|Full name||Ioannis Kyrastas (Yiannaros)|
|Date of birth||25 October 1952|
|Place of birth||Piraeus, Greece|
|Date of death||1 April 2004(aged 51)|
|Place of death||Athens, Greece|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Piraeus, Kyrastas started his football career in Olympiacos, where he played his first game on 10 December 1972 against Kavala. With Olympiacos he played 223 games, 16 of them in European competitions, and won 5 Greek Championships and 3 Greek Cups.
In 1981, he went, together with Mike Galakos, to archrival Panathinaikos, where he played in 145 games, 14 of them in European competitions, and won 2 Greek Championships and 3 Greek Cups. He retired in 1986 after playing his last game against Aris in November.
Career as coach
After retiring, he became a coach. Starting in the 1987–1988 season and until 2001 he successfully coached many teams, including Ethnikos Piraeus, Paniliakos (twice), Panionios FC, Iraklis and finally Panathinaikos. After his second time as coach of Panathinaikos, he retired from coaching.
Kyrastas was admitted on 5 March 2004 to hospital with septicaemia, after being infected with the rare Fournier gangrene. Kyrastas's condition was said to be improving, but on Tuesday, 30 March he went into a decline from which he was not to recover. He died on Thursday, 1 April 2004 at the age of 51.
The football players and staff of Panathinaikos, devoted the Double of 2004 in his memory.
Juan Ramon Rocha