Video: Giorgos Giakoumakis scores fourth goal in as many games for Atlanta United

Giorgos Giakoumakis has scored his fourth goal in as many games for his new club Atlanta United, following his January transfer window move from Celtic. The big Greek forward has a great goalscoring record in the Scottish Premiership and the Dutch Eredivisie, and it seems he’s carried that on in his new home.

The former VVV-Venlo attacker was a great asset to have and you always felt confident he could get a goal, despite his slowish start to life in Glasgow. At just £2.5 million or so, we pulled off a major coup just like with Josip Juranovic when we signed him from Legia Warsaw for around the same fee. Both players were a real find in the current market considering their ages and ability.


With Giorgos, I don’t think he would ever have been happy playing second fiddle to our superstar striker, Kyogo Furuhashi. We made some money on him and got some great moments from him too during his 18-month stint in the Scottish Premiership. It was a relationship that we both got something out of and hopefully he does well in the MLS.

MLS, Fussball Herren, USA Atlanta United FC at Toronto FC Apr 15, 2023 Toronto, Ontario, CAN Atlanta United forward Giorgos Giakoumakis 7 celebrates his goal with defender Brooks Lennon 11 against Toronto FC during the first half at BMO Field. Toronto BMO Field Ontario CAN, Photo Nick Turchiaro

Judging by the looks of it, he seems to be finding his feet now after a period of settling in and issues surrounding his visa and things of that nature. His latest goal was an absolute peach of header and sums up the goalscoring prowess of the man who wore the famous number 7 jersey when he was at Celtic Park.

Paul Gillespie

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