Police investigating suspected murder of former Greek footballer

Police are investigating the suspected murder of a Greek footballer after he was reportedly found suffocated in his car.

Former Under-21 international Nikos Tsoumanis now aged 31 was found by the authorities in the coastal suburb of Kalamaria on Tuesday, October 5 and was taken to hospital but could not be revived. 

Reports say he was found with a belt tied around his neck hours after his friends and family had reported him missing and police are now investigating his death


Tsoumanis made two appearances for Greece U21 team back in 2011, and was playing for Makedonikos, having returned this summer 12 years after graduating from their academy.

He played in Green clubs Corfu, Panthrakikos, Veria, Aris, Apollon Kalamaria and Xanthi.

He made 126 appearances in his career, scoring four goals and assisting three more.