Kostas Charalambides

Kostas Charalambides
Personal information
Full name Konstantinos Charalambides
Date of birth July 25, 1981 (1981-07-25) (age 27)
Place of birth    Nicosia, Cyprus
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club APOEL F.C.
Number 10
Youth clubs
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2006-2007 (a)
2006-2007 (b)
Panathinaikos FC
PAOK FC (loan)
Panathinaikos FC
FC Carl Zeiss Jena
101 (25)
042 0(5)
016 0(1)
002 0(0)
012 0(1)
010 0(4)   
National team2
2003-present Cyprus 043 0(8) [1]

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 11 May 2008.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of September 07, 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Kostas Charalambides (Greek: Κώστας Χαραλαμπίδης) (born July 25, 1981 in Nicosia) is a Cypriot football midfielder currently playing for APOEL F.C. Nicosia.

He began his career with Cyprus club APOEL where he became a regular, appearing 122 times, and helped lead them to two titles in 2004.

He then signed a 2-and-a-half-year contract with Panathinaikos FC in the middle the 2004-05 season. Charalambides would make a total of 45 league appearances for Panathinaikos, but in the summer of 2007 the club chose not to renew his contract. In his final season with Panathinaikos, Charalambides spent the first 6 months of the season on loan to PAOK F.C., where he made 16 league appearances and scored 1 goal.

In the summer of 2007 Charalambides spent time on trial at English Championship side Cardiff City but eventually singed with German club FC Carl Zeiss Jena, playing in the 2. Bundesliga for the 2007-08 season.

In the first half of the 2007-08 season Charalambides featured regularly for Carl Zeiss Jena, making 10 starts and 12 total appearances and scoring 1 goal, but in January 2008 he and the relegation-bound club agreed it was better for both the player and the club to part ways, and the contract was mutually terminated.

Not long thereafter, APOEL managed to lure Kostas back to Cyprus to again play for his former team, and on the 27 January signed a 4 years contract with APOEL [2]


- He is known for doing a flip when he scores a goal.


1. ^ "Cyprus - Record International Players". rssf.com (2008-05-19). Retrieved on 2008-08-07.
2. ^ "Kostas Charalambides Signed Contract", APOELFC.com.cy (2008-01-27).

External links

* Mbides.com - Profile and Website

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