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Savvas Poursaitidis

Savvas Poursaitidis
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Personal information
Full name Savvas Poursaitidis
Date of birth (1976-06-23) 23 June 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Drama, Greece
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back/Right winger
Club information
Current team
Nea Salamis Famagusta (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Doxa Drama 67 (6)
1996–1998 Veria 39 (10)
1998–2000 Olympiacos 19 (2)
2000–2002 Skoda Xanthi 32 (5)
2002–2003 Digenis Morphou 11 (2)
2003–2004 Ethnikos Achna 19 (10)
2004–2008 Anorthosis 86 (2)
2008–2012 APOEL 97 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Cyprus 12 (0)
Teams managed
2016–2017 Anagennisi Deryneia
2017 Doxa Katokopias
2017– Nea Salamis Famagusta
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Savvas Poursaitidis (Greek: Σάββας Πουρσαϊτίδης) (born 23 June 1976 in Drama, Greece) is a retired Greek-born Cypriot footballer who played mainly as a right back, and the current coach of Cypriot club Nea Salamis Famagusta.

Club career

Savvas Poursaitidis started his career at Doxa Drama. He also played for Veria, Olympiacos and Skoda Xanthi in Greece. Later, he moved to Cyprus to play for Digenis Morphou, Ethnikos Achna, Anorthosis and APOEL.


APOEL signed Poursaitidis in June 2008, after the player was released from Anorthosis as a result from a failure in negotiations with his former club to renew his contract. In his first year with APOEL he continued to impress Cypriot football fans with his high level performances. In the end, he helped APOEL to be crowned champions after one unsuccessful season.

The next season (2009–10) Poursaitidis helped APOEL to achieve the greatest success in its history and reach the UEFA Champions League group stage. He appeared in five official 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage matches with APOEL.

After he won the championship again on season 2010–11 with APOEL, the Board of Directors renewed his contract, as they recognized that Poursaitidis was one of the key players that contributed greatly towards winning the Championship.

In summer 2011, he managed to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the second time in his career and he appeared in nine 2011–12 UEFA Champions League matches for APOEL, in the club's surprising run to the quarter-finals of the competition.

In May 2012, Poursaitidis decided to retire from professional football, ending his four-year successful spell with the club.

International career

On August 2009 he gained the Cypriot nationality and made his debut with Cyprus national team on March 2010 in a friendly match against Iceland. He has made 12 appearances with the national team.

Scouting career

On 31 July 2012, after retiring from his football career, Poursaitides agreed with the Board of Directors of APOEL to be the Chief Scout of APOEL's newly created Scouting Department.[1] On 7 June 2013, APOEL announced that the club will not renew Poursaitides contract as a chief scout.[2]

Managerial Career

Poursaitidis started his managerial career on 23 October 2016, when he was appointed as the manager of the Cypriot First Division side Anagennisi Deryneia.[3] On 25 January 2017, after only three months in charge, he left the team to take over as the manager of Doxa Katokopias.[4][3] On 30 April 2017 he left the team.[5] He later became the manager of Nea Salamis Famagusta.[6]






  1. ^ "Υπεύθυνος Scouting ο Πουρσαιτίδης" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ Ευχαριστίες στον Πουρσαϊτίδη (in Greek). APOEL FC. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Επίσημα στη Δόξα ο Πουρσαϊτίδης". Goal News Cy (in Greek). 25 January 2017. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Προπονητής στη Δόξα ο Σάββας Πουρσαϊτίδης" (in Greek). Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Παραιτήθηκε και φεύγει για Νιόν ο Πουρσαϊτίδης". ΡΕΠΟΡΤΕΡ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Οριστικό για Σάββα". (in Greek). 18 October 2017. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.

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