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


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 30/06/2014 01:05 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundNorwayNorway2-3GreeceGreece6900
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3300
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia0-1GreeceGreece9010
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland0-1GreeceGreece4400
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundGreeceGreece0-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland7000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-1GreeceGreece7300
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLithuaniaLithuania0-1GreeceGreece2500
17.08.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK3-0XanthiXanthi8000
24.08.2013Greek Super LeaguePanaitolikosPanaitolikos2-0PAOKPAOK000
01.09.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK4-1PanioniosPanionios8710
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0LatviaLatvia6410
14.09.2013Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria1-2PAOKPAOK9000
22.09.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK1-0PlataniasPlatanias4600
29.09.2013Greek Super LeagueOFIOFI1-1PAOKPAOK6500
06.10.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos7600
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0SlovakiaSlovakia7600
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece2-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein9010
19.10.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-0AsterasAsteras7300
02.11.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1ErgotelisErgotelis7500
10.11.2013Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos4-0PAOKPAOK6300
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentGreeceGreece3-1RomaniaRomania9011
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentRomaniaRomania1-1GreeceGreece9000
24.11.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK3-1ArisAris6800
08.12.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK0-0Apollon SmyrnisApollon Smyrnis5800
15.12.2013Greek Super LeagueKalloniKalloni2-5PAOKPAOK9020
18.12.2013Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos1-1PAOKPAOK9000
22.12.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK3-0LevadiakosLevadiakos6300
05.01.2014Greek Super LeagueXanthiXanthi1-2PAOKPAOK9000
12.01.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK1-0PanaitolikosPanaitolikos6400
18.01.2014Greek Super LeaguePanioniosPanionios2-0PAOKPAOK1900
26.01.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK4-1VeriaVeria9020
05.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK5-0OFIOFI9010
09.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1PAOKPAOK6200
23.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK3-0PanthrakikosPanthrakikos2900
02.03.2014Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis2-2PAOKPAOK8010
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundGreeceGreece0-2Korea Rep.Korea Rep.4600
09.03.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
16.03.2014Greek Super LeagueArisAris1-1PAOKPAOK2700
23.03.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1GianninaGiannina5600
27.03.2014Greek Super LeagueApollon SmyrnisApollon Smyrnis3-3PAOKPAOK100
30.03.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1KalloniKalloni9000
06.04.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-0AtromitosAtromitos9010
26.04.2014Greek CupFinalPAOKPAOK1-4PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
04.05.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos1-1PAOKPAOK3110
07.05.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK3-0AtromitosAtromitos7500
11.05.2014Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos1-2PAOKPAOK4510
14.05.2014Greek Super LeagueAsterasAsteras1-0PAOKPAOK4500
17.05.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK1-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-0GreeceGreece6300
04.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundGreeceGreece0-0NigeriaNigeria1000
07.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundGreeceGreece2-1BoliviaBolivia5900
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

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General info

  • Name: Dimitris Salpingidis
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 18/08/1981 (32)
  • Country: Greece
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: PAOK ( GRE)

  • Height: 172cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • 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

Greece U-21132
Greece U-1823
Greece U-1653

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 30/06/2014 01:05 CET
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