Stavros Sarafis

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Stavros Sarafis
Personal information
Full name Stavros Sarafis
Date of birth (1950-01-17) 17 January 1950 (age 69)
Place of birth Εpanomi, Thessaloniki, Greece
Playing position Attacking Midfielder / Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1981 PAOK 358 (136)
National team
1969–1977 Greece 32 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stavros Sarafis (Greek: Σταύρος Σαράφης) (born January 17, 1950) is a retired football player, who spent his entire career in PAOK, playing as a forward. He is one of the club's most famous players and also the all-time top scorer. His nickname was Kaisaras (Caesar).

Sarafis was born in Epanomi, in the outskirts of Thessaloniki in 1950. He was discovered by then-president Giorgos Panelakis and joined PAOK in 1967, and remained with the club for 14 years retiring in 1981. He was a prolific goalscorer, netting 136 goals in 358 league matches with PAOK. He also scored 26 goals in the Greek Cup and 8 in UEFA competitions, for 170 goals in total. His partnership with the legendary Giorgos Koudas was one of the most prolific attacking duos in Greek football during the 1970s, winning one league championship and two cups. After retiring, he continued working for the club in various positions, including assistant manager.

Sarafis played 32 games for the Greek national side between 1969 and 1977, scoring 7 goals.[1]



1972, 1974