Wellington Olympic AFC

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Full name Wellington Olympic AFC
Nickname(s) The Greeks
Founded 1953 as Apollon AFC
Ground Wakefield Park
Chairman Nick Halikias
Manager Andrew Garbet
League Lotto Men's Central League
2016 Lotto Men's Central League, 1st

Wellington Olympic AFC is a semi-professional association football (soccer) club in Wellington, New Zealand. The club's premier team competes in the Central Premier League and are current champions.

Club history[edit]

The club was formed in 1953 by Greek immigrants as Apollon AFC and is commonly known as 'The Greeks'. The club changed its name to Christian Youth FC in 1958, and became Wellington Olympic in 1983. The local Greek community continues to be the basis of the club's support and a significant number of players are of Greek heritage.

Season(s) Achievement
1970 Joined the Central Region League (Division Two)
1991 Promoted to the Central Region League (Division One)
1994 Chatham Cup Runner Up

National U19s Youth Championships Winners

2009 Winners of the 2009 Chatham Cup

Lotto Men's Central League Runner Up

2010 Lotto Men's Central League Winners

Club Team of the Year (2009) - Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2010

2016 Lotto Men's Central League Winners

League Records[edit]

Most Appearances

  • Harry Kotsapas, 338 games, 1973–1993
  • Nick Halikias, 320 games, 1975–1993
  • Alkis Ioannou, 251 games, 1975–1992
  • Chris Christie, 229 games, 1977–2002
  • Spiros Androutsos, 227 games, 1972–1995

Most Goals in a Season

  • Geoff Brown, 35 goals, 2004

Most Goals Top 5 Overall

  • Harry Kotsapas, 132 goals, 1973–1993
  • Chris Christie, 98 goals, 1977–2002
  • Imre Foldi, 87 goals, 1990–1999
  • Spiros Androutsos, 84 goals, 1972–1995
  • Jimmy Haidakis, 83 goals, 2003-

2016 Central League Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Scott Basalaj
2 New Zealand DF Tapfuma Dimairo
4 New Zealand DF Jacob Masseurs
5 New Zealand MF Blake Weston
6 Argentina DF Gonzalo Amado
7 El Salvador MF Juan Chang
8 New Zealand MF Kieran Paterson
9 New Zealand DF Gianni Bouzoukis
10 New Zealand MF Jimmy Haidakis
11 New Zealand FW Sam Blackburn
13 New Zealand MF Chaz Lawrence
15 New Zealand DF Dylan Wood
16 New Zealand DF Alex Palezevic
17 New Zealand MF John Gerondis
19 United States FW Sean Morris
20 Argentina FW Mario Alberto Barcia
20 Ethiopia DF Birhanu Taye
38 France FW Alexis Soudain
RGK New Zealand MF Washington Bgoni

Notable players[edit]


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