Sokratis Papastathopoulos celebrates 32nd birthday with heartwarming virtual messages


The living Greek legend celebrated his 32nd birthday on Tuesday, with Sokratis Papastathopoulos being surprised with a compilation of birthday wishes from current and former football teammates.

The video opened up with birthday wishes from former Borussia Dortmund, Genoa and Werder Bremen teammates and coaching staff.

View this post on Instagram

Thank you for all your birthday messages 🙏

A post shared by Sokratis Papastathopoulos (@sokratispapa.official) on

Some of Sokratis’ teammates, including former Italian international Giandomenico Mesto, even managed to send a few heartfelt words in Greek. Teammates that weren’t as bilingual, including Marc Bartra and Manuel Akanji, simply wished the ‘malaka’ a happy birthday.

The Greek international also received many Xronia Polla’s from Greek teammates including Panos Retsos, Giorgios Karagounis, Avraam Papadopoulos, Kostas Manolas, Vasilis Torosidis and Dinos Mavropanos.

Sokratis currently plays as a centre back for English Premier League club Arsenal. Photo: Sokratis Papastathopoulos Instagram

The Arsenal player posted the compiled video to Instagram with the caption “what a surprise”, thanking everyone for their birthday wishes.

Sokratis currently plays as a centre back for English Premier League club Arsenal and the Greece national team, making 90 international caps since his debut in 2008.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Tom Koutsantonis MP gets extra portfolio in SA Cabinet reshuffle

In a recent South Australian government cabinet reshuffle, Tom Koutsantonis was given an extra portfolio following the resignation of Independent MP, Geoff Brock. According to...

Stefanos Tsitsipas knocks back Maria Sakkari’s Olympics offer for ‘dream with brother’

Greek tennis champion, Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed that he is unlikely to play mixed doubles with his Greek compatriot, Maria Sakkari at the 2024...

Greek Australian Thanasis Tsouhantaris attends New Democracy’s presentation of European election ballot

Greek Australian, Thanasis Tsouhandaris attended a special event held at the Athens Auditorium on Monday where New Democracy's (ND) ballot paper for the upcoming...

Yanis Varoufakis banned from Germany after Palestine Congress event involvement

The hard-left former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will no longer be allowed into Germany after planning to attend a controversial “Palestine Congress” event...

Greece to spend 780 million euros to protect marine biodiversity

Greece is moving forward with 21 programs totaling 780 million euros to safeguard marine biodiversity and combat coastal pollution, Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis...

You May Also Like

Yorgos Lanthimos wins “Best European Director” at European Film Awards

Acclaimed Greek director, Yorgos Lanthimos dominated the European Film Awards in Berlin on Saturday, December 7th, taking out eight awards for his film "The...

Greek Australian fitness instructor named Fitness Australia’s educator of the year

Greek Australian fitness instructor Jono Petrohilos has been named the national winner of Fitness Australia's Educator of the Year award, the St George and...

Business Sydney executive director Paul Nicolaou on why shops remain closed despite the end of lockdown

Businesses are blaming a lack of office workers and commuters for a rocky reopening more than two weeks since lockdown ended.  Paul Nicolaou says it...