Savvas Gentsoglou

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Savvas Gentsoglou
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Gentsoglou playing for AEK Athens
Personal information
Full name Savvas Gentsoglou
Date of birth (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Alexandroupoli, Greece
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split
Number 90
Youth career
2005–2006 AEK Athens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 AEK Athens 41 (2)
2007 Panachaiki (loan) 7 (0)
2008 Nea Ionia (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2014 Sampdoria 5 (0)
2012–2013 Livorno (loan) 34 (0)
2013–2014 Spezia (loan) 12 (0)
2014–2015 Ergotelis 26 (0)
2015– Bari 12 (0)
2016– Hajduk Split (loan) 15 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Greece U-17 6 (1)
2009–2010 Greece U-19 13 (1)
2010–2012 Greece U-21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2017.

Savvas Gentsoglou (Greek: Σάββας Γκέντσογλου; born 19 September 1990) is a Greek football player currently playing as a defensive midfielder for Prva HNL club Hajduk Split,on loan from Bari.

Club career[edit]

AEK Athens[edit]

Savvas Gentsoglou was promoted from the AEK Athens youth system to the senior side in 2006, but didn't make his first appearance for AEK until the 2008-09 season. On 25 June 2008, Gentsoglou renewed his contract with AEK until 2014. Gentsoglou was first used as a central defender by coach Dusan Bajevic. Gentsoglou moved to the defensive midfield position in the middle of the 2009-10 season and became a key player of the starting eleven. Gentsoglou scored his first goal for AEK against Atromitos in a 3–2 home win. The following week Gentsoglou scored the equalising goal against Kavala. On 20 May 2010, Gentsoglou signed a new four-year deal.[1]

Sampdoria[edit]

On 19 January 2012, Gentsoglou joined Italian Serie A side Sampdoria.[2] Gentsoglou did not feature for Sampdoria in the 2011–12 season, and was sent out on loan the following season to Serie B squad Livorno to gain playing experience.[3] Gentsoglou made 35 appearances for Livorno, as the side won promotion to Serie A.

Gentsoglou then returned to Sampdoria for the 2013-14 Serie A season, but after again failing to establish himself in the Doria first eleven, he moved on loan to Serie B side Spezia Calcio in January 2014.[4]

Ergotelis[edit]

On 30 August 2014, Gentzoglou returned to Greece to continue his career in the Greek Super League, playing for Ergotelis,[5] signing a two and a half year deal.[6]

Bari 1908[edit]

On 23 June 2015, the Serie B club Bari 1908 announced the signing of Gentsoglou till the summer of 2018 for an undisclosed fee.[7][8]

On 8 August 2016, the Prva HNL club Hajduk Split announced the signing of Gentsoglou on a twelve-month loan deal from Bari 1908.[9] On 14 August 2016, Gentsoglou made his Hajduk debut, the 5th round of the Prva HNL, playing the first 66 minutes in a 1-1 draw with NK Osijek at Stadion Gradski vrt, before being substituted for Toma Bašić.[10]

International career[edit]

Gentsoglou was first called up to the Greece U-19 in 2007, he featured in all of Greece's games in qualifying for the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Greece League Cup Europe Total
2006–07 AEK Athens Super League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Panachaiki (loan) Gamma Ethniki 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2008–09 AEK Athens Super League 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2009–10 16 2 0 0 4 0 20 2
2010–11 16 0 1 0 6 0 23 0
2011–12(a) 4 0 0 0 4 0 8 0
2011–12(b) U.C. Sampdoria Serie B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 A.S. Livorno Calcio (loan) Serie B 34 0 1 0 0 0 35 0
2013–14 U.C. Sampdoria Serie A 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2013–14 Spezia (loan) Serie B 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2014–15 Ergotelis Super League 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2015–16 Bari Serie B 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
2016–17 Hajduk Split (loan) Prva HNL 15 0 0 0 2 0 17 0
Career total 152 2 4 0 16 0 172 2

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