Sakis Tsiolis

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Sakis Tsiolis
Personal information
Full name Athanasios Tsiolis
Date of birth (1959-06-30) 30 June 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Karditsa, Greece
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1982 Anagennisi Karditsa 52 (11)
1982–1989 AEL 142 (9)
1989–1993 Ionikos 51 (9)
1993–1996 Paniliakos 37 (4)
1996–1997 Asteras Amaliada 11 (0)
Total 293 (33)
National team
1988 Greece 4 (1)
Teams managed
1996–1997 Anagennisi Karditsa
1997–1998 Nafpaktiakos Asteras
1998–1999 Preveza
2000–2001 Anagennisi Karditsa
2000–2001 Panelefsiniakos
2000–2001 Nafpaktiakos Asteras
2001–2004 Paniliakos
2004–2005 Kalamata
2005–2006 Ionikos
2006–2007 Levadiakos
2007–2009 Thrasyvoulos
2009–2011 Olympiakos Volou
2011 Aris Thessaloniki
2011–2013 Asteras Tripolis
2013–2014 PAS Giannina
2014–2015 Skoda Xanthi
2015 Kerkyra
2016 AEL
2016–2017 AEL
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Athanasios (Sakis) Tsiolis (Greek: Θανάσης Tσιώλης; born 30 June 1959 in Karditsa, Greece), is a former professional football player and the manager of AE Larissa FC in the Greek Super League until 21 March 2017.

As a professional footballer, he played for Anagennisi Karditsa, AEL, Ionikos and Paniliakos. In the 1996–97 season, he was a member of the semi-professional team Asteras Amaliada, as a player-manager.

From 1996 to 2001 he worked as a semi-professional manager for Anagennisi Karditsa (twice), Nafpaktiakos Asteras (twice), Preveza and Panelefsiniakos. He is a professional manager since 2001, when he started his career at Paniliakos. In the following years he managed Kalamata, Ionikos, Levadiakos, Thrasyvoulos, Olympiakos Volou, Aris Thessaloniki and AE Larissa. In June 2, 2016 he left AEL Larissa because of a disagreement with club president Alexis Kougias over the plans for the next season, after the club was promoted to Superleague Greece [1]

Tsiolis, a great player at his prime years, was a Greek Football Cup winner in 1985 and an Alpha Ethniki champion in 1988 with Larissa.[2] He also made four appearances for Greece national football team in 1988, scoring once.[3]

Managing Career[edit]

As of 18 March 2017
Team Nation From To Record
Played W D L Win %
Various teams Greece 4.12.2000 18.3.2017 367 149 90 128 40.60


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