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Tsartas wins AEK release

Published: Thursday 23 January 2003, 21.59CET
Greece midfield player Vassilios Tsartas is his contract with AEK Athens FC was cancelled.
 
 
Published: Thursday 23 January 2003, 21.59CET

Tsartas wins AEK release

Greece midfield player Vassilios Tsartas is his contract with AEK Athens FC was cancelled.

Greek international Vassilios Tsartas has walked away from AEK Athens FC after the Hellenic National League (EPAE) released him from his contract with the club.

Free agent
The 30-year-old midfield player became a free agent today when the EPAE backed his case to have his contract terminated. Tsartas had demanded to be released in a row over unpaid wages and bonuses, and successfully sued the club for €450,000.

Right of appeal
AEK have the right to appeal the decision, which was made by the EPAE's Financial Disputes Committee. Tsartas signed a three-year contract with AEK in July 2000 to rejoin the club after four seasons in Spanish football with Sevilla FC.

Nikolaidis decision
Meanwhile, the EPAE is expected to give a ruling on Monday on the future of Tsartas's former teammate at AEK, the Greek international forward Themistoklis Nikolaidis, who last week lodged a petition asking for his contract to be cancelled due to unpaid wages.

Law suit
Nikolaidis has also launched a court action against AEK's majority shareholder Chrisostomos 'Makis' Psomiadis, accusing him of invasion of privacy and threatening behaviour.

Last updated: 24/01/03 11.55CET

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