Giorgos Machlelis

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Giorgos Machlelis
Personal information
Full name Giorgos Machlelis
Date of birth (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Waiblingen, Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder / Fullback
Club information
Current team
Youth career
0000–2008 VfB Stuttgart
2008 Panathinaikos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Panathinaikos 0 (0)
2011–2012 Ethnikos Achna 5 (0)
2013–2014 Eintracht Braunschweig II 24 (0)
2014–2015 Niki Volos 10 (0)
2015 Platanias 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 February 2015.

Giorgos Machlelis (Greek: Γιώργος Μαχλελής, born 10 May 1991) is a Greek footballer who plays for Platanias.

Club career[edit]


Machlelis was born in Waiblingen, Germany. In 2009, he was added to Panathinaikos FC first team by coach Henk Ten Cate and followed the team to Yverdon (district), Switzerland for the summer training. He was roommates with another promising youth Robert Stambolziev.[1] He played as right back defender and as defensive midfielder in the friendly games against SpVgg Greuther Fürth and Budapest Honvéd FC without being substituted, and as a last minutes substitute against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.[2][3][4]

Machlelis was registered for the Champions league game against Sparta Prague (July 2009) in Prague,[5][6] and for the Greek Superleague 1st round game against Ergotelis in Crete.[7] Coach Henk Ten Cate seems to have faith in his abilities and will attempt to use him in the starting lineup in future games.[8] The Dutch coach told the reporters "Panathinaikos is working for the future as well, bringing young and talented players who can develop to quality players. Perhaps the best example is Machlelis. He just turned 18. I don't want to put pressure on him, but I believe that so far he is the best young player I have seen in Greece. He is very mature in his game, very intelligent and down to earth personality. One more thing is that he's a good fast learner and a hardworking individual. He's strong and well built, and i have high expectations for him. I will certainly keep him in the squad and he will get some games on his feet this year. He's a very good player with good tactics in his game".[9]

Eintracht Braunschweig[edit]

During the 2013–14 Regionalliga season, Machlelis played for the reserve side of Eintracht Braunschweig in Germany.[10]

Niki Volos & Platanias[edit]

Machlelis then joined Niki Volos for the 2014–15 Superleague Greece season. On 23 August 2014 he made his debut in the Greek first-tier, in a 1–3 loss at Olympiacos F.C..[11] On 30 January 2015 he signed a six months contract, with a possible year extension, with Super League club Platanias for an undisclosed fee. [12] Unfortunately in his first game with the club against Asteras Tripoli, he faced an injury that kept him out of the squad for almost six months.

International career[edit]

Greece U21[edit]

Machlelis was called up to the Greece U21 squad for the World Cup 2011 Qualifying game (8 September 2009) against England U21.[13]





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