Athens Kallithea FC announce the acquisition of winger Andreas Vasilogiannis on a free transfer.
Vasilogiannis, 32, is widely recognized as one of the most talented attacking players in Super League 2, having scored 35 goals with 33 assists in 185 league matches in his career. He is a former league MVP, after leading Lamia to their first Super League 1 promotion in club history. Vasilogiannis has featured in Super League 1 for Lamia and Kerkyra, and has experience in Turkey and Cyprus.
Born in Patra, Vasilogiannis would move to Piraeus as a kid and join the youth academy at Olympiacos. After manager Takis Lemonis handed Vasilogiannis his first team debut at age 16 in the 2007 Greek Super Cup, he would continue working his way through the ranks and eventually go out on a series of loans.
At age 19, Vasilogiannis played his first full season of professional football while on loan at second division Ethnikos Piraeus, making 22 league appearances with three goals in the 2010/11 season.
At age 21, he would earn his first experience in the top flight while on loan at Super League 1 club Kerkyra, making 10 league appearances (four starts) in the 2012/13 season.
Vasilogiannis would leave Olympiacos in summer 2013 and went on to be a standout performer in three consecutive seasons with Chania, Lamia, and Cypriot first division club Ermis, before making a return to Lamia and pushing the club to their first-ever promotion to Super League 1 with a team-leading 12 goals and 10 assists in 31 matches, earning him league MVP honors in the 2016/17 season.
On the heels of his star turn at Lamia, the ambitious Istanbul-based club Ümraniyespor would swoop for Vasilogiannis in a quest for their own first-ever promotion to the Turkish Süper Lig. Vasilogiannis made 66 appearances with eight goals and eight assists for the club over the next two seasons, reaching as far as the semifinals of the promotion playoffs during his tenure but ultimately falling short.
In summer 2019, Vasilogiannis would leave Turkey and return to Greece for his third spell at Lamia, this time with the club in Super League 1. He would make 29 appearances (15 starts) in the 2019/20 Super League 1 season, before departing midway through the following season for Chania, where he would score 15 goals with seven assists in 53 appearances over the next year and a half.
Vasilogiannis spent last season at Kalamata and has now joined AKFC.