Michalis Kritikopoulos

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Michalis Kritikopoulos
Personal information
Full name Michalis Kritikopoulos
Date of birth (1946-01-03)3 January 1946
Place of birth Kaisariani, Greece
Date of death 20 July 2002(2002-07-20) (aged 56)
Place of death Andros, Greece
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1962–1963 Kaisariani
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1964 Panegialios
1964–1973 Ethnikos Piraeus
1973–1980 Olympiacos 186 (84)
1980–1981 Apollon Athens 26 (4)
National team
1969–1977 Greece 28 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Michalis Kritikopoulos (Greek: Μιχάλης Κρητικόπουλος; 3 January 1946 – 20 July 2002) was a Greek football striker.


Born in Kaisariani, Kritikopoulos began playing football as a striker for local side G.S. Kaisariani in 1962. In 1964, he joined Ethnikos Piraeus F.C., where he would play for nine seasons.[1]

In 1973, Kritikopoulos joined Olympiacos F.C. where he played until 1980, winning three Alpha Ethniki and one Greek Football Cup titles. He finished his career with Apollon Athens F.C., retiring in 1981 at age 35.[1] All told, Kritikopoulos scored 175 league goals making him one of the league's all-time leading goal-scorers.[2]

Kritikopoulos made 28 appearances and scored three goals for the Greece national football team from 1969 to 1977.[3] He made his debut in a friendly against Australia on 19 July 1969.[4]


In 2002, Kritikopoulos died from cardiac arrest while playing in a friendly match for Olympiacos' veterans in Andros. Ethnikos Asteras has since named its football stadium after Kritikopoulos.[1]


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  2. Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (19 January 2003). "Greece - All-Time Top Scorers 1959/1960-1998/1999". RSSSF.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (25 September 2004). "Greece - International Matches 1971-1980". RSSSF.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (25 September 2004). "Greece - International Matches 1961-1970". RSSSF.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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