Tanya Eleni Kalyvas (Greek: Τάνια Καλύβας; born 26 August 1979) is an American-born Greek former footballer who played as a midfielder. She has been a member of the Greece women's national team.

Tanya Kalyvas
Personal information
Full name Tanya Eleni Kalyvas
Date of birth (1979-08-26) 26 August 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2001 Princeton Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 San Francisco Nighthawks
2003 California Storm
National team
2004 Greece
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

College careerEdit

Kalyvas attended the Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.[1]

Club careerEdit

Kalyvas played for the California Storm in the WPSL.[2]

International careerEdit

Kalyvas was one of eight American-born players that competed for the Greece women's national football team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2][3] She participated in the build-up to the Olympic tournament by playing in several friendlies, including a draw with Russia on 22 February 2004.[4] She made two appearances at the final tournament as Greece finished last.[5]


  1. ^ "Ivy Leaguers Open Olympics". Ivy League Sports. 11 August 2004. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006.
  2. ^ a b Robbins, Liz (8 August 2004). "OLYMPICS; As Athletes Settle in, a Village Begins to Feel Like Home". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Tania Kalyvas Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  4. ^ Εθνική Γυναικών: Ισοπαλία (1-1) με την Ρωσία! (in Greek). Hellenic Football Federation. Retrieved 22 February 2004.[dead link]
  5. ^ Tanya KalyvasFIFA competition record