The MVP award of the 8th matchday was awarded to Luka Milivojević playing for Olympiacos, who topped the competition organised by Super League Greece, the Panhellenic Association of Professional Players (PSAP) and NOVA. The award was presented by the Vice President of FC Olympiacos, Mr Savvas Theodoridis.
Following the ceremony, Mr Theodoridis said:
"I am happy today to be presenting this award to Olympiacos captain, Luka Milivojević. He is my favourite guy and he knows it. A squad with 11 players like Milivojević would never lose. He is prudent, he is an exceptional man, friendly to all. He is always smiling. He has played in all Olympiacos matches - knock on wood. He has contributed in the best possible way. I hope all players of the team will copy his winning attitude. I hope they will learn how to give it all in the match. I thank him very much for all the things he's done."
Luka Milivojević pointed out that:
"I am very happy. I wish to thank the people that voted for me and gave me this award. I will try to win more in the future. It's not easy to win this award. It is a really difficult task. But I will try to win some more."
- What do you say to the quote of Mr Theodoridis that "A squad with 11 players like Milivojević would never lose"?
"I am very proud to hear this from Mr Savvas who was a player of Olympiacos and has been with the team for, I think, 40 or 50 years. I am very proud to be hearing a man like Mr Savvas say something like this about me. I have to thank Mr Savvas for his words. In the future, I will try to do my best in order to confirm his words."
- Is this award more important given that it comes following your performance in a derby?
"It is of course very important that we won this derby. To me, it's important that I scored the last goal of the match and that we won. My position does not help me scoring many goals. But I will try in the future and provided that I can, to help the team with personal goals. I am very happy and proud to have won this award for this match."
- Is the goal against PAOK one of your favourite goals? Is it the most important goal in your career?
"Yes, definitely. It's not one of the most important goals. It is the single most important goal I have scored in my career so far."