Anestis Argyriou

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Anestis Argyriou
Personal information
Full name Anestis Argyriou
Date of birth (1988-01-04) 4 January 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Veria, Greece
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Ethnikos Achna
Number 18
Youth career
Veria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Panthrakikos 38 (0)
2010–2012 AEK Athens 13 (0)
2012–2013 Rangers 20 (0)
2014 Zawisza Bydgoszcz 8 (0)
2015– Ethnikos Achna 8 (0)
National team
2008–2010 Greece U-21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 March 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 July 2010

Anestis Argyriou (Greek: Ανέστης Αργυρίου; born 4 January 1988) is a Greek footballer who plays as a defender for Ethnikos Achna in the Cypriot First Division.

Club career[edit]

Aetos Skydra[edit]

Argyriou began his career with Aetos Skydra (was on loan from Veria F.C.) in Delta Ethniki. In Skydra he performed admirably and was tipped as a hot prospect.

Panthrakikos[edit]

After many good performances in 2007 Argyriou signed for Super League team Panthrakikos being deployed as a right fullback or central defender. On April 2010 he had a successful week's trial in Blackburn. [1]

AEK Athens[edit]

On 11 May 2010 Argyriou agreed to sign for AEK Athens along with a teammate at his previous club Panthrakikos, Spyros Matentzidis. He scored his first goal in a friendly match against Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. in a 1–0 victory for AEK Athens. He made his first appearance in the Greek Super League against Panathinaikos. In July 2012 Argyriou's contract was terminated by AEK to pay off club debts.

Rangers[edit]

On 12 August 2012, Argyriou joined Rangers on trial and later signed a two-year contract with the club on 25 August 2012.[2] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw against Berwick Rangers on 26 August.[3] On 18 September 2013 Rangers announced that defender Anestis Argyriou had mutually agreed to terminate his contract.[4]

Zawisza Bydgoszcz[edit]

On 22 July 2014, Argyriou joined Polish side Zawisza Bydgoszcz on five-day-long trial.[5] On 31 July he signed a two-year contract with the club.[6] Argyriou made his Ekstraklasa debut on 10 August in home match against Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała (1–2).

International career[edit]

Argyriou, during 2008–10 period participated for the Greece U-21 team in seven games:[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 October 2014[8]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[nb 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Panthrakikos 2008–09 13 0 2 0 15 0
2009–10 25 0 1 0 26 0
Total 38 0 3 0 41 0
AEK Athens 2010–11 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
2011–12 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 13 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 17 0
Rangers 2012–13 20 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 27 0
Total 20 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 27 0
Zawisza 2014–15 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Career total 79 0 10 0 3 0 2 0 94 0

Honours[edit]

Rangers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Scottish Challenge Cup and the UEFA Europa League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greek on trial at Blackburn Rovers
  2. ^ "Gers Sign Argyriou". www.rangers.co.uk. Rangers F.C. 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Lindsay, Clive (26 August 2012). "Berwick Rangers 1–1 Rangers". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.rangers.co.uk/news/headlines/item/5122-we-can-improve-further-We Can Improve Further
  5. ^ "Michal Mravec i Anéstis Argyríou na testach w Zawiszy". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Anestis Argyriou pilkarzem Zawiszy". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Hellenic Football Federation
  8. ^ "A. Argiriou". Soccerway (Global Sports Media). Retrieved 15 November 2012. 

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