Charalambos Lykogiannis

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Charalambos Lykogiannis
Charis Lykogiannis (cropped).jpg
Lykogiannis with Greece U19
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993 (age 20)[1]
Place of birth Piraeus, Greece
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back, Left midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2007–2011 Olympiacos U20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Olympiacos 4 (0)
2013–2014 Levadiakos (loan) 22 (0)
2014– Ergotelis (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Greece U17 9 (0)
2011–2012 Greece U19 12 (1)
2012– Greece U20 5 (0)
2012– Greece U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:47, 9 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Charalambos "Babis" Lykogiannis (Greek: Χαράλαμπος Λυκογιάννης, born 22 October 1993), also known as Lykos (Greek for "wolf" – from the first letters of his name), is a Greek footballer who currently plays for Superleague Greece club Ergotelis , as a left back and left midfielder.



Lykogiannis is a product of the youth system of Olympiacos and very soon became a vital part of Olympiacos' football academy.[2] He is considered as one of the most gifted players of his generation.[3]

On 25 January 2012, he made his debut with the first team in a Greek Football Cup match against Panionios as a substitute in the 82nd minute in front of 15,000 fans.[4]

On 25 October 2012, Lykogiannis made his European debut in an away UEFA Champions League game against Montpellier HSC as a substitute in the 88th minute.[5]

Four days after his debut in UEFA Champions League, on 29 October 2012, Lykogiannis made his first appearance in an away game for Superleague Greece against Aris F.C. (Thessaloniki) as a substitute in the 68th minute.[6]

He sign a professional contract with Olympiacos on June 2011, but August 2012 he renewed his contract until summer 2015 with a high fee release clause.[7][8]

Loan to Levadiakos[edit]

In August 2013 he joined Levadiakos on loan.[9]

International career[edit]

Greece under-17[edit]

He was called for duty for Greece under-17 to participate in the 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualifying round against Norway.

Greece under-19[edit]

Lykogiannis make his debut with Greece under-19 in an international friendly game against Sweden under-19.

2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship[edit]

Lykogiannis scored his first and winning goal in the 108th minute (1-2 after extra time) [10] for Greece U19 in the semifinals against England U19 for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship finals that took place in Estonia. He came on as a substitute at the 67th minute for Greece U19 in the final against Spain U19, but the Spanish U19 side won the tournament with 1-0.

Greece under-21[edit]

On 15 August 2012 make his debut with Greece U21 for an international friendly game at Dimotiko stadio Kozanis against Poland U21





  1. ^ "charalambos-lykogiannis". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Academy". Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Olympiakos vencedor del Real Sosiedad Torneo Internacional Juvenil - Lykogiannis Most Valuable Player (MVP)" (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ντεμπούτο Λυκογιάννη" (in Greek). Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Charalambos Lykogiannis / Champions League profile". Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Live match" (in Greek). Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Χρυσή ρήτρα" (in Greek). Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Έδεσε τον Λυκογιάννη με υψηλή ρήτρα" (in Greek). Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "ΠΑΕ Ολυμπιακός - Ανακοίνωση" (in Greek). Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lykogiannis lobs Greece into U19 showpiece". Retrieved 26 September 2012. 

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