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Born in the Czech Republic, Vyntra moved as a youngster to his mother's homeland of Greece and signed his first professional contract with Panathinaikos. Spending one year with the club, Vyntra failed to make an impact with the Pyrgos club until his second stint with the club. Panathinaikos was quick to notice his potential and brought Vyntra to Athens in 2004. Immediately making an impact at the club, Vyntra has become a regular for Panathinaikos since his first season wearing the green-and-white. Despite his success at the club, Vyntra is occasionally scrutinized for his lack of consistency in defence. Nevertheless, Vyntra is versatile in the Panathinaikos back-line as he tends to switch between playing on the right side and the centre of defence.
Having opted to represent Greece instead of his birth country, Vyntra has gone on to feature for the national team on several levels. Generally his services have been employed in the more natural right-back position, but his playing-time has only benefited through injuries to regular starters. With his occasional gaffes, Vyntra faces the same scrutiny that surrounds him at Panathinaikos. It is his tendency to perform when it matters that keeps him in the national team fold, as manager Otto Rehhagel has opted to recall Vyntra despite several self-destructive errors. Nevertheless, Vyntra is the best choice for the national team off the bench as his speed and agility remain useful for the Ethniki.
Did you know?
Vyntra is one three members of the national team that represented Greece at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. His Panathinaikos team-mate Dimitrios Salpingidis, as well and Vangelis Moras, were part of the team that hosted the tournament.
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