Mike Panopoulos

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Mike Panopoulos
Personal information
Full name Michael Panopoulos[1]
Date of birth (1976-10-09) 9 October 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Playing position Central midfielder, Right winger
Youth career
Heidelberg United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Heidelberg United 8 (0)
1995–1999 Aris Thessaloniki 55 (8)
1999Dundee United (loan) 0 (0)
1999–2002 Portsmouth 54 (6)
2002 Dunfermline Athletic 9 (0)
2002–2003 Aris Thessaloniki 4 (0)
2003–2004 South Melbourne 22 (1)
2004–2005 AO Kerkyra 4 (0)
2007 Oakleigh Cannons 22 (0)
National team
1996–1999 Greece under-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:34, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:34, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Michael Panopoulos (born 9 October 1976), also written Michalis Panopoulos, is an Australian-Greek association football player.[2] He has currently retired from playing, but now coaches the Altona City U12/U13 boys team and also the state of Victoria.

Panopoulos' parents come from the Macedonian Greek village of Kratero in Florina, Greece. He began his career as a youth player with Heidelberg United in Australia, though in 1993 he was offered a professional contract with Aris Thessaloniki F.C. in the Greek Super League. Whilst at the Greek club Panopoulos played in the UEFA cup and was a losing finalist in the Greek Football Cup.

Strong performances by Panopoulos for the Greek club led to a £750,000 transfer to Portsmouth F.C. in August 1999.[3] Panopoulos spent three years at Portsmouth, but left the club the year before Portsmouth's promotion to the FA Premier League.

In December 2001 Panopoulos moved on loan from Portsmouth to Dunfermline F.C. in the Scottish Premier League. After leaving Portsmouth he transferred to South Melbourne FC and then made a return to Greece with Kerkyra F.C. That was followed by a move back to Australia, with Oakleigh Cannons of the Victorian Premier League.

Panopoulos played for the Greece under-21 national team.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mike Panopoulos". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  2. ^ OzFootball Profile
  3. ^ "Wilkinson Puts Faith in Prem De la Prem; DIALLING THE WORLD OF SOCCER". Daily Mail. 25 August 1999. Retrieved 9 December 2013.  – via Highbeam Research (subscription required)

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