Konstantinos Koulierakis

Konstantinos Koulierakis

Full name in native alphabet: Κωνσταντίνος Κουλιεράκης

Country: Greece

Date of birth: 28/11/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Chania (Greece)

Height: 188cm

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

Strengths:

– tackling 

– positioning 

– anticipation 

– aerial duels 

– athleticism 

– pace 

– passing 

– technique 

– agility 

To improve:

– 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.

Video:

Achievements:

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)

Description:

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.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10  

First team material in a top European league.

Links:

Transfermarkt

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