Diagoras F.C.

Diagoras Football Club (Greek: Π.Α.Ε. Γ.Σ. Διαγόρας) is a Greek professional football club based in Rhodes, Greece. It was founded in 1905. Diagoras is named after the island's ancient boxer Diagoras. The team first played under Ottoman Rule until the short lived independence of the Dodecanese in 1912. No matches at all were held during the Balkan Wars and the team did not play with Greek teams until the Dodecanese joined with the rest of Greece in 1947.

Diagoras
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Full nameGreek: Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Διαγόρας
Founded1905; 116 years ago (1905)
GroundDiagoras Stadium
Capacity3,693[1]
OwnerCharis Papadopoulos
ChairmanVartholomeos Kampourakis
ManagerSakis Theodosiadis
LeagueSuper League 2
2020–21Super League 2, 6th
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club demonstrated rich social, cultural, sporting and especially patriotic activities, because of which was dissolved by the occupying Fascist Italian authorities in 1929. Diagoras reconstituted in 1945, just prior the liberation of Rhodes and the union with Greece. They played in Super League Greece between 1986-1989.

In 1987, the club reached the semi-finals of the Greek Cup, losing to OFI.

On 16 February 2012, Diagoras was expelled from the professional leagues by the Greek Professional Sports Committee.

In the 2019–2020 season, Diagoras finished in third place of the Football League and was promoted to the Super League 2, the second tier of the professional football in Greece.[2]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 13 January 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
4 DF   GRE Konstantinos Rougalas
5 MF   GRE Antonis Athanasiou
6 MF   BRA Doriva
7 FW   GRE Fotis Georgiou (captain)
8 MF   GRE Michalis Avgenikou
10 FW   GRE Michalis Bastakos
11 FW   GRE Alexandros Smyrlis
12 MF   ALB Shefket Hoxha
14 MF   GRE Panagiotis Linardos
17 DF   GRE Thanasis Dimitroulas
18 MF   GRE Theocharis Natsis
19 FW   CIV Brahima Bruno Koné
20 MF   GRE Alexandros Masouras
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF   GRE Vasilis Tsiantoulas
22 DF   GRE Dimitris Sandravelis
23 GK   GRE Giannis Bintsis
24 DF   GRE Angelos Karatasios
25 MF   AND Jordi Aláez
29 DF   GRE Christos Kontochristos
30 MF   GRE Alexis Seliniotakis
33 DF   GRE Dimitris Theodorakis
34 GK   GRE Themistoklis Tselios
44 MF   GRE Marios Kostoulas
77 DF   GRE Giorgos Manolakis
86 FW   ALB Giorgos Kakko

League ParticipationEdit

  • First Division (3): 1986–1989
  • Second Division (21): 1962–1968, 1974–1975, 1980–1986, 1989–1992, 2008–2012, 2020–present
  • Third Division (9): 1978–1980, 1992–1993, 2005–2008, 2017–2020
  • Fourth Division (5): 1993–1994, 2002–2005, 2012–2013
  • Local Championships (8): 1998–2002, 2013–2017
  • GFF Cup (1): 2020–present

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Leagues:

  • Second Division
  • Third Division
  • Fourth Division
    • Winners (1): 2004–05
  • Dodecanese FCA Championship (Local Championship)
    • Winners (17): 1947–48, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1960–61, 1973–74, 1978–79, 2001–02, 2016–17

Cups:

  • Dodecanese FCA Cup (Local Cup)
    • Winners (12): 1947–48, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1956–57, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1973–74, 2003–04, 2016–17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-05-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "ΑΠΟΦΑΣΗ Ε.Ε.Α ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΟΜΑΔΑ ΒΟΛΕΙ ΤΟΥ ΗΡΑΚΛΗ". Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.

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