Stefanos Borbokis

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Stefanos Borbokis
Personal information
Full name Stefanos Borbokis
Date of birth (1966-09-01) 1 September 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Serres, Greece
Playing position Forward (football), Winger (football)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1994 PAOK FC 214 (32)
1994–1995 Edessaikos FC 28 (10)
1995–1997 Iraklis FC 60 (10)
1997–1998 Aris Thessaloniki FC 28 (2)
1998–2001 Apollon Kalamarias 48 (8)
1986–2001 Total 378 (62)
National team
1988–1992 Greece 29 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stefanos Borbokis (born 1 September 1966 in Serres, Greece) is a former Greek football (soccer) player. He is the brother of former Greek football (soccer) player Vassilis Borbokis, who was also a former PAOK FC player.

Club career[edit]

Borbokis began his career at PAOK FC in 1986 and became an influential part of the team playing 214 Alpha Ethniki games and scoring 32 goals. The 1987/88 season was by far his best season scoring 10 goals helping PAOK finish 3rd. That season he scored a goal in a 3-1 win against arch city rivals Aris FC, another goal in a 4-1 win against Panathinaikos and a double in a 6-1 win against Olympiakos (PAOK's biggest ever victory against the reds). The following 1988/89 season he scored a historic winner in PAOK's only ever win against Olympiakos (0-1) at the Athens Olympic Stadium. He also debuted in the UEFA Cup that season against Diego Maradona’s Napoli FC, losing 2-1 on aggregate to the eventual 1988/89 Uefa Cup champions. In the 1991/92 Uefa Cup Borbokis scored the winner against KV Mechelen away in Belgium to progress 2-1 to the second round. Borbokis also took part in the 1992 Greek Cup Final in which PAOK lost to Olympiakos FC over two legs 2-1.

In 1994, he transferred to Edessa where he played only one season, helping Edessaikos reach the final four in the Greek Cup. He later returned to Thessaloniki and played for Iraklis FC, Aris Thessaloniki F.C. and Apollon Kalamarias. Borbokis is the only player to have ever played for all four major clubs of Thessaloniki.

International career[edit]

Borbokis earned his first cap with Greece as a 24th min substitute in a friendly against Northern Ireland on 17 February 1988, which Greece won 3–2. He is PAOK's 9th most capped Greek international having played 29 times. In the 1992 Euro Qualifiers he was Greece's top goal scorer with a tally of 3.

International goals[edit]

#[1] Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 January 1989 Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece  Portugal 1–1 1–2 Friendly match
2. 25 October 1989 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 1–1 1–1 Friendly match
3. 31 October 1990 Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece  Malta 4–0 4–0 1992 UEFA Euro Qualifying
4. 23 January 1991 Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece  Portugal 1–0 3–2 1992 UEFA Euro Qualifying
5. 17 April 1991 Nikos Goumas Stadium, Athens, Greece  Sweden 2–2 2–2 Friendly match
6. 30 October 1991 Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece  Finland 2–0 2–0 1992 UEFA Euro Qualifying