FULHAM flop Konstantinos Mitroglou is now playing in non-league German football.

The striker, who scored a hat-trick in the Champions League less than 10 years ago, has now settled down at amateur club Rheurdt-Schaephuysen.

Mitroglou will face a whole new challenge after the forward dipped down into the amateur divisions of German football


Mitroglou will face a whole new challenge after the forward dipped down into the amateur divisions of German footballCredit: Getty

The 34-year-old will now be competing at the German grassroots club, who are several promotions away from competing with the likes of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

Bild report that Mitroglou lives locally and is friends with the coach, Robert Kruppa.

Rheurdt sit bottom of their division ahead of the league’s return and Kruppa will be hoping Mitroglou can fire his side to some much-needed goals.

It’s quite the career move for the forward, who has won several trophies during his career and picked up 65 international caps for Greece.

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In January 2014 Mitroglou became Fulham‘s record signing for £12.4m as the club desperately looked for mid-season reinforcements during their relegation battle.

But the London side would finish 19th and the Greek attacker would only play three times for the club due to injury and fitness issues.

It was a disastrous season for Fulham fans who saw their 13-year stay in the top-flight ended and three managers – Martin Jol, Rene Meulensteen and Felix Magath – all occupy the dugout.

Mitroglou enjoyed a far better time of it before his move to west London playing for Olympiacos.


He became the first Greek player and only the second Olympiacos player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League during a 3-0 win over Anderlecht in 2013.

The season before Mitroglou would also score past Arsene Wenger‘s Arsenal in the the same competition before eventually losing 3-1 at the Emirates.

Since leaving Fulham, the Greek international enjoyed a solid stint at Benfica before a four-year stay in France with Marseille.

His last season of competitive action was with Greek club Aris between 2021 and 2022.

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