Pafos FC

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Pafos
Pafos FC emblem
Full name Pafos Football Club
Founded 10 June 2014; 4 years ago (2014-06-10)
Ground Stelios Kyriakides, Paphos
Ground Capacity 9,394
Chairman Christos Glykis
Manager Steven Pressley
League First Division
2017–18 First Division, 10th
Website Club website

Pafos FC (Greek: Πάφος FC) is a Cypriot football team based in Paphos. The club was formed in 2014 after the merger of AEK Kouklia and AEP Paphos. Their home stadium is Stelios Kyriakides Stadium and they are currently competing in the Cypriot First Division.

History[edit]

Pafos FC was founded on 10 June 2014, after the merger of AEK Kouklia and AEP Paphos.[1] In the 2013–14 season, AEK Kouklia competed in the Cypriot First Division for the first time in their history, but got relegated at the end of the season. The same season, AEP Paphos (which were created after the merger of the two clubs of Paphos, APOP and Evagoras) were competing in the Cypriot Second Division, but were facing huge economic problems and were constantly punished with point deductions. After the 2013–14 season finished, discussions began between the two clubs to create a new club for the Paphos district, in order to have a healthy and economically competitive team.[2]

On 9 June 2014, the two clubs in a separate general meeting approved the creation of the new team, Pafos FC.[3][4] On 10 June 2014, was held the first meeting of the fans of the new team, with the presence of political persons and football players from Paphos.[1] The first chairman of the new team was Christakis Kaizer, who was the president of AEK Kouklia and one of the protagonists of the effort to create the new club.[5] The new team will use as home stadium the Geroskipou Stadium in Geroskipou.

The team's first coach was Radmilo Ivančević, who served as AEP Paphos coach in the past.[6] Pafos FC will compete in the 2014–15 Cypriot Second Division, in their first season as a club.

Badge and colors[edit]

The logo of Pafos FC is a variation of AEP Paphos's logo, including the team name and 2014 as the year of establishment, and the figure of the hero Evagoras Pallikaridis. The logo also includes the team's colors, the blue, white and yellow.[7][8]

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 July 2018[9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Scotland DF Kevin Holt
11 Cyprus FW Panayiotis Zachariou
15 Cyprus MF Kyriacos Antoniou
33 Belgium MF Jeff Callebaut
74 France FW Kévin Bérigaud
88 Slovenia GK Jan Koprivec
96 Russia DF Aleksandr Dobvnya
No. Position Player
Cyprus GK Evgenios Petrou
Cyprus DF Kyriacos Antoniou
Czech Republic MF Zdeněk Folprecht
Cyprus DF Andreas Panagiotou
Czech Republic DF Radek Dejmek
Brazil DF Lorran

On loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2017.

Current staff[edit]

Technical staff
Head Coach Scotland Steven Pressley
Assistant Coach Scotland Neil MacFarlane
Assistant Coach B' Scotland Brian Reid
Goalkeeping Coach Slovenia Drago Kondic
Fitness Coach France Leo Djaoui
Physiotherapist Slovenia Žan Rant Roos

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ΠΑΦΟΣ FC: Γεννήθηκε η νέα ομάδα". sport-fm.com.cy. 10 June 2014. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ ΠΑΦΟΣ FC" (in Greek). pafosfc.com.cy. 2 July 2014. Archived from the original on 6 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Πάφος FC και με τη βούλα" (in Greek). 24sports.com.cy. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  4. ^ ""Πράσινο φως" και από την ΑΕΠ για την Πάφος FC". sentragoal.philenews.com. 9 June 2014. Archived from the original on 9 June 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Μήνυμα Προέδρου Πάφος F.C Χριστάκη Κάΐζερ προς το φίλαθλο κοινό της Πάφου" (in Greek). pafosfc.com.cy. 4 July 2014. Archived from the original on 6 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  6. ^ ΣΥΜΦΩΝΙΑ ΜΕ ΡΑΤΜΙΛΟ ΙΒΑΝΤΣΕΒΙΤΣ (in Greek). pafosfc.com.cy. 3 July 2014. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Πάφος FC: Με διαγωνισμό το έμβλημα του νέου σωματείου". sentragoal.philenews.com. 3 June 2014. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Δείτε το νέο έμβλημα της Πάφος F.C!". protathlima.com. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  9. ^ http://pafosfc.com.cy/en/features-2

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