|Full name||Vasilios Koutsianikoulis|
|Date of birth||9 August 1988|
|Place of birth||Larissa, Greece|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger / Attacking Midfielder|
|Current club||OFI Crete|
|2005–2007||Iraklis Chalkis F.C.||29||(11)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Vasilios Koutsianikoulis (Greek: Βασίλης Κουτσιανικούλης; born 9 August 1988) is a Greek footballer who plays for OFI Crete in the Greek Superleague as a Left winger / Attacking Midfielder. He is a left footed winger that can play either on the left or right wing and is considered a strong prospect for the national team.
Before the under 19 tournament he had signed a contract with Ergotelis, despite the interest from OFI. Koutsianikoulis had traveled to Heraklion in April 2007 to be tried out by then OFI coach, Reiner Maurer in a friendly against Ergotelis. Despite his good performance, the German coach did not make a decision fast and Ergotelis had the chance to sign him instead. During the 2007–08 Greece Superleague season, he played in 12 games (10 as a substitute) and a total of 126 minutes, but did not score.
During the 2008–09 Greece Superleague season he became a starter. He impressed in the 3–0 victory against Aris with an assist. He then scored 2 goals and registered one assist against Panathinaikos, and also scored another against this year's champions Olympiacos F.C.. His performances led fans and press to start calling him "The Greek Messi" or "Messi of the poor" due to his playing style which was reminiscent to the Argentinian's. Eventually Otto Rehhagel called him to the Greece National Team and made him a target for major clubs in Greece.
On 22 May 2009, after Olympiacos and Panathinaikos had tried to transfer the player, Ergotelis and PAOK reached an agreement which would allow Koutsianikoulis to continue for the Thessaloniki team from Summer 2009 onwards on a 4-year contract. The deal included a payment of €1,200,000 to Ergotelis and a friendly match between the two teams.
Koutsianikoulis did not manage to impress the PAOK coach Fernando Santos, and most of his appearancess in the 2009–10 found him coming in from the bench. Towards the end of the season he made some good appearances, leaving fans with a positive feeling about his future in the club.
Nikos Nioplias coach of the Greece U19 was impressed with his skills and included him in the squad that played in the 2007 UEFA European Championship. Koutsianikoulis played for one half against Spain in the group stage and then in the final against Spain again where Greece lost 1–0.
Koutsianikoulis received his first call-up for the Greece National Team for a friendly against Italy on 19 May 2008, but was not fielded.
Statistics accurate as of 18 December 2013