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 Olympiacos School of Football in Elaionas and, after my really constructive 10-year spell in the Olympiacos Academy, including caps in the UEFA Youth League, I have joined the First Team and currently play in UEFA Europa League, Super League and Greek Cup fixtures.
I joined the Elaionas Central School of Football while a pupil and spent there a total of 3 years where I learnt to love football and sports. Certainly, it meant the world for me, week after week, to play matches and wear my beloved club’s jersey. It was my dream to join Olympiacos’ First Team. I realized it through huge efforts, however I am still at the beginning.
In the School’s context, I attended various social activities run by Olympiacos, I was able to stand next to my football heroes and also perform on the “G. Karaiskakis” pitch before our club’s First Team Championship title fiestas.
The Schools of Football provide us with knowledge and incentives that help us earn valuable experiences and build a personality of our own; these are the qualities that can make us excel both in sports and society.