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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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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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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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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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Antonios Nikopolidis is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Konstantinos Mitroglou is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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Vasilis Hatzipanagis is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Kyriakos Papadopoulos is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Demis Nikolaidis is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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Vassilios Tsiartas is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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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

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Nikos Machlas is listed (or ranked) 16 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.

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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

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Kostas Katsouranis is listed (or ranked) 18 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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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

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Giorgos Sideris is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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Dimitris Salpingidis is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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Angelos Charisteas is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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Nikos Sarganis is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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Georgios Delikaris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Georgios Delikaris Georgios Delikaris 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 greatest Greek footballers of ...more

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Giourkas Seitaridis is listed (or ranked) 25 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

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Angelos Basinas is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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Grigoris Georgatos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender, Midfielder Grigoris Georgatos, also known as "Trelos Karaflos", is a retired Greek footballer. He typically played left-back for Greek Championship club Olympiacos. Georgatos also earned 35 caps ...more

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Theofanis Gekas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Theofanis Gekas Forward Theofanis "Fanis" Gekas is a Greek footballer who plays for Akhisar Belediyespor in the Turkish Süper Lig, as a striker. He has been the top goalscorer of Superleague Greece and ...more

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Dimitris Saravakos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
apollon-smyrnis added Forward, Midfielder Dimitrios "Dimitris" Saravakos, nicknamed O Μικρός is a Greek former football player, considered to be one of the best Greek football players of all time. He started his career in ...more

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Sotirios Kyrgiakos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Sotirios Kyrgiakos Defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos is a Greek footballer who last played for Sydney Olympic as a central defender.

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José Holebas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Defender, Forward Iosif Cholevas is a Greek Footballer who plays for the Olympiacos.

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Nikos Anastopoulos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
γιωργος-γαστουνιωτης added Nikos Anastopoulos Forward Nikolaos "Nikos" Anastopoulos is a Greek former football player, one of the most prolific strikers in the Greek league during the 1980s and regarded as one of the best strikers in the ...more

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Kostas Fortounis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
apollon-smyrnis added Midfielder Konstantinos "Kostas" Fortounis is a Greek footballer who plays for Olympiacos.

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Savvas Kofidis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Midfielder Savvas Kofidis is a Greek football coach and former midfielder player.

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Akis Zikos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Midfielder Vassilios "Akis" Zikos is a retired Greek international football player who played as a defensive midfielder. He was a strong and industrious player, known for his tackling and

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Lazaros Christodoulopoulos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos Forward, Midfielder Lazaros Christodoulopoulos is a Greek footballer who plays for Serie A club Hellas Verona and the Greek national team. His main strengths are his technique, pace and acceleration with the ball. ...more

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Alexandros Alexandris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Alexandros Alexandris Forward Alexis Alexandris, sometimes wrongly called Alekos Alexandris, is a Greek former football striker.

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Michalis Kapsis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Michalis Kapsis Defender Michalis Kapsis is a retired Greek football player who last played for Ethnikos Piraeus F.C.. Kapsis played for the Greek national football team at the position of central defender. He is the ...more

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Ieroklis Stoltidis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Midfielder Ieroklis Stoltidis, also known as "Iéro", is a retired Greek footballer, who played as a defensive midfielder. He's well known as a passionate, determined anchorman with ...more

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Nikos Dabizas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Nikos Dabizas Defender Nikolaos "Nikos" Dabizas is a retired Greek professional footballer and former Newcastle United, Leicester City, Olympiacos and Larissa defender. He was also in Greece's 2004 European ...more

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Ioannis Fetfatzidis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Ioannis Fetfatzidis Forward, Midfielder Ioannis "Giannis" Fetfatzidis is a Greek footballer who currently plays for Chievo Verona, on loan from Genoa and the Greek national team. Primarily a winger, Fetfatzidis is a mazy ...more

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Vassilis Karapialis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Nadinos Fotopoulos added Vassilis Karapialis Midfielder Vassilios Karapialis is a retired Greek footballer. He successfully competed for Larissa, Olympiacos and the Greek national football team. He is considered to be one of the best number 10 shirt ...more

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Takis Loukanidis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Takis Loukanidis Takis Loukanidis is a retired Greek footballer.

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Antonis Antoniadis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Antonis Antoniadis Antonis Antoniadis is a Greek footballer. He scored 187 goals in a career which spanned 22 years. He started his career at 1964 playing for Aspida Xanthi before moving to Panathinaikos on 31 ...more

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Aristidis Kamaras is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Aristidis Kamaras Aristidis Kamaras, is a retired Greek footballer. He started his career at Apollon Athens as a defender. His career at Apollon didn't last long as Panathinaikos picked him up at a young age in ...more

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Giorgos Donis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Forward, Midfielder Giorgos Donis born on 22 October 1969 in Frankfurt, West Germany is a retired professional football player and the current manager of Al-Hilal FC. He was the first ever Greek to play in the ...more

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Kostas Negrepontis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Kostas Negrepontis Konstantinos Negrepontis was an international Greek football player who played as a center forward in 1920s and 1930s and later a coach.

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Nikolaos Anastasopoulos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Nikolaos Anastasopoulos Goalkeeper Nikolaos Anastasopoulos in Greece. He currently Skoda Xanthi .

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Christos Patsatzoglou is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Christos Patsatzoglou Defender, Midfielder Christos Patsatzoglou is a Greek international football player of Romani origin. Patsatzoglou started his career in Skoda Xanthi before being transferred in Olympiacos where he won several ...more

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Zisis Vryzas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Greece
Zisis Vryzas Forward Zisis Vryzas is a former football player and the technical director of PAOK FC. He was born 9 November 1973 in Kavala, city of northern Greece, located in the region of Macedonia. He played as a ...more