Ioannis Amanatidis

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Ioannis Amanatidis
Ioannis Amanatidis im Eintracht Frankfurt Museum.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-12-03) 3 December 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Kozani, Greece
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Youth career
1991–1995 Stuttgarter SC
1995–1999 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 VfB Stuttgart 35 (6)
2000–2002 Greuther Fürth (loan) 42 (12)
2004 Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 15 (6)
2004–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern 23 (6)
2005–2012 Eintracht Frankfurt 140 (42)
Total 255 (72)
National team
2002–2009 Greece 35 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2010

Ioannis Amanatidis (Greek: Ιωάννης Αμανατίδης, Greek pronunciation: [ˈʝanis amanaˈtiðis]; born 3 December 1981 in Kozani, Greece) is a retired Greek footballer.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Amanatidis family immigrated when he was nine years old to Stuttgart where he joined SC Stuttgart. Two years later he went to VfB Stuttgart academy. In 2002 he started his Bundesliga career having already played on loan for Greuther Fürth in lower divisions. After a clash with then VfB Stuttgart coach Felix Magath over his lack of opportunities he was given on loan to struggling Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt where he impressed despite the eventual relegation of the team to second division.

In the summer he signed on free to Kaiserslautern, but after only one season he signed again to the newly promoted Eintracht Frankfurt side and has been instrumental in the team's attack ever since scoring regularly and eventually becoming the captain of the team since the 2007–08 season.

In April 2008, it was reported that the captain of Eintracht has agreed to an extension of his contract till 2012 with the club.

International[edit]

In November 2002, he earned his first cap for the Greece national football team against Republic of Ireland.

On 9 August 2010, Amanatidis decided to retire from international football. He stated, that "there are many strange and suspicious choices". "Some players are always in the starting 11 and many of us know the reasons of the selection, but if I say more, there are going to be many reactions", Amanatidis said.[1]

Amanatidis' career high with the national team was his winning goal against Turkey in Istanbul in a highly passionate game.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 October 2007 Istanbul, Turkey  Turkey 0-1 Win UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier
2. 17 November 2007 Athens, Greece  Malta 5-0 Win UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier
3. 24 May 2008 Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 3-2 Loss Friendly Match

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Eintracht Frankfurt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amanatidis tritt aus Nationalelf zurück" (in German). T-Online. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 

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