Georgios Anatolakis

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Georgios Anatolakis
Γεώργιος Ανατολάκης
Member of Hellenic Parliament
In office
7 October 2009 – 17 June 2012
Personal details
Born (1974-03-16) 16 March 1974 (age 40)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Nationality Greek
Political party Popular Orthodox Rally
Spouse(s) Ioanna Holeva
Children Filippa-Panayiota, Fivi
Residence Greece
Occupation Politician
Profession Football player
Religion Greek Orthodox
Website http://www.anatolakis.gr/ (in greek)
Georgios Anatolakis
Personal information
Full name Georgios Anatolakis
Date of birth (1974-03-16) 16 March 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Thessaloniki, Greece
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Iraklis 134 (4)
1997–2007 Olympiacos 246 (10)
2007–2008 Atromitos 24 (0)
Total 404 (14)
National team
1996–2007 Greece 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Georgios Anatolakis (born 16 March 1974) was a Greek football central defender, who last played for Atromitos in the Greek Super League. He is well known in Greece for his strength, passion and persistence. A strong aerial challenger, he also advances on set pieces to find himself scoring on several occasions. He most notably scored the winning goal for Olympiacos' first match in the renovated Georgios Karaiskakis.

Playing career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Alongside Predrag Đorđević, Anatolakis is one of two Olympiacos players to have been part of all nine of their Greek championship victories since 1996.

Produced by Ethnikos Pylaias, Anatolakis first appeared in the Greek top flight as an 18-year-old for Iraklis FC in the 1992/93 season, going on to make a further 133 outings for the Thessalonika-based team prior to a move to Olympiacos during 1996/97.

A fearsome competitor, he was a key squad member as Olympiacos won every title from then until 2003/04, and the following season Anatolakis had his finest hour as the league championship was regained. His contribution to their double-winning campaign was rewarded with a two-year contract extension, and the following season the league and Greek Cup were captured again.

In July 2007, Anatolakis joined Greek side Atromitos after being released by longtime club Olympiacos, after 1 year left Atromitos F.C..[1]

National team[edit]

Anatolakis made his international debut for Greece on 27 March 1996 in a friendly against Portugal in Lisbon. Many thought that would be the start of a lengthy career but he was subsequently more out of the side than in and did not appear from 1999 until October 2005, when he was a substitute in an 1-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying win against Georgia. He has since featured regularly.

Political career[edit]

Anatolakis was elected in B' Piraeus, in the 4 October 2009 elections, as a member of the Popular Orthodox Rally Party and was a member of the Greek parliament.

Honours[edit]

Championships[edit]

Greek Cups[edit]

  • 1998-1999
  • 2004-2005
  • 2005-2006

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