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Football: Hoyos joins OFI as Rafael plumps for Platanias

American-born Argentine winger Michael Hoyos has signed a one-year contract with OFI, the Greek Super League club announced Tuesday. The 22-year-old former Estudiantes player made nine appearances for the Argentine under-20 squad from 2010-2011 scoring one goal. In other transfers on Tuesday, Platanias announced the signing of Portuguese defender Emidio Rafael, also on a one-year deal, with an option for a further season. The 27-year-old played last season for Braga after three seasons at Porto.

Football: Berg signs four-year deal with Panathinaikos

Swedish international striker Marcus Berg has joined Panathinaikos from Hamburg for an undisclosed fee, the Greek Super League club announced Monday. Berg has inked a four-year contract with the Athens club and will reportedly receive an annual salary of 400,000 euros ($515,000). The 27-year-old has scored six goals in 23 appearances for the Swedish national team. Meanwhile, OFI Crete have brought in twice-capped Portuguese goalkeeper Daniel Fernandes, 29, on a one-year loan deal from Dutch side Twente. le/mw/ps

Football: Atromitos sign goalie Cennamo

German-born Italian goalkeeper Luigi Cennamo has signed a one-year contract for an undisclosed fee with Atromitos, the Greek Super League team announced Sunday. Cennamo, 33, joined from Israelis Maccabi Netanya and has an option for an additional year if both sides agree. In other Greek football transfer news 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Pedro Sass joined Levadiakos from Kaposvari Rakoczi on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. le/bc

Football: PAOK sign Spyropoulos and Lucas Perez - club

PAOK announced Saturday the signature of Greek international defender Nikos Spyropoulos and Spanish midfielder Lucas Perez. An announcement by the Thessaloniki team on its Twitter account said 29-year-old Spyropoulos will join the team for training in Austria on Monday, without giving details of the player's contract. Greek international Spyropoulos played at Chievo last season, where he had moved from domestic giants Panathinaikos. PAOK also announced an agreement with Karpaty Lviv to purchase 24-year-old Perez, who had six months remaining on his contract.

Football: Sifakis joins Atromitos

Greece international goalkeeper Michalis Sifakis has signed a one-year contract with Atromitos, the Greek Super League club announced Wednesday. Sifakis, 28, was on a similar one-year contract with Belgian club Charleroi last season, when he played 10 league games. The 'keeper, who has represented his country 15 times since 2005, previously played for Aris (2008-2012), Olympiakos (2007-2008) and OFI (2002-2007). le/ps

Football: Greece's Mavrias headed for Sunderland

Greece international midfielder Charis Mavrias is set to join English Premier League side Sunderland from Panathinaikos, the Athens News Agency reported Wednesday. The Greek Super League club said a verbal agreement has been reached over the transfer of the 19-year-old for a fee of for three million euros ($3.9m, £2.5m). The agency reported that Sunderland had an initial offer of two million euros rejected by Panathinaikos two weeks ago. Mavrias has made two appearances for the Greek national team and has played at all levels in the country's youth teams.

Football: UEFA Cup winning coach Stevens takes over at PAOK

Greek Super League club PAOK unveiled its' new coach on Tuesday experienced Dutchman Huub Stevens. The 59-year-old - a former Dutch international defender - guided German club Schalke 04 to success in the UEFA Cup (it is now the Europa League) in 1997 and two German Cup triumphs in a successful first spell. However, his second term there lasted only just over a year, he was sacked in December 2012, and was his last coaching post before PAOK hired him on a two year contract.

Football: Panathinaikos seek to overide UEFA decision

Panathinaikos announced Thursday that they will seek a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reversal of a UEFA decision not allowing them to play in the Europa Cup next season. The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) earlier Thursday decided not to allow the Athens club to play in European competition as they did not fulfil the conditions set out by the CFCB.

Football: Olympiakos complete Greek league, cup double

Two extra-time goals by Algerian players lifted Olympiakos to a 3-1 win over Asteras Tripolis in the Greek Cup final at the Athens Olympic Stadium on Saturday. It was the 26th Greek Cup for the Piraeus club and their 16th double after winning the league crown last month. It was also the second straight double for Olympiakos. Striker Rafik Djebbour scored in the 98th minute and winger Djamel Abdoun added a goal via the penalty spot in the 119th minute to break a 1-1 deadlock after regulation time.

Relegated AEK Athens fail in appeal bid

By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - An appeal by AEK Athens to have their punishment for crowd violence overturned failed on Thursday as the Greek Football Federation (EPO) upheld the Greek Super League sanction that led to the club's relegation. AEK, who dropped from the top flight last week, were docked three points from this season and fined 4,000 euros after the April 14 match at home to Panthrakikos was abandoned when home fans chased both sets of players off the pitch.
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