Dimitris Salpingidis

  • Date of birth : 18/08/1981
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Greece Greece
 
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Dimitris Salpingidis

Dimitris Salpingidis

A small, vivacious forward who returned to PAOK FC in 2010 after a four-year stint with Panathinaikos FC, Dimitris Salpingidis made a name for himself in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, scoring the play-off winner against Ukraine and another in South Africa versus Nigeria that was his country's first goal at the finals.

• Born in Thessaloniki, he joined PAOK in 2002 and was quick to impress, scoring 16 league goals in his second season, 14 in his third and a league-best haul of 17 in his fourth; he was also on target six times for the club in the UEFA Cup.

• Awarded his first cap in August 2005, he frustratingly went 15 games without a goal for his country until he scored the winner in a friendly against the Czech Republic 'B' team in Cyprus in February 2008.

• Joined Panathinaikos in August 2006 for €1.8m plus three players and proved his worth immediately with a hat-trick on his debut (in a 4-1 win at Egaleo FC) before going on to become club's top scorer with 14 goals; he increased his output to 15 in 2007/08 and was voted Super League player of the year in both 2008 and 2009.

• After six successive UEFA Cup campaigns, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in 2008/09 and scored his first goal − a penalty − in a 3-1 defeat by Anorthosis Famagusta FC; won the league and cup double with the Greens in 2009/10 before returning to PAOK.

• Scored two goals for Greece in 2010 World Cup qualification, including the decider away to Ukraine in the second leg of the play-off, and added another historic strike against Nigeria at the final tournament; on target just once in nine UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers − in a 2-1 home triumph over Israel.

Last updated: 20/01/12 14.06CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/12/2014 02:29 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3300
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia0-1GreeceGreece9010
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-1GreeceGreece7300
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLithuaniaLithuania0-1GreeceGreece2500
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0LatviaLatvia6410
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0SlovakiaSlovakia7600
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece2-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein9010
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentGreeceGreece3-1RomaniaRomania9011
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentRomaniaRomania1-1GreeceGreece9000
14.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageColombiaColombia3-0GreeceGreece5700
19.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageJapanJapan0-0GreeceGreece900
24.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGreeceGreece2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast9000
29.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16Costa RicaCosta Rica1-1
(5-3(p))
GreeceGreece6900
21.08.2014UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsZimbruZimbru1-0PAOKPAOK9000
28.08.2014UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsPAOKPAOK4-0ZimbruZimbru6200
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-1RomaniaRomania9000
13.09.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK3-0VolouVolou6401
18.09.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePAOKPAOK6-1Dinamo MinskDinamo Minsk9001
22.09.2014Greek Super LeaguePanaitolikosPanaitolikos0-1PAOKPAOK8700
28.09.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK4-0OFIOFI6901
02.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageGuingampGuingamp2-0PAOKPAOK9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-2Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland2300
19.10.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1AtromitosAtromitos9000
23.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePAOKPAOK0-1FiorentinaFiorentina8000
02.11.2014Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis0-2PAOKPAOK8500
06.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFiorentinaFiorentina1-1PAOKPAOK7100
09.11.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK1-2PanathinaikosPanathinaikos5700
27.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageDinamo MinskDinamo Minsk0-2PAOKPAOK4600
30.11.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK3-2PanthrakikosPanthrakikos9010
03.12.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos1-2PAOKPAOK9000
07.12.2014Greek Super LeagueXanthiXanthi4-2PAOKPAOK3300
11.12.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePAOKPAOK1-2GuingampGuingamp9000
18.12.2014Greek Super LeagueGianninaGiannina3-0PAOKPAOK9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Dimitris Salpingidis
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 18/08/1981 (33)
  • Country: Greece
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: PAOK ( GRE)

  • Height: 172cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    30/09/99: PAOK 2-0 Lokomotivi Tbilisi
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    01/03/98: Greece 2-1 Cyprus

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Greece213
Greece U-21132
Greece U-1823
Greece U-1653
Total4111

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Panathinaikos166
PAOK81
Total247
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
PAOK5113
Panathinaikos2410
Total7523
Last updated: 12/12/2014 01:26 CET
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