Emilios Theofanidis (Greek: Αιμίλιος Θεοφανίδης; 30 November 1939 – 7 February 1999) was a Greek professional footballer who played as midfielder and a later manager.

Emilios Theofanidis
Emilios Theofanidis with AEK Athens
Personal information
Full name Emilios Theofanidis
Date of birth (1939-11-30)30 November 1939
Place of birth Ptolemaida, Greece
Date of death 7 February 1999(1999-02-07) (aged 59)
Place of death Ptolemaida, Greece
Position(s) Midfielder, defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1963 Aris Ptolemaidas
1963–1965 AEK Athens 6 (0)
1965–1970 PAOK 145
Total 151
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club career edit

Theofanidis started football from Aris Ptolemaidas where he distinguished himself competing in the second division,[1] while in 1963 he emerged as the top scorer in his respective group.[2]

In the summer of 1963, he took the big step of his career by transferring to the then Greek champion, AEK Athens.[3] With the yellow-blacks, he played for 2 years, making his debut in the first division and remarkably, participated in both matches against Monaco for the qualifying phase of the European Cup,[4][5] even scoring and 1 goal in the second leg in Athens on 2 October 1963 which ended 1–1.[6] During his spell in the club he won a Greek Cup in 1964.[7]

In the summer of 1965, he transferred to PAOK, where he played for 5 seasons[8] and played in the first 2 European matches in the history of the club against the Wiener Sport-Club for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1965. He was also a finalist of the Greek Cup in the period 1970.[9]

After football edit

After the end of his football career Theofanidis worked as a coach and among other things, in the infrastructure departments of PAOK and at Aris Ptolemaidas[10] He died on 7 February 1999 at the age of 59. The Municipal Stadium of Ptolemaida has been named in his honor.[11]

Honours edit

AEK Athens


References edit

  1. ^ "Ο ΑΘΛΗΤΙΣΜΟΣ ΣΤΗ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΪΔΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ 1920" (PDF). ptolemaida.gr.
  2. ^ "Greece - List of Second Level Top scorers". RSSSF.
  3. ^ "Για θυμήσου..." tanea.gr. 10 August 2002.
  4. ^ "Monaco-AEK UEFA Champions League 1963/64". UEFA.com.
  5. ^ "AEK-Monaco UEFA Champions League 1963/64". UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "Για θυμήσου..." tanea.gr. 27 September 2003.
  7. ^ "Ημιτελικός Παναθηναϊκός-Ολυμπιακός (διακοπή),ΑΕΚ Κυπελλούχος άνευ Τελικού αγώνα". sansimera.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Οι 113 παίκτες του ΠΑΟΚ με 100+ συμμετοχές". sport24.gr.
  9. ^ "ΣΑΝ ΣΗΜΕΡΑ: Ο Άρης κατέκτησε το κύπελλο Ελλάδας". 16 December 2019. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Αιμίλιος Θεοφανίδης". aekpedia.com.
  11. ^ "100 Χρόνια Πτολεμαΐδα - Δήμος Εορδαίας". ptolemaida.gr.