New PAOK Academy contracts
Steadfast in our major goal, faithful to our educational mentality, and consistency in rewarding effort and protecting our investment, PAOK offer professional contracts to the youngsters of the PAOK Academy. From the beginning of 2023, PAOK have made sure to renew, expand, and also sign contracts with a not inconsiderable number of our young players.
Among the «oldest», Dimitris Tsopouroglou (2002) has a contract until 2025, Vasilis Grosdis (2002) renewed until 2025, Argyris Darelas (2003) until 2024, as well as Alexandros Tsioptsis (2003), Giannis Manoliudis (2003) and Anastasios Meletidis (1999).
As for those born in 2004, Dimitris Monastirlis will belong to PAOK until 2027, Lambros Smyrlis until 2025, as well as Giorgos Koulouris, while Marios Sinanaj, Viktor Rumiantsev, and Thodoris Kalogiros signed until 2026, and Zisis Tsikos until 2024.
Also, the generation of 2005 have professional contracts – contract renewals to be precise until 2026 – for Dimitris Kottas, Konstantinos Goumas, Charalambo Georgiadis, who was loaned to Sampdoria, Alexandros Adams, Taxiarchis Filon and Nikos Deligiannis.
From the generation of 2006, Vassilis Papageorgiou, Konstantinos Polykratis, Stathis Panikidis, Marios Kalaitsidis and Dimitris Hatsidis are all professionals, with contracts until 2026. The same generation also includes Grigoris Politakis, who signed a contract in July 2022 valid until 2025 and Maximilian Scznauczner who signed a contract 2026.
As for those born in 2007, Stathis Beleris (until 2025), Dimitris Bataoulas, Eddie Dunga, Giorgos Kosidis and Konstantinos Vyrsokinos (until 2026) are also professionals. The new acquisition, moreover, Giannis Karagiannidis (2007), also signed a professional contract until 2026.
Finally, our youngest professional, born in 2008 (the Under-15 champions), is Dimitris Berdos, signed up until 2026. Obviously there will be more to come in the near future…