Pavlos Papaioannou

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Pavlos Papaioannou
Personal information
Full name Pavlos Papaioannou
Date of birth (1959-03-19) 19 March 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Brazil
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1984 Rodos 69 (1)
1984–1993 AEK Athens 255 (4)
Total 324 (5)
National team
1985–1992 Greece 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pavlos Papaioannou (Greek: Παύλος Παπαϊωάννου) is a Greek-Brazilian former football player.


He played in defence and in the midfield for Rodos FC (1979-1984) and AEK from 1983 until 1993.

For his International career, he was eligible to play for Greece through his father and Brazil through his mother and place of birth. Pavlos Papaioannou was eventually capped 10 times by the National Football Team of Greece. When he made his Greek national team debut, he officially became the first Greek with a mixture of Brazilian descent to play for the country.


AEK Athens

Personal life[edit]

Papaioannou was born on March 19th, 1959 in Brazil, the son of a Greek father and a Brazilian mother. His daughter Ramona is a 60m. sprinter, competing for AEK Athens. She is a Cyprus international.