|Date of birth||17 March 1890|
|Place of birth||Athens, Greece|
|Date of death||19 February 1964(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Athens, Greece|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Giorgos Kalafatis (in Greek: Γιώργος Καλαφάτης, born in 1890 in Exarcheia, Athens - a few hundred meters away from Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium - was a Greek footballer, manager, track and field athlete and the founder of Panathinaikos.
Being a big athletic talent, he distinguished himself in track and field sports. But football was his big passion. He played for Ethnikos G.S. Athens and when his later club Panellinios decided to discontinue its football team, Kalafatis together with 40 other athletes broke away and established in February 1908 the first team of Panathinaikos, named Podosfairikos Omilos Athinon (POA) at the time.
Apart from Giorgos Kalafatis, other establishing members of POA were: his brother Alexandros who was the first president, Emmanouil Chrysis, Dimitris Doukakis, Periklis Mpoumpoulis, Granitsas, Mantzakos, Papageorgiou, Gaetas, Demertzis, Stavropoulos, Paschos, Misakian, Reppas, Sapounias, Garoufalias.
Kalafatis played football until the early '20s. After he retired, he remained in Panathinaikos as an official.
While being an athlete, he graduated from the Health Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He pursued a career in the Hellenic Navy, taking part in the Balkan Wars and in World War I and reaching up to the rank of Rear Admiral.
He died on 19 February 1964.
- Giorgos Kalafatis page at pao.gr (Greek)
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