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Sokratis Papastathopoulos, born 9 June 1988, is a Greek footballer who plays as a centre back Arsenal as well as the Greek National Team. His professional debut arrived for AEK Athens in 2005 and he stayed there for three seasons before a move to Genoa for a reported €5 million. After over 50 appearances for the club AC Milan signed the Greek in 2010 for €14 million but his spell there was disappointing and after one year he was on the move again, this time to the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen signing him for €5 million. After two years with Bremen the Greek centre-back joined Dortmund for €9.5 million and has since went on to become first choice.