Giorgos Ch. Georgiadis
He is known by his full name, including his middle initial, to avoid confusion with his former teammate Giorgos S. Georgiadis.
Georgiadis was born in Kavala, Greece, on March 8, 1972 but his family, soon after his birth, left for Stuttgart, Germany, where young Giorgos first learned to play football. He returned to Greece, as a teenager and signed up for amateur side Keravnos Krinides. Soon he was discovered by Alpha Ethniki club Doxa Drama who signed him at age 17.
He transferred to powerhouse Panathinaikos and played for the Athens greens from the 1993 until the 1998 season. His exposure to European football brought an offer from English Premiership side, Newcastle United, for £420,000 and Georgiadis joined fellow Greek Nikos Dabizas at Saint James Park in the 1999 season. During that year, Newcastle United made it to the FA Cup final but lost out to Manchester United.
So far (spring 2008), Giorgos Ch. Georgiadis has been capped 61 times and has scored 11 goals for Greece.