Yannis Anastasiou

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Yannis Anastasiou
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Personal information
Date of birth (1973-03-05) 5 March 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Arta, Greece
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Roda JC Kerkrade (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Preveza 32 (13)
1991–1996 Ethnikos Piraeus 106 (25)
1996–1998 OFI 82 (22)
1999–2000 Anderlecht 23 (9)
2000–2004 Roda 114 (48)
2004–2006 Ajax 32 (7)
2006–2007 Sparta Rotterdam 16 (1)
2007–2008 Omniworld 11 (2)
Total 416 (127)
National team
1998–1999 Greece 5 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2015 Panathinaikos
2016– Roda JC Kerkrade

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


Yannis Anastasiou (born 5 March 1973) is a Greek football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Roda JC Kerkrade.

As a player, Anastasiou played as a striker, and was active professionally in Greece, Belgium and the Netherlands. He also represented the Greek national side at senior international level.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Arta, Anastasiou played professionally in Greece, Belgium and the Netherlands for PAS Preveza, Ethnikos Piraeus, OFI Crete, Anderlecht, Roda JC, Ajax, Sparta Rotterdam and Omniworld.[1][2]

He also earned 5 caps for the Greek national team between 1998 and 1999.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After his retirement from football in 2008, Anastasiou joined Panathinaikos as an assistant to manager Henk ten Cate.[3] In 2011 he left Greece for the Netherlands as assistant coach for Jong Ajax, the reserve team of Ajax. After two years, Anastasiou joined English club Reading in January 2013 as a first team coach; he had first met their manager Brian McDermott in June 2012 whilst completing his UEFA Pro License.[4] His stay at Reading lasted just two months, and he left the club following the departure of McDermott on 11 March 2013.[5]

Panathinaikos[edit]

He was named manager of Panathinaikos in May 2013.[6]

In his first year the team won the Greek Football Cup with a 4-1 victory against PAOK in the final.[7] During that year, he also led the team in a 0-3 victory against Olympiacos, a record away victory in the Derby of the eternal enemies.[8] In the Greek Superleague the team finished fourth in the regular season, and first in the Play-offs, qualifying for next year's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.[9] In February 2015 he was named Manager of the Year for 2014.[10]

In the 2014-15 season Panathinaikos got eliminated in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round by Standard Liège with an aggregate score of 1-2.[11] The team succeeded in entering the UEFA Europa League Group Stage, finishing last in Group E, against Dynamo Moscow, PSV Eindhoven and G.D. Estoril Praia.[12] In the domestic league, Panathinaikos finished second behind Olympiacos in the league and first in the Play-offs.[13] On May 24, 2015, Anastasiou managed his 100th game at the side of Panathinaikos, against Atromitos.[14]

In the beginning of the 2015-16 season the team failed to qualify in the UEFA Europa League Group Stage, getting eliminated by Gabala FK, in the Play-offs.[15] On 2 November 2015 Panathinaikos announced the termination of his contract on terms of mutual consent.[16]

Roda JC Kerkrade[edit]

On 18 June 2016, Anastasiou signed a one-year contract as manager of Dutch Eredivisie side Roda JC Kerkrade, for whom he was also active as a player from 2000 until 2004.[17]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 November 2015.
Team From To Record
M W D L GF GA GD Win % Ref.
Panathinaikos 1 July 2013 1 November 2015 117 65 24 28 190 99 +91 55.56 [18]
Total 117 65 24 28 190 99 +91 55.56

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Eredivisie: 2003–04.[19]

Managerial[edit]

Greek Football Cup: 2013–14.[7]

Individual[edit]

Greek Superleague Manager of the Year: 2013–14.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yannis Anastasiou at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 
  3. ^ http://www.vi.nl/nieuws/ten-cate-haalt-ook-anastasiou-naar-panathinaikos.htm
  4. ^ "Royals add to coaching staff". Reading F.C. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "The hardest decision". Reading F.C. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Panathinaikos names Anastasiou coach". Sport.co.uk. 14 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "ΠΑΟΚ - Παναθηναϊκός 1-4". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  8. ^ "Olympiakos - Panathinaikos 0-3 [02/03/2014] | Leoforos.gr". www.leoforos.gr. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  9. ^ Dev, OTO |. "Super League Greece". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  10. ^ a b http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/kaluteros-proponitis-o-anastasiou/2849441
  11. ^ uefa.com (2014-08-05). "UEFA Champions League 2014/15 - History - Panathinaikos-Standard Liège – UEFA.com". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  12. ^ uefa.com. "UEFA Europa League 2014/15 - History - Panathinaikos – UEFA.com". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  13. ^ Dev, OTO |. "Super League Greece". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  14. ^ "100αρισε ο Αναστασίου". gazzetta.gr. 24 May 2015. 
  15. ^ uefa.com. "UEFA Europa League 2015/16 - History - Panathinaikos – UEFA.com". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  16. ^ "The end of cooperation with Anastasiou". pao.gr. 2 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Yannis Anastasiou nieuwe hoofdtrainer Roda JC". rodajc.nl. 17 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Fixtures and Results". 
  19. ^ "Netherlands - Champions". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14.