Giannis Arabatzis

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Giannis Arabatzis
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-05-28) 28 May 1984 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Makrochori, Veria, Greece
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC Astra Giurgiu
Number 99
Youth career
Enosi Apostolou Pavlou
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2013 AEK Athens 49 (0)
2013–2014 Ermis Aradippou 31 (0)
2014– Astra Giurgiu 0 (0)
National team
2001–2003 Greece U19

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Giannis Arabatzis (Greek: Γιάννης Αραμπατζής; born 28 May 1984 in Makrochori, Veria, Greece) is a Greek professional footballer who plays for Liga I club FC Astra Giurgiu, as a goalkeeper.



Arabatzis made his first cap against rival team Panathinaikos, and impressed the fans and coach Dusan Bajevic. After his impressive performances, Arabatzis has earned himself a spot in the AEK starting line-up after five years on the bench forcing Sebastian Saja as second choice. In 2011, he was the first choice for the position of goalkeeper, leaving Dimitrios Konstantopoulos out of the first eleven. Moreover, he was given the MVP award for his performance against Ergotelis. After Nikos Georgeas left AEK, Arabatzis became the eldest player of the team having completed ten years in the team.[3]

On 2012-13 Superleague Greece season AEK relegated to Football League 2(Greece National Third Division), and Giannis contract with AEK expired on 30 June 2013.

Ermis Aradippou[edit]

On 21 August 2013, Arabatzis sign one-year deal with Ermis Aradippou to Cypriot First Division.

Astra Giurgiu[edit]

On 23 July 2014, Arabatzis signed an one-year contract with Astra Giurgiu.[4]


AEK Athens


  1. ^ "Giannis Arabatzis". UEFA. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Giannis Arabatzis". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "MVP Supporters Club", 18/09/2011 - Giannis Arabatzis
  4. ^ "Grecii Giannis Arabatzis si Vasileios Pliatsikas au semnat cu Astra Giurgiu". 23 July 2014. 

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