Δημήτρης Παπαδόπουλος

Dimitris Papadopoulos

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Ο Δημήτρης Παπαδόπουλος γεννήθηκε στο Γκαγκάριν του Ουζμπεκιστάν, στις 20 Οκτωβρίου 1981, είναι Έλληνας διεθνής ποδοσφαιριστής και αγωνίζεται ως επιθετικός. Άρχισε την επαγγελματική καριέρα του στον Ακράτητο (1999-2001). Οι 57 συμμετοχές και τα 20 γκολ του, ήταν το διαβατήριο για την μεταγραφή στην Αγγλική Μπέρνλεϊ, όπου έμεινε 2 περιόδους, έχοντας συνολικά 43 συμμετοχές και σκοράροντας 8 γκολ. Το 2003 πήρε μεταγραφή στον Παναθηναϊκό. Η πρώτη του συμμετοχή στην Α' Εθνική ήρθε τον Αύγουστο του 2003 (Παναθηναϊκός - Skoda Ξάνθη 1-0) και το πρώτο του γκολ μια εβδομάδα αργότερα (ΟΦΗ - Παναθηναϊκός 1-3). Την πρώτη του χρονιά στον Παναθηναϊκό αναδείχτηκε πρώτος σκόρερ της ομάδας με 19 γκολ και βοήθησε στην κατάκτηση του νταμπλ μετά από 7 χρόνια. Μετά τις εξαιρετικές του εμφανίσεις πολλές ομάδες ενδιαφέρθηκαν γι' αυτόν, όμως εκείνος ανανέωσε με τους "πράσινους" και κέρδισε το περιβραχιόνιο του αρχηγού το 2006 από τον Γιάννη Γκούμα. Στις 2 Οκτωβρίου 2007, σε μία από τις καλύτερες στιγμές του διεθνώς, πέτυχε τρία τέρματα στον δεύτερο αγώνα με τη σλοβακική Αρτμέντια και χάρισε στον Παναθηναϊκό την πρόκριση στη φάση των ομίλων του κυπέλλου ΟΥΕΦΑ. Στο τέλος της περιόδου 2007-08 αποχώρησε από τον Παναθηναϊκό και στις 13 Νοεμβρίου 2008 εντάχθηκε στην Ιταλική Λέτσε, με την οποία έκανε την πρώτη του εμφάνιση στις 18 Ιανουαρίου 2009 στον εντός έδρας αγώνα με την Τζένοα. Σκόραρε το πρώτο και μοναδικό του γκολ στις 19 Απριλίου στον εκτός έδρας αγώνα εναντίον της Ρόμα. Το καλοκαίρι του 2009 υπέγραψε τριετές συμβόλαιο συνεργασίας με την Ντιναμό Ζάγκρεμπ, αλλά η παραμονή του στην Κροατική ομάδα τελείωσε σύντομα (τον Ιανουάριο του 2010), καθώς o σύλλογος αντιμετώπιζε σοβαρά οικονομικά προβλήματα. Ο Δημήτρης Παπαδόπουλος τότε, υπέγραψε συμβόλαιο μέχρι το 2013 με την Ισπανική Θέλτα που τότε αγωνιζόταν στη Β' κατηγορία της Ισπανίας. Δεν κατάφερε να προσαρμοστεί στην Ισπανική ομάδα και αποχώρησε το καλοκαίρι του 2012. Τον Ιανουάριο του 2012 επέστρεψε για ένα εξάμηνο στην Ελλάδα ως δανεικός στον Λεβαδειακό. Το καλοκαίρι του 2012 επέστρεψε οριστικά στην Ελλάδα και υπέγραψε συμβόλαιο ενός έτους με τον Πανθρακικό. Έκανε με την ομάδα της Κομοτηνής μια καταπληκτική χρονιά όπου πέτυχε 11 γκολ σε 25 αγώνες και την οδήγησε στην παραμονή της στη μεγάλη κατηγορία. Στις 10 Ιουνίου 2013 υπέγραψε διετές συμβόλαιο συνεργασίας με τον Ατρόμητο Αθηνών, όμως έναν χρόνο αργότερα οι δύο πλευρές έλυσαν κοινή συναινέσει τη συνεργασία τους, παρά το γεγονός ότι αποτέλεσε βασικό μέλος της Αθηναϊκής ομάδας και ήταν πρώτος της σκόρερ στο πρωτάθλημα με 14 συνολικά τέρματα. Στις 29 Αυγούστου 2014 ανακοινώθηκε η απόκτησή του από τον ΠΑΟΚ, με τον οποίο υπέγραψε μονοετές συμβόλαιο συνεργασίας. Τον Ιούλιο του 2015 κι ενώ ανακοινώθηκε αρχικά η συμφωνία του με την Τουρκική Καρσίγιακα, στη συνέχεια δεν ολοκληρώθηκε. Τελικά, τον Σεπτέμβριο του ίδιου έτους υπέγραψε μονοετές συμβόλαιο στον Αστέρα Τρίπολης, το οποίο λύθηκε όμως τον Ιανουάριο του 2016, για να επιστρέψει έπειτα από 1,5 χρόνο απουσίας, ξανά στον Ατρόμητο, όπου αγωνίζεται μέχρι και σήμερα. Στις 20 Αυγούστου 2002, κλήθηκε για πρώτη φορά στην Εθνική Ελλάδας. Τον Νοέμβριο του 2003 αγωνίστηκε για πρώτη φορά με την Ελλάδα στη φιλική νίκη με 2-0 επί της Βουλγαρίας, όπου πέτυχε και το πρώτο του γκολ. Ήταν μέλος της ομάδας που το καλοκαίρι του 2004 κατέκτησε το Euro στα γήπεδα της Πορτογαλίας, έχοντας συμμετοχή σε δύο αγώνες. Δύο μήνες αργότερα έγινε μέλος και της Ολυμπιακής ομάδας ποδοσφαίρου που συμμετείχε στους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες της Αθήνας Τίτλοι - Διακρίσεις Πρωταθλητής Ελλάδος: 2004 Κύπελλο Ελλάδος: 2004 Πρωταθλητής Ευρώπης: 2004 Πρωταθλητής Κροατίας: 2010

Ο Δημήτρης Παπαδόπουλος γεννήθηκε στο Γκαγκάριν του Ουζμπεκιστάν, στις 20 Οκτωβρίου 1981, είναι Έλληνας διεθνής ποδοσφαιριστής και αγωνίζεται ως επιθετικός. Άρχισε την επαγγελματική καριέρα του…

Dimitrios “Dimitris” Papadopoulos was born on the 20th of October 1981, in Gagarin, Uzbekistan. He is a Greek professional footballer who is currently playing for Super League club Atromitos as a striker. He is also a member of the Greek national team. He started his career from the youth academies of Greek minnows Akratitos, and made his debut in 1999, contributing to the teams promotion to Superleague in 2001 for the first time in its history. Shortly after, Papadopoulos was transferred to Burnley in England. He stayed at the club for two seasons. In July 2003, Burnley sold Papadopoulos to Panathinaikos. Papadopoulos starred in his very first season with Panathinaikos becoming its top scorer with 17 goals in 26 games and winning the double with the club. It was the first championship in almost 10 years of Olympiacos domination in the Greek championship. He was subsequently voted best footballer of that year in the league and was awarded a place in the Euro 2004 Greek squad that went on to win the tournament. He played in the game against Russia and had a contribution in Greece goal that determined its qualification to the next round. He also took part in the Greek Olympic Football team during the Olympic Games of Athens 2004 in the very same summer. An integral part of the Panathinaikos offence, he signed a three-year extension with the team in the summer of 2006 and his stellar performances were one of the reasons that the team’s board let fellow starter Michalis Konstantinou leave the team. On 13 November 2008 Serie A club Lecce announced to have signed Papadopoulos in a free transfer. He made his Italian Serie A debut for Lecce on 18 January 2009 in a home match at the Stadio Via del Mare against Genoa, coming on as a substitute for Gianni Munari late in the match. He scored his first goal in the Serie A on 19 April against A.S. Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. On 26 June 2009, he signed a three-year contract with the Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb. He contributed to Dinamo Zagreb, scoring goals to go forward in the Croatian cup and to win the Croatian League. On 22 January 2010, Papadopoulos signed a contract with Celta Vigo until the end of the season. Things looked good for him but in late April, he got injured and was unable to play quite regularly. During the next summer, Celta Vigo signed striker David Rodríguez and winger De Lucas in order to strengthen the squad. This fact relegated Papadopoulos to the position of third striker of the team and therefore he was not included in many of the team’s lineups during that season. On January 2012, Papadopoulos moved on loan to Levadiakos of the Greek Super League. In the summer of 2012 he moved to Panthrakikos as a free transfer. He made his debut against his former team Panathinaikos, scoring the winning goal. On 8 October he scored by penalty in the 1-0 away victory against Levadiakos, another ex-team. On 11 November 2012, Papadopoulos scored his fourth goal of the season against Asteras Tripolis giving the victory to Panthrakikos and he was elected Man of the Match. On 26 November 2012 he scored two goals against Aris Thessaloniki allowing Panthrakikos to win 4-0. Papadopoulos had not scored two goals in one match of Greek league since 26 November 2006. On 15 December 2012 he scored the second goal of the 2-0 away win against Kerkyra. On 16 January 2013 he made his first appearance in Greek Cup after several years against Apollon Smyrni replacing Leonidas Kyvelidis in the 78th minute. On 19 January 2013, he scored another goal against Panathinaikos at the Athens Olympic Stadium, drawing the goal of Toché. On 13 March 2013 he reached the semifinals of the Greek Cup with Panthrakikos. On 7 April 2013 he scored a penalty leading to a 3-1 win against OFI Crete. With this goal Papadopoulos reached 10 goals in the Greek Super League. Papadopoulos was named Best Player of the Super League. The player of Panthrakikos stood out with his performances in the Greek Super League. He was the top goal-scorer of his team, scoring 11 times. In critical games, Papadopoulos excelled, helping his team to finish mid-table and avoid relegation comfortably. Panthrakikos also reached the semi-finals of the Greek Cup. After a great season, in the summer of 2013 he signed 2-year contract with Atromitos, a team that got 4th place in the previous year of Greek Superleague. He scored his first goal with the club on 17 August 2013, in a 2-2 home draw against Ergotelis. On 30 August 2013 in a dramatic game against AZ Alkmaar for the Europa League, the latter beat Atromitos after fire causes delay by playing the remaining 33 minutes. Spectators were evacuated after the match was halted in the 57th minute, with Atromitos leading 1-0, but trailing 3-2 on aggregate, through a goal from Dimitris Papadopoulos before play was stopped. When the action resumed next day, Thanasis Karagounis made it 2-0 in the second leg but the Greek team could not find a winning goal as the tie ended 3-3 on aggregate, with the Dutch side advancing into the group phase. At the end of the 2013/14 regular season he scored 14 league goals being the top scorer of his club. On 27 May 2014 Atromitos announced the end of cooperation with the striker. On 29 August 2014, Papadopoulos, although, he was linked with Veria as they had an oral agreement, signed a contract with Superleague Greece team PAOK for one year. On 18 September, he made his debut with the shirt of PAOK in the Europa League by scoring the fifth goal in the 6-1 victory of PAOK against Dinamo Minsk. On the 22nd of September he debuted with the jersey of PAOK in the Greek Superleague, against Panaitolikos. November 30 marks his first goal with his new jersey scoring the 2-2 against Panthrakikos, his former team contributing to the victory of Paok 3-2. Greek reporters voted him Footballer of the Year in 2014 and on the 4th of February 2015, he scored his second goal against OFI Crete. On 18th of March he scored the winning goal against Ergotelis 1-0. On March the 21st he scored his fourth goal against Panathinaikos away. April 5th marks his two goals for his team’s victory 2-1 against Xanthi. On the 3rd of May 2015, he scored another goal contributing to the home victory of PAOK for 1-0 against Levadiakos, his former team. Papadopoulos, after PAOK was close to make a sensational move to Karşıyaka after agreed to sign an one-year deal, but the deal was not fulfilled due to financial reasons. On 28th of August 2015, Papadopoulos has denied an offer of a year contract from Super League club Kalloni, waiting for a better offer. On 8th of September 2015, Papadopoulos signed a year contract with Superleague Greece team Asteras Tripoli. He made his debut in Superleague Greece with his new team against Kalloni. On 18 October 2015, in his first match in the 2015-16 season as a member of the starting eleven, he missed a penalty in a 1-1 home draw against Skoda Xanthi as the ball stopped at the intersection of the beams. On the 8th of November he scored his first goal with the new team giving the victory away against AEK Athens. On 20 January 2016, he solved in a mutual consent his contract with the club. On 21 January 2016, Papadopoulos signed a contract with his former team, Atromitos until the summer of 2017. He made his debut in Superleague Greece the 24 January against PAS Giannina. On 10 February 2016 he reached the semifinals of the Greek Cup, against his ex-club Panathinaikos. Dimitrios Papadopoulos made his debut in the Greek National Team on 20 November 2002 against Republic of Ireland and he was included in the squad of Euro 2004 that went on to win the tournament. His pass for the goal of Zisis Vryzas allowed Greece to qualify from the group stage in expense of Russia and Spain and then become Champions of Euro 2004. He also participated in all three games of Greece Olympic football team in the 2004 Summer Olympics scoring 1 goal. As Euro 2004 winner, Dimitrios Papadopoulos was included in the Greek squad for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany. Otto Rehhagel also included him in the squad during qualification but he did not make it to the final selection for UEFA Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria. On 29 August 2013, the coach of the Greek National team, Fernando Santos announced the return of Dimitrios Papadopoulos after six years for the match against Liechtenstein in Vaduz at the Rheinpark Stadion stadium for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
Honours
Panathinaikos Greek Championship: 2003–04, Greek Cup: 2003–04
Dinamo Zagreb Croatian First League: 2009–10
Greece European Championship: 2004
Individual
Super League Greece Greek Footballer of the Year: 2003–04
Super League Greece Greek Footballer of the Year: 2012–13
Super League Greece Greek Footballer of the Year: 2013–14