Grigoris Makos

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Grigoris Makos
Greek footballer Grigoris Makos.jpg
Personal information
Full name Grigoris Makos
Date of birth (1987-01-18) 18 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Athens, Greece
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Panetolikos
Number 14
Youth career
2000–2003 Ilioupoli
2003–2004 Panionios
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Panionios 130 (5)
2009–2012 AEK Athens 75 (2)
2012–2013 1860 München 11 (0)
2013–2015 Anorthosis Famagusta 51 (1)
2015– Panetolikos 48 (3)
National team
2006–2008 Greece U-21 17 (3)
2008– Greece 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:21, 19 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 July 2012

Grigoris Makos (Greek: Γρηγόρης Μάκος; born on 18 January 1987), is a Greek international football player who plays for Panetolikos and the Greek national team as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Panionios[edit]

In 2000, Makos signed for Panionios from Ilioupoli at the age of 13. After impressing in the youth academy, he was eventually called up to the senior team in 2003 and made his debut in a game against Proodeftiki on 23 May 2004.[1] Makos scored his first goal for Panionios on 1 October 2005, against Levadiakos.[2] And his first ever European goal vs Bordeaux on 20 December 2007.[3] He was appointed captain in 2006 at the age of 19. During his time at the club, he had become one of Panionios' most important players making over 100 appearances for the club at the young age of 21 and guiding them to successive fifth-place finishes. His impressive performances attracted interest from the "big three" of Greece and also from teams abroad.[4] In the end Makos agreed to join AEK Athens.[5]

AEK Athens[edit]

On 24 June 2009, AEK signed Makos for €800,000 from Panionios signing a five-year deal with the Athenian club.[6] Soon after signing, Makos stated "One of the main reasons I decided to come here is because of Dusan Bajevic".[7] On 6 July, Makos decided to continue using the number 14 at AEK, a number which he has used since his youth career.[8]

On 20 August, Makos made his official debut for AEK, in the game versus Vaslui in the Europa League.[9] Makos made his league debut in the 0–1 away win over Atromitos on 30 August.[10] An unconvincing pre-season and start to the season seen Makos dropped from the starting 11 to the bench. In his first season at AEK, Makos made a total of 28 appearances, 21 in the league, one in the cup, and six in Europe.

The 2010–11 season started well for Makos. He impressed in the away victory against Dundee United for the Europa League play-offs,[11] as well as making good appearances in the pre-season friendlies. Makos continued his fine form throughout the regular season, cementing his place in the AEK first team, and won applause from AEK fans for his passionate tireless displays. In a season mired with disappointing displays for the team, Makos was one of few players who escaped criticism from AEK fans. Overall, his performances were much-improved over his first season at AEK, which was largely deemed as mediocre. The season ended in success as Makos won his first ever piece of silverware, the 2010-11 Greek Cup.[12]

Makos kicked off his third season in superb form, scoring his first ever goal for AEK Athens in the season opener in a 1–0 win against Ergotelis on 18 September 2011.[13] Due to his impressive performances, Makos became a regular in the Greece national team and played against Israel, Romania, Croatia and Latvia strengthening his chances of getting called up to the final squad for UEFA Euro 2012 having missed out on the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[14] On 8 May 2012, Makos scored his second goal for AEK against Panathinaikos in the Superleague Greece play off in the 2–0 home win over their archrivals.[15] At the end of his third season at AEK, Makos made 34 appearances in total, 28 in the league, one in the cup, and five in Europe.[16]

1860 Munich[edit]

On 9 July 2012 Makos signed a two-year deal with German side TSV 1860 München for the transfer fee thought to be in the region of €465,000.[17][18] The German side announced the signing through website, while also shedding light on the finances of the transfer. AEK are set to receive a reported €465.000. However, Makos will receive €165.000 of that sum as a result of unpaid wages dating back to the start of last season. Makos, 25, was presented to the media on Tuesday as the 2. Bundesliga side finally put end to speculation of a Munich move for Makos that dated back to last month. The German side were also interested in Makos’ services back when the Greek international was part of Panionios. TSV 1860 München, yet another cash-strapped club, were keen to bringing Makos to Germany during the summer of 2009 but were beaten by AEK in a bidding war for Makos’ services.[19]

In 1860 Munich Makos met his former teammate in AEK Athens, Ismael Blanco. He was given the number 21. He made 11 goalless appearances for 2.Bundesliga.

Anorthosis Famagusta[edit]

On 5 July 2013, Grigoris Makos signed a two-year contract with Anorthosis. [20] According to the Cypriot press, Makos’ verbal agreement with Anorthosis is based on a salary of €100.000 per season but will only come to fruition should a deal between the two clubs be finalized.Anorthosis are scheduled to compete in the UEFA Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round.[21] Makos, who has signed a two-year deal, has become the second high-profile Greek to join the club since Traianos Dellas linked up with the then Cypriot champions back in 2008, helping them reach the group stages of the Champions League. “This is an excellent opportunity for me because my confidence has returned especially with the new coach”, he told the club’s official website. “He [coach Christakis Kassianos] has put his trust in me. I am sure I will return to my best here. I will give my all to help the team in the Europa League and then win my place back in the Greek national team.”[22] On 16 May 2015, he scored his first goal with the club, in a 3-1 home win against Apollon Limassol for the Cypriot First Division.

At the end of 2014/15 season, Grigoris Makos seem to wish to return to Greece for personal reasons, but does not close the door to Anorthosis. The management of the club will submit a formal proposal and will make the effort to keep him although it is not easy.[23]

Panetolikos[edit]

On 3 July 2015, Makos signed a two-year contract with Panetolikos F.C.[24][25] From the very beginning he became a leader midlefielder for the club. On 3 December 2016, he scored his first goal with the club in a 1-1 away draw against Veria. On 18 January 2017, after an excellent match at Agrinio, Panetolikos won 3-2 AEK, with the international defensive midfielder scoring a brace, for first time in his career, against his former club.[26]

International career[edit]

Greece Under 21[edit]

Soon after becoming a regular and captain at Panionios, Makos was called up to the Greece U-21 national squad and was made captain not long after his debut. After 17 appearances for the Under-21 side, he was called up to the senior side by Greece coach Otto Rehhagel.

Greece[edit]

Makos, here with Miroslav Klose, during Euro 2012 (22-06-2012)

Makos was called up to the Greek national team on 1 February 2008 and made his debut on 5 February 2008 in a friendly against Czech Republic,[27] he earned his second cap versus Cyprus on 19 May 2008.[28] On 9 November, Makos was called up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers matches against Ukraine, however Makos did not feature in any of the legs.[29] On 28 February, Makos was called up for the World Cup preparation friendly against Senegal, he came on as a second-half substitute and made his first appearance for the national team in over a year[30] On 11 May, Makos was named in Rehhagel's 30 man provisional World Cup squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but did not make the final 23 man squad.[31]

Having become a regular member of new coach Fernando Santos's senior squad during the latter stages of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign on 19 May 2012, Makos was called up to the 23-man Greece national football team squad for UEFA Euro 2012, to be held in Poland and Ukraine. Makos made his debut in the tournament coming on as a substitute against Russia in a Euro 2012 group stage match for captain Giorgos Karagounis playing 24 minutes of the match as he helped Greece keep a 1–0 win against Russia to finish second in the group and set up a quarter finals match against Germany[32] where Makos started the game making it his second appearance in the tournament but Greece failed to surpass the Germans.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Correct as of 19 February 2017

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Greece League Greek Cup Europe Total
2003–04 Panionios Superleague 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05 24 0 4 0 4 0 32 0
2005–06 23 3 2 0 0 0 25 3
2006–07 27 1 2 0 0 0 29 1
2007–08 27 0 2 0 5 1 34 1
2008–09 28 1 4 0 3 0 35 1
2009–10 AEK Athens 21 0 1 0 6 0 28 0
2010–11 26 0 7 0 7 0 40 0
2011–12 28 2 1 0 5 0 34 2
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2012–13 1860 München 2. Bundesliga 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Cyrpus Cyprus First Division Cypriot Cup Europe Total
2013–14 Anorthosis Famagusta F.C. Cyprus First Division 24 0 2 0 2 0 28 0
2014-15 27 1 3 0 0 0 30 1
Greece Superleague Greek Cup Europe Total
2015–16 Panetolikos Superleague 28 0 1 0 0 0 29 0
2016–17 20 3 3 0 0 0 23 3
Career total 315 11 33 0 32 1 380 12

International[edit]

Greece national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 2 0
2010 2 0
2011 6 0
2012 3 0
Total 13 0

Last updated: 3 July 2012
Source: Grigoris Makos at National-Football-Teams.com

Honours[edit]

AEK Athens
2011

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Levadiakos vs. Panionios match Report". Guardian.co.uk. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bordeaux fightback flattens Panionios". uefa.com. 20 December 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Munich move for Panionios' Makos?". greeksoccer.com. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Panionios agree to sell Mako to AEK". sportingreece.com. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "AEK FC sign Makos". aekfc.gr. Archived from the original on 21 December 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  7. ^ Μάκος: "Να αξίζει η… ταλαιπωρία". sportfm.gr (in Greek). 24 June 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  8. ^ Το "14" ο Μάκος, το "21" ο;. aek365.gr (in Greek). 6 July 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
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  10. ^ "VAtromitos vs AEK report". aekfc.gr. Archived from the original on 21 December 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
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  12. ^ "AEK 1–0 Ergotelis stats". guardian.com. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
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  16. ^ "Grigoris Makos domestic record". uefa.com. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "Makos signs for 1860". bundesliga.de. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  18. ^ ""Alles klar!": EM-Teilnehmer Grigoris Makos ist ein Löwe" ["All clear!": Euro participant Grigoris Makos is a lion]. tsv1860.de. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "OFFICIAL: Munich move for AEK's Makos". 1 July 2012. 
  20. ^ "Κυριος ο Γρηγόρης Μάκος". anorthosis.com. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Makos nears Anorthosis move". 4 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Anorthosis signs top Greek midfielder". 10 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Δύσκολο για Μάκο, στο χέρι του Τζέισον αν θα μείνει". 27 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "Στην ομάδα μας ο Γρηγόρης Μάκος". panetolikos.gr. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Και με τη βούλα στον Παναιτωλικό ο Μάκος". www.sdna.gr. 3 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "Με διπλή ανατροπή και δύο γκολ του Μάκου, 3-2 ο Παναιτωλικός την ΑΕΚ". www.sport24.gr. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
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  28. ^ "Greece vs. Cyprus (Fulltime Report)". greece.worldcupblog.org. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 
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  30. ^ "Rehhagel announces squad for Senegal date". FIFA.com. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
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  32. ^ "Karagounis fires Greece into last eight". UEFA.com. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  33. ^ "Germany overpower Greece in Gdansk". UEFA.com. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 

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