Giorgos Ch. Georgiadis

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Giorgos Charalambous Georgiadis is a former Greek midfield footballer, until recently playing for Iraklis Thessaloniki.

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.

Georgiadis returned to Greece to play for PAOK from 2000 until 2003 before transferring to Olympiakos.

Georgiadis was a member of the Greece squad that won Euro 2004 but was released by Olympiakos after the 2005 season. He was signed up by Iraklis Thessaloniki.

Georgiadis succeeded Alexis Alexiou as coach of the Under-19 National Football Team of Greece.

So far (spring 2008), Giorgos Ch. Georgiadis has been capped 61 times and has scored 11 goals for Greece.