Sotiris Papagiannopoulos makes his debut for Swedish NT

Sotiris Papagiannopoulos

Stockholm-born central defender Sotiris Papagiannopoulos made his debut in an official match international match for Sweden as his side were defeated by Norway in the Nations League Cup.

At the age of 31, Papagiannopoulos made his debut for the country of his birth after Celtic FC defender Carl Starfelt suffered an injury.

Ultimately, Norway prevailed 3-2 over Sweden in the fourth game of the Nations League.

The tall stopper (1.90) metres came on for about 10 minutes as a substitute in the 85th minute for Hammarby defender Edvin Kurtulus with the score at 3-1, Gazetta reported.

This was the fifth participation of the AIK Stockholm defender in the Sweden squad but his first in an official match. After his official debut with the Swedes, Papagiannopoulos no longer has the right to play for Greece.

The 31-year-old Greek-Swedish stopper was born on September 5, 1990 in Stockholm, learned football at the AIK academies and in Greece had a short six-month stint with PAOK in 2015 and played seven times with the black and whites.

After PAOK he went to Ostersund, in 2018 he went to Copenhagen and in 2020 he returned to AIK.

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