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 27)
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)
2015–2017 Bari 12 (0)
2016–2017 Hajduk Split (loan) 24 (0)
2017– Hajduk Split 22 (2)
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 30 April 2018

Savvas Gentsoglou (Greek: Σάββας Γκέντσογλου, pronounced [ˌsavas ˈɡent͜soɣlu]; born 19 September 1990) is a Greek football player currently playing as a defensive midfielder for Prva HNL club Hajduk Split.

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]


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]


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]

On 27 June 2017, after spending a year on loan at Hajduk, Gentsoglou signed a two-year contract with Hajduk[11], finalizing his move from Bari. On 23 July 2017, he scored his first goal with the club in all competitions in a Prva HNL 2-2 away draw against Inter Zaprešić. On 18 March 2018, he scored in a 3-3 away draw game against NK Osijek. [12]

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.


  1. ^ Gentsoglou signs new 4 year deal (GR) Archived 7 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Επίσημα τέλος από ΑΕΚ ο Γκέντσογλου (in greek)
  3. ^ "Savvas Gentsoglou al Livorno a titolo temporaneo" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 13 August 2012. Archived from the original on 14 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Στη Σπέτσια ο Γκέντσογλου (in Greek). 21 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Σάββας Γκέντζογλου: σε ποια ομάδα πήρε μεταγραφή λόγω… Ηλιάδη" (in Greek). 30 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gentsoglou in Ergotelis F.C." 30 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Στην Μπάρι ο Γκέντσογλου" (in Greek). 23 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Savvas Gentsoglou torna in Itala, firma un triennale con il Bari di Davide Nicola" (in Italian). 23 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Στην Χάιντουκ Σπλιτ ο Σάββας Γκέντσογλου" (in Greek). 8 August 2016. 
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  11. ^ "Savvas Hajdukov iduće dvije godine" (in Croatian). 27 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Γκολ στην Όσιγιεκ ο Γκέντσογλου" (in Greek). 18 March 2018.