Giorgos Koudas

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Giorgos Koudas
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Giorgos Koudas in 2006
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-11-23) 23 November 1946 (age 71)
Place of birth Agios Pavlos, Thessaloniki, Greece
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1958–1963 PAOK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1984 PAOK 504 (134)
National team
1967–1982 Greece 43 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Giorgos Koudas (Greek: Γιώργος Κούδας) (born 23 November 1946) is a retired attacking football midfielder. His nickname was Alexander the Great.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Agios Pavlos, Thessaloniki, Koudas began playing football with local side PAOK where he would debut with the senior side in 1963 at age 17.[1] Koudas, nicknamed Alexander the Great and a legend for PAOK fans, spent his entire club career with PAOK, making 504 appearances in the Alpha Ethniki from 1963 to 1984, and 602 appearances in all competitions.[2] Koudas won two of nine Greek Football Cup finals he appeared in, including the 1971–72 edition, where he scored both goals as PAOK defeated Panathinaikos 2–1.[3]

National team[edit]

Koudas made 43 appearances for the National team of Greece, scoring 4 goals, between 1967-1982.[4] He also appeared in UEFA Euro 1980 in Italy, who was the captain of the team, along with PAOK teammates Konstantinos Iosifidis, Christos Terzanidis, Ioannis Damanakis, Georgios Kostikos and Ioannis Gounaris.

After he had retired, Koudas made a final appearance for the national team in a friendly against Yugoslavia in September 1995.[5]

Managerial career[edit]

Koudas had a short managerial career as the co-manager of Iraklis together with Kostas Aidiniou.[6]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ο Γιώργος Κούδας μέσα από διηγήσεις" [Giorgos Koudas through narratives] (in Greek). paokfc.gr. 23 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (21 June 2003). "Greece 1983/84". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ "Το μεγάλο ρεκόρ του Κούδα" [The great record of Koudas] (in Greek). Proto Thema. 5 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (15 December 2016). "Greece - Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ "Κούδας: Τον τίμησαν όλοι" [Koudas: Everyone was honored] (in Greek). Makedonia. 21 September 1995. 
  6. ^ "Ο Κούδας για την αποχώρηση του". paokmania.gr. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2014.