petreleo wrote:Here is a Set that I have created last Season with some recent tweaks for Charalambos "Chambos" Kyriakou who is doing great at G.D. Estoril Praia this Season, on-loan from Apollon Limassol with an option to buy.
In my opinion, his progression has always been ahead of his years, and he had been playing first-team football at Apollon since the age of 16 or 17, and if it wasn't for injuries, then he would have moved abroad much earlier than this Season with Estoril.
His main-position is definitely Defensive-Midfield, but at Apollon Limassol he had also been a good option at Central-Defence when they had injury-crisis, especially in his last couple of Seasons there. For the Cyprus National Team however, he plays mainly further forward as a Central-Midfielder, in the right-hand side of a 4-3-3, slightly ahead of a Defensive-Midfielder.
He had always been a really underrated player in Cyprus. Not many people spoke about him when he was playing at Apollon, but in fact this Season he is exactly what Apollon is lacking in Midfield, in order to push for the League title, which is an extra option in deep-sitting Defensive-Midfield who is defensively-solid, in addition to Esteban Sachetti.
Being defensively-solid, is definitely one of his biggest assets, as it is his maturity and combativeness, e.g. his tackling. For a Defensive-Midfield, his ball-playing ability like his passing, both short and long-passing, has been relatively good, and that's why he is picked further forward in the Cyprus NT.
At Estoril I think he struggled at first to make an impact, but once he has settled in recent months, he is doing a great job from what I hear, even at Right-Back sometimes! He has scored some important goals as well, in fact his shooting has always been good for his position, and there are rumours that some bigger Portuguese clubs are having a look at him, something that doesn't surprise me, at all.
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Club: G.D. Estoril Praia
Name: Charalambos "Chambos" Kyriakou
Shirt Name: KYRIAKOU
Positions: ★ DM, CB, SB, CM
Age: 23 (09/02/1995)
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 74 kg
Injury Tolerance: B
Top Speed: 76
Dribble Accuracy: 73
Dribble Speed: 74
Short Pass Accuracy: 73
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 73
Long Pass Speed: 75
Shot Accuracy: 66
Shot Power: 80
Shot Technique: 68
Free Kick Accuracy: 63
Keeper Skills: 50
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 3
ATTACK / DEFENCE AWARENESS: 2/3
Attack Prowess: 66
Defense Prowess: 72
Ball Winning: 75
PLAYER INDEX CARDS:
P11 - Enforcer
Libero wrote:RES, LPA, DA, TECH, FKA and SWE look a bit underrated to me.
He really gave that stability that was necessary in Estoril's midfield. Pêpê Rodrigues and Wesley played the defensive midifielder role but while Pêpe is too soft for that role, Wesley was reckless and got unnecessary fouls and red cards. Plus, having them playing with too center-midfielders with low defensive skills (Eduardo Texeira and Lucas Evangelista are probably around low 50's in DEF) made Estoril's midfield a highway to their opponents.
I haven't heard about any big clubs wanting him but he could be an interesting solution for Vit. Guimarães, a team that could use a guy like him.
petreleo wrote:Maybe just a bit underrated, a couple of points distance(with the exception of FKA which can be 3-4 points higher), but around those levels for sure. He was technically good with the ball, but not one of the best technical Defensive-Midfielders in Cyprus.
No specific teams' names are mentioned, but there were a lot of articles in Cyprus saying that bigger teams are scouting him, it might be Vit. Guimarães.
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