Vasilis Lampropoulos

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Vasilis Lampropoulos (Greek: Βασίλης Λαμπρόπουλος; born 3 March 1990) is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for German club Bochum, on loan from Deportivo La Coruña and the Greece national team.[1][2][3]

Vasilis Lampropoulos
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Personal information
Full name Vasilios Konstantinos Lampropoulos
Date of birth (1990-03-31) 31 March 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Pyrgos, Greece
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
VfL Bochum
(on loan from Deportivo La Coruña)
Number 24
Youth career
2004–2006 AE Chalandriou
2006–2008 Olympiacos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Olympiacos 0 (0)
2008–2009Apollon Kalamarias (loan) 22 (1)
2009–2011 Asteras Tripolis 10 (0)
2011Ilioupoli (loan) 14 (2)
2011–2012 Ethnikos Asteras 17 (1)
2012–2014 Panionios 39 (3)
2014–2019 AEK Athens 86 (4)
2019– Deportivo La Coruña 17 (0)
2020–VfL Bochum (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Greece U17 3 (0)
2007–2009 Greece U19 12 (0)
2010 Greece U21 1 (0)
2018– Greece 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2018

Club careerEdit

Lampropoulos was born in Pyrgos on 31 March 1990 and he plays as a centre-back and a right-back. He has played for Apollon Kalamarias, Asteras Tripolis, Ilioupoli, Ethnikos Asteras, and Panionios.

On 24 January 2014, Lampropoulos decided to continue his career to AEK in the Football League starting the 2013–14 season.[4]

On 8 April 2017, Lampropoulos ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in a Super League game against Platanias and the Greek defender underwent a successful surgery, while his come back is estimated in around six months.[5] Lampropoulos in the day of surgery extended his contract with the Greek Cup winners by two years despite being ruled out for six months with a knee injury. The 27-year-old centre back's contract had been due to expire in the summer of 2017 but that has now been stretched to 2019 by his club. Lambropoulos always had the desire to remain at AEK Athens and he was more than happy to commit his future to the club for the next two years.[6]

On 12 April 2017, Lampropoulos agreed to a contract extension with AEK, until the summer of 2019.[7]

On 26 November 2018, despite the fact that is a key figure for the club[citation needed], following the Super League defeat from Panetolikos, AEK owner Dimitris Melissanidis engaged in a heated conversation with three players, ostracizing Vasilis Lampropoulos, Andre Simoes and Anastasios Bakasetas from the team. "For Simoes, Lampropoulos and Bakasetas, who have not agreed to sign a new contract, we will search for options to allow them to leave in January". said the owner of the club. In his press-conference ahead of the upcoming Champions League game against Ajax, head coach Marinos Ouzounidis practically confirmed that the trio won't be a part of his team anymore: "These guys have helped the team a lot, but since we talked and couldn’t reach an agreement, it’s probably best for the club to make a decision". Unless Lampropoulos, Simoes and Bakasetas all suddenly decide to pen a new deal with AEK, they will not play for the capital club again. Last season, a similar situation developed with goalkeeper Giannis Anestis, who was subsequently ostracized from the team after refusing to extend his contract.[8]

On 27 June 2019, Deportivo La Coruña confirmed the signing of Greek international defender on a free transfer for the next two seasons. Deportivo missed out on promotion to La Liga, this year after losing to Mallorca in the playoffs.[9]

On 31 January 2020, Lampropoulos joined VfL Bochum on loan until the end of the 2019–20 season.[10]

International careerEdit

On 9 November 2018, Greece new coach Angelos Anastasiadis called up center back Lampropoulos for the match against Finland and Estonia for UEFA Nations League.[11] On 15 November 2018, he made his debut in a 1–0 home win game against Finland.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 7 March 2020[1][2][3]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Olympiacos 2007–08 Superleague 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Apollon Kalamarias (loan) 2008–09 Football League 22 1 1 0 23 1
Total 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
Asteras Tripolis 2009–10 Superleague 9 0 0 0 9 0
2010–11 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Ilioupoli (loan) 2010–11 Football League 14 2 0 0 14 2
Total 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Ethnikos Asteras 2011–12 Football League 17 1 2 0 19 1
Total 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Panionios 2012–13 Superleague 9 2 0 0 9 2
2013–14 30 1 6 0 36 1
Total 39 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 45 3
AEK Athens 2014–15 Football League 17 2 8 1 7[a] 0 32 3
2015–16 Superleague 19 0 9 0 2[b] 0 30 0
2016–17 23 2 5 0 1 0 0[c] 0 29 2
2017–18 19 0 7 0 2 0 28 0
2018–19 8 0 1 0 7 0 16 0
Total 86 4 30 1 10 0 9 0 135 5
Deportivo La Coruña 2019–20 Segunda División 17 0 1 0 18 0
Total 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
VfL Bochum (loan) 2019–20 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 206 11 41 1 10 0 9 0 266 12

HonoursEdit

AEK Athens

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lambropoulos". BDFutbol. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Vassilis Lampropoulos" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Vassilios Lambropoulos". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  4. ^ Πήρε και Λαμπρόπουλο η ΑΕΚ (in Greek). contra.gr. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  5. ^ ΑΕΚ: Χειρουργήθηκε επιτυχώς ο Λαμπρόπουλος (in Greek). zougla.gr. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  6. ^ Συμφωνία της ΑΕΚ με Λαμπρόπουλο-Μπακάκη για νέο συμβόλαιο! (in Greek). sport24.gr. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Ανανέωσε ο Λαμπρόπουλος!" (in Greek). Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Τους τέλειωσαν: Εκτός αποστολής με Άγιαξ οι Μπακασέτας, Λαμπρόπουλος, Σιμόες" (in Greek). Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Επίσημο: Στη Ντεπορτίβο ο Λαμπρόπουλος" (in Greek). Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Lampropoulos auf Leihbasis zum VfL" (in German). VfL Bochum. 31 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Εθνική Ελλάδας: Οι πρώτες κλήσεις του Άγγελου Αναστασιάδη" (in Greek). 10 November 2018.

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