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Nikos Spiropoulos

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 4
  • Date of birth: 10 October, 1983 (26 years old)
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
1 Nikos Spiropoulos
0|0 Nikos Spiropoulos
1 As substitute
18|19 Total Greece
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
3 Total Greece
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Nikos Spiropoulos
0 Nikos Spiropoulos
2 Total Greece
2 Total Greece
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|1 Nikos Spiropoulos
0|0 Nikos Spiropoulos
33|28 Total Greece
5|0 Total Greece
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Greece games played

  1. South Korea 2-0 Greece
    Saturday, 12 June Match report
  2. Greece 2-1 Nigeria
    Thursday, 17 June Match report
  3. Greece 0-2 Argentina
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report

Player Profile

The diminutive left-back replaced the injured Vasileios Torosidis for the play-off games against Ukraine and played well, booking his place on the place to South Africa. Spiropoulos, who has established himself with Greek giants Panathinaikos since joining from Panionios in 2008, is considered one of the more creative players in boss Otto Rehhagel’s squad.

The 26-year-old was part of the Greek squad at Euro 2008, where he started the final group game against Spain. It was his only appearance of the tournament.

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