PAOK Fοοtball Prints
PAOK FC people started their scouting attempts in 2007. At first they would search for talented children close by, in Northern Greece. Gradually they expanded their horizon and nowadays they travel all the way to Cyprus, Germany, Sweden, even to America. Really gifted children are not that many, therefore they are valuable.
From 2007 until today, PAOK FC can boast having developed the best football youth sections in Greece and have also put together a rich and expanding network of collaborating academies.
PAOK Football Prints network functions through a communication system that is based on the eagerness of local academies to work hard and push talented children forward. When deemed necessary, PAOK Youth and Development Sections’ staff visit local academies to watch and assess their work and check out the installations. If they approve, a contract is signed welcoming them to PAOK network.
After joining the network, coaches of local academies are in touch on a daily basis with Vangelis Pourliotopoulos and Kyriakos Alexandridis, who coordinate PAOK academies, and their collaborators.
In the Savvidis era, travel has been facilitated and scouts have an easier work. In 2014, PAOK FC also organized their first PAOK Football Prints Network Tournament.