Andreas Samaris (Greek: Ανδρέας Σάμαρης; born 13 June 1989) is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portuguese club Benfica and the Greece national team.
He made his first football steps at an early age in his hometown team PAO Varda. He started his career in Gamma Ethniki side Panachaiki in 2006, making a total of 37 league appearances and scored 3 goals for the club. On 10 April 2007, Samaris signed his first professional contract in Panachaiki. On 11 January 2010 he moved to Panionios.
He joined Olympiacos in August 2012 for a transfer fee of €350,000, but he was loaned to Panionios for 2012–13 season. He scored his first goal with the club on 23 November 2013 in an away 4–1 victory against Panthrakikos. He ended the league with 38 appearances and scored four goals, on the way to the Greek's 41st title.
On 22 August 2014, Samaris moved abroad and joined Benfica for a transfer fee of €10 million with a release clause set at €45 million. He made his debut for the 'Reds' on 12 September against Vitória Sétubal.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff