Loukas Barlos

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Loukas Barlos (1920, Thessaloniki – October 20, 1999) was a Greek businessman who served as AEK Athens' twenty third president from 1974 until 1981.

As a youth, he was an Aris Thessaloniki supporter and even tried out with the club. In September 1974, he became chairman of AEK Athens. The team, which had won the league in 1971, had since fallen on hard times with many of its former star players retired or transferred to other teams. Barlos immediately invested much of his own money and brought coach Frantisek Fadrhonc to the club as well as players such as Christos Ardizoglou, Giorgos Skrekis, Giorgos Dedes, Walter Wagner and Timo Zahnleiter. In 1976, he further improved AEK by acquiring Thomas Mavros, Takis Nikoloudis and Nikos Christidis. Dusan Bajevic and Milton Viera joined the following year making the team even more powerful. These moved lead to AEK Athens to winning two successive championships and qualifying for the UEFA Cup semi-finals. Barlos resigned AEK's presidency in June 1980. He died of lung cancer on October 20, 1999.

Preceded by
Ioannis Theodorakopoulos
Chairman of AEK Athens
Succeeded by
Andreas Zafiropoulos