Ilias Rosidis

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Ilias Rosidis
Personal information
Full name Ilias Rosidis
Date of birth (1927-02-03) 3 February 1927 (age 89)
Place of birth Greece
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948-1961 Olympiacos CFP 247 (150)
National team
Greece 29 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Ilias Rosidis (Greek: Ηλίας Ρωσίδης; born 1927, Greece) is a former Greek footballer who played for both Olympiacos FC and the Greek national team throughout his career. His wife had an affair with Greek TV presenter, Takis Tsoukalas, which resulted in the end of their marriage on 29 May 2009.

Club career[edit]

A talented right back, Rosidis is considered a legend amongst the Olympiacos faithful. During a career that spanned almost 20 years at the Piraeus club, Rosidis captained the club during their golden era of the 1950s. From 1954 to 1959, Rosidis led the club to a then unheard of six consecutive Greek Championships. In that same period, Rosidis lifted the Greek Cup on 3 occasions, making Olympiacos the only Greek club to have won 3 doubles in a row. In total, Rosidis finished his Olympiacos career with 7 Greek Championships, 9 Cups, 5 doubles, and over 500 appearances for his club in all competitions. His wife had an affair with Greek TV presenter, Takis Tsoukalas, which resulted in the end of their marriage on 29 May 2009.

International career[edit]

During the 1950s, Rosidis was also a key member of the Greece national football team.[1] He earned 29 caps during this time period.

Rossidis also played for Greece at the 1952 Olympic Games.[1][2]

Honours[edit]

  • Greek Championship: (7): 1950-51, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59
  • Greek Cup: (9): 1950-51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61
  • Doubles: (5): 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elias RossidisFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "Ilias Rosidis". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Thanasis Bebis
Greece captain
1954-1960
Succeeded by
Kostas Polychroniou