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Place of birth  Paralimni, Cyprus
2009–2012  Nottingham Forest
Weight  77 kg
2001–2009  Enosis Neon Paralimni
Height  1.84 m

Number  4
Role  Footballer
Name  Kostakis Artymatas
Career start  2012
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Date of birth  (1993-04-15) 15 April 1993 (age 22)
Current teams  APOEL FC (#4 / Midfielder), Cyprus national football team (Midfielder)
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Playing position  Defensive midfielder

Kostakis Artymatas (born 15 April 1993) is a Cypriot international footballer who plays for Kerkyra, on loan from APOEL in the Supeleague, as a defensive midfielder.


Nottingham Forest Academy / Enosis Neon Paralimni

Artymatas started his playing career when he was eight years old at Enosis Neon Paralimni academies and at age sixteen he moved to Nottingham Forest academies in England where he stayed for three years. He returned to Cyprus in June 2012 and he made his professional debut with Enosis Neon Paralimni on 15 September 2012, in a league match against Anorthosis Famagusta which ended in 1–1 draw.


On 14 June 2013, Artymatas moved from Enosis Neon Paralimni to APOEL (for a transfer fee of €120,000) and he signed a four-year contract with his new club. He made his debut on 11 November 2013, in a Cypriot First Division match against Alki Larnaca at GSP Stadium, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute in APOEL's 3–0 victory. A month later, he made his debut in European competitions, playing the full 90 minutes in APOEL's 2–0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt for the last matchday of the UEFA Europa League group stage. During his first season at APOEL, he managed to win his first career titles, winning all the Cypriot competitions, the Cypriot League, the Cypriot Cup and the Cypriot Super Cup.

On 10 December 2014, Artymatas made his first UEFA Champions League group stage appearance, coming on as an 72nd-minute substitute in APOEL's 4–0 defeat against Ajax at Amsterdam Arena. In the 2014–15 season, he added two more trophies to his collection, as APOEL won again both the Cypriot championship and the cup. He scored his first official goal for APOEL on 17 October 2015, netting the fifth goal in APOEL's 6–0 home victory against AEL Limassol for the Cypriot First Division.

On 19 September 2016, Artymatas signed a three-year contract extension with APOEL, running until 31 May 2020.

International career

Artymatas made his international debut with Cyprus National Team on 12 October 2012, in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Slovenia at Ljudski vrt Stadium, coming on as a 46th-minute substitute in Cyprus' 2–1 defeat.


As of 20 May 2017


As of 25 March 2017


  • Cypriot First Division: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Cypriot Cup: 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Cypriot Super Cup: 2013
  • References

    Kostakis Artymatas Wikipedia

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