Thomas Tsitas

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Thomas Tsitas
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Giannitsa, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Olympiacos Volos
Number 9
Youth career
2007 Athlitiki Akadimia Giannitson
2007–2011 Iraklis
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011 Iraklis 3 (0)
2011–2013 AEK Athens 9 (0)
2013–2014 Niki Volos 14 (1)
2014 Paniliakos 7 (6)
2015 Kallithea 11 (0)
2015 Anagennisi Karditsa 9 (2)
2016 PAEEK 19 (7)
2017 Enosis Neon Paralimni 11 (6)
2017–2018 Omonia Aradippou 25 (12)
2018–2019 Othellos Athienou 22 (11)
2019– Olympiacos Volos 7 (2)
National team
2009–2010 Greece U-19 2 (1)
2011–2012 Greece U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 January 2015

Thomas Tsitas (Greek: Θωμάς Τσίτας; born 30 July 1991) is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a striker for Football League club Olympiacos Volos.

Contents

Club career

Early life and career

Tsitas was born in Giannitsa and started his career playing for Athlitiki Akadimia Giannitson. [1] In the summer of 2007, after his club's president offered him to Iraklis, he signed for Iraklis F.C. and joined the club's under 17 squad. [1] In his first season with Iraklis U-17, the 2008-2009 season, he scored a total of 20 goals. [1] On 29 March 2010 Tsitas went on trial to PSV Eindhoven, but as he lacked a permission from Iraklis to do so, he was forced to come back. [2] [3] [4] Tsitas continued his goalscoring trends with Iraklis U-20 by scoring over 20 goals per season, to force his way into the first team. [5]

Iraklis

Tsitas signed a professional contract for Iraklis in January 2011. He debuted for Iraklis on 29 January 2011, as he came in for Karim Soltani, in the 83rd minute of a 0-0 home draw against Kerkyra. [6]

AEK Athens

On August 2011 Tsitas signed a 3-year contract after being a free agent with his new team A.E.K. Athens. On 4 December 2011 Tsitas made his debut for AEK Athens, in the game against Kerkyra F.C. as a substitution.

Niki Volos

On July 2013 Tsitas signed a professional contract for Greek Football League club Niki Volos. [7]

International career

Tsitas debuted for Greece U-19 on 13 November 2009, in a friendly 3-3 draw against France U-19. [8] Tsitas was a 65th-minute substitute and six minutes later he even managed to score his first goal for the team. [8] His last appearance to date for the team, was in a friendly match against Aspropyrgos. [9] He played his first match for Greece U-21 on 9 February 2011 against Germany U-21. [10]

Personal life

Tsitas is a student in the department of Economics of the University of Thessaly. [1]

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References

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  2. Αϊντχόβεν καλεί Τσίτα, αλλά... καθυστερημένα (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  3. "Σήκωσε μπαϊρακι" ο Τσίτας... (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  4. Σε "καραντίνα" ο Τσίτας, μέχρι την απολογία (in Greek). Bluearena.gr. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  5. Ο Βέλλιος φεύγει ,ο Τσίτας έρχεται (in Greek). theplayer.gr. 28 January 2011.
  6. Ηρακλής - Κέρκυρα 0-0 (in Greek). Contra.gr. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  7. Niki Volou announce Thomas Tsitas. (in Greek) Published by [www.sport-fm.gr NOVASportFM.] Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  8. 1 2 Εθνική Νέων: Γαλλία-Ελλάδα 3-3 (in Greek). Aggelioforos.gr. 13 November 2009.
  9. Ασπρόπυργος-Εθνική Νέων 2-1 (in Greek). ACADIMIES.gr. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  10. "Ελπίδες: Ελλάδα - Γερμανία 0-0" (in Greek). Contra.gr. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.