Manolis Tzanakakis

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Manolis Tzanakakis
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-04-30) 30 April 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Tzermiado, Lasithi, Greece
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back / Left back
Club information
Current team
Aris Thessaloniki
Number 27
Youth career
–2011 Ergotelis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Ergotelis 48 (0)
2013–2016 Olympiacos 0 (0)
2013–2015 Ergotelis (loan) 52 (0)
2015–2016 Anorthosis (loan) 19 (1)
2016– Aris Thessaloniki 20 (1)
National team
2010 Greece U19 2 (0)
2012 Greece U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2017.

Manolis Tzanakakis (Greek: Μανώλης Τζανακάκης, born 30 April 1992) is a Greek professional footballer, who currently plays for Greek Football League club Aris, as either a right back or left back.


Tzanakakis started his football career at the infrastructure segments of Heraklion-based Superleague side Ergotelis, and signed his first professional contract with the club on 29 November 2011.[1] Despite the club being relegated at the end of the season, Tzanakakis impressed with his subsequent stellar performances in the Greek Football League, drawing the attention of Greek champions Olympiacos, who arranged for both his, as well as fellow teammate Andreas Bouchalakis' transfer in March 2013.[2] After celebrating promotion to the Superleague at the end of the 2012–13 season with Ergotelis, Tzanakakis went on to sign a 4-year contract with Olympiacos in July 2013.[3] He was immediately loaned out back to Ergotelis for another year,[3] and once again in August 2014.[4] In total, Tzanakakis amassed 100 caps with Ergotelis.

On 21 July 2015, Tzanakakis signed a one-year contract with Cypriot First Division side Anorthosis, again on loan from Olympiakos.[5] He scored the first goal in his career on 27 April 2016, during a 1−1 championship draw vs. Apollon Limassol.[6]

On 26 August 2016, Tzanakakis, released from his contract with Olympiakos, signed a two-year contract with Greek Football League club Aris Thessaloniki.[7]


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