Tomas De Vincenti
|Full name||Tomás Sebastián De Vincenti|
|Date of birth||9 February 1989|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|2010||→ Kalamata (loan)||9||(2)|
|2013||→ PAS Giannina (loan)||10||(5)|
|2014||→ APOEL (loan)||16||(12)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2015.
De Vincenti was spotted by PAS Giannina scouting team during his youth career with Excursionistas, resulting into his first ever professional contract, with a duration of four years. During his time at Ioannina, and despite his young age, he was one of the leading figures of his club's promotion into Greek Superleague in 2011, as well as their relegation avoidance next year. During the season 2012–2013, PAS Giannina made a surprisingly good run, finishing up fifth in the league, with De Vincenti being one of the key players.
Due to the high standard of his performances in Greek Superleague, he inevitably drew the attention of several Greek Superleague clubs, including the champions, Olympiacos, and Panathinaikos. The latter side made an offer for a paid transfer during the winter transfer window, but it was rejected by the PAS Giannina board, because the player had preemptively accepted to leave on a free transfer for Olympiacos side the following summer, but also because he was an important player for the second half of the season. The decision was proven to be the right one, with PAS Giannina finishing higher on the league than Panathinaikos, despite their significantly lower budget.
Perhaps his most notable moment so far has been his away goal against Panathinaikos side, which led to a valuable away draw with 1–1, during the Greek Superleague season 2012–2013. The goal was voted by Greek Superleague fans as the best goal of the entire season, gaining over 50% of the total votes. It was also featured in several worldwide best goals lists. It is commendable that even the Panathinaikos side applauded him for this incredible effort, despite costing them 2 points that would prove to be extremely valuable for them, due to the fact that the Panathinaikos side underperformed heavily in the season, finishing up sixth on the table.
De Vincenti penned a three-year contract with Greek Superleague champions Olympiacos shortly after the playoffs for the Greek Superleague ended, honoring the verbal agreement he made several months earlier. In his first season at Olympiacos he didn't manage to establish himself in the first team, and on 2 September 2013 he was given on a five-month loan at his former team PAS Giannina.
On 3 January 2014, De Vincenti joined Cypriot First Division side APOEL, on a six-month loan deal from Olympiacos. He made his official debut on 22 January 2014, excelling in APOEL's 0–1 away victory against AEL Limassol for that season's Cypriot Cup. De Vincenti made an impressive start at APOEL, scoring eight times in his first nine league matches. He scored his first two official goals on 1 February 2014, in his team's 3–0 home win against Ermis Aradippou for the Cypriot First Division and then he scored three more times in the next two league matches, once against Anorthosis in APOEL's 2–1 away win on 5 February 2014, and twice against Apollon Limassol four days later, in his team's 2–1 home victory. On 11 May 2014, De Vincenti scored the first hat-trick of his career in APOEL's 8–1 home triumph over Anorthosis for the Cypriot First Division play-offs, netting three goals in the first 32 minutes of the match. On 21 May 2014, De Vincenti scored the first goal in APOEL’s 2–0 win against Ermis Aradippou in the Cypriot Cup final and won his first ever career title. Ten days later, De Vincenti won also the Cypriot First Division after APOEL's 1–0 away victory against AEL Limassol in the title deciding match of the competition.
On 11 July 2014, De Vincenti joined APOEL on a three-year contract, after he completed his transfer from Olympiacos for a reported fee of €500,000. On 30 July 2014, he scored APOEL's first goal and created the second one, in his team's 2–2 first leg draw against HJK Helsinki at Sonera Stadium for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. One week later, he scored again against HJK Helsinki, converting a penalty he won himself and helping APOEL to qualify for the play-off round of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League after a 2–0 home victory. On 26 August 2014, he scored the second goal in APOEL's 4–0 thriumph over Aalborg BK for the UEFA Champions League play-off round, helping his team to reach the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. De Vincenti made also five group stage appearances in APOEL's 2014–15 UEFA Champions League campaign. On 2 May 2015, after 29 league matches without a goal, he scored his first Cypriot First Division goal for the season, opening the scoring from the penalty spot in APOEL's dramatic 3–2 win against arch rivals Omonia. On 20 May 2015, De Vincenti scored a stunning 35-meter free kick in APOEL's 4–2 Cypriot Cup final triumph over AEL Limassol to win his third trophy with APOEL in Cyprus. On 24 May 2015, De Vincenti scored the opening goal in APOEL's 4–2 victory over Ermis Aradippou and celebrated the double, as his team secured their third consecutive championship title.
- As of 24 May 2015
|Club||Season||League||Domestic League||Domestic Cup||Continental[a]||Other[b]||Total|
|Kalamata (loan)||2009–10||Football League||9||2||–||–||–||–||–||–||9||2|
|PAS Giannina||2010–11||Football League||29||1||2||0||–||–||–||–||31||1|
|PAS Giannina (loan)||2013–14||Superleague||10||5||1||0||–||–||–||–||11||5|
|APOEL (loan)||2013–14||Cypriot First Division||16||12||4||1||–||–||–||–||20||13|
|APOEL||2014–15||Cypriot First Division||24||3||5||3||9||3||1||0||39||9|
- Great impressively Goal Tomas De Vincenti Panathinaikos (Panathinaikos-Pas Giannina ) 01-09-2012. YouTube (2 September 2012). Retrieved on 23 August 2013.
- Unbelievable Tekkers! Tomas De Vincenti golazo (PAS Giannina) v Panathinaikos | Football goal videos, highlights & clips – 101GG. 101greatgoals.com (31 August 2012). Retrieved on 23 August 2013.
- "Tomás Sebastián De Vincenti" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "ΑΠΟΕΛιστας ο De Vincenti" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- "AEL vs. APOEL 0–1". soccerway. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "APOEL vs. Ermis 3-0". Soccerway. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
- "Anorthosis vs. APOEL 1-2". Soccerway. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- "APOEL vs. Apollon 2-1". Soccerway. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- "APOEL vs. Anorthosis 8-1". Soccerway. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- "Το πρώτο του χατ τρικ... την πιο κατάλληλη στιγμή" [His first hat trick... at the right moment]. kerkida.net. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- ΕΡΜΗΣ ΑΡΑΔΙΠΠΟΥ 0-2 ΑΠΟΕΛ (in Greek). APOEL FC. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "APOEL vs. Ermis 2-0". Soccerway. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Sheridan strike hands APOEL Cypriot title". UEFA. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- "AEL vs. APOEL 0-1". Soccerway. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- "Σύναψη Συμφωνίας με De Vincenti" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "500 χιλιάδες ευρώ για πάρτι του" (in Greek). apoel.net. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "APOEL comeback halts ten-man HJK". UEFA. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
- "APOEL in play-offs after comfortable HJK success". UEFA. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- "APOEL ease past AaB and into group stage". UEFA. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "APOEL FC Squad". UEFA. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
- ΑΠΟΕΛ 3-2 Ομόνοια Λευκωσίας [APOEL 3-2 Omonia Nicosia] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
- ΑΠΟΕΛ 4-2 ΑΕΛ [APOEL 4-2 AEL] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- APOEL on track for double after cup triumph. uefa.com. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- Ερμής Αραδίππου 2-4 ΑΠΟΕΛ [Ermis Aradippou 2-4 APOEL] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "APOEL secure league to wrap up Cypriot double". UEFA.com. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "Tomas De Vincenti at soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- APOEL official profile
- Tomas De Vincenti profile at Soccerway
- Tomas De Vincenti at footballzz.co.uk
- Greek Superleague official profile and stats