Boston Olympiakos honors captain George Boukouvalas
Sunday October 30, 2011
On a special ceremony organized by the Boston Olympiakos Organization, President Nick Pseudoikonomou, coach Tsalagas and the players of the Team, presented an award to captain George Boukouvalas in appreciation of 17 years commitment and dedication to the team.
Mr. Boukouvalas was also recognized and the MVP of all seasons and was offered a new position in the team, which is General Manager.
George Boukouvalas was born in Boston and grew up in Saint George, Grevena, Greece where he started to play soccer from a young age. In 1990 he tried out in Aris Thessalonikis, however his military obligation and his mobilization in the Yugoslavian war did not allow him to become a member of the Thessalonica team.
In 1992 he returned to Boston where he played for Hellenic. Two years later he was signed by the Boston popular team Boston United. The same year, the chairman of Boston United Nikos Pseudoikonomou changed the team's name to Boston Olympiakos with aim to glorify Olympiakos Piraeus, Greece. George, a long time sports fan of Olympiakos, found the support he was looking for and blossom as player. In 1996 he became the captain of the team.
With 374 game appearances, George Boukouvalas, and his rock solid defense were one of the biggest factors not only in capturing National, Regional and State title but defending those title as well. Many big stars of the American soccer faced great difficulty to explore their talent because of the obstacle this defensive minded player was presenting to them. By consistently stealing the ball from attackers, Boukouvalas inspired his team to play better in every game.
Boston Olympiakos FC congratulates and honors George Boukouvalas with the highest price in the history of the Organization the MVP of all seasons.
For all your efforts to our team captain!