Enosis Neon Paralimni FC

Enosis Neon Paralimni Football Club (Greek: Ένωση Νέων Παραλιμνίου, Enosi Neon Paralimniou, "Youth Union of Paralimni"), commonly referred to as ENP, is a Cypriot football team from Paralimni. Currently playing in the first division, it holds home games at the Paralimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou", which holds 5,800 people.

Enosis Neon Paralimni
Logo
Full nameEnosis Neon Paralimni
(Athletic Union of Paralimni)
Nickname(s)Vissini (Βυσσινί) clarets
Founded1936; 86 years ago (1936)
GroundParalimni Municipal Stadium "Tasos Marcou"
Paralimni
Capacity5,800
ChairmanKyriacos Ttikkis
ManagerMarinos Satsias
LeagueFirst Division
2021–22Second Division, 4th (promoted)

HistoryEdit

Enosis Neon Paralimniou was founded in April 1944, following the merger of two Paralimni clubs, Heracles and People's Love.

The club's emblem is the Parthenon, with a trumpeter and the year 1936 inscription, birth year of the club Heracles. The only reason why founders decided to adopt the year 1936 as the new club's birth year instead of the year 1944 has purely to do with Heracles official papers. On those, it was clear that whenever the club's members decided to cease its operations, all of its assets (movable and immovable property) would go straight to the Church. In view of that and in order to avoid any legal implications, the newly born club of Enosis was reckoned by the authorities as a continuation of the club Heracles of Paralimni, absorbing the other club, People's Love.

The first football match played in Paralimni took place in the first half of the year 1945, some weeks before the end of World War II, against a German team of POWs (no further details found). The first recorded encounter was on 16 September 1945, against a mixed team from Anorthosis and EHAN, both of Famagusta (a final 4–5 loss).

The team’s colours of claret and blue were introduced by the Parnerou brothers who were both supporters of West Ham United and acquainted with player Bobby Moore. Moore donated West Ham United kits for the team to play in 1971, 2 years after the team's promotion to the Cypriot First Division . These colours became an established part of the club itself.

Until the early 1960s, Enosis took part only in local competitions, since the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) had repeatedly denied its participation in its competitions, stating that only clubs based in towns could take part. The CFA's denial was the reason why Enosis joined E.A.P.O., a village-based club association. In 1965, the CFA changed its rules and Enosis finally managed to join and participate in the second division. From the very beginning, the side tried to win promotion to the first division and, after four attempts, managed to finish first, in the football season of 1968–69. Since then, Enosis has taken part in all 45 editions of first division, being one of only five clubs never to have been demoted into the second division until 2013–14, when it was relegated for the first time to the second division after finishing 13th in the league.

HonoursEdit

Runner-up: 1974–75
Runner-up: 1973–74, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1982–83
Runner-up: 1981, 1983
1968–69, 2014–15, 2017–18

History in European competitionEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 4 1 0 3 4 15 -11
UEFA Cup 4 0 0 4 4 21 -17
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4
Total 10 1 0 9 9 41 –32

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Agg.
1975–76 UEFA Cup 1R   MSV Duisburg 1–7 (A) 2–3 (H)[a] 3–10
1976–77 UEFA Cup 1R   Kaiserslautern 1–3 (H) 0–8 (A) 1–11
1981–82 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Vasas 1–0 (H) 0–8 (A) 1–8
1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Beveren 2–4 (H) 1–3 (A) 3–7
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Bregenz 0–2 (H) 1–3 (A) 1–5
  1. ^ "Home" leg played at Niederrheinstadion

PlayersEdit

As of 3 September 2022

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 Panayiotis Panayiotou
2 DF   ISR Omer Korsia
3 DF   CYP Andreas Christofi
4 DF   POR Luís Silva
5 DF   ROU Marco Ehmann
6 MF   ESP Fernán López
7 MF   ARG Adrián Lucero (Captain)
8 FW   CYP Onisiforos Roushias (4th captain)
9 FW   FRA Kandet Diawara (on loan from APOEL)
10 MF   POR Márcio Meira
11 DF   SRB Marko Jevremović
12 GK   SRB Ivan Kostić
13 GK   CYP Theodoros Koutsou
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF   CYP Loizos Kosma (Vice captain)
15 DF   GRE Konstantinos Kolonias
17 FW   CYP Konstantinos Konstantinou
18 MF   CYP Antonis Katsiaris
19 FW   AUT Aleksandar Vucenovic
20 MF   CYP Fotis Kotsonis (3rd captain)
21 MF   CYP Demetris Mavroudis
23 FW   CYP Demetris Flouris
25 DF   CZE Pavel Dreksa (5th captain)
48 DF   CYP Gabriel Protopapas
52 FW   SRB Branko Mihajlović
70 FW   ISR Yehonathan Levy
77 MF   CYP Pantelis Gabriel
88 MF   MNE Stefan Vukčević
99 FW   FRA Julien Lamy

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

Club officialsEdit

Board of directors[1]Edit

Position Staff
Executive Directors   Kyriacos Ttikkis
  Demetris Economou
  Constantinos Fanou
Media Officer / Spokesman   Constantinos Fanou
General Secretary   Michalis Laifis
Law Department   Constantinos Germanos
Members   Andreas Tsokkos
  Andreas Markou
  Stelios Christodoulou
  Giorgos Flouri
  Stefanos Styliotis
  Andreas Giannakou
  Chrysafis Giannaki
  Adamos Spanashi
  Kleanthis Kotsoftas
  Iezekiel Flouri

Technical and medical staff[2]Edit

Position Staff
Football Director   Michalis Laifis
General manager   Giorgos Kolanis
Team manager   Petros Yerimos
Head coach   Marinos Satsias
Assistant coach   Loucas Ekonomou
Fitness coach   Savvas Savva
Rehabilitation coach   N'Jari Patterns
Goalkeeper coach   Antonis Georgallides
Sports Scientist   Giorgos Safaris
Medical staff
Team doctor (orthopaedist)   Dr. Costas Constantinou
Team doctor (Pathologist)   Dr. Michalis Zouvanis
Physiotherapist   Constantinos Michaelides
Assistant Physiotherapist   Anastasis Antoniou
Caregiver   Constantinos Argyrou

Notable managersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ΕΝΠ/Το νέο ΔΣ". www.kerkida.net. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. ^ "ΠΡΩΤΗ για ΕΝΠ (η σύνθεση του ποδοσφαιρικού τμήματος)". www.kerkida.net. Retrieved 9 July 2018.

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