5. Juni Sokratis steht vor einem Wechsel vom BVB zu Arsenal – das bestätigte nun dessen Vater. Auch ein Schweizer Verlässt Borussia Dortmund: Innenverteidiger Sokratis. Foto: firo . Wenn´s der Papa von Papa sagt, wird´s . 1. Juni Sokratis wird Dortmund nach fünf Jahren gen London verlassen. Einen Nachfolger für „Papa“ hat der BVB auch schon im Blick. Mit Abdou. Apr. Mit Sokratis Papastathopoulos, kurz „Papa“, schuf der BVB seinen eigenen Hit und der griechische Innenverteidiger erzielte einen viralen Hit.
One could feel the spirits of thousands being lifted as the euphoric roar from the yellow wall radiated throughout Dortmund and all of its supporters around the world.
When reviewing anything, one must look for faults rather than praises. Although he is undoubtedly a great defensive leader, I would like for Sokratis to take the initiative of being a leader for the entire team.
I would also like to see Sokratis improve upon his heading capabilities and long passes. I wrote most of this back when I first volunteered for the Sokratis review, and yes, Hummels has won silverware since.
Watching that goal against Frankfurt gets me a bit teary every time - really felt that it was raw emotion after the bus bombing; he just WENT for it.
So glad he was able to step up last season and really lead our back line. Hopefully Toprak can regain his form of a few years back and form a solid partnership with Papa.
Shit, I wrote this back when the player review thread first came about. Thanks for catching that: Huge player for us.
He really locks down and organizes our defense and is improving on the ball. His runs forward get me and the boys fired up.
On the negative side, however, is his increasingly present tendency to dive and look for the foul. Very frustrating to watch. However the more i thought about it even though danger was close he was always positioned very well and did what he had to do to get us back to safety.
He was a rock, not a very pretty one but tough to break. Papa is the kind of defender that makes fans of defending. The joy is that his game lacks obvious holes.
He is my favorite defender by far - and I really like our defenders. Not flashy, efficient, physical. Top Papa, that was.
Yeah, but he compliments Papa well. Hummels always had defensive lapses that cost us, and I think Bartra can actually be more stable, especially if him and Papa stay paired and get better chemistry.
That depants moment was funny! Papa was looking up at him from the ground like "Really? He was probably the most crucial player to have on the pitch last year.
He had some slip ups and mistakes but I think he had a good season overall. I am excited for what keeping him and Bartra, and buying Toprak could mean for our defense.
Log in or sign up in seconds. On 21 July , Papastathopoulos moved to German club Werder Bremen on a loan deal until the end of the —12 season , with the option to purchase outright.
My own future was all that mattered and I am convinced that I made the right decision. He is a flexible player capable to play in a variety of positions in defence who we believe has tremendous potential.
On 10 July , Papastathopoulos made his debut for Dortmund in a pre-season friendly away to Swiss club Basel at St.
On 27 July, he won his first title with the club after entering the match as a substitute in a 4—2 win over Bayern Munich for the DFL-Supercup.
The selection was organized in a worldwide fan vote by the governing body of the Bundesliga through its official website. The description of his play following his nomination was, "The definition of defense falls on him.
Stable, with leadership characteristics and tendency to win the ball without making easily a mistake. In November , Papastathopoulos was ruled out of action for two weeks with a broken fibula.
German defender Mats Hummels on Papastathopoulos . After the extension, Zorc said, "We are very pleased that we have been able to sign with Sokratis, another top performer, on a long term.
On 19 December , Papastathopoulos scored his first goal in the —16 Bundesliga in an eventual 2—1 away loss to 1. On 22 February , Papastathopoulos missed the second leg of the UEFA Europa League round-of tie against FC Porto and the Bundesliga clash with Bayern Munich due to an adductor injury, as tests confirmed that the year-old would be out for up to three weeks.
He started the —17 season as the undisputed leader in BVB defence. On 15 September , he netted the second goal in an away crashing 6—0 against Legia Warsaw on a Group Champions League match.
The magazine paid a tribute to the best players currently playing in the German Bundesliga, separating them out into different categories.
In the first category World Class no defenders were listed, however, Papastathopoulos was one of three defenders listed in the second category, International Class.
Papastathopoulos looked to be offside as Guerreiro swung in a free-kick from the right, which the Greece defender met with a header planted inside the right-hand post.
On 17 September , he scored at the end of the first half against 1. On 4 October , Papastathopoulos scored his first for the club, setting the Gunners on their way to a comfortable 3—0 victory over Qarabag in the —19 UEFA Europa League group stage.
After just four minutes of play in Baku, the centre-back was left unmarked inside the opposing penalty area, deflecting the ball home after the initial header fell into his path.
Papastathopoulos was called up for the Greek senior team on 1 February  and made his debut on 5 February in the 1—0 friendly victory against the Czech Republic.
The Greece squad for UEFA Euro was announced by Otto Rehhagel on 27 May , and Papastathopoulos was the unfortunate player to be cut from the provisional squad of 24 to the final man selection.
Papastathopoulos became the first player to be sent off at UEFA Euro during the opening game of the tournament against co-hosts Poland after receiving two yellow cards, following what pundits decried as two poor decisions by referee Carlos Velasco Carballo.
However, the Greeks were eventually defeated 5—3 in a penalty shootout by the Central American champions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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