Babis Stefanidis

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Babis Stefanidis
Personal information
Full name Charalambos Stefanidis
Date of birth (1981-03-08) 8 March 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Skellefteå, Sweden
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olympiacos Stockholm FC (manager)
Youth career
1987–1998 IF Brommapojkarna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Iraklis 14 (1)
2001–2004 Djurgårdens IF 62 (8)
2004–2005 Brøndby IF 15 (1)
2005–2007 Helsingborgs IF 51 (7)
2007–2009 Malmö FF 10 (0)
2009 Landskrona BoIS (loan) 14 (1)
2010–2011 IF Brommapojkarna 19 (1)
2012 Akropolis IF 7 (2)
Total 192 (21)
National team
2002–2004 Sweden U21 18 (4)
Teams managed
2013– Olympiacos Stockholm FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charalambos "Babis" Stefanidis (Greek: Χαράλαμπος "Μπάμπης" Στεφανίδης; born 8 March 1981) is a GreekSwedish former footballer, and now manager. He is the current manager of the Swedish team Olympiacos Stockholm FC.


Born in Skellefteå, Stefanidis started his career at youth level at IF Brommapojkarna and has also represented the Greek team Iraklis. He got his senior level debut for Djurgårdens IF in 2001, and won the Swedish Allsvenskan championship with the club in 2002 and 2003.[1] In 2004, he moved abroad to play for Danish club Brøndby IF, with whom he won the 2005 Danish Superliga championship. He moved back to Sweden in 2005 in order to join Helsingborgs IF.[2]

On 23 July 2007, it was announced that Stefanidis had signed for Helsingborgs' rivals Malmö FF, a contract starting on 1 January 2008.[3] However, fans of Helsingborgs IF were greatly upset and subsequent harassment and personal persecution led to Stefanidis' changing clubs prematurely, on 2 August 2007. The disappointment came from the fact that Stefanidis refused to sign a new contract with Helsingborg and thereafter switched to the main rivals.[4]

On 27 July 2009, Stefanidis moved on loan from Malmö FF to Landskrona BoIS, in exchange for Ivo Pekalski who moved from Landskrona to Malmö.[5] In the Winter 2009, Stefanidis moved back to play for his childhood club IF Brommapojkarna.

In February 2012, Stefanidis joined Akropolis IF in the Division 1 Norra.



Djurgårdens IF
Brøndby IF
Helsingborgs IF


  1. ^ Statistik från SvFF 2007- Archived 13 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Statistik från SvFF 2002-2007 Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Stefanidis klar för MFF (, 2 augusti 2007)
  4. ^ „Babis klar för MFF efter derbyt“ by (retrieved 23 January 2008)
  5. ^ Babis Stefanidis lånas ut till Landskrona BoIS

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