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Kyriakos Papadopoulos

Kyriakos Papadopoulos

Clubs: Olympiacos FC, FC Schalke 04

• Entered the record books when he appeared as a substitute for Olympiacos in a top-flight fixture against Atromitos FC on 2 December 2007; would also have been the UEFA Champions League's youngest ever participant had the 15-year-old left the bench in a couple of games that season.

• Made a handful of appearances over the next two seasons while establishing his international credentials with Greece's Under-17 and U19 teams.

• Left Piraeus for Gelsenkirchen in June 2010, joining Schalke on a four-year contract.

• Made 18 Bundesliga appearances, ten of them from the start, in his debut campaign and was especially prominent in the UEFA Champions League, making his competition debut in a matchday two encounter with SL Benfica and starting both legs of the quarter-final against FC Internazionale Milano and the semi-final against Manchester United FC.

• Starred in Schalke's run to the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, and helped his side to a third-place Bundesliga finish, securing a UEFA Champions League group stage place.

• Enjoyed a memorable start to his senior international career, scoring on his debut in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier at home to Malta on 4 June 2011; registered a more important goal three months later in a 1-1 draw with Latvia and started the decisive final group qualifier against Georgia.

• Came off the bench 37 minutes into Greece's first game at UEFA EURO 2012 to replace the injured Avraam Papadopoulos, playing every minute then on in the run to the quarter-finals. 

• After starting the season as first choice in Gelsenkirchen in 2012/13 underwent knee surgery to deal with a persistent injury in December, ruling him out for the rest of the campaign.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 10/10/13 16.40CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/04/2016 05:44 CET
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundHungaryHungary0-0GreeceGreece9000
08.08.2015German DFB CupFirst roundVfL Sportfreunde LotVfL Sportfreunde Lot0-3LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
15.08.2015German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-1HoffenheimHoffenheim9000
18.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsLazioLazio1-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
22.08.2015German BundesligaHannoverHannover0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen100
26.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsLeverkusenLeverkusen3-0LazioLazio9000
29.08.2015German BundesligaBayernBayern3-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-1FinlandFinland9000
12.09.2015German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen0-1DarmstadtDarmstadt9000
16.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLeverkusenLeverkusen4-1BATEBATE9000
20.09.2015German BundesligaDortmundDortmund3-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
23.09.2015German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-0MainzMainz100
26.09.2015German BundesligaBremenBremen0-3LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
29.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBarcelonaBarcelona2-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9010
04.10.2015German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-1AugsburgAugsburg9000
17.10.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
20.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLeverkusenLeverkusen4-4RomaRoma9000
24.10.2015German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen4-3StuttgartStuttgart2300
28.10.2015German DFB CupSecond roundViktoria KölnViktoria Köln0-6LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
31.10.2015German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1LeverkusenLeverkusen7600
04.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageRomaRoma3-2LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
07.11.2015German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-2KölnKöln5300
13.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageLuxembourgLuxembourg1-0GreeceGreece9000
17.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageTurkeyTurkey0-0GreeceGreece9000
09.12.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLeverkusenLeverkusen1-1BarcelonaBarcelona100
15.12.2015German DFB CupRound of 16UnterhachingUnterhaching1-3LeverkusenLeverkusen4500
19.12.2015German BundesligaIngolstadtIngolstadt0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen600
09.02.2016German DFB CupQuarter-finalsLeverkusenLeverkusen1-3BremenBremen3300
13.02.2016German BundesligaDarmstadtDarmstadt1-2LeverkusenLeverkusen1000
18.02.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32Sporting CPSporting CP0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen2400
21.02.2016German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen0-1DortmundDortmund4500
25.02.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32LeverkusenLeverkusen3-1Sporting CPSporting CP8800
10.03.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16VillarrealVillarreal2-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
13.03.2016German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-0HamburgHamburg9000
17.03.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16LeverkusenLeverkusen0-0VillarrealVillarreal7900

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Kyriakos Papadopoulos
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 23/02/1992 (24)
  • Country: Greece
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Leverkusen ( GER)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 85kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    05/08/09: Olympiacos 2-0 Slovan Bratislava
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Elite round)
    26/03/07: Scotland 0-0 Greece

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Greece U-2172
Greece U-19151
Greece U-1761

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 18/03/2016 01:09 CET