|Full name||Athanasios Tribonias|
|Date of birth||2 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Agios Dimitrios, Argolis, Greece|
|Date of death||24 July 2012(aged 28)|
|Place of death||Athens, Greece|
|Playing position||Left back / Centre back|
|* 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.
Tribonias was born in Agios Dimitrios, a village in the Argolis prefecture of Greece. He started his career at his local team Pammetohikos and when he was 16 years old he joined Nafplio-based Diovouniotis.
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. In September 2009, Tribonias was released from Haidari and joined Delta Ethniki side Nea Ionia for a year.
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 when they lost control of their motorcycle due to speeding.
- Koudouris, Sp.; Gatzios, A. (25 July 2012). "Αχώριστοι και στον θάνατο... (Best friends in death too...)". Ethnos (in Greek). Retrieved 14 August 2012.
- Motsis, Vasilis (4 September 2009). "Εντυπωσιακό φινάλε (Impressive finale)" (in Greek). Goal News. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
- "Ειδικός Φρουρός Τριμπόνιας Αθανάσιος (Special Guard Tribonas Athanasios)" (in Greek). Hellenic Police. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
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