Stratos Apostolakis

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Stratos Apostolakis
Personal information
Full name Efstratios Apostolakis
Date of birth (1964-05-17) 17 May 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Agrinio, Greece
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender / Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1985 Panetolikos 106 (11)
1985–1990 Olympiacos 132 (5)
1990–1998 Panathinaikos 249 (21)
Total 481 (37)
National team
1986–1998 Greece 96 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Efstratios "Stratos" Apostolakis (Greek: Στράτος Αποστολάκης) (born 17 May 1964), nicknamed The Turbo, is a retired Greek footballer.

The former Defender was no stranger to controversy as a player, his switch from Olympiacos to Panathinaikos in 1990 led to the cancellation of the Greek Super Cup as the authorities feared riots.

As a footballer though he played his best years for Panathinaikos being one of the key players behind Club's European runs in 1992 and 1996. He played with Panathinaikos through 1998. He was one of the best defenders his country has ever seen.

He also spent six months as a coach with Panathinaikos in 2001, before resigning from his position at the end of the year and eventually taking up the task of coaching the Olympic team for Athens 2004.

During his playing career, Apostolakis was capped 96 times by the National Football Team of Greece (5 goals)[1] and was a member of the 1994 World Cup squad. His 96 caps stood as a Greek record until it was broken by Theodoros Zagorakis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (2004-09-25). "Efstratos Apostolakis - International Appearances". RSSSF. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Angelos Anastasiadis
Panathinaikos Manager
2001
Succeeded by
Ioannis Kyrastas
Preceded by
Dimitris Saravakos
Greece captain
1994-1998
Succeeded by
Demis Nikolaidis