Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Makis Koulosousas wins the Gagarin Cup



On Saturday, May 12, 12 subbuteo players from various clubs attended the 2nd Gagarin Cup, a tournament held in Kallithea. This event was organized by OSC Kallitheas Flame in the memory of Zacharias Pitihoutis, Greek National and Panathinaikos Athens player who passed away last May. He was the uncle of local club player Giorgos Pitihoutis and a member of the Panathinaikos Athens team that took the Greek Champions title in 1963 undefeated. He was a great player and a great personality that was loved by supporters of all teams. His nickname was "Gagarin" after the Russian astronaut because he was jumping too high for the headers and reminded the astronauts space jumps. The tournament was played with lightweight subbuteo equipment and the old rules and players followed the teams of the 1963 Greek Championship.

Makis Koulosousas defeated Alekos Apatzis in the final to claim the victory!

(Report with the help of Panos Panagiotides)