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Giorgos Valerianos

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Giorgos Valerianos
Personal information
Full name Georgios Valerianos
Date of birth (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Athens, Greece
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Pafos
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Olympiacos 1 (0)
2010–2011Thrasyvoulos (loan) 17 (0)
2012Glyfada (loan) 9 (1)
2012–2013 OFI 1 (0)
2013–2014 Kavala 17 (0)
2014–2015 Iraklis 13 (0)
2015–2016 Apollon Smyrnis 16 (1)
2016 Platanias 2 (0)
2016–2017 Apollon Smyrnis 26 (0)
2017–2019 Aris 43 (0)
2019– Pafos 31 (0)
2019Riga (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Greece U19 8 (0)
2019– Greece 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:19, 7 June 2021 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2019

Giorgos Valerianos (Greek: Γιώργος Βαλεριάνος; born 13 February 1992) is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Cypriot First Division club Pafos.[1]

Club career

Giorgos Valerianos began playing football with Olympiacos. He is a very talented player and one of the best young players who were playing in Olympiacos U-21. He made 44 appearances for the youth team with four goals. Valerianos was first included in Olympiacos' first team in a league match against Panthrakikos on 11 April 2010, where he appeared as a second-half substitute.[2] On 22 July 2014 he signed for Iraklis in the Greek Football League.[3] Valerianos debuted for Iraklis in a cup match against Lamia.[4] On 12 August 2015, he signed a contract with second tier club Apollon Smyrnis.[5] On 29 January 2016, he solved his contract with the club.[6]

The 27-year-old left back can be considered as somewhat of a journeyman despite his age as on July 2017, signed with Aris that officially announced his acquisition.[7] His path to the top has been chequered and he has had to do it the hard way, meaning a lot of resilience was needed. Even this season at Aris, he has been a squad player that has been rotated in and out of the team.

On 1 July 2019, after two years with Aris, Valerianos signed a three years' contract with Cypriot club Pafos for an undisclosed fee.[8] On 4 July 2019, the international back will have an intermediary station in his career after being loaned to Riga, a Latvian football club, which owns the same property status as Pafos. According to sources the borrowing will take just a month for the international left back in order to help the club for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round.[9]

International career

On 19 March 2019, Greece head coach Angelos Anastasiadis announced the first call up of Valerianos for the match against Liechtenstein and Bosnia and Herzegovina for UEFA Euro 2020.[10] He made his debut on 30 May 2019, in a friendly against Turkey, as a starter.[11]

Career statistics

Club

As of 7 June 2021
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Olympiacos 2009–10 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0 2 0
Thrasyvoulos (loan) 2010–11 17 0 1 0 18 0
Total 17 0 1 0 18 0
Glyfada (loan) 2011–12 9 1 0 0 9 1
Total 9 1 0 0 9 1
OFI 2012–13 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0
Kavala 2013–14 17 0 1 0 18 0
Total 17 0 1 0 18 0
Iraklis 2014–15 13 0 5 0 18 0
Total 13 0 5 0 18 0
Apollon Smyrnis 2015–16 14 0 2 1 16 1
Total 14 0 2 1 16 1
Platanias 2015–16 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 2 0
Apollon Smyrnis 2016–17 26 0 3 0 29 0
Total 26 0 3 0 29 0
Aris 2017–18 25 0 2 0 27 0
2018–19 18 0 0 0 18 0
Total 43 0 2 0 45 0
Riga 2019 2 0 1 0 5 0 8 0
Total 2 0 1 0 5 0 8 0
Pafos 2019–20 13 0 1 0 14 0
2020–21 18 0 1 0 19 0
Total 31 0 2 0 33 0
Career total 178 0 18 1 5 0 0 0 201 1

Honours

Riga

References

  1. ^ "Σε ομάδα της Λετονίας ο Βαλεριάνος". www.zougla.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" Πρόστιμο σε "Ντάρμπι" και Λούα Λούα (in Greek). sports.e-go.gr. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Υπέγραψε ο Βαλεριάνος (in Greek). Iraklis FC. 22 July 2014. Archived from the original on 30 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ Θετικό ξεκίνημα με νίκη (1-0) (in Greek). bluearena.gr. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Παίκτης του Απόλλωνα και ο Βαλεριάνος" (in Greek). Apollon Smyrni FC. 12 August 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  6. ^ ""Τέλος" ο Βαλεριάνος" (in Greek). sport24.gr. 29 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Οι πρώτες έξι μεταγραφές του Άρη". sport24.gr. 25 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Στην Πάφο ο Βαλεριάνος" (in Greek). sport24.gr. 1 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Από την Πάφο στη Λετονία ο Βαλεριάνος" (in Greek). makthes.gr. 4 July 2019.
  10. ^ Η λογική πίσω από τις κλήσεις Αναστασιάδη (in Greek). contra.gr. 19 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Turkey v Greece game report". ESPN. 30 May 2019.
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