Constantinos Makrides

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Constantinos Makrides
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Personal information
Full nameConstantinos Makrides
Date of birth (1982-01-13) 13 January 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Limassol, Cyprus
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Central midfielder / Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Apollon Limassol
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2001–2004 Apollon Limassol 36 (2)
2002Ethnikos Assia (loan) 22 (4)
2004–2008 APOEL 107 (29)
2008–2009 Metalurh Donetsk 29 (3)
2009–2012 Omonia 84 (9)
2012–2015 Metalurh Donetsk 67 (3)
2015–2016 APOEL 14 (0)
2016–2018 Apollon Limassol 12 (0)
National team
2004–2018 Cyprus [1] 76 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 19:06, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2015

Constantinos Makrides (Greek : Κωνσταντίνος Μακρίδης; born 13 January 1982) is a Cypriot international footballer who plays for Apollon Limassol as a central midfielder.

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Club career

Apollon

Makrides started playing football at Apollon Academies and because of his talent was soon training with the first team. Despite of this talent, the Limassol team decided to give him more time to mature his game, so he was transferred as a loan to Ethnikos Assia in 2001. The next season, he returned to Apollon and under the coaching of Dusan Mitošević became a starting line-up regular for the team, with 25 appearances. A star was rising but the 2002-03 was not a season for Makrides to remember since Ilie Dumitrescu did not use him. Having problems with the board and the coach, Makrides demanded to leave the team. His manager proposed him to Omonia but the Nicosia team refused. At the very last minute of the January transfer window he was signed to APOEL.

APOEL

Makrides move to APOEL was a successful one, and established himself as one of the best in the Cyprus League and also became a regular to the national team. He played mainly as a right winger for APOEL and won two championships, two cups and one super cup. He had also many European competitions appearances. Probably the best goal in his career so far is the goal against Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the UEFA Cup where he started from his own half, passed the entire Maccabi defence and slid a shot past the goalkeeper. [2]

Metalurh Donetsk

Makrides decided after the victory win over Anorthosis in the cup final 2008, to make a big step outside Cyprus and sign for Ukrainian outfit FC Metalurh Donetsk, a club that his friend and ex APOEL teammate Ricardo Fernandes played for. He was considered one of the key figures of the team, that finished 4th place in the Ukrainian Premier League 2008–09, winning a spot to the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.

Omonia

Makrides decided after one year in Ukrainian Premier League 2008–09, to return to Cyprus. He signed for Omonia a 4-years contract in August 2009. He took the shirt with number 13. He established himself as one of the best players of Omonoia and he help the team to return to the titles after seven years without a title. In the 2011-2012 he is named as captain of the team.

Metalurh Donetsk

On 23 June 2012, Makrides returned to FC Metalurh Donetsk. He left the team two years later, due to the club's economic uncertainty.

APOEL

On 18 June 2015, Makrides returned to APOEL after seven years, signing a two-year contract with the club. [3] After appearing in 24 matches in all competitions (including three appearances in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League for the first time in his career) and after only seven months in the club, his contract was mutually terminated on 8 January 2016. [4]

International career

Constantinos Makrides is also a regular player for the Cyprus national football team and the current captain of the team. He played the full 90 minutes in all 4 games of Cyprus' Euro 2008 qualification campaign to date, including a 5–2 victory over Ireland and a 1–1 draw with Germany. [5]

International goals

Scores and results list Cyprus' goal tally first. [6]
NoDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.12 September 2007 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 1–03–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
2.20 August 2008 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1–21–4 Friendly
3.11 September 2012 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, CyprusFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 1–01–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4.6 February 2013GSP Stadium, Nicosia, CyprusFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 1–01–3Friendly
5.10 October 2014GSP Stadium, Nicosia, CyprusFlag of Israel.svg  Israel 2–12–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification

Honours

APOEL

Omonia

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References

  1. Cyprus - Record International Players, rssf.com, February 6, 2008, retrieved May 15, 2008
  2. APOEL show winning stamina, UEFA.com, August 25, 2005
  3. Κατ'αρχήν συμφωνία με Κωνσταντίνο Μακρίδη (in Greek). APOEL FC. June 18, 2015. Archived from the original on June 18, 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. Κοινή συναινέσει λύση συνεργασίας με Κωνσταντίνο Μακρίδη (in Greek). APOEL FC. January 8, 2016. Archived from the original on February 5, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  5. World Cup clockwatch, BBC News, October 8, 2005
  6. "Makrides, Konstantinos". National Football Teams. Retrieved March 13, 2017.