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 Lakis NIKOLAOU 1974-1979 
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Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Posts: 1589
Name: Pantelis Nikolaou


Country: :GRE: Greece
Club: AEK Athens
Position: *CB, CF (optional)
Side: RF/BS
Age: 25-30 years (17/7/1949)

Height: 184 cm
Weight: 78(?) kg

Attack: 68
Defence: 82
Balance: 83
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 76
Acceleration: 74
Response: 82
Agility: 71
Dribble Accuracy: 71
Dribble Speed: 69
Short Pass Accuracy: 72
Short Pass Speed: 72
Long Pass Accuracy: 75
Long Pass Speed: 72
Shot Accuracy: 67
Shot Power: 78
Shot Technique: 64
Free Kick Accuracy: 62
Curling: 63
Header: 84
Jump: 90
Technique: 72
Aggression: 68
Mentality: 79
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 79

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Standard

P16 - Extra Attacker
S10 - DF Leader


Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


Lakis Nikolaou is a former Greek footballer, defensive leader of the AEK Athens team that reached the semi final of the UEFA Cup in 1977. With Petros Ravousis he formed one of the best defensive partnerships in Greek football. Nikolaou actually started his career as a striker and even made his debut for Greece in that position, but in 1974 was moved to the defence and there he thrived. He was a good organiser of the defence, a strong physical presence and was fantastic in the air with an excellent leap. He could also send some decent long passes forward, and sometimes joined the attack as an extra player in the box, retaining some of his old striker's instincts. On the other hand he wasn't very mobile and quite limited technically. During his football career, Nikolaou studied medicine at Athens University and even achieved a PhD there and became a surgeon, being one of the foremost experts on cruciate ligament transplants. He became AEK's club doctor after his retirement and still to this day he operates on their players. With the Greek national team he earned 15 caps and played in the 0-0 draw with West Germany at Euro 1980.

Thu May 09, 2024 5:57 am

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Posts: 1589

That jump at 54:30 is incredible, he totally dominated Hrubesch.

One funny thing from this game, any time a Greek player was injured, he would join the physiotherapists in treating them because he was a doctor himself.

Mon Jun 03, 2024 10:26 pm
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