Grigoris Papazaharias

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Grigoris Papazaharias
Personal information
Full name Grigoris Papazaharias
Date of birth (1985-03-20) 20 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Epanomi, Greece
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre Back, Right Back
Youth career
1997–1999 Anagennisi Epanomi F.C.
1999–2001 Iraklis Thessaloniki FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2010 Iraklis Thessaloniki 116 (3)
2010–2013 Aris 41 (0)
2013–2014 Apollon Smyrni 15 (0)
2014–2015 Enosis Neon Paralimniou
2016– Doxa Drama
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2014.

Grigoris Papazaharias (Greek: Γρηγόρης Παπαζαχαρίας) (born 20 March 1985 in Epanomi) is a Greek footballer who plays for Doxa Drama. He has represented Greece at all youth levels.


Papazaharias began his career in Anagennisi Epanomis. He joined Iraklis F.C. in 1999. He stayed in Iraklis for 11 years, until 2010. He over 118 performances with blue-white jersey and he scored 6 league goals. In 2003-2004-2005 years, Iraklis was in very good form, finishing 4th behind Olympiakos SFP, Panathinaikos F.C. and AEK Athens F.C., with Papazaharias being in first eleven in center-back duo, with Tasos Katsabis. He appointed as Iraklis captain in 2007. He was in a special love with team's fans and was bringing very good performances. In 2010 summer, he transferred to rivals Aris Thessaloniki F.C., with many dreams. But he was very unlucky, because an injury was left him out for about 4 months, and in first season in Kleanthis Vikelidis, he played in only 3 matches (against Atromitos F.C., AEL 1964 FC and Kerkyra F.C. In 2011-2012 season, he played first in the match against Skoda Xanthi F.C., in Kleanthis Vikelidis, with score 0-0.

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