Nikos Arabatzis

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Nikos Arabatzis
Personal information
Full name Nikos Arabatzis
Date of birth (1984-03-10) March 10, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Serres, Greece
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right full back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1997–2000 Thrakikos Mitrousiou
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Panserraikos 99 (7)
2006–2010 PAOK 69 (3)
2010–2011 Iraklis 26 (0)
2011–2012 AEL 1964 12 (0)
2012 Ethnikos Achnas 11 (0)
2013 Panetolikos 19 (0)
2013–2014 AEL 1964 0 (0)
2014– Aiginiakos 6 (0)
National team
2003 Greece U-19 2 (1)
2006 Greece U-21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:48, 18 August 2013 (UTC).

Nikos Arabatzis (Greek: Νίκος Αραμπατζής; born March 10, 1984 in Serres) is a Greek footballer currently playing for AEL 1964 in Gamma Ethniki. He usually plays as a right defender but past coaches have also used him as a right midfielder, making him a modern full-back. He is known for his pace and crossing.

While still in Panserraikos he became member of the Greece national under-21 football team.

In the 2006 winter transfer window he was bought by PAOK FC and has made an instant impact. He attracted the interest of AEK Athens but the bid of 900.000 euros was rejected to the delight of PAOK fans. He was unlucky, as he had a serious knee injury in the summer of 2007 and had to undergo surgery, for the second time in his career in his right knee. He didn't manage to take part in any game of the 2007–8 season.

On August 2, 2010, he signed a two-year contract with Iraklis.Then, in August 2011 after good performances, he signed with AEL 1964. In summer 2012 he tried his luck in Cyprus with Ethnikos Achnas where he had a successful season start. Later, In January 2013, he signed a 6-month contract with Panetolikos, helping the team gain the promotion to the Greek Superleague. In August 2013, he returned once more to AEL 1964.


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