|Full name||Ioannis Kotsiras|
|Date of birth||16 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Megalopolis, Greece|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:00, 19 March 2023 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:00, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Giannis Kotsiras (Greek: Γιάννης Κώτσιρας; born 16 December 1992) is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Super League club Panathinaikos and the Greece national team.
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His senior footballing career began in Greece's local divisions when he signed for Doxa Megalopolis. He moved to AO Falesias in 2011, before making the switch in the summer of 2014, as he signed for Gamma Ethniki club Panarkadikos at the age of 21 playing 49 games as a winger and scoring 22 goals.
In 2016, Kotsiras signed for the Super League side Asteras Tripolis, a big step in his career. After five seasons with Asteras Tripolis he becomes one of the best defenders at Super League, and at his last season with Asteras Tripolis the best right back at greek top division.
On 17 June 2021, he signed a three years' contract with Panathinaikos, for a transfer fee of €250.000.
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Kotsiras made his international debut for Greece on 30 May 2019 in a friendly match against Turkey, which finished as a 1–2 loss. He made his second appearance in a 2–3 home defeat against Armenia replacing an injured player in the first half and playing 73 minutes.
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- As of 20 March 2023
|Asteras Tripoli||2016–17||Super League Greece||9||0||5||1||0||0||14||1|
|Panathinaikos||2021–22||Super League Greece||26||0||7||0||—||—||33||0|
- As of 11 June 2019
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- Super League Greece Team of the Year: 2020–21
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- ^ Giannis Kotsiras at WorldFootball.net
- ^ Γιάννης Κώτσιρας: O πιο... Αρκάς των Αρκάδων!; Retrieved 17 May 2019, Arcadia Sports
- ^ Παναθηναϊκός: Υπογράφει και ανακοινώνεται ο Κώτσιρας; Sport24.gr
- ^ a b "Giannis Kotsiras". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
- ^ Georgakopoulos, George (22 May 2022). "Panathinaikos ends eight-year trophy drought lifting the Greek Cup". Ekathimerini. Retrieved 31 January 2023.
- ^ "Οι βραβεύσεις της «40ης Γιορτής του Ποδοσφαιριστή» (vids)". ΠΣΑΠΠ | ΠΑΝΕΛΛΗΝΙΟΣ ΣΥΝΔΕΣΜΟΣ ΑΜΕΙΒΟΜΕΝΩΝ ΠΟΔΟΣΦΑΙΡΙΣΤΩΝ ΠΟΔΟΣΦΑΙΡΙΣΤΡΙΩΝ (in Greek). 16 December 2021. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
- Giannis Kotsiras – UEFA competition record (archive)
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