Liverpool FC’s Kostas Tsimikas shares how he got his ‘Greek Scouser’ nickname


He’s the Greek Liverpool FC (LFC) player with a huge fan base. Now, Kostas Tsimikas has shared how he got his ‘Greek Scouser’ nickname.

Speaking to LFC Media, Tsimikas credits a member of the backroom staff at the AXA Training Centre for coining his widely-used nickname.

“I was with my friend the fitness coach in the gym at the training ground and he said to me, ‘You are the Greek Scouser!’ And I liked it a lot, to be honest,” the left-back said.

“That’s why I posted it on Instagram and after that, it was my name. Automatically!”

Kostas Tsimikas.

Since then, Tsimikas even has a crafty chant created specifically for him, with LFC fans singing ‘Tsimi, Tsimi, Tsimi,’ to the tune of the ABBA song Gimme Gimme Gimme

“I’m very, very happy for that and this makes my time here in Liverpool more special,” he said.

Tsimikas is now into his third season on Merseyside, having arrived from Olympiacos in the summer of 2020. 

READ MORE: Kostas Tsimikas to sign four-year contract with Liverpool.

Source: LFC Media.




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