Nikos Kechagias (footballer, born 1969)

Nikos Kechagias (Greek: Νίκος Κεχαγιάς; born 21 April 1969) is a Greek professional football manager and former player.

Nikos Kechagias
Personal information
Full name Nikolaos Kechagias
Date of birth (1969-04-21) 21 April 1969 (age 53)
Place of birth Volos, Greece
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
1982–1983 Keravnos Eretria
1984–1988 Achilleas Farsala
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–2004 Skoda Xanthi 327 (0)
2004–2005 AEL 25 (6)
Total 352 (6)
National team
1991 Greece U23
Teams managed
2005–2008 Skoda Xanthi
2008–2009 Panetolikos
2009 Skoda Xanthi
2009–2010 Thrasyvoulos
2010–2011 Anagennisi Karditsa
2011–2012 Skoda Xanthi
2012 AEL
2013 Niki Volos
2014 Skoda Xanthi
2018–2019 Greece U17
2019–2021 Greece U19
2021–2022 Xanthi
Honours
Men's Football
Representing  Greece
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Kechagias played as a centre back and spent the majority of his playing career with Skoda Xanthi, whom he currently is the record holder for appearances with 327 games. He was part of the Greece U23 team that won the gold medal for the 1991 Mediterranean Games in Athens.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring as a player in 2005, Kechagias became the assistant coach of Skoda Xanthi. On 26 February 2007, he became first-team manager. He was replaced by Emilio Ferrera, but on 22 October 2007 he was brought back to the bench and completed the season in the 8th place. Since then, he has worked occasionally in teams of lower leagues such as Panetolikos, Thrasyvoulos Fylis and Anagennisi Karditsas. On 31 January 2012 he signed a new contract with AEL, the last team of his club career, till the end of the season, but after only 6 games in the club's bench he was replaced by Michalis Ziogas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mediterranean Games 1991 (Athinai, Greece)". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 November 2013.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Career
  • [2] Career
  • [3] Appearances Recordman
  • [4] Thrasyvoulos
  • [5] AEL 1964
  • [6] AEL 1964