Giorgos Savvidis

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Giorgos Savvidis
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-02-02) February 2, 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth Nicosia, Cyprus
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1973–1979 Olympiakos Nicosia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 Olympiakos Nicosia
1981–1987 Omonia 190 (101)
1987–1992 AEK Athens FC 135 (33)
1992–1996 Omonia 93 (19)
National team
1984–1995 Cyprus 46 (2)
Teams managed
1999–2001 Digenis Akritas Morphou
2007–2008 Omonia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Giorgos Savvidis (Greek: Γιώργος Σαββίδης; born February 2, 1961) is a former international Cypriot football midfielder and football manager.

During his playing days he was regarded one of the best players in the country and was voted in the best 11 Cypriot national players of the past century. After dominating Cypriot football, AEK Athens FC signed him in 1987. There he soon captured the imagination of the fans winning instant recognition. He was appointed captain of the team in 1988 and lifted the team's first Greek championship (1989) in years of Greek professional football. Another championship title came in 1992. He returned to Cyprus and Omonia the following year helping them win their 17th league title in the Cypriot championship. Three years later he retired having achieved fame and recognition by the Omonia fan base.

He began his training career at Digenis Akritas Morphou winning the B league of Cyprus and achieved promotion for the club after almost 30 years. He left after a while to pursue a career along long-time friend Toni Savevski as his assistant manager. In the season 2001–02 he was the assistant coach for Apollon Limassol and between 2002–2004 assistant coach of Omonia Nicosia. In 2003, he won the Cypriot championship and the Cyprus Super Cup with Omonia. After the end of the 2004 season Savevski was sacked, causing Savvidis to leave as well.

Season 2007–2008[edit]

Savvidis agreed to return to Omonia after Dragomir Okuka was sacked after failing to improve Omonia's fortunes. Omonia's fans were keen to see what effect this change was going to bring in the club's bewildering fortunes and had hoped that one of the club's long-time servants had what it takes to lift them to the top once again. However, Savvidis failed to change the club's performances and after only four months on the job quit, citing pressure from the Omonia fans.





As a manager[edit]

Digenis Morphou


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