Vangelis Mantzios

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Vangelis Mantzios
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-04-22) 22 April 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Kallithea, Greece
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Levadiakos
Number 9
Youth career
1996–2001 Kallithea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Panionios 55 (11)
2005–2011 Panathinaikos 90 (23)
2008 Eintracht (loan) 10 (1)
2010 Anorthosis (loan) 14 (9)
2010–2011 Marítimo (loan) 1 (0)
2011–2012 OFI Crete 22 (7)
2012–2013 Baku 8 (2)
2013 Atromitos 7 (1)
2013– Levadiakos 29 (12)
National team
2005– Greece 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 January 2009

Vangelis Mantzios (Greek: Βαγγέλης Μάντζιος) (born 22 April 1983) is a Greek international footballer[1] who currently plays as a striker for Levadiakos.

Club career[edit]

After establishing himself as one of the most talented young strikers in Greece during the first few years of his career at Panionios, Mantzios earned a transfer to Greek giants Panathinaikos in 2005.

In his first four seasons with Panathinaikos, Mantzios proved to be an important player, whether playing from the start or as a substitute – in total, scoring 18 goals in 68 Greek Super League matches and five goals in 20 European matches. One of his most notable achievements was scoring four goals in eight matches in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League, helping Panathinaikos finish top of its group, ahead of Inter Milan, Werder Bremen and Anorthosis Famagusta FC.

In his last two seasons though, Mantzios struggled for playing time, with some tough new competition at the striker position, as Panathinaikos brought in prominent foreign strikers Djibril Cissé (Greek Super League top scorer in 2009–10 and 2010–11), Sebastián Leto and Sidney Govou, while generally employing a one-striker system. As a result, Panathinaikos sent Mantzios out on loan, to Anorthosis in 2009–10 (six goals in 14 games) and Portuguese club Marítimo in 2010–11 (only one match played, due to a knee injury).

Manztios' contract with Panathinaikos expired at the end of the 2010–11 season, and during the summer transfer period he joined Super League club OFI Crete on a one-year contract. In 2011–12, Manztios was OFI's leading scorer with seven goals in 22 Super League matches.

In his last season though, Mantzios joined Baku for a total of 8 matches, before he returned to Greek SuperLeague for Atromitos.

At the beginning of the season 2013-14, he signed for Levadiakos F.C. for a two-years' contact.

National team[edit]

Mantzios made his debut for Greece in a 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match against Georgia in October 2005. His most recent cap came in a friendly match against Italy in November 2008.

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evanggelos Mantzios". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 

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