Under-16s challenging for honors on three fronts
For the newly-formed Under-16 side, the 2020-21 season starts on Sunday (20.09) with a different kind of challenge. The PAOK Academy generation of 2005 will play in the Amateur Team Cup, testing their strengths against older players. The match against Mendeka Kalamaria is on Sunday at 11:00.
At the same time, the Under-16s will play in the MFCA championship, while it is also worth noting that several of the players in the squad will also play for the Under-17 team in the Super League. Essentially, then, these «little ones» will take part in three competitions.
The Under-16s of the 2020-21 season is made up exclusively of players born in 2005. It is last year’s impressive Under-15 team, to which a few additions were made. We welcome, therefore, to the PAOK Academy, Vassilis Sova from the Dinos Kouis Academy, Christos Kosidis from the Champions of Pefkos, Stelios Almasidis from PAOK Koilon, Stavros Iliadis from Ethniki Meteora, and Ioannis Gindersos, also from Champions of Pefkos.
Goalkeepers: Spyridon Angelidis, Vassilios Nikolakoulis, Ioannis Batos, Vassilios Sova
Defenders: Charalambos Georgiadis, Nikolaos Deligiannis, Panagiotis Theodosiadis, Konstantinos Kastidis, Vassilios Pasachidis, Konstantinos Skourtis, Taxiarchis Filon, Christos Kosidis, Stavros Iliadis
Midfielders: Stefanos Aliferopoulos, Konstantinos Goumas, Dimitrios Kottas, Dimitrios Papaevangelou, Panagiotis Pekridis, Mario Leka, Stelios Almasidis
Forwards: Alexandros Adam, Gustavo Varela, Konstantinos Ignatiou, Ioannis Koutsioudis, Nikolaos Mavris, Manolis Ibrahim, Georgios Ganopoulos, Minas Vassiliadis, Ioannis Gindersos
The technical team
Coach: Alexandros Alexiadis
Assistant Coach: Ebenezer Hagan
Fitness coach: Mert Isbilir
Goalkeeping coach: Dimitrios Kryonas
Physiotherapist: Elias Moutaftsis
* In the 50th Stavros Repanas» Amateur Teams Cup» of the MFCA for season 2020 – 2021, it is mandatory for the teams from the third and second divisions (C and B) to take part, while participation is optional for the clubs in the A1 and A divisions. A total of 144 teams will participate in this year’s competition, which is a record number. There are 35 groups and PAOK was drawn in the 16th, along with Mendekas Kalamarias, Marathon and PAO Dioikitiriou.