Michalis Voutsaras

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Michalis Voutsaras was born in 1935. He was the regular goalkeeper for Panathinaikos in the late 1950's and the early 1960's when they built the team that dethroned Olympiakos in the first years of the Greek National Championship. Rather outspoken, he was one of the six that rebelled in 1966 against coach Stefan Bobek making his opinions known through letters to the press, that accused the Panathinaikos administration of corruption. When the rift healed, Voutsaras found himself out of the lineup as his understudy, Takis Economopoulos, had become the every-day goalkeeper. During his career, Voutsaras was capped once by the Greek National Football Team.