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Enosis Neon Paralimni
Logo
Full nameEnosis Neon Paralimni
(Athletic Union of Paralimni)
Nickname(s)Vissini (Βυσσινί) clarets
Founded1936; 85 years ago (1936)
GroundParalimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou"
Paralimni
Capacity5,800
ChairmanGiorgos Tsokkos
ManagerCarlos Alós
LeagueFirst Division
2019–20First Division, 10th

Enosis Neon Paralimni Football Club (Greek: Ένωση Νέων Παραλιμνίου, Enosi Neon Paralimniou, "Youth Union of Paralimni") is a Cypriot football team from Paralimni. Currently playing in the first division, it holds home games at the Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou", which holds 5,800 people.

History[edit]

Enosis Neon Paralimniou was founded in April 1944, following the merger of two Paralimni clubs, Heracles and People's Love.

The club's emblem is the Parthenon, with a trumpeter and the year 1936 inscription, birth year of the club Heracles. The only reason why founders decided to adopt the year 1936 as the new club's birth year instead of the year 1944 has purely to do with Heracles official papers. On those, it was clear that whenever the club's members decided to cease its operations, all of its assets (movable and immovable property) would go straight to the Church. In view of that and in order to avoid any legal implications, the newly born club of Enosis was reckoned by the authorities as a continuation of the club Heracles of Paralimni, absorbing the other club, People's Love.

The first football match played in Paralimni took place in the first half of the year 1945, some weeks before the end of World War II, against a German team of POWs (no further details found). The first recorded encounter was on 16 September 1945, against a mixed team from Anorthosis and EHAN, both of Famagusta (a final 4–5 loss).

The team’s colours of claret and blue were introduced by the Parnerou brothers who were both supporters of West Ham United and acquainted with player Bobby Moore. Moore donated West Ham United kits for the team to play in 1971, 2 years after the team's promotion to the Cypriot First Division . These colours became an established part of the club itself.

Until the early 1960s, Enosis took part only in local competitions, since the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) had repeatedly denied its participation in its competitions, stating that only clubs based in towns could take part. The CFA's denial was the reason why Enosis joined E.A.P.O., a village-based club association. In 1965, the CFA changed its rules and Enosis finally managed to join and participate in the second division. From the very beginning, the side tried to win promotion to the first division and, after four attempts, managed to finish first, in the football season of 1968–69. Since then, Enosis has taken part in all 45 editions of first division, being one of only five clubs never to have been demoted into the second division until 2013–14, when it was relegated for the first time to the second division after finishing 13th in the league.

Honours[edit]

Runner-up: 1974–75
Runner-up: 1973–74, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1982–83
Runner-up: 1981, 1983
1968–69, 2014–15, 2017–18

European record[edit]

Season Cup's name Round Country Club Result
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Austria SW Bregenz 1:3, 0:2

Players[edit]

As of August 13, 2020[1]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF Guadeloupe GLP Kelly Irep
5 DF Cyprus CYP Demetris Moulazimis
6 DF Netherlands NED Pele van Anholt
7 MF Argentina ARG Adrián Lucero
8 MF Argentina ARG Mauro Bellone
9 FW Greece GRE Panagiotis Kynigopoulos
10 FW Argentina ARG Emanuel Dening
11 FW Cyprus CYP Dimitris Theodorou
13 GK Cyprus CYP Theodoros Koutsou
14 MF Cyprus CYP Loizos Kosma (Captain)
15 FW Nigeria NGA Chigozie Udoji
18 DF Uruguay URU Diego Barboza
20 MF Cyprus CYP Fotis Kotsonis
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Cyprus CYP Kyriacos Panagi
22 DF France FRA Mickaël Panos (on loan from Pafos FC)
25 FW Cyprus CYP Theodoros Kolokoudias
28 MF Georgia (country) GEO Irakli Maisuradze
29 GK Cyprus CYP Constantinos Petrou
32 DF Cyprus CYP Marcos Stylianides
45 DF Cyprus CYP Andreas Kyriakou
46 DF Slovenia SVN Gregor Balažic (Vice captain)
70 MF Brazil BRA Juan Felipe
79 MF Cyprus CYP Demetris Mavroudis
89 FW Brazil BRA Jonathan Balotelli
90 GK North Macedonia MKD Filip Gachevski
92 FW England ENG Michael Ngoo

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Cyprus CYP Rafael Eleftheriou (at Achyronas Liopetriou)

Loan deals expire at the end of 2020–21 season

Club officials[edit]

Board of directors[2][edit]

Position Staff
Executive Directors Cyprus Giorgos Tsokkos
Cyprus Demetris Economou
Cyprus Constantinos Fanou
Media Officer / Spokesman Cyprus Constantinos Fanou
General Secretary Cyprus Michalis Laifis
Law Department Cyprus Constantinos Germanos
Members Cyprus Andreas Tsokkos
Cyprus Andreas Markou
Cyprus Stelios Christodoulou
Cyprus Giorgos Flouri
Cyprus Stefanos Styliotis
Cyprus Andreas Giannakou
Cyprus Chrysafis Giannaki
Cyprus Adamos Spanashi
Cyprus Kleanthis Kotsoftas
Cyprus Iezekiel Flouri

Technical and medical staff[3][edit]

Position Staff
Football Director Cyprus Michalis Laifis
General manager Cyprus Giorgos Kolanis
Team manager Cyprus Fotis Thoma
Head coach Spain Carlos Alós
Assistant coach / Analyst Poland Piotr Zasada
Fitness coach Cyprus Costas Koumis
Assistant fitness coach / Rehabilitation Cyprus Petros Violaris
Goalkeeper coach Greece Filippos Bolovinis
Analyst Cyprus Loukas Economou
Medical staff
Team doctor (orthopaedist) Cyprus Dr. Costas Constantinou
Team doctor (Pathologist) Cyprus Dr. Michalis Zouvanis
Physiotherapist Cyprus Eleftherios Souttos
Assistant Physiotherapist Cyprus Panayiotis Stylianou
Caregiver Cyprus Antonis Krassas

Notable managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ΠΡΟΠΟΝΗΤΕΣ & ΠΟΔΟΣΦΑΙΡΙΣΤΕΣ". Enosis NEON Paralimniou. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ "ΕΝΠ/Το νέο ΔΣ". www.kerkida.net. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "ΠΡΩΤΗ για ΕΝΠ (η σύνθεση του ποδοσφαιρικού τμήματος)". www.kerkida.net. Retrieved 9 July 2018.

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