Georgios Tofas

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Georgios Tofas
Personal information
Full name Georgios Tofas
Date of birth (1989-06-17) June 17, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Larnaka, Cyprus
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2004–2007 Enosis Paralimni
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Enosis Paralimni 9 (0)
2007–2009 AEK Athens 4 (1)
2008–2009 Anagennisi Karditsa (loan) 3 (1)
2009 Anorthosis (loan) 8 (2)
2009–2010 Anorthosis 16 (1)
2010–2011 Queens Park Rangers 1 (0)
2011–2012 Anagennisi Dherynia 9 (0)
2012–2014 Enosis Paralimni 21 (4)
2015–2016 Ermis Aradippou 4 (0)
2016– Rigas Fereos FC
National team
Cyprus U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 May 2012

Georgios Tofas (born 17 June 1989) is a Cypriot footballer who played for Enosis Neon Paralimni as a striker.

Career[edit]

Tofas made his debut for Enosis Paralimni first team at 15, he was then called into the Cyprus U16 squad. He made nine substitute appearances for Paralimni in the 2006–07 season.[1]

Aged 17, he signed for AEK Athens for two years, he went straight into the first team squad and trained with players like Rivaldo, Akis Zikos, where he impressed the then coach Lorenzo Serra Ferrer the former FC Barcelona coach.[citation needed] He then progressed to play for Cyprus at all levels up to under-21 from under-16.[citation needed]

He was spotted playing mostly in AEK Athens U-21 team and went to Middlesbrough in January 2009 and after a week's trial was promptly offered a loan contract until the end of the season with a view to buy him, but this fell through.[citation needed] He then signed for Anorthosis in January with the same deal as he was offered at Middlesbrough; a loan until the end of the season.[citation needed]

Tofas has also been called into the Cyprus national squad for the World Cup qualifiers in March.[citation needed]

On 2 November 2010, Tofas signed for Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on a deal until the end of the 2010–11 season.[2] He made his debut for QPR against Norwich City on 1 January 2011.[3]

He was promoted to Premier League with QPR as champions of the Football League Championship in the 2010–11 season. On 1 June 2011, Tofas was one of eight players to be released by QPR manager, Neil Warnock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammond, Mike (ed.) (2007). The European Football Yearbook 2007/08. London: M Press Media. p. 396. ISBN 978-0-9555917-2-3. 
  2. ^ "QPR sign young midfielder Tofas". BBC News. 2 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Norwich 1 - 0 QPR". London: BBC. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 

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