Giannis Skopelitis

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Giannis Skopelitis
Personal information
Full name Giannis Skopelitis
Date of birth (1978-05-02) 2 May 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Greece
Height 1.80 cm (1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nea Salamina
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Apollon Kalamarias 0 (0)
1997–2005 Aigaleo 181 (7)
2005–2006 Portsmouth 18 (0)
2006–2007 Aigaleo 41 (2)
2007 Anorthosis 15 (1)
2008 Atromitos 12 (0)
2008–2011 Anorthosis 54 (1)
2011–2012 AEK Larnaca 28 (3)
2012–2013 Anorthosis 29 (0)
2013–2015 AEK Larnaca 49 (2)
2015– Nea Salamina 53 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:32, 5 March 2017 (UTC).

Giannis Skopelitis (Greek: Γιάννης Σκοπελίτης; born 2 March 1978) is a Greek football player who plays for Nea Salamina in the Cypriot First Division.



Skopelitis joined FA Premier League club Portsmouth on 28 January 2005 from Egaleo FC for a fee of £1 million,[1] as a replacement for Amady Faye, who had been sold to Newcastle United. However, it later transpired that the transfer deal was structured as a year's loan with an initial fee of around £300,000 with the remaining £700,000 being paid if the club desired to keep the player after this period.

Skopelitis made his debut for Pompey as a 73rd-minute substitute for Ricardo Fuller in a 2-1 home win over Middlesbrough.[2] Coincidentally, he had already faced Middlesbrough in 2004-05 when facing them for Egaleo in the UEFA Cup.

Having reached the end of his trial period for Portsmouth at the turn of the new year 2006, Skopelitis had made only a few substitute appearances, failing to impress, and returned to Egaleo.

Greece and Cyprus[edit]

Skopelitis has played for Egaleo F.C. and Atromitos F.C. in the Greek Super League.[3]

Skopelitis joined Anorthosis Famagusta FC in the 2007-08 season. He left the Cypriot club due to personal problems and transferred for a year to Atromitos F.C. . In the 2008-09 season Skopelitis transferred back to Anorthosis, and in the same year played with them in the UEFA Champions League group stage, and was made captain.

On 3 July 2013, Skopelitis and Anorthosis decided (for the 3rd time) for a mutual contract termination .[4] On 6 July, Skopelitis returned to Larnaca, signing a one-year contract.[5]


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