Dimitris Siovas

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Dimitris Siovas
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Siovas with Greece in 2013
Personal information
Full name Dimitrios Siovas
Date of birth (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Drama, Greece
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Olympiacos
Number 23
Youth career
Skoda Xanthi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Panionios 72 (2)
2009 Ionikos (loan) 11 (0)
2012– Olympiacos 27 (2)
National team
2006–2008 Greece U19 9 (1)
2008–2010 Greece U21 14 (1)
2012– Greece 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 March 2014(UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Dimitrios "Dimitris" Siovas (Greek: Δημήτρης Σιόβας; born 16 September 1988) is a Greek footballer who plays as a centre back for Olympiacos and the Greek national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career & Panionios[edit]

He was born and raised in Drama, Greece and played in the local teams before he was scouted from Skoda Xanthi. He started his career at the youth team of Skoda Xanthi, from where he moved to Panionios in 2008.[1] He spend the second half of the 2008–09 season on loan to Ionikos, where he made 11 league appearances.[1] Since 2009 he became a regular central defender for Panionios, making a total of 33 appearances and scoring 2 goals during his last season with Neosmyrniotes.[2]

Olympiacos[edit]

On 15 June 2012, it was announced that Siovas signed a four-year contract for Olympiacos,[3] having agreed with the club since January of the same year.[4] He earnead the silver medal of Cinco Violinos Trophy on 2012. He scored his first goal against Levadiakos F.C. in a 4-0 home win. His next goal came against Kerkyra F.C. in a 2-0 home win. He also scored in a Greek Cup match against Kavala F.C. in a 1-0 away win.

On 11 January 2014, Siovas during the daily training suffered a severe injury, being out of the club for the next four months according to doctors' estimations.[5]

Ιnternational career[edit]

Siovas was a member of the Greek under-19 team who reached the final of the 2007 European under-19 championship, losing 1–0 to Spain under-19.[1][6] Since 2008, he was also a member of Greece under-21.[1]

He was called by Greece's national manager Fernando Santos for a friendly match against Austria on 17 November 2010, but he remained on the bench.[1][7]

He made his debut for the senior national team on August 15, 2012 in a friendly match against Norway. He is credited for being an aggressive yet skillful defender leading to a lot of praise by the Greek press. However, he has nor succeeded in getting a regular place in the Greek Senior National Football Team

He made his competitive debut for the senior national team on October 16, 2012 during Greece's 1-0 away win in Slovakia during the World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 March 2014 [1][9]
Club performance League Cup Europe Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Greece League Greek Cup Europe Total
2008–09 Panionios Superleague 1 0 1 0
2008–09 Ionikos Beta Ethniki 11 0 11 0
2009–10 Panionios Superleague 15 0 15 0
2010–11 29 2 1 0 30 2
2011–12 27 0 6 2 33 2
2012-13 Olympiacos F.C. Superleague 15 2 5 1 4 0 24 3
2013–14 11 0 1 0 6 0 18 0
Career total 109 4 13 3 10 0 132 7

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Olympiacos

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