Athanassios Prittas

Athanassios "Sakis" Prittas (Greek: Θανάσης Πρίττας; born 9 January 1979) is a Greek footballer who last played for Kavala F.C. in the Greek Football League, as midfielder.

Athanassios Prittas
Personal information
Full name Athanassios Prittas
Date of birth (1979-01-09) 9 January 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Thessaloniki, Greece
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Poseidon Michanionas 34 (4)
1999–2005 Skoda Xanthi 97 (5)
2005–2007 Iraklis 41 (2)
2007–2012 Aris 71 (2)
2012–2013 Panthrakikos 3 (0)
2013 Skoda Xanthi 6 (0)
2013–2014 Kavala 5 (0)
Total 257 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Thanasis Prittas began his career in Poseidon Michanionas. In Michaniona he played 34 matches and scored 4 goals, amongst them a famous goal to eliminate AEK Athens in the Greek Cup. He then moved to Skoda Xanthi F.C. where he stayed from 1999 to 2005. He established himself as one of the key players in the team, playing in 97 league games and scoring 5 goals. In 2005, Prittas moved to Salonica to play for Iraklis F.C. where he stayed for 2 seasons before moving to city rivals Aris Thessaloniki F.C.. He has played about 80 matches and scored 2 goals in the yellow-black jersey. He is loved special from the team's fans. For many, he is the leader in center. He is good at passing and marking-heading, and he is very passioned in every game, something who makes him dear for the fans. But in 2011 November, he stayed out from team's mission for 3 consecutive matches, and has problems with coach Michal Probierz. He also made things harder, when in one interview, he said public what he felt.

International careerEdit

On 1 June 2010, he was named in the 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, although he did not feature in any game during the tournament.

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