Avram Papadopoulos

Brisbane Roar have bolstered its defensive stocks, signing Australian-born Greek central defender Avram Papadopoulos. 

The 32-year-old will be an injury replacement in the Hyundai A-League for Queensland-born defender Daniel Bowles who unfortunately suffered a long-term knee injury.

Melbourne-born Papadopoulos plied his trade with Greek powerhouse Olympiacos as well as earning 37 caps for the Greek national side.

A winner of five league titles with Olympiacos, Papadopoulos was named the best Greek player in the country's top-tier competition in the 2010-11 season.

More recently Papadopoulos has been playing club football in Asia with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua and Japanese club Júbilo Iwata.