Ioannis Kalitzakis

Ioannis "Giannis" Kalitzakis (Greek: Ιωάννης "Γιάννης" Καλιτζάκης, born 10 February 1966) is a retired Greek football defender.

Giannis Kalitzakis
Personal information
Full name Ioannis Kalitzakis
Date of birth (1966-02-10) 10 February 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth Eleusina, Greece
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Panelefsiniakos 106 (3)
1987 Diagoras 18 (1)
1987–1997 Panathinaikos 260 (15)
1997–2000 AEK Athens 76 (1)
2000–2001 Ethnikos Asteras 23 (0)
Total 483 (20)
National team
1987–1998 Greece 71 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He started his career in Panelefsiniakos F.C., where he played three and a half season before eventually joining Panathinaikos FC. Panathinaikos's fans nicknamed him "ninja" as he made a name of his hard tackles and very strong defensive play. He stayed with Panathinaikos F.C. until 1997, when he joined AEK Athens FC. He retired from professional football in 2001.

Kalitzakis national team career lasted from 16 December 1987 to 1999. He had 71 caps in total, including three appearances at the 1994 World Cup.

HonoursEdit

Panathinaikos

AEK Athens

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