|Date of birth||3 December 1981|
|Place of birth||Kozani, Greece|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Striker, Winger|
|2000–2002||→ Greuther Fürth (loan)||42||(12)|
|2004||→ Eintracht Frankfurt (loan)||15||(6)|
|2004–2005||1. FC Kaiserslautern||23||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2011|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2009
Ioannis Amanatidis (Greek: Ιωάννης Αμανατίδης, Greek pronunciation: [io'anis amanaˈtiðis]; born 3 December 1981 in Kozani, Greece) is a Greek football manager and former player. As a player, Amantidis played as a striker and winger, and was active professionally in Germany. He also represented the Greek national side at senior international level.
Amanatidis family immigrated when he was nine years old to Stuttgart where he joined SC Stuttgart. Two years later he went to VfB Stuttgart academy. In 2002, he started his Bundesliga career having already played on loan for Greuther Fürth in lower divisions. After a clash with then VfB Stuttgart coach Felix Magath over his lack of opportunities he was given on loan to struggling Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt where he impressed despite the eventual relegation of the team to second division.
In the summer he signed on free to Kaiserslautern, but after only one season he signed again to the newly promoted Eintracht Frankfurt side and has been instrumental in the team's attack ever since scoring regularly and eventually becoming the captain of the team since the 2007–08 season.
In April 2008, it was reported that the captain of Eintracht has agreed to an extension of his contract till 2012 with the club. On 18 July 2011, Amanatidis officially announced his retirement from professional football. He finished his career having 325 appearances (98 goals,24 assists) in all competitions.
On 9 August 2010, Amanatidis decided to retire from international football. He stated, that "there are many strange and suspicious choices". "Some players are always in the starting 11 and many of us know the reasons of the selection, but if I say more, there are going to be many reactions", Amanatidis said.
Amanatidis' career high with the national team was his winning goal against Turkey in Istanbul in a highly passionate game. He was also selected in the final squad for the Euro 2008 finals and featured in all the matches, against Sweden, Spain and Russia.
|1.||17 October 2007||Istanbul, Turkey||Turkey||0-1||Win||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier|
|2.||17 November 2007||Athens, Greece||Malta||5-0||Win||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier|
|3.||24 May 2008||Budapest, Hungary||Hungary||3-2||Loss||Friendly Match|
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- "Papadopoulos in Greek squad". BBC. 23 May 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- "Amanatidis tritt aus Nationalelf zurück" (in German). T-Online. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
- Istanbul triumph sends Greece through
- "Αμανατίδης: "Υπηρεσιακός και βλέπουμε"" (in Greek). www.sport24.gr. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
- Official website (in German) (in English) (in Greek)
- Ioannis Amanatidis at eintracht-archiv.de (in German)