Alex Konstantinou

Alexandros "Alex" Konstantinou (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Κωνσταντίνου, born 11 April 1992) is a Cypriot–English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Pafos.

Alex Konstantinou
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Alex Konstantinou playing for APOEL in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Alexandros Konstantinou
Date of birth (1992-04-11) 11 April 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Nicosia, Cyprus
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Pafos
Number 11
Youth career
2008–2010 Northampton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Northampton Town 0 (0)
2011 Belper Town[1] 0 (0)
2011 Woburn Athletic 1 (0)
2012–2014 Apollon Limassol 35 (0)
2014–2016 APOEL 1 (0)
2015–2016Doxa Katokopias (loan) 5 (0)
2016–2017 Nea Salamina 20 (0)
2017–2018 Ermis Aradippou 29 (4)
2018–2019 APOEL 0 (0)
2019 Olympiakos Nicosia 14 (5)
2019– Pafos 7 (0)
National team
2010 Cyprus U19 6 (1)
2013 Cyprus U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2013

CareerEdit

Northampton TownEdit

Konstantinou was a regular scorer for the Northampton Town youth team, before being handed a squad number in February 2010. Konstantinou, along with Paul Walker and Michael Jacobs, were awarded professional contracts for the 2010-11 season.[2] He made his professional debut in the League Cup against Reading on 24 August 2010 setting up a 120+5 min equaliser.[3]

Alex played one match for Woburn F.C. in the Bedfordshire County Football League Premier Division against Sharnbrook F.C. on Saturday, 1 October 2011. The match finished 3-2 to Sharnbrook F.C. In November 2011, he went on a three-week trial at Walsall followed by a further trial at King's Lynn Town FC.

Apollon LimassolEdit

In August 2012, he signed a two-year contract with the Cypriot First Division side Apollon Limassol. During his two-year spell with the club, he managed to win the 2012–13 Cypriot Cup, his first career title. He competed in 35 league matches without scoring any goal. He also appeared in two qualifying and five group stage matches of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.

APOELEdit

On 3 June 2014, Konstantinou signed a three-year contract with APOEL.[4] He made his official debut on 14 January 2015, playing the full 90 minutes in APOEL's 1–0 away victory against Olympiakos Nicosia for the Cypriot Cup.[5] In his first season at APOEL, Alex appeared only in three matches in all competitions, but he managed to win the double, as his team won both the Cypriot championship and the cup.[6]

On 25 June 2015, Alex joined Doxa Katokopias on a season-long loan deal from APOEL.[7] On 3 June 2016, his contract with APOEL was mutually terminated.[8]

International careerEdit

He is also a Cypriot youth international. He debuted in the Cyprus U19 team on 20 September 2010, in a friendly game against Romania where he scored a goal as well. On 5 September 2013, he made his debut for Cyprus U21 team in a UEFA Under-21 qualification match against Serbia.

Personal infoEdit

His father Kostakis Konstantinou, like his son, played football in England and for Apollon Limassol. He was capped 35 times by Cyprus.

HonoursEdit

Apollon Limassol
APOEL

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://nonleague.pitchero.com/news/september-moves-part-two-6544/
  2. ^ Northampton Town hand deals to young trio BBC Sport. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  3. ^ Reading 3-3 Northampton Town BBC Sport. 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  4. ^ Σύναψη Συμφωνίας με Άλεξ Κωνσταντίνου (in Greek). APOEL FC. 3 June 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  5. ^ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΟΣ 0-1 ΑΠΟΕΛ (in Greek). APOEL FC. 14 January 2015. Archived from the original on 23 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  6. ^ "APOEL secure league to wrap up Cypriot double". UEFA.com. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  7. ^ ""Μπαμ" με Άλεξ και Γκαράι". sigmalive.com. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Κοινή συναινέσει λύση συνεργασίας με 3 ποδοσφαιριστές". APOEL FC. 3 June 2016. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.

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