Georgios Samaras

Georgios Samaras was born in Heraklion, Crete on 21 February 1985 (age 34).

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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Scotzine · Sep 18, 2019

Back Page Bulletin: Celtic Hero Reveals ‘Dog’s Abuse’, Bartley Explains Hibs Exit, Hearts Defender Moves, Four Eye Well Kid

CELTIC legend Peter Grant has spoken of the occasion he and Tony Mowbray were confronted by raging fans following a 4-0 flop against St Mirren – the evening before the managerial double-act were given the boot...

Read Celtic · Sep 10, 2019

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

Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras is seen as a bit of a cult hero in Glasgow.

Read Celtic · Aug 22, 2019

Celtic can look to their record against Swedish teams for inspiration ahead of AIK play-off

Celtic’s first outing against a Swedish team came on this day in 2012, with the Hoops beating Helsingborgs 2-0 at the Olympia Stadium; a result which can provide inspiration to Neil Lennon’s side ahead of Thursday’s clash with AIK...

BBC · Jul 8, 2019

Celtic: Can you name Neil Lennon’s 17 European opponents?

Tony Watt, Georgios Samaras and James Forrest have all given Neil Lennon some magic moments in Europe...

FootballFanCast · May 29, 2019

“He had everything”: Pundit’s Celtic attacker comparison undervalues 21y/o’s impact – opinion

Scott McDonald has compared Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard to Georgios Samaras...

67HailHail · May 29, 2019

Current Celtic man should feel aggrieved after legend compares him to Samaras

Former Celtic man Scott McDonald has made an interesting comparison between a current and former Celtic forward.

Celts Are Here · May 13, 2019

Former Man City Ace Confirms Celtic Stay Topped EPL Experience

Signed from Manchester City on a short term loan deal, Georgios Samaras would go onto sign for the club on a permanent basis that summer and make 243 appearances for the club winning seven trophies...

Read Celtic · May 13, 2019

Former European Celtic striker makes emotional claim regarding Hoops career

Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras has described his time at Celtic Park as the ‘pinnacle’ of his career, the Daily Record report.

Daily Record · May 13, 2019

Georgios Samaras describes Celtic years as ‘pinnacle’ of his career

The Greek maverick spent seven trophy-laden years with the Hoops and cherishes the memories...

Hail Hail Media · Mar 9, 2019


Sunday, May 11th, 2014. Second half goals from Anthony Stokes, Georgios Samaras and Kris Commons, as well as an unfortunate...

Talking Baws · Mar 5, 2019

Georgios Samaras Took £10K Weekly Wage Cut to Join Celtic From Man City, Says Gordon Strachan

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...

Cmon The Hoops Celtic · Mar 1, 2019

Georgios SAMARAS | CELTIC FC | celtic throwback player of the week

Keith from cmon the hoops celtic talking this week celtic throwback player which is Georgios Samaras.

Celts Are Here · Feb 20, 2019

Ex-Celt Mulgrew Makes Surprising Samaras Revelation

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.

HITC · Jan 12, 2019

Have Celtic finally signed Samaras replacement?

Could Vakoun Issouf Bayo be Celtic’s modern day version of Georgios Samaras?

Celts Are Here · Jan 11, 2019

Celtic Cult Hero Set for Sensational Return to Football – Reports

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.

The Celtic Star · Jan 10, 2019

Samaras, Nakamura and ‘Big Mick’ McManus Latest

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!

90 Minute Cynic · Dec 26, 2018

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, Celtic | Celebrating the Best Festive Derby Moments

This article is from Edition Nine of The Cynical, our free online magazine.

SPFL TV · Oct 12, 2018

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.

The Scotsman · Oct 12, 2018

Georgios Samaras, ex-Celtic striker, announces retirement at age of 33

Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras has hung up his boots at the age of 33...

Read Celtic · Oct 12, 2018

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...

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