Grigorios Georgatos, Talk:Grigorios Georgatos
(born October 31
), also know as "Trelos Karaflos", is a Greek footballer
, who typically plays as a defensive or attacking winger
for the Greek Championship
. Georgatos also has 35 caps and 3 goals for the Greek national team
His abilities were first noted in the 1991/92 season when he made his debut in the Alpha Ethniki
for Panahaiki GC. After four and a half seasons and 22 goals in 120 league appearances, he moved to Olympiacos CFP in the 1995
season, lifting the championship with them in 1997, 1998 and 1999 - when he finished as the side's top scorer despite his defensive role.
First appeared for Greece in a EURO '96™
qualifier against San Marino
in September 1995
. Prematurely retired from international football in September 2001
following a reported dispute with coach Otto Rehhagel
but won more than 30 caps for his country.
In the 1998-1999 season
, playing in the UEFA Champions League
match against Juventus F.C.
, Georgatos caught the Italian
's eye, and they signed him in the 1999
season for €7 million. He settled well in Serie A
, playing 28 matches and scoring 2 goals for Inter. The next season Georgatos was back on a season-long loan at Olympiacos. Despite that he returned home the following summer to Olympiacos, where his love affair with the club lasted just one more year, the following season, 2001
, with Georgatos chose to rejoin Inter after losing his first-team place. he returned to Inter but could not get back into the first team because of an injury that kept him back for a while, and could only play 10 matches, scoring 1 goal.
His second spell in Italy was not as successful and Georgatos quickly returned to Greece, joining AEK Athens FC
. In 2002/03 he played 23 games as AEK finished third and also featured in four of the club's six drawn UEFA Champions League
matches. The next season, he scored six goals in six games but was unsettled at AEK and in the January transfer window began his third spell at Olympiacos, helping them finish second. In 2006 Georgatos expressed his intention to end his career at Olympiakos when he signed a one-year contract until July 2007
*it http://archivio.inter.it/cgi-bin/giocatori-scheda?codice=G0290&L=it Inter Archive
*http://www.uefa.com/competitions/UCL/Players/Player=16402/index.html Short bios. at UEFA.com
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