Charalambos Lykogiannis

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Charalambos Lykogiannis
Charis Lykogiannis (cropped).jpg
Lykogiannis with Greece U19
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Piraeus, Greece
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back, Left midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sturm Graz
Number 14
Youth career
2007–2011 Olympiacos U20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Olympiacos 4 (0)
2013–2014 Levadiakos (loan) 22 (0)
2014–2015 Ergotelis (loan) 23 (1)
2015– Sturm Graz 54 (4)
National team
2007–2009 Greece U17 9 (0)
2011–2012 Greece U19 12 (1)
2013–2014 Greece U20 4 (0)
2012–2015 Greece U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:52, 25 May 2017 (UTC).

Charalambos "Babis" Lykogiannis (Greek: Χαράλαμπος Λυκογιάννης, born 22 October 1993), also known as Lykos (Greek for "wolf" – from the first letters of his name), is a Greek footballer who currently plays for Sturm Graz, as a left back and left midfielder.



Lykogiannis is a product of the youth system of Olympiacos and very soon became a vital part of Olympiacos' football academy.[2] He is considered as one of the most gifted players of his generation.[3]

On 25 January 2012, he made his debut with the first team in a Greek Football Cup match against Panionios as a substitute in the 82nd minute in front of 15,000 fans.[4]

On 25 October 2012, Lykogiannis made his European debut in an away UEFA Champions League game against Montpellier HSC as a substitute in the 88th minute. He was brought on to play as a defensive midfielder for the remaining minutes of the match. [5]

Four days after his debut in UEFA Champions League, on 29 October 2012, Lykogiannis made his first appearance in an away game for Superleague Greece against Aris F.C. (Thessaloniki) as a substitute in the 68th minute.[6]

He sign a professional contract with Olympiacos on June 2011, but August 2012 he renewed his contract until summer 2015, since many considered him to be the next Ieroklis Stoltidis, with a high fee release clause.[7][8]

In August 2013 he joined Levadiakos on loan.[9] A year later, in August 2014 he joined Ergotelis on loan.[10]

Sturm Graz[edit]

On 16 July 2015, Lykogiannis will continue his career at Sturm Graz, signing a contract for two plus one year for an undisclosed fee. "With his quality we fortifies the left side of our defense. They are very few players, who gained experience at both national and international level in his age" , argued the General Football Director of the club Gerard Gkolntrich while the coach Franco Foda stated: "Charalambos already has the maximum experience from the Greek league, but is still young. He is determined to help us."[11] [12] On 6 August 2015, he made his debut with the club as a substitute in an away 1-1 draw against Rubin Kazan for the 2nd leg of the 3rd qualifying UEFA Europa League round. On 27 October 2015, he made his debut in the Austrian Cup playing in a 3-2 win against ASK Ebreichsdorf. On 22 November 2015, he scored his first goal with the club in a 3-1 away loss against FC Red Bull Salzburg for Austrian Bundesliga. [13] On 27 November 2016, he opened the score with a beautiful free kick, in a 2-1 away win against rivals Rapid Wien.[14] On 4 December 2016, with a free kick scored his second goal for the season in a triumphic 4-0 away win against Wolfsberger AC. [15] On 12 March 2017, Lykogiannis scored with a long distance kick after an assist from Barış Atik giving a lead of two goals in his club in a final 2-1 home win against Rapid Wien. [16] On 29 May 2017, Lykogiannis received a great distinction as he included in the team of the season for the 2016-17 season. Lykogiannis scored three goals and an equal number of assists in 36 games in all competitions. [17]

International career[edit]

Greece under-17[edit]

He was called for duty for Greece under-17 to participate in the 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualifying round against Norway.

Greece under-19[edit]

Lykogiannis make his debut with Greece under-19 in an international friendly game against Sweden under-19.

2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship[edit]

Lykogiannis scored his first and winning goal in the 108th minute (1-2 after extra time) [18] for Greece U19 in the semifinals against England U19 for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship finals that took place in Estonia. He came on as a substitute at the 67th minute for Greece U19 in the final against Spain U19, but the Spanish U19 side won the tournament with 1-0.

Greece under-21[edit]

On 15 August 2012 make his debut with Greece U21 for an international friendly game at Dimotiko stadio Kozanis against Poland U21


On 24 May 2017, Lykogiannis was called to the Greek national football team for the first time by Michael Skibbe for the match against Bosnia national football team for the preliminary round of World Cup 2018.[19]





  1. ^ "charalambos-lykogiannis". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Academy". Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Olympiakos vencedor del Real Sosiedad Torneo Internacional Juvenil - Lykogiannis Most Valuable Player (MVP)" (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Ντεμπούτο Λυκογιάννη (in Greek). Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Charalambos Lykogiannis / Champions League profile". Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Live match" (in Greek). Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Χρυσή ρήτρα (in Greek). Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Έδεσε τον Λυκογιάννη με υψηλή ρήτρα (in Greek). Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  9. ^ ΠΑΕ Ολυμπιακός - Ανακοίνωση (in Greek). Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Γίνεται "Κρητικός" ο Λυκογιάννης (in Greek). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Στην Στουρμ Γκρατς ο Λυκογιάννης (in Greek). 16 July 2015. 
  12. ^ Στη Στουρμ Γκρατς ο Λυκογιάννης! (in Greek). 16 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Red Bull Salzburg 3 Sturm Graz 1". 22 November 2015. 
  14. ^ Rapid Wien 1 Sturm Graz 2 (in German). 27 November 2016. 
  15. ^ Wolfsberger AC vs. Sturm Graz 0 - 4 (in Greek). 4 December 2016. 
  16. ^ Η γκολάρα του Λυκογιάννη με τη Στουρμ Γκρατς (in Greek). 12 March 2017. 
  17. ^ Στην κορυφαία ενδεκάδα του αυστριακού πρωταθλήματος ο Λυκογιάννης (in Greek). 29 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "Lykogiannis lobs Greece into U19 showpiece". Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Ο Λυκογιάννης κλήθηκε στην Εθνική Ελλάδας". Retrieved 24 May 2017. 

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