KERALA BLASTERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF STRIKER DIMITRIOS DIAMANTAKOS UNTIL 2024
Kerala Blasters is pleased to announce that Dimitrios Diamantakos has signed a new contract that will extend his stay at the club until 2024.
The Greek striker who led the Kerala Blasters attack last season will once again be at the helm of the forward charge at Kerala Blasters FC, looking to add to the tally of 12 goals he mustered in 24 appearances in both the Hero Indian Super League 2022-23 and Hero Super Cup 2023.
The 30-year-old seasoned campaigner hailing from Piraeus, Greece has been a journeyman traveler in the world of football, having played in leagues across Greece, Germany, Croatia & Israel before finally embarking on a stint in India with Kerala Blasters FC in 2022-23 season.
Having started his career at Greek club Atromitos Piraeus, Diamantakos quickly moved through to the youth team system of the popular Greek Club Olympiacos in 2009. Since then till the period of 2013, Diamantakos made several appearances for other Greek clubs as a loaned player, with his breakout season coming with football club Ergotelis where he scored 10 goals in 27 appearances.
Diamantakos would follow this season by playing out the 2014-15 season with Olympiacos in the Super League, while also making his international debut for Greece against Romania during September 2014.
Later on, Dimitrios Diamantakos went on to represent some iconic Bundesliga clubs like Karlsruher SC and VfL Bochum leading to a stint within 2. Bundesliga in the period between 2015 – 2020, eventually heading to Croatian club Hajduk Split on July 2020.
As a professional footballer Dimitrios Diamantakos brings with him, a vast amount of experience across different football cultures along with an impressive track record in terms of beating the opposition defense.
Commenting on the extension, Karolis Skinkys, Kerala Blasters Sporting Director, said:
“Dimitrios has been a total team player for us at Kerala Blasters, last season whenever the team needed a moment of inspiration, he always came through for us, his experience and knowledge about the game helps lift the team, especially the young talents in the team who learn from his lead. I wish Dimitrios would continue to build on what he did for the club, during the last season!”
He further added, “As a club, we believe in backing players who perform and deliver in roles assigned to them. Therefore I am very happy to extend Dimitrios’ contract with the club and wish him all the best for the upcoming season.”
Dimitrios Diamantakos said:
” India and Kerala Blasters was a great and unique experience for me, any success that I had during the last season was only possible due to great support from my teammates, coaching staff, and most importantly the Kerala Blasters management. So extending my contract with the Kerala Blasters family was a pretty instant decision for me, I now look forward to comeback next season and perform for the team and our lovely fans.”
The Club would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dimitrios on his contract extension and wishes him all the best for the next season. We hope to see him continue to grow in his role as a striker and provide the club with the competitive edge required to achieve success in the upcoming season.