Thomas Tsitas

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Thomas Tsitas
Personal information
Full nameThomas Tsitas
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 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 Volou 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 1 (1)
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 29 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 January 2015

Thomas Tsitas (Greek: Θωμάς Τσίτας; born 30 July 1991) is a Greek footballerwho plays striker for Olympiacos Volos.

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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]

PSV Eindhoven sports club from Eindhoven, the Netherlands

The Philips Sport Vereniging, abbreviated as PSV and internationally known as PSV Eindhoven[ˌpeːjɛsˈfeː ˈɛintɦoːvə(n)], is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. It is best known for its professional football department, which plays in the Eredivisie since its inception in 1956. Along with Ajax and Feyenoord, PSV is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated the Eredivisie.

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]

Karim Soltani is an Algerian footballer. He primarily plays as a winger, but can also play as a striker.

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 Volou

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

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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]

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Personal

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

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