Wellington Olympic AFC

Wellington Olympic AFC is a New Zealand amateur football club based in Berhampore, Wellington. The club's premier team competes in the Central League through which they have qualified for the New Zealand National League.[1]

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Full nameWellington Olympic AFC
Nickname(s)The Greeks
Founded1953 as Apollon AFC
GroundWakefield Park
ChairmanPaul Kotrotsos
ManagerMartin García
LeagueCentral League
National League
2021Central League, 1st of 10 (champions)
National League, 2nd of 6
Current season

Club historyEdit

The club was formed in 1953 by Greek immigrants as Apollon AFC and is commonly known as 'The Greeks'. The club changed its name to Christian Youth FC (CYFC) in 1959, and became Wellington Olympic in 1983. The local Greek community continues to be the basis of the club's support and a significant number of players are of Greek heritage.[2]

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2021 Central League[3][4]

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   NZL Scott Basalaj
2 DF   NZL Harry Chote
4 DF   NZL Dylan Wood
5 DF   NZL Justin Gulley
6   NZL Tor Davenport-Petersen
7 MF   NZL Jack-Henry Sinclair
9   NZL Seth Ward
10 FW   NZL Gianni Bouzoukis
11   NZL Nathanael Hailemariam
12 GK   NZL Christopher Kotrotsos
14   NZL Lukas Halikias
No. Pos. Nation Player
15   COK Ben Mata (Captain)
19   NZL Samuel Mitrakas
21   ENG Jared Cunniff
23   NIR Rory McKeown
24   NZL Jamaya Shearer
28   ENG Kailan Gould
29   NZL Theo Ettema
35   NZL Theo Jones
36   NZL Jaga Scott-Greenfield
42 GK   NZL Toby Hunt

StaffEdit

For 2021 season

  • Head Coach:   Martin Pereyra Garcia [4]
  • Assistant Coach:   Jamie O'Connor [5]
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach:   James Mac Aodhagáin [6]

HonoursEdit

Season(s) Achievement
1970[2] Joined the Central Region League (Division Two)
1991[7] Central Region League (Division One) winners
1994[7] Chatham Cup Runner-Up
National U19s Youth Championships Winners
1995[7] SuperClub Plate Champions
2009[2] Winners of the Chatham Cup
2010[2] Men's Central League Winners
Club Team of the Year (2009) - Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2010
2016[7] Men's Central League Winners
2021[8] Men's Central League Winners

League RecordsEdit

Most Appearances[7]

  • Harry Kotsapas, 377 games, 1973–1993
  • Nick Halikias, 354 games, 1975–1993
  • Alkis Ioannou, 260 games, 1975–1992
  • Chris Christie, 252 games, 1977–2002
  • Spiros Androutsos, 231 games, 1972–1995

Most Goals in a Season[7]

  • Geoff Brown, 35 goals, 2004

Most Goals Top 5 Overall[7]

  • Harry Kotsapas, 132 goals, 1973–1993
  • Chris Christie, 98 goals, 1977–2002
  • Imre Foldi, 87 goals, 1990–1999
  • Spiros Androutsos, 84 goals, 1972–1995
  • Jimmy Haidakis, 83 goals, 2003-

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Who'll join Rangers and Olympic in the National League?". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "About Olympic". www.olympicafc.org.nz. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  3. ^ "2021 Northern and Central League Player Lists". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Western Suburbs v Wellington Olympic Line Up 8th August 2021". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  5. ^ "News » Wellington Olympic AFC". www.olympicafc.org.nz. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  6. ^ @wgtnolympic (25 March 2021). "🚨 Staff Announcement 🚨 We would like to welcome on board James Mac Aodhagain as Strength & Conditioning Coach and Kayla Casilang as Physio for the 2021 season. The club are thrilled to have you both on board" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Club Honours". www.olympicafc.org.nz. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  8. ^ Rollo, Phillip (15 August 2021). "Wellington Olympic claim Central League title with win over Miramar Rangers". Stuff.

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