PAOK (Greece), Perugia (Italy), Fiorentina (Italy), Celta Vigo
(Spain), Torino (Italy)
Champion d'Europe (Greece)
Zisis Vryzas (born November 9, 1973 in Kavala) is a striker the
Greek national team and Italian Serie B side Torino. Vryzas got
his start at Greek sides Skoda Xanthi and PAOK before moving
onto AC Perugia. He joined Torino in January 2006, after a
disappointing experience with Fiorentina, where he was even
unused for the entire first half of the 2005/2006 season.
Although not a prolific scorer, Vryzas' tenacious work ethic
creates chances for his attacking partners while his aerial and
passing skills his team to hold onto the ball. He was a starter
in Greece's victorious Euro 2004 team, scoring a key goal, a
fine chip over the keeper, in Greece's 2-1 loss to Russia, which
sent the tournament underdogs into the quarterfinal.
Although currently still a regular participant in the Greece
squad during World Cup Qualifying, he is being pushed hard for a
spot in the lineup by experienced ex-Panathinaikos and current
AEK frontman Nikos Lymberopoulos, as well as young stars
Dimitris Papadopoulos and Dimitris Salpingidis of Panathinaikos
and PAOK respectively.