Sokratis Papastathopoulos

  • Date of birth : 09/06/1988
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Greece Greece
 
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Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Celebrated for the excellent man-marking job he carried out on Lionel Messi while playing against Argentina at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Sokratis Papastathopoulos is a muscular, abrasive defender who played a leading role in Greece's successful UEFA EURO 2012 qualification.

• A scorer on his debut for AEK Athens FC in a Greek Cup game, he had a spell in the second division on loan at Niki Volou FC before making his Super League debut in 2006/07, when he also accrued three appearances in the UEFA Champions League, one of which brought a famous 1-0 win against AC Milan.

• Helped AEK finish Super League runners-up twice and the UEFA Cup round of 32 in 2007/08 before leaving for Italy shortly after his 20th birthday and joining Genoa CFC.

• The captain of the Greek Under-19 team that reached the 2007 European final in Austria, he was handed his first senior cap in February 2008 but did not appear at UEFA EURO 2008 despite being voted Greece's young player of the year.

• Impressed in Serie A with Genoa, making 51 league appearances for the club − plus five in Europe − before representing Greece at the 2010 World Cup, his place in the team having been cemented by two excellent displays in the qualifying play-off against Ukraine.

• Joined Milan after the World Cup but was unable to break into Massimiliano Allegri's Scudetto-winning team, making just five league outings and none in Europe, before returning to Genoa and being despatched on a season loan in 2011/12 to SV Werder Bremen.

• Despite his troubles at Milan he remained key to Greece's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying bid and started eight of the ten matches, in which the team conceded just four goals.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-19 Championship: runner-up 2007

Last updated: 20/01/12 16.31CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/10/2014 01:22 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLatviaLatvia1-2GreeceGreece9000
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece2-0LithuaniaLithuania9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia0-1GreeceGreece9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-1GreeceGreece9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLithuaniaLithuania0-1GreeceGreece9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein0-1GreeceGreece9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0LatviaLatvia9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0SlovakiaSlovakia9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentGreeceGreece3-1RomaniaRomania9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentRomaniaRomania1-1GreeceGreece9000
14.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageColombiaColombia3-0GreeceGreece9000
19.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageJapanJapan0-0GreeceGreece9000
24.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGreeceGreece2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast9000
29.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16Costa RicaCosta Rica1-1
(5-3(p))
GreeceGreece12010
16.08.2014German DFB CupFirst roundKickersKickers1-4DortmundDortmund9000
23.08.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund0-2LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
29.08.2014German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg2-3DortmundDortmund9010
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-1RomaniaRomania9000
13.09.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund3-1FreiburgFreiburg9000
20.09.2014German BundesligaMainzMainz2-0DortmundDortmund9000
24.09.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund2-2StuttgartStuttgart9000
27.09.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-1DortmundDortmund1000
04.10.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund0-1HamburgHamburg9000
11.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundFinlandFinland1-1GreeceGreece9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-2Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland9000
18.10.2014German BundesligaKölnKöln2-1DortmundDortmund9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Sokratis Papastathopoulos
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/06/1988 (26)
  • Country: Greece
  • Squad number: 25
  • Club: Dortmund ( GER)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 82kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    17/10/06: LOSC 3-1 AEK
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    09/10/03: Greece 3-0 Faroe Islands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Greece140
Greece U-2172
Greece U-19132
Greece U-17112
Total456

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
AEK40
Dortmund110
Total150
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Genoa50
AEK80
Total130
Last updated: 23/10/2014 01:21 CET
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