|Full name||Andreas Samaris|
|Date of birth||13 June 1989|
|Place of birth||Patras, Greece|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
He made his first football steps at an early age in his hometown team PAO Varda. He started his career in Gamma Ethniki side Panachaiki in 2006, making a total of 37 league appearances and scored 3 goals for the club. On April 10, 2007 signed his first professional contract in Panachaiki. On 11 January 2010 he moved to Panionios.
The prayer of his mother ... January 26, 2013 ... Andreas Samaris running toward the camera and yells "mother for you." After the first year and the second goal of his career in Superleague Greece, he felt that now escaped from the ghost of his childhood and teenage years. Then, his mother insisted that her son had to concentrate more on schoolwork and less on the ball. Only Andreas was the example in the house and could not change her mind! His father, Zois Samaras played for years in PAO Varda, where he started playing football his son. By 2006 could follow the advice of his mother and the madness of his father. He was a great student in school, and always has been tied up with his family and was able to do and what he dreamed. To play football professionally.
He joined Olympiacos in August 2012 for a transfer fee of € 350,000, but he was loaned to Panionios for 2012–13 season. He scored his first goal with the club on 23 November 2013 in an away 4-1 victory against Panthrakikos.
Samaris is a former Greece under-19 international. He made his debut in a 2008 European Under-19 Championship qualifier against France under-19. In October 2013 he was invited by Fernando Santos in the Greece national football team and made his debut in a home game against Liechtenstein .
- As of 9 March 2014
- "Andreas Samaris profile". uefa.com. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
- "Τον Ανδρέα Σάμαρη απέκτησε ο Πανιώνιος (Panionios signed Andreas Samaris)". Eleftherotypia (in Greek). 11 January 2010.
- "Η συγκινητική ιστορία του Ηλείου ποδοσφαιριστή Ανδρέα Σάμαρη!". patrisnews.com (in Greek). 3 April 2013.
- Olympiacos FC Official Site profile
- Onsports.gr profile (Greek)
- Soccerway profile
- Transfermarkt profile
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