"Sometimes a picture says more than a thousand words... But in this case I have to say something.. Doesn't matter how much it hurts tomorrow will be my last game at Leoforos. I want to say thank you to the coach Andrea Stramaccioni for the trust in me and the offer to continue my career but after 19 years as a professional the time has come to say good bye!!!
First of all I want to thank my beautiful wife, Despina, who was on my side and supported me for the last 13 years! Thanks to my family.. Thanks to my management my friends and all the fans for many unforgettable moments. I'll miss you and the beautiful game!!", wrote the 35-year-old former international, who joined Panathinaikos in January of 2014 and won the Greek Cup a few months later, at his Facebook account.