Giorgos Zisopoulos

Giorgos Zisopoulos (Greek: Γιώργος Ζησόπουλος; born 23 May 1984) is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Super League 2 club Apollon Smyrnis.

Giorgos Zisopoulos
Personal information
Full name Georgios Zisopoulos
Date of birth (1984-05-23) 23 May 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Katerini, Greece
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Apollon Smyrnis
Number 13
Youth career
1998–2002 Aris
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Aris 0 (0)
2003–2005 PAOK 17 (0)
2005–2010 Levadiakos 128 (4)
2010–2011 Panthrakikos 32 (2)
2011–2013 Levadiakos 56 (5)
2013–2016 Asteras Tripolis 92 (1)
2016–2018 Atromitos 21 (0)
2018 Apollon Smyrnis 13 (0)
2018–2019 Levadiakos 29 (1)
2019– Apollon Smyrnis 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2019

CareerEdit

Born in Katerini, Zisopoulos began playing football for PAOK, signing a professional contract in December 2004. On 22 May 2004, he made his debut in the Superleague Greece as a late substitute in an away game against rivals Aris. He would only make 18 league appearances for the club before moving to Levadiakos in August 2005. He stayed in the club for five consecutive years, before he joined Greek second division side Panthrakikos in August 2010. He returned to Levadiakos F.C. after a year playing for two years in Super League. On 11 June 2013 Zisopoulos signed for Asteras Tripoli.[1] On 21 August 2014, he scored his first goal in international competition in a 2-0 home win against Maccabi Tel Aviv for the 1st leg qualification round of UEFA Europa League.[2] According to a Greek newspaper, Israeli, Belgian and Turkish clubs are interested in signing the defensive midfielder and Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Be'er Sheva have made an official transfer offer, but he seems not willing to continue his career at Israel.[3]

On 23 April 2016, he did not renew his contract with the club, seeking for his next destination in his career.[4] On 14 June 2016, he signed a two years' contract with Atromitos for an undisclosed fee.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Απέκτησε τον Γιώργο Ζησόπουλο για 3 χρόνια (in Greek). Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  2. ^ Αστέρας Τρίπολης - Μακάμπι Τελ Αβίβ 2-0 (in Greek). Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  3. ^ Transfer offer from Israel for Zisopoulos (in Greek). Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  4. ^ Παρελθόν απο τον Αστέρα Τρίπολης ο πρώην «πράσινος» Ζησόπουλος που κοιτά προς…εξωτερικό! (in Greek). Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  5. ^ Ζησόπουλος: "Ευρώπη και τίτλο με τον Ατρόμητο" (in Greek). Retrieved 14 June 2016.

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