Asteras Tripoli honors Bandis!


The decision to honor the President of PSAPP, Giorgos Bandis for his great contribution to Greek football he received and… announced today (15/09) o Asteras Tripoli

The relevant announcement in detail:

“Before the start of the match for the 4th matchday of the Stoiximan Super League against PAS Ioannina, on Sunday (17/09, 15:00), PAE ASTERAS TRIPOLIS will honor Giorgos Bandis.

Giorgos Bandis will be awarded an honorary plaque for his great contribution to ASTERA TRIPOLIS during the years he played in his shirt, but also for his overall contribution to Greek football and sports, which he serves to this day as its President of the Panhellenic Association of Paid Footballers (PSAPP).


Giorgos Bandis started playing football in Akanthos Ierissou, Halkidiki. In 2001 he was transferred to the amateurs of Iraklis and in 2003 he signed his first professional contract with the Thessaloniki team. He stayed there until 2011 and competed in Super League 1, in the Greek Cup and also in the Qualifiers of the then UEFA Cup.

In 2011, he was transferred to Asteras Tripoli and on July 19, 2012, he defended his home team in his historic first European match, in the context of the Europe League, against Inter Bacu, now Shamakhi FK, in Azerbaijan.

A few days later he found himself under the goalposts in the second leg of “Theodoros Kolokotronis”, where Asteras went to the next stage through the penalty shootout and got his first European qualification.

In 2013, he was first in appearances in the Cup and in Asteras Tripoli’s run to the final of the competition, while in 2016 he was voted MVP of the club for the 2015/16 season and was included in the top 23 of Super League 1 that season.

In September 2016 he transferred to Omonia Nicosia and in 2017 he returned to Greece on behalf of Panioni. In the 2018/19 season he played in Super League 1 with Lamia and in January 2019 he announced the end of his football career.

From 2019 until today he is the president of the Panhellenic Association of Salaried Football Players (PSAPP)”.

Source: Sport Fm

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