PAE Kerkyra

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AOK Kerkyra
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Full name Athlitikos Omilos Kassiopi PAE «Kerkyra»
Nickname(s) "Φαίακες" (Faiakes/Phaeacians)
Founded 1969–2013 (A.O. Kerkyra)
1984–2013 (Kassiopi F.C.)
2013–present (AOK Kerkyra)[1]
Ground Kerkyra Stadium, Corfu
Ground Capacity 2,685
Owner Greece Thanasis Issaris
Chairman Greece Giorgos Zarkadas
Manager Greece Michalis Grigoriou
League Superleague Greece
2015–16 Football League, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page

AOK Kerkyra (Greek: AOK Κέρκυρα),[2][3] is a Greek association football club based in Corfu, Greece, which competes in the OPAP Football League.

Colours, emblem and ground[edit]

The club's colors are Maroon and Blue. The National Stadium of the town of Corfu, "E.A.K.K.", (built in 1961) is the home ground of the club.

History[edit]

Kerkyra F.C. or Kerkyra A.O. (Athletic Club of Kerkyra) such was named officially, was founded in 1969. For many years played in local championship of Corfu. But the season 1988–89 played in Gamma Ethniki. In 2002 the club was promoted in Beta Ethniki and the season 2004–05 played in A Ethniki (SuperLeague) for first time in history. The club played 5 times totally in A Ethniki, the seasons 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Kassiopi was the football club of the village Kassiopi in north-east Corfu. The club was founded in 1984 and in 2012, it became champion of Delta Ethniki Group 5 and was promoted to Football League 2 for the first time in history.[4] The next season it was finished in the third place of the championship of football (League 2 2012–13) and promoted to Football League (second division).

In the same season (2012–13) Kerkyra F.C. was relegated from Super League to Football League. On account of a lot of debts, Kerkyra F.C. couldn't play in the professional league of Football League. So the owners of the historical club of Corfu agreed with the owners of Kassiopi F.C. for the merge of two clubs in order to Kerkyra F.C continue its presence in professional leagues without debts.[5] The intention was the new club to be named PAE Kerkyra but the court approved of the name PAE AOK Kerkyra.[2][3]

Kerkyra was dismissed by Superleague Greece and automatically got relegated to Football League as they were accused and proved to commit fake transfer of shares. Kerkyra was given the last position on the league table.[6][7]

Kerkyra National Stadium[edit]

  • Built in 1961
  • Capacity of 2,685 (all seated)
  • Biggest Attendance 5,000 (AO Kerkyra v PAS Giannina 1974)

The stadium has two stands, the main one has a roof and is where the players and officials emerge from. The second stand is situated directly opposite. This stand was constructed in 1973.

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 July, 2016 [8] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Greece DF Christos Gromitsaris
5 Greece DF Anastasios Venetis
6 Greece DF Giorgos Paraskevaidis
8 Greece MF Nikolaos Kritikos
9 Greece FW Alexandros Arnarellis
10 Greece MF Panagiotis Zorbas
11 France FW Mathieu Gomes
12 Greece FW Giorgos Pamlidis
13 Greece GK Fotis Koutzavasilis
14 Argentina MF Horacio Cardozo
18 Spain MF Viera Ellong
19 Greece MF Alexandros Kontos
20 Nigeria MF David Nazim
22 Greece GK Giannis Arabatzis
23 Greece DF Stratos Chintzidis
No. Position Player
26 Germany MF Denis Epstein
27 Greece MF Stelios Makridis
30 Portugal DF Jordão Diogo
31 Greece DF Angelos Zouboulakis
59 Greece DF Giannis Ioannou
71 Greece GK Thomas Triantafyllos
77 Greece FW Kostas Georgakopoulos
83 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Branislav Nikić
90 Greece MF Antony Iseris
Republic of Macedonia DF Vladimir Dimitrovski
Greece DF Spyros Spinoulas
Greece DF Giannis Zaradoukas
Greece MF Stefanos Siontis
Greece MF Fotis Georgiou
Brazil FW Thuram

Technical team[edit]

  • . Manager: Alekos Vosniadis
  • . Assistant Manager: Ilias Papathanasiou
  • . General Manager: Alexandros Analitis
  • . Physical Trainer: Lefteris Tsoukalas
  • . Goalkeeping Coach: Christos Vasalos
  • . Technical Manager: Vasilis Provatas
  • . Doctor: Alekos Koskinas
  • . Physical Therapist - Sports Rehabilitator: Argyris V. Rapsomanikis
  • . "Physical Therapy Assistants":

1. Vasilis Pouloumpis. 2. Akis Ilias. 3. Aggelos Polymeris.

Note: A' National = Superleague, B' National = Football League, C' National = Football League 2

Managers[edit]

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