Achilleas Kaimakli

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Achilleas (Αχιλλέας Καϊμακλίου) is a Cypriot basketball club founded in 1943, nowadays running basketball, volleyball and table tennis divisions. It has been a part of the community in the suburb of Kaimakli in Nicosia. The club is named after Achilles (Ἀχιλλεύς) a legendary figure of the Greek mythology.

Achilleas Kaimakli
Αχιλλέας Καϊμακλίου
Achilleas Kaimakli Αχιλλέας Καϊμακλίου logo
LeaguesCyprus Basketball Division B
Founded1943; 77 years ago (1943)
History1943 – present
ArenaGymnasium Palouriotissas (1000)
LocationNicosia, Cyprus
Team colorsblue and white
Head coachTakis Mirallais (men's head coach);
Championships5 Cypriot Championships
7 Cypriot Cups
Websitewww.achilleaskaimakliou.com

BasketballEdit

The Men's basketball division was one of the founding clubs of the Cyprus Basketball Federation. In terms of trophies Achilleas has won the Cyprus Basketball League five times, making it the 3rd most successful team on the island to date behind EKA AEL and APOEL. Through their domestic successes they have represented the island in several European competitions such as the Korać Cup (in 1999 and 2001), the Saporta Cup in 2000 and the Euroleague (historically The European Champions Cup).[1] Several of Achilleas' players have been selected for the men's Cyprus national basketball team.

The Women's basketball division competes in the Cyprus Women's Basketball League – First division. It has also represented Cyprus in European competitions.[2]

Home games are played at the indoor Pallouriotisa Arena which only has a capacity for about 1,000 fans. The proximity of fans to the playing field has given it a reputation as an intimidating and tough home ground for away teams.

RosterEdit

Achilleas Kaimakliou Roster
Players Coaches
Pos. Νο. Nat. Name Ht.
PG 4   Giannas, Panayiotis 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
SG 5   Johnson, Anthony 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 6   Pantouris, Grigoris 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
C 7   Todic, Miroslav 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
PF 8   Biggs, Tyrell 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)
SG 9   Georgiou, Giorgos (C) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
SF 11   Stylianou, Stratis 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
C 12   Djikanovic, Savo 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in)
PF 13   Angelov, Dimitar 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
PG 14   Frasor, Bobby 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
PF 15   Theocharidis, Giorgos 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Head coach
  •   Kyriakos Giangoullis
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Alexis Lekisvili

Legend
  • (C) Team captain

Former playersEdit

VolleyballEdit

The Men's volleyball division was one of the founding members of the Cyprus Volleyball Federation.[3] It currently competes in the Cyprus Men's Volleyball Second division.[4]

HonoursEdit

Men's Basketball

  • Cyprus Basketball Division 1
    • Winner (5): 1974–75, 1976–77, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1992–93
    • Runner Up (6): 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1996–97, 1998–99
  • Cyprus Men's Basketball Cup:
    • Winner (7): 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1999–2000
    • Runner-up (4): 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 2009–10
  • Cyprus Men's Basketball Supercup
    • Winner (4): 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996

Women's Basketball

  • Cyprus Basketball Women's League – Division 1
    • Winner (1): 1986–87
    • Runner Up (1): 2000–01, 2009–10
  • Cyprus Women's Basketball Cup:
    • Winner (1): 2006–07
    • Runner-up (4): 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2008–09

FootballEdit

Achilleas Kaimakli FC was a Cypriot football club based in Kaimakli, Nicosia. Founded in 1957, was playing sometimes in Second, in Third and in Fourth Division. The team dissolved after 1988.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Achileeas European participation". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  2. ^ "FIBA Europe Ronchetti Cup: 2001 teams". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  3. ^ "History of the Cyprus Volleyball federation". CVF. Archived from the original on 16 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  4. ^ "Second division standings 2006-7". CVF. Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2007-02-16.

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