Giannis Galitsios

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Ioannis Galitsios
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-05-15) 15 May 1958 (age 60)
Place of birth Larissa, Greece
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1993 AEL 399 (10)
1993—1995 Trikala 23 (1)
Total 422 (11)
National team
1982–1984 Greece 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Giannis Galitsios (Greek: Γιάννης Γκαλίτσιος; born 15 May 1958) is a Greek former professional footballer who played as a centre-back.

Galitsios played only for AE Larissa, in 399 official League games (holding the team's all-time appearance record) and he is considered to be one of the club's best ever. He is also the longest serving captain in club's history. Galitsios is also a retired professional firefighter.

Giannis' son Georgios Galitsios is also a footballer, having played for K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen after spending four years with AEL.

International career

Galitsios appeared in 17 matches for the senior Greece national football team from 1982 to 1984.[1]


  1. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander. "Greece - International Matches 1981-1990". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-12-29.

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