Re: U-19 UEFA Championship finals
Born on 22 September 1989, Pavlis plays as striker and is currently signed to AEK Athens. He made his debut for his club on 3 September 2007 in the second leg of the Champions League Fixture against Sevilla. During his debut he played for 30 minutes during this time he won a pentaly and also made life very difficult for the defenders. He scored his first Super League goal against Veria on January 12th 2008 after coming on as a sub. So far his club career as consisted of 6 sub with 1 goal. His career so far representing his country is a shade more impressive though he has played 15 times for the Greek U-19 team scoring 7 goals. Though during qualification he appearaed in all 6 games and scored 6 goals.
He is on the DB rated 75
Barboudis was born on 6 March 1989, he plays at right back is currently playing at Fostires on loan from AEK Athens. Fostires plays in Gamma Ethniki which is the lowest professional division in Greece it’s basically a 3rd division, any lower it is becomes semi-professional. He is one of the most capped players for the current U-19 Greek side having played 24 games and scored 2 goals. During qualification he appeared in all 6 qualifiers and scored 1 goal.
He is on the DB rated 71
This kid plays up front with Pavlis also as a striker. He was born on 7 March 1990 and is currently signed to Olympiacos. He has promoted to the first team from their youth setup and in doing was given his first professional contract by the club. The club moved quickly to sign him on a professional contract as Roma had made enquiries about the player. He made 1 sub appearance for his club this season. During qualification he made 5 appearances and scored 4 goals.
He is on the DB rated 72
Another name on this thread that will be well known amongst forumers. Ninis was born on 3rd April 1990 in Albania. He joined Panathinaikos youth academies in 2004 from feeder club Apollon Symyris. He became an integral part for the youth squad and as such as offered a 5 year professional contract by the club on 22 December 2006. Only 14 days later he made his professional debut at 16 years of age. A month later he rejected a call up to the Albanian U-21 national side. He has since signed a new contract with the club that has a minimum release clause in it of 14 million euro. He has made limited appearances this season 2007/08 as he has been marred by injuries.
Ninis has already played at the last UEFA U-19 championship finals for Greece at only 17 years of age. During that tournament he was seleceted in the U19 names to notes which contained the best eleven players at the tournament. This qualifying campaign he has also played a key role in the success of the side in qualifying for the finals. Again due to injuries though he has only played in the later 3 qualifiers and scored 1 goal.
He was called up on May 16 to make his international debut for Greece against Cyprus. He scored within the first 5 minutes and with a terrific performance was named man of the match. To my surprise though he was left out of the Greek squad that went to Euro 2008. His fine performances at all levels have attracted interest from the usual big clubs in Arsenal, Man Utd, Real Madrid and AC Milan, all of whom have scouted his performances during the U-19 qualfication campaign.
Is on the DB rated 82, which is still a bargain for the potential this kid has.