Compiled by Steven Robertson

Wellington Olympic Roll of Honour








Centurions


200 Appearances








1979

Harry Kotsapas



1984

Harry Kotsapas


1980

George Bertos Snr



1986

Nick Halikias


1980

Nick Halikias



1989

Spiro Androutsos


1983

Basil Bouzoukis



1989

Alkes Ioannou


1984

Alkes Ioannou



1994

Chris Christie


1984

Spiro Androutsos



1999

Imre Foldi


1984

Andy West



2000

Paul Kotrotsos


1988

Tony Palamidas



2002

Basil Mitrakas


1988

George Kotrotsos



2010

Jared Curtis


1989

Chris Christie



2013

Barry Lewis


1990

Carl Adams



2014

Maki Halikias


1991

Costa Leonidas



2015

Jimmy Haidakis


1991

Mick Peel



2017

Chas Lawrence


1994

Imre Foldi






1994

Andre Racz



300 Appearances

1995

Paul Kotrotsos






1996

Basil Mitrakas



1988

Harry Kotsapas


1996

Craig Candy



1990

Nick Halikias


1997

Ian Minshull






1998

Gary Minshull



50 Goals

2001

Simon George






2002

Iain Cave



1977

Harry Kotsapas


2003

Jared Curtis



1985

Spiro Androutsos


2007

Barry Lewis



1991

Nick Halikias


2009

Maki Halikias



1991

Alkes Ioannou


2009

Jimmy Haidakis



1993

Chris Christie


2012

Chas Lawrence



1993

Imre Foldi


2013

Jamie O'Connor



1994

Andre Racz


2013

Anthony Neonakis



2006

Geoff Brown


2019

Aleem Sheik



2010

Mickey Malivuk


2020

Alex Palezevic



2012

Jimmy Haidakis


2022

Gianni Bouzoukis



2021

Gianni Bouzoukis


2022

Scott Basalaj



2023

Jack-Henry Sinclair


2023

​​​​​​​Ben Mata








100 Goals












1983

Harry Kotsapas






2001

Chris Christie






2023

Gianni Bouzoukis









​​​​​​​​​​​​​Jack-Henry Sinclair became the 12th player to reach the 50 goal milestone for Olympic with his hattrick against Petone on 22nd April. He is the 5th fastest to this milestone. This was his 3rd hattrick for the club and the 2nd against Petone.

Ben Mata makes his 100th appearance for the Club against Western Suburbs on 28th May 2023

Wellington Olympic First Team Appearances

(League and Cup) from 1970 to 2023







LEAGUE

CHATHAM CUP

PLAY-OFFS

TOTAL

1

Harry

KOTSAPAS

1973-1993 & 1995

344

33

3

380

2

Nick

HALIKIAS

1974-1993

327

28

4

359

3

Alkes

IOANNOU

1975,1977,1979,1982-1992

238

22

4

264

4

Chris

CHRISTIE YIAVASIS

1979, 1983-1989,1991-1994, 1997-2002

226

27

4

257

5

Jimmy

HAIDAKIS

2003-2016, 2018, 2020

192

42


234

6

Spiros

ANDROUTSOS

1977-1990, 1992, 1995

210

21

2

233

7=

Paul

KOTROTSOS

1989,1991-2003

193

26

2

221

7=

Jared

CURTIS

1996-2011

188

33


221

7=

Chas

LAWRENCE

2007-2017, 2019

184

37


221

10

Maki

HALIKIAS

2001-2015, 2018

182

38


220

11

Imre

FOLDI

1990-1997, 1999

191

24

2

217

12

Barry

LEWIS

2003-2014

171

40


211

13

Basil

MITRAKAS

1988-2000, 2002

177

22

2

201

14

George

KOTROTSOS

1980-1993,1998

166

19

3

188

15

George

BERTOS Snr

1980-1993, 1998

166

19

3

188

16

Tony

PALAMIDAS

1983-1989, 1992-1993

146

15

2

163

17

Simon

GEORGE

1993-1995, 1997-1999, 2001, 2007-2008, 2011-2013

134

26


160

18

Ian

MINSHULL

1993-1999, 2008

135

19


154

19

Alex

PALEZEVIC

2015-2022

135

18


153

20

Basil

BOUZOUKIS

1978-1983, 1985, 1989, 1991

141

10


151

21

Gary

MINSHULL

1994-1999

123

19


142

22

Jamie

O'CONNOR

2007-2014

117

24


141

23

Mick

PEEL

1986-1989, 1991, 1993-1994

116

16

4

136

24

Costa

LEONIDAS

1974, 1986-1988, 1990-1992

117

13

3

133

25

Scott

BASALAJ

2016-

112

15

3

130

26

Craig

CANDY

1993-1998

114

14


128

27

Gianni

BOUZOUKIS

2016-

109

17

2

128

28

Aleem

SHEIK

2012-2015, 2019-2021

105

17


122

29=

Andy

WEST

1980-1986

110

10


120

29=

Ben

Mata

2019-

99

17

4

120

31

Carl

ADAMS

1986-1991

102

12

2

116

32

Anthony

NEONAKIS

2004-2005, 2007-2009, 2011-2013

87

22


106

33=

Iain

CAVE

1996-2002

92

12


104

33=

Andre

RACZ

1991-1995

89

13

2

104

Missing CL Qualifying 1973 x 5

Appearances are to and including National League R8 match vs Auckland City FC played on 12 November 2023.

Playoffs include Central Top 4 (1988), National (1991), National Finals (2021 & 2022) & Oceania (2023)




CLUB LEGENDS:

HARRY KOTSAPAS

380 1st TEAM APPEARANCES

130 GOALS

CHRIS CHRISTIE YIAVASIS

257 1st TEAM APPEARANCES

103 GOALS

GIANNI BOUZOUKIS

100 GOALS IN 127 1st TEAM APPEARANCES (4 November 2023 vs Christchurch United) 

Did you know.....

  • Sam Mitrakas and Kailan Gould reached the 50 game mark against Auckland City on 11 March and Wellington Phoenix Reserves on 7th April respectively. They are the 83rd and 84th players to do so.
  • Of Sam’s 50 appearances, a record  31 have been off the bench beating Johnny Gerondis (29), Nathanael Hailemariam (27), Jimmy Haidakis (25) and Spiros Androutsos (25).
  • Conversely, in the National League Final in December 2022, Justin Gulley became the first outfielder since Geoff Brown in 2006 to have 50 starts in his 50 first appearances (goalkeepers James McPeake and Scott Basalaj have also achieved this feat in this timeframe).
  • Kailan scored in his 50th match – the 15th player to do so since Wally Allen in 1972 - and the first whose goal was the match winner deep in injury time.
  • Our matches against Auckland City (National League Final and Oceania Champions League Play-Offs) were the first time we have played the same opponent in three consecutive matches.​​​​​​​
  • As at 24th June 2003, Ben "Pen" Mata has now scored 22 goals from 25 attempts from the spot in his overall total of 35 goals scored.
  • Tam Dimairo became the 85th player to play 50 matches but only the 7th outfielder to reach that milestone without a goal (Ryan Edwards in 2012 is the only other player to match this).


Updates will be added over the season

Justin Gulley & Scott Basalaj both hit their 50th appearances from 50 starts

Samuel Mitrakas v Auckland City ​​​​​​            11th March 2023

Kailan Gould v the Nix on 7th April

Wellington Olympic First Team Goals

(League and Cup) from 1970 to 2023




league

chatham

cup

play offs

total

matches

goals per match

1

Harry

KOTSAPAS

121

8

1

130

380

0.34

2

Chris

CHRISTIE YIAVASIS

93

7

3

103

256

0.40

3

Gianni

BOUZOUKIS

85

15

1

102

128

0.79

4

Spiros ANDROUTSOS

75

15

0

90

233

0.39

5

Imre

FOLDI

80

8

0

88

216

0.41

6

Jimmy

HAIDAKIS

60

25

0

85

234

0.36

7

Micky

MALIVUK

54

13

0

67

80

0.84

8

Jack-Henry

SINCLAIR

63

1

0

64

93

0.69

9

Andre

RACZ

49

9

1

59

103

0.57

10

Geoff

BROWN

42

15

0

57

54

1.06

11

Alkes

IOANNOU

48

5

1

54

264

0.20

12

Nick

HALIKIAS

44

9

0

53

359

0.15

13=

Maki

HALIKIAS

35

12

0

47

221

0.21

13=

Ben

Mata

36

9

2

47

120

0.39

15

Kailan

GOULD

35

10

0

45

75

0.60

16

Craig

CANDY

37

7

0

44

127

0.35

17

Jamie

O’CONNOR

31

10

0

41

141

0.29

18

Costa

LEONIDAS

36

2

1

39

133

0.29

19

George

BERTOS Snr

34

3

0

37

178

0.21

20

Jared

CURTIS

25

11

0

36

221

0.16

Missing 12 Goals for Chatham Cup

Goals are up to and including National League R8 match v Auckland City FC played 12 November 2023​​​​​​





Photo courtesy of Imray's Snaps

2022 National League Golden Boot Gianni Bouzoukis scored his 7th hattrick for the Club on Saturday's Chatham Cup R2 game against Wainuiomata, and has him firmly in 5th spot overall for goals scored for the Club

As at 28 October 2023, Gianni sits 3rd on the table, with 99 goals...


OCEANIA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2023

NATIONAL PLAYOFFS

Wellington Olympic AFC v Auckland City FC


OFC 1

11/03/2023

OFC 2

18/03/2023

TOTAL

MATCHES

GOALS
APAAPA-PRESTON, Joshua
Bench-dnp
BASALAJ, Scott
112
DAVENPORT-PETERSEN, Tor
112
DIMAIRO, Tamupiwa
112
ETTEMA, TheoSubbed OnBench1
FEUTZ, RyanSubbed OnSubbed On2
GAUL, ConnorBenchBenchdnp
GULLEY, Justin112
HAILEMARIAM, NathanealBenchBenchdnp
HOY, Gavin112
KOTROTSOS, Christopher (RGK)BenchBenchdnp
LUKE-MINY, MerlinBenchSubbed On1
MATA, Ben1121P
MITRAKAS, SamuelSubbed OnBench1
PALEZEVIC, AlexBenchBenchdnp
ROGERSON, Josh112
SINCLAIR, Jack-Henry112
STEVENS, Joel1121
TAYE, BirhanuBench-dnp
TIEKU, DerekSubbed OnBench1
van RIJSSEL, Oliver112
VINCENT, WilliamBench-dnp
WATSON, Hamish1122


Player information includes all players listed on the Comet squad list over the two OFC National Play-offs

More stats:

Olympic Streaks: 

  • 10 consecutive Central League wins dating back to Round 14 last season at Park Island in July. This ties with the run from June 2021 to April 2022 and is one behind the 11 wins from June 2010 to April 2011.
  • 21 matches unbeaten (16 wins and 5 draws) away from home in the Central League. The last defeat was at Dave Farrington Park in October 2020.
  • 20 matches unbeaten (19 wins and 1 draw) against Petone in all competitions. The last defeat was at Petone Memorial Park in 2011 in the Central League. The only draw during this run was in 2014 with 14 straight wins since then.
  • In the match against Whanganui Athletic on 15 April 2023, all 11 starters had at least one goal (fifth time that this has happened - all in six months - helped by Scott Basalaj's penalty against Wainuiomata in 2021) but amazingly only three (Gavin Hoy, Tor Davenport-Petersen and Jack-Henry Sinclair) had more that one goal.
  • The game played against Miramar on 10th June was the 67th we have played against them.
  • Gianni Bouzoukis scored our first ever hattrick against Miramar in that last match with Hamish Watson scoring our second ever hattrick 45 minutes later.
  • Most goals scored against Miramar:   7 (previous record was 4)
  • Highest winning margin against Miramar:    7  (previous record was 3)
  • The last time Miramar lost by 7 goals at home was in 1981 (0-7) against Wellington Diamonds United at the Basin Reserve. 
  • Following R10 v Miramar, Olympic (Central League) has scored 57 goals this year, as follows:

Central League:   44

Chatham Cup:       9

OFC Playoffs:        4


  • Following R11 v Waterside Karori - this was Olympic's first ever home draw against that team in 18 matches (Olympic did score a draw against Waterside before its merger with Karori).
  • The streak of 8 consecutive home game wins against Waterside Karori dating back to 2003 ended. 
  • Updates will be added over the season...

​​​​​​​Fastest to 50 Goals

1st

Geoff Brown

47 Matches

2nd

Mickey Malivuk

56 Matches

3rd

Harry Kotsapas

67 Matches

4th

Gianni Bouzoukis

71 Matches

5th

Jack-Henry Sinclair

72 Matches

6th

Andre Racz

85 Matches

7th

Imre Foldi

86 Matches

8th

Spiros Androutsos

123 Matches

9th=

Chris Christie Yiavasis

147 Matches

9th=

Jimmy Haidakis

147 Matches

11th

Alkes Ioannou

235 Matches

12th

Nick Halikias

314 Matches

Andre Racz, Geoff Brown and Jack-Henry Sinclair all scored hattricks in the match in which they brought up their milestone but Jack-Henry is the first to complete his hattrick with his 50th goal!

Olympic 2023

Top 10 Leading Club Goalscorers

RANK

GOALS

PLAYER

MATCHES

TEAM

1

26

Bevan Smith

13

Masters 2 – TFTs

2

23

Jett Dunn*

18

Wgtn 1 (22) & Cap 1 (1)

3

22

Oli Davies*

19

Cap Prem (21) & CL (1)

4

17

Ben Mata*

20

Central League (10) & CC (6)

5=

14

Hamish Watson

17

Cap Prem (1) & CL (13)

5=

14

Jack-Henry Sinclair

19

Central League

5=

14

Kailan Gould*

21

Cap Prem (1); CL (10) & CC (2)

8=

11

Gianni Bouzoukis*

11

Cap Prem (1); CL (5) & CC (5)

8=

11

Merlin Luke-Miny*

19

Cap Prem (5); CL (4) & CC (2)

10

9

Jimmy Haidakis

11

Capital 1


*Across all competitions played for

Stats as at 3 September 2023

Jett Dunn debuted for Olympic Capital 1 against the Phoenix, scoring a goal and helping to secure Olympic's 3-2 win.

Olympic 4th's player, Jett's Wgtn Div 1 hattrick against the Porirua St Germain's in R15 finally took him to the top as Olympic's leading goalscorer for the Club.

Hailing from Gisborne, young Oli Davies has fast proven his scoring prowess.  Playing for Olympic's Capital Premier team, Oli has helped catapult the team to the top of the league with only Island Bay on their heels to contend for the Capital Premier title and the Venus Shield.

He debuted for Olympic's 1st team in R2 of the Chatham Cup challenge against Wainui, coming off the bench

Oli joined Olympic from Havelock North, having played for them in the Central League last season.


TFT's Bevan Smith scored his 100th goal for the Club in his R15 match (he's only played 11 of the games) with his 20th goal for the season.

Bevan is Olympic's overall goldenboot across all senior competitions for the Club.

CONGRATULATIONS BEVAN!

Photo courtesy of Photomac

Gianni Bouzoukis scored all four CL goals in one game against Miramar Rangers, breaking both the first hattrick record the Club against Miramar, and scoring four goals in one match

The stats keep coming....


  • The R12 match against Whanganui Athletic on 1 July was Jacob Daly’s first clean sheet in his second start playing for the 1st team.


  • This match was our third clean sheet for the season, all of which have finished 7-0.  An incredible coincidence as this is our most common scoreline this season after 16 matches played (includes Chatham Cup and OFC Playoffs).

​​​​​​​

  • We have conceded only one goal in the last 9 hours played at Wembley Park dating back to 1996 (the only goal conceded was in a 10-1 Cup win in 2006).  Over the same time period, we have scored 28 goals.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Not having scored in his first 49 matches, Theo Ettema now has three in his last 13 including a match winner against North Wellington and an opening goal against Whanganui Athletic.


  • Ben Mata has scored in three consecutive matches for the first time (versus North Wellington, Waterside Karori and now Whanganui Athletic).

Following our R13 match against the Wellington Phoenix on 14 July 2023:

 

  • Scott Basalaj has now celebrated his 100th Central/National League appearance for the Club (91 Central League, 9 National League), with another 14 appearances in Chatham Cup games and 3 in the play offs, making a total of 117 for the Club as at 14 July.

​​​​​​​

  • Ben Mata has scored in his fifth consecutive game  - only 7 players have a longer streak.

​​​​​​​

  • It took Olympic 162 minutes to score our first ever home goal against the Wellington Phoenix before the floodgates opened.

​​​​​​​

  • Olympic has scored in 35 consecutive games since its 0-3 loss to the Wellington Phoenix on 16 July 2022.  During this run Olympic has scored 139 goals (3.97 goals per game average).  This ties with the record set between 24 April 1976 and 27 August 1977 when Harry Kotsapas and George Bertos Snr were knocking in the goals, although only 98 goals were scored during that period.​​​​​​​

GIANNI MAKES IT 100!!

Gianni Bouzoukis made his 100th League appearance (87 Central League / 13 National League) on the 22nd July against Petone at Memorial Park.​​​​​​​

Wellington Olympic 100 Hattricks

While football is a team game you can’t ignore individual player achievements. For goalkeepers it is clean sheets (the Club record is held by Paul Kotrotsos with over 50 in his 221 matches) while for strikers it is goals. The overall career Club record is still held by Harry Kotsapas with 130 goals in 380 matches while the season record is held by Geoff Brown with 35 goals in 22 matches. Instant success can be achieved by rattling in a hattrick – Gianni Bouzoukis holds the Club record at 9 while Ben Mata is the nearly man with 9 doubles but no hattricks.

The first recorded hattrick (when we were playing as CYFC) was on 7th August 1971 in a 9-1 win against Wanganui City in Central Two. Unfortunately, we don’t actually know who scored it since two players – Jeff Allen and Laki Tsoumbaras – scored 4 and 3 goals respectively in the match and records don’t show goal times. Remarkably, Jeff Allen’s 4 goals in a match wouldn’t be beaten for over 30 years!

In 1973 Greg Robertson (career 31 goals in 52 matches) became the first player to score two hattricks in the same season, scoring 3 against Douglas Villa and 4 against Wanganui Athletic.

Despite his record 130 total goals, Harry Kotsapas only managed five hattricks (Wainuiomata in 1974, Adriatic in 1976, Hastings City in 1977, North Wellington in 1979 and Manawatu United in 1985) during his time with the Club.

Arthur Brown scored our first ever Central One hattrick (and the first one as Wellington Olympic) against Waterside in 1983.

Only 18 hattricks were scored between 1970 and 1989 but then they started flowing. Imre Foldi scored the next four in 1990 and 1991 only to be outdone by Andre Racz who scored the five after that between 1991 and 1994. During this streak Andre became the first player to score a hattrick in a losing effort when we went down 4-7 in a Capital Premier match to Waterside Karori in 1992.

In 1994 either Chris Christie-Yiavasis or Simon Elliott (same problem as before although maybe Chris might remember who got there first in the match) scored our first Superclub Championship phase hattrick in a 7-1 win against Christchurch Technical.

In 2004 Geoff Brown scored four hattricks in one season (4 against BNU, 5 against Wellington College, 6 against Wainuiomata and another 3 against BNU) which remains a Club record. He had none the following season but scored his fifth and sixth hattricks (Club record at the time) in 2006 against Western Suburbs and Napier City Rovers respectively.

In 2006 the 50th hattrick was scored in a 10-1 Chatham Cup win at Wembley Park against Wanganui Athletic. Yet again a milestone was marked in a match where two players scored hattricks – Adam Cowan scored 3 and Kieran Cripps scored 4 – so again, without the recorded time of goals scored, we don’t know who hit the milestone one.

In 2007 Anthony Neonakis became the first player to score a hattrick in his first starting XI game (he had previously been a sub) scoring all 3 goals in a 3-2 win against Palmerston North Marist at Memorial Park.

In 2008 Miroslav “Mickey” Malivuk became the first player to score hattricks in consecutive matches (3 against Wellington United and 3 against Naenae) and then in 2010 equalled Geoff Brown’s tally of six career hattricks when hitting 4 past Tawa in a 8-1 Central League win at Redwood Park.

In 2013 Olympic fielded arguably their best team never to win a trophy (lost the league by one goal and lost in the Chatham Cup semi-final 0-4 on a Christchurch bog), six hattricks from five different players were scored as it rained goals through the season (81 in 24 matches). In the final league match when we needed to beat Petone by 4 goals, Andrew Abba’s hattrick was in vain as we only won 5-2.

In 2015 Jimmy Haidakis scored three hattricks (3 against Napier City Rovers, 3 against Tawa and 3 and Wairarapa United). The Napier one included a shot from close to half way. Unfortunately, both the Napier and Wairarapa United matches were lost (3-4 AET and 4-5 respectively).  Despite the feat of scoring three goals per game, Jimmy holds the Club record of most hattricks scored in a losing effort.

The Chatham Cup 13-0 demolition of Stokes Valley in 2019 saw Thomas Jackson equal Geoff Brown’s record of six goals in a match.

2020 had Gianni Bouzoukis hit his first hattrick, scoring 5 against Wairarapa United at Wakefield, and breaking a new record for the Club in a league match. He followed this up with 2 hattricks in 2021, 3 in 2022 and 3 so far in 2023 to make a Club record nine hattricks to date.

A then record seven hattricks were scored in 2022 – in addition to Gianni’s three, there were two for Jesse Randall, one for Jack-Henry Sinclair and probably a unique one from Kailan Gould where all goals were from the penalty spot in a 5-0 Cup win against Wanganui Athletic.

With six or seven matches to go in 2023, we already have 10 hattricks this season. In addition to Gianni’s three, there were three from Hamish Watson, two from Jack-Henry Sinclair, one from Merlin Luke-Minny and one from Gavin Hoy. Gianni matched Mickey Malivuk’s feat of scoring consecutive hattricks with 3 against Wainuiomata and 4 against Miramar Rangers.

Two players scored hattricks in the same match twice this season. Gianni scored our first ever hattrick against Miramar Rangers in a 7-0 thrashing at Dave Farringdon Park with Hamish Watson missing out on the record and getting the second ever later in the match (bad luck Watto!). In the National League Championship match played against Napier on 30th September, we had 98 hattricks already banked and both Gianni and Jack-Henry had two goals so hattrick 100 was a possibility. Gianni hit his hattrick first (the 99th) leaving it to Jack-Henry to claim the honour of scoring our 100th hattrick in the 7-1 win.



CLUBS MOST HATTRICKS SCORED AGAINST



Napier City Rovers

7


Wanganui Athletic

7


Petone

6


Wanganui Athletic

6


Wellington United

5


YEARS MOST HATTRICKS SCORED



2023

10


2022

7


2013

6


2004

5


2019

5


MOST HATTRICKS SCORED BY PLAYERS



Gianni BOUZOUKIS

9


Geoff BROWN

6


Miroslav MALIVUK

6


Harry KOTSAPAS

5


Andre RACZ

5


MILESTONES

1st

Jeff ALLEN or

Laki TSOUMBARAS

50th

Adam COWAN or

Kieran CRIPPS

100th

Jack-Henry SINCLAIR

Jack-Henry Sinclair scored Wellington Olympic's 100th Hattrick on 30 September 2023 in R2 of the National League Championship match against Napier City Rovers

MOVING ONTO NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PHASE 2023.....

  • The 7-1 win against Napier City Rovers was Olympic’s 10th consecutive win against them (7 Central League, 2 National League Championship, 1 Chatham Cup) dating back to August 2020. The combined score over the 10 matches has been 41 goals to 10.


  • Olympic have now scored four or more goals against Napier City Rovers in six consecutive matches.


  • The only one previous time Olympic scored seven or more goals against Napier City Rovers was in a 1996 Superclub 7-2 home game win.


  • Overall record against Napier City Rovers is now:

      ​​​​​​​Played 71 - Won 32 - Drew 6 - Lost 33 - Goals For 163 - Goals Against 168.

  

  • Olympic have now scored four or more goals against all opponents in each of the last six matches (a new Club record).


  • Gianni Bouzoukis scored his 9th hattrick in the match against Napier (extending his Club record). He is now only four goals away from becoming only the 3rd Olympic player to score 100 first team goals for the Club.


  • The Bouzoukis family have scored a total of 102 goals (Gianni 96, Basil 6). They are the fourth family to break the 100 goal mark for Olympic. Ahead of them, the Halikias family are on 109 (Nick 63, Maki 47, Lukas 6, Peter 3) with the Christie-Yiavasis family on 111 (Chris 103, Andrew 8, Luke 0), and the Kotsapas family on 130 (Harry scoring all 130).


  • Jack-Henry Sinclair scored Olympic’s 10th hattrick of the season and the 100th hattrick since Olympic joined the Central League pyramid in 1970.


  • This was the seventh time two different players scored hattricks in the same match (and the second time this season after Gianni Bouzoukis and Hamish Watson scored 4 and 3 goals respectively in Olympic’s 7-0 win against Miramar in R10 of the Central League regional phase).  The first game in which a double hattrick was scored (and the first hattrick to actually be scored in a match) was against Wanganui City in 1971.  In 2006, Olympic scored another double hattrick (the 50th match to include a hattrick) against Whanganui Athletic. 


  • Ben Mata became only the seventh Olympic player to score at least 20 in a season. He is the first centre back to achieve this for Olympic although of his 20 goals 16 have been penalties. Geoff Brown scored 35 in 2004, Gianni Bouzoukis 32 last season and Thomas Jackson 25 in 2019, Jessie Randall 22 last season, Chris Christie-Yiavasis 21 in 1994 and Kailan Gould 20 last season.


  • Olympic have now scored 114 goals in 26 matches this season (79x 18 Central League matches, 19x 4 Chatham Cup, 12x 2 National League Championship and 4x  2 Oceania Qualifiers).


  • Olympic have conceded 46 goals in 26 matches this season (29 in 18 Central League matches, 8 in 4 Chatham Cup, 3 in 2 National League Championship and 6 in 2 Oceania Qualifiers) with only 5 clean sheets.


  • Olympic have only had one 0-0 draw in their last 312 matches (current run 77 matches).


  • Olympic have played Cashmere Technical 4 times with 2 wins. Cashmere won 4-0 in the Cup semi-final in 2013 and 5-1 in the South Central Series in 2021 while Olympic won 3-2 in the Cup quarter-final in 2022 and 3-0 in the National League Championship last season.

Jack-Henry scores his 10th hattrick - the 100th hattrick scored by the Club

Another one hits the back of the net...

Gianni Bouzoukis scored his second hattrick for the season, his 9th for the Club.

R3 vs Cashmere Technical....

  • The 3-3 draw against Cashmere Technical was the first draw between the sides.


  • Overall record against Cashmere Technical is now

Played 5 - Won 2 - Drew 1 - Lost 2 – Goals For 10 – Goals Against 14.


  • Olympic have scored three goals in each of the last three matches against Cashmere Technical.


  • The draw breaks a run of 6 consecutive wins (4 Central League and 2 National League).


  • Olympic have now conceded the first 2 goals in a match 5 times this season:
    • Won 4-2 vs Petone in Central League R5
    • Won 3-2 vs Wellington Phoenix Reserves in Central League R13
    • Lost 0-4 to Petone in Central League R14
    • Lost 2-3 AET to Eastern Suburbs in Chatham Cup QF
    • Drew 3-3 with Cashmere Technical in National League Championship R3


  • Olympic have now scored 117 goals in 27 matches this season (79 in 18x Central League matches, 19 in 4x Chatham Cup, 15 in 3x National League Championship and 4 in 2x Oceania Qualifiers).


  • Olympic have conceded 49 goals in 27 matches this season (29 in 18x Central League matches, 8 in 4x Chatham Cup, 6 in 3x National League Championship and 6 in 2x Oceania Qualifiers) with only five clean sheets.


  • Olympic have only ever played Eastern Suburbs twice before – both times in quarter finals of the Chatham Cup. Olympic won 4-1 at Madills Farm in 2005 but lost 2-3 at Wakefield Park earlier this season.​​​​​​​

R5 vs Auckland United....

  • The 3-1 win against Auckland United was the same score as last season.


  • Overall record against Auckland United is now

 Played 2 - Won 2 - Drew 0 - Lost 0 - Goals For 6 - Goals Against 2


  • This was the first game ever played at Keith Hay Park for Olympic.


  • Olympic are now unbeaten in eight National League Championship round robin away matches (6 wins, 2 draws). The last away defeat was a 1-3 loss to Napier City Rovers at Park Island in Superclub in 1994.


  • By scoring against Auckland United, Gianni Bouzoukis maintains his record of scoring against every team he has played more than once. Since the start of the 2020 season he has scored 79 goals in 87 appearances for Olympic. He now has a total of 98 goals - the last Olympic player to reach 100 goals was Chris Christie-Yiavasis in August 2001.


  • Olympic have now scored 122 goals in 29 matches this season (79 in 18x Central League matches, 19 in 4x Chatham Cup, 20 in 5x National League Championship and 4 in 2x Oceania Qualifiers).


  • Olympic have conceded 52 goals in 29 matches this season (29 in 18x Central League matches, 8 in 4x Chatham Cup, 9 in 5x National League Championship and 6 in 2x Oceania Qualifiers) with only 5 clean sheets.


  • When Olympic lost 0-4 to Petone in the Central League in July, it broke five long standing streaks:
    • the first time Olympic had lost to Petone since 2011 (21 matches unbeaten);
    • the first time Olympic had failed to beat Petone since 2014 (15 straight wins);
    • the first time Olympic had failed to score against Petone since 2009 (27 matches);
    • the first time Olympic had failed to score in a match since July 2022 (35 matches); and
    • the first time Olympic had failed to score at Memorial Park since June 2000 (19 matches).


R6 vs Petone FC....

  • This was the first ever National League championship match against Petone


  • This was the fourth meeting this season (Olympic won 4-2 and lost 0-4 in the Central League and won 5-0 In the Chatham Cup)

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  • Overall record against Petone is now:

Played 94 - Won 53 - Drew 18 - Lost 23 - Goals For 212 - Goals Against 148



  • First match was in 1964 when CYFC (Christian Youth Football Club – Olympic’s former name) reached Wellington Two for the first time. The 94 matches played is second only to Olympic’s tally against Lower Hutt City (100)


  • Gianni Bouzoukis and Gavin Hoy have both scored in each of the last three matches (last season Gianni Bouzoukis and Jesse Randall set a Club record by both being scorers in four consecutive matches which was matched when Gianni Bouzoukis repeated the feat with Kailan Gould)


  • Olympic have now scored 124 goals in 30 matches this season (79 in 18x Central League matches, 19 in 4x Chatham Cup, 22 in 6x National League Championship and 4 in 2x Oceania Qualifiers)


  • Olympic have conceded 53 goals in 30 matches this season (29 in 18x Central League matches, 8 in 4x Chatham Cup, 10 in 6x National League Championship and 6 in 2x Oceania Qualifiers) with only 5 clean sheets


  • Olympic have only ever played Christchurch United once – winning 7-1 in the National League Championship at Petone Memorial Park last season

Players

#

Matches

Year

Laki TSOUMBARAS and

Andrew YIAVASIS

3

146-148

1971

George BERTOS Snr and

Harry KOTSAPAS

3

241-243

1976

Howie CLARE and

Imre FOLDI

3

555-557

1990

Simon ELLIOTT and

Chris CHRISTIE YIAVASIS

3

665-667

1994

Simon ELLIOTT and

Chris CHRISTIE YIAVASIS

3

670-672

1994

Imre FOLDI and

Gary MINSHULL

3

735-738

1997

Adam CHURCH and

Mickey MALUVIK

3

1010-1012

2009

Jimmy HAIDAKIS and

Colm KENNY

3

1115-1117

2014

Gianni BOUZOUKIS and

Ahmed OTHMAN

3

1238-1240

2020

Gianni BOUZOUKIS and

Jack-Henry SINCLAIR

3

1259-1261

2021

Gianni BOUZOUKIS and

Jesse RANDALL

4

1289-1292

2022

Gianni BOUZOUKIS and

Kailan GOULD

4

1292-1295

2022

Kailan GOULD and

Jack-Henry SINCLAIR

3

1320-1322

2023

Kailan GOULD and

Gavin HOY

3

1335-1337

2023

Ben MATA  and

Jack-Henry SINCLAIR

3

1337-1339

2023

Gianni BOUZOUKIS and

Gavin HOY

3

1341-1343

2023