Foinikas Syros V.C.

Foinikas Syros (Greek: Φοίνικας Σύρου) is a professional Greek volleyball club based in the island of Syros. Foinikas plays in the first division of Greek Volleyball Championship (A1 Ethniki Volleyball) and has won 2 national titles, the Greek League Cup at 2012 and 2021. Their home ground is the Dimitris Vikelas Arena in Ermoupolis, Syros and their colours are blue and red.

Foinikas Syros
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Founded1980
GroundDimitris Vikelas Arena
(Capacity: 700)
ChairmanChristos Kaftiranis
ManagerJoško Milenkoski
LeagueA1 Volleyleague
2020–212nd
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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1980 and its first home was the Foinikas, village in the southwest of Syros. Since 2000, Foinikas plays continually in national divisions. In season 1999-2000 Foinikas was promoted in fourth division of Volleyleague (Gamma Ethniki). The next season, won the rise in third division (Beta Ethniki). After four years, in season 2004-05 was promoted in second division (A2 Ethniki). In season 2008-09 played for first time in first division. Foinikas remained in first division for two years. In season 2009-10 was relegated but returned the next year. As soon as it returned, won the Greek League Cup. At the same season succeeded one more important accolade. It played in the finals of the championship but was beaten by Iraklis Thessaloniki.[1]

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Division Place Notes
2000–01 Gamma Ethniki Promoted to Beta Ethniki
2001–02 Beta Ethniki
2002–03 Beta Ethniki
2003–04 Beta Ethniki
2004–05 Beta Ethniki Promoted to A2 Ethniki
2005–06 A2 Ethniki 3rd
2006–07 A2 Ethniki 3rd
2007–08 A2 Ethniki 2nd Promoted to A1 Ethniki
2008–09 A1 Ethniki 5th
2009–10 A1 Ethniki 12th Relegated to A2 Ethniki
2010–11 A2 Ethniki 1st Promoted to A1 Ethniki
2011–12 A1 Ethniki 2nd Winner League Cup
2012–13 A1 Ethniki 5th
2013–14 A1 Ethniki 4th
2014–15 A1 Ethniki 3rd
2015–16 A1 Ethniki 2nd
2016–17 A1 Ethniki 6th
2017–18 A1 Ethniki 3rd
2018–19 A1 Ethniki 3rd
2019–20 A1 Ethniki 4th
2020–21 A1 Ethniki 2nd Winner League Cup
2021–22 A1 Ethniki 3rd Winner Super Cup

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

2020–2021 roster [4]

Number Player Position Height (m) Birth Date
1   Peter Michalovič Opposite 2.00 (1990-05-26) May 26, 1990 (age 32)
2   Georgios Papalexiou Middle Blocker 2.02 (1999-08-28) August 28, 1999 (age 22)
3   Dimitris Pochanis Opposite 2.00 (1997-07-28) July 28, 1997 (age 24)
4   Dimitris Konstantinidis Libero 1.88 (1993-08-05) August 5, 1993 (age 28)
5   Raydel Hierrezuelo Setter 1.96 (1987-07-14) July 14, 1987 (age 34)
6   Deivid Júnior Costa Middle Blocker 2.06 (1998-04-26) April 26, 1998 (age 24)
7   Kostas Kapetanidis Outside Hitter 1.95 (1999-03-24) March 24, 1999 (age 23)
8   Ilias Theodosis Setter 1.90 (1995-05-20) May 20, 1995 (age 27)
9   Nikos Papaggelopoulos Middle Blocker 2.02 (1988-11-17) November 17, 1988 (age 33)
10   Markos Galiotos Setter 1.95 (1996-08-23) August 23, 1996 (age 25)
12   Mitar Tzourits Middle Blocker 2.11 (1989-04-25) April 25, 1989 (age 33)
13   Andreas Frangos   Outside Hitter 2.01 (1989-12-21) December 21, 1989 (age 32)
14   Žiga Štern Outside Hitter 1.93 (1994-01-02) January 2, 1994 (age 28)
15   Vasilis Karasavvidis Libero 1.96 (1995-03-17) March 17, 1995 (age 27)
17   Panagiotis Papadopoulos Outside Hitter 1.98 (1992-04-30) April 30, 1992 (age 30)
18   Nikos Milis Opposite 1.97 (1996-11-04) November 4, 1996 (age 25)

Technical and managerial staffEdit

Job Name
Head Coach   Joško Milenkoski
Assistant Coach   Luigi Parisi

Notable playersEdit

(Players are listed in alphabetical order)

SponsorshipsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club history". foinikasclub.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Τρομερός Φοίνικας Σύρου, ξέρανε τον Ολυμπιακό και πήρε το Σούπερ Καπ!". sport-fm.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Σούπερ Φοίνικας ΟΝΕΧ, νίκησε 3-0 τον Ολυμπιακό και πήρε το Σούπερ Καπ". volleyleague.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  4. ^ "2020-21 roster". volleyleague.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 24 December 2021.

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