Marinos Tzionis signed with Sporting Kansas City after playing for Omonia Nicosia in his native country of Cyprus. A forward, Tzionis inked his deal on Jan. 24 at 20 years old. After developing in the Omonia Academy Tzionis has broken out in the Cyprus Men's National Team, earning 19 caps, scoring twice and picking up one assist.
In his first year as a member of Sporting, Tzionis netted the latest goal in regulation in club history, a 90+8th minute headed corner to level the match with FC Dallas in the US Open Cup Round of 32.
2022: Sporting Kansas City: Signed with Sporting as a free agent on Jan. 24, 2022. MLS Regular Season: Started six of 27 appearances, scoring once (765 minutes played). Made his Sporting KC debut in the club's season opener on Feb. 27, coming on as a substitute late in the match. Earned his first start on March 12 at the Colorado Rapids. Opened his Major League scoring account on May 14 at the Portland Timbers. Open Cup: Started one of two appearances in the Open Cup, scoring once (148 minutes played). Played the full 120 minutes of the club's 4-2 extra time win over FC Dallas on May 10, scoring the equalizer in the 98th minute, his first Sporting KC goal. His second half stoppage time score is the latest regulation goal in club history.
Omonia Nicosia (2017-2021):
Signed with the first team at the age of 15 after coming up through the Academy. He debuted in 2018, making just one appearance before breaking out a season later. On March 16, 2018 he scored his first professional goal in a 3-1 Omonia victory. Went on to make 11 appearances and net three goals in all competitions. A year later he made eight more appearances, grabbing two goals.
Had his break-out season, appearing in 43 matches, scoring seven goals and gathering two assists. Appeared in three UEFA Champions League qualifiers as well as six matches in the UEFA Europa League. Helped guide his team to their first league title in 11 seasons.
INTERNATIONAL (19 caps, 2 goals):
Represented Cyprus at the U-17 and U-19 youth levels. Featured in qualifying competitions for the 2018 Under-17 European Championship and the 2019 Under-19 European Championship. Broke into the senior national team in September 2020.
Earned five starts and six total appearances for Cyprus in the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League before starting four of six matches for the Cypriots in FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying. Scored his first senior national team goal in a UEFA Nations League Playout against Estonia on March 29, 2022, to help keep Cyprus in UEFA Nations League, League C. Appeared in six 2022-23 UEFA Nations League Group Stage matches, adding one goal and one assist.
Tzionis developed in Omonia Nicosia’s academy and signed for the first team in 2017 at just 15 years old.