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Levadiakos F.C.

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Full nameAPO Levadiakos Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blue-Greens
Short nameAPOL
Founded1 December 1961; 62 years ago (1961-12-01)
GroundLevadia Municipal Stadium
OwnerAndreas Kolokythas
ChairmanKonstantinos Kolokythas
ManagerGiannis Taousianis
LeagueSuper League Greece
2021–22Super League Greece 2, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Levadiakos Football Club is a Greek professional football club from Livadeia, Greece. The club plays in the Super League Greece.

History[change | change source]

Levadiakos started in 1961 when local clubs Trofonios and Pallevadiaki connected to a greater club.[2] Levadiakos played in the second division being close to relegation in almost every season. In May 1987 they were promoted to Alpha Ethniki . Levadiakos stayed there only for four seasons. After their second relegation the club even went to the 3rd division of Greece. After ten years in 2005 they were promoted again[3] but was immediately relegated.[4] In the next summer Levadiakos bought many expensive players and appointed Georgi Vasilev as manager.[5] The team was promoted again. After relegation 2019 they came back in 2022.

Stadium[change | change source]

Levadiakos' stadium was built in 1952. The stadium is located in Livadeia, about 130 km north-west of Athens.[6]

Seasons in the 21st century[change | change source]

Season Category Position Cup
2000–01 Delta Ethniki (4th division) 4th
2001–02 Delta Ethniki (4th division) 1st
2002–03 Gamma Ethniki (3rd division) 3rd 1R
2003–04 Beta Ethniki (2nd division) 8th 2R
2004–05 Beta Ethniki (2nd division) 2nd 2R
2005–06 Alpha Ethniki (1st division) 14th 4R
2006–07 Beta Ethniki (2nd division) 2nd 4R
2007–08 Super League (1st division) 11th 4R
2008–09 Super League (1st division) 13th 4R
2009–10 Super League (1st division) 14th 5R
2010–11 Football League (2nd division) 4th 2R
2011–12 Super League (1st division) 7th 4R
2012–13 Super League (1st division) 11th QF
2013–14 Super League (1st division) 9th 2R
2014–15 Super League (1st division) 14th 3R
2015–16 Super League (1st division) 10th 3R
2016–17 Super League (1st division) 14th 3R
2017–18 Super League (1st division) 10th R16
2018–19 Super League (1st division) 15th GS
2019–20 Super League 2 (2nd Division) 4th 4R
2020–21 Super League 2 (2nd Division) 3rd
2021–22 Super League 2 (2nd Division) 1st R16

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[change | change source]

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 27 August 2022[7]

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 Poland Poland Grzegorz Sandomierski
2 DF Greece Greece Antonis Dentakis
3 DF Greece Greece Marios Vichos
4 MF Ghana Ghana Stephen Hammond
5 DF Hungary Hungary Vinícius
6 MF Greece Greece Triantafyllos Tsapras
7 MF Brazil Brazil Régis
8 MF Greece Greece Georgios Nikas
12 MF Honduras Honduras Alfredo Mejía (captain)
16 MF Greece Greece Serafim Maniotis
18 MF Greece Greece Christos Voutsas
19 MF Greece Greece Georgios Vrakas (on loan from PAOK)
20 MF Portugal Portugal Thierry Moutinho
22 DF New Zealand New Zealand Themistoklis Tzimopoulos (third-captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 FW Greece Greece Theodoros Tsirigotis
24 DF Greece Greece Panagiotis Liagas (vice-captain)
25 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Kazenga LuaLua
26 MF Slovakia Slovakia Michal Škvarka
27 FW Greece Greece Konstantinos Doumtsios
29 DF Cameroon Cameroon Patrick Bahanack
30 DF Greece Greece Stavros Panagiotou
31 FW Greece Greece Panagiotis Symelidis
32 DF Greece Greece Dimitris Konstantinidis
44 GK Croatia Croatia Matej Marković
77 MF France France Anthony Belmonte
97 GK Serbia Serbia Stefan Stojanović
99 FW Brazil Brazil Gabriel Barbosa
FW Romania Romania Adrian Petre

Coaching staff[change | change source]

Position Name Nationality
Manager Giannis Taousianis Greece
Physical fitness coach Thomas Giannitopoulos Greece
Goalkeeping coach Kostas Toskas Greece
Physiotherapist Loukas Karamanis Greece
Physiotherapist Nikos Papathanasiou Greece
Masseur Thanasis Nikolaou Greece
Masseur Grigoris Ioannou Greece
Caregiver Dimitris Papadas Greece

References[change | change source]

  1. "levadiakos.gr". levadiakos.gr. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
  2. "History of Levadiakos" (in Greek). levadiakosfc.gr.
  3. "Akratitos, Larissa and Levadiakos promoted to Alpha Ethniki" (in Greek). in.gr. Retrieved 25 May 2005.
  4. "The incubus of 2006" (in Greek). ritorno2015.com. Archived from the original on 2020-10-26. Retrieved 2022-08-30.
  5. "Levadiakos took over the Bulgarian Georgi Vasilev" (in Greek). in.gr. Retrieved 23 June 2007.
  6. "The stadium of Levadiakos" (in Greek). levadiakosnews.wordpress.com.
  7. "Roster". superleaguegreece.net. Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]