Charalampos Christodoulou

  • Date of birth : 17/10/1967
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Cyprus Cyprus
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Charalambos Christodoulou

Charalambos Christodoulou
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Charalambos Christodoulou


Date of birth: 17 October 1967
Nationality: Cypriot
Playing career: Doxa Katokopia FC, Olympiakos Nicosia FC, AEK Larnaca FC
Coaching career: Doxa Katokopia FC, Olympiakos Nicosia FC, AEL Limassol FC, Anorthosis Famagusta FC

• Had a modest career as a defensive midfielder in Cyprus, playing for second-tier Doxa between 1985 and 1989, before a five-year stint with Olympiakos where he reached the 1991 Cypriot Cup final. He finished his playing days with a solitary season at Larnaca.

• Moved into coaching aged 39 and immediately steered Doxa to promotion to the top flight, where they stayed throughout Christodoulou's tenure. Earned a reputation for tactical astuteness and an eye for talent in the Portuguese lower leagues.

• Guided Olympiakos to sixth in the First Division during his only campaign at the helm. Was rewarded with a switch to AEL, whom he led to a first Cypriot league title since 1968. Also took them to the 2012 Cypriot Cup final, where they suffered a 1-0 defeat by AC Omonia.

• His side were ten minutes from the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage, but RSC Anderlecht struck two late goals to send AEL into the UEFA Europa League. Left the club by mutual consent in October 2012.

• Christodoulou's most recent post was a caretaker role at Anorthosis at the end of 2012/13, before his appointment as successor to Cyprus coach Nikos Nioplias in January 2014.

Last updated: 08/04/16 10.45CET

General info

  • Name: Charalampos Christodoulou
  • Date of birth: 17/10/1967
  • Country: Cyprus
  • Club: AEL (Cyprus CYP)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Champions League 2012/13
  • UEFA Europa League 2012/13

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    18/07/12: AEL 3-0 Linfield

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 03/10/2013 11:34 CET