Charalampos Mavrias

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Charalampos Mavrias
Mavrias in Panathinaikos.jpg
Mavrias playing for Panathinaikos in 2011
Personal information
Full name Charalampos Mavrias
Date of birth (1994-02-21) 21 February 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Zakynthos, Greece
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger/ Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Sunderland
Number 35
Youth career
2007–2010 Panathinaikos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Panathinaikos 54 (3)
2013– Sunderland 4 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Greece U17 7 (0)
2011–2012 Greece U19 14 (3)
2011– Greece U21 16 (3)
2012– Greece 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Charalampos "Charis" Mavrias (Greek: Χαράλαμπος (Χάρης) Μαυρίας; born 21 February 1994) is a Greek footballer currently playing for Premier League side Sunderland and the Greek national team as a winger.

Club career[edit]

Panathinaikos[edit]

Mavrias joined Panathinaikos' youth academy in 2007, aged 13, and was promoted to the first-team squad in 2010, after signing a professional contract in the previous year. On 20 October 2010 he made his first-team – and UEFA Champions League – debut, playing the last 12 minutes of a 0–0 home draw against Rubin Kazan,[1] thus becoming the youngest Greek ever to appear in the competition, and the second youngest overall (only behind Celestine Babayaro, being surpassed later by Alen Halilović and Youri Tielemans).[2] Four days later he made his league debut, again as a substitute in a 0–1 loss at AEK.

Mavrias scored his first professional goal on 18 February 2012, netting his side's last of a 2–0 success at Ergotellis;[3] he scored his first European goal on 31 July 2012, again netted the last of a 2–0 win at Motherwell in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League, one minute after coming onto the pitch as a substitute.[4]

Sunderland[edit]

On 22 August 2013, Mavrias joined English Premier League side Sunderland on a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee,[5] rumoured to be 3 million.[6] However, he was left out of the squad to play Southampton due to lack of match fitness.

Mavrias made his debut five days later, coming on as a second half substitute in a 4–2 home success over Milton Keynes Dons, for the campaign's Football League Cup.[7] He scored his first goal on 25 January of the following year, netting the winner against Kidderminster Harriers in the fourth round of the FA Cup.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stalemate frustrates Panathinaikos and Rubin". UEFA.com. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "The UEFA Champions League's youngest players". UEFA.com. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "ΕΡΓΟΤΕΛΗΣ Δ. ΕΝΩΣΙΣ - ΠΑΝΑΘΗΝΑΪΚΟΣ" [Ergotelis D. Enosis – Panathinaikos] (in Greek). SuperLeague Greece. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Motherwell 0–2 Panathinaikos: Champions League party gatecrashed by Greeks – SPL". Scotsman.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Greek international signs". Sunderland A.F.C. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Transfer news: Sunderland sign Greece winger Charis Mavrias from Panathinaikos". Sky Sports. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sunderland 4 – 2 MK Dons". BBC. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sunderland 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers". BBC. 2014-01-25. 

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