Doxa Katokopias FC

Doxa Katokopia (Greek: Δόξα Κατωκοπιάς) is a Cypriot football team from Katokopia in the Nicosia District. Since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, Katokopia is under Turkish occupation, and the club moved to Peristerona, which is near Katokopia.

Doxa Katokopia FC
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Full nameDoxa Katokopia FC
Founded1954; 66 years ago (1954)
GroundMakario Stadium
Capacity16,000
ChairmanCostas Christodoulou
ManagerCostas Sakkas
LeagueFirst Division
2019–20First Division, 12th
WebsiteClub website

The solid Era squadsEdit

Doxa Katokopias known as Doxa which translates to Glory in Greek, from 2011 onwards became famous for the solid squad players, the majority of whom are Portuguese from the lower divisions, that the club president "Karavidas" locates and the team employs, to face strong opponents and therefore obtains the respect of the CFA community due to the decent results.

HistoryEdit

Doxa (which translates as Glory) was promoted to First Division in 1998 for first time in their history, but after finishing 13th in the table (out of 14 teams) they were relegated. The following season, after finishing third in the Second division, they were promoted again in 2000 and this time, with the experience of their first participation, they achieved great success by managing to finish 11th and to remain in the First Division. They were relegated again in 2002 to become Second Division runners-up the following year. They competed again in the first division in the 2003–04 season where they finished last with only 1 win from 26 games and were thus automatically relegated. They were again promoted to the first division in 2007 and after 4 consecutive seasons in the First Division, they have been relegated back to the Second Division in 2011. In 2012 they were promoted again to the First Division after finishing 2nd in the Second Division. In their last five consecutive participations in First Division, a record for the club, they used as home ground the Makario Stadium.

Current squadEdit

As of 31 December 2019[1][2]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Armin Gremsl (Vice-captain)
6   DF Dorian Dervite
7   MF Zé Valente
9   FW Ítalo (on loan from APOEL)
10   MF Vasilios Papafotis
11   FW Luís Carlos
14   MF Vladimir Boljević (Captain)
15   DF Mladen Jutrić
16   GK Stylianos Kogkorozis
17   MF Benjamín
18   DF Alfonso Artabe
20   MF Alexandros Fasouliotis
No. Position Player
21   FW Carlitos
23   DF Andreas Michael
24   MF Dushko Trajchevski
31   GK Andreas Paraskevas (on loan from APOEL)
40   MF Marcos Charalambous
55   DF Nelsinho
70   FW Mesca
77   DF Constantinos Mintikkis
78   GK Christos Charalambous
93   MF Martinos Christofi
95   MF Lukas Brambilla
99   FW Jorginho

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers winter 2019–20.

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
26   DF Zacharias Adoni (at ASIL Lysi)

Loan deals expire at the end of 2019–20 season

Hattricks for clubEdit

Notable former playersEdit

See also Doxa Katokopias FC players for a complete list

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ΔΟΞΑ ΚΑΤΩΚΟΠΙΑΣ". ΔΟΞΑ ΚΑΤΩΚΟΠΙΑΣ. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Doxa Katokopias". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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