Levadiakos F.C.

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Levadiakos
APO Levadiakos (logo).svg
Full nameAPO Levadiakos Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blue-Greens
Short nameAPOL
Founded1 December 1961;59 years ago (1961-12-01)
Ground Levadia Municipal Stadium
Capacity5,915 [1]
OwnerAndreas Kolokythas
ChairmanKonstantinos Kolokythas
Manager Giannis Taousianis
League Super League 2
2020–21 Super League 2, 3rd
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Levadiakos Football Club (Greek : ΠΑΕ Λεβαδειακός) is a Greek professional football club that plays in the Super League Greece 2. Based in Livadeia, Greece, the club was promoted to the Alpha Ethniki, forerunner of the Super League, after ten seasons in minor divisions in the 2005–06 season, as runner-up of the Football League in 2004–05. [2] It was then relegated to the Beta Ethniki again in 2006–07 [3] and returned to the top tier in 2007–08. The club finished one level above relegation that year but was relegated back to the second division by finishing 14th in 2009–10. [4]

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History

Levadiakos started in 1961, when local clubs Trofonios and Pallevadiaki merged into a greater club. [5] Straight after, Levadiakos played in the second division being close to relegation in almost every season. In the 1980s, the team was upgraded and in May 1987, players and supporters of the club celebrated the team's first ever promotion to Alpha Ethniki. Levadiakos stayed there only for four seasons, returning again only in 1994 and 1995. After their second relegation, Levadiakos declined and went very lower, even struggling to clinch promotion to the 3rd division of Greece. But once more, everything changed suddenly and the team reached again the Greek Super League after ten years, in 2005, [6] but was immediately relegated. [7] In the next summer, Levadiakos bought many expensive players and appointed Georgi Vasilev as manager. [8] Vasiliev achieved to get the team to the Super League once again, and in the 2007–08 season he struggled, but managed to avoid going down again. Nevertheless, he resigned from the club and he was succeeded by Momčilo Vukotić. [9]

Crest and colours

The club's crest has blue and green vertical stripes. It comes from the colours of Pallevadiaki (green) and Trofonios (blue), the clubs that joined in order to establish Levadiakos. The colour common to both teams was white, which was also the basic colour of the group in the early years of its foundation.

Stadium

Levadiakos' stadium was built in 1952. The stadium is located in Livadeia, about 130 km north-west of Athens. The stadium itself is located on the south side of Livadeia. [10]

Seasons in the 21st century

SeasonCategoryPositionCup
2000–01Delta Ethniki (4th division)4th
2001–02Delta Ethniki (4th division)1st
2002–03 Gamma Ethniki (3rd division)3rd1R
2003–04 Beta Ethniki (2nd division)8th2R
2004–05 Beta Ethniki (2nd division)2nd2R
2005–06 Alpha Ethniki (1st division)14th4R
2006–07 Beta Ethniki (2nd division)2nd4R
2007–08 Super League (1st division)11th4R
2008–09 Super League (1st division)13th4R
2009–10 Super League (1st division)14th5R
2010–11 Football League (2nd division)4th2R
2011–12 Super League (1st division)7th4R
2012–13 Super League (1st division)11thQF
2013–14 Super League (1st division)9th2R
2014–15 Super League (1st division)14th3R
2015–16 Super League (1st division)10th3R
2016–17 Super League (1st division)14th3R
2017–18 Super League (1st division)10thR16
2018–19 Super League (1st division)15thGS
2019–20 Super League 2 (2nd Division)4th4R
2020–21 Super League 2 (2nd Division)3rd

Best position in bold.

Key: 1R = First Round, 2R = Second Round, 3R = Third Round, 4R = Fourth Round, 5R = Fifth Round, GS = Group Stage, QF = Quarter-finals, SF = Semi-finals.

Players

Current squad

As of 21 April 2021 [11]

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
3 DF Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Marios Vichos
4 MF Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Giorgos Nikas
5 DF Flag of New Zealand.svg  NZL Themistoklis Tzimopoulos
6 MF Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Triantafyllos Tsapras
8 MF Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  CIV Emmanuel Koné
9 FW Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Nestoras Mytidis
12 MF Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg  HON Alfredo Mejía
17 MF Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Tilemachos Karampas
19 DF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Nili
23 GK Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Giannis Angelopoulos
24 DF Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Panagiotis Liagas
29 FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Ulrich N'Nomo
No.Pos.NationPlayer
30 DF Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Stavros Panagiotou
33 DF Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Stergios Dimopoulos
70 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Lucas Poletto
77 MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Rodrigo Figueiredo
97 GK Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Stefan Stojanović
99 GK Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Panagiotis Bessis
GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Edward Ogbebor-Onaiwu
DF Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Valentinos Vlachos
FW Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Kostas Doumtsios
FW Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Christos Albanis
MF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Stephen Hammond
FW Flag of Greece.svg  GRE Theodoros Tsirigotis

Out on loan

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Montenegro.svg  MNE Vuko Vujović(at Rudar Pljevlja until 30 June 2022)

Former managers

Personnel

Ownership and current board

PositionStaff
Owners Flag of Greece.svg Andreas Kolokythas (59.93%)
Flag of Greece.svg Konstantinos Kolokythas (10.60%)
President Flag of Greece.svg Konstantinos Kolokythas
Vice-President Flag of Greece.svg Lampros Balokas
CEO Flag of Greece.svg Dimitris Pantiskos
Board member Flag of Greece.svg Georgios Tsabis
Board member Flag of Greece.svg Panagiota Kyriazi
Board member Flag of Greece.svg Loukas Koutriaris

Coaching staff

PositionNameNationality
Manager Giannis Taousianis Flag of Greece.svg
Physical fitness coachThomas Giannitopoulos Flag of Greece.svg
Goalkeeping coachKostas Toskas Flag of Greece.svg
PhysiotherapistLoukas Karamanis Flag of Greece.svg
PhysiotherapistNikos Papathanasiou Flag of Greece.svg
MasseurThanasis Nikolaou Flag of Greece.svg
MasseurGrigoris Ioannou Flag of Greece.svg
CaregiverDimitris Papadas Flag of Greece.svg

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