Pantelis Hatzidiakos

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Pantelis Hatzidiakos
Personal information
Full name Panteleimon Hatzidiakos
Date of birth (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Rhodes, Greece
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
AZ
Number 3
Youth career
–2011 Panathinaikos
2011–2015 AZ
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Jong AZ 29 (0)
2015– AZ 51 (2)
National team
2012 Netherlands U-16 1 (0)
2014 Greece U-17 1 (0)
2018– Greece U-21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2019 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 May 2019

Pantelis Hatzidiakos (Greek: Παντελής Χατζηδιάκος; born 18 January 1997) is a Greek-Dutch footballer who plays as a centre back for AZ.

Club career[edit]

In January 2015, Pantelis Hatzidiakos, who moved from Panathinaikos to AZ as a youth in 2011, signed a three-year professional contract with the Dutch team. Hatzidiakos made his debuts with the club in both the Champions League and the Europa League matches. In the past, he was crowned Dutch champion with the AZ U16. In 2017 he helped Jong AZ win the title in Tweede Divisie and achieve promotion to Eerste Divisie.[1]

He made his debut in the club, along with his first appearance in Eredivisie in a 2–1 away loss against PEC Zwolle as a substitute in the second half. On 3 December 2017, the 20-year-old Greek international central defender, scored his first goal in the Eredivisie, in a 2-0 away win against VVV-Venlo. He sealed the win in the 84th minute "With an excellent shot at the height of the area, and this is not the first goal of his career, as he scored in the KNVB Cup against MVV Maastricht in September." With this victory, Alkmaar reached 6 consecutive wins in the League.[2] He started the 2018–19 season as the undisputed leader of the AZ's defence.

International career[edit]

As a result of his exceptional performances he was called in the Greece U-21 team from Antonis Nikopolidis for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against San Marino and Czech Republic on 22 and 27 March 2018 respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Χατζηδιάκος: Ένας Έλληνας Πρωταθλητής στην Ολλανδία". www.sport24.gr. 15 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Στην 2η θέση με γκολ του Χατζηδιάκου η Άλκμααρ". www.sport24.gr. 3 December 2017.

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