 appearances (7 as a substitution), something that made him to ask for a free transfer. So Roushias left EN Paralimni on 28 December 2012.

Omonia Nicosia[edit]

Just a few days after Roushias left Enosis Neon Paralimni, Omonia showed their interest in him. On 1 January 2013, Roushias signed a 2.5 years contract with Omonia. He had 74 appearances with the club and scored 17 goals. On 26 May 2017 the club announced that with end of the season the player is released.[1]

International career[edit]

He has represented Cyprus at youth level. On May 2014 he made his first appearance for the Cyprus first team squad against Japan.


  1. ^ "Ολοκλήρωση συνεργασίας και ευχές για καλή συνέχεια στην καριέρα τους" (in Greek). AC Omonia. 4 June 2017.

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