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Haris Stamboulidis

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Personal information
Full name Haris Stamboulidis[1]
Date of birth (1996-06-22) June 22, 1996 (age 25)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder -Centre-half - Left Full-back
Club information
Current team
UP Langreo
Number 12
Youth career
2005-2006 Diego Forlan Academy - Montevideo, Uruguay
2014-2015 Melbourne City FC
2016 New York Red Bulls
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Columbia Lions 40 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013-2014 Heidelberg United FC 14 (0)
2015 Melbourne City FC NPL 11 (0)
2017-2018 Colorado Rapids II USL/PDL 14 (0)
2018- Aris FC 0 (0)
National team
2008 Australia national under-13 football team 0 (0)
2014 Australia national under-19 Schoolboys[2] 10 (0)
2015 Greece U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2019

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Haris Stamboulidis (born June 22, 1996) is an Australian-born professional footballer who currently plays defender[3] for UP Langreo. His jersey number is 15 and for some of Haris Stamboulidis UP Langreo matches refer to SofaScore Statistics.[4] Breaking the Oceania barrier distance to Almendralejo to wear the "Azulgranas" (Great Blues) for Extremadura UD of the La Liga 2 SmartBank League.[5] While still being a student at Columbia University[6] made history with Aris FC in the Greek top division, Super League[7][8] move from Colorado Rapids II USL/PDL Denver, USA. Aris Football Club (Greek: ΠΑΕ Άρης)[9] is a Greek football club based in the city of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, part of the multi-sports club A.C. Aris Thessaloniki. The club is commonly known in European competitions as Aris Thessaloniki FC. Aris is one of Greece's biggest clubs, having won the fourth most Super League titles.

Haris Stamboulidis grew up in Melbourne, Australia and attended Melbourne University, before being recruited by Columbia University, in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Ivy League in New York City.


Early career[edit]

Haris captained the U13 and U14 Victorian State Teams, whilst earning a spot in the U13 Qantas Socceroo 30 man squad[10]. In 2007 Haris as vice captain won the Victorian State School Championship amongst a participation of 1,600 schools with Ivanhoe East Primary School. In 2013 as a 16 year old, Haris was part of the senior squad at Heidelberg United FC who won the Championship that year[11][12][13][14]. In 2014-2015 Haris was selected for the U19 Victorian State School Boys team and was selected for the U19 Australian National School Boys Soccer team which toured UK, Ireland, Scotland and Wales[15][16][17]. In 2014-2015 Haris was identified by A-League Melbourne City FC and was part of both their National Youth League Premiership team (NYL) and their senior National Premier Lead team (NPL)[18][19][20]. In 2015 Haris also was selected U19 Greek National Team by the Euro 2004 Championship Player Ioannis Goumas where he played 2 games against the U19 Ukraine National team in Tripoli Greece[21][22]. In 2015, Haris enrolled at Columbia University Ivy League Division, and played three seasons with the men's soccer team where he helped Columbia win their first Ivy League Championship since 1993.[23]

College career[edit]

Living in the heart of New York City, Haris spent 3.5 years at Columbia University where he consolidated 40 matches from 2015-2017, before signing with Greek Superleague Giants, Aris FC.[24]

Colorado Rapids[edit]

In 2017, Haris joined the Colorado Rapids USL PDL team, or Colorado II where he spent two extended periods of time in Denver in 2017 and 2018. In 2017 he played practice matches against both senior nations teams of Trinidad and Tobago as well as the United States Men's National Team, before each teams respective World Cup qualifying matches. In between 2017 and 2018, Haris would return to his college in New York, at Columbia University to complete the football season and resume his studies.[25]

Aris FC[edit]

In July 2017, Stamboulidis signed a one year deal with Greek Superleague giants, Aris FC which is one of Greece's most decorated clubs, having represented Greece in Europe and has won the fourth most Superleague championships. [26]


Columbia University studied Economics believes a strong academic background helped him realise his boyhood dream of playing professional football.


Heidelberg United FC

  • Heidelberg United FC League 1 Champions

Melbourne City FC

  • Melbourne City FC Youth League Champions

Columbia Lions

  • Division 1 - Ivy League Champions


  1. Columbia Athletics Mens Soccer (August 14, 2018). "Stamboulidis To Forego Senior Year After Signing In Greece". gocolumbialions.com. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  2. School Sport Australia (2014). "ALL AUSTRALIAN BOYS FOOTBALL (SOCCER) TEAM". schoolsportaustralia.edu.au. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  3. Tamos Xuntos Nesto (January 24, 2021). "uplangreo". uplangreo.es/plantilla. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  4. SofaScore (January 24, 2021). "HARIS STAMBOULIDIS". www.sofascore.com. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  5. WebMaster (August 11, 2019). "A-League and Australian football news LIVE: Spanish club signs young Aussie defender". www.goal.com/en-au. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  6. Men's Soccer (June 8, 2018). "Stamboulidis To Forego Senior Year After Signing In Greece". gocolumbialions.com/. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  7. Con Stamocostas (September 14, 2018). "Stamboulidis makes history with Aris move". neoskosmos.com. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  8. DAVE LEWIS (July 23, 2018). "It's Aris for Haris as Aussie rookie lands top-tier gig in Greece". theworldgame.sbs.com.au. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  9. uefa.com
  10. FootballNetwork (May 1, 2009). "Qantas Australian U13 Boys squad named for training camp". www.socceroos.com.au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  11. Helen Velissaris (December 16, 2014). "Stamboulidis gets international call up". www.neoskosmos.com. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  12. Lucy Callander, Heidelberg Leader (December 16, 2014). "Heidelberg's Haris Stamboulidis to represent Australia at School Sports Australian National Team Tour in UK and Ireland". www.heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  13. Professional Footballers Australia (November 3, 2017). "From Bundoora to the Big Apple". www.pfa.net.au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  14. Neos Kosmos (March 30, 2015). "Melbourne City's Stamboulidis to represent Greece". www.neoskosmos.com. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  15. @Melbourne City (November 19, 2014). "Youth players selected for U19 SSA National Team". www.melbournecityfc.com.au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  16. Lucy Callander (December 16, 2014). "Selection for Australia tops off busy year". www.leader.newspaperdirect.com. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  17. Phillip Micallef (June 4, 2015). "Stamboulidis dreams of playing for Australia again". www.theworldgame.sbs.com.au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  18. @MelbourneCity (November 19, 2014). "Youth players selected for U19 SSA National Team". www.melbournecityfc.com.au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  19. Philip Micallef (August 6, 2016). "Student Stamboulidis revels in juggling act". www.theworldgame.sbs.com.au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  20. Philip Micallef (June 4, 2015). "Stamboulidis dreams of playing for Australia... again". www.theworldgame.sbs.com.au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  21. Philip Micallef (June 4, 2015). "Melbourne City's rising star Haris Stamboulidis revealed his dream of playing for his country Australia despite serious overtures from Greece". www.theworldgame.sbs.com.au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  22. Michael Huguenin (November 25, 2017). "Haris Stamboulidis' two-pronged approach to a professional career". www.goal.com/en-au. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  23. George Stogiannou (August 15, 2016). "Stamboulidis pursues academic and football excellence in New York". neoskosmos.com. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  24. Elias Doodoudes (August 25, 2016). "Harris Stuboulidis: "Melbourne-New York" a year after". neoskosmos.com. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  25. Columbia Athletics Mens Soccer (August 14, 2018). "Stamboulidis To Forego Senior Year After Signing In Greece". gocolumbialions.com. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  26. Latest News (July 25, 2018). "CHARALAMBOS STAMBOULIDIS AT ARIS. ARIS FC announces the acquisition of Charalambos Stamboulidis". arisfc.com.gr. Retrieved March 11, 2019.

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