Nikolaos Karelis

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Nikolaos Karelis
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Personal information
Full name Nikolaos Karelis
Date of birth (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Heraklion, Greece
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Second striker
Club information
Current team
Panathinaikos
Number 19
Youth career
Ergotelis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Ergotelis 30 (1)
2012–2013 Amkar Perm 10 (0)
2013– Panathinaikos 27 (5)
National team
2009–2010 Greece U17 5 (3)
2008–2011 Greece U19 19 (3)
2010– Greece U21 16 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Nikolaos Karelis (Greek: Νικόλαος Καρέλης; born 24 February 1992 in Heraklion) is a Greek professional footballer. He currently plays for Panathinaikos F.C..[1] Karelis is a left-footed forward.

Club career[edit]

Karelis made his professional debut the season 2007–2008 the last fixture (30th) of the Greek Super League, on 20 April 2008, entering as a second-half substitute (78 minute) in Ergotelis' 2–0 victory over Skoda Xanthi.[2] Karelis became the youngest player to play for Ergotelis in a Greek Super League game.[3]

Karelis had impressed Arsenal scouts as he had been invited to London to take part in a 10-Day trial started 29 April 2008 and at Atalanta U-16 Cup Tournament (Italy) where he scored 2 goals for the Gunners and had left very good impressions after helping Arsenal win the Cup beating Juventus in the final on penalties. He was determined to show his quality to the Gunners, but the transfer paused until he become 18 and he returned to Ergotelis F.C. for the season 2008/2009.[4]

Karelis made his first appearance the season 2008–2009 for Ergotelis F.C., the last fixture (30th) of the Greek Super League on 26 April 2009, entering as a substitute (87 minute) for Patrick Ogunsoto in Ergotelis' draw 1–1 against A.E.K. Athens.[5] On 20 July 2013, after a year in Russian Premier League playing for Amkar Perm mostly as substitute, signed for Panathinaikos F.C. a three-year contract. He made his debut with the club on 18 August 2013 in a 2-0 home win against Panetolikos and on 24 November 2013, he scored his first out of two goals with the club in a 3-1 home win against PAS Giannena. On 26 April 2014, he scored the third goal in his first title of his career in a 4-1 win against PAOK in the Greek Cup final. [6] [7]

International Career[edit]

Karelis has represented Greece with the youth teams.

Honours[edit]

Panathinaikos

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