Samaras started his career at OFI Crete, before moving on to Eredivisie side Heerenveen in 2001. He made his first team debut two years later and after a further three seasons with the club he moved to Premier League club Manchester City for a fee of £6 million in 2006. After Sven-Göran Eriksson took over as Manchester City manager Samaras fell out of favour with the first team. In January 2008 he was loaned out to Celtic, moving on a permanent basis in the summer. Samaras helped Celtic win Scottish league championships in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He left the club at the end of his contract in 2014 and returned to the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion.
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Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras took a hefty pay-cut of £10,000 per week in order to join the Hoops on a permanent basis, according to his ex-manager Gordon Strachan...
Keith from cmon the hoops celtic talking this week celtic throwback player which is Georgios Samaras.
CHARLIE MULGREW joined Simon Ferry on his podcast ‘Keeping the ball on the ground’ and made a very surprising revelation about one of his former teammates.
It was only in October last year when we told you former Celtic enigma Georgios Samaras was hanging up his boots to take on a very different role in football.
THREE FORMER CELTIC stars are in the news at the moment with one signing a new contract to continue playing despite being in his forties, another looking at coming out of retirement to play in Italy’s Serie A and the third rumoured to be on his way back to Paradise!
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Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras has hung up his boots at the age of 33...
We reported earlier today that former Celtic star/enigma/heartthrob Georgios Samaras has decided to bring the curtain down on his playing career and some people aren’t taking it very well.
Georgios Samaras has retired from playing to take up a boardroom role alongside his dad his Giannis, at his boyhood club OFI Crete.
The former Hoops striker has decided to hang up his boots and move into the boardroom...
REPORTS in Greece today claim former Celtic hero and enigma Georgios Samaras has decided to hang up his football boots at only 33-years-old.
YOUSSOUF MULUMBU is eagerly anticipating his Celtic debut which could come as quick as Thursday night if he gets the nod at any point to take on Rosenborg in front of the Celtic fans.
GORDON STRACHAN spent four seasons at Celtic, winning three titles, two League Cups and a Scottish Cup.
IT seems like a lifetime ago since that fateful night in 2012 when the stars aligned for Celtic as they beat Barcelona 2-1 on their 125th birthday.