Lazaros named Best Greek Player in Super League awards

Lazaros named Best Greek Player in Super League awards

On Tuesday, the 2017/2018 Super League and Football League Awards Ceremony took place, with Manolo Jimenez, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos and Amr Warda the big winners.

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Manolo Jimenez, who recently returned to AEK after initially starting the current campaign with Las Palmas, was named the Best Super League Coach for the 2017/2018 season. The 55-year-old guided AEK to their first Greek crown in 24 years, with the Kitrinomavri gaining 70 points in 30 matches while only losing twice.

Former AEK winger Lazaros Christodoulopoulos received the title of the Best Greek Player in the 2017/2018 Super League. Last season, Christodoulopoulos made 27 league appearances for AEK, contributing with seven goals and one assist as the Enosis became champions of Greece. The 32-year-old then moved to Olympiacos during the summer in a hugely controversial transfer.

Egyptian international Amr Warda was crowned the Best Foreign Player of the previous Super League campaign. Playing on loan at Atromitos from PAOK, the attacking midfielder stole the headlines with fantastic performances in Peristeri, tallying eight goals and seven assists to help his club finish in a credible fourth place. Warda is now an loanee with Atromitos again after leaving PAOK in the winter.


Best Super League Coach: Manolo Jimenez (AEK)

Best Super League Greek Player: Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (AEK)

Best Super League Foreign Player: Amr Warda (Atromitos)

Best Super League Goalkeeper: Andreas Gianniotis (Atromitos)

Best Super League Rookie: Tasos Douvikas (Asteras Tripolis)

Super League Top Scorer: Aleksandar Prijovic (19 goals - PAOK)

Best Super League Referee: Tasos Papapetrou (Athens)

Best 12 Super League Players: Gianniotis, Matos, Vieirinha, Giannoulis, Chygrynskiy, Varela, Simoes, Kourbelis, Christodoulopoulos, Warda, Livaja, Ansarifard

Best Greek Player Overseas: Kostas Manolas (AS Roma)



Best Football League Greek Player: Dimitris Manos (OFI)

Best Football League Foreign Player: Hugo Cuypers (Ergotelis)

Best Football League Coach: Nikos Papadopoulos (OFI)

Best Football League Goalkeeper: Giorgos Strezos (OFI)

Best Football League Rookie: Giorgos Xydas (AO Chania Kissamikos)

Football League Top Scorer: Dimitris Manos (27 goals - OFI)


Olympiacos doctor Giorgos Theos was given a special award for helping the injured Sokratis Dioudis in the Super League derby against Panathinaikos. Thomas Nazlidis, Manolis Siopis, Spyros Risvanis, Andreas Gianniotis and Panagiotis Korbos received Fair Play awards, while Dusan Bajevic, Krzysztof Warzycha and Nikos Nioplias were honoured for their respective contributions to Greek football.


by Shaun Nicolaides

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