Georgios Vakouftsis

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Georgios Vakouftsis
Personal information
Full name Georgios Vakouftsis
Date of birth (1980-01-30) 30 January 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Kalabaka, Greece
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
SV Merselo
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Panathinaikos 0 (0)
1999–2002 Fiorentina 9 (0)
2000–2001 Ravenna (loan) 5 (1)
2001–2002 Iraklis (loan) 11 (1)
2002–2005 APOEL 49 (23)
2005–2007 AC Omonoia 64 (29)
2007–2009 Ergotelis 29 (2)
2009 Skoda Xanthi 3 (0)
2010 Anagennisi Karditsa 13 (1)
2011 PAEEK FC 1 (0)
National team
Greece U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Georgios Vakouftsis (Greek: Γιώργος Βακουφτσής; born 30 January 1980) is a Greek footballer. He last played for PAEEK FC in Cyprus, previously he played for Anagennisi Karditsa in the Gamma Ethniki.[1] A striker, he is 192 cm tall.


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Born in Kalabaka, Vakouftsis began playing football for Panathinaikos' youth side. His body shape led Fiorentina's scouts to sign him from Panathinaikos youth team in 1999. His early performance was one of the key factors for Vakouftsis to gain the nickname "Il Greco Batistuta", due to the Argentine legend striker of Viola. His return in the Greek Superleague for Iraklis FC on loan did not meet expectations, and in 2002 he moved in Cyprus to play for APOEL and later for rivals AC Omonia. In Cyprus Vakouftsis proved his calibre, scoring 52 goals in 113 appearances for the two clubs. In 2008 he moved back in Greece to play for Cretan club Ergotelis F.C. and in the summer of 2009 he signed for Skoda Xanthi F.C. Vakouftsis played only three games for Xanthi in the league and because he was considered as a backup for the first team he requested a transfer. On 14 January 2010 he signed for Anagennisi Karditsa F.C. which caused much surprise in the Greek football transfer market. His contract is for six months and he is considered as a great addition to the squad. In January 2011 he returned to Cyprus to play for PAEEK FC in the second division.

His former clubs include: Panathinaikos, ACF Fiorentina, Ravenna Calcio, Iraklis FC, APOEL, AC Omonia, Ergotelis F.C. and Skoda Xanthi F.C.

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