Andreas Mouratis

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Andreas Mouratis

Andreas Mouratis (Greek: Ανδρέας Μουράτης; 29 November 1926 – 10 December 2000), nicknamed Missouri, was a Greek footballer, who played for Olympiakos F.C..

He was the leading power in the Olympiakos team of the post-war era and won numerous league and cup titles. He was and still is one of the favourite Olympiakos players. Vigorous, aggressive and passionate, he embodies the ideal player characteristics for Olympiakos fans.

He made 16 appearances and scored one goal for the Greece national football team.[1] He was member of the national side for the 1952 Olympic Games.

Mouratis was nicknamed "Mourat Aslan" (Mouratis the Lion) by the Turkish press, after a friendly match of the national teams of Greece and Turkey, because he was playing aggressively like a lion.

Mouratis died at age 75.[1]