In the upcoming Dodoni Series, Caltex Socceroos’ clashes with Greece and it will be made more fun for ex-Australian star Chris Kalantzis.
The former Paniliakos defender, Nikos Karampelas has signed for Valladolid on a 6 months contract from Levante.
Nikos Karampelas made his debut with his hometown side Paniliakos in the Beta Ethniki in 2004. He will make 48 appearances for Paniliakos and scored 2 goals in the process.
His good performance with Paniliakos attracted the interest of other Greek clubs, and two years later he signed for Aris.
However, he will miss a penalty in a 0-0 draw against fierce rivals PAOK and will receive threats from his club’s fans.
Paniliakos is a Greek team that was founded in 1968 by the coming together of four different teams namely Ethnikos, Iraklis, A.E.K., Apollon. Due to poor results the team has gradually been relegated to the lower tier of Greek football.
Olympiakos have won their 6th successive league title with a dominating season that has seen the team of Marco Silva winning 22 matches from their opening 24 games.
This is the 43rd piece of silverware that Olympiakos has secured in their history and even though this season has already been very successful for the Greek club, the manager of the team has revealed that he is aiming to win more titles as things are far from over.
The fans are expecting Michael Skibbe to bring as much success to Greece as his compatriot Otto Rehhagel did.
Rehhagel proved to be one of the best coaches in the history of Greece soccer before quitting in 2010.
He worked with the national side for a period of almost 10 years and unearthed many young talents and not only did he unearth them; but, developed them quite well too.
There would be a lot of Greek players who would say that they owe their careers to that legendary coach.
But, since the time Rehhagel left, the Greek association has struggled to find another one like him.
Women’s soccer has been on the up in recent years and this has been confirmed by the tremendous interest shown in the women’s World Cup that has been taking place in the United States.
The pre-season journey of Ac.Milan has seen them claiming triumphs over Reggiana, Alcione, Legnano and Inter Milan but also sustained a few loses after facing off with Real Madrid and Olympiaque Lyon.
It’s been a fairly positive pre-season for the Italian side even with their defeats as SinisaMihajlovic took charge of Ac.Milan less than 2 months ago and it already seems like the Serbian manager has a plan on how to turn Ac.Milan into the powerhouses they used to be some time ago.
Michael Carrick is 34 years old and he was rumored of exiting Manchester United and joining another club but it seems like the veteran midfielder will not be leaving the Premier League club anytime soon.
Juan Mata, MarouaneFellaini, Ander Herrera, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin are all of the competition that Michael Carrick will be facing for a spot in the midfield of Manchester United but despite being older than everyone else, Carrick is relishing being able to compete against all of these players for a spot in the team.
David de Gea is undoubtedly the best player in Manchester United but not only in Old Trafford, the Spanish shot-stopper has made so many impressive performances in the past few seasons that it’s hard to dispute this fact.
Real Madrid is in search of a goal-keeper who can replace their talismanic IkerCasillas and David de Gea seems to be the perfect candidate to fulfill this role.
There still are matches remaining in the Greek league but it doesn’t matter as Olympiacos managed to claim their 42nd domestic crown.
The Spanish League, La Liga is considered to be a 3 horse race with only Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Madrid being the only clubs in the top tier league of Spain that have a true and genuine chance of emerging as champions but similar things are occurring in Greece as Olympiacos have dominated the past years.