Athens Kallithea FC announce the acquisition of left-back Stelios Pozatzidis on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with Kifisia.
Pozatzidis, 29, has made 118 career appearances in Greece’s second division, and helped Kifisia achieve promotion to the first division last season. A versatile player, he can line up as a full-back, wing-back or midfielder on the left side.
Born in Thessaloniki, Pozatzidis came through the academy at PAOK, making his first team debut at age 20 in August 2014. He would make five Super League 1 appearances in the 2014/15 season before moving on from his hometown club.
After gaining experience in a series of short stints at Panionios, Kalamaria, Kalloni, and Lamia, Pozatzidis would become a regular starter for the first time in his career in the 2017/18 season, splitting the season between Karditsa and Panserraikos.
In summer 2018, Pozatzidis signed for Platanias, and he would be a key player in the team that made a run for promotion in 2018/19, ultimately finishing in second place and losing 3-2 on aggregate to Super League 1 club OFI Crete in a promotion-relegation playoff.
Pozatzidis spent two seasons at Platanias followed by two seasons at Ergotelis, before joining Kifisia last summer.
In the 2022/23 season, Pozatzidis made 16 appearances (13 starts) as Kifisia edged out AKFC by one point to achieve promotion to the first division.