Michalis Bakakis

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Michalis Bakakis
Michalis Bakakis 2017.jpg
Bakakis with AEK in 2017
Personal information
Full name Michail Bakakis
Date of birth (1991-03-18) 18 March 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Agrinio, Greece
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
AEK Athens
Number 2
Youth career
2007–2008 Panetolikos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Panetolikos 14 (0)
2011–2012 Chania 19 (0)
2012–2014 Panetolikos 66 (2)
2014– AEK Athens 43 (1)
National team
2010 Greece U19 3 (0)
2014– Greece 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:51, 15 October 2017 (UTC).

Michalis Bakakis (Greek: Μιχάλης Μπακάκης; born 18 March 1991) is a professional footballer, currently playing for AEK Athens. Bakakis can play either right back or as a right midfielder.

Career[edit]

Michael Bakakis was born on March 18, 1991 in Agrinio, Bakakis began his football career with local side Panetolikos. His first professional appearance was a win match against Fokikos on January 21, 2009. In the summer of 2011 he transferred to AO Chania. He returned to Panetolikos on 31 July 2012.[1]

AEK Athens[edit]

On 15 April 2014 AEK Athens announced the agreement with the player for a 4-years' contract. In February 2015, shortly before the crucial match against Olympiakos for the Greek Cup, Bakakis stated that "We must be determined, passionate and concentrated. First of all we want to win the Football League title, so that AEK will return where they belong. But we are interested in the Greek Cup as well. It would be a dream come true if we manage to win both." [2] On 20 May 2015 in a home match against Olympiakos Volos he suffered a cruciate rupture, which left him out of the pitch for 6 months. [3]

The 26-year-old right back’s contract had been due to expire in the summer of 2017 but that has now been stretched to 2019 by his club. Bakakis always had the desire to remain at AEK Athens and he was more than happy to commit his future to the club for the next two years.[4]

On April 12, 2017, Bakakis agreed to a contract extension with AEK, until the summer of 2020. [5]

At the start of the 2017-2018 season he switched his number from 27 to 2. On 25 July 2017 he made his debut in the Champions League in a 2-0 home loss against CSKA Moscow for the third qualifying round. [6]

International career[edit]

He has represented Greece at U-19 level. Bakakis' debut with the Greece came against Serbia, replacing Vasilis Torosidis in November 2014.[7]

Honours[edit]

AEK Athens
2015(South Group)
2015-2016

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