Olympiacos, the champion of Greece, started building the team for the upcoming season.
The Piraeus-based club announced that it had signed contracts with two newcomers – Marios Kapotsis and Thanasis Chrysospathis.
Kapotsis (29) returns to Olympiacos after six years. In the previous two seasons, he played in Romania, for Steaua Bucharest. Earlier, he was a member of Panionios (2008-2012), Olympiacos (2012– 2014) and Vouliagmeni (2014-2018).
Chrysospathis (26) also comes back to Greece from aboard. From 2018 to 2020 he was on the roster of Hungarian Szentes. Before moving to Hungary, Chrysopathis played for PAOK (2010-2013) and Vouliagmeni (2013-2018).
Six players departed Olympiacos this summer – all of the four foreigners: Maro Jokovic (Brescia), Stefan Mitrovic (Apollon), Stefan Zivojinovic (Noisy-le-Sec) and Ivan Buljubasic (Trieste), as well as experienced Greeks Emmanouil Mylonakis (Vouliagmeni) and Alexandros Gounas, who is close to moving to AEK Athens. Gounas also has offers of non-Greek clubs.
According to the Greek media, Olympiacos’ next addition might be Max Irving, the player of the Team USA, who played for Ydraikos in the recently finished season.
Apollon Smyrnis continues activities in the transfer market. After Stefan Mitrovic and Emmanouil Solanakis (came from Steaua), Apollon presented the third newcomer – George Torakis. The 31-year-old defender was born and raised in Greece, he has the dual Greek-Canadian citizenship and he has played for Canada since 2014. Before Apollon, Torakis played for Patras (2011-2013), Corfu (2013-2014), Panathinaikos (2015-2017), Ydraikos (2017-2018), Palaio Faliro (2018-2019), Ethnikos Piraeus (2019-2020). As a part of Canada’s national team, Torakis won two silver medals at the Pan American Games (2015 and 2019).
PAOK Thessaloniki will have two Serbs on the roster. As we reported, Filip Radojevic joined this club, while Nikola Radonjic, who arrived in PAOK in January, renewed the contract. Radojevic and Radonjic were teammates in Partizan.
A 36-years-old goalkeeper Thomas Gavalas returned to his first club Ethnikos Piraeus. He left Ethnikos in 2006, and after that, he played for Palaio Faliro and Glyfada.
Nikolas Albertis, one of Glyfada’s best players in the recent seasons joined Ydriakos.
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