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The Best Soccer Players from Greece 

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Updated August 17, 2019 14.9k votes 1.4k voters 87.4k views 102 items

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 Papastathopoulo... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
George Petrou added Defender from Kalamata, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Greek: Σωκράτης Παπασταθόπουλος, pronounced [soˈkratis papastaˈθopulos]; born 9 June 1988), commonly known by the singular name Sokratis, is a Greek professional ...more
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Giorgos Karagounis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Midfielder from Pyrgos, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Georgios "Giorgos" Karagounis (Greek: Γεώργιος "Γιώργος" Καραγκούνης; born 6 March 1977) is a former Greek professional footballer. In his club career, Karagounis played as a ...more
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Kostas Manolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender from Naxos, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Konstantinos "Kostas" Manolas (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Μανωλάς, pronounced [konsta(n)ˈdinos ˈkostaz manoˈlas]; born 14 June 1991) is a Greek professional footballer who ...more
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Theodoros Zagorakis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
nikoasgaming added Theodoros Zagorakis Midfielder from Kavala, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Theodoros "Theo" Zagorakis (Greek: Θεόδωρος Ζαγοράκης; born 27 October 1971) is a Greek politician and former footballer who played as a midfielder. He was the captain of the Greece ...more
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Georgios Samaras is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward and Midfielder from Heraklion, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Georgios Samaras (Greek: Γιώργος Σαμαράς, pronounced [ˈʝorɣos samaˈras], born 21 February 1985) is a Greek former professional footballer who played as a winger or a striker, most recently ...more
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Vasilis Hatzipanagis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
AggelosMastorakis added

Nationality: Soviet Union, Greece

Vasilis "Vasia" Hatzipanagis (Greek: Βασίλης Χατζηπαναγής, Greek pronunciation: [va'silis xad͡zipana'ʝis], born 26 October 1954) is a retired Greek footballer. He played for Iraklis in ...more
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Antonios Nikopolidis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Goalkeeper from Arta, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Antonios Nikopolidis (Greek: Αντώνιος Νικοπολίδης; born 14 January 1971) is a former Greek footballer who played as goalkeeper and the current football manager of the Greece national under-21 ...more
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Konstantinos Mitroglou ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward from Kavala, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Konstantinos "Kostas" Mitroglou (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Μήτρογλου, pronounced [konsta(n)ˈdinos ˈkostaz ˈmitroɣlu]; born 12 March 1988) is a Greek professional ...more
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Mimis Domazos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Mimis Domazos Midfielder from Ampelokipoi, Athens

Nationality: Greece

Dimitrios "Mimis" Domazos (Greek: Δημήτρης Δομάζος), (born 22 January 1942) is a retired Greek footballer who played as a central attacking midfielder. His nickname was "The ...more
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Traianos Dellas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Traianos Dellas Defender from Thessaloniki, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Traianos Dellas (Greek: Τραϊανός Δέλλας, born on 31 January 1976 in Thessaloniki, Greece) is a Greek football manager and former player, who played as a defender. He was an integral part of ...more
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Vasilis Torosidis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender and Forward from Xanthi, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Vasileios "Vasilis" Torosidis (Greek: Βασίλειος "Βασίλης" Τοροσίδης; born 10 June 1985) is a Greek footballer playing for Greek Superleague club Olympiacos.
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Kyriakos Papadopoulos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender from Katerini, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Greek: Κυριάκος Παπαδόπουλος; born 23 February 1992) a Greek footballer playing as a centre back for Hamburger SV and the Greece national team. Having made his first ...more
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Vassilios Tsiartas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Vassilios Tsiartas Midfielder from Alexandreia, Greece, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Vassilios Tsiartas (Greek: Βασίλης Τσιάρτας) (born on 12 November 1972) is a retired Greek international football player who played as an attacking midfielder, and is considered one of the ...more
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Demis Nikolaidis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward from Giessen, Germany

Nationality: Greece, West Germany

Themistoklis "Demis" Nikolaidis (Greek: Θεμιστοκλής "Ντέμης" Νικολαΐδης) (born 17 September 1973 in Gießen, West Germany) was the forty second president of AEK Athens ...more
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Kostas Katsouranis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender and Midfielder from Patras, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Konstantinos "Kostas" Katsouranis - Cazzo (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Κατσουράνης; born 21 June 1979) is a former Greek professional footballer. A versatile defensive ...more
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Angelos Charisteas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward and Midfielder from Serres, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Angelos Charisteas (Greek: Άγγελος Χαριστέας, pronounced [ˈaɲɟelos xariˈste.as]; born 9 February 1980) is a Greek former professional footballer who played as a forward. At club level he has ...more
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Stelios Giannakopoulos ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Stelios Giannakopoulos Forward and Midfielder from Athens, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Stylianos "Stelios" Giannakopoulos (Greek: Στυλιανός "Στέλιος" Γιαννακόπουλος; born 12 July 1974), popularly known as Stelios, is a Greek former footballer and currently a ...more
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Stelios Manolas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Stelios Manolas Defender from Naxos, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Stylianos "Stelios" Manolas (Greek: Στέλιος Μανωλάς) (born 13 July 1961) is a Greek former football player and manager. Arguably the best Greek defender of his era, he was capped 71 ...more
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Nikos Machlas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Nikos Machlas Forward from Heraklion, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Nikolaos Machlas (Greek: Νίκος Μαχλάς, born 16 June 1973) is a Greek retired footballer and chairman of OFI Crete. He finished his career as a striker for Cypriot team APOEL.
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Dimitris Salpingidis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward and Midfielder from Thessaloniki, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Dimitrios "Dimitris" Salpingidis (Greek: Δημήτρης Σαλπιγγίδης; born 18 August 1981) is a former Greek professional footballer who played as a winger or striker. He was known to be ...more
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Nikos Liberopoulos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Nikos Liberopoulos Forward from Filiatra, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Nikolaos "Nikos" Liberopoulos (Greek: Νίκος Λυμπερόπουλος; born on 4 August 1975) is a retired Greek international footballer who played as a striker. He is famous for his aim-to-goal ...more
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Giourkas Seitaridis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Giourkas Seitaridis Defender from Piraeus, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Georgios "Giourkas" Seitaridis (Greek: Γεώργιος "Γιούρκας" Σεϊταρίδης [ʝeˈorʝioz ˈʝurkas seitaˈriðis]; born 4 June 1981) is a Greek retired footballer who played as a ...more
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Angelos Basinas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Angelos Basinas Midfielder from Chalcis, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Angelos Basinas (Greek: Άγγελος Μπασινάς pronounced [ˈaɲɟelos basiˈnas], born on 3 January 1976 in Chalkida, Greece) is a retired Greek international footballer who played as a defensive ...more
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Georgios Delikaris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Georgios Delikaris

Nationality: Greece

Georgios Delikaris (Greek: Γεώργιος Δεληκάρης) is a former Greek football player, who spent the greatest part of his career at Olympiacos F.C. He is widely accepted amongst fans as one of the ...more
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Nikos Sarganis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Nikos Sarganis Goalkeeper from Rafina, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Nikos Sarganis (Greek: Νίκος Σαργκάνης; born 13 January 1954) is a Greek retired football goalkeeper. Born in Rafina, Attica, Sarganis started his football career as a fullback at Ilisiakos. He ...more