Themistoklis Tzimopoulos

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Themistoklis Tzimopoulos
Personal information
Full name Themistoklis Tzimopoulos
Date of birth (1985-11-20) 20 November 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Kozani, Greece
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder, centre back
Club information
Current team
PAS Giannina
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Akratitos 46 (0)
2006–2009 Veria 34 (1)
2008 Kerkyra (loan) 8 (0)
2009–2010 Ethnikos Asteras 29 (4)
2010– PAS Giannina 169 (13)
National team
2015– New Zealand 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2017

Themistoklis Tzimopoulos (Greek: Θεμιστοκλής Τζημόπουλος; born 20 November 1985) is a Greek-born New Zealand footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for PAS Giannina and the New Zealand national football team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kozani, Tzimopoulos began his professional career with Akratitos in December 2003, having previously signed as a trainee. He played for Akratitos in the Greek Super League,[1] before joining Veria, as well as a brief loan spell at Kerkyra in 2008. He joined second division side Ethnikos Asteras for the 2009–10 season.[2]

In September 2010, Tzimopoulos signed a two-year contract with PAS Giannina.[3]

On 6 April 2017, Tzimopoulos had a surgery on the knee to restore meniscal tear suffered, and will naturally lose the remainder of the current season. [4]

International career[edit]

Tzimopoulos was called into the All Whites squad for a 31 March friendly in Seoul against South Korea by coach Anthony Hudson. Tzimopoulos is eligible for the All Whites through his family heritage. “Every professional player dreams to play international football so it’s an honour for me to play for the All Whites. It will be a great challenge for me to play at a higher level and to meet the requirements of the team.”, he said. [5]

On 28 May 2016, with an early goal from Tzimopoulos, the All Whites have got off to a winning start at the OFC Nations Cup after a hard-fought and physical 3-1 victory over Fiji. [6] Tzimopoulos exceptional season year with PAS Giannina was his passport to be called by Anthony Hudson to the final 23-man squad for 2017 Confederations Cup.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list New Zealand's goal tally first.[8]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 May 2016 Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea  Fiji 1–0 3–1 2016 OFC Nations Cup



New Zealand


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