Thanasis Tribonias

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Thanasis Tribonias
Personal information
Full name Athanasios Tribonias
Date of birth (1984-05-02)2 May 1984
Place of birth Agios Dimitrios, Argolis, Greece
Date of death 24 July 2012(2012-07-24) (aged 28)
Place of death Athens, Greece
Playing position Left back / Centre back
Youth career
2001–2005 Diovouniotis Nafplio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Haidari 81 (1)
2009–2010 Nea Ionia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Athanasios "Thanasis" Tribonias (Greek: Θανάσης Τριμπόνιας, 2 May 1984 – 24 July 2012) was a Greek footballer and Special Guard of the Hellenic Police. He played professionally for Haidari FC in the Beta Ethniki.

Playing career[edit]

Tribonias was born in Agios Dimitrios, a village in the Argolis prefecture of Greece.[1] He started his career at his local team Pammetohikos and when he was 16 years old he joined Nafplio-based Diovouniotis.[1]

In 2005, he moved to Haidari – there he managed to make a total of 81 appearances for the club, 52 of which in the Beta Ethniki, as well as 3 appearances in the Greek Cup.[2] In September 2009, Tribonias was released from Haidari and joined Delta Ethniki side Nea Ionia for a year.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Tribonias was a member of Hellenic Police's Motorcycle Patrol Unit (Greek: ΔΙ.Α.Σ.) in Athens. On 24 July 2012, he and childhood friend and colleague Nikos Piteros were fatally injured at a traffic accident on Mesogeion Avenue while on duty[3] when they lost control of their motorcycle due to speeding.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Koudouris, Sp.; Gatzios, A. (25 July 2012). "Αχώριστοι και στον θάνατο... (Best friends in death too...)". Ethnos (in Greek). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Motsis, Vasilis (4 September 2009). "Εντυπωσιακό φινάλε (Impressive finale)" (in Greek). Goal News. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ειδικός Φρουρός Τριμπόνιας Αθανάσιος (Special Guard Tribonas Athanasios)" (in Greek). Hellenic Police. Retrieved 14 August 2012.