Angelos Anastasiadis

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Angelos Anastasiadis
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Personal information
Date of birth (1953-03-08) 8 March 1953 (age 66)
Place of birth Thessaloniki, Greece
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1981 PAOK 176 (25)
1981–1984 Panathinaikos 34 (5)
1984–1986 Korinthos
1986–1987 Diagoras 13 (0)
National team
1975–1980 Greece 12 (1)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Kavala
1996–1997 Edessaikos
1997–1999 PAOK
1999–2000 Iraklis
2000–2001 Panathinaikos
2001–2002 Iraklis
2002–2004 PAOK
2004–2011 Cyprus
2011–2012 PAS Giannina
2012–2014 Platanias
2014–2015 PAOK
2016 AEL
2018– Greece
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Angelos Anastasiadis (Greek: Άγγελος Αναστασιάδης) (born 8 March 1953) is a Greek football head coach and former international footballer. He is the current manager of the Greek National Football Team. He was the manager of Cyprus from 2004 to 2011. He has coached many Greek teams including PAOK, Panathinaikos, Platanias and PAS Giannina.

Playing career[edit]


Anastasiadis naturally began his playing career with hometown club PAOK, progressing through the youth system to eventually break into the first team for the start of the 1973-74 season. In that same season, he won the Greek Cup with the club, before becoming a Greek champion two years later when PAOK edged out AEK Athens by five points. During his time in PAOK Anastasiadis was one of the most useful players that the team had, he could play in every position if it was needed. He scored PAOK's only goal against Barcelona in the team's away defeat 6-1 in Camp Nou.

Anastasiadis claimed two Greek Cups and one domestic championship at Panathinaikos between 1981 and 1984, later playing with PAS Korinthos and ending his footballing days at Diagoras Rodos in July 1987.


Coaching career[edit]

Anastasiadis was the coach of PAOK between February 1997 to June 1998 and September 1998 to March 1999. He then coached Panathinaikos F.C. (June 2000 to February 2001[1]) and Iraklis F.C..[2] He was named as coach of PAOK for second time in June 2002.[3] Anastasiadis was sacked by PAOK in September 2004.[4] In December 2004, he was named as coach of Cyprus, to replace Momčilo Vukotić.[5] His contract was renewed in November 2007.[6] Anastasiadis is famed for his management of the Cypriot national team. While his average stay at one organisation is a mere 1.15 years, he stayed with Cyprus from 2004 to 2011. Anastasiadis is generally regarded as Cyprus’ best manager in the island's history, and taking into account how he made the team competitive in Europe, he deserves that title.

On 19 May 2014 Anastasiadis was appointed manager of PAOK for the third time.[7]

On 6 June 2016 he was appointed manager of A.E. Larissa after club president Alexis Kougias had an argument with previous manager Sakis Tsiolis.[8] After he signed for the club, fans expressed their unhappiness, saying that they didn't want him because he supports PAOK FC, stating that he is ″retired″.[9] As a coach, prior to Larissa has a record of 297 W, 139 D and 273 L with 1033-965 goals in all competitions.

In October 2018, Angelos Anastassiadis, a Greek who has coached several domestic clubs and the Cypriot national team, was appointed as the Greek national coach. The head of the Hellenic Federation Vangelis Grammenos said the decision to fire ex coach Michael Skibbe followed the squad's "recent unfortunate results." Greece has struggled in the UEFA Nations League, most recently losing to Finland 2-0. He adds that the federation took a conscious decision to hire a Greek coach "to instill the characteristics required in a national squad." Anastasiadis' contract runs for a year.[10]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 June 2018
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Greece Greece November 2018 Present 7 2 1 4 028.57

Honours and awards[edit]

As a Player



As Coach



  1. ^ "Panathinaikos boss quits". BBC Sport. 21 February 2001.
  2. ^ "Iraklis hunting new coach". 24 May 2002.
  3. ^ "Anastasiadis back at PAOK". 22 June 2002.
  4. ^ "Anastasiadis given push at PAOK". 27 September 2004.
  5. ^ "Anastasiadis appointed by Cyprus". 16 December 2004.
  6. ^ "Anastasiadis to stick with Cyprus". 26 November 2007.
  7. ^
  8. ^ Επίσημο: Στην ΑΕΛ ο Αναστασιάδης!
  9. ^ Δεν θέλουν Αναστασιάδη οι οργανωμένοι της ΑΕΛ
  10. ^ Εθνική Ελλάδας: Εποχή Αναστασιάδη στην γαλανόλευκη!