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PAOK Academy
Full namePAOK Academy
Founded1952
GroundPAOK FC Sport Center, Nea Mesimvria
Capacity300
OwnerPAOK FC
ChairmanIvan Savvidis
Technical DirectorDaniel Bigas Alsina
LeagueSuperleague U20,U17,U15
2017–181st,3rd,2nd
WebsiteClub website

PAOK Academy is the football academy system of Greek professional football club PAOK consisting of eleven official youth teams (Under-6/7, Under-8, Under-9, Under-10, Under-11, Under-12, Under-13, Under-14, Under-15, Under-17 and Under-20), based on the young athletes' age.[1] PAOK's U15, U17 and U20 teams all play in Greek Superleague's [2] (Superleague U15, U17 and U20 respectively). Ιn 2016-17 season, U20 team participated in UEFA Youth League as a champion on official superleague U17 2015-16. This academy holds more than 280 young players,[3] and also more than 50 people work there (coaches, trainers, doctors etc.). The PAOK Academy maintains 16 training centers outside of Thessaloniki. These are in Athens, Didimoticho, Alexandroupoli, Komotini - Xanthi, Kilkis, Kavala, Drama, Kozani, Katerini, Lamia, Corfu, Rethymnon, Chios, Chalkidiki, Cyclades and Rhodes.[4]

History[edit]

The first youth academy was created in 1952. The visionary was Austrian coach Wilhelm (Willi) Sefzik. His dream was to be able to bring out new talents that could evolve from an early age into the PAOK team.[5] In 2007-2009, The former president Theodoros Zagorakis began the rebirth of the academies. Vangelis Pourliotopoulos undertook the reorganization, and for the first time in PAOK history started an organized effort of the club to exploit, to bring out new talents, and promote young footballers systematically from the infrastructure departments of PAOK's to the first team. In 2009, the cost reached €1 million per year.[6] At that time the "Football Prints" program was created. Today more than 90 academies participate in this program. In 2008, the first hostels in the Toumba Stadium were inaugurated. In the first three years, the hostels accommodated 14 children, who came from outside Thessaloniki

The evolution of academies continues to date, with Ivan Savvidis investing in a new home that will host young footballers. On September 2015, the PAOK Academy acquired a seven-storey building in the center of Thessaloniki,[7] where 55 young football players live there.[8] The cost of academies has now reached €2 million per year, making it the most expensive academy in Greece.[9] According to the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES), the club has the best academies in Greece.[10]

Organization[edit]

PAOK invest in setting up its own football schools to bring out talented children. To this day the club maintains 13 training centers in every corner of the country. PAOK FC youth sections, with the assistance of their network of collaborating academies (football prints), select the most talented players of each region, in order to have them train often and gradually follow the schedules and aims of the PAOK academy players.

The objective of the club is encounter young talented athletes aged no more than 12, and hand them at least 7 years of proper the footballing education, so that they can dive into the mentality and philosophy of their club. The scouting team visits each training centre once each month, in order to supervise the children’s progress. Some distinguished children are invited to Thessaloniki to join the PAOK Academy, which will be staying at PAOK's house.[4]

Since 2013, PAOK maintains a cooperation with Juventus on the academies sector.[11]

Football Prints[edit]

PAOK football prints, is a network of academies working with the PAOK academy. Football Prints network functions through a communication system that is based on the eagerness of local academies to work and push talented children. The coordination of all academies has the Vangelis Pourliotopoulos and Kyriakos Alexandridis. In 2014, PAOK FC also organized their first "PAOK Football Prints Network Tournament". Since 2009, the club hold the annual youth tournament “Panagiotis Katsouris” in his memory, a renowned tournament and among the best in the Balkans.[12]

List of academies[edit]

The 90 academies of "Football Prints" in Greece, according to geographic criteria.

PAOK Academy is located in Greece
Kavala
Kavala
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Pella
Pella
Αthens Cosmos Club Mikrasiatikos Kaisarianis
Αthens Cosmos Club
Mikrasiatikos Kaisarianis
Pontiakos Alexandroupolis
Pontiakos Alexandroupolis
Pyrichios
Pyrichios
PAOK Koutsopodiou
PAOK Koutsopodiou
Dias Kostakion Arta
Dias Kostakion Arta
Elpides Marmara
Elpides Marmara
PAOK Stavrou
PAOK Stavrou
Olympiada Karousadon
Olympiada Karousadon
Arena fc PAOK Calcetto FC Chania
Arena fc PAOK
Calcetto FC Chania
PAOK Iasmos PAOK Isaakiou
PAOK Iasmos
PAOK Isaakiou
PAOK M. Alexandros F. Dramas
PAOK M. Alexandros
F. Dramas
Alistrati
Alistrati
Prosotsani
Prosotsani
Pas Florina
Pas Florina
Lido Soccer Atsalenios academy
Lido Soccer
Atsalenios academy
PAS Asteras Ioaninon
PAS Asteras Ioaninon
Kronos
Kronos
Katerini academy
Katerini academy
Alexandros Kilkis PAOK Kristonis
Alexandros Kilkis
PAOK Kristonis
Fair Play PAOK Komitini
Fair Play
PAOK Komitini
PAOK Konitsa Pindos Konitsa
PAOK Konitsa
Pindos Konitsa
Tilikratis Panlefkadios
Tilikratis
Panlefkadios
Apollon Vounarakiou
Apollon Vounarakiou
PAOK Kos
PAOK Kos
Koilon Siatista
Koilon
Siatista
Paxoi academy
Paxoi academy
Makrygialos
Makrygialos
Giotsa Play Zone
Giotsa
Play Zone
R.T. Preveza RIA Sport
R.T. Preveza
RIA Sport
Hercules Ptolemaidas
Hercules Ptolemaidas
Astera Rethymnou
Astera Rethymnou
Keravnos A.V.
Keravnos A.V.
Meliki
Meliki
AO Skiathos academy
AO Skiathos academy
PAOK Kanithou
PAOK Kanithou
PAOK Karpenisiou
PAOK Karpenisiou
Filoktitis Kotzia
Filoktitis Kotzia
Asteras Pastida
Asteras Pastida
Oinoi Orestiadas
Oinoi Orestiadas
Euklhs Soronis
Euklhs Soronis
Niki Christou
Niki Christou
Theagenis Thasos
Theagenis Thasos
Elpides Acheronta
Elpides Acheronta
Doxa Gardikiou
Doxa Gardikiou
PAOK Xanthi
PAOK Xanthi
Doxa Makr.
Doxa Makr.
PAOK Koulouras
PAOK Koulouras
Thessaloniki Academies Proteas Achilleas Pereas Elpides Sikeon Bebides Ionias Kypseli Neapolis Liti academy Academy MAS Atromitos Triadiou GS Ilioupoli Lykoi AE falirou PAOK Kymina-Malgara Malakopi Pylaias Aetoi fc Doxa Drymou Ioannis Papafis academy Magnisiakos M. Alexandros Kaloxoriou Champions Pefkon Keravnos Agiou Pavlou Ethnikos Sohou Diaplasi Oreokastro Achilleas Triandrias Doxa elpidas Evosmou Toumba FC Kavala Academies Orfeas Eleftheroupolis Mundialito PAOK Kavalas Aetos Orfanou
Thessaloniki Academies
Red pog.svg Proteas
Red pog.svg Achilleas Pereas
Red pog.svg Elpides Sikeon
Red pog.svg Bebides Ionias
Red pog.svg Kypseli Neapolis
Red pog.svg Liti academy
Red pog.svg Academy MAS Atromitos Triadiou
Red pog.svg GS Ilioupoli
Red pog.svg Lykoi
Red pog.svg AE falirou
Red pog.svg PAOK Kymina-Malgara
Red pog.svg Malakopi Pylaias
Red pog.svg Aetoi fc
Red pog.svg Doxa Drymou
Red pog.svg Ioannis Papafis academy
Red pog.svg Magnisiakos
Red pog.svg M. Alexandros Kaloxoriou
Red pog.svg Champions Pefkon
Red pog.svg Keravnos Agiou Pavlou
Red pog.svg Ethnikos Sohou
Red pog.svg Diaplasi Oreokastro
Red pog.svg Achilleas Triandrias
Red pog.svg Doxa elpidas Evosmou
Red pog.svg Toumba FC
Kavala Academies
Red pog.svg Orfeas Eleftheroupolis
Red pog.svg Mundialito
Red pog.svg PAOK Kavalas
Red pog.svg Aetos Orfanou
Location of "Football Prints" in Greece
Pella Academies Athletic Academy Skydras PAOK Patriarxio Apollon Kruas vrisis
Pella Academies

Red pog.svg Athletic Academy Skydras
Red pog.svg PAOK Patriarxio
Red pog.svg Apollon Kruas vrisis

Greece

Cyprus [32]

Germany [33][34]

Israel

Sweden

Academy Personnel[edit]

As of 12 June 2017[38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48]

General Manager of PAOK Youth and Development Sections Greece Vangelis Pourliotopoulos
Technical Director Spain Daniel Bigas Alsina[49]
U20 & U17 Team Manager Greece Stavros Sarafis
U20, U17, U16 & U15 Technical Advisor Greece Grigoris Karavelis
U15 Team Manager Greece Kostas Iosifidis
Technical Supervisor of teams U6 up to U14 Greece Vasilis Mittas
Scout Greece Giannis Avramidis
Football Prints Network Supervisors Greece Vangelis Pourliotopoulos, Kyriakos Alexandridis
Strength Enhancement Training Greece Vasilis Kanaras
Ergophysiologist Greece Giorgos Ziogas
Nutrionist Greece Ioanna Paspala
Psychologist Greece Irini Rera
Head of Education Greece Ioanna Charalampous
Dorms Supervisors Greece Kostas Iosifidis, Ilias Iliadis
U20 Coaches Uruguay Pablo Garcia, Poland Mirosław Sznaucner[50]
U17 Coaches Greece Angelos Zazopoulos, Konstantinos Kazanas[50]
U15 Coaches Greece Vasilios Mhttas, Petros Tsiapakidis[50]
U14 Coaches Greece Apostolos Papavasiliou, Evaggelos Alexopoulos[50]
U13 Coaches Greece Theofilos Chatzistathis, Savvas Konstantinidis[50]
U12 Coaches Greece Giorgos Gourtsas, Andreas Balabanis[50]
U11 Coaches Greece Alexandros Tasoulis, Spyridon Koulouris[50]
U10 Coaches Greece Alexandros Foropoulos, Stylianos Bikas[50]
U9 Coaches Greece Nikos Nikolaidis[50]
U8 Coaches Greece Antonios Krinitsas[50]
U7-6 Coaches Greece Maria Exadaktylou, Anthoula Arvanitaki[50]

PAOK U20 Squad[edit]

PAOK U20 against Ajax U20 in youth league on November 2016.

As of 16 August 2018[51]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Greece GK Evangelos Syllektis
Greece GK Simeon Papadopoulos
Greece DF Marios Tsaousis
Greece DF Dimitris Voutsas
Greece DF Giorgos Papathanasiou
Greece DF Ioannis Michailidis
Greece DF Apostolos Diamantis
Greece MF Meletios Miskovic
Greece MF Theocharis Tsigaras
Greece MF Sokratis Aidonidis
Greece MF Zisis Chatzistravos
No. Position Player
Greece MF Giorgos Noukaris
Greece MF Serafim Maniotis
Greece MF Tasos Meletidis
Ukraine MF Artem Kozak
Greece FW Antonis Gaitanidis
Greece FW Giorgos Doumtsis
Brazil FW Gilberto Carlos de Assis Silva Júnior
Greece FW Alexandros Gargalatzidis
Greece FW Antonis Stathopoulos
Greece FW Giorgos Tzovaras

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Greece GK Christos Giannakidis (at Greece Panserraikos until 30 June 2019)
Albania GK Jorgo Muca (at Greece Karaiskakis until 30 June 2019)
Cyprus MF Nikolas Mattheou (at Greece Karaiskakis until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
Greece FW Christos Papadopoulos (at Greece Karaiskakis until 30 June 2019)
Ukraine FW Illya Markovskyy (at Greece Aiginiakos until 30 June 2019)

Other players under contract who play at first team and also U20[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Greece GK Marios Siampanis
Greece DF Eleftherios Lyratzis
No. Position Player
Greece MF Konstantinos Balogiannis

Honours[edit]

Titles won and honours by the PAOK academy's teams.

Official youth championship's - International tournaments[edit]

PAOK U20

  • Greek Superleague U20
    • Winners (4): 2002-03, 2006–07, 2013–14, 2017-18
    • Runners-up (2): 2011–12, 2015–16
  • Broersen International Youth Tournament
    • Runners-up (1): 2013

PAOK U17

PAOK U15

  • Greek Superleague U15
    • Winners (2): 2014-15, 2016–17
    • Runners-up (2): 2013-14, 2015–16
  • International Viktor Ponedelnik`s Cup
    • Winners (1): 2015
  • Rimini Cup
    • Winners (1): 2014
  • «We Love Football» tournament
    • Runners-up (1): 2016 [52]

Domestic - International tournaments[edit]

PAOK U14

  • "International Children’s Football Festival": 2016

PAOK U13

  • "Lennart Johansson Academy Trophy": 2013, 2017
    • Runners-up: 2015
  • "Panagiotis Katsouris" Football tournament: 2014, 2015
  • "CVV Zwervers":
    • Runners-up: 2014
  • "Lukoil Cup": 2014, 2017 [53]
  • "Rodos Knights Cup": 2015
  • "Pfingst Cup":
    • Runners-up: 2017

PAOK U12

  • "Marc Overmars" : 2016

PAOK U11

  • "Lokoball": 2013, 2014
    • Runners-up: 2015, 2016
  • "Panagiotis Katsouris" Football tournament: 2014
  • «SANDANSKI CUP»: 2014
  • "Invitational Cup Stockholm": 2015
  • "Catnic Cup": 2016
  • "«Paris World Cup»": 2016
  • "Max Sport Youth Cup": 2015

PAOK U10

  • "International tournaments Serbia": 2014 [54]
  • "IV International Football Tournament «Mini Football Magic»": 2015
  • "Ιnternational Orthopaedikos U10 Juniors Cup 2016":
    • Runners-up: 2016

PAOK U9

  • "Pfingst Cup": 2014
  • "International tournaments Krnjevo": 2014 [55]
  • "Dragan Mance Cup 2017": 2017

PAOK U8

  • "Olympico Paphos Tournament": 2017

Notable players[edit]

Notable players coming from the club's youth departments include:

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