Dimitrios Pelkas was united in marriage with his beloved Kyveli Marda (daughter of former Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas) at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fanari, Istanbul.
Friends and relatives were early at the house of Pelkas, observing all the customs as several hours before the ceremony, the party had begun...
And when the countdown began, they first shaved the groom, then dressed him and then "bathed" the newlyweds with rice.
Dimitris Pelkas got married
The wedding took place in Istanbul not only because Dimitris's professional headquarters are there, but mainly because it is the place of origin of the bride's father.
The Greek attacker has played for Turkish club Fenerbahçe since signing on in 2020 from PAOK. With the Thessaloniki outfit, he won the Super League in 2018-2019 and the Greek Cup in 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19.
In 2019-2020, he was the top scorer in the Greek Cup.
Earlier this month, Hull City were linked to star players from the Turkish Superliga as new owner Acun Ilıcalı looks to upgrade the Tigers’ squad ahead of the next Championship season, according to Hull Daily Mail.
It is the first summer transfer window since the club’s Turkish owner took control at the MKM stadium and he appears to be exploiting contacts from his home nation in looking at transfer targets for his new club.
The Greek primarily played as a left-winger last season, although he has also featured on the right and as an attacking midfielder. During his time in Greece, he tended to line up in a central position rather than on the flanks.
Despite being an attacking midfielder, he is more of a goalscorer than a creator, as he has scored 69 goals to his 47 assists over his 316 career appearances.
Earlier in his career he had loan spells at Vitoria in Portugal and Kalamarias in Greece.
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