We sadly announce the passing away of Andrew Georgiou (Patata,Spud).

Andrew Georgiou passed away Wednesday April the 8th 2020 at the age of 70 and leaves behind his wife Irene, two daughters Alexandra and Kristina a grandson Ocean. and three sisters Dora, Julie and Thalia.

Andrew was the co founder player manager of Dynamo FC that used to play in the KOPA League. He also played for PAOK and Anorthosis in the KOPA League.

Andrew Georgiou was born in Famagusta the son of Christoforos (Taki) and Loulla Georgiou from Komi Kebir and Famagusta respectively. He was one of a family of four with three sisters Dora, Julie and Thalia.

At the age of two he immigrated with his family to London then after two years to Liverpool where his Father worked in  building construction  and opened a fish and chip shop and lived there for ten years and accounts for Andrew supporting Everton.

They later moved to London where Andrew attended Holloway School and Southbank College and became a quantity surveyor and to later join his father Taki who had started a sucessful building construction company called G&S Formwork that were helping to build massive buildings all over the country which included Heathrow Airport terminals.

On April the 8th 1979 he married  Irene the daughter of Hambi and Maroulla Michael from Khirokitia and Ora respectively. Hambi was a former editor of Vema Cypriot newspaper in London.
The day he passed away was Andrew and Irenes 41st wedding anniversary.

He later became a partner in a successful estate agents Des Res Properties in Belsize Park.

He will be sorely missed.

Parikiaki newspaper extend their condolences to the family.


3 Responses to UK Cypriot football community mourn the loss of popular Andrew Georgiou

  1. Paul Newman says:

    Shocked and saddened , RIP MY friend x, my sincere condolences to the family ! He will be greatly missed …
    Paul Newman

  2. Raha says:

    Andrew was my boss for the last 2 years, but he was more than a boss, he was my friend too. He was the best boss in the world and I have paid tribute to him in different places on my social media. But for here I will stick with the sporty side of him. Even at work he was sporty! I have a picture of him showing me how to do a proper squat! (Wanted to post here but it seems I can’t). And videos of him doing planks in the office! And once in a while we’d play a little football in the office together. I was always impressed by the way he could pick up a crumpled piece of paper with two feet and jump and shoot it in the trash! (Sorry don’t know the football term for that!)

    I miss him sooooooo much. This was too soon! He was a true gentleman, honest and hardworking and loved his family and was so proud of them.
    Love you Andrew, RIP my friend.

  3. Peter says:

    Andrew always made time to speak with everyone; he always had time for a chat and his infectious smile will be my overriding memory. He achieved so much and his community work in the KOPA league was just a small reflection of his charitable personality. My condolences to your lovely wife Irene and to all the family. May you rest in Peace. X

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