Botinos was born on October 19, 1944 and played for Olympiakos Volos before being transferred to Olympiakos Piraeus. His specialties included speed, dribble, faking out defenders and leaping higher than anyone else on corner kicks and freekicks into the box.
Unfortunately, what he had as far as talent went, he lacked in temperament and the slightest reprimand from his coach would often send him packing for Volos...
Botinos was capped 12 times by the Greek National Football Team scoring 3 goals, including a brace against Switzerland.
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Botinos had Italian blood on his father's side