Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis to be honoured at special hometown event

By David Walton

June 12, 2022

Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis will be honoured and recognised for his achievements in football at an event in his home village of Peza this Friday.

The Cultural Association of Peza have highlighted an article on their Facebook group from Prisma News which states an event has been organised with Greek artist Kostas Saridakis.

Giakoumakis will be in attendance, where the village will pay tribute to the striker and express their pride in his achievements.

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It comes after Giorgos secured the Premiership title with Celtic and bagged himself access to the UEFA Champions League next season. He also returned to the Greece set-up under Gus Poyet and has already secured 3 wins out of 3 in the Nations League.

The striker arrived in Scotland last summer in a £2.5m move from VVV-Venlo [Sky Sports]. He managed to end last season as the joint-top scorer in the Premiership despite only breaking into the side in late January.

It’ll no doubt be a special night for the player as he gears up for his pre-season return at the end of the month.

Giorgos Giakoumakis enjoying a fine summer ahead of Celtic return

Giakoumakis’ hometown recognition comes hot off the heels after he was praised by Greek charity Mission of Love for a “very significant” donation last month.

He’s certainly been enjoying plenty of positive press since returning to his homeland. From giving pep talks to youngsters, being lauded for his generosity, and now receiving a major tribute for his contribution to Greek football – it’s been a terrific summer for the Celtic man.

Of course, this could be just the start for him both at Celtic Park and with the Greek national team. Let’s not forget that everything he achieved last term came after failing to bag a pre-season.

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That won’t be the case this summer. Giakoumakis is firmly settled and ready to get going once again. There’s no reason to believe he won’t be a big weapon for us both domestically and in Europe. He’ll also fancy adding to the 17 goals he netted last season too [Transfermarkt]. In fact, he’ll be thinking he can more than double it.

Both he and Kyogo will be battling it out for minutes again next term, but there will be plenty of opportunities to go around.

He’s all set up to thrive even more in 2022/23.

In other news, Celtic-linked Vinicius Souza already has “concrete offers” on the table