Olympiacos: Costas Karapatis died

Greek football is poorer now, as Costas Karapatis, who was considered one of the best goalkeepers of his time, passed away at the age of 93.

The deceased was born on December 31, 1929 in Thessaloniki and his first steps in the field of football in Atromitos Kamaras, a local team in Thessaloniki.

A few years later he signed his first professional contract with Hercules, in which he remained until 1951.

The next stop in his great career was Olympiakos, in which he played until 1957, counting in his six years in the team of Piraeus five championships and four Cups.

After leaving the “red and whites” he returned to Hercules, where he remained for the next four years.

It is worth noting that he had recorded a participation with our National football team, while he had also sat on the bench of our representative team also for a game.

His funeral will take place on Tuesday, April 26 at 11.30 am at the Church of Agios Nikolaos on Rigillis Street in Athens.

The announcement of the Olympic Veterans Football Association:

“The Association of Veteran Football Players of Olympiacos Piraeus pays tribute and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family of the legendary Costas Karapatis, the great international goalkeeper of the legendary team of the 1950s, with whom he won 5 championships and 4 cups, while he was from members of the Olympic Veterans Football Association.

Also important was his coaching career, in which, in addition to the many teams in which he worked successfully, he was also the coach of the national team.

Our Association will be present and will lay a wreath at the exit procession that will take place on Tuesday, April 26 at 11.30 am at the Church of Agios Nikolaos on Rigillis Street in Athens.

Honor and glory to the legendary figure of Costas Karapatis “.

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