Born in Patras, Livathinos started his football career in the Panathinaikos youth system. In 1975, he made it to the greens' first team where he played a total of 267 league games in 10 seasons, winning three Alpha Ethniki and four Greek Football Cup titles. Livathinos then moved on to Cyprus where he became player/coach of Pezoporikos. In 1988, he led the Larnaca club to the championship of Cyprus and retired as a player.
He continued his coaching career guiding Ethnikos Asteras to the championship of the Greek B Division. He continued to coach the Kaisariani club in the A Division from 1999 until 2001. In 2002, he coached Panachaiki for the early part of the season and Ethnikos Asteras in the latter part, replacing Nikos Alefantos. Livathinos currently is scout of Panathinaikos.
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