Thomas Tsitas

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Thomas Tsitas
Personal information
Full name Thomas Tsitas
Date of birth (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Giannitsa, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Paniliakos
Number 11
Youth career
2007 Athlitiki Akadimia Giannitson
2007–2011 Iraklis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Iraklis 3 (0)
2011–2013 AEK Athens 9 (0)
2013–2014 Niki Volou 14 (1)
2014–2015 Paniliakos 7 (6)
National team
2009– Greece U-19 2 (1)
2011– Greece U-21 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 January 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 January 2015

Thomas Tsitas (Greek: Θωμάς Τσίτας) (born 30 July 1991) is a Greek footballer, currently playing for Paniliakos in the Greek Football League, as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Tsitas was born in Giannitsa and started his career playing for Athlitiki Akadimia Giannitson.[1] In the summer of 2007, after his club's president offered him to Iraklis, he signed for Iraklis F.C. and joined the club's under 17 squad.[1] In his first season with Iraklis U-17, the 2008-2009 season, he scored a total of 20 goals.[1] On 29 March 2010 Tsitas went on trial to PSV Eindhoven, but as he lacked a permission from Iraklis to do so, he was forced to come back.[2][3][4] Tsitas continued his goalscoring trends with Iraklis U-20 by scoring over 20 goals per season, to force his way into the first team.[5]

Iraklis[edit]

Tsitas signed a professional contract for Iraklis in January 2011. He debuted for Iraklis on 29 January 2011, as he came in for Karim Soltani, in the 83rd minute of a 0-0 home draw against Kerkyra.[6]

AEK Athens[edit]

On August 2011 Tsitas signed a 3-year contract after being a free agent with his new team A.E.K. Athens.On 4 December 2011 Tsitas made his debut for AEK Athens, in the game against Kerkyra F.C. as a substitution.

Niki Volou[edit]

On July 2013 Tsitas signed a professional contract for Greek Football League club Niki Volou.[7]


International career[edit]

Tsitas debuted for Greece U-19 on 13 November 2009, in a friendly 3-3 draw against France U-19.[8] Tsitas was a 65th minute substitute and six minutes later he even managed to score his first goal for the team.[8] His last appearance to date for the team, was in a friendly match against Aspropyrgos.[9] He played his first match for Greece U-21 on 9 February 2011 against Germany U-21.[10]

Personal[edit]

Tsitas is a student in the department of Economics of the University of Thessaly.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Θωμάς Τσίτας: Ανερχόμενος... διεθνής (in Greek). ACADIMIES.gr. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Αϊντχόβεν καλεί Τσίτα, αλλά... καθυστερημένα (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Σήκωσε μπαϊρακι" ο Τσίτας... (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Σε "καραντίνα" ο Τσίτας, μέχρι την απολογία (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Ο Βέλλιος φεύγει ,ο Τσίτας έρχεται (in Greek). theplayer.gr. 28 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Ηρακλής - Κέρκυρα 0-0 (in Greek). Contra.gr. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Niki Volou announce Thomas Tsitas. (in Greek) Published by [www.sport-fm.gr NOVASportFM.] Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  8. ^ a b Εθνική Νέων: Γαλλία-Ελλάδα 3-3 (in Greek). Aggelioforos.gr. 13 November 2009. 
  9. ^ Ασπρόπυργος-Εθνική Νέων 2-1 (in Greek). ACADIMIES.gr. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Ελπίδες: Ελλάδα - Γερμανία 0-0" (in Greek). Contra.gr. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 

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