Thursday December 18, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
17o C
10o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Former Greece star Mavros arrested

Retired Greek international Thomas Mavros was arrested on Wednesday for running up debts to the state from the time when he was president of his former club AEK.

The 59-year-old former striker took over the financially-troubled Athens team in the summer of 2012.

But he left that October after pressure from fans and board members as a result of poor results which led to the sides first relegation in their 90-year-history.

After AEK's liquidation last year triggering the club's demotion to the amateur third division, state officials sought administrators of the team to pay off debts.

Mavros will remain in custody until he appears on Thursday before an investigator.

"I am accused of something that I have no blame for. I just wanted to help AEK. I have no regrets,» Mavros said in an interview with NovaSport FM radio station.

Mavros played for Greece 36 times, scoring 11 goals from 1972 to 1984.

At club level he played for AEK (1976-1987) and Panionios (1970-1976 and 1987-1991) and holds the record for most goals in the Greek first division, 260 in 501 matches.

AEK, formed in 1924 by refugees from the former Constantinople, has a long history of success, with its list of honors including 11 league titles and 14 Greek Cups.

But finances have been mismanaged in recent years and they are some 40 million euros in debt.

[AFP]

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday Jan 22, 2014 (20:05)  
Pappas helps Greens overcome Aris
´Wee Jay´ and idol Georgios Samaras receive Greek sports journalists´ award at Athens gala
Greek Olympian blamed for Albanian doping
Kerkyra, Levadiakos give leaders a hard time
Universities ask state to reverse mobility scheme
Rectors representing the country’s largest universities on Wednesday appealed to the government to take immediate action to relieve operational problems at the institutions that have been ca...
Thessaloniki metro off track again
The troubled project to construct a metro system in Thessaloniki, which is already several years behind schedule, could be set for another blow as the consortium building the underground tra...
Inside News
Election looms as Samaras fails to win vote for president
Greece moved a step closer to early elections after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed to gather enough support for his nominee in a parliamentary vote for a new head of state. In voting ...
Stores will open on Dec 28, but traders aren’t too happy about it
It has emerged that commercial stores will be officially allowed to open on the last Sunday of the year, December 28, as the Development Ministry submitted an amendment to its multi-bill in ...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Europe´s drama in Greece needs final act to avoid tragedy
Judging from Wednesday's vote in the Greek parliament, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras may not get the mandate he wants to keep economic austerity measures in place and avoid defaulting on th...
COMMENTARY
A pointless battle
The public closely watched the first act in the three-part drama of Parliament’s election of a new president yesterday. The result was below the expectations of the New Democracy-PASOK coali...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Election looms as Samaras fails to win vote for president
2. Stores will open on Dec 28, but traders aren’t too happy about it
3. More Britons and Americans eyeing Greece for vacations
4. Vodafone and Wind to bid for Forthnet
5. Credit line conditions laid out
6. Bourse index recovers some lost ground
more news
Today
This Week
1. Election looms as Samaras fails to win vote for president
2. Europe's drama in Greece needs final act to avoid tragedy
3. High stakes
4. Leftist SYRIZA leading ND by 3.2 pct, survey shows
5. The secret is out
6. Poll gives SYRIZA clear lead
Today
This Week
1. Juncker warns Greeks against voting 'extreme forces' into power
2. Romanos and the dilemma
3. Samaras summons bond vigilantes with euro exit talk
4. A friendly yet firm message from Pierre Moscovici
5. East Europe scrambles for energy after Putin kills South Stream
6. Anarchist Nikos Romanos ends hunger strike
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.