When he returned to the team in the summer of 2017, he promised titles. He stated that he came to complete the unfinished business that were left from his first stint at the club.
Four years later, he now has three Greek Cup winners medals, an undefeated league title, and a championship that was won on the pitch but lost in the courtroom.
The Leader was a joy to watch this year as well, proving that age does not matter. He contributed the most to the conquest of the Greek Cup and again put his name on the scoreboard in a final.
He arrived at the club in January to strengthen the team’s attacking line and formed an excellent duo with Karol Swiderski.
The Czech forward adapted immediately, he fell in love with PAOK from day one and also earned the adoration of the fans instantly for his committed displays. It was his goal against AEK at the Toumba that helped the club qualify for the cup final, while he was also the major protagonist and MVP with the match-winning goal in the final.
He managed to play in 28 games, and scored nine goals, five of which came in the Greek Cup, as well as providing four assists.
In the first professional season of his career, The Golden Boy was thrown into the deep end and he responded in sensational fashion.
Tzolis started the season by scoring some decisive goals in Europe and winning a place in the starting lineup. The eyes of the world were then turned on him, and he thrived on it, winning many individual awards to help the club achieve its goals.
In the Greek Cup he may have only played in four games, but with the five goals he scored – three against Larissa and two against Lamia – he was a leading protagonist in the early rounds on the road to the trophy.
He finished the season with 16 goals and 10 assists from 46 games, and showed that the future belongs to him.
From the first day he set foot in Thessaloniki, he showed that he is a man who is made for times when the going gets tough. And it was a similar story this season.
After the departure of former coach Abel Ferreira, Pablo Garcia and his staff took the helm and led the team for the rest of the season with distinction. A season with many challenges ended in an ideal way with the conquest of the Greek Cup.
Garcia, despite his inexperience, completed his mission, the team also finished second in the league and won another trophy.