Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Schalke 04)

Full Name: Kyriakos Papadopoulos

Date of Birth/Age: February 23 1992/Age 20

Place of Birth: Katerini, Greece

Main Position: Centre Back

Pros: Strength, Tackling, Marking

Cons: Heading, First touch can improve

Transfer Interest: High, with Manchester United thought to be interested

One of the best young Greek defenders, Papadopoulos has been turning heads for years, ever since he became the youngest player to play in the Greek league, at just 15 years 283 days old in 2007. A strong player with good tackling and marking abilities, he has all the potential to be a world class centre back. Papadopoulous only played 8 games for former club Olympiakos, but kept improving and had standout games at the Greek youth national team level. These performances led to Schalke buying the talented defender on a 4 years deal in June of 2010, and he has continued to impress. Papadopoulos had a great Euro 2012, helping Greece to the quarterfinals, and should be a team star for years to come.

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