Christos Melissis

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Christos Melissis, (born December 1, 1982 in Edessa) is a Greek football player who currently plays for Thyella Sarakinon. He usually plays as a center back but when called upon he is used as a right back or a defensive midfielder.

Playing career

Melissis started his career at Naoussa and then played for five years for Panserraikos before attracting the interest of PAOK.

He was signed by PAOK in January 2006 and became an important first team player from the start. He scored his first goal for PAOK in a home game versus Aris in 2007.

Towards the end of the 2007–08 season, he was named captain of the PAOK as a reward for his play and commitment.

On July 28, 2008, he transferred to Panathinaikos for € 2,000,000. He played in 11 games in the 2008–09 season, but his appearances were not convincing and, on August 31, 2009, he was loaned to AEL for one year.

The following year, Melissis was loaned out to Portuguese club Marítimo. On December 29, 2010, he re-joined AEL again on loan.

In June 2012, he joined Panthrakikos as a free agent.

In 2013 he went to Olympiakos Volos to go back to Panthrakikos the next year. In 2016 he joined Veria to leva them the next year for Al-Hilal Omdurman in Sudan. After his spell abroad he returned to Greece to play for Asteras Itea and Thyella Sarakinon.

International career

He played for the Greek National Football Team on February 5, 2008, against the Czech Republic. He earned his second cap in a friendly against Cyprus on the May 19, 2008.

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