Sakis Tsiolis

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Sakis Tsiolis
Personal information
Full name Athanasios Tsiolis
Date of birth (1959-06-30) 30 June 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Karditsa, Greece
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Club information
Current team
Skoda Xanthi (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1982 Anagennisi Karditsa 52 (11)
1982–1989 Larissa 142 (9)
1989–1993 Ionikos 51 (9)
1993–1996 Paniliakos 37 (4)
1996–1997 Asteras Amaliada 11 (0)
National team
1988 Greece 4 (1)
Teams managed
1996–1997 Anagennisi Karditsa
1997–1998 Nafpaktiakos Asteras
1998–1999 Preveza
2000–2001 Anagennisi Karditsa
2000–2001 Panelefsiniakos
2000–2001 Nafpaktiakos Asteras
2001–2004 Paniliakos
2004–2005 Kalamata
2005–2006 Ionikos
2006–2007 Levadiakos
2007–2009 Thrasyvoulos
2009–2010 Olympiakos Volou
2010–2011 Aris Thessaloniki
2011–2013 Asteras Tripolis
2013–2014 PAS Giannina
2014– Skoda Xanthi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Athanasios (Sakis) Tsiolis (Greek: Θανάσης Tσιώλης; born 30 June 1959 in Karditsa, Greece), is a former football player and currently a manager of PAS Giannina.[1]

As a professional footballer, he played for Anagennisi Karditsa, Larissa, Ionikos and Paniliakos. In the 1996–97 season, he was a member of the semi-professional team Asteras Amaliada, as a player-manager.

From 1996 to 2001 he worked as a semi-professional manager for Anagennisi Karditsa (twice), Nafpaktiakos Asteras (twice), Preveza and Panelefsiniakos. He is a professional manager since 2001, when he started his career at Paniliakos. In the following years he managed Kalamata, Ionikos, Levadiakos, Thrasyvoulos, Olympiakos Volou and Aris Thessaloniki.[2]

Tsiolis, a great player at his prime years, was a Greek Football Cup winner in 1985 and an Alpha Ethniki champion in 1988 with Larissa.[3] He also made four appearances for Greece national football team in 1988, scoring once.[4]

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