Georgios Georgiadis (footballer)

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Not to be confused with Georgios Savas Georgiadis (his teammate at Panathinaikos) or Giorgos Georgiadis (footballer born 1987)
Giorgos Georgiadis
Personal information
Full name Georgios Charalambous Georgiadis[1][2]
Date of birth (1972-03-08) 8 March 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Kavala, Greece
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Doxa Drama 77 (17)
1992–1998 Panathinaikos 176 (60)
1998–1999 Newcastle United 10 (0)
1999–2003 PAOK 105 (42)
2003–2005 Olympiacos 44 (9)
2005–2006 Iraklis 36 (6)
2006–2008 PAOK 38 (3)
Total 476 (137)
National team
1993–2004 Greece 61 (11)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Greece U21
2013 PAOK (Interim)
2013–2014 PAOK (Assistant Manager)
2014 PAOK (Interim)
2015 PAOK (Interim)
2015–2016 Veria
2016–2017 Trikala
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Georgios Georgiadis (Greek: Γιώργος Χ. Γεωργιάδης,[2] born 8 March 1972) is a former Greek footballer, now a football coach. He made 61 appearances for the Greek national team, and played for several Greek clubs including Panathinaikos FC and two spells at PAOK Thessaloniki FC. He was also signed by the English club Newcastle for a season. After retiring in 2008 he coached the Greece U21 side.

Career[edit]

Born in Kavala, Greece, Georgiadis' family, soon after his birth, left for Stuttgart, Germany, where young Giorgos first learned to play football. He returned to Greece, as a teenager and signed up for amateur side Keravnos Krinides. Soon he was discovered by Alpha Ethniki club Doxa Drama who signed him at age 17.

He transferred to powerhouse Panathinaikos and played for the Athens greens from the 1993 until the 1998 season. He was member of the squad who reached the Champions League semi finals in 1995–96. His exposure to European football brought an offer from English Premiership side, Newcastle United, for £420,000 and Georgiadis joined fellow Greek Nikos Dabizas at Saint James Park in the 1999 season. During that year, Newcastle United made it to the FA Cup Final but lost out to Manchester United. It was in the FA Cup that Georgiadis scored his only Newcastle goal, in the 4–1 win over Everton.[3]

Georgiadis returned to Greece to play for PAOK Thessaloniki FC from 2000 until 2003 before transferring to Olympiakos. Georgiadis was also a member of the Greece squad that won the UEFA Euro 2004. He was released by Olympiakos after the 2005 season and was signed up by Iraklis Thessaloniki. After one and a half season with Iraklis, Georgiadis left the club as a free transfer to PAOK FC in January 2007. On July 1st, 2008 he retired from professional football as a player.

He has been capped 61 times and has scored 11 goals for Greece. He won three Greek First Division with Panathinaikos and Olympiakos and six Greek Cups with Panathinaikos, Olympiakos and PAOK.

Coaching career[edit]

On 5 May it was announced that Georgiadis was appointed as a scout at his former club. Georgios Georgiadis after was called up to coach the Greece U21, after the previous coach Nikos Nioplias was named to coach Panathinaikos FC. In May 2013, Georgiadis was appointed caretaker manager for PAOK in place of Giorgos Donis [4] successfully steering them to a 1st-place finish in the Super League playoffs. On March 2014, was appointed, for once more, caretaker manager for PAOK in place of Huub Stevens.[5] On March 2015, was appointed, for once more, caretaker manager for PAOK in place of Angelos Anastasiadis.

On 18 June 2015, he was appointed as Veria F.C. manager.

On 5 September 2016, he was appointed Trikala F.C. manager.

On 13 January 2018, returned to PAOK appointed as a scout working for Ľuboš Micheľ in finding Greek young talents. [6]

Career statistics[edit]

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Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Greece League Greek Cup Europe Total
1990-91 Doxa Drama Alpha Ethniki 31 7 - - - - 31 7
1991-92 33 5 - - - - 33 5
1992-93 13 5 - - - - 13 5
1992-93 Panathinaikos Alpha Ethniki 21 4 - - - - 21 4
1993-94 31 6 - - 4 2 35 8
1994-95 30 10 - - 4 0 35 10
1995-96 31 10 - - 8 1 39 11
1996-97 31 9 - - 2 1 34 10
1997-98 32 21 - - - - 32 21
England League FA Cup Europe Total
1998-99 Newcastle Premier League 10 0 2 1 - - 12 1
Greece League Greek Cup Europe Total
1999-2000 PAOK Alpha Ethniki 26 5 4 2 2 2 32 9
2000-01 26 8 11 6 2 0 39 14
2001-02 25 15 5 2 6 0 36 17
2002-03 28 14 9 3 6 1 43 18
2003-04 Olympiakos Alpha Ethniki 28 6 7 3 6 0 41 9
2004-05 16 3 - - 5 0 21 3
2005-06 Iraklis Alpha Ethniki 22 5 - - - - 22 5
2006-07 14 1 2 0 2 0 18 1
2006-07 PAOK Alpha Ethniki 13 1 1 0 - - 14 1
2007-08 25 2 1 0 - - 26 2
Country Greece 476 137 40 16 49 7 565 160
England 10 0 2 1 - - 12 1
Career total 486 137 42 17 49 7 577 161

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 16 January 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Greece U-19 1 July 2009 30 June 2010 4 2 2 0 050.00
Greece U-21 21 January 2010 1 June 2012 19 10 2 7 052.63
PAOK 29 April 2013 14 June 2013 6 3 0 3 050.00
PAOK 3 March 2014 30 June 2014 16 8 4 4 050.00
PAOK 16 March 2015 30 June 2015 13 4 4 5 030.77
Veria 1 July 2015 19 January 2016 23 6 8 9 026.09
Trikala 5 September 2016 16 January 2017 13 5 4 4 038.46
Career totals 94 38 24 32 040.43

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Panathinaikos

PAOK Thessaloniki

Olympiacos

Newcastle United

International[edit]

Greece

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgiadis, Georgios Charalambous". Kicker.de. Olympia-Verlag. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b Also known as Georgios Georgiadis of Charalambous (Γιώργος Γεωργιάδης του Χαραλάμπους).
    In English his name has been written as either Georgios H Geordiadis or Georgios C Geordiadis, to differentiate him from a different player, Georgios S (Savas) Geordiadis, who played from 1993 to 2005. The two players were teammates at Panathinaikos from 1993 to 1998.
  3. ^ Turnbull, Simon (7 March 1999). "Geordie hero has Georgia in mind". London: The Independent. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  4. ^ Γεωργιάδης αντί Δώνη στον ΠΑΟΚ, www.epiloges.gr
  5. ^ Στον πάγκο του ΠΑΟΚ ο Γιώργος Γεωργιάδης, www.agelioforos.gr Archived 26 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Η επιστροφή του Γεωργιάδη "ακουμπά" στον Μαυροπάνο, www.sport24.gr
  7. ^ "Georgios Georgiadis". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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