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Gjino Matchworn Apollon Smyrnis 2018/19 Away kit Large

Gjino Matchworn Apollon Smyrnis 2018/19 Away kit Large

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Match: Apollon Smyrnis (0) vs Olympiacos (2) | 4/3/2019 | Super League Greece | Rizoupoli Stadium ''Georgios Kamaras''

Gjino, although born in Albania and having represented the Albanian national teams at the U-19 and U-21 levels, developed his football career in Greece after joining Olympiacos's academy at a young age. He excelled in Olympiacos's U-19 team in the UEFA Youth League and later became a key player for the U-20 team.

In 2013, he signed his first professional contract and was loaned to Fostiras in January 2014, where he had a successful season in the Football League with 21 appearances and 1 goal under the coaching of Jacky Mathijssen.

In the summer of 2014, he became a free agent from Olympiacos and signed a contract with Aris Thessaloniki. He made a total of 14 appearances for Aris (12 in the third tier and 2 in the Greek Cup).

In the summer of 2015, he moved to Panargiakos (12 appearances and 4 goals) and in January 2016, he transferred to Kalamata (10 appearances, no goals). Following Kalamata's relegation, he joined Panachaiki in the summer of 2016, where he celebrated promotion to the Football League. He continued with Panachaiki for the 2017-18 season before moving to Apollon Smyrnis for the following two seasons, making his debut in the Greek Super League.

He played for 76' minutes in this game. Shirt was manufactured by Zeus. It has a very loose fit making the size Large feel more like a XL. It also features the official league pacthes making an extremely rare piece. 

Apollon Smyrnis had a challenging 2017/18 football season. The team competed in the Greek Super League, which is the top professional league in Greece. They managed to stay on to the top level avoiding relegation by securing the 14th place.

  1. Name Origin: The club was founded in 1891, making it one of the oldest football clubs in Greece. Its name, "Apollon," is derived from Apollo, the Greek god of music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light, and knowledge. Smyrnis is a reference to the region of Smyrna (now İzmir) in Turkey, where many Greeks lived before the destruction in 1922.

  2. Stadium: The club plays its home matches at the Georgios Kamaras Stadium, located in the suburb of Rizoupoli in Athens. The stadium has a seating capacity of around 14,500 spectators.

  3. Historic Achievements: Apollon Smyrnis has had periods of success in its history, including winning the Greek Football Amateur Cup in 1957 and 1968. The club has also had notable performances in the Greek Super League, including finishing as runners-up in the 1927-28 season.

  4. Financial Struggles: Like many clubs in Greece, Apollon Smyrnis has faced financial challenges throughout its history. These difficulties have sometimes affected the club's ability to compete at the highest level and have led to periods of instability.

  5. Supporter Base: The club boasts a passionate fan base known for their loyalty and dedication to the team, despite the ups and downs it has experienced over the years. The supporters often create a vibrant atmosphere at matches, cheering on their team with fervor.

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