Thrilos SA CEO
The Olympiacos Administration emphasizes greatly on the Academy and, of course, the Football Schools network, since it believes that developing players who come from the Club’s grassroots, love and honor the red-and-white jersey and will be able to put up with our huge demands, will deliver the utmost and most important benefit.
In order to achieve maximum possible utilization of the Olympiacos Academy and Football Schools, the Administration proceeded with their organizational and operating integration.
The purpose of this integration is to create economies of scale in the process of training, evaluating and promoting young players to the Academy’s youth teams, with the ultimate aim of promoting the best ones to the First Team.
Both the Academy and Football Schools operate also beyond the purely athletic context. Olympiacos is constantly putting across its socially sensitive “personage” and our young athletes represent our best ambassadors. We encourage our athletes to attend several social and cultural initiatives.
What guarantees our success is our faith on the efforts made and the reassurance to those parents entrusting us with their children that they join a quality environment where they have fun, mold their character, improve their performance and learn the secrets of football by the biggest sports club in the country.
Player of the first team
I come from the school of football of Olympiacos in Mytilene and, following my highly constructive presence in the Academy of Olympiacos, I am now a player of the first team of the club and have participated with it in the UEFA Champions League.
During those 8 years of mine in the school, my trainers made me love football and sports in general, and most importantly to become a better football player.
At the same time and thanks to the activities within the football schools network, I was given the opportunity to feature in nation-wide tournaments with other Olympiacos schools, to play on my favorite club’s pitch in G. Karaiskakis Stadium, to meet in person my football heroes, and to get also in contact and compete with other talented players from all over Greece until I joined Olympiacos youth teams in the year 2012.
Football schools offer those skills and fun moments that allow us to gain valuable experiences and shape one’s personality; these elements help us to become better as both athletes and members of society.