Thomas Tsitas

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Thomas Tsitas
Personal information
Full name Thomas Tsitas
Date of birth (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Giannitsa, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Niki Volou
Number 19
Youth career
2007 Athlitiki Akadimia Giannitson
2007–2011 Iraklis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Iraklis 3 (0)
2011–2013 AEK Athens 8 (0)
2013– Niki Volou 6 (1)
National team
2009– Greece U-19 2 (1)
2011– Greece U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2013

Thomas Tsitas (Greek: Θωμάς Τσίτας) (born 30 July 1991)[1] is a Greek footballer, currently playing for Niki Volou in the Greek Football League, as a striker.[2]

Club career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Tsitas was born in Giannitsa and started his career playing for Athlitiki Akadimia Giannitson.[3] In the summer of 2007, after his club's president offered him to Iraklis, he signed for Iraklis F.C. and joined the club's under 17 squad.[3] In his first season with Iraklis U-17, the 2008-2009 season, he scored a total of 20 goals.[3] On 29 March 2010 Tsitas went on trial to PSV Eindhoven, but as he lacked a permission from Iraklis to do so, he was forced to come back.[4][5][6] Tsitas continued his goalscoring trends with Iraklis U-20 by scoring over 20 goals per season, to force his way into the first team.[7]

Iraklis[edit]

Tsitas signed a professional contract for Iraklis in January 2011.[1] He debuted for Iraklis on 29 January 2011, as he came in for Karim Soltani, in the 83rd minute of a 0-0 home draw against Kerkyra.[8]

A.E.K. F.C.[edit]

On August 2011 Tsitas signed a 3-year contract after being a free agent with his new team A.E.K. Athens.On 4 December 2011 Tsitas made his debut for AEK Athens, in the game against Kerkyra F.C. as a substitution.

International career[edit]

Tsitas debuted for Greece U-19 on 13 November 2009, in a friendly 3-3 draw against France U-19.[9] Tsitas was a 65th minute substitute and six minutes later he even managed to score his first goal for the team.[9] His last appearance to date for the team, was in a friendly match against Aspropyrgos.[10] He played his first match for Greece U-21 on 9 February 2011 against Germany U-21.[11]

Personal[edit]

Tsitas is a student in the department of Economics of the University of Thessaly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thomas Tsitas". IRAKLIS F.C. official site. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Niki Volou announce Thomas Tsitas. (in Greek) Published by [www.sport-fm.gr NOVASportFM.] Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Θωμάς Τσίτας: Ανερχόμενος... διεθνής" (in Greek). ACADIMIES.gr. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Αϊντχόβεν καλεί Τσίτα, αλλά... καθυστερημένα" (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. 29 march 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  5. ^ ""Σήκωσε μπαϊρακι" ο Τσίτας..." (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Σε "καραντίνα" ο Τσίτας, μέχρι την απολογία" (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ο Βέλλιος φεύγει ,ο Τσίτας έρχεται" (in Greek). theplayer.gr. 28 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ηρακλής - Κέρκυρα 0-0" (in Greek). Contra.gr. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Εθνική Νέων: Γαλλία-Ελλάδα 3-3" (in Greek). Aggelioforos.gr. 13 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Ασπρόπυργος-Εθνική Νέων 2-1" (in Greek). ACADIMIES.gr. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Ελπίδες: Ελλάδα - Γερμανία 0-0" (in Greece). Contra.gr. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 

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