Ioannis Potouridis Biography

Greek footballer

Ioannis Potouridis (Greek: Ιωάννης Ποτουρίδης, born 27 February 1992) is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for club Proodeftiki.


  • 1 Club career
  • 2 International career
  • 3 Honours
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Club career

Potourídis made has first league appearances for Olympiakos during 2010. He made his debut on the match against Ilioupoli F.C. in the Greek Cup. Ironically, he is most famous in Greece for two costly mistakes he made in a match against Atromitos towards the end of the 2010–2011 season. In the game, Potourídis twice headed the ball directly to Atromitos attackers who scored two goals as Olympiakos embarr*ingly lost 3–1.

On 23 November 2011, he subs*uted on for Rafik Djebbour during Olympiacos' 1–0 victory over Marseille in the Champions League at the Stade Vélodrome, in Group F.

On 10 August 2012, he was loaned to the newly promoted Superleague Greece side Platanias. He made a total of 30 appearances without scoring any goal.On 15 July 2013, he was sold to Novara Calcio.

A year later he returned to Greece, signing a two years contract with Panthrakikos for an undisclosed fee.On 30 August 2016, Potouridis signed a three years contract with Greek Super League club AEL. On 17 January 2017, he solved his contract with the club.

On 1 March 2017, Potouridis signed a six months contract with the Polish I liga club Miedź Legnica.

On 31 July 2017, Potouridis signed a year (plus an additional year) contract with Football League club OFI for an undisclosed fee.

Having not played compe*ively since April 2019, Potouridis signed for South African Premier Division club Cape Town City in late October.

International career

He has represented his country at Under-17 level and has played in the qualifying and elite round of the UEFA Under-17 European Championship.



  • Superleague: 2010–11, 2011–12
  • Greek Cup: 2011–12


    External links

    • Profile
    • Guardian's Stats Centre