Vassilis Lakis

Vasilis Lakis
Personal information
Full name Vasilios Lakis
Date of birth 10 September 1976 (1976-09-10) (age 34)
Place of birth    Thessaloniki, Greece
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right Winger
Club information
Current club free agent
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
AEK Athens
Crystal Palace
AEK Athens
067 0(7)
069 0(7)
145 (37)
010 0(0)
049 0(6)
041 0(3)
016 0(0)   
National team2
1999–2005 Greece 035 0(3)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 17 July 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 17 June 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Vasilis Lakis (Greek: Βασίλης Λάκης) (born 10 September 1976 in Thessaloniki) is a Greek footballer and he was named "Turbo" for his speed on the attacking wing and making great cross in the area for the strikers.

FAS Naussa

Lakis started his career in for FAS Naoussa and he began his career as a defender but his earliest coaches, recognizing his natural ability, moved him to the attacking wing, where he has since shone. In FAS Naoussa Lakis played with players like the future Greek star like Vassilios Tsiartas.

Paniliakos F.C.

In the summer 1995, Lakis signed for the professional club Panileiakos and in the next season he helped the team to achieve the 7th place in the Greek Super League and Lakis scored 7 goals for the Panileiakos team.

AEK Athens FC

In the simmer 1998 Lakis signed for AEK Athens FC and here he played with big stars like, Demis Nikolaidis, that they won 2 Greek Cup in the season 1999/2000 against Ionikos and in 2001/2002 against the rival Olympiakos also with Vasilios Tsiartas joyned from Seville and Theodoros Zagorakis from Leicester City. In the season 2001/2002 Lakis with AEK Athens FC achieved the Fourth round of the 2001–02 UEFA Cup against the Internazionale Milano F.C. of Héctor Raul Cúper. In the season 2002/2003 Lakis found also Grigorios Georgatos from Internazionale Milano F.C. and with AEK Athens FC gained the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League in the same group with big clubs like A.S. Roma and the Spanish gian Real Madrid C.F.. The club was close to beat Real Madrid C.F. after lading 3–1 and then 3–3 at home in the old stadium Nikos Goumas Stadium, but AEK Athens FC took the revenge in Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium drowing 2–2.

Crystal Palace

After Greece won Euro 2004, lakis signed for 1 season on loan with Crystal Palace in the Premiership. Unfortunately the club was in a difficult situation and they relegate and Lakis decided to returned to Greece and help his preview club AEK Athens FC.

AEK Athens FC

He returned to long-time club AEK Athens FC and here he found players like, Traianos Dellas that came from the Italian gian A.S. Roma and as president Demis Nikolaidis. AEK Athens FC gained again the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League in the same group of A.C. Milan that they beat at home 1–0 with the goal of Júlio César. In the summer 2007 AEK Athens FC acquired the Brazilian Rivaldo from the rival Olympiacos and the club rich the top of Greek Championship with the Pireus rival. He is a pacy right winger who can also play up front, known for his fast-paced end-to-end style of play. He is renowned in his homecountry for his habit of missing easy chances but his speed, cutting passes, and incisive runs into the box more than makeup for this failing.


On 2 July 2007, Lakis was released by AEK, on 3 July he signed a three year contract with PAOK, which here he founds Theodoros Zagorakis as the president of the club and Zisis Vryzas as a player, that they won Euro 2004. Lakis heled his new team to gain the second place in the Greek Championship behind Olympiacos and qualifying PAOK for the UEFA Intertoto Cup.

AO Kavala

On 1 July 2009 he signed a two-years contract with the football club AO Kavala.[1] Here lakis found the goalkeeper Fanis Katergiannakis that he helped to promote the team in the Greek Championship after 10 years. His new club AO Kavala was the revelation of the Greek Championship fighting for the first six positions and Lakis become one more time one of most important player with experience.
Lakis with Kavala FC rich the semifinal of the Greek Cup against Panionios. In the semifinal Kavala FC will face Aris Thessaloniki F.C..

National team

Lakis made 35 appearances for the Greece national football team[2] and scored his first goal in a friendly match, in April 2000 in Dublin against the Repubblic of Ireland, in Lansdown Road. The coach Otto Rehhagel called him for the qualification for Euro 2004 and he was included in the Greek squad that won Euro 2004 and made two appearances as a substitute against Portugal in the group-stage and France in the quarterfinal.


Medal record
Competitor for  Greece
European Championships
Gold 2004 Portugal Greece


* Greek Cup: 2000, 2002


* European Championship: 2004

AEK Athens F.C.

* Greek Cup: Runners up 2005–06


* Greek Super League: Runners up 2008–09


1. ^ "Έξι μεταγραφές ανακοίνωσε η Καβάλα". 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (2009-10-29). "Greece – Record International Players". RSSSF.

External links

* Guardian Football

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