Pafos FC

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Pafos
Full namePafos Football Club
Founded10 June 2014; 5 years ago (2014-06-10)
GroundStelios Kyriakides, Paphos
Capacity9,394
ChairmanSergey Lomakin
ManagerŽeljko Kopić
LeagueFirst Division
2018–19First Division, 8th

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 uses 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 competed 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]

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2017-2019 Jako KORANTINA HOMES

Current squad[edit]

As of 30 May 2019[9]

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

No. Position Player
1 Ukraine GK Artur Rudko
6 Brazil DF Lorran
8 Slovenia DF Matija Širok
10 Brazil MF Lulinha
11 Cyprus FW Panayiotis Zachariou
12 Cyprus GK Evgenios Petrou
15 Cyprus MF Kyriacos Antoniou
16 Norway MF Abdisalam Ibrahim
19 Argentina FW Federico Rasic
21 Brazil DF Jander
22 Cyprus DF Andreas Panagiotou
24 Belgium MF Jens Cools
No. Position Player
25 Czech Republic MF Zdeněk Folprecht
40 Cyprus MF Ektoras Stefanou
44 Croatia MF Diego Živulić
45 Cyprus MF Constantinos Christodoulou
53 Morocco MF Mohammed Choukoud
66 Russia MF Pavel Leliukhin
77 Slovakia FW Adam Nemec
90 Russia DF Aleksandr Dovbnya
92 Latvia FW Deniss Rakels
98 Greece GK Giannis Angelopoulos
99 Cyprus GK Andreas Theokli

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
74 France FW Kévin Bérigaud (at Riga until 31 December 2019)

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2018.

Current staff[edit]

Technical staff
Head Coach Croatia Željko Kopić
Assistant Coach Croatia Zlatko Bašić
Analyst Croatia Sandro Perković
Goalkeeping Coach Cyprus Nikos Constantinides
Head of Performance Croatia Toni Modric
Strength & condition, Rehabilitation coach Czech Republic Denis Kavan
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. ^ https://pafosfc.com.cy/omada

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