Iosif Daskalakis

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Sifis Daskalakis
Personal information
Full name Iosif Daskalakis
Date of birth (1982-08-07) 7 August 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Heraklion, Greece
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 OFI Crete 8 (0)
2006–2011 Ergotelis 90 (0)
2011–2012 Olympiacos 1 (0)
2012–2013 Veria 1 (0)
2013–2014 OFI Crete 12 (0)
2015–2016 OFI Crete 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2013.

Iosif "Sifis" Daskalakis (Greek: Σήφης Δασκαλάκης; born 7 August 1982) is a Greek footballer who plays in the position of goalkeeper. He is currently a free agent.


Daskalakis began his career at his local side OFI, playing mostly as a back-up goalkeeper to Michalis Sifakis. He then moved to fellow Cretan Superleague side Ergotelis, staying at the club for 5 years (the last 4 of which he was the starting XI goalkeeper) making a total of 90 appearances for the club.[1] His steady performances with Ergotelis drew the attention of Greek champions Olympiacos, who signed Daskalakis in the summer of 2011 to be the back-up of Franco Costanzo.[1] His spell with the Greek champions lasted one year, in which the club won the 2011–12 season double. Daskalakis made only a single appearance for the club during the season, as he ended up being back-up to third-choice keeper Balázs Megyeri, after Costanzo's contract was terminated.

In 2012, Daskalakis signed a contract with freshly promoted Superleague side Veria,[2] but was immediately sidelined after conceding two goals in his debut vs. his former club Olympiacos.[3] He left the club in the summer of 2013, signing a three-year contract with his first club, OFI.[4] His second spell at OFI however, was also abruptly terminated after a dispute with manager Gennaro Gattuso, who allegedly requested Daskalakis and teammate Michail Fragoulakis to be expelled from the club.[5][6]

A year after his dispute with the club, Daskalakis returned to OFI in October 2015 signing a one-year deal, after the club filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and was therefore relegated to the Gamma Ethniki, the third tier of the Greek football league system.[7] However, as the club signed experienced defenders Minas Pitsos, Kostas Kiassos and Ilias Kotsios in the winter transfer window of 2016, due to a limitation on the number of players over 33 years old allowed to play for a single club in the Gamma Ethniki, Daskalakis' was released by the club in February 2016.[8]



  1. ^ a b Ερυθρόλευκος ο Δασκαλάκης (in Greek). 30 June 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  2. ^ ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΘΗΚΕ ΑΠΟ ΤΗ ΒΕΡΟΙΑ Ο ΔΑΣΚΑΛΑΚΗΣ (in Greek). 6 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Φτηνά τη γλίτωσε ο Ολυμπιακός στη Βέροια (in Greek). 26 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Υπέγραψε ο Δασκαλάκης στον ΟΦΗ (in Greek). 17 June 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Γκατούζο: "Ο καπετάνιος δεν αφήνει το καράβι, όλα ήταν μ@@..ες" (in Greek). 20 September 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Γκατούζο, είσαι ψεύτης!" (in Greek). 22 September 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Επέστρεψε στον ΟΦΗ ο Δασκαλάκης (in Greek). 27 October 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  8. ^ ΟΦΗ για Δασκαλάκη: «Φεύγει όπως ήρθε, σαν φίλος» (in Greek). 29 February 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 

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