South Melbourne FC would like to congratulate former Junior Player Apostolos (Paul) Giannou on being selected for the Greek National Team for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier against Hungary this weekend.

Giannou began his football journey at South as an 11 year old, before being called up by then Australian Under 17 Coach Ange Postecoglou as part of the AFC U-17 World Championship qualifying tournament in 2006. In this tournament he would play along side fellow South junior and current South Melbourne  player Milos Lujic.

Currently Giannou plays for Panionios in the Greek Super League, having scored on 9 occasions and catching the eye of new Greek coach Sergio Markarián along the way.

We wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him on the park