Panagiotis Tachtsidis

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Panagiotis Tachtsidis
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Tachtsidis with Roma in 2012
Personal information
Full name Panagiotis Tachtsidis
Date of birth (1991-02-15) 15 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Nafplio, Greece
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olympiacos
Number 6
Youth career
2005–2007 AEK Athens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 AEK Athens 20 (2)
2010–2012 Genoa 0 (0)
2010–2011 Cesena (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Grosseto (loan) 8 (0)
2011–2012 Verona (loan) 39 (3)
2012–2013 Roma 21 (1)
2013–2014 Catania 12 (0)
2014 Torino (loan) 11 (1)
2014–2016 Genoa 24 (2)
2014–2015 Verona (loan) 34 (3)
2016–2017 Torino 0 (0)
2016–2017 Cagliari (loan) 26 (0)
2017– Olympiacos 0 (0)
National team
2005 Greece U17 3 (1)
2005–2010 Greece U19 6 (2)
2010–2012 Greece U21 10 (0)
2012– Greece 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:47, 28 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:50, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Greek: Παναγιώτης Ταχτσίδης; born 15 February 1991) is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Olympiacos and the Greece national team.

Club career[edit]

AEK Athens[edit]

Tachtsidis was scouted by Toni Savevski, the head of AEK Athens's youth academy at the time, and signed his first professional contract with AEK on 1 November 2007.[1] Shortly after signing his first professional contract, Tachtsidis made his debut for AEK in the Greek Cup against Fostiras. On 27 January 2009, he became the youngest player to have ever played for AEK in the Greek League when he played against Thrasyvoulos, being 16 years and 348 days old; that record, however, has since been surpassed by Taxiarchis Fountas, also for AEK. Against Thrasyvoulos, Tachtsidis scored the winning goal in the 92nd minute to give his team the three points.[2]

Genoa[edit]

On 21 April 2010, Tachtsidis completed a move to Italian club Genoa that had already been previously agreed upon in January 2010.[3]

Loans to Cesena, Grosseto and Verona[edit]

In August 2010, he was loaned to Cesena with an option to buy half of his registration rights in co-ownership.[4][5] In February 2011, he was loaned to Grosseto.

In the 2011–12 season, he was loaned to Verona.[6] With Verona, he helped the club reach the play-offs.

Roma[edit]

On 19 July 2012, Tachtsidis signed a five-year contract with Roma for a fee of €2.5 million in co-ownership deal (€1.5 million plus 50% registration rights of Andrea Bertolacci).[7] He scored one goal in 21 appearances for the club during the 2012–13 season.

On 20 June 2013, Roma signed Mattia Destro outright for a pre-agreed figure of €4.5 million. Giammario Piscitella and Valerio Verre, who were sent to Genoa as part of the Destro loan deal, returned to Roma for €4 million in total (having cost Genoa €3 million in 2012). As part of this complex deal, Tachtsidis returned to Genoa for €3 million.[8]

Catania[edit]

On 20 June 2013, it was announced that Tachtsidis had returned to Genoa,[9] however, less than a month later he was sold in a co-ownership deal to Catania in exchange for the co-ownership of Francesco Lodi.[10][11] However, he left the club temporarily after 6 months and definitively in June 2014.

Loan to Torino[edit]

On 9 January 2014, he was loaned to Torino on loan for the rest of the season.[12][13][14][15] He made his first appearance on 19 January, in a 2–0 away win against Sassuolo. He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 away draw against Lazio. On 13 June 2014, Tachtsidis and Lodi returned to Genoa and Catania respectively.[16][17][18]

Genoa and loan to Verona[edit]

Genoa bought back Tachtsidis on 13 June 2014. On 18 July 2014, he returned to Verona on loan with a buyout option at the end of the season.[19][20][21] However, Verona did not bought Tachtsidis; Tachtsidis returned to Genoa at the end of season, making his debut 2 months later.

He made his debut for Genoa on 23 August 2015, away to Palermo, as a 68th minute replacement for Diego Capel. He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–2 win against Chievo Verona.[22] [23]

Return to Torino and loan to Cagliari[edit]

On 5 August 2016, he signed a contract with Torino for a fee of reported €1.3 million.[24][25] However, contradicted to the press release,[26] Torino stated in the 2016 filing that the deal initially a loan.[27][28]

Less than a month after the signing of his contract with Torino, Cagliari signed Tachtsidis in a temporary deal.[29][30] On 15 November 2016 Tachtsidis was injured for at least two weeks after an injury on international duty.[31]

Olympiakos[edit]

On 30 June 2017, he was signed by Olympiacos.[32][33]

International career[edit]

Tachtsidis exceptional season year with both Calcio Catania and Torino was his passport not only to be called from Greek national manager Fernando Santos to the 30 man provisional World Cup squad, but also to the final 23-man squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup.[34]

On March 30, 2015 Panagiotis Tachtsidis and Vangelis Moras as well Giannis Fetfatzidis have been involved in a car crash.The three Greek internationals were travelling by taxi to Budapest Airport in Hungary, following a Euro 2016 qualifier. One person was killed in the collision, but the Greek Federation has released a statement confirming that the three players were not seriously injured. Three other people were seriously injured in the crash, and are being monitored in hospital.[35] On 11 October 2015, he scored his first goal with Greece in a 4–3 home win against Hungary when he lashed in a powerful shot. [36]

Style of play[edit]

Panagiotis Tachtsidis is a particular type of player that needs to be accommodated into a specific system. Without being particularly athletic, the Greek international more than makes up for this with an exceptional range of passing.[37]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 July 2017[38] [39]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007–08 AEK Athens Super League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2008–09 9 1 4 0 0 0 13 1
2009–10 9 1 1 0 2 0 12 1
2010–11 Cesena Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Grosseto Serie B 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2011–12 Verona 39 3 0 0 0 0 39 3
2012–13 Roma Serie A 21 1 2 0 0 0 23 1
2013–14 Catania 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2013–14 Torino 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
2014–15 Verona 34 3 1 0 0 0 35 3
2015–16 Genoa 24 2 1 0 0 0 25 2
2016-17 Cagliari 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2017–18 Olympiacos Super League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Greece 20 2 6 0 2 0 28 2
Total Italy 175 10 4 0 0 0 179 10
Career total 195 12 10 0 2 0 207 12

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2015 Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece  Hungary 2–2 4–3 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ sportdog-Super League
  2. ^ Tachtsidis scores winner
  3. ^ "Tachtsidis signs contract with Genoa". Sport In Greece. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.gazzetta.gr/football/europe/item/96441-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B7%CE%BD-%CF%84%CF%83%CE%B5%CE%B6%CE%AD%CE%BD%CE%B1-%CE%BF-%CF%84%CE%B1%CF%87%CF%84%CF%83%CE%AF%CE%B4%CE%B7%CF%82[dead link]
  5. ^ "Arriva anche Tachtsidis" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 8 August 2010. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "La scheda di Tachtsidis, nuovo centrocampista gialloblù". Hellas Verona FC (in Italian). 18 July 2011. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "ANAGIOTIS TACHTSIDIS Acquisizione a titolo definitivo, con accordo di partecipazione" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma official website. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Esercizio dei diritti di opzione e controopzione e Rapporti di Partecipazione ex art. 102 bis NOIF" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Roma sell Tachtsidis to Genoa". Football Italia. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Catania, scambio Lodi-Tachtsidis" (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "LODI UFFICIALMENTE ROSSOBLU’" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Torino take on Tachtsidis". www.football-italia.net. 9 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Tachtsidis al Toro" (in Italian). Torino FC. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Torino take on Tachtsidis". Football Italia. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Panagiotis Tachtsidis al Torino FC: cessione a titolo temporaneo" (in Italian). Calcio Cataina. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "RISOLTE DUE COMPARTECIPAZIONI" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Genoa snap up Tachtsidid". www.football365.com. 13 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "RISOLTE DUE COMPARTECIPAZIONI" (in Italian). Genoa C.F.C. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Tachtsidis joins Verona". football-italia.net. 18 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Επιστρέφει στη Βερόνα ο Ταχτσίδης". gazzetta.gr. 16 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "Ufficiale: Panagiotis Tachtsidis in gialloblù" (in Italian). Hellas Verona FC. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  22. ^ "Serie A, Genoa-Chievo 3-2 decide Tachtsidis.". www.gazzetta.it. 18 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "Serie A, Genoa-Chievo 3-2". www.football-italia.net. 18 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "Στην Τορίνο ο Ταχτσίδης". www.sport24.gr. 5 August 2016. 
  25. ^ "Panagiotis Tachtsidis officially returns to Torino". www.sdna.gr. 5 August 2016. 
  26. ^ "Tachtsidis al Toro" (Press release) (in Italian). Torino F.C. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2017. 
  27. ^ Torino F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2016, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  28. ^ "Calcio Mercato: Ultimi trasferimenti estate". Lega Serie A. 1 September 2016. Archived from the original on 8 September 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  29. ^ "Tachtsidis passa al Cagliari". www.toronews.net. 31 August 2016. 
  30. ^ "Cagliari, Tachtsidis: "Rastelli mi ha chiesto calma. Non ci manca nulla"". www.calciomercato.it. 9 September 2016. 
  31. ^ "Δύο βδομάδες εκτός ο Ταχτσίδης". www.multi-news.gr. 15 November 2016. 
  32. ^ "Ανακοίνωσε τον Ταχτσίδη ο Ολυμπιακός". www.sport24.gr. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  33. ^ "Tachtsidis all'Olympiacos" (Press release) (in Italian). Torino F.C. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017. 
  34. ^ "Greece World Cup 2014 squad". telegraph.co.uk. 19 May 2014. 
  35. ^ "Chievo, Verona players in car crash". football-italia.net. 30 March 2015. 
  36. ^ "Greece - Hungary 4-3". www.sportinglife.com. 11 October 2015. 
  37. ^ "10 Most Exciting Young Midfielders in Serie A". bleacherreport.com. 18 February 2013. 
  38. ^ "Panagiotis Tachtsidis". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  39. ^ "Panagiotis Tachtsidis". superleaguegreece.net. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 

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