Elias Atmatsidis

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Elias Atmatsidis
Personal information
Full name Elias Atmatsidis
Date of birth (1969-04-24) 24 April 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Kozani, Greece
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Pontioi Veria 100 (0)
1992–2002 AEK Athens 251 (1)
2002–2005 PAOK 33 (0)
Total 284 (1)
National team
1994–1999 Greece 47 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Elias Atmatsidis (Greek: Ηλίας Ατματσίδης) (born 24 April 1969 in Kozani) is a former Greek football goalkeeper.

Atmatsidis played most of his career for AEK Athens FC. He played with AEK as a starter achieving 251 apps in 10 years. He managed to celebrate the Greek Superleague with AEK 2 times playing in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup. His presence was important for AEK with games against big clubs such as AFC Ajax and AC Milan. He also spent the last three years in PAOK Thessaloniki. In January 2014 he came out of retirement to play for local Herakleion based club Omonia NOVA Apolimantiki.

Having debuted for the Greek national team on 23 March 1994 he played 47 matches, and was a participant at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, playing as starting goalkeeper in a 0–4 loss against Bulgaria.


AEK Athens
PAOK Thessaloniki

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