Georgios Samaras

Read all the news about Georgios Samaras. Georgios Samaras was born in Heraklion, Crete on 21 February 1985 (age 33).

Georgios Samaras Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

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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Read Celtic · Oct 12

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Georgios Samaras’ Celtic career?

Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras has announced his retirement from football today and in his honour, we’ve set up a quiz all about the Greek star...

Read Celtic · Oct 12
Celts Are Here · Oct 12

Revealed – The Real Reason Behind Samaras’ Retirement

There has been an outpouring of gratitude and banter with the news that Georgios Samaras has decided to hang up his boots at the age of only 33.

Celts Are Here · Oct 12
BBC · Oct 12

Georgios Samaras: Former Celtic striker retires after 16-year career

Former Celtic and Greece striker Georgios Samaras announces his retirement from football, aged 33...

BBC · Oct 12
Celts Are Here · Oct 11

‘Gutted’, ‘Heart Broken’ – These Celtic Fans Feel Fragile After Striker Announcement

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.

Celts Are Here · Oct 11
The Celtic Star · Oct 11

Celtic’s Greek God, Georgios Samaras hangs up his boots

Georgios Samaras has retired from playing to take up a boardroom role alongside his dad his Giannis, at his boyhood club OFI Crete.

The Celtic Star · Oct 11
Celts Are Here · Oct 11

Shock as Former Celtic and Man City Star Retires From Football – Reports

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.

Celts Are Here · Oct 11
Celts Are Here · Sep 19

‘He is a Legend’ – Mulumbu Reveals Samaras Celtic Chats

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.

Celts Are Here · Sep 19
Celts Are Here · Jul 24

‘Ya Big Greek P’ – Robbo Shares Hilarious Strachan/Samaras Story

GORDON STRACHAN spent four seasons at Celtic, winning three titles, two League Cups and a Scottish Cup.

Celts Are Here · Jul 24
Celts Are Here · Jun 13

Watch – Samaras Surprises Wee Jay at Celtic Park

Wee Jay was on The One Show this evening and done a great job as the show did a feature on his super fan status.

Celts Are Here · Jun 13
Celts Are Here · Jun 12

Miku, Matthews and the Bold Samaras – Lustig The Last Man Standing

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.

Celts Are Here · Jun 12

Samaras Sunday

FOCUS ON CELTIC are having a and we thought we join in pic.twitter.com/XF3Ga0fGZG — Focus on Celtic (@FocusOnCeltic) June 3, 2018 There is no doubt that the journey of Giorgios Samaras— with all its ups and downs— serves as a great advert for Celtic Football Club and the attitude of the...

The Celtic Star · Mar 16

The day Samaras got booked, remember?

On this day in 2013, the players of Aberdeen arrived at Celtic Park for a league match, probably well aware from the pre-match press coverage that the Dons had not beaten the Hoops in their previous 15 meetings...

The Celtic Star · Mar 16
The Celtic Star · Feb 11

“He was unplayable against Rangers, in the big games he was first class,” Lennon praise for Samaras

NEIL LENNON on the Celtic Star Podcast – A Celtic State of Mind has spoken about the most enigmatic player he has ever managed or played alongside...

The Celtic Star · Feb 11
Celtic Underground · Jul 30, 2017

The Celtic Underground Top Ten Results

Regular listeners of the podcast will know the outcome of the Celtic Underground Top Ten and the Samaras Award but not everyone is a...

Celtic Underground · Jul 30, 2017
A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 17, 2017

The CQN Podcast: A Celtic State of Mind – Episode 4

Episode 4 of ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ finds Paul John Dykes and Stephen Sullivan discussing a variety of topical subjects concerning Celtic Football Club, including: The Linfield debacle; Stuart Armstrong – The Highland Colossus; The cult of Samaras; Scott Brown – A vintage year; The Centenary Bhoys – 30 years on Sean Fallon: Celtic’s Iron Man...

A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 17, 2017
Celtic Underground · Jun 4, 2017

Voting for The Samaras Award is Open

Votes are now coming in thick and fast for the world famous Celtic Underground Top Ten – the annual vote to catalogue the best Celts...

Celtic Underground · Jun 4, 2017
Celtic Quick News · May 6, 2017

When Rangers Depended On Champions League Qualification To Survive, What Happened Next (Part 2)…

26. SAMARAS BLATANTLY CHOPPED DOWN IN BOX AT FIR PARK BUT NO PENALTY Celtic do get penalty but only after having 3 claims for a penalty, two of which were stonewallers...

Celtic Quick News · May 6, 2017
A Grand Auld Team · Apr 28, 2017

The Cult Of Samaras

There was something about the way Georgios Samaras received the ball on the right touchline at Rugby Park in February 2008, jinked past a hapless Simon Ford and slotted the ball coolly past Alan Combe that jolted something primal in every Celtic supporter...

A Grand Auld Team · Apr 28, 2017
SPFL TV · Oct 12

Georgios Samaras | Top Ten Goals | Happy Retirement Sammy!

With Georgious Samaras announcing his retirement this week, we take a look at ten classic goals from the big Greek! LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP CONTENT AVAILABILITY INFORMATION – GOALS FROM SATURDAY’S MATCHES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE UK & IRELAND FROM 6PM ON SUNDAY.

SPFL TV · Oct 12
VideoCelts · Feb 7

Whatever happened to the prime years of Georgios Samaras?

Samaras turned up in Turkey following a brief stint with Real Zaragoza with Rayo OKC (USA), Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) and West Brom the other clubs he has been at since leaving Glasgow...

VideoCelts · Feb 7
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