When Demis Nikolaidis joined Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2003, It was possibly one of the best Greek players of the moment. He was also one of the most media. Star AEK Athens, which came after a confrontation with the chief executive of the club with attacks including, he was married to one of the media stars of the Hellenic country, singer Despina Vandi.
It was the hot summer when Atletico Madrid who had returned a year earlier to First, He is casting their nets on this Greek-born striker 1973. Their good campaigns in the AEK and the Greek team made the picture colchonero technicians saw it ideal for newly launched into stardom Fernando Torres add that at that time, She had recently had exploded.
The truth is that the thing did not start badly for him. The tip heleno, He started the season scoring goals but a series of injuries caused performance down and out slowly disappearing of calls and presence on the pitch was increasingly irrelevant. In the end, It was talk over his famous wife who took a summer theme that became fashionable at that time their attitudes on the field.
Despite the plague of injuries that almost ended his career, He came to play in Euro champion Greece was proclaimed in 2004 in Portugal, where he participated in several matches. After a new injury left the Atlético after the Portuguese round, a year after arriving, and he made to retire with just over 30 years before the impossibility of recovering their level. He was later president of AEK Athens but that, It is another story.