CLUB HONOURS

Wellington Olympic AFC Club Honours

Chatham Cup Champions: 2009 - 2-1 winners against Auckland's Three Kings United

Chatham Cup Finalists: 1994, 2009

Chatham Cup Top 4: 1994, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2022

SuperClub Plate Champions: 1995

Central League Division One Winners: 1991, 2010, 2016, 2021, 2022, 2023

Central League Division One Runners up: 2005, 2012, 2013

National League Runners up: 2021 (Central/Southern Region), 2022

Central Premier Runners up: 1997

Federation Premier League Runners up: 2004

Central League Division Two Winners: 1977, 1980, 1986

National U19s Youth Championships Winners: 1994, 2022

National U19s Youth Championships Runners up: 2017, 2021

Hilton Petone Cup Winners: 1994, 2004, 2014, 2021, 2022

Hilton Petone Cup Runners up: 2005, 2012, 2023

​​​​​​​Ivan England Cup Winners: 2004, 2005, 2014

Capital Premier Winners: ​​​​​​​2023


Individual Honours

NZ All White Internationals which have come through the ranks at Wellington Olympic AFC. 

Leo BERTOS 

(1997-2000)

Bertos is easily one of the most exciting talents to come out of Wellington Olympic Football Club. In 1997 Leo made his first team debut for Olympic at aged 15 and went on to make 53 first team appearances before signing for English Championship side Barnsley FC in 2000. Leo spent seven seasons in the UK before making a move to Australias Premier Competition the Hyndai A-League signing for Perth Glory in 2006.

Leo now applys his trade back in his city of birth for Hyndai A-League Club the Wellington Phoenix and won the Sony Player of the Year award in 08/09 in his first season at the Club.

New Zealand International Caps: 50 (2002 - Current All White).

Raf de GREGORIO 

(2007 - 2011)

De Gregorio began his senior club career with Wellington United in 1997 before spending time in Europe with Bohemians Dordrechtand Clyde. He returned to New Zealand in 2003 where he was a regular with The Football Kingz in the old NSL (National Soccer League). A short spell with Finnish side FC Jokerit followed, before once again returning to New Zealand with Team Wellington. In 2005 de Gregorio again returned to Europe for a short spell with HJK Helsinki.

Raf later rejoined Team Wellington in the NZFC and Wellington Olympic AFC in 2007. Raf made his full international debut on the 14th of Januray, 2000 vs China and was part of the All White Squad which competed at the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2003. Raf became a key member of Wellington Olympics Central League side who went on to make 74 appearances scoring 22 goals during his time at the club. New Zealand International Caps: 23 (2000 - 2006)

Kosta BARBAROUSES 

(2003-2007)

Kosta is the most recent talent to come through the ranks at Wellington Olympic AFC and achieve full international honours. Kosta aged 16 scored on his first team debut for Wellington Olympic vs Lower Hutt City in the Central League on the 17 April, 2006. He went on to make 24 appearances scoring 14 goals before he signed for the Wellington Phoenix Football Club in 2007.

Barbarouses captained New Zealand at the 2007 U-17 World Cup in Korea, having scored a hat-trick in their final qualifying match to ensure progression to the finals. He made his senior debut in a World Cup qualifier against Fiji on 19 November, 2008.

New Zealand International Caps: 17 (2008 - Current All White).

Stu JACOBS 

(1993 - 1996)

Former Thai Air Ways Oly-Whites U23s and U20s Junior All Whites Coach Stu Jacobs played for Wellington Olympic AFC from 1993 to 1996. During his time at Olympic he went on to make 84 appearances and score 16 goals at the Club.  Stu was part of the Golden era of Wellington Olympic as they were believed to be one of the best clubs in New Zealand in the mid 90s. Jacobs was part of the Wellington Olympic side that made the Chatham Cup final in 1994.

Stu made his debut for the All Whites on the 17th November, 1988 and during his three seasons at Welligton Olympic AFC he appeared eleven times for the All Whites.  Stu is now the current All Whites' Assistant Coach (2023).

New Zealand International Caps: 16 (1988 - 1997).

Simon ELLIOTT 

(1993 - 1995)

Simon Elliott is one of the most successful players to come out of New Zealand Football. He began his professional career with USL First Division team Boston Bulldogs in 1999, before joining Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy in May 1999.He made 122 appearances for Galaxy in five seasons, scoring ten goals. Elliott was traded in January 2004 to the Columbus Crew in exchange for a first round pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. He played every game in the 2005 season before signing for Fulham Football Club in the English Premier League applying his trade in the worlds most watched league til he was released May 2008.

Elliot earned his his 50th international cap in a 3-0 win over New Caledonia on 10 September 2008, accruing 6 goals en route to his milestone. He appeared in qualifying matches for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup in France. Elliott was included in the New Zealand U-23 squad for their first appearance at the Olympic Games as one of three over age players, alongside Ryan Nelsen and Chris Killen.

Simon Elliott played 74 games and scored 32 goals for Wellington Olympic AFC from 1993 - 1995. He also managed to make four International caps during his 1995 season at Wellington Olympic AFC.

New Zealand International Caps:  65 (1995 - 2010).

Clayton LEWIS

(2012-2015)

15 year old Clayton Lewis made his debut off the bench at Richard Prouse Park on 12th May 2012 in the 4-0 win against Wainuiomata in the Chatham Cup playing alongside his father Barry. His Central League debut followed two weeks' later in a 4-1 win against Wests at Endeavour Park. His first goal was in his fifth match in a 2-2 draw against Wests at Newtown Park on 5th August 2012.


The following season he made his first start in the opening Central League match 5-2 win against Napier City Rovers and became a fixture as he went on to play in 20 of the 24 games that year (including 14 starts).


Overall, he played a total of 41 times between 2012 and 2015 of which 23 were alongside his father Barry, scoring 9 times including the winner against Caversham in the 2013 Chatham Cup quarter final when Olympic fought back from 0-2 to win 3-2.


Clayton played National League over the 2014/15 summer with Wanderers Special Club (formed to develop players for the NZ u20 side prior to the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand) scoring 3 goals in thirteen matches. Prior to the U-20 World Cup he made his senior All Whites debut against South Korea on 31st March 2015.


After two years at National League, Clayton heading to England to play for Scunthorpe United, returning two years later to play for Auckland City before signing with the Wellington Phoenix in October 2020. Since then, he has become a regular having played over 50 times for the Phoenix, recently teaming up with another former Wellington Olympic player, Kosta Barbarouses.


Clayton scored his first international goal in a 4-0 win against Fiji in a World Cup qualifier in Qatar in 2022 and as of April 2023 has 22 caps and 1 goal.

Top 10 First Team Appearances

Harry Kotsapas

377 Games

1973-1993

​​​​​​​Nick Halikias

355 Games

1975-1993

Alkis Ioannou

260 Games

1975-1993

Chris Christie (Yiavasis)​​​​​​​

252 Games

1977-2002

Jimmy Haidakis

234 Games

2003-

Spiros Androutsos

231 Games

1977-1995

Jared Curtis

221 Games

1997-2012

Maki Halikias

220 Games

2001-2015

Paul Kotrotsos

219 Games

1989-2003

Imre Foldi

215 Games

1990-1999



Record holder - Harry Kotsapas in action for Wellington Olympic AFC

Top 5 First Team Goalscorers

Harry Kotsapas

130 Goals

1973-1993

Chris Christie (Yiavasis)

103 Goals

1977-2002

Spiros Androutsos

90 Goals

1972-1995

Imre Foldi

88 Goals

1990-1999

Jimmy Haidakis

85 Goals

2003-

These statistics are pre-2023 season.  The stats have been updated  on our Club Stats page to record Gianni Bouzoukis now overtaking Spiros Androutsos

Former Striker Chris Christie in action for Wellington Olympic AFC against Manawatu

Most Goals Scored in a Season

Geoff Brown in 2004 scored 35 goals.