Petros Mantalos

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Petros Mantalos
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-08-31) 31 August 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Komotini, Greece
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder , Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
AEK Athens
Number 20
Youth career
Skoda Xanthi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Skoda Xanthi 51 (6)
2013– AEK Athens 7 (6)
2013–2014 Skoda Xanthi (loan) 30 (6)
National team
2009–2010 Greece U-19 5 (2)
2010– Greece U-21 5 (0)
2014– Greece 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:03, 21 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Petros Mantalos (Greek: Πέτρος Μάνταλος, born 31 August 1991) is a Greek professional football player, currently playing for AEK Athens in the Football League as a midfielder.

Club Career[edit]

Skoda Xanthi[edit]

Petros Mantalos began playing professional football for Super league side Skoda Xanthi. During his time at Skoda Xanthi, Mantalos played a total of 89 games scoring 15 goals in all competitions and he did his first steps for Greece national football team joining the U-19 and later the U-21 squad. His good appearances on the team Mantalos attracted the interest of Greek giants Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and the relegated to 3rd Division, but renewed AEK Athens .

AEK Athens[edit]

On summer 2013 Petros Mantalos agreed to join AEK Athens from the season 2014–15.[1] AEK Athens signed Mantalos from Skoda Xanthi for a fee of €500,000.

On August 23, 2014 Petros Mandalos was named MVP in a friendly match between AEK Athens and AS Roma when the Greek club lost 2-1 but "played better" as AS Roma's coach, Rudi García said.

On October 19, 2014, Mantalos made his debut in a home match against Apollon Smyrnis scoring and making an assist which made his team win 2–1 overthrowing a 0–1 score against them. He was also handed the Man of the Match award.

International Career[edit]

As a "second division" player Mandalos' international call in Greece national football team was a big surprise by Claudio Ranieri . On September 7, 2014 Mantalos made his international debut in a match against Romania for the European Qualifiers 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agreement with Skoda Xanthi for Petros Mantalos" (in Greek). Official AEK Athens F.C. Website. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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