Kyriakos Papadopoulos joins HSV on loan

The gritty central defender joins The Rothosen from Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig. 

HSV made a second move in the January transfer window this week, announcing the signing of Greek international Kyriakos Papadopoulos from RB Leipzig on loan until the end of the current season. The 25 year old began the season on loan – from Leipzig to Bayer Leverkusen. New Hamburg sport boss Jens Todt told “In Papadopoulos, we have secured the services of a utility defender with a huge fighting heart. We are delighted to be able to see him in a HSV shirt.”   

"I am glad that the deal has gone through. HSV are a big club. I hope I can help the club and team reach their goals for the season. I am fit and can’t wait for training tomorrow morning”, said the defender who had previously played in the Bundesliga for Schalke 04 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He has 92 top flight appearances (5 goals) to his name so far and is keen to add to that tally in Hamburg. The Greek international (25 caps 4 goals) will wear the number nine on his back for HSV and trained for the first time with his new team mates on Tuesday January 17.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos

Born: February 23. 1992 in Katerini

Age: 24

Height: 1,85 m

Position: Central defence

Previous clubs: Olympiakos Piräus (2007–2010), FC Schalke 04 (2010–2014), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (since 2014), RB Leipzig (joined 2016, on loan since then) 

Caps for Greece: 25 /4 goals