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List of the best soccer players from Greece. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Greece, along with photos when available. This list of best Greek soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Greek soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List features Kostas Kiassos, Stelios Giannakopoulos and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Greek footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Greek soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Greece in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Greek soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Sokratis Papastathopoulos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
George Petrou added Defender
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is a Greek footballer who plays as a centre back for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Greek national team. Since the surname Papastathopoulos cannot fit ...more
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333 98
Kostas Manolas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender
Konstantinos "Kostas" Manolas is a Greek footballer who plays for Roma and the Greek national team. He is the nephew of Greek football legend Stelios Manolas.
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393 146
Giorgos Karagounis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Midfielder
Georgios "Giorgos" Karagounis is a Greek former professional footballer, and is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time. In his club career he has played for Panathinaikos, ...more
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261 91
Theodoros Zagorakis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
nikoasgaming added Theodoros Zagorakis Midfielder
Theodoros "Theo" Zagorakis is a retired Greek footballer. He was the captain of the Greece national football team that won the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, and was also ...more
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189 66
Vasilis Hatzipanagis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
AggelosMastorakis added
Vasilis "Vasia" Hatzipanagis is a retired Greek footballer. He played for Iraklis FC in Greek Alpha Ethniki and Pakhtakor Tashkent in the Soviet Top League. He also played for Greece ...more
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261 109
Antonios Nikopolidis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Goalkeeper
Antonios Nikopolidis is a former Greek footballer that played as goalkeeper and a current football manager. He is regarded among the best Greek goalkeepers of all time having been awarded the ...more
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268 119
Konstantinos Mitroglou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward
Konstantinos "Kostas" Mitroglou is a Greek professional footballer who plays for Superleague Greece club Olympiacos on loan from Fulham, and the Greece national team, as a striker. ...more
8
336 166
Georgios Samaras is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward, Midfielder
Georgios Samaras is a Greek footballer who plays as a winger or striker for Al-Hilal FC and the Greece national team. Samaras started his career at Crete, before moving on to Eredivisie side ...more
9
199 90
Traianos Dellas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Traianos Dellas Defender
Traianos Dellas is a Greek football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of AEK Athens in the Football League. He was an integral part of Greece's Euro 2004 winning squad, ...more
10
195 90
Mimis Domazos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Mimis Domazos Midfielder
Dimitrios "Mimis" Domazos, is a retired Greek footballer born in Ambelokipi, Athens. His nickname was "The General". Mimis Domazos is considered by many to be one of the best ...more
11
214 107
Vasilis Torosidis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender, Forward, Midfielder
Vasileios "Vasilis" Torosidis is a Greek footballer who currently plays for Italian Serie A club Roma and the Greek national team. The 29-year-old is hugely versatile and regularly ...more
12
153 71
Vassilios Tsiartas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Vassilios Tsiartas Midfielder
Vassilios Tsiartas is a retired Greek international football player who played as an attacking midfielder. Although he was famed for his lackadaisical playing style, his ability was never in ...more
13
248 138
Kyriakos Papadopoulos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender
Kyriakos Papadopoulos is a Greek footballer who plays as a centre back for Bayer Leverkusen on loan from Schalke 04, and the Greek national team.
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184 99
Demis Nikolaidis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward
Themistoklis "Demis" Nikolaidis was the forty second president of AEK Athens F.C., and is considered one of the finest footballers Greece has ever produced. In his early childhood and ...more
15
146 74
Stelios Manolas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Stelios Manolas Defender
Stylianos "Stelios" Manolas is a retired Greek football defender. His nephew, Kostas Manolas, currently plays for A.S. Roma. Arguably the best football defender ever to come out of ...more
16
153 81
Kostas Katsouranis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender, Midfielder
Konstantinos "Kostas" Katsouranis is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Superleague Greece club Atromitos F.C..
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132 66
Stelios Giannakopoulos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Stelios Giannakopoulos Forward, Midfielder
Stylianos "Stelios" Giannakopoulos, popularly known as Stelios, is a Greek former footballer who was most recently the manager of Paniliakos F.C.. During his playing career, ...more
18
113 53
Nikos Machlas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Nikos Machlas Forward
Nikolaos Machlas is a Greek retired footballer and chairman of OFI Crete. He finished his career as a striker for Cypriot team APOEL.
19
118 58
Nikos Liberopoulos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Nikos Liberopoulos Forward
Nikolaos "Nikos" Liberopoulos is a retired Greek international footballer who played as a striker. He is famous for his aim-to-goal shot, his innate in-play instincts, and his ...more
20
148 83
Angelos Charisteas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward, Midfielder
Angelos Charisteas is a retired Greek footballer. At club level he has played for Aris Thessaloniki, Werder Bremen, Ajax, Feyenoord, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04. Internationally, he was ...more
21
79 34
Giorgos Sideris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Giorgos Sideris Forward
Giorgos Sideris is a retired Greek football striker and is considered one of the greatest forwards in Olympiacos and Greek soccer history. An inside-right forward that no-one or nothing could ...more
22
138 81
Dimitris Salpingidis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward, Midfielder
Dimitrios "Dimitris" Salpingidis is a Greek professional footballer who plays for PAOK FC and the Greek national team as a winger or striker. He is known to be "very quick and so ...more
23
94 47
Angelos Basinas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Angelos Basinas Midfielder
Angelos Basinas is a retired Greek international footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. He can also operate as a central midfielder and centre-back. He is best remembered for his key ...more
24
106 59
Giourkas Seitaridis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Giourkas Seitaridis Defender
Georgios "Giourkas" Seitaridis is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a right full-back and occasionally as a central defender . He has last played in 2013 for Greek ...more
25
106 62
Nikos Sarganis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Nikos Sarganis Goalkeeper
Nikos Sarganis is a Greek retired football goalkeeper. Born in Rafina, Attica, Sarganis started his football career as a fullback at Ilisiakos. He switched to goalkeeper under the guidance of ...more