Giannis Gianniotas

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Giannis Gianniotas
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Gianniotas with Greece U19
Personal information
Full name Giannis Gianniotas
Date of birth (1993-04-29) 29 April 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Neochori, Chalkidiki, Greece
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
APOEL
Number 70
Youth career
2008–2011 Aris
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Aris 45 (8)
2013–2015 Fortuna Düsseldorf 8 (1)
2014–2015 Asteras Tripolis (loan) 28 (4)
2015– Olympiacos 0 (0)
2016– APOEL (loan) 40 (10)
National team
2009–2011 Greece U17 3 (0)
2011–2013 Greece U19 8 (2)
2013 Greece U20 6 (0)
2012–2015 Greece U21 12 (3)
2015– Greece 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2016

Giannis Gianniotas (Greek: Γιάννης Γιαννιώτας; born on 29 April 1993[1] in Neochori,[2] Greece), is a Greek forward who plays for APOEL FC in the Cypriot First Division, on loan from Olympiacos.

Club career[edit]

Aris[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

He started his career in youth teams of Aris. In 2011, new head coach Michał Probierz promoted him to the first team, and he made his debut on 5 November 2011, in a game against Olympiacos.[3] He scored his first goal for Aris only during his second appearance for the team, in a game against OFI Crete.[1] For that performance, he was named MVP of matchday 10 in the Greek Superleague.[4] He scored another goal against Levadeiakos, and this one was named the best for the matchday 4. He also scored against Panetolikos F.C. in a 5–1 away loss. In total he scored three goals and he made 19 appearances.

2012–13 season[edit]

His first goal for this season came against Panathinaikos F.C. in a 1–1 away draw. His next goal came against PAS Giannina F.C. in a 1–2 home loss. He also scored against Asteras Tripolis F.C. in a 1–1 away draw. He managed to score in a Greek Cup match against Kallithea F.C. in a 3–1 away loss.

Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

In June 2013, he was transferred to Fortuna Düsseldorf.[5] His previous club Aris received 450,000 euros for the transfer. He chose the jersey with the number "22" on the back, and signed a contract until 2016. "The people of Fortuna are keen for this transfer, I came to a great club with a great stadium", said the former Aris forward. "I always wanted to play in Germany," he said and concluded: "I hope that I can help Fortuna Düsseldorf to return in Bundesliga". [6] On August 30, 2014 the Rhinelander agreed with the Greek first division Asteras Tripoli on a lending transaction until 30 June 2015.[7]

Asteras Tripoli[edit]

On March 22, 2015 after a remarkable season with the club, Giannis Gianniotas became the 1st player of Asteras Tripoli that was called to play for the Greece.[8]

On 23 March 2015, Gianotas alleged to have verbally agreed to Greek champions Olympiakos and seems that Fortuna Düsseldorf which has the player's rights contents to this transfer. Giannotas has another year contract with the German club. Fortuna Düsseldorf, which is trying for a rise to Bundesliga has no problem to release the Greek footballer, without being known if will claim an amount for transcription. It is noted that the situation should be clarified in the coming days.[9] On 5 June 2015, Olympiakos reached an agreement with Fortuna Düsseldorf for the transfer of Giannis Gianniotas. The Greek international signed a 4-year contract worth €400.000 per year with the Greek champions, that will be pay Fortuna Düsseldorf €500.000 as a transfer fee.[10]

Olympiakos[edit]

On 17 June, Olympiakos officially announced the transfer of Giannis Gianniotas from Fortuna Düsseldorf, adding another high-caliber Greek talent to their squad. [11]

APOEL[edit]

On 31 December 2015, Gianniotas joined Cypriot club APOEL on a six-months loan deal, until the end of the 2015-16 season.[12] He made his debut on 10 January 2016, starting the match and playing for 65 minutes in APOEL's 2–1 away victory against Aris Limassol for the Cypriot First Division.[13] He scored his first official goal for APOEL on 17 January 2016, in his team's 3–0 home win against Enosis Neon Paralimni for the Cypriot First Division.[14] On 28 April 2016, Gianniotas scored with a penalty kick against title rivals AEK Larnaca, and sealed the victory which secured his team's fourth consecutive Cypriot First Division title and the first title of his career.[15][16]

On 12 July 2016, APOEL agreed with Olympiakos to extent Gianniotas loan for one more year, until the end of the 2016–17 season.[17] On 2 August 2016, he scored the opening goal in APOEL's 3–0 home victory against Rosenborg BK for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, to help his team overturn a 2–1 loss in Norway and reach the play-off round of the competition.[18] On 16 February 2017, he scored APOEL's second goal one minute before the end, in his team's 3–2 defeat from Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés, for the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 32.[19] One week later, he scored again from the penalty spot, as APOEL won Athletic Bilbao 2–0 at home and advanced to the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League for the first time in their history.[20]

International career[edit]

Gianniotas made his international debut on 29 March 2015, in Greece's 0–0 away draw against Hungary for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers. On 1 September 2016, he scored the winner in Greece's friendly 2–1 away win against Netherlands, pouncing on a rebound that Dutch keeper Jeroen Zoet let spill into a dangerous area.[21]

Style of play[edit]

Gianniotas is well known for his acceleration and his explosiveness. He has very good dribble and usually his opponents stop him only with foul or strong tackle. His former teammate in Greece U-21 and current Iraklis' player, Apostolos Vellios, said for Gianniotas He is the best talent in Greece. If he is prepared to work hard and with some luck, he will have a great career.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 20 March 2017
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aris 2011–12 19 3 1 0 20 3
2012–13 26 5 2 1 28 6
Total 45 8 3 1 48 9
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2013–14 8 1 0 0 8 1
Total 8 1 0 0 8 1
Asteras Tripoli
(loan)
2014–15 28 4 3 2 5[a] 0 36 6
Total 28 4 3 2 5 0 36 6
Olympiakos 2015–16 0 0 1 0 0[b] 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
APOEL
(loan)
2015–16 17 5 3 0 20 5
2016–17 23 5 2 0 14[c] 3 1[d] 0 40 8
Total 40 10 5 0 14 3 1 0 60 13
Total 121 23 12 3 19 3 1 0 153 29
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Appearances in Cypriot Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 13 November 2016[22]
Greece
Year Apps Goals
2015 1 0
2016 5 1
Total 6 1

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 September 2016 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Netherlands 1–2 1–2[23] Friendly

Honours[edit]

APOEL

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ο 18χρονος Γιαννιώτας χάρισε την πρώτη νίκη στον Άρη [18-year-old Gianniotas brought Aris' first win]. Eleftherotypia (in Greek). 20 November 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Γιάννης Γιαννιώτας: Ο ήρωας των 700 ευρώ [Giannis Gianniotas: The 700-Euro hero] (in Greek). Contra.gr. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  3. ^ ΑΡΗΣ - ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΟΣ [Aris - Olympiacos] (in Greek). Superleague Greece. 5 November 2011. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Βράβευση Γιάννη Γιαννιώτα-MVP 10ης αγωνιστικής" [Giannis Gianniotas – MVP of matchday 10 award] (in Greek). Superleague Greece. 25 November 2011. Archived from the original on 29 December 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gartner und Gianniotas schließen sich Fortuna an". kicker.de. 
  6. ^ ""Γερμανός" ο Γιαννιώτας – Στη Φορτούνα Ντίσελντορφ μέχρι και το 2016!" (in Greek). koolnews.gr. 23 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fortuna verleiht Gianniotas an Tripolis" (in German). rp-online.de. 30 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ο Γιάννης Γιαννιώτας στην Εθνική Ελλάδας!". youtube.com. 22 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Στον Ολυμπιακό ο Γιαννιώτας!". www.crashonline.gr. 23 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Olympiacos clinch deal for Gianniotas". www.sdna.gr. 5 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Olympiakos complete Gianniotas signing". www.sdna.gr. 17 June 2015. 
  12. ^ Συμφωνία δανεισμού Γιάννη Γιαννιώτα (in Greek). apoelfc.com.cy. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  13. ^ Aris Limassol 1-2 APOEL FC. apoelfc.com.cy. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  14. ^ APOEL FC 3-0 E.N.P.. apoelfc.com.cy. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  15. ^ ΑΠΟΕΛ 2-0 ΑΕΚ Λάρνακας [APOEL 2-0 AEK Larnaca] (in Greek). apoelfc.com.cy. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  16. ^ Πρωτάθλημα το ΑΠΟΕΛ, αποθέωση για Γιαννιώτα. www.sport24.gr. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  17. ^ Συμφωνία δανεισμού Γιάννη Γιαννιώτα (in Greek). apoelfc.com.cy. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "APOEL 3-0 Rosenborg". uefa.com. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Athletic 3-2 APOEL". uefa.com. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  20. ^ APOEL 2-0 Athletic. uefa.com. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  21. ^ "Holland's woes continue as they fall 2-1 at home to Greece in warm-up for World Cup qualifying campaign". www.dailymail.co.uk. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  22. ^ "Gianniotas, Giannis - NFT profile". national football teams. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Netherlands 1 - 2 Greece". Skysports. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 

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