The MVP of the 7th matchday was awarded to Giannis Gianniotas playing for Aris, who topped the competition organised by Super League, the Panhellenic Association of Professional Players (PSAP) and NOVA. The award was presented by the president of the Aris Members Society, Mr Aggelos Grollios.
After the ceremony, the Aris player stated:
"I am very happy to have won this award, to have been voted by the fans. But this award does not belong to me, it belongs to the squad. It was a team effort and I did what anyone would have done in my stead. I have said before that this goal belongs to Papasterianos. The striker needs only push it in!"
- With this goal, you can complete the dedication you made to your father…
"I dedicated this goal to my father who celebrated his birthday that day and I hope this will make him and all my family happy. But, as I said before, I wish to dedicate this award to my club and my teammates. From the physiotherapists, doctors and coaches to every single player."
- How do you think the match against Olympiacos will go?
"I hope the fans will support us once more. From our part, we will do our best and hope to get a positive result."
Mr Grollios stated the following:
"I was very happy to present this award to Giannis Gianniotas, the MVP of the previous matchday. He is a footballer coming from the grassroots of the club and no one can forget that his father brought him every day for training all the way from Neohori, Halkidiki. He worked hard to become one of the most precious players of the club and we believe that he has an even more promising future. I am very happy that at the moment the first squad of Aris is manned by players like Giannis Gianniotas that come from the grassroots. Maybe this whole thing was the occasion for players from the grassroots to play, in the hope that tomorrow they will be the ones playing in the national teams."