The “Rizes” of the Greek National Team Players

The “Rizes” of the Greek National Team Players
 

With the help of PSAP, AGONAsport.com takes a look at what parts of Greece the players of the Greek National Soccer Team come from and the clubs they took their first steps as footballers.

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The 48 players that have been invited to play for the National Team over the past two years originate mostly from outside of Attiki while the majority of them began their footballing careers at  “amateur” clubs according to a survey conducted by the PSAP (Panhellenic Association of Paid Players).

From the 48 players, only 8 were born in Athens or Piraeus, while 20 come from Northern Greece. Seven originate from central Greece, 7 from southern Greece and the islands, and 6 were born abroad. 

Thirty two of the 48 players first played at local, amateur teams, while only 13 started their careers in the academies of teams competing in the SuperLeague or Football League. The remaining three started their careers for clubs abroad.

With the help of www.psap.gr, below are the 48 players of the Greek National Team over the last two years, listed alphabetically along with their place of birth and the first team of their respective careers.

Stefanos Athanasiadis: Lakkoma, Chalkidikis - PAOK FC Football Academy
Thanasis Androutsos: Athens - Olympiacos FC Football Academy
Christos Aravidis: Athens - AEK FC Football Academy
Markos Vellidis: Korisos, Kastorias - Doxa Korisou
Apostolos Vellios: Thesaloniki - Iraklis FC Football Academy
Loukas Vyntra: Město Albrechtice, Czech Republic - Almopos Aridaias
Giannis Gianniotas: Neochori, Chalkidikis - Megas Alexandros Neochoriou
Panagiotis Glykos: Volos - Olympiacos Volou
Dimitris Diamantakos: Peiraeus - Atromitos Peiraeus
Sokratis Dioudis: Trikala, Imathias - Aris FC Football Academy
Carlos Zeca: Lisbon, Portugal - Casa Pia AC
Stefanos Kapino: Peiraeus - Aetos Korydallou
Nikos Karelis: Irakleio - Ergotelis FC Football Academy
Orestis Karnezis: Athens - Agiou Mathaiou Kerkyras
Stelios Kitsiou: Thessaloniki - Pavlos Melas
Panagiotis Kone: Tirana, Albania - AOC Falirou
Giorgos Koutroubis: Athens - Kallithea FC
Dimitris Kyriakidis: Kavala - Nestos Chrysoupolis
Giorgos Manthatis: Athens - Kalamaki
Giannis Maniatis: Livadeia - Iniochos Livadias
Petros Mantalos: Komotini - Academy of Mesouni
Kostas Manolas: Naxos - Pannaxiakos
Charis Mavrias: Zakynthos - Zakynthiakos
Kostas Mitroglou: Krinides Kavalas - Duisburg FC
Vaggelis Moras: Larisa - Ampelokipoi Larisas
Michalis Bakakis: Agrinio - Acheloos Neochoriou AC
Tasos Bakasetas: Korinthos - Petri Korinthias
Vasilis Barkas: Netherlands - Atromitos FC Football Academy
Michalis Boukouvalas: Agrinio - Elpides Agriniou
Sotiris Ninis : Cheimara - Apollon Smirnis FC Football Academy
Marios Oikonomou : Giannina - PAS Giannina FC Football Academy
Kyriakos Papadopoulos: Katerini - Svoronos
Thanasis Papazoglou: Thessaloniki - Aris FC Football Academy
Sokratis Papastathopoulos: Kalamata - Ajax Kalamatas
Dimitris Pelkas: Giannitsa - Athletic Academy of Giannitsa
Thomas Petsos: Düsseldorf - Düsseldorf 99
Andreas Samaris: Patra - PAO Vardas
Dimitris Siovas: Drama - Doxa Dramas FC Football Academy
Manolis Siopis: Alexandroupoli - Doxa Ticherou Evrou
Kostas Stafylidis: Thessaloniki - Aetos Akropotamou
Panagiotis Tachtsidis: Nafplio - Panafpliakos
Giorgos Tzavellas: Athens - Doxa Virona
Alexandros Tziolis: Katerini - Apollon Litochorou
Vasilis Torosidis: Xanthi - Aris Peteinou
Giannis Fetfatzidis: Drama - Sourmena
Kostas Fortounis: Trikala - Dimitra Trikalon
Taxiarchis Fountas: Mesolongi - Acheloos Neochoriou AC
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos: Diavata - Atermonas

 
by: Dimitris Spiridakos
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