The Youngest SuperLeague in History
This year’s Greek Superleague is considered the “youngest” ever in the Greek top flight history.
According to a study by the Panhellenic Association of Paid Footballers (P.S.A.P), ONE in FIVE players in this year’s Superleague are 20-years old or less, in other words born in or after 1997! The exact statistic is 18.72% with 93 of the 510 professional players in the Superleague falling in this age range.
Out of the 93 players, 22 have made an appearance for their respective clubs in this year’s Superleague with the latest player to make an appearance being PAOK’s Mario Siabanis, who was born in September 1999 and made his debut against Veria in last week’s league action. Currently, the youngest player in the league is Veria’s goalkeeper, Venetikidis, who was born on February 20, 2001.
In addition to the 93 players at the age of 20 years old or younger, 48 players fall between the ages of 21 and 22 (born in 1995 and 1996), meaning that 27.5% of the Superleague’s players fall in this age range. This percentage is the HIGHEST in the Greek First Division's history for players aged 22 years or less.
The majority of these youngsters are Greek which is welcoming news for the future of Greek football, the national team, and possibly the Greek Superleague.