Thanasis Papazoglou

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Thanasis Papazoglou
Personal information
Full name Thanasis Papazoglou
Date of birth (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Thessaloniki, Greece
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Roda JC Kerkrade
Number 25
Youth career
2001–2006 Aris
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Aris 14 (2)
2009–2012 PAOK 43 (9)
2010–2011 Asteras Tripolis (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2014 OFI Crete 55 (15)
2014–2015 Atromitos 28 (4)
2015– Kortrijk 46 (9)
2017– Roda JC (loan) 10 (1)
National team
2008–2010 Greece U-21 9 (0)
2016– Greece 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2016

Thanasis Papazoglou (Greek: Θανάσης Παπάζογλου; born 30 March 1988) is a Greek footballer who plays for Roda JC Kerkrade, on loan from Kortrijk, in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Club career[edit]

Aris FC[edit]

Papazoglou had signed his first contract with Aris much earlier than he actually debuted in the Greek Superleague (debuted in 2007– the season 2007/2008).

His goals and quick second team developments soon sent him into the orbit of Aris first team and UEFA Cup football after catching an eye of coach Dušan Bajević who eventually promoted and gave him chances coming from the bench of first team for the season 2007/08. Papazoglou scored 2 goals in the Uefa Cup 3:0 win against Crvena Zvezda, as these are the most notable moments of his career, up to date. After the most amazing 20 minutes of his career against Crvena Zvezda, his long injury kept him from maintaining his form. He was out of favor last year by Aris' coach Mazinho and he signed to PAOK to get his chances there.

PAOK FC[edit]

On 1 June 2009, Papazoglou signed a 4-year contract with PAOK FC. He was loaned to Asteras Tripoli for the 2010/11 season.

OFI FC[edit]

On 8 August 2012, Papazoglou signed a 1+1 year contract with OFI FC. Rumours said that the Greek striker is prepared to consider a move to England as Charlton Athletic have shown an interest. The 25-year-old former Greece Under 21 international is being tracked by several clubs in England after his eight goals this season helped OFI FC escape relegation. Papazoglou's performances saw him named in the Greek Super League's Team of the 2012/13 season and he is now believed to be keen on moving to England. His agent Paschalis Tountouris told Sky Sports: "There are English clubs who are interested but we can't say which ones at this moment. He's had a great season and now would be the right time to consider a move to a stronger league. We will have to see what offers are on the table over the next few weeks." [1]

At the end of the 2013/14 season, Papazoglou clearly stated that he was no longer be a member of OFI FC. He played 59 games with the club in all competitions scoring 20 goals.Then, he signed with Olympiakos F.C. and he played only in friendly games. On August 2014 he was released from Olympiakos F.C..


On August 8, 2014 Papazoglou has signed a two years' contract with Atromitos.[2] He scored his first goal with the club two weeks later in a 1-0 home victory against Platanias.


Thanasis Papazoglou will continue his career at Kortrijk. Atromitos striker was in advanced talks with the Belgian club and his transfer has already been completed.[3] On 20 May 2015, he signed a three years' contract for an undisclosed fee.[4] On 25 July 2015, he made his debut with the club and he scored the only goal in a 2-1 away loss against Club Brugge KV few weeks later. On 17 October 2015, in a game against Stergos Marinos's club Sporting Charleroi scored the first goal in a 2-0 home win.[5] On 22 November 2015, he gave the lead to his club in a final 1-1 away draw against Standard Liège.[6] On 28 November 2015, he scored his fifth goal in the League in a 3-1 home win against Waasland-Beveren. [7] On 26 December 2015, in a 1-4 home defeat against Club Brugge KV, the 5th in a row for the club, Papazoglou lost his cool in the 23rd minute and was sent off. It all happened , when the 27-year-old Greek headbutted Jelle Vossen and was given a red card. [8] On 20 February 2016, he scored a brace, after three months, in a 3-0 home win against Sint-Truidense V.V. [9] On 23 April 2016, he scored a goal and gave an assist in a glorious 5-0 home win against Waasland-Beveren. [10] He started the 2016-17 season as a starter, but gradually lost his place in the starting XI, playing only few minutes as a late substitute.

Roda JC Kerkrade[edit]

On 28 December 2016, it was announced that Papazoglou was sent on loan to Dutch Eredivisie side Roda JC Kerkrade for the rest of the season.[11]

International career[edit]

He is a member of Greece's U-21 national team. Also, he was a part of Greece's U-19 selection and a representative of his country in the European U-19 Championship 2007, in Austria, where Greece eventually lost to Spain in the final. Papazoglou, along with his team mate Kiriakos Stratilatis between posts, was an important figure of his country's success in Austria. On 29 March 2016, he made his debut with the national team in a 2-3 friendly home loss against Iceland as a substitute.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Greece / Belgium League Cup Europe Total
2007–08 Aris Superleague 10 0 1 0 1 2 12 2
2008–09 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 PAOK 22 3 3 2 1 0 26 5
2010–11 8 1 1 0 3 0 12 1
Asteras Tripolis 9 0 0 0 - 9 0
2011–12 PAOK 14 3 0 0 3 0 17 3
2012-13 OFI 25 8 2 1 - 27 9
2013–14 30 7 8 4 - 38 11
2014–15 Atromitos 28 4 1 0 0 0 29 4
2015–16 Kortrijk Belgian Pro League 36 9 3 0 0 0 39 9
2016–17 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2016–17 Roda Eredivisie 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Career total 202 36 20 7 8 2 230 45

Statistics accurate as of 2 April 2017


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