February 26, 1945 |
|Career highlights and awards|
During his youth, Ioannidis became a member of the Aris basketball team at the age of 15, and he later went on to coach and manage the club to conquer a total of 8 Greek League championships and 5 Greek Cups, and also to participate at 3 consecutive FIBA Champions' Cup EuroLeague Final Fours. Later, he worked in Olympiacos, where he won 4 consecutive Greek League championships, 1 Greek Cup, and participated at 2 consecutive FIBA EuroLeague Finals.
He was the architect of the most glorious victory of Olympiacos against Panathinaikos, in the final game of the 1995–96 Greek League playoffs, with a winning score of 73-38. That was his last game coaching with Olympiacos at that time. The next year, he joined AEK, where he stayed for 2 seasons, and managed to reach one more finals of the FIBA EuroLeague. After a short come-back at Olympiacos, he finished his coaching career in the senior men's Greek national basketball team, which he coached at the EuroBasket 2003.
- Ergotelis: 1977
- Aris: 1978–79
- G.S. Larissas and Greek national team: 1979–81
- Aris: 1982–90
- Olympiacos: 1991–96
- AEK: 1996–98
- Olympiacos: 1999–00
- Greece: 2002–03
Awards and accomplishments
- 12x Greek League Champion: 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 (with Aris), 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 (with Olympiacos)
- 6x Greek Cup Winner: 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 (with Aris), 1994 (with Olympiacos)
- 3x Greek League Runner-Up: 1984 (with Aris), 1992 (with Olympiacos), 1997 (with AEK)
- 2x Greek Cup Runner-Up: 1984 (with Aris), 1998 (with AEK)
- 3x EuroLeague Final Four Runner-Up: 1994, 1995 (with Olympiacos), 1998 (with AEK)
Ioannidis announced his retirement from professional basketball in the year 2004, before he was elected a New Democracy MP for the Thessaloniki A constituency in the 2004 general election, and re-elected in 2007. Since September 2007, he has been Deputy Minister Of Culture Responsible for Sports.
In the 2014 regional election, he challenged incumbent Apostolos Tzitzikostas as Regional Governor of Central Macedonia, after Tzitzikostas had lost his party's support. He was however clearly defeated in the second round. At the January 2015 legislative election, he also lost his parliamentary seat.
- "Local elections: Dourou wins Attica, Kaminis reelected in Athens". To Vima. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
This page incorporates information from the Hellenic Parliament website