|Member of Hellenic Parliament|
7 October 2009 – 17 June 2012
16 March 1974 |
|Political party||Popular Orthodox Rally|
|Website||http://www.anatolakis.gr/ (in greek)|
|Full name||Georgios Anatolakis|
|Date of birth||16 March 1974|
|Place of birth||Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Georgios Anatolakis (born 16 March 1974) was a Greek football central defender, who last played for Atromitos in the Greek Super League. He is well known in Greece for his strength, passion and persistence. A strong aerial challenger, he also advances on set pieces to find himself scoring on several occasions. He most notably scored the winning goal for Olympiacos' first match in the renovated Georgios Karaiskakis.
Produced by Ethnikos Pylaias, Anatolakis first appeared in the Greek top flight as an 18-year-old for Iraklis FC in the 1992/93 season, going on to make a further 133 outings for the Thessalonika-based team prior to a move to Olympiacos during 1996/97.
A fearsome competitor, he was a key squad member as Olympiacos won every title from then until 2003/04, and the following season Anatolakis had his finest hour as the league championship was regained. His contribution to their double-winning campaign was rewarded with a two-year contract extension, and the following season the league and Greek Cup were captured again.
Anatolakis made his international debut for Greece on 27 March 1996 in a friendly against Portugal in Lisbon. Many thought that would be the start of a lengthy career but he was subsequently more out of the side than in and did not appear from 1999 until October 2005, when he was a substitute in an 1-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying win against Georgia. He has since featured regularly.