ASIL Lysi

ASIL Lysi (Greek: ΑΣΙΛ Λύσης) is a Cypriot football club which was established in the town of Lysi, Famagusta. After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, ASIL became a refugee team and is temporarily based in Larnaca. The club plays in the Cypriot Second Division.

ASIL Lysi
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Full nameAthletic Club Ischis Lysi
Founded1932; 89 years ago (1932)
GroundGSZ Stadium
Capacity7,303
ChairmanGiorgos Christou
ManagerStylianos Antoniou
LeagueSecond Division
2019–20Second Division, 6th

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in Lysi, Famagusta on June 26, 1932. Club founders were Ch. Fokaides, Ch. Panayides, K. Rousi and N. Petrou. The choice for the club's name is attributed to Demetris Lambrou.

The club had its own stadium in Lysi. The stadium was called «Grigoris Afxentiou Stadium» as a memory of EOKA hero Grigoris Afxentiou who was born in Lysi and he was a player of ASIL. ASIL stadium was one of the first stadiums in Cyprus with grass. After the 1974 Turkish invasion, ASIL used Tsirion Stadium in Limassol as its ground and since 1978 the club is based in Larnaca. Since 1984 ASIL has a new stadium in Larnaca called «Grigoris Afxentiou Stadium». In 2019-20 season ASIL used AEK Arena as its ground and since 2020-21 season ASIL uses GSZ Stadium.

The best season for the club was 1968–69 in which they finished 6th in the first division.

Colours and badgeEdit

The club colours are yellow and black. The emblem of the club is the discus thrower to symbolise the club's commitment to the olympic ideals and true sportsmanship.

PlayersEdit

As of 10 September 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   CYP Constantinos Zacharoudiou
3 DF   CYP Chrysanthos Mantzalos
4 MF   CYP Pieis Pieri
5 DF   CMR Joseph Nane (vice captain)
6 MF   CYP Ioannis Panagides
7 MF   SLE Abdallah Bangura
8 MF   CYP Michalis Music
9 FW   GRE Antonis Ranos
10 MF   ESP Joan Tomàs
11 FW   CYP Nicolas Alexiou
12 GK   CYP Marinos Panayiotou
14 MF   CYP Loizos Pounnas
16 DF   CYP Giorgos Pelekanos
18 DF   ESP Ander Murillo
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   CYP Angelos Zefki (on loan from Omonia)
21 MF   CYP Kyriacos Kekkou
22 DF   CYP Andys Nikolaou (Captain)
23 FW   CYP Zacharias Theodorou
27 MF   CYP Paraskevas Choutris
33 MF   CYP Ioannis Xydias
40 MF   CYP Ektoras Stefanou (on loan from AEK Larnaca)
43 DF   CYP Stavros Nicolaou
51 FW   CYP Luca George Yianni
64 GK   GRE Stefanos Xanalatos
66 MF   CYP Agapios Agapiou
70 FW   CYP Konstantinos Georgallides (on loan from Anorthosis Famagusta)
81 DF   GRE Kostas Tsoupros
88 FW   CYP Constantinos Nicolaides

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2020.

League historyEdit

The following table shows the progress of the team in time (for those seasons found data).

Season Division Place
2008–09 B 10th[1]
2009–10 B 9th[2]
2010–11 B 12th[3]
2011–12 C 4th[4]
2012–13 C 4th[5]
2013–14 B2 6th[6]
2014–15 C 2nd[7]
2015–16 B 11th[8]

HonoursEdit

1967, 1974
2001

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Πρωτάθλημα B' Κατηγορίας 2008–2009". Cyprus Football Association. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  2. ^ "Πρωτάθλημα B' Κατηγορίας 2009–2010". Cyprus Football Association. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  3. ^ "Πρωτάθλημα B' Κατηγορίας 2010–2011". Cyprus Football Association. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  4. ^ "Πρωτάθλημα Γ' Κατηγορίας 2011–2012". Cyprus Football Association. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  5. ^ "Πρωτάθλημα Γ' Κατηγορίας 2012–2013". Cyprus Football Association. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
  6. ^ "Παγκύπριο Πρωτάθλημα B΄ Κατηγορίας 13/14 – B2". Cyprus Football Association. Retrieved 2015-09-25.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Πρωτάθλημα Γ΄ Κατηγορίας 14/15". Cyprus Football Association. Archived from the original on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  8. ^ "Πρωτάθλημα Β΄ Κατηγορίας 15/16". Cyprus Football Association. Archived from the original on 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2016-12-15.

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