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Georgios Vakouftsis

Personal information
Date of birth30 January 1980(age 36)
Place of birthTrikala, Greece
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3.6 in)
Playing positionStriker

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Georgios Vakouftsis (born 30 January 1980 in Trikala) is a Greek footballer. He last played for PAEEK in Cyprus, previously he played for Niki Volos F.C. in the Gama Ethniki. A striker, he is 192 cm tall.

His body shape led Fiorentina's scouts to sign him from Panathinaikos youth team in 1999. His early performance was one of the key factors for Vakouftsis to gain the nickname "Il Greco Batistuta", due to the Argentine legend striker of Viola. His return in the Greek Superleague for Iraklis FC on loan did not meet expectations, and in 2002 he moved in Cyprus to play for APOEL F.C. and later for rivals AC Omonia. In Cyprus Vakouftsis proved his calibre, scoring 52 goals in 113 appearances for the two clubs. In 2008 he moved back in Greece to play for Cretan club Ergotelis F.C. and in the summer of 2009 he signed for Skoda Xanthi F.C. Vakouftsis played only three games for Xanthi in the league and because he was considered as a backup for the first team he requested a transfer. On 14 January 2010 he signed for Anagennisi Karditsa F.C. which caused much surprise in the Greek football transfer market. His contract is for six months and he is considered as a great addition to the squad. In January 2011 he returned to Cyprus to play for PAEEK in the second division.

His former clubs include: Panathinaikos, ACF Fiorentina, Ravenna Calcio, Iraklis FC, APOEL FC, AC Omonia, Ergotelis F.C. and Skoda Xanthi F.C.

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