Kyparissis in 2005
|Date of birth||26 March 1970|
|Place of birth||Katerini, Greece|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|AEL (Technical Director)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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