Alexandros Safarikas

Alexandros Safarikas (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Σαφαρίκας; born 26 August 1999) is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Swiss club Sion, while being on loan from Chiasso.[1]

Alexandros Safarikas
Personal information
Date of birth (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Veria, Greece
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4+12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sion
(on loan from Chiasso)
Number 12
Youth career
0000–2015 Nireas Veria
2015–2017 Veria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Veria 1 (0)
2017–2018 AEL 0 (0)
2018–2021 Lecco 51 (0)
2020–2021Chiasso (loan) 33 (0)
2021– Chiasso 0 (0)
2021–Sion (loan) 0 (0)
2021–Sion II (loan) 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2021

CareerEdit

He began his career by playing for local team Nirea Verias. In 2015, Safarikas joined the youth system of Veria, the major team of the town. He was part of the academy for two years. On 30 April 2017, at the age of 17, he made his debut for the main team, playing in the Greek Superleague, against Xanthi. On 8 June 2017, Safarikas left Veria and joined AEL.[2] After being released from AEL for the 2018–19 season, he joined Italian team Lecco on 7 September 2018.[3] On 6 October 2020, he was loaned to Swiss Challenge League club Chiasso on a two-year loan deal.[4]

At the end of the 2020–21 season, with Chiasso bought Safarikas, but due to the teams relegation, he instantly was loaned to Swiss Super League club Sion for the 2021–22 season, with the option of purchasing him in summer 2022.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ο Σαφαρίκας ανακοινώθηκε απ' τη Σιόν". www.sport24.gr. 24 June 2021.
  2. ^ "AEL FC | Official Site | Larissa - Greece - Ανακοίνωση 08/06/2017" (in Greek). Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  3. ^ "FOTO | Nuovo portiere per la Calcio Lecco 1912: Alexandros Safarikas". www.leccochannelnews.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  4. ^ Bonacina, Matteo (2020-10-06). "Ufficiale | Calcio Lecco, Alexandros Safarikas passa al Chiasso in prestito con diritto di riscatto". Lecco Channel News (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-10-06.

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