Achilleas Grammatikopoulos

Football, Football player

1908 – 2008

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Who was Achilleas Grammatikopoulos?

Achilleas Grammatikopoulos was a Greek football player, one of the most prolific goalkeepers in the Greek league during the late 1920s and the early 1930s. Grammatikopoulos was born in Piraeus in 1908. He started his football career at Aris Nikaia before transferring to Olympiakos whose nets he guarded from his debut on 4 November 1928 until 1944. He was considered one of the top keepers of the pre-WW II era and was capped 5 times by the Greek National team. His nickname during that time was "Zamora" after Ricardo Zamora, the top Spaniard goalkeeper of the same era.

Grammatikopoulos saw action in World War II. After his playing career was over, he stayed on in football as a referee. On 30 December 2008 he died in Piraeus of natural causes, at the age of 100.

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Born
Sep 28, 1908
Piraeus
Nationality
  • Greece
Died
Dec 30, 2008
Piraeus

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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