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Maria Ioannou

Play and fight for what you love and no let anyone to destroy your dreams.

Favorite quote:  να χαμογελάς σαν να έχεις τα πάντα και να παλεύεις σαν να μην έχεις τίποτα (Smile like you have everything and fight like you have nothing.)

Hobby: Football.

Favorite place in Cyprus? Limassol.

Favorite food: Pasta.

Winter or summer? Winter.

Who are you gonna support next World Cup? Argentina.

How about in the Women’s World Cup? France.

Favorite football player (man/ woman)? Dani Alves and Marta.

Besides football, do you play another sport? No.

One dream: Graduate at Msc in health management.


⚽️ About her Career

When did you start playing?

I started playing to Apollon Academy when I was 11 years old.

Clubs you have played?

Nea Salamina Ladies (2005-2009), Apollon Ladies (2009-2016), Barcelona FA (since 2016).

Highlight/ favorite moment?

Winning the cup with Apollon Ladies against Leukothea 2-1 (when the coach was Angelos Tsolakis), and in the same season, scoring the first goal with head in 82nd minute against Leukothea for the championship .


National Team?

Yes, I was part of Cyprus youth national teams and now play for Cyprus WNT.

What’s the best part about playing in Cyprus?

And what do you believe is the big challenge about playing in Cyprus?

Try to survive and play for yourself and for your team with worthiness.

Any advice for the next generation of Cypriot players?

Play and fight for what you love and no let anyone to destroy your dreams.

#Barcelona #Cyprus #WNT


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