Achilleas Grammatikopoulos

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Achilleas Grammatikopoulos
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Personal information
Date of birth (1908-09-28)28 September 1908
Place of birth Piraeus, Greece
Date of death 30 December 2008(2008-12-30) (aged 100)[1]
Place of death Piraeus, Greece
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Aris Nikaia
1928–1944 Olympiacos
National team
1931–1935 Greece 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Achilleas Grammatikopoulos (Greek: Αχιλλέας Γραμματικόπουλος) (28 September 1908 – 30 December 2008) was a Greek football player, one of the most prolific goalkeepers in the Greek league during the late 1920s and the early 1930s. Grammatikopoulos was born in Piraeus in 1908. He started his football career at Aris Nikaia before transferring to Olympiakos whose nets he guarded from his debut on 4 November 1928 until 1944. He was considered one of the top keepers of the pre-WW II era and was capped 5 times by the Greek National team. His nickname during that time was "Zamora" after Ricardo Zamora, the top Spaniard goalkeeper of the same era.

Grammatikopoulos saw action in World War II. After his playing career was over, he stayed on in football as a referee. On 30 December 2008 he died in Piraeus of natural causes, at the age of 100.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paraskevas, Chris (2008-12-30). "Olympiakos Mourn As Legend Achilleas Grammatikopoulos Dies". Goal.com. Retrieved 2012-04-20.