Stelios Manolas

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Stelios Manolas
Personal information
Full name Stylianos Manolas
Date of birth (1961-07-13) 13 July 1961 (age 54)
Place of birth Naxos, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
AEK Athens U20 (Coach)
Youth career
1974–1978 AEK Athens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1998 AEK Athens 447 (34)
National team
1982–1995 Greece 71 (6)
Teams managed
2004 Greece U-21
2012–2013 Niki Volos
2014– AEK Athens U20
2015 AEK Athens (Interim)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Stylianos "Stelios" Manolas (Greek: Στέλιος Μανωλάς) (born 13 July 1961) is a retired Greek football defender. His nephew, Kostas Manolas, currently plays for A.S. Roma.


Arguably the best Greek defender of his time, Manolas is a product of AEK Athens FC's youth academy. He made his debut in a match against Kastoria FC (1-1) on 3 February 1978 and became a mainstay in the AEK defensive until his retirement. Stelios Manolas' last match was against Skoda Xanthi, a match that earned him his 700th cap. He was AEK Athens FC's captain for 19 years. Manolas had been targeted by Porto and Monaco but he stated: I will never leave the club I love and I want to retire at AEK Athens, Manolas is also the current Technical Director for AEK Athens. He has been regarded one the greatest legends to ever play for AEK.

During his career, Manolas won 4 championships and 4 Greek Cups, having played almost 700 games in the Greek league, Cup and scoring 44 times. He was capped 71 times by the Greece national football team, scoring 6 goals, and was a member of the 1994 FIFA World Cup squad. After his retirement, Manolas coached the Greek under-21 team.


AEK Athens
1978, 1979
1983, 1996, 1997
1989, 1996

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