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Lailapas Football Club (Greek: Αθλητικός Ποδοσφαιρικός Σύλλογος Λαίλαπας; transliterated Athlitikos Podosfairikos Syllogos Lailapas), is a Greek football club based in Chios, Greece currently competing in the Fourth Division of Greek football. The team play their home matches at the Fafalieio Stadium in Vrontados.[1]

FC Lailapas
Full name Αθλητικός Ποδοσφαιρικός Σύλλογος Λαίλαπας (Lailapas Football Club)
Nickname(s) Λιοντάρια (Lions)
Founded 1925; refounded in 2009
Ground Fafaleio Stadium, Chios (town)
Ground Capacity 3,500
Manager Michael Cottakis
League Greek Regional Division
2013-2014 11th
Website Club website

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HistoryEdit

Having originally been founded as Λαίλαψ in 1925, F.C. Lailapas is one of Greece's oldest and formerly most competitive clubs.[2] Its period of greatest success came in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s during which it won an impressive number of titles.[3] In December 1930, Lailapas hosted the then champion of Izmir, Karşıyaka S.K. in a match of great historical significance, given the state of Greco-Turkish relations over the previous decade.[4] Due to bad weather however, the match was abandoned shortly after kick-off.[5] It was widely heralded as the first meeting between Greek and Turkish football teams, competitive or otherwise in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922.[6]

In the post-war period, Lailapas experienced a period of decline and was eventually forced to close down following financial difficulties in the mid-1950s. The club has since been re-founded on two occasions, most recently in 2009.[7]

Current squadEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Lailapas Official Website
  2. ^ Μελής, Μ. (1930), 'Ἡ προσεχῆς συνὰντησις τῆς πρωταθλὴτριας Λαὶλαψ, μετὰ τῆς Τοὺρκικης ομὰδος Σμὺρνης, Καρσὶγιακα Σπορ Κλουμπ'. ΝΕΑ ΧΙΟΣ November 8th p.1 (Korais Library Newspaper Archives)
  3. ^ [2] Lailapas Official Website
  4. ^ Πολεμίδης, Α. (1930), 'Οἱ Τοῦρκοι ἀθληταὶ ἐν Χὶῳ', ΠΑΓΧΙΑΚΗ December 9th p.1 (Korais Library Newspaper Archives)
  5. ^ Μελής, Μ. (1930), 'Ἒνθερμος ὑποδοχὴ της Τοὺρκικης ομὰδας "Καρσιγιακα Σπορ Κλουμπ"'. ΝΕΑ ΧΙΟΣ December 9th p.1 (Korais Library Newspaper Archives)
  6. ^ Μελής, Μ. (1930), 'Ἡ προσεχῆς συνὰντησις τῆς πρωταθλὴτριας Λαὶλαψ, μετὰ τῆς Τοὺρκικης ομὰδος Σμὺρνης, Καρσὶγιακα Σπορ Κλουμπ'. ΝΕΑ ΧΙΟΣ November 8th p.1 (Korais Library Newspaper Archives)
  7. ^ [3] Lailapas Official Website

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