Mens Division B

Achilleas Agrou

Achillas Agrou was established in 1954 and the colors of the club are the light  blue and the yellow. The team has its own home court in Agros - Agros is a village of Limassol district, built amphitheatrically among high mountains at an altitude of 1100 metres. Its population is 800 people and is one of the most interesting villages of Cyprus and the Pitsillia area. Historical and cultural sites are kept in a natural environment of extraordinary beauty with the village maintaining the customs and its traditional character. The love for work and the progressiveness characterise its citizens. The village's modern highways make it a connection point between the cities of Nicosia and Limassol and the mountain of Troodos.

The village of Agros was named after the Monastery of Megalos Agros, which was built at the spot where the Church of Panayia of Agros is found today. According to tradition 40 monks from Kizikos of Minor Asia, during the era of icon fighting abandoned the Monastery of Megalos Agros and arrived in Cyprus carrying the icon of the Holy Mother. They ended up at the area where Agros is today located, stayed for a certain period in a cave and then they built a new monastery naming it Monastery of Megalos Agros just like the prior monastery they used to live in. In 1692 A.C. death virus spread all over the island causing death to 2/3 of the population. The survivors left their houses and moved close to the monastery. So a new village was formed with the name of Agros. Finally in 1894 the monastery was ruined leaving the village a great historical inheritance.

The home court of the basketball team of Achilleas Agrou is an Indoor basketball court  of 1.100 seats and is called "Glafkos Kliridis" after the name of the ex president of the Cyprus Republic and president of the right wing political party of Cyprus.

Achilleas Agrou like all most clubs in Cyprus is politically "painted" and unfortunately this is a "block" for some athletes who either are not painted or they belong to another political party.

The family behind the club, the family that established the team is the Hatzipetri Family, Yiannis and Stelios Hatzipetris. The family from Agros is among the most innovative and culturally upgraded families and  their dream was to create a big club able to compete the Nicosia and Limassol big clubs of Cyprus.

The current president of the club is Lampros Lamprou.

The greatest seasons of the team of Achileas Agrou were the seasons from 1996 untill 2002. During these five seasons, the team of Achilleas Agrou played in the First division of the Cyprus league and the best ever position which was "captured" by its players was the 8th position back in the season 2000-2001, in the same season the team of AchilelasAgrou played in the semi finals of the Cyprus Cup where it was disqualified by the then Cup holder team of APOEL Nicosia.

The greatest basketball names that played with the jersey of Achilleas Agrou are the following:

Christos Spirou - Currently the Head Coach of AEL Limassol. Christos played for two seasons with Achilleas Agrou jersey at the beggining of the millenium.

Michalis Hatzifedonos - The dynamic Forward who played also in APOEL Nicosia and Omonia Nicosia

Antonis Konstantinidis - Currently the head coach of the Cup holder and leageu finalist team of Intercolelge Etha Engomis

Yiannos Pantelides - Currently the Coach of Olympos Aglantzias Academies

And the Americans Jason Marschal who was a part of thε best team in Agros.

Jason Harden the team-mate of Marshal in the best team ever for Agros

Jermain Tate the American center who played in Achilelas agrou just before doing a great career (untill today) in teh NBDL and the Latin America's courts

Kass Weaver - One of the first ever American players who played with the jersey of Achilleas Agrou

The Head Coach who left his footprint in Agros is no other than the Bulgarian Ivan Cenov who was the Head Coach of the team for three seasons before joining forces with the team of Omonia Nicosia

 

Team History

Achillas Agrou was established back in 1954 and the colors of the club are the navy-blue and the yellow. The team has its own home court in Agros - Agros is a village of Limassol district, built amphitheatrically among high mountains at an altitude of 1100 metres. Its population is 800 people and is one of the most interesting villages of Cyprus and the Pitsillia area. Historical and cultural sites are kept in a natural environment of extraordinary beauty with the village maintaining the customs and its traditional character. The love for work and the progressiveness characterise its citizens. The village's modern highways make it a connection point between the cities of Nicosia and Limassol and the mountain of Troodos.

The village of Agros was named after the Monastery of Megalos Agros, which was built at the spot where the Church of Panayia of Agros is found today. According to tradition 40 monks from Kizikos of Minor Asia, during the era of icon fighting abandoned the Monastery of Megalos Agros and arrived in Cyprus carrying the icon of the Holy Mother. They ended up at the area where Agros is today located, stayed for a certain period in a cave and then they built a new monastery naming it Monastery of Megalos Agros just like the prior monastery they used to live in. In 1692 A.C. death virus spread all over the island causing death to 2/3 of the population. The survivors left their houses and moved close to the monastery. So a new village was formed with the name of Agros. Finally in 1894 the monastery was ruined leaving the village a great historical inheritance.

The home court of the basketball team of Achilleas Agrou is an Indoor basketball court  of 1.200 seats and is called "Glafkos Kliridis" after the name of the ex president of the Cyprus Republic and president of the right wing political party of Cyprus.

Achilleas Agrou like all most clubs in Cyprus is politically "painted" and unfortunately this is a "block" for some athletes who either are not painted or they belong to another political party.

The family behind the club, the family that established the team is the Hatzipetri Family, Yiannis and Stelios Hatzipetris. The family from Agros is among the most innovative and culturally upgraded families and  their dream was to create a big club able to compete the Nicosia and Limassol big clubs of Cyprus.

The current president of the club is Lampros Lamprou. Furthermore, Mr. Kleovoulso Kleovoulou who is a memebr of the Board of the team of Achilleas Agrou is also a memebr of the Board of the Cyrpus Basketball Federation.

Roster of the team

Photo Name DOB Positions Height Nationality Bio
Michalis Sofroniou 01 Feb, 1984 Shoo 1.86 85 K
Sofronis Sofroniou 01 Feb, 1984 PG/S 1.93 Cypriot Bio
Giorgos Omirou 01 Feb, 1984 SG 1.88 Cypriot Bio
Stelios Kannaouridis 01 Feb, 1984 PG/S 1.75 Cypriot Bio
Savvas Papadopoulos 01 Feb, 1984 PF/C 2.04 Cypriot Bio
Kyriakos Malaes 01 Feb, 1984 PG/S 1.69 Cypriot Bio
Agathoklis Papadopoulos 01 Feb, 1984 PF 1.90 Cypriot Bio
Antreas Stavrou 01 Feb, 1984 SG 1.85 Cypriot Bio
Ioannis Hatzipetris 01 Feb, 1984 PG/S 1.88 Cypriot Bio
Kypros Grigoriou 30 Jan, 1984 SG/S 1.93 Cypriot Bio
Riginos Kassinopoulos 16 Jun, 1992 PG/S 1.88 Cypriot Bio

Coaching Team

Photo Name DOB Positions Nationality Bio

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2. Keravnos Strovolou 12/3 27
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