Pronunciation: hah-rah-lahm-pos hahns-SO-poh-los
Position: Defender (#6)
Weight: 194 lb
Born: July 8, 1994
Birthplace: Kharditsa, Greece
Hometown: Bielefeld, Germany
Previous Club: KPV
How Aquired: Signed on Jan. 9, 2019
Chantzopoulos joined Republic FC ahead of the 2019 season after finishing the 2018 season with KPV (Kokkolan Palloveikot) in Finland’s first division, Veikkausliiga. The six-foot-four center back scored four goals in 17 appearances for the Finnish club after being signed midway through the year from Rot-Weiß Erfurt in the German third division.
Born in Karditsa, Greece, Chantzopoulos spent the formative years of his career in Germany, including two seasons in the 2. Bundesliga with ASC Arminia Bielefeld’s U-23 team. The 24-year-old defender joined Finland’s FF Jaro in 2017 where he played alongside former Republic FC forward Christian Eissele before signing with Rot-Weiß Erfurt ahead of the 2018 season.
Haris brings a great combination of size, athleticism and technical ability to our back line. We see a very bright future for Haris and are looking forward to integrating him into an already strong defensive group.
— Republic FC General Manager Todd Dunivant