Giannis Taralidis

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Giannis Taralidis
Personal information
Full name Giannis Taralidis
Date of birth (1981-05-17) 17 May 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Aridaia, Greece
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Centre back
Club information
Current team
Ermis Aradippou
Number 17
Youth career
APS Almopos Arideas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Paniliakos 87 (10)
2004–2007 Olympiacos 27 (1)
2007–2009 OFI Crete 46 (6)
2009–2011 Levadiakos 60 (6)
2011–2012 Glyfada 19 (4)
2012–2013 Doxa Drama 35 (6)
2013-2014 Nea Salamis 10 (0)
2014- Ermis Aradippou 26 (3)
National team
Greece U17 6 (1)
Greece U19 3 (2)
2000–2001 Greece U21 3 (0)
2004 Greece U23 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 august 2004

Giannis Taralidis (Greek: Γιάννης Ταραλίδης, born 17 May 1981) is a Greek footballer who plays for Ermis Aradippou as a midfielder.


Taralidis started his career by APS Almopos Arideas. In 1999, at the age of eighteen started his professional career with the Paniliakos. He remained in the club until 2003 . Paniliakos struggled between Super League and Football League during that period. In January 2004, Taralidis signed with Olympiacos, in which he remained until 2007. It is worth mentioning that Olympiacos, during that period, had a squad of great players that competed in the same position with the Taralidis ( Karembeu , Yaya Toure , Ieroklis Stoltidis, Pantelis Kafes) so it was not easy for a young player to get equal opportunities for playing. On 18 February 2005 he made his first appearance with the club in the UEFA Europa League in a victory 1-0 against FC Sochaux. In the summer of 2007 he signed with OFI Crete made a total of 46 appearances with the club in the next two years in SuperLeague. In 2007 he participated with OFI Crete in UEFA Intertoto Cup. In the summer of 2008 had significant offers to join the two leading Cypriot football clubs Omonia and Anorthosis , but he denied due to family obligations and remained with his club, promoted to 3rd team captain. In 2009, he joined Levadiakos. In his first season he participated in SuperLeague, but the next season due to relegation played in the Football League. In 2011, due to lack of offers, he signed with Glyfada, in Football League 2. In 2012-2013, played with Doxa Drama, in the Football League as a team captain. The summer of 2013 he signed a contract with Nea Salamina in the First Division in Cyprus. He was elected team captain.

National Teams[edit]

In 2001, he participated with Greece U21 in the Mediterranean Games. Additionally, he participated with the Greek Olympic team in the 2004 Olympic Games, playing all the games in the group stage. He scored on a draw play against South Korea, and in the game against Mexico.



Ermis Aradippou


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