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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old January 4th, 2010, 21:42 Thread Starter
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Best Greek players

I saw a threat here were they listed Hatzipanagis as one of the better wingers (well, yes, wrong but atleast recognized!) of all time in history of football.

So I got inspired to start this thread then were we can talk about the better players our country has produced (well, Hatzipanagis was a more production by USSR but well ) and also to finally create some damn discussion in this dead forum, what kind of Greeks are here?

First and foremost, of coure the man Vasilis Hatzipanagis himself, even though he played for gria, nobody can deny the talent.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old February 8th, 2010, 21:53
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Amazing skills

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For Panathinaikos one of the best ever was Dimitris Saravakos. One of the Greeks who as the video says can be considered world class. Was supposed to go to Juventus and probably would have made a name for himself and Greeks but PAO put a stop to that.

In terms of AEK, Demis Nikolaidis, our little bull is one of the best strikers Greece has ever produced.

To pio omorfo pragma sto kosmo einai na agapas tin AEK!
Det Vackraste i den har varlden, ar att alska AEK!
Самая прекрасная вещь на свете, это любить АЕК!
La plus belle chose dans le monde est l'amour pour l'AEK!
La cosa piu' bella nel' mondo e' di amare l'AEK!
Dünya'da en güzel şey, AEK aşkı.
A legszebb dolog a világon az AEK iránti imádat.
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Hey, I'm from Halkidiki, consider the second posted within this year atleast

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old February 10th, 2010, 14:45
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From PAOK, probably the best player ever played is Koudas, or "Megas Alexandros".

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I think it also depends on where the Greek is from that you ask hahaha I have a lot of buddies from Iraklio and Niko Machlas is basically God to them hahah....but they are die hard OFI fans, so it makes sense

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o basinas is the tightest greek player

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What do you mean by "tightest" ?

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Machlas is and will always be shit, he wasn't that good in Greece tbh, I rather then praise Vryzas and he's by noway one of the best Greek players ever, sure he had talent but

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Machlas won the Golden boot, so, despite being a bad player as you call him, he had the goalscoring ability. He was an improved Gekas I could say. Don't forget that, at that time, we had no players in any foreign team, so he was unique for us at that time.
He also scored the goal against Russia that lead us to the 94' WC.

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Gekas is also quite a crappy player but he atleast delivers for the NT and yes, Machlas did score that goal but come on, he was a complete mess usually. Kevin Phillips won the golden boot once aswell, I wouldn't call him for a great striker despite that

But then again, during the times Machlas scored like a maniac, we had a PAOK that eliminated Arsenal and so on, so I wouldn't talk so much about players not going abroad. Sure get's more recognition and sure can justify their qualities more but still...

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Gekas is also quite a crappy player but he atleast delivers for the NT and yes, Machlas did score that goal but come on, he was a complete mess usually. Kevin Phillips won the golden boot once aswell, I wouldn't call him for a great striker despite that

But then again, during the times Machlas scored like a maniac, we had a PAOK that eliminated Arsenal and so on, so I wouldn't talk so much about players not going abroad. Sure get's more recognition and sure can justify their qualities more but still...
Good call about Kevin Phillips! But still, I cannot call him a crap player, let other non-crap players win the golden boot, but can all of them do? Others have technique, others have intelligence, others have speed, and some have the goal-scoring ability, and Machlas (and Gekas) have only the last.

And a PAO that went to the semi-final of the Champions League also at that time, you forgot it ?

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Well, it's one thing to be a Pippo Inzaghi, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and them others but Machlas, well, Greece has had better strikers

Let's say that I don't want to remember it for obvious reasons, I couldn't hear anything else than cocky PAO-fans talking too much... And I was very young back then and it still annoyed me

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Yes, but I don't count Vryzas with the one goal/year with the NT to be one of them ! Although he also had spells abroad, I never admired him.

Well, we are the only greek team to go on the semi final of the ChL, can't we brag about it a little ? And I was young back then and it was even better for me !

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^^ It was the final, not the semis.

Vryzas as a withdrawn striker was good at holding the ball up allowing more players to come forward and at playing with his back towards the goal, definitely two elements we're lacking at the moment.

But for sure not one of the best. Machlas either.

Honourable mention to Choutos in the 'what could have been' category as he had serious skill but an attitude which destroyed him.

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Самая прекрасная вещь на свете, это любить АЕК!
La plus belle chose dans le monde est l'amour pour l'AEK!
La cosa piu' bella nel' mondo e' di amare l'AEK!
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^^ It was the final, not the semis.

Vryzas as a withdrawn striker was good at holding the ball up allowing more players to come forward and at playing with his back towards the goal, definitely two elements we're lacking at the moment.

But for sure not one of the best. Machlas either.

Honourable mention to Choutos in the 'what could have been' category as he had serious skill but an attitude which destroyed him.
I was talking about the 1995-1996 campaign, the other was the Kypello Protathlitrion ( Champions Cup ? ) in 1971.

Choutos, a.k.a. Porsche could have been a good player but was destroyed and now he plays in Serie C...

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Yes, but I don't count Vryzas with the one goal/year with the NT to be one of them ! Although he also had spells abroad, I never admired him.

Well, we are the only greek team to go on the semi final of the ChL, can't we brag about it a little ? And I was young back then and it was even better for me !
I actually said he was no way in the best team ever but I said that he actually was better than Machlas despite not scoring much goals... And he's a euro champ aswell

Yes you are... But still, fuck off!

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I actually said he was no way in the best team ever but I said that he actually was better than Machlas despite not scoring much goals... And he's a euro champ aswell

Yes you are... But still, fuck off!
Honourable mentions can be Katergiannakis, Lakis, Kafes, G.X. Georgiadis and Venetidis!

ALso, not Greek, but a Cypriot, was Liasos Loukas, remember Friki?

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GX!
I love that guy!
Kafes, I hate that fucker
Hahaha and yes, Katergiannakis was there aswell, hilarious really
Don't frigging compare Vryzas to frigging Ventidis and Kafes, he wasn't THAT bad and was actually a starter, his important goal against Russia must be respected!

Loukas did play for Larisa not too long ago so of course I remember him. What he did for PAOK, well, I've actually forced to forget that so I barely remember him from the time at Toumba, that's how I felt about him

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