About AZ Olympia Soccer Club

AZ Olympia Soccer CluB

The goal of our league is to provide a safe and productive environment that enables children to learn and apply the principles of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and sportsmanship. We facilitate the development of strength and character in every child that participates. Participation in our league is open to all boys and girls in the Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria area.

We are sustained by the efforts of volunteers who display an extraordinary amount of commitment and hard work, ensuring that our league is a positive influence in the lives of our children. We also strive to provide a service to our community by providing a healthy outlet for children, opportunities for the community to gather together, and endless hours of entertainment.

Sportsmanship Teamwork Strength Character Discipline Dedication
Trabajo en Equipo Deportivo de la Fuerza de caracteres Disciplina Dedicación

We welcome all children, regardless of race, creed or national origin. We are a Bi-lingual Organization.
Damos la bienvenida a todos los niños, independientemente de su raza, credo u origen nacional.
Somos una Organización Bi-lingual.

Our league is a non-profit organization. We appreciate the generous support of the community, local merchants, and civic organizations.

Nuestra liga es una organización sin fines de lucro. Agradecemos el apoyo generoso de la comunidad, los comerciantes locales, y organizaciones cívicas.

Will Panserraikos make a move for Herman NtezaWasswa?

The Greek club Panserraikos is rumored to be interested in signing the 21 year old Uganda attacker Herman Nteza.

The young attacker reaches the 22 year old mark in December, which is only in a few months’ time but a problem that Panserraikos might face in attempting to sign Herman is the fact that there are other clubs which are monitoring him and also believed to be on the verge of securing his services.

Vipers Sports Club are the reigning champions of the Uganda Cup and they have also been linked with Herman Nteza.

The agent of Herman Nteza is Geofrey Solo Kayemba and he has confirmed that his client is indeed available to be signed by any club and the team that does manage to sign him up will depend on whichever launches the best offer for the young attacker.

‘’It is a win win situation, whoever comes with the best offer for Herman Wasswa will be considered.’’ That was the statement released by Herman Nteza’s agent, GeofreyKayemba.

Kayemba also confirmed that Panserraikos had already launched an offer or invitation for the 21 year old player and according to the player’s representative, all that is left now is for Herman Nteza for him to get his visa but that almost everything else is done or at least believed to be in the final stages of completion.

‘’We got the invitation from Panserraikos and now what remains is the visa so that he travels for the final assessment and talks’’ GeofreyKayemba added on as he revealed information concerning Panserraikos as its turning into a potential football destination for his player, Herman Wasswa.

Even though Herman Nteza is still very young, he has already lifted a number of titles including 3 domestic trophies as a player of Kampala Capital City Authority FC and he was the top goal-scorer of Uganda Premier League during the season of 2012-13 with 20 goals.

Giorgos Karagounis Finds Wales Performance Commendable

Not every team has been able to hold onto their days of former glory and one such team is Greece.


Giorgos Karagounis feels that teams like Wales have the belief and the confidence that Greece had back in 2004. It was quite some time that Greece was able to win a tournament like Euros. This was about 12 years back. Being a midfielder, he was part of the winning team and he feels that the team had the confidence and the belief in their skills and strategies which helped them through the win.

The team has stunned the world when they lifted the trophy that year. The team had been nicknamed the Pirate Ship as it was an unknown opponent on the field who had captured the tournament that year. Everyone saw the Lisbon city becoming a Greek colony as that year saw the fans in Portugal as well as in Athens rejoicing and singing praises of the team. The way the Wales are playing in 2016 reminds Giorgos of the way their team played in Greece. Read more »

Giorgios And The Role He Played For Greece

As the Euros are usually held about the same time every year, it is easy to reminisce the kind of games that were witnessed years back among the participating countries.

For instance, on June 12th in 2004 Portugal had been a host to an opening match and their opponent team was in Greece. The latter had qualified for World Cup and Euros only once every time and after that they had been unable to win a game. As a result the hosts were confident about the game. Read more »

Giorgios Karagounis speaks out about his time as the director of Greece

GiorgiosKaragounis has played an important role for the Greece national side as he made over 130 appearances for the national side which is more than any other player in the history of Greece.

The retired player was part of the Greece squad that won the 2004 Euro’s and it’s hard to deny the fact that Karagounis used to be one of the main figureheads and leaders of the national team during his playing career as he was the captain of Greece for a period of time.


Greece was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup on June 29 as they faced off with Costa Rica and lost in the penalty-kicks, after this match was over GiorgiosKaragounis decided to retire from performing at the international stage.

Following his retirement from Greece, Karagounis opted to become the national team director of his country but the retired performer had his contract terminated after a string of disastrous results during Greece’s journey through the 2016 Euro’s qualifiers.

Sergio Markarian was the coach of Greece but he was fired from his position during the same time that GiorgosKaragounis was also dismissed from his director role and it’s reported that both of them had ongoing issues and this was one of the main problems that led to Greece going through a string of negative results and ultimately the removal from both figures from their position in the national side. Read more »

GIORGIOS KARAGOUNIS ON LOW KEY SINCE NATIONAL TEAM DIRECTOR JOB LOSS

Former National team director of Greece and Ex-Fulham Midfielder, Giorgios Karagounis has been leading a rather personal life since his disgraceful exit by the apex footballing body in Greece. Greek football federation (EPO) terminated the contract of the 38-year-old who doubles as the most capped Greek player. Giorgios Karagounis has 139 caps to his credit for the national team.

The star player was fired alongside other technical staff August last year. The apex body also claimed Giorgios Karagounis interfered with the job of Sergio Markarian when he was the head coach of the Greek team. Local media concurred with the claims of the Greek apex body and even went further to say Karagounis was the reason behind the resignation of Markarian.

The star player, whose club footballing career includes Panathinaikos, Inter Milan, Benfica and Fulham, refuted the claims. Read more »

giorgioskaragounis did not finish in good terms with the Greek national team

GiorgiosKaragounishas played a huge role for the Greece national football team as he’s the most capped player in the history of the national side and the Karagounis was a key figure in the European Championship that Greece won back in the 2004 Euro’s. His importance and influence in the team was so evident that he became the captain of the national team and helped them in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

However, even with everything that GiorgiosKaragounis accomplished with Greece during his playing career, it seems like his relationship with the head chiefs of the national side isn’t very good as the former captain and manager of the Greece national team revealed details concerning things that happened involving him and the head chiefs.

It’s important to remember that when GiorgiosKaragounis decided to hang up his boots and retire, he later went on to become the manager of Greece but his time in charge didn’t last very long as he was sacked after suffering a fairly embarrassing home defeat against Faroe Islands which ultimately led with Karagounis being replaced by Sergio Markarian.

Karagounis stepped up as he had a few things to say concerning the Greece national side and he said: “The most striking thing is that since all of this first started I have kept seeing my professional dignity being tarnished in the media and nobody from the Greek football federation has bothered to contact me to tell me anything’’ Read more »