Currently with Cypriot club Omonia Nicosia, Christos Patsatzoglou is a versatile player who can operate in defence and in a holding midfield role.
Thanks to some outstanding performances for his first club Aghia Eleousa, he won a place in the Greek U-17 team and a transfer to Skoda Xanthi in 1996.
Named the best young player in Greece in 2000, he then signed for Olympiakos. The low point of his nine-year stay with the Piraeus club came in 2003, when he suffered a serious injury that kept him out of action for two whole seasons.
Regaining the confidence of the Olympiakos coaching staff after working his way back to full fitness, he then suffered a knee injury. After completing a second comeback, the dogged Patsatzoglou returned to the first team, scoring a goal in his side’s 3-1 victory at Werder Bremen in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League, their first ever away win in the competition. He moved to Omonia at the end of the following season.
A full international debutant in 2000, he represented his country at the UEFA European Under-21 Championships in 2002 and made one appearance in the qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2004. Though he failed to make the squad for those finals, he did appear at UEFA EURO 2008 and has now chalked up over 40 Greece caps in all.