Konstantinos Mitroglou is one of Greece’s brightest prospects. Moving to Germany as a child, the young forward served his apprenticeship with Borussia Moenchengladbach, and was promoted to the first team in 2005. In 47 outings for the club, he scored ten goals.
His near-flawless showings for Greece in the 2006/07 UEFA European Under-19 Championship led to a move to Olympiakos, where he has won two Greek Super League titles, not to mention the Greek Cup and Super Cup.
Known for his extravagant goal celebrations, Mitroglou has already amassed plenty of experience in European club competitions, and was called up to the Greece squad for the first time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa qualification play-off against Ukraine last November.
Given his performances with the U-19 and U-21 sides and his haul of 31 goals in 72 games for Olympiakos, it seems only a matter of time before he begins to make an impact at full international level. Despite fierce competition for places in the Greek front line, it would come as no surprise to see Mitroglou announce himself to a global audience at South Africa 2010.