Dimitrios Grammozis

Dimitrios Grammozis (Greek: Δημήτριος Γραμμόζης; born 8 July 1978) is a Greek former professional football midfielder[1][2] and the manager of SV Darmstadt 98. During his playing years, he was known as a versatile defender and defensive midfielder.[3][4]

Dimitrios Grammozis
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-07-08) 8 July 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Wuppertal, West Germany
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Darmstadt 98 (manager)
Youth career
1984–1988 TuS Neviges
1988–1991 SSVg Velbert
1991–1992 Borussia Velbert
1993 Wuppertaler SV
1994–1996 KFC Uerdingen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 KFC Uerdingen 57 (3)
1998–2000 Hamburger SV 32 (1)
2000–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern 92 (3)
2002–20031. FC Kaiserslautern II 2 (0)
2005–2006 1. FC Köln 19 (0)
2006–2007 Rot-Weiss Essen 8 (0)
2007–2008 Ergotelis 32 (3)
2009–2011 AC Omonia 32 (1)
2011–2012 AO Kerkyra 34 (5)
2012–2013 VfL Bochum II 26 (1)
Total 334 (17)
National team
Greece U21 8 (0)
Teams managed
2015 VfL Bochum II
2019– Darmstadt 98
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Grammozis was born to Greek parents in Wuppertal and grew up in Velbert. He began his football career in 1984 with local side TuS Neviges in the Velbert neighborhood district. After four years, in 1988, Grammozis moved to SSVg Velbert, where he played for three years. His next and final stop in Velbert was a two-year stint at Borussia Velbert. In 1992, Grammozis returned to his hometown. After a year in the youth teams of Wuppertaler SV, he moved in 1994 to KFC Uerdingen 05, where he played two more years in the A-youth. In 1996, aged 18, Grammozis played his first senior season in the 2. Bundesliga with KFC Uerdingen.[5] In 1998, after another season in the 2. Bundesliga, he was transferred to Bundesliga side Hamburger SV for €350,000.

Senior careerEdit

Grammozis spent two years with Hamburger SV, contributing to a third-place 1999–2000 Bundesliga finish and subsequent qualification to the Champions League. However, he did not manage to permanently assert himself as a regular, and in addition to the arrival of quality players, Grammozis moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 2000. He spent five years with The Red Devils, characterized by injury problems and difficulties with his coaches, especially in his last two seasons.

At the start of the season 2005–06 season, Grammozis moved to newly promoted side 1. FC Köln on a two-year deal. However, after the end of the season, the club prematurely terminated Grammozis' contract. As a result, on 20 July 2006 he moved on a free transfer to 2. Bundesliga newly promoted side Rot-Weiss Essen, signing a contract until 30 June 2008.

In June 2007 Grammozis left Germany and moved to Super League Greece side Ergotelis, signing a one-year contract with an option for another year. After a successful 2007–08 season with Ergotelis in which he played in 23 games and scored once,[6] the club opted to extend his contract. However, after falling out with coach Nikos Karageorgiou in November 2008, Grammozis was transferred out to Cypriot First Division side Omonia Nicosia in December for a reported €150,000.[6] He spent 2.5 years at Omonia, where he became Cypriot champion in 2010, and won the Cypriot Super Cup against Apollon Limassol.

In January 2011, Grammozis returned to the Super League Greece and joined newly promoted side AO Kerkyra. In the summer of 2012, he moved to VfL Bochum II, signing for two years, but ended up retiring his career at the end of the 2012–13 Regionalliga, having played in 26 games.

Managerial careerEdit

On 25 January 2014, Grammozis was hired as assistant to head coach Thomas Reis for VfL Bochum II.[7] At the start of the 2014–15 season, he took over the U-15 juniors of VfL Bochum in the Regionalliga West, his first youth team as coach.[8][9]

In March 2018, Grammozis successfully received his managerial license by the German Football Association.[10]

On 24 February 2019, he was appointed as the head coach of SV Darmstadt 98.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 22 December 2013

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1996–97 KFC Uerdingen 2. Bundesliga 33 2 1 0 34 2
1997–98 24 1 1 0 25 1
1998–99 Hamburger SV Bundesliga 15 0 2 0 17 0
1999–00 17 1 1 0 5 0 23 1
2000–01 1. FC Kaiserslautern 23 0 2 0 2 0 10 0 37 0
2001–02 17 1 3 0 20 1
2002–03 27 0 4 1 0 0 31 1
2003–04 12 1 0 0 2 0 14 1
2004–05 13 1 2 0 15 1
2002–03 1. FC Kaiserslautern II Regionalliga Süd 2 0 2 0
2005–06 1. FC Köln Bundesliga 19 0 1 0 20 0
2006–07 Rot-Weiss Essen 2. Bundesliga 8 0 0 0 8 0
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Europe Total
2007–08 Ergotelis Superleague 23 1
2008–09 9 2
Cyprus League Cypriot Cup League Cup Europe Total
2008–09 AC Omonia First Division 14 1 0 0
2009–10 15 0 2 0
2010–11 3 0 1 0
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Europe Total
2010–11 AO Kerkyra Superleague 9 1 1 0 10 1
2011–12 25 4 3 0 28 4
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
2012–13 VfL Bochum II Regionalliga West 26 1 26 1
Total Germany 235 8 17 1 2 0 17 0 271 9
Greece 66 8 0 0 0 0
Cyprus 32 1 0 0 3 0
Career total 333 17 2 0 20 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grammozis, Dimitrios" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Dimitrios Grammozis" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ Grammozis übernimmt U16 - Folgt Reis auf Wosz?, derwesten.de, 27 May 2015
  4. ^ Trainers, vfl-bochum.de
  5. ^ "KFC Uerdingen 1996-97". Skladyfutbol.pl. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  6. ^ a b Στην Ομόνοια ο Γραμμόζης (in Greek). athleticradio.gr. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  7. ^ "VfL Bochum 1848 U23: Der Kader 2013/14" (in German). vfl-bochum.de. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  8. ^ Nachwuchs: Grammozis übernimmt U15[permanent dead link], VfL-Bochum.de vom 2. Juni 2014
  9. ^ Grammozis übernimmt die U15, reviersport.de vom 2. Juni 2014
  10. ^ DFB vergibt 25 neue Fußball-Lehrer-Lizenzen, dfb.de
  11. ^ "Mit "Malocher-Mentalität" und "ehrlicher Arbeit"". sv98.de (in German). 24 February 2019.

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