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: 30/06/2014 01:06 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
18.08.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund2-1BraunschweigBraunschweig9000
01.09.2013German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1-2DortmundDortmund4500
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein0-1GreeceGreece9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0LatviaLatvia9000
14.09.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund6-2HamburgHamburg000
21.09.2013German BundesligaNürnbergNürnberg1-1DortmundDortmund9000
24.09.2013German DFB CupSecond round1860 München1860 München0-2DortmundDortmund12000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0SlovakiaSlovakia9000
19.10.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund1-0HannoverHannover9000
01.11.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund6-1StuttgartStuttgart9010
09.11.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1DortmundDortmund4500
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentGreeceGreece3-1RomaniaRomania9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentRomaniaRomania1-1GreeceGreece9000
23.11.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund0-3BayernBayern9000
30.11.2013German BundesligaMainzMainz1-3DortmundDortmund9000
03.12.2013German DFB CupThird roundSaarbrückenSaarbrücken0-2DortmundDortmund9000
07.12.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
21.12.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund1-2HerthaHertha9000
25.01.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund2-2AugsburgAugsburg9000
31.01.2014German BundesligaBraunschweigBraunschweig1-2DortmundDortmund9000
08.02.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-5DortmundDortmund9000
11.02.2014German DFB CupQuarter-finalsEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt0-1DortmundDortmund9000
15.02.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund4-0Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt9000
22.02.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-0DortmundDortmund9000
01.03.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund3-0NürnbergNürnberg3600
09.03.2014German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg0-1DortmundDortmund9000
15.03.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund1-2MönchengladbachMönchengladbach9000
22.03.2014German BundesligaHannoverHannover0-3DortmundDortmund9001
25.03.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund0-0SchalkeSchalke9000
29.03.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart2-3DortmundDortmund9000
05.04.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund2-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
12.04.2014German BundesligaBayernBayern0-3DortmundDortmund9001
15.04.2014German DFB CupSemi-finalsDortmundDortmund2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
19.04.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund4-2MainzMainz9000
26.04.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-2DortmundDortmund9000
03.05.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund3-2HoffenheimHoffenheim9000
10.05.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-4DortmundDortmund3400
17.05.2014German DFB CupFinalDortmundDortmund0-2BayernBayern12000
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-0GreeceGreece4400
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

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General info

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

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Greece110
Greece U-2172
Greece U-19132
Greece U-17112
Total426

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
AEK40
Dortmund80
Total120
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Genoa50
AEK80
Total130
Last updated: 30/06/2014 01:06 CET
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