Charalampos Mavrias

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Charis Mavrias
Mavrias in Panathinaikos.jpg
Mavrias playing for Panathinaikos in 2011
Personal information
Full name Charalampos Mavrias
Date of birth (1994-02-21) 21 February 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Zakynthos, Greece
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Sunderland
Number 18
Youth career
2007–2010 Panathinaikos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Panathinaikos 54 (3)
2013– Sunderland 4 (0)
2015 Panathinaikos (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Greece U17 7 (0)
2011–2012 Greece U19 14 (3)
2011– Greece U21 16 (3)
2012– Greece 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Charalampos "Charis" Mavrias (Greek: Χαράλαμπος (Χάρης) Μαυρίας; born 21 February 1994) is a Greek footballer as a as a winger for Sunderland and the Greek national team .

Club career[edit]

Panathinaikos[edit]

Mavrias joined Panathinaikos' youth academy in 2007, aged 13, and was promoted to the first-team squad in 2010, after signing a professional contract in the previous year. On 20 October 2010 he made his first-team – and UEFA Champions League – debut, playing the last 12 minutes of a 0–0 home draw against Rubin Kazan,[2] thus becoming the youngest Greek ever to appear in the competition, and the second youngest overall (only behind Celestine Babayaro, being surpassed later by Alen Halilović and Youri Tielemans).[3] Four days later he made his league debut, again as a substitute in a 0–1 loss at AEK.

Mavrias scored his first professional goal on 18 February 2012, netting his side's last of a 2–0 success at Ergotellis;[4] he scored his first European goal on 31 July 2012, again netted the last of a 2–0 win at Motherwell in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League, one minute after coming onto the pitch as a substitute.[5]

Sunderland[edit]

On 22 August 2013, Mavrias joined English Premier League side Sunderland on a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee,[6] rumoured to be £2-3 million.[7] However, he was left out of the squad to play Southampton due to lack of match fitness.

Mavrias made his debut five days later, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4–2 home success over Milton Keynes Dons, for the campaign's Football League Cup.[8] He scored his first goal on 25 January of the following year, netting the winner against Kidderminster Harriers in the fourth round of the FA Cup.[9]

Mavrias appears to be edging closer to the exit door at Sunderland, with reports in Greece suggesting Panathinaikos have held talks with Sunderland over a move for the winger. Mavrias cost £2m when he joined the Black Cats from Panthinaikos in the summer of 2013, and he rejoined his former club on loan on deadline day in the January transfer window.The 21-year-old Greece international has made only four Premier League appearances in his time at Sunderland and would appear to have no future on Wearside.

He is about to enter the final 12 months of the three-year contract he signed when he moved to England, and Sunderland will be keen to offload him this summer rather than continue to pay his wages until his deal expires. Mavrias has only made few outings for Panathinaikos during his loan spell, but nevertheless the club is reportedly interested in making the move permanent. He is one of three Sunderland players (Valentin Roberge and El-Hadji Ba are the other two) signed by former director of football Roberto De Fanti who are currently out on loan.[10]

There is a suitor for Mavrias, with Panathinaikos keen to keep hold of the winger after he returned to his boyhood club on loan for the second half of the 2014-15 season. But Panathinaikos are understood to be waiting for a response from Sunderland on their asking price for Mavrias, who is thought to be keen on staying in Greece himself. Sunderland are eager to part company with Mavrias after pro-actively looking for a new club for the 21-year-old in the January window, but they would face a huge loss if they sold him to Panathinaikos. De Fanti shelled out £2m to bring Mavrias to Wearside two years ago, but Panathinaikos budget would not stretch into seven figures, while they would look to pay Sunderland in instalments, depending on their success in European competitions next season.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 June 2015[12]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental [A] Others [B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Panathinaikos 2010–11 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
2011-12 21 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 24 1
2012–13 26 2 3 1 10 2 0 0 39 5
Total 51 3 5 1 11 2 3 0 70 6
Sunderland 2013–14 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Panathinaikos 2014–15 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 9 1
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 9 1
Career total 58 3 6 2 1 0 11 2 9 1 85 8

Notes[edit]

A. ^ Includes appearances in the UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League.
B. ^ Includes appearances in the Superleague Greece Play offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Charalampos Mavrias". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Stalemate frustrates Panathinaikos and Rubin". UEFA.com. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "The UEFA Champions League's youngest players". UEFA.com. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ ΕΡΓΟΤΕΛΗΣ Δ. ΕΝΩΣΙΣ - ΠΑΝΑΘΗΝΑΪΚΟΣ [Ergotelis D. Enosis – Panathinaikos] (in Greek). SuperLeague Greece. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Motherwell 0–2 Panathinaikos: Champions League party gatecrashed by Greeks – SPL". Scotsman.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Greek international signs". Sunderland A.F.C. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sunderland sign Greece winger Charis Mavrias from Panathinaikos". Sky Sports. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sunderland 4 – 2 MK Dons". BBC. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sunderland 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers". BBC. 2014-01-25. 
  10. ^ "Sunderland's Charis Mavrias wanted by Panathinaikos on a permanent basis". chroniclelive.co.uk. 16 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Defender’s big-money deal preventing Sunderland exit". www.sunderlandecho.com. 18 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "C. MAVRIAS". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 

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