Full name in native alphabet: Κωνσταντίνος Κουλιεράκης
Date of birth: 28/11/2003 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Chania (Greece)
Youth career: PAOK
Current club: PAOK
Squad number: 59
Current national team: Greece U-19
Position: central defender
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300.000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 31.12.2025
Player’s agent: Prosport International
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Gabriel Magalhães
– aerial duels
– looks very press-resistant in the Greek league however I would like to see him being tested in competition with higher intensity and pressing
Style of play:
– complete and dominant centre-back
– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– modern defender who combines strength with good technique and passing
– able to play as a left-sided centre-back in a three-man defence system
– suitable to play in a high-line
– feels comfortable and has a decent composure on the ball
– decent retention skills under pressure
– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals
– prefers an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents
– strong left foot helps in the balance of the team when paired up with a right-footer
– very good pace, agility, and coordination
– consistent, aggressive, and hard-tackling defender
– fearless and good at timing tackles, both sliding and standing
– very strong in the air
– concentrated and reactive player with good reading of the game, positioning, and anticipation
– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems
– charismatic and mature for his age/potential leader in the future
Koulierakis reads the game well, anticipates the pass, and stops a very dangerous attack.
Koulierakis stays calm under pressure and spreads the play with a good diagonal long ball.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-3-3.
Greek U-19 Championship 2019/2020 winner with PAOK.
Greek U-19 Championship 2020/2021 winner with PAOK.
League summary (as for 15 September 2022):
Super League 2 2021/2022: 22 games/0 goals (PAOK B)
Super League 2022/2023 (ongoing): 4 games/0 goals (PAOK)
Konstantinos Koulierakis is a product of the PAOK youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Greek football. Konstantinos made his first-team debut for PAOK on 20 August 2022 in a league fixture against Panetolikos. This season, he became a regular starter and one of Super League’s biggest revelations. He is also a regular youth international for Greece – he started at the U-16 level and now he will surely become one of the leaders of the new U-21 setup.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.