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|Full name||Michael Panopoulos|
|Date of birth||9 October 1976|
|Place of birth||Melbourne, Australia|
|Playing position||Central midfielder, Right winger|
|1999||→ Dundee United (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:34, 6 May 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Michael "Mike" Panopoulos (also written Michalis Panopoulos), born in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian-Greek association football player. He has currently retired from playing, but now coaches the Altona City U12/U13 boys team and also the state of Victoria.
Panopoulos' parents come from the Macedonian Greek village of Kratero in Florina, Greece. He began his career as a youth player with Heidelberg United in Australia, though in 1993 he was offered a professional contract with Aris Thessaloniki F.C. in the Greek Super League. Whilst at the Greek club Panopoulos played in the UEFA cup and was a losing finalist in the Greek Football Cup.
Strong performances by Panopoulos for the Greek club led to a £750,000 transfer to Portsmouth F.C. in August 1999. Panopoulos spent three years at Portsmouth, but left the club the year before Portsmouth's promotion to the FA Premier League.
In December 2001 Panopoulos moved on loan from Portsmouth to Dunfermline F.C. in the Scottish Premier League. After leaving Portsmouth he transferred to South Melbourne FC and then made a return to Greece with Kerkyra F.C. That was followed by a move back to Australia, with Oakleigh Cannons of the Victorian Premier League.
Michael Panopoulos played with U-21 Greek National team
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