The funeral of Omonia Nicosia legendary footballer Nikos Charalambous, who passed away on March 31 at the age of 71, will take place on April 3 at the Church of Constantinos and Eleni, the club announced.
“Today is a very difficult day for us,” Omonia said in a statement following his passing.
“Nikos Charalambous will forever be etched on all of our fans’ memory for having permanently linked his name with the club’s history.”
Born in 1950, Charalambous, universally recognised as one of the best ever players in Cyprus’ football history, played for Omonia from 1969 to 1978 and led the team to six league titles and two national cups.
Throughout his time at Omonia, Charalambous played 289 matches and scored a total of 56 goals.
Fans still regard him as one of the most skilled and intelligent players ever to wear the no. 10 jersey for the club, as well as a natural leader on and off the pitch.
He also made 19 caps for the Cyprus national team, scoring a memorable goal against the Soviet Union in 1971.
The club announced that the entire Omonia board of directors will attend the funeral.
Fans will also have the chance of signing a book of condolences at the club’s headquarters in Nicosia.
Condolence messages and donations can be made at: www.ourbeloved.cy