Friday, 7 February 2003 12:00 AM
South Melbourne is pleased to announce it has concluded the signing of Sam Poutakidis from Victorian Premier League Club, Port Melbourne Sharks.
Poutakidis, captain of the Sharks, is a versatile, two-sided player.
A hard-running and goal-scoring midfielder, Poutakidis has been a regular for the Victorian State team.
He is widely regarded as one of the best players outside the National Soccer League since a stint with the Adelaide Sharks in the late 1990s.
South Melbourne senior coach Danny Wright has been a long-time admirer of the hard working midfielder.
“Sam Poutakidis represents the fighting spirit and the commitment the South Melbourne teams are renowned for. We welcome him to our squad”.
“Poutakidis will give us not only extra depth but I believe can play a part in our path to a successful end to the season, says Wright
Poutakidis is delighted to be joining South Melbourne.
“It’s a great honour to be playing for Australia’s most successful soccer club. I look forward to working with Danny Wright and the boys and to hopefully be playing in the finals series”, Poutakidis.
With the suspension of Vaughan Coveny and the knee injury to Trimboli, 26-year-old Poutakidis could be a likely starter on Sunday against Adelaide City.
BORN – 31/07/76
AGE – 26
PREVIOUS CLUB – PORT MELB, ADELAIDE SHARKS, NORTHCOTE