Nik Michopoulos

Date of birth20 February 1970
Place of birthKhardsa
NationalityGreek
Weight91 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionGoalkeeper

After arriving relatively unheralded at Turf Moor, this former Greek international goalkeeper saved a penalty on his debut for Burnley in a Worthington Cup tie against Crystal Palace. Four days later he produced a string of brilliant saves at Huddersfield to help the Clarets win three points and became an instant hero of the club's fans. Nik went on to produce a string of outstanding performances throughout 2000-01 and a late save at Gillingham earned him the Nationwide 'Save of the Month' award for January. He appears to have it all as a 'keeper: positional sense, good distribution, safe handling and capable of the spectacular when necessary.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
PAOK Salonika 25 Aug 2000
Burnley 25 Aug 2000 30 Jun 2003
Crystal Palace 28 Sep 2002 01 Jan 2003 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2000-01 Burnley FA Cup 2 3
2000-01 Burnley League Cup 2 3
2000-01 Burnley League Division 1 39 12 46
2001-02 Burnley FA Cup 2 3
2001-02 Burnley League Cup 1 3
2001-02 Burnley League Division 1 33 10 44
2
2002-03 Burnley FA Cup 1 1
2002-03 Burnley League Division 1 13 3 22
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
1
1
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Division 1 5 6


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Sep 2000 Burnley v Crystal Palace D 2-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Huddersfield Town v Burnley W 0-1 League Division 1
26 Sep 2000 Crystal Palace v Burnley D 1-1
Agg: 3-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Burnley v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division 1
06 Oct 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Burnley W 2-3 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Burnley v Stockport County W 2-1 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Burnley W 0-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 2000 Nottingham Forest v Burnley L 5-0 League Division 1
31 Oct 2000 Burnley v Crewe Alexandra W 1-0 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 West Bromwich Albion v Burnley D 1-1 League Division 1
11 Nov 2000 Burnley v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Birmingham City v Burnley L 3-2 League Division 1
21 Nov 2000 Burnley v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division 1
02 Dec 2000 Burnley v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Burnley L 2-1 League Division 1
17 Dec 2000 Burnley v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Burnley v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Barnsley v Burnley L 1-0 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Burnley v Scunthorpe United D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Gillingham v Burnley D 0-0 League Division 1
20 Jan 2001 Burnley v Barnsley W 2-1 League Division 1
23 Jan 2001 Scunthorpe United v Burnley L 1-1 (4-5) FA Cup 3rd round replay
03 Feb 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley L 4-2 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Burnley v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Grimsby Town v Burnley L 1-0 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Burnley v Fulham W 2-1 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Burnley v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Portsmouth v Burnley L 2-0 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Stockport County v Burnley D 0-0 League Division 1
13 Mar 2001 Watford v Burnley W 0-1 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Burnley L 2-0 League Division 1
24 Mar 2001 Burnley v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division 1
01 Apr 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Burnley L 5-0 League Division 1
06 Apr 2001 Burnley v Preston North End W 3-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Wimbledon v Burnley W 0-2 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Burnley v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Norwich City v Burnley W 2-3 League Division 1
21 Apr 2001 Burnley v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division 1
24 Apr 2001 Burnley v Tranmere Rovers W 2-1 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Sheffield United v Burnley L 2-0 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Burnley v Watford W 2-0 League Division 1
12 Aug 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Burnley W 0-2 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Burnley v Wimbledon W 3-2 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Burnley v Rushden and Diamonds L 2-3 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Millwall v Burnley W 0-2 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Burnley v Manchester City L 2-4 League Division 1
02 Sep 2001 Bradford City v Burnley W 2-3 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Burnley v Rotherham United W 3-0 League Division 1
15 Sep 2001 Burnley v Walsall W 5-2 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 Birmingham City v Burnley W 2-3 League Division 1
22 Sep 2001 Norwich City v Burnley L 2-1 League Division 1
25 Sep 2001 Burnley v Crewe Alexandra D 3-3 League Division 1
29 Sep 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Burnley L 1-0 League Division 1
13 Oct 2001 Nottingham Forest v Burnley L 1-0 League Division 1
20 Oct 2001 Burnley v Barnsley D 3-3 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Burnley v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley L 3-0 League Division 1
30 Oct 2001 Gillingham v Burnley D 2-2 League Division 1
04 Nov 2001 Burnley v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division 1
10 Nov 2001 Burnley v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Nov 2001 Burnley v Watford W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Coventry City v Burnley W 0-2 League Division 1
23 Nov 2001 Burnley v Grimsby Town W 1-0 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Crystal Palace v Burnley W 1-2 League Division 1
09 Dec 2001 Preston North End v Burnley W 2-3 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Burnley v Stockport County W 3-2 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Burnley v Millwall D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Manchester City v Burnley L 5-1 League Division 1
05 Jan 2002 Burnley v Canvey Island W 4-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2002 Wimbledon v Burnley D 0-0 League Division 1
19 Jan 2002 Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 League Division 1
27 Jan 2002 Cheltenham Town v Burnley L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Mar 2002 Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-3 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Portsmouth v Burnley D 1-1 League Division 1
06 Apr 2002 Burnley v Gillingham W 2-0 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Grimsby Town v Burnley L 3-1 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Burnley v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division 1
10 Aug 2002 Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion L 1-3 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley L 3-0 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Burnley v Sheffield United L 0-1 League Division 1
27 Aug 2002 Reading v Burnley L 3-0 League Division 1
31 Aug 2002 Burnley v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division 1
11 Jan 2003 Burnley v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
14 Jan 2003 Burnley v Grimsby Town W 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
08 Feb 2003 Coventry City v Burnley W 0-1 League Division 1
08 Apr 2003 Burnley v Preston North End W 2-0 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Norwich City v Burnley L 2-0 League Division 1
15 Apr 2003 Portsmouth v Burnley L 1-0 League Division 1
19 Apr 2003 Burnley v Gillingham W 2-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Nottingham Forest v Burnley L 2-0 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-7 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.