|Full name||Taxiarchis Fountas|
|Date of birth||4 September 1995|
|Place of birth||Mesologgi, Greece|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Atacking midfielder, Forward|
|2013–||Red Bull Salzburg||0||(0)|
|2013||→ Liefering (loan)||6||(0)|
|2014||→ SV Grödig (loan)||7||(0)|
|2014–||→ Panionios (loan)||26||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2015(UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Taxiarchis Fountas (Greek: Ταξιάρχης Φούντας, born 4 September 1995 in Mesologgi), is a Greek footballer who plays as a right midfielder for Superleague Greece club Panionios on loan from Red Bull Salzburg.
Taxiarchis Fountas was scouted by Toni Savevski, the head of AEK Athens's youth academy at the time. On 17 March 2012. Fountas made his senior debut for AEK Athens against Asteras Tripolis F.C. being the youngest player to play for AEK Athens in a Superleague game aged 16 years 6 months and 13 days old. He played 31 minutes in this game. He made his first start for the club on 22 April on the final day of the 2011-2012 regular season against Doxa Dramas, completing the whole 90 minutes.
Fountas scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win against Platanias on 28 October 2012, thus becoming the youngest player to score for AEK at the age of 17 years and 54 days. He scored another goal against Veria F.C. on 18 October 2012 and another one against PAS Giannina F.C. on 3 November 2012. He was also awarded the MVP award after this match. He scored his 4th goal again against Veria FC on 16 March 2013 with a fine left foot shoot. When the club was relegated, the player was released. He also scored a snipe against Everton in a friendly match in the summer of 2012.
Red Bull Salzburg
Reports stating that the Greek international Taxiarhis Fountas is under contract with Red Bull Salzburg. "We have indeed longer employed with him, but there is still no enforcement," said Salzburg motorsport boss Ralf Rangnick. The 17-year-old attacking midfielder played for AEK Athens. The Greek club is currently on the verge of financial collapse. No one knows at present how it goes at AEK Athens, and thus is complicates the transfer. Whether the Greek youth team player who already dwells in Salzburg, will ride on Friday training camp in Germany, should decide at short notice.  Eventually on September 2013, Fountas had joined the club on a four-year contract. After the signing of his contract, the club decided to play on loan for six months for Liefering in Austrian Football First League.
Fountas comes on loan to SV Grödig until end of season from local rivals Red Bull Salzburg. The 18-year-old midfielder has at the current standings in the Austrian Football Bundesliga on a contract until the summer of 2017.  Fountas succeeded to make his first appearance in Bundesliga a week later. On the beginning of the 2014/15 season, he comes on loan to Panionios, returning to the Greek Super League.
- "Φούντας, ο νεότερος ποδοσφαιριστής στην ιστορία της ΑΕΚ". 18 March 2012.
- "ΑΕΚ: Νεότερος σκόρερ στην ιστορία της ΑΕΚ ο Φούντας!". 28 October 2012.
- "Fountas-Transfer zu Salzburg zieht sich hin". 27 June 2013.
- "Grieche Fountas ab sofort für Salzburg spielberechtigt". 2 September 2013.
- "Grödig holte Fountas leihweise von Red Bull Salzburg". 31 January 2014.
- "SV Grödig leiht sich Fountas von Red Bull Salzburg". 1 February 2014.
- "Ανακοίνωσε Ιμπαγάσα και Φούντα ο Πανιώνιος". 20 August 2014.
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