US ambassador to Athens George Tsunis attended Wednesday evening’s UEFA Conference League final between Olympiacos FC and Fiorentina in Athens and witnessed the Reds lift the trophy in a historic moment for the club and Greek football from a suite at the Opap Arena.

Amb. Tsunis was accompanied by and shared in the jubilation of the historic football championship with Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo as well as well-known football agent Kia J.

The US ambassador took to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) to congratulate Olympiacos on their “historic victory in the UEFA Conference League final”, writing: “Congratulations to @OlympiacosFC on their historic victory in the #UEFAConferenceLeague final last night! Winning your first European trophy has made history and is a well-deserved moment of pride for 🇬🇷and Greeks around the world.”

Amb. Tsunis followed up with a second post praising the event’s organizers: “I’d also like to congratulate all of those who contributed to hosting a safe, fun and memorable game including our brothers and sisters in the Hellenic National Police. Bravo!”

The US ambassador, a successful attorney and businessman who is of Greek descent, is a diehard sports fan, especially of association football – known as “soccer” in America.

On the occasion of last month’s opening of the American Space Piraeus Pop-Up at Olympiacos Piraeus’ home field, Karaiskakis Stadium, Tsunis took to the pitch, in fact, wearing the Reds’ jersey with the number “7” – the gate where Olympiacos’ “ultras” sit.

The jersey was a gift by owner Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis.

Roughly a month later saw the US ambassador at the Nea Philadelphia-district Opap Arena, who along with thousands of fans in the stadium celebrated Olympiacos’ first European title following a 1-0 victory at the UEFA Conference League Final over Fiorentina.